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Emmitt Delois Middleton

NAGS HEAD - Emmitt (Dee) Delois Middleton, 76, of Nags Head, died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Colony Ridge nursing home. Dee was born in Penelope, Texas on January 1, 1937, the daughter of the late Emmitt (Cowboy) and Opal Blount. She had a son Robert Middleton and daughter Sharal Middleton Huit, also two sisters Glenda Dodge and Shirley Lewark; she had ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Dee worked at the S&R for over 18 years, she also was a member of the Manteo First Assembly in Manteo, NC.  Funeral service will be held at the Manteo First Assembly in Manteo, NC on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00pm with Rev. Steve Smith.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Affie Lee Midgett

Affie Lee Midgett, 52, of Manteo, died March 5, at an Outer Banks medical facility. Miss Midgett was a native of Manteo and was the daughter of Mrs. Luda Midgett Midgett of the home and the late Zora Midgett. She is survived by three sisters, Doreen Midgett, Margie Midgett and Myrdith Midgett, all of Manteo. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home on the corner of Devon and Essex St., Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 7, 1991)

Alfred Lewis Midgett

Alfred Lewis Midgett, 78, of the 800 block of Oakdale Drive, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Winslow Memorial Home. He was born June 24, 1919, in Kitty Hawk, N.C., the son of the late Ezekiel Decatur and Betty Elizabeth Toler Midgett and was the husband of Mildred C. Sawyer Midgett of the residence. He was predeceased by his first wife of 47 years, Hazel Mansfield Midgett. He was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Midgett retired from the Federal Government Printing Service and later from the N.C. Ferry Service. He was a member of Moyock United Methodist Church. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by two daughters, Laura E. Stein of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Gladys M. Jones of South Mills, N.C.; a son, Donald L. Midgett of Baton Rouge, La.; four sisters, Margaret Meekins of Colington, N.C., Dorothy Burge of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Lora Outz of Charlotte, N.C., and Flora Smithson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two brothers, Jarvis W. Midgett of Charlotte, N.C., and Decatur Buck Midgett of Maurepas, La.; four grandchildren, Carol Jones of South Mills, N.C., Curtis and Betty Jo Jones of St. Augustine, Fla., and Alma Downs of Orland, Maine; four great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Linda S. Dunbar of Virginia Beach; four stepsons, Kelly Ray Sawyer of Chesapeake, Wayne Sawyer and Tim Sawyer, both of Virginia Beach, and Glenn Sawyer of Norfolk; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; 34 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, East Church St., by the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in Moyock Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Jones, 302 Halstead St., South Mills, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, February 11, 1998; pg. B7)

Alma L. Twiford Midgett

MANNS HARBOR -- Alma L. Twiford Midgett, 82, died January 26 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. She was a native of Manns Harbor. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Bethel and Clyde Twiford and the widow of Joseph Anderson and was preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Twiford, Jr. and two sisters, Sarah Armstrong and Willie Hiestand. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Anderson and Virginia Anderson, both of Portsmouth, Va.; a son, Michael Anderson of Manns Harbor; 4 grandchildren: Eric Anderson of Nags Head, Suzanne Puckett of Garner, Christine Behan of Raleigh, and Steve Anderson of Portsmouth; one great-grandson, William Edward Puckett of Garner; and long-time companion William Wade. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 30 at Unitarian Church in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Anne Buehler. Colonial Crematorium in Norfolk provided information.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 28, 1999; pg. 6A)

Anderson Midgett

BUXTON - Anderson Midgett, 88, of Buxton died Friday, January 13, 2012 in Norfolk, Va. Born in Dare County, N.C., he was the son of the late Theodore Stockton Midgett and Ersie Midgett. Anderson was an owner/operator of Midgett Realty. He was also instrumental in developing tourism on Hatteras Island. In 1938 he, along with his brothers began the Manteo to Hatteras Bus Line. He was a founding member of what is now known as the Outer Banks Association of Realtors. Anderson was involved in the Outer Banks Masonic Lodges, Shriners & Eastern Star, the consolidation of Hatteras Island Schools, the Oregon Inlet Bridge, the Pirate Jamboree, Dare County Tourism Board, Hatteras Marlin Club, the Hatteras Island Medical Center, and the Hatteras Volunteer Fire Department serving as its first chief. Anderson is survived by five daughters, JoAnne Woodbury (Max) of Wilmington, N.C., Susie Austin of Buxton, N.C., MaryDawn Judy of Chocowinity, N.C., Andrea Kobylinski (Jim) of Hatteras, N.C., and Debby Willis (Amos) of Fredericksburg, Va.; one sister, Joyce Rucker of Buxton, N.C.; one brother, Stockton Midgett of Hatteras, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Kellie Woodbury, Max Woodbury, II (Tali), Lisa Fletcher (Anthony), Andy Judy (Jackie), Ryan Kobylinski, Charity Gray, and Malachi Gray; and five great grandchildren, Noah Woodbury, Levi Woodbury, Opal Woodbury, Anna Fletcher, and Kennedy Hawkins. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Midgett, Sr. A funeral service will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Moseley and the Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hatteras Island Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1591, Buxton, N.C. 27920. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, N.C. is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, January 16, 2012)

Andre Fourshe Midgett

TWO KILLED ON BEACH IN CAR MISHAP MONDAY - Andre Fourshe Midgett, 51, native of Avon, and Albert Ruland Casey, 39, of Buxton, are dead as the result of the automobile in which they were riding running into the rear end of a truck owned by Norman Gregory of Poplar Branch on the road near Nags Head Coast Guard Station Monday afternoon [Oct. 22, 1951].  Midgett died instantly, and Casey died seven hours late in the Elizabeth City hospital.  Believed by police to be the driver of the death car, Casey died Tuesday at 12:25 a.m. [Oct. 23, 1951] from multiple skull and facial injuries.  He lived at 2119 Carolina Avenue, Estabrook.  His companion, Andre Fourshe Midgette, 51, also of Norfolk, was killed instantly when the 1939 automobile the two men were riding in reportedly rammed the rear of a coal truck driven by O.W. Gallop of Poplar Branch.  Gallop said he was driving 35 miles an hour when his truck was rammed, declared State Highway Patrolman, R.C. Holt, stationed at Manteo.  Holt added that the force of the impact was so great the motor block of the automobile was broken, the dashboard and steering wheel rammed into the front set, and the windshield and top were entirely stripped off.  Gallop was shaken but not injured.  Midgette, a tug master employed by McAlister Brothers in Norfolk, died of head and internal injuries.  He lived on his own boat, the J.F. Robinson, which was tied at slip 22 in the Southern Yacht Marina, Norfolk.  Born in Avon, N.C., the son of the late Christopher David Midgette and Mrs. Mary L, Midgette, he lived in Norfolk since 1917.  Surviving are two brothers: Louis H. Midgette of Ocean City, Md. and William E. Midgette of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. O. Wendell Harvey and Mrs. Betty Craun, both of Norfolk.  Funeral services were conducted at the Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, Wednesday.  Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  Casey was a son of Mrs. Cora Lee Casey and the late James Oliver Casey of Buxton.  He was born at Lowlands, N.C. and had lived in Norfolk 20 years.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Owens Casey; two brothers: Maury T. Casey and Lionel Casey, both of Norfolk; six sisters: Mrs. Rose Goodwin of South Norfolk, Mrs. Hilda Spruill of Bridgeton, N.C., Mrs. Charles Braxton of Ayden, N.C., Mrs. Edmund Midgette and Mrs. Raymond Gray, both of Buxton, and Mrs. Thurston Gaskill of Ocracoke, N.C.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 28, 1951; pg. 1)

Anna Efimoff Midgett

Mrs. Anna Efimoff Midgett, 61, of Hatteras, died Monday, January 2 [1978], in Duke Hospital following a long illness. A native of Mechanicsville, New York, she had resided in Hatteras for the past 16 years. She was a member of Hatteras Island Order of Eastern Star Chapter #303. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Efimoff and the wife of John Edward Midgett, Sr. of the home. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Jean Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Mrs. Joan Leeds of Birmingham, Michigan; two sons: John E. Midgett, Jr. of Cary and Raymond Lee Midgett of Lexington; one sister, Mrs. Helen Boyd of Staten Island, N.Y.; one brother, John Efimoff of Staten Island, N.Y; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jesse Stoton, pastor, and Rev. George Marsh, Pastor of Ellerbe United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Midgett Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Annabelle McDonald Midgett

MANTEO - Annabelle McDonald Midgett, 74, of Croatan Ave., died August 31 [1993] in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Altamaha, Ga., a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Mrs. Midgett was a former operator for Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Allen McDonald and Bessie Callie Swain McDonald and the widow of Seldon Ray Midgett. She is survived by one daughter: Joyce M. Etheridge of Manteo; one son: Ray M. Midgett of Elizabeth City; three sisters: Mabel Carter of Jessup, Ga., Ernestine Morgan of Folkston, Ga. and Betty Myrick of Waycross, Ga.; one brother, Tommy McDonald of St. Mary's, Ga.; and four grandchildren. A church service will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 3 in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Robert Bundy and the Rev. Charles McKensie. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Annie Blanche Beacham Midgett

STATEN ISLAND, NY - Annie Blanche Beacham Midgett, age 94, died Sept. 11 at her residence in Staten Island. Mrs. Midgett was born in Kitty Hawk and was a homemaker. She was a former member of Primitive Baptist Church in Kitty Hawk. She was the daughter of the late Decatur Beacham and Annie Eliza Perry Beacham. She was the widow of Spencer Lee Midgett. Surviving are 3 daughters: Annie Lee Wightman of Staten Island, Gene Megerian of Asheboro, and Emeline Angerine of Tucson, AZ.; one sister: Zola Tillett of Kitty Hawk; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Sept. 16 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Sept. 15 at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 14, 1995)

Annie Brown Gray Midgett

BUXTON, N.C. - Annie Brown Gray Midgett, 87, a native of Avon and the widow of Warren R. Midgett, died Tuesday [May 22, 1984] in a hospital. Mrs. Midgett was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church. Survivors include four daughters: Grace Jennette, Vera Gaskins and Millie Burrus, all of Buxton, and Estelle Dobbs of Portsmouth; a son, Elmore G. Midgett of Buxton; two sisters: Lucy Gray of Buxton and Carrie O'Neal of Avon; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Buxton Assembly of God by the Rev. Cheron Collingsworth. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 1984)

Annie Mae Twiddy Midgett
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 26, 1999; pg. 3A

Annie Rollinson Midgett

Mrs. Annie Rollinson Midgett, 99, died Sunday morning [Mar. 22, 1964] after a short illness. She was a native of Cape Hatteras and had lived in Beaufort for 50 years. She was the widow of John Howard Midgett. She is survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren & four great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Monday in Beaufort with burial in the Ocean View Cemetery, Beaufort.  (unknown newspaper) - Friday, March 27, 1964)

Annie Stanley Midgett

FORMER AVON WOMAN DIES IN ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Annie Stanley Midgett, 66, wife of Pelig Midgett, died Tuesday night [July 27, 1943] at her home in Elizabeth City after a long illness. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Avon but had made her home in Elizabeth City for the last 38 years. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her husband; six daughters: Mrs. C.C. Gregory of Norfolk, Mrs. J.H. Gard, Mrs. J.T. Gray, Miss Edith Midgett, Miss Dorothy Midgett and Mrs. C.L. Hinton, all of Elizabeth City; [four sons] R.W. Midgett of Philadelphia, Pa., P.J. Midgett, E.H. Midgett and E.R. Midgett, all of Elizabeth City; and one brother, Andrew Williams of Avon.  (Dare County  Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 30, 1943; pg. 1)

Annie Wade Midgett

NORFOLK - Annie Wade Midgett, 83, a native of South Carolina and the widow of Willie E. Midgett, died Monday [Sept. 23, 1985] in a hospital. Mrs. Midgett had retired from the E. Bradford Tazewell architectural firm. She was a member of Park Place United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Lloyd Barnard, Jr. of Atlanta; a step-son, Milton E. Midgett of Norfolk; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Park Place United Methodist Church by the Rev. M.J. Kim. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Portsmouth. The family will be at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Chapel from 7-8 p.m. today.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Arnold Larry Midgett

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Arnold Larry Midgett, 57, 7609 Rickman St., died May 7, 1990 in Memorial Medical Center, Jacksonville. A native of Dare County, he was a son of the late St. Clair, Sr. and Mamie Ada Midgett. He was born in Rodanthe and grew up in Manteo. He was a Merchant Seaman, a member of Seafarers International of North America. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Rubino Midgett of the home; two sons, Arnie and Anthony, both of the home; one brother, William Harry Midgett of Middleburg, Fla.; four sisters: Lennie J. Midgett of Rodanthe, Jenetta Susan Williams of Gregory (Shawboro), Sylvia Dorla Midgett of Kitty Hawk and Martha Alice Bundy of Virginia Beach, Va. Graveside funeral services were held May 10 in Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Fla. with Dr. Bob Gray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Jacksonville Memory Gardens and Funeral Home was in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 20, 1990)

Arretta Midgett Midgett

RODANTHE - Mrs. Arretta Midgett Midgett, 99, died Dec. 26, at her residence. She was a native of Rodanthe, homemaker and was a member of The Fairhaven United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women, and the Hatteras Island Chapter #303 of the Eastern Star. She was the daughter of Richard T. and Rebecca Midgett and the widow of Rowan H. Midgett. Surviving are: one daughter, Dorcas Midgett of Rodanthe; one son, Richard W. Midgett of Rodanthe; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Leon Fowler. Rites will be administered by the Hatteras Island Chapter of the Eastern Star. Burial will follow in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 28, 1989; pg. 6A)

Arvilla Cudworth Midgett

Mrs. Arvilla Cudworth Midgett, 78, died Wednesday morning [Dec. 21, 1961] in Holmes Convalescent Home in Virginia Beach, Va. after an illness of 5 years. She was a native of Dare County and lived in Wanchese all her life. She was a daughter of Llewellyn and Mrs. Rebecca Creef Cudworth and widow of George B. Midgett. She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wickenheiser of Bayside; a sister, Mrs. Lora Creef of Wanchese; a brother, Vance Cudworth of Manteo; one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in the Wanchese Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 29, 1961)

A. [Asa] Parker Midgett

COLLEGUES REMEMBER MIDGETT AS A CONSERVATIVE WITH HEART; ELIZABETH CITY - Funeral services will be held Sunday for A. Parker Midgett, 87, who served for 30 years as a municipal councilman with such distinction that the present-day city hall is named for him. Midgett died Thursday in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He had been in failing health. "He was sincerely interested in solutions to a city's many problems," said former mayor John Bell, who presided over the city council from 1970 to 1981. "It was my privilege to serve with Parker Midgett at the peak of his many powers. He had a sympathetic ear and a keen understanding of community problems." Midgett, who was long associated with the mortgage loan business in Elizabeth City, was considered to be a conservative but his flexibility helped the municipality during decades of expansion. He was first elected to the Council in 1956 and served until 1987. "He was a conservative with an open mind," said Levin Culpepper, another former mayor and one-time city postmaster. J. Stanley Peel, vice-president of Wachovia Bank and Chief Executive Officer of the bank's Elizabeth City branch, frequently was associated with Midgett in the development of municipal projects. "He was the type of person that every community needs and wants," Peel said. Midgett, a native of Wanchese, had moved to Elizabeth City more than a half-century ago. For many years he was treasurer of Southern Loan And Insurance Co., retiring in 1975. As an officer of one of the area's largest mortgage loan companies, Midgett's financial approval contributed in a major way to the building of modern Elizabeth City. Midgett lived in the 700 block Of Cedar St. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in City Road United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery. Midgett was the husband of Martha Berry Midgett and the son of the late Peleg Dameron Midgett and Martha Jane Tillett Midgett. Members of the family will receive friends and relatives from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel. Survivors include a step-daughter, Carole Morgan Sawyer of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Robert Parker Midgett of Greensboro; a step-son, Charles Richard Morgan of Atlanta; two brothers, Peleg D. Midgett, Jr. of Engelhard And John Barker Midgett of Hillsborough; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 27, 1990)

ELIZABETH CITY - A. Parker Midgett, 87, of 701 Cedar Street, died Jan. 25 in the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was a native of Wanchese, and son of the late Peleg Dameron and Martha Jane Tillett Midgett. He was the husband of Mrs. Martha Berry Midgett. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the City Road United Methodist Church building. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 o'clock. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. Midgett received his education at Shenandoah Institute in Dayton, Virginia and at Trinity College, now Duke University. He was a member of the Pasquotank Tribe #8 Improved Order of The Red Men. Mr. Midgett had been a member of the City Road United Methodist Church since 1923, a member of its administrative board, men's bible class, the men's breakfast group, and held the position of treasurer for 25 years. In 1975, Mr. Midgett retired as treasurer of the Southern Loan & Insurance Co. and manager of the loans department. He was a former director and treasurer of the Elizabeth City Boy's Club. Mr. Midgett was a member of the downtown business association and, since February 26, 1987, had held an honorary membership. He was twice named "Businessman of the Year," in 1981 & 1986. Mr. Midgett served as Elizabeth City councilman for 30 years, from April 1, 1956 until February 2, 1987, serving as councilman longer than anyone in North Carolina. Upon his retirement, Mr. Midgett was honored by having the city hall and city annex named the A. Parker Midgett Municipal Building. He was a member of the N.C. League Of Municipalities for many years and served on its board of directors from 1981 to 1983. He was also a member of the Elizabeth City Senior Citizen Club. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by one son, Robert Parker Midgett of Greensboro, one step-daughter, Mrs. Carole Morgan Sawyer of Atlanta, Ga; one step-son, Charles Richard Morgan of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Pelage D. Midgett, Jr. of Engelhard and John Barker Midgett of Hillsborough, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one great-grandson.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 28, 1990)

Barbara Cartwright Midgett

SALVO - Barbara Cartwright Midgett, 53, of Salvo, died Dec. 23 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. She was a native of Currituck County. Mrs. Midgett was the owner and operator of the Beach and Bay Campground in Salvo and a member of the Salvo Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of the late Nathan and Mrs. Polly Simpson Cartwright and the widow of Raymond R. Midgett, Sr. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Kilburn of Salvo; one son, Raymond R. Midgett, Jr. of Salvo; three sisters: Ruth Hatchell of Grandy, Shirley Franklin of San Diego, California, and Madeline Kirel of Fountain Valley, California; five brothers: Nathan Cartwright, Jr. and Frank Cartwright, both of Grandy, Thurman Cartwright of Point Harbor, Ervin Cartwright of Riddle, and Griggs Cartwright of San Diego, California; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 in the Salvo Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Bill Tolson. Burial was in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Salvo. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Dec. 28, 1989; pg. 6A)

Barry Wayne Midgett

Barry Wayne Midgett, 13, lifelong invalid, died Sept. 22 near Manteo at the home of his parents, Lofton and Mildred Garrenton Midgett. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandfather, Seth Garrenton of Poplar Branch. Funeral services were conducted at the Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday by Rev. Phillip Quidley and Rev. frank Dinwiddie and burial was in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 26, 1958; pg. 1)

Beatrice Midgette Midgett

Mrs. Beatrice Midgette Midgett, 78, of Manteo, died Sept. 17, at Britthaven-Outer Banks, Nags Head. A native of Manns Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Claude B. and Levonia Fulcher Midgette and was the widow of George Lewis Midgett. She was a retired hostess for the Elizabethan Gardens, and was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. She was employed at the Manteo Laundry for 25 years and also worked at the Carolinian Hotel, Nags Head, for more than five years. Mrs. Midgett is survived by six daughters: Carolyn Johnson and Laura Jones, both of Manteo, Janet Tillett and Beatrice Robbins, both of Manns Harbor, Martha Ann Beasley of Wanchese and Betty MacIntosh of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons: Sheldon Midgett of Manteo, Claude A. Midgett and Isaac V. Midgett , both of Currituck, and Ronnie L. Midgett of Salvo; one sister: Mrs. Levica Burgess of Manns Harbor; 29 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A church will be held Tuesday, September 19 at 2 p.m. in the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo by the Revs. Ronnie L. Midgett, Carroll Daniels and Jimmy Davenport. Burial will follow in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivey Johnson, Sr., Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 19, 1989)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Ben Lobb Midgett

DEAF AND DUMB NEGRO PASSES - A figure well-known and loved in Dare County passed away Friday, the 20th.  Ben Lobb Midgett, 78, son of the late Fields and Mary Lobb Midgett, died on Roanoke Island.  He made his home with Marshall Collins.  He is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Eliza Green of Manteo and Mrs. Lovie Whitley of Pantego.  He was deaf and dumb since birth but those who were well acquainted with him could understand his wants.  He was a cheerful man, a hard worker, and was industrious almost until the day of his death.  He never married.  Rev. Joe White preached the funeral Saturday and he was buried in the Haven's Creek Baptist Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 27, 1951; pg. 4)

Benjamin Lee Midgett

WANCHESE - Benjamin Lee Midgett, 67, of Wanchese, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his residence. Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late George Washington and Terrah Daniels Midgett. Ben was a retired environmental health specialist with the state of NC, a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, the Outer Banks Men’s Fellowship, played music in several gospel groups, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Ben is survived by his wife, Janice Doughty Midgett of the home; two daughters, Amy Midgette and husband, Gaither of Wanchese and Tracy Leonard and husband, Pat of Wanchese; a son, Kenny Midgett and wife, Adrienne of Nags Head; and four grandchildren, Maison Leonard, Hannah Midgette, Rachel Midgette and Alex Midgett. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Midgett Evans.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith, the Rev. Dr. Richard Gottier and Dave Stormont. The family will receive friends and relatives in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service. At other the times the family will be at the residence.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bernice Saunders Midgett

WANCHESE - Bernice Saunders Midgett, 89, of Wanchese, died January 14 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Dare County, the daughter of Willie Calvin and Della Montague Saunders and the widow of Frank William Midgett. She was a retired cook with the oasis restaurant and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Ladies Bible Class. Surviving are two daughters: Loretta M. Case of Brown Summit and Janice M. Gallop of Wanchese; four sisters: Virgie Sobel of Vista, California, Lucetta Minton of Key West, Fla., Madge Frye and Vanda Sigsby, both of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Gus Saunders Of Wanchese; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Sunday in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sidney Epperson and the Rev. Johnny Chase. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 17, 1993)

Bethany Midgett

OBITUARY - Again it has become our sad duty to chronicle the death of a loving Christian woman. This time the grim harvester of death has taken from us Mrs. Bethany Midgett. The dear woman departed this life at the home of her son, Mr. R.S. Midgett of Rodanthe, on the night of April 21, 1902. Mrs. Midgett had attained the honorable age of 77 years. She leaves not only a number of close relatives but a concourse of friends that mourn her loss. One by one the old landmarks that link us to the pleasant past are numbering with the dead.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 9, 1902; pg. 8)

Betty Mae Jackson Midgett

MANTEO - Betty Mae Jackson Midgett, 68, died Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at her son's residence. After a courageous six year battle with breast cancer she passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side.  Born in Columbia, NC, Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Delton Lester and Grace Holadia [Meekins] Jackson and was the widow of Samuel Elwood Midgett, Jr. Mrs. Midgett was a retired cafeteria worker for the Dare County Public School System, a member of Manteo Baptist Church, a Dare County Shrinette, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Midgett is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Rodriguez and husband Robert of Moyock, NC; two sons, Danuel E. Midgett, Sr. and wife Bobbie and Samuel E. Midgett, Sr. and wife Angie all of Manteo, NC; two sisters, Carrie Lee Reynolds and husband C.L. of Manteo, NC and Wilma Rae Owens and husband George of Columbia, NC; a brother, Nathan Lester Jackson and wife Karen of Manteo, NC; two sisters-in-law, Marjalene Thomas and Nancy Austin and husband Bernie all of Manteo, NC; a brother-in-law, Ted Midgett and wife Mona of Wanchese, NC; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 1:00 PM at Manteo Baptist Church by the Rev. Ken Simpson. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at other times at the home of Danny and Bobbie Midgett, 120 Margaret Ct., Manteo, NC.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 12, 2006; pg. 12A)

Beverly Sutherland Midgett

RODANTHE - Beverly Sutherland Midgett, 82, of Bermuda, died June 7, 1998. She was born May 29, 1916 and was the wife of the late Elmer Vance Midgett, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Griffith; sons: Michael and Elmer Midgett; grandchildren: Leslie S. Ridderhof, Michael A. Midgett, and Jacqueline B. Midgett; and great-granddaughter, Lorna Ridderhof.  The family will receive friends at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by a graveside service in the Midgett Family Cemetery at 2 p.m. in Rodanthe.  The Rec. Tim Moore will officiate.  Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, in in charge of all arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 9, 1998; pg. 8B)

Blanche Farrow Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Blanche Farrow Midgett, 92, of Virginia Beach and formerly of Buxton, North Carolina, died on May 5, 2001 in Norfolk. Born in Frisco, North Carolina, she was the widow of John E. Midgette. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Buxton, North Carolina, Order of the Eastern Star and worked as a registrar for the Democratic Party. She is survived by a daughter, A. Rebecca Midgett and Alan Mastros of Virginia Beach; granddaughters, Norma Deane and Paul Skinner of Virginia Beach, Sherri Lynn Matson of Reno, Nevada, Michelle and Bob Cabral of Suffolk, and Nicole and Tommy Jeffrey of Virginia Beach; step-daughter, Melita Harris of Buxton, North Carolina and step-granddaughter, Tamara Woods of Buxton, North Carolina; step-grandson, Bruce Harris of Buxton, North Carolina; step-son, Ronald E. and Kay Midgette of Springfield, Virginia; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Clyde and Con Farrow and two sisters, Celia Courson and Letitia McCullough. A memorial service will be held in the Assembly of God Church in Buxton, North Carolina on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 2:00pm with the Reverend David Waterfield officiating. Mrs. Midgett was the last surviving widow of a Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Keeper, John E. Midgette.  Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach is in charge of arrangements.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home obituary)

Blanche Rodgers Midgett

MANTEO - Blanche Rodgers Midgett, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at the residence of her daughter in Manteo. Mrs. Midgett was a registered nurse and homemaker. She was an active member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church for more than 40 years and recently moved her membership to Manteo Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ara E. Midgett, Sr., retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran. She is survived by three children: Ara E. Midgett, Jr. of Elizabeth City, Margarette M. Umphlett of Manteo and Lynn Rogers Midgett of St. Augustine, Fla.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 22, at the Manteo Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Warrington and the Rev. Jim Clark Officiating. Burial will follow in the Westlawn Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 21, 1996)

Blanche Wescott Midgett

Mrs. Blanche Wescott Midgett, 54, wife of Harry Midgett, formerly of Belhaven, and daughter of the late Robert and Carrie Wescott of Manteo, her birthplace, died in Norfolk Tuesday morning [Jan. 1, 1952].  Due to the early death of her mother, she spent her early life with her aunts, Mrs. Alethia Wescott of Manteo, and Mrs. Lovie Taylor of Belhaven.  The couple had recently moved into a new apartment in Norfolk and she was found dead in bed Tuesday morning with a radio turned on beside her.  She is survived by two children: Mrs. Brownye Morrisette and Mrs. John Paul Jones of Norfolk.  Besides her husband, she is survived by several aunts and uncles, as well as several cousins in Manteo and Belhaven.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 4, 1952; pg. 1)

Boyd Levene Midgett, Jr.

MANTEO - Boyd Levene Midgett, Jr., 71, died Wednesday, August 19, at an Outer Banks medical facility. Mr. Midgett was a native of Manteo and a former resident of Tuckerton, N.J. He was a former employee of Atlantic City Electric Company as a residential representative retiring with 38 years of service. He was a former mayor for 4 years and also served on the Board of Education in Tuckerton. He was a Past Master of the Tuckerton Masonic Lodge #4 where he received his 50-year pin. He was a member of the Grand Lodge in the state of New Jersey as Junior Grand Steward. Upon returning to Manteo, Mr. Midgett was elected to the Manteo Town Board of Commissioners, was past chairman of Roanoke Island Commission and was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, the New Bern Scottish Rites and also the Sudan Temple Shrine. Mr. Midgett was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Boyd Levene Midgett, Sr. and Annie Etheridge Midgett. He was the husband of 32 years to Rosemary Gartland Midgett. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Deborah Johnson, Barbara Rice and Patricia "Pam" Midgett; his only son, James Midgett; four grandchildren: Dena Persichetti, Donna Johnson, Lindsay Rice, Danny Rice; and 1 great-grandchild, Zachery Persichetti. A graveside service was set for 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Manteo cemetery with Masonic Rites and the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 23, 1998; pg. 14A)

Boyd S. Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Boyd S. Midgett, 79, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday morning March 4, 2012. He was born April 24, 1932 in Duck, N.C. and was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, a graduate of Oceana High School and William and Mary Norfolk. Boyd served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from Sears after 32 years in management. Preceded by his father T.S. Midgett and mother Gladys T. Midgett. Boyd is survived by Allegra M. Midgett his wife of 61 years. Daughter, Amy M. Blackmon and husband, Benard Blackmon. Son Joe S. Midgett and wife, Sue E. Midgett. Four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd. Chapel. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:00am by Rev. Ed Martin. Burial will follow in Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery.  The family would like to thank friends who provided many hours of help and countless deeds of kindness. The family would like to thank the Medi Hospice caregivers who were all so kind in providing outstanding care.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, March 6, 2012)

Camille Helen Midgett Midgett

WAVES, N.C. - Camille Helen Midgett Midgett, 88, a native of Waves and the widow of Gustavus Adolphus Midgett, died Wednesday [May 1, 1985]  in Waves. Mrs. Midgett was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church and Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge #165. Survivors include three sisters: Irma M. Austin of Hatteras, Sarah L. Midgett of Waves and Matilda Etheridge of Elizabeth City; and a brother, Dorland Midgett of Waves. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Fair Haven United Methodist Church by the Revs. Jeff Rose and Dale Gray. Burial will be in Midgett Family Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge. The family will be at the home of L.R. Midgett in Waves. The body will be placed in the church this afternoon.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Carethia Midgett Midgett

RODANTHE - Carethia Midgett Midgett, 90, died Friday, March 23 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Midgett was born in Waves and was a retired postmaster of Rodanthe and was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late George B. and Maggie Midgett and the widow of the late David Blevins Midgett, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, D.B. Midgett, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Yvonne Midgett. She is survived by two daughters: Mildred Midgett of Rodanthe and Maggie Smith of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Joseph "Mac" Midgett and wife Marilyn of Rodanthe; six grandchildren: Willie, Linda, Gary, David, Joey and Martha; 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe on Monday, March 26, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Waves. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 25, 2001; pg. 12A)

 Carl Dallas Midgett

Carl Dallas Midgett, 48, died suddenly at the residence in Brookline, Mass. Tuesday [April 29, 1952].  He was a native of Dare County but had been living in Brookline for the past three years.  He was the son of Mrs. Mary E. Forbes Midgett and the late Sppolas D. Midgett.  He was the husband of Mrs. Beverly Lander Midgett, a painter and a retired Coast Guardsman.  Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Alice Lee Midgett of Brookline; one son, James Midgett of Boston, Mass.; four sisters: Mrs. Annie L. Avey [should be Arey] and Mrs. Mary E. Maginnis, both of Brookline, Mrs. Edna Layden of Peabody, Mass. and Mrs. Bernice Dowdy of Manteo; two brothers: Lance Lloyd Midgett of Hongham, Mass. and Mahlon D. Midgett of Manteo.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 by Rev. Mr. Ashmore of the Manteo Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 2, 1952; pg. 1)

Carlos Raymond Midgett

Carlos Raymond Midgett, 88, of Bettie, died Monday, August 1, 2005, at Taylor Extended Care, Sea Level. A private family service will be held. Mr. Midgett was born on January 16, 1917, in Buxton and lived there for many years. He loved fishing, crabbing, and playing bingo. He moved to Bettie 38 years ago, where he resided with his niece and caretaker Alberta Middlebrooks. He was a member of Welcome Home Free Will Baptist Church, Bettie. For the past year, he was well cared for and enjoyed living at Taylor Extended Care. He is survived by a brother, Dallas Midgett of Somers Point, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.  (Carteret County News [Morehead City, NC] - Thursday, August 4, 2005)

Carrie Hayman Midgett

MANTEO - Carrie Hayman Midgett, 100, of Manteo, died January 28 in an Elizabeth City nursing home. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Skyco, Dare County. She was the widow of Marcus L. Midgett. Mrs. Midgett was born December 8, 1892 in Skyco on Roanoke Island to John T. and Katie Wise Hayman. Her husband was also From Skyco. She attended grade school at the Skyco School, which was built by her father and served as a church on Sunday. At the time of her 100th birthday, which she celebrated with family, she was the only survivor of the 27 Skyco students; she attended Manteo High School after graduating from Skyco. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters: Aline Robbins Gurkin of Skyco and Catherine "Sammie" Davis of Manteo; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A chapel service is to be conducted on Saturday, January 30 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Sidney Epperson. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 31, 1993)

Cecelia Gray Midgett

NAGS HEAD - Cecelia Gray Midgett, 89, died Sunday, October 26, at Britthaven of Outer Banks. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Richard Hooper Gray and the late Daisy Pugh Gray and was the widow of Jethro Hooper Midgett, Jr.  She was a homemaker.  Mrs. Midgett is survived by a son, Jeffrey G. Midgett of Manteo; two grandchildren, Jeffrey W. Midgett, Sr. of Manteo and Kristi Lea Wright and husband Aaron of Nags Head; three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  No services are planned at this time.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 28, 2008; pg. 10A)

Cecil Lance Midgett

IN WAVES - Cecil Lance Midgett, 77, of Waves, N.C., died Monday [Oct. 18, 1982] at 2:30 p.m. at his residence after an illness.  He was a native and life-long resident of Waves.  Mr. Midgett was a retired surfman with the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church and Manteo Lodge #521 AF&AM.  Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fair Haven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus Butner, pastor.  Burial was to follow in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Waves.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, October 20, 1982; pg. 9)

Cecil Leroy Midgett

Cecil Leroy Midgett, 90, of Manns Harbor, died Monday, March 8, in a Chesapeake, Va. Hospital.  A native of Manns Harbor, he was the son of the late Joe Tom and Nancy Jane Twiford Midgett and the widower of Mildred Mann Midgett.  He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.  Mr. Midgett is survived by two daughters, Martha Craddock & Rebecca Basnight, both of Manns Harbor; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren & two great-great grandchildren.  A graveside service was held in the Twiford Family Cemetery in Manns Harbor on Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Hobart Burnside.  The family is at the residence in Manns Harbor.  Twiford's Colony Chapel of Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 11, 1993)

Cedric Miller Midgett

WAVES - Cedric Miller Midgett, 89, died April 4, 2005, at her residence. Mrs. Midgett was born in Avon, N.C., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and Hatteras Island Chapter No. 303 of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late W. Brembra and Caroline Gray Miller and the widow of the late Cecil L. Midgett. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Retta M. Morgan and four brothers, L. Sigsbee Miller, Fred A. Miller, William T. Miller and Dallas B. Miller. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two sons, David Lance Midgett and , Beverly of Waves, NC and Chester Morgan Midgett and wife, Joyce of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren, sixteen great-great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Waves, NC on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery, Waves, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 7, 2005; pg. 12A)

Charles Bryan Midgett

BEAUFORT, N.C. - Charles Bryan Midgett, 20, died Saturday [July 16, 1983]. He was a native of Newport News. He was an employee of Atlantic Veneer Plant. He was a Methodist. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Midgett Smithwick, and a brother, Howard Kyle Smithwick of Beaufort. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Salvo by the Rev. Rufus Butner. Burial will be in Midgett Family Cemetery. The body was taken to the church from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on Sunday evening.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA[ - Monday, July 18, 1983)

Charles Daniels Midgett, Sr.

Charles Daniels Midgett, Sr., 84, of Wanchese died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at his residence. A native of Wanchese, he was the son of the late Alexander W. and Neva Mann Midgett and was a retired sport fishing captain. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM, and was a Shriner. He served his country honorably from 1943-1946 in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  Mr. Midgett is survived by his wife, Mildred Tillett Midgett of the home; a daughter, Lois Midgett Dunnigan of Wanchese; two sons, Charles “Chuck” Daniels Midgett, Jr. of Wanchese and Beau “Butch” Midgett of Manteo; a brother, Oscar S. Midgett of Aydlett; and seven grandchildren, Tifanie Midgett Ackerman, Charles Daniels Midgett, III, Melissa Lynn Midgett, Margaret Jane Dunnigan, Meredith Lynn Dunnigan, Ariel Marie Midgett, and Luke Jeremiah Midgett.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM at Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Daniels and the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith. The family will receive friends and relatives in the social hall immediately following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles Francois Midgett, Jr.

Charlie Francois Midgett, Jr., MM 1/c, USN, has been reported killed in action in the Pacific war zone. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Midgett of Manteo, were officially notified Sunday morning, October 29. The announcement came as a blow to his family and his many friends. He was a well known and popular young man, and had been in the Navy a little more than a year. He was a graduate of Manteo High School and had been employed in Manteo for some time before joining the Navy. He was 22 years of age. Surviving him are his parents; five sisters: Mrs. Andrew Tillett, Mrs. Newton Davis, Mrs. John Podolski, Huldah Midgett and Annie Midgett; and one brothers, Guy Midgett.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 3, 1944 ; pg. 1) [Charlie died October 25, 1944 and is buried in Manteo Cemetery.]

Charles L. Midgett

Charles L. Midgett, beloved citizen of Skyco, Roanoke Island, who passed away Wednesday evening after a short illness in the 84th year of his age. He was the son of the late Marcus Midgett of Roanoke Island and is survived by one brother of this prominent family, Capt. C.C. Midgett of Manteo, and by his wife, Mrs. Mary Midgett. "Uncle Charlie", as he was affectionately called by all who knew him, had always been known as a good neighbor and good citizen. He had spent his entire life at Skyco and until shortly before his death, he had been active and industrious. Last year he proved his strength by cutting several cords of wood. The picture shows him as he was some years ago when he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC - Friday, March 17, 1944; pg. 1)  A  photo of the couple was included with this article.

FINAL RITES FRIDAY FOR CHARLES L. MIDGETT - Funeral services for Charles L. Midgett of Skyco, who died last Wednesday at his home at the age of 83, were conducted Friday afternoon at the Wanchese Methodist Church by Rev. James L. Sneeden, pastor, assisted by Rev. M.W. maness of the Manteo Methodist Church, Rev. D.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Wanchese Church of God, and Rev. R.H. Lewis, former pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Interment was in the Cudworth Cemetery. Pallbearers were C.S. Meekins, C.E. Mann, I.P. Davis, D.V. Meekins, W.F. Baum and Marvin Evans.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC - Friday, March 24, 1944; pg. 1)

Charles O. Midgett

Charles O. Midgett, 63, died Friday night [April 26, 1963] in Oteen Veterans Hospital near Asheville after a long illness. He was a native of Dare County and resided at Buxton all of his life. He was the son of the late Stanley and Martha M. Midgett, husband of Mrs. Lorena Jennette Midgett, served on a lightship, was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Dixie Mansfield and Mrs. Velma Anthony of Norfolk, Va.; two sons: Charles O. Midgett, Jr. of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. and Bruce Swain Midgett of Norfolk; two half-sisters: Mrs. Charlotte Tolson of Buxton and Mrs. Ida Anderson of Virginia Beach; one half-brother, Ben Foster of Virginia Beach; 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning in Buxton Methodist Church by the Rev. Van Cash. Burial was in the family cemetery at Buxton. The church choir sang "The Last Mile of the Way" and Miss Virginia Tolson sang "How Great Thou Art" accompanied on the organ by Miss Olive Jennette. The casket was draped with the American flag and there was a pall of red and white carnations. Dalton Fulcher, Bobby Fountain, Harry Lang, Rany Jennett, Edgar Hooper and Weston Krice served as pallbearers.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 3, 1963)

Chesley Collis Midgett

WANCHESE - Chesley Collis Midgett Sr., 87, died Tuesday, November 4, 1997 at Chesapeake hospital. Mr. Midgett was a retired U.S.C.G. Chief Petty Officer. He was a veteran having served in the U.S.C.G. during WWII. Mr. Midgett was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, a charter member of the Wanchese Lions Club, the Disabled Veterans, the Sudan Temple in New Bern. He was the son of the late Etheridge Midgett and the late Essie Liverman Midgett and the widower of Lucille Daniels Midgett. Survivors include Jake D. Midgett of Portsmouth, VA and Chesley Midgett, Jr. of Wanchese; one brother, Donald E. Midgett of West Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 1997 at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Clark officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at the Cudworth Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 6, 1997; pg. B6)

Christopher Anderson Midgett

IN HATTERAS - Mr. Christopher Anderson Midgett, 92, of Hatteras, died Thursday morning [Dec. 9, 1982] at 6:00 o'clock at his residence following a short illness.  He was a native of Waves, a lifelong resident of Dare County and lived in Hatteras for the past 14 years.  The body was removed to the Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, pending completions of funeral arrangements.  Mr. Midgett was the son of the late Rasmus S. and Matilda O'Neal Midgett and the widow of the late Mattie Midgett Midgett.  He was a retired fisherman and hunting guide, and a former school teacher.  Mr. Midgett formerly owned ad operated the C.A. Midgett's General Store in Waves and was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  Mr. Midgett is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Foster of Hatteras; one grandson, Ernie Foster of Manteo; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Tiffany Foster, both of Manteo.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - December 15, 1982; pg. 17)

Clara Ursula Cox Midgett

GAINESVILLE, FLA. - Clara Ursula Cox Midgett, 82, died May 3, 1987 in Gainesville. Mrs. Midgett, a Manns Harbor native, was a charter member of Northwood Baptist Church. She was also a member of Roanoke Island Order of the Eastern Star #79 and the widow of John D. Midgett. Survivors include a daughter, Byrdie Lanier of Gainesville; a sister, Geneva Goodwin of Raleigh; a brother, Jerry W. Cox of Hickory, N.S.; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Jimmy Davenport. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Clarence E. Midgett

RODANTHE - Clarence E. "CE" Midgett, 61, of Rodanthe, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at his residence. Born in Dare County, he was the son of the late Clarence E. Midgett Jr. and Lillian Payne Midgett. Mr. Midgett was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Salvo. Mr. Midgett is survived by his loving wife and love of his life, Shelia Jones Midgett of the home; a daughter, Kelly Williams of Cartersville, Ga.; two step-daughters, Baby Girl Nicole Furman of Chesapeake, Va. and Kim Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Janice Haines of Waves; a brother, Steve Midgett of Rodanthe; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. in Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Cris Noble officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Chesapeake, Va. by the Rev. Calvin Corbett. The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Midgett family.   (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, October 25, 2011)

Clarence Ezekiel Midgett
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 22, 1966

Clarence K. Midgett
(The Atlanta Constitution [Atlanta, GA] - Friday, May 27, 1949.  Obituary submitted by Ann Ianuario.)

