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Lucille Gray Mol

Lucille Winston Gray Mol -- 20 Jan 1924 - 25 Feb 2009 - AYDLETT - We remember you in this solemn hour, our dear Mom, when your tender love watched over us like a guardian angel. You have gone from us, to be with our Heavenly Father and your beloved husband Bill, but the bond, which unites our souls can never be severed. The image of you will live within our hearts always. Your heavenly reward has come because of love, faithfulness and the caring and kindness you always exhibited to others. Born in Norfolk, VA and raised in Avon, NC, Lucille graduated from Avon High School in 1941. Soon after, she married William Mol with whom she celebrated over sixty-five years of marriage. Together they raised five children, spending much of their lives in Mystic, Connecticut. He predeceased her just one year ago.  She leaves five children and their spouses: Bill Mol & Paige, James Mol & Nancy, Charlotte Neal & Barry, Glenda Dexter & Tom, Patti Roma & David. She will be missed by her grandchildren, as well. They are William Mol III, James Mol Jr., Gretchen Mol Williams, Gregory & Joshua Neal, Katie Dexter, Heather & Nicholas Roma. Her great-grandchildren are William Mol IV, Parker Mol, Savannah Neal and Ptolemy Williams. Lucille is also survived by her siblings, Norma Richardson, Billy Gray and Marjorie Martin, as well as her extended family and many friends.  A member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Fidelity Chapter #54, she was also a “Gray Lady” volunteer at the USCG Academy Hospital. She later owned and operated The Victorian Vanity fine lingerie boutique in Mystic, CT.  Lucille and Bill retired to the Outer Banks, the area in which they began their journey together. They lived there for nearly 30 years.  In celebration of her life, a service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 7 March at St. John United Methodist Church in Avon, NC where she sang in the choir in her youth. Burial will be at the Gray family cemetery in Buxton following the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Mol family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 1, 2009; pg. 10A)

William Mol [Sr.]

BILL MOL, BUXTON RESIDENT - There was a star danced and under that Bill Mol was born on 1 February 1919, on 20 January 2008 he left his earthly family to be with the Lord. He was the beloved husband for 65 years to Lucille (Gray) Mol. He was the dear and loving father of five children; William Mol, Jr. and wife, Paige, James Mol, and wife, Nancy, Charlotte Mol Neal, and husband, Barry, Glenda Mol Dexter, and husband, Tom, Patti Mol Roma, and husband, David. His grandchildren are William Mol, III, James Mol, Jr., Gretchen Mol Williams, Gregory and Joshua Neal, Katie Dexter, Heather and Nicholas Roma. His great-grandchildren are William Mol, IV, Parker Mol, Savannah Neal and Ptolemy Williams. He is also survived by his brother George, and wife, Marge and many extended family members and friends. A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S.C.G. and Civil Service for 40 years and retired from the U.S.C.G. Academy. A long-standing member of Duck Woods United Methodist Church, he was also a 32nd Degree Mason, a former volunteer fireman at Duck Woods F.D. and a 30 year member at Duck Woods C.C. He loved golfing and traveling and most recently since his move to Currituck Sound, bird watching. But, the greatest times of his life were spent planning trips and going on adventures with his dear wife and best friend, Lucille. A memorial service will be held at Duck Woods United Methodist Church with Pastor Ray Wittman officiating on Thursday, 24 Jan. at 11 a.m.  A private family burial service will be held at the family cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City] - Tuesday, January 22, 2008)

Eloise Hooper Monette

WILSON - Eloise Hooper Monette, 82, of Wilson, NC, died, Friday, October 22, 2004. She was born in Stumpy Point, NC and was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Maude Wise Hooper and the wife of the late Willie Winfield Monette.  Mrs. Monette is survived by a daughter, Vicki Monette Osborn of Wilson, NC; a son, W.W. Monette, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers, Milton V. Hooper of Stumpy Point, NC and Tom Hooper of Southern Shores, NC; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Ray Monette. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ken Davenport and the Rev. Sue Harris. Burial will be in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 24, 2004; pg. 12A)

Calvin M. Montague

DARE NATIVE BURIED AT POWELLS POINT - A Dare County native, Calvin M. Montague, 65, died in the Albemarle Hospital at Elizabeth City on February 7 after a short illness.  He had been a resident of Currituck County and Powells Point for the last 46 years of his life.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W.J. Freeman of Grandy, assisted by Rev. D.W. Davis of Powells Point Christian Church in Harbinger on Friday, February 9.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Calvin was the son of the late Calvin N. and Paragon Shannon Montague.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nolie Hall Montague of Powells Point; a son, Arnold Montague of the Life Boat Station at Fort Macon in Morehead City; three daughters: Miss Marjorie Montague of Powells Point, Mrs. Charlie Sutton of Aydlett and Mrs. St. Clair Sutton of Jarvisburg; a brother, Paul Montague of Powells Point; four sisters: Mrs. Dail Hubbard and Mrs. Donnie Forbes of Powells Point, Mrs. Flora Gallop and Mrs. Bertie Gallop of Harbinger; and six grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 16, 1951; pg. 6)  [NOTE:  Census records indicate that Calvin was the son of Paragon Shannon and Isaac Jennette Montague, not Calvin N. Montague.]

Eldon Montague

Eldon Montague, 90, of New Castle, VA , formerly of Wanchese,  went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Montague; parents, James & Margarite Montague; wife,  Irene Montague; son, William Hewitt, Sr. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Phillip Pallette; daughter, Betty Wells; son, Marshall Hewitt; son, Richard Montague; daughters and son-in-laws, Barbara & Larry Isom, Adriana and Ernie Smith, Carolyn and Charlie Dezingle; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo with Pastor Mark Hinson officiating. Interment will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Friday, August 31, 2012 at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frank M. Montague

Death claimed three people in Dare County Tuesday [May 8, 1951], ranging in age from new born to 84.  Frank M., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto M. Montague, lived only three hours and died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial Wednesday in the Garrison Cemetery.  [The other 2 deaths were also mentioned in this article]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 11, 1951; pg. 1)

