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Mary Elizabeth Scarborough Napier

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Mary Elizabeth Scarborough Napier, age 69, of Virginia Beach, died June 30, in her residence after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  Mrs. Napier was born in Wanchese, the daughter of the late Ignatius H. and Izetta Gaskill Scarborough.  She had resided in Virginia Beach most of her life.  She was a member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary Virginia Beach Borough Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary of Virginia Beach Host Lions Club.  Survivors include: her husband, James H. Napier, Sr.; three daughters: Patsy Michaels of Virginia Beach, Laura Johnson and Mary Lynn Johnson of New London, Minn.; two sons: James H. Napier, Jr. and Robert C. Napier of Virginia Beach; two sisters: Matilda S. Malbon and Charlotte S. Marshall of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held July 3 in Virginia Beach United Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Bailey.  Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, will be handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 4, 1995; Pg. 3A)

Charles Nash

SOUTHERN SHORES - Charlie Nash ended his long courageous battle with cancer on December 27th 2013. Charlie was a native of Duck, NC. He loved the ocean, the sound, and “old Duck”.   He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Nash and sister, Eva Heuneman.  He leaves behind his fiancé and caregiver, Ilona Matteson; nephew, Tyler Heuneman; aunt, Pat Bray; cousins, Amy and Sara Bray; mother, Debbie; and half brother, Brent.  Charlie loved cutting trees and had the best accent you have ever heard……all who knew him would agree.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dorothy T. Neighbors

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Dorothy T. Neighbors, 84, of Kill Devil Hills died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Spring Arbor of Outer Banks. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Levin Paul Taylor and Mabel Johnson Taylor Brown and was the widow of George W. Neighbors. She was a homemaker; a former real estate broker, having been the first female Certified Residential Specialist with the Outer Banks Association of Realtors; a member of St. Andrews by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and former member of the Duck Woods Country Club.  Mrs. Neighbors is survived by three daughters, Peggy Jackson West of Kill Devil Hills, Sallie Jackson Ackley and husband, Dr. B.L. Ackley of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Jennifer Jackson Spruill and husband, Charles Taylor Spruill of Nags Head, N.C.; one stepson, John Beck Neighbors and wife, Barbara Anne Neighbors, of Colington Harbour, N.C.; six grandchildren, Elisabeth West Crawley and husband, Charles Ray Crawley Jr., James Purnell West III and wife, Ginna Holt West, Narayan Lee Ackley, Balaram Daniel Ackley, Dawn Marie Neighbors and Joshua Beck Neighbors; five great-grandchildren, Bryan Casey Dowdy, Emily Paige West, Clara Lee West, Charles Ray Crawley III and William Curtis Crawley; one half sister, Bobbie Taylor Henry of Vermont; one half brother, Richard Walker Taylor of Georgia; and her many wonderful loving friends.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Purnell Jackson III, and a half brother, Paul Bailey Taylor.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of St. Andrews by-the-Sea Episcopal Church by the Rev. Charles E. B. Gill.  The family wishes to thank the staffs of Spring Arbor of Outer Banks, Dare Home Health and Hospice, Britthaven of Outer Banks and the Outer Banks Hospital for their loving care.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 17, 2008; pg. 12A)

Charles Ness, Jr.

Charles passed away unexpectedly at his home in the early morning hours on Monday, December 5, 2011. He served as a Sergeant, as well as a tank commander in WWII, serving his country in central Europe. Chuck met the ‘Love of His Life,’ the late Virginia Lee (Moore) Ness, while a patient at the Veteran’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1948. After they met, life changed for Charlie, as he pursued what became a marriage lasting nearly 60 years. Charles worked at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Johnstown, PA. After Retirement, he and Ginny moved to the Outer Banks of NC (his dream) where they spent the next ten years living out Ginny’s dream by starting a gourmet dessert shop, Aunt Mary’s Kitchen, a favorite of people from all over the US, vacationing in the Outer Banks.  Charles is survived and greatly missed by his children: James Patrick Ness and wife Pamela, Marypat (Ness) Schlee and husband Ron, Michael Kevin Ness and wife Linda, William David Ness and wife Donna, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  A service of remembrance will be in Still Waters Baptist Church Friday, December 16, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Tony Facenda. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Virginia Lee Moore Ness
July 21, 1923 - April 13, 2010

Virginia Lee (Moore) Ness, affectionately known by family and friends as Ginny, passed away peacefully at home with the ‘love of her life’ and husband of nearly 60 years, Charles A. Ness, Jr., by her side.  Ginny was an army nurse, a veteran of WWII. She worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital as a surgical nurse where she met Charlie, then a patient. After their marriage, Virginia worked as a private duty nurse, a rehab nurse at Hiram G. Andrews Rehab Center and a Public Health Nurse. Upon retirement, Virginia and Charles moved to NC and opened Aunt Mary’s Kitchen, a gourmet dessert bakery in Kitty Hawk, and published the ‘Long Awaited Aunt Mary’s Dessert Cookbook’ with her daughter, Marypat. Ginny has customers from all over the US that still remember her and her desserts fondly.  Virginia is survived and greatly missed by her children: James Patrick Ness and wife Pamela, Marypat (Ness) Schlee and husband Ron, Michael Kevin Ness and wife Linda, William David Ness and wife Donna; grandchildren: Robin Leah, Heather Marie, Jacquelyn Marie, Mathias David, Joshua James, Amber Liberty, Dara Bea, Jaime Marie, Josiah Mark-Levi, and Taylor Nicole; and great grandchildren: Aden Eugene, Katelyn Rose, Corbin James, Anikah Keiley and Tobin Lee.  The family would like to thank the staff of the OBX Hospital, Hospice and Pastor Tony Facenda of Still Waters Independent Baptist Church for their kindness.  Internment will be at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Manteo, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Graveside service by Pastor Tony Facenda.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Fred John Neuman

BUXTON - Fred John Neuman, 75, of Buxton, died Thursday, July 10, in Hatteras.  Mr. Neuman was born in Joplin, Missouri and was a carpenter.  He was also the former owner of several businesses including Dare Building Supply, the Pilot House Restaurant and Dare Construction Company.  He was a member of the Norfolk Moose Lodge, was past president of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club and former president of the Rural Electric Membership.  He was the widower of Myra Scarborough Neuman.  Mr. Neuman is survived by two daughters: Janice Neuman of Buxton and Barbara Holland of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Helen and Maxine; two grandchildren: April Holland and Charles E. Holland, II; two great-grandchildren: Caleb Grant and Sage Holland.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 12, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.  Entombment will be in the Roanoke Island Memorial Garden, Manteo.  The family will receive friends at the home of Bill and Chris Ballance in Hatteras.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 11, 1997)

Irma Meekins Newberry

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Irma Meekins Newberry, 92, died March 31, 2003 in Bay Pointe Medical Center. She was born July 22, 1910 in Wanchese, N.C.  Mrs. Newberry was the daughter of the late Lawrence Raymond and Marina Simpson Meekins and the widow of Paul Aubrey Newberry. She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Newberry is survived by four nephews, Harold Armstead Meekins, Roy C. Meekins Jr., William L. Meekins and John S. Meekins Jr.; and one niece, Marina M. Dawson. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold A. Meekins, Roy C. Meekins Sr. and John S. Meekins Sr.; and a nephew, L. Raymond Meekins. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church by the Rev. C. Eugene Meek and the Rev. Robert E. Moore. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, today from7 to8 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 3, 2003; pg. 10A)

Mary Love Smith Newman

NAGS HEAD - Mary Love Smith Newman, 84, died Friday, February 8 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Newman was born in Corolla, and was the retired owner operator of Newman's Shell Shop.  She was the widow of the late Jesse L. Newman, Sr. and was preceded in death by a son, Stanley Newman.  She is survived by a son, Jesse Lance Newman, Jr. of Nags Head; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  A graveside service was held at Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, on Sunday, Feb. 10.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 12, 2002; pg. 13A)

Nora Stowe Newsome

HATTERAS - Nora Stowe Newsome, 72, of Hatteras, died Aug. 21 [1991] at her residence.  She was a native of Hatteras and was a homemaker  She attended the Hatteras Assembly of God Church.  Mrs. Newsome was the daughter of the late Walter and Nora Willis Stowe and the wife of the late Willie Raymond Newsome.  Mrs. Newsome is survived by two sons: Raymond Newsome of Colington, and Terry Newsome of Hatteras; three sisters: Daisy O'Neal of Hatteras, Louise Daniels of Scranton, and Mary Quidley of Buxton; one brother, A.B. Stowe of Hatteras.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, will be in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Terry Michael Newsome
The Coastland Times – Sunday, May 16, 2004; pg. 12A

Willie Raymond Newsome

HATTERAS, N.C. - Willie Raymond Newsome, 56, a fish broker who operated the Sport Fishing & Tackle Center here, died Wednesday [June 13, 1962] at 5:20 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Crawfordville, Ga., he lived here 32 years.  He was the son of Mrs. Maggie Bentley Johnson of Thomasville, Ga. and the late Willie Newsome. He was a member of Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 and the Lions Club. Surviving are his mother; his widow, Norma [should be Nora] Dare Newsome; two sons: Raymond Newsome and Terry Newsome of Hatteras; two sisters: Mrs. J.R. Garrett of Washington, Ga. and Mrs. George Bohler of Atlanta; and two brothers: H.E. Newsome of Norfolk and J.C. Newsome of Thomson, Ga. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church with burial in the family cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home here to the church at 1 p.m.  (unknown newspaper)

Robert White Nick

WANCHESE - Robert White Nick, 85, of Wanchese, NC died on Monday, February 20, 2012, in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mr. Nick, born in Tomahawk, WI, was retired from Civil Service and together with his wife, owned and operated NICK-E Stained Glass of Wanchese.  He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chesapeake, VA.  He was the husband of Ellinor Castner Nick of the residence.  Besides his wife, Mr. Nick is survived by a sister, Thelma Baum (the late Sommers Baum); children, Walter and Lottie Baum, Thomas and Mickey Baum, Richard and Anna Baum, Lisa and Michael Perry, Allen and DeAnne Baum, and Lyle and Joan Payne; grandchildren, Valerie and Jimmy Bliven, Scarlet and Brantley Clarke, Shane and Kellie Baum, Amy Garretson, Richard Baum, Jr., Carolyn and Steve Brown, Ashley Heppert, Carla and Ben Burge, Gregory and Emily Baum, Patty and Tommy Danchise, Tracy and Katrina Payne; great-grandchildren, Tina and Larry, Rodney (deceased), Anthony and fiancé, Meghan, Caleb, Taylor and fiancé, Taylor, Carley, Stephen, Gatlin, Jackson, Hunter, Megan , Emma, Heaven, Angela, Eli, Jonah, Kera and Lonnie; great-great-grandchildren, Bryson, Raegan, and Landon.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 11:00 am with Rev. Christian Morales officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  There will be a reception following the service at the home of Tina and Larry Sherrod, 41 Hickman Lane, Wanchese.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Harry Edward Niser

WANCHESE - Harry Edward Niser, 63, of Skyco, died Thursday, July 24 in Norfolk General Hospital. He was born in Laurel, Md. and was a retired masonry, printer, and construction worker and was a Protestant. Mr. Niser was an accomplished bluegrass musician and was especially gifted in playing the banjo. He was the son of the late Joseph A. and Selma Pugh Niser. Mr. Niser is survived by three sons: the Rev,. Harry Nathan Niser of Bath, Eric A. Niser of East Lake and Joey Niser of Seagrove; and one grandchild. A celebration of Harry's life will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry N. Niser officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.

A FRIEND IS GONE - In the death of Harry Edward Niser comes a loss of considerable nature. Niser was a printer, builder, musician, the latter for which he was best known. His specialty was banjo. He was the victim of a hit-and-run accident near his home north of Wanchese last Friday evening. Considerable impairment was done his system, the greatest the trauma to his brain. He remained on life support for several days in Norfolk General Hospital. In request to his family, he had said should he ever become in such incapacitated state, life support not be maintained. Harry joined the staff of this company while in high school, and for many years pursued printing as a career. Later he had his own shop, and despite the pursuit of construction as a bread-winner, maintained a keen interest in technologies. Those who came to know Harry in recent years became acquainted with a musician of deep feelings. Some knew infirmities which had nearly robbed him of his ability with stringed instruments. A recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his left arm permitted resumption of that love just within the past year or so. Harry had proposed another concert as recently as two weeks ago. That performance was looked forward to by many admirers. Perhaps that delivery will be heard from the loft. /s/ Francis Meekins  [A photograph of Harry accompanied this article.]   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 27, 2003; pg. 16A)

Donald Douglas Niskanen, Jr.

FRISCO, NC - Donald Douglas Niskanen, Jr., 50, died Saturday, February 23 in Nags Head. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Donald Douglas Niskanen, Sr. and Janice Rollinson Niskanen. He was formerly a deck hand with the NCDOT – Ferry Division and an EMT with Dare County.  Mr. Niskanen is survived by an uncle, Hilton Rollinson of Frisco, NC.  A funeral service was to be held on Monday, February 25 at Little Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial in the family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 26, 2008; pg. 10A)

Donald Douglas Niskanen [Sr.]

