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Virginia Irene Burrus Smart Rains

Virginia Irene Burrus Smart Rains, 95, former costumer for "The Lost Colony", died at her home in Chapel Hill on Thursday, April 20 following a long illness. She would have been 96 on May 16. A native of Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Zack and Iantha Hooker Burrus. She began working as a costume assistant for "The Lost Colony" in 1938, the second year of the drama's presentation, becoming costumer in 1946. She retired from the production in 1984. An associate professor in theater arts at the University of NC in Chapel Hill, she served as costumer for the Carolina Playmakers from 1942 until her retirement from the full-time teaching faculty in June 1969. She continued to serve as technical advisor for the Playmakers and the university for many years after her retirement. During her teaching career and her tenure with "The Lost Colony", "Renie" touched the lives and inspired countless numbers of young people who went into professional and educational theater, most notable among them William Ivey Long, many time Tony award-winner and costume and set designer for today's "The Lost Colony. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rains, and is survived by one daughter, Iantha Smart McDonald of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren: Brian McDonald and wife Barbara of Kill Devil Hills, Thomas McDonald of Manteo, and Laura McDonald Conner and husband Larry of Chapel Hill; and one great-granddaughter, Melissa McDonald of Kill Devil Hills. A special memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill which Mrs. Rains was a longtime member and the keeper of the church vestments. It will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held locally at the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese at a later date for all of her many friends and relatives in Dare County.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 27, 2000; pg. 10A)

 Nina Midgett Ramsayer

Nina Ramsayer, 86 of Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, died Friday, June 3, 2005 in a Ft. Lauderdate, FL. Mrs. Ramsayer, born in Rodanthe, NC, was a homemaker and a member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Lurania Midgett and was also preceded in death by her first husband Cmdr. Warner M. Minor, USN, her late husband, Dr. Herbert Ramsayer, a daughter, Jillian Osborne, a sister, Wilma Midgett, and three brothers, Nathaniel Midgett, Walton Midgett and Earl Midgett.  Mrs. Ramsayer is survived by three daughters, Myrna Peters and husband, Gene Kniseley of Rodanthe, NC, Dr. Warna M. Gillies and husband, Randy of McLean, VA and Christi Minor Rummel and husband, Eric of Lauderdale by the Sea, FL; a son Warner M. Minor, III and wife, Patty of Newport News, VA; a son-in-law, Bret Osborne of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Georgia Eason of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Bryce Gillies, Neal Gillies, Angela Minor, Sarah Minor and Logan Minor.  Funeral services will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Rodanthe, NC on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 9, 2005; pg. 16A)

Virginia Patrick Randall

MANTEO - Virginia "Pat" Patrick Randall, 77, of Manteo, died Saturday, Dec. 9 in a local nursing center. Mrs. Randall was retired from the N.C. Agriculture Extension Service and was a former home economics teacher. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo. She was a volunteer for the American Diabetic Assoc. in Raleigh. She was the daughter of the late Sr. James E. and Mary Virginia Moore Patrick and the widow of Raymond Wescott, Sr. Surviving are a son, John Stuart Wescott and a step-son, Raymond Wescott, Jr., both of Manteo; and two grandchildren, Jamie and Kevin Wescott, both of Manteo. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 12, 1995; pg. 11A)

Dennett Eugene Ransom

FRISCO - Dennett Eugene Ransom, 66, die Tuesday, September 14 at his residence. Mr. Ransom was born in Norfolk, Va. and was a retired teacher and principal of Cape Hatteras Union Schools. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, past president of the Cape Hatteras Water Assc., former Boy Scout Master Troop #176 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was the son of the late Dennett Henry and Ella Mae Rollinson Ransom. He is survived by his wife, Diane Burrus Ransom of the residence; one son, Dennett Adolphus Ransom, and one brother, Ellis Melvin Ransom, both of Frisco. A memorial service will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Jim Huskins. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 19, 1999; pg. 12A)

Dennett Henry Ransom

NORFOLK - Dennett Henry Ransom, 51, died suddenly Tuesday [Mar. 25, 1958] at 5 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital.  He was a native of McDade, Texas and had lived at Frisco, N.C. for 6 years.  He was a retired chief engineman of the US Coast Guard and for the past 2 years was chief engineer for the Southern Materials Co.  He was a member of the Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco and of Lafayette Lodge #9, IOOF, of Norfolk.  He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. George Walter Ransom.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Ransom; two sons: Dennett E. Ransom of Frisco and Ellis M. Ransom of USAF in New York City; one sister, Mrs. Lois crooks of Washington; three brothers: Melvin Ransom of Houston, TX, Clyde Ransom and Terrell Ransom of Galveston, TX.  The body was removed to the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home and will be taken to Frisco for funeral services and burial.  (unknown newspaper)