Claud A. Midgett

Claud A. Midgett, 76, began his eternal patrol, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  Claud was the second son of George and Beatrice Midgett.  A child of humble beginnings, Claud’s best memories were of summer walks on the beach before there were tourists, and fishing nets with his grandfather before boats had motors.  Claud leaves to cherish his stories five sons and their spouses:  Leland C. “Peanut” and Gail, Gilbert “Joe” and Debbie, Robert and Tina, Cecil and Jenea, and Ike and partner Rick.  He had one daughter, Ella.  Claud lived with his companion Nancy Davis.  Claud was blessed with  14 grandchildren: Jamie and wife Toni, Anthony, Lil Deb and husband Chris, Jennifer and husband Donald, Brandon,  Nicki Lyn and husband Robert, Lauren and husband Ambrose, Dominique, Macie, Devyn, Justin, D’Amore, April, and Cayla.  More blessings with the addition of 10 great grandchildren (with one due any day): Evan, Kara, Jackson, Hunter, Lila, Lucian, Annabelle, Sadie, Ariana, Lotus, and soon to be Marlee.  Claud leaves behind his beloved sisters, the YaYa’s:  Carolyn Johnson, Laura Jones, Janet Tillett, Beatrice Robbins, Martha Beasley, and Betty Duncan.  Claud leaves his younger brother Ike, to remember their good times.  Besides his parents, Claud was predeceased by his brothers Sheldon, Ronnie, and Jackson, his grandson Anthony, and the mother of his children, Verlin.  Claud retired from the United States Navy, something that he was very proud of.  He often spoke of being one of the few people who had circumnavigated the globe both in the air and below the sea.  Claud was stationed aboard the USS Sea Lion, USS Thresher, USS Runner,  USS Kittiwake, and was a plank owner of the USS Scorpion.  Claud will be remembered by his children as a father who loved them unconditionally, yet held them accountable.  He will be remembered by his siblings as a most loyal ally and forever protector.  He will be remembered by his grandchildren as a man proud of his family, proud of where they came from, and proud of where they are going!  Please join us at the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, for a visitation on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6PM-8PM, and a funeral at Twiford Colony of Manteo on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11AM, to celebrate the life of our father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend.  At all other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Claud’s son, Ike, 400 Grandy Road, in Grandy.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Claude Baxter Midgett

A MANNS HARBOR LEADER, CLAUDE B. MIDGETT, DIES - Claude Baxter Midgett, 75, died Friday morning in a Norfolk hospital after seven months illness. He was a leading and popular citizen of Manns Harbor his lifetime; the son of the late John D. and Levici Midgett, and the husband of Mrs. Lucy Mann Midgett. His first marriage was to Miss Levonia Fulcher who died two years ago, and by her four children survive: Mrs. Beatrice Midgett and Mrs. Eddie Burgess of Manteo, Mrs. Forrest M. Sawyer of Darien, Ga., and Larry Hix Midgett of Manns Harbor. He left a sister, Mrs. T.S. Mann of Elizabeth City. He was a retired fisherman, a skilled carpenter, a lifetime worker in, and a faithful member of, Mt. Carmel Methodist Church where for many years he played a cornet having been a member of the famed Manns Harbor band of 50 years ago. He was a member of Wanchese Lodge No. 521, AF&AM. In the absence on vacation of the pastor, Rev. Charles Olsen, the funeral was conducted Monday afternoon by the assistant pastor, Rev. Raymond Rowe of the Dare circuit, assisted by Rev. Harold F. Leatherman of the Manteo Methodist Church. Burial was in the Twiford Cemetery at Manns Harbor. "Farther Along", "Have Thine Own Way" and "Never Grow Old" were sung by Miss Nina Gard and H.G. Craddock. Roger Gard accompanied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall made of pink glads, white carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were Wildon Craddock, Clarence Holmes, Guy Mann, Gus Hultman, Delton Dowdy and Goodrich Williams. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside by Wanchese Lodge No. 521, AF&AM at the family cemetery at Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 1960.  NOTE:  Claude Baxter Midgett was born May 20, 1885 and died July 23, 1960.  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Claude Maxine Midgett

KITTY HAWK - Claude Maxine Midgett, 75, died Dec. 30, 1989 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Midgett, a native of Kitty Hawk, was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a Methodist. Survivors include two aunts, including Mary M. Dowdy and a nephew, David C. Tillett, both of Kitty Hawk. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - no date)

Clifford Earl Midgett

KITTY HAWK - Clifford Earl Midgett, age 90, a true native of the Outer Banks of North Carolina died Thursday evening February 4 at his home in Kitty Hawk Village surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Mr. Midgett commonly known as “Pop” was loved by all who knew him. Many will remember Pop and Mama Ruth as the couple who sat in the rocking chairs in front of their garage in the village. Mr. Midgett proudly served in the Navy during WW II and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Hines Midgett.  He is survived by an older brother, Robert H. Midgett 96 of Nags Head; a sister, Nadine Ray of Fayetteville, NC; his children - daughter, Donna Harris and husband Johnny of Chesapeake, VA, son, Clifford Jr. (Bud) and wife Ginny of Kill Devil Hills, son, Sheriff Rodney Midgett and wife Betty of Colington and daughter, Kimberly Ross and husband Alex of Duck. He has 7 grandchildren, Christopher, Troy, Sonya and Tammy Harris, Tod and Gale Midgett and Michael Ross; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held in Twiford Funeral Home on Sunday February 7th, 2010 from 2:00-4:00pm. The funeral will be held on Monday, February 8th, 2010 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church at 11:00am with a short graveside service with burial in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk Village. The family will receive friends at the home following the burial. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 7, 2010; pg. 8A)

Clifton Boyd Midgett

RODANTHE - Clifton Boyd Midgett, 64, died May 20, 2005, at his residence. Mr. Midgett was born in Rodanthe and worked at Lockheed as an airplane mechanic. He was a veteran served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church. He was the son of Richard W. “Dick” Midgett of Rodanthe, and the late Lennie Midgett Midgett. He is survived by three sisters: Patricia “Pat” M. Conklin of Navvoo, IL, Cathy M. Satterfield and June M. Midgett, both of Rodanthe; he was preceded in death by a sister, Irita M. Covey, a brother, Richard Aubrey Midgett, Rowan Dean Midgett and baby boy Midgett. A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. The family will only be receiving friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Sunday, May 22, 2005 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM due to father’s health. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 22, 2005; pg. 14A)

Cora M. Midgett

MRS. CORA M. MIDGETT - Mrs. C.M. Midgett, widow of the late Ignatius S. Midgett and daughter of the late Captain Rasmus Midgett died Friday morning (today) at her home at Waves after a long illness which had kept her in bed for years. She was a beloved wife and mother, and the head of an exceptional family. She lived to see her only son return from a long period of perilous duty in the Pacific war zone with the Navy, and she was cheerful and in good mind until the end. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. G.A. Midgett, Mrs. Dan Midgett, Mrs. Alston Midgett and Dorland Midgett of Waves, Mrs. B.R. Ballance and Mrs. B.F. Etheridge, Jr. of Buxton, and Mrs. Fred Austin of Hatteras. Also by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. L. Douglas of Salvo, C.A., A.V. and L.D. Midgett of Waves. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of printing.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Daniel Lothan Midgett

Death claimed three people in Dare County Tuesday [May 8, 1951], ranging in age from new born to 84.  D. Loth Midgett [Daniel Lothan Midgett], one of the best loved men of Manns Harbor, died at 9 p.m.  He was a life-long resident of the community, member of the Methodist Church and the Junior Order.  He is survived by two children: Mrs. Carl D. Mann and Tom Hunter Midgett of Manns Harbor; three step-children: Clarence Holmes of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Henry Beasley of Colington and Mrs. Will Gard of Great Bridge, Va. [The other 2 deaths were also mentioned in this article]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 11, 1951; pg. 1)

Darius Thomas Midgett

BUXTON BOY REPORTED DEAD BY U.S. NAVY - Mrs. William Midgett of Buxton has been notified by the Navy Dept. that her son, Darius Thomas Midgett, fireman first class USN, has been classified as dead. Midgett was listed as a prisoner of war on the Navy Department's Prisoner of War List Number One on May 14, 1943.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 28, 1944; pg. 3)

David Midgett

Lt. Col. David "Bub" Midgett, U.S. Army retired, 78, of the 1100 block of Sycamore Road, died June 8, 2000, in a local hospital. A native of Ocean View, "The Garden Spot of Virginia," Mr. Midgett graduated from Fork Union Military Academy. He retired from the U.S. Army, Airborne Infantry, after 21 years of service and from the Norfolk District Corp. of Engineers after 18 years of service. Mr. Midgett was a member of the Khedive Temple.  Survivors include his wife, Jan E. Midgett; a daughter, Deirdre Cook and her husband, Homer; a son, David P. Midgett, III and his wife, Jennifer, all of Norfolk; and three grandchildren, Kelley, Christopher and Evin Midgett. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, Laskin Road Chapel, by the Rev. Roderick McRae. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on June 21 at 11 a.m. with full military honors.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 11, 2000; pg. 7B)

David B. Midgett

RODANTHE, N.C., Oct. 16 - David B. Midgett, age 49, died last night [Oct. 15, 1947]  at his home here after a short illness.  He was the son of the late Joseph and Orenda Midgett.  Surviving are his wife, Carathia Midgett; two sons: D.D. Midgett and McClellan Midgett; two daughters: Miss Mildred Midgett & Miss Maggie Midgett; three brothers: L.W. Midgett, Andrew Midgett and Joseph Midgett; eight sisters: Mrs. Clara Gregg [should be Clara Gray], Mrs. Rowena O'Neal, Mrs. Minnie Midgett, Mrs. Colinda Midgett, Mrs. Mattie Midgett, Mrs. Betty Midgett, Mrs. Francis Gray, and Mrs. Gertrude Baum. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the home. Burial will be in the family burial plot.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

David Blivens Midgett, Jr.

RODANTHE - David Blivens Midgett, Jr., 59, of Rodanthe, died June 27 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Midgett was born in Rodanthe and was a retired U.S. Coast Guard chief and tug boat captain. He was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe. He was the son of Carethia Midgett Midgett of Rodanthe and the late David Blivens Midgett, Sr. He was the husband of Julie Wilkerson Midgett. Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Midgett is survived by one step-son, Shane Brezler of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters: Mildred Midgett of Rodanthe and Maggie Smith of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother: Joseph "Mac" Midgett of Rodanthe; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held June 29 at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 28, 1994)

David Lance Midgett

David Lance Midgett, 79, of Waves, NC passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Va.  Mr. Midgett was born in Rodanthe to the late Cecil and Cedric Miller Midgett. He served his country in the United States Coast Guard and then retired from Virginia Chemicals. He was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church where he served as trustee, a member of the RWS Civic Association and of the Prime Timers.  Mr. Midgett also enjoyed spending his free time maintaining and beautifying the local cemeteries.  David is survived by his wife, Beverly Richard Midgett; two daughters, Debra Stanley and husband Glen of Mocksville, NC and Susan Keene of Portsmouth, VA; two sons, Tony Midgett and Connie of Elizabeth City, NC and Ronald Midgett and wife Rene of Waves, NC; one brother, Chester Midgett and wife Joyce of Virginia Beach, VA; ten grandchildren, Stephanie Keene, David L. Midgett, II, Ronald L. Midgett, Sr., Traci Midgett, Lisa Pruliman, Jessie Bracken, Glen Stanley, III, Tommy Connelley, Nicki Bryson and Starr Catrone; and sixteen great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Ashlyn, Tiana, Julia, Nora, Jerick, Nicole, Ellie, Russell, Angel, Will, Ashley, Harley, Jorja, Hunter and Jacob.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00am at Fair Haven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Bliss officiating. Burial will take place at the Midgett Cemetery. The family will receive loved ones at the church on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Oliver Midgett

Funeral services for David Oliver Midgett, 74, who died Saturday morning [Feb. 10, 1962] in the Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 5 weeks, were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Harold Leatherman, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. J.W. Davis, pastor of Manteo Baptist Church. Members of the church choir sang "Beautiful Garden of Prayer". A solo, "Does Jesus Care", was sung by John H. Long. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Warren O'Neal, Shelton O'Neal, Keith Fearing, Jr., George Quidley, Elmer Midgett and Raymond Wescott. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery. Midgett was a native of Salvo and lived in Manteo 59 years. He was a retired carpenter, a son of the late Edmund D. and Mrs. Cynthia Hooper Midgett, and the widower of Mrs. Luray Smith Midgett. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Walter Harris; a son, Luther D. Midgett; a sister, Mrs. Zora Midgett, all of Manteo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 16, 1962)

David P. Midgett

David P. Midgett, Sr., 64, died in the Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital Thursday [July 9, 1959] after a long illness. He was a native of Dare County, grew up in Manteo, but had lived his adult life in Norfolk. He was a son of the late Franklin and Mrs. Sally Midgett and husband of Mrs. Ruth S. Midgett. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: George D. Frank Midgett and David T. Midgett, both of Norfolk, Va. and one brother, McHorney Midgett of Manteo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1959; pg. 5)

Dawn Stowe Midgett

Dawn Stowe Midgett, 88, of Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Currituck House. Born in Wanchese, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ira Thomas and Marjorie Tillett Stowe and was the wife of the late Edwin R. Midgett. Mrs. Midgett was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star where she was past Matron. She worked for the telephone company for over forty years.  Mrs. Midgett is survived by a daughter, Patricia Heath and husband Stephen of Grandy, NC; two grandchildren, Stephen E. Heath, Jr. of Alvin, TX and Abbey H. Cartwright and husband Nathan of Grandy, NC; and four great-grandchildren, Colton Heath, Hannah Heath, Madeline Cartwright and Layla Cartwright. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Midgett, Jr.; and two sisters, Cecilia Daniels and Gilda Gallop.  A funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Casteel officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Midgett family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Delia Faye White Midgett

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Delia Faye White Midgett, 67, died in the Albemarle Hospital on Thursday, November 23. She was born in Bertie County, daughter of Elton Meredith White and Queenie M. Duke White. She was the widow of Lasell Midgett. She touched so many people with her joyous music and infectious laughter. Mrs. Midgett is survived by five daughters: Carlette Pruden of Edenton, Francine Sanders of Elizabeth City, Jane Beasley of Kill Devil Hills, Rita Navratil of New Jersey and Judy Loughlin of South Carolina; one brother, Hillary Jones of Leland; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a companion, Emmet Smith of East Lake.  A son, Skeet Jones, preceded her in death.  Memorial services will be conducted Monday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by Pastor Tony Ralph.  The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, Sunday, Nov. 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. William Charles "Stick" Sanders of Elizabeth City.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000; pg. 14A)

Dennis Lannon Midgett, Jr.

WAVES - Dennis Lannon "D.L." Midgett Jr., 42, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. Midgett, born in Vallejo, Calif., was owner and operator of Ocean Breeze Construction. He was the son of the late Dennis Lannon Midgett Sr. and Laura Kay Maness Midgett. Mr. Midgett is survived by three daughters, Mary Nicole Midgett of Waves, NC, Jessea Kayana Midgett of Buxton, NC and Kelly Lee Williams of Georgia; a son, Shelby Tyler Midgett of Waves, NC; two sisters, Kay Wrenn Griffin and husband, Shane of Virginia Beach, VA and Denise Midgett Graves and husband, Danny of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two grandchildren, Brianna Nicole Swing and Kaison Lee Williams; and his faithful companion, "Zeus". Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Chris Nobles and Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery on Midgett Way.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 16, 2005)

Dennis Lannon Midgett, Sr.

WAVES, N.C. - Dennis Lannon Midgett, Sr., 42, died Friday [Jan. 13, 1978] in a boating accident. A native of Rodanthe, N.C., he was the husband of Laura Kay Maness Midgett and a son of Lillian Payne Midgett. He was a retired Air Force Staff Sgt., a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Other survivors include two daughters: Miss Laura Denise Midgett and Miss Kaye Wrenn Midgett, both of Waves; one son, Dennis L Midgett, Jr. of Waves; two sisters: Mrs. Aldean Hayes if Wanchese and Mrs. Janice Moher of Waves; two brothers: Steve Midgett of Rodanthe and Clarence E. Midgett of Waves. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Harris. Burial with military honors will be in the family cemetery in Waves. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge.  (unknown newspaper & date--possibly The Virginian-Pilot)


The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 17, 1978)

Dennis Morgan Midgett

Dennis Morgan Midgett, 19 month old son of Chester M. and Mrs. Iva Joyce Scarborough Midgett of Portsmouth, Va., died Wednesday morning [Oct. 24, 1962] in a Portsmouth Hospital after a short illness. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Sandra Midgett, of the home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Midgett of Waves and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Scarborough of Buxton. A funeral service was held in the Buxton Methodist Church Thursday by the Rev. Vann Cash. Burial was in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 26, 1962)

Dennis Wayne Midgett

MANTEO - Dennis Wayne Midgett, 62, died April 3, 2003 at his residence. Mr. Midgett, born in Manteo, was a former Town of Manteo maintenance department worker, and at one time was maintenance man at the old Casino. He also was an assistant to Larry Godrey at GEE Amusements. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge No. 52 and the Odd Fellows. He was the son of the late Demus and Nellie Hamilton Midgett.  Mr. Midgett is survived by his faithful companion, Sweet Pea; his brother, Paul Midgett and wife Estelle of Manteo; two nieces, Paula Midgett and husband Al and Cheryl L. Midgett; a great nephew, C.J. Midgett; and great niece, Morgan Midgett.  A funeral will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 6, 2003; pg. 14A)

Dewey Andrew Midgett

WAVES - Dewey Andrew Midgett, 68, died Sunday morning [Dec. 25, 1966] at 3 o'clock in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk. He was a native of Rodanthe and lived in Waves most of his life. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1944. Son the late Zion S. and Lucretia M. Midgett, he was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and served on the Commission of Education. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge, a member of the Sheriff's Association Of N.C. and a member of the Fireman's Association of the Outer Banks. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Midgett Midgett; three daughters, Mrs. Mellie Edwards of Waves, Mrs. Sybil Williams of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Gloria Maddrey of Chesapeake; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Farrow of Waves; three brothers, Dan C. Midgett of Manteo, Alvey Midgett of Norfolk and Eugene H. Midgett of St. Petersburg, Fla. and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 27, 1966)

Don Dosson Midgett

Don Dosson Midgett, 42, United States Coast Guard, died at a local hospital Thursday morning [July 25, 1946]. He was a son of Mrs. Carrie Midgett and the late Edward Midgett. He was a native of Buxton, N.C. and had been in the Coast Guard since 1928. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Wanchese, N.C.; Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM and the Shrine, New Bern, N.C. Surviving besides his mother, are his wife, Mrs. Bertie Salter Midgett; two daughters, the Misses Don D. [should be Alberta Don] and Ora Dean Midgett; a son, Eric Midgett; six brothers: John A., Edward Z, Dallas, Carlos, Thompson, and Luther Midgett, all of Buxton; two sisters: Mrs. Lulu Jennette of Buxton and Mrs. Venus Sande of Honolulu, Hawaii. The body will be taken from the James V. Derry Funeral Chapel this morning to Buxton where funeral services and burial will be conducted Sunday afternoon, July 28, 1946.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, July 27, 1946)

Donis Eugenia Midgett

In memory of Donis Eugenia Midgett who departed from us 16 years ago on February 28, 1937, daughter of Zenora and Barney Midgett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, February 27, 1953)

Dorcas Jane Midgett Midgett

RODANTHE - Dorcas Jane Midgett Midgett, 93, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Rodanthe and was a homemaker. She was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church, the Methodist Women and the Order of Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter No. 303. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Rowan and Arretta Midgett Midgett and was the widow of the late Herbert Midgett, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Herbert Midgett, Jr. Mrs. Midgett is survived by a son, Ellery C. Midgett, II and wife, Reba of Frisco, NC; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Fair Haven United Methodist Church, Rodanthe, on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 28, 2006; pg. 10A)

Dorothy Midgett

Mrs. Dorothy Midgett, 70, wife of Arthur Midgett of Waves, died Friday morning (today), at 6 a.m. after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Dameron and Cordelia Midgett of Rodanthe where she had been a life-long resident and a member of the local Methodist church. Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, Zion S. Midgett of Waves; and one sister, Mrs. W.B. Midgett of Manteo; and by three daughters: Mrs. W.A. Meekins of Rodanther and Mrs. A.H. Gray and Mrs. N.H. Midgett of Waves. Funeral arrangements had not been made at this writing.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 31, 1943; pg. 1)

Dorothy Jones Midgett

HATTERAS - Mrs. Dorothy Jones Midgett, 62, the wife of Jarvis S. Midgett and a native of Camden, N.J, died Friday [Sept. 28, 1979] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and Harmony Eastern Star Chapter of Tampa, Fla. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Taylor of Tampa; a son, Allen Midgett of New York; two sisters: Mrs. Thelma Hartman of Williamstown, N.J. and Mrs. Elizabeth McConvill of Collingswood, N.J.; four brothers: Eugene Jones and Lester Jones of Camden, Theodore Jones of Collingswood, and Casper Jones of Luray, Va.; and 4 grandchildren. (unknown newspaper)

Dorothy Swindell Midgett

WANCHESE - Dorothy Swindell Midgett, 88, of Wanchese, died Sunday March 11, 2007 in Nags Head. Mrs. Midgett was born in Gumneck, Tyrrell County and was a former waitress and homemaker. She was member of the Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bethany Owens Swindell . Surviving are seven daughters: Annabel Winiham of Florida, Bethany Johnson, Elsie Sanderlin Pansy Midgett and Maude Gibbs all of Wanchese; Dale Hines of East Lake and Rhoda DeHart of Elizabeth City; one son: Bayne Midgett of Troutman, NC; one brother: Colon Swindell of Seattle, Washington; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday March 14, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. Roger Barnett. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 13, 2007; pg. 12A)

Earl Ray Midgett

STUMPY POINT - Earl Ray Midgett, 64, of First Street, Stumpy Point, died Oct. 17, in a Greenville hospital. Mr. Midgett was a native of Stumpy Point and a retired commercial fisherman. He was the son the the late Edward D. and Mrs. Edith Brinn Midgett and the husband of Marjorie Armstrong Midgett, of the home. He was a member Of Shiloh United Methodist Church, a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Alicia M. Knighten of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons: Ray Midgett, Jr. of Manteo, Johnny Midgett and Al Midgett, both of Stumpy Point; one brother: Roy E. Midgett of Stumpy Point; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A church service will be conducted Friday, Oct. 19, in the Shiloh United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Clarence O'Briant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 18, 1990)

Earl Ray Midgett

CHESAPEAKE, VA. -  Earl Ray Midgett, 72, died January 14 in his home. Born in Buxton to the late Alexander and Neva Midgett, he was a retired Chief with the Coast Guard and also worked for several years as a diesel mechanic with Curtis Bay Towing. He was a member of Greenbriar Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and an elder. He was a member of the FOE #795. He is survived by his wife, Montez "Tez" Midgett; two daughters: Debbie Vaughan and husband Macon, and Diane Finley and husband Mike, all of Chesapeake; two brothers: Charles D. Midgett and wife Mildred of Wanchese and Oscar S. Midgett of Currituck; 6 grandchildren: Michael Finley, Jr., Christina Bruce, Alan Guthrie, Randy Vaughan, Michelle Finley and Adam Finley; 6 great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Dewey Alan Midgett. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. in Greenbriar Presbyterian Church. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002; pg. 7A)

Earl Willard Midgett

EARL WILLARD MIDGETT DIES THURSDAY A.M. - Earl Willard Midgett, 22, died at his home in Norfolk early Thursday morning [Sept. 20, 1945] after a long illness. Mr. Midgett, a native of Rodanthe, was the son of Mrs. Lurania Midgett and the late G.W. Midgett. He had lived in Norfolk for the last 4 years. Besides his mother, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. P.S. Midgett of Norfolk, Miss Georgia Midgett of Bristol, R.I., and Mrs. Jack L. Brazell of Norfolk; two brothers: Nathaniel G. Midgett of Norfolk and Walter R. Midgett of the Coast Guard. Burial services will be held in Manteo following funeral services in Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 21, 1945; pg. 1)

Edgar Vance Midgett

MANTEO, N.C., Jan 8 - Funeral rites for Edgar Vance Midgett, 39, who died in a Raleigh hospital Wednesday [Jan. 7, 1953] will be conducted Friday in the Twiford Funeral Home Chapel at Manteo by the Rev. H.R. Ashmore, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Mr. Midgett was a native of Manteo, the son of Franklin Harris and Ella Ann Midgett. Surviving besides his parents are four sisters: Mrs. Vilma Brickhouse, Mrs. Woodrow Cox and Miss Estelle Midgett, all of Manteo, and Mrs. Irvin Hines of Hobucken, N.C.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 8, 1953)

Edmond Dailey Midgett

BUXTON - Edmond Dailey Midgett, 84, of Buxton, died Tuesday May 22, in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital. Mr. Midgett was a native of Buxton and a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, having been a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. Mr. Midgett was the son of the late Christopher P. and Mrs. Lauretta Barnett Midgett. He was the husband of Mrs. Linda Casey Midgett of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Mrs. Loretta Midgett O'Neal of Buxton; one son: E. Gordan Midgett of Woodbury Heights, N.J.; one brother: Loran Midgett of Buxton; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A church service will be held Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 24, 1990)

Edward Midgett

COLINGTON BOY KILLED IN FRANCE - Mrs. Mary Frances Midgett of Colington received a notice from the War Department on August 28 of the death of her grandson, Edward Midgett. Young Midgett, who was in the Army, was killed [Aug. 12, 1944] in action in France. He is the son of Israel Midgett of Corolla, but made his home with his grandmother.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 8, 1944; pg. 1)

Edward D. Midgett

STUMPY POINT - Edward D. Midgett, 76, retired oil distributor, died at his home Friday at 1:30 o'clock after an illness of several months. He was a member of the Shiloh Methodist church here. Funeral services will be held at the Shiloh Methodist Church Sunday at 2:00 p.m. conductd by the Rev. Rufus Smithson. Burial will follow in the Stumpy Point community cemetery. The body will remain at Williamson Funeral Home in Swan Quarter and be taken to the church an hour prior to the service. Surviving besides his wife, Mrs. Edith Brinn Midgett, are one daughter, Miss Margaret Lee Midgett of the home; three sons, Roy E. Midgett of Norfolk, Va., Thurston R. Midgett and Earl Ray Midgett of Stumpy Point; seven grandchildren and one brother, Thomas Lee Midgett of Norfolk, Va.  ( Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Saturday, November 17, 1962

Edward D. Midgett, 76, of Stumpy Point, died Friday [Nov. 16, 1962] in his home after an illness of several months. A native of Dare County, he was a retired oil distributor. He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church at Stumpy Point. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith Brinn Midgett; a daughter, Miss Margaret Lee Midgett of Stumpy Point; three sons: Roy E. Midgett of Norfolk and Thurston R. Midgett and Earl Ray Midgett of Stumpy Point; a brother, Thomas Lee Midgett of Norfolk; 7 grandchildren. A funeral service was held in Shiloh Methodist Church Sunday by the Rev. Rufus Smithson. Burial was in Stumpy Point community cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 23, 1962)

Edward James Midgett

        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 his 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)

Edward Rudolph Midgett

Edward Rudolph Midgett, 68, died Saturday morning [Feb. 7, 1959] in a Norfolk hospital after a short illness. He was born at Rodanthe, had lived at Wanchese and Belhaven, and had spent most of his adult life at Rodanthe. he was the son of Rasmus S. and Mary Meekins Midgett and husband of Mrs. Colenda M. Midgett. He was a veteran of World War I and II and a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and the Cape Hatteras Lodge #698, AF&AM. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth Gray of Waves and Mrs. Thelma Smith of Norfolk; two brothers: W.J. Midgett of Portsmouth and Luke B. Midgett of Raleigh; two sisters: Mrs. Dewey Midgett of Waves and Mrs. Reuben Quidley of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 4 grandchildren. The body was taken Sunday to his residence at Rodanthe and funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Revs. Derwood Goodwin and P.M. Porter. Burial was in the family cemetery at Rodanthe. "Abide with Me" was sung at the residence and "The Last Mile of the Way" at the church by Mrs. Louise Leary, Mrs. Bethany Gray, Mrs. Betty Ann Farrow, Mrs. Esta Gray, Mrs. Cedric Midgett and Jack Cahoon. A solo, "A Sunrise Tomorrow", was sung by Jack Cahoon. Mrs. Norman Cahoon accompanied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and white carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were Anderson Midgett, Stockton Midgett, Harold Midgett, A.H. Gray, Sr., Andrew Midgett, and J.W. Midgett. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave by members of the Cape Hatteras Lodge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 13, 1959; pg. 5)

Edward Z. Midgett, Sr.

EDGEWATER, FLA. - Edward Z. Midgett, Sr., 92, of India Palm Drive, died Sunday, April 26 [1998] at Bert Fish Medical Center. Mr. Midgett was born in Buxton and was a former resident of Norfolk, Va. before moving to Florida in 1949. He retired as a lieutenant (J.G.) from the U.S. Coast Guard in Norfolk and served during WWII where he landed on the beaches of the Philippines. He was a dragline operator with Volusia County Mosquito Control; a member of the Masonic Lodge in Manteo; the Bahia Temple Shrine of Orlando, and a former member of New Smyrna Beach American Legion, Post 17; an avid gardener and fisherman. Survivors are his wife of 66 years in August, Verl L. Midgett of Edgewater; three sons: Edward Z. Jr. of Melbourne, Fla., Robert B. Midgett of Merritt Island, Fla., and J. Barry of Edgewater; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Edwin R. Midgett

Edwin R. Midgett, 89, of 1701 Edgewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, July 05, 2008, in the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Dare County, NC to the late Ellis and Lavenia O’Neal Midgett and was the husband of Dawn Stowe Midgett. Mr. Midgett was a former clerk for the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, a former employee with Twiford Funeral Homes and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member and past master of the Manteo Lodge # 521 A.F. & A.M., honorary member of the Eureka Lodge # 317 A.F. & A. M., KCCH Scottish Rite Mason, member of Elizabeth Chapter #44 OES and a Shriner. During the early years of the outdoor drama, “The Lost Colony”, in Manteo, NC, Mr. Midgett took an active part in the performances, including the role of a colonist, George Howe, for a number of years.  Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by a daughter, Patricia Heath and husband, Stephen, of Grandy, NC; two grandchildren, Stephen E. Heath, Jr. and wife, Stacie, and Abbey H. Cartwright and husband, Nathan; and three great grandchildren, Colton Heath, Madeline Cartwright, and Layla Cartwright. He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin R. “Rusty” Midgett, Jr.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 2:00 P.M., in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by Rev. Mike Frese. Burial will be in the New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Midgett family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Wednesday, July 9, 2008)

Edwin Vance Midgett, Sr.

NORFOLK - Edwin Vance Midgett, Senior, age 55, retired Chief U.S. Coast Guard, died in the Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital Friday, March 28, 1959 after a long illness. He was a son of the late Minnie and Mr. Peleg S. Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Elsie Grandy Midgett. He was a native of Manns Harbor, N.C. and had lived in Oceana for 21 years. He was a member of the Scott Memorial Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WW II and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign aboard the USS Manley. In addition to his wife, surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Audrey M. Denkler of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Geraldine M. Michael of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Jane M. Miligan of Oceana and Alice Faye Midgett of Oceana; two sons: John E. Midgett of Clinton, Maryland and Edwin V. "Joc" Midgett, Jr. of Oceana; five brothers: Levene G. Midgett of Roslyn Heights, New York, John A. Midgett of Fort Pierce, Florida, Camillus S. Midgett of Norfolk, Gervis B. Midgett of Port Arthur, Texas and Robert L. Midgett of Manteo, N.C.; three sisters: Mrs. Vara M. Daniels of Wanchese, N.C., Mrs. Minnie M. Boykin of Jacksonville, Florida and Mrs. Helen M. Elliott of Waco, Texas; 8 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home April 5 by the Rev. F.H. Strieby, pastor of Scott Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park, Bayside. Pallbearers are: Woodson Midgett, Sumner Midgett, Ben Wroton, Manning Gray, Robert Gray and Herbert Barcroft.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, Apr. 4, 1959)

Elizabeth Beasley Midgett

Mrs. Elizabeth Beasley Midgett, 52, died Friday morning [March 29, 1963] in N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was a native of Nags Head and had been living in Kitty Hawk for the past 4 years. She was the daughter of Mrs. Callie Tillett Johnston and the late Louis Littleton Johnson and widow of Mahlon Midgett. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Duck. Besides her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Callie Louise Scarborough of Rockland, Maine; three sons: Ivey Johnson and John H. Beasley, both of Nags Head, and Lloyd C. Beasley of Oregon Inlet; three sisters: Mrs. Earl Whitehurst, Mrs. Mervin Saunders and Mrs. J.L. Shellits, all of Norfolk, Va.; four brothers: Ralph Johnson of Nags Head, Ryan Johnston, James Johnson and Luther Johnson, all of Norfolk, Va.; 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Duck by the Rev. Horace Lee McLaurin. "Whispering Hope" and "Amazing Grace" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Minnie Twiford accompanied at the piano. The casket pall consisted of pink and white carnations, white gladioli and fern. pallbearers were Jim Scarborough, Willis Hines, Elmo Whiteson, Edmond Rogers, Wink Davis and Levin Scarborough. Burial followed in Dolly Cemetery [she is actually buried in the Willis Tillett Cemetery in Nags Head Woods].  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 5, 1963)

Elizabeth Hasty Midgett

MANTEO - Elizabeth "Lib" Hasty Midgett, 80, of Devon Street, died Sunday, May 22, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital as the result of injuries from an automobile accident. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Bolton, S.C. and was a retired beautician. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Annie Hasty and the widow of Elmer R. Midgett, Sr. Surviving are a daughter: Ann Perry of Southern Shores; a son: Elmer R. Midgett, Jr. of Manteo; two sisters: Jewel Scarborough of Nags Head and Ann Harrelson of Rocky Mount; one brother: Raymond Hasty of Laurinburg; four grandchildren. A church service will be conducted on May 24 in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Revs. Robert Bundy and C.L. Reynolds. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 24, 1994)

Ella Midgett

WAVES, N.C. - Mrs. Ella Midgett, 79, a native of Rodanthe and the widow of Dewy A. Midgett, died Sunday [July 30, 1978] in a Norfolk hospital. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Hatteras Island Eastern Star Chapter #303, and Outer Banks Rebecca Lodge 165. She was active in the church all her life. Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Mellie Edwards of Waves, Mrs. Sybil Williams of Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Gloria Maddrey of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Ena Quidley of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. James M. Miller and the Rev. Charles Barthalamew.  Burial will be in Waves Cemetery, with Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Ellery Clark Midgett

RODANTHE - Captain Ellery Clark Midgett, 93, died on Saturday, July 25, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Capt. Midgett retired from the U.S. Navy and later retired as a Master Mariner from the Merchant Marines. Captain Midgett was a Shriner and a member of the Sudan Club, York Rite of Elizabeth City, Manteo Masonic Blue Lodge, and Retired Masters, Mates & Pilots Union. He was the son of the late John Allen and Jazania Spencer Payne Midgett and the husband of the late Loraine Katherine Ward Midgett. Captain Midgett is survived by one sister, Bethany Midgett Gray of Rodanthe; one goddaughter, Jonna Midgett and her husband Robert of Rodanthe; and 4 nieces and 6 nephews. A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Tuesday, July 28, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Berry Taylor officiating. A memorial service will follow at Fair Haven United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Taylor officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 28, 1998)

Ellsworth Burrus Midgett

Funeral services for Ellsworth Burrus Midgett, who died suddenly Thursday night, Jan. 11, at the family residence in Manteo, were conducted Saturday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. A solo "The Last Mile of the Way", was sung by John H. Long and "The Sweet By and By" was sung by the church choir. Mrs. Rennie Williamson accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were Allen Lee Mann, Keith Fearing, Earl Green, Ralph Umphlett, Sam Midgett and Seldon Midgett. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery. Mr. Midgett, who was 70, was a native of Rodanthe and lived in Manteo for the last 17 years. He was a retired Coast Guardsman, having served 25 years. He was a son of Abraham and Mrs. Susana Midgett. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and the American Legion. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 27. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorcas Midgett of Manteo; a daughter, Mrs. Max Mann of Alexandria, Va.; three sons: Gaston Midgett and Ellsworth Midgett of Manteo and Bernis Midgett of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Earnest Sanders of Manteo; four grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 19, 1962)

Ellsworth Burrus Midgett, Jr.

MANTEO, N.C. - Ellsworth Burrus Midgett, Jr., 79, of Manteo died, Sunday, March 14, 2004, in his residence. Mr. Midgett was born in Manteo and was a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Ellsworth Burrus and Dorcas Midgette Midgett, Sr. and the husband of the late Helen Meekins Midgett. Surviving are two daughters; Christine M. Nunemaker of Nags Head and Elizabeth M. Ray of Cary, N.C., one son, Ellsworth B. "Buddy" Midgett, III of St. Augustine,Fla.; 7 grandchildren: Buzz Midgett, Sheila Paschal, Haley Midgett, Kevin Nunemaker, Karen Kelly, Zack Pesavento, Josh Pesavento, Courtney Dunn; and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Midgett was predeceased by his son Terence "Terry" T. Midgett. A celebration of life will be Wednesday, March 17,2004, at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Midgett family. Mr. Midgett's mother's maiden name is spelled with an "e" on the end. The other Midgett name's are without the "e".  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 16, 2004; pg. 6A)

Elmer Reuben Midgett, Sr.

MANTEO - Elmer Reuben Midgett, Sr., 88, of Devon Street, died March 21 [1988], in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Manteo, he was the son of the late Jerry and Mary Gray Midgett and the husband of Elizabeth Hasty Midgett of the home. He was a retired bookkeeper; a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Ann M. Perry of Southern Shores; one son, Elmer Reuben Midgett, Jr. of Manteo; one sister, Lonie Wescott of Manteo; and four grandchildren. A church service will be conducted Wednesday, March 23, in the First Assembly of God Church, Manteo, at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Carroll Daniels. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The body will be carried from the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church at 1 :30 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Elmer Vance Midgett, Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Elmer Vance Midgett, Jr., 67 of Virginia Beach, died July 29 in Sentara Norfolk Hospital. He was the son of Elmer Vance Midgett, Sr. and Evelyn Hooper Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va. and the husband of Beverly Sutherland Midgett of the home. Mr. Midgett was owner and operator of Bermuda Mechanical Co., Ltd. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #521 in Manteo, N.C. and a member of the Rotary Club in Bermuda and also was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by one daughter: Betsy Sutherland Griffith of Richmond, Va.; two sons: Michael Elmer Midgett of Richmond, Va. and Elmer V. Midgett, III of Bermuda; one brother: Edward F. Midgett of Cape Coral, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were to be held in the Twiford Funeral Home, Ghent Chapel, on Aug. 1, with the Rev. Alan C. Reifsnyder officiating. Burial followed in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe, N.C. Twiford Funeral Home, Ghent Chapel, Norfolk, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 2, 1994)

Elnora Elizabeth Gallop Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Elnora Elizabeth Gallop Midgett, 94, died April 27. She was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Elena Gallop, and a native of Wanchese.  Nora was a devoted wife and mother. She was predeceased by husband Lloyd Midgett; daughter, Minnie Lee Midgett Shankster; and eight siblings, Elwood, Elton, Elva, Elbert, Ebert, Eloise, Ezeta and Early.  Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Linda Midgett of Virginia Beach; two brothers of Wanchese NC, Ezekiel “Roscoe” Gallop and wife Gilda and Erbe Gallop and wife Mary; three grandchildren of Virginia Beach, Brenda Dale Bridges Caruana, Lloyd “Bud” Seibert and wife Angel and Carol Lee Seibert Scherer; great grandchildren Marni Lea Caruana, Angie Elizabeth Caruana, Kelly Kello, Jennifer Seibert and Callie Joy Scherer. Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Grand Nieces and Nephews.  Nora was "BigMom" to everyone she knew and "Nanny" to her grandchildren. Devotion and Love to her family was what she was known for. A wonderful cook, she leaves a legacy of love that will extend too many generations. A woman who shared the love of God, and displayed it to all that she met. Some people come into your hearts and leave footprints that will last forever. Bigmom’s footprints have marked the hearts of many. The family chain seems broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. Mom, Bigmom, Nanny, Sister, Aunt, and Friend we love you.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home and The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 30, 2009; pg. 8A)

Elsie Grandy Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH -- Elsie Grandy Midgett, 96, of the 300 block of West Lane, passed away in her sleep Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin V. Midgett and her son, John E. Midgett. She is survived by four daughters, Audrey M. Denkler and husband John of Alexandria, Va., Jane Flach Keller and husband of Athens, Ga., Geraldine M. Michael and her husband, William of Winter Haven, Fla., and Alice Faye Bean of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a son, Edwin V. Midgett, Jr. (Joe) and wife Nancy of Winter Haven; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rosewood Memorial Park by Pastor James Ullian. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 409 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Va. where she was a member for many years.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 1, 2002)

Elsie Mae Hamilton Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Elsie Mae Hamilton Midgett, age 91, passed away Wednesday, July 18, while in the care of the loving staff of Allzwell Assisted Living, Chesapeake.  Elsie was a member of Lynnhaven United Methodist Church.  She was the widow of CDR. Maxton M. Midgett USN. (Ret.), who passed away in February this year on their 70th Wedding Anniversary.  Elsie was predeceased by a son Harry L. Midgett.  Surviving are her daughter, Sandra rcE. Howard; her son, M. Murray Midgett (Ruth); Billy K. Midgett; Kevin W. Midgett (Paula); daughter-in-law, Brenda K. Midget; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Estelle Quidley and Grace Beisner; two brothers-in-law, Sumner K. Midgett, Jr. (Jean) and Arvon L. Midgett and a host of much-loved nieces and nephews.  Elsie Mae a virtuous woman was a wife of noble character, worth far more than rubies. Her skilled hands were never idle; painting, sewing, gardening, writing poetry, baking the best cakes, praying for her family. "Her children arise and call her blessed."  The family will receive friends on Monday, July 23, 2012 for viewing from 6-8 pm and Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk VA 23502.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, July 22, 2012)

Elvin L. Midgett

NORFOLK - Elvin L. Midgett, a native of Collington, N.C., died Feb. 12, 1996. Mr. Midgett, a retired body mechanic, worked for Virginia Beach Motors for 41 years. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Peggy J. Midgett; two daughters, Wanda J. Smith of Norfolk and Sheila M. Lynch of Chesapeake; a son, Thomas W. Chauncey of Norfolk; a brother, Sidney R. Midgett of Norfolk; four grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Friday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Paul D. Moore. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 15, 1996)

Emma Miller Midgett

BUXTON, N.C. - Emma Miller Midgett, 88, a native of Buxton and the widow of William Jarvis Midgett, died Tuesday [Dec. 28, 1983] in Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Tracy Hooper of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Eliza Peele of Hatteras and Martin Kellogg of Manteo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lewis Dillman. Burial will be in Miller Family Cemetery with Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo in charge.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Ersie E. Midgett

Mrs. Ersie E. Midgett, 83, of Rodanthe, died Sunday morning [May 8, 1977] at the home of her son, Harold Midgett, Hatteras, following an illness of two and one half months. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe. She owned and operated a grocery store in Rodanthe until her retirement in 1963. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and Hatteras Island Chapter #303, Order of Eastern Star. She was the daughter of the late Anderson and Mrs. Efrica Midgett Midgett. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Rucker of Marietta, Ga.; three sons: Harold Midgett, Anderson Midgett and T. Stockton Midgett, all of Hatteras; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Revs. Jimmy Harris and Herman Soderburg. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Rodanthe.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 10, 1977)

Ervin E. Midgett

ERVIN MIDGETT DIES AND IS BURIED IN FLORIDA - Ervin E. Midgett, 60, who passed away in a St. Petersburg, Fla. hospital Sept. 28th, was the son of the late Jesse E. and Elvari Midgett of Manteo and had been a Dare County resident most of his life, moving to Florida about 9 years ago following his retirement after 29 years service in the Coast Guard. He had been a lifelong Methodist. Death was the result of a lingering illness from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Estelle B. Midgett; a son, Eddie; a brother, Willie Midgett of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. Eulalia Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Ida Andrews of Raleigh. He had been a member of the Oddfellows Lodge for 40 years. He was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 3, 1958; pg. 1)

Essie Zorado Liverman Midgett
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 1, 1966

Estell H. Midgett

CHESAPEAKE - Estell H. Midgett, 75, of S. Military Highway, died Oct. 16, in a hospital. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Colington. She was the widow of Marvin Lee Midgett. Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Mae Hicks of Newport News, Va., Billie F. Murphy of Chesapeake, Va. and Emma Mae Patterson and Rhonda D. Murphy, both of Virginia Beach; three sons, John C. Beasley of Norfolk, and Jerry L. Midgett and Joseph Midgett, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Evelyn Beasley of Virginia Beach; four brothers: Ernest Hill of Bloomville, Ohio, Jack Phelps of Norfolk, and Elvin Midgett and Ray Midgett, both if Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Thomas T. Reynold, Jr. Burial was in Charity United Methodist Church Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Oct. 21, 1990)

Etta Baum Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Etta Baum Midgett, 89, of Virginia Beach, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Midgett, a native of Kitty Hawk, was a retired Dare County school teacher and touched the lives of students from several generations from 1930 to 1973. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79, and the Order of the Aramanth, Pocahontas and the N.C. Retired Teachers. She was the daughter of the late Edward N. and Rosa Midgett Baum and the widow of L. Alton Midgett. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters: Alta L. Midgett and Barbara E.M. Carr, both of Norfolk, Va.; one son: l. Edward Midgett of Wanchese; one sister: Irene B. Midgett of Kitty Hawk; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Nellie B. Caldwell and Nita B. Ballance. A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Sunday, Jan. 26. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 26, 1997)

E. [Eugene] Hendrix Midgett
The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 6, 1983; pg. 5B

Evelyn F. Midgett

FORT MYERS, FL. - Evelyn F. Midgett, 84, died Sept. 3 in her residence. She was born in Manns Harbor and was a member of Haygood United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Norview Chapter #213 and was a housewife. Survivors include her husband Elmer V. Midgett, for 70 years; a son, Edward F. Midgett Of Cape Coral, Fl.; five grandchildren: Elmer V. Midgett, III of Bermuda, Michael E. Midgett of Portsmouth, Va., Edward F. Midgett, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Debra Midgett of Cape Coral and Betsi Griffith of Bermuda; four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by a son, Elmer V. Midgett, Jr. A funeral service was held Friday by the Rev. Allen G. Reifsnyder in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Burial was in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 8, 1996)

Ezekiel Decatur Midgett

Ezekiel Decatur Midgett, 73, died Tuesday [Nov. 4, 1958] at 6:30 a.m. in the Lane Nursing Home, Woodville, after an illness of 10 years. He was a native of Colington, Dare County, and resided at Kitty Hawk most of his life. He was the son of the late Ezekiel and Charlotte Gamiel Midgett and husband of Mrs. Betty Elizabeth Toler Midgett and was a retired fisherman and a member of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. He had served on the Dare County Board of Commissioners at the time W.F. Baum was chairman, and the Roanoke Sound bridge was built, and he had served man other public positions. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Orland Meekins of Colington, Mrs. B.A. Burge of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Roy Outz of Charlotte and Mrs. Noah Brickhouse of Powells Point; eight sons: Ambrose Midgett of Asheville, Robert Midgett, III of Kitty Hawk, Alfred Midgett of Moyock, Carl Midgett of Selden, N.Y., Wilbert Midgett of Elizabeth City, Jarvis Midgett of Charlotte, and Decatur Midgett of Petersburg, Va.; 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 5)

Funeral services for Ezekiel Decator Midgett who died Tuesday morning of last week, were conducted Nov.6 at 2 o'clock in the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by Dr. L. Sigsbee Miller, pastor of the Pearl Street International Holiness Church, assisted by the Rev. S.J. Snead, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church, and the Rev. G.W. Crutchfield, pastor of the City Road Methodist Church. "Safe In the Arms of Jesus" and "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone" were sung by Mrs. Selden Bundy, Mrs. Graham Harris and A.W. Toler. Mrs. Jesse Baum accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall made of red carnations, white mums and fern. Active pallbearers were Carlos Dowdy, Elijah Baum, Marvin Midgett, Pennel Tillett, Avery Tillett and W.T. Beacham. Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 14, 1958; pg. 4)

Floyd Oswald Midgett

Floyd Oswald Midgett, 72, of Elizabeth City, NC, formerly of Annapolis, died of cancer Monday at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a lengthy illness. Mr. Midgett worked in security at the State House in Annapolis for the Maryland State Police, retiring in 1976. Born in Rodanthe, NC, he served in the Navy during World War II. He lived in Annapolis 17 years before moving to Elizabeth City when he retired. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Beasley Midgett; two daughters: Virginia Teague and Florence M. Midgett, both of Elizabeth City; two sons: Floyd W. Midgett of Annapolis and Dwayne Midgett of Elizabeth City; 5 grandchildren; three sisters: Jean Leightner and Elva Austin, both of Annapolis, and Sadie White of Virginia Beach, Va.; and two brothers: Lyle Midgett of Ogdensburg, NY and Marvin Midgett of Kitty Hawk, NC. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City. Burial will follow in Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, NC.  (The Capital [Annapolis, MD] - Wednesday, November 23, 1988; pg. 11A)

Frank Midgett

Frank Midgett, 45, of Wanchese, died Tuesday night at 9:30 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Norfolk where he had been a patient for little over a week. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Friday afternoon at the Wanchese Methodist Church.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 28, 1942; pg. 1)

Frank Hamilton Newcomb Midgett

Frank Hamilton Newcomb Midgett, 77, lifelong resident of Waves, Dare County, died at 1 p.m. Monday in the Norfolk Marine Hospital after an illness of three months. He was a member of the Board of Commissioners of Dare County at the time of his death, his term expiring this month. Mr. Midgett was the son of the late Israel and Nancy Ballance Midgett of Rodanthe, and the husband of Mrs. Christiana Midgett. Two sisters also survive him, Miss Belle Midgett of Manteo, and Mrs. Warren Midgett of New Jersey. He was stricken three months ago and had been helpless and unconscious ever since. The body was taken to the Twiford Funeral Home and removed to the family residence where the funeral was conducted at 11 p.m. Wednesday by Rev. J.T. Goodman, pastor of the nearby Fairhaven Methodist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Mr. Midgett was a member of Masonic Lodge #698 at Buxton. He was a man who stood in high regard of all who knew him, friendly, neighborly, with a desire to be fair, industrious, always a worker, he was honest and accommodating. He had served many years in the Coast Guard and was honorably retired since 1943. Some of his service was in shore stations in New Jersey. Rev. Durwood T. Goodwin, pastor of Fairhaven Methodist Church, conducted the funeral before a home packed with mourning friends. The church choir sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Does Jesus Care". Pallbearers were Dewey Midgett, Julian Gray, Alexander Meekins, George Meekins, Asa Gray, Jr. and Alston Midgett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 1)

Franklin Harris Midgett
The Coastland Times - Friday, July 23, 1965; pg. 8

Freddy [Fred Pierce] Midgett

Freddy Midgett, 5 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Jackson Midgett who was killed last Saturday [July 9, 1938] when he fell from the running board of his father's truck, was buried Sunday afternoon, services being conducted at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by Rev. B.R. Crant. The "Lost Colony" choir rendered the music, with James Hart at the organ. Freddy had made frequent trips with his father to take members of the choir and cast of "The Lost Colony" to and from Ft. Raleigh in the truck and was a great favorite with them all. On Saturday he was warned by his father to get away from the truck as it started but failed to heed the warning and fell under the wheels. His father was unaware that the child had fallen and felt the wheels run over something and got out to see what happened. The child died before a doctor could reach him. One other child, 18 months old, survives him.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 15, 1938; pg. 1)

Fred Wilbert Midgett

NORFOLK - Fred Wilbert Midgett, 77, a retired repairman, died August 3, 1992 in a Hampton hospital. Mr. Midgett was born in Mashoes, N.C. He had retired from the National Cash Register Co. He was a member of Corinthian Lodge #266, AF&AM and was the widower of Bernice Midgett. Survivors include a step-daughter, Francis Loy Hickman of Annandale, Va.; and a sister, Myrtle M. Dailey of Norfolk.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, August 6, 1992)

Gary Wade Midgett

Gary Wade Midgett, 46, son of Mildred Midgett and the late Herbert K. Midgett, Jr., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.  He is preceded in death by his brother Herbert K. Midgett III and Uncle Joseph “Mac” Midgett. Gary is survived by three children, Kayleigh Mae, Emma Joy, and Andrew Moore Midgett of Colington, NC and Grandson Kaiden “Wade” Earley.  In addition to his mother and children, Gary is survived by a sister, Linda Midgett, a brother, David Midgett and wife Kit of Rodanthe, Aunts Maggie Smith and Marilyn Midgett, of Rodanthe. Gary is also survived by his special cousins, Willie, Jacob, and Lauren Smith of Rodanthe and Wilmington, NC, Joey Midgett of Frisco, Martha Caldwell and husband Scott, Myra and Claudia Caldwell of Hatteras, NC, and many special cousins and friends. Also left to cherish his memory is his girlfriend, Bonnie Jo Waits of Wanchese, NC.  Gary was affiliated with Mac’s Garage all of his life and has run it since his Uncle Mac passed away. He was also a Commercial Fisherman was well known for being always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Gary will be greatly missed.  The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center in Rodanthe, NC with Rev. James Bliss officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe. Visitation will occur from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 8, at the Community Center and, and at other times, the family will receive friends at 24228 Dean Ave. in Rodanthe.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gaston Burrus Midgett, Sr.