HATTERAS, N.C. - Donald Douglas Niskanen, 28, died in Cape May, N.J. Saturday [Nov. 17, 1962].  A native of Fenton, Michigan, he lived at Frisco 6 years.  He was a son of Carl and Mrs. Aili Lee Neskanen [sic]. He was in the Navy 11 years. Beside his parents, he is survived by his widow, Janice Rolinson Niskanen of Frisco; a half-sister, Mary Lynn Niskanen; and a brother, Allen North. The body will be sent to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras for a funeral service which will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco by the Rev. Vann Cash, pastor, and the Rev. Harold Leatherman of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, to the church at 1 p.m.  (unknown newspaper)

Cassandra Minton Nixon

Cassandra M. Nixon Nags Head resident Cassandra Minton Nixon, 54, of Nags Head, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2009, after bravely fighting her illness for several months. She was born June 1, 1955, and was the daughter of Hazel Perry Minton and the late Marvin Ellis Minton. She was the wife of the late Thomas H. Nixon, who preceded her in death just last year. Cassy leaves behind two brothers, Charles E. Minton and wife, D'Andrea, of Manteo, and Rodney D. Minton and wife, Kim, of Manteo; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cassy was also preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Minton. Cassy was a beautician by trade, and also worked for many years at Sam and Omie's Restaurant, where she leaves behind many friends. She was a member of ladies' surf fishing teams and participated in many local tournaments. Being on the water, fishing and shrimping, as well as watching NC Tarheel sports, were passions she shared with her husband, Tom. A Service of Remembrance will be held graveside in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. Twiford s Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Saturday, August 29, 2009)

Dora Leigh Jordan Nixon

MRS. RUSSELL NIXON DIES - Mrs. D. Russell Nixon (Lee J.) formerly of Stumpy Point, but living in Elizabeth City, died as a result of suicide at her home Thursday, Sept. 6. Before turning on the gas, she left a note for her husband, a cable for her son who is overseas, and left the names of the hymns to be sung at her funeral. She was a native of Bath, N.C. and taught school at Stumpy Point where she met her husband some 20 years ago. About three years ago one of her children met a tragic death by drowning in Stumpy Point Bay. She was popular and active in civic affairs in Elizabeth City. Her husband is well known as a traveling representative in the fish business.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 21, 1945' pg. 1)

Shirley Midgett Nixon

VIRGINIA BEACH - Shirley Midgett Nixon, 85, died August 18. She was a native of Stumpy Point, N.C., where she lived until she was 21. She was a previous resident of Chesapeake. She was the daughter of the late John Monroe and Theola Wise Midgett and the wife of the late D. Russell Nixon Jr. She was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. She was also a member of the DAR, Lynnhaven Parish Chapter. She was a talented artist with many years experience and loved to garden. She is survived by two children, Joan N. Lyons and her husband Tom of Virginia Beach and John Russell Nixon Sr. and his wife Mary of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, John Jr., Leslie, Tommy and Russell; and five great-grandchildren. Services are private. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 20, 2009; pg. 14A)

Thomas H. Nixon

NAGS HEAD, NC - Thomas H. Nixon, 56, of Nags Head, NC passed away on March 19, 2008, in a Chesapeake hospital, surrounded by his family. He had fought bravely against his illness for several years, going into remission twice. He was the son of the late W. Irvin Nixon and Marian W. Nixon, of Elizabeth City. He was born in Elizabeth City in 1951, and graduated from high school there, where he played football. After attending UNC, he moved to the Outer Banks, where he worked mostly as a commercial fisherman, because of his deep love for being on the water. “Tom”, as he was known to his friends and family, was an avid sportsman, who loved surf fishing, shrimping, hunting, and watching tournament basketball, particularly rooting for his favorite team, UNC.  Mr. Nixon is survived by his wife, Cassandra Minton Nixon of the residence; a sister, Mary Nixon Bruton and husband, V. Charles of Fremont, NC; a nephew, Charlie Bruton and wife, Kori; and niece, Catherine Bruton.  A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, March 23, 2008; pg. 10A)

William Porter Nixon
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 16, 1973; pg. 10

Nellie Virginia Douglas Noble

Mrs. Nellie Virginia Douglas Noble, age 91, a resident of River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Washington, NC died February 3, 2013 at River Trace.  A funeral service will be held 2 pm February 7, 2013 at Manteo Faith Baptist Church, 1037 Burnside Road, Manteo, NC. Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren, Thomas Gallagher, III, Andrew Gallagher, Mia Cooney, Macie Cooney, Tori Jefferson, Tanner Jefferson, Michael Van Etten, Matthew Van Etten, Jamie Van Etten, Michael Elliott, Brooke Elliott, Tyler Moore, Emma Noble, Christian Johnson and Daniel Johnson. Visitation with food will be held in the church fellowship hall following the service. Interment will take place later. There will be no ceremony at the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.   Nellie Virginia Douglas Noble was born in Hyde County on February 27, 1921. She was one of eleven living children born to Samuel Selby Douglas and wife, Sarah Elizabeth Harris Douglas. She married Arleigh Baxter Noble on July 2, 1938. Surviving children are Bill Noble and wife, Ann of Manteo, NC, Richard Noble and wife, Amy of Pinetown, NC, Wade Noble and wife Ricki of Yorktown, VA and a son-in-law, Phelpie Edmondson of Manteo. She was predeceased by her husband, Arleigh Baxter Noble on July 26, 1988, a daughter, Annette Noble Edmondson on July 23, 2003 and 8 brothers and sisters. She has two living sisters Mary Alice Douglas Bunting and Lucy Elizabeth Douglas Gibbs.   Her grandchildren are, Lori Noble Gallagher and husband, Tommy, Lisa Noble Cooney and husband, Todd, Wendy Noble Jefferson and husband, Chris, Heidi Noble Van Etten and husband, Jim, Donna Lynn Edmondson Elliott and husband Mike, Carol Edmondson, Jolie Noble and Michelle Noble Johnson.   All of her grandchildren remember her for the great cook she was. Some of the local children in Belhaven, Vicki Cox and Billy Ruark to name a few enjoyed eating at her table. Even though she was disabled for many years, she brought a lot of love to her family and friends.  Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Noble family.   (Paul Funeral Home)

Justin Lars Noland

SUFFOLK - Justin Lars Noland, 21, passed away May 24, 2009. He was a 2006 Lakeland High School graduate. He was predeceased by his father, Darrell E. Noland.  Justin is survived by his mother and father, Sandra and Thomas "Tom" Shirk; sister, Amberlea Shirk; brothers, Bobby Rhea Shirk and Colton Shirk, all of Suffolk; maternal grandparents, Rheabon and Christa Bowers; cousin, Christa Barnes, all of Virginia Beach; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  A funeral will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, with the Rev. Jonathan D. Palmer officiating. A time of visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 27, 2009)

Ellsworth H. North, Jr.

Ellsworth H. "Ed" North, Jr., M.D., 83, of Duck, died Friday, December 31 in Albemarle Hospital.  Dr. North was born in Baltimore, Md. and was a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Maryland.  He was a Protestant, founder of the Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society, former member of the Dare County Board of Health, former Nags Head Town Council member, board certified in occupational and preventive medicine.  He served with the U.S. Public Health Service and was attached to the USCG, Elizabeth City, where he became known as "The Flying Doctor of the Outer Banks" and later served at the Marine Hospital in Baltimore.  He was a general practitioner in Elizabeth City, worked with Crucible Steel Corp and Batesville Industries in Batesville, In.  He came back to the Outer Banks in 1972 and worked with the State of NC and with Albemarle Hospital where he established and managed the emergency room.  He piloted a blood pressure program for the health department and was active in numerous community affairs.  He is the son of the late Ellsworth H. and Emma Schmidt North, Sr.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Forsythe North of Duck; one daughter, Barbara North Britt and husband Joseph of Duck; one sister, Ruth N. Bryce of Sykesville, Md.; and one grandson, Jonathan Britt and wife, Lori, also of Duck.  Funeral services were held at the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 2 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Spotswood Graves officiating.  Interment was in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, January 4, 2000; pg. 5A)

Russell Graham Ochs

FRISCO - Russell Graham Ochs, 61, of Frisco, died Wednesday night [June 26, 1985] in Portsmouth Naval Hospital.  A native of Covington, Ky., he was the son of the late Edwin Ernest and Florence Rebecca Graham Ochs and the husband of Antonietta “Gina” Rosiello Ochs of the home.  He was owner-operator of the Quarter Deck Restaurant in Frisco for the past 22 years.  He was a member of the Frisco Baptist Church; past master of Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge 698; past patron of Hatteras Island Chapter, OES 306, and was a retired chief boatswain mate of the U.S. Navy after 22 years service.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his step-mother, Hester Ochs; two sons: John Robert Ochs of Frisco and Edwin Ernest Ochs of Buxton; four sisters: Ruth Hill and Shirley Ross, both of Dayton, Kr., Betty Kemp of Tenn., and Bonnie Perkins of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, James R. (Jim) Ochs of Virginia Beach, Va.  Funeral services were held Saturday in the Frisco Baptist Church by the Rev. Frank Lorenzo, pastor, and the Rev. Ronnie Midgett, pastor of the Frisco Assembly of God Church.  Burial followed in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton with Masonic Rites conducted at the grave.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Daniel Edward O'Connor

Daniel Edward O’Connor passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a resident of Point Harbor, NC and had lived on the Outer Banks since moving from Maryland in 1982. Dan was born November 24, 1934, in Washington, D.C. to the late Joseph and Hester O’Connor. He was the youngest of five children.  He is survived by his wife, Winifred O’Connor; his sister, Louise Owens of Millville, DE; his brother, Jack O’Connor of New Carrollton, MD; his daughters, Verena O’Connor of Wilmington, NC, Vickie Wildonger and her husband Henry of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Valerie Hawekotte and her husband Jay of Point Harbor, NC; and two grandchildren, Lindsay and Daniel Hawekotte. He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph O’Connor and sister Margaret “Peggy” Hooper.  Dan was a US Army veteran and retired from the K-9 Corp of Washington, D.C. Police Department. He and Winnie were members of the Duck Woods Country Club and the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 28, 2008; pg. 10A)

Achsah Burrus Oden

HATTERAS - Mrs. Achsah Burrus Oden, 73, of Hatteras, died August 1 [1991] at a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Oden was a native of Hatteras, a homemaker and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter #303. She was the daughter of the late Calvin and Mrs. Essie Spires Burrus and the wife of Herbert Linwood Oden, Sr. of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Sonja Doran of Decatur Island, Washington, and Molly Stewart of Groton, Conn.; one son, Herbert Linwood Oden, Jr. of Ocracoke; three sisters: Aulise Bragg of Buxton, Elizabeth Bailey of Hatteras and Marcell Daws of Idaho; two brothers: Calvin Burrus and Conrad D. Burrus, both of Buxton; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A church service will be held on Sunday, August 4, at 3 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Alice Louis Oden

Mrs. Alice Louis Oden, 81, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock at the residence in Hatteras following an illness of eight months.  She was a native of Marshallberg but had been living in Hatteras for the past 60 years.  She was a member of the WOW Circle and a member of the Methodist church.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Lawrence Austin and Mrs. Reuben Ballance, both of Hatteras; two sons: John Oden of New York City and Bernice Oden of Florida; one brother, George Louis of Marshallberg; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. W.B. Gregory, pastor of the Hatteras Methodist Church.  Burial was in the Oden Cemetery at Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 26, 1952; pg. 8)

Alice Peele Oden

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Alice Peele Oden, 80, died Friday [Jan. 17, 1975] in the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.  She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and a native of Hatteras, N.C.  Survivors include three daughters: Mrs. W.E. Hershman of Germantwon, Tenn., Mrs. Robert Graham of Asheville, N.C., and Mrs. Stephen Eure of Portsmouth; two sons: Donald Oden and Carolos Oden, both of Hatteras; four sisters: Mrs. Ida Austin, Mrs. Fulton Scarborough and Mrs. Norman Quidley of Hatteras, and Mrs. Luther Daniels of Seattle, Washington; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras.  Twiford Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Carlos Desmond Oden

HATTERAS - Carlos Desmond Oden, 87, a lifelong resident of Hatteras Village, died June 2, 2005. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was owner and operator of the Sea Gull Motel, a member of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was the son of Dan Queen Oden and Alice Peele Oden and the husband of Josephine Austin Oden of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son Jeffrey Lynn Oden and wife Kathleen Royston Oden; a granddaughter Marci Alison Oden and one sister, Louise Oden Graham. He was predeceased by a son Kenneth Wade Oden, two sisters, Selma Oden Hershman and Melba Oden Eure and a brother Donald Singleton Oden.  A memorial service will be conducted at the Hatteras Village Civic Center on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at 2:00 PM  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 5, 2005; pg. 14A)

Dan Gray Oden, Sr.

HATTERAS - Dan Gray Oden, Sr. died July 28. A lifelong resident of Hatteras, Mr. Oden was born Feb. 14, 1946.  Mr. Oden was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge, Elizabeth City York Rite Bodies, Sudan Temple, and served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Seafood Industrial Park Authority. He was a 1965 graduate of Fishburne Military School and later served in the United States Coast Guard. He was the owner and operator of Oden's Dock, a waterfront establishment that his father, the late Donald Oden, Sr., started in 1950. The Oden family carries on his legacy through the operation of the business. He is survived by wife, Jane and mother-in-law, Kate Walters; two sons, Dan Gray Oden, Jr and wife April and Donald Christopher Oden and wife Heather; two granddaughters, Clara Jane Oden and Alice Mae Oden; brother, Donald Oden Jr. and wife Eyvonne and brother, Mark Oden and wife Ella; brother-in-law, Ralph C. Kellum. The family will receive friends at the Oden home in Hatteras on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 7 until 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 2, 2009; pg. 8A)

Dan Queen Oden
The Coastland Times – Thursday, March 15, 1973; pg. 8A

Donald Singleton Oden

HATTERAS - Donald Singleton Oden, 78, of Hatteras, died July 14 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Dan Queen and Alice Peele Oden, and the husband of Edith Evan Stowe Oden of the home.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauline Peele Oden.  Mr. Oden was the retired owner and operator of Oden's Fish and Oil Company.  He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698.  Besides his wife, Mr. Oden is survived by one daughter, Mitzi Kellum of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two step-daughters: Beverly Stowe of New York and Wendy Sisler of Hatteras; three sons: Donald S. Olden, Jr., Dan G. Oden and Mark Oden, all of Hatteras; two sisters: Selma Hershman of Carey, Ohio, and Louise Graham of Mooresville; one brother, Carlos D. Oden of Hatteras; nine grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. by Rev. Jim Huskins.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 18, 1993)

Herbert Linwood Oden, Sr.

