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Ruth Hollomon Palmer

Ruth Hollomon Palmer of Kitty Hawk died Friday, July 18, at her residence.  She was 90.  A native of Cass County, Texas, Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker, a graduate of Centenary College of Shreveport, La., and she did post graduate study at Washington University in St. Louis.  She was a member of the Tidewater Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society, the Albemarle Genealogical and Historical Society and the Virginia Genealogical Society.  She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the DAR, the Daughters of Colonial Wars, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century and the organizing president of Colonial Trails Chapter NSCDXVII Century, the Magna Charta Dames National Society and a lifetime member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  She was the widow of the late Dr. Edward James Palmer.  A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 19, at the Baum Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating, assisted by Dr. William M. Presnell.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 24, 1997; pg. 8B)

Volantill Castilia Payne Paquette

WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON - Volantill Castilia "Tot" Paquette, 72, of Wenatchee, died Monday, June 9, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  She was born February 23, 1925 to Corbet and Volantill C. (Etheridge) Payne at Wanchese, where she was raised and attended school.  On October 20, 1944, she married Normand R. Paquette, Sr. at Suffolk, Virginia.  They lived in Massachusetts and California before making their home in Wenatchee in 1974.  They have lived there since that time.  Mrs. Paquette was a member of Wenatchee First Assembly of God.  She was also active with the Wenatchee Senior Center.  Survivors include her husband of Wenatchee; three sons: Norm Paquette, Jr. of New Mexico, Fred Paquette of Cashmere, Washington and Phil Paquette of Clelan, Washington; five daughters: Margie Sherbondy of Puyallup, Washington, Estelle Cooper of Wenatchee, Regina Murray of Salem, Oregon, Mary Sullivan and Martha Waterbury, both of Wenatchee; three brothers: Jack Tillett of Virginia, Don Payne and Jarvis Payne, both of Wanchese; numerous grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Emma Ruth Paquette, her parents, and three brothers.  Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, Washington.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 12, 1997)

Charles Isaac Paramore

MANTEO, NC – Charles Isaac Paramore, infant son of Lee Michael and Wendie Ange Paramore, of Manteo, died Tuesday August 21, 2007, in Nags Head. In addition to his parents, Charles is survived by his sister Carlee Michelle Paramore, Maternal grandparents, Tommy and Sandy Ange of Chocowinity, NC; Maternal great-grandmother, Harriet Ange of Washington, NC; Paternal grandmother, Margaret Van Dorp and Paternal grandfather, Mason Stanley Paramore both of Chocowininity, NC.  A service of remembrance for Charles will be held Thursday August 30, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Jerry Cribb.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alethia Belle Perry Parker

IN COLINGTON - Mrs. Alethia Belle Perry Parker, 81, of Colington, died a week ago [January 27, 1982] today at 7:45 in Winslow Memorial Home following a long illness.  A funeral service was held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo, N.C. by the Rev. Doug Jessee, pastor of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Mrs. Parker was a native of Dare County and had lived there most of he life.  She was former owner-operator of the Sandbar and Buccaneer Motels and a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mrs. Levette Rodgers Perry.  Surviving are her husband, Ronald E. Parker, Sr. of the home; four sons: Claude Parker of Orlando, Florida, R.E. Parker, Jr. of Nokomis, Florida, Wayne Parker of Kitty Hawk and Larry Parker of Colington; two sisters: Mrs. Clara Haywood of Colington and Mrs. Beatrice Midgett of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Walter Perry and Jesse Perry, both of Kitty Hawk; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 3, 1982)

Carita Creef Parker

IN ELIZABETH CITY - Mrs. Carita Creef Parker, 60, of 1807 Edgewood Drive, was dead on arrival at the Albemarle Hospital at 12:10 last Friday afternoon following a long illness. Graveside services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. Henry B. Parker, II of Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Parker was a native of Manteo, N.C. and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 25 years. She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Herbert A. and Mrs. Ann Burrus Creef. Surviving are her husband, Henry Boyd Parker of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Dane (Julia) McPherson of Manns Harbor, N.C.; one son, Henry B. Parker, II of Great Bridge, Va.; two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Gray of Manteo and Mrs. Ruby Eves of Newport News, Va.; one brother, H.A. Creef, Jr. of Manteo; and seven grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 3, 1982)

Craig Darrell Parker. Jr.

WANCHESE - Craig Darrell "Boo" Parker, Jr., 17, died Wednesday, July 10 at his home.  Craig was born in Nags Head and was employed with Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant.  He was a 2002 graduate of Manteo High School, a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the Sr. MYF, where he loved working on projects to raise money.  He was the son of Craig D. Parker, Sr. and Cheryleen "Chetty" Mann Parker of Wanchese.  Besides his parents, Craig is survived by a sister, Laura Beth Ribeiro and husband Jason; maternal grandparents: Orman Sr. and Linda Mann of Manns Harbor; a niece, Maiya Ribeiro and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Craig was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Huff Mann and peternal grandparents, William A. and Alice M. Parker, Jr. and maternal great-grandparents, James and Laura Gaskill.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese on Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Suplee officiating.  Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Sunday, July 14, 2002; pg. 10A)

David Monroe Parker

FRISCO - David Monroe Parker, 71, of Frisco, died February 2. David was born in Nash County on March 16, 1941. He was the son of the late William Parker and Mary Pridgen Parker. David was also predeceased by his brothers Marvin Parker and Herman Parker.  Being very mechanically inclined, David enjoyed repairing engines and motors and watching NASCAR. Locally, he repaired engines for several race car drivers. David also founded a local turf company in Currituck, and years later began constructing landscapes for several notable golf courses.  David eventually met and married his wife of 18 years, Frisco native Carolyn Scarborough Parker. After David retired from the golf industry, the couple retired to Frisco, where they enjoyed family time and attending church.  Surviving are his wife, Carolyn, of the Frisco residence; sons I.G. Scarborough (Jennifer) of Buxton and Allen Scarborough (Candace) of Colington; two granddaughters, Mellissa Rich (Kenny) and Kathryn Scarborough; two grandsons, Aaron Scarborough of Asheville and Ryan Scarborough of Buxton; two great-granddaughters, Lillian Vera Rich and Bella Rich, both of Asheville; four sisters, Anita Anderson of Goldsboro, Jean Woods of Red Oak, and Hazel Turner and Mary Etta Pridgen, both of Rocky Mount; three brothers, Floyd Parker, Leaston Parker, and Homer Parker, all of Rocky Mount; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and old friends.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Heritage of Faith Church in Frisco. The Reverend Dwight Burrus will be the eulogist. Burial will be private in the Farrow Family Cemetery, Frisco, NC. Gallop Funeral Services of Nags Head, Mainland, Dare County, NC was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Ethel Daniels Parker

WANCHESE - Ethel Daniels Parker, 94, went to join her husband and a daughter on June 16, 2011. She was born January 26, 1917, one of 13 children, to Annie D. Daniels and Marcellus W. Daniels.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Marvin Thomas Parker and a daughter, Ruth Parker Fitchett. She was also predeceased by 7 sisters: Mary Elizabeth Tillett, Desselle Parker, Eula Meekins, Terrah Midgett, Virginia Edwards, Annie Christian Ward, Pauline Phalen and 5 brothers: Fitzhue Daniels, Wesley Daniels, Clyde Daniels, Ben Daniels and Wilson Daniels. Left to cherish her memory are 3 daughters, Janet Parker Johnson of Ocala, FL, Patricia Parker Cahoon and husband, Jerry of Manteo, Mary Parker Pool of Manteo; 2 sons, William Daniels Parker and wife, Mickey of Rock Hill, SC and Ocala, FL, Marvin Frederick Parker and wife, Jane of Wanchese, 14 grandchildren, Marvin Cartwright, Paul Cartwright, Barry Cartwright, Carroll Fitchett, Jr., Marvin Fitchett, Arlene Timco, David Fitchett, Kathleen Perry, Cheryl Cahoon Ryan, Jeri Cahoon Lindquist, Millicent Pool Duprey, Pamela Parker Sutton, Ed Parker, Bill Parker; 26 great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren. The family wishes to express special thanks to Cassie Zecher, her devoted niece, for the loving companionship and compassionate care. Ethel was a native of Wanchese and was a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Roanoke Island Chapter # 79 OES and Order of the Amaranth-Coastal Court #12 and several other lodges and organizations throughout her life. Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, June18, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Bert Snyder, Asst. Minister of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Larry McCoy Parker

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Larry McCoy Parker, 68, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, June 27, 2005 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Parker, born in Kitty Hawk, NC, was a retired building contractor and commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge # 521 and was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Ronald Earl Parker, Sr. and the late Alethia Bell Perry Parker. Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Donis Beasley Parker of the residence; a daughter, Kimberly Murray and husband, Earl of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two sons, Larry Reid Parker and companion, Beverly O’Leary of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Jamie Scott Parker and wife, Kim also of Kill Devil Hills, NC; three brothers, Claude Parker of Orlando, FL, Ronald E. Parker of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Wayne W. Parker of Dade City, FL; five grandchildren, Jennifer Haywood and husband, Mikey Buck, Jamie S. Parker, Jr., Brittany Parker, Sami Jo Murray, and Paige Murray; and two great-grandchildren, Leah and Jordan Haywood. Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jim Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence. Burial with Masonic Rites will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, NC.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 28, 2005; pg. 6A)

Luther Edwin Parker

NORFOLK, VA. - Luther "Edwin" Parker, 77, died April 21 in DePaul Medical Center.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Callie E. and Alethia S. Parker.  He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 37 years service.  He was a survey technician and received several awards for ideas and inventions.  He was a member of Hyde Park Freewill Baptist Church and served for several years on both the deacon and usher boards.  He is survived by his wife, Melba Ewell Parker; three children, Patricia Parker Hare of Norfolk, Stanley Edwin Parker of Chesapeake, Va. and David Keith Parker of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in Hyde Park Freewill Baptist Church on Wednesday by the Rev. Terry Beck.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, was in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 25, 1996)

Ronald Earl Parker, Jr.

Ronald Earl Parker, Jr., 86, passed away at his residence on Landing Drive in Kill Devil Hills on Saturday, February 4, 2012.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Ronald Earl Parker, Sr. and the late Alethia Bell Perry Parker.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Claude Parker, Larry Parker, and his son, Roger Lee Parker.  He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lois Burbage Parker.  Mr. Parker was instrumental in the early development of Kill Devil Hills, having served on the first Board of Commissioners that incorporated the Town.  He also played an important role in the acquisition of the land and the construction of the original Kill Devil Hills Town Hall.  For many years Mr. Parker was a general contractor and built and operated two motels in Kill Devil Hills. He was a member of Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM, and loved to travel in his motor home along with his wife, Lois over the years.  He will be deeply missed.  In addition to his wife, Lois, he is survived by his son, Roy E. Parker Sr. and wife LeVern of Kill Devil Hills, daughter-in-law Beverly Parker of Manteo, grandsons, Adrian Parker and wife Bethan of Elizabeth City, NC, Earl Parker and wife Danielle of Charleston, S.C., and Ryan Parker of Kill Devil Hills. Also surviving is his brother, Wayne Parker of Florida and his six great-grandchildren, Jessie, Ethan, Molly, Andrew, Evey, and Liam.  A Graveside Service with Masonic Rites will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with Visitation Tuesday Evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elizabeth Quidley Parkerson

MANTEO - Mrs. Elizabeth Quidley Parkerson, 69, died Friday [Oct. 8, 1965].  She was a native of Salvo, but had lived in Manteo for the past several years.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Winberry.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  She is survived by three step-sons: George and Elwood Parkerson of Savannah, Ga. and Charles Parkerson of Bayside, Va.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Cannon of  Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. R.B. Lennon and Mrs. Sam Midgett of Manteo and Mrs. Henry Twiford of Norfolk, Va.  (unknown newspaper - Saturday, October 9, 1965)

Audrey Ann Eigenbrod Parks

DUCK - Audrey Ann Parks (nee Eigenbrod), 72, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 in Kitty Hawk. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Foster Eigenbrod and the late Ethel Thelma Eigenbrod (nee Fairchild). She is survived by her husband, David Byron Parks Sr. of the residence in Duck. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Parks is survived by her son, David B. Parks Jr. of Richmond and her brother, Ken Eigenbrod of Elkview, W.Va. She was predeceased by her beloved pets, Maggie, Becky and Fred. Audrey was the highest ranking female graduate of the class of 1956, Collins High School in Oak Hill, W.Va., and a recipient of the Hannah Award. She graduated magna cum laude from Northern Virginia Community College in 1970 with an associate of applied science degree in nursing and graduated from the College of St. Francis (Joliet, Ill.) obtaining a bachelor's degree with distinction in 1989 and earning a 4.0 grade point average. She could have done many other things but instead she devoted herself to serving others as a health care professional (RN), wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend to many, all to the glory of her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. A viewing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, with the wake beginning at 7 p.m., followed immediately by the Rosary service. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, N.C., with the Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh, O.S.F.S officiating. Interment in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens' Mausoleum will immediately follow the Mass.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, December 14, 2010)

Ann Marie Parlette

SOUTHERN SHORES - Ann Marie Parlette, 87, of Southern Shores, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head.  Mrs. Parlette was born in Detroit, MI on August 5, 1923.  In 1941 she married Richard “Dick” Parlette.  Soon after he left for the war, she had a baby girl and named her Clarrie.  Ann was the owner/operator of the Tomahawk Motel in Kill Devil Hills for about 25 years.  She was also the editor, publisher and owner of the Surfside News and Guide.  She had complete insight into all activities on the Outer Banks.  Later, she owned and operated Cactus Corner in Kill Devil Hills.  Ann is survived by her sister, Jeannette Forrest and husband, Bill of Dearborn, MI, her niece and nephew, Jim Katona and Claudia McAinsh, and her step-son, Mitchell Parlette, and her many friends on the Outer Banks that she called family.  During these years Ann was very involved in numerous activities and was a charter member of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, and a long time member of the Senior Chorus, East Carolina Extension Service, Sweet Carolines, Sea Hags, Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce, and Dunes of Dare Garden Club.  Also, a charter member of Duck Woods Country Club (avid golfer in the day with a hole in one on the 9th hole).  She was also a member of the Dare County Arts Council and Forum.  She was a member and past chairman of the Church Women United and was one of their Valiant Women of the Year.  While active in her community, she was also very active in her church, Holy Redeemer by the Sea.  She was a member of the choir, President of the Ladies by the Sea and the Crafty Ladies and helped start the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  She was very talented with her painting, knitting, crochet, tatting and her cards that were works of art.  A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh OSFS officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dewey Joseph Parr, III

BUXTON - Dewey Joseph Parr, III, 59, of Buxton died Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Buxton. Dewey was born in Portsmouth, VA and was a construction superintendent for SAGA Construction Company.  Dewey served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of Dewey J. Parr, Jr. and Mary Evelyn Breesawitz Parr of Buxton.  Also surviving are his son, Michael Lee Parr of Avon and his sister, Marilyn Boyd of Charlotte, N.C. Dewey is also survived by his companion Joan Adkins.  An informal service of remembrance will be at The Old Gray House on Light Plant Road in Buxton, Sunday September 15, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Paul Flythe.  Parking will be available at the Cape Hatteras Electric Corp.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Dewey J. Parr, III Memorial Fund for the purchase of AED Defibrillators to go in all law enforcement vehicles c/o SAGA Construction and Development, P.O. Box 90, Kill Devil Hills, N.C. 27948.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Melissa Ann Gray Parr

BUXTON - Melissa Ann Gray Parr, age 90, of Buxton and Huntington, West Virginia, died Sunday, May 28.  A native of Avon, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Melissa Ann Farrow Gray and the widow of Dewey J. Parr. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and the Order Of Eastern Star, Hatteras Island Chapter #303 in Buxton, and a homemaker.  She is survived by one daughter: Lucie Devinney of Norfolk, Va.; one son: Dewey J. Parr, Jr. of Buxton and Huntington, W.V.; one sister: Sarah Peck of Portsmouth, Va.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  A church service will be held June 1 in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins.  Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, May 30, 1995)

John Vincent Parrish

ROCKY MOUNT - John Vincent "Johnny" Parrish, 47, formerly of Manteo, died Sept. 2, 2005, in Nash General Hospital. Mr. Parrish was born in Manteo and was employed with Piggly Wiggly Supermarket. He was the son of Donis Creef Alexander and step-father Elwood Alexander of Manteo. Besides his parents, surviving are one brother, Roy W. Parrish of Wanchese; step-brothers, Charles Alexander of Plymouth, George Alexander of Manteo, Troy Alexander of Point Harbor and Glenn Alexander of Grandy. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Russ Howard. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sept. 8, 2005; pg. 14A)

Carl Leonard Parrott

KITTY HAWK, NC - Commander Carl Leonard Parrott, USCG, Retired, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. Commander Parrott was born on May 27, 1922 in Somerset, MA to the late Carl Vivian and Late Mary Louise Parrott.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Etta Frances Hooper Parrott of the home; his daughter, Carletta Parrott Green of Kitty Hawk, daughter, Nancy Parrott Blount and husband, John of Spring Hill, TN, son, Carl Leonard Parrott, Jr. and wife, Molly of Cincinnati, OH; son, Carl Elroy Parrott of High Point, NC and son, Leonard Francis Parrott of Trinity, NC; sister, Constance Benedict of Concord, NH; sister, Dorothy Perry and husband, Oliver of Somerset, MA; brother, Donald Perry and wife, Beatrice of Somerset, MA and ten grandchildren. He graduated from the USCG Academy in New London, CT in 1943. His first assignment was with the Coast Guard Landing Craft Flotilla Four at Bizerte, Tunisia. From there he participated in the invasions of Sicily, and Salerno, Italy. In early 1944 the flotilla moved to the south coast of England and landed troops on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at Normandy Utah Beach. Then it continued to ferry troops and supplies to the front until land based supply lines were opened.  He graduated from flight training at Pensacola, FL in 1947 and Helicopter school in 1952. He served on search and rescue operations on the East and West Coast and in Alaska, including two years on International Ice Patrol in Argentia, Newfoundland. Commander Parrott served as CO on an ocean station vessel positioned at the midpoint of the San Francisco to Honolulu air route to assist any airliner with an emergency far from land.  After retirement from the USCG, he worked for ITT until 1980 and after retirement from ITT, he moved to Kitty Hawk, NC. He considered that decision the smartest one he ever made. He served as a town councilman of Kitty Hawk for eleven years, as a Chairman of the Dare County Democratic Party for three years and on many appointed commissions and committees.  He was a member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, The American Legion Post 26, Manteo, NC and helped start the Outer Banks Chapter of the Retired Officers Association.  A memorial service will be conducted at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Spottswood Graves and Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rose Anna Evans Parson

BUXTON - Rose Anna Evans Parson, 83, died Friday, February 13, 2009 at her residence. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Eva Lowden Evans and the widow of Herbert Parson.  Mrs. Parson is survived by a son, Glen Berry Parson of Buxton, NC; two sisters, Eva Buhalo of Philadelphia, PA and Helen Mae O'Neal-Jump of Elizabeth City, NC; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two sons, William Thomas Parson and Herbert Bonner Parson.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Lighthouse Assembly of God by the Rev. David Waterfield.  Twiford Funeral Home , Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 17, 2009; pg. 6A)

William Thomas Parson

BUXTON, NC – William Thomas Parson, 44, of Buxton, died, Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at his residence. Mr. Parson was born in Philadelphia, Pa and was a kind-hearted man who loved animals. “He never saw an animal he would not take in.”  He was the son of Rose Evans Parson of Buxton and the late Herbert Parson.  Besides his mother he is survived by his brother, Glenn Parson of Buxton and a sister-in-law, Georgia Parson of Buxton; three nieces, Crystal Lynn Parson, Michelle Lee Parson and Cheryl Ann Parson and one nephew, Herbert Bonner Parson III; Great niece and nephew, Herbert Bonner Parson IV and Alyssa Lynn Lewark.  A service of remembrance will be held Friday, August 26, 2005, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lighthouse Assembly of God by the Rev. Roger Barnett. Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the Parson family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lloyd James Partin

FRISCO - Lloyd James Partin, 75, of Frisco, died Friday [Dec. 5, 1975] in his home. A native of Portsmouth, he was a machinist with Sun Shipyard in Chester, Pa. He was a member of Frisco United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Partin Sweigart of Village Green, Pa; two sons: Robert Partin of Chester, Pa. and Donald Partin of Williamstown, N.J.; a step-son, Jack Gidens of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Miss Ethel Partin of Ocracoke; and 11 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Frisco First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Basnett family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Sadie Basnett Partin

FRISCO, N.C. - Mrs. Sadie Basnett Partin, 70, the wife of Lloyd J. Partin, died Thursday [March 7, 1974] at 9:50 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. She was a native of Frisco and member of Frisco United Methodist Church. Survivors besides her husband include a daughter, Mrs. Lois Swaggert of Chester, Pa.; and two sons: Robert Partin of Chester and Donald Partin of Woodland, N.J. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Bessie Tillett Partridge

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Bessie Tillett Partridge, 89, died Saturday, September 2 in Sentara Nursing Center in Barco.  Born in Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Partridge was a homemaker and a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Lewis and Helen Stetson Tillett and the wife of the late Ira Vernon Partridge.  Surviving are three daughters, Genes Faye Beasley and Willene Simpson, both of Kill Devil Hills, and Iris Silverthorne of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Maxine Evans of Kitty Hawk; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, and other times at the home of Willene and Jerry Simpson, in Kill Devil Hills.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 7, 2000; pg. 12A)

Dencie F. Partridge

Mrs. Dencie F. Partridge, 76, widow of Capt. William Partridge and daughter of Truxton and Emeline Guard Ethridge, died at the residence, 1326 Upper Brandon Place, yesterday at 6:25 a. m.  She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mildred E. Partridge and Mrs. James E. Hudgins; two sons, William B. Partridge and Melvin T. Partridge, all of Norfolk; two sisters, Mrs. Mary H. Midgett and Mrs. Hildegard Perry, of Kitty Hawk, N. C.; a brother, Edward N. Baum, of Kitty Hawk, and five grandchildren, Mrs. Lloyd E. Lancaster, Mrs. Harry C. Hackett, Miss Mildred B. Partridge, Miss Patricia D. Partridge and William H. Partridge.  Mrs. Partridge was a native of Kitty Hawk and had been a resident of Norfolk for 50 years.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home tomorrow at 3 p. m.  Burial will be in the Riverside Memorial Park.  The family will be at 1326 Upper Brandon Place.  (The Virginian- Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Dec. 6, 1953)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Ira Vernon Partridge

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ira Vernon Partridge, 66, of Kill Devil Hills, died Sunday morning [August 30] at his residence following a long illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County.  He was a carpenter, heavy equipment operator, and a commercial fisherman.  A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the submarine service.  He was the son of the late Joseph E. and Mrs. Mincie Twiford Partridge and the husband of Mrs. Bessie Tillett Partridge of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Ralph (Genes Faye) Beasley of Kill Devil Hills; Mrs. Jerry (Willene) Simpson of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Norman (Iris) Silverthorne of Colington; two sisters: Mrs. Carrie Dunbar of Kill Devil Hills, and Mrs. Irma Beacham of Kitty Hawk; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Jessee, pastor.  Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, with Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo in charge. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. to lie in state two hours prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1981)  [Kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Jesse James Partridge

J. J. PARTRIDGE DIES; RETIRED TUG BOAT CAPTAIN - Capt. Jesse James Partridge, 68, retired tugboat captain formerly employed by the Bray Towing Corporation, died yesterday [Dec. 4] at 11:20 a. m. at his residence, 1218 Hazel Avenue, Norfolk Highlands.  He quit the water about six years ago when his health began to fail.  A native of Nags Head, N. C., he had lived in this section 30 years.  His parents were Jesse J. and Mrs. Florence Tillett Partridge.  He was a member of the Oaklette Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Hudson Partridge; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Tatem, and Mrs. R. W. Nash, both of Norfolk Highlands; two sons, W. E. Mason, of Broad Creek Village, and Charles C. Mason, of Norfolk Highlands; two brothers, John R. Partridge, of Mashoes, N. C., and Willis G. Partridge, of Norfolk; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Mann, of Mashoes.  The body was removed to the Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk.  Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p. m. at the Kitty Hawk (N. C.) Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – December 5, 1954)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

John Randolph Partridge

MANTEO, N.C. - John Randolph Partridge, 65, died Friday [June 13] in his home.  A native of Dare County, he was a son of Jesse and Mrs. Florence Tillett Partridge and the husband of Mrs. Freda Phipps Partridge.   He was a retired merchant seaman.  His wife is his only immediate survivor.  A funeral service will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. Luther Wesley of Wanchese Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Austin Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – June 14, 1969)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Joseph E. Partridge

KITTY HAWK, N. C., Jan. 27 [1933] - Joseph E. Partridge, 57, caretaker of Wright Memorial, Kitty Hawk, died this morning at 9:30 o’clock at his home here after an illness of five months.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mincie Partridge, five daughters, Mrs. Melvin [Mahlon] Midgett, of Boston; Mrs. T. B. Beauchamp [W. T. Beacham], of Sayville, L. I. [Long Island]; Mrs. Milton Culpepper, of Nags Head, N. C.; Mrs. Ruben [Reuben] Haskett, of Kitty Hawk, and Miss Josephine Partridge, of Kitty Hawk; one son, Ira P. [V.] Partridge, of Kitty Hawk; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. T. R. [W. T.] Tillett, of Nags Head, and Mrs. George Mann, of Manteo; five brothers, and a half-brother, Captain William, Captain Jesse and Willis G. Partridge, of Norfolk; Alderbran [Aldebaran] Partridge, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Randolph Partridge, of Philadelphia, and J. R. Best, of Kitty Hawk.  Burial will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – January 28, 1933)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

 Mincie Twiford Partridge

KITTY HAWK, Dec. 22 [1960]—Mrs. Mincie Twiford Partridge, 75, died Wednesday [Dec. 21] at 12:40 o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Twiford at Kitty Hawk, following a long illness.  She was a native of Kill Devil Hills and had resided in Kitty Hawk for the past 14 months.  She was the widow of Joseph E. Partridge and a member of the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  She is survived by one son, Ira V. Partridge of Kill Devil Hills, three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Dunbar of Kill Devil Hills, Mrs. Josephine Twiford and Mrs. Irma Beacham of Kitty Hawk; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 o’clock at Kitty Hawk Methodist Church by the Rev. Horace Lee McLaurin.  Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery.  The body will be taken from the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to the church one hour prior to services to lie in state.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Dec. 22, 1960)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Renda Leigh Partridge

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PARTRIDGE BABY - Renda Leigh Partridge, 8-month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Partridge of Kill Devil Hills, was buried at the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. J.C. Harmon officiating. Interment was in the Austin cemetery. Special music was rendered by Mrs. J.C. Harmon, Mrs. Mary Dowdy, Mrs. Nellie Caldwell, Miss Nora Baum, Mrs. H.A. Dough and Mrs. J.M. Vannote. The child, who had been sick for several months, is survived by her parents; and the grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Will Tillett and Mrs. Mincie Partridge of Kitty Hawk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 12, 1943; pg. 1)

William Partridge

PARTRIDGE, CAPT. WILLIAM - At the residence, 513 Reeves Avenue, Friday morning, April 1, 1938, at 9:30 o’clock.  CAPT. WILLIAM PARTRIDGE, husband of Dencie Etheridge Partridge, in the 64th year of his life.   The body will be taken from the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home to McKendree Methodist Church for funeral services this (Sunday) afternoon, April 3, 1938, at 3 o’clock.  Friends of the family invited to attend.  Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – April 3, 1938)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Willis Gallop Partridge, Sr.