MANTEO - Gaston Burrus Midgett, Sr., 77, of Burnside Road, died Oct. 22, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Midgett was a native of Wanchese, the son of the late Ellsworth Burrus and Mrs. Dorcas Midgett Midgett and the husband of Geneva Midgett Midgett of the home. He was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Highway Department, as a mechanic. He was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son: Gaston B. Midgett, Jr. of Manteo; one sister, Beatrice Mann of Manteo; one brother, Ellsworth Burrus Midgett, Jr., of Manteo. Funeral arrangements are pending, with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, in charge. The family will receive friends at The Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, Wednesday, October 24, from 7:00 to 8:30. p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 23, 1990)

Geneva Helene Midgett Midgett

MANTEO - Geneva Helene Midgett Midgett, 76, died Tuesday, November 21 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Midgett was born in Waves and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Salina Gray Midgett and was the widow of the late Gaston B. Midgett. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo Rebekah Lodge #52, the United Methodist Women and the Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #179. Mrs. Midgett is survived by a son, Gaston B. Midgett, Jr. of Manteo; a sister, Shirley Shannon of Manteo; a brother, Feldon Midgett of San Antonio, Texas. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Friday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 23, 2000; pg. 12A)

George Benjamin Midgett

George Benjamin "Ben" Midgett left on the next leg of the voyage on January 26, 2014. He was born September 1, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia, to Joan Lehmann Midgette and John Allen Midgette. He moved to Wanchese (“God’s Country”) as a young boy, graduated from Manteo High School, and spent his working life as a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his sisters, Joan M. Midgette and Margaret E. Midgette. Ben had an upbeat attitude and a way with words. He dearly loved Wanchese, his friends, working on the water, and sitting on his front porch in the evening enjoying the breeze and the stars in the night sky. Over the years, there were many friends/nurses/angels who enriched Ben’s life -- far too many to name individually. His sisters want to express their sincere gratitude to all of you, and say thank you also to Ben’s friend, H.L. Bundy, and his special angel, Debbie Scarborough. A celebration of Ben’s life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy in Manteo, with Pastor Bishop Roger Barnett officiating. All friends and family are welcome. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

George Dennis Midgett
(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 11, 1969; pg. 6)

George Gilbert Midgett

George Gilbert Midgett, three-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jethro Midgett of Rodanthe, died last Thursday at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Rodanthe Friday afternoon with burial in the family plot. The child is survived by his parents; one brother, William Midgett; two sisters: Edith and Mary Midgett; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Midgett; his maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. St. Clair Midgett; his paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. R.T. Midgett, all of Rodanthe.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 29, 1943; pg. 1)

George Lewis Midgett

MANTEO, N.C. - George Lewis Midgett, 66, a native of Manteo and an Army veteran of WWII, died Monday [Jan. 13, 1975] in Salem, Va. Veterans Hospital. He was a member of Manteo United Methodist Church. Survivors include 6 daughters: Mrs. Ivy Johnson, Mrs. William H. Jones and Mrs. George Robbins of Manteo, Mrs. Orville Tillett of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Henry L. Beasley of Mobile, Ala, and Mrs. Betty Ippolite of Goldsboro; 4 sons: Sheldon D. Midgett of Grandy, Isaac V. Midgett of Gloucester, and Rhondal L. Midgett of Jarvisburg; 27 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Wednesday in Manteo Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Carroll Daniels and the Rev. James Davenport. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor with Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

George Washington Midgett

WANCHESE, N.C., Sept. 19 - Funeral rites for George Washington Midgett, 45, who died Thursday night [Sept. 18, 1952] at his home in Wanchese, will be conducted Sunday in the Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese. Mr. Midgett was a native of Manteo but had been living in Wanchese for the past 18 years. He was the son of Ira and Mary Ellen Midgett and husband of Mrs. Terrah Daniels Midgett, a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church and had served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Ivey Midgett Evans of Manteo and one son, Ben Midgett of Wanchese.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, September 20, 1952)

George Washington Midgett, 45, died suddenly Thursday night of last week at 9:50 at the family residence in Wanchese. He was a native of Manteo but had been living in Wanchese for the past 18 years. He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Ira and Mary Ellen Midgett. He was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Terrah Daniels Midgett of Wanchese; one daughter, Mrs. Ivey Evans, Jr. of Manteo; one son, Ben Midgett of Wanchese; one nephew, Shelton Midgett of Virgina Beach; two nieces: Mrs. Pam Gallop of Wanchese and Mrs. Reuben Etheridge of Manteo. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor, assisted by the Rev. D.B. Lawrence, Jr., pastor of the Assembly of God Church. The youth choir sang "Does Jesus Care" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" while Maggie Tillett, Reba Daniels and Mrs. Loretta Case sang "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. Dallas Tillett accompanied on the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of red roses and white asters. Ralph Meekins, George Daniels, Royden Tillett, Arnold Daniels, Jesse Etheridge and Noah Forbes acted as pallbearers. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 26, 1952; pg. 5)

Georgie Baum Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Georgie Baum Midgett, 74, of Green Valley Drive, a native of Jarvisburg, N.C. and the widow of Hatton Howard Midgett, Sr., died Tuesday [Dec. 4, 1984] in a nursing home. Mrs. Midgett is survived by a daughter, Tracy Griggs of Virginia Beach; two sons: Hatton H. Midgett, Jr. of Manteo, N.C. and Robert T. Midgett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Dan Baum of Jarvisburg, N.C.; a half-sister, Esther Russell of Sunbury, N.C.; a half-brother, Hezekiah Baum of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and a grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Carroll Daniels. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1984)

Gladys Tillett Midgett

KITTY HAWK WOMEN DIES MONDAY IN NORFOLK - Mrs. Gladys Tillett Midgett [age unreadable] of Kitty Hawk, died Monday afternoon [Apr. 10, 1944] at 1 o'clock in a Norfolk hospital following a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Canus and Florence Dowdy Tillett and wife of T. Shelton Midgett of Kitty Hawk. She was a native and lifelong resident of Kitty Hawk and a member of Primitive Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Boyd S. Midgett; and one sister, Mrs. Eldridge Beacham, both of Kitty Hawk; four brothers [only 3 named]: P.A. Tillett of Berkley, Va., C.L. Tillett of Virginia Beach, Va., and M.C. Tillett of Kitty Hawk; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at the graveside in Austin Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 14, 1944; pg. 1)

Gordon Lane  Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - Gordon Lane Midgett, 43, died Wednesday, Feb. 18 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Midgett was born in Columbia and worked in the Manns Harobr Shipyard. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and was the son of the late Larry H. and Rita H. Midgett of Manns Harbor. Besides his mother, Mr. Midgett is survived by one brother, Freddy Midgett of Elizabeth City. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 19, 1998)

Grace Marie Twiford Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - Grace Marie Twiford Midgett, 83, of Mashoes Road, died Feb 13, at her residence. She was a native of Manteo and a homemaker. Mrs. Midgett was the former assistant postmaster for Mashoes. She was the daughter of the late William Mance and Mrs. Mounteray R. Twiford and the widow of Thomas R. Midgett. Surviving are one son: Iris Wilford Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister: Violet Dimple Cain of Norfolk, Va.; one brother: Shelbert Carl Twiford of Manns Harbor; one granddaughter: Robin Morris of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson: Buddy Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va. and three great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be held Sunday Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Fred Simpson. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Mashoes. The family visitation was set for Saturday night from 7:00 to 8:30 at the funeral home.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 17, 1991)

Guy Hartwell Midgett

MANTEO, NC - Guy Hartwell “Chief” Midgett died Sunday, April 27, at his home. He was born in Manteo, NC the son of Charles Francois and Lucille Meekins Midgett. For most of his life, Chief worked as a finish carpenter, both self-employed and eight years for the County of Dare from which he retired in 1995. Early in his working life, he was a clerk and manager of the Manteo ABC store.  Chief was a Mason and Shriner. At his death he was serving on the Dare County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and on the Dare County ABC Board.  He is survived by his wife, Marion Wilson Midgett; his sister, Camille Midgett Podolski; eleven nieces and nephews; many cousins, great nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. Chief was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Francois, Jr and five sisters: Margaret Midgett Tillett, Irene Midgett Davis, Hulda Midgett Swindell, Anne Midgett Greene and an infant Myrtle Midgett.  A service of remembrance will be on Thursday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo. Visitation with family will be from 5:30 pm before the service and also following the service at the chapel.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Tuesday, April 29, 2008)

Hannah Belle Morse Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Mrs. Hannah Belle Morse Midgett, age 92, of the 100 block of Holly Drive, died Monday, September 8, 1986 in her home. She was a native of Dare Co., N.C. and was the widow of Marvin L. Midgett. She was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters: Mildred Speight of Elizabeth City, Sadie White of Virginia Beach and Bessie Powell of Charleston, S.C.; two step-daughters: Elva Austin and Jean Leightner, both of Annapolis; three sons, Mack D. Sanderlin of Newport News, Marvin L. Midgett of Kitty Hawk, and William R. Sanderlin of Harbinger, N.C.; two step-sons, Floyd Midgett of Elizabeth City and Lyle Midgett of Osborne, New York; a sister, Flora Cahoon of Poplar Branch, N.C.; a brother, Willie Austin of Norfolk; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and several step- grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted Thursday, September 11, 1986 in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Jones and Rev. Eddie Barber. Burial will be in Baum Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, September 10, 1986)

Harrison Benjamin Midgett

IN GRANDY - Mr. Harrison Benjamin Midgett, age 94 of Grandy, died Monday at Winslow Memorial Home after a long illness.  He was a native of Rodanthe, N.C.  He was a retired farmer and a professional hunting guide and a member of the Powells Point Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 in the Powells Point Baptist Church in Grandy.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The body will be carried from Twifords Funeral Home to the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Treadwell.  He was the son of the late Albert and Sarah Midgett and the husband of the late Emily Brickhouse Midgett.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Mary Nantz of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Mrs. Dorothy Treadwell of Grandy; two sons: Elton Midgett of Abington, Virginia and H.B. Midgett, Jr. of Harbinger; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - November 5, 1983; pg. 9)

Hattie A. Midgett

KITTY HAWK WOMAN BURIED THURSDAY - Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie A. Midgett of Kitty Hawk, who died Wednesday, were conducted Thursday afternoon at three o'clock at the Austin Cemetery by Rev. J.C. Harmon.  Mrs. Midgett, who was 52 years of age, is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Midgett of Kitty Hawk; two sons: Claud and Alvin Midgett; four brothers: Truxton Midgett of Norfolk, Franklin Midgett of Elizabeth City adn New York, Spencer Midgett of Staten Island, and Ernest L. Midgett of New York City; three sisters: Mrs. Jesse Baum and Mrs. Mary Dowdy of Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Ola Davis of Wanchese.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 21, 1943; pg. 1)

Hatton Howard Midgett, Jr.

Hatton Howard Midgett, Jr., 82, passed away suddenly on June 21, 2011 following a short stay at the Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head. Born in Manteo, NC and a lifelong resident, he was the oldest child of the late Hatton H. Midgett, Sr. and Georgie Baum Midgett. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jacqueline Vannote Midgett and a brother, Robert T. Midgett, both of Manteo. He is predeceased by his sister, Tracy Midgett Griggs and his brother-in-law, Roy E. Griggs.  In addition to his wife and brother, Mr. Midgett is survived by one niece, Tammy Griggs Yaekel and close family members, Carson and Kathy Beasley, Steve and Lynn Midgett, and an “extended” family of caregivers who made it possible for him to stay at home; Cyrithia Kolonji, Sucelia Fagley, Edwin Jackson, and Daphne Malcom.  Hatton joined the Merchant Marines in Virginia as a teenager during World War II and completed his education in the Armed Forces. In 1948, he joined the U.S. Army in the field of transportation and served as a Rigger Instructor on ships, Warrant Officer, and later Captain of a tugboat. Also, he served his country honorably in the Korean War and Viet Nam during his 22 years of service. Following his retirement from the Military, he served 14 years as Police Chief for the Town of Manteo.  Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his funeral at 11:00 am on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St., Manteo, NC 27954. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dick and Helen Scarborough Facility Fund at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hatton Howard Midgett, Sr.

MANTEO, N.C. - Hatton Howard Midgett, Sr., 76, of Wingina Ave., a lifelong resident of Manteo and the husband of Georgie Baum Midgett, died Sunday [May 15, 1983] in a nursing home. He was a retired fisherman and a Coast Guard veteran and was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tracy M. Griggs of Virginia Beach; two sons: Hatton Howard Midgett, Jr. of Manteo and Robert Thomas Midgett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a grandchild. The funeral will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Revs. David Daniels and Carroll Daniels. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Helen Marie Creef Midgett

IN ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Helen Marie Creef Midgett, 49, of 1714 Wesley Drive, Elizabeth City, died September 1 at 11:20 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held September 4 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Homer Styons. Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Midgett was a native and life-long resident of Elizabeth City and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of Mrs. Essie Ranhorn Creef of Elizabeth City and the late Colas B. Creef and wife of Wilbert Irvin Midgett of the home. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Allen (Betty) Meads of Summerville, S.C., Mrs. Henry (Debra) Hurdle of Elizabeth City; one son, Wilbert Thomas Midgett of Summerville, S.C.; two sisters: Mrs. Mildred Williamson and Mrs. Thelma Flowers, both of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Bradford Creef and Delbert Creef, both of Elizabeth City; and three grandchildren.  (The Southern Post - September 9, 1982; pg. 8)

Henry Vernon Midgett

MANTEO - Henry Vernon Midgett, born November 30, 1918, died Wednesday, March 24 at the age of 80. Survivors include his devoted wife of 40 years, Lillie James Midgett; two daughters: Nettie Midgett and Carrie Vrablic and husband Mark; two grandchildren: Mark and Tiffany Vrablic; one brother, Hubert Midgett of Rpoer; several cousins; one nephew and 2 nieces. Funeral services were to be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial following in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mark and Carrie Vrablic in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 28, 1999; pg. 14A)

Herbert Knowles Midgett, Jr.

RODANTHE - Herbert Knowles Midgett, Jr., 43, of Rodanthe, died Monday [Oct. 9, 1972] at 7:15 A.M. in Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Virginia after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and a member of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred M. Midgett; his parents, Herbert K. Midgett and Mrs. Dorcas M. Midgett; one daughter, Miss Linda Midgett; two sons, David Midgett and Gary Midgett, all of Rodanthe and one brother, Ellery Clark Midgett of Frisco. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 P.M. in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Gould. Burial will follow in a local cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave by the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge. The body will be carried from Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church and lie in state 1 house prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 10, 1972)

Herbert Knowles Midgett, Sr.

RODANTHE - Herbert Knowles Midgett, Sr., 72, died Tuesday morning [April 24, 1984] in Portsmouth Naval Hospital following a long illness. A native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe, he was the son of John Allen Midgett, Jr. and Jazania Payne Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Dorcas Jane Midgett Midgett. He was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 AF&AM. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as Chief Motor Machinist Mate and served during WWII. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by one son, Ellery Clark Midgett, II of Frisco; one sister, Mrs. Bethany M. Gray of Rodanthe; one brother, Capt. Ellery Clark Midgett of Manteo and Colington Harbor; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Rose with graveside services in Manteo Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Military services will be conducted at the grave. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Herman H. Midgett

On May 23, 2002, Herman H. Midgett, 91, left to be with his beloved wife, Belle. Herman was born in North Carolina [Wanchese], but spent his adult years in Norfolk. He was a disabled veteran of World War II having been part of the first wave to storm Omaha Beach. He was known as Uncle Herman or Paw Paw and leaves behind many much loved nieces, nephews, and their extended families; two step-daughters; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and four neighbor's children that he held special. He was predeceased by his mother, Ella; father, Thomas; and six brothers and sisters, Esmerelda, Charlie, Meredith, Laura, Lacey and Jessie. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Chaplain Phil Holwager. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 26, 2002; pg. 6B)

Hilda Casey Midgett

Hilda Casey Midgett, 90, of Beaufort, died Wednesday [Aug. 11, 1993] at Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City. A funeral will be held Friday at Bell-Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City with interment in Carteret Memorial Gardens. She is survived by a son, Warren H. Spruill of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a daughter, Hilda Lewis of Beaufort; 4 sisters, Nora Gaskill of Ocracoke, Linda Midgett and Edna Grey, both of Buxton, Myrtle Braxton of Ayden; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; several nieces & nephews.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Thursday, August 12, 1993)

Hilton S. Midgett

BUXTON - Hilton S. Midgett, 62, of Buxton, died Monday [Dec. 22, 1980] in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk, Va.  He was a native of Buxton and had lived here most of his life.  He was a retired U.S. Coast Guard Machinist's Mate and member of the Virginia Pilots Association.  He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late W. Jarvis Midgett and Mrs. Emma Miller Midgett of Buxton.  He is survived by one son, DeWayne Midgett, U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS Texas; one sister, Mrs. Tracy Hooper of Virginia Beach.  The funeral will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, Pastor.  Burial will be in the Miller Family Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Hubert Floyd Midgett


Photo from USCG Headquarters, Washington, DC

CHESAPEAKE - Hubert Floyd "Jack" Midgett, 90, of the 1600 block of Clarks Circle, passed away Tue., Oct. 2, 2012 in his residence. A native of Rodanthe, NC, he was retired from the US Coast Guard. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Edna L. Midgett; two daughters, Gail Saucedo of Sonoma, CA and Pat Cunningham of Vacaville, CA; a son, Tom Midgett and his wife Sherry of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry Midgett. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6, in St. Andrew's United Methodist Church by Dr. Dan Phillips Abbott. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the sender's choice.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 6, 2012)

 Ignatius S. Midgett

RODANTHE LOSES ONE AMONG ITS BEST CITIZENS - I.S. MIDGETT, RETIRED COAST GUARD GOES TO HIS REWARD [Mar. 27, 1937].  The citizens of Rodanthe witnessed on Sunday the funeral of one of the finest persons of the community when Ignatius S. Midgett was laid to rest. Mr. Midgett was a citizen who exemplified the finest hospitality of that section.  He was friendly and charming and was helpful to others in need and was a good neighbor and as husband and father who did his best for his family; none were better.  He had served a life time in the Coast Guard and retired a few years ago.  Since then he had been in the mercantile business until the storm of '33 wiped away both store and stock of goods and from then on he has been content to live at home and leave the store business to his neighbors.  He and his good wife reared a fine set of children. Besides his wife, who was Miss Cora Midgette, the following children survive him: Mrs. B.R. Ballance of Buxton, Mrs. B.F. Etheridge of Buxton, Mrs. Dan Midgett of False Cape, Dorland Midgette of Rodanthe, Mrs. Alston Midgette of Rodanthe, Miss Irma Midgette of Rodanthe, and Mrs. G.A. Midgett. [Lengthy article and not here in it's entirety]  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 2, 1937; pg. 1)

infant of John P. Midgett

MANNS HARBOR, Jan. 27 - On the night of the 13th at 9 o'clock, occurred the death of the little son of Mr. John P. Midgett.  The funeral service were conducted by the Rev. Wm. Towe.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, January 28, 1902; pg. 1)  [The 1900 census record indicates that his child was named Little N. who was born Nov. 1898.]

Irene Barnette Midgett

BUXTON - Irene Barnette Midgett, 79, of Buxton, died September 26, at her residence.  A native of Buxton, she was a member of The Lighthouse Assembly Of God Church and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Chloe Midgett Barnette. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her husband, Loran Midgett of the home; one daughter, Helen Austin Block of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Thelma Gray of Buxton; one brother, Harold Barnette of Avon; and one granddaughter. Funeral services were set for Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, with the Revs. Carroll Daniels, Leon Fowler and Larry Stitt. Burial to follow in the family cemetery. Twifords Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 30, 1990)

Irene Baum Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Irene Baum Midgett, 89, of Lynn Shores Chateau, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Born on December 28, 1917 in Kitty Hawk, NC, she was the daughter of the late Edward Nelson Baum and the late Rosa Midgett Baum and was the widow of Edward Lee Midgett. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a grandson, Edward "Bruce" Moulson. She was a retired school teacher of 35 years in the Dare County School System. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her only child, Vivian M. Baum and husband Nelson of Chesapeake, VA; a grandson, David E. Moulson and wife Vicki of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two great granddaughters, Erin Moulson of Greensboro, NC and Jennifer Cilluffo of Michigan; a great grandson, Adam Reinhard of Michigan; a niece, Alta Whitehurst of Hampton Roads, VA and a nephew, Eddie Midgett of North Carolina. A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, NC. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Midgett family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 12, 2007; pg. 10A)

Iris Wilford Midgett, Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Iris Wilford Midgett, Sr, 81, passed away on December 13, 2011.  Mr. Midgett was born in Manteo, NC and resided most of his life in Mashoes, NC where he was a commercial fisherman. He retired from the Norfolk Ford Plant after 30 years of service and from Dixie Repair Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and former deacon of Indian River Baptist Church, and a member of Masonic Lodge # 82 in Great Bridge. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew him.  Mr. Midgett was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. and Grace Marie Twiford Midgett.  Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Rita Smith Midgett, a son, Iris W. Midgett, Jr., a daughter, Robin Midgett Morris and husband, Bobby; three grandchildren, Robbie Morris and wife, Ashley, Kristina Morris Demuth and husband, Clint and Tiffany Michelle Morris and one great grand daughter, Hannah Belle Morris.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 18, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home.  A celebration of Mr. Midgett's life will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at Indian River Baptist Church, 1600 Laurel Avenue, Chesapeake, Va. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, December 15, 2011)

Irving Wesley Midgett

EDENTON - Mr. Irving Wesley Midgett, 77, of 916 Burton Street, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Morehead Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. He was a native of Manteo, North Carolina, Dare County. The family will be meeting at the home of his sister, Betty Lassiter, 920 Burton Street, Eden. Galloway Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.  (Greensboro News & Record [Greensboro, NC] - Thursday, June 6, 2002; pg. B6 & B7)

Israel James Midgett

Israel James Midgett, a fisherman of Corolla, died in a Norfolk hospital Sunday afternoon [Sept. 2, 1962] after a long illness. He was a native of Dare County and lived in Corolla 20 years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Garland Beasley of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sons: Melvin Midgett of Long Island, N.Y.; Mervin Midgett and Donald L. Midgett of Princess Anne, Va., Elvin Midgett of Virginia Beach and Sidney Midgett of Corolla; a step-son, Jack Philts (should be Phelps) of Oceana; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Gaimel Of Colington; two brothers, Clarence Midgett and Cordell Midgett of Long Island; 14 grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 7, 1962)

James Graves Midgett, Jr.

James Graves Midgett Jr., 78, of Elizabeth, N.C., died in the Albemarle Hospital, Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was the son of the late James Graves Midgett Sr. and Palmyra Payne Midgett, and was the husband of Vicki Williams Midgett. Mr. Midgett was a Protestant, and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and Courtesy Ford. Other than his wife, he is survived by two sons, James Midgett, III of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Timmy Midgett of Elizabeth City, N.C.; one sister, Mae Fulcher of Salvo, N.C.; three brothers, Melvin Midgett of Wilmington, N.C., Vance Midgett of Elizabeth City and Oliver Midgett of Norfolk, Va. A funeral service will be Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dwight Burrus and Mike Askew officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park with Military Honors by the William Clarence Jackson Post VFW Post 6060. A visitation will be in the lobby of the funeral home today, May 2, 2006, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is assisting the Midgett family.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, May 2, 2006)

James William Midgett

BODY OF MANNS HARBOR NATIVE FOUND IN RIVER - The body of a white man, identified as James William Midgett, 39, native of Manns Harbor, was found near the Campostella Bridge in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, early Wednesday morning by a Coast Guard patrol boat. Midgett had been missing from his rooming house in Portsmouth since Monday, January 22nd. After an investigation by a dective for the City of Norfolk the city coroner pronounced the death accidental. No inquest was necessary.  Midgett had been living in Portsmouth for the past 3 years. He is the son of James Thomas and Mrs. N.J. Midgette. Besides his parents, Midgett is survived by his wife, Buna Marie Midgett and a daughter, Flora Mazelle Midgett, both of Norfolk; two brothers, Morris B. Midgett of Norfolk and Cecil Midgett of Manns Harbor; and two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Daughterty of Manns Harbor and Mrs. Mary Holmes of Elizabeth City.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 2, 1945; pg. 1)

Jarvis S. Midgett

Jarvis S. Midgett, 89, of Hatteras, N.C., and a seasonal resident of Tampa, died Tuesday [May 11, 1999] in Tampa. Born in Hatteras, he came here in 1995 from North Carolina. He was a pilot and a ship captain. He was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Allen J., Woodstock, N.Y.; a daughter, Sylvia Taylor, Temple Terrace; a brother, Percy C., Frisco, N.C.; a sister, Irene Bancale, Hatteras; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes & Cemeteries, Garden of Memories Chapel.  (St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] - Thursday, May 13, 1999; pg. B7)

HATTERAS - Capt. Jarvis S. Midgett, 89, of Hatteras and Tampa, Fla. died May 11 in Tampa. Capt. Midgett was born in Hatteras, a son of the late Louie and Sally Oden Midgett. He was captain on a U.S. government dredge. He is survived by a son, Allen J. Midgette of Woodstock, N.Y.; a daughter, Sylvia Taylor and her husband George of Temple Terrace, Fla.; his brother, Percy C. Midgett of Frisco; a sister, Irene Bancale of Hatteras; 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was to be held Friday at Garden of Memories Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 16, 1999; pg. 14A)

Jerome Flora Midgett

SALVO - Jerome Flora Midgett, Sr., 78, died suddenly Thursday morning [June 27, 1963] at 9:10 o'clock at his home here.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Salvo, husband of Mrs. Della Hooper Midgett, son of the late Pharrow and Martha Ann O'Neal Midgett; a member of Clark Bethel Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Buxton, and a retired Coast Guardsman, having served in World Wars I and II.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Jerome Flora Midgett, Jr. of Crestfield, Md., two daughters, Mrs. Dalton Hooper of Waves and Mrs. Joe Gurich of Manteo; three brothers, Graves and Sparrow Midgett of Salvo and Warren Midgett of Buxton; one sister, Mrs. Martha Twiford of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Clark Bethel Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Gutherie, retired Methodist minister. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper) 

SALVO, N.C. - Jerome Flora Midgett, Sr., 78, Coast Guard veteran of World War I and II, died Thursday at 9:10 a.m. in his home.  A lifelong resident of Salvo, he was the husband of Mrs. Della Hooper Midgett and a son of Pharrow and Mrs. Martha Ann O'Neal Midgett.  He was a member of Clark Bethel Methodist Church in Salvo, and Buxton Masonic Lodge.  Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Jerome Flora Midgett, Jr. of Crisfiield, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Dalton Hooper of Waves and Mrs. Joe Gurich of Manteo; three brothers, Graves Midgett and Sparrow Midgett of Salvo and Warren Midgett of Buxton; a sister, Mrs. Martha Twiford of Elizabeth City; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 28, 1963)

SALVO - Funeral services for Jerome Flora Midgett who died suddenly Thursday morning at the home in Salvo, were conducted Saturday afternoon in Clark Bethel Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister.  Members of the church choir sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Face to Face" and Jack Cahoon sang "How Great Thou Art".  They were accompanied by Mrs. Jack Cahoon at the piano.  The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations.  U.B. Jennette, Junis Jennette, Jr., Lonnie Wood, Sam Merritt, Vernon Heckel, and Hurbert Midgett served as pallbearers.  The Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge held services at the grave in the family cemetery at Waves.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Monday, July 1, 1963)

Jesse E. Midgett

Jesse E. Midgett, 72, died Wednesday afternoon [Aug. 23, 1950] at the residence of 1033 Brambleton in Norfolk, Va., after an illness of one month. He was a native of Dare County but has been living in Norfolk for the past 27 years. He has been retired for 5 years. He was in the Navy in World War I. He was the son of the late Nancy and Joseph Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Efkie M. Midgett and a member of the Mount Olive Methodist Church of Manteo. Besides his wife he is survived by 5 daughters, Mrs. Lewis Midgett, Mrs. Earl Meekins, Mrs. W.G. Dough, Mrs. Z.F. [difficult to read], all of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Marion Harrell of Manteo, two brothers Melvin and Milton Midgett both of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. A.L. Smith of Norfolk and [difficult to read] grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper)

Jethro Hooper Midgett, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - Jethro Hooper Midgett, Jr., 51 of Nags Head, died Wednesday [April 21, 1971] at 3 p.m. in Norfolk after a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Nags Head and was the owner of the Nags Head Seafood Market. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cecelia Gray Midgett; one son, Jeffery Gray Midgett of Manteo; his parents, Jethro Hooper and Mrs. Mattie Twiford Midgett, Sr. and one sister, Mrs. Nellie Myrtle Pridgen, all of Nags Head. The body was removed to the Twiford's Colony Chapel In Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Jethro Hooper Midgett [Sr.]

Jethro Hooper Midgett, 84, of Nags Head, died Friday morning [July 15, 1977] in a Goldsboro hospital after a brief illness. He had been in declining health for the past several years. A native of Manns Harbor, he had lived in Nags Head for the past 62 years. He was a retired commercial fisherman. Mr. Midgett was a son of the late Willis W. and Mrs. Dorcas Hooper Midgett and husband of the late Mrs. Mattie Twiford Midgtett. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Pridgen of Nags Head; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Crouch of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Woodson Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; two grandchildren, Mrs. Carmon Gray of Kitty Hawk, and Jeffery Midgett of Manteo; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 5 p.m. at the graveside in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. The Rev. Roy Burgess will officiate. Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 19, 1977)

John Allen Midgett [Jr.]

FAMOUS COAST GUARD LEADER DIES NORFOLK; Auto Injuries Prove Fatal to John Allen Midgett, Veteran of Sea Rescues - NORFOLK, Feb. 9 - Injuries he received in an automobile accident on December 25 proved fatal today [Feb. 9, 1938] to John Allen Midgett, 61, chief boatswain at Chicamacomico, a Coast Guard Station.  A member of the coast guard for about 40 years, Midgett was decorated with the Congressional Medal of Honor and the British Military Cross during the World War for his rescue of 36 men aboard the British tanker Mirlo when it was torpedoed by a German war vessel off the North Carolina coast.  Aside from his fame in the coastal service, he was renowned as Santa Claus at the outer bank settlement of Rodanthe where Christmas is celebrated on January 5 each year.  Last year because of the auto accident he missed acting as Santa to Rodanthe for the first time in many years.  Funeral plans were incomplete tonight.  The coast guardsman leaves a widow, two sons, both members of the coast guard, and two daughters, both wives of coast guardsmen.  (New Bern Tribune [New Bern, NC] - Feb. 10, 1938; pg. 1)

John Allen Midgett, Sr.

WELL KNOWN SEAMAN GOES OVER THE BAR - One of the most interesting men of the North Carolina coast passed away Monday afternoon [Mar. 13, 1923] in the death of Capt. John A. Midgett, Sr. at his home in Rodanthe, Dare County. Capt. Midgett was well known thruout eastern North Carolina where he had sailed vessels for many years. He was formerly keeper of New Inlet Coast Guard Station in the days when the life of a coast guard was a tough one. Capt. Midgett was 68 years old and leaves a wife and three children. They are Capt. John Allen Midgett, Jr. of international Coast Guard fame, C.E Midgett of Rodanthe and Mrs. N.E. Gould of Manteo.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday. March 16, 1923; pg. 6)

John Barker Midgett

HILLSBOROUGH, NC - John Barker Midgett, 93, of Hillsborough died July 6 at Brookshire Nursing Home. Mr. Midgett was born Feb. 28, 1902 in Wanchese, the son of P.D. And Martha Midgett. He was a graduate of Duke University and middle weight state champion of college wrestlers for 4 years. He taught mathematics and coached 3 major sports plus wrestling at Hillsborough High School for 8 years. He was a Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Agent for 33 years and directed the local neighborhood Youth Corps for 9 years. He belonged to the Hillsborough United Methodist Church since 1926. For many years he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was Sunday School Superintendent and served on the administrative board. He was master of the Masonic Lodge, a charter member of The Lions Club and as a PTA president was involved in getting a band program started. In 1983, the Hillsborough Exchange Club honored him by putting his name in the book of golden deeds in recognition of his dedication and devotion to the church, community and former students. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Blanche Baldwin Midgett of the home; a daughter, Helen Midgett Snow of Greensboro; a son, Johnny B. Midgett of Carson City, California; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers: Parker Midgett and P.D. Midgett, Jr. Funeral services and burial were in Hillsborough. Walker's Funeral Home in Hillsborough was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 13, 1995)

J.E. [John Edgar] Midgett

J.E. Midgett, 76, died Monday afternoon, August 7, 1950 at 5:00 p.m. after an illness of 13 weeks. He was the son of the late John D. and Levica Midgett and was born in Stumpy Point February 3, 1874. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sybil Midgett Gard; one sister, Mrs. T.S. Mann of Elizabeth City; one brother, Mr. Claude Baxter Midgett of Manns Harbor; and two grandchildren, Roger and Lina Gard. He was one of the best known citizens of Manns Harbor and highly regarded by everyone who knew him. He had been a successful fisherman all his life. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Tracey Varnum, pastor of the Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial was in the Midgett Family Cemetery. Twiford Funeral home of Manteo, funeral directors.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 10, 1950)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

John Edward Midgett

HATTERAS - John Edward Midgett, 64, of Hatteras, died Tuesday [Jan. 22, 1980] in the University Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras and was the son of the late Louie Alton and Sally Oden Midgett. He was a retired lieutenant in the US Coast Guard, having served 30 years. He was Coast Guard Group Commander at Hatteras. A member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rites Bodies, he was also a member of the Hatteras Island Order of the Eastern Star. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Cramer Midgett of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Jean Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Mrs. Joan Policy of Columbus, Ohio; two sons: John Edward Midgett, Jr. of Cary and Raymond Lee Midgett of Lexington; two step-sons: Thomas & David Mikulski, both of Mt. Holly, N.J.; three sisters: Mrs. Irene Bancale of Hatteras, Mrs. Maude Phipps of Deal, Maryland and Mrs. Blanche Brucker of San Jose, California; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial followed in the Midgett Family Cemetery at Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

J.F. [John Forman] Midgett

News was received here this morning that a young fisherman named J.F. Midgett was drowned at Rodanthe Thursday afternoon [May 12, 1910] while in the Sound fishing his nets. The fisherman in the lower Sound section have a practice of using a long board across the boat, with the end of it sticking far out over the water. On the end of this board a man is place for ballast while they are sailing. This was what young Midgett was doing when the plank broke and he was thrown into the water and drowned. His companion hastily anchored the boat and jumped into the water to save him. He managed to get hold of Midgett and get him back to the side of the boat but the waves were strong and he became exhausted before he could get into the boat and had to turn Midgett loose. When the other fishermen reached the boat they found that Midgett had sunk and that his companion was nearly drowned too. Mr. Midgett was about 21 years old. He lived at Manns Harbor where he had a wife, a bride of one week.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, May 20, 1910; pg. 2)

J.P. [John P.] Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - At his home on Croatan Street, September 2nd, Mr. J.P. Mann [should be J.P. Midgett] departed this life amid his loved ones. Thus is chronicled the passing of one of our best citizens and a man universally esteemed in Dare County. Mr. Mann [Midgett] had been a sufferer for some time and the fortitude with which he bore his sufferings eloquently bespoke the true man that he was. The funeral ceremony was perhaps the most impressive ever witnessed here. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Manteo, and this lodge, assisted by the Elizabeth City lodge, conducted the ceremony. He leaves a wife and several children with whom we mourn the loss.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, September 11, 1903; pg. 7)

John Seldon Midgett

John Seldon Midgett, 82, of 330 Glendale Ave., Norfolk, Va. the husband of Mrs. Mary H. Midgett and a native of Dare County, died Wednesday [Oct. 5, 1977] in a hospital. He lived here for 43 years and was retired from the Norfolk Public Schools. He was a member and elder of Glenwood Park Presbyterian Church and its East Men's Bible Class and Corinthian Masonic Lodge #266. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Dailey of Norfolk; a son, Fred W. Midgett of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Bethel Twiford of Mashoes, NC and Mrs. Flora Craddock of Mann's Harbor, NC; a grandson; and three great grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. William R. Clough. Masonic rites also will be accorded in the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral chapel tonight from 7 to 9.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, October 6, 1977)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Joseph Midgett, Jr.

Joseph Midgett, Jr., 48, died Saturday [Jan. 28, 1961] in the home of his sister, Mrs. Colenda Midgett of Rodanthe, after an illness of 7 weeks. He was a native of Dare County and lived in Rodanthe most of his life. He was a son of the late Joseph and Mrs. Orenda Midgett and a member of Fairhaven Methodist Church in Rodanthe. He is survived by six sisters: Mrs. Robert Baum of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Rowena O'Neal, Mrs. C.A. Midgett and Mrs. Frances Gray of Manteo, Mrs. Colenda Midgett of Rodanthe [one sister was left out] and one brother: Levene Midgett of Rodanthe. A funeral service was held in Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor. Burial was in the family cemetery at Rodanthe.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 3, 1961)

[Joseph] Etheridge Midgett

Etheridge Midgett, 84, of 62 Prince Ave., Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., died Monday [June 15, 1970] at 5:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter in Freeport. He was a native of Rodanthe, but had resided in Long Island for the past 40 years. He worked for the Weather Bureau for 3 years, was a retired U.S. Coast Guardsman after 39 years of service, and was a veteran of World Wars I and II. He was also a member of the Baptist Church. He was the son of the Late L. Bannister and Sabrina Midgett and the husband of the late Essie Liverman Midgett. He is survived by two sons, Donald Midgett of Freeport, N.Y. and Chesley C. Midgett of Wanchese, N.C.; and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Luther Wesley, pastor of the church. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church and lie in state 1 hour prior to the services.  (unknown newspaper)

Joseph McClellan Midgett, Sr.

RODANTHE - Joseph McClellan Midgett, Sr., 65, of Rodanthe, died, Sunday, January 15, 2006, at 8:30 a.m. in Chapel Hill, NC. Mr. Midgett was born in Rodanthe and was owner/operator of Island Convenience Store in Rodanthe. He was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church and was serving his third term as Commissioner of Dare County. Mr. Midgett was the son of the late David B. and Carethia Midgett Midgett, Sr and was the husband of Marilyn Elizabeth Futrell Midgett of the home. Besides his wife surviving are his daughter: Martha Elizabeth Midgett Caldwell and husband Scott of Hatteras; his son: Joseph McClellan Midgett, Jr of Frisco; two sisters: Mildred M. Midgett of Rodanthe and Maggie M. Smith of Great Bridge, Va.; two grandchildren: Myra Elizabeth Caldwell and Claudia Grace Caldwell both of Hatteras; honorary granddaughter: Olivia Kathleen Austin of Buxton; Mr. Midgett was a father figure to his niece and nephews: Linda, David, Gary Midgett of Rodanthe and Willie Smith of Wilmington, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother: D.B. Midgett, Jr. A celebration of life will be held in Fair Haven United Methodist Church, Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. by the Revs. Andy Bowers, Dwight Burrus and Roger Barnett. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Rodanthe. Friends may join the family at Fair Haven United Methodist Church on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and all other times at their residence 23692 Highway 12 South in Rodanthe.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 17, 2006; pg. 11A)

Joseph Payne Midgett

Joseph Payne Midgett, age 41, died suddenly Friday morning [July 10, 1959] while in route to Dr. C.N. Wright's office in Jarvisburg. He was a lifelong resident of Colington, Dare County. He was the son of Thomas E. and the late Mrs. Lucetta Green Midgett. Besides his father, he is survived by two brothers, Barney Midgett and Cuthbert Midgett, both of Colington. Funeral services were conducted in the Colington Methodist Church which he attended, on Sunday by the Rev. S.S. Sneed, pastor. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Colington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1959; pg. 8)

Joseph Stewart Midgett

Joseph Stewart Midgett, 63, retired carpenter and Navy veteran of World War I, died Sunday [Sept. 3, 1961] in Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va. after seven months' illness. The son of Lancaster and Alwilda Mann Midgett, he was a native of Mashoes and lived in Manns Harbor 25 years. His wife was the late Lelia Mozelle Horton Midgett. A sister, Mrs. Mary Midgett of Manns Harbor, survives.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 8, 1961)

Joyce Juanita Bordeaux Midgett

LEONARDTOWN, MD - Joyce Juanita Bordeaux Midgett, 68, of Valley Lee, Md., formerly of Rodanthe, died Tuesday, March 25, in her residence. Born on January 7, 1929 in Delco, she was the daughter of the late Walter Richard and Mary Reaves Bordeaux. She was the wife of the late William Jennings Midgett, Jr. who preceded her in death in 1983 in Nags Head. Mrs. Midgett was a homemaker and an active member in the community. She was a secretary of the PTA in Brentwood, Md. She was also a member of Daughters of America in D.C., Rebekah's Lodge and Eastern Star, both in Rodanthe, Sudan Temple and New Bern Consistory #3. She also served for 3 years as the president of Chicamacomico Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary in Rodanthe. Mrs. Midgett moved to St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1988. She was mother of Peter M. Watson, Mary V. Watson, William J. Midgett, III and Melissa A. Midgett, all of Valley Lee. She was the sister of John C. Bordeaux of Blackstone, Va., James P. Bordeaux of Norfolk, Va. and the late Walter L. Bordeaux and Edna M. Byrum. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mattingly-Gardiner funeral home in Leonardtown, Md. on Thursday, March 27, where funeral services will be held with the Rev. Barry Hidey officiating. Interment services will be on Saturday, March 29, in the Midgett family cemetery in Rodanthe. Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of the local arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 27, 1997)

Kathryn Hurdle Midgett

Mrs. Kathryn Hurdle Midgett, age 88, of Carolina House, Elizabeth City, NC, and formerly of Hatteras, NC, died Monday, May 8, 2006 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Earl Anderson Hurdle and Adrienne Goodwin Hurdle. She was a graduate of Women’s College, Greensboro, NC, and received her Master’s Degree from UNC. “Miss Kathryn” was a retired high school teacher at Hatteras Village and Cape Hatteras Schools, a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, Past Worthy Matron of Hatteras Island Eastern Star Chapter 303 in Buxton, and was an avid fan of UNC basketball and football. Mrs. Midgett is survived by five daughters, JoAnne Woodbury and husband Max of Wilmington, NC; Susie Austin of Buxton, NC; Mary Dawn Judy of Chocowinity, NC; Andrea Kobylinski and husband Jim of Hatteras, NC; and Debby Willis and husband Amos of King George, VA; seven grandchildren, Kellie Woodbury, Max Woodbury, Lisa Fletcher, Andy Judy, Ryan Kobylinski, Charity Gray and Malachi Gray; three great grandchildren, Anna Kathryn Fletcher, Noah Woodbury and Levi Woodbury. She was predeceased by a brother, Earl Hurdle, Jr. Funeral services will be Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 11, 2006; pg. 14A)

Lafayette D. Midgett

BUXTON - Lafayette (Fate) D. Midgett, 75, of Buxton died at his residence Friday afternoon [Oct. 13, 1972] following a sudden illness. He was a native of Salvo, and has lived in Buxton for the past 55 years. He was the son of the late John Gutherie and Missouri Gray Midgett. He was a veteran of World War I and II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and Buxton United Methodist Church and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 30 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Bragg Midgett, of the home; one son, Chesley M. Midgett, of Buxton; two brothers, Rubin Midgett and John Guthrie Midgett both of St. Petersburg, Florida; five sisters, Mrs. Caroline Tillett and Mrs. Vernon Davis, both of Manteo, Mrs. Aubrey Ausley of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Hugh McChesney, of Charlotte, and Mrs. Susan Ballowe of St. Petersburg, Florida. Services will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by Rev. George Marsh, pastor and Rev. David Raynor, pastor of the Assembly of God will assist. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. The body will be taken to the church from the Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, two hours prior to funeral services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Oct. 15, 1972)

Landry McGee Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY - Landry McGee Midgett, 83, of Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Long Island, NY, he was the son of the late William Mann and Laura Vandetta Midgett. Mr. Midgett was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy. He later worked as a metalsmith at the Naval Shipyard.   Mr. Midgett is survived by his long-time companion, Caroline C. Reinking; two sisters, Alethia Rood and Vandetta Gray; and many nieces and nephews.   A graveside funeral service was held Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at the Gray-Midgett Family Cemetery, 47054 Hwy 12, Buxton, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Midgett family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 29, 2009; pg. 11A)

Larry Hix Midgett

Larry Hix Midgett, 59, died Thursday [Feb. 25, 1982] at 8:30 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital in Durham, N.C. following a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor by the Rev. Vance Way, pastor. The body was taken from Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo to the church at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Midgett was a native and life-long resident of Manns Harbor, a commercial fisherman and a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, the son of the late Claude D. and Mrs. Levonia Fulcher Midgett. He was the husband of Mrs. Rita Hooper Midgett of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Freddie Midgett of Rocky Mount and Gordon L. Midgett of Lakeland, Florida; three sisters: Mrs. Eddie (Levica) Burgess of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Beatrice Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Forrest (Millicent) Sawyer of Darien, Georgia; and 2 grandchildren.   (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - March 3, 1982; pg. 8)

Lasell Midgett

COLINGTON - Lasell Midgett, 70, of Kitty Hawk, died Sept. 1 in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Colington, he was the son of the late Israel and Daisy Perry Midgett and the husband of Faye White Midgett of the home. Mr. Midgett was a member of the Colington United Methodist Church and a clerk at Billy's Seafood. Besides his wife surviving are; five daughters; Carlette Stone and Francine Sanders both of Elizabeth City, Rita Navtril of Bergenfield, N.J., Jane Beasley of Colington and Judy Stone of Temple, Texas; two sons, Hillary Jones of Cobb Island, Md. and Reuben Jones of Salem, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn Beasley of Creeds, Va. and three brothers, Ray Midgett and Elvin Midgett both of Pungo, Va. and Jack Phelps of Ocean View, Va.; fourteen grandchildren. Graveside services were held in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington Monday, Sept. 3 by the Rev. Jerry Hatchell. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 6, 1990)

Laura Kay Maness Midgett

Laura Kay Maness Midgett, 58, died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at an Outer Banks medical facility. Born in Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Midgett was the postmaster for the Wanchese Post Office. She was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Bertha Mae Maness and the widow of Dennis Lannon Midgett, Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Denise Midgett of Waves and Kaye Wrenn Griffin of Virginia Beach; a son, Dennis Lannon Midgett, Jr. of Waves; a sister, Faye Gaulden of Burlington; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Rodanthe, by the Rev. Ray Warren, the Rev. John Carlock and the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, also at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Avon, N.C. 27915 or Salvo Assembly of God, P.O. Box 84, Salvo, N.C. 27972. The family will receive friends at the home of Kay Midgett at other times. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 14, 1997; pg. B9)

Laura Vandetta Midgette Midgett

Mrs. Laura Vandetta Midgette Midgett, 86, of Buxton, died Friday morning [Feb. 18, 1977] in the U.S. Public Health Hospital, Norfolk, Va., following a long illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Buxton. She was a member of the Buxton Assembly of God Church and the Roanoke Chapter #79 Of The Eastern Star. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Mrs. Alzira Midgett Midgette and the wife of the Late William M. Midgett. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Alzira M. Sitherwood and Mrs. Laura M. Miller, both of Norfolk, Mrs. Mary Alethia Rood of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Vandetta M. Gray of Hatteras; three sons: William O. Midgett of Chesapeake, Va., George W. Midgett and Landra M. Midgett, both of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy M. Howell of Florida; one brother, Nacy W. Midgette of Buxton; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Buxton Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Spry, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 22, 1977)

Lavonia Fulcher Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Jan 11 - Lavonia Fulcher Midgett, 56, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home in Manns Harbor following an illness of 6 months. She was the daughter of the late Stanford and Cynthia Tillett Fulcher and was a native and lifelong resident of Manns Harbor and a member of the Manns Harbor Methodist Church. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her husband, Claude Baxter Midgett; one son, Larry Midgett; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Midgett of Manteo, Mrs. Millicent Sawyer and Miss Levica Midgett of Manns Harbor; one brother, Charlie N. Fulcher of Manns Harbor; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Mann of Manteo, Mrs. B.A. Gibbs of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Fred Johnson of Manns Harbor; 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Friday in the Manns Harbor Methodist Church by the Rev. Tracy Varnum, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Grinder, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be in the Twiford Cemetery at Manns Harbor.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 12, 1950)

Funeral services for Mrs. Levonia Fulcher Midgett, who died at the family residence in Manns Harbor Wednesday afternoon, were conducted Friday in the Manns Harbor Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Will Mann, John Midgett, Stanford White, C.W. Mann, Ira Spencer and Cleveland Gard. Burial was in the Tiwford Cemetery at Manns Harbor.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - circa Saturday, January 13, 1950)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock who states that Mrs. Midgett was known as "Aunt Scrap".  She was born March 10, 1893 in Manns Harbor, NC.]