Lance Lloyd Montague

WANCHESE - Lance Lloyd Montague, 49, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010 in Wanchese, NC. He was the son of the late Otto McDonald Montague and the late Lessie Payne Montague. A native of Wanchese and Commercial Fisherman, Lance will be remembered for his love of being out on the water. Mr. Montague is survived by his wife, Kathy Montague, of Wanchese.  In addition to his wife, Kathy, Mr. Montague is survived by his three daughters; Katrina Hanson, Sabrina M. Flowers, both of Manteo, Shari Montague of Kitty Hawk, three sons; Chris Hanson, Lance L. Montague, Jr., and Woody Montague, all of Wanchese, a sister, Juanita Frayer of Cowpens, S.C., and two brothers; Wiley Montague and Tony Montague, both of Wanchese.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 11:00 am at Wanchese Assembly of God with the Rev. Mark S. Hinson and Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home

Lessie Payne Montague

WANCHESE, NC - Lessie Payne Montague, 84, of Wanchese, NC passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at her residence. Mrs. Montague was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker. She was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Melissa Barnett Payne and the widow of the late Otto McDonald Montague. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marguerite Montague, two sons Millard Garfield Montague and Otto McDonald Montague, Jr.  Mrs. Montague is survived by a daughter, Juanita Ione Frayre of Cowpens, SC; two sons, Norman Wiley Montague and Lance Lloyd Montague, both of Wanchese, NC; eighteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.   A Celebration of Life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Johnny Chase and Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon prior to the service. There will also be a reception following the service at the Whole Ministries Center.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lucetta Daniels Montague

ROANOKE ISLAND'S OLDEST WOMAN DIES THURSDAY - Mrs. Lucetta Daniels Montague, who was 90 years old on October 19th, died at the family home at Wanchese Thursday morning [Oct. 30, 1958] at 5:50 after an illness of 18 months. She was the widow of the late McAlister Roughton Montague of Wanchese and a lifetime resident of the community. She was born Oct. 19, 1868 to George Charles and Nancy Cudworth Daniels. Six daughters and two sons survive her: Mrs. W.C. Saunders, Mrs. Sallie Daniels, Mrs. Ophelia Daniels, Mrs. Edward Davis of Wanchese, Mrs. Ivy Evans of Manteo, Mrs. Nancy Atkinson of Norfolk, Gus Montague and W. Lanee Montague of Norfolk. Her living descendants include 27 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters also survive Mrs. Montague: Capt. George C. Daniels of Norfolk, Cass and Luther Daniels of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Arlettie Tillett and Mrs. Lillian Daniesl of Wanchese, Mrs. A.S. Austin of Hatteras and Miss Eldorado Daniels of Norfolk. For 49 years Mrs. Montague served her community faithfully and well, assisting the mothers of Roanoke Island in bringing into the world some 900 children. Perhaps her record is not surpassed in the county. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. She kept interest in all her 113 living descendants and she was a faithful member of Bethany Methodist Church. Last week the children of Mrs. Montague gave her a delightful birthday party.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 31, 1958; pg. 1)

Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese was packed with friends Sunday afternoon when the funeral of Mrs. Lucetta Montague, 90, was conducted. It was one of the largest funerals known at Wanchese and had the greatest amount of floral offerings. Rev. L.C. Warren, the pastor, conducted the funeral, assisted by Ernest Etheridge and Carroll Daniels, pastors of the Pentecostal Church and natives of Wanchese. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and white carnations. A solo, "Jesus Is All the World To Me" was sung by Mrs. Charles Daniels, Jr. with Mrs. Dallas Tillett, organist. A solo, "Above the Bright Blue" was sung by Mrs. Elmo Daniels. Pallbearers were: Arnold Daniels, Ralph Meekins, Ward Daniels, Ernest Walker, Richard Tillett and Herbert Tillett.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 5)

Millard Garfield Montague

WANCHESE - Millard Garfield Montague, 44, of Wanchese, died August 2, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Montague was born in Wanchese and was a commercial fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is the son of Mrs. Lessie Payne Montague of Wanchese and the late Otto McDonald Montague. Besides his mother surviving are a daughter, Amy Montague of Hertford, and a son, Dillon H. Montague of Massachusetts; one sister, Juanita Frayre of Cowpens, S.C.; three brothers: Lance Montague, Macky Montague and Wiley Montague, all of Wanchese. Funeral services will be Aug. 5 in the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Rev. David Dalton. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - August 4, 1994)

Norman Wiley Montague

Norman Wiley Montague, 69, of Wanchese, died on October 3, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Otta McDonald Montague and Lessie Payne Montague. Norman worked as a commercial fisherman and attend the Wanchese Assembly of God.  Mr. Montague is survived by his wife Verna Terwillger Montague; two daughters, Rebecca Montague Smith and Wanda Christine Montague, both of Wanchese; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Montague Brinn.  No services are planned at this time. The family will receive relatives and friends at the residence, 17 C.B. Daniels Road, Wanchese.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Otto McDonald Montague

Otto McDonald (Mackey) Montague of Wanchese died Thursday, June 18, at his residence. He was 43.  A native of Manteo, Mr. Montague was a commercial fisherman and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was the son of the late Otto McDonald Montague and Mrs. Lessie Mae Payne Montague of Wanchese. He is survived by his wife, Mickey Robb Montague; two daughters: Gretchen Montague of Wanchese and Shari Montague of Conover; one son, Jamie Montague of Wanchese; one sister, Juanita Frayre of Cowpens, S.C.; two brothers: Norman Wiley Montague and Lance Lloyd Montague, both of Wanchese. Funeral services were held at Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo on June 22 with the Rev. David Alton officiating. Burial was at the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, June 25, 1998; pg. 14A)