PARTRIDGE, WILLIS GALLOP, 66, at a Norfolk hospital Monday, November 18th, 1963, at 5:40 p.m.  Willis Gallop Partridge Sr. 66, husband of Mattie Mae Forrest Partridge and son of the late Jessie and Mrs. Florence Tillett Partridge in the 66th year of his age.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home this (Wednesday) morning at 11 a.m.  Friends of the family invited to attend.  Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Nov. 20, 1963.)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Arlene Vause]

Donald Patrick Paterson

COAST GUARDSMAN KILLED IN WRECK; AVON, N.C. - Donald Patrick Paterson, 23, died from injuries received in a car accident on Highway 12 at 1:30 a.m. Saturday [1966].  He died en route to the hospital in a helicopter.  The accident occurred at 11:30 p.m.  He was a Coast Guard telephone technician.  He attended Auburn University and was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Diane Meekins Paterson of Avon; his parents, D.B. and Mrs. Myra Kline Paterson of [blank] Miss Paula Paterson of Auburn.  The body was taken to Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Jesse Patrick

RODANTHE, NC - Jesse “Pat” Patrick, 84, of Rodanthe, NC died Friday, September 30, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Washington County, NC, he was the son of the late George W. and Pearl P. Patrick and was a retired federal firefighter. Mr. Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and attended Fair Haven United Methodist Church.  Mr. Patrick was the beloved husband of Olive O'Neal Patrick of the residence. He is also survived by two daughters, Judith Blue and husband Mahlon of Rodanthe, NC and Amy Gray Midgett and husband Jamie of Avon, NC; a son, Alan B. Patrick of Asheville, NC; a sister, Sadie Lee Haislip of Washington, NC; six grandchildren, Colleen Blue, Jesse Blue, Olivia Gray, Meagan Bleu, Tonya Gray, and Jadon Midgett; and many nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Fair Haven United Methodist Church by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA on Monday at 3:30 PM. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Almeda Barnett Paul

WANCHESE, NC - Almeda Barnett Paul, 75, of Wanchese, NC died Wednesday, March 26, 2008 in Elizabeth City, NC. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late William and Ina Midgett Barnett and was the widow of Sterling G. Paul.  Mrs. Paul is survived by a daughter, Hazel P. Chabin of Bonita Springs, FL; five sons, Jerry D. Paul of San Mateo, CA, William E. Paul of Marathon, FL, Sterling G. Paul, Jr. of Tavernier, FL, Bobby G. Paul of Jupiter, FL, and Ellis L. Paul of Marathon, FL; her companion, Ernest Rogers of Wanchese, NC; her life long friend, Jean Ballance of Sunbury, NC; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Wanchese Assembly of God by the Rev. Roger Barnett. A committal service will be held at the Mason Cemetery in Bath, NC on Saturday at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 27, 2008; pg. 10A)

George Edward Paul

Captain George “Pop” Edward Paul, 80, of Winterville, NC, died Monday, March 17, 2014. He was born in Plymouth, NC, to the late Lewis Edward Paul, and Amanda Evelyn Simpson Paul. He grew up in Bath, NC, and moved to Norfolk, VA, where he joined the United States Coast Guard when he was 16. He was stationed in Boston, MA, for a period of time, and then moved to Wanchese where his brother lived. It is there that he met the love of his life, Laura Daniels. He was a tugboat captain for forty five years, a member of the Wanchese Lions Club, attended Bethany United Methodist Church, and was a member of the American Legion in Greenville, NC.   Including his wife of fifty seven years, he is survived by his daughters, Lourie Proctor, and husband Ralph, of Winterville, NC, and their children, William and Oliver; Susan Maione and husband Joe, of Nags Head, and their children Vincent, and Gennaro; his son, Michael Paul and wife Kim, of Elizabeth City, and their children Kristi, Kurtina, and Harley; his great grandchildren, Gwen and Jayda; His sisters, Francis of Florida, Retha, and Linda, of Chesapeake, VA, and Alma, of Virginia Beach, VA; his brothers, Harry of New York, and Elbert, of Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents and seven other siblings.  Funeral service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St, Manteo, at 11:00 am, on Friday, March 21, 2014. A visitation for family and friends will be held, Thursday, March 20, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at Twiford Colony Chapel. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Millard Jeffries Paul

BUXTON - Millard Jeffries (Jeff) Paul, 87, died September 28 [1988] at his residence following a long illness.  He was a native of Merchantville, N.J. and the former owner and operator of a New Jersey community newspaper.  Mr. Paul was a member of Grace Episcopal Church of Merchantville, the President Emeritus of Merchantville Fishing Club and a member of the N.J. Beach Buggy Association.  He was the son of the late William and Marie Tichner Paul, and the husband of Amelia Ballance Paul of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are one daughter: Joan S. Dwyer of Mt. Vernon, N.H.; and three grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Quidley Cemetery, Buxton.  The Rev. Thomas Sweeley, Hatteras Methodist charge pastor, will officiate.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, will be in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Amandel Louise Lewark Payne

MAPLE - Amandel Louise Payne, 68, died Feb. 15 in Chesapeake General Hospital.  Mrs. Payne was born in Corolla, daughter of the late Lewis and Eva Tillett Lewark.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Mrs. Payne is survived by her husband, Nathan O. Payne; a daughter, Connie H. Pittman Of Chesapeake; a son, Claud F. Payne Of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Edith H. Bowden and Leatha Ferguson, both of Virginia Beach, and Essie Webster of Chesapeake; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A service will be held Friday, Feb. 18 at Twiford Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge.  A graveside service will be conducted in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, with the Rev. Carroll Daniels officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 17, 1994)

Annie Brinn Payne

Mrs. Annie Brinn Payne, 81, died Friday [Oct. 5, 1962] in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl L. Crank of South Norfolk, Va., after an illness of a month. A native of Engelhard, she lived most of her life at Stumpy Point. She was a daughter of Richard and Mrs. Anna Neal Brinn and the widow of Hyman G. Payne. She was a member of Stumpy Point Methodist Church. Besides her daughter, surviving are two sons: Gaskill H. Payne of South Norfolk and Ira O. Payne of Stumpy Point; two brothers: Mirian Brinn of Florida and Mack Brinn of Portsmouth; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 12, 1962)

Burnice Elwood Payne, Sr.

IN MANTEO - Burnice Elwood Payne, Sr., 78, of Cloth Barn Road, Manteo, died Monday morning [Oct. 18, 1982] at his residence following a short illness.  Funeral services were held Wednesday in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Beasley, pastor of the Friendship Church, Manns Harbor, and the Rev. Luther Payne, pastor of the Congregational Holiness Church, Stumpy Point.  Burial followed in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stumpy Point.  Mr. Payne was a native and life-long resident of Dare County and had lived in Manteo for the past three years.  He was a retired self-employed commercial fisherman and was formerly a captain with the N.C. Transportation Ferry Division.  He was a member of Friendship Church in Manns Harbor.  He was the son of the late Nelson and Mrs. Emma Austin Payne and the husband of Mrs. Rosa Marie Gallop Payne of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Burnice E. Payne, Jr. of Manteo; one [rest of obituary was missing from paper].  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, October 20, 1982; pg. 9)

Carolyn Jean Payne Payne

WANCHESE, NC - Carolyn Payne “Jean” Payne, 68, of Wanchese, died Thursday December 25, 2008, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Payne was born in Stumpy Point and was a former employee of Etheridge Seafood Restaurant and a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Lutrell “Trell” and Wilma Basnight Payne and the wife of Wesley Jarvis Payne of the home.  Besides her husband surviving are one daughter, Wilma P. Barnes of Concord, NC and one son Wesley Jarvis Payne, Jr. of Wanchese; three brothers, Robert Lyle Payne and Darryl Lee Payne both of Wanchese and Ronnie Erwin Payne of Pensacola, FL; and a grandson, Hugh Ammons Barnes of Concord, NC.  A celebration of life will be Monday, December 29, 2008 at 3:00pm in Twiford's Colony Chapel by Rev. Roger Barnett. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home and at other times at the home on 3897 Mill Landing Road in Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 28, 2008; pg. 8A)

Crawford Drewery Payne

Crawford Drewery Payne, 35, died Sunday [Sept. 21, 1952] in the Marine Hospital in Baltimore following a short illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and had been in the U.S. Coast Guard since 1936 and was a chief engineer on the Cutter Hornbeam.  He was a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lessie Melson Payne; his parents, Fulgrum and Gwendolyn Herbert Payne of Wanchese; one daughter, Miss Ann Payne and on son, Drewe, both of Wanchese; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Reber; and one brother, Louie Payne, both of Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 26, 1952; pg. 4)

Doris Holmes Payne

WANCHESE - Doris Holmes Payne, 94, of Wanchese, went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, October 8, 2006, in Chesapeake, Va. Mrs. Payne was born in East Lake and was a homemaker, devoted mother and member of Wanchese Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo and Lugeal Creef Holmes and the wife of the late Oscar T. Payne. Surviving are three daughters: Etta P. Seagle of Chesapeake, Va; Patsy L. Payne of Macclesfield, NC and Brenda P. Ward of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Two sons: Kenneth W. Payne of Wanchese and Wilton J. Payne of Saraland, Alabama; One sister: Velma C. Cartwright of Elizabeth City; 11 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Payne was pre-deceased by her sister: Edith Dunbar, her brother: Hester Holmes and three grandsons. A celebration of life will be held in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. by Dr. David Dalton. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 10, 2006; pg. 10A)

Edward Francis Payne

RETURNS TO OLD HOME TO FISH AND SEE OLD FRIENDS; PASSES ON - The years roll on, but those who have lived in this Coastland love to return to visit old friends and to fish as in the good old days.  Edward Francis Payne had passed his three score and ten, and he was back to the scene of his boyhood Thursday off for mullet fishing in the cool of the evening with his brother Ellard O. Payne.  It was like in the old days and he was happy but he died suddenly of a heart attack [Sept. 4, 1958].  Mr. Payne, 79, had been living away from Stumpy Point nearly 40 years.  For many years he was employed in the joiner shop of Kramer Bros. Co. in Elizabeth City.  For the past 3 years he had lived in Portsmouth, Va. with a son, Major E. Payne.  A second son, Elmer, survives at Cayuhoga, Ohio.  His wife, the late Daisy Payne died two years ago and is buried at Stumpy Point too.  He was of a large family of children, the son of the late Cornelius and Leah Midgett Payne.  He left two brothers and two sisters: Wellington M. and Ellard O. Payne, Mrs. Petrona Hooper of Stumpy Point and Mrs. Sue Francis of Norfolk.  He was a member of the Pearl Street Assembly of God Church of Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 12, 1958; pgs. 1 & 8)

Ellard Odell Payne

IN STUMPY POINT - Ellard Odell Payne, 91, of 543 Gygax Ave., Portsmouth, Va., died Friday at 9:15 p.m. at the residence after a long illness.  Mr. Payne was a native of Stumpy Point and had lived in Portsmouth for the past year.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Vance Way.  Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  Mr. Payne was the son of the late Cornelius and Leah Payne and the widower of the late Rebecca Virginia Twiford Payne.  He was a retired shipwright for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, Improved Order of the Red Man, Tribe #8, and a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S.C.G.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Iva Dean Gray of Portsmouth, Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, January 5, 1983; pg. 12)

Ellard Randolph Payne

STUMPY POINT - Ellard Randolph Payne, 83, of Stumpy Point, died Dec. 28 in Chesapeake, Va. General Hospital.  He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point and attended the Congregational Holiness Church.  He was a retired commercial fisherman.  He was the son of the late Neal and Emma Austin Payne and the widower of Vera Odom Payne.  Surviving are one daughter: Barbara King of Belvedere; two sons: Shelton Payne and Jerry Payne both of Alabama; one sister: Nina Overton of Chesapeake, Va.; one brother: Oscar Payne of Wanchese; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 31 in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Carroll Daniels.  Burial was in the Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Stumpy Point.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 8, 1991)

Eloise Gallop Payne

VIRGINIA BEACH - Eloise Gallop Payne, 76, went to be with her Lord Nov. 29, 1996, in a local hospital.  A housewife, she was a native of Wanchese, N.C., and a member of Glad Tidings Church Assemblies of God.  Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Lester M. Payne of Virginia Beach; daughter, Christine Payne of Virginia Beach; sons, Charles T. Payne and his wife, Terri, of Virginia Beach and Nelson L. Payne and his wife, Brenda, of Virginia Beach; sisters, Elnora Midgette of Virginia Beach and Elva Simpson of Wanchese; brothers, Roscoe Gallop and Erb Gallop, both of Wanchese; a grandson, Frank Payne of Virginia Beach; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Bill Payne of Virginia Beach.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Glad Tidings Church Assemblies of God by the Rev. Jerry Qualls. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - December 1, 1996; pg. B7 and The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 12, 1996)

Emma Austin Payne

Mrs. Emma Austin Payne, 88, of Stumpy Point, died Monday [June 10, 1974] at 6:05 in Norfolk General Hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Hatteras, daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Frances Smith Austin and widow of Neal Payne. She was a member of Stumpy Point United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nina Brinn of Cheasapeake, Va.; three sons: Oscar Payne of Wanchese, Randolph Payne and Burnice Payne of Stumpy Point; three half-sisters: Mrs. Nola Smith of Richmond, Mrs. Molly Powell and Mrs. Annie Miller of Norfolk; one half-brother, Archie Austin of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - unknown date)

Essie Dough Payne

MANTEO - Mrs. Essie Dough Payne, 77, died Monday night [Sept. 6, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  She was the wife of Reuben Elliot Payne, Sr.  She was a native of Dare County and lived here most of her life.  Mrs. Payne was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church and was a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Mrs. Esther Baum Dough.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Payne is survived by one daughter, Mrs. S.C. (Jean) Basnight of Manteo; two sons: Reuben E. Payne, Jr. of Newport News, Va. and David R. Payne of the home; two sisters: Mrs. Mary D. Craddock of Manns Harbor and Mrs. Jessie D. Sawyer of Portsmouth, Va.; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Roanoke Island Baptist Church by the Rev. Paul Carroll, pastor, and the Rev. Cliff Shoaf, pastor of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery with Twiford's Colono Chapel, Manteo, in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 1982) [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Eula Basnight Payne

MANTEO - Eula Basnight Payne, 85, of Payne Road, Manteo died Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Washington County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lennie L. and Ida Wynn Basnight. She was the foundation of her family and a faithful member of Manteo Baptist Church.  Mrs. Payne is survived by her husband, Captain Z.F. Payne of the home; a daughter, Joyce Bell of Manteo; two sons, Donald Ray Payne of Texas and Jerry Lee Payne of Currituck; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

Fannie Mae Steen Payne

WANCHESE - Fannie Mae Steen Payne, 78, of Wanchese, died Sept. 28 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Payne, a native of Duvall County, Fla., was a retired housekeeper.  She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79, and the Order of Amaranth Coastal Court, #12.  She was the daughter of the late Cato L. and Frances Hilgerson Steen and the widow of Dameron M. Payne.  Mrs. Payne is survived by two sisters: Nina Vona and Donna Wright, both of Clearwater, Fla.; one nephew, Louie Payne of Wanchese.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Oct. 1 by the Rev. Billy Holliday and the Rev. Ron Denham.  Burial will follow in the Davis Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -September 29, 1994)

Gwendolyn Beatrice Herbert Payne

Mrs. Gwendolyn Beatrice Herbert Payne, 85, died last Friday morning [Nov. 13, 1981] at 4:00 a.m. in the Chesapeake General Hospital following a long illness.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Wanchese Assembly of God Church by the Rev. David Daniels and the Rev. Carroll Daniels.  Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Payne was a native of Rodanthe and had lived in Wanchese for 66 years.  She was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God Church and the Women's Missions Organization.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mrs. Polly Meekins Herbert and wife of the late Bellove Folger Payne.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Reber of Wanchese; one son, Louie B. Payne of Wanchese; three brothers: John Herbert of Rodanthe, Charlie Herbert and Jimmy Herbert, both of Wildwood, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - November 18, 1981)

Hilda Inez Pugh Payne

SALVO, NC - Hilda Inez Payne, 73, died Monday, March 28, 2005 at a Nags Head medical facility. Mrs. Payne was born in Rodanthe and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salvo Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Payne was the daughter of the late Nancy Pugh Austin and the widow of the late Little Farrow Payne.  She is survived by one son, George Hale Payne of Manteo; two brothers, Alfred Pugh of Salvo and Wilton R. Pugh of Baltimore, MD; two nieces, Bonnie Kuklica of Virginia Beach, VA and Lynda Davis of Springfield, VA and a special cousin, Elsie Hooper of Salvo.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Salvo Assembly of God on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will take place in the Family Cemetery in Salvo. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, March 31, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and at other times at the home of Elsie Hooper.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, March 30, 2005)

Irene Quidley Payne

MANTEO, N.C. - Irene Quidley Payne, 72, of Manteo, died, Sunday, March 28, 2004, in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Payne was born in Manteo and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Rowan and Grace Midgett Quidley and the wife of the late Hezekiah Frank Payne, Sr. Surviving are seven daughters; Frankie P. Self of Elizabeth City, Lana Martinez, Larri Peyton, Diane Flynt and Donna Willis all of Manteo, Elizabeth Rowe of Manns Harbor and Maxine Richards of Deery, N.H., one son; Hezekiah “Buddy” Payne, Jr of Manteo, one step-daughter; Norma Etheridge of Manteo and one step-son; William “Billy” Payne of Boone, N.C., three sisters; Lela Jones of Portsmouth, Va., Lois Twyne and Jean Godfrey both of Manteo, three brothers; Odell Quidley of Powells Point, Charles Quidley and Earl Quidley both of Manteo and Ralph Sears of Grandy; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev Glenn Greenway with burial in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 30, 2004; pg. 14A)

Kenneth Michael Payne

WANCHESE - Kenneth Michael "Mike" Payne, 20, a son of Kenneth W. and Mrs. Sandra A. Wescott Payne, died Friday [Dec. 8, 1978] at the Manteo Clinic.  He was a 1977 graduate of Manteo High School and formerly worked for Foreman Inc. at Kitty Hawk.  He was a native of Fort Jackson, S.C.  Other survivors include a brother, Timothy Darren Payne of the home; paternal grandparents, Mrs. & Mrs. Troy Payne of Wanchese, and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lugille Holmes of Elizabeth City.  The body was taken to Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo.  A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Carroll Daniels.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper)

Lessie H. Melson Payne

MANTEO - Lessie H. Melson Payne, 82, died Friday, July 20 in Kitty Hawk.  Mrs. Payne was born in Harbinger and was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church and a retired supervisor with the U.S. Census Bureau.  She was the daughter of the late William Elisha and Holland Combs Melson and the wife of the late Crawford D. Payne.  Surviving are one daughter, Anne Parker of Manteo; one son, Crawford D. Payne of Clinton, Md.; three grandchildren: Kelly Hirshman of Upper Marlboro, Md., Charles Andrew Dunton of Manteo and Crawford D. Payne of Clinton, Md.; and 3 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 24 at 1 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Cecil Styons.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 24, 2001; pg. 9A)

Lester M. Payne

Lester M. Payne, 84, went to be with his Lord and his wife, Eloise G. Payne, on May 12, 2000. Born in Rodanthe, N.C., he was a retired truck driver with Associated Transport for 35 years and was a member of Glad Tidings Church Assemblies of God.  He is survived by a daughter, Christine Payne of Virginia Beach; a son, Charles T. Payne and his wife, Terri, of Virginia Beach; a brother, Bill Payne and his wife, Irene, of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Teddy Payne of Alexandria, Va.; a step-granddaughter, Jennifer; a step-grandson, Nicholas; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glad Tidings Church Assemblies of God by the Rev. Jerry Qualls. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the home of his son, Charles T. Payne, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 13, 2000; pg. B4)

Lillian Gallop Payne

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Lillian Gallop Payne, 75, died at a local hospital on November 6.  She was born in Manteo on November 27, 1925 to the late Hiram and Mollie Shannon Gallop.  Mrs. Payne was a member of the Indian River Baptist Church and know to her sisters and brothers as "Teenie Sis" and to her grandchildren as "Nanny".  She was well loved by all who knew her and will be missed.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Truxton Payne; one daughter, Mary Ann Dooley of Harbinger; two sons: Truxton "Waldo" Payne, Sr. of Strumpy Point and Gene Payne of Chesapeake, Va.; eight sisters: Margaret Twiddy, Mollie Royals and Lucinda Baum of Manns Harbor, Mildred West of Wanchese, Ruth Creef of Manteo, Lucille Sykes of Virginia Beach, Myrkie Stevens of Norfolk, Va., and Elizabeth Cox of Aydlett; four brothers: Hiram Gallop of Sea Level, Herrell Gallop of Virginia Beach, Va., Lincoln Gallop of Beaufort, S.C., and Julian Gallop of Harbinger; four grandchildren: Terry Payne, Kim Harris, Chris East and Mollie Payne; and five great-grandchildren: Zachary Payne, Ocean Payne, Madison Payne, Sara Harris and Lillian East.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Indian River Baptist Church with the Rev. John Dearing officiating.  The burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Cudworth Family Cemetery in Wanchese with the Rev. Larry Benson officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home in Chesapeake is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001; pg. 4B)

Maggie Mae Mann Payne

MANNS HARBOR - Maggie Mae Mann Payne, 72, passed away at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC on Thursday, June 7, 2012.  A native of Manns Harbor, Ms. Payne was the daughter of the late Edwin Huff Mann and the late Onella Mae Midgett Mann.  Ms. Payne was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. She worked in the restaurant business her whole life beginning with Walker’s Diner in downtown Manteo .She was one of the original barefoot waitresses at the Oasis Restaurant, then Spencer’s Restaurant in Mann’s Harbor and then on the causeway. She ran “Maggie’s” Luncheonette for over 25 years where her customers were her extended family. In more recent years her grandchildren and great grandchildren is what she lived for.  She is survived by her daughters, Karen Payne Pierce and husband, Kenny of Kill Devil Hills and Sharen Payne Etheridge and husband, Phillip of Wanchese; her sister, Sylvia Perlakowski of Manteo; and her brother, Orman Mann and wife, Linda of Wanchese.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Murry “Joe Boy” Mann.  Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Kendra Pierce, Kristi Pierce Spencer, Kenny Buck Pierce, Casey Gallop, Summer Casper, and her great-grandchildren, Kendrick Pierce, Kaleb Spencer, Camrin Sylvester, Kaylin Sylvester, Khloe Spencer, Julia Casper, Wyatt Casper, and Willow Casper.  The funeral will be held at 2:00 on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor with Rev. Bettie Francis and Gib Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, Sunday evening from 6 – 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Michael Stephen Payne, Sr.