[Lelia] Mozelle Horton Midgett

MRS. STEWART MIDGETT DIES AT DUKE HOSPITAL - Mrs. Stewart Midgett, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Horton of Knightdale, died Monday morning [July 13, 1936] at Duke Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 by the pastor, the Rev. L.R. Evans. Mrs. Midgett, who before her marriage was Miss Mozelle Horton, is survived by her husband, her parents, three sisters: Mrs. A.R. Blow of Vanceboro, Mrs. Murphy Barnes of Williamston and Mrs. E.J. Morgan of Louisburg; and two brothers: Emmet Horton of Knightdale and Julian Horton of Zebulon. Mrs. Midgett who lived at Mashoes until recently, where she taught school and met her husband, had been in poor health a long time and had gone to her parents home in Wake County. Mr. Midgett has been twice widowed.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1936; pg. 3)

Lennie Midgett Midgett

RODANTHE - Lennie M. Midgett, 85, died April 2, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Midgett was born in Waves, N.C., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, a past worthy matron, Order of Eastern Star of both the Hatteras Island Chapter 303 and Coinjock Chapter 218, and was a charter member of Formost 1st District PM & PP Club. She was the daughter of the late St. Clair and Mamie Midgett Midgett. She was also preceded in death by three children, Baby Boy Midgett, Rowan D. Midgett and Irita M. Covey. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her husband of 69 1/2 years, Richard W. "Dick" Midgett of the residence; three daughters, Patricia M. Conklin of Navvoo, Ill., Cathy M. Satterfield and June M. Midgett, both of Rodanthe, N.C.; two sons, Richard Aubrey Midgett of Norfolk and Clifton Boyd Midgett of Rodanthe; two sisters, Jennetta Williams of Gregory, N.C., and Alice Bundy of Norfolk; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. Kenny Tillett officiating. Burial will follow with Eastern Star rites in the Family Cemetery, Rodanthe. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, April 3, 2002)

Leona Basnight Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - Leona Basnight Midgett, 89, died Saturday, July 7 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Midgett was born on Roanoke Island and was employed as a seamstress with "The Lost Colony" outdoor drama for 15 years. She was a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 16 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Maude Twyne Basnight and the wife of the late Thomas Hunter Midgett. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Alice Twiddy and husband Mike of Manns Harbor; two sons: Thomas Hunter Midgett, Jr. and Ben Midgett and wife Linda, all of Manns Harbor; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Tilley with burial in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 10, 2001; pg. 11A)

Leona Whidbee Midgett

MANTEO - Leona Whidbee Midgett, 84, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in Nags Head, NC. Born in Salvo, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Ella Ruth Barnes Whidbee and was the widow of Nathaniel Gould Midgett.  Survivors include a daughter, Norma Joanne Smithson of South Mills, NC; a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Payne of Manteo, NC; and a great granddaughter, Makayla I. Koch of Manteo, NC.  A private burial will be held in Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 12, 2009; pg. 10A)

Leonard E. Midgett

MANTEO - Leonard E. Midgett, 55, died September 21, in a Norfolk, Va. Hospital. Mr. Midgett, a native of Manteo, was retired and a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Leonard Wilson and Margaret Meekins Midgett. Mr. Midgett is survived by one sister, Nancy Midgett Walker of Manteo; two brothers: Arvin A. Midgett and Charles F. Midgett, both of Manteo; two nephews and one niece. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Sept. 24 by the Rev. John Charles. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 22, 1994)

Leonidus Worth Midgett

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR THREE-YEAR OLD CHILD - Funeral services for Leonidous Worth Midgett, three-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernis Midgett, who died last Friday [Oct. 6, 1944] in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery. Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church, officiated and special music was rendered. The casket was covered with a pall of red roses and fern. Pallbearers were: Albert Creef, Woodrow Fulcher, Joseph Vischio and Jack Wilson, all of Nags Head Coast Guard Station. The child is survived by his parents; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Midgett of Nags Head; his maternal grandfather, Corbett Payne of Wanchese; and several aunts and uncles.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 13, 1944; pg. 1)

Leroy Midgett

Leroy Midgett, 43, husband of Mrs. Nancy Criegton Midgett, a lifelong resident of Manteo, died Christmas afternoon following an illness of pneumonia, in the Marine Hospital at Norfolk where he had been since December 10th. He was the son of the late William Gray and Margaret Meekins Midgett. He was well known to his friends as "Salty", having been a fisherman and boatman all his life. He is survived by one sister, Miss Rosaline Midgett; and by four brothers: Lora A., Alfred A., Seldon R. of Manteo, and William Midgett of Norfolk,. Va. Arrangements for funeral services were incomplete at the time of going to press.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 26, 1952; pg. 1)

MANTEO, N.C. - Dec. 26, Leroy Midgett, 46, husband of Mrs. Nancy C. Midgett, a lifelong resident of Manteo, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1952 in a Norfolk hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Miss Rosalene Midgett of Manteo; four brothers: Zora Midgett, Alfred Midgett, and Seldon Midgett, all of Manteo and William Midgett of Norfolk, Va. Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, December 27,1952) [there are several discrepancies between these two obituaries]

Leroy Stockton Midgett

WANCHESE - Leroy Stockton Midgett, 77, of Wanchese, died Monday morning [July 20, 1964] at 2:30 o'clock in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County, son of the late Warren and Zophia [Zilphia] Gray Midgett, husband of the late Louise Midgett, and a retired boatswain's mate in the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Pam Gallop of Wanchese and Mrs. Rubin Etheridge of Manteo; three sisters: Mrs. Missouri Williams and Mrs. Maude Weatherly of Wanchese and Mrs. Beulah Wilcox of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (Carolina Trees & Branches - July 2004; pg. 78 (obituary from the collection of Henrietta Leary)

Lettie Midgett

MRS. LETTIE MIDGETT DIES IN NORFOLK - Mrs. Lettie Midgett, 57, of Manteo, died Tuesday morning in a Norfolk hospital.  Funeral services were conducted at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery Thursday afternoon.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W.G. Dough of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Efkie Midgett of Manteo; and a brother, Zenas Midgett of Rodanthe.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 24, 1945; pg. 1)

Levene W. Midgett, Jr.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fair Haven Methodist Church for Levene W. Midgett, Jr., 22, who died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville early last Friday morning [April 13, 1951].  The Rev. P.M. Porter conducted the rites.  Interment was in the family cemetery at Rodanthe.  The funeral was attended by nearly 500 persons.  Pallbearers were Stockton Midgett, Jr., Jack Gray, Elmer Midgett, Jr., Dalton O'Neal, Asa Gray, Jr. and Anderson Midgett.  Young Midgett was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident in Greenville on Thursday night.  When the accident occurred, Midgett was riding with a friend, William Harris of Goldston.  His motorcycle struck a depression in the shoulder of the road and both riders were thrown some distance through the air and over the wall of Greenwood Cemetery at which point the accident took place.  Midgett suffered a brain concussion and died at the hospital a short time after being brought there. He was the son of Chief Levene W. and Lucretia Midgett of Rodanthe.  He was studying for a teacher's degree and was in his sophomore year at East Carolina College.  He was a member of the Veterans Club and had served 3 years in the Coast Guard before entering college.  He took an active part in the activities of the Wesley Foundation.  He was a member of the college Mathematics Club.  An athlete, young Midgett had been a member of the college boxing and football squads.  His mother and father and two sisters, Mrs. Walter B. Stowe and Mrs. Laura Beck, all of Rodanthe, and several uncles and aunts, survive.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 20, 1951; pg. 4)

Levetta Bell Midgett

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Mrs. Levetta Bell Midgett, 64, wife of retired Coast Guardsman Barney B. Midgett, Sr. and daughter of Phillip [Fillmore] Moore  and Mrs. Esther Frances Pugh Haywood, died in a Norfolk hospital Thursday at 11:20 a.m. She was a native of Colington, N.C., a resident of Kill Devil Hills, and a member of Colington Holiness Church. Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ballance of Norfolk; a son, Army S. Sgt. Barney B. Midgett, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska; a sister, Mrs. Junetta Midgett of Hampton Bay, N.Y.; seven grandchildren. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to Colington Holiness Church for a funeral service Saturday by the Rev. Brooks Stetson. Burial will be in Colington Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 4, 1965)

Funeral services for Mrs. Levetta Bell Midgett, who died Thursday morning in a Norfolk hospital, were conducted Saturday afternoon in Colington Holiness Church by the Rev. Mrs. Brooks Stetson, pastor, with L.W. Stetson and the Rev. Woody Barnes assisting. The casket pall consisted of red roses, white carnations and fern. "When I've Gone the Last Mile of the Way" was sung by Mr. And Mrs. Elmo Daniels; "I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone" was sung by the Rev. Mr. Barnes; "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" was sung by the church choir and at the grave the choir sang "Some Golden Daybreak". Miss Paulette Stetson accompanied at the piano. Pallbearers were Fred Haywood; Charlie Haywood, Randolph Thomas, Ernest Haywood and Durwood Midgett. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Monday, June 7, 1965)

Lillie J. Midgett

MANTEO - Lillie J. Midgett, 83, passed away at the home of her daughter, Carrie Vrablic on Monday, June 11, 2012.  Lillie was a devoted and loving wife of 40 years to her late husband, Henry Midgett and a remarkable mother and grandmother.  She was the last remaining original member of the NC Lions Club Visually Impaired Fishing Tournament, which is in it’s 30th year.  Surviving are her daughters, Nettie Midgett and boyfriend, Buster Nunemaker, Carrie Vrablic and husband, Mark, who she loved dearly; her grandchildren, Mark Vrablic and Tiffany Vrablic, who were the “Lights of her Life” and she cherished and looked forward to their visits daily, along with Tiffany’s boyfriend, Lee Martin and Mark’s girlfriend, Leigh Bracy.  Lillie is also survived by a sister-in-law, Essie Mae James of Chesapeake, VA, a brother-in-law, Hubert Midgett and wife, Edna of VA; several nieces and nephews and a host of special family and friends.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Kenny Midgett officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Currituck.   Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Linda Celeste Casey Midgett

BUXTON - Linda Celeste Casey Midgett, 91, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mrs. Midgett was born in Buxton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton. She was the daughter of the late James Oliver and Cora Lee Spencer Casey and widow of Edmond Daily Midgett. She is survived by one daughter, Loretta O'Neal of Buxton; one son, Edmond Midgett of Wenonah, N.J.; 3 sisters: Nonie Gaskill, presently residing at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head, Edna Gray of Norfolk, Va. and Myrtle Braxton of Edenton; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will take place Nov. 8 at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Shawn Mizelle officiating. Burial will follow in the Midgett Family Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 7, 1996)

Lillian Aldean Payne Midgett

RODANTHE - Lillian Aldean Payne Midgett, 74, of Rodanthe, died June 22, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  She was a native of Rodanthe and a homemaker.  She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church and Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge #165.  Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Ruford and Mrs. Sudie Midgett Payne and the widow of Clarence E. Midgett, Jr.  Surviving are two daughters; Aldean Hayes of Wanchese and Janice Haines of Waves; two sons, Steve Midgett of Rodanthe and C.E. Midgett of Waves; one sister, Ruby Toler of Rodanthe; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.   Graveside services were held Sunday, June 24, at 5 p.m. in the Midgett Family Cemetery, Waves by the Rev. Leon Fowler.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 26, 1990)

Lindsay Carroll Midgett, Sr.

Funeral services for Lindsay Carroll Midgett, Sr., 73, of Huntsville will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 at 3 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Pastor Ron Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home. Mr. Midgett was born on May 30, 1932 in Dare County, North Carolina and passed away on Oct. 17, 2005 in The Woodlands, Texas. He came from the Midgett family of North Carolina that was instrumental in the formation of the U. S. Coast Guard and served his country in that branch of the military for 12 years. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in New Waverly. His parents, Lois O'Neal and Dan Creedon Midgett, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Anna Midgett of Huntsville; daughter, Tina Richie and husband Joe of Mesa, Arizona; sons, Lindsay Midgett, Jr. of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jeffrey Midgett of Manteo, North Carolina, and Michael Midgett of Huntsville; sister, Hilda Brantley of Houma, Louisiana; brothers, Dan Midgett Jr. of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and William Midgett and wife Shirley of Slidell, Louisiana; and six grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Pallbearers will be James Elliott, Ricky Smith, Alex Grant, Les French, Tommy Sparks, and Michael Scism.  (The Courier [Conroe, TX] - Wednesday, October 19, 2005)

Little Bannister Midgett [IV]

CAPTAIN MIDGETT DIED SERENELY AT THE HOME OF HIS SON; Manteo, Jan. 25 [1928] - Capt. L. Bannister Midgett, Dare County's foremost hero of the surf and one of the most picturesque figures of the coastland, died Thursday afternoon while sitting serenely in his chair at the home of his son at Bodie Island Coast Guard Station near here. He was 76 years old last May 30. For many year Captain Midgett has been know as the dean of American Coast Guards. The end came suddenly with the shifting winds on the coast and a change of weather that presaged the return of days such as those when Captain Midgett was making his record as a surfman. He had weathered hundreds of storms and his record as a lifesaver embraced a half-century during which time he attended more than 100 wrecks on the beach and assisted in saving over 1000 people from watery graves on the storm-swept coast. Captain Midgett was born at Salvo. Early in life he became keeper of the life-saving station at Chicamacomico and for 30 years was the leading citizen of the isolated community. He was doctor, preacher, teacher, and general arbiter of all disputes. As a surfman he knew no peer. His record was the most outstanding of his day and the work of his station crew was famed far and wide. Universally loved and respected, not even headquarters of the service interfered with his work and he came smiling through 32 investigations that were inspired by jealous natives. One time when called to tack for an unkempt station, he dismissed his commanding officer by saying "I'm a surfman. It is my business to save lives. If you want a housekeeper, get one of the old women in the neighborhood to keep house here for $10 a month." The veteran Coast Guard retired on a pension 13 years ago but he never stayed far from the sound of the surf. The wildest days were his days and on the broad waters of the Pamlico would be seen his little fishing vessel.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - unknown date)

infant [Little Nichodemus] of John P. Midgett

MANNS HARBOR, Jan. 27 - On the night of the 13th at 9 o'clock, occurred the death of the little son of Mr. John P. Midgett.  The funeral service were conducted by the Rev. Wm. Towe.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, January 28, 1902; pg. 1)

Lizzie Lean Ashby Midgett

MANTEO -- Lizzie Lean Ashby Midgett, 70, of S. California Lane, died Thursday, February 25 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks in Nags Head. She was the daughter of Robert Ashby and the late Magdeline Bowser Ashby and the wife of William L. Midgett of Manteo. Surviving are her husband; her father, Robert Ashby of Manteo; a daughter, Christine Wilson of Manteo; one sister, Harriet Crosby of Richmond, Va.; one brother, Edward Ashby of Manteo; and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Manteo. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Walson Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 28, 1999; pg. 12A)

Lloyd Midgett

A long illness claimed Lloyd Midgett, 47, a popular citizen of Manteo who died at the family residence at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday [Feb. 17, 1959]. He had been engaged in the taxi business in Manteo for several years and operated a grocery store at Wanchese. For many years he was employed by Capt. Tom Baum on the Croatan Sound ferries. He was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. He was a native of Powells Point, Currituck County, and had lived in Manteo for the last 35 years. He was the son of Mrs. Sallie Coefield Midgett and the late John W. Midgett. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elnora Gallop Midgett; two daughters: Mrs. Minnie Siebert and Miss Linda Midgett, all of Manteo; one brother, Louis Midgett of Norfolk; and one grandchild. The funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Manteo Baptist Church by Rev. W.E. Cholerton, the pastor, and assisted by Holiness minister, Ernest Etheridge of Wanchese. "Whispering Hope" and "Safe In the Arms of Jesus" were sung by the church choir. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations. Pallbearers were Keith Fearing, Sam Midgett, Edwin Midgett, Desmond Rogers, Edward Wescott and George Powell.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 20, 1959; pg. 1)

Lloyd Kendrick Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - Lloyd Kendrick Midgett, 72, died Monday, February 4 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. He was born in Elizabeth City to the late Vince and Irma Tillett Midgett. He retired from the NC Forest Service having served as a fire fighter equipment operator. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Midgett is survived by his wife, Mary Agnes Midgett of the home; two daughters: Lori Gibbs and husband Calvin and Lynette Saunders and husband Timmy; one son, Timothy L. Midgett and wife, Deanie, all of Manns Harbor; one sister, Onella Mann of Manns Harbor; and 7 grandchildren: Tyler and Tanner Hux, Brittney and Kelsey Midgett, and Macy, Leann and Breann Saunders. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Tilley officiating. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002; pg.12A)

Loraine Katherine Ward Midgett

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Loraine Katherine Ward Midgett, 69, of Colington Harbor, died Saturday, March 29, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Midgett was born in Lakeview, N.Y. and was a retired secretary. She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Outer Banks Floatilla16-07. She was the daughter of the late Albert Edward Ward, Sr. and Jennie Katherine Bedell, and the wife of Ellery Clark Midgett, Capt. USN, Ret. Besides her husband, surviving are a brother, Albert E. Ward, Jr. of Golden, Colorado; two aunts, Marion Cutter of New Jersey and Elsie Russell of New York. Funeral services will be held April 1 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Berry Taylor, III and the Rev. Ray Warren. Burial will follow in the Manteo cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 1, 1997)

Loran Midgett

BUXTON - Loran Midgett, 91, died at Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital on Sunday, December 16. Born in Dare County, he was the son of the late Christopher and Lorette Midgett and was the widower of Irene Barnett Midgett. He was retired from the US Coast Guard after 26 years as a 1st Class boatswain mate, and was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton. Mr. Midgett is survived by one stepdaughter, Helen Austin Block of Jacksonville, Fla.; one step-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at the Lighthouse Assembly of God on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Waterfield officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery with military honors. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001; pg. 11A)

Louis Latham Midgett, Jr.

MANNS HARBOR - Louis "Skudge" Latham Midgett, Jr., 50, died Thursday morning [Sept. 6, 1984] at the Outer Banks Medical Center in Nags Head following a short illness. A native and lifelong resident of Manns Harbor, he was the son of the late Louis L. Midgett, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Lizzett Midgett Midgett. He was a commercial fisherman and a merchant marine. He is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Kathryn Jordan of Sunbury, Mrs. Hazel Crosswhite of Mt. Clemins, Michigan and Mrs. Nellie Ambrose of Manns Harbor; one brother, Louis Howard Midgett of Portland, Oregon. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 11, 1984)

L.N. [Louis Napoleon] Midgett

L.N. Midgett, vice-president of the Bank of Manteo and for many years an outstanding figure in his county, died Sunday morning at his home near Manteo after an illness of several months. He was 64 years old and had reared a large family of children who, like himself, are industrious and outstanding people. The funeral was conducted Tuesday by Rev. A.W. Price, Methodist pastor, and with Masonic honors by Wanchese Lodge of which he had long been a leading and loyal member. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Midgett, and the following children: M.L. Midgett and L.E. Midgett of Manteo; Robert Midgett of San Francisco; Mrs. Cecil Guthrie and Mrs. S.J. Gibbs of Engelhard; Mrs. J.E. Jennette of Norfolk and Mrs. Vance Cudworth of Wanchese.   (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, April 18, 1924; pg. 3)

Louise Midgett Midgett

Mrs. LeRoy Midgett of Wanchese died Tuesday morning [Aug. 10, 1943] at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk following an illness of several years.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Wanchese Methodist church with Rev. James W. Sneeden and Rev. M.W. Maness officiating.  Pallbearers were members of the Coast Guard from the Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills stations.  Mrs. Midgett's husband is in the Coast Guard service and is stationed at Nags Head.  At the time of Mrs. Midgett's death, he was also a patient at the Marine Hospital, to which he will return after the funeral for further treatment.  Mrs. Midgett before her marriage was Miss Louise Midgett, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira Midgett of Rodanthe.  She is survived by her husband; two daughters: Mrs. Elbert Gallop of Wanchese and Mrs. Reuben Etheridge of Manteo; six grandchildren; and one brother, George Washington Midgett of Wanchese.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 13, 1943; pg. 1)

Louria Dailey Midgett

MANTEO - Mrs. Louria Dailey Midgett, 95, of Manteo, died Sunday [Dec. 20, 1987] in Britthaven, Nags Head.  A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Fabious F. and Mrs. Palmaria D. Midgett Dailey and the widow of Thomas B. Midgett.  She had resided in Manteo for the past 40 years and was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Arretta M. O'Neal of Manteo; one son, Edison W. Midgett of Manteo; and one sister, Mrs. Zella O. Simpson of Texas; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A church service will be held Tuesday, December 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Julian Scott.  Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton.  The body will be carried from the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, to the church one hour prior to services.  The family will be at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arretta M. O'Neal, 206 Devon Street, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 22, 1987)

Lucille May Daniels Midgett

WANCHESE - Lucille May Daniels Midgett, 84, of Wanchese, died Saturday, June 8, in a local nursing center.  Mrs. Midgett was a homemaker and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church where she was a former treasurer and a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79.  She was the daughter of the late Alexander Jake and Leanetta Cudworth Daniels.  She was the wife of Chesley C. Midgett, Sr. of Wanchese.  Besides her husband, surviving are two sons: Jake D. Midgett and his wife, Ann, of Portsmouth, Va., and Chesley C. "Buddy" Midgett, Jr. and his wife, Ruby, of Wanchese; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Midgett was predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline M. Rogers.  Funeral services were held June 10 in tyhe Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Holliday.  Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is serving the Midgett family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 11, 1996)

Lucille Meekins Midgett

Funeral services were held at graveside in Manteo Cemetery at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon for Mrs. Lucille Meekins Midgett, 51, who died on the morning of July 21 at Norfolk General Hospital after an illness of two weeks.  The Rev. Frank B. Dinwiddie conducted the rites.  Mrs. Midgett, wife of Charles F. Midgett of Manteo, was born in Manteo on March 14, 1900, the daughter of the late Margaret Dough and Ephraim Meekins.  She was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, a Past Matron of Roanoke Island Lodge #79, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Manteo Rebeckah Lodge.  Survivors are her husband, age 57; one son, Guy Midgett of Manteo; five daughters: Mrs. Margaret Tillett, Mrs. Irene Davis, Mrs. Camille Podolski, Mrs. Annie Green, all of Manteo, and Mrs. Hulda Swindell of Elizabeth City; five sisters: Mrs. Ret Etheridge, Mrs. Martha Dough, Mrs. Mary Basnight, Mrs. Beck Etheridge and Mrs. Margaret Midgett; there are eight grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 27, 1951; pg. 4)

Lucretia W. Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Mrs. Lucretia W. Midgett, age 82, died Thursday, September 1, 1955 at her home in Waves after an illness of 4 months. She was a lifelong resident of Dare County. She was the daughter of Israel B. and Nancy W. Ballance Midgett, the widow of the late Zion Midgett and member of The Fair Haven Methodist Church of Waves. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nellie M. Farrow Of Waves; five sons: Dan C. Midgett of Manteo, Dewey Midgett of Waves, Palmer Midgett of Jacksonville, Fla., Alvey S. Midgett of Norfolk and Hendrix Midgett of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters: Miss Belle Midgette of Manteo and Mrs. Lucy Midgett of New Jersey; one brother: Newcomb Midgett of Waves; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 3, 1955 in the Fair Haven Methodist Church with the Rev. Aaron Tyson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Waves.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, September 3, 1955)

Lucy Sawyer Midgett

KITTY HAWK - Lucy Sawyer Midgett, 83, died at Albemarle Hospital on Friday, January 22. Born in Pea Ridge, Washington County, she was the widow of Ezekiel Mathias Midgett and the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Sawyer. Mrs. Midgett was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Diane Gretchko of Kill Devil Hills; two sons: William A Midgett of Kitty Hawk and Ezekiel W. Midgett, Jr. of Harbinger; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorail Chapel with the rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 26, 1999; pg. 3A)

Luda Midgett Midgett

Luda Midgett Midgett, 88, of Manteo, died May 4 [1992] in a hospital. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Manteo and the daughter of the Late Edmund D. and Cynthia Wallace Midgett. She was a homemaker and attended Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters: Myrdith Midgett and Margie Midgett, both of Manteo. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Clarence Garner with burial in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Ludici Hooper Midgett
The Coastland Times - Friday, July 22, 1955; pg. 8

Luke Bradshaw Midgett

WAVES, N.C. - Retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Luke Bradshaw Midgett, 68, the husband of Mrs. Ann Mades Midgett and a Belhaven native, died Friday [Dec. 30, 1977] in a Norfolk hospital. He was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII and the Korean War and retired after 30 years. He was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and the Retired Coast Guard Officers Club of Washington, D.C. Other survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Barbara Ann Smithwick of Beaufort, Mrs. Debra Hooper of Salvo, and Miss Lucia Midgett of Waves; a son, Luke B. Midgett of Beaufort; two sisters: Mrs. Ella Midgett of Waves and Mrs. Ena Quidley of Clearwater, Fla.; and five grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Hatteras Chapel.  (unknown newspaper)

Luther [Dixon] Midgett

MANTEO - Luther "Dick" Midgett, 81, died April 13, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. Midgett, a native of Manteo, was the son of the late Oscar and Bethany Smith Midgett and the husband of Virginia Harris Midgett of the home. He was a retired ferry boat captain and worked for Twiford Colony Chapel for many years. He was a Baptist. Besides his wife, he is survived by seven daughters: Rhoda Everett of Elizabeth City, Anna B. Winnan of Miami, Fl., Bethany Ray Johnson of Wanchese, Elsie Sanderlin of Wanchese, Bertha D. Hymes of Manteo, Maude Gibbs of Wanchese and Pansy A, Midgett of Wanchese; one step-daughter, Virginia Gimbert of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Bayne S. Midgett of Aquebogue, NY; one sister, Edith Harris of Manteo; 18 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Tuesday April 16 by the Rev. Gary Micky. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 16, 1991)

Lydie Midgett

Mrs. Lydie Midgett, 65, widow of Clarence Midgett of Waves, died Wednesday morning [April 5, 1950] at 7 o'clock in the Norfolk General Hospital following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Waves in Dare County and daughter of Jimmie Midgett and the late Cynthia Midgett. She was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church at Waves. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edna Scarborough of Avon; three sons, A. Chester Midgett and Lawrence E. Midgett, both of Waves and Jesse James Midgett of Boston, Mass; two sisters, Mrs. Fred O'Neal of Rodanthe and Mrs. Mamie Midgett of Manteo, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, pending completion of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - Thursday, April 6, 1950)

[Magnolia "Maggie" Hayman Midgett]

One of Manns Harbor's finest women, widow of a prominent and beloved man, the late Robert L. Midgett, died at her home Tuesday [June 17, 1952] after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Dare County and the daughter of the late Daniel and Abbie Hayman. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Burial was in the Midgett Cemetery. Mrs. Midgett was born at Kitty Hawk and a resident at Manns Harbor for the last 70 years and a member of the Manns Harbor Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons: Clarence L. and Ray L. Midgett, both of Manns Harbor; one daughter, Mrs. Tressie Gard of Manns Harbor; two sisters: Mrs. Sallie Gard and Mrs. Mary D. Midgett of Manns Harbor; one brother, Jeff Hayman of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Friday, June 20, 1952; pg. 1)

Mamie Leone Midgett

RODANTHE, N.C. - Mamie Leone Midgett, 69, a native of Waves and the widow of William Jethrow Midgett, died Thursday [Sept. 13, 1984] in her home. Mrs. Midgett was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge and Order of the Eastern Start, Hatteras Island Chapter #301. Survivors include two daughters: Mary Gaskins of Rodanthe and Edith O'Neal of Ocracoke; two sons: William Midgett and George Midgett, both of Rodanthe; four sisters: Lennie Midgett of Rodanthe, Jennetta Williams of Gregory, Dorla Midgett of Kitty Hawk and Alice Bunday of Norfolk; three brothers: Milton Midgett and Arnold Midgett, both of Orange Park, Fla., and William Midgett of Rodanthe, N.C.; 13 grandchildren and 8 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jeff Rose. Burial will be in Midgett Cemetery, Rodanthe. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Margarene W. Midgett

Margarene "Margie" W. Midgett, 57, died May 11 at her residence in Manteo. Miss Midgett, a native of Manteo, was an information specialist for the Dare Co. Tourist Bureau and attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Zora A. and Luda M. Midgett. She is survived by one sister, Myrdith M. Midgett of Manteo; and several aunts & cousins. Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Thursday May 13 by the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 16, 1993)

Margaret Doreen Midgett

MANTEO - Margaret Doreen Midgett, 58, of Manteo, died July 27 [1991], at her residence. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Manteo, a daughter of Mrs. Luda Midgett of the home and the late Zora A. Midgett. She was a bookkeeper/office manager for Kellogg Supply Co. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and a member of the N.C. Assoc. of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. Miss Midgett has served as a volunteer emergency medical technician with Roanoke Island Rescue Squad of Dare County. Besides her mother, Miss Midgett is survived by two sisters: Margie Midgett and Myrdith Midgett, both of Manteo. A chapel service was held Monday in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Clarence Garner. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Margaret Lee Midgett

STUMPY POINT - Margaret Lee Midgett, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 8, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Miss Midgett was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Brinn Midgett. She is survived by one brother, Roy Midgett of Stumpy Point; three sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was scheduled Aug. 10 at the Shiloh Methodist Church in Stumpy Point with the Rev. Ken Davenport officiating. Burial was to follow in the Stumpy Point Community Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 11, 1996)

Margaret A. Meekins Midgett

Mrs. Margaret A. Midgett, age 67, died Sunday afternoon [Aug. 6, 1944] at 4:45 at the family residence at Manteo after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Meekins and widow of William Gray Midgett. She was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Rosalene Midgett of Manteo; six sons: Zora Midgett, Robert Midgett, Alfred Midgett, Leroy Midgett, all of Manteo, William Midgett of the U.S. Navy and Seldon Midgett of Georgia; three half-sisters: Mrs. A.M. Sanderlin and Mrs. Rebecca Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. D.C. Midgett of Kill Devil Hills; one half-brother, Chief Fred O'Neal of Rodanthe; 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 4:30 from the home in Manteo by Rev. M.W. Maness, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery. Pallbearers were D.D. Whitson, Dave Midgett, Hatton Midgett, Rhyne Midgett, Roland Sawyer and Earle Meekins.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 11, 1944; pg. 1)

Margaret Meekins Midgett

RODANTHE - Mrs. Margaret Meekins Midgett, 91, a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe, died Sunday morning [May 22, 1966] at 11:40 in Greenville nursing home after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Luke and Emily Douglas Meekins, widow of Zenith F. Midgett.  (unknown newspaper)

Marie Yvonne Midgett

Marie Yvonne Midgett, 50, died Feb. 4, 1989 in Hampton, Virginia. She was a native of Baltimore, Md. and was a member of Faith Outreach Church. Survivors include her husband, David B. Midgett, Jr.; her mother, Nellie H. Adams and a brother, Charles Adams of Baltimore. The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Faith Outreach Church in Hampton by the Rev. K. Edward White, Jr. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. in Rodanthe/Waves Cemetery, Rodanthe, NC. Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 6, 1989)

 Marinna Quidley Midgett

MANTEO, N.C. - Dec.24, Mrs. Marinna Quidley Midgett, 45, wife of Orlando Midgett, died Tuesday night, Dec. 23, 1952, at her home here after an illness of 3 weeks.  A native of Manteo, Dare County, she was a daughter of Leonard and Mrs. Mary Hooper Quidley.  She was a member of the Mt. Olive Methodist Church Of Manteo.  Surviving besides her husband, are two daughters: Mrs. Mary Ann Robinson of San Angelo, Tx. and Miss Elizabeth Jane Midgett of Manteo; two sons: Lindwood Russell Midgett of San Angelo, Tx. and Carroll Midgett of Manteo; four sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Parkerson, Mrs. R.B. Lennon, Mrs. H.H. Twiford and Mrs. Sam Midgett, all of Manteo; one brother, Rowan Quidley of Manteo.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at Mt. Olive Methodist Church by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Henry V. Napier, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 25, 1952)

Mrs. Marina Quidley Midgett, 45, lifelong resident of Manteo and wife of Orlando Midgett, died at 9:15 at her home Tuesday night after an illness of three weeks.  She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Hooper Quidley and mother of two sons and two daughters: Linwood Russell Midgett and Mrs. Mary Ann Robinson of San Angelo, Texas, Carroll and Elizabeth Jane of Manteo.  Besides her husband she leaves a brother, Rowan Quidley; and four sisters: Mrs. R.B. Lennon, Mrs. Elizabeth Parkerson, Mrs. Henry Twiford and Mrs. Sam Midgett, all of Manteo.  She was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo.  Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday with Rev. H.R. Ashmore officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 26, 1952; pg. 1)

Marvin Lee Midgett, Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Marvin Lee Midgett, Jr., 70, Elizabeth City, died Wednesday, March 6 at Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Dare County, son of the late Marvin Lee Midgett, Sr. and the late Hannah Baum Sanderlin Midgett and was the husband of Elizabeth White Barnes Midgett of the residence.  He was a Baptist and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1971.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Susan Midgett Wheeler of Foley, Ala., and Pati Shields of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Marvin Leen Midgett, III of Morehead City; two step-daughters: Jo Ann Wentz of Elizabeth City and Deborah Branch of Albany, Ga.; two step-sons: Butch Barnes of Shawboro and Terry Barnes of Elizabeth City; a sister, Sadie Midgett White of Virginia Beach; three half-sisters: Jean Midgett Leightner and Elva Midgett Austin, both of Annapolis, Md., and Mildred Sanderlin Speight of Hertford; two sisters-in-law: Irene Baum Midgett of Kitty Hawk and Lee Midgett of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his first wife of 40 years, Sylvia Dorla Midgett.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9 in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo with burial in Manteo Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements by Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 10, 2002; pg. 13A)

Mary Agnes Haywood Midgett

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Mary Agnes Haywood Midgett, 65, died at her residence on Monday, November 10, 2003. Mrs. Midgett was born in Manns Harbor and retired as a secretary for the Dare County Public Works Department. She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church where she was the church historian and taught Sunday school for over 40 years. She was also a member of the Manns Harbor Women’s Club and one of the Board of Directors for the Community Building and had an active part in it’s construction. She was the former owner/operator of the Manns Harbor Gulf Station. Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late Herbert Haywood and Naomi Mann Stallings and the widow of Lloyd K. Midgett. She is survived by two daughters, Lori Gibbs and husband Calvin, Lynette Saunders and husband Timmy both of Manns Harbor; two sons, Timothy L. Midgett and wife Deanie of Manns Harbor and Wayne Umphlett of Mashoes; two sisters, Ramona Merritt of Orlando, FL and Virginia Eason of Manns Harbor; one brother Richard Tillett of Manns Harbor and 7 grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner Hux, Brittney and Kelsey Midgett, Macy, Leann and Breann Saunders; she was preceded in death by one brother, Myron “Bud” Tillett. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 2:00 PM at the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Bob Tilley and Rev. Steve Crews officiating. A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 11th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel. The family will be accepting friends at the home of her son, Timmy Midgett on Highway 64/264 in Manns Harbor. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 13, 2003)

Mary B. Midgett

MANTEO - Mary B. Midgett, 85, of Route 1, died Nov. 11 [1989], in a Myrtle Beach hospital. A native of Rodanthe, she was a homemaker and a Protestant and the daughter of the late Richard and Mrs. Rebecca Midgett Midgett and the widow of Loran B. Midgett. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters; Katherine Kennedy of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Carita Fisher of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Arretta Midgett of Rodanthe; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2 P.M. in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Elizabeth Forbes Midgett

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Forbes Midgett, widow of the late Apollos D. Midgett, died Tuesday, September 23 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Maginnis, in Brookline, Mass. Mrs. Midgett, who was 82 years of age, was a native of Dare County and had made her home in and near Manteo for her entire life. She was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. She was taken to her daughter's home in Brookline several weeks ago following a stroke which left her helpless. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two sons: Mahlon D. Midgett of Manteo and Lance L. Midgett of Hingham, Mass.; four daughters: Mrs. Annie Arey and Mrs. Mary E. Maginnis of Brookline, Mass., Mrs. Edna Layden of Peabody, Mass., and Mrs. Bernice Dowdy of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Twyne of Manteo; one nephew; 21 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 26, 1952; pg. 8)

Mary D. Hayman Midgett
The Coastland Times - Friday, August 14, 1964; pg. 9

Mary Midgett Midgett

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. - Mrs. Mary M. Midgett, 60, of Manns Harbor, widow of Louis Latham Midgett, died early Tuesday [Aug. 27, 1963] in her home. A native of Dare County, she lived here 38 years. She was a daughter of the late B.C. and Mrs. Alwilda Mann Midgett, and a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church here. Surviving are two sons, Louis Howard Midgett of Portland, Ore., and Louis Latham Midgett of Manns Harbor; two daughters, Mrs. Woody Crosswhite of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Mrs. Elwood Ambrose of East Lake; two grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, August 28, 1963)

Mrs. Mary M. Midgett, 60 year-old Manns Harbor resident, died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church at Manns Harbor conducted by the Rev. Charles R. Olson, with burial to follow in the Midgett Cemetery at Manns Harbor. The body will remain at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo and be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Midgett, a native Of Dare County and a resident of Manns Harbor for the past 38 years, was the daughter of the late B.C. And Alwilda Mann Midgett and the widow of the late Louis Latham Midgett. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church at Manns Harbor. Surviving are two sons, Louis Howard Midgett of Portland, Ore., and Louis Latham Midgett of Manns Harbor; two daughters, Mrs. Woody Crosswhite of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and Mrs. Elwood Ambrose of East Lake; two grandchildren and two step-daughters, Mrs. Tom Jordan of Sunbury and Mrs. Thelbert Tillett of Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 30, 1963)

Mary Isabelle Quidley Midgett

MANTEO - Mary Isabelle Quidley Midgett, 85, died Tuesday, February 13 at her residence. Mrs. Midgett, born in Manteo, was the retired bookkeeper for the former Virginia Dare Transportation Company and was also the assistant manager of the former Parkerson Hotel. She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Ladies' Circle, was a 50-year member of the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 of the Order of Eastern Star, Manteo Rebekah Lodge #52, and the Dare County Shrinettes. She was the daughter of the late leonard and Mary Susan Hooper Quidley and was the widow of the late Sam Midgett, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Sam Midgett, Jr. Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters: Nancy Lynn Austin and husband Bernie, and Marjalene Thomas, all of Manteo; a son, Ted Midgett and wife Mona of Wanchese; a daughter-in-law, Betty Midgett of Manteo; grandchildren: Hunt Thomas, Barbara Dare Hartwig and husband Tim, Sammy Midgett and wife Angie, Danny Midgett and wife Bobbie Jean, Bernie Austin Jr., Les Austin and wife Becky, Kim Rodriguez and husband Robert, Lisa Johnson and husband Bill. Leah Midgett and Bradley Midgett; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Friday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001; pg. 10A)

 Mattie Tillett Midgett

WANCHESE LOSES LAST OF A LARGE FAMILY - In the death Friday of Mrs. Mattie Tillett Midgett, 81, of Wanchese, there passed away [Mar. 28, 1952] the last of that large and prominent family of citizens, the children of the late Thomas C. and Sophia Daniels Tillett. Mrs. Midgett died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James W. Davis. She was the widow of the late P.D. Midgett, a veteran member of the Coast Guard, and the mother of a prominent group of children. She was a lifelong resident of Wanchese, a member of the Bethany Methodist Church and a chapter member of its ESCS. She was also a member of the Order of Pocahontas. The following children survive her: three daughters, Mrs. J.W. Davis, Mrs. Pete Daniels and Mrs. W.L. Daniels, all of Wanchese; three sons: P.D. Midgette, Jr. of Engelhard, A. Parker Midgett of Elizabeth City and J. Barker Midgette of Hillsboro; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist Church by Rev. C.W. Guthrie. The body lay in state one and a half hours prior to the service. Burial was in the Tillett cemetery. "Jesus Lover of My Soul" was sung by the choir. A duet "When the Mist Has Rolled Away" was sung by Mrs. James Gaskill and Mrs. Reggie Tillett. A solo "Beyond the Sunset" was sung by Mrs. James Gaskill. "Asleep in Jesus" was sung by the choir at the grave. Rev. B.E. Bingham assisted Mr. Guthrie. Active pallbearers were her grandsons: Royce Daniels, Stewart Daniels, Marvin Daniels, Pete Poole Daniels, George Midgett, P.D. Midgett, III and Robert Midgett. Honorary pallbearers were he nephews: C.S. Meekins, Casper Meekins, Raymond Meekins, Peter Tillett, Dallas Tillett, crowder Tillett, J.B. Tillett, Reggie Tillett, Ralph Tillett, Sr. and Dewey Tillett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 4, 1952; pg. 1)

Maureen Stephens Midgett

POPLAR BRANCH - Maureen "Dixie" Stephens Midgett, 66, of Tilley Lane, died Thursday, November 2, at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Stephens was born in Tacoa, Georgia, daughter of the late William and Thelma Stephens. She was the wife of Oscar Seldon Midgett. Mrs. Stephens was a member of the Grandy Assembly of God Church and was a retired waitress. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William Samuel Midgett of Poplar Branch; four sisters: Mary Beth Mullins of Charleston, SC, Linda Stephens of Baltimore, Md., Annette Hall of Phoenix, Ariz., and Imogene Phellps of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Harold Stephens of Tacoa, Ga.; and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo with burial to take place in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 5, 1995)