HATTERAS - Herbert Linwood Oden, Sr., 88, died Thursday, July 8, 2004 at his residence in Beaufort, NC. Mr. Oden was born in Hatteras, retired as former owner of Burrus Oil Company and was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Erskine Oden and the late Lina Ballance Oden and the widower of Achsah Burrus Oden. He is survived by two daughters, Sonja Doran of Mt. Vernon, Washington and Molly Stewart of Chandler, AZ; one son, Herbert Linwood Oden, Jr. of Harkers Island, NC; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, July, 10, 2004 at 11:00 AM with Masonic Rites and Rev. Charles Moseley and Dwight Burrus will officiate. Burial will follow in the Ballance Family Cemetery. A visitation will be at the church on Friday, July 9, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The family will be at the home of L.B. Fulcher, 58213 Fulcher Lane, Hatteras at other times. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Kenneth Wade Oden

HATTERAS - Kenneth Wade Oden, 58, of Hatteras, died Monday, July 12, after a short illness.  He is survived by his mother and father, Carlos Desmond and Josephine Austin Oden of Hatteras; a brother, Jeff Oden and his wife Katie of Hatteras; and their daughter Marci.  Kenneth was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 and a co-owner/manager of the Sea Gull Motel in Hatteras.  Though he was little in stature, he left some might big footprints as can be attested to by his many friends.  A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Moseley and Dwight Burrus.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is assisting the Oden family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 15, 2004; pg. 8A)

Pauline Peele Oden
The Coastland Times – Friday, Feb. 18, 1993; pg. 5B

Ruby H. Oden

HATTERAS – Miss Ruby H. Oden, 77, of Hatteras died Saturday night in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Elizabeth City, following a long illness.  She was a former resident of Norfolk, Va., and a resident of Hatteras for the past 25 years.  She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was a former employee of Giant Open Air Marker in Norfolk.  She was a native of Hatteras, the daughter of the late Andrew S. and Mrs. Sabra Styron Oden.  She is survived by three nieces and six nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor.  Burial will follow in the Oden Cemetery in Hatteras with Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 2, 1982)

James Langwood Oglesby

James Langwood Oglesby of Jarvisburg died May 17 in a Dare County medical facility.  He was 45.  Mr. Oglesby, a native of Savannah, was a long-distance truck driver.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and he was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodis Church of Manns Harbor.  He was the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Oglesby, Sr. and the late Jenny Mae Helmly Oglesby.  Mr. Oglesby is survived by his wife, Patricia Justice Oglesby of the home; four sisters, Lenice Burris of Rincon, Ga., Mary Kieffer of Springfield, Ga., Jeanelle Henley of Winchester, Tenn., and Janice Miller of Guyton, Ga.; one brother, Woodrow W. Oglesby, Jr. of Springfield, Ga.; 20 nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services were held Monday by the Rev. Jim Tosto at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 23, 1996; pg. 8A)

Olaf Hamilton Olsen

BUXTON, N.C. - Olaf Hamilton Olsen, 67, died Friday [Nov. 29, 1980] in his home.  He was a native of Buxton and lived here all his life.  He was retired from Curtis Bay Marine Co. and attended Buxton Assembly of God Church.  Survivors include nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church by the Revs. James Stemple and Fred Roberts.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Buxton with Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Almy Jones O'Neal

SALEM, VA. - Almy Jones O'Neal, 69, formerly of Norfolk, died Jan. 15, 1992.  Mr. O'Neal was born in Hatteras.  He was the widower of Doris M. O'Neal.  Survivors include two daughters: Patricia Whitley and Anna M. O'Neal; a son, Almy O'Neal, Jr. of Korea; a brother, Dallas O'Neal of Virginia Beach; and 6 grandchildren.  Services were held Jan. 17, 1992 in John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home.  (unknown newspaper)

Alonzo John O'Neal

Alonzo John O'Neal, 93, died at his home in Hatteras Friday [Jan. 10, 1964] after a long illness.  He was a native of Hatteras, a member of Hatteras Methodist Church, a member of the Order of Woodmen of the World and was employed as caretaker for the Gooseville Gun Club and a retired fisherman.  He was the son of the late John Francis and Barbara Styron O'Neal and husband of the late Zilphia Austin O'Neal.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lora Willis of Hatteras; one sister, Mrs. Annie Austin of Frisco; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Wayne Wingfield, pastor.  Burial followed in the family plot.  (unknown newspaper)

Amos Wade O'Neal
The Coastland Times – Thursday, January 16, 1986; pg. 8A

Arretta Midgett O'Neal

MANTEO - Arretta Midgett O’Neal, 98, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her residence.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Buxton, NC the daughter of the late Thomas and Louria Dailey Midgett and was the widow of the late Benjamin Sheldon O’Neal.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Midgett.   Mrs. O’Neal was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  Mrs. O’Neal is survived by two sons, Thomas O’Neal and wife, Janice of Manteo and Benjamin O’Neal, Jr. and wife, Linda of Wanchese; a brother, Edison Midgett of Manteo; seven grandchildren, David O’Neal and wife, Terri, Ken O’Neal and wife, Carolyn, Brad O’Neal and wife, Aleona, Kevin O’Neal and wife, Julie, Nicole Harper and husband, Britt, Colby O’Neal and wife, Lara, and Ashley O’Neal and wife, Abby; great grandchildren, Jesica, Samantha and husband, Kyle, Tommy, Brady, Lada, Nick, Jena, Sophia, Caleb, Braden, Ayden, Daylen, and Madalyn;  and one great-great grandson, Colton.  A funeral service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Arthur Draper O'Neal

WANCHESE - Arthur Draper "Ossie" O'Neal, 57, died Friday, July 31, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. O'Neal was born in Manteo and was a retired commercial fisherman.  he was the son of the late William Pugh and Clemmie Styron O'Neal.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by one sister, Sadie Payne of Wanchese; three brothers: Montie Howard O'Neal of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Tommy O'Neal of Baltimore, Md. and Willie O'Neal of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Bill Holliday with burial in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 4, 1998)

Benjamin Sheldon O'Neal

MANTEO - Benjamin Sheldon O'Neal, 95, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at his residence. Born in Manteo, he was the son of the late Leon and Zilphia Hooper O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Chief Boatswain Mate after 26 years of service and later retired as the Dare County Tax Supervisor after 15 years of service. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM. Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife, Arretta Midgett O'Neal of the residence; two sons, Thomas O'Neal and wife Janice of Manteo and Benjamin O'Neal, Jr. and wife Linda of Wanchese; seven grandchildren, David O'Neal and wife Terri, Ken O'Neal and wife Carolyn, Brad O'Neal, Kevin O'Neal and wife Julie, Nicole Harper and husband Britt, Colby O'Neal and wife Lara, and Ashley O'Neal and wife Abby; eleven great grandchildren, Jessica, Samantha and husband Kyle, Tommy, Brady, Nick, Jena, Sophia, Caleb, Braden, Ayden and Daylen; and one great-great grandson, Colton. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the O'Neal family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 21, 2007; pg. 12A)

Beulah Anna O'Neal

RODANTHE - Mrs. Beulah Anna O'Neal, 71, widow of Fred B. O'Neal and a daughter of Jimmie M. and Cynthia Jane Midgett, died in a Norfolk hospital Sunday night [July 17, 1966].  A lifelong resident of Rodanthe, she was a member of Fairhaven Methodist Church, Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge, Ladies Aid Society and Women's Christian Association.  Surviving are five daughters. Mrs. Helen Midgett and Mrs. Cynthia Williams of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, Mrs. Lovie Midgett of Chesapeake and Mrs. Olive Patrick of Norfolk; three sons, Oscar and Jimmie O'Neal of Rodanthe and Arvil O'Neal of Virginia Beach; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Midgett of Manteo; 27 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Fairhaven Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery with rites by The Rebekah Lodge.  Twiford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, July 19, 1966)

RODANTHE - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Anna O'Neal, who died in Norfolk Sunday night, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. Vernon L. Bauer, pastor, and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, a retired Methodist minister.  Mrs. Allen Gray and Edward Hooper sang "How Great Thou Art".   Mrs. Louise Leary sand "The Eastern Gate" and the church choir sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken."  They were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Norma Cahoon.  Asa Gray, Sr., Julian Gray, John Herbert, Herbert Midgett, Marvin Toler, and Ernest Lee Styron served as pallbearers.  Graveside services were conducted by Mrs. Ruby Toler, Noble Grand of the Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge.  Mrs. Alpine Midgett and Mrs. Virginia O'Neal sang "Give Me the Roses While I Live."  Members of the Rebekahs and the church choir sang "Nearer My God To Thee."  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, July 22, 1966)

Beverly Moss O'Neal

CHESAPEAKE - Beverly Moss O'Neal, 63, died Nov. 9, 1989 in his home.  Mr. O'Neal, a native of Hatteras, had retired from McAllister Brothers.  He was the widower of Catherine O'Neal and a Methodist.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity Lodge #10, Loyal Order of Moose #39, and Knights of Pythias.  Survivors include a step-son, Danny O'Neal of Virginia Beach; a sister, Doris Ballance of Ocracoke; two brothers: George R. O'Neal of Chesapeake and Bradley D. O'Neal of Elizabeth City; and a grandchild.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Twiford Colonial Chapel by the Rev. Ed Nobel.  A funeral will be held in Hatteras at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Sweeley.  Burial will be in the Oden Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA - unknown date)

 Blaine O'Neill [O'Neal]

Miss Carrie Gaskins was found after her disappearance.  Her brother-in-law was S.L. Dosher of the Weather Service.  Her sweetheart, Blaine O'Neill of Hatteras, died last October [Oct. 2, 1902] at Hatteras.  (The Economist Weekly [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, January 2, 1903)

Calvin Gene O'Neal, Sr.

Calvin Gene O’Neal, Sr., 54, of Kinston, died, Monday, June 28, 2004, in Kinston. Mr. O’Neal was born in Manteo, N.C. and was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mr. O’Neal was a wonderful husband who was always there for his family and will be truly missed by those he left behind.  He was the son of Nettie Rogers O’Neal of Nags Head, N.C. and the late Albert O’Neal and the husband of Biggie O’Neal of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are one son; Calvin Gene O’Neal, Jr. and one sister Gloria Flowers both of Manteo, one brother; Willie O’Neal of Virginia and two grandchildren; Lindsey Leigh O’Neal and Cyle Gene O’Neal.  A service of remembrance will be held Friday, July 2, 2004, in Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo at 6:00 p.m. Friends may join the family at their residence 2751 Branchwood Drive in Kinston, Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford Funeral Home Manteo is assisting the O’Neal family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 1, 2004; pg. 12A)

Carrie Winston Gray O'Neal
The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 8, 2007; pg. 12A

Curtis O'Neal

12-YEAR OLD BOY VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK - Curtis O'Neal, 12-year old boy, was the victim of a heart attack which seized him while he was on the way to Sunday School last Sunday morning and died shortly after falling from his bicycle.  The lad lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. O'Neal, who took him at the death of his parents when he was an infant.  Mrs. O'Neal had helped him prepare for Sunday School and was watching from the doorway as he rode his bicycle along the road.  He suddenly toppled and fell from the bike.  His grandmother ran to him but he died almost immediately.  The boy's death came as a great shock and grief to the community of Kitty Hawk where he was well known and loved.  He is survived by his paternal grandparents of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Peggie O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; one brother, George Emerson O'Neal, USN in the Pacific; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hughes of Cape May, N.J.; one nephew and several cousins, uncles and aunts.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)

Daisy Stowe O'Neal

Daisy Stowe O’Neal, 89, of Hatteras, NC went to her heavenly home, July 8, 2013. She was born in Hatteras, NC on March 16, 1924 to Walter and Nora Stowe. She is survived by Ephraim O’Neal her husband of 69 years. She was a faithful wife, mother and Granny. Called Mrs. Daisy by the many people that knew her, she was well known for her sweet smile and quiet ways. Her kitchen was a place that was always open, and the quote is that “there is always plenty in the pot”. Many visitors have been blessed to eat her cooking.  She was survived by her three children: Wayne O’Neal and Judy, of Piedmont, AL; Peggy Braddock and Samuel, of Bonifay, FL;  Alethia Joy Willis and Durwood, of Hatteras, NC. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Wayne O’Neal, Jr. and Kelly, Lori O’Neal, Kenny McArthur, Brian McArthur and Olga, Woody Willis and Karla, Natasha Farrow and Lester.  She was also a very proud Granny to six great grandchildren: Cody McArthur, Aleah McArthur, Ezekiel Willis, Adalyn Willis, Lester Farrow V (Quin), Cameron O’Neal.  A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 6-7:30pm, at Hatteras Assembly of God.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 2pm at Hatteras Assembly of God with Pastor Jeyakumar officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dallas Evans O'Neal, Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Dallas Evans O'Neal, Sr., 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, February 21, 2012.  A native of Hatteras Island, N.C., Dallas was a longtime resident of Virginia Beach. He worshipped the Lord at Spring Branch Community Church where he was a beloved member.  Dallas served in the United States Coast Guard and was awarded the Purple Heart for Bravery in World War II.  He enjoyed coaching boy's baseball, playing golf, and cards with his buddies.  He donated his body to medical science.  Dallas was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Katherine Delegeorgis O'Neal and his brother, Almy Jones O'Neal.  Dallas is survived by his wife, Mary Baggett O'Neal; a daughter, Mary O'Neal Brewer and her husband, H. Thomas Brewer; a son, Dallas Evans O'Neal Jr. and his wife, Celeste McCormick O'Neal; grandsons Sam, Chad, Aaron, Andrew, and Zachary; and three nephews and two nieces.  After Katherine's passing, Dallas was blessed to have wed Mary Baggett O'Neal. Mary loved and cared for Dallas through his final days.  Mary's family, Julia Weeks, husband, Robert; Debbie Jackson, husband Dave; Joseph Baggett, wife Leila; Jennifer Berg, husband Bob; grandchildren, Rob, Torie, Ryan, Brandon, Travis, Benjamin, Christopher; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Mackenzie, and Hailey, cherished and embraced Dallas as a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  Dallas leaves behind dear friends Joe Canupp, Joe DiGeronimo, Michael Simone, and their families.  It has been a long journey, filled with many challenges that would have stopped the average man. Through God's strength, you have endured and been a wonderful blessing to all who know you. Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior. We will always love you and miss you. /s/ Your Family.   A memorial service will be held at Spring Branch Community Church, Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, February 24, 2012)

Dalton Washington O'Neal

GRANDY - Dalton Washington O'Neal, 63, died at his residence on Saturday, March 1.  A native of Rodanthe, he was a pipefitter and former owner and operator of Dalton O'Neal Plumbing and Heating, also a member of local #110 Plumbers and Fitters of Norfolk, Va., for over 40 years.  He was the husband of Shirley Joanne Whittington O'Neal of the residence and the son of the Late Frederick And Ethel Midgett O'Neal.  Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters: Sandra O'Neal of Rodanthe and Cheryl Little of Mexia, Texas; a son, Charles O'Neal of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters: Verona Jennings of Hertford and Brenda Ewell of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Ronnie and Gary O'Neal, both of Dare County; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Graveside services will be March 5 in the O'Neal-Midgett Family Cemetery at Rodanthe, with the Rev. Michael Jordan officiating.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 4, 1997)

Dan Dexter O'Neal

HATTERAS - Dan Dexter O'Neal, 58, died Saturday, February 28, 2009 at his residence. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Kathrine and Beverly Moss O'Neal and was preceded in death by his first wife, Connie Cassidy O'Neal. He was a Captain with the NCDOT Ferry Division, a sergeant with the US Army Reserves, and was a forty year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where he was a Past VA State President and Regional Officer.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife, Marianne Nielsen O'Neal; two sons, Gregory O'Neal and wife Martha and Michael Brauer; two daughters, Debra Hendricks and husband Thomas and Patricia Soukup and husband William; six grandchildren, Danica J. O'Neal, Cassidy R. O'Neal, Amanda G. Oppenheim, Sarah K. Hendricks, Katelyn G. Hendricks, and Seth A. Hendricks and wife Amber; and numerous cousins and friends, too many to mention but much appreciated and loved.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Moseley and the Rev. Cory Oliver. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, VA on Wednesday at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 3, 2009; pg. 6A)