Wanda Christine Montague

Wanda Christine Montague, 47, of Wanchese, North Carolina, died on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her home. Born in New York on July 3, 1969, she was the daughter of Verna Montague of Wanchese and the late N. Wiley Montague. Wanda was a manager at Fresh Catch Seafood in Wanchese and a longtime member of the commercial fishing industry. She attended Manteo High School, was a crew member on the scallop vessel Mr. Big and several long line vessels. Wanda spent several years as an employee of JAWS Seafood in Wanchese. She was an animal lover and especially compassionate to horses and dogs. She took pride in her work and was known for her bright smile, sense of humor and fearless personality. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister, Debra Jean M. Brinn; maternal grandparents, Earl and Letha Terwillliger; and paternal grandparents, Mac Donald and Lessie Montague. Along with her mother, Wanda is survived by a sister, Becky Montague of Wanchese; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Wanchese Assembly of God. Pastor Mark Hinson, Pastor Frank Lassen and Pastor Robert Flowers will be officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives after the service in the church fellowship hall. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patricia Mae O'Neal Montalvo

Patricia Mae O’Neal Montalvo, 52, of Buxton, NC, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was born in Sea Isle, New Jersey, she loved to cook, and worked as a chef, she had a great sense of humor, and was well known among her community.   She is survived by her father, Loran P. O’Neal Jr., and wife Wanda Gray of Avon, NC; her mother, Lorraine Bisket of Rogersville, TN; her children, Ursinio Mendez O’Neal of Pittston, PA, David Celso O’Neal of South Ampton, NJ, and Ida Luisa Montalvo of Folsom, NJ; siblings, Loran P. O’Neal III (Buddy) of Avon, NC, Ethel Ann O’Neal of Fulton, NY, Pamela Sue O’Neal of Buena, NJ, Clifton F.L. O’Neal of Chester, VA, Mary Elizabeth O’Neal of Avon, NC; three grandchildren, McKayla, Jaiden, and Chase; her spouse, Bryon Nail of Buxton, NC. She is predeceased by a sister, Angela Dawn Touchet.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25, at 2:00 pm, at St. Johns United Methodist Church, in Avon, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Calvin Columbus Moore
(Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, June 20, 1996; pg. 4A)

Chloe Beasley Moore

Mrs. Chloe Beasley Moore, 67, widow of John T. Moore, died Tuesday [Jan. 15, 1963] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a long illness. A native of Dare County, she lived in Colington all her life. Her parents were Felix and Mrs. Ella Wicker Beasley. She was a member of Colington Assembly of God Church. Surviving are 4 daughters: Mrs. Ella Toler of Norfolk, Mrs. John Skuba of Long Beach, California, Mrs. Robert Daniels of Wanchese and Mrs. John Peterson of Kill Devil Hills; 4 sons: Dallas W. Moore and Stanley Moore of Trappe, Maryland, Orville L. Moore of Colington and John Moore, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills; 2 sisters: Mrs. Curtina Belanga of Harbinger and Mrs. James Rogers of Colington; 2 brothers: James Beasley and Henry Beasley of Colington; 22 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Moore's late husband was one of the witnesses of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kill Devil Hills in 1903. With him she attended a special affair in Washington, DC some years ago commerating the event. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Assembly of God Church in Colington by the Rev. Carroll Daniels and the Rev. Mrs. Brooks Stetson. Pallbearers were Albert O'Neal, Ernest Williams, Wilbur Rogers, Anthony Pugh, Sylvester Perry and Barney Midgett, Jr.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 18, 1963)

 Dallas Weightman Moore, Sr.

COLINGTON - Dallas Weightman Moore, Sr., 77, died Saturday, October 3, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Moore was a commercial fisherman and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Grandy, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Moore was the husband of May Humer Moore of Colington and the son of the late John Thomas and Chloe Beasley Moore, Sr. Besides his wife, surviving are four daughters: Donna Patchett of Crystal Beach, Florida, Marlene Costello of Palm Harbor, Florida, Judy Deaver and Terri Nunemaker, both of Colington; two sons: Dallas W. "Buster" Moore, Jr. and Frank Moore of Colington; two brothers: Orville Moore and Stanley Moore, both of Colington; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington with Elder Clay Clark officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, October, 6, 1998)

Helena Gaimel Moore

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Helena Gaimel Moore, 70, died Friday, Feb. 9 at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Moore was born in Colington and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Ravon Gaimel and the late Eleanor Meekins Gaimel and the widow of John Thomas Moore. She is survived by two daughters: Joan Kendrick of Colington and Rhonda Swift of Norfolk; one son: Kenneth Moore of Colington; two sisters: Stella Beasley and Evelyn Carlisle; one brother, Alvin Gaimel; four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Feb. 11 at the Colington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 11, 1996)

James Mitchell Moore

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - James "Jamie" Mitchell Moore, 37, died Saturday, January 6, 2007. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, he was the son of Edmund and Patricia Hall Moore of Virginia Beach. He was a graduate of Cox High School in Virginia Beach where he was the captain of the football team and was an avid surfer.  Besides his parents, Jamie is survived by two daughters, Mariah Violet Moore and Victoria Hope Moore both of Kill Devil Hills; two sisters, Elizabeth Brooks and husband Howard and Juliet Parkman and husband Mike all of Virginia Beach; four brothers, Raymond Moore and wife Dola of Kill Devil Hills, Douglas Moore and wife Janice of Nags Head, Ward Moore and wife Debbie of Nags Head, and Spencer Moore of Kill Devil Hills; and thirteen nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church By the Sea by Pastor Albert Isler. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM on the beach near Nags Head Pier.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

John Thomas Moore [Sr.]

LAST EYEWITNESS OF FIRST FLIGHT TAKES OWN LIFE - The only living man in the world who saw the first airplane flight killed himself with a 12-guage shotgun blast Thursday shortly after noon.  John Thomas Moore, who as a boy of 17 walked through the woods at Nags Head in 1903 to see Wilbur and Orville Wright make their first take-off got tired of life.  Along in a room in his home, he killed himself.  He was 66 years old.  He had been subject to periods of despondency and mental vacancy as the result of illness during the past several years.  Coroner Marvin Rogers ruled it was a case of suicide.  He had been widely advertised, and three years ago was a special guest at ceremonies in Washington when the first airplane was brought from England and place in the National Museum.  Mrs. Moore accompanied him on the trip.  In recent years he was unable to work, he had enjoyed a good patronage as a fishing guide.  His suicide occurred while his wife was planning to attend the funeral of her uncle, Morris Beasley of Manteo.  His wife, the former Chloe Beasley, survives.  Also the following children: Stanly and Orville of Colington, John Jr. of Colington, Dallas of Maryland, Mrs. Robert Daniels of Wanchese, Mrs. Alda Peterson of Kill Devil Hills; Margaret Moore of Norfolk and Ella Tillett of Lynhaven, Va.  He was the son of the late King Solomon and Mavie Moore of Nags Head.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 29, 1952; pg. 1)