Maxton M. Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Maxton M. Midgett "Mack", age 92, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at his home. Mack was a member of Lynnhaven United Methodist Church and a member of Great Bridge Masonic Lodge # 257 AF & AM., he was a former Commander with the U. S. Navy having served a total of 31 years. During WW II, he participated in the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign-Asiatic-Pacific campaigns China service.  Participated in the Korean War.  Last active duty assignment was head of military personnel dept., NOB - Norfolk.  Mack was predeceased by a son, Harry L. Midgett.  Surviving is his wife of 70 years, Elsie Mae Midgett; three sons, Maxton Murray Midgett, Jr. (Ruth), Billy K. Midgett and Kevin Willis Midgett (Paula); a daughter, Sandra Estelle Howard; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Midgett; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Sumner K. Midgett, Jr. (Jean) and Arvon L. Midgett; two sisters-in-law, Estelle Quidley and Grace Biesner. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, Feb.7, 2012 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in Lynnhaven United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Satter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full honors provided by the U. S. Navy.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, February 6, 2012)

Melvin Elbert Midgett

MANTEO - Melvin Elbert Midgett, 70, died February 2 at a Greenville hospital. He was a resident of Vintage Inn Retirement Center in Williamston. He was a retired auto mechanic. Mr. Midgett attended First Assembly of God in Manteo. He was the son of the late Jessie and Effica Midgett. Surviving are three sisters: Sirlie Midgett and Florine Pittman, both of Norfolk, Va., and Pearl Harrell of Hobgood, N.C.; one brother: Milton C. Midgett of Manns Harbor. A funeral service was set for Feb. 4 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating, with burial to follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 5, 1995)

Michael Allan Midgett

ATLANTA, GA - Michael Allan Midgett, 46, passed away on November 21, 2005 in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Midgett was born in Norfolk, VA and was the son of the late Lindsay Midgett, Sr. and the late Iris Cudworth Midgett Manuel.  He is survived by one sister, Tina Richie of Apache Junction, AZ; two brothers, Jeffrey Midgett of Manteo and Lindsay Midgett, Jr. of Lake Charles, LA; two nieces, Chelsa Midgett of Manteo and Danielle Richie of Apache Junction, AZ; four nephews; Gregory Midgett of Manteo, Joseph Richie, Jr. of Apache Junction, AZ, Zackery Midgett and Jason Midgett, both of Lake Charles, LA; One aunt, Jean C. Daniels of Wanchese and one uncle, Louis N. Cudworth of Maryland. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Vance L. Midgett and Creedon Midgett; three aunts, Ina Davis, Wilma Scarborough and Lois Saunders.  A memorial graveside service will be held at Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 2:00 PM.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Michael Elmer Midgett

RODANTHE - Michael Elmer Midgett, 47, died Thursday, March 25, 1999.  Mr. Midgett, born in Manteo and was a commercial fisherman and a Mason.  He was the son of the late Elmer Vance Jr. and Beverly Sutherland Midgett.  Mr. Midgett is survived by two children: Jacqueline Midgett and Michael Alexander Midgett, both of Galiano Island, British Columbia; the mother of his children, Virginia Haenen Midgett of Galiano Island; a paternal grandfather, Elmer V. Midgett, Sr. of Ft. Myers, Fla.; one sister, Elizabeth Sutherland Griffith of Bermuda; one brother, Elmer V. Midgett, III of Bermuda; and an uncle, Edward F. Midgett of Cape Coral, Fla.  A graveside service will be held in the family cemetery, Rodanthe on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - March 1999)

Mildred Leigh Gard Midgett

MANTEO - Mildred Leigh Gard Midgett, 80, died Monday, December 16 in Nags Head. Mrs. Midgett was born in Dare County and was retired from the National Park Service and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was the daughter of the late Alfred Bristoe and Hattie Foster Basnight Gard and the wife of Sheldon Derward Midgett of Manteo. Besides her husband, surviving are one daughter, Shelly M. Spencer of Manteo; two sons: Michael L. Midgett of Davidson and Billy Holton of Wanchese; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Midgett was predeceased by her sister, Alma Hooper. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Branch President Dr. Jeff Jacobson. Burial will be in the Basnight Cemetery in Manteo. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 17, 2002; pg. 14A)

Minnie Paxton Midgett Midgett

Mrs. Minnie Paxton Midgett, 72, of Manteo, died Sunday at 5 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Peleg S. Midgett and the daughter of the late Joseph and Orenda Midgett of Rodanthe, where she was born. She was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge in Manteo. Surviving are six sons: Edwin V. Midgett of Oceana, Camillus S. Midgett of Norfolk, Robert L. Midgett of Manteo, Levene G. Midgett of Roslyn Heights, NY, John A. Midgett of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Gervis B. Midgett of Port Arthur, Texas; three daughters: Mrs. Llewellyn Daniels of Wanchese, Mrs. Minnie Boykins of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Helen Elliott of Millington, Tenn.; three brothers: Capt. Levene W. Midgett of Rodanthe, Andrew Midgett of Morehead City and Joseph Midgett of Manteo; six sisters: Mrs. Robert M. Baum, Sr. of Norfolk, Mrs. E.R. Midgett of Rodanthe, Mrs. C.A. Midgett, Mrs. Rowena O'Neal and Mrs. Dorland Midgett, all of Waves, and Mrs. Frances Gray of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 18, 1958; pg. 1)

A public memorial service for the late Mrs. Minnie Midgett of Manteo will be held at 8:30 Monday evening, October 20, in the Lodge Hall of the Manteo Rebekahs, of which organizations Mrs. Midgett was a long-time member. The memorial service will follow the regular Rebekah meeting which will be held at 8:00. Many of Mrs. Midgett's family from Manteo and other places will be present and all other interested friends are welcome to attend.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 17, 1958; pg. 12)

 Missouri Frances Mann Midgett

MASHOES WOMAN DIED IN NORFOLK HOSPITAL - Machoes [sic], June 22 - Mrs. Missouri Frances Midgett, 71, died in a Norfolk Hospital Thursday morning [June 21, 1945] at 1 o'clock. The daughter of the late Kenneth and Nancy Wise Mann and widow of Thomas R. [should be L.] Midgett, she was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C.P. Twiford of Mashoes, Mrs. Craddock of Mann's Harbor, and Mrs. I.R.F. [should be Ira D.] Spencer of Norfolk; two sons, J.F. [should be J.S.] Midgett of Norfolk and P.R. [should be T.R.] Midgett of Machoes; a sister, Oldilda [should be Alwilda] Midgett of Mann's Harbor; three half-brothers, W.H. Mann, Ephram Mann and Dewey Mann, and a step-mother, Mrs. Martha Mann of Machoes; and 12 grandchildren. She was a member of Mashoes Methodist Church. The body was taken from Norfolk to Machoes Friday morning for funeral services and burial.  (unknown newspaper & date) Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Missouri Gray Midgett

BELOVED WOMAN OF DARE COUNTY PASSES - Mrs. Missouri Gray Midgett, widow of the late John Guthrie Midgett of Manteo, died of a heart attack shortly after noon Thursday in a Norfolk hospital where she had undergone an operation. Mrs. Midgett had been in ill health for about two years and had been seriously ill for several months. She was on of the best loved women of her community and she will be greatly missed. She would have reached her 67th birthday in June. Born at Salvo, the daughter of the late Davis L. and Christian Gray, Mrs. Midgett had lived in Manteo for the last 17 years. She was a member of Mount Olivet Methodist Church and formerly a teacher in its Sunday School. She was also prominent in civic affairs, being a member of the Eastern Star, the Manteo Rebekah Lodge, the Manteo Home Demonstration Club and the Manteo Garden Club. Mrs. Midgett is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Vernon Davis, Mrs. Hugh McChesney and Mrs. St. Clair Tillett of Manteo, Mrs. W.W. Ballowe of Atlantic City, N.J. and Mrs. Aubrey Ausley of Norfolk; three sons: Reuben Midgett and Guthrie Midgett of Norfolk and Lafayette Midgett of Buxton; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, R.D. Gray of Salvo who is critically ill at his home there; one half-sister, Mrs. L.Y. Gray of Salvo; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo.

A COMMUNITY LOSS - The citizenship of Manteo and her old home community of Salvo in particular among those who knew her good works mourn the death of Mrs. Missouri Midgett, the widow of John Guthrie Midgett, who passed on this week. Mrs. Midgett was loved for her tireless community endeavors, for her wholehearted devotion to the Methodist Church and for her interest and fellowship in the order of Rebekahs. From the time the family moved to Manteo some 20 years ago until a short while before her death, when health failed her rapidly, she had been one of the most loyal and helpful of workers for the public good. She outlived her husband less than 2 years. They were a devoted couple, inseparable in life, and upon the death of Mr. Midgett, she literally grieved herself to death. Before moving to Manteo, her lifetime had been spent at Salvo, where in a small community she had won the love and friendship of all for her neighborliness and helpfulness, just as she had won the devotion of the people of Manteo.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 21 & 28, 1943; pg. 1)

Montez Midgett

MANTEO - Montez "Tez" Midgett, 72, passed away Sept. 7, 2004, with her family at her side. She was a member of Greenbrier Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Ray Midgett and a son, D. Alan Midgett. Tez is survived by two daughters, Debbie Vaughan of Chesapeake and Diane Midgett Finley of Manteo; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Sunday at Greenbrier Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake, at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor Frank W. Webster, Jr. officiating.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 12, 2004; pg. 12A)

Mordecie D. Midgett
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 16, 1958; pg. 3

Myron Bradford Midgett
North Carolinian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - Oct. 14, 1909
Submitted by Linda Lau

 Myron Vance Midgett, Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Myron Vance Midgett, Jr., 61, died Friday, February 25 at his residence. Mr. Midgett, a native of Dare County, was the son of Myron Vance Midgett, Sr. and Beulah Helen O'Neal Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC, and the husband of Betty Jean Harrell Midgett of the residence. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a retired Captain from the Elizabeth City Fire Department having been there for 23 ½ years from 1965 to 1989. Besides his wife and parents he is survived by a daughter, Donna Lynn Jones of Elizabeth City, NC; a grandson, Brandon Dennis Jones of Elizabeth City, NC; and four sisters, Freida Styron of Chesapeake, VA, Janet Vallee of Virginia Beach, VA, Anna DeHart of Murfreesboro, TN, and Helen Carol Shannon of Elizabeth City, NC. Funeral services will be Monday, February 28, 2005, at 11:00 AM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 1, 2005; pg. 10A)

 Myron Vance Midgett, Sr.

Myron Vance Midgett, Sr., 91, of 1095 Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday evening in the Winslow's Memorial Home.  He was born in Dare County, NC to the late Graves Midgett, Sr. and Palmyra Payne Midgett and was the husband of Beulah Helen O’Neal Midgett. Mr. Midgett was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. Coast Guard, having served our country for 20 years. Later in life, Mr. Midgett worked and retired as a mechanic for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Chief Petty Officers Association. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by four daughters, Freida Styron of Chesapeake, VA, Janet Vallee of Virginia Beach, VA, Anna DeHart of Murfreesboro, TN and Helen Carol Shannon of Elizabeth City, NC; and a daughter-in-law, Betty Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC; one sister, Mae Fulcher of Salvo, NC, one brother Melvin Midgett of Wilmington, NC; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Myron Vance Midgett, Jr., two grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 8, 2007, at 2:00pm in the Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by Rev. William C. Holmes. Burial with military honors will follow in the West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 and at other times at their residence, 1095 Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Midgett family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007; pg. 10A)

Nannie Cudworth Midgett

The last rites were said for a beloved citizen of Roanoke Island Tuesday afternoon when Mrs. Nannie Cudworth Midgett went to her final rest in the Manteo Cemetery. Mrs. Midgett died Saturday at 6:15 p.m. after a long illness at the home of a foster son, Luther H. Daniels near Philadelphia. She is survived by two other sons: Boyd L. Midgett of Tuckertown, N.J. and Samuel E. Midgett of Manteo. Mrs. Midgett gad lived at Manteo for the past 50 years, the wife of the late Samuel E. Midgett, who was once Clerk of Dare Superior Court, daughter of the late Lewellyn and Rebecca Creef Cudworth of Wanchese where she was born October 12, 1886. She was a faithful member of the Roanoke Island Chapter OES and of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. She had always been an exceptional wife, mother, citizen, neighbor, leader in community affairs, having served in various capacities with the schools, welfare work, her church circles, and other positions. She is survived by three sisters at Wanchese: Mrs. Nettie Daniels, Mrs. Lora Creef and Mrs. Arvilla Midgett; and by two brothers: Vance Cudworth of Manteo and George Cudworth of Norfolk. The body was brought to Twiford's Funeral Home Sunday. Rev. Louis A. Aitken, the Manteo pastor, assisted by Rev. C.W. Guthrie of Wanchese, conducted the funeral services Tuesday. The choir sang "The Lord is My Shepherd", "Rock of Ages" and John H. Long sang a solo, "God's Tomorrow". Mrs. Rennie Williamson was the organist. The pall was made of pink and white carnations. Active pallbearers were Robert Ballance, Edward Wescott, Edwin Midgett, H.O. Bridges, Willett Tillett and Frank Cahoon. Honorary pallbearers were: Leo Midgett, O.J. Jones, John D. O'Neal, A.Clark Mann, W.B. Fearing, and W.F. Baum.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 12, 1958; pg. 8)

Nathaniel Gould Midgett

Nathaniel Gould Midgett, 77, died Feb. 8, 1992 at Manteo. Mr. Midgett was born in Manteo. He was a former resident of Rodanthe and Chesapeake. He had retired from the U.S. Corps Of Engineers. He was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife Leona Whidbee Midgett; three sisters: Georgia Eason of Chesapeake, Nina Ramseyer of Florida and Wilma Midgett of Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Funeral services are pending.  (unknown newspaper)

 Nellie Hamilton Midgett

MANTEO - Nellie Hamilton Midgett, 83, died Thursday, January 10 in Virginia Beach, Va.  Mrs. Midgett was born in Sealevel and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and the Roanoke Island Rebekka Lodge.  Mrs. Midgett was the daughter of the late James Walter and Minnie Fulcher Hamilton and the wife of the late Demus Midgett.  Surviving are two sons: Paul Midgett and Dennis Midgett, both of Manteo; two brothers: James W. Hamilton and John Earl Hamilton, both of Sealevel; and two granddaughters: Cheryl M. Johnson and Paula Vaugn Midgett, both of Manteo; and one great-grandchild.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. George Speake with burial in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 13, 2002; pg. 13A)

Olief Roy Midgett

COLINGTON MAN KILLED BY CAR ON BEACH ROAD - Roy Midgett, a young Colington man, met death Saturday night on the Nags Head Beach highway when struck by an automobile driven by Alvah Williams of Wanchese.  Midgett, who was about 24 years old, was riding in a car with Jepp Gaimel of Colington and others shortly after midnight bound homeward from the Nags Head Casino. They stopped the car and Midgett got out, walked around the front end and into the car driven by Williams. He was struck down and knocked unconscious. He was then taken to the Kill Devil Hills hospital and then by ambulance to Elizabeth City and died about 8:00 Sunday morning. The case was being investigated by Deputy Sheriff E.S. Wise.  (Dare County Times - Friday, April 28, 1944; pg. 1)  [Death certificate states his name as Olief Roy Midgett, son of Tillman F. Midgett and Mary F. Hill Midgett]

Olive Marie Tillett Midgett

MANNS HARBOR - Mrs. Olive Marie Tillett Midgett, 78, died Thursday morning [Sept. 10, 1981] in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Manns Harbor and a former star route mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. She was the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Mrs. Varina Davis Hayman Tillett and the widow of Charlie Bateman Midgett. She is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Bertha Gibbs, Mrs. Bessie Thompson and Mrs. Beulah Twiford, all of Manns Harbor; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Vance Way, pastor of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Twiford family cemetery, Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 13, 1981)

Oliver Midgett

WAS KILLED BY TRAIN IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - The body of Oliver Midgett, 22- year old Avon boy, passed thru Elizabeth City yesterday on the way to the old home at Salvo down on the banks. Young Midgett was killed by a train early in the week [Feb. 25, 1923] at Louisville, Kentucky where he was attached to a Coast Guard vessel with headquarters in that city.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 2, 1923; pg. 6)

Oliver Chaytor Midgett

NORFOLK - Oliver Chaytor Midgett, 89, retired from the U.S. Lighthouse Department and a native of Buxton, N.C., died Wednesday, Jan 29, 1975, in a hospital. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Olive Benson of Cappaqua, N.Y. and Mrs. Frances Cartwright of Chesapeake; five sons: George O.C. Midgett of Chesapeake, R.L. "Bob" Midgette, Arthur M. Midgett and Edward D. Midgette of Norfolk, and Andrew M. Midgett of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mrs. Vandetta Midgette and a brother, Ignatius Midgett, both of Buxton; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Warren E. Foxworthy. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 30, 1975)

Oliver Gilbert Midgett, Sr.

Oliver Gilbert Midgett Sr., 82, formerly of Braywood Manor in Norfolk, died Sept. 23, 2006, in his home. A native of Hatteras, N.C., he was the widower of Thelma M. Midgett. Mr. Midgett retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a member of Temple Grove Holiness Church. Survivors include one daughter, Becky M. Brown of Virginia Beach; one son, Oliver G. "Whitey" Midgett Jr. and wife Linda P. of Chesapeake; one sister, Mae Fulcher of Salvo, N.C.; two brothers, Vance Midgett of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Melvin Midgett of Wilmington, N.C.; three grandchildren, Erik Midgett and wife Courtney, Cameron Midgett and fiancée Gabrielle and Dale Brown; and three great-grandchildren, Chase Midgett, Cameron Midgett and Logan Midgett. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Meadowbrook Mausoleum Chapel by Dr. Greg Dalle-Tezze. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, September 25, 2006)

Orenda Midgett

MRS. ORENDA MIDGETT OF RODANTHE DEAD - Mrs. Orenda Midgett, 77, of Rodanthe, died Saturday, August 5, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.A. Midgett of Waves. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11:30 at her home at Rodanthe but the Rev. Roger Tucker, pastor of the Rodanthe Methodist Church of which Mrs. Midgett was a member. Mrs. Midgett, who was the widow of the late Joseph Midgett of Rodanthe, is survived by 12 sons and daughters: Mrs. Clara Gray of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Minnie Midgett of Manteo, Mrs. P.L. O'Neal, Mrs. C.A. Midgett and Mrs. Dorland Midgett, all of Waves, Mrs. R.D. Gray of Salvo, Levene Midgett, David Midgett, Joseph Midgett and Mrs. E.R. Midgett of Rodanthe, Mrs. Robert Baum of Norfolk, and Andrew Midgett of the U.S. Coast Guard recently transferred; 37 grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren. About 2 weeks ago all 12 sons and daughters gathered at the bedside of their mother to be with her in her illness and to be together for the first time in many months.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 11, 1944; pg. 1)

Oscar S. Midgett

The remains of Oscar S. Midgett who died of pneumonia Sunday at the Elizabeth City Hospital were interred Tuesday in the cemetery at Manteo. Mr. Midgett was taken ill while at the Coast Guard Engineers School in Baltimore and got only as far as Elizabeth City. He was for six years a member of the crew of Chicamacomico Coast Guard Station, was 36 years old and is survived by a wife, two children and several brothers, among whom are A.W. Midgett of Elizabeth City, V.G. Midgett of Manns Harbor and P.S. Midgett of Manteo.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, December 28, 1923; pg. 1)

Palmyra Payne Midgett

Palmyra Payne Midgett of Salvo died [Sept. 6, 1992] in an Elizabeth city hospital at the age of 99.  She was a native of Rodanthe and the daughter of the late William Benajmin and Hosann Midgett Payne and the widow of Graves Midgett.  Burial will be at Manteo Cemetery.  She is survived by three daughters: Ellen Farrow and Martha Fountain, both of Buxton and Mae Fulcher of Salvo; four sons: Vance Midgett and Graves Midgett, Jr. both of Elizabeth City, Oliver Midgett of Norfolk and Melvin Midgett of Wilmington; 28 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Sep. 9 by the Rev. Berry Taylor and the Rev. Ronnie Midgett.  Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 10, 1992)

Pansy Audrey Midgett

Pansy Audrey Midgett,  57, of Wanchese, died Tuesday, in a Norfolk, VA hospital.  Pansy was born in Wanchese and was the daughter of the late Luther Dixson and Dorothy Swindell Midgett.   Surviving are six sisters,  Annabel Midgett, Bethany Johnson, Elsie Sanderlin, Dale Hines, Maude Gibbs and Rhoda DeHart, one brother, Bayne Midgett and 18 nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Tuesday August 17, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Monday from 7:00 p. m. m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patricia Ann Pridgen Midgett

MANTEO - Patricia “Trysh” Ann Midgett, 48, of Manteo, N.C. passed away on the 20th of July 2013.  She was born to Addie Peterson Pridgen and the late Harry Wilburn Pridgen Sr. in New Bern, N.C. on April 21, 1965.  Trysh graduated from Topsail High in Hampstead, N.C. She married Arthur Louis Midgett, Jr on August 22, 1987. They resided in Skyco, N.C.  Trysh had a love for Southwestern native American culture and she loved her horses.  She was an avid horseback rider and was usually found at the stables with her horse, Lakota. Trysh was the most outgoing, loving, and understanding person you could ever meet and if she didn’t like the way something was going or went she would definitely let you know.  She was strong and determined to make sure things were always okay.  Trysh is survived by her husband Louis Midgett; her mother Addie Pridgen; her two children Chayse and Mikayla; her two step-sons Tres and Matthew Midgett; her siblings Harry Pridgen, Jr., Richard Pridgen, Michelle Knighton; also by her five nieces, one nephew, and five step-grandchildren.  Trysh also had two beloved pets, her horse Lakota and her late terrier, Tinkerbell.  A service of remembrance will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Saturday July 27, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Andrew White.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Pearl Berry Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Pearl Berry Midgett, 69, died Friday morning [Oct. 9, 1959]. She was the wife of a. Parker Midgett, formerly of Wanchese. She was the daughter of the late Milton W. and Sophia Dozier Berry. She was a member of Matoca Council Degree of Pocahontas and of City Road Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert P. Midgett of Annandale, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Berry Harris of Greenville and Mrs. Martha Berry Morgan of Franklin, Va.; one brother, Curtis Berry of North Hollywood, Ca.; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday in the City Road Methodist Church by the Rev. G.W. Crutchfield, pastor. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 16, 1959)

Pearl Bragg Midgett

BUXTON, N.C. - Pearl Bragg Midgett, 85, native of Ocracoke and the widow of Lafayette D. (Fate) Midgett, died Tuesday [Sept. 6, 1983] in a hospital. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, the Buxton chapter off Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge of Rodanthe. Survivors include a son, Chesley M. Midgett; and two brothers: Edmond Midgett and Loran Midgett, all of Buxton. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Revs. Lewis Dillman and Theron Collinsworth. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, September 9, 1983)

Peleg Dameron Midgett, Jr.

ENGELHARD - Peleg Dameron Midgett, Jr. of Engelhard died Jan. 17 at Cypress Glen Methodist Retirement Home, Greenville, where he had resided for the past 2 years. He was born in Wanchese and graduated from Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1922. Mr. Midgett moved from Craddock, Va. to Engelhard in Dec. 1934, where he built, owned and operated Pamlico Power & Light Co. beginning in 1935 until 1975 when the company was sold to Tideland EMC. In 1935, Mr. Midgett organized and was a charter member and the first President of the Engelhard Rotary Club. He was Rotary District Governor from 1953-54. He was an active member of the Engelhard United Methodist Church where he taught the men's bible class for 30 years and chaired 2 committees to rebuild the church. Mr. Midgett chaired major charitable organizations in Hyde County and was a member of the N.C. Senate from 1961-63. He also served on the board of directors and was a member of the executive committee of the East Carolina Bank, American Small Business Organization; President of Southern Albemarle Association, Greater Albemarle Association and Coastal Historyland of N.C. He is survived by one daughter, Martha M. Kelly of Newport News, Va.; three sons: P.D. Midgett, III of Southport, George E. Midgett of Denver, and Bernard W. Midgett of Buxton; one brother, John B. Midgett of Hillsborough; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Engelhard United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at the Tillett family cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 19, 1995)

Peleg J. Midgett

Peleg J. Midgett, 50, who died Friday [June 6, 1952] at his home in Elizabeth City, was a native of Avon, Dare County and was highly regarded. At the time of his death he operated the Albemarle Awning Company. He had been living in Elizabeth City for 46 years and formerly was employed by Quinn Furniture Co. He was the son of the late Peleg W. and Annie Williams Midgett; a member of the First Methodist Church; a member of the Eureka Lodge #317 AF & AM and Sudan Tenple. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Goldie James Midgett; one daughter, Miss Almarie Midgett, both of Elizabeth City; six sisters: Mrs. Bertie M. Gregory of Ocean View, Va., Mrs. J.H. Gard, Mrs. J.T. Gray, Mrs. C.L. Honton, all of Elizabeth City, Miss Edith Midgett of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. J.N. Kruppa of Bethesda. Md.; three brothers: Raymond W. Midgett of Philadelphia, Pa., Ervin H. Midgett of Elizabeth City and Edward R. Midgett of Miami, Florida.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 13, 1952; pg. 8)

Polly Meekins Midgett

Mrs. Polly Meekins Midgett, age 75, of Rodanthe, died in a Norfolk hospital Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. after a short illness.  A life long resident of Rodanthe, she was the daughter of William H. & Nancy T. Meekins and the wife of Charles Washington Midgett.  She was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church and of Outer Banks Lodge #165 Rebekahs.  Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel O'Neal of Rodanthe and a son, John L. Midgett of Morehead City; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and nieces & nephews.  The body was taken from Twiford Funeral Home Thursday at noon to the residence in Rodanthe.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fair Haven Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 19, 1959; pg. 12)

Ranzy [Lorenzo] Farrow Midgett

Ranzy Farrow Midgett, 53, husband of Mrs. Cora Quidley Midgett of Manteo, died Wednesday morning [Dec. 30, 1943] of pneumonia following a two weeks illness. Mr. Midgett was well-known in this section and for some years had been captain of the ferryboat between Manns Harbor and Roanoke Island. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Loftin and Ernest Midgett who are in the service, and Carroll Midgett; by his mother, Mrs. Edmund Midgett; a brother, D.O. Midgett; a sister, Mrs. Zora Midgett, all of Manteo, and by several nephews and nieces. Funeral and burial will be at Manteo Saturday.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 31, 1943; pg. 1)

Reba Willis Midgett

FRISCO - Reba Willis Midgett, 79, went to be with Jesus, January 29th. Reba was born August 8, 1934 in Hatteras. She was the daughter of the late Harlon C. and Nellie T. Willis and the wife of Ellery Clark Midgett, II her loving husband of 60 years. Also surviving are her daughters, Joni Midgett of Wilmington, N.C. and Jodie Midgett of Frisco, N.C.; sons, Jeff Midgett and wife Jody of Frisco, N.C. and Jonathan Midgett and wife Suzanne of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Darlene Ochs and husband John of Frisco, N.C.; brother, Harlon C. Willis, Jr and wife Erlene of Frisco, N.C.; Grandchildren, Jeffery, Brandon and wife Angela Midgett and Kelsey, Great Grandchildren, Trinity, Neveah and Austin, her uncles, Adrian Tolson of Norfolk, VA and Leslie Tolson of Conroe, TX; her very special niece Karen and grand nephews and grand nieces, dear family member Ruth Arnold, and her “little pal Mirlo”. In addition to her parents Mrs. Midgett was predeceased by her nephew Keith Willis. Reba’s strong will, strength and compassion will always be a lesson for each of us. There was always an endless supply of stories filled with laughter and smiles to brighten each day. Her sweet nature will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all those whose lives she touched. Her spirit will be with us until we meet again on that beautiful shore.  A service of remembrance will be in Little Grove United Methodist Church, Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Kenneth Davenport and Rev. Roger Barnett.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rebecca Midgett

RODANTHE, March 18 - Mrs. Rebecca Midgett, 84, died Friday morning [Mar. 17, 1950] at the residence here, after a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of the Rodanthe section of Dare County, daughter of the late Watson L. and Mary Gray Midgett, wife of the late R.T. Midgett and a member of The Fairhaven Methodist Church of Rodanthe. She is survived by two sons, Charlie W. and George D. Midgett of Rodanthe; four daughters, Mrs. Aretta Midgett of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Virginia Midgett and Mrs. Sudie Payne of Rodanthe and Mrs. Mary Midgett of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Susanna T. Midgett of Manteo, 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence Sunday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Rodanthe.  (unknown newspaper)

Rebecca Kimball Midgett

Rebecca “Becky” Kimball Midgett, 83, of Stumpy Point, NC died Monday, August 02, 2010 in a Swan Quarter Nursing facility.  Mrs. Midgett was born in Warrenton, NC and was a member of Bayview Chapel in Stumpy Point.  She was preceded in death by her birth parents, William A. Kimball and Lucy Rose Kimball, the parents who raised her, Oliver Kimball and Mary Kimball, and a step-mother, Margaret Kimball.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald G. Midgett, a grandson, Grant Buckner, and two sisters, Gussie K. Lewis and Elizabeth K. Cline.  Mrs. Midgett worked as a bookkeeper/receptionist many years and retired from Eastern Fuels in Manteo.  Later she went to work at the Duke of Dare Motel as their receptionist.  Becky was very active in her community and church.  She was an Elder at Bayview Chapel and served many years as a Sunday School teacher.  She was secretary and treasurer of the Stumpy Point VFD for 20 years and treasurer of her church.  She was also active in the Stumpy Point Civic Club.  Becky will be remembered as a wonderful cook and known especially for her cold oven pound cakes.  Her love for the Word of God and her family were her foundation in life.  She will be missed by many friends and family.  She is survived by two daughters, Donna M. Whitehurst and husband, Felix of Grimesland, NC, and Diane H. Griffin and husband, Douglas of Rocky Mt., NC; three sons, Steve A Midgett and wife, Lynn of Kitty Hawk, NC, David L. Midgett and wife, Karen of Stumpy Point, NC, and Michael G. Buckner and wife, Linda of Kitty Hawk, NC; one sister, Ruby K. Seaman and husband, Raymond of Manson, NC; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Bayview Chapel, Stumpy Point, on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Rev. John DeCarmo officiating.  Burial will follow in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 3, 2010; pg. 10A; photo from Twiford Funeral Home)

Rena Tillett Midgett

WANCHESE - Rena Tillett Midgett, 93, a native of Wanchese, died January 30 in a Norfolk, Va. Hospital. She was the widow of Ira P. Midgett and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese. Her survivors include one son, I. Glenn Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Alfred Tillet of Wanchese; four grandchildren, Bob and Rick Midgett of Virginia Beach, Donna Kopsick of Macon, Ga. and Ray Tuthill of Napa Valley, California; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese on Feb. 2 by the Rev. Sidney Epperson. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 1, 1994)

Rhondal Lewis Midgett

Rhondal Lewis “Ronnie” Midgett, 68, of Jarvisburg, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012, in Elizabeth City.  Born March 1, 1943, Mr. Midgett was a native of Manteo and the son of the late George Lewis Midgett and Beatrice M. Midgett.  Ronnie served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and later became a minister serving churches in Ocracoke, Frisco, Currituck, and Manteo. He served as the first pastor of Manteo Faith Baptist Church where he retired and was named Pastor Emeritus.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Debbie M. Jernigan and husband Clift of Southern Shores and Cindy B. Grosskopf and husband Randy of Creedmoor; two sons, Ronnie Midgett and Kevin Midgett and wife Holly both of Kill Devil Hills: six sisters, Carolyn M. Johnson, Laura M. Jones and Beatrice M. Robbins all of Manteo; Janet Tillett of Manns Harbor, Martha Ann M. Beasley of Wanchese and Betty M. Duncan of Melfa, VA; two brothers, Claude Midgett of Waterlily and Isaac “Ike” Midgett of Nixonton; ten grandchildren, Omie and Jonathan Gallop, Joey and Jeremy Salter, Aaron Grosskopf, Elyse and Jack Midgett, and Emily, Ric, and Caitlyn Jernigan.  A celebration of life will be held in the Grandy Assembly of God Church, Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Bradley Hargett and Rev. Tom Oliver. A private burial will follow. Friends choice.may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

R. [Richard] Aubrey Midgett, Sr.

RODANTHE - R. AUBREY MIDGETT, SR., 67, of Rodanthe, NC, died February 5, 2004 in a Virginia Beach, VA hospital. Mr. Midgett retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as Chief Engineman with over 20 years of service. He was the son of Richard W. Midgett of Rodanthe and the late Lennie M. Midgett. Besides his father, Mr. Midgett is survived by two daughters, Laura Midgett of Maryland, and Teresa M. Aldridge of Virginia Beach, VA; five sons, Richard A. Midgett, Jr. and Donnie R. Midgett, both of Virginia Beach, VA, Dean A Midgett and James L. Midgett, both of Norfolk, VA; and a step-son, Marvin J. Byrum, also of Norfolk, VA; three sisters, Patricia Conklin of Nouvee, IL, Cathy Satterfield and June Midgett, both of Rodanthe, NC; a brother, Clifton Boyd Midgett of Rodanthe, NC; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Suzanne Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Midgett Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Richard W. Midgett, 24205 Hwy 12, Rodanthe. The body will be placed in the church on Monday at noon.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 10, 2004; pg. 13A)

R. [Richard] W. Midgett

BUXTON - We are sorry to chronicle the death of one of our best citizens, Mr. R.W. Midgett, whose death occurred on December 8th. He leaves a wife and 7 children to mourn his loss. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved family.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City] - Friday, December 18, 1903; pg. 5)

Richard Washington Midgett

RODANTHE, NC - Richard Washington Midgett, 88, of Rodanthe, died Friday, March 10, 2006. Mr. Midgett was born in Rodanthe and was a retired civil servant supervisor. He was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church and was a member of Currituck Masonic Lodge # 463 AF&AM. Mr. Midgett was the son of the late Rowan and Arretta Midgett Midgett and was the husband of the late Lennie M. Midgett whom he had been married for 69 and a half years. Surviving are three daughters: Patricia M. Conklin of Navvoo, IL, Cathy M. Satterfield and June M. Midgett both of Rodanthe; one sister: Dorcas Midgett of Rodanthe and seven grandchildren. Mr. Midgett was pre-deceased by his children: Baby Boy Midgett, Rowan Dean Midgett, Irita M. Covey, Richard Aubrey Midgett and Clifton Boyd Midgett. A celebration of life will be held Monday, March 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Rodanthe. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 14, 2006; pg. 12A)

Robert Delton Midgett, Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Delton Midgett, Jr. passed away suddenly on August 5, 2010 in Stumpy Point, NC, his lifelong home.  Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he was the middle child of the late Robert D. Midgett, Sr. and Wilma H. Midgett.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sally Best Midgett, a son, Robert B. Midgett and wife Naomi, a daughter Toni J. Midgett and husband Johnny, and a son, Matthew B. Midgett, all of Stumpy Point.  He was proud of and loved his grandchildren, Adam, Daniel, Nathan, Bailie, Janie, and Jaben.  Bobby is also survived by a sister, Wanda M. Best and husband, Roger and a brother, John C. Midgett and wife Cookie, also all of Stumpy Point.  Bobby was a graduate of Manteo High School and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was an avid hunter all his life, an excellent gardener, commercial fisherman, and a waterfowl carver of local renown.  He was a Good Samaritan and a friend who never refused a request from anyone in need.  Bobby studied the word of God diligently and just as diligently showed God’s love through the things he did for others.  He was instrumental in starting the Outer Banks Chapter of Dare Challenge, where he was a teacher who helped many young men overcome their battles.  Husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend, Bobby was loved and respected by all he knew.  A Service celebrating his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Stumpy Point Holiness Church with the Rev. Edwin Basnight officiating.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 8, 2010; pg. 10A)

Robert H. Midgett

Robert H. Midgett, 97, passed away on Thursday June 23 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head. A native of Manteo, Mr. Midgett moved to Butner, NC in the early 70’s where he lived until he was admitted to Colony Ridge in October, 2009. He was predeceased by his father, George B. Midgett; his mother Bessie W. Midgett; his wife, Marilyn D. Midgett and his brothers Clifford E. Midgett, Sr. and Edgar Midgett. He is survived by his sister, Nadine Ray of Fayetteville, NC and his loving nieces and nephews.  Mr. Midgett proudly played in many of the early productions of the Lost Colony and can be remembered for his beautiful voice and singing in churches throughout Dare County. A graduate of Duke University, Mr. Midgett retired as the manager of the Dare County ABC stores and served his community as a Mayor of the Town of Manteo.   A memorial service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home’s Colony Chapel in Manteo on Monday, June 27 at 2:00 PM with the Reverend C. L. Reynolds officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the Chapel immediately following the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

R.L. [Robert Leroy] Midgett

R.L. (Roy) Midgett, 57, died in Kill Devil Hills Wednesday [July 15, 1959]. A native of Manns Harbor, he had been living in Kill Devil Hills the last 5 months. He was a retired fisherman. His late parents were Robert and Mrs. Maggie Hayman Midgett and he was husband of Mrs. Annie Twiddy Midgett. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church in Manns Harbor and the Wanchese Lodge #521, AF & AM. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Dwyer of Norfolk; one brother, Clarence Midgett and one sister, Mrs. Otis Gard, both of Manns Harbor. Funeral services will be conducted at the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church on Friday by the Rev. Charles R. Olson, pastor. Burial will be in the Midgett Cemetery in Manns Harbor With Masonic Rites. The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to the church two hours prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1959; Pg. 1)

Robert Steven Midgett

AVON - Robert Steven Midgett, 19, died on Thursday, Jan. 7 at his residence.  Robert was a construction worker and an avid surfer.  He was the son of Barry Edward Midgett of Avon and Lucricia "Chris" Ann Ferrell Midgett of Avon.  Besides his parents, Robert is survived by one sister, Amanda Marie Midgett of Avon; paternal grandparents, Raymond E. Midgett of Chesapeake, Va. and Helen B. Midgett of Colorado; and maternal grandparents, William L. and Shirley H. Burroughs of Chesapeake.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Sunday) at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Cullop officiating.  Burial will take place in the Price family cemetery, Avon.  The family was to receive friends at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 10, 1999)

Robert Thomas Midgett

Robert Thomas Midgett, age 57, died suddenly Saturday night [July 17, 1943] at 10:45 at his home in Manteo. He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County and a member of Manteo Methodist Church. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nettie Midgett, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Matilda Modlin and Miss Montez Midgett of Manteo; one son, John A. Midgett of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one sister, Mrs. H.T. Austin of Elizabeth City; four brothers, Orlando Midgett, Loren Midgett, Hatton Midgett of Manteo and G.L. Midgett of Nags Head; two grandchildren; and 34 nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. M.W. Maness. Hymns were sung by Robert Midgett and members of the choir of Mount Olivet Methodist Church. Interment was in the Manteo Cemetery. Pallbearers were R.A. Midgett, Willie Etheridge, J.B. Peterson, Warren O'Neal, Edward Midgett and E.H. Meekins.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 23, 1943; pg. 1)

Robert W. Midgett

ROBERT W. MIDGETT PASSES AWAY IN TEXAS - Robert W. Midgett, 48, died Sunday night at the Goodhue Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas after a heart attack. Son of the late William Gray and Mrs. Margaret Meekins Midgett, he was employed by the Texas Oil Company and was a member of the Maritime Union. He was a member of the Manteo Methodist Church. He is survived by one sister, Miss Rosalene Midgett of Manteo; five brothers: Zora A. Midgett, Alfred A. Midgett, Leroy Midgett, all of Manteo, William N. Midgett of the US Navy stationed in Norfolk, and Seldon R. Midgett of Brunswick, Georgia. "Rob" Midgett was popular with his acquaintances in Manteo. He had recently returned to sea after a visit home for several months.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 30, 1945; pg. 1)  [Photograph kindly submitted by Ray M. Midgett]

Roland Midgett

Roland Midgett, 68, died Wednesday morning [April 26, 1944] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R.B. Hooper of Stumpy Point. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 Thursday afternoon at the home by Rev. W.B. Parkin, and burial was in the Stumpy Point Cemetery. Mr. Midgett is survived by two daughters: Mrs. R.B. Hooper of Stumpy Point and Mrs. C.W. Munden of Durham; one son, Lt. Harry Midgett, USCG now in the Pacific; one half-sister, Mrs. J.M. Midgett of Norfolk; one half-brother, George M. Wise of Stumpy Point; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Ronald Alan Midgett

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Ronald Alan Midgett, 61, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, February 18, 2009. He was born in East Orange, NJ on August 6, 1947 to the late Harry Demius Midgett and Claire Vaughn Midgett. Ron was an avid sailor and enjoyed woodworking and spending time around the house doing various projects. He was an animal lover, outdoorsman, and enjoyed spending time with family. Before moving to the Outer Banks, he lived in Richmond, VA, for several years, working as a stock broker, business owner, and Real Estate Broker.  Ron is survived by his wife, Julie Oxley Midgett, of the residence. In addition to his parents, a sister, Betrice Kul and a nephew, Henry A. Midgett, predeceased Ron.  Ron is also survived by a daughter, Patricia Britt Barr and husband, James Jeffery Barr of Hickory, NC, two sons, Lane Alan Midgett and wife, Josephine of Sanston, VA and Kyle Vaughn Midgett of Crystal City. He is also survived by a brother, Rev. Henry Midgett and wife, Mary of Fort Myers, Florida as well as a sister, Grace Ellis of Crystal River, Florida.  A visitation will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm, also at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo with the Rev. Henry Midgett officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 22, 2009; pg. 10A)

Rosalene Midgett
Photograph & obituary submitted by Ray McDonald Midgett

Rosemary Gartand Midgett

MANTEO - Rosemary Gartland Midgett, 59, died Wednesday, September 2. She was the daughter of the late James and Vernica Donnelly Gartland and the widow of the late Boyd Midgett who died Aug. 8 [actually died Aug. 19]. Mrs. Midgett is survived by a son, James Boyd Midgett of Manteo; a daughter, Patricia A. "Pam" Midgett of Manteo; two step-daughters: Deborah M. Johnson of Sewell, N.J. and Barbara "Laney" Rice of Tuckerton, N.J.; one brother, James J. Gartland of Tuckerton, N.J.; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998; pg. 10A)

Roy Edward Midgett

STUMPY POINT - Roy Edward Midgett, 77, died Tuesday, November 21 at his residence. Mr. Midgett was a native of Stumpy Point and was a retired shipwright for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, AF & AM, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Sudan Temple of New Bern, and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Edward and Edith Brinn Midgett. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Payne Midgett of the residence; two daughters: Susan Midgett Davis and Barbara Midgett Gray and husband Almey, all of Stumpy Point; two grandchildren: Dennis and Almey Roy Gray. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Jennings and the Rev. John DeCarmo officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 23, 2000; pg. 12A)

Roy Edward Midgett

NAGS HEAD - Roy Edward Midgett, 83, died Wednesday, March 28 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Midgett was born in Norfolk, Va., the son of George Leff and Ida Peterson Midgett. He was a member of Nags Head Baptist Church and the Visually Impaired Person "VIP" Club. Mr. Midgett is survived by a sister, Hilda M. Mann of Kill Devil Hills; and three nieces: Sidney Sears, Verna Hooper and Elouise Perry. A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Friday, March 30 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Lawrenson officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 29, 2001; pg. 6A)

Ruby Story Midgett

Ruby Story Midgett, of Manteo, NC passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at her residence. Mrs. Midgett was born in Brunswick, GA. She and her husband of 49 years, Chesley C. “Buddy” Midgett, Jr. owned and operated Food-a-Rama in Chesley Mall, Manteo and Kitty Hawk Plaza. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese and was a former Choir member. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Martha McCullen Story and was also preceded in death by a son, Eugene Midgett. Besides her husband, Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters, Jackie Parker of Wanchese, NC and Patty Midgett of Palm Bay, FL; one son, Don Royals of Savannah, GA; two sisters, Bet Davis and Pansy Corlett both of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Seaborn Story, also of Brunswick, GA; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, NC on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 7, 2003; pg. 14A)

Ruth Viola Hines Midgett

KITTY HAWK, NC - Ruth Viola Hines Midgett, 86, was born on June 20, 1921 in Kitty Hawk died at her home surrounded by her loving family on March 10, 2008, after a long illness. Ruth was a lifelong resident of Kitty Hawk and a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Ruth was known to family and friends as “Mama Ruth”.   Ruth was a homemaker, loving, caring, and giving mother and wonderful wife. She was the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Perry Hines and Bannister Jarvis Hines. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings.   Survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Clifford Earl Midgett, Sr.; daughter, Donna Harris and husband, Johnny of Chesapeake, VA; son, Clifford E. “Bud” Midgett, Jr., and wife, Ginny of Kill Devil Hills; son, Sheriff Rodney Midgett and wife, Betty of Colington; daughter, Kimberly Ross and husband, Alex of Duck; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Troy, Sonya and Tammy Harris, Tod and Gale Midgett and Michael Ross; 8 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 11:00am with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 11, 2008; pg. 6A)

Ryan H. Midgett, Sr.