STUMPY POINT - Michael Stephen Payne Sr. 63, died June 16, 2003 in Nags Head. Mr. Payne was born in Stumpy Point and was retired as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late Clyde and Mabel Best Payne and the husband of Teresa Conner Payne of Stumpy Point.  Besides his wife, surviving are two sons, Michael Stephen Payne Jr. of Manteo and Richard Eric Payne of Manns Harbor; and a brother, Chris Payne of Kitty Hawk.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Jennings. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Shiloh United Methodist Church. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.  .  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Wednesday, June 18, 2003)

Missouri Midgett Payne

MRS. MISSOURI PAYNE OF WANCHESE KILLED IN AUTO - Mrs. Missouri Midgett Payne, 38, of 410 Chestnut Street, Berkley, formerly of Stumpy Point, was killed [late May 1945] in an automobile mishap at the Norfolk Navy Yard when the car driven by Earl Ray Austin, USCG, was struck by a train.  Marie Pratt, another Norfolk woman, was unhurt as also the driver.  Mrs. Payne was the wife of Bernice Payne of Stumpy Point.  She had no children.  She was born at Rodanthe, N.C.  The funeral was conducted Wednesday at Wanchese.  Services were conducted by Rev. Vance Lewis at the grave in the Tillett Cemetery at 4:00.  "This World Is Not My Home" and "Life's Railway to Heaven" were hymns sung.  Pallbearers were J.W., Marcellus, Fearing and Albert Payne.  She is survived by her husband; one sister, Mrs. Roxy Beatty of Blackburg, Va.; three brothers: Albert, Marcellus and Fearing Payne of Norfolk, and Corbett Payne of Wanchese; and by several nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 1, 1945; pg. 1)

Nathan Orville Payne

MAPLE - Nathan Orville Payne, 75, of Womack Drive, died Monday, January 11, at his residence.  Mr. Payne was a native of Dare County, a retired bridge tender with the Army Corps of Engineers, a Mason, and a Baptist.  He was the widower of Amandel Louise Lewark Payne and the son of the late Fearing Payne and Annie Julia Baum Payne.  Mr. Payne is survived by a daughter, Connie Payne of the residence; a son, Claude Payne of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Elsie Graham of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Z.F. Payne of Manteo and Thomas Payne of Chesapeake, Va.; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be at Twiford's Northside Chapel on Friday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. with Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating.  Burial with Masonic rites will be in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Complete arrangements are pending.  Twiford's Northside Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 12, 1999; pg. 5A)

Norman Wise Payne

ANOTHER STUMPY POINT BOY LOST IN THE WAR - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Payne of Stumpy Point on Saturday received the sad news from the Navy Department that their son, Norman Wise Payne, fireman, has been lost in the war. This makes three Stumpy Point lads who have given their lives for their country. News has come recently that Tine Willis of Hatteras, who was missing in Germany, has been liberated as a prisoner.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 25, 1945; pg. 1)

Olive Mason Payne

STUMPY POINT - Olive Mason Payne, 75, died Jan 6, in a Chesapeake, Va. nursing home.  She was a native of Stumpy Point and a homemaker.  Mrs. Payne was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point and the United Methodist Women.  She was the daughter of the late Will and Mrs. Esther Davenport Mason and the widow of Gaskill H. Payne.  Surviving are one daughter, Connie Doxey of Portsmouth, Va.; one son, Paul Payne of Chesapeake, Va.; two half-sisters: Marie Crockett and Eva Smiley, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother: Edward Mason of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.  A church service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Shiloh United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clarence O'Briant.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 7, 1992)

Oscar Troy Payne

WANCHESE - Oscar Troy Payne, 85, died Sunday, July 23, at his residence.  Mr. Payne was born in Stumpy Point, and worked with real estate sales, land development and as an agent of the American Family Life Assurance Company.  He also worked in his early years as a commercial fisherman and completed three tours of duty in the Portsmouth Naval Yard.  He was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church in Stumpy Point and an active member of the Wanchese Assembly of God Church.  He was the son of the late Neal Payne and the late Emma Austin Payne and the husband of Doris Holmes Payne of the home.  Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters: Etta P. Seagle of Chesapeake, Va., Brenda P. Ward of Southern Shores and Patsy L. Payne of Macclesfield; two sons: Kenneth W. Payne of Wanchese and Wilton J. Payne of Mobile, Ala.; one sister: Nina B. Overton Of Chesapeake; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held July 26 at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. David Dalton officiating.  Burial will take place in the Cudworth Cemetery In Wanchese.  Twiford's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 25, 1995)

Rebecca Twiford Payne

Mrs. Rebecca Twiford Payne, 67, of Stumpy Point, died Friday [March 16, 1962] on the way to a Norfolk hospital. She was a native of Dare County and lived at Stumpy Point all her life. She was a daughter of Theodore S. and Mrs. Britt Hooper Twiford and the wife of Ellard Payne. She was a member of Assembly of God Church of Stumpy Point. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ivadean Gray of South Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Beuna Midgett of Norfolk; three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Foy Hoyle, pastor of the United Pentecostal Holiness Church of Portsmouth, assisted by the Rev. Neal Boyd, assistant pastor. "Jesus Lover of my Soul , "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Last Mile of the Way" were sung by the Manteo and Wanchese Assembly of God Church choir. Mrs. Jack Cohoon accompanied at the organ. The Casket was covered with a pall of white mums, pink glads and fern. Active pallbearers were Ruben Payne, Luther Payne, Bennie Payne, Riley Payne, Gaston Payne, and Seldon Frances. Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 23, 1962)

Ruford Benjamin Payne

RODANTHE - Raford [sic] Benjamin Payne, 70, died Sunday morning [March 22, 1964] at his home in Rodanthe following a short illness.  He was a native of Creeds Hill and had lived in Rodanthe for the past several years.  He was a retired fisherman, son of the late John Thomas and Frances Gray Payne, and a member of Fair Haven Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sudie Midgett Payne; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian A. Payne [should be Midgett] and Mrs. Ruby Mae Toler of Rodanthe; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Quidley of Buxton; two brothers [step-brothers], Jethro Payne of Wanchese and Farrow Payne of Salvo; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday in Fair Haven Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie J. Evans, pastor.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper – Monday, March 23, 1964)

RODANTHE - Funeral services for Ruford Benjamin Payne, who died Sunday were conducted Wednesday in Fair Haven Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie J. Evans, pastor.  The casket was covered with a pall of red and white carnations.  During the services the church choir sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "The Last Mile of the Way" and Mrs. Louise Leary sang "Beyond the Sunset" accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Jack Cahoon.  At the graveside the choir sang "The Great Speckled Bird" and Mrs. Leary sang "God Be With You".  Pallbearers were Dick Midgett, Herbert Midgett, Cecil Midgett, Julian Gray, Asa Gray, Sr. and Valton Midgett.  Burial was in the family plot.  (unknown newspaper – Thursday, March 26, 1964)

Rebecca Meekins Payne

Mrs. Rebecca Meekins Payne, 71, native of Rodanthe, and widow of the late Joseph Farrow Payne, for many years a resident of Wanchese, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Folger Payne of Wanchese, Wednesday night [Aug. 27, 1952] at 9:20.  She was the daughter of the late J.K. and Celia Meekins of Rodanthe and was a member of the Fair Haven Methodist Church in Rodanthe.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon by Rev. D.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, at 2:30 and burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 29, 1952; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Meekins Payne, 71, who died Wednesday of last week, were conducted at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Wanchese Church of God, Rev. D.B. Lawrence, officiating.  Hymns sung were "Some Golden Daybreak", "Ready", and When I Have Gone the Last Mile of the Way'.  Burial was in the Garrison Cemetery at Wanchese.  Pallbearers were Herbert Midgett, Charles Roadcap, Ira Stowe, Will Barnett, John Herbert and Roscoe Gallop.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 5, 1952; pg. 1)

Rebecca Twiford Payne

Mrs. Rebecca Twiford Payne, 67, of Stumpy Point, died Friday [Mar. 16, 1962] on the way to a Norfolk hospital.  She was a native of Dare County and lived at Stumpy Point all her life.  She was a daughter of Theodore S. and Mrs. Britt Hooper Twiford and the wife of Ellard Payne.  She was a member of Assembly of God Church of Stumpy Point.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ivadean Gray of South Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Beuna Midgett of Norfolk; three grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. Foy Hoyle, pastor of the United Pentecostal Holiness Church of Portsmouth, assisted by the Rev. Neal Boyd, assistant pastor.  "Jesus Lover of my Soul , "The Old Rugged Cross" and "The Last Mile of the Way" were sung by the Manteo and Wanchese Assembly of God Church choir.  Mrs. Jack Cohoon accompanied at the organ.  The Casket was covered with a pall of white mums, pink glads and fern.  Active pallbearers were Ruben Payne, Luther Payne, Bennie Payne, Riley Payne, Gaston Payne, and Seldon Frances.  Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 23, 1962)

Reuben E. Payne

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Reuben E. Payne, 89, of St. Petersburg and Manteo, died May 25 in a St. Petersburg hospital.  A native of Stumpy Point, he was the son of the late Wellington M. and Mrs. Judy Brinn Payne and the husband of Jane Allen Payne of the home.  He was a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, having been a veteran of WW II and the Korean War.  Mr. Payne was a Mason, being a member of the Northside Lodge #283 and the Manteo Lodge #521, and a Shriner.  Besides his wife, Mr. Payne is survived by a daughter, Jean Basnight of Manteo; two sons: Reuben E. Payne, Jr. of Newport News, Va. and David R. Payne of Columbia; a step-son: Woody Mitchell of St. Petersburg; two brothers: Rupert Payne of Stumpy Point and Truxton Payne of Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A chapel service will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, in the Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Clarence Garncer.  Burial with Masonic rites will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 28, 1992)

Robert Moran Payne

STUMPY POINT MAN DIES - Robert Moran Payne, Stumpy Point man who has lived three years at 913 Boissevain Avenue in Norfolk, died today, Friday the 21st, after a long illness.  He was a son of the late William J. and Sarah Mason Payne and the husband of Mrs. Allie Basnight Payne.  He was a member of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church.  Surviving him besides his wife are two sons: R.L. Payne of Elizabeth City and S.R. Payne of New York; two daughters: Mrs. J.J. Lenemyer and Miss Carita Payne, both of Norfolk; three brothers: W.J. Payne of Elizabeth City, F.F. Payne of Stumpy Point and R.M. Payne of New York; a sister, Mrs. E.E. Wood of Norfolk; and a half-sister, Miss Farris Payne of Florida; and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be made in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 21, 1944; pg. 1)

Sadie Faye O'Neal Payne

WANCHESE - Sadie Faye O'Neal Payne, 63, died Monday, October 5, at Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Payne was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker and attended First Assembly of God in Manteo. She was the wife of Jethro Mullin Payne, Jr. of Wanchese and the daughter of the late William Pugh and Clemmie Styron O'Neal. Besides here husband, other survivors include three daughters: Willimina Jennette of Manteo, Julie K. Lange of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Jenny Culpepper of Nags Head; four sons: Jethro M. Payne, III of Nags Head, George L. Payne of Manteo, Michael Payne and William Payne of Wanchese; three brothers: Monty Howard O'Neal of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Tommy O'Neal of Baltimore, Md. [Oct. 6 issue states Delaware], and Little Willie O'Neal of Virginia; and 7 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Ron Denham with burial in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 6, 1998)

Thomas Baum Payne

Mr. Thomas Baum Payne, 81, of 2636 Campostella Road, Chesapeake, VA, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Veterans Medical Center in Hampton, VA.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, April 4, 2008 in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service with Mike Huppmann officiating.  Burial will follow in the Yeatesville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour, Friday, April 4, 2008 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East, Washington, NC.  Mr. Payne was born April 13, 1926 in Dare County, NC.  He was the son of the late Fearing Payne and Julie Anna Baum Payne.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was self-employed as a dealer for Ryder Truck Rentals.  Survivors include four sons, Tommy Payne of Pamlico Beach, NC, Phil Payne and Robert Payne, both of Pinetown, NC, and Danny Lilley of Chesapeake, VA; one sister, Elsie Graham of Norfolk, VA; one brother, ZF Payne of Manteo, NC; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and special friend, Helen Lilley.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Maida Keech Payne; one daughter, Judy Payne; one grandson, Ellis Payne; and one brother, Nathan Payne.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Thursday, April 3, 2008) [photograph from Hillside Funeral Service]

Tressie Midgett Payne
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 26, 1974; pg. 10

Truxton Waldo Payne, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Truxton Waldo Payne, Sr., 84, of Chesapeake, died Tuesday, December 27, 2005. Mr. Payne was born in Stumpy Point and was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Wellington and Judy Brinn Payne and the husband of the late Lillian Gallop Payne. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Ann Dooley and husband Charles of Harbinger; two sons: Gene Payne of Chesapeake and Truxton Waldo Payne, Jr. and wife Shelia of Stumpy Point; one brother, Rupert Payne of Los Angeles, California; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Poplar Branch Baptist Church by the Rev, Bill Thorn and the Rev. Bob Jordan. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese at 2 p.m. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Va., is serving the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 29, 2005; pg. 12A)

Wesley Corbett Payne
The Coastland Times - January 2, 1975; pg. 8A

Wilbur O. Payne

FARMVILLE, VA. - Wilbur O. Payne, 80, died Sept. 29, 2004, at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va. Dr. Payne was a dentist in Norfolk for 48 years. He was born and raised in Stumpy Point, N.C. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Betty Jervis Payne. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ron Payne and Jane Payne of Richmond; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea Voshell and Russ Voshell of Virginia Beach; five loving grandchildren, Justin Voshell, Kevin Voshell, Kaitlin Payne, Spencer Payne and Megan Payne; and his brother and sister-in-law, Carroll Payne and Hilda Payne of Dallas, Texas. He was a graduate of Louisburg College in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army prior to beginning his dental practice. He was a devoted charter member of Saint John's United Methodist Church in Norfolk and past president of the Suburban Norfolk Kiwanis Club. He was an active supporter of local arts and his art work was exhibited in local art shows. A memorial service will be held at Saint John's United Methodist Church in Norfolk Sunday at 2 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 3, 2004; pg. 10A)

William Dempsey Payne

William Dempsey Payne, 30, formerly of Wanchese, was the victim of an automobile wreck in Boston, Mass. at 5:00 last Friday afternoon [Aug. 15, 1952].  Funeral services were held in Boston at 2:00 Monday afternoon.  Mr. Payne, who was a retired Coast Guardsman, is survived by his father, Corbett Payne of Wanchese; his wife, Dorothy; and one son, W.D. Jr., both of Boston; five brothers: Clarence Payne, Corbett Payne, Jr., Jarvis, Ronny and Don Payne, all of Wanchese; and one sister, Mrs. Norman Paquette of Oxford, Mass.  Mr. Payne was the son of Corbett Payne and the late Volantille Etheridge Payne of Wanchese.  He had lived for a number of years in Dorchester, Mass.  He was only recently married.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 22, 1952; pg. 1)

Wilma Estelle Basnight Payne

WANCHESE - Wilma Estelle Basnight Payne, 79, died Tuesday, February 9 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Payne was born in Creswell, and was a retired motel housekeeper and a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. Mrs. Payne was the daughter of the late Lennie Lee and Ida Wynn Basnight and the wife of the late Robert Lutrell Payne. Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Jean Payne of Wanchese; three sons: Robert Lyle Payne of Wanchese, Ronnie Erwin Payne of Pensacola, Fla. and Darryl Lee Payne of Colona, Illinois; one sister, Eula B. Payne of Manteo; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Church of God of Prophecy in Manteo by the Rev. Steve Crews and the Rev. Roger Barnett. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 11, 1999; pg. 10A)

Zenith Fearing Payne, Jr.

MANTEO - Zenith Fearing “Z.F.” Payne, Jr., 90, of Manteo died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at his residence.  Born in Wanchese, he was the son of the late Zenith F. Payne, Sr.  and Julieanna Baum Payne and was the widower of Eula Basnight Payne. Mr. Payne was a retired Sport Fishing Boat Captain at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. He was a member of Manteo Baptist Church, a Past Master of the Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club, the New Bern Scottish Rite, Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern.  Mr. Payne is survived by a daughter, Joyce Bell of Manteo; two sons, Donald Ray Payne of Texas and Jerry Lee Payne of Currituck; a sister, Elsie P. Collins Graham of Norfolk, VA; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Mr. Payne was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan O. Payne and Thomas Payne.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo with Sammy Mariner officiating.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.   Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Elizabeth O'Neal Pearce

MANTEO - Elizabeth O'Neal Pearce, 80, of the 100 block of Devon St., died April 16, 2005, at Britthaven of Outer Banks. Born in Manteo, she was the daughter of the late John Dameron and Mildred Etheridge O'Neal and was the widow of George James Pearce. She was a homemaker, a member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City, a former member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a volunteer at Manteo Elementary School for many years. Mrs. Pearce is survived by a daughter, Martha Pearce Cain and husband George of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, George John Pearce and wife Linda and Bill Pearce and wife Caroline, all of Manteo; a sister-in-law, Ila O'Neal of Manteo; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The family would like to express their great appreciation to the staff of Britthaven of Outer Banks for the care they provided to Mrs. Pearce.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 19, 2005; pg. 6A)

Charles Oden Peel, Jr.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.--Capt. Charles Oden Peel, Jr., 74, died June 15, tragically at sea. Born October 20, 1925 in Frisco, Hatteras Island, Capt. Peel was the son of the late Charles Oden and Annie Howard Rollinson Peel, and the brother of Edna Smith, Dexter U. Peel, Goldie Snow, Virginia Cottingham, Alice Kreutz and Malcolm Taylor Peel. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Later he became the first licensed charter boat captain in Virginia Beach. He was a Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 274 of Virginia Beach. In 1974, he retired from civil service at NOB Norfolk, Va. In 1970 he built Mako Marina, the first private marina at Rudee Inlet. The remainder of his life was spent with his family, Grace Bible Church, on the ocean commercial fishing. Capt. Peel is survived by his wife of 44 years, Edna I/ Peel; a daughter, Carol Lynn S. Miller and husband, the Rev. Ferrell H. Miller of Warsaw; a son, Charles Oden Peel, III and wife Margie Butler Peel of Virginia Beach; his only living sister, Edith P. Cason of Fort Meyers, Fla.; three grandchildren: Natalie R. Miller of Warsaw, Farrell H. Miller, Jr. and wife Crystal of Richmond, Va., ad Charles Oden Winn of Richmond; and two great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 4, 2000; pg. 6A)

Augusta Laughinghouse Peele

Mrs. Augusta Laughinghouse Peele, 81, widow of the late Capt. Eugene H. Peele and a resident of Manteo for over 60 years, died in a hospital in Burlington at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon [April 11, 1951].  She had been ill for the last five years.  She resided in Manteo until recently when she moved to Burlington to make her home with one of her daughters.  Mrs. Peele was born in New Bern.  She was a charter member of the Manteo Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Mt. Olivet Methodist congregation in Manteo.  She is survived by two daughters and two sons: Mrs. L.R. Williford and Mrs. Montague Pennystone, both of Burlington, Reginald Peele of Wildwood, N.J. and Eugene Peele of Washington, DC.  There are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J.H. Overton, Jr. at Mt. Olivet Church in Manteo on Saturday.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  The hour of the service had not yet been announced when the paper went to press.  Twiford Funeral Home of Manteo is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 13, 1951; pg. 5)

Carlus George Peele, Sr.

Carlus George Peele, Sr., 75, of Hatteras, died Friday [Oct. 20, 1972] at 4:20 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  He was a native of Hatteras and was retired in 1953 from the Corps of Army Engineers and after his retirement he lived at Hatteras.  He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late George and Mrs. Minerva Gray Peele. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eliza Miller Peele; two daughters: Mrs. Mollie Craig of Wappinger Falls, NY, and Mrs. Louise Sullivan of Sharon Hill, Pa.; one son, Carlus George Peele, Jr. of Black Mountain; six sisters: Mrs. Ida Austin, Mrs. Alice Oden, Mrs. Maude Austin, Mrs. Wilma Scaroborough, and Mrs. Margaret Quidley, all of Hatteras, and Mrs. Lucy Daniels of Seattle, Washington; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Marsh officiating.  Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Eliza Miller Peele

HATTERAS - Eliza Miller Peele, 90, of Hatteras, died April 4, in a Raleigh hospital.  Mrs. Peele was a native of Buxton, the daughter of the late Horatius Seymour and Mollie Belle Toler Miller and the widow of Carlus George Peele.  She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  Mrs. Peele is survived by two daughters, Mollie Craig of Raleigh and Louise Austin of Hatteras; one son, Carlus Peele of Old Fort; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A church service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 6, in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Huskins.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, N.C.   (unknown newspaper - April 6, 1993)

Etta Stowe Peele

MANTEO, N.C. - Etta Stowe Peele, 82, of the 400 block of Devon St., a retired innkeeper, died April 23, 1989, in Virginia Beach.  Mrs. Peele, a native of Hatteras, N.C., was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the widow of Wesley Litchfield Peele.  Survivors include two sons, Rudolph Peele of Manteo and Ira Peele of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Agnes Scarborough of Avon, N.C. and Mable Meade of Norfolk; two brothers, Preston Stowe of Buxton, N.C. and Berry Stowe of Norfolk; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Don Phillips.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot - unknown date)

Eugene H. Peel[e]

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Eugene H. Peel died Saturday morning [July 17, 1965] in a hospital.  A native of Manteo, he was a son of Capt. Eugene Peel and Mrs. Agusta Laughinghouse Peel and the husband of Mrs. Gladys Tolar Peel.  He was a veteran of WWII and a retired civil servant.  Besides his widow he is survived by a brother, Reginald Peel of Wildwood, N.J.; four sisters: Mrs. Agusta Pennystone and Mrs. Edith Fulcher of Norfolk, Mrs. Delia Williford of Fayetteville, and Mrs. Lillian Midgett of Cape Hatteras, N.C.  The body will be at Jernigan & Warren Funeral Home.  Burial will be Monday at 4 p.m. in Cape Fear Valley Memorial cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Frazier Luther Peele

HATTERAS NATIVE KILLED - Mr. Frazier Luther Peele, who was born in Hatteras in 1907, was killed instantly in an automobile wreck on July 13th [1966] on NC-12 four miles north of Hatteras Village.  He was a highly respected leader in his community, and was given credit for the first Engelhard to Hatteras Ferry back in the 1940's.  With very little formal education and foresight to see a desperate need for a ferry to cross this island, and no money, Mr. Peele, on a shoestring, started his first ferry for the people there on the Island.  Realizing the need, he started a service that eventually brought about this operation to the attention of the State Highway Commission, which later resulted in the State buying the Ferry.  he was a Port Captain of the Hatteras Dicks for the Ferry Run operated by the NC State Highway Commission, in which employ he had been since 1957.  During that year the State acquitted the business which Peele operated on a toll basis.  Prior to operating the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry, he ran a freight and passenger boat from Hatteras to Engelhard.  In addition to the State position, Peele was an operator of a truck line and a restaurant in Hatteras which bears his name.  He was a descendant of one of the oldest and most famous families on the Island.  Peele's immediate survivors are his widow, Mrs. Viola Willis Peele; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskill Peele; three sons: Boyd Peele of Norfolk, Keith Peele of New Orleans, La., and Irish W. "Mike" Peele of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Ludwick of Hatteras; two brothers: Litchfield Peele of Maine and Fulford Peele of Hatteras; three sisters: Mrs. Alan Ballance of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Luther Austin and Mrs. Donald Oden of Hatteras; and 9 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon in the Hatteras Methodist Church of which he was a member.  [A photograph of Frazier, his mother, his daughter and grandbaby accompanied this obituary] (unknown newspaper)