Diane Burrus Ransom

FRISCO - Diane Burrus Ransom, 62, died Friday, September 27 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Ransom, born in Copaigue, NY, was a graduate of Lynchburg College and retired from the Dare Co. School System, having taught at Cape Hatteras School for over 16 years. She was a reporter and photographer for The Coastland Times, a former social services board member and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of Goldie Stowe Burrus of Frisco and the late Adolphus Burrus, Jr. She was the widow of Dennett E. Ransom. Besides her mother, Mrs. Ransom is survived by a son, Dennett A. Ransom and wife Marnid of Frisco; a sister, Janet Hughes also of Frisco; and one grandchild, Marisol Ransom. A memorial service will be held at Hatteras United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Ellis Melvin Ransom

FRISCO, NC - Ellis Melvin Ransom, 69, of Frisco, NC died Friday, April 9, 2004 in Greensboro, NC. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Dennett Henry and Ella Rollingson Ransom and was a retired engineer with the N.C.D.O.T. Ferry Division and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.   Mr. Ransom is survived by a nephew, Dennett A. Ransom of Frisco, NC. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennett E. Ransom.  No services are planned at this time. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lorena Basnight Everton Raper

Lorena Basnight Everton Raper passed through Heaven's gates on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. She was born in Buffalo City, Dare County to the late George Albert and Lora Twiford Basnight on October 1, 1922. Mrs. Raper was a devoted member of City Road United Methodist Church for over seventy-five years where she served on the Administrative Board; kept the nursery for many years; served as the church historian; and was a member of the Collier Sunday School Class, the Sunshine Circle, and the United Methodist Women where she received her lifetime membership pin and had the honor of pinning her daughter, Sanoma. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sanoma E.L. Conroy of Elizabeth City; grandchildren, J. Jessica Conroy of Burlington, Robert E. Luton and wife, Pam, of Shiloh, Tamie E. Fogle and husband, Fred, of Kodiak, Alaska, and Brian D. Everton of Denver, Colo,; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States; twenty-five foster grandchildren and their children; her exemplary caregivers at Guardian Care; and all of her devoted friends and neighbors of Virginia Dare House. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Raper was predeceased by her brothers, George Albert Basnight Jr. and wife, Bessie, A. Claybert Basnight, and wife, Marie, and Roscoe C. Basnight and wife, Hazel; her first husband, Eugene E. Everton; and their son, William D. "Bill" Everton; and her husband, Clarence P. Raper. A celebration of Lorena's life will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at City Road United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating assisted by Rev. Scott Collins. Private burial will be in Old Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and loved ones in the church social hall immediately following the service. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Raper family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, September 21, 2010)

Marie Owens Ratchford

MANTEO - Marie Owens Ratchford, 93, of Manteo, NC died Monday, July 13, at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born November 7, 1915, in Columbia, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Valentine Owens and Martha Ida Alexander Owens. Mrs. Ratchford was a homemaker, a member of Manteo Baptist Church and a long time member of the Rebekah Lodge #152.   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, “Bubbles” Daniels, two sisters, Alma Doty and Thelma Snell, a brother, Leon Owens, husbands, Robert P. Huffstetler, Jr., formerly of Gastonia, NC, George R. Ratchford, formerly of Gastonia, NC and Roy W. Wescott, formerly of Manteo.   She is survived by a son, Roy Wescott, Jr. and wife, Kathy of Manteo; a brother, Robert V. “Bobby” Owens, Jr. of Manteo; a sister, Clara Mae Shannon of Manteo; a son-in-law, John W. “Bill” Daniels of Manteo; seven grandchildren, Karen Dane of Manteo, Ken Daniels of Manteo, Karla Farquarson of Gastonia, NC, Kimberly Hunt of Greensboro, NC, Julie Wescott of Richland, MO, Angela Sanders of Hephzibah, GA, and Victor Wescott of Hawaii; two step-grandchildren, Wendy Gyellenhoff of Richmond, VA and Joe Roland of Seattle, WA; and fifteen great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at Manteo Baptist Church on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 14, 2009; pg. 6A)

Otto Rauchschwalbe

NAGS HEAD, NC - Otto “Mr. Otto” Rauchschwalbe, 88, of Nags Head, NC, died Sunday, August 8, 2004. Mr. Otto, born in Milwaukee, WI, was a business entrepreneur, a professional jazz pianist, and animal lover. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago in 1932 with classmate, Katharyn Graham, and earned an MS degree from University of Maryland in Economics. He was an economist for the Departments of Agriculture and Interior, and taught statistics for the USDA Graduate School. He was a Washington, D.C., representative for a mid-western brokerage firm. He formerly owned the Best Western in Laurel, MD, and was the current owner of the Budget Host Inn in Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Mr. Otto is survived by his business partner and long-time companion, Marion Peterson; two daughters, Joan Ward of Gaithersburg, MD, Renae Rauchschwalbe of Silver Spring, MD; one son, Frank Rauchschwalbe of Sonora, CA; and his cats, Cocoa, Bootsie, Friendly, Cindy, Tiptoe, Chawanook, and Sweetie.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:00 am. Burial will be in a local cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 10, 2004; pg. 5A)

Johnny Pete Rayburn. Sr.