Funeral services for John W. [should be T.] Moore, who died Thursday morning [Feb. 28, 1952], were conducted at the graveside in Colington by the Rev. W.J. Freeman, pastor of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee" were sung by Mrs. Eva. White, Mrs. Elizabeth Sanderlin, Mrs. Mary Dowdy, Mrs. Will Lewark and the Rev. Mr. Freeman.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Monday, March 3, 1952)

Mary Aletha Moore

Mary Aletha Moore, 82, of the 4000 block of the Ocean Front, passed away Feb. 26, 2005, at a local health care facility. Born in Wanchese, N.C., to the late Grady F. Owens and Mattie Tillett Owens, Mary loved to travel and was an avid bridge player and left behind many memories in her hand beaded Christmas ornaments that adorned many of family and friends’ trees. She was the widow of James Earl Moore and is survived by a son, James Earl Moore Jr. and his wife Elaine of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Kathryn Falk and husband Charles of Virginia Beach and Ruth E. Wilson and her husband Jerry of Slidell, La.; a sister, Diana Clark and her husband Frank of Chesapeake; and six grandchildren, James Michael Moore and his wife Carolyn of Virginia Beach, W. Randell Moore and his wife Hidie of Charlotte, N.C., Charles E. Falk Jr. and his wife Susan of Virginia Beach, Janet L. Falk of Virginia Beach, Danny Wilson and his wife Andriene of California and Kenneth Wilson of Slidell; 10 great-grandchildren, Mathew, Christopher, Elizabeth, Cody, and Ricky Wilson, Drew, Taylor and Kaylen Moore, Jamie L. Sanford, C. E. Falk III and Wesley E. Falk; and caregivers, Carolyn Knight, Rene Watson and Brenda Johnson. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens by the Rev. L. Wayne Carter. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 2, 2005)

Nancy Walker Scarborough Moore

GREENVILLE - Nancy Scarborough Moore, 57, died Wednesday, October 22 at her residence.  Ms. Scarborough, a native of Culpeper, Va., was the widow of Charles "Skip" Moore of Wanchese.  They owned and operated Wanchese Seafood Shanty of Nags Head for many years.  After her retirement from the seafood business, she moved to Pitt County and began working as a detention officer for Pitt County.  She was a longtime member of Bethel Church of God.  In addition to her first husband, Ms. Moore was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Walker Gimbel and her father, Charles Edward Walker.  Surviving are her former husband Clifton Dale Scarborough of Tennessee; two sons: Richard A. Moore and Stewart A. Moore and wife Sandy, all of Manteo; a daughter, Sandra "Dimpy" Banda and husband Ezequiel of Greenville; five grandchildren: Charles D. Soles, Marcus W. Soles, Isaac Moore, Colby Moore and Katherine Moore; and her step-father of 51 years, John Gimbel of Miramar, Fla.  The funeral service will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville, Entombment will follow in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.  The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 26, 2003; pg. 14A)

Orville L. Moore

COLINGTON - Orville L. Moore, 76, of Colington, died Saturday, April 23 at Chesapeake (Va.) General Hospital. Born in Colington on December 18, 1928, he was the son of the late John Thomas Moore, Sr. and Cloey Beasley Moore. He was a commercial fisherman and a Protestant. Mr. Moore had one brother, Stanley Moore of Colington, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at the graveside in Hill Top Cemetery in Colington. Smith & Austin Funeral Home of Plymouth is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 26, 2005; pg. 6A)

Joseph Melick Morgan, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Joseph Melick Morgan, Jr. 68, and formerly of Great Bridge, Virginia died Thursday January 3, 2008 after a valiant battle with illness. He was the son of Mattie and the late Joseph Morgan, Sr. of Chesapeake, Virginia.  Joseph and his devoted wife of 50 years, Mary Hare Morgan, resided in Kill Devil Hills for 33 years.  Before retiring to the Outer Banks, Joseph worked in the nuclear power industry.  He loved the Outer Banks and spent his time fishing, golfing and spending time with the family and friends he adored.  Besides his wife, Mary Morgan of the Kill Devil Hills residence, Joseph is survived by five children; Darlene P. Morgan and son-in-law Eric Morrison, Joseph D. Morgan and daughter-in-law Melissa, Wendy M. Sessler and son-in law Luke, Brian K. Morgan and daughter-in-law Dawne, and Mary Jo Redd; 12 grandchildren, Hillarie, Dustin, Abbey, Campbell, Shelby, Graham, Luke, Brandi, Duncan, Joshua, Sophia, and Lil Jo Jo; and two great-grand babies Evelyn and Ayden.  Also surviving are his three sisters, Dolores Dilday, Phyllis Richardson, and Susan Phillips, and two brothers Timothy Morgan and Michael Morgan as well as a host of dear friends.  The family will be celebrating the life of Joseph Morgan, Jr. at the family residence at 609 Indian Drive in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday January 6, 2008 from 12 noon until.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 6, 2008; pg. 10A)

Retta Miller Morgan
The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 21, 1986; pg. 10

James Albert Morrett

SALVO, NC - James Albert Morrett, 77, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Salvo. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, the son of the late James A. Morrett, Sr. and the late Eva E. Trimmer Morrett.  Mr. Morrett was an architect, registered in several states, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Harrisburg Area Community College, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Robert Burns Lodge # 464 in Harrisburg, PA, a U.S. Navy veteran, held two patents, and was an awesome Dad.  The coffee pot was always on and all were welcome to share conversation and a joke. Jim was an adventurer with a distinct zest for life. He loved to be creative and solve problems, and nothing made him happier than to help his friends. He was thankful to be a member of Clark’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Salvo, NC.  Left behind to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are his loving wife and best friend, Kathy, daughter, Fawn Crossland and husband, Jeff of Chesapeake, VA; son, Eric Morrett and wife, Gayle of Harrisburg, PA; four grandsons, Jared and Zachary Crossland, and Jason and Neil Baney; and four great grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas L. Morrett and wife, Gayle of Linglestown, PA.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church, Salvo, NC on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm with Rev. Chris Noble officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Thursday, April 17, 2008 and The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, April 17, 2008; pg. 12A)