David Allen O'Neal

WANCHESE - David Allen O'Neal, Sr., 62, died Wednesday, April 7 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. O'Neal, born in Rock Hill, S.C., was retired supervisor of building and grounds for Dare County.  He was the son of the late Rudolph Garland, Sr. and Sally Rainey O'Neal and the husband of Grace Quidley O'Neal of the residence.  Besides his wife, Mr. O'Neal is survived by three daughters: Robin Colleen O'Neal of Weeksville, Doris O'Neal Leach of Manns Harbor, and April O'Neal Farence of Wanchese; one son, David Lyle O'Neal, Jr. of Wanchese; two sisters: Margaret "Mickey" Gibbs of Wanchese and Viola Midgett of Raleigh; one brother, Randolph "Randy" O'Neal, Jr. of Wanchese; and seven grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Holliday officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 8, 1999)

David F. O'Neal , Goldie Payne O'Neal , & Goldie O'Neal

GAS HEATER FUMES KILL FIVE IN HOME; Norfolk, Va.; Feb. 7, 1938 - Five persons were dead here today, victims, Coroner C.D.J. Mac Donald said, of carbon monoxide gas from a hot water heater.  They were David O'Neal, 40, former tugboat first mate here; Mrs. Goldie Payne O'Neal, 32, his wife; Goldie O'Neal, 7, their daughter; Lloyd Hayman, a roomer, and Mrs. Effie May Alligessen, 19.  The bodies were discovered at the O'Neal home by two little girls who came to play with Goldie.  They entered the unlocked front door and saw the bodies on the floor and assumed the five were asleep.  Going outside to play, they told George Jensen, a neighbor, that the O'Neals were sleeping on the floor.  Jensen investigated and called the police.  The little girls were Ramona Williams, 9, a niece of Mrs. O'Neal, and Marie Setzer, a friend.  Coroner MacDonald said the five died about 9 o'clock Saturday night.  Mrs. Alligessen was in bed.  O'Neal's body was across the bed in a posture which indicated he had fallen.  The other 3 were on the floor.  (San Antonio Express [San Antonio, TX] - February 7, 1938; pg. 1)  [View their tombstones here]

Delton M. O'Neal

Delton M. O’Neal, 73, of Bark Lane, passed away Aug. 8, 2005, in Virginia Beach. A native of Kitty Hawk, N.C., he was the son of the late Melvin and Mary O’Neal and the widower of Helen C. O’Neal. He was a retired crane operator with Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 147. He attended Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah M. Miller of Virginia Beach; a son, Dale M. O’Neal of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and a sister, Norma M. Foutz of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Melissa Summerford and Donald Miller, both of Virginia Beach, and Cassandra O’Neal, of North Carolina; and a great- grandchild, Christian Summerford. A funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Kempsville Chapel with the Rev. Prentis McGoldrick officiating. The burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 11, 2005; pg. 14A)

Doris Violet O'Neal
The Coastland Times – Tuesday, March 15, 1977; pg. 12

Elbert O'Neal

ELIZABETH CITY - Elbert O'Neal, 64, died Tuesday [May 3, 1977] in Albemarle Hospital. A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the husband of Mrs. Sadie Brice O'Neal. He was retired form the Coast Guard after 26 1/2 years as a chief warrant officer. Afterwards he was an engineer for Sam Beacham in Kitty Hawk. Other survivors include 3 daughters: Mrs. Dalton Beasley of Henderson, Mrs. Jack Bateman of Elizabeth City and Mrs. James Johnson of Hobson, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Eva Perry of Kitty Hawk; two brothers, Melvin O'Neal of Virginia Beach and Mitchell H. O'Neal of Amityville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Memorial Chapel. A funeral will be held Thursday in Austin Cemetery In Kitty Hawk by the Rev. James Davenport and the Rev. Hargett. Military honors will be accorded.  (unknown newspapers - Wednesday, May 4, 1977 and Thursday, May 5, 1977)

Evelyn Williams O'Neal

MANTEO - Evelyn Williams O'Neal, 85, of Manteo, died Monday, May 30, in a local nursing home.  Mrs. O'Neal was born in Avon and was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Minerva Gray Williams and the wife of the late Charles Edward O'Neal.  Survivors include three sisters: Helen Scarborough, Mildred Austin and Jeannie Williams, all of Manteo; a brother, Herscal P. Williams, Sr. of Elizabeth City; three grandchildren, Robert C. O'Neal, Jr., David S. O'Neal and Michael R. O'Neal, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held June 1 in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by Rev. Robert Bundy with burial to follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 31, 1994)

Fred O'Neal

RODANTHE, N.C. - Fred O'Neal, 74, husband of Mrs. Beulah Midgette O'Neal and son of Jacob and Mrs. Mary Douglas O'Neal, died in a Norfolk hospital Saturday [June 15, 1963]  at 9 p.m.  He was a member of Fairhaven Methodist Church and was retired from the US Coast Guard after 27 years of service.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons: Oscar O'Neal of the Coast Guard and Arval O'Neal and Jimmy O'Neal of Norfolk; five daughters: Mrs. Helen Midgette and Mrs. Cynthia Williams of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, N.C., Mrs. Lovie Midgette of Chesapeake, Va., and Mrs. Olive Patrick of Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Creedon Midgette and Mrs. Rebecca Midgette. [rest of obituary is missing]  (unknown newspaper)

RODANTHE - Funeral services for Fred B. O'Neal, who died in U.S. Public House Hospital in Norfolk, were conducted Thursday afternoon in Fairhaven Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister.  A duet "How Great Thou Art" was sung by Mrs. Norma Cahoon and Edgar Hooper. The choir sang "Beyond the Sunset", "My Soul in Sad Exile" and "The Last Mile of the Way".  Mrs. Jack Cahoon accompanied at the organ.  The casket was draped with an American flag and the casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern.  Military services were conducted at the grave with E.R. Hudson, G.J. Gerarida, W.G. Lewis, F.T. Merritt, F.N. Chaudior, H.D. Scarborough and F.M. Fisher as pallbearers.  Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, June 21, 1963)

Fred O'Neal, Jr.

Fred O'Neal, Jr. of Rodanthe burned to death in a fire which destroyed the home of his parents Monday night [Oct. 3, 1961].  Mr. & Mrs. O'Neal were in Norfolk visiting relatives.  The son, who owns a home nearby where his wife and five children live, was spending the night in his father's house.  The fire is reported to have broken out at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.  D.R. Basnett of Buxton, Deputy Sheriff, went to the scene.  The remains of O'Neal were brought to Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo.  Fred O'Neal is a retired Coast Guardsman who for many years was stationed at nearby stations.  He has been retired for more than 20 years.  The family is one of those most highly regarded in the community.  The home which was lost was a large tee-shaped two-story house on the west side of the state road.  Jim Hankins and Jesse Stamey of the National Park Service from Buxton brought equipment to the scene to fight the fire.  The funeral was conducted Thursday from the home of Charlie W. Midgett by Rev. Robert Johnson of Fairhaven Methodist Church and burial was in the family plot.  Frederick Dalton O'Neal, 47, was a native and lifelong resident of Rodanthe, a Coast Guardsman, having retired in 1957 after serving 20 years.  He was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Midgett O'Neal; his parents, Fred. B. and Beulah Midgett O'Neal; three sons: Dalton W., F. Ronnie and Gary O'Neal, all of Rodanthe; two daughters: Mrs. Verona Jennings of Norfolk and Miss Brenda O'Neal of Rodanthe; five sisters: Mrs. Helen Midgett of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Zenova Hooper and Mrs. Olive Patrick of Norfolk, Mrs. Lovie Midgett of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Cynthia Williams of Elizabeth City; three brothers: Oscar O'Neal of Cape May, N.J., Arval O'Neal of Norfolk and Jimmie O'Neal of Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper)

Gary Wayne O'Neal

Gary Wayne O'Neal, 53, of Rodanthe, N.C. died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Fair Haven United Methodist Church. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Saturday, September 13, 2008)

Gary Wayne O’Neal, 53, of Rodanthe, died Thursday September 11, 2008, in his residence. Mr. O’Neal was born in Norfolk, VA and was a retired plumber and a member of FairH aven United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late Frederick Dalton and Ethel Midgett O’Neal.  Surviving are one daughter, Dusty Star Johnson of Greenville, NC; one son, Courtland Wayne O’Neal of Rodanthe; two sisters, Verona Jennings and husband Robert of Holiday Island, NC and Brenda Ewell and husband Bob of Virginia Beach, VA; one brother, Frederick R. O’Neal and wife Mary of Rodanthe and nieces and nephews. Mr. O’Neal was preceeded in death by a brother Dalton W. O’Neal.  A celebration of life will be in Fairhaven United Methodist Church Sunday September 14, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Chris Nobles. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Rodanthe. Friends may join the family at Fair Haven United Methodist Church Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, September 14, 2008; pg. 10A)

George Allen O'Neal

Funeral services for George Allen O'Neal, 85, who died at his home in Buxton at 18 a.m. on Sunday, August 26, were held at the home on Wednesday with the Rev. W.B. Gregory in charge of the rites.  Mr. O'Neal had been ill for five years.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  George Allen O'Neal was a native of Buxton and a lifelong resident of Dare County; he was the son of the late John B. and Lydia Barnett O'Neal.  He was a retired fisherman.  Mr. O'Neal was a member of the Buxton Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife, Lavinia Ferrell [should be Farrow] O'Neal; two brothers: John W. O'Neal of Gulfport, Miss. and Garland O'Neal of Norfolk; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, August 31, 1951; pg. 8)

George Emerson O'Neal, Sr.

George Emerson O’Neal, Sr., 87, of Nags Head, died, Monday, January 14, 2013 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Oscar and Florence Hughes O’Neal and the widower of Alice “Mickey” Kermon O’Neal. He was a retired mechanic for the State of New Jersey and served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Navy.  Mr. O’Neal is survived by two daughters, Neries Sullivan (Peggy) of Manteo and Michelle O’ Neal Jack of New Jersey; seven sons, Thomas Sullivan (Toni) of Sligo, NC, Douglas Sullivan (Kim) of Powells Point, NC, Ralph O’Neal (Bryna) of New Jersey, Ronnie O’Neal (Betsy) of Florida, George O’Neal Jr. of New Jersey, Steve O’Neal (Kelly)  of New Jersey, and Robert O’Neal; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy O’Neal and a brother, Curtis O’Neal.  A graveside memorial service will be held at the Powells Point Baptist Church Cemetery on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday  from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

George Oliver O'Neal

BUXTON - George Oliver O'Neal, Jr., 73, died Thursday, February 8 in an Avon medical facility.  Born in Avon, he was the son of the late George Oliver O'Neal, Sr. and the late Pearl Miller O'Neal.  He was retired senior master sergeant in the US Air Force with over 24 years service, serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He also worked for N.C. Dept. of Transportation, Ferry Division, attended Lighthouse Assembly of God and was a Mason.  He is survived by his wife, Loretta Midgett O'Neal of the residence; 6 children (not named); 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Waterfield officiating.  Burial will be in the Quidley Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001; pg. 14A)

G. [George] Randall O'Neal

HATTERAS - G. [George] Randall O'Neal, 66, formerly of South Norfolk, died August 21 in a local hospital.  Mr. O'Neal was born in Hatteras on Aug. 25, 1932, son of the late Johnnie F. and Doris Oden O'Neal.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #795, Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698, Hatteras United Methodist Church, Doric Lodge #44, a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.  Mr. O'Neal retired from McAllister Brothers Towing Co. as a tugboat captain and docking pilot.  He is survived by his wife, Josephine Howard O'Neal of the home; his son George W. O'Neal of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters: Donna Hammock of Chesapeake and Lisa Harrell of Hertford; his brother Bradley D. O'Neal of Elizabeth City and sister, Doris Ballance of Ocracoke; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery with Masonic Rites.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 24, 1999; pg. 6B)

George Washington O'Neal

KITTY HAWK, N.C. - George Washington O'Neal, 90, a native of Nags Head and resident of Kitty Hawk for 63 years, died Thursday [March 23, 1967] at 12:45 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital after an illness of six weeks.  He was a son of Evan and Mrs. Mary Whitson O'Neal and the husband of the late Mrs. Ella Frances Tillett O'Neal.  He was a retired fisherman and member of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  Surviving are four sons: Odell Tillett O'Neal and Alvah O'Neal of Kitty Hawk, Melvin O'Neal of Virginia Beach, and Mitchell O'Neal of Amityville, Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Perry of Kitty Hawk; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.  A funeral service will be held in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Hank Wilkinson of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, has charge.  The family will be at the home of Mrs. Eva Perry in Kitty Hawk.  (unknown newspaper)

Grace Quidley O'Neal

WANCHESE - Grace Quidley O'Neal, 63, died Saturday, September 30 in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Manteo and was a homemaker and member of the Outer Banks Worship Center. Mrs. O'Neal was the daughter of the late Rowan H. and Gracie Midgett Quidley and the wife of the late David Allen O'Neal. Surviving are three daughters: Robin Colleen O'Neal of Weeksville, Doris O'Neal Leach and April O'Neal Farence, both of Wanchese; one son, David Lyle O'Neal. Jr. of Wanchese; four sisters: Lela Jone of Portsmouth, Va., Irene Payne, Jean Godfrey and Lois Twyne, all of Manteo; four brothers: Odell Quidley of Powells Point, Charles Quidley and Earl Quidley of Manteo, and Ralph Sears of Currituck; and eight grandchildren. Mrs. O'Neal was predeceased by her sister, Jan Baccus, and brothers, R.H. Quidley, Bill Quidley, and "Bud" Quidley. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. in the Outer Banks Worship Center, Nags Head, by the Rev. David J. Daniels and Dr. David Dalton. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 3, 2000; pg. 14A)

Hardy O'Neal

NATIVE OF AVON DIES IN SHIPWRECK OF BARGE - Capt. Hardy O'Neal, a native of Avon, lost his life Tuesday of last week when the barge Wilmington of which he was master was shipwrecked off Block Island, Rhode Island. Captain O'Neal made his home at 1326 22nd St., South Norfolk. His funeral was conducted Monday and he was interred in Riverside Memorial Park. He was the son of the late George and Mary O'Neal and husband of Margaret Williams O'Neal. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons: Hardy C. O'Neal, USN, and Elvie C. O'Neal, Merchant Marine; a daughter, Mrs. Nola Pace of South Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Gray of Avon and Mrs. Nola Chilton of Black Mountain; two brothers: George O'Neal of Avon and Loren O'Neal, USN; and a grandson, Hardy Pace of South Norfolk.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 12, 1945; pg. 1)