Ryan H. Midgett, Sr., 72, died Sunday night, July 13 at 11:55 at his home at Wanchese.  He had been in poor health for a long time.  He was a retired fisherman.  He was a native of Rodanthe and the son of the late Dorcas Farrow and L. Bannister Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Addie Smith Midgett.  He was one of the most highly regarded citizens of his community, where he had lived many years.  He was an industrious man, and with a record in which his large family may take pride.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. B.W. Park of Spartanburg and Mrs. Glenn Dough of the Canal Zone; two sons: Mert T. Midgett of Norfolk and Ryan H. Jr. of Manteo; four sisters: Mrs. Rebecca Midgett of Colington, Mrs. I.V. Willis of Harkers Island, Mrs. Bob Woods of Arkansas, and Miss Jo Anne Midgett of Norfolk; five brothers: Marvin Midgett of Kitty Hawk, and Henry, William W., Watson L. and Washington F. of Norfolk; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the Baptist Church of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 18, 1958; pg. 1)

St. Clair Midgett, Jr.
(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1969; pg. 8)

Salina Gray Midgett

MANTEO - Salina Gray Midgett, 89, of Manteo, died Friday, February 19 in a Nags Head nursing center. Mrs. Midgett was a native of Dare County and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Josephine Gray and the wife of the late Calvin Midgett. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Manteo Rebekah Lodge #52, Missouri Midgett PNG, Order of the Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79 and Order of Amaranth. Surviving are two daughters: Geneva M. Midgett and Shirley Shannon, both of Manteo; one son: Feldon Midgett of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Melvina Whidbee of Salvo; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Feb. 21 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. Clarence Garner with burial in the Midgett Family Cemetery in Waves.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 21, 1993)

Sally Best Midgett

Sally Best Midgett, 64, of Stumpy Point, passed away Thursday morning, September 2, 2010 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Woodrow W. Best and the late Edith Credle Best and was predeceased by her husband, Robert D. “Bobby” Midgett, Jr. who passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010.  Mrs. Midgett is survived by her two sons, Robert B. Midgett and wife Naomi, Matthew B. Midgett, her daughter, Toni J. Midgett and husband, Johnny, a sister, Pam Creef, all of Stumpy Point, and her brother, Billy Best of Point Harbor, NC.  There are no plans for a viewing and arrangements are currently being made for a Memorial Service to be held in Stumpy Point, NC.  The exact date and time will be announced, soon.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sally Best Midgett, 64, of Stumpy Point, passed away early Thursday morning, September 2, 2010 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.  Sally was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 13, 1945 to the late Woodrow W. Best and the late Edith Credle Best. She was also predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Robert D. “Bobby” Midgett, who passed away on August 5, 2010.  She is survived by a son, Robert B. Midgett and wife Naomi, a daughter, Toni J. Midgett and husband, Johnny, a son, Matthew B. Midgett, all of Stumpy Point, and a brother, Billy B. Best of Point Harbor, NC.  She is also survived by her honorary sister, Pam Creef and husband Robert, her sister in law, Wanda M. Best and husband Roger, her brother in law, John C. Midgett and wife Cookie, all of Stumpy Point.   Sally’s grandchildren were the lights of her life.  Adam, Daniel, Nathan, Bailie, Janie, and Jaben loved their Grandmama (Nanny) very much and were blessed enough to live so close that they could be with her every day.  Sally was a licensed Cosmetologist before she married her childhood sweetheart and  best friend when she gladly became a full time wife and mother.  Her main goal in life was to make sure her family was happy.  She was a wonderful cook and was well known for her pineapple cakes and cinnamon candy.  Sally fought a long, hard battle with Breast Cancer and COPD.  However, her greatest battle was the broken heart she suffered at the loss of her husband and best friend less than a month before.  She will always be remembered for her spunkiness, her hilarious stories, and her complete honesty.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  A Service celebrating her life will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Bayview Chapel in Stumpy Point with the Rev. John DeCarmo and Rev. Edwin Basnight officiating.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010)

Samuel E. Midgett

MANTEO MAN DROWNED OFF FLORIDA COAST RECENTLY - Meager details of the drowning of Samuel E. Midgett of Manteo was received this week by his wife at Manteo. Mr. Midgett was first officer on one of the tank ships of The Texas Company and fell overboard while the ship was off the Florida coast last week. He was about 41 years old and had been an interesting figure in local politics until the war; when he enlisted in the Navy and shortly rose to rank as lieutenant commander, and gained a considerable recognition by rescuing the crew of a torpedoed vessel. He is survived by his wife who was Mrs. Annie Cudworth, and two sons, Boyd and Samuel Midgett of Manteo. He had recently spent a month with his family and was drowned only a few days after leaving home.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, April 11, 1924; pg. 8)

MYSTERY SHROUDS THE DROWNING OF MIDGETT - The strange disappearance of S.E. Midgett of Manteo, who was first officer on one of the tank ships of The Texas Company, is considered an unusual mystery by his friends who declare that Mr. Midgett had been a different man for many months. He was reported missing on Friday, April 4, according to advisories received by his family, stating that he was last seen on the ship, which was then on the Florida coast, at 11 o'clock at night. When called for his watch which was from midnight to four o'clock, he could not be found. He failed to eat his supper that night and seemed unusually depressed. Sam Midgett was an out of the ordinary sort of fellow who had the knack of making strong friends and holding them wherever he went. At one time he was one of the most active men in his county, sometimes violent and intemperate, but a hard worker, a passionate fighter and a heavy drinker. His ability to make himself popular won him several political offices. Sam came of sea faring stock and was an able boatman. When the world war came on he found it no task to land a good job on a ship and it wasn't long before he had a commission in the Navy. Luck favored him and he saved the crew of a foundered vessel by his daring and seamanship. He came out of the war with a good record which easily landed him a job as master of one of the biggest oil tankers plying between New York and Florida. He leaves a wife and two sons. Some believe he became despondent over his lower position aboard ship & drowned himself but it is not believed that he premeditated suicide.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, April 25, 1924; pg. 8) [lengthy article, not here in its entirety]

Sarah Louise Midgett

Sarah Louise Midgett, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in a Nags Head nursing home. A native of Waves, Mrs. Midgett was a homemaker, attended Fairhaven United Methodist Church and was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 165. She was the daughter of Cora Manley and Ignatius Scarborough Midgett and the widow of Alston William Midgett. Mrs. Midgett is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anna G. and Charles Pendleton of Elizabeth City; three sons and daughters-in- law, William Avner Midgett, Sr. and Sylvia Midgett, Leland R. and Alpean Midgett, and Carroll H. Midgett, Sr. and Donna Midgett, all of Waves; a sister, Irma Austin of Hatteras, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two step- grandchildren. She was also predeceased by four sisters, Anna Midgett, Beuna Ballance, Camille Midgett and Matilda Etheridge; and a brother, Dorland Midgett. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bryan Shaw. Burial will follow in the Midgett Family Cemetery, Waves. The body was placed in the church Saturday afternoon, where the family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. At other times, the family will receive at the home of her son, Carroll Midgett. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, February 13, 2000; pg.; 7B)

Seldon Ray Midgett
Obituary submitted by Ray McDonald Midgett

Sheldon Derwood Midgett

MANTEO - Captain Sheldon Derward Midgett, 75, of Manteo, died, Monday, April 12, 2004, in Chesapeake, Va. Captain Midgett was born in Dare Co and was a charter boat captain and boat builder. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was the son of the late George Lewis and Beatrice Midgette Midgett and the husband of the late Mildred Gard Midgett. Surviving are one daughter; Shelly Spencer and husband Paul of Manteo, one son; Michael L. Midgett and wife Anna of Manteo and one step-son Billy Holton and wife Carol of Wanchese, six sisters; Laura Jones of Manteo, Janet Tillett of Manns Harbor, Beatrice Robins of Nags Head, Carolyn Johnson and Martha Ann Beasley both of Wanchese and Betty Gaither Duncan of Manteo, three brothers; Claude Midgett of Poplar Branch, Rev. Ronnie Midgett of Currituck and Isaac Midgett of Elizabeth City. 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Friday, April 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. by Elder Paul Spencer. Burial will be in the Basnight Cemetery in Manteo. Friends may join the family at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. and at other times at the home of his daughter and son-in law Paul and Shelly Spencer, 234 Brakewood Drive Manteo.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 15, 2004; pg. 13A)  [Sheldon D. Midgett was my grandfather and his middle name was Derwood, he told me himself that there was a discrepancy in the way his middle name was spelled and that his mother intended it to be Derwood.  Tammy Jennings]

Solomon T. Midgett

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH WAS UNLUCKY FOR HIM - Solomon T. MIDGETT, well known in Elizabeth City sat down to breakfast with a family of thirteen at his home in Norfolk on Friday, Jan. 13, and went to his job as a carpenter on a new school building in that city. He had been on the job only a short while when he fell from the second floor of the building and sustained injuries from which he died before he could be gotten to a hospital. Mr. Midgett was 50 years old and a native of Wanchese, Roanoke Island. He left Wanchese during the recent war, attracted to Norfolk by the high wages offered at that time. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Midgett, and five daughters and two sons: Mrs. L.C. Tillett, Mrs. E.S. Pugh, and Mrs. M. Payne, all of Wanchese, N.C., Mrs. C.A. Cheshire and Miss Jesse Midgett, and C.H. and H.H. Midgett, all of Norfolk. The remains passed thru Elizabeth City Saturday to be interred in the family burial ground at Wanchese.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, January 20, 1922; pg. 1)

Sparrow P. Midgett

SALVO, N.C. - Sparrow P. Midgett, 72, died Saturday morning [Jan. 30, 1965] in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Salvo, he was a son of Little Farrow and Mrs. Martha O'Neal Midgett. He was a member of Clarks Bethel Methodist Church and a retired Coast Guardsman. He is survived by a son, Raymond R. Midgett of Salvo; two brothers, Warren Midgett of Buxton and Graves Midgett of Salvo; a sister, Mrs. Martha Twiford of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Monday in Clarks Bethel Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans. The body will be taken from Twifords Funeral Home in Manteo to the church this afternoon. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Salvo.  (unknown newspaper - Sunday, January 31, 1965)

Steven Ray Midgett

BROOKLYN, NY - Steven Ray Midgett, 39, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004 in Kings County Hospital. Mr. Midgett was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was employed by Citi Bank of New York. He was a graduate of Duke University and a member of the Duke University Choir and the City Road United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City, NC. By profession, he began his career as a publishing executive and business administrator with Baseball America magazine and was later instrumental in helping establish the now independent New York University Press. He later served as an administrator for Douglas Elliman of New York City. He was the son of Ray M. and Sandra Toler Midgett of Southern Shores, NC and the grandson of Sidney C. and Leola Perry Toler of Kitty Hawk and grandson of the late Seldon R. and Annabelle Midgett of Manteo. He is also survived by one brother, Randall Midgett and wife, Ginger Gregory Midgett and niece Kathryn and nephew Evan Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC; his very best friend and life partner, Jon Scher of Brooklyn, NY; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins on the Outer Banks and in Richmond, VA whom he loved very much. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Charles McKenzie of City Road United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends at the home of his parents at 154 Duck Woods Drive, Southern Shores. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 28, 2004; pg. 14A)

S. [Stockton] Harold Midgett

HATTERAS - S. Harold Midgett, 59, died Monday night [Mar. 24, 1980] in Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Rodanthe, he had lived in Hatteras most of his life and was employed by the Department of Transportation, Ferry Division. He was also a former owner/operator of the Hatteras Harbor Motel. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, Elizabeth City York Rite, Griggs Commandry #14 and Sudan Temple of New Bern. A World War II Navy veteran, he was the son of the late Theodore Stockton and Ersie E. Midgett Midgett and the husband of Aldean Ballance Midgett of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Harold Midgett, Jr. of the home, and Jason S. Midgett, a student at U.N.C., Chapel Hill; a sister, Mrs. Joyce Rucker of Frisco; two brothers, Anderson Midgett of Rodanthe and Stockton Midgett of Hatteras. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery, Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Susan T. Midgett 

MANTEO - Funeral services for Mrs. Susan T. Midgett, 85, who died here Saturday [Aug. 7, 1954] at the home of the daughter, Mrs. E. V. Saunders, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Twiford Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. H. R. Ashmore, pastor of the Manteo Methodist Church, and the Rev. C. W. Guthrie.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Mrs. Midgett was a native of Rodanthe, the daughter of Watson L. and Mary O'Neal Midgett, the widow of Abe Midgett and a member of the Methodist Church at Rodanthe.  She had lived in Manteo for 38 years.  Surviving in addition to Mrs. Saunders are one son, Ellsworth Midgett, both of Manteo; 19 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.  (The News and Observer [Raleigh, NC] - Sunday, August 8, 1954; pg. 12)

Suzanne Surodoukas Midgett

 MANTEO - Suzanne S. Midgett, a long time resident of Manteo, died Sunday, January 8.  She would have been 91 on the 20th of January.  Born in Semnis, Lithuania, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Tonyilla Surodoukas.  She was a homemaker. Suzanne spent her early childhood in Reading, Pa. and Waterbury, Conn.  As a teenager she moved to New York City where she later worked in the Broadway Theater.  Her biggest role was performing in a successful musical review, "By Bye Bonnie."  Suzanne wed William Dennis Midgett at the close of WWII and returned with him to his native North Carolina.  She leaves a loving sister, Isabel Shiebler, of Conn. and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held Jan. 12 at Twiford's Colony Chapel by Father Terrance Collins.  Burial will take place in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995)

Sylvia Dorla Midgett Midgett

KITTY HAWK - Sylvia "Dorla" Midgett Midgett, 57, of Kitty Hawk, died December 21 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mrs. Midgett, a native of Manteo, was the daughter of the late St. Clair and Mamie Midgett Midgett. She was the wife of Marvin L. Midgett of the home. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Church of Christ and a homemaker. besides her husband, Mrs. Midgett is survived by two daughters: Susan Wheeler of Thayer, Mo. and Pati Auxier of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, M. Lee Midgett, III of Kitty Hawk, currently attending East Carolina University in Greenville; three sisters: Lenie Midgett of Rodanthe, Jeanetta Williams of Shawboro and Alice Bundy of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Harry Midgett of Middleburg, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held At Twiford's Colony Chapel on Dec. 23 with burial to follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 22, 1992)

Terence Theodore Midgett

MANTEO - Terence Theodore Midgett, 25, of Route 1, Manteo, died Saturday afternoon [Nov. 29, 1980] as the result of an automobile accident on U.S. 158 Business near Kitty Hawk.  He was born in Elizabeth City and lived in Manteo all his life.  He was a commercial fisherman and attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo.  He was a son of Ellsworth Midgett, Jr. and Mrs. Helen Meekins Midgett.  Besides his mother and father, he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Catherine M. Nunemaker of Nags Head and Miss Elizabeth L. Midgett of Manteo; one brother, Ellsworth Midgett, III of Kitty Hawk; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Meekins of Manteo; two nieces; two nephews.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by Rev. M.W. Warren, pastor of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo.  (unknown newspaper)

Terrah Daniels Midgett

WANCHESE - Terrah Daniels Midgett, 83, of Wanchese, died Monday, February 24, in a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the Late Marcellus and Annie Daniels Daniels and the widow of George Washington Midgett. Mrs. Midgett was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Pocahontus. Survivors include one daughter: Peggy Evans of Manteo; one son: Ben Midgett of Wanchese; four sisters: Eula Meekins of Elizabeth City, Ethel Parker of Wanchese, Chris Ward of Manteo and Virginia Chamblee of Lake Placid, Fl.; five grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Bethany United Methodist Church by Rev. Dick Lewis and Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  Twiford Colony Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 27, 1992)

Theresa Payne Midgett

Theresa Payne Midgett,  82, of Stumpy Point, died Friday, April 8, 2011, in her residence.  Theresa was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker and member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was predeceased by her parents, Riley and Lillian “Lillie” Scarborough Payne, her husband Roy E. Midgett , her sister, Mabel Shelton and niece Cindy Midgette.  Surviving are two daughters, Susan M. Davis and Barbara M. Gray and husband Almey J. Gray both of Stumpy Point; two grandchildren; Denise G. Geer and husband Joseph, “special grandson” Almey Roy Gray, great granddaughter Kyla Geer and nephew Buddy Shelton.    A celebration of life will be Monday, April 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Meredith Snyder and Rev. Thomas Jennings. Burial will be in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will be at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Almey Gray in Stumpy Point.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

T.L. [Thomas Lee] Midgett, Sr.

STRICKEN IN MEETING, HE NEVER RECOVERED - Having previously suffered two strokes which left him in a weakened condition, T.L. Midgett, Sr. of Stumpy Point, was stricken down while in a state of excitement while attending services at the Pentecostal meeting that has been under way for several weeks in that community. He lingered for several days without rallying and died Friday night and was buried Saturday. Rev. J.C. Harmon preached the funeral. He was past his three score and ten, being about 73. "Uncle Tom", as he was affectionately called, was one of the best loved old men in the place. He had lived a life of unselfish service to his community and for many years had buried nearly all the dead at Stumpy Point without any pay. Many a hard day's labor was given by him. It is usually the custom to build a brick or concrete vault in that section due to the low elevation of the ground, and this task, usually in a hurry, calls for a lot of hard work. He is survived by five sons: Ed, T.L. Jr., Cecil, John and Colon Midgett, the last two being in New York.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, August 9, 1935; pg. 11)

Thomas Glenn Midgett

IN NORFOLK - Thomas Glenn Midgett, 36, of Norfolk, Va., died Monday night [Nov. 14, 1983] in DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va. following an illness of one year.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Rev. I.R. Baccus, retired minister.  Burial following in the Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, N.C.  Mr. Midgett was a self-employed used car dealer and was a Pentecostal.  He was the son of Mr. Floyd Oswald and Mrs. Mildred Beasley Midgett of Elizabeth City and his wife, Mrs. Roberta Mae Sherman Midgett of the home.  Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela Dawn Midgett; three sons: Mark Douglass Midgett, Thomas Glenn Midgett, Jr. and Robert Floyd Midgett of the home; two brothers: Floyd Wayne Midgett of Knotts Island and Duane Glenn Midgett of Elizabeth City.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - November 19, 1983; pg. 10)

Thomas Loyal Midgett

TOM LOYAL MIDGETT OF MASHOES IS DEAD - Capt. Thos. Loyal Midgett, 71 year old, one of the outstanding citizens of the Dare Mainland, died at his home at Mashoes Creek Saturday night [Nov. 12, 1944] after a week's serious illness following a stroke. He had lived at Mashoes all his life, worked and talked for its welfare, was a community leader in every respect for church and school. Recently the church which meant so much to him blew down in the storm and the community is now without an adequate religious home. To Capt. Midgett, more than any other one person, must go the credit for bringing a road into Mashoes Creek. Although few people live in the community, its production of seafood is great and Capt. Midgett year in and year out drummed this idea into the heads of everybody he saw. When the WPA had a number of laborers with nothing to do, the State built the dirt road to Mashoes. Capt. Midgett will be greatly missed. He leaves many to mourn his loss. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Mann Midgett; two sons: John Midgett of Norfolk and Thos. R. Midgett of Mashoes Creek; three daughters: Mrs. Ira Spencer of Norfolk, Mrs. Clyde Twiford of Mashoes and Mrs. H.R. Craddock of Manns Harbor.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, November 17, 1944; pg. 1)

Thomas Pritchard Midgett

Thomas Pritchard Midgett, age 73, died April 10 in Elizabeth City after falling from a roof. He was the son of the late Thomas Monroe Midgett & Sarah Mann. He was husband of Allie Rhodes Midgett. He is survived by his wife; son George Midgett of Elizabeth City; step-son Stephen Smith of Portsmouth, Va.; daughter Mrs. Fred Burton of Norfolk; step-daughter Mrs. J.V. Bell of Alamatos, California; five half-sisters: Mrs. Edward Connery, Mrs. J.A. Liverman, Mrs. Clarence Bonney and Mrs. Morgan McCloud, all of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. Lee Ashton of Holland, Va.; two half-brothers: Charles G. Twiford of Wildwood, N.J. and Clyde P. Twiford of Mashoes.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  April 13, 1956)

Thomas R. Midgett

Thomas R. Midgett, 71, of Chesapeake, Va., died Monday [Feb. 23, 1970]  in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness. A native of Dare County, he lived most of his life in Mashoes. He was the husband of Mrs. Grace Twiford Midgett and a son Of Thomas Loyal and Mrs. Missouri Mann Midgett. He was a retired commercial fisherman and postmaster at Mashoes for 30 years. He was a Methodist and member of Manteo Masonic Lodge. Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Iris Wilford Midgett of Chesapeake; a brother, John S. Midgett of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Bethel Twiford of Mashoes and Mrs. Flora Craddock of Manns Harbor; two grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Thursday, February 26, 1970)

Thurston R.Midgett
North Carolinian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - May 30, 1912
Submitted by Linda Lau

Vera V. Bordeaux Midgett

NORFOLK– Vera V. Bordeaux Midgett, 86, went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2008. She was a native of North Carolina but lived most of her life in South Norfolk. We rejoice with her now, for she is reunited with her daughter Melba Best.  Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Vadie and husband Thurman King, Lois and husband Mike Mathis, Rachel and husband George Milanovich, Esther and husband Hap Miller, Shirley and husband Dick Anderson and baby girl, Linda Page; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be remembered and loved by all who knew her.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. A graveside service will be Wednesday, 2:00 pm at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Vicki Williams Midgett

Vicki Williams Midgett, 68, formerly of Elizabeth City, N.C., died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Britthaven of the Outer Banks, Nags Head, N.C. Mrs. Midgett was born in Buxton, N.C., the daughter of the late Vetter and Sarah Quidley Williams and was the widow of James Graves Midgett Jr. Mrs. Midgett was a Protestant. She is survived by two sons, James Midgett III and wife, Anita, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Timmy Midgett of Wilson, N.C.; a brother, Johnny Williams and wife, Barbara, of Buxton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Twiford Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City. Following the service the family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Wednesday, April 30, 2008)

Vincent Guyton Midgett

Vincent Guyton Midgett, 71, died Friday [Nov. 10, 1961] at Manns Harbor after a long illness. He was a native of Dare County and lived in Manns Harbor all his life. He was one of the most prominent citizens of his community, and was long engaged in large fishing operations, and had founded an oil and mercantile business and a motel. He was retired. He was a son of John P. and Mrs. Sarah Galveston Midgett and husband of Mrs. Erma Tillett Midgett. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Huff Mann of Manns Harbor; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted In Mt. Carmel Methodist Church in Manns Harbor on Sunday by the Rev. C.R. Olson, pastor. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was the father of Lloyd K. Midgett, who continues to operate the family business. Mr. Midgett first married Miss Maggie Gard of Manns Harbor who died many years ago. Hymns sung at the funeral were "Abide With Me", "Farther Along", and "Beyond the Sunset", with Roger Gard at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of pink glads, white carnations and fern. Twiford Funeral Home was the directors. Pallbearers were Herman Gibbs, Ira Spencer, Preston Twiford, Vance Lassiter, Bobby Beasley and James Mann.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, November 17, 1961)

Warren Robinson Midgett

BUXTON, N.C. - Warren Robinson Midgett, 78, of Buxton, the husband of Mrs. Annie B. Midgett and a son of Farrow and Mrs. Martha Midgett, died in a Norfolk hospital on Tuesday [Oct. 5, 1965]. A native of Salvo, he lived in Buxton most of his life. He was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church. A veteran of WW I & II, he retired from the Coast Guard in 1946 after 32 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Estelle M. Dobbs of Portsmouth and Mrs. I.C. Jennette, Mrs. B.R. Gaskins and Mrs. Calvin Burrus, Jr. of Buxton; three sons: Ralph I. Midgett of Jacksonville, Fla, Elmore R. Gray of Porsmouth, and James B. Scarborough of Virginia Beach; a sister, Mrs. Martha Twiford of Elizabeth City; a brother, Graves Midgett of Salvo; 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The body will be sent from Twiford Funeral Home in Norfolk to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras. A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Robert Price, pastor, and the Rev. H.B. Harrell of Buxton Methodist Church. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Wilbert Irven Midgett

ELIZABETH CITY - Wilbert Irven Midgett, 70, of 1714 Wesley Drive, died Aug. 4 in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Dare County, the son of the late Ezekiel D. and Betty E. Toler Midgett. He was retired from the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base where he was an instrument mechanic. He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen Jennings Midgett; two daughters: Betty Marie Meads and Debra Ann Hurdle, both of Elizabeth City; one son: Wilbert Thomas Midgett of Elizabeth City; two step-daughters: Bonni Henderson of Kill Devil Hills and Cindi Marshall of Elizabeth City; four sisters: Margaret Meekins of Colington; Dorothy Burge of Kitty Hawk; Lara Outz of Charlotte and Flora Smithson of Elizabeth City; five brothers: Ezekiel Midgett and Carl Midgett both of Kitty Hawk; Alfred Midgett of Elizabeth City, Jarvis Midgett of Charlotte and Decatur Buck Midgett of Gonzales, Louisana; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held August 7 at Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church in Elizabeth City with Mr. Bert Tran Forbes and the Rev. Robert Crisp officiating. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  August 9, 1992)

William Alphonzo Midgett

MANTEO, N.C. - William Alphonzo Midgett, 72, a native of Manteo, died Monday in his home. He was a member of Haven Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Brucie Midgett of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three daughters: Velma Midgett and Mary Davis of Brooklyn, and Magnolia Moring of Greenville; six sons: Julia Midgett of Norfolk, Reginald Midgett, Milton Midgett and Edgar Midgett of Brooklyn, Oscar Midgett of Manteo and Arthur Midgett of New York City; a sister, Evelyn Midgett of Manteo; and 6 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday in Haven Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. George McClease. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Rowsom Funeral Home of Columbia in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 3, 1983)

William Ambrose Midgett

KITTY HAWK - William Ambrose "Billy" Midgett, 64, died Sunday, January 27 at Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Kitty Hawk, son of the late Ezekiel Mathias and Lucy Sawyer Midgett. He was a Protestant, a commercial fisherman and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service as a Chief Boatswain mate. He is survived by a daughter, Tammy L. Midgett and two sons: Russell Midgett and Michael Midgett, all of Harbinger; a sister, Diane M. Gertchko of Grandy; a brother, Ezekiel W. Midgett of Harbinger; and one grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 and at the home of his aunt, Flora Smithson, Ditch Rd., Elizabeth City, on the day of the funeral and at other times at the residence of Betty Lewis, Summerset Ct., Parkers Landing, Point Harbor. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, January 29, 2002; pg. 11A)

William Ambrose Midgett [Sr.]

Services for William Ambrose Midgett, 74, formerly of Asheville, who died Monday morning in Britthaven Nursing Home, Nags Head, following an illness since April, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. John D. Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Church cemetery with masonic rites conducted by Biltmore Masonic Lodge No. 446. The lodge will open at 10 a.m. Midgett, a retired bridge construction foreman from Bowers Construction Company, was a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. He was a member of First Flight Lions Club, York Rite Mason, Manteo Masonic Lodge No. 521, Carolina White Shrine, and the Amaranths. He was the husband of the late Vera Reed Midgett and son of the late Ezeloe; and Mrs. Betty Toler Midgett. Surviving are a son, William Ambrose Midgett of Asheville; two daughters, Ella Lane of Fairview and Carolyn Scarberry of Asheville; six brothers, Buck Midgett of Gonzales, La., Ezekiel and Carl Midgett, both of Kitty Hawk, Jarvis Midgett of Charlotte, Alfred Midgett of Shawboro and Wilbert Midgett of Elizabeth City; four sisters, Dorothy Burge and Flora Smithson, both of Elizabeth City, Laura Outz of Kitty Hawk and Margaret Meekins of Colington; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Service, where the body will remain until placed in the church 30 minutes before services.  (The Asheville Citizen [Asheville, NC] - Thursday, August 30, 1984)

William Avner Midgett, Sr.

William Avner Midgett Sr.,  75, of Waves, died Tuesday June 13, 2012 in Norfolk, Va.  Mr. Midgett was born in Waves and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard where he served his country honorably in Vietnam and was an expert rifleman. He recently retired from the N.C. State Division of Ferries and was a commercial fisherman.  He was the son of the late William Alston and Sarah Louise Midgett Midgett and the husband of Sylvia Gray Midgett of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are three daughters,  Joyce M. Waters and husband Randy of Rodanthe, Roberta Midgett and husband Larry of Salvo and Karen Jakob and husband Frank of Buxton; one son, William A. Midgett, Jr and wife Sharon of Bridgeville, Del; one sister, Anna Pendleton of Elizabeth City and two brothers, Carroll H. Midgett, Sr. of Waves; and Leland Midgett of Hertford, NC;  Grandchildren, Eric Midgett, Christen Waters, Crystal Waters, Michael Jakob, Kimberly Jakob, Johnathan Jakob, Tonya Midgett, Keela Midgett, Nicholas Midgett, and Zachary Midgett; Great-Grandchildren, Kameron Midgett, Simone Midgett, Autumn Midgett, Mason Bocks, Daeson Jakob, Riley Jakob, Destyn Jakob, Taylor Jarvis and Juanita Wage.  Mr. Midgett was predeceased by his great-grandson, Kobie Jakob.  A celebration of life will be in Clarkes-Bethel United Methodist Church, Saturday June 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Rev. Bryan Gray. Burial with military honors by the U.S. Coast Guard will be in the family cemetery on Highway12 in Waves.  Friends may join the family at Clarkes -Bethel United Methodist church on Friday from 6pm to 8pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Delbert Midgett

William Delbert Midgett, 73, native and former long time resident of Rodanthe, now of Redmond, Oregon and Yuma, Arizona, passed away on January 3, 2009, at his home in Yuma.  He was surrounded with love by his wife Annette, and his step-son and daughter-in-law, James and Pamela, at the time of his passing.  Mr. Midgett was born September 14, 1935 to Jethrow and Mamie Midgett in Rodanthe.  He retired from the United States Coast Guard in 1973 and went to work for the State of North Carolina Ferry Division in Manns Harbor.  He also worked for the Pilot's Association of Maryland out of Norfolk, Va.  Mr. Midgett had many hobbies, but the one he loved most was to putter around in his shop.  He was also involved with the VFW in Redmond.  He spent many hours on his computer visiting with many friends from all corners of the world.  He was able to meet most of those that he visited through the years and many condolences have come from around the world, from all of those who considered him a loved and cherished friend.  Mr. and Mrs. Midgett traveled the country as much as possible in their motor home.  On their last road trip Mr. Midgett was honored at the Marine Ball on November 14 by more than 1,000 Marines for his service to his country.  He was overwhelmed and proud.  All who have known him through the years love him because of his humility and respect for others.  He was a very kind and gentle soul.  William is survived by his wife, Annette; six of his own children: Brent Midgett, Bruce Midgett and Bertha Midgett, all of Rodanthe, Bonnie Gray of Luray, Va., Rebecca Thomas of Avon, and Wilhelmina Grubbs of Salvo; six step-children: Jay of Colorado & Mexico, Jeff and Jermey of Redmond, James of 29 Palmsm Calif., Jennifer of Winnemucca, Nev., and Justin of Syracuse, N.Y; also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Gaskins of Rodanthe and Edith O'Neal of Ocracoke; and brother, George Midgett of Rodanthe; two aunts: Alice Bundy of Rodanthe and Jennetta Williams of Elizabeth City; and many nieces and nephews.  William was loved by all those who knew him and he will live in the memory of many.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Gilbert Midgett.  A memorial service will be held in Oregon in the spring and a memorial will be announced at a later date in NC.  William's ashes will be held until the passing of his wife and then mixed together and placed in the ocean so they will be joined in eternity.  At that time all military honors and flag ceremonies will be conducted.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Sunday, January 18, 2009; pg. 10A)

RODANTHE - William Delbert "Bill" Midgett died January 3 in Yuma, Arizona.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31 at 2 p.m. at Fair Haven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Chris Noble.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, January 27, 2009; pg. 6A)

William Dennis Midgett
(unknown newspaper)  Kindly submitted by Josh Myers, great-great-nephew of William Dennis Midgett.

William Harry Midgett

RODANTHE - William "Harry" Midgett, 73, died July 12, 2001 in Windsor, Illinois. Mr. Midgett, born in Waves, NC, was a retired U.S. Navy Chief ADRC with 22 years service. He was a member of VFW Post #04226, Fleet reserve A03422, and the Fairhaven United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late St. Clair and Mamie Midgett Midgett and the husband of Eunice Knight Midgett of Rodanthe. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by 3 daughters: Connie Mae Hatcher of Middleburg, Fla., Virginia Charlene O'Neal of Rodanthe, and Joyce Marie Midgett of Windson, Illinois; 4 sons: William Edward Midgett of Orange Park, Fla., Harry Stanley Midgett of Potomac Falls, Va., Irvin Lee Midgett of Rodanthe, and Timothy Richard Midgett of Windsor; three sisters: Lennie Midgett of Rodanthe, Jennetta Williams of Elizabeth City, NC and Alice Bundy of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Fairhaven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Midgett and the Rev. Kenny Tillett officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in Manteo cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA]  - July 14, 2001; pg. B7)

William Jarvis Midgett

BUXTON - William Jarvis Midgett, 80, died Saturday [Oct. 18, 1967] at 8:45 a.m. at his home in Buxton after an illness of 1 1/2 months. He was a native of South Rodanthe, but had lived in New Smyrna, Florida most of his life until 2 years ago when he moved to Buxton. He was a retired boatswain mate of the USCG, a retired employee for the Florida State Board Of Conservation, a member of the Methodist church, a Mason and Shriner of Lodge 149, New Smyrna, Florida, and a member of the Florida Peace Officers Organization. He was the son of the late Katherine Louise and Jesse R. Midgett and husband of Mrs. Emma Miller Midgett. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Hilton S. Midgett of Buxton; one daughter, Mrs. Tracy Hooper of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Hooper of Elizabeth City; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the Buxton Methodist Church by the Rev. Hobart Burnside, pastor. Burial followed in Miller Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

William Jennings Midgett, Jr.

IN RODANTHE - William Jennings Midgett, Jr. died Monday [Jan. 24, 1983] in the Dare Emergency Medical Center, Nags Head, following a long illness.  Funeral service were conducted Wednesday in the Fairhaven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Rufus Butner, pastor.  Burial followed in the family cemetery with Masonic Rites.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Midgett was a native and life-long resident of Rodanthe and was employed as a commercial fisherman.  He was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, a member of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Sudan Temple, both of New Bern, N.C., and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, having served in World War II.  He was the son of the late William Jennings and Mrs. Virginia Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Joyce Bordeaux Midgett of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Mary Watson of Prince Frederick, Md., Mrs. Shelia Jean Stephenson of Chesapeake, Va. and Miss Albert Midgett of Elizabeth City; two sons: William J. Midgett, III and Larry Dean Midgett of Salvo, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Elma Laxton of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother, Valton Midgett of Rodanthe.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 2, 1983; pg. 9)

William Jennings Midgett [Sr.]

William Jennings Midgett, 67, for several years a retired member of the Coast Guard, died Monday night [Nov. 4, 1963] in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital. He had lived in Portsmouth for more than 30 years, but was a native of Rodanthe, the son of the late Erasmus and Mary L. Meekins Midgette. Besides his wife, Mrs. Margaret Brumley Midgett, he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Dewey Midgett of Waves and Mrs. Ena Quidley of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Luke Midgett of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was first married to Virginia Midgett of Rodanthe and of this marriage the following children are living: one daughter, Mrs. Alma J. Torge of Portsmouth; two sons, Valton G. Midgett of Chesapeake, Va. and William J. Midgett, Jr. of Washington; 16 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Geneva Vilimon of Detroit, Mrs. Geraldine Whitemore of Chesapeake, Mrs. Roberta Taylor and Miss Lora Jane Cress of Portsmouth; two step-sons, Jethro Midgett of Rodanthe and Raymond R. Cress of Portsmouth. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning in the chapel of Derry-Twiford Funeral Home in Norfolk. Burial was in the family cemetery in Rodanthe with Masonic Rites at the grave.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, November 8, 1963)

William Jethrow Midgett

William Jethrow Midgett, 63, of Rodanthe, drowned Sunday [Oct. 15, 1972] at 9 a.m. while fishing in the Pamlico Sound. A shift in the wind caused Midgett's boat to overturn, the spokesman said. A native of Rodanthe, he was the husband of Mrs. Mamie Leone Midgett and a son of William Jethrow Midgett and the late Mrs. Virginia W. Midgett. He was a retired Coast Guard chief petty officer and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church and Hatteras Masonic Lodge #689. Besides his widow and father, surviving are two sons: William Delbert Midgett of Virginia Beach and George Gilbert Midgett of Rodanthe; two daughters: Mrs. Mary Ellen Gaskins of Rodanthe and Mrs. Edith Ann O'Neal of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers: Valton G. Midgett and William J. Midgett of Rodanthe; a sister, Mrs. Elma J. Torge of Chesapeake; 12 grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted from Fairhaven United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial followed in the local cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

William McKinley Midgett
The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, Oct. 25, 1979
Submitted by Jack Dudley

William Mann Midgett

NORFOLK - William Mann Midgett, 75, of Buxton, N.C., died Monday [Jan. 17, 1966] at 10:05 a.m. in Norfolk Public Health Service Hospital. A native of Avon, N.C., he lived in Buxton most of his life. He was retired from the Coast Guard and worked for Hampton Roads Army Terminal, retiring with 37 years of government service. He was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #121 and Pentecostal Holiness Church of Buxton. He was a son of William Thomas and Mrs. Mary Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Laura Vandetta Midgett. Besides his widow, surviving are three sons: William Oliver Midgett of Portsmouth, and George W. Midgett and Landry M. Midgett of Virginia Beach; four daughters: Mrs. Alzira M. Sitherwood and Mrs. Laura M. Miller of Norfolk, Mrs. Mary A. Rood of Virginia Beach and Mrs. Vandetta M. Gray of Manteo; three brothers: John N. Midgett of Ocracoke, N.C., William R. Midgett of Newcastle, Del., and Lloyd T. Midgett of Beaufort, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home in Norfolk to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras, N.C. A funeral service will be held in Buxton Pentecostal Holiness Church Thursday at 11. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

William Oliver Midgett

William Oliver Midgett, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in a Virginia Beach nursing facility. Mr. Midgett was born in Dare County, N.C., to the late William and Laura Vandetta Midgett. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Mr. Midgett retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and went to work in the Norfolk shipyards. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva P. Midgett. Mr. Midgett is survived by four sisters, Alethia Rood of Virginia Beach, Alzira Sitherwood and Laura Miller, both of Chesapeake, and Vandetta Gray of Buxton, N.C.; two brothers, Landry Midgett of Ocean View and George Midgett of Manteo, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Great Bridge Baptist Church by Pastor Charles L. Moseley. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Friends are welcome to visit the funeral home today. Twiford's Colonial Funeral Home, Great Bridge, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 28, 1999; pg. 11A)

W. [William] Thomas Midgett

W. Thomas Midgett, age 45, of 110 East Gray Eagle Street, Nags Head, NC, died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Outer Banks Hospital. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, son of the late Wilbert I. Midgett and Helen Marie Creef Midgett, and was the husband of Mary Gibbs Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgett is survived by two sons, Eric Midgett of Nags Head, NC, and Corey Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC; four step children, Danny Phelps, Michelle Phelps, and Kelly Vann all of Elizabeth City, NC, and Staff Sergeant Joseph Phelps of Fayetteville, NC; two sisters, Debbie Hurdle and fiancé Bill of Elizabeth City, NC, and Betty Meads and husband Allen of Elizabeth City, NC; two nieces, Tracey and Tammy; two nephews, Keith and Glen; and his best friend, Thomas Willoughby. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leigh Gillis officiating. Entombment will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 and at other times at the residence of the sister, Betty Meads, 103 Coopers Lane, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 7, 2005; pg. 14A)

William Weatherington Midgett

KITTY HAWK LOSES A MAN WHO'LL BE MISSED - A great vacant place is in the hearts of Kitty Hawk folks who will miss one of their most valued citizens in the loss of Rev. William Weatherington Midgett, affectionately known as "Uncle Will". He died Sunday at the age of 83 in the Elizabeth City hospital. He had been a life resident of Kitty Hawk and was the son of the late Ezekiel and Ann Payne Midgett. During his active life Mr. Midgett captained the boat that ran between Kitty Hawk and Elizabeth City. For many years as active church worker, he became a local Methodist preacher. He served the people of Kitty Hawk faithfully in the church, officiated at funerals and generously gave his time to the sick. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Wilson J. Haskett of Washington, DC and Mrs. Thelma Roley of Palm City, Fla.; one brother, Ezekiel D. Midgett of Kitty Hawk; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. W.H. Freeman, pastor. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk. The body lay in state at the church two hours prior to the funeral.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 13, 1952; pg. 1)

Willie Etheridge Midgett 

NORFOLK - Willie Etheridge Midgett, 85, the husband of Mrs. Annie Barnard Midgett and a retired Coast Guard chief boatswain's mate, died Wednesday [August 19, 1981] in Hillhaven Convalescent Center.  A native of Salvo, N.C., he was a Coast Guard veteran and a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.    Other survivors include a son, Milton Miller Midgett of Norfolk; a step-son, Lloyd Barnard of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Ida M. Andrews of Raleigh, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Friday in Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. M.W. Warren.  Burial with military rites will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Wilma Hooper Midgett

STUMPY POINT - Wilma Hooper Midgett, 88, of Stumpy Point, NC went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Britthaven of Outer Banks. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Willie Meekins Hooper and was the widow of Robert D. Midgett, Sr. She was a long-time member of Bayview Chapel in Stumpy Point and was a former cashier for Ben Franklin's for 19 years. Mrs. Midgett was the loving mother of Wanda Best and husband Roger, Bobby Midgett and wife Sally, and John C. Midgett and wife Cookie all of Stumpy Point. She is also survived by a brother, Bill Hooper and wife Margie of Smithfield, VA; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Coy and Ivey Hooper. A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 4:00 PM at Bayview Chapel by the Rev. John DeCarmo and the Rev. David Daniels. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 27, 2006; pg. 12A)

Woodson F. Midgett

VIRGINIA BEACH - Woodson F. Midgett, 79, a native of Manns Harbor, N.C., died Wednesday [June 20, 1984] in a hospital. He was the widower of Lessie Aydlett Midgett. Mr. Midgett had retired from the Coast Guard as a chief petty officer, having served during World War II. He was a member of the Virginia Beach Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a step-daughter, Hazel Crosswhite of Mount Clemens, Michigan. The graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, June 21, 1984 & Tuesday, June 26, 1984)

Zion B. Midgett, Sr.

Zion B. Midgett, Sr. died on Jan 10, 1985 at the age of 71. He was a native of Rodanthe. He was the son of James Graves Midgett and Palmyra Payne and husband of Susan O'Neal. He is survived by his mother; four daughters: Patricia M. Harbin of Rockville, Md., Theresa M. Proffitt of Hampton, Va., Ruth M. Kessler of Farmingdale, N.Y., and Katrina M. Wimbley of Portsmouth, Va.; two sons: Zion B. Midgett, Jr. of Eldorado, Ill. and David Midgett of San Diego, California; three sisters: Mary Ellen Farrow and Martha Ann Founton, both of Buxton and Mae Fulcher of Salvo; five brothers: Melvin and Linwood of Wilmington, Vance and James Graves, Jr. of Elizabeth City and Oliver of Chesapeake, Va.; 12 grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 15, 1985)

 Zora Anthony Midgett

Zora Anthony Midgett, 67, of Manteo, died Wednesday morning [May 29, 1963] in the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City following an illness of 2 years. He was a native of Salvo and had been living in Manteo for the past 60 years. He was a retired boatswain mate and son of the late William G. and Margaret Ann Meekins Midgett. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Luda Midgett; four daughters, Misses Doreen, Margie and Affie Midgett of Manteo and Miss Myrdith Midgett of Norfolk; three brothers, William Midgett of Norfolk, Alfred and Seldon Midgett of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman, pastor of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 31, 1963)

Alice Braum Midgette

VIRGINIA BEACH - Alice Braum Midgette, 66, a native of Baltimore, died Friday [July 15, 1983] in a hospital. She had retired from Rices Nachmans at Princess Anne Plaza as a clerk. She was a member of St. Gregory of the Great Catholic Church, the Retired Officers Wives Association, the Retired Coast Guard Officers Association and the Thalia Thumpers Club. Survivors include her husband, Harry W. Midgette; a daughter, Patricia Anne Blanche of Gambrills, Md.; two sons: William H. Midgette of Silver Springs, Md., and Donald R. Midgette of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters: Helen Zipp of Baltimore and Dorothy Rose of Florida; two brothers: Raymond Braum and Edward Braum, both of Baltimore; 5 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gregory Church by the Rev. Pascal Knipe. Burial will be in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will be at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, from 7 to 9 Sunday. A Christian wake will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.  (unknown newspaper)

Annie O'Neal Midgette

BUXTON, N.C. - Annie O'Neal Midgette, 81, a native of Avon and the widow of William E. Midgette, died Tuesday [June 11, 1985] in her home. Mrs. Midgette attended Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Survivors include three daughters: Alvania W. Sims of Buxton, Mary M. Baggett of Richmond, Va. and Zella M. Phillips of Lakeland, Fla.; six sons: William A. Midgette and Milton R. Midgette of Norfolk, Herman L. Midgette of Reynolds Station, Ky., Robert W. Midgette and bradford E. Midgette of Virginia Beach and Edward B. Midgette of Hatteras; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - circa June 12, 1985)

BUXTON - The funeral for Annie O'Neal Midgette, 81, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Lighthouse Assembly of God Church by the Revs. Hudson Willis and Wesley Crow. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will be at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - circa June 13, 1985)

Arthur Louis Midgette, Sr.

FAMED FIGURE DIES - It takes special qualities to earn the respect associated with being termed a "gentleman." Not many measure up to those standards. But Arthur (Louis) Midgette, Sr. deserved the title. perhaps a better description for Midgette, known as Louis, was "gentle man." With his soft-spoken manner, a conversation with him was something enjoyable. Midgette died on Tuesday at age 81. It was not a surprise since his fight against cancer had been taking place for the past few years. The burden has been hard for his wife, Dora, and three children, Nancy, Louis Jr., and Robert, and seven grandchildren. Louis and Dora celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary just last month. He was a Dare County native, and that means a piece of history is gone. There are several reasons to give Midgette an important place in Dare history. He was superintendent of the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island for either 28 or 29 years. The doubt centers on when he officially assumed the position, 1958 or 1959, before retiring in 1987. it would require a long list to note all the projects and improvements he supervised during those years. He was chairman of the Dare County Board of Education for nearly 22 years until deciding not to run for re-election in 1990. That alone give him a distinctive position in Dare history. Lasting 22 years on the school board, particularly considering the turmoil of recent years for that body, requires the patience of Job. And, considering his popularity, there's no reason to disbelieve he could have been sitting in that chair today, if he had so desired. Midgette was a retired U.S. Coast Guard warrant officer, having enlisted in 1937 at age 18. The Elizabethan Gardens and school board roles are known to many. But, another memory is of Midgette walking the sidelines at every home football game at Manteo High School for many years. He carried a clipboard and kept the offensive and defensive statistics for the Redskins. This wasn't a paying job and it played a role in Manteo generally having successful seasons in football. Mr. Louis was known to hundreds of players at Manteo High School. Midgette helped out in other ways. He donated 1300 acres of family-owned land near Skyco, his birthplace, to establish a wildlife refuge. Improvements were made to attract waterfowl, and Gov. Jim Hunt presented Midgette with the Wildlife Conservation Award in 1995. Other honors included the Albert Q. (Skipper) Bell Award, given in 1998 by the Roanoke Island Historical Association for his contributions to "The Lost Colony", neighbor to the Elizabethan Gardens. Midgette was remembered Wednesday by a long-time friend, William Friday, former University of NC president with ties to Dare County going back 60 years. "Louis Midgette blessed us all with nature's beauty and magnificient splendor for everyone to enjoy," said Friday. "He was a great man who lived a good life, and I shall miss him greatly because he was my dear friend." A 1997 article in The Coastland Times reviewed Midgett's years of love and devotion at the Elizabethan Gardens. It closes with a quote from Midgette: "Every plant is a memory of another wonderful person. You have to love this place to care for it properly, and I do and I did."  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000; pg. 1)

MANTEO - Arthur "Louis" Midgette, Sr. 81, died Tuesday, August 29 at his residence. Mr. Midgette, born in Skyco, was a retired warrant officer with the US Coast Gard and retired superintendent of the Elizabethan Gardens. He was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM, the Manteo Lions Club and the Manteo Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Lionel Earnscliff and Elma Lloyd Etheridge Midgette. Mr. Midgette is survived by his wife, Dora Lee King Midgette of the residence; a daughter, Nancy M. Murray of Manteo; two sons: Arthur Louis Midgett, Jr. of Skyco and Robert Glenn Midgette of Manteo; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Elizabethan Gardens, Manteo on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bruce Warrington, Rev. James H. Davenport and Rev. David daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000; pg. 10A)

Audrey Johnson Midgette

MANTEO - Audrey Johnson Midgette, 72, of Manteo died Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996, in a local nursing center. Mrs. Midgette was born in Beaufort and was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and the Manns Harbor Woman's Club. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Pecola Fulcher Johnson. She was the wife of George W. Midgette, Sr. Besides her husband, surviving are a daughter, Cynthia M. Bischof of Pickerington, Ohio; 4 sons: George W. Midgette, Jr., Thomas D. Midgette and Sean Midgett, all of Chesapeake, Va., and Lt. Cmdr. Fred Michael Midgette of Middleton, R.I.; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday Dec. 10 in the Mt. Carmel church by the Rev. James Tosto and Charles Mosley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 10, 1996)

A. [Augustus] Thompson Midgette

BUXTON - A. Thompson Midgette, 67, died Friday, Nov. 17, at his residence. Mr. Midgette was a native of Buxton and a former resident of Baltimore. He was a retired line foreman for the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Edward J. and Mrs. Carrie Midgett Midgett and the husband of Mrs. Florence Bailone Midgette of the home. Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter: Jennifer Scott of Buxton; three brothers: Edward Z. Midgett of Edgewater, Fl., Dallas Midgette of Northfield, N.J. and Carlos Midgett of Beaufort; two granddaughters: Aleea And Hilary Scott of Buxton. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the rev. Thomas Sweeley, pastor. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 19, 1989)

Barry Waverly Midgette

Barry Waverly Midgette, 22 year-old Colington commercial fisherman, drowned Friday afternoon [Oct. 24, 1969] when his dory capsized in the Atlantic between Kitty Hawk and the Avalon fishing pier. He was a son of Barney E. And Mrs. Zenora Beasley Midgette of Colington and the husband of Mrs. Iris Partridge Midgett. A Coast Guard Cutter from the lifeboat station at Oregon Inlet brought his body ashore. It was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo and funeral services were conducted Monday in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington by the Rev. H.M. Wilkinson. Besides his wife and parents, he was survived by a brother, Rocky Midgette of Colington; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Crook of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Carol Blevin of Freeport, La., Mrs. Judy Heath of Williamsburg, Va. and Mrs. Eunice Ericson of Fruitland, Idaho. Pallbearers were Carson Lee Beasley, Gene Beasley, Russell Miller, William Tatum, Doug Eanes and Fred Nagel.  (unknown newspaper - Saturday, October 25, 1969)

Bruce Wayne Midgette, Sr.