Johnny Pete Rayburn, S.r, 68, of Manns Harbor, died Friday September 23, 2011, in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Rayburn was born in Black Mountain, NC and was a heavy equipment operator and served is country honorably in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Sam and Hazel Rayburn and the husband of Priscilla Beasley Rayburn of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are his son, Johnny P. Rayburn, Jr. of Manns Harbor and his sister, Elizabeth Privett of Monks Corner, SC.  Four grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the graveside in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sunday September 25, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Edwin Basnight.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo, NC is assisting the Rayburn Family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David A. Raynor, Jr.

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. – David A. Raynor, Jr., 37, of South Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fla., died July 2 [1993] at his residence.  Mr. Raynor was a native of Nyack, New York and the son of Louise A. Raynor of Buxton and the late Rev. David A. Raynor, Sr.  He was a member of the Avon Assembly of God Church.  He was an auditor for the Sheraton Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. And a model.  Besides his mother, Mr. Raynor is survived by one sister, Marion Gaskins of Portland, Tex.; three brothers: John Timothy Raynor of Portsmouth, Va., Andrew P. Raynor of Eizabeth City and James C. Raynor of Julian, Pa.; eight nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, July 6, 1993, in the family cemetery in Avon at 3 p.m. by the Revs. Larry Stitt and Maurice Quidley.  The body will be carried to the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Buxton, Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. and will remain in the church until 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  Twifords Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – unknown date)

David A. Raynor, Sr.

AVON, N.C. – The Rev. David A. Raynor, Sr., 59, of Harber Road, the pastor of the Avon Assembly of God, died Saturday [Dec. 29, 1984] in his home.  He was a native of Southampton, Long Island, N.Y. and was the husband of Louise Warrington Raynor.  He had served in Dare County as a pastor for 18 years and in the Atlantic section for seven years and was a former pastor of First Assembly of God of Elizabeth City.  He also had served pastorates in Missouri and Kentucky.  Other survivors include a daughter, Marion Gaskins of Charleston, S.C.; four sons: Tim Raynor and Andrew P. Raynor, both of Elizabeth City, David A. Raynor , Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and James C. Raynor of Wanchese; four sisters: Mrs. Alvah Miller and Gladys O’Brien, both of Amagansett, N.Y., Cora Simons of East Hampton, N.Y., and Marion Young of Solvang, Calif.; two brothers: Lawrence Raynor of Riverhead, N.Y. and Carl Raynor of Amagansett; and seven grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Avon Assembly of God by Revs. Charles Cookman, Charles Kelly and David J. Daniels.  Burial will be in the family cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, in charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Louise Warrington Raynor

BUXTON, N.C. - Louise Warrington Raynor, 83, of Buxton, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Nags Head. Mrs. Raynor was born in South Hampton, N.Y. and was a homemaker. Mrs. Raynor was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God and served with her husband as former pastor with the N.C. District Council of the Assemblies of God at Avon Worship Center. Mrs. Raynor loved the Lord and her life radiated His presence.  She was predeceased by her parents, George W. Warrington and Esther Hofmeister Warrington, husband Rev. David A. Raynor, Sr, son David A. Raynor, Jr. and her brother George Warrington.  Surviving are her daughter, Marion Raynor Gaskins and husband Mike of Ridgely, Md; three sons, Tim Raynor and wife Gail of Chesapeake, Va, Andrew Raynor and wife Sheri of Elizabeth City and James Raynor and wife Lucinda of Julian, Pa.  Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  A service to celebrate the life of Louise will be in Lighthouse Assembly of God in Buxton on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Gray and Rev. Eric Hinson. Burial will be in Hooper Family Cemetery in Avon. Friends may join the family at Lighthouse Assembly of God on Thursday, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Walter Lee Reasor, Jr.

FRISCO - Walter “Walt” Lee Reasor, Jr., 38, died at his residence in Frisco on Saturday, January 8, 2011.  The son of Leon and Noreen Reasor, Walt was an avid fisherman and worked for several local companies including Island Pest Control, Hatteras Realty, and Outer Beaches Realty.  He pursued an education in Culinary Arts and worked at Hodad’s and Quarterdeck restaurant on Hatteras Island.  However, his passion for fishing will be remembered by many who knew him.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his three sisters, Michele Fletcher and husband Todd of Brush Valley, PA, Tracey Spritzer and husband Rocky of Walters, OK, Stacy Markey of New Bern, NC, and his Aunts and Uncles including Janice and Buddy Jennette of Buxton, Jack and Jane Thayer of Elwood City, PA, and John and Karen Reasor of Mercer, PA.  Walt is predeceased by one Uncle, Walter Stephen Reasor and his paternal and maternal grandparents.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel in Hatteras, NC.  The Rev. Dwight Burrus will officiate.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, January 11, 2011; pg. 6A)