Herbert Joseph O'Neal

KITTY HAWK, N.C. - Herbert Joseph O'Neal, 78, a native of Hyde County, died Wednesday [Nov. 20, 1985] in his home.  Mr. O'Neal had retired as an operator of heavy duty machinery.  He was a member of Middletown Christian Disciple Church.  Survivors include his wife, Lydia Bell Midyette O'Neal; three daughters: Katie Griffin of Williamston, N.C., Elizabeth Ziegler of Elizabeth City and Ruth O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Florence Gibbs of Swan Quarter, N.C. and Estelle Smith of Dunn, N.C.; three brothers: Harry O'Neal of Canada, Charlie O'Neal of Engelhard, N.C. and Allen O'Neal of Belhaven, N.C.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  The graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Cecil Styons.  The family will be at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo, N.C. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, November 21, 1985)

Hudean Randolph O'Neal

Hudean Randolph O’Neal, 76, of Wanchese, passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 13, 2010.  A native of Manteo, he was the son of the late Warren R. O’Neal and Pearl Daniels O’Neal.  He is survived by his wife, Jennie Lee O’Neal, of the residence.  Mr. O’Neal had a distinguished career in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW04).  He also sailed as a Merchant Marine Officer and also went on to become a Captain with the NCDOT Ferry Division – Hattaras Inlet, after his career in the Coast Guard.  He was a true man of faith, an avid fisherman and firearms expert.  He won the National Pistol Championship and was a White House Pistol Instructor under the Kennedy Administration.  Mr. O’Neal ‘s civic involvement was extensive, he was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, Order of the Eastern Star R.I. 79, Order of the Scottish Rite of New Bern, Order of the Amaranth – Coastal Court 12, and the Khedive Temple of the Shrine.  He was a Lost Colony Alumnus and member of  Bethany United Methodist Church including the United Methodist Men, the Albemarle Emmaus Community, and was a lifetime member of the Military Officers’ Association. Mr. O’Neal was a father and hero to his children, Lynn O. Fidanzato and husband Mike, Peggy O. MacQuinn and husband Allen, Randolph W. O’Neal and wife Bonnie, Shannon O. Twiddy and husband Tommy, and Erin O. McCown and husband Buddy. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Max L. Brown and wife Jami, Michael T. Brown, J. Hudean Schillings and wife Amanda, Mary L. Schillings, Dennis W. Schillings, Trenton R. O’Neal, Sarah K. Davis, Evan T. Davis, and Wallace H. McCown, III.  Left to cherish his memory are his great-grandchildren, Warren A. Brown, M. Taylor Brown, Jr., Allison K. L. Brown, and A. Scout Schillings. The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese with Coast Guard Honors rendered at Cudworth Cemetery, immediately following the church service.  The Visitation will be held Monday evening at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ida Meekins O'Neal
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 10. 1981; pg. 11A

Ida Willis West O'Neal

Ida Willis West O’Neal, 99, of Hatteras, NC died June 4, 2003, Wednesday, in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. She was born in Hatteras, NC to the late Charlie H. and Mary Alice Gaskins Willis and was the widow of the late John L. West and Milon O’Neal. Mrs. O’Neal was a member of the Hatteras Assembly of God Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Marion Vella of Corpus Christi, Texas and Martha W. Quidley of Hatteras, NC; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Charlie W. West.  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 9, 2003, at 2:00pm in the Hatteras Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Odom Family Cemetery. The family receive friends at the Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC on Friday evening, June 6 from 7:00 until 8:00 PM and at other times at the residence. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 5, 2003; pg. 10A)

Ila Grace Sadler O'Neal

MANTEO - Ila Grace Sadler O’Neal, 92, of Manteo, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Nags Head. Mrs. O’Neal was born in Middletown, NC on March 20, 1921 and was a waitress and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Emmit Willie Sadler and Annie Mae Swindell Sadler and was the widow of Benjamin “Ben” W. O’Neal. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Willie Bell Sadler Liverman and Gilda Swaim.  Survivors include a niece, Lu Ann Swaim, a nephew Carl O. Swaim, and several other nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo with Rev. C.L. Reynolds officiating.  Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jackie Hanrahan O'Neal

NAGS HEAD - Jackie O'Neal, 84, passed peacefully on September 16, 2013. Born November 25, 1928 to Leisle and Mamie Moore Hanrahan, Jackie grew up in Portsmouth, graduating from Churchland High in 1946. She married the love of her life, the late Don O'Neal, on December 4, 1948. Jackie was also preceded in death by her son Patrick. Survivors include her son Gary (Cindy), grandsons Sean and Bryce O'Neal, and her fabulous sisters: Louise Culbreth Morrison, Jean Godwin, and Butchie (Sid) Miller.
A memorial service will be held October 19, at St. Andrews Church by the Sea in Nags Head at 2 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, October 13, 2013)

Janice Williams O'Neal

GRANDY - Janice Williams O’Neal, 69, passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Friday, July 1, 2011.  A native of Colington, she was the daughter of the late Walter Delmar Williams and the late Madeline Quidley Williams. She is also predeceased by her two brothers, Ernest Williams and Dave Williams. Ms. O’Neal was a member of The Rock Church in Morganton, NC and was previously a member of the Ark International Church in Nags Head.  Ms. O’Neal is survived by her daughter, Stacy O’Neal and husband Gregory Humphrey of Colington, her two sons, Leonard O’Neal and wife Brenda of Grandy, Rebel O’Neal and fiancé Linda Bertholf of Elizabeth City and one sister, Christine Young and husband Albert of Morganton, NC.  Also left to cherish her memory are her 6 grandchildren, Rease O’Neal, Walter O’Neal, Madeline O’Neal, Cheryl Hunter, Wayne Starner, Bryanna O’Neal, two great-grandchildren, Owen and Dane Hunter, and one nephew, Marvin Evans.  A Graveside Funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Hilltop Cemetery in Colington with Rev. Billy Chapman officiating. The viewing will be held at Twiford Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6 – 8:00 pm. The family will receive friends, other times, at 100 Marshy Ridge Road, Colington, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Janie Rue O'Neal

HATTERAS - Miss Janie Rue O'Neal, 82, died Monday afternoon [April 5, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras.  She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a former employee of the Channel Bass Restaurant.  She was the daughter of the late Freeman S. and Mrs. Marina Nebraska Styron O'Neal.  She is survived by one brother, Oliver O'Neal of Hatteras; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras was in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Jennie Lee Hayman O'Neal

Jennie Lee Hayman O’Neal, 79, of Wanchese, died Friday, April 12, 2013 in Norfolk, VA.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Wanchese to the late Harry T. and Estelle Mann Hayman Lancaster and was the wife of the late Hudean Randolph O’Neal.  She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, Albemarle Emmaus, Past Worthy Matron of Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star and Coastal Court #12 Order of the Amaranth where she served as Past Royal Matron.  Surviving are four daughters, Jennie Lynn Fidanzato and husband, Mike, Peggy O. MacQuinn and husband, Allen all of Wanchese, Shannon O. Twiddy and husband, Tommy of Manns Harbor and Erin O. McCown and husband, Buddy of Manteo; one son, Randolph W. O’Neal and wife, Bonnie of Lewistown, PA; one brother, Harry T. Hayman, Jr. and wife, Ann of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Max L. Brown and wife, Jami, Michael T. Brown, J. Hudean Schillings and wife, Amanda, Mary L. Schillings, Dennis W. Schillings, Trenton R. O’Neal, Sarah K. Davis, Evan T. Davis and Wallace H. McCown, III; and great grandchildren, Warren A. Brown, M. Taylor Brown, Jr., Allison K.L. Brown and A. Scout Schillings. Mrs. O’Neal also had two very special friends, Caroline Stetson and Stacey Mann.  A celebration of life will be in Bethany United Methodist Church, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11:00a.m. by Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith and Rev. Ken Mann. A private graveside will be in Cudworth Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on  Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jimmie Covell O'Neal

RODANTHE, N.C. - Jimmie Covell O'Neal, 47, painter, died October 21, 1986 in a hospital.  Mr. O'Neal, a native of Hatteras, N.C., was a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  Survivors include his wife Petronella Van Schaik O'Neal; two daughters: Elizabeth Ann O'Neal of West Point, N.Y. and Linda S. O'Neal of Cumberland, Md.; a son, Jimmie C. O'Neal, Jr. of Weirton, West Virginia; a step-son, Richard H. Davelaar of Medford, Oregon; 5 sisters: Helen Midgett and Cynthia Williams, both of Elizabeth City, Lovie Midgett and Olive Patrick of Rodanthe, and Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, N.C.; a brother, Arval O'Neal of Rodanthe; and one step-grandchild.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – unknown date)

John Divine O'Neal, Sr.

AVON - John Divine O'Neal, Sr., 67, died Wednesday, August 22 at his residence.  Mr. O'Neal was born in Avon to the late Frank and Ethel Williams O'Neal.  He was a retired Engineman, 2nd Class, with 16 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of St. John United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Olive Gray O'Neal of the residence; five daughters: Bonnie Dillard of Chesapeake, Va., Joanne Hayes of Wilmington, Michelle Davis of Avon, Laura Pitetti of Buxton, and Lisa Sturgill of Avon; two sons: John D. O'Neal, Jr. of Buxton and Frank O'Neal of Avon; two sisters: Virginia Scarborough and Audrey Farrow, both of Avon; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at St. John United Methodist Church with the Revs. Kenny Tillett, Troy Freeman and Collins Gray officiating.  Burial was in the family cemetery in Avon.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 26, 2001; pg. 12A)

John Flowers O'Neal

John Flowers O'Neal, 69, of Hatteras, died Friday [Mar. 20, 1964] in a Norfolk hospital.  A native of Hatteras, he was a son Of Wallace and Mrs. Rhoda Peele O'Neal and the husband of Mrs. Doris Oden O'Neal.  He was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World.  He was a retired Merchant Marine captain.  Besides his widow, he is survived by 3 sons: Beverly M. O'Neal, George R. O'Neal and Bradley D. O'Neal, of Cheasapeake, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Doris O'Neal Ballance of Ocracoke; a sister, Mrs. Lovie Burrus of Hatteras; five grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Monday in Hatteras Methodist Church.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper – March 27, 1964)

Joseph King O'Neal

Joseph King O'Neal, 89, retired boatman and Coast Guardsman, died Monday [Mar. 30, 1964] in a Perquimans County nursing home after an illness of 3 years.  Born at Avon, he lived in Buxton.  He was the husband of the late Mrs. Sally Ann Miller O'Neal.  His parents were Warren Douglas and Mrs. Charity Ann O'Neal.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sumner Scarborough, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Ebbie Hooper, both of Avon; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was conducted Wednesday in Buxton Methodist Church by the Rev. Wayne Wingfield, pastor, and the Rev. Alvin W. Price of Assembly if God Church in Avon.  Burial was in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton with Twiford Funeral Home in charge.  (unknown newspaper – April 3, 1964)

Loran Pierce O'Neal [Sr.]

Loran Pierce O'Neal, 68, of Avon, died in his home Thursday, Nov. 16.  He was a lifelong resident of Avon.  He was a veteran of WW I & II and was a chief boatswain's mate in the Navy, retiring after 17 years.  He was employed as a boat captain after he left the service.  He was a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Avon and of American Legion Post #26 in Manteo.  He was a son of George H. And Of Mrs. Ida Midgett [should be Meekins] O'Neal.  Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Loran Pierce O'Neal, Jr., USCG, Townsend Inlet, N.J.; one brother, George O. O'Neal of Avon; one sister, Mrs. Nola Chilton of Morganton, N.C.; one grandchild.  A funeral service was conducted Saturday afternoon in the St. John's Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. M.L. Johnson, Jr. with Rev. Henry Wright, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, assisting.  The choir with Mrs. Gibb Gray, Jr. as accompanist sang, "No Night There", "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone" and "Beneath the Cross of Jesus".  Pallbearers were Luther Hooper, Fred Gray, Sr., Charlie Williams, Burgess Gray, Moody Meekins and George W. Meekins.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 24, 1961)

Lydia B. O'Neal

KITTY HAWK - Lydia B. O'Neal, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at her residence. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Hyde County and was a retired housekeeper at the Sea Ranch Motel.  She was the daughter of the late John P. And Alice Benson Midgette and the widow of Herbert Joseph O'Neal.  She is survived by three daughters: Katie Griffin of Williamston, Elizabeth Zeigler and husband Don of Kitty Hawk and Ruby O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; four sisters: Louise Knickerbarker and Annie Pearl Payne of Portsmouth, Va.; Addie Lee McKinney and Sheila Gibbs of Engelhard; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held Sunday, Jan. 12 at Austin Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel of Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 12, 1997)

Mary Burrus O'Neal

MANTEO, NC - Mrs. Mary B. O'Neal, 75, died Sunday morning [May 12, 1963] in a Raleigh hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Hatteras but had lived in Manteo a number of years. She was a daughter of Zora G. and Mrs. Annie Wahab Burrus and the widow of Robert H. "Bob" O'Neal. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, Women's Society for Christian Service and Eastern Star. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Herbert Creef, Sr. and a brother, Orlando Burrus, both of Manteo. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo by the Rev. Harold F. Leatherman. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Holland O'Neal

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Holland O'Neal, 84, died Sept. 20, 1994, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. O'Neal was born in Wanchese, N.C.  She was the widow of Melvin G. O'Neal and was a member of Thalia Lynn Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Norma O'Neal Foutz of Virginia Beach; a son, Delton O'Neal of Virginia Beach; three sisters: Velma Blume of Newport News, Carolyn Soule of New Orleans, La., and Sidney Phinney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother Roswell Sanderlin of Nags Head, N.C.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted Saturday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by the Rev. B.L. Kincaid and the Rev. James Foutz, Jr.  Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – September 22, 1994)

Maude O'Neal
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 13, 1987; pg. 7

Melvin Gold O'Neal

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Melvin Gold O'Neal, 87, of Brinson Lane, died Oct. 27, in a hospital.  Mr. O'Neal was a native of Kitty Hawk, and had retired as an engineer with Operating Engineers Local 147.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Holland O'Neal; a daughter, Norma O. Foutz of Virginia Beach; a son, Delton O'Neal of Virginia Beach; a sister, Eva Perry of Kitty Hawk; a brother, Mitchell O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, by Dr. Lawrence O. Harper and the Rev. Tommy Taylor.  Burial was in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 31, 1991; pg. 5B)

Minerva O'Neal

VETERAN ARMY NURSE, DARE NATIVE DIES - Minerva O'Neal, a native of Dare County, having the rank of Lt. Colonel in the US Army Nurse Corps, died at the age of 83 on January 29 [1971] in the US Veterans Hospital in Oteen after a long illness.  Lt. Col. O'Neal was a World War I veteran, having served in France and Germany.  After the war she served in the Philippines and held the job of Chief Nurse in several U.S. Veterans Hospitals in the United States, retiring in 1946, and leaving her old home in Hatteras to live in Black Mountain.  [a photograph accompanied this obituary]  (unknown newspaper)

Monnie O'Neal, Sr.