Jill Adams Morris

KITTY HAWK - Jill Adams Morris, 51, passed away at her home in Kitty Hawk Dec. 1, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. She was a longtime Outer Banks English teacher, a former journalist and photographer, an avid musician and gardener, and a cherished wife and mother. Jill was a native of Bertie County and the daughter of Jessie Adams and the late Max G. Adams. She received both her bachelor's degree and master's degree at East Carolina University in English Education. She had a passion for literature and a love of language that saw her through 20 years of teaching middle school and high school students at Ridgecroft Academy, Manteo High School. Currituck Middle School, and First Flight Middle School. She was a gifted piano player, and generously shared her talent with Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, in addition to participating in the Contemporary Praise and Worship Band. Jill leaves behind her loving husband of 25 years, Bob Morris; her beloved daughters, Anna Chenault of West Point, Va., and Anna's son, Carter; Sophie Morris, a freshman at North Carolina Wesleyan College; and Sally Morris, a sophomore at First Flight High School; and her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Sonny. Her memory will also be carried forward by a large extended family, including sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, many cousins, her Kitty Hawk Methodist Church family, and the faculty and staff of First Flight Middle School. There will be a visitation with Jill's family at Twiford Funeral Home 405 E. Church St., in Elizabeth City, Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Jill's life will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Saturday, December 4, 2010)

Martha Ann Simpson Morrison

VIRGINIA BEACH - Martha Ann Simpson Morrison went home to be with her Savior in the early morning of May 4, 2015, with her granddaughter at her side. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Martha was born in Wanchese, NC, on January 28, 1941. She was a very loving, special, giving, humorous, and wise woman who knew what was important in life. She touched many lives and will truly be missed by everyone. She was preceded in death by her parents, Meriest Alexander Simpson and Elva Mae Gallop Simpson, and her brother, Meriest “Nut” Edward Simpson. She is survived by her daughter, Bridget Tymul and husband Bob Tymul of Virginia Beach, VA; and her son William Morrison and wife Laura Morrison of Virginia Beach, VA; granddaughter, and light of her life, Melissa Tymul of Virginia Beach, VA; nephew, Rex Simpson and wife Vicki Simpson of Wanchese, NC; and many other special family members. We want to thank Lisa McFarland for her loving help and support; Dr. Thomas Alberico and Linda Sawyer of Virginia Oncology Associates for their care over the years; and most recently Melinda, Georgia, Kita, Johnny, and Courtney of Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Honoring her wishes, a private funeral will be held in North Carolina.  (Oman Funeral Home)

Dolores Morrow

BUXTON - Dolores “Dee” Morrow, 87, of Buxton, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2016 at the Outer Banks Medical Center. The daughter of the late Vada Moskaly Muscovich and Elpidio “Pete” Vallecorsa, she was born on March 20, 1929. She was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 64 years, Clifford J. Morrow, Jr., in January 2011.  Dee was a 1947 graduate of Aliquippa High School and had a career as a florist both in Aliquippa and in her second home in Buxton, NC. In Aliquippa, she was active in the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Our Lady of Fatima Church, a PTA president at both Five Points and Margret Ross Elementary Schools in Hopewell, a Cadette Girl Scout Leader, and a member of the League of Women Voters of Beaver County.  In Buxton she was a member of the Angler’s Club, the Newcomers’ Club, and the Bird Club. She was a volunteer for the National Park Service at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for a number of years, and at the 2003 Centennial of the First Flight at the Wright Brothers Memorial. At Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church she was an original member of the choir, a Eucharistic minister, a reader, a greeter, and for many years served as the coordinator of “Coffee Sundays.”  Dee was a lover of classical music, a huge Steelers fan, and a wonderful cook.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Antoinette Vallecorsa Matuga, and three brothers; Richard Vallecorsa, Herman E. Vallecorsa, and Ronald George Honatke.  She is survived by a daughter, Janet Morrow Dawson (Vernon Davis Dawson Jr.,) of Buxton; her son, Jeffrey Todd Morrow (Lisa Little Morrow) of Power Springs, GA; four grandchildren, Clifford David Pate of Charleston, SC, Blakeney Morrow Pate (Susannah Stoughton Pate) of Florence, SC, Emily Katherine Morrow and Erin Elizabeth Morrow of Powder Springs; a loving cousin, Paula Dee Cosnek of Aliquippa; a daughter of the heart, N. Penae’ Littleton of Simi Valley, CA, and many nieces and nephews.  A Mass of the Resurrection and Celebration of her life will be held at Our Lady of the Seas in Buxton at 10 am on Monday, October 24, 2016.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Home)

Leona Lupton Morrow

Mrs. Leona Lupton Morrow, 66, died October 5 in the Albemarle Hospital after an illness.  Graveside services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Manteo Cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel in charge.  Mrs. Morrow was a native of Lowland, N.C., a former resident of Virginia Beach, Va. and had lived in Manteo for the past seven years.  She was a former school bud driver in Virginia Beach.  Daughter of Mrs. Melvina Simpson Lupton of Manteo and the late John C. Lupton, she was the wife of the late Johnny S. Morrow.  Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Donna Jean Lupton of Manteo and Mrs. Joan Rhodes of Waterloo, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Bennett of Elizabeth City; two brothers: Colon Lupton of Manteo and [rest of obit is cut off].  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, October 13, 1982; pg. 8)

Edith Jennings Williams Morse

Edith Jennings Williams Morse, 78 of Manns Harbor died Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Pasquotank County, NC, the daughter of the late Willie Wilson and Ida Victoria Lowe Jennings and was the widow of Willie C. Williams, Jr. and Ray Morse. She was the former bookkeeper for Jimmy’s Bar-B-Que, in Sunbury, NC, a member of Pearl Street Pentecostal Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Gates County, NC.  Mrs. Morse is survived by three sons, Phillip Wayne Williams and wife Carol of Harrisonburg, VA, Bobby C. Williams and wife Theresa of Gwynns Island VA, and Doug Williams and wife Gwen of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, Willie Wilson Jennings, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC; a long-time companion, Marvin Tillett of Manns Harbor; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 2:00 at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home and Saturday evening from 4:00 pm until 7:00pm at the residence of Doug Williams 2 Bateman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Kelly Cleavenger Morse