Frazier Luther Peele, 63, of Hatteras was killed instantly in a wreck July 13 at 11:40 a.m. on N.C. Highway 12 four miles north of Hatteras village.  Mr. Peele, who was driving a 1965 Buick Skylark, was traveling south on N.C. 12 at about 45 m.p.h. when he collided with a 1961 International tractor and trailer traveling south driving by Johnie Harold Stephens, 28, of Chesapeake, Va.  Trooper Britton, who investigated the accident, said that Peele ran across the center line and hit the left rear wheel of the trailer.  Britton said that Stephens ran off the road trying to avoid the accident but was unable to get the trailer off quickly enough.  He reported no negligence on the part of Stephens.  According to Britton, the physical condition  of Peele immediately before the accident has been undetermined. There was some speculation that he may have suffered a heart attack.  Peel's car was a total loss with the motor being pushed into the front seat and an estimated $600 damage being done to the trailer.  Stephens was not injured.  Mr. Peele was port captain of the Hatteras docks for the ferry run operated by the N.C. Highway Commission, in which employ he had been since 1957.  During that year the State acquired the business which Mr. Peele had operated on a toll basis.  Prior to operating the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry, Peele had run a freight and passenger boat from Hatteras to Engelhard.  In addition to the state position, Mr. Peele was operator of a truck line and restaurant in Hatteras bearing his name.  Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Friday afternoon in the Hatteras Methodist Church, of which he was a member.  Survivors include Mr. Peele's widow, Mrs. Viola Willis Peele; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskill Peel of Hatteras; three sons, Boyd Peele of Norfolk, Va., Keith Peele of New Orleans, La., and Irish W. (Mike) Peele of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Ludwick of Hatteras; two brothers, Litchfield Peele of Maine and Fulford Peele of Hatteras; three sisters, Mrs. Alan Ballance of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Luther Austin and Mrs. Donald Oden of Hatteras; and nine grandchildren.  His father was the late Luther Peele of Hatteras.  [A photograph of Frazier accompanied this obituary]  (unknown newspaper - pgs. 1 & 5)

Grace Ballance Peele

Grace Ballance Peele, 86, of Buxton, died Sunday, February 23, 2014, in Nags Head.  A service of remembrance will be in Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras, Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Dwight Burrus.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ira Quillan Peele

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Ira Quillan Peele passed away June 21 in a local hospital.  Mr. Peele was formerly in the Merchant Marines.  He was also a veteran of the US Coast Guard.  He was a self-employed custom painter for several years.  He was the son of Etta and Litchfield Whedbee Peele of Manteo.  He was a devoted husband and grandfather.  Survivors include his loving wife, Louise Whedbee Peele; children: Dianne K. Holloman of Virginia Beach, Barbara J. Waterfield of Charleston, S.C., Johnny B. Holloman of Virginia Beach and Stephen R. Holloman of Virginia Beach; a brother, Rudolph Peele of Manteo; and grandchildren: Amy and Angel Waterfield, Perry and David Barhydt and Sarah Holloman.  A graveside service was held Wednesday.  Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, Virginia Beach, was in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 25, 1998)

infant daughter Peele

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [Wesley] Rudolph Peele of Manteo died Wednesday morning in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the graveside in the Manteo Cemetery. Rev. H.V. Napier, officiating. Surviving the infant besides here parents are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Russell and Mrs. Etta Peele of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 28, 1952; pg. 3)

infant daughter Peele

Infant girl Peele, daughter of William Maxton and Mrs. Phyllis Reid Peele, died [Feb. 10, 1977] in Fort Rucker, Ala. Mr. Peele, of Hatteras, is serving in the US Army and is stationed in Fort Rucker. Besides her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Juanita Peele of Buxton; maternal grandparents, Mrs. & Mrs. Jessie Tolson of Frisco; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Beatrice Peele of Hatteras and Mrs. Paula Fulcher of Buxton. She is also survived by a sister, Miss Michelle Peele of the home. The body is being sent from Fort Rucker to the Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras pending completion of funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Irish Willis Peele

NORFOLK - Irish "Mike" Willis Peele, 61, of Norfolk, died peacefully June 10, 1997 in his home surrounded by his family and close friends.  Mike courageously fought cancer for 5 1/2 years.  A native of Hatteras, he was the youngest son of the late Frazier and Viola Peele.  Mike taught marine biology in the Norfolk Public School System for 28 years.  He was an exceptional teacher who excited his students and shared his enthusiasm for an insatiable curiosity about the marine environment.  A master storyteller with a tremendous sense of humor and compassion, Mike touched all of those he encountered.  Over a 20-year period, he carried more that 600 students on excursions to the Dry Tortugas off Key West, Florida.  There they snorkled, fished, explored and learned in the world's ultimate classroom--a tropical island in the Gulf Of Mexico.  Mike was proud of his culinary skills and thoroughly enjoyed delighting friends with his exotic dishes.  For several years he operated the Hatteras Seafood Pavilion, the largest seafood tent ever at Harborfest.  He ran the water patrol, issuing fishing reports to tidewater fishermen and he captained numerous sportfishing charter boats in Virginia Beach and along the Outer Banks.  It was common knowledge that he was a devoted husband and father.  He loved his wife and four children with a passion.  Mike Peele will always be our hero.  Survivors include his wife, Jean Howell; his three daughters: Chelsea Peele of Norfolk and Perry Legler and Wili Engel of Virginia Beach; his only son, Nikolas Peele of Norfolk; grandson, Wells Legler of Virginia Beach; his sister, Sharon Ludwick of Hatteras; his favorite cousin, Ola Austin of Manteo; his fondest and most faithful friend, Alan Cogan of Norfolk; his dedicated physician, Dr. Barry Lubin; and a list of relatives and friends too lengthy to mention.  Mike declined both a funeral and a memorial service.  He will be cremated and his family and select friends will distribute his ashes off Ocracoke Beach.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, June 15, 1997)

Joanne Peele

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR JOANNE PEELE - Funeral services for Joanne Peele, 15, who passed away in New Jersey Thursday, April 3rd, were held Saturday at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Surviving are her father, Reginald Peele of New Jersey and her grandmother, Mrs. E.H. Peele of Manteo.  Pallbearers were E.J. Alford, Allen L. Mann, Jr., Dan Cannady, Edgar Midgett, Baxter Gray and Rusville Sanderlin.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1945; pg. 2)

John Andrew Peele

FRISCO - John Andrew "Andy" Peele, 44, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at his residence. He was the son of the late Wallace Lee and Phyllis Austin Peele and was also preceded in death by a brother, Lee Peele.  Andy is survived by his wife, Kimberly Woods Peele; three daughters, Amber Peele of Buxton, NC, Jordan Woods of Greenville, NC, and Casidy Peele of Frisco, NC; one son, Skylar Peele of Frisco, NC; one sister, Stephanie Fagley of Frisco, NC; two brothers, Michael and Steven Peele both of Frisco, NC; and one grandson, Ayden Allender of Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Heritage of Faith Church in Frisco by the Rev. David Stowe.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the Peele family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, April 5, 2007)

Leo Peele

Leo (Lee) Peele, 76, a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, died Thursday morning of last week [Dec. 8, 1966] in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired commercial fisherman, son of the late George T. and Minerva Gray Peele, a member of Hatteras Methodist Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Austin Peele; three daughters: Mrs. Bertie Dixon, Jr. of Buxton, Mrs. Bennie Barnett of Frisco and Mrs. Jack Leatherwood of Cape May, N.J.; three sons: Wallace Lee, William M. and Nacie Peele, all of Hatteras; six sisters: Mrs. Dan Oden, Mrs. Ida Austin, Mrs. Nacie Austin, Mrs. Norman Quidley and Mrs Fulton Scarborough, all of Hatteras, and Mrs. Luther Daniels of Seattle, Washington; one brother, Carlos G. Peele of Hatteras; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Hobart W. Burnside, Jr., pastor, and the Rev. J.C. Farmer, pastor of Assembly Of God Church. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations, white gladioli and fern. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "A Golden Tomorrow" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Alice Gray accompanied at the organ. Pallbearers were Maxton Peele, Jr., Leon Scarborough, Ivey Austin, Donald Oden, Wheeler Ballance and Clarence Jennette. Burial followed in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 16, 1966)

Lillie Oden Peele

Mrs. Lilly Oden Peele, 71, of Hatteras died Friday at midnight [May 25, 1974] in the Portsmouth Naval Hospital after a short illness.  She was a native of Hatteras and has lived there for the past 20 years.  She was the daughter of the late Spires Singleton and Mrs. Martha O'Neal Oden and widow of Ulysses Peele. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #303, a member of the United Methodist Church, the membership secretary of United Methodist Women and one of the founders and present secretary of the Hatteras Village Library.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Jermaine Hamer of Hatteras and Mrs. Patricia Burgess of Norwich, Conn.; two sons: Oden B. Peele of Norwich, Conn. and Ivy Benjamin Peele of Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Brittie Gaskill and Mrs. Comfort Austin both of Hatteras, and Mrs. Martha Comer of Dobson; one brother, John T. Oden of Griffin, Ga.; and 9 grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Monday in the United Methodist Church by the Rev. George B. Marsh, pastor.  Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich, Conn.  (unknown newspaper)

Little Lee Peele

HATTERAS - Little Lee Peele, 26, died June 8, 2000 in Hatteras.  Mr. Peele, born in Elizabeth City, was a commercial fisherman and a Protestant.  He was the son of Wallace Lee and Phyllis Austin Peele of Hatteras.  Besides his parents, Mr. Peele is survived by a son, Alexander Grayson Peele of Hatteras; a sister, Stephanie P. Fagley of Frisco; and three brothers: Andy Peele, Michael Peele and Steven Peele, all of Frisco.  A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Holt Clarke and Dwight Burrus.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Louise Day Peele

Mrs. Louise Day Peele, 61, died at 10:45 p.m. July 15 [1960] at the Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 3 weeks. She was a native of Hatteras but had been living in Wanchese for the past 3 years. She was the daughter of the late James and Sallie Bailey Austin and wife of William Woodard Peele. Besides her husband she is survived by 5 daughters: Mrs. Lavenia Willis and Mrs. Myrna Abbott of Wanchese, Mrs. Matilda Gibbs of Norfolk, Mrs. Ella McPherson of Camden, and Mrs. Lila Willis of Texas; one step-daughter, Mrs. Eileen Etheridge of Wanchese; two step-sons: Lauris Peele of Wanchese and William E. Peele of Norfolk; one brother, James Austin of Hatteras; and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church at Wanchese by Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor, assisted by Rev. Charles Etheridge, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Manteo. Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery. "Some Golden Day Break" was sung by the church choir. A solo, "God Is Always There" was sung by Mrs. Elmo Daniels and Mrs. Roscoe Gallop accompanied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall made of pink glads, white glads, white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Willie Daniels, Paul Daniels, Bart Garrison, Corbet Payne, Earl Tillett and Malcolm Daniels.  (unknown newspaper; pg. 2)

Margaret Willis Peele

HATTERAS - Margaret Willis Peele, 96, died at home with her family Dec. 22. “Miss Margaret”, as she was known by almost everyone, was the oldest woman in Hatteras Village and was proud of it, especially at the party her family hosted last year for her 95th birthday.  She was born Halloween in 1913 in Hatteras Village, the second of four children of Willie and Mae (Austin) Willis.  In her lifetime, Margaret Peele weathered many a storm, endured tough economic times, and witnessed German U-boats blowing up Allied shipping within sight of her village in World War II.  She was lived in her home on Kohler Road since 1938 and raised her four children there.  Miss Margaret was such a fan of old time country music and had the trip of her life when her daughter and son-in-law took her to the Grand Ole Opry where she was honored with seats in the first row.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents, her husband Fulford, son Shanklin Peele, and grandson Robbie Gray.  She is survived by daughter, Winona Burroughs and husband Dan,  Margie and George Easley and children Hali, Maggie and Robbie Easley, Carrie and Waylon Barley and Laya Barley, Melodi and Bobbie Schwartz and children Stefan and Lacey Schwartz and Justin Davis; daughter Mona Walters and husband Jeff and Heath Brown and Coral Dickens; son, Barry Peele and wife Jeannie, Barry Jr. and Laura Young, Christopher Miller, Amy Peele and children Ross, Liam and Emory, Stacy Sparks and children Hanna and Molly; daughter- in-law, Donna Peele and son Brian Ellison, Holly Peele and children Zoe and Stevie, Laura Fulcher and children Austin, Levin and Royce. She is also survived by her sister, Careda Midgette and brother, Lionel Willis.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. The family will receive guests in her home on Kohler Drive in Hatteras. Twiford Funeral Home of Hatteras will be opened between noon and 6 p.m. on Christmas Day for viewing.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, December 24, 2009; pg. 8A)  [Lengthy obit and not here in it’s entirety]

Maylon Boyd Peele

Maylon Boyd Peele, 49, of Hatteras, died Thursday [Nov. 8, 1973] at 8:45 a.m. at his home in Hatteras after an illness of one year.  He was a native of Hatteras and lived here most of his life.  He was employed by Texaco Inc. as a bargeman in Westfield, N.J. until his retirement Sept. 1973.  He had worked for the company since 1956.  He was owner of the Capt. Peele's restaurant in Hatteras, a member of the Civic Club at Hatteras, a veteran of WWII, having served in the US Navy.  He was the son of Mrs. Viola Willis Peele of Hatteras and the late Frazier Peele and husband of Mrs. Grace B. Peele.  Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sharon Ludwick of Hatteras; two brothers: R.K. Peele of New Orleans and Irish W. Peele of Virginia Beach.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Marsh, pastor.  Burial was in Basnight Cemetery in Frisco.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras has charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov 13, 1973; pg. 10)

Michael Edward Peele

HATTERAS - Michael Edward Peele, 34, of Baltimore, MD and formerly of Hatteras, NC, died Wednesday, October 8 in Baltimore. Mr. Peele was born in Columbus, GA and was a massage therapist. He was a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School and East Carolina University, and loved cooking and bowling.  He was the son of Michael Oden Peele of Hatteras, and the late Sherry Austin Peele, the grandson of Nan Austin of Grimesland, NC and the late Edward Allen Austin, and Juanita Fulcher Peele of Buxton, NC and the late William Maxton Peele.  Besides his father and grandmothers, Mr. Peele is survived by two sisters, Eva Gowin of Ahoskie, NC and Cary Bowes of Timberlake, NC; his "other mother", Claudia Z. Peele of Hatteras; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends in Baltimore.  A graveside service will be held in the Peele Family Cemetery, Hatteras, on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 11:00 am with Rev. Carl Agee and Dwight Burrus officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 14, 2008; pg. 10A)

Nacie Austin Peele

HATTERAS - Nacie Austin Peele, 89, died Friday, January 16. Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Leo and Beatrice Austin Peele. He was a retired commercial fisherman, carpenter, and boat builder. Mr. Peele was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having been a survivor of the torpedoing of the Alexander Hamilton during World War II.   Mr. Peele is survived by two sisters, Elise Peele Dixon and Lovie Peele Leatherwood both of Frisco; a special nephew and caretaker, Michael Peele and wife Claudia of Hatteras; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Peele Jeanette and Beatrice Peele Barnett; and three brothers, Wallace Lee Peele, William Maxton Peele, and Maurice Peele.   The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras on Monday, January 19, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. A graveside service was held Monday at the Peele Family Cemetery officiated by the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus.  A reception followed at the old home place.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras assisted the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 20, 2009; pg. 6A)

Nettie Baker Peele

Mrs. Nettie Baker Peele, 74, of Buxton, died Thursday at her residence.  She was a native of Frisco and a member of the Assembly of God Church In Buxton.  She was the daughter of the late Solon and Mrs. Lizzie Austin Peele and the wife of the late Daniel Rollinson.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Audrey Clark of Portsmouth, Va. and Mrs. Faye Jennette of Buxton; one son, Barry Peele of Chesapeake, Va.; three sisters: Mrs. Evelyn McKinney of Frisco, Mrs. Rosette Milbury of Collingwood, N.J. and Mrs. Louis Sharp of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Henry Peele of Elizabeth City; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday morning in the Assembly of God Church in Buxton and was conducted by the Rev. John Spry, pastor.  A graveside service was held Saturday afternoon in West Lawn Memorial Park in Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 8, 1977)

Oden Bernard Peele

HATTERAS - Oden Bernard "O.B." Peele, age 70, died May 11.  A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Ulysses and Lillie Oden Peele.  Mr. Peele was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church.  He was the widower of Ruth Peele and a veteran of World War II.  Survivors include two sisters, Germaine Hamer of Portsmouth, Va. and Patricia Burgess Of Norwich, Conn.; a brother, L. Benjamin Peele of Hatteras.  A memorial service will be held Monday at Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Loving Funeral Home, Churchland, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 14, 1995)

Paula Juanita Fulcher Peele

Paula Juanita Fulcher Peele, 82, of Hatteras, died July 27, 2013.  She was born October 24, 1930, to the late Paula Virginia and Edward Hayes Fulcher. She was born in Fort Henry, VA, lived in New York until the age of 15, Juanita and her family moved to Buxton, NC in 1946, where she met and married the late William Maxton Peele Sr. She was the last founding member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church. She is best known for managing the KFC in Buxton and Hostess of the Channel Bass, passing her love of food to all her children. Her family was her greatest love and crowning glory.  She is survived by four children, William Maxton Peele Jr., and his children, Michelle and husband Tony, Catherine, and William. William Maxton Peele III, Paula Patricia Peele and her children, Jennifer Scarborough and I G, Kelsey and Keith, Ryan, Amy R. Goodman, Michael Oden Peele and wife Claudia. Sharon Peele Kennedy and children Eva, Carrie, and Stan. Jeffery William Kennedy, Lily Auna Kennedy, Wesley Hordell, Wyatt Hayes. She is also survived by her sisters Agnes and Carol and many nieces and nephews and family friends, Pat Deffons.  She is predeceased by grandson Michael Edward,  an infant granddaughter, and her brother Edward.  There will be a celebration of Juanita’s life on Wednesday, July 31, at 2:00 pm, at the Hatteras Civic Center.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, NC] - Monday, July 29, 2013)

Pauline Olewinski Peele
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1987; pg. 8A

Reginald Peel[e]

WILDWOOD, N.J. - Reginald Peel, 76, formerly of Norfolk, died Thursday [Mar. 14, 1974] in a hospital.  A native of Manteo, N.C., he was the husband of Mrs. Bessie Peel.  Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Pennystone and Mrs. Lillian Midgett of Norfolk, Va.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Ingersol Funeral Home in North Wildwood.  Burial will be in a Wildwood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Rhoda Schultheis Peele

FRISCO, N.C. - Mrs. Rhoda Schultheis Peele, 68, wife of Raymond Earl Peele, died Friday [July 26, 1974] in Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Baltimore, Md., she was a Lutheran.  Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ora Wright of Baltimore.  A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras.  Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Shanklin Fulford Peele, Jr.

HATTERAS - Shanklin Fulford Peele, Jr., 60, died on January 6 at his home after a year-long battle with brain cancer.  "Shankie" was born Jan. 21, 1942 to the late Fulford Peele and Margaret Willis Peele of Hatteras.  He served with the U.S. Air Force and then attended Pitt Technical College.  He retired after a 23-year career with AT&T and returned to Hatteras with his wife, Donna, where they owned and operated the Atlantic View Motel.  They sold the motel in 1999 and Shankie had completed the requirements for his captain's license to run a charter boat.  His true love was auto mechanics, and his friends said they believed he could repair anything.  He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and several civic and community organizations.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughters: Holly Peele and companion Stephen Wilder and Laura Fulcher and her husband Leven; and a son, Brian Ellison of Chapel Hill.  Other survivors include a sister, Winona Burroughs and her husband Dan; a brother, Barry Peele and his wife Jeannie of Virginia Beach, Va.; and sister, Mona Dickens; and a special friend, Jeff Walters.  His surviving grandchildren are Zoe Peele, Stevie Wilder, Shanklin Austin Fulcher and Leven Fulcher, IV.  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 9, 2003; pg. 10A)

Shanklin Fulford Peele, Sr.

HATTERAS - S. [Shanklin] Fulford Peele, Sr., 85, Of Hatteras, died Thursday, May 2, in a Nags Head nursing home.  A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Luther and Elizabeth Gaskill Peele and the husband of Margaret Willis Peele of the home.  Mr. Peele was a retired captain with the N.C. Department of Transportation, Ferry Division, and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Winona P. Burroughs of Raleigh and Mona P. Dickens of Hatteras; two sons: Shanklin F. "Shankie" Peele, Jr. of Hatteras, and Barry W. Peele of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister: Eliza Ballance of Elizabeth City; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were to be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 4 with the Rev. Don Brown and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating.  Burial was to follow in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 5, 1996)

Sherry Austin Peele

HATTERAS - Sherry Austin Peele, 38, of Hatteras, died Friday, March 27 [1992] in her home. Mrs. Peele was a native of Buxton and resided in Hatteras. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras Assembly of God Church. She was the daughter of Edward Allen and Mrs. Nancy Margaret Willis Austin of Hatteras and the wife of Michael Oden Peele of the home. Beside her husband and parents she is survived by one son, Michael Edward Peele of the home; two sisters: Nancy Marie Auston and Cynthia A. Searles, both of Greenville. A church service will be conducted on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will follow in the Peele family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

Thelma Austin Peele

WANCHESE, NC - Thelma Austin Peele, 84, of Wanchese, NC died Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Peele, born in Hatteras, NC was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Pearlie Austin. She is survived by her husband, William Lauris Peele of the residence; and a sister, Cynthia Etheridge of Wanchese, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Roger Barnett and Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Cynthia Etheridge, 67 Jovers Lane, Wanchese. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 31, 2007; pg. 10A)

Ulysses Peele

NORFOLK - Ulysses Peele of Hatteras died on Tuesday morning [Sept. 5, 1962] in the Public Health Hospital after an extended illness.  Mr. Peele was a native of Hatteras and lived there for the major portion of his life.  He was a retired warrant officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church, Wanchese Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Hatteras Fire Dept.  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m.  in The Hatteras Methodist Church by Rev. Van Cash.  The body will be sent from Derry-Twiford Funeral Home to Norwich for burial services Friday.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Oden Peele; two sons: Oden B. Peele of Norwich, Conn. and Ivey B. Peele of Hatteras; two daughters: Mrs. Germaine Hamer of Yokasuka, Japan and Mrs. Patricia Burgess of Norwich, Conn.; two brothers: Charles R. Peele of East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. and Clyde V. Peele of St. Johns, S.C.; three sisters: Mrs. Mabel Holloman of Tarboro, Mrs. Annie Muse of Pamlico and Mrs. Rhoda Mason of Atlantic; eight grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper - September 14, 1962)

NORFOLK - Ulysses Peele, 66, retired Coast Guard warrant officer and a native of Hatteras, N.C., died Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in Public Health Service Hospital here after a long illness.  He was the husband of Mrs. Lillie Oden Peele and a son of Ivey B. and Mrs. Courtney Austin Peele.  Except for a duty station in Norwich, Conn., he lived in Hatteras most of his life.  He was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church, Wanchese Masonic Lodge, New Bern Consistory, 32nd Degree Masons, and Hatteras Fire Department.  Besides his widow, surviving are two sons, Oden B. Peel of Norwich and Ivey B. Peele of Hatteras; two daughters, Mrs. Germaine Hamer of Yokasuka, Japan, and Mrs. Patricia Burgess of Norwich; two brothers, Charles R. Peele of East Hampton, L.I., N.Y. and Clyde V. Peele of St. Johns, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Holloman of Tarboro, N.C., Mrs. Annie Muse of Pamlico, N.C. and Mrs. Rhoda Mason of Atlantic, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Van Cash.  The body will be sent from Derry-Twiford Funeral Home to Norwich for burial service Friday.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, NC] - unknown date)

Viola Willis Peele

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Viola Willis Peele, 74, the widow of Frazier L. Peele and a lifelong resident of Hatteras, died Thursday [Aug. 20, 1981] at 5 a.m. in her home.  She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sharon Ludwick of Hatteras; two sons: Keith Peele of New Orleans, La. and Mike Peele of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts.  Burial will be in the family cemetery in Hatteras with Twiford Island Chapel in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Wallace Lee Peele

HATTERAS - Wallace Lee Peele, 86, died Monday, December 9 in the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. Peele, born in Hatteras, was a commercial fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late Leo Jr. and Beatrice Austin Peele and the husband of the late Phyllis Ann Peele. A memorial service will be at the Hatteras Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford Island Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 12, 2002; pg. 10A)

Wesley Rudolph Peele

MANTEO - Wesley Rudolph Peele, 85, died Wednesday, December 14, 2010 in Nags Head. Mr. Peele was born on Hatteras Island on July 12, 1925.  He was a commercial fisherman and former trucking company owner and was also a charter boat captain from the late 1950’s until his retirement in the mid 1990’s on the Martha Ann and The Honey.  Mr. Peele served the Town of Manteo as a commissioner from 1983 until 1985, was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM where he was Past Master and served his country honorably in the United States Navy.  Rudolph was the son of the late Wesley Litchfield and Etta Stowe Peele and the husband of 58 years to Maxine Russell Peele of the home.  He is also survived by one daughter, Martha Ann Peele Lewk and husband Jim of Coconut Grove, FL; one son, Thomas Wesley Peele and wife Nancy of Manteo; five grandchildren, Thomas Ryan Peele and wife Jennifer of Manteo, Nicole Lewk of Orlando, FL, Shane Lewk of Coconut Grove, FL, Lyle W. Peele and Cain W. Peele both of Manteo and one great-granddaughter Sailor McKenzie Peele of Manteo.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel Friday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Ronnie Midgett.  Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh St. Manteo, Thursday   from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 16, 2010; pg. 10A)

 William Elisha Peele, Sr.