Bruce Wayne Midgette, Sr. 55, died September 5, 1991 at Norfolk. Mr. Midgette was born at Buxton and was a self-employed painter. Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Scott, and son, Bruce Wayne Midgette, Jr., both of Sparta, Tennessee; his mother, Lorena Hornbacher of Norfolk; two sisters: Velma B. Anthony and Dixie L. Mansfield, both of Norfolk; a brother, Charles O. Midgette of Fayetteville, N.C.; four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Carlton Spencer Midgette

MANNS HARBOR - Carlton Spencer Midgette, 47, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC. Mr. Midgette was born in Manteo, NC and was a Building Contractor. He was the son of Renee Cuthrell Midgette of Manns Harbor, NC and the late Robert Lee Midgette, Sr. Besides his mother, Mr. Midgette is survived by his fiancé, Chong He Yi of Manns Harbor, NC; two sons, David Lee Midgette and Daniel Spencer Midgette and wife, Laura, all of Spartanburg, SC; three brothers, Robert Lee Midgette, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Hampton, VA, Jimmy Midgette and Mike Midgette, both of Manns Harbor, NC; two granddaughters, Sarah Marie Midgette and Olivia Nicole Midgette. Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 3:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 29, 2007; pg. 10A)

Caroline M. Midgette

Mrs. Caroline M. Midgette, 95, of Manteo, widow of Ebenezer M. Midgette, died Tuesday [Nov. 6, 1962] in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Rodanthe, she was the daughter of Dan [should be Ban] and Mrs. Dorothy Midgette. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Delia M. Munn of Bayside, Va.; 1 grandchild; 4 great-grandchildren; 5 g-g-grandchildren. She had made her home for the last several years with Mrs. Munn. Her only son, the late Julian Midgette, was a well-known Methodist minister. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. Music was by the church choir with Mrs. Rennie Williamson as organist. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery. Pallbearers were D. Creedon Midgette, Alvey Midgette, Martin Kellogg, Jr., M.L. Daniels, Jr., Ellsworth Midgett, Jr., and Will Midgett, Jr.  (unknown newspaper)

Cedric Scarborough Midgette

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Cedric Scarborough Midgette, 75, died Monday [Sept. 3, 1979] at 7:15 a.m. in Raleigh Community Hospital. She was a native of Dare County and the wife of Ephraim Riggs Midgette. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. She owned and operated E.R. Midgette General Merchandise Store for 30 years. Other survivors include a son, H. Boyce Midgette of Garner; two brothers: William Lloyd Scarborough of Buxton and James B. Scarborough of Buxton; 2 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Revs. Fred Roberts and James Semple. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery, Buxton, with Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, in charge. The family will have visitation at the funeral home Wednesday night from 7 to 9. The body will be in church Thursday morning.  (unknown newspaper)

Charles Henry Midgette

Charles Henry Midgette, age 54, husband of Mrs. Myrtle A. Midgette and son of the late Solomon T. and Mrs. Ella Hooker Midgette, a native of Wanchese, NC and a resident of Norfolk for 25 years, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1953 in a Norfolk hospital.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, Norfolk Lodge #38, BPOE, and resided at 705 Kempsville Road.  Until his retirement in April, due to failing health, he had owned and operated the Charles H. Midgette Motor Company for 8 years.  Besides his wife, he is survived by Mrs. Loren E. Tillett, Sr., Mrs. Laura Payne and Mrs. Jessie Mciver, all of Norfolk, Mrs. Myrtle Pugh of Elizabeth City, and a brother, Herman H. Midgett of Norfolk.  The body will be taken from the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday, Jan. 6, to Wanchese Methodist Church where funeral services for Mr. Midgette will be conducted by the Rev. C.S. Guthrie, pastor.  Burial will be in the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese.  Pallbearers are Loren E. Tillett, Claborne Reins, Archie Cannady, Charlie A. Smith, Lester Talley and Ronnie Payne.  (The Virginian Pilot – Sunday, January 4, 1953)

 Charles Henry Midgette, a Dare native, died in Norfolk at age 54.  He was the husband of Myrtle A. Midgette and son of the late Solomon Thomas and Mrs. Ella Hooker Midgette.  He was a resident of Norfolk 27 years and was owner/operator of C.H. Midgette Motor Co.  Survivors include his wife; four sisters: Mrs. Loren E. Tillet, Sr., Mrs. Laura Payne and Mrs. Jessie Mciver, all of Norfolk, and Mrs. Myrtis Pugh of Elizabeth City; one brother: Herman H. Midgette of Norfolk.  Burial was in the Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times – Friday, January 9, 1953)

 Cynthia Lee Shelton Midgette

HARBINGER - Cynthia Lee Shelton Midgette, 55, died Feb. 5, 2008, in her residence. Mrs. Midgette was a native of Stumpy Point, N.C., and a paramedic with Dare County EMS. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point and attended Powells Point Christian Church. She was the daughter of the late John C. and Mabel Payne Shelton. Mrs. Midgette is survived by her husband, Forrest E. Midgette of the residence; a son, Jeremy D. Midgette of Harbinger; a brother, James R. "Buddy" Shelton and wife Dabni of Stumpy Point; four half sisters, Pamela W. Creef of Stumpy Point, Janet Cassity, Judy Layne and Joyce Ratliff, all of Ashland, Ky.; an aunt, Theresa Midgett of Stumpy Point; cousins, Susan Davis and Barbara Gray both of Stumpy Point; and a special friend, Melissa Wright of Kill Devil Hills. A celebration of life will be held in Shiloh United Methodist Church, Stumpy Point, Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Coxson and the Rev. Sue Farlow officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, February 7, 2008)

Dallas Midgette

NORTHFIELD - Dallas "Skippy" Midgette, 28, died Wednesday [May ??, 1966] in New York City following a lengthy illness. Mr. Midgette was born in Cape Hatteras, N.C. but lived in Atlantic City for most of his life. He was a resident of Northfield for the past six? years. He was employed by Lennox China abd was a graduate of Atlantic City High School and the Columbia School of Fine Arts, Columbia, Ohio. Mr. Midgette was a past grand master of the Atlantic High School Bones Fraternity, a member of the Northfield Republican Club and the Alki Club. Surviving are his wife, Marlene; his mother and father, Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Midgette of Northfield; a brother, Darryl; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Ryan of Ma__gate; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Midgette of N.C. A solemn high requiem Mass will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady [rest is cut off] (unknown newspaper)

Dallas Albin Midgette

Dallas Albin Midgette, 94, died February 3 near his home in Somer Point, New Jersey.  A Buxton native, he was the son of Edward J. Midgett and Carrie Midgett Midgett and was preceded in death by all of his siblings: Dosson Midgett, Venus Midgett Sander, Luther Midgette, Thompson Midgette, Edward Z. Midgett and Carlos Midgett as well as half siblings: Lula Midgett Jennette and John E. Midgett.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Dallas J. Midgette and by his wife, Marion Ryan Midgette.  He is survived by a son, Darryl Midgette and wife Maryann; a granddaughter, Jan Midgette, all of Northfield, NJ; a grandson, Jon Midgette and wife Kristy; and great-grandson, Jon Midgette, Jr., all of Absecon, NJ, and many relatives on Hatteras Island and elsewhere.  Mr. Midgette left Hatteras Island to join the US Coast Guard where he served primarily in small boat stations along the east coast until World War II when he served on board shop in the Pacific.  After the war he ran a charter fishing boat for several years and then spent the remainder of his working life as a commercial painter.  He spent many summers with his extended family, during the 1990's, in his home town of Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 1, 2009; pg. 10A)

SOMERS POINT - Dallas Albin Midgette, 94, of Somers Point, died Feb. 3, 2009 at the Linwood Care Center, Linwood.  He was born June 6, 1914 in Buxton, N.C.  He was predeceased by his wife Marion and son Dallas J.  Survivors include his brother [should be "son"] Darryl D. and his wife Maryann; grandson, Jon. M.; granddaughter, Jan M.; and a great-grandson, Jon M. Midgette, Jr.  Services are private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Family services by Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, Northfield.   (Ocean City Sentinel [Ocean City, NJ] - Feb.12, 2009; pg 12A)

Dallas W. Midgette

LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA - Dallas Midgette, actor for 40 years in television and motion picture dramas, known as Dallas Mitchell, died at home Sept. 13, 2009, with Shelia O'Brien his devoted sweetheart and "angel" of 23 years at his side. Sheila and a local priest helped Dallas fulfill his desire to be baptized, to receive other sacraments including the sacrament of the sick as he fought to survive cancer. The eternal beatific vision of God is surely his. Born Oct. 8, 1927, and reared in Norfolk's suburban Bayview area where he met his lifelong friend, Donald Grey, Dallas was educated at Holy Trinity, Granby and Maury High School and attended what is now Old Dominion University. Besides his beloved Sheila, he is survived by his son, "Chappy" (Elsa) and grandchild Michelle, Damon (Monti) and grandchildren "DJ" and Morgan, and daughter, Danielle Marsella (Joe) and grandchild, "Joey," all of California. Dallas was predeceased by his parents, Lucille and Lt. (Norfolk police) Dallas W. Midgette and his sister, Patsy M. Raspberry and her husband Eddie. Patsy and Eddie's children, Brenda Juel (Benny) and four grandchildren, Carol Millis (Joe) and two children and Carmon Pizzanello (Glenn) and two children, all reside in the Hampton Roads area. Left to cherish the memories they shared with Dallas, when he was still living locally, are his childhood sweetheart, Elaine Neblett (VanTongeren) of Yuma, Ariz., local friends, Donald Grey, Steve Eubank, Harold "Bobby" Gravaris, H.L. "Hank" Foiles, Joyce Zoby Foiles and Curtis Estes. During the World War II years from December 1941 to September 1945, everywhere, it was a "feverish" time and a period of passionate patriotism as Dallas and friends waited "to serve" their country. (No one in the U.S. believed the War would end before 1950. The atomic bomb changed that perspective). His friends and "dates" enjoyed the sounds of the big bands like Harry James, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the Dorsey Brothers, Louie Prima, et al and danced, not only at local high schools and sorority and fraternity events, but occasionally at the Surf Club and the Cavalier Beach & Cabana Club with open air dance floors that extended onto the sandy beaches. During his hundreds of television and motion picture appearances, Dallas co-starred in the original "Star Trek" series as Lt. Tom Nellis and he appeared as "Danny" in the movie "Airport." He had character parts in made-for-television movies like "Face of Fear" and "Amelia Earhart" and in television series like "FBI," "Wagon Train," "Riverboat," "Gunsmoke," "Quincy," and "Kojack," to name a few. A memorial Catholic Mass took place Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, in St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Los Alamitos, Calif.  ( The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, October 11, 2009)

Dennis Wilfred Midgette, Sr.

ELIZABETH CITY - Dennis Wilfred Midgette, Sr., age 87, died Saturday afternoon [Aug. 26, 1995]. He was a native of Buxton, the son of the late Evan James and Nancy Williams Midgette. Mr. Midgette was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City and a member for more than 60 years of the Eureka Masonic Lodge #317, AF & AM. He was a veteran of the U.S.C.G. Naval Reserve, Merchant Marines and the Army Corps of Engineers. He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mr. Midgette is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ida Wright Midgette; two sons: Dennis Midgette, Jr. and wife Susan of Chesapeake, Va.; Evan James Midgette and wife Susan of Greenville; 6 grandchildren: Dennis Midgette, III, Michelle Midgette, Jeff Stevens and Sara Roberts of Chesapeake, Va., Evan James Midgette, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala. and Nancy Midgette Kunkel of New Bern; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Margaret Zavulenski of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mary Meiggs of Elizabeth City; two brothers: James Bertran Midgette of Newport and Hallas C. Midgette of Arizona. Funeral services will be conducted Aug. 29 in the Twiford's Memorial Chapel by the Revs. William Ruth and David Moehring. Entombment with Masonic Rites will follow in the Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 29, 1995; pg. 7A)

Dora Lee King Midgette

MANTEO - Dora Lee King Midgette, 85, of Mother Vineyard Road, died March 9, 2006, at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lee King Sr. and the late Bertha Blackmon King and was the widow of Arthur Louis Midgette, Sr. She was a homemaker, a member of Manteo Baptist Church, a hostess/greeter for the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama for more than 30 years, a member of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, the McDonald’s Coffee Club, an avid follower of Dare County scholastic sports and a devoted Tarheel fan. Mrs. Midgette is survived by a daughter, Nancy Murray and husband Fred of Manteo;  two sons, Arthur Louis Midgette Jr. and wife Trish of Skyco, N.C., and Robert Glenn Midgette of Manteo; a sister, Ruby K. Carpenter of Virginia Beach; a brother, Vernon King of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren, Jason H. Tillett, Stevi S. Midgette, Arthur L. Midgette, III, Matthew A. Midgette, Megan E. Murray, Chayse K. Midgette and Mikayla L. Midgette; and two great-grandchildren, Arthur L. Midgette. IV and John D. Midgette. A memorial service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at the Waterside Theater. The family will receive friends at the Lost Colony building immediately following the memorial service. A private graveside will be held at Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 12; 2006; pg. 12A)

Edward Bunyan Midgette

HATTERAS - Edward Bunyan Midgette, 70, of Hatteras, died Monday, April 26, 1993, at his residence. Mr. Midgette was a native of Buxton and the owner and operator of Dare Building Supply in Buxton. He was retired from the Coast Guard and a veteran, having served as a Chief Warrant Officer. Mr. Midgette was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Edward & Mrs. Mary O'Neal Midgette and the husband of Linda Burrus Midgette of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgette is survived by one daughter, Linda Midgette of Virginia Beach; two sons, Wayne Midgette and Michael Midgette, both of Buxton; three sisters, Catherine Willis of Hatteras, Mary Anne Baggett and Alvanie Sims, both of Buxton; five brothers, Hermon Midgette of Reys Station, Ky., Bob Midgette of Buxton, Brad Midgette of Calabash, N.C., Milton Midgette and Albert Midgette, both of Norfolk; a half-sister, Zella Phillips of Lakeland, Fla.; and three grandchildren. A church service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Burial will follow in Roanoke Island Memorial Park, Manteo. The family will be at the residence in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 29, 1993)

Edward Guthrie Midgette

SILER CITY - Edward Guthrie Midgette, 48, died Monday [July 8, 1957] in Butner Hospital, Raleigh, after a long illness. A native of Manns Harbor, he was the Wilmington salesman for the Siler City Poultry Exchange for a number of years. Interment followed in Montlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Raleigh. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mary Midgette of Manns Harbor; and one sister, Mrs. L.D. Goodwin of Siler City. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Hayman Midgette and the late J. Lathan Midgette of Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 12, 1957)

Elizabeth Barnett Midgette

Elizabeth Barnett Midgette, 86, of 453 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, NC died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Midgette was a native of Pasquotank County, NC and the daughter of the late Horace J. and Mrs. Agnes Wise Barnett. Mrs. Midgette had retired from the Pasquotank County Health Department.  Mrs. Midgette was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Adam “Rambo” Mauldin.  Surviving are two sons, Robert D. Mauldin of Wanchese and Levie C. Bunch, Jr. of Aydlett; two daughters, Melodie B. MarshallL (Mark) of Aydlett and Laurie D. Wilson (Charles) of Elizabeth City; three grandchildren, Sandi Roberts (Norman), David Martin (Heather), Chris Mauldin (Cathy) and nine great grandchildren, Curtis, Megan, Zach, Karlie, Christopher, Cheyanne, Dakota, Dylan and Hayden.  Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo, by Rev. Ronnie Midgett. Burial will follow in Dolly Cemetery in Nags Head Woods.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ella Pugh Midgette

NORFOLK - Mrs. Ella Pugh Midgette, 77, of 4213 Dunning road died Thursday [Feb. 4, 1971] at 12:30 a.m. in a hospital after a long illness. A native of Rodanthe, N.C., she lived here 8 years. She was the widow of J. Flora Midgette and a daughter of William S. and Mrs. Elvira Pugh. Surviving are a son, Burgess Hooper of Salvo, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Midgette of Norfolk, Mrs. Pearl H. Twiford of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Mrs. Gladys H. Gallop and Mrs. Eileen Ricks of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Ernest C. Pugh of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Pugh Austin of Salvo; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The body is being sent from Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, to Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., for a funeral service Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church, Salvo. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, February 5, 1971)

Ephraim Riggs Midgette

BUXTON, N.C. - Ephraim Riggs Midgette, 87, a native of Buxton and the widower of Cedric Scarborough Midgette, died Wednesday [Dec. 14, 1983] in a hospital. He had retired as a barber and as the operator of a general store. Survivors include two grandsons: H.B. Midgette and Joe Midgette, both of Garner, and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lewis Pittman. Burial will be in Quidley Family Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Ezekiel Mathias Midgette

KITTY HAWK - Ezekiel Mathias Midgette, 77, of Kitty Hawk, died Nov. 6 in an Elizabeth City hospital. A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Ezekiel Decatur and Betty Toler Midgette and the husband of Lucy Sawyer Midgette of the home. He was a construction foreman, a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the First Flight Lion's Club. Besides his wife, Mr. Midgette is survived by one daughter, Diane Gretchko of Kitty Hawk; two sons: William "Billy" Midgette and E. Worth Midgette, both of Harbinger; four sisters: Margaret Meekins of Colington, Dorothy Burge of Kitty Hawk, Lora Outz of Charlotte and Flora Smithson of Elizabeth City; four brothers: Alfred Midgette of Elizabeth City, Carl Midgette of Kitty Hawk, Jarvis Midgette of Charlotte and Buck Midgette of Maspas, La.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City on November 8 by the Rev. Robert Pitsch. Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 8, 1992)

Florence Bailone Midgette

BUXTON - Florence Bailone Midgette, 72, of Buxton, died on Thursday, June 2, at her residence. She was the widow of a. Thompson Midgette and the daughter of the late Pascal and Ida Merrill Bailone. Mrs. Midgette was a native of Baltimore, Md., and moved to Buxton 7 years ago. She was a secretary and worked for USF & G Co. and Johns Hopkins University for many years. She was a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Midgette is survived by one daughter, Jennifer M. Scott and son-in-law, Michael Scott; two granddaughters, Aleea and Hilary Scott, all of Buxton. A memorial service will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 5, 1994)

Florence M. Jones Midgette

NORFOLK - Florence M. Midgette, 85, passed away May 30, 2010. Mrs. Midgette was born in Manhattan, N.Y. She was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Grace Jones, brother Edward Jones and sister Edith Rizzo. Mrs. Midgette was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Norfolk, and past president of the Golden Unit Wives Club, whose members consist of wives of members of the Legion of Honor Unit of Khedive Shrine Center. She was a career credit union employee, having retired from Tidewater Telephone Employee Credit Union and worked with Coast Guard Credit Union in Norfolk, Miami and Washington, D.C. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Milton; daughter, Juanita and husband Clint Hepler; daughter Susan and husband Michael Leccese; grandchildren, John and wife Heather Hepler, Bill and wife Shannon Hepler and Lianne and husband Timm McShanne, Adrienne Leccese; and two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Keira Hepler. Mrs. Midgette is survived by one brother, Ralph Jones of San Diego. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, followed by a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Twiford Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Khedive Shrine Center, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 for Children's Hospitals and/or Children's Transportation Fund. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 1, 2010)

George W. Midgette, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - George W. Midgette, Sr., 75, died Saturday, February 3, 2001 in Chesapeake, Va. Mr. Midgette was born in Amagonsett, N.Y. to the late William Mann and Laura Vandetta Midgett. He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II. He also served seven years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Midgette retired from NARF in 1980. In 1995 he retired from Midgette & Associates, P.C. He was a Little League Baseball coach having taught baseball off and on for 20 years. He attended Great Bridge Baptist Church in Chesapeake and Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. Mr. Midgette was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521. He was preceded in death by his wife Audrey J. Midgette and his brother, William Oliver Midgett. he is survived by one daughter, Cindy Bischof of Pickerington, Ohio; four sons: George W. Midgette, Jr. and Thomas D. Midgette of Chesapeake, Commander Fred M. Midgett of Burke, Va. and Sean Midgette of N.Y.; four sisters: Alethia Rood of Virginia Beach, Va., Alzira Sitherwood and Laura Miller, both of Chesapeake, and Vandetta Gray of Buxton; and one brother, Landy Midgett of Chesapeake. A funeral service will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles L. Moseley officiating, Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Twiford's Funeral Home in Chesapeake and Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001; pg 7A)

Gertrude Lynch Midgette

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Gertrude Lynch “Dolly” Midgette, 88, of Kill Devil Hills, died January 1, 2014 in Nags Head. Mrs. Midgette was born November 5, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James Vincent and Gertrude Keller Lynch and was also predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Midgette.  Mrs. Midgette was employed as an X-Ray technician with Jefferson Hosptial in Philadelphia and served as a volunteer at Outer Banks Hospital. She was a Catholic.  Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Scarborough of Bowling Green, KY and Kelley M. Wynn of Colington; two step-sons, Michael Midgette of Kill Devil Hills and Joseph Midgette of Tarpon Springs, FL; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  A Catholic graveside service will be in Austin Cemetery, Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. by Father John J. Dorgan. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Gervis B. Midgette

Captain Gervis B. Midgette, 58, died February 25 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston, TX. A native of Manteo, son of the late Peleg and Minnie Midgette, he made his home in Port Arthur, Texas for the past 40 years. Capt. Midgette was a master mariner, member of the International Organization of Master, Mates and Pilots. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Burial was on Tuesday, March 1, in the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Port Arthur, Texas with the Rev. Don Dodge, pastor of the Lakeview Methodist Church, of which Mr. Midgette was a member, officiating. Survivors include his widow, Marie Midgette; one daughter, Mrs. Carol Jessop of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Gervis Ed Midgette of Nederland, Texas and Rupert J. Midgette of Port Arthur, TX.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Boykin of Jacksonville, Fl. and Mrs. W.B. Elliot of San Diego, California; three brothers, John Midgette of Boynton Beach, Fla., Camillus Midgette of Daytona Beach, Fl., and Robert Midgette of Manteo; four grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 8, 1977)

Hallas C. Midgette

MESA, ARIZONA - Hallas C. Midgette, 82, died Oct. 10, 1997. A funeral will be at 9 a.m. today in the Mission Chapel. Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City, NC is in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Harry Woodward Midgette

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Harry Woodward Midgette, 87, died September 5. Mr. Midgette was a retired lieutenant commander with the US Coast Guard with 30 years of service and was a WW II veteran. He was a native of Stumpy Point and had been a resident of the Tidewater area since 1959. He was a former math teacher at First Colonial High School for 13 years. He was a past president of the Hampton Roads Retired Officers Assc. and the Toastmasters Assc. as well as a life member of the Semper Paratus Masonic Lodge in Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Braun Midgette. Survivors include his second wife, Evelyn Swan Midgette; three children: Patricia Ann Blanche, William H. Midgette and Donald R. Midgette; and three step-sons: Ron Swan, Jr. Steven Swan and Chris Swan; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Chapel services were at Kellum Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Saturday by the Rev. John T. Beadle, RN. Interment in Princess Anne Memorial Park with full military honors.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000; pg. 14A)

Hermond Lewis Midgette

BUXTON - Hermond Lewis Midgette, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 23. He is the son of the late William Edward and Anna O’Neal Midgette. Mr. Midgette retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He served in Korea and Vietnam. He also retired from K and W Equipment in Owensboro, KY. Upon retirement Mr. Midgette returned to his childhood home in Buxton, NC. Here he was the owner and founder of HLM and Company Inc. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a committed member of the Owensboro, KY Commanding #15. He was also a dedicated member of the NRA.  Besides his parents, Mr. Midgette was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Dorthea Midgette, four brothers, Edward Midgette, Allen Midgette, Perry Midgette, and William Midgette, two sisters, Mary Baggette and Alvania Sims.  He is survived by a loving family including his wife, Kathryn Midgette; three sons, Hermond, Jr. and wife, Angie, Michael and wife, Diane, Timothy and wife, Shelley, and a cherished daughter, Karen Heath and husband, Wayne; his sister, Zella Phillips; three brothers, Milton and wife, Etta, Robert “Bobby” and wife, Judy, Bradford and wife, Mary; four step-daughters, Ruth Caudle, Diane Oakley and husband, Jimmy, Brenda Chapman, Lena Escobar and husband, Rodolfo; ten grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Mr. Midgette’s life will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton, NC, on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 3:00 pm. The family requests that memorials be made to The Ministry of Karen and Wayne Heath, 307 Longfellow Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303. Mr. Midgette’s daughter, Karen, is a missionary and he was extremely proud of her work.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 26, 2009; pg. 8A)

Inell Bradshaw Midgette

NORFOLK, VA. - Inell Bradshaw Midgette, 76, went to eternal rest in the arms of Jesus on November 24 in the Tandem Health Care facility of Windsor, Va.  A native of Sedley, Va., Mrs. Midgette was a retired bookkeeper with Norfolk Linen and a member of East Ocean View Baptist Church.  She was the widow of William Albert Midgette, formerly of Buxton.  She was the daughter of the late Clyde ad Delzine Bradshaw of Sedley, Va.  She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Raiford of Franklin, Va.; a special niece, Juanita Gray of Southern Shores and Mary Ann Harrell of Suffolk, Va.; and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Bradshaw of Waverly, Va.  She is also survived by her husband's sisters and brothers: Bobby Midgette, Mary Ann Baggett, Alvania Sims, Zella Phillips, and Hermond Midgette, all of Buxton, Milton Midgette of Norfolk, Va., Brad Midgette of Washington; and several other nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Lloyd Bradshaw; sisters, Mary Brooks and Rachael Katrobus; and brothers-in-law Walter Raiford and Edward Midgette.  A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley, Va., with Pastor Philip T. Elliott of Waverly Congregational Christian Church officiating.  Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 27, 2003; pg. 14A)

John Evans Midgette

BUXTON - John Evans Midgette, 87, died Tuesday [Aug. 3, 1982] at 10:30 a.m. in Hatteras Island Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Revs. David Raynor, James Stemple and Fred Roberts. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. The body will be carried from Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, to the church this afternoon at 4 to lie in state until services. Midgette was a native of Avon and lived in Buxton. He was a member of Buxton Assembly of God Church and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 30 years service. He was the son of the late Edward and Alice Barnette Midgette and husband of Mrs. Blanche Farrow Midgette of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maleta M. Harris of Buxton and Mrs. Becky M. Matson of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Ronald Midgette of Springfield, Va.; five half-brothers, Thompson Midgette of Baltimore, Md., Luther Midgette of Buxton, Edward Midgette of Florida, Dallas Midgette of New Jersey and Carlos Midgette of Beaufort; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, August 11, 1982; pg. 11)

John Lewis Midgette

VIRGINIA BEACH - John Lewis Midgette, 74, passed away March 11, 1999, in a local hospital. Mr. Midgette was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. He was a member of the Lynnhaven Masonic Lodge No. 220, the Norfolk Khedive Temple, the Scottish Rite, and the American Legion Post No. 0141. He was also retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors include his loving wife, Careda Midgette; two sons, John L. Midgette Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Willie Murdock Midgette of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Linda Sue Hall of Virginia Beach; two brothers, the Rev. H.R. Midgette of Modesto, Calif., and Charles Lindy Midgette of Gloucester; two sisters, Evelyn Tyler of Richmond and Margarette Taylor of Norfolk; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today, in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. A chapel service will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Dan Goff. Interment will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 13, 1999)

Joseph Brooks Midgette

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Joseph Brooks Midgette, 60, died Saturday [Aug, 28, 1982] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was a native of Dare County and the husband of Gertrude (Dolly) Lynch Midgette. He was the owner and operator of Joe & Kay's Campground and was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 and Khedive Temple of the Shrine, Norfolk. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Other survivors unclude two daughters: Ruth Scarborough of Virginia Beach, Va. and Kelly Midgette of Dramstadt, West Germany; two sons: Joseph E. Midgette of Virginia Beach and Michael B. Midgette of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Norma Feeney of El Segundo, California; a brother, Vance Midgette of Virginia beach; and 6 grandchildren. Arrangements are pending at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (unknown newspaper)

Larry Craig Midgette

MANNS HARBOR - Larry Craig Midgette, 15, died in a Brunswick, Ga. hospital Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock following an illness of three months. He was born in Elizabeth City and had been living in Darien, Ga. for the past two years. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church here. He is survived by his parents, Larry Hix ad Rita Hooper Midgette; two brothers, Freddie and Gordon Midgette, all of Darien, Ga., and his step-grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Midgette of Manns Harbor. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Mt. Carmel Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Olson, pastor, the Rev. Robert M. Smithson, pastor of the Pentecostal Assembly Church. Burial will follow in a local cemetery. The body is being removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo and will be carried to the home in Manns Harbor and remain there until one hour prior to funeral services and then will lie in state one hour at the church. The casket pall consisted of red and white gladioli, white carnations and fern. "Does Jesus Care", "No, Never Alone" and "Farther Along" were sung by Mrs. Martha Creef, Mrs. Betty Twiford, Hugh Craddock and Tom Sutton. Rodger Gard accompanied at the piano. Pallbearers were Ben Midgett, James Craddock, Robert Beasley, Steve Midgett, Dal Gray and Douglas Hooper. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 1963)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie CraddockNOTE:  Larry Craig Midgett died May 18, 1963.

Larry Lee Midgette, Sr.

WASHINGTON - Larry Lee Midgette Sr., 55, of Gresham Lane, Clarks Neck Community, died Friday, March 27. Mr. Midgette was born in Dare County, July 25, 1942. He was the son of the late Jerome and Margaret Midgette and was a long distance truck driver. On May 20, 1963, Mr. Midgette married the former Minnie Banks. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Peggy M. Cox of Wanchese; one son, Larry Lee Midgette Jr. of Washington, and three grandchildren; two sisters: Elaine M. Daniels of Wanchese, and Linda Sue Midgette of Greenville; three brothers: Jimmy Midgette of Rocky Mount, Donald Midgette of Jacksonville, Fla., and Anthony Midgette of Fredericksburg, Va. One brother, E.J. Midgette, preceded him in death. Graveside services were held 2 p. m. Monday, at Pamlico Memorial Gardens with James "Spanky" Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Leo Jenkins Center or Hospice. Arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 2, 1998)

Levene G. Midgette

Levene G. Midgette, 69, died Feb. 24 [1977] in Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead, New York. A native of Manteo, the son of the late Peleg and Minnie Midgett, was a retired builder living in Hampton Bays, L.I., New York. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Burial was on Monday, Feb. 28 in the Good Ground Cemetery, Hampton Bays, New York, with the pastor of the local Methodist church, of which Mr. Midgette was a member, officiating. Survivors include his widow, Flora Midgette; one son, Andre S. Midgette of Buffalo, N.Y; four daughters: Darroll A. Midgette of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Catherine Martens of Copaigue, N.Y., Mrs. Jean Wasiak of Fort Sheridan, Illinois and Mrs. Margaret Share of Lighthouse Point, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Boykin of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. W.B. Elliott of San Diego, California; three brothers, John Midgette of Boynton Beach, Florida, Camillus Midgett of Daytona Beach, Florida and Robert Midgette of Manteo; 14 grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper)

Lillian Peele Midgette

CHESAPEAKE - Mrs. Lillian Peele Midgette, 84, the wife of Nancy W. Midgette and a native of Hatteras, N.C., died Monday [July 25, 1977] in Chesapeake General Hospital in Great Bridge. She lived here for 40 years after a long residence in Hatteras. She was a member of Buxton Pentecostal Holiness Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Daphne M. Evans and a son, Rodney O. Midgette, both of Chesapeake; a half-sister, Mrs. Augusta Pennystone of Norfolk; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, by the Rev. Don Chick of Rosemont Christian Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Midgette Family Cemetery, Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Lillian Theresa Midgette

NORFOLK - Lillian Theresa Midgette, 95, passed away Nov. 7, 2006. She was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Stumpy Point, N.C., to the late Augustus and Lula Twiford. Lillian had been a member of McKendree United Methodist Church since 1942. She was very active in many different areas of the church. Lillian was generous and very talented with handwork such as crocheting and knitting. Many relatives and friends will cherish their handmade afghans. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland L. Midgette, Sr.; parents; three sisters and one brother. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Roland L. Midgette, Jr., Paul G. Midgette and his wife Nancy F. and Lindsey A. Midgette and wife Janet E.; sister, Norma T. Gregory and her husband Claude; eight grandchildren, Lee Ann Wright, Roland Midgette, III, Andrew Midgette, Susan Vance, Brian Midgette, Courtney Fuller, Lisa Shiflett and Allen Midgette; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Province Place of Maryview for their compassion and care during the last 2 ½ years of her life. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at McKendree United Methodist Church, 6870 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, officiated by the Rev. Michelle Louk. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 9, 2006)

Linda Burrus Midgette

HATTERAS - Linda Burrus Midgette, 80, died Oct. 16, 2004, at a medical facility in Currituck, N.C. Mrs. Midgette was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the order of the Eastern Star Chapter, Juneau, Alaska. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Violet Willis Burrus and the wife of the late Edward B. Midgette. Surviving are a daughter, Linda M. Dugan of Virginia Beach; a son, Wayne Midgette of Buxton, N.C.; a sister, Ola Austin of Manteo, N.C.; grandchildren, Marci Oden, Monica Midgette and Scott Midgette; and great-grandchild, Benjamin Midgette. Mrs. Midgette was predeceased by her son, Michael Boyd Midgette. A celebration of life will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Moseley and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the Midgette family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, October 19, 2004)

Merl T. Midgette

VIRGINIA BEACH - Merl T. Midgette, 76, a retired machinist, died Jan. 25, 1988 in his home. Mr. Midgette, a native of Wanchese, NC, had retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He was the widower of Mary Ellen Midgette. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese and a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521. Survivors include a son, Donnie W. Midgette of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Euna Park of Spartanburg, SC and Estelle Dough of Sarasota, FL; a brother, Ryan Midgette, Jr. of Manteo; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Richard Lewis. Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Michael Boyd Midgette

BUXTON - Michael Boyd Midgette, 44, died Sunday, February 3 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. He was born in Norfolk, Va. to Linda Burrus Midgette of Hatteras and the late Edward B. Midgette. Mr. Midgette was a co-owner of Dare Building Supply, a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School. Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister, Linda M. Dugcan of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Wayne Midgette of Buxton; two nieces: Marci Oden and Monica Morriss; and one nephew, Scott Midgette. A funeral service will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002; pg.12A)

Michael Murray Midgette

Michael Murray Midgette, 23, of Norfolk, died Sunday [June 9, 1974] at 3 a.m. in Virginia Beach Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk, a member of Rock Church on Kempsville Road and a son of Mrs. Marjorie Austin Midgett of Norfolk and the lat John R. Midgette, Sr. Beside his mother he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jennifer J. Tyson of Virginia Beach, Va.; five brothers: John R. Midgette, Thomas Gary Midgette and Robin Dale Midgette of Norfolk, Howard E. Midgette of Kansas and Stephen J. Midgette of Maryland. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Rock Church by the Rev. John Giminez, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton at 3 p.m.  (unknown newspaper)

Minnie Follmer Midgette

BUXTON - Minnie Follmer Midgette, 77, of Buxton, died July 12, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Midgette, a native of Plevena, Montana, was a cook for N.C. Dot, Ferry Division and was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of the late George and Emelia Fuchs Follmer. She is survived by one daughter: Gwen M. Murphy of Frisco; two sons: Russell Midgett of Virginia Beach, Va. and Garland T. Midgette of Buxton; three sisters: Millie Snyder and Bertha McKenna, both of Seattle, Wash., and Ida Lang o f Baker, Mont.; three brothers: Herman Follmer of Plevena, Mont., Richard Follmer of Seattle, Wash. and Edward Follmer of Hettinger, N.D.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton On Tuesday, July 14 by the Rev. Larry Stitt. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 19, 1992)

Nacy W. Midgette

CHESAPEAKE - Nacy W. Midgette, 88, a native of Buxton, N.C. and the husband of the late Lillian Peele Midgette, died Monday, Oct. 24, 1983, in Virginia Beach. He had retired from a job at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a member of Buxton Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include a daughter, Daphne M. Evans and a son, Rodney O. Midgette, both of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren & several great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Thursday in Graham Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Kello. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Midgette Family Cemetery in Buxton.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, October 26, 1983)

Oscar Mansfield Midgette

Oscar Mansfield Midgette, 58, husband of Mrs. Lula Forbes Midgette and son of the late Ryan and Mrs. Nancy M. Midgette, a native of Wanchese, N.C. and a resident of the Norfolk area most of his life, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1952, in a Norfolk hospital. Mr. Midgette was a master plumber and had been associated with the plumbing business for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Plumbers And Steamfitters Union Local #110. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L.E. Lester of Chesapeake Beach; one step-son, Harvey M. Pugh of Norfolk; three brothers: Marshall Midgette and Marian Midgette both of Miami, Fla. and Hathaway Midgette of Manteo, N.C.; four granddaughters and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be conducted at the Derry Funeral Chapel on Wednesday by the Rev. Yancey C. Elliott, pastor of the Ocean View Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, December 1, 1952)

Funeral services for Mr. Midgette of Chesapeake Beach, who died Sunday, were conducted at the Derry Funeral Chapel yesterday by the Rev. Yancey C. Elliott, pastor of the Ocean View Baptist Church. Pallbearers were C.G. Bryan, C.A. Lilley, Roy Goodman, W.A. Ranhorn, N.V. Norwood, J. Techmyer, B.M. Lebby, N.B. Perry, Dr. H.W. Swertfeger, J.A. Flamant, Eldon Heath, Johnnie Hewitt, R.D. Deull, Monty W. Hineline, Jess Garlins, Norman Burgess, Leroy Furlough, John Pritchard, E.J. Evans, Harry Ironmonger and Fred Wilson. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, December 4, 1952)

Parthenia Austin Midgette

Parthenia Austin Midgette, 83, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, May 03, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Midgette, born in Hatteras, was a telephone operator for many years and retired from Dare County, where she maintained the Dare County Library. She was the oldest living member of First Assembly of God Church in Manteo. Mrs. Midgette was the daughter of the late Philmore L. and Claudia Austin and the widow of the late Ryan H. Midgette, Jr. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Owens and a brother, John Austin. She is survived by a son, M. Darrell Midgette and wife, Cathy of Kennesaw, GA; a sister, Rosalee A. Gallop of Wanchese; two grandchildren, Murray D. Midgette, Jr. and Meredith M. Lovelace; and one great-grandchild, Charles Ryan Lovelace. A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and at other times at the residence at 607 Burnside Road, Manteo. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 6, 2007; pg. 10A)

Rodney Oliver Midgette
Feb. 16, 1924 - Mar. 6, 2013

Rodney Oliver Midgette, 89, went to be with the Lord Wednesday March 6, 2013.  Born in Buxton, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Nacy and Lillian Peele Midgette and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as an outside machinist.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Joanne Midgette; daughter, Terri Marshall (Boogie); Son, Gary Midgette (Donna); grandchildren, Angie, Tiffany, Rodney, and Justin; and great-grandchildren, Chase and Charles.  A service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Moyock Baptist Church. Interment will follow the service in Moyock Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the church the hour prior to service. Graham Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  (Graham Funeral Home)

Roland Lee Midgette

Roland Lee Midgette, 90, of the 900 block of Norview Ave. died Sept. 26, 1997, in a local hospital. Born in Englehard, N.C., he retired from Texaco as a chief engineer after 26 years. He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, Mattamuskeet Masonic Lodge No. 328, Englehard, and John Walter Royal Arch Chapter No. 68. Survivors include his wife, Lillian T. Midgette; three sons, Roland L. Midgette Jr. of Virginia Beach, and Paul G. Midgette and Lindsey A. Midgette, both of Chesapeake; a sister, Allie Mason of Chesapeake; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in McKendree United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bruce Carper. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will recieve friends from 2 to 4 p.n. Sunday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sept. 27, 1997; pg. 6B)

Sirlie Ellen Midgette

NORFOLK, VA. - Sirlie Ellen Midgette, age 87, formerly of Galveston Blvd., died Oct. 11, at Thornton Hall. She was a retired bookkeeper for F.W. Woolworth and was the widow of Lewis C. Midgett. She was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sisters: Florine M. Pittman of Norfolk and Pearl M. Harrell of Hobgood; a brother, Milton C. Midgett of Manteo; son-in-law, Louis J. Hoisington; granddaughter, Sharon H. Puryear and her husband, C. Gray. Puryear. Services were set for Saturday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, by the Rev. William E. Amon. Interment to be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 15, 1995)

Thomas Hunter Midgette, Jr.

MANNS HARBOR - Thomas Hunter Midgette, Jr., 68, of Manns Harbor, died on Friday, October 8, 2010 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mr. Midgette was born in Manns Harbor and was a commercial fisherman.  He served his country honorably during the Vietnam Era in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Thomas Hunter Midgette, Sr. and the late Leona Basnight Midgette.  Mr. Midgette is survived by a sister, Mary Alice Twiddy and husband, Mike, a brother, Ben Midgette and wife, Linda, all of Manns Harbor; three nieces and one nephew.  A graveside service will be held in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Bishop Darrell Hooker and Rev. Anthony Ralph officiating.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Virginia Dorothy Fentress Midgette

BUXTON - Virginia Dorothy Fentress Midgette, age 62, died Monday, October 25 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Beckham Haze and Ida Jane Wright Fentress, and was the wife of Hermond Lewis Midgette, Sr. Mrs. Midgette was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Karan Suzette Heath of Owensboro, Ky.; three sons: Hermond Lewis Midgette, Jr. of Richmond, Va., Michael Edward Midgette of Buxton, and Timothy Bryan Midgette of Owensboro, Ky.; two sisters [not named]; and one brother, Frank Fentress of New Albany, Indiana; eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Twiford's memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 28, 1999; pg. 6A)

William Albert Midgette

NORFOLK - William A. "Albert" Midgette, 65, of Sherwood Place, died May 4 in Norfolk. He was born in Buxton, the son of the late William E. and Annie O'Neal Midgette. Mr. Midgette was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years. He was a member of Norfolk Moose Lodge #39 and the National Letter Carriers Assoc. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Inell B. Midgette; 3 sisters: Alvania Simms and Mary Baggett, both of Buxton, and Zella Phillips of Lakeland, Fla.; four brothers: Herman Midgette of Reynolds Station, Ky., Milton Midgette of Norfolk, Robert Midgette of Buxton and Bradford Midgett of Calabash, N.C. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles M. Snead. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley, Va. at a later date.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 6, 1993)

William Edward Midgette

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - William Edward Midgette, 82, of Elan Ave., the husband of Mrs. Annie O. Midgette and a native of Buxton, N.C., died Thursday [May 27, 1976] in his home. He was a 30-year retired employee of the Army Corps of Engineers and a Coast Guard veteran of WWI. He was a member of the Buxton Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include three daughters: Mrs. Alvania W. Sims of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Mary Baggett of Richmond, and Mrs. Zella Phillips of Arlington; six sons: William A. Midgette, Milton R. Midgette, Bradford F. Midgett, and Robert W. Midgett, all of Norfolk, Edward B. Midgette of Hatteras, N.C., and Herman L. Midgett of Kentucky; a sister, Mrs. Christina Scarborough of Norfolk; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Chapel in Norfolk where arrangements are pending.  (unknown newspaper)

Willie Murdock Midgette

NORFOLK - Willie Murdock Midgette, 63, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Farmville. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Murdock, a native of Buxton, retired with 28 years from Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard in Virginia. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the United States Army under Charlie Co. 1/52nd - 198th L.I.B. Americal Division. He was a member of the American Legion #39 and was an avid sports fan that enjoyed the Boston Celtics, NY Yankees and Green Bay Packers. He had made his home in Farmville for the past six years.   He was preceded in death by his father, John L. Midgette.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Little Midgette; son, William Midgette and wife, Sandy, of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Lisa and Laura Midgette, of Farmville; mother, Careda Midgette, of Virginia Beach, VA; brother, John L. Midgette, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Las Vegas, NV; and a sister, Linda S. Hall and husband, Richard, of TX.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, February 21, 2013)

Woodrow W. Midgette

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Woodrow W. Midgette, 67, died Friday in a hospital. He was a native of Dare County and a former resident of Havelock. Midgette had retired from a civil service job at Cherry Point. He had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City. He had been a lay minister and Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church in Morehead City for 35 years. Midgette was a member of Havelock Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies and New Bern Sudan Temple. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Meiggs Midgette; two daughters: Nancy Williams of Asheville and Sandra Ciaburri of Hamilton, Va.; a son, Earl Midgette of Waterbury, Connecticut; two sisters: Mary Meiggs of Elizabeth City and Margaret Zavilenski of Virginia Beach, Va.; three brothers: Dennis Midgette of Elizabeth City, Hallas Midgette of Tacoma, Washington and Bertrand Midgette of Newport; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Methodist Church in Elizabeth City by Dr. A.D. Byrd, Jr. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Berry Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - November 18, 1983)

 Zenora Elizabeth Beasley Midgette

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Zenora Elizabeth Beasley Midgette, 84, died Friday, January 24 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Midgette, born on Little Colington Island, was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship. She was the daughter of the late Ray McClease and Henrietta Gaimel Beasley and the widow of Barney Edward Midgette, Sr. She is survived by two daughters: Ann Johnson of Beaverton, Oregon and Eunice Erickson of Fruitland, Idaho; a son, Rocky D. Midgett of Salvo; two sisters: Aldean Beacham and Marie Waterfield, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, Garland Ray Beasley of Elizabeth City; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo on Tuesday evening and at other times at the home of Tanya and Raymond Wescott, Jr. of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 28, 2003; pg. 5A)

Lettie C. & Lillian F. Midyett
Raleigh Christian Advocate - May 19, 1886
Submitted by Linda Lau

Ada Martha Harris Midyette

KITTY HAWK - Ada Martha Harris Midyette, 66, of Kitty Hawk, died Friday, March 1, at her residence. Mrs. Midyette, a native of Swan Quarter, was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Swan Quarter. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Helen Woodruff Harris and the widow of John Small Midyette. She is survived by one son, Charles Douglas Reid of Kill Devil Hills; one brother Tom Harris of Steadman; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 3, 1991)

Virginian-Pilot - Monday, March 4, 1991 - [same as above obit but this added]  A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Austin Cemetery by Jesse Basnight.  Friends may join the family at the home of Charles Reid, 319 Gunas Drive, Kill Devil Hills.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.