Kelly Cleavenger Morse, 26, of Manteo died Saturday, May 17, at an Outer Banks medical facility.  Mrs. Morse, born in Phillipi, W. Va., was a homemaker and attended the Church of God of Prophecy.  She was the daughter of Donald Cleavenger of Volga, W. Va. and the late Joan Mather Cleavenger.  Mrs. Morse is survived by her father and step-mother, Donald and Gretchen Cleavenger of Volga, W. Va.; her husband, Michael Morse of the home; one daughter, Megan Michelle Morse of the home; two sisters, Donna Sue Trotter of Lusby, Md. and Kathleen Cleavenger of Carrollton, W. Va.; Gary Wayne Cleavenger of Belington, W. Va. and Glen William "Bill" Cleavenger of Manns Harbor.  Funeral services were held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Wednesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Crews officiating.  Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 22, 1997; pg. 6C)

Polly Beasley Morse

Funeral rites for Mrs. Polly Beasley Morse, 76, who died Monday at the home of her daughter in Elizabeth City, were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the rev. Howard James, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisted by Dr. R.W. Kicklighter, pastor of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. Burial in the New Hollywood Cemetery. Mrs. Morse was a native of Dare County but had lived in Elizabeth City for 35 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wakeman Beasley of Colington, widow of Joseph Morse and a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: Joseph and Willie Morse of Elizabeth City; six daughters: Mrs. Waco Sawyer and Mrs. Cader Roughton of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Broadus H. Crabtree and Mrs. Bennie Anderson of Durham, Mrs. R.D. Evans of South Mills and Mrs. B.M. Jones of Belvidere; one sister, Mrs. Annie Hines of Kitty Hawk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 21, 1952; pg. 6)

Esther Virginia Murphy Mosedale

MANTEO, NC - Esther Virginia Murphy Mosedale, 86, of Manteo, NC and formerly of Bethesda, MD, died Friday, December 10, 2004 at the home of her daughter-in-law, Susan Mosedale Watts and husband, John Watts. Mrs. Mosedale was born in Marshall VA and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Women’s Club and Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church. She was an avid and accomplished Bridge player and lover of sports, especially auto racing and those involving her grandchildren.  She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah E. and Rose Lee Glascock Murphy and the widow of the late Wellington W. Mosedale. She was also preceded in death by a son, W. Ward Mosedale.  Mrs. Mosedale is survived by two sisters, Marie Blount of Alexandria, VA and Mildred Garrison of Nokesville, VA; a grandson, Westley Ward Mosedale of Florida and granddaughter, Merrie Wellington Mosedale of Manteo, NC; devoted nieces and nephews and many loving friends.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church, Manteo, NC 27954.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twifords Funeral Home)

Ruby Austin Moser

ELIZABETH CITY - Ruby Austin Moser, 80, of Sycamore Lane, died Sunday morning [Aug. 22, 1999]  in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Avon and the daughter of the late Harrison and Leona Gaskins Meekins.  She was the wife of Rev. Joseph L. Moser.  She was a member of the Hatteras Assembly of God Church and was the former co-owner/operator of General Billy Mitchell Motel and the Durant Motel.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Moser is survived by two daughters: Janet Brooks of Chesapeake, Va. and Marvel Combs of Marinette, Wis.; two sons: Gary A. Austin of Hatteras and Joseph Leonard Moser, Jr. of Fruitland Park, Fla.; two sisters: Mary Gray and Leona Williams, both of Elizabeth City; one brother, Manson Meekins of Avon; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras Assembly of God Church by the Revs. Clay Manus, David Daniels and George Colston.  Burial will follow in the Hatteras Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City, Monday evening from 7 to 8:30.  The body will be taken to the Hatteras Assembly of God Church Tuesday afternoon to lie in state until funeral services on Wednesday.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 24, 1999; pg. 6B)

Daniel E. Moulson

ST CLAIR SHORES, MICH. - Daniel E. Moulson, 70, died Wednesday at his home.  He was a native of Dare County.  He is survived by his wife, Julie A. Moulson; a son, David Moulson and wife Vicki of Kitty Hawk; and a sister, Becky Moulson.  He was a nephew of Joyce Etheridge and the late Edward Etheridge of Manteo.  He was predeceased by his grandfather, Edward (Alvina) Etheridge of Manteo, and a son, Edward Moulson.  Visitation will be Monday from 3 to 0 p.m. with the funeral Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, Mich.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 24, 2009; pg. 8A)

Mary Etheridge Moulson

Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo at 2:30 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Mary Etheridge Moulson.  Special music will be provided by the Manteo Methodist choir.  The Rev. J.H. Overton, Jr. will conduct the services.  Interment will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Mrs. Mary Etheridge Moulson, 32, a native of Manteo, died at her home in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, January 15.  She had lived in Columbus for the past four years and was employed there by the Western Union Company.  Mrs. Moulson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warren Etheridge of Manteo.  Survivors in addition to her parents, are two sons: Harold Stanley Moulson of New Jersey and Danny Moulson of Manteo; a daughter, Becky Moulson of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. M.E. Webb of Imperial Beach, California and Mrs. Joseph Cuso of Chiago, Ill.; and a brother, Edward C. Etheridge of Manteo.  The Twiford Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 19, 1951; pg. 1)