Catherine Payne Reber

WANCHESE - Catherine Payne Reber, 83, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Reber was born in Wanchese and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God and was an active part of missions. Mrs. Reber was the daughter of the late Folger C. and Gwendolyn Herbert Payne Payne and the widow of the late John H. Reber. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Mason.  She is survived by four daughters, Perline Getz of Lehighton, PA, Gwen Quidley of Manteo, Jeannie Girl Herrin of Picayune, MS, Cathy McPhee of Colington; four sons, Sonny Reber and David B. Reber, both of Wanchese, Crawford Reber of East Lake and Louie B. Reber of Manteo; one brother, Louie Payne and wife, Jean of Wanchese; thirty grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Freddie Reber and several nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God on Friday, December 3, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Dr. David Dalton officiating.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 2, 2004; pg. 10A)

John H. Reber, Jr.

WANCHESE - John H. "Johnnie" Reber, Jr., 79, died Sunday, August 9, at his residence.  Mr. Reber, born in Norfolk, Virginia, was a retired Merchant Marine.  He was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God and the National Maritime Union.  he was the son of the late John H. Reber, Sr. and Miss Lydia Beasley Reber.  Mr. Reber is survived by his wife, Catherine Payne Reber of the home; four daughters: Jeanie Girl English of Picayone, Mississippi, Pernie Getz of Leighighton, Pa., Gwen Quidley of Manteo and Cathy McPhee of Colington; four brothers [this should be sons]: Sonny Boy Reber of Wanchese, Crawford Reber of East Lake, Braddy Reber of Wanchese and Louie Reber of Manteo; 31 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Mason; a sister, Lena Mae Reber Edwards, and a brother, Eddie H. Reber.  Funeral services will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God on Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev. David Dalton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998; pg. 10A)

Ellen M. Toler Redford

CARROLLTON, VA. - Ellen M. Toler Redford, 71, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, April 17, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  She was a native of Kitty Hawk, a homemaker and a Baptist.  Survivors include one daughter, Marsha R. Bryan and son-in-law Johnny R. Bryan; three sons: Wayne Sinclair Redford of Floyd, Va., Bernard William Redford and Albert Carl Redford, both of Carrollton; one brother, Albert W. Toler of Forestdale, Mass; and two grandchildren.  A graveside service was set for April 20 in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk with the Rev. John Stauess, pastor of Corolla Chapel to officiate.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 21, 1996; pg. 2B)

Charlie L. Redmon

WANCHESE - Charlie L. Redmon, 59, passed on to heaven Friday, October 9 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Redmon and Ilene M. Molloy, and by a son, Jeffery “Hayes” Redmon.  Mr. Redmon is survived by a daughter, Holly Leonard and husband Keith of Wanchese, NC; a son, Charlie S. Redmon of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Betty Ann Redmon of Portsmouth, VA and Linda Molloy and husband James Charlet of Salvo, NC; a brother, J. Wayne Redmon and wife Cathy of Carrollton, VA.; a grandson, Victor “Hayes” Wilson; a special sister-in-law, Mary Redmon; two nieces; three nephews; and three great-nieces; and three great-nephews.  After leaving high school, Charlie successfully completed the machinist apprentice program with the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard. He was a former owner/operator of a trucking company, most recently a machinist with Harbor Welding, and was an avid fisherman. One of Charlie’s greatest joys was spending time with his family and grandson. After moving to Wanchese he soon discovered that “secret fishing spot” that brought him many peaceful hours. Whether among friends, co-workers, or folks new to the area, Charlie never seemed to know a stranger. He had a cheerful disposition that affected all those around him. He was a loving father who was always willing to stand by his family.  A memorial celebration of Charlie’s life is scheduled on Saturday, October 17, at 3 pm. It will be held at Barefootin’ (a rental home) located at 4809 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959. A reception for family and friends will follow at the same location. Flowers are welcomed.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 13, 2009; pg. 6A)

Faith Elizabeth Reeves

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC – Faith Elizabeth Reeves, infant daughter of Jennifer Marie Haskins and Shawn Reeves of Kill Devil Hills, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.  Besides her parents, Faith Elizabeth is survived by a sister, Sara Marie Reeves of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Maternal Grandmother, Michelle Flanders of Spartanburg, SC; Paternal Grandmother, Pamela Reeves of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Paternal Great-grandmother, Beverly Morgan of Groton, CT. She was preceded in death by a sister, Danielle Nicole Haskins.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Gardens in Currituck. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and a other times at the home of Sandy Olah, 913 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Apt. 202, Kill Devil Hills.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Mattie Twiford Reichle