MILL CREEK - Monnie O’Neal, Sr., 73, of Mill Creek and a Dare County native, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at his residence.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City with the Rev. James Chadwick officiating.  Survivors include three sons; Dwight O’Neal and wife Pam of Virginia, R.B. O’Neal and wife Lisa of Marriot Island, Fla., and Sam O’Neal of Morehead City; a daughter, Nicky Ballance and husband Jack of Mill Creek; a brother, Pete O’Neal of Sulda, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Shannon O'Neal of Morehead City; also 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey S. O’Neal; son, Monnie Howard O’Neal, Jr.; two brothers: Arthur D. O'Neal and Walter Tom O'Neal; and a sister, Sadie Faye Payne.  The family will receive friends following the graveside service.  Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, NC.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 9, 2007; pg. 7A)

Naomi O'Neal

Miss Naomi O'Neal, 83, of Black Mountain, died April 25 [1977] in Black Mountain nursing home after a long illness.  A native of Cape Hatteras and a resident of Black Mountain for the past 30 years, she was a member of Friendship Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are three sisters: Miss Maude O'Neal of Highland Farm Retirement Home and Black Mountain, Mrs. Carrie Gray of Black Mountain and Mrs. Deah [Marina Jane “Dinah”] Dailey of Buxton; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services were held April 27 in Mountain View Memorial Park.  The Rev. Horwood Myers officiated.  (unknown newspaper)

Nettie Rogers O'Neal

COLINGTON - Nettie Rogers O’Neal, 77, of Colington, died Monday January 15, 2007 in Nags Head. Mrs. O’Neal was born in Duck and was a housewife and mother. She was a member of Colington United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late James and Annie Beasley Rogers and wife of the late William Albert O’Neal, Sr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Calvin Gene O’Neal, a sister, Braunda “Peanut” Beacham, and a brother, Wilbur Rogers.  Mrs. O’Neal is survived by a daughter, Gloria O’Neal Flowers of Myrtle Beach, SC; a son, William Albert O’Neal, Jr. of Natalie, VA; two sisters, Kathleen Melosky of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Brady Bridges of Colington, NC; a brother, Ernest “Sam Pete” Rogers of Wanchese, NC; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 11:00 am with Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:30 am prior to the service.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 16, 2007; pg. 12A)

Norwood O'Neal
The Coastland Times – Friday, May 13, 1966; pg. 8

Oliver O'Neal

Oliver O'Neal, 74, died Thursday, October 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Corbett Willis, in Manteo.  Mr. O'Neal was a native of Currituck County but had been making his home for some time with Mrs. Willis.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Maple.  Besides Mrs. Willis, Mr. O'Neal is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Bettie Hayman of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Mrs. Pennie Gordon of Duck and Mrs. Elmore Oden of Norfolk; three brothers: S.L. O'Neal of Kitty Hawk, J.C. O'Neal of Poplar Branch and W.W. O'Neal of Church's Island, Va.; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 27, 1944; pg. 1)

Oliver Goodwin O'Neal

Oliver Goodwin O'Neal, 14, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver O'Neal, at Hatteras at 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning [April 21, 1951]. Death was the result of a malignant condition that was first discovered after an accident in the spring of 1950 and against which medical science is powerless.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the family home.  The Rev. W.B. Gregory, assisted by Mrs. Arvilla Barnett, conducted the service.  Burial was in the Hatteras Cemetery.  Survivors are the parents, Oliver and Lodemia Austin O'Neal; one brother and one sister, Irwin Lee O'Neal and Bertha K. O'Neal.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1

Oswald Lee O'Neal

MANTEO - Oswald Lee O'Neal, 84, died Friday, January 19 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mr. O'Neal. born in Manteo, was a retired Supervisor for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late John Dameron and Mildred Etheridge O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal is survived by a daughter, Sharon O. Brickhouse of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Elizabeth Pearce of Manteo, NC; three grandchildren (Patricia Rae Stark, Shari Lee Rhea, David Eric Brickhouse), and four great-grandchildren; nephews (George Pearce, Billy Pearce, Jimmy Williams); and nieces (Martha Lee Cain, Thelma Jean Willkie). Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. George Speake officiating.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001; pg. 11A)   Kindly submitted by Linda Crumpler Pearce.

Patricia Kay O'Neal

BUXTON - Patricia Kay O’Neal, 61 of Buxton died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Buxton the daughter of the late Roland Ross O’Neal and Virginia Williams O’Neal.  Sissy was a very special lady, not just to her family, but to every person she met. Everyone was her friend. She always left a smile on your face and a warm place in your heart. A lady so much like Jesus because she loved everyone.  Ms. O’Neal is survived by three sisters, Mary Pendleton and husband, Larry, Barbara Gray and husband, Michael, and Debra O’Neal; her aunt and caregiver, Netta June Williams; two nephews, seven nieces, three great-nieces and two great-nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Lighthouse Assembly of God, Buxton on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm prior to the service.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patrick Joseph O'Neal

NAGS HEAD - Patrick Joseph O’Neal, 61, loving son and father, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2012.  He leaves behind two wonderful sons, Sean Patrick O’Neal, Bryce Anderson O’Neal, his mother Jackie Hanrahan O’Neal, a brother, Gary O’Neal, and the mother of his children, Dr. Janet Riddick.  Patrick’s kindness and humor will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Pearl Daniels O'Neal

Pearl Daniels O'Neal, 79, of Manteo, died April 19 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  A native of Wanchese, she was the daughter of the Late Oscar and Lillian Lynn Bliven Daniels and the wife of Warren R. O'Neal of the home.  She was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and Roanoke Island Chapter #79, Order of Eastern Star.  She was a homemaker.  Besides her husband, Mrs. O'Neal is survived by one son, Hudean O'Neal of Wanchese; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday April 21 in the Mt. Olivet Church by the Rev. Clarence Garner.  Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] –  Thursday, April 22, 1993)

Prochorus Lee O'Neal

Prochorus Lee O'Neal, who with Capt. John Allen Midgett and four others in 1918, participated in the sensational rescue of the crew of the British steamship Mirlo, fell dead Saturday afternoon while entering the door of the Methodist church in Rodanthe.  He was 65 years old and lived at Waves, a nearby community, all his life.  He was retired from the Coast Guard service.  He was one of the best beloved and respected citizens of the county.  The British government had decorated him with a medal from King George Fifth.  He had been given the American Cross of Honor along with the other members who participated in the rescue of the British seamen from a sea of blazing oil after their ship had been sunk by a German submarine.  Capt. John A. Midgett is dead, but other members of the crew are living--LeRoy Midgett of Wanchese, Clarence, Zion and Arthur Midgett of Rodanthe.  The body was interred in the Manteo Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 16, 1944; pg. 1)

Ralph Bryon O'Neal

STUMPY POINT - Ralph Bryon O'NEAL, 92, died Friday, December 28 at Health East Medical Center in Nags Head. Ralph was born in White Plains in Hyde County to the late Damon Pugh and Eula Farrow O'Neal. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, was a past master of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Temple of New Bern and 32nd Degree of the Sudan Temple of New Bern. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1931-1934. He was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Jones O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife, Lola Smith Pavlousky of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Margaret Ann O'Neal of Raleigh; two sons: Bryon Stephen O'Neal of Manteo and Marvin Wayne O'Neal of Goldsboro; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 30 at the Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Politicians, fishermen, Shriners, state employees and friends from across the state were among the estimated 200 mourners who paid their respects to Ralph Bryon O'Neal at funeral services Sunday at Shiloh Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. The day after attending the funeral, N.C. State President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight expressed the feelings of many who knew O'Neal. "With the passing of Ralph O'Neal, we have lost a treasure whom we all loved," said Basnight. O'Neal, 92, died on Friday, December 28 at Health East Medical Center in Nags Head. Affectionately dubbed the "mayor" of Stumpy Point, he was born in the White Plains community of Hyde County and was the son of the late Damon Pugh and Eula Farrow O'Neal and was married to the former Lola Smith Pavlousky of Virginia Beach. He moved to Stumpy Point on April 27, 1937 after serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. In an interview with the Sentinel last year, O'Neal said it was a date he remembered because he carved it on a piece of wood on Deep Creek Bridge two miles outside Dare County. He said he made the move to the mainland community because he would make $1 a day working for the N.C. Department of Transportation on a project to improve the sandy US 264, which still runs past Stumpy Point on its way to Manns Harbor. While delivering O'Neal's eulogy, the Rev. Thomas Jennings noted that many would miss seeing "Mr. Ralph" slowly cruise the area roads in his red car as he routinely visited numbers of people and places. His purpose was often to make sure that whatever projects might be underway in the community kept moving forward. Since his retirement three decades ago, much of his time was spent trying to ensure that his community received what it needed to survive and grow. In appreciation of his efforts, the volunteer fire department made O'Neal an honorary member and reserved a parking space for his use. He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church, a Past Master of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite Temple of New Bern and 32nd Degree of the Sudan Temple of New Bern. Also surviving are two sons: Bryon Stephen O'Neal of Manteo and Marvin Wayne O'Neal of Goldsboro; one daughter, Margaret Ann O'Neal of Raleigh; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Jones O'Neal. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements. (The Outer Banks Sentinel - January 2, 2002)

Randall Lee O'Neal

MANTEO - Randall Lee O'Neal, 46, died Saturday, July 27 in Manteo.  He attended the Assemblies of God local churches.  He was the son of the late James Bristo O'Neal, Jr. and Alice Brothers O'Neal.  He is survived by his daughter, Brandy O'Neal of Manteo; his sister: Ginger Meekins and husband Stanley of Buxton; a brother, Mary Ray O'Neal of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services will be held at the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese on Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Barnette officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, July 30, 2002; pg. 5A)

Randolph Garland O'Neal, Sr.

IN WANCHESE - Randolph Garland O'Neal, Sr. of Wanchese died Thursday in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 in the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Tom Clark and the Rev. jerry Jackson.  Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Mr. O'Neal was a native of Buxton and had resided in Wanchese for the past 30 years.  He was retired from the U.S.C.G. Service, having served in the Lighthouse service, and also retired from the Curtis-Bay Towing Co., serving on a tug boat.  He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late George Allen and Mrs. Louvenia Farrow O'Neal and husband of Mrs. Sallie Rainey O'Neal of the home.  Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Viola Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Margaret (Mickey) Biggs [obit for Sallie Rainey O'Neal states Margaret Gibbs; I don't know which is correct] of Wanchese; two sons: David L. O'Neal and Randy G. O'Neal, Jr., both of Wanchese; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - July 14, 1982; pg. 9)

Roland Ross O'Neal

BUXTON - Roland Ross O'Neal, 63, of Buxton, died Jan. 1 [1992] in Albemarle Hospital.  He was an engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, ferry division and attended Buxton Assembly of God Church.  A native of Buxton, he wad the son of Ethel Mae O'Neal and the late Frank David O'Neal.  He was the husband of Virginia W. O'Neal.  Other survivors include his four daughters: Patricia O'Neal of Buxton, Mary Pendleton, Portsmouth, Va., Barbara Gray and Debbie Reyes, both of Buxton; one brother, John O'Neal of Avon; three sisters: Virginia Scarborough, Rose Price, and Audrey Farrow, all of Avon.  Funeral services will be at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Friday, 2 p.m. followed by burial in the family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – unknown date)

Rowena Midgett O'Neal

WAVES - Mrs. Rowena Midgett O'Neal, 85, of Waves, died Sunday [April 22, 1973] at 4:35 p.m. in the U.S. Public Health Hospital in Norfolk after an illness of four months.  She was a native of Rodanthe and had lived in Waves for the past 54 years.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Orenda M. Midgett and widow of Prochorus Lee O'Neal.  She was a member of the Outer Banks Rebecca Lodge and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sons, Orville Wright O'Neal of Waves and Orviss Tazewell O'Neal of Virginia Beach, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Dora Baynor and Mrs. Bethany Belote of Norfolk, Mrs. Doris Gard of Nags Head and Mrs. Bertie Scarborough of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Midgett and Mrs. Bettie Midgett of Waves, Mrs. Colenda Midgett of Rodanthe and Mrs. Gerturde Baum of Norfolk; 23 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  The body was removed to Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, pending completion of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

 Sadie Brice O'Neal

ELIZABETH CITY - Sadie Brice O'Neal, 81, died Monday, July 17, in Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. She was a native of Currituck and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late George F. Brice and Leebarcia Morse Brice and the widow of Alvah E. O'Neal. Survivors include 3 daughters: Frances O. Beasley of Kill Devil Hills, Sadie O. Bateman of Elizabeth City and Carol O. Johnson of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters: Rose Lapenski of Hertford and Sue Gaskins of Coinjock; one brother: George Brice of Coinjock; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Graveside services will be conducted in Austin Cemetery on July 19. Twiford's Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 18, 1995)

Sallie Rainey O'Neal

WANCHESE, NC - Mrs. Sallie Rainey O'Neal, 80, of Wanchese, died Monday, August 5, at the Outer Banks Center.  She was the widow of Randolph Garland O'Neal, Sr.  Surviving are two daughters: Margaret "Mickey" Gibbs of Wanchese and Viola O. Midgett of Manteo; two sons: David O'Neal, Sr. and Randy O'Neal, Jr., both of Wanchese; two sisters: Edna Wilbanks of Rock Hill and Neily Steinke of Warsaw, Wisconsin; her brother: John Reid of Rock Hill; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Twiford Colony Funeral Home in Manteo and other times at the home of Margaret Gibbs [obit for Randolph Garland O'Neal, Sr. states Margaret Biggs; I don't know which is correct], Burrus Road, Wanchese.   Burial in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese, NC.  (The Herald [Rock Hill, SC] - August 6, 1991)

Samuel O'Neal

Funeral services for Samuel O'Neal, 59, who died Tuesday [Mar. 11, 1952] in a Norfolk hospital following a long illness, were conducted Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Almy Burrus in Hatteras.  Burial was in the O'Neal Cemetery.  Mr. O'Neal, husband of the late Mrs. Mary O'Neal, and son of the late Wallace and Rodie Peele O'Neal, was a native of Hatteras but had lived in Norfolk for the last six years.  he was a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church and a veteran of World War I.  He is survived by two sons: Dallas O'Neal of Hatteras and Almy O'Neal of Norfolk; one sister, Mrs. Almy Burrus of Hatteras; and one brother, John O'Neal of Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 14, 1952; pg. 1)