Anita Louise Muchant

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Anita Louise Muchant, 54, of the 1700 block of Apache St., died Jan. 8, 2008, in a Norfolk hospital. She was a native of Waynesburg, Pa., and had resided in the Outer Banks for more than 30 years. She was the daughter of Robert and Marion Gusoff Muchant. She was a well-known local pastry chef and worked at many Outer Banks restaurants including Owens and the Collington Cafe. She was a free bird. She is survived by her parents of Fredericktown, Pa.; five sisters, Sheila Littlefield of Kennebunk, Mass., Dianne Muchant of Shelbyville, Ky., Cynthia Kane of Carolina, R.I., Carolyn Taraban of Lubbock, Texas, and Beverly Roberts of Cary, N.C.; and many loving nieces and nephews. A service celebrating her life will be held at the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 100 Beacon Drive, Kitty Hawk, N.C., today at 5 p.m. The Rev. Dean Cross and Joseph Mason will officiate. A service in Pennsylvania will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of Colonial Crematorium.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, January 10, 2008)

Carey Wergman Munden

MANTEO - Carey Wergman "Turk" Munden, 85, died November 29, 1987 in a nursing home. Mr, Munden, a native of Pasquotank Co., N.C., was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. He had retired from Norfolk and Southern Railway. He had lived in Manteo for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Midgett Munden; a daughter, Selma M. Underwood of Norfolk; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Twiford Clony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Julian Scott. Burial will be in Old Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Pearl Midgett Munden

NORFOLK, VA. - Pearl Midgett Munden, 93, died June 9 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk. Born in Stumpy Point, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Estelle Payne Midgett, and the widow of Carey Wergman Munden. The Mundens made their home on Airport Rd. on Roanoke Island for many years. Mrs. Munden is survived by a daughter, Selma M. Underwood of Norfolk; a brother, Harry W. Midgette of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren: Carole Grissom and Carey Underwood, both of Norfolk; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted June 11 in the Old Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City by the Rev. Donald O'Dey. Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge, Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 11, 1996)

Roger Leon Murph

WANCHESE, NC - Roger Leon Murph, 44, of Wanchese, died, Saturday, October 8, 2005, in Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Murph was born in Washington, N.C. and was a commercial fisherman.  He was the son of the late Fitz P. and Rachael Buford Murph.  Surviving are two daughters: Toni Murph and Teresa Murph both of Moyock; one son: Rodney Beckner of Portsmouth, Va.; five sisters: Lynne Green and husband James of Plymouth, Kim Felske and husband Fred of Wanchese, Mary (Pat) Potter and Jennifer Brooks both of Washington, N.C. and Judy Lewis of Belhaven; one brother: Spencer P. Murph of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Mr. Murph was pre-deceased by his birth mother: Virginia Brooks and a brother: C.J. Mason.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at 3:00 the Jeanette's Fishing Pier beach access.The family will be receiving friends at the home of his sister Kim Felske 225 Old School House Road, Wanchese. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twifords Funeral Home)

Spencer D. Murphy

Spencer D. Murphy, 79, of Wanchese died Sunday night [May 26, 1963] in Albemarle Hospital following an illness of 6 days. He was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese, son of the late Llewellyn and Mrs. Dorcas Pugh Murphy and a member of Wanchese Methodist Church. There are no immediate survivors. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday afternoon in Wanchese Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert L. Pullman. "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" and "There Is A Fountain" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Reggie Tillett accompanied at the organ. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and white carnations and fern. Active pallbearers were George Daniels, John Kelly, V.G. Williams, Alex Davis, Cliff Tillett and Melvin Daniels. Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 31, 1963)  NOTE: Spencer D. Murphy was the son of Rufus B.K. Murphy and Dorcas F. (Pugh) Daniels Murphy)

Dulan Earl Murray, Jr.

KITTY HAWK - Dulan Earl Murray, Jr., 48, of Kitty Hawk, died Friday May 15, 2009 in Nags Head. Mr. Murray was born in Kenansville, NC and was a Sergeant with the Nags Head Police Department. Mr. Murray had a law enforcement career that spanned over 27 years. He was a former member of police departments in Wallace, NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC and the Dare County Sheriffs Department. Earl was a wonderful father to his children.  He was the son of Dulan Earl Murray, Sr. and wife, Billie of Wallace, NC and Virginia Lucas Williamson of Magnolia, NC; and the husband of Kim Parker Murray of the home.  Besides his wife and parents, surviving are two daughters, Samantha Joy Murray and Paige Danielle Murray, and one son Brett Lee Antinori all of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Lynne Carr-Wiggins of Holden Beach, NC; and maternal grandmother, Aimie Johnson of Magnolia, NC.  A service of remembrance will be Tuesday May 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church by Rev. Rick Lawrenson. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Monday from 5pm to 8pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home & The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 17, 2009; pg. 8A)

Edward Michael Murray

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Edward Michael (Mike) Murray, 68, died peacefully Monday June 21, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Glen Dale West Virginia, Mike graduated in 1959 from Linsly Military Institute and West Liberty State College in 1964. Mike owned and operated Radio Stations throughout the East Coast. He was a pioneer of Progressive Rock Radio with WGOE Radio in Richmond VA, and WOWI Radio in Norfolk Va. He also was involved with the programming & success of K94 and ZAM11.  Mike moved to the Outer Banks in 1975 and worked at Hatteras Colony South in Sales. He was the Director of Public Relations at the NC Marine Resource Center, the Director and Head Broker of the Outer Banks Beach Club, and Broker in Charge at Sea Scape Resorts. Mike was Executive Director of Beach TV 1987-92. This half hour show covered the local scene on Outer Banks Cable and on the Home Team Sports Network (Now FOX Network). From 1992 to 2006 Mike served on the Planning Board of Kill Devil Hills. He later published a book, Radio Daze, a tie-dyed perspective of the Radio Business. He also produced a documentary called "Romancing The Storms". Mike was well loved and never met a stranger.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Trish) Murray of Kill Devil Hills, two sons Bart (Jana) of South Nags Head, Bryan (Joanie) of Wheeling West Virginia and three grandchildren, Marlon, Quade, and Chloe Murray. He is also survived by a brother Ian (Marsha), and a sister Colleen (Walt) Tomasulo and many loving sisters and brothers-in -law. Mike was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.   A Mass celebrating the life of Mr. Murray will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 16, 2010 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, NC with the Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh, O.S.F.S. officiating. A time of reception and fellowship will follow, immediately following the service, in the Church Social Hall.   Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Fred Murray