KITTY HAWK - Mattie Twiford Reichle, 93, of Kitty Hawk, died Monday, May 6, in Britthaven on the Outer Banks.  She was a native of Dare County and a member of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church and the City Road United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City.  She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxillary and the Roanoke Island Order of the Eastern Star #79.  Mrs. Reichle was the daughter of the late Jackson Sanderlin and Emma Perry Twiford.  She was the widow of Frank J. Reichle.  Survivors include a daughter, Erlene Abrahamson of North, Va. and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be conducted in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw and the Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating.  Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 9, 1996; pg. 8A)

Margaret Irene Shaffer Rendine

Margaret Irene Shaffer Rendine,  90, of Southern Shores entered into eternal rest on Tuesday March 27, 2012 in her residence.  Mrs. Rendine was born in Morgantown, WV and was a retired postal clerk for the Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.  She “retired” to the Outer Banks in 1980 with her husband, Lawrence, and they immediately became immersed in volunteering for numerous activities and organizations. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and was a longtime volunteer for: Dare County Senior Games; Colony Ridge (formerly Britthaven) Senior games; the Baum Center front desk; Outer Banks Triathlon; and she was awarded ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ for 1999 by the Dare Voluntary Action Center Inc. Both she and her husband delivered ‘Meals on Wheels’ for several years. As charter members of the Outer Banks Senior Fellowship, they and a handful of others, were instrumental in lobbying for (and convincing) then Dare County Commissioners of the need for a ‘senior’ center on the beach. The Thomas A. Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills is the  result of their combined efforts.  She was predeceased by her parents, John Wade and Bertha Albright Shaffer and her loving husband of 55 years, Lawrence Anthony Rendine.  Surviving are her son, Paul (Nancy) Rendine of Salisbury, MD, daughter, Paulette Prodanchek of Southern Shores; sister, Lucy (Louis) Welch of Scottdale, PA; and sister-in-law Ruth Shaffer of Morrisville, PA. Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. Rendine was predeceased by her brothers John Shaffer and Robert Shaffer, her sister Bessie Sembower, a son-in-law George Z. Prodanchek, and her only grandchild Kristin E. Rendine.  Visitation at Twiford Funeral Home Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. A funeral mass will be in Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Monday April 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Dr. William F. Walsh OSFS. Friends may gather and join the family in the church fellowship hall immediately after the mass. Interment will follow in Southern Shores Cemetery.    Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Vivian Sinclair Reynolds

MANTEO - Vivian Sinclair Reynolds, 55, passed away at her residence on Burnside Road, Manteo, on Monday, December 19, 2011 after a brave 11-year battle with Breast Cancer. Vivian always remained positive and was an inspiration to all who knew her.  Born in High Point, NC, she was the daughter of the late Kermit R. Sinclair and the late Doris H. Sinclair (nee Laakso). She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Glenn B. Reynolds of the residence.  Vivian graduated from Manteo High School as Salutatorian of her class where she had been a member of the Beta Club and went on to graduate from N.C. State. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a member of Grace Lutheran by the Sea in Nags Head where she sang in the Choir. However, Vivian will most be remembered for her love and appreciation of animals. She was an avid Horse Enthusiast and was very close to her horses, Dakota (deceased), Nugget (deceased), and Cinnamon Twist. Because of this, the family asks that, in addition to flowers, donations be made to the S.P.C.A., www.aspca.org or by mail, 520 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018, in honor of Mrs. Vivian Sinclair Reynolds.  The Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011 at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo with Visitation on Thursday night, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service, in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, December 22, 2011)

Clarence Albert Rhoads, Jr.

KITTY HAWK - Clarence Albert "Dusty" Rhoads, Jr., 82, of Kitty Hawk, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998 in Elizabeth City.  Mr. Rhoads was born in Baltimore, Md. amd was a former police officer for the City of Norfolk and a retired sheet metal worker for Kitty Hawk Iron & Steel.  He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Clarence Albert and Annie Wilde Thoads, Sr. and the husband of Mary Louise Aguirre Rhoads.  Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters: Cynthia Anne Meeke of Dade City, Fla., Mary Louise Vitucci of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lucetta Lea of Kitty Hawk and Dorothy M. Cheshire of Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Clarence A. "Dusty" Rhoads, III of Kitty Hawk; a brother, John S. Rhoads of Virgina Beach; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Rhoads was predeceased by a daughter, Rosalyn E.Maggio.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Gill and the Rev. Brad Bradshaw.  Burial will follow in the Baum Cemetery, Kitty Hawk.  Friends may join the family Monday from 7-8:30 p.m.  at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo.   (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, October 3, 1998)