MANTEO - William “Bill” Elisha Peele, Sr., 87, of Manteo, died Tuesday, September 22.  Mr. Peele was born February 18, 1922 in Hatteras, and was the son of the late William Woodard Peele and Laurette VanDyke. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as a boat captain and the Dare County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher. He was a member of the Assembly of God church.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Peele was preceded in death by his sisters, Eileen Etheridge and Myrna Abbott, and his step-sisters, Matilda Gibbs, Levenia Willis and Ella McPherson.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Arvella Willis Peele; his two sons, William Peele, Jr. and wife, Carolyn and family of Buxton, and Malcolm Peele of Buxton; his brother, Lauris Peele of Kill Devil Hills; his sister, Lila Willis and husband, Lionel of Chesapeake, VA; his grandchildren, Corrina Wescott and husband, Jamie of Manteo, and Crystal Ambrose and husband, Jeff of Manns Harbor; his great-grandchildren, Noah Wescott of Manteo, and Benjamin and Hannah Ambrose of Manns Harbor; and a host of nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church of one’s choice.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 24, 2009; pg. 10A)

William Lauris Peele

KILL DEVIL HILLS - William Lauris Peele, 96, of Kill Devil Hills, NC and formerly of Wanchese, died on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living. Mr. Peele, born in Hatteras, NC was a retired commercial fisherman and also retired from the Dare County Maintenance Dept. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was the son of the late William Woodard and Cordelia Whidbee Peele and the husband of the late Thelma Austin Peele. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Myrna Abbott and Eileen Etheridge and a brother, William E. Peele. Mr. Peele is survived by a sister, Lila Willis of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Etheridge of Wanchese, NC and Arvella Peele of Barco, NC; several nieces and nephews, and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews, including Lauris E. Etheridge and wife, Delia of Wanchese, NC. Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - Tuesday, February 9, 2010)

William Maxton Peele, Sr.

William Maxton Peele, Sr., 57, of Hatteras, died Thursday [Jan. 8, 1976] in the Albemarle Hospital following an illness of two months.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras.  He was a commercial fisherman and for the past two years had been employed as manager of the Co-Op Sea and Sound Fish Co.  He was a member of the Hatteras VFW, an Army veteran of WWII.  He was the son of Mrs. Beatrice Austin Peele of Hatteras and the late Leo Peele.  Besides his mother he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Juanita Fulcher Peele; two sons: William Maxton Peele, Jr. of Hatteras and Michael Oden Peele of Fort Benning, Ga.; two daughters: Mrs. Patricia P. Goodman and Miss Sharon Peele, both of Hatteran; three sisters: Mrs. Beatrice Barnette of Frisco, Mrs. Lovie Leatherwood of LaVerne Park, Md., and Mrs. Elise P. Dixon of Buxton; two brothers: Lee and Nacie Peele, both of Hatteras; and 4 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor.  Burial followed in the Peele Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

William Woodard Peele

WANCHESE, N.C. - William Woodard Peele, 76, a retired fisherman, died Tuesday [Nov. 30, 1965] at 7:30 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after an illness of a week.  A native of Hatteras, he lived here eight years.  He was a son of William E. and Mrs. Patsy Midgett Peele and the husband of the late Mrs. Louisa Day Austin.  He was a member of Hatteras First Methodist Church.  Surviving are two sons: Lauris Peele of Wanchese and William M. Peele of Virginia Beach; three daughters: Mrs. Jesse Etheridge and Mrs. Myrna Abbott of Wanchese and Mrs. Lila Willis of Virginia Beach; three step-daughters: Mrs. Lavenia Willis of Wanchese, Mrs. Matilda Gibbs of Chesapeake and Mrs. Ella McPherson of Manteo; 23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in Assembly of God Church with Twiford's Funeral Home in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

 Annie Fulcher Pellegrini

PFAFFTOWN - Annie Fulcher Pellegrini, 88, died Monday, December 1. Born in Buxton, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Delora Austin Fulcher and the widow of Frank W. Pellegrini. She was a homemaker and a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. Mrs. Pellegrini is survived by two sons, Bobby Lee Pellegrini and William Frank Pellegrini both of Pfafftown, NC and a sister, Nevada Palmer of Arlington, VA. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Little Grove United Methodist Church, Frisco, NC by the Rev. Cory Oliver. Burial will follow at the Fulcher Cemetery in Frisco. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 2, 2008; pg. 6A)

Frank William Pellegrini

WINSTON-SALEM - Frank William Pellegrini, 70, of Pfafftown, died July 26 [1992] at his residence.  He was born in Yatesboro, Pa. to Bernard and Emma Plazarin Pellegrini.  He lived in the Winston-Salem area for the past 40 years and retired in 1980 from Gulf Oil Corp. as a marketing representative with 25 years service.  He was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church; the St. John's Masonic Lodge #1 in Wilmington; Shriner's of Winston-Salem; the Scottish Rite of Freemasonary, S.J., USA, 32nd degree Mason; and was a WWII Navy veteran.  Mr. Pellegrini is survived by his wife, Annie Fulcher Pellegrini of the home; two sons: William Frank Pellegrini and Bobby Lee Pellegrini, both of Pfafftown.  Funeral services will be held at the Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in the Fulcher family cemetery in Hatteras.  The body was taken from the Vogler's Reynolds Chapel on Wednesday in Winston-Salem to Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Edgar Donald Pentecost. Jr.

Edgar Donald Pentecost, Jr., 50, of Wanchese, died in Norfolk on Dec. 4 from complications of cancer.  Born in Stutgart, Germany on January 8, 1962, he was raised in a military family. He was the son of the late Edgar D. Pentecost, Sr. and the late Linda Berry Pentecost. He grew up in Manteo and was employed as a local carpenter for many years. He was a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ.  Surviving are one daughter, Jordan L. Pentecost of Wanchese; two brothers, Curtis Pentecost (Cynthia) of Kitty Hawk, and Cecil Pentecost of Colington; two sisters, Carol Myles (Danny) of Manns Harbor, and Cynthia Pentecost of Wanchese; one nephew; two nieces; his former wife Peggy Pentecost of Wanchese; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and lifelong friends.  The family held a memorial service Dec. 8 at Roanoke Acres Church of Christ in Manteo. Kenneth McCrickard officiated. A scattering ceremony will be private at a future date. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - December 2012)

Edgar Donald Pentecost. Sr.

KITTY HAWK - E. Don Pentecost, Sr., 62, died Tuesday, May 25, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Pentecost, born in Roanoke, Va., was a retired Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division.  He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He worked locally at Kellogg's Supply for 20 years and was a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ.  He was the son of the late Joseph Pentecost and the late Libby Grubbs Tillett, and step-son of the late Clay Tillett.  Mr. Pentecost is survived by his wife, Linda Berry Pentecost of the residence; two daughters [rest of obit missing]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 27, 1999; pg. 10A)

Linda Berry Pentecost

WANCHESE - Linda Berry Pentecost, 71, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, September 4, 2008 in a Chesapeake hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Pentecost was born in Hyde County in 1936 and was a long time member of the Roanoke Acres Church of Christ in Manteo. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and Mabel Watson Berry and the widow of the late Edgar Donald Pentecost, Sr.. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Carrol and Ray Berry and two sisters, Gladys Berry Wilson and Nancy Wilson.  Mrs. Pentecost is survived by two daughters, Carol Sue Myles and husband, Daniel of Manns Harbor, and Cynthia Lou Pentecost, also of Manns Harbor; three sons, Curtis Pentecost and wife, Cynthia of Kitty Hawk, Edgar Pentecost, Jr. and wife, Peggy of Wanchese and Cecil “Tony” Pentecost, also of Wanchese; a long time companion and caretaker, William Leary Midgett of Wanchese; and six grandchildren.  She is also survived by three brothers, Stafford Berry and wife, Jean of Wanchese, Jimmy Berry and wife, Rita of Manteo, and Russell Berry of Manns Harbor; and many nieces and nephews.   Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and following the service on Monday at the home of Curtis Pentecost at  1047 Twiford Street in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 7, 2008; pg. 10A)

Kenneth Arthur Perine

Kenneth Arthur Perine, 79, passed away at home on Chicahauk Trail in Southern Shores on Monday, May 30, 2011. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Edwin Perine and the late Laura Perine (nee Hammond). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy Perine (nee Reynolds).  Mr. Perine proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the American Legion – Coinjock. He and Nancy moved to Southern Shores in August of 1996, was an avid stamp collector and a member of the Outer Banks Stamp Club.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Diane Ketcham and husband David of Freehold, NJ, Cindy Petruk of Limington, ME, and his sons, David Perine and wife Annette of Winslow Township, NJ, Jeffrey Perine and wife Sherry of High Point, NC. Also left to cherish his memory are his eight grandchildren, Dana Ketcham, Patrick Ketcham, Steven Perine, Mallory Perine, Michelle Perine, Erica Perine, Michael Petruk III, and Benjamin Petruk.  A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. Interment of Cremains will immediately follow the service in Southern Shores Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alvertie Perry

Graveside rites for Alvertie Perry, 57, who died Wednesday at his home at Virginia Beach, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.  He was a native of Kitty Hawk but had been living at Virginia Beach for the last three years.  He was the son of Thomas and Sallie Tillett Perry, husband of Mrs. Calsia Midgett Perry, and was in the Coast Guard for two years.  Surviving besides his wife are one son, Junius Perry of Fort Knox Army Base, Ky.; seven daughters: Mrs. Darjis Sidwell of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Virginia Caputo of Norfolk, Mrs. Thelma Wright of Oceana. Mrs. Thedia Phillips of Newport News, Miss Alice Perry of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Thedis Hurst of Kentucky. and Mrs. Gertie Wells of Minnesota; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 23, 1951; pg. 1)

Belinda Tillett Perry

The subject of this notice is Belinda Perry, who was born Nov. 28, 1844 and died May 13, 1923--making her stay on earth 78 years 5 months and 23 days.  Her older brother, B.D. Tillett, preceded her to the grave on last August 14, 1922 after making his stay on earth 82 years 3 months and 16 days.  She was the daughter of Samuel Tillett and Sallie Beacham, his wife.  At about the age of 22 she was married to Dempsey Perry and unto this union were born 10 children, 6 boys and 4 girls, all of which together with her husband, survive, except one son who died at the age of 13.  She leaves 45 living grandchildren and 7 living great-grandchildren, together with a host of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss, yet we all feel that our loss is her eternal gain.  She professed a hope in Christ and on the 4th Sunday in July, 1869, she together with her husband, was baptized into the fellowship of the church at Kitty Hawk, N.C. by Elder John D. Wicker.  She has since had the pleasure of seeing several of her children profess a hope in the Lord Jesus and given desire to follow their Lord and Master in the liquid grave to live in the loving fellowship of the church of her espousal.  She enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew her and her children are today living monuments of a kind hand and parental training so that they love the truth, have good credit and are honorable among men.  She was taken with the "flu" and owing to her advanced age could not finally recover but continued to grow weaker until of May 13th she gently passed away and her spirit returned to God who gave it.  The remains were taken to the Austin Cemetery and the last resting place well marked, there to await the resurrection morn when this vile and mortal body shall be changed and fashioned like unto the glorious body of our Lord Jesus.  May we all bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doth all things well.  /s/ Yours in hope, J.P. Tingle  (Lone Pilgrim - July 15, 1923 - R.D. Hines)

Benjamin Franklin Perry

B.F. Perry, 76, of Kitty Hawk, died Tuesday, February 8, at his home.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 with burial in the Austin Cemetery.  Mr. Perry is survived by his wife; six sons: Lt. (jg) Shepherd Perry of the US Coast Guard, Lester Perry of the US Coast Guard, Harold Perry of the US Coast Guard at Bellport, N.Y., Dempsey Perry of Kill Devil Hills, Lennon Perry of the US Coast Guard and Bennie Perry of the US Navy; two daughters: Mrs. Earl Keller of Florence, S.C. and Mrs. Kenneth Oslund of Ocean View, Va.; three brothers: Sam, Tom and S.F. Perry of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Mrs. Annie E. Beacham and Mrs. Lizzie Hines of Kitty Hawk; and 4 grandchildren.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 11, 1944; pg. 1)

Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Perry who died Tuesday of last week at Kitty Hawk, were held Thursday afternoon at the graveside in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk.  Rev. W.W. Midgett officiated, assisted by Rev. G. W. Crutchfield.  Burial was in the family plot.  Pallbearers were Earl Twiford, Ernest Hines, Marshall Perry, Eldridge Beacham and Joe Perry.  Special musical selections were sung by a choir made up of Mrs. Z.F. Perry, Mrs. Eva White, Mrs. Hildegarde Perry, Mrs. Fannie Harris, Mrs. Nora Baum, Mrs. Nellie Caldwell and Mrs. Mary Best.  (Dare County Times - Friday, February 18, 1944; pg. 1)

Bonnie Beacham Perry

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Bonnie Beacham Perry, 68, died Sunday [Sept. 8. 1963] in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. A native of Dare County, she was a daughter of John T. and Mrs. Drusilla Gordon Beacham and wife of Joseph D. Perry. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk Primitive Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Clifton G. Perry Of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, Clyde A. Beacham Of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Gard Of Kitty Hawk; 3 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home At Manteo. [Another newspaper obit also dated 9/9/1963 states that she was a native of Corolla but had lived in Kitty Hawk for the past 67 years and that her son Clifton G. Perry was of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Portsmouth, Va.]  (Unknown newspaper - Monday, September 9, 1963)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Beacham Perry, who died in Albemarle Hospital Sunday afternoon were conducted Wednesday in Austin Cemetery here by Elder I.S. Corner, pastor of the Flatty Creek Primitive Church. "Amazing Grace" and "Asleep in Jesus" were sung by Mrs. Mary Dowdy, Mrs. Fannie Perry, Mrs. Will Lewark, Mrs. Zora Tillett and Truxton Midgett. The casket was covered with a pall of red and white glads and white carnations. Linwood Perry, Richard Perry, Walter Beacham, Alvis Beacham, Stanley Beacham and Dallas Beacham served as pallbearers.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 12, 1963)

Caldwell Allen Perry

IN KITTY HAWK - Caldwell Allen Perry, 80, died March 16th at 12:15 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  He was a native and life long resident of Kitty Hawk, a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and retired in 1968 from O.L. Baum Company as an oil truck driver.  Funeral services were held March 19th at 2:00 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by the Rev. Stafford Berry.  Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  He was the son of the late Charles Dailey and Mrs. Mary Love Tillett Perry and the husband of Mrs. Nellie Twiford Perry of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters: Misses Rose Marie Perry and Della Irene Perry, both of Kill Devil Hills; one son, Allen Lee Perry of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Olive Perry Hayman of Kitty Hawk; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, March 23, 1983; pg. 10)

Charles William Perry [Sr.]

KITTY HAWK - Charles William Perry, 72, died Sunday [July 26, 1964] in his home.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was a son of William Robert and Mrs. Hildegard Etheridge Perry and the husband of Mrs. Fannie Brothers Perry.  He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War I.  Besides his wife, he is survived by Charles William Perry, Jr. of Kitty Hawk; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Perry Creef of Portsmouth, Va.; three brothers: Herbert Perry and Milton Perry of Kitty Hawk and Edgar Perry of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hines of Chesapeake, Va.; a half-sister, Mrs. Levetta Beasley of Kitty Hawk; one grandchild.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by The Rev. H.M. Wilkerson of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  Twiford Funeral Home In Manteo is in charge.  (unknown newspaper - Monday, July 27, 1964)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for Charles William Perry, who died Sunday afternoon at the home in Kitty Hawk, were conducted Tuesday at the graveside in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. H.M. Wilkerson, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church.  "Amazing Grace" and "We'll Never Grow Old" were sung by the Methodist Church Choir.  The casket was draped with an American Flag, and a pall consisted of pink and white gladiolii, red carnations and fern.  Pallbearers were Carlos Dowdy, Penal Tillett, Hallett Perry, Jep Harris, Clyde Beacham and Tom Beacham.  (unknown newspaper – Tuesday, July 28, 1964)

Don Ray Perry

MANNS HARBOR - Don Ray Perry, 50, of Manns Harbor, died June 20 in a Norfolk, Va. Hospital.  Mr. Perry was born in Elizabeth City but was a native of Kitty Hawk.  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor.  He was the son of the late Jesse Perry and Eula Smith Perry of Kitty Hawk and the husband of Julie "Faye" Ambrose Perry of the home.  Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Perry is survived by two sisters, Christine Perry of Kitty Hawk and Eunice Reid of Manteo.  Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church June 23 by the Rev. Hobart Burnside.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 23, 1994)

Elizabeth Marshall Perry

SOUTHERN SHORES - Elizabeth Marshall Perry, 31, daughter of Bobbie and Jim Perry of Southern Shores, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning [May 30].  Elizabeth was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Walter J. and Marie D. Perry of Shelby, N.C.; and maternal grandparents, Marshall F. and Mary Louise Woodall of Benson, N.C. She completed her high school education at Maplebrook School in Amenia, N.Y. When she returned home, she became an integral part of Miss Lizzie's, the boutique which was named for her. She was an active volunteer and participant in Hotline and the Kitty Hawk after school program and taught a children's Sunday school class. Elizabeth had a kind, loving and gentle spirit that inspired all who knew her. Throughout her many challenges, her perseverance and optimism, coupled with her great sense of humor, propelled her to heights that many thought she would never reach. She lived her life with grace and compassion which manifested in her love for children and animals. To know Elizabeth was to love her. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is survived by her loving aunt and uncle, John and Emmy Woodall of Raleigh; and her devoted cousins, Chandler Norman and her husband Matt of Chapel Hill and Dean Woodall of Raleigh. She will also be missed by her golden retriever, Kelsie, and her tortoise shell cat, Lillie. She also leaves her special "sister," Lisa Salanga. A memorial service will be held at the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, Thursday, June 2, at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at Duck Woods County Club.  Gallop Funeral Services Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, June 1, 2011)

Eula Mae Smith Perry

KITTY HAWK - Eula Mae Smith Perry, 89, of Kitty Hawk, died Saturday, December 7, 2013, in Elizabeth City.  Mrs. Perry was born in Columbia, N.C. and was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Perry was a cosmetologist and also employed with Dare County Schools as a bus driver.  She was predeceased by her parents Percy Lee and Lillian Bradford Thompson Smith and her husband Jesse Calvin Perry. She was also predeceased by her son, Don Ray Perry,  sister Minnie Lee Nixon and her brother Carlton Smith.  Surviving are two daughters, Eunice Perry Reid and husband Charles of Ocala, FLA and Christine Perry Weatherly and husband Allen of Sevierville, TN; one sister, Susie Beasley of Grandy; three grandchildren, Duke Williams and partner Dan Brown, Angela Slade and husband J.W. Christina Grant and husband Jason; three  great grandchildren, Adam Slade, Shelby Grant and Abby Grant.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Monday, December 9, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eva O'Neal Perry

KITTY HAWK - Eva O'Neal Perry, 87, of Kitty Hawk, died July 6 at her residence.  A native of Kitty Hawk, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella Tillett O'Neal and the widow of Leon Perry.  Mrs. Perry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk and a homemaker.  Surviving are three daughters: Leola Toler and Doris Pruitt, both of Kitty Hawk, and Reda Midgett of Manteo; one son, Norman L. Perry of Southern Shores; one brother, Mitchell O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.  A church service will be conducted on Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Kitty Hawk, by the Revs. Bill Creef and Clinton Hardee.  Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  The family will be at the home of Paul and Doris Pruitt, Elijah Baum Road, Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 8, 1993)

Fred Arnold Perry

KITTY HAWK - Fred Arnold Perry, 79, of Bob Perry Road, died March 6 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Fred and Mrs. Bertha Etheridge Perry.  He was husband of Nora Mary Sawyer Perry of the home.  Mr. Perry was the former owner/operator of the Spruill & Perry Building Supply Company.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Judy P. Payne of Wanchese and Deborah Perry of Norfolk, Va.; and three grandchildren.  A church service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk on Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Bill Creef.  Burial will follow in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 8, 1994)

George William Perry

KITTY HAWK - George William Perry, 60, of Kitty Hawk, NC, died Sunday, September 9, 2007 at his residence. Born in Kitty Hawk, NC, he was the son of the late Milton Lee and Nellie Garrington Perry. He was a self employed carpenter and was an 11 ½ year veteran of the U.S. Army having served an 18 month tour in Vietnam, 2 tours in Germany, and 1 tour in South Korea.  Mr. Perry is survived by a sister, Charlotte Spruill of Harbinger, NC and a brother, Gary Perry of Kitty Hawk, NC.  A private burial will be held in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, NC.  Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007)

Henry Perry

Henry Perry, 76 years old, died Wednesday [Jan. 26, 1944] at 4 a.m. at his home at Kitty Hawk.  He was a member of a well-known family and had never married.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon by Rev. W.W. Midgett in Austin Cemetery.  He was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church.  He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Zene F. Perry, Ben Frank, Sam, Tom Perry, Mrs. Lizzie Hines and Mrs. Annie Beacham, all of Kitty Hawk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Hildegarde Etheridge Perry

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Hildegarde Etheridge Perry, 89, died Monday night at the home in Kitty Hawk following a long illness.  She was a native of Nags Head and had lived in Kitty Hawk most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Truxton and Emeline Gard Etheridge and widow of William Robert Perry and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  She is survived by four sons: Charlie W., Herbert L., Edgar A., and Milton L. Perry, all of Kitty Hawk; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hines of Norfolk; one step-daughter, Mrs. Levetta Beasley of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. Mary Midgett of Kitty Hawk; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending completion of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, October 29, 1963)

Mrs. Hildegarde Etheridge Perry, 89, died at 6:40 Monday afternoon at her home in Kitty Hawk.  Mrs. Perry, who was one of Kitty Hawk's oldest residents, drove her car around the community until some two years ago, when she was forced to become less active than usual.  She was the widow of the late William Robert Perry.  Born in Nags Head, Mrs. Perry was the daughter of the late Truxton and Emeline Gard Etheridge.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hines of Norfolk, Va., four sons: Charlie W., Herbert, L. Edgar A., and Milton L. Perry, all of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. Mary Midgett of Kitty Hawk; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Perry was a member of the Kitty Hawk Primitive Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday by Elder Trevathan, Free Will Baptist Minister of Virginia Beach.  [a photograph accompanied this obituary]  (unknown newspaper - Friday, November 1, 1963)

Irene Meekins Perry

KITTY HAWK - Irene Perry, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 11 at her residence in Torrance, California. Mrs. Perry, born in Winston-Salem was the daughter of Mrs. Ida Haywood Meekins of Colington and the late Lewis Meekins and the widow of Hallett Perry. Mrs. Perry was a homemaker and a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. Besides her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Judith Chamberlain and one son, Kelly Chamberlain, both of Torrance; two sisters: Myrtle Dough of Colington and Alma Carraway of New Bern.  A graveside service will be held Nov. 18 at Austin Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 16, 1995)