MANTEO, NC - Fred Murray, 58, completed his earthly walk on October 5, 2007, following cancer.  Fred's greatest legacy is his devotion to others: family, friends, those in need and his community. His dedication to serve others, both day and night, kept travelers and locals able to travel and work when mechanical problems arose. Fred was an avid traveler and took great joy in sharing his love of travel with others. He loved Mexico, France, and Utah but most of all he loved his family and his friends and his home on Roanoke Island.  Fred's family are his beloved wife, Nancy Midgette Murray of 27 years; his children, Jason Tillett and Megan Murray; his grandson, Asher Tillett; his mother, Helen Mae Murray; his sister, Betty Murray Gaines; his brother, Brant Murray; daughter-in-law, Mariel Greenstein; brothers-in-law, Robert Midgette, Louis Midgett, and Doug Gaines; sisters-in-law, Bobbie Murray and Trish Midgette; nieces, Ashley and Lindsey Gaines, Claire Murray, Stevie Midgette and Mikayla Midgett; nephews, Charlie Murray, Tres Midgette and wife Terri and their sons, Johnny and Ivey, Matthew Midgette and wife Jen, and Chayse Midgett; and his beloved aunt, Veve Jackson and uncle, Bill White.  Fred has countless friends and extended family.  Fred's love for the Outer Banks began as a child and he called it home for 35 years. A native of Hertford, NC, he followed his grandfather, Ralph Murray and father, Charles Murray in the auto parts business which was founded in 1938. Fred came to Manteo in 1972 and was later joined in business by his brother, Brant. Judith Taylor, Fred's long time assistant remains a key staff member and friend. Fred was an Eagle Scout, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a BS in Economics, a member Kappa Sigma fraternity, a graduate of the Young Executives Program of UNC, Master Gardener certification, a devoted supporter of Manteo Lions Club, The Lost Colony/Roanoke Island Historical Association, former President of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, formerly of Toastmasters, Jaycees and his special fishing team, Neptune's Nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo with Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twifords Funeral Home)

Albert Joseph Mury, III

BUXTON, NC - Albert Joseph Mury, III, 71, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at his residence. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late Albert Joseph Mury, Jr. and the late Doris Sheridan Mury. He was a retired plumber, an active member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church, a member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, and worked for Dillon's Corner in Buxton for the past 15 years.  Mr. Mury is survived by his wife, Ruth Meyer Mury of the residence; six daughters, Gretchen Showell of LEHT, NJ, Barbara Schloo of Jim Thorpe, PA, Elizabeth Mury of LEHT, NJ, Eileen Broking of LEHT, NJ, Kathleen Gallagher of Galloway, NJ, and Nicole Mury of Brick, NJ; three sons, Albert Joseph Mury, IV of LEHT, NJ, John Mury of Waretown, NJ, and Joseph Mury of Mayetta, NJ; one sister, Peggy Bilgeshouse of Parksley, VA; one brother, Raymond Mury of Hague, NY; sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Father Robert Brown officiating. Viewing will be at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twifords Funeral Home)

Pamela Anne Muse

Pamela Anne Muse died May 23, 2012 after a short hospitalization.  Born August 22, 1952, she was predeceased by her father Paul Anthony Muse.  Survivors include her cherished son Zachary Alexander Williams who attends AB Tech in Asheville, NC; her mother Marilyn Muse Shapiro (husband David) of Phoenix, AZ but soon to return to Manteo, NC; her sisters Karen Muse (husband Jay Mankedick) of Kitty Hawk; Angelina Melton (husband Dave) of New York City; Amy Lee Goodwin of Farmville, VA; and brother Michael Muse (wife Loria) of Manteo, NC. She was the beloved aunt to Victoria, Calli, Rickie Lee, Cookie (Mikel) Wings, Mikey and Joel.  She would want to “smack” her best friend of many years of Karen C. Riley.  Pam currently was a teacher at Manteo Elementary School.  She has taught 4th grade there for many years. Before that she taught 2 years at Tyrell Elementary School in Columbia, NC.  She received her board certification in 2010.  Pam moved to the Outer Banks directly after graduating high school in Woodbridge, VA because she loved the area through family vacations.  She waitressed first at Duchess of Dare in Manteo, then Fernando’s, Sam and Omie’s, and RV’s over many years.  Many weekend nights were spent dancing at the Casino.  She then tried her hand with a family bakery- Old Tom’s Bakery in Manteo.  She finally realized her true calling of teaching after deciding to start college at age 40 (as a single mother of a young son), and finishing with almost straight A’s (1B!)  She strived to think of new ways to grab the interest of her students and help them succeed.  She cared greatly for all her students, and loved the camaraderie of her fellow teachers.  Pam’s other great love was for animals.  She often tended injured wildlife that she found, and rescued many cats and dogs.  She also had a pet pot bellied pig “Louie” for many years.  At present, she leaves 3 well-loved cats: Winston, Monk, and Rosie.  Pam will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her-for her positive attitude through several tough illnesses, her wacky sense of humor and most of all her caring, loving spirit. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donations to the Outer Banks SPCA: obxspca.rescuegroups. org/info/donate in memory of Pamela Muse or P.O. Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954.  A celebration of life will be at the graveside in Manteo Cemetery Saturday May 26, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may join the family at the home of her brother 622 Vista Lake Drive Manteo, from 6pm to 8pm. A reception will follow after the service.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Lester Myers
The Virginian-Pilot - November 7, 1999; pg. 10B

CHESAPEAKE - Margaret Lester Myers, 94, died and went to heaven to live forever with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 5, 1999.  Mrs. Myers was born in Berkley and was a homemaker. She was the last charter member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church, which was founded in 1916 as Campostella Heights Baptist Church. She was an inspiration to all who knew her, and she always will be remembered for her caring and loving spirit. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Myers; two daughters, Willie Mae King and her husband, J.W. King, Jr., and Patricia M. Fetter; one granddaughter, Leslie Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth E. Lester and Grace E. Lester. Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie M. Johnson and her husband, Charles L. Johnson; two sisters, Ruby L. Scott and Sally L. Basnight, all of Chesapeake; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.   A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Heights Baptist Church by Dr. K.A. Barnes, the Rev. P.D. Moore and Dr. D.K. Davey. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, and all other times at 206 Rose Ash Way, Chesapeake.

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