Joshua Dustyn Rhoads

WALNUT CREEK, CA / KITTY HAWK, NC - Joshua Dustyn Rhoads, 25, of Walnut Creek, CA, and formerly of Kitty Hawk, died March 20, 2008 in California.  He is survived by his mother, Beverly M. “Sam” Rhoads of Walnut Creek, CA; his father, Clarence A. “Dusty” Rhoads, III and step-mother, Bonnie Rhoads of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Brandi Rhoads of Greensboro; aunts, Cynthia A. Meeke of Dade City, FL, Mary Lou Vitucci of St. Petersburg, FL, Lucetta Lea of Tampa, FL, and Dorothy Cheshire of Lakeland, FL; uncles, Hank Mullins of Newport News, and David Mullins of Port Haywood, VA; close cousin, Paul Poyntz of Kill Devil Hills and numerous loving cousins and all the awesome friends he loved.  Joshua is predeceased by his grandparents, Dusty and Skippy Rhoads of Kitty Hawk and Henry and Charlotte Mullens of Newport News.  Joshua was a kind-hearted and gentle you man who had a deep love for his family and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his friends riding dirt bikes, rock crawling, jet skiing and snowboarding. He was well-known for his creativity and skills building things from the ground up. His passion in life was working with his hands. He was very outgoing and ambitious and could do anything he set his mind to. Joshua was the right-hand, go to man that everyone could always rely on.  A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 4:00pm at the Baum Cemetery located on Elijah Baum Road, Kitty Hawk, officiated by Rev. Eugene McLawhorn.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, April 20, 2008; pg. 10A) [a photograph accompanied this obituary]

Mary Louise Aguirre Rhoads

KITTY HAWK, NC – Mary Louise Aguirre “Skippy” Rhoads, 88, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Thursday, December 9, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Rhoads was born in San Antonio, TX and was a homemaker and a former Hostess at the Carolinian Hotel. She was a graduate of Poplar Branch High School, a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and a member of Deo Volente (The Gulls). She was the daughter of the late Fernando Elijah and Cynthia Pugh Hayman Aguirre and the widow of the late Clarence Albert “Dusty” Rhoads. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalyn Maggio.  Mrs. Rhoads is survived by four daughters, Cynthia Anne Meeke of Dade City, FL, Mary Louise Vitucci of St. Petersburg, FL, Lucetta Lea of Tampa, FL and Kitty Hawk, NC, Dorothy Cheshire of Lakeland, FL; a son, Clarence A. “Dusty” Rhoads, III of Kitty Hawk, NC; a brother, Charles H. Aguirre of Georgia; fourteen Grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 11:00 am with Rev. Richard Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Baum Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Norma Gray Rhoden

BUXTON - Norma Gray Rhoden, 83, died Monday, January 6 at Autumn Care in Portsmouth, Va.  Mrs. Rhoden was born in Buxton to the late Christopher and Izetta Quidley Gray.  She was a homemaker and a member of Buxton United Methodist Church, who loved gardening, working in her yard and caring for her family.  Mrs. Rhoden was the widow of Oliver C. Rhoden.  Survivors include a daughter, Connie Manley of Portsmouth, Va.; a grandson, Christopher Cannon of Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Sabra Jennette of Buxton; and a very special friend, Muffin.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 9, 2003; pg. 10A)

Oliver Charles Rhoden

BUXTON - Oliver Charles Rhoden, 79, died Wednesday, December 13, at an Elizabeth City hospital.  He was born in Hickox, Ga., the son of the late Charles and Lela King Rhoden, and the husband of Norma Gray Rhoden of the home.  He was an electrician and was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Connie Manley of Portsmouth, Va.; one grandson, Christopher Cannon, also of Portsmouth.  A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating and burial to follow in the Gray Family Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, December 17, 1995)

Anthony Henry Ribeiro

NAGS HEAD, NC - Anthony Henry Ribeiro, 62, went to be with the Lord too soon [Mar. 7, 2007]. He was loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. He loved relaxing on the Outer Banks, playing horse shoes on the beach, and was a lifelong NY Giants fan. He absolutely loved his two grandchildren, Maiya Ribeiro and Eddie Ribeiro who won’t get to grow up to see what a great man their “Grampa T” was, and so full of life.  Also surviving him are his three sons, Tony and wife Christian, Steven, and Jason and wife Kate all of Dare County; his brother, Victor of Clinton, MS; his sister, Barbara Kaiser and family of New Fairfield, CT; and his ex-wife, Chery Turberville and husband Duane. We love you Dad.  A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 4:00 PM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

William Jesse Ricks

SALVO - William Jesse Ricks, 79, died May 26, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. Ricks was a native of Northampton County.  He was a owner of Island Tax Service.  Survivors include his wife, Eileen H. Ricks; a daughter, Joan Hope of Virginia Beach; six sons: L. Michael Ricks, William G. Ricks, Robert W. Ricks and Charles Ricks, all of Virginia Beach, Jerry Ricks of Salvo and Jesse L. Ricks of Cocoa Beach, Fl.; a brother, S.R. Ricks of Norfolk, Va.; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rosewood Memorial Park by the Rev. Vincent Losciale.  Kellum Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 29, 1990)