Shirley Rollinson O'Neal

HATTERAS - Shirley Rollinson O'Neal, 73, died Sunday, February 25 at Britthaven Nursing Home.  Mrs. O'Neal was born in South Boston, Mass. and was a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Robert C. Rollinson, Sr. and the late Patricia Williams Rollinson Herbert and was preceded in death by her husband, Amos W. O'Neal, Sr. and two brothers, Robert C. Rollinson, Jr. and John Boyd Rollinson.  Mrs. O'Neal is survived by two daughters: Mary P. Dias and husband Arthur of Fall River, Mass, and Elizabeth S. Jacob and husband Albert of Wilson; three sons: Amos "Wade" O'Neal, Jr. and wife Pat of Franksville, Wisconsin, Andrew "Carl" O'Neal and wife Shelby of Spring Hope, and Jospeh "Joe" O'Neal and wife Cindy of Hatteras; four sisters: Peggy Gilbert of Spindale, Audrey Rollinson of Buxton, Bette Gray of Rodanthe, and Celia Maree Meekins of Raleigh and Manteo; a brother, Victor Rollinson of Wanchese; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras Assembly of God on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Baker officiating.  Burial will following in the Austin Family cemetery in Hatteras.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001; pg. 11A)

Talmage Ray O'Neal. Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Talmage Ray O'Neal, Sr., 43, the husband of Mrs. Iola Austin O'Neal and a son of Mrs. Carrie Gray O'Neal of Avon, N.C. and the late Talmage O'Neal, died in his home Friday [Oct. 27, 1972]. A native of Long Island, N.Y., he lived here 19 years. He was service manager for Price's Inc. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, Talmage R. O'Neal, Jr. and two daughters, Miss Donna Marie O'Neal and Miss Cathy Ann O'Neal, all of Virginia Beach; and a brother, Earl O'Neal of Savannah, Ga. A funeral service will be held in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside, on Monday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Horace A. Culpepper. Burial will be in Buxton, N.C. at 2 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 29, 1972)

V.J. [Velton Jones] O'Neal

MOREHEAD CITY - Mr. V.J. "Puck" O'Neal, 92, of Morehead City, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 11, 2010.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Memorial Methodist Church with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Bay View Cemetery in Morehead City.  V.J. "Puck" O'Neal was born in Hatteras, NC, on December 2, 1917, but the family moved to Morehead City when he was five years of age. He started the first grade here and received all of his formal education in Morehead City. He went into the seafood business in 1941, but his business career came to a quick halt with the start of World War II. During the war he was in the US Army Air Corps. As a radio operator on board a B-26 Bomber he flew 51 missions in the European Theater. Most were out of England but the latter ones were from France. He was discharged in September 1945 and upon his return to Morehead City he started back in the seafood business the next day. In 1953, he started doing some business in Key West, FL. In 1958, he and Pearl moved to Key West and he opened the V.J. O'Neal Shrimp Company. In 1959, he merged with another Key West shrimp company and his business became the Thompson-O'Neal Shrimp Company. In 1961, he opened new shrimp packing companies in Texas and in British Guyana, South America. In 1962, he opened the "International Food Corporation" in Tampa, FL, a brokerage house that bought and sold seafood all over the world. In 1971, he bought a shipyard in St. Augustine, FL. It started demanding so much of his time that he sold out his interest in the shrimp and seafood companies in 1976. The "St. Augustine Trawler Company, Inc." occupied most of his time and life during the next 19 years. That business grew to be the largest commercial trawler construction and repair business in the United States. It was the only trawler construction business in the world, building trawlers out of wood, steel, and fiberglass at the same time. In 1979 he started "V.J. O'Neal & Company, Inc." a deep-sea scallop business in Seaford, VA. In the early 1980s, he became a major stock holder in the "Western Branch Metals Company" which sells stainless steel world-wide, mostly to the boating industry. In the mid 1980s he started "Puck O'Neal Seafood, Inc.", a seafood business and "L & O Marine Hardware, Inc.", a hardware business, both in Cape Canaveral, FL. Along the way in his busy career he found time for Key West Lions Club. He was on the Board of Directors of the Key West Chamber of Commerce, Key West Country Club, Florida National Bank, and was Commodore of the Key West Yacht Club. He has been a member of the BPO Elks and the American Legion for over 52 years. He has been a Mason for over 49 years and a Shriner for over 48 years. He was also in the Morehead City Jaycees. In 1981, he became President of the South Eastern Fisheries Association, whose home office is in Tallahassee, FL. In 1991, he and Pearl moved back to Morehead City into semi-retirement. He has belonged to Franklin Memorial Methodist Church for over 70 years. In 1998 he started the "V. J. 'Puck' O'Neal Scholarship Fund." It will be administered by the Carteret County Giving Foundation and will fund two full four-year scholarships each year, one in Marine Science and one in Christian Ministry.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Pearl Willis O'Neal.  Special thanks go to Karen Thompson, caregivers Andy Hardee, Debbie Parmin, Sheila Williams, Tammy Murrell, and Sandra Brown.   The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at Munden Funeral Home.  Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, NC.  (The Sun Journal [New Bern, NC] - Sunday, November 14, 2010)

Virginia Lucille Williams O'Neal

BUXTON - Virginia Lucille Williams O'Neal, 67, of Buxton, died Friday, Jan. 3, at her residence.  Mrs. O'Neal was a native of Buxton and a homemaker.  She attended the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church.  She was the daughter of the late Delmer Wilson and Fannie Tolson Williams and the widow of Roland Ross O'Neal.  Mrs. O'Neal is survived by four daughters: Patricia O'Neal, Barbara Gray and Debra Keyes, all of Buxton, and Mary Pendleton of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Netta Williams of Buxton; one brother, Laymon Williams of Buxton; and eight grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Jan, 5 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton by the Rev. Elmo Daniels.  Burial followed in the family cemetery behind the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 7, 1997; pg. 9A)

Virginia McCune O'Neal

Virginia McCune O’Neal, 86, of Rodanthe died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Spring Arbor of Outer Banks. Born in Barbour County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Myrtle Wilfong McCune and was the widow of Oscar B. O’Neal. She retired as Postmaster from the USPS after thirty years of service, was a longtime member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, and was a member of Outer Banks Rebekah Lodge #165.  She is survived by four sisters-in-law, Helen Midgett of Elizabeth City, Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, Lovie Midgett of Rodanthe, and Olive Patrick of Rodanthe; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Fairhaven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Bliss officiating. Burial will follow at the O’Neal Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Warren Robinson O'Neal

ROANOKE ISLAND CALM SHATTERED - Jon Eric Pimental, 32, of Manteo has been charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Warren O'Neal, 90, whose body was found in his home at 204 Devon Street in Manteo.  The incident took place late Thursday night or early Friday morning.  Pimental, who lived across the street from O'Neal was arrested Friday night after an investigation by the SBI, the Manteo Police Dept., and the Dare Sheriff's Office.  Records show that Pimental had been arrested 8 times by county law enforcement officials for various charges.  O'Neal was one of those "links" to Dare County's past history when tourism had yet to become a giant industry on the Outer Banks.  He was well respected as a boatbuilder.

MANTEO - Warren Robinson O'Neal, 90, died Friday, January 21 in his residence.  Mr. O'Neal was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men.  He was past master of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM.  Born in Manteo, he was the son of the late Leon and Zilphia Hooper O'Neal and the husband of the late Pearl Daniels O'Neal.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by a son, Hudean Randolph O'Neal of Wanchese; a brother, Sheldon O'Neal of Manteo; seven grandchildren: Stuart Lee Bell, Cecelia Bell Smith, Lynn O'Neal Fidanzato, Peggy O'Neal Schillings, Randolph Warren O'Neal, Shannon O'Neal Twiddy and Erin O'Neal Daniels; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  Mr. O'Neal was predeceased by his daughter, Carolee O'Neal Bell.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo by the Rev. George Speake.  Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  [a photograph accompanied this obituary]

Biographical:
   Warren O'Neal's association with boats began at age 9 when he joined his grandfather in a sailboat to fish for mullet in the shallow waters of the Outer Banks.  A long boatbuilding career began in 1925 at the age of 15 when he built a flat-bottom skiff.  In the 1950's O'Neal pulled long nets, shrimped in the off-season and carried sports fishermen in the summer months on the "Pearl", a wooden boat with a flat bottom named after his wife, Pearl Daniels O'Neal.  In 1959, he found O'Neal Boatworks in downtown Manteo.  One winter he decided to build the "Pearl II" and chose a deep-V hull to allow for increased speed and the ability to plow through rough seas.  The deep-V hull, constructed with wooden planks and epoxy glue, became O'Neal's trademark and later was known as the Carolina design.  He built numerous sport fishers, small boats and skiffs.  His boats still can be seen today riding high above the waves and will be around for many years.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000; pgs. 1 & 3A)

Wilbert Arval O'Neal

RODANTHE - Wilbert "Arval" O'Neal, 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, at a Kitty Hawk medical facility.  Mr. O'Neal, a native of Rodanthe, was the owner and operator of the North Beach Campground in Rodanthe and was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late Fred and Beulah Midgett O'Neal and the husband of Jazania Herbert O'Neal of the home.  Besides his wife, Mr. O'Neal is survived by two sons: Jerald O'Neal of Rodanthe and Joey O' Neal and wife Virginia of Rodanthe; a daughter-in-law, Sandra O'Neal of Rodanthe, widow of Eddie O'Neal; one daughter, Jonna Midgette and husband Robert of Rodanthe; four sisters: Helen Midgett of Elizabeth City, Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, Lovie Midgett and Olive Patrick, both of Rodanthe; 11 grandchildren: Sunshine, Eddie II, Jerald II, Jessica, Krissan, Joey II, Tegan, Justin, Gennia, Jazania, and Elijah; and one great-grandson, Colby.  Funeral services were to be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Warren and the Rev. Berry Taylor to officiate.  Burial will be in the O'Neal family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 18, 1998; pg. 10A)

William Albert O'Neal

William Albert O'Neal, 49, of Colington died Wednesday [June 5, 1963] in Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital after an illness of 5 weeks.  Born in Dare County, he lived at Colington all his life.  He was a son of the late John C. and Mrs. Martha Ann Crank O'Neal and the husband of Mrs. Nettie Rogers O'Neal.  He was a WW II veteran and a member of Colington Methodist Church.  Besides his widow, surviving are a daughter, Miss Gloria O'Neal and two sons, Calvin Gene O'Neal and William Albert O'Neal, all of Colington; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Ward of Chesapeake, Va., Mrs. Sophie O'Neal of Kitty Hawk and Mrs. Gaston Mann of Nags Head; a brother, Leonard O'Neal of Poplar Branch.  A funeral service will be conducted Saturday in Colington Methodist Church by the Rev. Horace McLaurin.  Burial will be in Beasley Cemetery in Colington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday June 7, 1963)

Herbert John O'Neil

CITRUS SPRINGS, Fla. – Herbert John O’Neil, 59, died on Sept. 9. Herb was born in Methuen, Mass, on Mar. 19, 1950, and lived in Hatteras for 30 years before retiring to Citrus Springs. He was the son of the late Robert O’Neil of Rodanthe.  Herb’s beloved survivors include his wife of 20 years, Linda P. O’Neil; two daughters, Betty Tolson of Frisco and Belinda O’Neil of Buxton; three stepdaughters, Nancy McNally of Sterling Heights, Mich., Becky King of Mt Airy, N.C., and Cindy Veal of Buxton and a stepson, John Owens of Charleston, S.C.; his mother, Dorice O’Neil of Gainesville, Fla.; three sisters, Bobbi Shank of Bloomington, Ind., Peggy Smith of Gainesville Fla., and Dorrie Spoto of Citrus Springs, Fla.. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren.   Herb had served his country for eight years in the U.S. Navy, where he worked as a nuclear maintenance engineer. He also owned and operated O’Neil Heating and Air in Hatteras village for 20 years. Before retirement, Herb worked for both Village Marina and Hatteras Harbor Marina in Hatteras.   Linda O’Neil invites friends to join the family at a memorial service aboard the Miss Hatteras on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m.   After the memorial service all are invited to gather with Linda and family for a celebration of Herb’s life at Betty and Gary Tolson’s residence in Frisco.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 29, 2009; pg. 6A)

Edward Phillip O'Neill

KITTY HAWK - Edward Phillip O'Neill, 86, of Martins Point, died on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at his residence.  Mr. O’Neill was born in Youngstown, Ohio the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Naughton O’Neill.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Noreen O’Neill.  Mr. O’Neill is survived by his wife, Laurie Szafranski O’Neill of the residence; a daughter, Paula Corbin and husband Dad; three sons: Edward O’Neill and wife Catherine, Timothy O’Neill and Len O’Neill and wife Marty; step-children: Edward Szymanski, Annette Scaglione and husband Michael, Debbie Pelegrin and husband Cooper, and Tony Szymanski and wife Kim; and grandchildren [not named]. A service of remembrance was set at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, Saturday, September 6 at 4 p.m.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with  arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, September 7, 2008)

Laura Grace O'Shaughnessy

KITTY HAWK - Laura Grace O’Shaughnessy died Saturday October 11 after a brave battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York April 19, 1942. Laura was the daughter of the late Bernard and Grace Laura Meaney of New York.  Laura Grace O’Shaughnessy resided with her husband of 28 years in Kitty Hawk after retiring from a nursing career that spanned over 40 years of service. For the past several years, Laura enjoyed volunteering her time at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.  Survivors include her husband Raymond O’Shaughnessy of the Kitty Hawk residence, two sons, Patrick Lyons of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Michael Lyons and wife Heidi of Mt. Joy, PA; two daughters, Kelly Ann Baretto of Strasburg, PA and Meghan O’Shaughnessy of Lancaster, PA, one sister, Mary Larkin of New Hampton, NY and one brother Mark Meaney of Pawling, NY; seven grandchildren Kaitlyn Lyons, Cassidy Lyons, Casey Lyons, Michael Lyons, Kristina Lyons, Nicholas Baretto and Marlee Baretto; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and treasured friends.  The family will hold a memorial service Saturday November 1, 2008 in Lancaster, PA.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, October 16, 2008; pg. 10A)

Patty W. Oslund

NORFOLK, VA. - Patty W. Oslund, 86, passed away on January 8 at her residence.  A native of Kitty Hawk, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Wineford Perry Franklin.  Mrs. Oslund resided in Norfolk since 1942.  She was the widow of Kenneth H. Oslund and was preceded in death by a son, Richard Oslund.  Mrs. Oslund was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church for more than 40 years.  She was an active volunteer for the Foodbank delivering food to shut-ins for many years.  Survivors include a son, Larry K. Oslund and his wife Faye of Crossville, Tenn; 4 grandchildren: Kent Osland, Sherry Fida, Anita Thomas and Betty Hollowell; and 8 great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Tuesday at Smith & Williams Funeral Home where a service will be held Wednesday at 10:00.  Interment will follow at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, NC at 2:00 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 11, 2005; pg. 14A)