James Harvey Perry

James Harvey Perry, 46, of the 1500 block of Nixonton Road, died July 18, 1991, in a hospital. Mr. Perry was born in Norfolk and had served in the Air Force. Survivors include a son, Bruce Perry of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters, Virginia Scott and Annette Riddick, both of Elizabeth City; and a brother, Earl Perry of Kitty Hawk.  Friends may join the family at the home of Virginia Scott, 202 Queen St.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - July 19, 1991)

Jesse Royce Perry

COLINGTON - Jesse Royce Perry, 55, Colington, died Friday, May 23 at his residence.  Mr. Perry was born in Colington and was a commercial fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.  He was a Methodist.  He was the son of the late John Raymond and Annie Elizabeth Evans Perry.  He is survived by a daughter, Lorisia P. Sebastiani of Marietta, Georgia; 4 sisters: Viola P. White of Colington, Gladys P. Jackson of South Mills, Moni P. Quin of Red Bluff, California and Carrie Hardy of Manteo; 3 brothers: Vernon Perry and Don Perry of Colington and Johnny Perry of Engelhard.  A funeral service will be held May 27 in the Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, by the Rev. David J. Daniels.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 27, 1997)

John Raymond Perry

COLINGTON, N.C. - John Raymond Perry, the husband of Mrs. Annie Evans Perry, son of the late John Crank and Mrs. Lavinia O'Neal Perry, and a retired carpenter, died Wednesday [Mar. 9, 1977] in his home.  A native of Colington, he was a member of Colington United Methodist Church.  Other survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Carrie Beasley and Mrs. Viola Bateman of Colington, Mrs. Gladys Jackson of South Mills, and Mrs. Ramona Eledge of Elizabeth City; four sons: Vernon Perry, Royce Perry, and Donald Perry of Colington and John R. Perry, Jr. of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Beasley of Wanchese; 18 grandchildren.  A funeral will be held today in Hill Top Cemetery, Colington, by the Rev. Jack Sawyer, pastor of the Chesapeake, Va. Church Of God.  The body will be taken to the cemetery from Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo.  (unknown newspaper)

Lawrence Perry

By a strange coincidence, three children of Mrs. Hildegarde and the late W.R. Perry of Kitty Hawk, have met death by drowning; two sons and a daughter, and all of them were drowned on a Saturday.  The third was Lawrence Perry, well-known fishing and hunting guide, 52 years old.  He was drowned about 10:30 Saturday while engaged in a trip to set traps and probably fell overboard from his small skiff driven by an outboard motor.  With heavy clothing and boots and ice water to contend with, death must have come quickly.  Around noon his boat was seen floating upside down in the bay and later his body was recovered by a Coast Guardsman from the Kill Devil Hill Station.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Dare County and the Kitty Hawk community.  He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II for three years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post of Manteo.  Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. E.E. Hines of Norfolk; one half-sister, Mrs. Levetta Beasley of Kitty Hawk; four brothers: Charlie, Herbert, Edgar and Milon L. Perry, all of Kitty Hawk.  Graveside services in Austin Cemetery were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 21, 1951; pg. 1)

Lena Beacham Perry

KITTY HAWK - Lena Beacham Perry, 92, died Sunday, October 31 at Britthaven Nursing Home. She was born in Kitty Hawk, the daughter of the late James Weymouth and Vandelia Toler Beacham, and the wife of the late Will C. Perry. She was a devoted homemaker and attended Kitty Hawk Primitive Baptist Church. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating.  Family will greet friends and relatives at the home of her sister-in-law, Inez Beacham at W. Kitty Hawk Road.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999; pg. 12A)

Leon Hardy Perry
Feb. 5, 1903 - Dec. 26, 1968
(Unknown newspaper & date) Kindly submitted by Sandy Midgett)

Marion Ballance Perry

KITTY HAWK - Marion Ballance Perry, 88, of Kitty Hawk, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006 in Chesapeake, VA. Mrs. Perry was born in Elizabeth City and was a retired sales clerk and a member of Powells Point Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late William R. Ballance and the late Rosa Linda Ward Perry O’Neal and the widow of Carl Elliott Perry.   Surviving are three daughters; Carol Perry Corbin and husband Bruce and Betty Anne Perry Moore and husband Donnie all of Chesapeake, VA, and Diane Perry Wheeler of Virginia Beach VA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.   A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 2:00 PM in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn. The family will receive friends following the service. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (unknown newspaper)

Martha Harris Perry

Mrs. Martha Harris Perry, 81, died at noon Monday [Dec. 19, 1960] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Keller of Kitty Hawk, after a long illness.  She was a native of Dare County and lived at Kitty Hawk all her life.  She was the daughter of Sylvanus and Mrs. Margarette Stone Harris and was the widow of Benjamin F. Perry.  She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church of Kitty Hawk.  She came of the oldest and most prominent families of the community.  She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Keller, Mrs. Kenneth Oslund of Norfolk; six sons: Shepard M. Perry and Benjamin F. Perry, both of Norfolk, Lester Perry of Morehead City, Harold O. Perry of Quimby, Va., E. Lennon Perry of Beaufort, and D.T. Perry of Kitty Hawk; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  A funeral service was conducted Wednesday at the graveside in the Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Horace Lee McLaurin of the Primitive Baptist Church.  Pallbearers were Aubrey Harris, A.B. Twiford, Hallett, Colon and Walter Perry, and Ervin Hines.  The Methodist choir sang "Abide With Me" and "Rock Of Ages".  (unknown newspaper)

Mary Francis Dowdy Perry

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Mary Francis Dowdy Perry, 66, died Friday [Aug. 21, 1964] in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.  A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of William Ivey and Mrs. Missouri Sibbern Dowdy and the wife of Herbert L. Perry.  She lived in Kitty Hawk most of her life.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons: Carlos Perry of Kitty Hawk and Pernell Jacklyn Perry of the Coast Guard in New York; two daughters: Mrs. Mildred Foreman of Kill Devil Hills and Mrs. Lessie Mann of Nags Head; three brothers: Carlos Dowdy and Vance Sibbern Dowdy of Kitty Hawk and Delton Dowdy of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. Fannie Harris and Mrs. Evelyn Haskett of Kitty Hawk; two half-sisters: Mrs. Ellen Meekins and Mrs. Ernestine Dowdy of Norfolk; a half-brother, Thomas Dowdy of Kill Devil Hills.  The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk for a funeral service today conducted by the Rev. G.G. Trevathan of the Primitive Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, August 23, 1964)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services For Mrs. Mary Frances Dowdy Perry, who died Friday in Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the graveside in Austin Cemetery by the Rev. G.G. Trevathan, pastor of Primitive Baptist Church.  "Precious Memories" was sung by the Kitty Hawk Methodist Church Choir.  The casket pall consisted of red and white carnation, red and white gladioli and fern.  Pallbearers were Tom Beacham, John L. Beacham, Clyde Beacham, Aubrey Harris, Lionel Shannon, Sr. and Hallett Perry.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 25, 1964)

Mary R. Baum Perry

MRS. MARY R. PERRY DIES IN NORFOLK - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary R. Perry, 84, who died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.B. Allcox in Norfolk, after a long illness, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Wanchese Methodist Church by Rev. James W. Sneeden and Rev. D.B. Lawrence. Burial was made in the Cudworth Cemetery. Pallbearers were Caleb Brickhouse of Wanchese, Edward Allcox, Charlie Allcox, Harold Perry and Linwood Everett of Norfolk, and Vernon Johnson, Jr. of Charleston, SC. Mrs. Perry is survived by four daughters: Mrs. W.B. Allcox of Norfolk, Mrs. W.J. Swain of Harbinger, Mrs. George Payne of Stumpy Point and Mrs. W.R. Etheridge of Wanchese; one son, S.T. Johnson of Charleston, SC; several nieces and nephews and several grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 12, 1943; pg. 1)

Nellie Garrington Perry

KITTY HAWK - Nellie Garrington Perry, 80, died Wednesday, April 16 at the Outer Banks Hospital.  Mrs. Perry, born in Poplar Branch Township, was a retired secretary with the Agricultural Extension Agency.  She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, the Pochohontas, the Rebekah Lodge, and the Order of the Amaranth.  She was the daughter of the late William Needham Garrington, Sr. and Missouri Parker Garrington, and was the widow of Milton Lee Perry.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Burwell Garrington and William Garrington.  Mrs. Perry is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Spruill and husband Foster of Harbinger; two sons: Gary Lee Perry and wife Violet and George William Perry, all of Kitty Hawk; grandchildren: Teresa Perry Jolly, Pennie Perry Staffor and husband Fred, Milton Perry, Sherry Spruill Davenport and husband Mike, Randy Spruill and wife Rachel, and Shelly Spruill; great-grandchildren: Travis Jolly, Kyle Jolly, Jacob Jolly, Mary Jolly, Brenden Stafford, Jacob Davenport, Katherine Spruill, David Spruill and Daniel Spruill.  A graveside service will be held in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Saturday, April 19 at 3 p.m. with Elder Henry Jones officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 20, 2003; pg. 10A)

Nellie Twiford Perry

KITTY HAWK -- Nellie Twiford Perry, age 60, of Kitty Hawk, died Sunday, July 30 at her residence. Mrs. Perry, a native of Kill Devil Hills, was a school bus driver and a member of the Nags Head Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Willie O. and Pearl Hooper Twiford and the widow of the late Caldwell A. Perry. Mrs. Perry is survived by two daughters: Della Perry of Manteo and Rose Perry of Kitty Hawk; one son: Allen Perry of Kitty Hawk and one sister, Naomi Summerell of Colington. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, August 2 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Warrington. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 1, 1995; pg. 6A)

Norman Lee Perry

SOUTHERN SHORES - Norman Lee Perry, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Dare County.  Mr. Perry was a native of Kitty Hawk and was retired after 20 years' service as boatswain mate chief master with the U.S. Coast Guard, including several years as officer in charge of Oregon Inlet Coast Guard Station.  He was also a retired construction supervisor for Kitty Hawk Land Co.  He served for many years as elder of Liberty Christian Fellowship Church in Colington.  He was the son of the late Leon Hardy and Eva O'Neal Perry.  He was husband of Melba Scarborough Perry of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Wanda P. Beacham of Martin's Point and Pamela P. Tillett of Manteo; one son, Rodney Perry of Southern Shores; three sisters: Leola Toler and Doris Pruitt of Kitty Hawk and Reda Midgett of Manteo; five grandchildren: Alison Perry, Mark Perry, Brad Beacham, Matt Beacham and Evan Tillett.  Mr. Perry was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.  The funeral service will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship on Friday, Sept. 27 with the Rev. Richard Lamphear officiating.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 26, 1996; pg. 10A)

Oliver Linwood Perry, Sr.

VIRGINIA BEACH - Oliver Linwood "Fish Hawk" Perry Sr., 87, moved on from the physical world on Oct. 2, 2010 into the spiritual world. He was born in Norfolk on Oct. 7, 1922 to the late Richard L. Perry Sr. and Fannie Bond Perry. He served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps and retired after 32 years combined military and civil service from the Naval Air Rework Facility as senior supervisor aircraft aeronautical examiner. Mr. Perry and his brother, Richard explored the woods, waters, and sand dunes of the Outer Banks, especially Kitty Hawk during the 1930s before the natural beauty was permanently altered by paved roads, automobiles and modern civilization. Mr. Perry is survived by a daughter, Diane P. Hughes and her husband Douglas; a daughter-in-law, Shelley P. Perry; a granddaughter, Heather P. Walcott and her husband Jesse and their son Peyton and daughter-in-law Alden; three grandsons, Robert Summerhill and his wife Jannifer, Benjamin Summerhill and his wife Charnelle, and Michael Hughes; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca and Rio Summerhill; and four great-grandsons, Jackson and Jarrett Summerhill and Sverre Hughes, and Skyler Hughes. Mr. Perry was preceded in death by Rio, his best friend and loving wife of 56 years; a son, Oliver Linwood Perry Jr.; a sister, Catherine P. Buskey; and a brother, Richard L. Perry Jr. After his retirement, he became very active in local, state and national American Indian affairs. He was instrumental in the reorganization of the Nansemond Indian Tribe and obtaining official state recognition. He was an active participant in numerous Indian organizations including Jamestown Settlement Indian Museum Advisory Committee, Hampton University Native American Advisory Committee, National Governors' Interstate Indian Council, National Conference of American Indians, National Indian Education Association, Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Advisory Board, appointed by the governor to the Virginia Council on Indians from 1986 to 1995. He represented the Commonwealth of Virginia to the National Governors' Interstate Indian Council Conference from 1986 to 1995. He planned the return of the Nansemond Tribe to their ancestral homeland in 1988 for the first time in 380 years. He also planned and coordinated the reburial of 18 human remains of the Paspahegh Indian Tribe at Governors Land in 1993, the first Indian reburial in Virginia and the reburial of 64 human remains of the Chesapeake Indian Tribe at First Landing State Park in 1997. He assisted in coordinating the reinterment of 10 human Indian remains at Indiantown Park in Northhampton County in 1998. Mr. Perry was a frequent speaker on the goals, status, objectives and Indian history from an Indian perspective. He was Honorary Citizen, City of Suffolk, Oct. 2, 1986; Honorary Citizen, City of Chesapeake, Jan. 12, 1988; Honorary Citizen, Town of Kitty Hawk, N.C., July 7, 2003; and received a Brotherhood Citation from National Conference of Christians and Jews, March 19, 1991; and had 50 years of service as a Senior DeMolay in 1990. Mr. Perry received Hampton University Presidential Award for Outstanding Citizenship in 1998 and received Hampton University Presidential Citation in 1998. He was Chief Emeritus of the Nansemond Indian Tribe. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, October 10, 2010)

Ozella Toler Perry

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Ozella Toler Perry, 79, died today in the Moore Memorial Hospital, Pinehurst, following a short illness.  She was a native of Kitty Hawk but had lived in Aberdeen for the past 10 years.  She was the daughter of the late Caleb H. and Mrs. Sidney Hines Toler.  Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband, Sherwood B. Perry of the home; two sons: Clyde H. Perry of Newport News, Va. and Craig B. Perry of McCain; one brother, Curtis Toler of Kitty Hawk; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk conducted by the Rev. Bill Simpson, pastor of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 2, 1977)

Pernell Jacklin Perry

Pernell Jacklin Perry, 75, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at his residence. Born in Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary Dowdy Perry. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and a waterman since his retirement. He was a member of Fellowship Lodge #687 AF & AM and was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.  Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Janelle Haywood Perry of the residence; a daughter, Sharon Perry Sullivan of Kitty Hawk; two grandchildren, Kathryn Haley Sullivan and Owen Perry Sullivan both of Kitty Hawk; and two sisters, Mildred Foreman of Kitty Hawk and Lessie Mann of Manns Harbor. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Lee Perry.  A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Richard Lee Perry, Sr.

NORFOLK, VA. - Richard Lee Perry, Sr., age 84, of 2913 Lens Ave., died Saturday morning [June 12, 1982] in Leigh Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  He was a native of Dare County and had lived in Norfolk most of his life.  He was retired from Norfolk Fire Dept. as an engineer after 42 years of service and was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ-Christian Temple.  He was the son of the late William Thomas and Mrs. Eliza Twiford Perry and the husband of the late Mrs. Fannie Bond Perry.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Catherine P. Buskey of Norfolk, Va.; two sons, Richard L. Perry, Jr. and Oliver L. Perry, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday in Twiford Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.  Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk.  (unknown newspaper)

Robert Daniels Perry

COLERAIN - Robert Daniels Perry, 41, of Colerain, died Monday, December 19 at the Roanoke-Chowan Hospital.  He is survived by his parents, Bill and Flora Daniels Perry of Colerain; a son, Danny Perry of Wanchese; a sister, Wendy Wheeler and husband Keith of Woodbridge, Va.; and a brother, Billy Perry and wife Becky of Nags Head.  A private memorial service will be held at a late date.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 25, 2005; pg. 10A)

 Rose Marie Brinson Perry

KITTY HAWK - Rose Marie Perry, 55, died on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at her residence. Rose was the daughter of the late Nellie Brinson Perry and the late Caleb Sawyer Brinson. She was the adopted daughter of the late Cal Perry. Rosie is survived by two brothers, Allen Lee Perry and his wife Charlene of Kitty Hawk and Ronnie Brinson of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters; Della Perry of Manteo, Shirley Dannenberg and her husband Mike and Brenda Brinson, both of Virginia Beach, VA; Also surviving are her stepmother, Barbara Elliott Brinson of Virginia Beach, an aunt, Naomi Summerell of Colington; an uncle, Gaither Brinson of Virginia Beach, VA; three special cousins; Norma Etheridge of Manteo, Billy Payne of Sandy Ridge, NC and Jimmie Summerell of Colington as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Stafford Berry and Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. A reception will follow the burial at Faith Baptist Church, Manteo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, February 4, 2006 from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 5, 2006; pg. 10A)

Roxie Rogers Perry

Mrs. Roxie Rogers Perry, 64, a resident of Norfolk, Va. many years and a native of Kitty Hawk, died Thursday [Mar. 14, 1963] in a hospital after a short illness.  She was a daughter of Edward P. and Mrs. Sarah Rogers and widow of Theodore Wesley Perry.  She was a Baptist and a member of Ocean View Chapter of Daughters of America, Ocean View Chapter 34 of Order of Eastern Star and Virginia Rebekah Lodge #13.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jennette Swift of Seaford, Del; two sons, Carle E. Perry of Norfolk and Clavis W. Perry of Ft. Meade, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Almeda R. Harris of Kitty Hawk; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was conducted Sunday in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  The Rev. Horace McLaurin, pastor of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church and the Rev. Paul Faircloth, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church officiated.  The casket pall consisted of red carnations, cally lilies and fern.  "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Have Thine Own Way Lord" were sung by Mrs. Annie Allen, Miss Sallie Davis, Mrs. Margaret Jackson, Billy Jackson, Bill Pipkin and Curtis Pipkin.  Pallbearers were Jesse Perry, Clyde Beacham, Alonza Harris, Jep Harris, A.D. Baum, Jr., Preston Fulcher and Calvin Fulcher.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 22, 1963)

Rupert Parker Perry, Sr.

KITTY HAWK - Rupert Parker Perry, Sr., 69, died Tuesday, February 5 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Perry was a native of Kitty Hawk and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 23 years of service as chief boatswain mate.  He also worked with Maritrans, C.P., Inc. for over 17 years, and was a former member of the Kill Devil Hills Police Dept.  He was the son of the late Roland R. and Minnie Parker Perry.  He is survived by three daughters: Tami Dawn Perry of Nags Head, Kimberly P. Ward of New Castle, Va., and Susan P. Cann of Kill Devil Hills; four sons: Michael Perry and Kenny Perry, both of Kill Devil Hills, Glenn Perry of Manteo, and Rupert Perry, Jr. of Palm Coast, Fla.; five step-sons: Walter Boyd of Kill Devil Hills, Milton Boyd of Nags Head, Ronnie Merrell, Doug Merrell and Brian Merrell, all of Kill Devil Hills; a sister, Elizabeth P. Hemilright of Kitty Hawk; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service with military rites will be held at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Friday, Feb, 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Dalton and the Rev. Carroll Daniels officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002; pg. 6A)

Walter Dempsey Perry

KITTY HAWK - Walter Dempsey Perry, 84, of Caffey's Inlet, Kitty Hawk, died Monday, July 29, at his residence.  Mr. Perry, a native of Kitty Hawk, was a detective sergeant of the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington, D.C. and for 18 years he was a presidential bodyguard for presidents Truman, Roosevelt and Eisenhower.  Locally, he was a Dare County Sheriff Deputy between 1955-1970 and served on the Dare Co. Board of Education.  He had been the chairman of the Democratic Party of Dare Co. and he was a Primitive Baptist.  He was the son of the late Samuel and Levetta Rogers Perry and the husband of Margaret Whitley Perry of the home.  Besides his wife, Mr. Perry is survived by three grandsons: Ronnie Beacham of Kill Devil Hills, Donnie Beacham of Powells Point and Tommie Beacham of Kitty Hawk; one sister: Clara Haywood of Colington; ten great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on July 31 by the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Masonic rites will be held at the graveside by Manteo Masonic Lodge #521.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 1991)

William Dowdy Perry

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Wanchese today for William Dowdy Perry, 77, Colington native, who died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.R. Etheridge of Wanchese, after a short illness.  Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Mr. Perry was born in Colington, the son of the late Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Perry.  His wife, Mrs. Mary Baum Perry, preceded him in death.  Survivors are two sons: Eugene F. Perry of Beaufort and W.L. Perry of South Norfolk; two daughters: Mrs. W.R. Etheridge of Wanchese and Mrs. W.B. Alcox of Norfolk; there are 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 24, 1951; pg. 5)

Thomas Dominic Peters

Thomas Dominic Peters of Rodanthe died Saturday, July 19, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  He was 71.  A native of Campbell, Ohio, Mr. Peters was the former owner and operator of the Capt. John Allen Motel and the Sea Chest Gift Shop in Rodanthe, where he was known for his waterfowl carvings.  He was the son of the late Dominic Peters and the late Pauline Santore Peters and the husband of Myrna Brazell Peters of the home.  Besides his wife, Mr. Peters is survived by two daughters: Lucy Rose of Florida and Ann Zambrini of Ohio; one son, Thomas W. Peters of Poland, Ohio; one brother, Dominic Peters of Florida; and three grandchildren: Tara, Tia and Thomas Peters, all of Poland.  Interment will be in the Manteo Cemetery on Friday, July 25, 1997 at 10:30 a.m.  A memorial service will follow at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church at noon with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating.  After the memorial service, friends may join the family at the Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo Community Center.  A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, July 30, at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Campbell.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 24, 1997; pg. 8B)

Brancey O'Neal Peterson

MANTEO - Brancey O'Neal Peterson, 95, of Manteo, died October 7, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Peterson was a native of Rodanthe, the daughter of the late Benjamin Warren and Mary Midgett O'Neal and the widow of John B. Peterson. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  Mrs. Peterson is survived by several nieces and nephews.  A church service will be conducted on Friday, October 9 in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clarence Garner.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 8, 1992)

John Brockett Peterson

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo for John Brockett Peterson, 55, who die at his home in Manteo early Saturday morning after a lingering illness.  He had been critically ill for about three months.  The Rev. J.H. Overton conducted the rites.  Pallbearers were Wilford D. Wise, Ray W. Jones, Burwell Evans, W.M. Meekins, Archie Burrus and R.J. Scarborough.  John B. Peterson was born at Nags Head on January 22, 1896, the son of the late John C. and Jennie O'Neal Peterson.  For the past 29 years he had made his home in Manteo.  He was a veteran of World War I.  He had been freight manager for the Virginia Dare Freight Company and more recently had been property manager for the Carolinian Hotel, Nags Head.  He was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Hampton, Va., the Methodist Church of Manteo and the American Legion.  Survivors are his wife, Brancey O'Neal Peterson; three sisters: Mrs. Anna Martin of Chincoteague, Va., Mrs. John Martin of Ocean City, Md. and Mrs. George Midgett of Nags Head; an uncle, Cecil O'Neal of Poplar Branch, two aunts: Mrs. Nora Odom and Mrs. Penny Gordon, both of Norfolk; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Luvisa Peterson of Norfolk; and several nieces and nephews.  [A lengthy list of out-of- town friends and relatives who attended the service was listed but not included here.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 20, 1951; pg. 3)

 John C. [Johnny] Peterson

NAGS HEAD'S OLDEST INHABITANT IS DEAD - Uncle Johnny Peterson, a familiar acquaintance of thousands of North Carolinians who have visited Nags Head, died Tuesday morning. He was about 80 years old and the oldest inhabitant of the place. He was postmaster of Nags Head. He was a native of Sweden but had lived at Nags Head for several years following his arrival there on the famous Huron, a ship that was stranded on Nags Head beach sometime after the Civil War. Besides his wife, he is survived by six children and 14 grandchildren.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City) - Friday, June 22, 1923; pg. 1)