Annette Perry Riddick

Annette Perry Riddick, 69, of 600 Laura Lee Street, Elizabeth City, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Riddick, a native of Dare County was the daughter of the late Charlie L. Perry and Fannie Spruill Perry and the widow of Murphy "Jack" Potter Riddick. She retired after thirty-five years as an RN at the Albemarle Hospital and was a member of Forest Park Church of God. She is survived by two sons, Charlie Allen Riddick and wife, Conni,e of Elizabeth City, David Earl Riddick and wife, Donna, of Savannah, Ga.; a sister, Virginia P. Scott of Elizabeth City; a brother, Earl S. Perry of Gum Neck; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was pre-deceased by a brother, James H. Perry. Funeral services will be Monday, July 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Neal officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence. Flowers will be appreciated; however memorial donations may be sent to Forest Park Church of God, P.O. Box 181, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford's Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, July 23, 2010)

Pearl Etheridge Riddick

MANTEO - Pearl Etheridge Riddick, 80, went to be with her Lord and departed loved ones on Saturday, July 28 at her home.  She was the widow of Gordon H. Riddick and the daughter of Brown and Isabel "Beck" Etheridge.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lise K. Mizelle.  She was a life-long member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church.  She leaves behind a very loving daughter, Isabel Riddick Krider and husband Johnny of Elizabeth City; a brother, Carlton "Percy" Etheridge and wife Ann of Manteo; grandchildren: Becky Coates and John Krider of Elizabeth City; and great-grandchildren: Brandon Mizelle, Jeremy Krider, Joshua Dunn, and Jessica, Ryan and Austin Coates.  She leaves very special nieces and nephews who were dearly loved and her many friends and church family.  Funeral services will be at Roanoke Island Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Charles officiating.  Interment will be in the Etheridge Cemetery on Etheridge Road in Manteo.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 31, 2001; pg. 8A)

Benjamin Franklin Rider

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Benjamin Franklin Rider, 64, of 312 Sir Chandler Dr., Kill Devil Hills, NC, died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at his residence. He was born in Athelston, AR to the late Daniel Boone and Mary Marie Brewer Rider. He was a retired agent with C.I.A., a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a charter member of the BAD EMS Golf Association.  Mr. Rider is survived by two daughters, Kathy Marie Bernard and ex husband Dave of Gaithersburg, MD and Debra Lynn Rider-Cadle and husband Greg of Waretown, NJ; one son, Benjamin Logan Rider and wife Jennifer of Gaithersburg, MD; three sisters, Louise Weiss of New York, Mettie Copes of Louisiana, and La Ruth Rider of Arkansas; five brothers, J.D. Rider of Texas, Doug Rider of Louisiana, Chuck Rider of Oklahoma, George Rider of Texas, and Jimmy Rider of Mississippi; five grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Justin, Alex, and Jordy; and his ex-wife, Susan Rider of Kill Devil Hills.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel by the Rev. Douglas Rider. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Marion Ruth Higgin Rigor

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Marion Ruth Higgin Rigor, 87, died Friday, October 12, 2007 in her home at Spring Arbor, Kill Devil Hills, with her closest friends around her, and following many months of illness. Born July 6, 1920, in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late William James Reginald Higgin and Dr. Harriet Gervais Higgin. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, David Miles Rigor.  A native of Massachusetts, she graduated from Secretarial School and worked as a secretary and executive assistant in the federal government, principally the Department of the Interior, for most of her career. She moved to the Outer Banks from Maryland in the early 1990’s and immediately involved herself in the life of the community. One of her pet charities was the American Red Cross, specifically their blood drives. Contributing her time and talent in every possible aspect, she was known as the “Unofficial American Red Cross Blood Chairman” for Dare County. Mrs. Rigor was an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, serving as secretary and delegate to the State Convention. She worked tirelessly for the Republican Party, the Outer Banks Senior Fellowship, Dare County Library, Dare Cancer Support Group and Dare Hospice.  She greatly enjoyed being a part of the Outer Banks Repeater Club, an Amateur Ham Radio Club, Christian Women’s Group, and the Garden Club of Dare.  Shortly after arriving in Dare County, she joined St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Nags Head and was an active and much loved member. She helped to start the Prayer Shawl Ministry and was a member of the Community Supper Committee. She served as a Lector and Lay Eucharistic Minister at both St. Andrews and All Saints Episcopal Churches. An enthusiastic participant in all projects of the Women of the Church, she was recently honored with a special 87th birthday tribute by the Episcopal Church Women.  She is survived by many close friends and “children of the heart.”  A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:00 am, with the Rev. Charles E. B. Gill and the Rev. William Brake officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the Church’s Memorial Garden, where her husband is also interred. The Women of the Church and Neighbors in Christ Groups of St. Andrews will hold a lunch reception immediately following in St. Andrew’s Hall.   Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patrick John Riley, III