Andrew John Mihovch

WANCHESE - Andrew John (Andy) Mihovch , 73, of Wanchese, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at his residence in Wanchese surrounded by his family.  Andy was born in Newport News, VA to the late Andrew and Hilda Briggs Mihovch and was retired after 39 years from R.D. Sawyer Motor Company where he was manager of the parts department. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men.  Andy is survived by his wife, Ann Daniels Mihovch of the home.  Other survivors are his daughter, Vicki M. Davis and husband Zackary of Petaluma, CA and his son, C.C. Mihovch and wife Pam of Wanchese; one sister, Alice Parker of Orlando, FL;  his brother, Roger C. Mihovch and wife Kay of Manteo; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be in Bethany United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith and Gib Harrison. Burial will follow in Tillett Cemetery Wanchese. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alziria Scarborough Miller

AVON - Alziria Scarborough Miller, 86, of Avon, died March 27, at her residence. A native of Avon, she was the daughter of the late Orestus and Mary Scarborough Scarborough and the widow of Columbus Miller. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Avon Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Miller is survived by one daughter, Beatrice M. Dixon of Morehead City; three sons: Vernon C. Miller and Vance M. Miller, both of Avon, and Chester "Ray" Miller of Newport; one brother, McCray Scarborough of Elizabeth City; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Avon Assembly of God Church on Thursday, March 29 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. R.C. Vanamber. Burial will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 29, 1990)

Annie Austin Miller

Mrs. Annie Austin Miller, 87, of Norfolk, Va., died Monday in her home. She was a native of Cape Hatteras and the wife of the late Peter Miller. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Miller Carpenter of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Mollie M. Powell of Norfolk and Mrs. Blanche Laquia of Virginia Beach; 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments by the Rev. W. Jerry Holcomb. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, April 26, 1979)

Cantwell Thomas Miller, Jr.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Cantwell Thomas Miller, Jr., 55, of Briarfield Drive, died Saturday morning [June 28, 1980] following a boating accident in Pamlico Sound, which also involved his grandson, Robert Gray Miller. Mr. Miller was a native of Buxton but had resided in Chesapeake for the past 28 years. He was a member of Local Union #110 in Norfolk and was a pipefitter. He served in the Coast Guard being a veteran of WWII. He was a son of the late Cantwell Thomas Miller, Sr. and Mrs. Mabel Gray Miller. He was a husband of Mrs. Wanda Austin Miller of the home. Beside his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Rosemary Miller of Rocky Mount and Miss Robin Miller of Chesapeake; one son, Cantwell Thomas Miller, III; one step-son, Glen R. Clark of Powhatan, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Donna M. Whittle of Buxton; three brothers: Charles L. Miller of Chesapeake, Raymond Miller and Vance Miller of Buxton; one step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteas is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

GRANDFATHER, CHILD DROWN IN SOUND; BUXTON - Grandfather and grandson drowned in Cape Channel at Buxton in the Pamlico Sound on Saturday, June 28. Hatteras Island deputy office received the call at 10:30 a.m. reporting the drowning of Cantwell Thomas Miller, Jr., 55, of Chesapeake, Va. and Buxton, and his grandson, Robert Gray Miller, age 3, of Rocky Mount. The bodies were found floating in the sound about 40 feet from their small boat. relatives discovered the bodies. Funeral services were held June 30 in the Buxton Methodist Church. Miller, a Buxton native, served in the Coast Guard during World War II.  (unknown newspaper)

Cantwell Thomas Miller [Sr.]

Funeral services were conducted Thursday for Cantwell Thomas Miller at the home in Buxton by the Rev. David Raynor of the Assembly of God Church and burial was in the family cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home directed. Mr. Miller, 64, died suddenly in his home Monday morning [Sept. 26, 1960] after a short illness. He had been employed in Fuller's Shopping Center. He had formerly served in the Coast Guard and was a member of Buxton Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Capt. Baxter B. Miller and Josephine Gray Miller, and the husband of Mrs. Mabel Gray Miller. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Meline White of Naples, Italy; five sons: Cantwell T. Miller, Jr. and Charles L. Miller of Great Bridge, Va., Curry Miller of Norfolk, Va., Raymond Miller of Buxton and Vance Miller of Philadelphia; one sister, Mrs. Retta Jones of Gulfport, Miss; four brothers: Edson E. Miller of Buxton, Mahlon Miller and Olen Miller of Norfolk and Fred Miller of Ahoskie; five grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 30, 1960)

Caroline Gray Miller

Mrs. Caroline Gray Miller, 75, died Monday afternoon [June 15, 1953] at 2 o'clock in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, daughter of the late Banister and Rosa Meekins Gray and was a member of the Pearl Street International Church of Elizabeth City. She is survived by her husband, W.B. Miller; two daughters, Mrs. Cedric Midgett of Waves and Mrs. Retta Morgan of Avon; five sons [not named]; one sister, Mrs. Mary Midgett of Morehead City; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pearl Street International Church by the Rev. Tommy Wilson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church In Avon, assisted by the Rev. G.W. Burkhart, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Edenton. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. The funeral cortege will leave Elizabeth City and go across the Oregon Inlet Ferry at 2 o'clock. Services at the grave in the family plot at Avon will be at 4:30. The family is at the residence of the Rev. L. Sigsbee Miller, 316 Pearl Street.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 18, 1953)

Charles Lindburgh Miller, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Charles "Lindy" Lindburgh Miller, Sr., 73, soars to heaven in the arms of Jesus. he died at his home with his family at his side on March 23, 2001. He was a WW II retired veteran and was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honor. He was a brave and honorable soldier, Later Mr. Miller retired from Local Union #110, Plumbers and Fitters of Norfolk, Va. He was born and raised in Buxton, NC to the late Cantwell Thomas Miller, Sr. and Mable Darcus Gray Miller. He moved to Great bridge in his 20's where he met his wife to be, Marguerite Barnard Miller, the first Miss Great bridge in 1950. They had a daughter, Cindy Miller, former Miss World, USA, whom he was so proud of. He had 3 sons he loved and adored and was equally proud of: Charles Lindburgh Miller, Jr., a contractor, Woodrow Warren Miller, landscaper of D. Miller Landscaping and Developer, and Dempsey Elwood Miller, owner and operator of USA Auto Sales, Inc. and D. Miller Landscaping. He had 3 daughters-in-law: Toni, Lisa and Cheri Miller; four grandchildren: Dempsey Elwood Miller, Jr., Ellen Grace Miller, Charles Lindburgh Miller, III, and Chase Christian Miller. Mr. Miller also had 4 brothers: Cantwell Miller, Jr., Vance, Raymond, and Curry Miller; one sister, Meline Miller, all whom he loved so very much. Mr. Miller was a member of the Eternal Hope Worship Center where he loved to preach and hear the word of God. He truly loved Jesus and he never left you without giving you a message from God. He would tell you, "Jesus loves you and so do I." His yard was called the Garden of Eden where he spent most of his time creating his world-renowned artwork. He was known worldwide as the Bird Man of Battlefield Blvd. He loved life and he loved people, but most of all he love Jesus. Like the wind, he was strong and went where he wanted to go. You couldn't change him, but like the wind, you could tell he had been there because he always left his mark. He will truly be missed by everyone, especially by his family that loved him more than life itself. We love you so very much Daddy and we will join you one day soon because you raised us to love Jesus. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Twiford Colonial Chapel with Rev. Tim Bateman officiating. Twiford Funeral home in Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 27, 2001; pg. 11A)

Charles Overman Miller

Captain Charles Overman Miller, 72, a native of Avon and a resident of Elizabeth City for the past 45 years, died unexpectedly Thursday morning [May 25, 1950] at 9:15 after a short illness at his home at 116 Riverside Ave. he was the husband of the late Harriett Price Miller, son of the late Claughton and Esther Miller, a retired chief petty office in the U.S. Coast Guard after serving 30 years, member of the American Legion, member of the First Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. He is survived by 2 sons: William P. and Charles A. Miller of Elizabeth City; three daughters: Mrs. Harold Chesson of Elizabeth City, and Mrs. M.E. Quidley and Mrs. William Deegan of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Frank Miller of Buxton; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Chester M. [McCray] Miller

MOREHEAD CITY - Chester M. "Ray" Miller, 68, died Feb. 20 at his home. He was born in Avon, the son of the late Alziria and Columbus Miller and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Miller; a daughter, Dorothy Waltz of Waldorf, Md.; two sons: Jim Miller of Atlanta and Vance Miller of Gales Creek; a sister, Bee Dixon of Morehead City; two brothers: Vernon Miller of Chesapeake, Va. and Vance Miller of Juniper, Fla.; 6 grandchildren. A graveside service was held Feb. 22 at Gethsemane Memorial Park in Morehead City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 4, 1997)

Cora Lee Gray Miller

Mrs. Cora Lee Gray Miller, 82, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning [Dec. 1, 1963] at her home at 403 Cedar St.. She was a native of Avon but had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of Malachi and Euphania Hooper Gray, wife of A. Frazier Miller and a member of the First Methodist Church. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Edna M. Wilkerson, Mrs. Francis Clark, and Mrs. W.C. Morrisette, all of Elizabeth City; 5 sons: Frazier, Paul and Mack Miller of Elizabeth City, Ralph Miller of Norfolk, and Ormand Miller of Warwick, R.I.; one sister, Mrs. Spence Wynn of Greenville; 3 brothers: Homer Gray of Elizabeth City, Fred and Gibbs Gray of Avon; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Toxey and Berry Funeral Home by the Rev. Vergil E. Queen, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery at 105 E. Burgess St.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Monday, December 2, 1963)

Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee Gray Miller of Cedar St. were conducted Tuesday at 11 o'clock in Toxey and Berry Funeral Home by the Rev. Cergil E. Queen, pastor of First Methodist Church. "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" were sung by Mrs. Louis Bell, Jr., accompanied by Mrs. W.C. Morse, Jr. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations. Pallbearers were John W. Miller, Clinton Bunch, S.R. Moore, Jr., W.M. Smith, Clyde A. Garrett, and Edison P. Ward, Sr. Burial followed in West Lawn cemetery.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Wednesday, December 4, 1963)

Dallas Buren Miller

AVON - Dallas Buren Miller, 89, died Monday, August 20 in a Virginia Beach, Va. hospital. He was born in Avon to the late William B. and Caroline Gray Miller. He was retired from the USCG having served during WWII. He also retired from the NCDOT-Ferry Division and was a commercial fisherman. Mr. Miller was a member of the St. John United Methodist Church. He was a special man, a devoted husband of 68 years to his wife, Lucy Farrow Miller, a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Dallas R. Miller and wife Lois, and John B. Miller, Sr. and wife Nita, all of Avon; one sister, Cedric Midgett of Waves; a sister-in-law, Lea Miller of New Jersey; three grandchildren: Michelle Smith and husband Shawn of Virginia Beach, John B. Miller, Jr. and wife Jettie of Avon, and Teresa Yopp of Avon; and 5 great-grandchildren: Justin, Blake, Alaxandra, Gavin and Mackenzie. Funeral services will be held at St. John United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leon Fowler and the Rev. Kenny Tillett officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twirod's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001; pg. 6A)

David Miller

FRISCO - Capt. David Miller of this place passed to his reward on the 16th day of March 1902. Capt. Miller was an aged resident of this community. Our sympathy is extended to the wife and children in their lonesome hour.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City] - Friday, April 4, 1902; pg. 2)

Delma Ballance Miller

HATTERAS - Delma Ballance Miller, 83, died Monday, April 14 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. Miller, born in Hatteras, was a homemaker and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Victor and Rachel Gray Ballance and the widow of Eulas James Miller. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Elaine Miller of Chesapeake; a son, Eulas Wayne Miller of Hatteras; a brother, Lester Ballance and wife Millie of Hatteras; and 2 grandchildren: Chad Miller and Brant Miller. Funeral services will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 with the Rev. Holt Clarke and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 15, 2003; pg. 6A)

Dorcas Ann Price Miller
The Coastland Times - August 6, 1981; pg. 9A

Earl Taft Miller

WILMINGTON - Earl Taft Miller died Thursday, June 8 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born August 18, 1938 in Avon, the son of the late William Taft and Irene Scarborough Miller. Mr. Miller was brought to Wilmington in 1968 and was stationed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Macholla and retired April 1, 1978 after 20 years of service. He was stationed in many places but returned to Wilmington to make his home where he worked for the State of N.C. as manager of the Fort Fisher Ferry until April 30, 2000. He was a dedicated family man and loved the Gators of N.C. and spent much of his time there.  Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Thelma Harker Miller of the home; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Miller and husband Billy of Tallahassee, Fla.; three step-sons: [rest of obit missing] - (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 13, 2000; pg. 9A)

Edward Boekelly Miller

Edward Boekelly Miller, 60, fisherman and lifelong resident of Colington Island, Dare County, died at 8:05 March 12 in the Virginia Beach hospital after an illness of two weeks. he was the son of the late William Hugh and Cynthia Miller. He is survived by two sons: Norman of Portsmouth and Curtis of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Mrs. P.D. Gallop of Portsmouth; and a brother, Pat Miller of Colington. He was a member of the Holiness Church and funeral services will be conducted at the grave in Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk Friday at 2:30.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 14, 1952; pg. 1)

Elaine Austin Miller

HUNTINGTON, W. VA. - Elaine Austin Miller, 53, died December 2 [1991] in a Huntington Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Wedmore and Henry Bun Austin of Hatteras. She is survived by her husband, Artie Miller; two daughters: Terrie Zeuner and Marina Blankenship; one granddaughter, Chris; two sisters: Margaret Bateman of Hobucken and Wilma Austin of Harkers Island; a brother, Robert Austin of Hatteras. Burial was in Huntington on December 5.  (unknown newspaper)

Emma B. Miller

Mrs. Emma B. Miller departed this life on the 17th day of July 1815 [should be 1895], aged 50 years. She was the youngest daughter of Benj. F. & Lidie Fulcher and married C.C. Miller soon after the war.  (The Economist-Falcon [Elizabeth City] - August 30, 1895)

Esther F. Miller

The funeral of Mrs. Esther F. Miller, 76, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.S. Seeley, Sr. [should be J.B. Seeley, Sr.], on Matthews Street Tuesday morning was conducted Wednesday by Rev. David Lane, pastor of City Road M.E. Church, assisted by Dr. Samuel H. Templeman, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs. Miller was the widow of the late H.C. Miller and was a native of Avon, Dare County. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. D.M. Midgett of Portsmouth; four children: Mrs. J.S. [J.B.] Seeley, Sr. and Capt. C.O. Miller of this city, Mrs. J.G. Gray of Norfolk and F.M. Miller of Buxton; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1924; pg. 5)

Eulas James Miller

HATTERAS - Eulas James "E.J." MJiller, 82, died Saturday, February 2 in his residence on Islington Drive. Mr. Miller was born in Wanette, Okla. on June 5, 1919, the son of the late Lawton Miller and Sally Allen Miller. He was a retired meteorologist for NOAA and was a veteran for the US Coast Guard and served in WWII. He was a Protestant. He is survived by his wife, Delma Ballance Miller of Hatteras; one daughter, Betty Elaine Miller of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Eulas Wayne Miller of Hatteras; and two grandchildren: Matthew Chad Miller and Owen Brant Miller. A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Baker and the Rev. Holt Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Ballance Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 5, 2002; pg.12A)

 Frank Milton Miller, Jr.

WANCHESE - Frank Milton "Nobby" Miller Jr. died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mr. Miller was born in Southold, Long Island, N.Y., and was employed with Wanchese Fish Company. He was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God and a charter member of the Outer Banks Worship Center (Ark International Church) in Nags Head. Mr. Miller was a former trawl boat captain of the "Companion" and was a "Jack Of All Trades." He served his country honorably as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late Frank Milton Miller Sr. and the late Marian Crum Miller and the husband of Faith Daniels Miller of the home. Mr. Miller is also survived by his two daughters, Mindy Lynnette Miller of Wanchese and Alexia Maude Miller of Morganton, N.C.; one son, Malcolm Kyle Miller of Wanchese; two sisters, Peggy Miller Goldsmith of Richmond and Mally McNulty of Laurel, N.Y. He was predeceased by his sisters, Muriel Person and Dorothy Ramsey and a brother, Bud Miller. A celebration of life will be in Wanchese Assembly of God, on Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Mark Hinson. Burial will be in Tillett Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, today from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, July 2, 2010)

Hazel Scarborough Miller

CHESAPEAKE - Hazel Scarborough Miller, 87, passed away July 21, 2011. Born in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elmetta Scarborough. She was a member of Indian River Baptist Church. Hazel leaves behind to cherish her memory her two daughters, Sharon Warren of Virginia Beach, and Linda Weigel of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Melissa, Jay, and Sheri; three great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Tara and Kimberly; her great-great-granddaughter, Emma; and her sister, Fannie Miller of Chesapeake. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 40336 McMullen Road, Avon, N.C., with the Pastor Roger Dill officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, is handling the arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 23, 2011)

Henderson Stanley Miller

AVON - Henderson Stanley Miller, 81, died Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock at the home after an illness of 10 years. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon and a commercial fisherman. He was the son of the late Tilmon and Sallie Miller and was a member of St. John's Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorcas Ann Price Miller; five daughters: Mrs. Jessie Gray, Mrs. Lillian Herbert and Mrs. Madge Barnett, all of Long Branch, N.J., Mrs. Cora Mason of Morehead City and Mrs. Sallie Ward of Norfolk; one son, Henderson H. Miller of Baltimore; one sister, Mrs. Dellia Herbert of Long Branch, N.J.; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras pending completion of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 4, 1966)

Iola Belle Miller

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Iola Belle Miller, 60, of Gates Landing Rd., died Dec. 5 [1991] in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. She was a native of Hatteras and a member of the United Methodist Church in Hatteras. She was a former credit manager for Kimnach Ford. Surviving are her husband, George C. Miller of the home; two daughters: Donna Perry and Kathy Cohen, both of Virginia Beach; three step-daughters: Deborah L. Massengale and Teresa F. Kent both of Virginia Beach, and Kathryn S. Miller of Chesapeake, Va.; one son, Ray O'Neil of Virginia Beach; three sisters: Leola Rollinson of Buxton; Rosamond Meekins of Beaufort and Selina A. Goodwin of Hatteras; two brothers: Hubert L. Austin of Moyock and Archie E. Austin of Morehead City; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. W. Jerry Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Irene Gray Scarborough Miller

AVON - Irene Gray Scarborough Miller, 83, of Avon, died Saturday, January 17 in Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Miller was born in Avon and was a member of the Avon Worship Center and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late John Newby and Anna Gray Scarborough and the widow of William Taft Miller. Surviving are four sons: William B. Miller of Middletown, Del., Earl Taft Miller of Wilmington, Floyd Dixon Miller of Rowland, and Elton Gray Miller of Newport Richie, Florida; a sister, Ester Whitlock of Avon; a brother, Curtis Scarborough of Avon; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday in the Avon Worship Center by the Rev. Don Vess with burial in the Miller Family Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 20, 1998)

James Edward Miller

COLINGTON - Captain James Edward Miller, 66, passed away at his residence Sunday, July 5 in Green Creek, N.L.  Born in 1942, he was the son of Odessa Mae Crank Miller and the late Patrick Henry Miller.  He is also predeceased by a sister, Annie Miller Rogers.  Mr. Miller is survived by his current wife, Laura A. Miller of the residence and his previous wife, Lynda Gallop, the mother of his three daughters.  He will be deeply missed by his family as well as the commercial fishing industry.  In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Miller is survived by his three daughters: Jamie Horning and husband James of Manteo, Tena Stetson and husband Woodrow of Wanchese, and Kimberly Miller, also of Wanchese.  He is also survived by a sister, Nellie Sawyer, and three brothers: William Miller, Russell Lee Miller and Lonnie Hubert Miller.  Left to cherish his memory are his five grandchildren: Heather Lynn Bridges, James Stuart Horning, Jr., Frederick Rayan Vance, Otto Joel Stetson and Tiah Caroline Stetson.  He is also survived by his current wife's children: Josanna Weber, Joey Fiore and Johnny Fiore.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10 at the Hill Top Cemetery in Colington with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  A visitation will be held Thursday night, July 9 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 9, 2009; pg. 10A)

John Buren Miller

AVON - John Buren Miller, 76, died Monday, May 23, 2011, in his residence. Mr. Miller was born in Avon and was retired as BCMS in the United States Coast Guard. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and a member of Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge No. 698 AF&AM and also served for six years as board member for Cape Hatteras Electric COOP. He was the son of Lucy Farrow Miller of Avon and the late Dallas Buren Miller and the husband of Nita Price Miller of the home. Also surviving are his daughter, Teresa M. Midgett and husband Barry of Avon and his son, John Buren Miller Jr. and wife Jettie also of Avon; one brother, Dallas Miller and wife Lois of Avon; two grandchildren, Blake Miller and Amanda Midgett and one great-grandchild, Jasmine Midgett; niece, Michelle; great-nieces, Alexandria and Mackenzie; and great-nephews Gavin and Zachery. Mr. Miller was predeceased by his grandson, Justin Yopp. A celebration of life will be in St. John's United Methodist Church, today, May 26, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Roger Dill and the Rev. Bryan Gray. Military honors will be held at the church and Masonic Rites will held at the graveside in Hooper Cemetery in Avon. In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 40336 McMullen Road, Avon, NC 27915. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, May 26, 2011)

John Lee Miller
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 18, 1955; pg. 1

Judy Carol Canady Miller

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Judy Carol Canady Miller, beloved mother, friend, teacher – was called to heaven on Sunday the 6th of June while enjoying her favorite spot on the beach in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina.  To know Judy was to love her….a stranger to none and a friend to all, she blessed each person she touched. Her zest for living, contagious laughter, and warm, nurturing spirit endeared her to family and friends alike. She will be missed by all who knew her. Originally from Hope Mills, NC, Judy taught in Cumberland County Schools before moving to the Outer Banks in 1986 to teach in the Dare County School System for special needs students.  After teaching for 33 years, she retired in 2000 and began her second career in real estate. She worked with Jim Perry and Company for ten years before joining Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty in Kitty Hawk, always forming lasting friendships with her colleagues and clients.  Judy is the daughter of Dallys Wilder Canady and Jessie Herman Canady (both deceased), and sister of Patsy Canady Cain (deceased) and is survived by many dear friends as well as family members: Jasper (brother) and Frances Canady; Herman Canady (brother); Joyce (daughter) and Cole Moulton; Ronald (son) and Michelle Miller; and granddaughters Emily, Waverly, and Bethany; as well as many nieces and extended family in her hometown of Grays Creek, North Carolina.  Two services will be held to celebrate Judy’s vibrant and refreshing life. The Outer Banks celebration will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship in Colington on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 5 o’clock pm. The Grays Creek celebration will be held at Green Springs Baptist Church in Parkton on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11 o’clock am.  In the spirit of our beloved Judy let us say: In the end, not that there really is an end, it’s ALL going to be about how much you smiled, how much you laughed, how much you loved and how much you enjoyed your life. That’s what Judy taught us. We will always love her for that…and so much more. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 10, 2010; pg. 10A)

Laura Midgett Miller

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Laura M. Miller, 89, entered into eternal rest July 3, 2006. Mrs. Miller was born in Buxton, NC. She was retired from the U. S. Postal service after 30 years of service. She was the daughter of the late William and Vandetta Midgett. She is predeceased by her husband, Olen Miller, Sr.; her sister Alzira Sitherwood; her brothers William Oliver Midgett and George W. Midgette. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. and Gary P. Hulsey of Chesapeake; her son Olen Miller, Jr. of Asheville, NC; five grandchildren; sister and brother-in-laws, Alethia and Ray Rood of Virginia Beach and Vandetta and Ray Gray of Buxton, NC; and her brother Landry Midgett of Elizabeth City, NC. A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday in Buxton, NC with the Reverend Charles Moseley officiating. Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake is in charge of graveside service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 9, 2006; pg. 10A)

Lucy Hooper Farrow Miller

Lucy Hooper Farrow Miller, 99, of Avon, NC, died on Monday, February 11, 2013 in a Nags Head nursing facility.  Mrs. Miller, a native of Avon, was a homemaker and a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was the daughter of the late John D.  and Willie Ann Gray Farrow and the widow of  Dallas B. Miller.  Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Miller is preceded in death by a son, John B. Miller, a great-grandson, Justin K. Yopp, and two sisters, Emma Gray and Dorcas Meekins. Mrs. Miller is survived by a son, Dallas R. Miller and wife, Lois of Avon; a daughter-in-law, Nita P. Miller of Avon; grandchildren, Teresa Midgett and husband, Barry, Johnny Miller and wife, Jettie, and Michelle Smith and husband, Shawn; great-grandchildren, Blake Miller, Alexandra Smith, Gavin Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Zachary Smith, and Amanda Midgett;  and a great-great grandchild, Jasmine Midgett. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Avon, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Roger Dill and Rev. Bryan Gray officiating.  Burial will be in the Hooper Family Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mabel Darcus Miller
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 9, 1960; pg. 12

Martha "Mattie" Ann Meekins Miller

Mrs. Martha Ann Meekins Miller, 76, died Saturday in her home in Poplar Branch.  A native of Colington, she lived in Poplar Branch 23 years.  She was the daughter of John W. and Mrs. Polly Perry Meekins and widow of Robert W. Miller.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanton Saunders of Poplar Branch; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Pugh of Manteo; a brother, M.M. (Bob) Meekins of Kitty Hawk; two grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home, from which it was taken to the  Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk for a funeral service conducted Monday by the  Rev. Horace McLaurin of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  She was buried in Austin  Cemetery beside her late husband, Capt. Tom Baum, who died many years ago.  (Unknown Newspaper -  September 21, 1962)

POPLAR BRANCH - Mrs. Mattie Meekins Miller, 74, died suddenly Saturday night at the residence in Poplar Branch.  She was a native of Colington and had lived in Poplar Branch for the past 23 years.  She was the daughter of the late John and Polly Perry Meekins and widow of Robert W. Miller.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Blanton Saunders of Poplar Branch; one sister, Mrs. Bettie Pugh of Manteo; one brother, Bob Meekins of Kitty Hawk; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was carried to the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk for graveside services Monday which were conducted by the Rev. Horace McLaurin, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  (Unknown newspaper – October 17, 1962

Maude Tyer Miller

BUXTON ON CAPE HATTERAS - Mrs. Maude Tyer Miller, 86, teacher, postmistress, oldest living alumna of Old Chowan College and until declining health overtook her three years ago, a leader in the religious and educational life of the Outer Banks, died in her sleep at her residence here Tuesday night [April 4, 1950]. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Thursday afternoon and with 6 grandsons as pallbearers, she was buried in the family cemetery nearby. Mrs. Mill came to the Outer Banks in the early 1890's soon after graduation from Chowan and post-graduate work in Baltimore, and was for several years principal of the school at Hatteras, afterward at the school here. In 1897 she became the wife of C.C. Miller of Buxton, a noted merchant of the Outer Banks. Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Lindley and Elisa Ormand Tyer of Beaufort county. Besides mothering his motherless children, she bore him 4 daughters who survive her, with 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. When she took up the duties of other and wife, Mrs. Miller left off teaching until they were all through the local schools. Then she returned to her profession, teaching in the local schools until each of her four daughters had completed a college education. She was for 12 years postmistress here and through her 60 years on the Outer Banks, she was active in the work of her church here and her house was open always to the stranger and to the needy. Surviving are her daughters: Mrs. Maude Miller White, now postmistress here and leader in community affairs, Mrs. John E. Hooper of Buxton, Mrs. W.D. Jennette of Raleigh, and Mrs. P.E. Parker of Lasiter; two brothers: Ralph and J.E. Tyer of Bath. Funeral services here were in charge of the Rev. Andrew Stirling and the rev. E.G. Gregory, pastor of the Methodist Church. Grandsons who served as pallbearers were: Robert Jennette of Raleigh, Edgar Hooper, George Fulcher, Paul Parker, Vance Miller, and Ray Miller.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 7, 1950)

Melsa Khasadi Miller

MANTEO, NC - Melsa Khasadi Miller, 43, of Manteo, NC, died Monday, April 11, 2005 at her residence. Ms. Miller was born in Kenya, Africa and was a cook for McDonald’s.  Visitation hours will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, April 21, 2005 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mildred Rodgers Miller

BUXTON, N.C. - Mildred Rodgers Miller, 89, of Buxton, died, Monday, August 23 in Hatteras. Mrs. Miller was born in Rockland, Maine and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Clara Palmer Rodgers. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Raymond E. Miller of the residence; a daughter, Joanne Coleman and husband Robert of Litchfield, ME; two sons, John Shaw of Buxton and Harry Shaw and wife Kim of Salisbury, NC; seven grandchildren, Sherri Spake and husband Dennis of Buxton, Sara Beckner, Natalie Shaw, Matthew Shaw, Kasey Shaw, Karen Lord and Brenda Miedzionski and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 2:00 pm, with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 29, 2004; pg. 12A)

Naomi Payne Miller

Naomi Payne Miller, 69, of Colington, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jethro M. and Elmeta J. Payne.  She was also preceded in death by two sons, William Henry Miller and Wayne Thomas Miller.  Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, William Hugh Miller of Colington; two sons, Lee and Adam Miller both of Colington; a sister, Marie Payne Walker of Columbia; a brother, Jethro Payne, Jr. of Florida; and a grandson, Edward Lee Kendall Miller.  A graveside service will be held in Hilltop Cemetery on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nina Haywood Miller

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Nina Haywood Miller, 83, of 110 Baum Bay Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, February 26, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital. A native of Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Manie and Gladys Meekins Haywood and was the widow of Errol Durwood Miller. She and her husband owned First Flight Texaco for many years. Many people will remember her from all her years at Miller’s Pharmacy in Nags Head.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Nicole Miller and a son-in-law, William Tolson.  Mrs. Miller is survived by a daughter, Carol Tolson of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son, Errol D. Miller, Jr. and wife Nell of Como, NC; a sister, Shirley Gunnet of Kill Devil Hills, NC; four grandchildren, Stephanie Kenna and husband Gregory of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Heather Tolson of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kristi Burris and husband Chris of Charlotte, NC, and Charles Miller and wife Aleca of Grandy, NC; and four great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Odessa Crank Miller

Odessa Crank Miller, 93, of 2149 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Winslow Memorial Nursing Home.  A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of the late James M. Crank and Annie Tolar Crank and the widow of Patrick Henry Miller.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by a daughter, Nellie M. Sawyer and husband Clay of Hertford, NC; three sons, William “Bill” Miller and wife Naomi of Colington, NC, Russell Miller and wife Gloria of Farmer, NC, and Lonnie Miller and wife Brenda of Wanchese, NC; fourteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Annie Hamilton; a son, James Miller; and four grandchildren.  Funeral service will be Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hilltop Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Twiford’s Colony Chapel in Manteo and at other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Olen Miller, Sr.

NORFOLK, VA. - Olen Miller, Sr., 71, died Monday [Aug. 20, 1979]  in DePaul Hospital. He was the son of the late Baxter B. and Mrs. Josephine Gray Miller. A native of Buxton, he had lived in Norfolk for the past 26 years. He was a retired Civil Service employee and a US Coast Guard retiree. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura M. Miller of the home; one sister, Mrs. Roy W. Jones of Gulfport, Mississippi; three brothers: Edison E. Miller of Buxton, Mahlon S. Miller of Norfolk, and Fred E. Miller of Ahoskie. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial will follow in the Midgett Cemetery at Buxton with Twiford's Island Chapel in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Raymond Escott Miller

BUXTON - Raymond Escott Miller, 77, died on May 20 in his home. Mr. Miller was born on June 20, 1928 to the late Cantwell and Mabel Gray Miller and was a life-long resident of Hatteras Island. He was a retired merchant marine and was also retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Molly Griggs Miller of the home; four step-sons: John Shaw, Harry Shaw, Fred Hampton, Jr. and Walt Hampton; seven step-grandchildren: Sherri Spake, Sara Beckner, Natalie Shaw, Matthew Shaw, Casey Shaw, Sophia Hampton and Cole Hampton; two step-great-grandchildren, David Spake and Kaleb Spake. Mr. Miller is predeceased by his first wife Mildred Miller and a step-daughter, Leah Shaw. A memorial service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 23 at 5 p.m. on the site of the old lighthouse in Buxton with the Rev. Charles Gill presiding. Arrangements are by Maestas & Bailey Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 23, 2006; pg. 12A)

Robert Gray Miller
[see also Cantwell Thomas Miller, Jr.]

ROCKY MOUNT - Robert Gray Miller, 3, died Saturday morning [June 28, 1980] following a boating accident in which his grandfather, Cantwell Miller, also died in Pamlico Sound. He was a native and life long resident of Rocky Mount. He is survived by his parents, Robert Miller and Mrs. Rosemary Miller of Rocky Mount; his paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Miller of Ahoskie; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Wanda Austin Miller of Chesapeake. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Robert Reed Miller

Robert R. Miller Kill Devil Hills resident Robert "Bob" Reed Miller, 76, of Kill Devil Hills, died at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, Monday, March 10, 2008. A funeral service will be at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, Saturday at 2 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City] – Thursday, March 13, 2008)

Tilman Columbus Miller
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 18, 1975; pg. 10

 Ursula Jennette Miller

The funeral of Mrs. Z.F. Miller [should be Mrs. H.F. Miller] who died at her home on Hunter Street Wednesday night [Sept. 11, 1924], will be held this morning by Rev. C.B. Culbreth. She is survived by her husband and six sons: A.S. Miller of Elizabeth City, S.A. Miller of New York, E.S. Miller of Elizabeth City, Edgar Miller of Hatteras, Erskine Miller of New York and Alson Miller of New York. Interment will be made in Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City] - Friday, September 12, 1924; pg. 3)

Vernon C. Miller

CHESAPEAKE, VA. – Vernon C. Miller, 87, died September 19.  Mr. Miller was born on Portsmouth Island to the late Columbus and Alzira Scarborough Miller.  He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, having been stationed on the USS West Virginia and later joined the US Coast Guard and served for 23 years. Mr. Miller was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Hazel S. Miller; daughters, Sharon Warren of Virginia Beach and Linda Weigel of Atlanta, GA; son, Vernon C. Miller Jr.; sister, Bea Dixon of Morehead City,, NC; brother, Vance Miller of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Melissa Sadler, Jay Warren and Sheri Johnson; three great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.  Funeral services will be held at St. Johns UMC in Avon, NC on Wednesday at 2:00 pm with Pastor Roger Dill officiating. The family will receive friends following the services. Mr. Miller will be available for viewing at the church from 12:00 pm until 1:45 pm. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake will be handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 22, 2009; pg. 6A)

Wanda Leigh Austin Miller

HATTERAS, NC - Wanda Leigh Austin Miller, 87, died Thursday January 22, 2009, at home in Manteo, following a long battle with congestive heart failure.  She was born in the Village of Hatteras, in 1921, to Virginia Dare and Harry Leigh Austin. Mrs. Miller was the epitome of a true southern lady and was a devoted and loving wife and mother.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Cantwell Thomas Miller, JR, a son, Glenwood Ray Clark, a grandson, Robert Gray Miller and a brother, Lacy Wilbur Austin.  She is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Steiner of Manteo, Robin Crump of Chesapeake, VA and a son Cantwell Thomas Miller, III also of Chesapeake, a granddaughter, Julie Poston, of Richmond, VA, a grandson, Benjamin Thomas Williams of Manteo and a great grandson, Richard Allen Poston of Richmond, VA.  Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 31, 2009, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, in the Village of Avon. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the home of Jack and Mary Gray on Highway 12 in Buxton.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Sunday, January 25, 2009)

William Benbra Miller

AVON - William Benbra Miller, 89, died Saturday night [Oct. 24, 1964] at 9:30 p.m. in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, son of the late Tilmon D. and Mary Ann Hooper Miller, husband of the late Mrs. Caroline Gray Miller, a member of the Assembly of God Church, a retired U.S. Coast Guardsman, and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Retta Morgan of Avon and Mrs. Cedric Midgett of Waves; four sons: Dr. l. Sigsbee Miller of Elizabeth City, T.C., William T. and Dallas B. Miller, all of Avon, and Fred A. Miller of Sea Isle City, New Jersey; one sister, Mrs. Della Herbert of North Long Branch, N.J.; one half-brother, H.S. Miller of Avon; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00 in the Assembly Of God Church by the Rev. C.O. Kelly, pastor, and the Rev. Willie Evans, pastor of the Methodist Church. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

William Henry Miller

COLINGTON - William Henry "Billy" Miller, 42, died Wednesday, August 23 at his residence. Mr. Miller was born in Manteo and was a Protestant. He was the son of William H. "Bill" and Naomi Payne Miller of Colington. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers: Lee Miller and Adam Miller, both of Colington; and a paternal grandmother, Odessa Miller. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Miller. A graveside service will be held in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001; pg. 12A)

William Taft Miller
The Coastland Times - Thursday, August 19, 1984; pg. 7A

 Zeb F. Miller

BUXTON - Zeb F. Miller, 89, died at his home in Buxton Wednesday [Sept. 20, 1972] at 2:30 p.m. after an illness of one year. He was a native of Avon but had resided at Buxton for 19 years. He was a retired carpenter, a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, and the son of the late Harris and Mrs. Ursula Jennette Miller and husband of the late Mrs. Anna Delaney Miller. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Elizabeth Polnitsky of Oakland, N.J. and Mrs. Anne Hoppe of Manchester Township, N.J.; one son, James Miller of Richfield, N.J.; one brother, Alson Miller of Elizabeth City; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras pending completion of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Richard L. Minehan

MANTEO - Richard L. Minehan, born January 1, 1934, died peacefully at his home in Manteo on July 29, 2009. He leaves behind his wife, Martha, of 48 years, and four children, Michael Minehan and wife Patti, Daniel Minehan, Mary Loigu and husband Juri, and Sean Minehan. He also leaves three grandchildren, Michael and Katie Minehan and Carly Loigu.  Mr. Minehan is also survived by four sisters, Mary Benson, Margaret Ryan, Patricia Hallet, and Kathleen Cowan, and a brother, David Minehan. He is predeceased by his sister, Ellen Minehan.  Richard graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and served with the 82nd Airborne division of the Army. He worked as a color chemist for 43 years and soloed for his private pilot’s license at the age of 62 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8759. His friends and family will miss his intelligence and quick wit.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC with the Rev. Edward Fitzpatrick, O.S.F.S. officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in honor of Mr. Minehan to The Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954 or the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 27985, Raleigh, NC 27611.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 2, 2009; pg. 8A)

Foye Congleton Minton, Sr.

WANCHESE, NC - Foye Congleton “F.C.” Minton, Sr., 53, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, June 1, 2006 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Mr. Minton was born in Elizabeth City, NC and worked for Dare County Parks and Recreation.  Mr. Minton is survived by his wife, Armelle Daniels Minton of the residence; a son, Foye C. Minton, Jr. and wife, Becky of Baltimore, MD; three daughters, Sonnie Daniels Minton-Colville and husband, Tracy of Greenville, Rachel Reid Minton and Mitzi Atkinson Minton of Wanchese; his mother Marjorie M. Rowe and step-father, Richard E. Rowe of Elizabeth City; a brother, Thomas Reid Minton of and wife, Joyce of Diamond Head, MS; a step-brother, Marvin G. “Sonny” Meiggs and wife Patricia of Tennessee; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Minton of Camden; his mother-in-law, Ede Daniels of Wanchese; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Foye Minton and a brother, James Gordon Minton.  Funeral services will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Monday, June 5, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Dalton and Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and at other times at the home of Ede Daniels, 434 E.R. Daniels Rd., Wanchese, NC.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hazel Perry Minton

Hazel Perry Minton went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2013, after a brave fight against cancer.  She was a true Dare County native, having been born in Duck, NC in 1923 in the Paul Gamiel’s Hill Coast Guard Station where her father was stationed.  She spent most of her life in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, raising her family and together with her husband, Marvin, building and running the Beachcomber Motel in Nags Head.  She later worked in the retail industry.  Hazel was active in the local community Order of the Amaranth.  She was affectionately known by her family as Miss Hazel, Momma, and MeMaw.  She is survived by son, Charles Minton and wife, D’Andrea of Manteo; son, Rodney Minton and wife, Kim of Manteo; grandchildren, Derek Minton, Corey Minton, and wife Liz, Clay Minton, Kelly M. Raney and husband, Billy, Laura M. Davies and Jason Minton; and six great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by husband, Marvin Minton, a son, Marvin Ellis Minton, Jr. and daughter, Cassandra Minton Nixon.  She was the daughter of the late Will Perry and Laura Beacham Perry of Kitty Hawk.  A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm with Rev. Steve Smith officiating.  The family will receive friends and relatives at the graveside from 2:00 to 2:30pm prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marvin Ellis Minton

KITTY HAWK - Marvin Ellis Minton, 85, of Kitty Hawk, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, August 20, 2007. He passed peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hazel Perry Minton of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Charles Ellis Minton and wife D'Andrea Minton, and Rodney D. Minton and wife Kimberly P. Minton, both of Manteo, and one daughter Cassandra Minton Nixon and husband Thomas Nixon of Nags Head; six grandchildren, Derek Minton, Laura Minton Davies, Jason Minton, Kelly Minton Raney, Corey Minton, and Clay Minton; five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Marvin was affectionately known to his grandchildren as "Pappy". He was predeceased by one son, Marvin Ellis Minton, Jr. Marvin was born to Bessie Joyner Minton and Joe Cephus Minton in Ahoskie, NC, in 1922. Marvin made his home in Elizabeth City and then in Nags Head and Kitty Hawk, for more than the last four decades. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corp as an electrician during World War II where he saw tour of duty in England. He worked for Aydlett Candy Company for many years serving northeastern NC towns, including Hatteras Island towns before there was a paved road there. He was active in the Dare County real estate industry and held a brokers license, working in sales, building and vacation rentals. Having been raised on a farm during the depression era, he developed a strong work ethic, which he instilled in his children as his gift to them. He was one of the pioneers of the Dare County tourist industry, building one of the first mom and pop motels, The Beachcomber, on the oceanfront in Nags Head, beginning in 1959. Marvin continued to be actively employed, managing Bins Disposal Service, until shortly before his death. He loved gardening, sharing his harvests, and spending time with his family. A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Ron Denham. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007)

John Douglas Mitchell
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 27, 1993; pg. 12A

Lucille Burrus Mitchell

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Lucille Burrus Mitchell, 77, died November 6 at Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Hatteras, she was the widow of Walter Ivan Mitchell. She was a member of Bayside Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Old Donation Chapter #100, Norfolk, Va. She is survived by two daughters: Barbara Mitchell Kaseote of Alexandria, Va. and Patsy Mitchell Sharrock of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers: Dalton Lee Burrus of Chesapeake, Va. and William Edgar Burrus of Oviedo, Florida; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Road Chapel on Nov. 10 by the Rev. Richard Keever of Bayside Presbyterian Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 8, 1994)

Norman James Mitchell

NAGS HEAD - Norman James Mitchell, 45, died August 21 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head NC. Norman was born in Portsmouth in the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Living in Nags Head for years he worked in the construction business and worked for his brother-in-law Chris Lindberg. . He had a big heart and embraced his love for his family.  Survivors include his mother, Dolores E. Mitchell and 3 sisters, Deborah M. Bolt, Gail M. Schaefer and Clarice M. Lindberg.  He was predeceased by his father, Clarence E. Mitchell and brother, Clarence E. Mitchell Jr.   A ceremony and remembrance of Norman’s life will be held on Sept. 25,2010 at the Old Nags Head Cove Clubhouse in Old Nags Head Cove, Nags Head.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 31, 2010; pg. 10A)

Estelle Meekins Mizelle

Mrs. W.G. Mizelle, 18, of Wanchese, the former Miss Estelle Meekins of Avon, died at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Edison Meekins at Avon, at 2:30 Friday morning [Mar. 12, 1943]. Funeral services were planned for Friday afternoon at Avon. Besides her parents, Mrs. Mizelle is survived by her husband, W.G. Mizelle of Wanchese; six brothers and two sisters [obituary below says 5 sisters & 2 brothers].  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 12, 1943; pg. 4)

MRS. W.G. MIZELLE IS BURIED FRIDAY - Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Meekins Mizelle, age 18, wife of Willie G. Mizzelle, who died Friday morning at 2:30 were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. Wells, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. J.D.A. Autry, pastor of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mizelle is survived by an infant daughter; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edison Meekins; five sisters: Elma Dean, Arlene, Margaret, Bonnie and Bernice, all of Avon; two brothers: Wilford of New York City and Edison Jr. of Avon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Manson Meekins; four uncles and one aunt. Those from outside the community attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Mizelle, Miss Mildred Mizelle, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mizelle, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mizelle, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Bryant of Windsor, Mrs. D.B. Lawrence and Mrs. Basil Daniels of Wanchese.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 19, 1943; pg. 1)

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