John Carl Peterson, Sr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - John Carl Peterson, Sr., 91, died Friday, January 9 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. Peterson was born in Nags Head, NC and built and owned the See Sea Motel in Kill Devil Hills and was a retired plumber. He was a member of the Colington United Methodist Church and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Peterson was the son of the late James Jordan “Jerd” and Alexania “Deanie” Perry Peterson.  Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife, Margarete Bertram Peterson of the residence and was predeceased by his wife Alda Moore Peterson, the mother of his three daughters, Karen P. Brickhouse of Columbia, NC, Margie P. Johnson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Cheryl P. McDonald of Colington, NC, and a son, Carl Peterson, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Other survivors include a brother, Frank Boseman of Goldsboro, NC and five grandchildren, Lee Brickhouse, Lisa B. Davis, Whitney Johnson, Christy Peterson Clark and Devin McDonald; four great-grandchildren, Cloey Davis, Kylee Clark, Jack Clark and Emily Ann Davis. Mr. Peterson was predeceased by his sisters, Katherine Williams, Selma P. Gray, Doris P. Stein and his brother, James Peterson.   Funeral services were held at Colington United Methodist Church on Sunday, January 11 with the Rev. Robert Pitsch and Rev. Teresa Holloway officiating. Burial was in Hilltop Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 13, 2009; pg. 6A)

Helen G. Pfaff

KILL DEVIL HILLS – Helen G. Pfaff, 90. formerly of Kill Devil Hills, died on April 26 in Winter Park, Fla.  A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardesn by the Rev. Spottswood Graves.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, September 9, 2008; pg. 10A)

Parker Lee Phelps

MANTEO - Parker Lee Phelps, 82, of Manteo, died Wednesday April 24, 2013, in his residence.  Mr. Phelps was born in Creswell, NC on May 9, 1930 to the late Herbert and Agnes White Phelps and was the husband of 63 years to Doris Sawyer Phelps of the home.  He attended Wanchese Assembly of God and was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation Highway Division.  In addition to his wif,e surviving are two daughters, Judith Phelps West and husband, Richard of Goldston, NC  and Jeannie Leigh Phelps of Kinston, NC; one son, James Larry Phelps of Manteo; two grandchildren, Jeannie Jones Light and husband, David and Amy Jones Elkins and husband, Bud both of Wanchese; two great grandchildren, David Wayne Light and Logan Grace Elkins also of Wanchese; one brother, Orville Phelps and wife, Margaret of Columbia, NC.  Besides his parents Mr. Phelps is predeceased by his grandson Talmadge Wayne Jones and his sisters, Marie Woodley and Annie Furlough and his brother, Charlie Phelps.  A celebration of life will be in Wanchese Assembly of God, Friday April 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Mark Hinson and Rev. David Daniels.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Flora Doris Nancy Phillips

WANCHESE - Flora Doris Nancy Phillips, 75, of Wanchese, NC died Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Nags Head.  Born in Washington D.C, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey and Geraldine Phillips.  She was a former finance officer for Fairfax County Public Schools.  She was a member of The Ark International Church and attended American University. Mrs. Phillips is survived by ;one daughter, Shelli Beth Gates of Nags Head; one son, Mathew David Miller of Reston, VA; one brother, Aubrey Anthony Phillips and his partner Duane McKinley both of Vienna, VA.  She leaves behind many friends that she called ‘family’ and her beloved cat Princess. She loved the ocean and walking the beach. She had an ear for irony and found humor in everything. She was an artist and she loved animals. She had an unshakeable faith. In her last days she asked that we include a thank you to Dare County Social Services for their help over the years and especially Diane Bryant. A Celebration of her life will be held at The Ark International Church, Nags Head at 1:00pm on Friday October 1 with the Rev. Jim Lewis officiating.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Leora Vice Phillips

Leora Vice Phillips, 93, died on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at The Outer Banks Hospital.  Mrs. Phillips was born in Ripley County, IN, and was a homemaker.  She was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church and a former member of the Roanoke Island Garden Club.  Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents Lee Roy Vice and Flora Caldwell Vice, her husband, Worth Odell Phillips, and six brothers and sisters.  Mrs. Phillips is survived by three children, Aileen Stanford and husband, Bob, of Longview, WA, Roy Phillips and wife, Karen, of Manteo, and Sharon Hammond and husband, Geoff, of McConnelsville, OH; three sisters, eight grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 11:00 am with Rev. Billy Dennis and Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating.  Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and other times at the residence of Roy and Karen Phillips in Burnside.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marie Zirbs Phillips

Marie Zirbs Phillips of Kill Devil Hills died Saturday, Sept. 14, in her home.  She was 82.  Mrs. Phillips was born in Elkins, W. Va., was a retired owner/operator of Avalon Marker and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  She was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Bieth Zirbs and was predeceased by her husband, Courtney Lane Phillips.  Surviving Mrs. Phillips are three daughters: Barbara Ann Jensen of Chesapeake, Lorraine Culpepper of Portsmouth, Va. and Elaine P. Gregory of Columbia; one brother, Harry A. Zirbs of Elkins W. Va.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 16, at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Father Terry Collins officiating.  Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, September 19, 1996; pg. 9B)

Evalina Duvall Pinner

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. - Mrs. Evalina Duvall Pinner, 84, of Manns Harbor, the widow of William Sherman Pinner and daughter of John and Mrs. Cynthia Prichett Duvall, died in her home Monday [March 18, 1968] at 7:30 a.m. after a long illness. A native of Tyrrell County, she lived in Manns Harbor 22 years. She was a member of East Lake Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Tillett of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Beatrice Armstrong of Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Mildred Harrell of Wilmington; three sons, Wilbur Pinner and W.S. Pinner of Manns Harbor, and Gaston Pinner of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Kate Bray of Elizabeth City; and 16 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Mt. Carmel Methodist Church by the Rev. Willie Evans. Burial will be in East Lake Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, to the church at 1 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) - March 20, 1968)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Gaston Sherwood Pinner

ELIZABETH CITY - Gaston Sherwood Pinner, 78, of Elizabeth City, died Saturday, December 21 in an area hospital.  Mr. Pinner was born in East Lake and was a retired electrician.  He had attended East Lake United Methodist Church and was a member of BPOE #856, VFW Post 6060 and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  He was the son of the late William Sherman and Evalina Duvall Pinner and the husband of the late Ruby Twiford Pinner.  Surviving are five daughters: Sharon Outland of St. Augustine, Fla., Barbara Sawyer of Mr. Airy, Karen Foster of West Palm Beach, Fla., Susan Kotzian and Sandra Pinner, both of Elizabeth City; two sons: Gaston "G.S" Pinner and Gary Pinner, both of Camden; two sisters: Beatrice Armstrong of Virginia Beach and Mildred Harrell of Wilmington; two brothers: Wilbur Pinner and Bill Pinner, both of Manns Harbor; six grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday Dec. 24 in the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. William R. Pinner.  Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 24, 1996)

Mary Basnight Pinner

Mrs. Mary Basnight Pinner, 59, Norfolk, Va., churchwoman and fraternal leader, died Sunday night [April 13, 1963] in a hospital. A native of Manteo, she was the wife of Samuel Foster Pinner and a daughter of the Late William and Mrs. Nancy Gaylord Basnight. She lived in Norfolk 40 years and was active in women of the church of Knox Presbyterian Church. She also was a past president of Norfolk chapter of American War Mothers, and active in the national organization of American War Mothers. She was a volunteer Red Cross worker and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Besides her husband, surviving are a son, Samuel F. Pinner, Jr. of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Charlie Shannon; three brothers: Thomas B. Basnight, Steve G. Basnight and W. Hugh Basnight, all of Manteo; 3 grandchildren. A funeral service was conducted in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Wednesday by the Rev. C.W. Howard, III of Knox Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 18, 1963)

Wilbur Elon Pinner

MANNS HARBOR - Wilbur Elon Pinner, 85, died Tuesday, December 21.  Mr. Pinner was born in Buffalo City.  He was retired from the NCDOT as an engineer, served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM.  He is the son of the late William Sherman and Evie Duvall Pinner and the husband of the late Lee MacDonald Pinner.  Mr. Pinner is survived by two sisters: Beatrice Armstrong of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mildred Harrell of Wilmington; and one brother, William "Bill" S. Pinner of Manns Harbor.  The funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Rev. Rick Pinner officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 23, 1999; pg. 14A)

Avon Clinton Pledger

MANTEO - Avon Clinton Pledger, 65, died Monday, June 7 at his residence.  Mr. Pledger, a native of Manteo, was retired U.S. Navy, BMC with 20 years of service.  After retirement he worked with U.S. Civil Service at Portsmouth Naval Base, then briefly as a merchant seaman.  He attended Haven Creek Baptist Church in Manteo.  Mr. Pledger was the son of Frederick Gray of New London, Conn. and the late Clara Pledger Hofler.  Mr. Pledger is survived by his wife, Dorothy Freeman Pledger of the residence; three daughters: Andrecia Freeman of Virginia Beach, Va., Lajean Bloodworth of Indianapolis, Ind. and Doretta Ray of Monroe; three sons: Von Pledger, Jr. of Elizabeth City, Nathaniel Pledger of Kill Devil Hills and Michael Pledger, US Navy, Virginia Beach; two sisters: Florice Lane Dudley and Fredrica Gray of Hartford, Conn.; three brothers: Eddie Lee Russell of Goldsboro, Donzell Russell, Jr. of Spruce Pine and Kenneth Gray of New London; and 14 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo, on Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. L., Griffin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Haven Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 10, 2004; pg. 12A)

Diane Saunders Pledger

Diane Saunders Pledger, 69, of Wanchese, and residing with her daughter in Poplar Branch, NC, died Monday, May 06, 2013.  She was born August 7, 1943, in Wanchese, NC, to Willie Gus Saunders Sr., and Hosann Payne. Diane enjoyed cross-stitching, and being a loving mother, who took care of her family and home.  She is survived by her children; daughters, Nancy Doak, and Sabrina Crane; her son, Greg Basham; her sisters, Peggy Rogers, Winnie Saunders, Donna Saunders, Brenda Butler, Jeanie Midgett; brothers, Calvin Saunders, Gus Saunders, Bud Saunders, and Pedro Saunders.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 9, at 3:00 pm, at Twiford Funeral Home Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh St. Manteo, NC, with Pastor Omie Tillett officiating. Following the service, the family will receive guests at Calvin and Mary Jane Saunders residence at 133 Old Church Road in Wanchese.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joseph Earl Pledger

WANCHESE - Joseph Earl “Joe” Pledger, 68, of  Wanchese, died Sunday April 8, 2012, in his residence.  Joe was born in the Fort Landing Community of Tyrell County and was a retired commercial fisherman.  He was the son of the late Joseph Haywood and Mavis Etheridge Pledger.  Surviving are his daughter, Doris Kay Pledger of Wanchese and his sister, Janice  P. Mueller of Manteo, two grandchildren, Kyle Pledger and Daniel Pledger and longtime companion Jo Anne Sawyer.   Mr. Pledger was predeceased by three sisters, Janet Wilson, Joan Kelly and Joyce Francis.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Funeral Chapel, Friday April 13, 2012, at 11:00 am.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tyrell County.  Friends may join the family at the funeral home Friday at 10:00 am for a time of visitation.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Diane Peace Pletcher

MANNS HARBOR - Diane Peace Pletcher, 43, died Monday, December 6 at a Nags Head health center.  She was born in Pennsylvania and was a housekeeper.  She was the wife of the late Gary Ray Pletcher.  Mrs. Pletcher is survived by two daughters: Cindy P. Fenner and Carrie Kay Pletcher, both of Manns Harbor; and one son, James Ray Pletcher of Virginia Beach, Va.  Funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Roanoke Island Baptist Church with the Rev. John Charles officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 9, 1999; pg. 3B)

Camille Midgette Podolski

MANTEO - Camille Midgette Podolski, 84, died Sunday, March 8, in Currituck. Mrs. Podolski was born in Manteo and was a retired desk clerk. She was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church and Roanoke Island Chapter # 79 Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Podolski was predeceased by her parents, Charles F. and Lucille Meekins Midgette; her sisters, Margaret M. Tillett, Hulda M. Swindell, Annie M. Greene, and Irene M. Davis; and her brother, Guy H. Midgette.  Surviving are her son, John Walter Podolski, III and wife Dove of Virginia Beach, VA and her granddaughter, Kimberly P. Davis and husband Glen of Chesapeake, VA.   A service of remembrance will be Friday, March 13, 200, at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Colony Chapel by Rev. Ken Simpson.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 10, 2009; pg. 6A)

Mildred Elizabeth Basnett Poole

FRISCO - Mildred Elizabeth Basnett Poole, 95, of Frisco, died Saturday November 1 in Nags Head. Mrs. Poole was born in Frisco and was a homemaker and a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Rutherford Hayes and Margaret Van Basnett and the wife of the late Milton L. Poole.  Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Ann Gray and husband Harry M. of Avon and Bonnie Elaine Jones of Frisco; Grandchildren, Tanya Watkins and husband Tom, Kevin Morris Jones, Karen Browning, Kendall Pyron and husband Landrum, James Hall and wife Kim, Dana Phillips, Jennifer Stone and husband Raymond and Allen Pool. A “special son” David Basnett and wife Tina and relatives Grace Jeanette, Calvin and Millie Burrus, Elmore Gray, Steve Smith and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Poole was pre-deceased by her daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Smith and brother Rutherford Hayes Basnett, Jr.  A celebration of life will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco, Wednesday November 5, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Corey Oliver. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church for visitation Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 4, 2008; pg. 10A)

Rose Marie Farrow Porter

BALTIMORE, MD. - Rose Marie Farrow Porter died Tuesday, January 15 at her residence, 1615 Spruce St., Baltimore.  Rose was born at St. DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va. on May 23, 1955.  Survivors include her husband of 11 years, Alvin Irvin Porter of the home; her mother, Gearldine Fulcher Farrow of Hatteras; one son, Ronald Eugene Billhimer, Jr. of Glen Burnie, Md.; one daughter, Angel Dee Roller and husband Jody; three granddaughters: Jacqueline Sue Roller, Julie Ann Roller and Jasmine Marie Roller, all of Buxton; and two brothers: Eldon Hayes Farrow, Jr. of Elizabeth City and Dale Dwight Farrow of Buxton.  She was predeceased by her father, Eldon Hayes Farrow, Sr.  Plans were to spread her ashes at Hatteras Inlet on Saturday evening, Jan. 19 at sunset and Sunday morning, Jan. 20 at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 20, 2002; pg. 13A)

Willie M. Porter

Willie M. Porter, 65, of Manteo, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at his residence. Born in Tarboro, NC, he was the youngest child of the late Eli and Narcissus Porter.  He was a custodian at Manteo Middle School, a member of Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, where he served as an usher and was a member of the Men’s Fellowship.   Mr. Porter also served as an advisor for Monday Night Alive Tutoring Program.  He was an avid supporter of local sporting events and would most often be seen on the sidelines cheering them on.  Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Mabel Burton Porter of the residence; four children, Sally Rich of Greenville, NC, Michelle Bullock and Tracy Bullock, both of Washington, DC, and Linda Battle (Kevin) of Tarboro, NC;  ten step children, Harris Burton (Janice), Doris Smith (Bishop Alton Smith), Diane Simms (John), James “Nat” Burton (Narissa), Deborah Burton, Larry Burton, George Govan, Bobby Govan (Kelleta), Betty Selby (Anthony), and Edgar Govan, III (Darlene);  a sister, Eleanor Powell of Hartford, CT; a brother, Wheeler Porter of Tarboro, NC; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren,  and step great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm,  at Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ,  843 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo,  with Elder Carrie Holmes officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Susan Philip Poteate
The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 18, 1999; pg. 10A

Clay Alex Powell

BUXTON - Clay Alex Powell, 25, of Rocky Rollinson Road, Buxton, and Charleston, S.C., died Feb. 14 [1992] as the result of injuries from a construction accident.  Mr. Powell was a native of Vincennes, Ind. and a building contractor.  He was the son of Lorraine Levangie Ballance of Buxton and Raymond D. Powell of North Carolina.  Besides his mother and father, he is survived by his step-father, Tex Ballance of Buxton; two sisters: Lori Powell of Greensboro and Sherry Powell of Buxton; one step-sister, Angela Ballance of Hateras; two brothers: Rex Allen Powell of Charleston and Cord Powell of Buxton; one step-brother, Bruce Ballance of Hatteras.  A church service will be conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Buxton, by the Rev. Larry Stitt.  Burial will follow in the Tex Ballance Family Cemetery, Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - unknown date)

Geneva Creef Powell

MANTEO - Geneva Creef Powell, 84, of Manteo, died, October 4, 2006, in Nags Head. Mrs. Powell was born in East Lake and was a homemaker. She was a former member, Sunday School Teacher and served in numerous ministries of the Manteo Baptist Church and was a current member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church and Women’s Aglow.  She was the daughter of the late Cloice H. and Maggie Rogers Creef and the wife of the late George McCoy Powell.  Surviving are one daughter: Wanda P. Ambrose and husband Edward of Manteo; three sisters: Melva C. Dowdy of Manteo, Rosalie C. Groce of Belhaven, NC and Mae W. Wiggins of Gates, NC; four grandchildren: Kevin Briggs, Rus Askew and wife Jennifer and their children: Landon and Haley, Eric Ambrose and Stacy Ambrose and daughter Meghan. Mrs. Powell was pre-deceased by her daughter: Virginia P. (Ginger) Askew and her brothers: Russell Creef and Cyril Creef.  A celebration of life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 8, 2006; pg. 10A)

George McCoy Powell

MANTEO - George McCoy Powell, 86, of Manteo, NC died Friday, June 3, 2005 in the Vintage Inn Retirement Home, Williamston, NC. Mr. Powell, born in Gates County, NC, was an appliance repair and household serviceman and was a former part-owner of Manteo Furniture Company for 35 years. He was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church, was a 32nd degree Mason with the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 and a member of Scottish Rite.  Mr. Powell was the son of the late William Henry and Avie Lowe Powell. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger P. Askew, a sister, Ollie P. Brown, three brothers, Roland Powell, Randolph “Pete” Powell, and Lonnie Powell.  Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Geneva Creef Powell; a daughter, Wanda P. Ambrose and husband, Edward of Manteo, NC; four grandchildren, Stacy Ambrose and Eric Ambrose, both of Manteo, NC, Russ Askew of Greenville, NC and Kevin Briggs of Edenton, NC; one great-grandchild, Megan Ambrose; two sisters, Ellen P. Carroll of Norfolk, VA and Nell P. Long of Gates County, NC; four brothers, Sam Powell of Portsmouth, VA, Frank Powell, Madison Powell and Mac Powell, all of Eure, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday, June 7, 2005 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence of Wanda and Edward Ambrose, 160 Creef’s Ridge Road, Manteo  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 5, 2005; pg. 14A)

Lina Twiford Powell

Mrs. Lina Twiford Powell, 59, of Norfolk, Va. died Sunday night in her home.  A native of East Lake, she lived in Norfolk 40 years.  She was the wife of Harvey C. Powell and a daughter of the late John W. And Mrs. Melissa Everton Twiford. She was a member of Virginia Heights Baptist Church and Women of the Moose Lodge #966.  She was retired recreation leader for the city of Norfolk. Besides her husband, surviving are a son, Louis Devincenzi of Chesapeake; four sisters: Mrs. George Wales of Norfolk, Mrs. Floyd Doshier of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Roy White and Mrs. Marshall Brown of Chesapeake; three brothers: Heckstall Twiford, Willard Twiford and Marvin Twiford of Norfolk; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  a funeral service was conducted in Graham Funeral Home Wednesday by the Rev. Linwood Peterson of Virginia Heights Baptist Church and the Rev. Paul B. Logan, Jr. of Camellia Baptist Church.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – November 18, 1966)

Mollie Austin Powell

NORFOLK, VA. - Mollie Austin Powell died April 1 in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Powell was born in Manteo Dec. 10, 1898. She was the widow of James E. Powell and the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorcas Scarborough Austin. She was a Catholic. Survivors include a daughter, Molly P. Bingham and her husband, George R. Bingham of Kill Devil Hills; a granddaughter, L. Fern Bingham of Laurel, Md.; two grandsons, Wayne R. Bingham of Falls Church, Va. and Dale E. Bingham of Dale City, Va.; 3 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery.  Holomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - April 3, 1997)

Robin Powell

Robin Powell, 59, of Buxton, died December 10, 2012.  He is survived by his wife, Carol; sister, Kathryn “Kappy” Prosch and her husband, Col. Geoff Prosch of Arlington, VA; niece, Kathryn  Cooper (Jon) of San Francisco, CA; nephew, C.W. “Bo” Prosch (Caroline) of Washington, D.C.; two step-children, four step-grandchildren, and many loving relatives and friends.  A longtime resident of Hatteras Island, Robin was previously self-employed as a carpenter and contractor for Robin Powell Construction & Repairs. A kind and gentle soul, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  A memorial service will be planned for a later date.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sharon Lynn Powers

Sharon Lynn Powers, 35,  died unexpectedly at her residence February 17, 2008.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia March 19, 1972. Sharon was the daughter of  Robert and Judy Midgette of Buxton.  Sharon resided in Buxton with her parents from a young age.  She attended Cape Hatteras High School.  After high school, Sharon was a busy worker and held various positions in the local real estate and restaurant industries.  Most recently, Sharon was enjoying her position as a cook at the Shrimp Shack Restaurant in Hatteras.  Sharon enjoyed long walks on the beach and exploring area nature trails.  She also treasured the time spent with her two children and her fiancé Joe Thomas’ children, Hunter, Tyler, and Joseph who will miss her dearly.  Besides her parents Robert and Judy Midgette and her fiancé Joe, Sharon is survived by her daughter Magen Lynn Powers, her son Tanner Floyd Powers both of Buxton, a sister, Anna Cheek and husband Randy of Weatherford Texas, Byron Wilson and wife Donna of Buxton, Robert Midgette, Jr. and wife Jonna of Rodanthe, nieces, and nephews, and a host of dear friends.  A memorial service will be held Saturday February 23, 2008 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton.  Pastor David Waterfield will officiate.  The family will receive friends at the Buxton residence following the service.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Ida Williams Poyner

BARCO - Mrs. Ida Williams Poyner, 88, died in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City Tuesday night [Jan. 8, 1981]. She was a native of Buxton and resided in Barco most of her life and a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Urias B. and Mrs. Sainty Stowe Williams and the widow of the late Will Nelson Poyner. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Grace P. Haysleet of Virginia Beach; three sons: Eugene Poyner, Urias "Pinkie" Poyner, and Luis Poyner of Barco; three sisters: Mrs. Maria Gray of Buxton, Mrs. Patsy Herbert of Rodanthe and Mrs. Irma Willis of Barco; a brother, Victor Williams of Largo, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  (unknown newspaper)

Gordon Lee Pratt, Sr.