Millicent Miller Osmon

NATIVE OF DARE COUNTY - Millicent Miller Osmon, 81, of 901 Halstead Boulevard, Elizabeth City, N.C., died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. Mrs. Osmon, a native of Dare County was the daughter of the late Frank Watson Miller and Earle Jennette Miller and the widow of Carl "Ozzie" Duayne Osmon. She was a homemaker, a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, and the Red Hot Grannies of the Red Hat Society with the name Lady of the Sea. Mrs. Osmon is survived by a daughter, Angela Starr Osmon, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a son, Frank Duayne Osmon and wife, Julie Workman Osmon, of Nags Head, N.C.; two nieces, Lisa Butler Crees-Yost and husband Harold, and Jeni Butler all of Elizabeth City, N,C,; seven grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Carly, Terra, Courtney, Jordan, and Kara; a niece, Carol Miller; a nephew, Erroll Miller and their children, Stephanie, Heather, Christy, and Chuck. She was pre-deceased by a sister, Patricia Butler and a brother, Durwood Miller. Funeral services will be Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Haywood Gillikin officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence of Jeni Butler, 515 Watercrest Circle, Pelican Point, Elizabeth City, N.C. Twiford's Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Saturday, August 16, 2008)

Lillian Helfrich Oswald

SOUTHERN SHORES - Lillian Helfrich Oswald, 85, died Sunday, October 19, 2008 at her residence. Born on November 8, 1922, Lillian’s life revolved around music, her church and family. Cheerfully, she offered her abilities to the community, whether promoting and teaching swimming programs for Kitty Hawk children or serving on her neighborhood board. During both government and extensive community service, Lillian’s outstanding administrative skills were prized. Long-standing friendships were cherished, some spanning 80 years from childhood days in Titusville, PA.  A few years ago Lillian’s husband, Paul, preceded her in death. Her children, Michael Williams and Margo VanDiver, step-children, Harriet O’Connor and John Oswald, six grandchildren, Craig and Steven Baker, Lisa and Heather O’Connor, and Nicole and Jason Oswald, and four great-grandchildren, will greatly miss this family matriarch, who so effortlessly set a fine example of living a meaningful life.  Heartfelt thanks and gratitude are extended to Jeanne Drylie and Miss Boo, who dedicated many months to her care and comfort, Dr. Kennan and Laurie, who were always available for aid and reassurance, Joyce Twiddy, who was her treasure, and Tux, her faithful companion. Lillian’s pastors, Reverends Tom Wilson and Ted Bishop, and their wives provided her spiritual comfort. Steve Blackstock and the choir of All Saint’s Episcopal Church were among her dear friends on the Outer Banks, where Lillian resided for 40 years. Lillian and her family appreciated the services of Community Hospice and caregivers. Their comfort, solace and laughter aided Lillian as did the hundreds of well-wishers from throughout her life.  A Celebration of Life will be held at All Saint’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in the Southern Shores Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. and there will also be a reception following the service on Saturday.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Hilda Pearl Barnett Outlaw

COLINGTON - Hilda Pearl Barnett Outlaw, 81, died Friday, March 2, 2007 in Norfolk, VA. Born in Wanchese, NC, she was the daughter of the late William and Ina Grace Midgett Barnett and was the widow of James Earl Outlaw. She attended the Wanchese Assembly of God and was a homemaker. Mrs. Outlaw is survived by two daughters, Regina Gaimel of Chester, VA and Rita Lafferty of Prince George County, VA; four sons, Woody Outlaw of Belhaven, NC, Russell Outlaw of Hopewell, VA, James E. Outlaw, Jr. of California, and Maynard Outlaw of Colington, NC; a sister, Almeda Paul of Florida; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Roger Barnett. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 4, 2007; pg. 12A)

Maudie Perry Outlaw

GRANDY - Maudie Perry Outlaw, 90, died Tuesday, February 23 at Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City.  She was born in Kitty Hawk, the daughter of the late John and Lethia Rogers Perry and was the widow of John Wilton Outlaw.  She attended the Grandy Assembly of God and was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church for 51 years.  Survivors include two daughters: Addie O. Evans of Grandy and Vivian O. Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Wilton Calvin Outlaw of Grandy; two sisters: Aleene Rae and Leata Riggs, both of Virginia Beach; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.  A funeral service will be conducted at Poplar Branch Baptist Church on Friday, February 26 at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Don Waldrop, Dough Harn and Michael Jordan officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will be at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Julian Evans in Grandy.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 25, 1999; pg. 8A)

Larry Lavell Overton

KITTY HAWK - Larry Lavell Overton, 79, of Martin’s Point, Kitty Hawk, died on Saturday, August 15, at the Outer Banks Hospital. Larry was born on February 11, 1930 in Victoria, VA to Willie Vern and Mary Cox Overton. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin for four years during the Korean conflict. He was a member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Victoria. He was a commercial pilot and a member of the American Bonanza Society.   Larry leaves his wife of 52 years, Bebe Glover Overton; his son, Larry Carroll Overton; his sister, Joyce Overton Waddill; and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, William C. Overton.   A memorial service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Ray Wittman officiating. A private reception for immediate family will be held following the service.   Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 18, 2009; pg. 6A)

Nina Brinn Overton

Nina Brinn Overton, 93, of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and a former resident of Chesapeake, Va., died Tuesday August 2, 2011 in her residence. Mrs. Overton was born in Stumpy Point, NC and was a member of Portlock Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Va. and a volunteer at Chesapeake General Hospital for several years. She was a member of Cambridge Square Senior Club and also First Seniors of South Norfolk.  She was the daughter of the late Cornelius Neal and Etta Emma Austin Payne.  Surviving are her son, Larry Brinn and wife Lila Sue of Stumpy Point; step-sons William “Billy” Overton and wife Linda and Ray Overton and wife Jeanette both of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandsons, Larry Brinn, Jr. and wife Dana, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Steven Brinn and wife Carol of Moyock; and David Brinn of Stumpy Point; step-grandsons, Robert Overton, Raymond Overton , Ryan Overton and Christopher Overton; Great grandchildren, Allen Brinn, Brittany Brinn, Joseph Montague, Brandon Montague, Mackinze Brinn, and Colton Brinn, of Stumpy Point; Christopher Ham and Tony Jager of Wasilla, Alaska and step-granddaughter, Heather Overton. According to Mrs. Overton’s wishes, her body will be cremated and no services are planned.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William C. Owen

SOUTHERN SHORES - William C. Owen, 63, passed away at his home in Southern Shores on June 6, 20ll. Bill was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute prior to joining the U.S. Navy. He was an Honor Graduate of the USNTC Great Lakes, and served as an Instrumentman aboard the USS Proteus. Bill was a Partner and President of Seaboard Surveying and Planning of Nags Head, and some of his noteworthy projects included the move of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and setting up the Fountain Powerboats world record courses. He was President of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors in 1997, and was named Surveyor of the Year in 1998. He was a Board Member of the North Carolina Board of Registration for Surveyors and Engineers from 1999 to 2004, serving as Chair in 2002.  Bill was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America, most recently serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 117, Kitty Hawk, as well as Scoutmaster for the 2010 Jamboree Troop 1735. He earned his Wood Badge beads, along with numerous leadership awards, and was a member of the Blue Heron Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, the BSA Honor Society.  Bill is survived by his wife of 25 years, Janet McDaniel Owen, and 16 year-old son, Zack Owen, of Southern Shores, as well as his parents, William L. Owen and Christine McDowell Owen, and brother, David L. Owen, all of Richmond, Virginia, along with nephew Davis Owen and nieces Halley McDaniel and Natalie Gallagher.  A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 12:00 noon, with a reception following at the family home at 65 South Dogwood Trail in Southern Shores. The family is receiving visitors at the home in the days prior to the service.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Betty Dee Ward Owens

Betty Dee Ward Owens, 25, Manteo, died as the result of a car accident early Monday [Oct. 24, 1971].  The car in which Mrs. Owens apparently was riding alone appeared to have gone out of control on Wingina Road about a quarter mile south of Mother Vineyard Road, turned over, and rolled on the driver.  There were no witnesses.  Fred Lewark, who lives near the scene of the accident, was awakened by what he described as a loud report followed by the noise of the crash.  When he arrived at the scene he found Mrs. Owens lying in the road.  He summoned police.  Mrs. Owens was taken to Albemarle Hospital but died on the way, said State Trooper Terry Wheeler who investigated the accident.  Cause of the accident was undetermined.  The pavement was dry and the car never left the road, Wheeler said.  Lewark surmised the car had a blowout which caused Mrs. Owens to lose control.  Mrs. Owens is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Lovey Lee Curles of Manteo and Mrs. Timothy Shaw of Greensboro.  Surviving also are two daughters: Donna Lynn Owens and Anne Bradley and husband Jag, Va.; three brothers: Albert, Marcellus and Fearing Payne of Norfolk, and Corbett Payne of Wanchese; and by several nieces and nephews.  (unknown newspaper)

Grady F. Owens, Jr.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. - Grady F. Owens, Jr., 77, died Sunday, November 23 at his residence.  He was born in Norfolk, Va. on April 20, 1926 and moved to Port Charlotte in 1993 from Charlottesville, Va.  He was a retired truck driver for Amoco Oil Company, a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #2121 of Port Charlotte.  Mr. Owens is survived by a son, Charles Owens of Baltimore, Md.; and a niece, Kathryn Moore Falk of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters: Mary Owens Moore of Virginia Beach and Diana Clark of Chesapeake, Va.; caregivers: Franklin and Jeannette Paul and Anna Demkiw, all of Port Charlotte; and a grandchild.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 1 at the Tillett Family Cemetery, Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 30, 2003; pg. 18A)

Iva Tillett Owens

WANCHESE - Iva Tillett Owens, 89, died Tuesday, November 30 at her residence. Mrs. Owens was born in Wanchese and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Pocohontas. She was the daughter of the late Woodsey and Arletta Daniels Tillett and the widow of William "Bill" Anderson Owens. She was also preceded in death by a son, William Conrad Owens. Mrs. Owens is survived by a daughter, Myrna O. Sapone of Wanchese; a sister, Shawnee Brothers of Wanchese; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Monday, December 6 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Billy Ballance officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 5, 2004; pg. 8A)

Lawrence Owens

WANCHESE - Lawrence Owens, 91, of Wanchese, died, Sunday, October 17, at the home his daughter in Clifton Forge, Va., surrounded by his family. He has been living in Eleuthera, Bahamas for the past 11 years. A long time resident of Wanchese, Mr. Owens owned and operated Owens Marina Shipyard.  He was predeceased by his wife, Alberta Bennett Owens, and a son, Lawrence.  Surviving are four daughters, Polly Gregory and husband Charles of Clifton Forge, Va., Doris Uhde and husband Walt of Kitty Hawk, Beverly Midgett of Wanchese and Joan Haass and husband Ron of Newark, Del., three step-children, Jean Sanderlin of Manteo, Richard Bennett of Harrington, Dell., and Thomas Bennett of Hartly Del., 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. October 23, from Whole Ministries Center, 928 E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese, with the Rev. Charles Gregory officiating. Interment will be private. Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is in charge of local arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 19, 2004; pg. 6A)

Lillian Austin Owens

Mrs. Lillian Austin Owens, 61, of Manteo, died Wednesday morning [May 10, 1978] in Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. She was a native of Hatteras and a housewife. She was the daughter of Mrs. Claudia A. Austin and the late Philmore Austin and husband of Zack Owens. She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Norfolk, Va. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Claudia Jane Gray of Avon; two sisters: Mrs. Earley Gallop of Wanchese and Mrs. Ryan Midgette of Manteo; one brother, John W. Austin of Chesapeake, Va.; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Wanchese Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert Smith and David Raynor. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 11, 1978)

Mildred K. Urps Owens

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. - Mildred K. Owens, 79, died Friday, May 17 at her residence.  Mrs. Owens was born in Chilhowie, Va. and was a retired registered nurse.  She was the daughter of the late Charles N. and Gladys Berry Urps.  She was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy Nursing Corp during WWII.  The Owens' were former part-time residents in Wanchese.  She is survived by her husband Grady F. Owens of the residence; a son, Charles F. Owens of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Peggy Lazar of Ward, Ohio; two brothers: Pete Urps of Texas and Joseph Urps of Maryland; and one grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Tillett Cemetery, Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 19, 2002; pg. 14A)

William A. Owens

Funeral services for Wm. A. Owens, 43, who died suddenly Sunday afternoon [May 25, 1952] were conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Wanchese Methodist Church with Rev. C.W. Guthrie officiating.  Masonic Rites at the gravesite in Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese.  The body lay in state one hour before the service.  He was in his garden Sunday afternoon and came to the house saying an insect had bitten him on his leg.  Shortly afterward he complained of nausea and pain and Twiford's ambulance was called to take him to Dr. Wright in Currituck, and he side shortly before reaching the doctor's office.  Death was pronounced due to poisoning believed to be a "Black Widow" bite.  He had resided on Roanoke Island 37 years and was the husband of Mrs. Iva Tillett Owens, and the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Weatherly Owens.  He is survived by two children: Wm. Conrad and Myrna Kay; one brother, Zack Owens of Norfolk; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Swindell of Wanchese.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Methodist church and was highly regarded as a citizen and had been employed for many years by ? T. Westcott.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 30, 1952; pg.1)

William Conrad Owens

William Conrad "Pug" Owens, 35, of Wanchese, died Friday [Dec. 5, 1975] in National Institutes of Health Hospital in Bethesda, Md.  A native of Norfolk, Va., he was the husband of Mrs. Brenda Wesley Owens and the son of Mrs. Iva Tillett Owens.  He was chief engineer at Interstate Oil Transport Co.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese.  Other survivors include five daughters: Miss Donna Lynn Owens, Miss Rhonda Lynn Owens, Miss Deborah Grace Owens, Miss Carmen Leigh Owens and Miss Tanya Kay Owens, all of Wanchese; and a sister, Mrs. Myrna Kay Sapone of Wanchese.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Reb. Roy Burgess.  Burial will be in Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese.  The body will be taken from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo to the church at noon.  (unknown newspaper)

Zach Owens

AVON - Zack Owens, 89, died Monday, Jan. 17, at an Albemarle hospital. He was born in Tyrrell County and worked as an auto manufacturer at Ford Motor Co. He attended Avon Worship Center, was a V.I.P., and was the last surviving "mail boat" operator from Manteo to Manns Harbor, East Lake, Stumpy Point, and Hatteras for the late Moncie Daniels. He was the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Jane Sawyer Owens and the widower of Lillian Austin Owens. He is survived by Claudia Jane Gray of Avon; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Jan. 30 at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Don Vess officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 30, 1997)

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