WANCHESE -  Gordon Lee Pratt, Sr., 64, passed away at his residence in Wanchese, NC on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011. Born in Schenectady, NY, he proudly served his country in the U. S. Army and later worked as a Handyman.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years, MaryAnn C. Pratt, of the residence; six sons, Gordon Lee Pratt Jr. of Philadelphia, Bruce Lee of Swan Quarter, NC, Brian Jay of Manteo, NC, Rocky Joseph of Grandy, NC, Vaughn Kenneth of Wanchese, NC and Joseph Gordon of Philadelphia; three daughters, Lorrie Ann Hanssler of Manteo, NC, Dahna of Philadelphia and Debby of Wisconsin  In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and the family is planning a Memorial Service for a future date.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eugene Henry Preiser

Eugene Henry Preiser “Gene”, of Bayberry Rd., Kill Devil Hills, passed away November 13, 2010 after a brief illness.  Gene was 82 years young.  He was born to Ida and Fred Preiser in Mount Kisco, NY, 1928.  He was a Scarsdale High School alumni, and a Korean War veteran, stationed with the U.S. Navy at the Pentagon in telecommunications.  After President Truman’s second involuntary re-enlistment, Gene married Pat Murphy rather than wait for the end of the war.  They returned to Westchester County and raised five daughters and two careers.  Gene served 25 years with the White Plains Fire Department before retiring to Nags Head in 1974.  He was nominated for fireman of the year in 1969 after climbing into a sinking vehicle and dragging the driver to safety.  The local PTA named him Father of the Year in 1966 for his many volunteer hours with CYO, Up with People, Scouting, Royal Rangers, Jerry Lewis Telethon, track and field coaching, and Babe Ruth Little League (open only to males at that time).  In Dare County, Gene worked for many area restaurants including A Restaurant By George, The Dunes, Owens, Oregon Inlet Restaurant, Queen Anne’s Revenge, and Kelly’s.  Gene was a founding member of the Outer Banks Worship Center (The Ark) with Rev. David Daniels, and a current board member and parishioner of First Flight Church with Rev. Scott Poulos.  His ties to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church stem from Pat’s Catholicism, through their 50th anniversary celebration in 2001.  Pat and Gene were indeed, “ecumenical before it was cool.”  In his 80’s, Gene qualified for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and joined the Outer Banks Flotilla 1607, in unwavering support of grandson, Adam’s USCG enlistment.  Gene was an athlete, which made his MS diagnosis all the more poignant.  He ran master races in NY, was a Tidewater Strider, and nurtured his daughters and grandchildren into a love of running.  He ran all the early Nags Head Woods Races, (one with 3 generations), many in the Tidewater area, and was the sole wheelchair entrant in the 1st OBX ½ Marathon (in the rain), Senior Olympics runner (even on a walker), and a Relay for Life Team Captain and volunteer (his wheelchair on the track at sunrise was motivational).  Gene’s grit and determination as a runner and later a wheelchair athlete inspired his family as athletes; Jody to marathons, 4 grandkids through boot camp PT, 6 grandkids through high school and collegiate track (including 1 on scholarship), and FFHS and MHS sports supporter right up to a cross country meet last month at Manteo High School.  Survivors include; daughters, Kathye Marshall of Ridge, NY, Pixie (Tommy) Wescott of Wanchese, NC, Jody Preiser of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Donna Twiford of Clayton, NC and Barbara (Ronnie) Creef of Plymouth, NC; grandchildren, Sabrina (David), Bobbie Jo, Brian Joseph, Regina, Brian Patrick, Brandon (Jaime), Trisha (Trent), Ryan, Adam (Robyn), Robin, and Cheyanne; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Abby, Tori, David and Taylen; a brother, Peter Paul (Marianne) Preiser of Palm Cove, FL; and a sister, Marjorie Patterson of Glen Allen, VA.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Pat, his parents, Ida and Fred Preiser, a brother, Rev. Gordon Preiser, a son, Francis Preiser and a granddaughter, Remee Creef.  Gene’s steadfast faith in our Lord, inspiring physical determination, quick wit, keen sense of humor, and his pure and utter devotion to family, friends and his community will be sorely missed and yet fondly remembered.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Flight Church, Nags Head on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Scott Poulos officiating.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Brandon Allen Presgraves

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Brandon Allen Presgraves, 23, died Monday, June 7, 2010 in Kill Devil Hills. He was born on August 22, 1986 and will be remembered for his love of “skimmin”.  Brandon is survived by his mother, Cheryl Brown Wilkins and her fiance', Wayne Rayfield of Kill Devil Hills; his father, Randolph Allen Presgraves and his wife, Janice of Kill Devil Hills; two brothers, Nathan Randolph Presgraves and Cody Lee Wilkins both of Kill Devil Hills; grandparents, Randolph and Margaret Presgraves of Richmond, VA; great grandmother, Mae Lupton of North Myrtle Beach, SC; his beloved dog, “Deuce”; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, “Grammies”.   A funeral service will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Drive, Kill Devil Hills on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM by Pastor John Hobbs and Pastor Chris Scarborough. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Following the service, the family will receive friends and relatives at 2701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head.   Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Comfort V. Price
(The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - July 29, 1939) Kindly submitted by Frances Flick

Ervin Hooper Price

AVON - Ervin Hooper Price, 60, native and lifelong resident of Avon, died this morning [Mar. 8, 1977] in the Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Va., following a 5 week illness.  He was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church, the son of the late Noah Ervin Price.  Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Whidbee Price of the home; his mother, Mrs. Salome Meekins Price of Avon; two sons: Ronald Ervin Price of Newport News, Va. and Danny Lee Price of Avon; one sister, Mrs. Belle Quidley of Avon; five brothers: Juan Price and Noah Price, both of Avon, Herman Price of Raleigh, Hubert Price of Charlotte and Alvah Price of Glen Burnie, Md.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge.  (unknown newspaper - March 8, 1977)

James Banister Price

WILMINGTON - James Banister Price died Tuesday, April 2 in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  He was born May 18, 1929 in Dare County, son of the late Alvin Wesley and Edna Austin Price.  Mr. Price retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was employed by the North Carolina Ferry System.  Surviving are his wife, Deborah Garner Price of the home; his children: Sherry Bynum of Newport, Donna Poole of Iowa City, Iowa, Robin Rusch of Louisville, Ky., James B. Price, Jr. of Morehead City, and John P. Price of Augusta, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Eula Gray, Nita Miller, and Rose Scarborough; and two brothers: Alvin Price and Ben Price.  Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, April 5 in the Coastal Carolina State Veterans cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.  Andrew Mortuary Valley Chapel in Wilmington is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 4, 2002; pg. 4B)

James "Joe" Boomer Price
The Coastland Times - Friday, March 21, 1958; pg. 7

Juan Bayard Price

Juan Bayard Price, age 77, of 40576 North End Road, Avon, NC, died Friday, December 14, 2007 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Price, a native of Avon, was the son of the late Noah Ervin Price and Salome Meekins Price. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Avon, NC.  Mr. Price is survived by a sister, Belle Price Quidley of Elizabeth City, NC; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Ervin Price, Alvin Price, Hubert Price, Herman Price and Noah Price.  A funeral service will be Monday, December 17, 2007 at St. John’s UMC at 12:00 noon, with the Rev. Brian Gray and the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will be in the Price Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Mr. Price’s residence.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, December 16, 2007)

Nellie Gray Williams Price

AVON - Nellie Gray Williams Price, 86, died Tuesday, November 24, at her residence. Mrs. Price, a native of Avon, was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late James E. and Lillian S. Williams and the widow of the late George B. Price. Mrs. Price is survived by one daughter, Glenda P. Havard of Avon; two sons: George J. Price of Elizabeth City and Carroll Price of Avon; one sister, Martha Gray of Avon; and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church on Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating. Burial will follow in the Scarborough Family Cemetery at Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 26, 1998; pg. 14A)

Noah Hearst Price, Jr.

AVON - Noah Hearst Price, Jr., 52, of Avon, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Avon. Born in Buxton, NC, he was the son of the late Noah Hearst Price, Sr. and the late Rose O’Neal Price and was a proud graduate of East Carolina University.  Mr. Price is survived by his pride and joy, daughter, Brianna Michelle Price of Frisco and a brother, Doug Price of Cary, NC. His loving cousins, Carol Paul of Avon, and Pat O’Neal of Camden, close friends, Ronnie Slater of Avon, NC and Bruce Kitchens of Indianapolis, IN, also survive him. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Price.  Noah will be missed by the many who adored him. He was a loving, caring and giving man who would give the shirt off his back for anyone. He will forever be remembered for the joyous, enduring love he had for his daughter and his compassion for God.  The family will receive friends and relatives at 40380 HWY 12, Avon, NC (behind restaurant ‘Ketch 55’) on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6-8. A memorial service will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rebecca Price

MRS. A.W. PRICE - Many people in Northeastern North Carolina will mourn the death of Mrs. Rebecca Price of Avon who died Thursday morning at Manteo. She was the wife of Rev. A.W. Price who formerly served churches in Columbia and South Mills. Mrs. Price is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. C.O. Miller, of this city. Her kindly spirit and thoughtfulness made for her a host of friends everywhere she lived.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, October 6, 1922; pg. 3)

MRS. REBECCA WILLIAM PRICE by R. H. Willis, Secretary
Rebecca William Scarboro, daughter of Henderson S. and Harriett Scarboro, was born at Avon in Dare County, North Carolina, on March 23, 1857. On December 19, 1880,
she was married to Andrew W. Price, of the same place, who later became a Methodist preacher, and who has now for a number of years been a valuable member of the North
Carolina Conference.  On Oct. 5, 1922, after several years of declining health  Sister Price passed away in the town of Manteo, N. C, where she had gone a few weeks before to be under the care of a physician. The remains were conveyed back to Avon, the home of her childhood, and the place where many years of her later life were spent, there to be laid away in the family burying ground. The funeral service was conducted in the midst of a large concourse of friends by Rev. J. M. Joliff, pastor on the Hatteras Circuit, and Rev. K. R. Pugh, of Salvo, a life-time friend of the family.  To Brother Price and his wife there was born only one  child, Harriett G., now Mrs. C. O. Miller, of Elizabeth City. It was her privilege to be with her mother much of the time during the last few years of her life, and to assist ministering to her needs. Beside the husband and daughter there remain to mourn her loss one brother, Charles H. Scarboro, and one sister, Mrs. Maria Peele, both of Hampton, Va.  Sister Price, in her Christian life, owed much to the fact that she was born and reared in a Christian home, her father being a local Methodist preacher and a pillar in his church. She professed faith in Christ, and united with the church at Avon, in early life, and from then until the day of her death she lived a consistent Christian life. As the wife of an itinerant Methodist preacher she was a great blessing to the church wherever her lot was cast. Deeply interested in all that pertained to the upbuilding of the kingdom, and especially in the salvation of souls, she entered most sympathetically into her husband's plans, and was of great help to him in the performance of his pastoral duties. She took an active part in the work of the women and in all benevolent undertakings. She was very much loved in all the charges to which they were sent, but nowhere more than amongst her own people on the Kennekeet Circuit where Brother Price has had the unusual experience of serving as pastor in all ten years. By her going earth is poorer, but heaven is richer, and through all time to come the influence of her beautiful Christian life will be felt.   (Minutes of the NC Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South held in Raleigh, NC Nov, 15-20, 1922 ; pgs. 104-105)

Shepherd [Wilson] Price
(The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - January 6, 1950) Kindly submitted by Frances Flick

Vincent Keith Price

Vincent Keith Price, 40, of Avon, died, Thursday, May 4, 2006. Mr. Price was born in New York City and was a commercial fisherman.  He was pre-deceased by his father and mother: Noah Hearst and Rose O’Neal Price.  Surviving are a daughter: Jessica Ann Buck Price of Raleigh, NC; two brothers; Noah H. Price, Jr. of Avon and Douglas Price of Raleigh, NC.  A celebration of life will held at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Monday, May 8, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater and Rev. Bryan Gray officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 9, 2006; pg. 12A)

William McKinley Price
The Coastland Times - Friday, August 24, 1956; pg. 1

Harry Wilburn Pridgen

MANTEO - Harry Wilburn Pridgen, 75, of 109 Joclar Lane, Manteo, died Thursday, October 11 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. Pridgen was a retired sergeant with the N.C. State Highway Patrol with 30 years of service and was also a Dare County Magistrate for seven years.  He was a 32 degree Mason in the Duplin County Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  Mr. Pridgen was an avid fisherman, woodworker, and was a Methodist.  He was the son of the late Henry Wilburn and Phedora Bordeau Pridgen and was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Pridgen.  He is survived by his wife, Addie Peterson Pridgen of the residence; two daughters: Michele P. Knighton of Scotts Hill, and Patricia "Trish" P. Midgett of Manteo; two sons: Harry Wilburn Pridgen, Jr. of Wilmington and Richard Francis Pridgen of Kitty Hawk; five sisters: Antoinette P. Campbell, Julia P. Luck and Hazel Pridgen, all of Wilmington, Betty P. White of Castley Hayne, and Gail P. Kelly of Wilmington; a brother, Merle Pridgen of Wilmington; and seven grandchildren: Beth and David Pridgen, Lindsey Pridgen, Mallory and Tori Knighton, Chayse and Mikalya Midgett.  Funeral services: Manteo Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 13 with the Rev. Bruce Warrington officiating.  Visitation: church from 5-6:30 p.m. prior to the service.  The body will be taken to Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw for a visitation on Sunday from 7-9 p.m.  A graveside service will be held in the Riverview Cemetery, Wallace on Monday, October 15 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Hill officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 14, 2001; pg. 14A)

 Ivadean Wilson Priest

MANTEO, NC - Ivadean Wilson Priest, 75, of 322 Agona Street, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at her residence. Born in Manteo, she was the daughter of the late John and Alma Wilson. She was a retired receptionist for Dare County and was a member of Manteo Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, and the Elizabethan Garden Club.  Mrs. Priest is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ephey B. Priest, Sr.; a son, Ephey B. Priest, Jr. and wife Leslie of Manteo; a brother, Jack Wilson and wife Estelle of Manteo; two grandchildren, Michelle and Tyler Priest; a great granddaughter, Kendall Priest; and three nephews, John Wilson IV, and Nelva and Tony Capps. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Capps.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. Ken Simpson. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Lucille Mae Midgett Pringle

MANTEO - Mrs. Lucille Mae Midgett Pringle, 87, of Manteo, died Jan. 22, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  A native of Manteo and former resident of Norfolk, Va. and Chicksaw, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late William Brinkley and Florence Virginia Midgett.  Her father, an engineer of the Coast Guard supply boat, in 1897 ran the first gas engine that ever went to Dare County. She was the widow of Albert Davis Pringle.  In her youth, she attended Southern Conservatory of Music and was a member of the original cast of "The Lost Colony".  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles LaRue and one grandson, Etienne LaRue, both of Lapinata Flintridge, Ca.  She was the proud great-grandmother of six children.  Funeral services were held in Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Jan. 25, with the Rev. Clarence Garner officiating.  Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  The family received friends at the Baytree Apartments community building after the funeral.  Twiford's Colony Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 27, 1991)

Paul Alexander Proth

KITTY HAWK - Paul A. Proth, 66, died Saturday, March 13, in Nags Head. Paul was the son of the late Paul A. Proth and the late Margaret McLeod Proth. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 25, 1943.  After graduating from Hampton High School, Paul served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Paul embarked on a successful career in the ship building industry as a construction supervisor for Northrup Grumman at the Newport News Ship Yard.  It was there that he met his wife Kay who was by his side through his retirement years in the Outer Banks and later, through his brave struggle with illness.  Paul Proth is survived by his wife Virginia Katherine Proth of the Kitty Hawk residence; four daughters, Sherri Boyd of Florida, Shelly Jones and husband Andy of Indiana, Shanna Long and husband Brown of Tennessee, and Kathy Kissinger and husband Chad of Mississippi; one son Ed Draper of Kitty Hawk; one sister Eileen Oprouseck; three grandchildren; a special cousin John Howard; and a host of extended family members and cherished friends. The funeral and committal service with military honors will be held at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel mp 16 in Nags Head Wednesday March 17, 2010 at 2 O’clock in the afternoon. The family will receive friends one hour prior. Father Ed Fitzpatrick will officiate.  The funeral is under the direction of Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 South Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, North Carolina.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 16, 2010; pg. 6A)

David Leon Pruitt

KITTY HAWK - David Leon Pruitt, 58, of Kitty Hawk, died, Tuesday, October 4, 2005, in his residence. Mr. Pruitt was born in Elizabeth City and was a retired Senior Master Sgt in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the N.C. Dept of Transportation Ferry Division as a safety officer. Mr. Pruitt was a former member of the Town of Kitty Hawk Planning Board and a member of the Dare County Wildlife Commission. He was the son of Doris Perry Pruitt of Kitty Hawk and the late Paul David Pruitt, Jr. and the husband of Beckye Brown Pruitt. Besides his wife and mother surviving are one daughter: Callie Lynn Pruitt of Columbus, Ohio and one son: Paul Richard Pruitt and wife Wendy of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers: Michael Pruitt and wife Antoinette of Raleigh and Jeff Pruitt and wife Bo of Kitty Hawk; three grandchildren: David, Sean and Emma. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 8, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in Austin Cemetery by Rev. Richard Stone. Military honors will be held at the grave. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 3384, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Friday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 6, 2005; pg. 14A)

D. [David] Paul Pruitt, Jr.

D. [David] Paul Pruitt, Jr., of Kitty Hawk, died Thursday, May 1, 2003 in the Outer Banks Hospital.  Born in Currituck County, he was the son of the late David Paul Pruitt, Sr. and Annie Hughes Pruitt.  He was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force after 18 years of service.  Mr. Pruitt served for three years in the U.S. Army , 82nd Airborne during WWII before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1950.  He was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the American Legion.  David Paul Pruitt, Jr., known simply as Paul Pruitt, had served on the Kitty Hawk council since the town's incorporation in 1981, and was mayor pro tem when he retired for health reasons in December 2001.  He was an advocate of managed growth and age-old values.  "I came to Kitty Hawk in 1939," Pruitt said some 60 years later, "and would like to keep things as they are as much as I can."  "The Land Use Plan is pretty well our Bible," he added.  In his final year on the council, the town opened it Woods Road hiking and biking multiuse trail and an adjacent playground for youngsters.  Following Pruitt's retirement, the incoming town council decided to honor his 20 years of service by naming the new recreational facilities the David Paul Pruitt, Jr. Multi-Use Path and Park.  They were officially dedicated as such on Saturday, January 19, 2002.  Mr. Pruitt is survived by his wife, Doris Perry Pruitt of the residence; three sons: David L. Pruitt of Kitty Hawk, Michael Pruitt of Raleigh and Jeff Pruitt of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Jean Teseneer and Mary Margaret Sharp, both of Morganton; a brother, Dough Jones, also of Morganton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Stone officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  [A photograph accompanied this obituary.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 4, 2003; pg. 14A)

Alfred Smith Pugh

SALVO - Alfred "Chief" Smith Pugh, 76, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006. He was born in Dare County, NC to the late Nancy Pugh Austin. Mr. Pugh was a retired chief engineer with the NCDOT Ferry Division and was a veteran having served in the Korean Conflict where he earned several medals of honor.  Mr. Pugh is survived by a brother, Wilton R. Pugh and wife Madelyn of Baltimore, MD; two nieces, Bonny Kuklica and husband Jim of Virginia Beach, VA and their children Amber and Aaron Kuklica and Lynda Davis and husband Richard of Springfield, VA and their two sons. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Payne.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater and the Rev. Stafford Berry. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, July 27, 2006)

Anne P. Pugh

ST PETERSBURG, FLA. - Anne P. Pugh, 79, of Seminole, Fla., died Thursday, January 22 at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.  Born in Elizabeth City, she moved to St. Petersburg in 1961 from West Islip, N.Y.  She was an accounts payable clerk for Florida Power Corp for 10 years.  She was a member of North East Park Baptist Church.  Surviviors include a daughter, Christie Lynn Halstead of Greenville; three sons: Randy B. of Glendale, California, H. Craig of Pinellas Park, Fla. and Dale R. of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren: Lindsay and Leslie of Greenville, C.J., Casey and Charlie Pugh of Pinellas Park.  A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Austin Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Stone officiating.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, January 29, 2004; pg. 12A)

Clarence Pugh

WANCHESE NATIVE DIES IN NEVADA - Clarence Pugh, native and former resident of Wanchese, died Sunday night [Jan. 23, 1944] in a Reno, Nevada hospital following a long illness and a recent operation.  He was about 60 years of age.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Reno and burial was made there.  Mr. Pugh, son of the late St. Clair and Holland Wescott Pugh, spent his childhood and youth at Wanchese, later attending Trinity College (now Duke University), from which he graduated with honors.  He has had a brilliant and successful career as a lawyer and has made his home in Reno for many years.  He last visited Roanoke Island in 1941 when he attended Paul Green's Lost Colony.  Mr. Pugh is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Pugh of Reno; one brother, Earl S. Pugh [should be Carl S. Pugh] of Smithfield; one aunt, Mrs. John T. Daniels of Manteo; and a number of cousins.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Edward St. Clair Pugh

Edward St. Clair Pugh, Sr., 81, of Elizabeth City, died March 14 in Winslow Memorial Home.  A native of Dare County, he lived in Elizabeth City most of his life.  He was the husband of Mrs. Myrtis Midgett Pugh.  He was a retired diesel engineer for The Texaco Oil Co.  He also worked for Elizabeth City Shipyard and retired.  He was a member of first United Methodist Church.  Other survivors include a son, Edward St. Clair Pugh, Jr. of Elizabeth City; four sisters, Mrs. Daisy Gray and Mrs. Mary Hayes of Wanchese, Mrs Della Bryan of Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Celia McDougald of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Charles W. Pugh, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held March 16 in West Lawn Memorial Park by the Rev. J. Kern Ormond of First United Methodist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 22, 1977)

Elvira Midgett Pugh

MRS. ELVIRA PUGH DIES AT SALVO HOME - Mrs. Elvira Pugh died at her home at Salvo Tuesday morning, November 9, after a long illness. Mrs. Pugh was 76 years of age. She is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Della Hooper and Mrs. Nancy Smith of Salvo; on son, Ernest Pugh of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. Polly Midgett of Rodanthe; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Glad Tidings Gospel Tabernacle by Mrs. Louise Rountree of Norfolk, assisted by Mrs. Lucy Hooper, pastor of the Tabernacle. Interment was in the family plot at Rodanthe. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 19, 1943; pg. 1)

Hazel Brothers Pugh

CHESAPEAKE - Hazel Brothers Pugh, 88, died Feb. 2, 1997, in Wilton Nursing Home. A homemaker, she was a native of Wanchese, N.C. and the widow of Charlie L. Pugh, Sr. She was a member of South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church, Chesapeake, and a lifelong member of the church. Survivors include her 3 sons: Charlie L. Pugh, Jr., Gene W. Pugh and Claude B. Pugh, all of Chesapeake; two sisters: Ruth B. Dykstra of Nags Head, N.C. and Maude Parrish of Durham, N.C.; 8 grandchildren and 8 g-grandchildren. A graveside funeral will be conducted Thursday in Riverside Memorial Park, Norfolk, by the Rev. Amos Eby and the Rev. Willis Dowling. Visitation at Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - February 4, 1997)

Kenneth R. Pugh

LONG ILLNESS OF REV. K.R. PUGH ENDS IN DEATH WED. - Having reached the ripe old age of 74 years, 11 months and 28 days, Rev. Kenneth R. Pugh passed away at his home in Salvo Wednesday morning and interment was made in the home cemetery where so often he had conducted the last rites over departed neighbors. Mr. Pugh is survived by his wife, all other relatives having passed on. He was once postmaster a long spell at Salvo and was known as the father of his community. He had served as preacher for many years and his life had been one of service and inspiration. For many years he had been blind.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 17, 1936; pg. 6)

(The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 20, 2010; pg. 12A)

Margaret Payne Pugh

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Payne Pugh, 74, who died in Norfolk Sunday [Apr. 20, 1952] were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church.  The church choir sang :Near To the Heat of God" and Mrs. Frank Ausband sang a solo, "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Rennie Williamson.  The casket was blanketed by a pall of Easter lilies, pink carnations, white glads and fern.  Pallbearers were George Payne, Clyde Payne, Horace Hooper, Reuben Etheridge, Jesse Bell and Glen Twiford.  Interment was in the Manteo Cemetery.  She was the daughter of the late Sanderson and Christian Gray Payne of Dare County and was born at Stumpy Point.  She was the widow of the late Capt. Major C. Pugh, a prominent citizen of Dare County.  Surviving her are a brother, Sanderson Payne of Norfolk; and a sister, Miss Ozella Payne of Manteo; and several nephew and nieces.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 25, 1952; pg. 8)

Nada Lou Pugh

ELIZABETH CITY - Nada Lou Pugh, 70, died Wednesday, June 18, in Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Dare County and a retired math teacher at Elizabeth City Junior High School, and co-owner of Diana's Gift Shop in Nags Head.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Retired Teacher's Association.  She was the daughter of the late Edward St. Clair, Sr. and Myrtis Midgett Pugh.  Survivors include a sister, Myrtis Livengood of Oceanside, California, and a close friend, Diana Stott of Elizabeth City.  A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, June 21, in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Mckenzie officiating.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 22, 1997)

Linwood J. Putnam, Sr.

Linwood J. Putnam, Sr., 54, died at his home Friday night [June 12, 1959] in Germantown, Md. after an illness of five weeks.  He was a native of Norfolk but had been living in Germantown for the past 2 years.  He was a member of the Gaithersburn Baptist Church in Germantown and was employed as a mechanical engineer by the NIA of Bethesda, Md.  He is survived by his wife, Lena Price Daniels Putnam, and one son, Linwood J. Putnam, Jr. of Germantown; and one brother, John L. Putnam of Spencerport, N.Y.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 in the chapel of the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo by the Rev. W.E. Cholerton, pastor of the Manteo Baptist Church.  Burial followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  The Baptist Church choir with Mrs. Linwood Mayo at the organ, sang "Rock of Ages" and "My Faith Looks Up to Thee".  Pallbearers were George Powell, Tom Russell, George Quidley, Frank Cahoon, Linwood Mayo, and Doran Quidley.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 19, 1959; pg. 12)

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