MANTEO - Patrick John Riley, III, 79 years of age, died on May 28. The son of Patrick J. Riley, Jr. and Madeleine Bruns Riley, he was born in Norfolk, VA and raised in Portsmouth, VA. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Louise Sterling Riley of Manteo; son Ross Sterling Riley and wife Karen of Manns Harbor; daughter Patricia Riley Jump and husband Ralph of Manteo; grandson Tyler Riley and great-granddaughter, Emma Riley of Manns Harbor; brother, James Riley and wife Donna of Suffolk, VA.  John graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and attended the University of Richmond and Roanoke College. He was a member of the Norfolk Rotary Club and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He tutored English as a second language through the College of the Albemarle until he became ill.  John was Vice President at J.W. Burress, Inc. at the time of his retirement.  A celebration of life will be held at the graveside in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Sunday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Jerry Cribb.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 31, 2009; pg. 8A)

George Cleveland Robbins, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - George Cleveland Robbins, Jr., 69, died Aug. 19 at Outer Banks Hospital.  Mr. Robbins, born in Rocky Mount, N.C., was retired assistant manager for the Dare County Air Force Range.  He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late George C. Robbins, Sr. and the late Emma Batts Robbins.  Mr. Robbins was also predeceased by three brothers: Gray Robbins, George L. Robbins and Buddy Robbins; three sisters: Lucille Robbins, Emma Jordan and Katie Braswell; a daughter, Cindy Robbins; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Burns.  Mr. Robbins is survived by his wife, Beatrice Midgett Grubbs Robbins of the residence; four sons: Bobby Grubbs and wife Teri of Nags Head, Billy Grubbs and wife Gayle of Manns Harbor, Larry Grubbs and wife Wilhelmina Midgett of Rodanthe, and Wayne Robbins of Florida; five grandchildren: Candice Burns and husband Josh, Cristain Grubbs, Amanda Grubbs, Ashley Grubbs and Caitlin Grubbs; 17 brothers & sisters-in-law; and special friends, Ronald and Patricia Pilgreen and Jerry and Pat Sanders.  A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo by  the Rev. Ronnie Midgett and the Rev. Azariah Jeyakumar.  Burial will follow in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 21, 2003; pg. 10A)

Ralph Vincent Roberts

Ralph "Vinnie" Roberts of Kill Devil Hills, died peacefully on April 19.  He is survived by two sisters: DeAnna Sanders and Barbara Morrisette; a cousin, Mark Beale, M.D.; and his dear friends, Charlie and Sharon Gibson.  Mr. Roberts will be cremated and his ashes scattered over the sound by his friends and family, just as he requested.  Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater, Norfolk, Va. is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

 Thomas Wilson Roberts

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Thomas Wilson Roberts, 73, died on Saturday, October 4, 2003 at a Barco nursing facility. Mr. Roberts was born in Detroit, MI and worked at the Manns Harbor Marina. He also owned and operated a computer repair and sales store in Manteo. Mr. Roberts was the son of the late Charles David and Dorothy Evelyn Keating Roberts.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 2:00 PM at the Church of God of Prophecy in Manteo with Rev. Steve Crews officiating.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

John L. Robertson

John L. Roberson, 81, formerly of Wanchese, N.C., died April 24, 2005, at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C. Mr. Roberson devoted his life to education, both his and others. He began his career in 1949 teaching math and science in Broadway, N.C. He moved to Robersonville High School in 1951 and continued teaching until he was appointed principal in 1960. He became principal of Manteo High School in 1965 and returned to teaching in 1976 until he retired in 1980. He was inducted in the East Carolina University Educators Hall of Fame in 2001. His love of knowledge made him a natural teacher and a lifelong student. He was a member of Manteo Lodge No. 521, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. John Roberson was a loving father and he will be missed by many. He is survived by his children, Catherine Sellers of Straits, Jay Roberson of East Lake and Celia Walsh of Durham; and his siblings, Emily Fields of Wilmington, Jimmy Roberson of Newport News and Gordon Roberson of Chesapeake. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 26, 2005)

Katherine Stowe Robertson

Mrs. Katherine Stowe Robertson, 59, of Williamston, died Monday night [Oct. 7, 1963] in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, N.C. following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Robertson was born at Hatteras on January 5, 1904.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Jeanette Stowe and the late John Irvin Stowe.  She attended Hatteras schools and the Washington Collegiate Institute.  She had made her home in Williamston since 1947 and spent 32 years as a resident of Washington.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and during WW II served as clerk for the Rationing Board of Washington County.  At the time of her death she served as clerk of the Agriculture Inspection Service in Williamston.  She is survived by her husband, Saylor A. Robertson of Williamston; her mother of Hatteras; two sons: John I. Morgan of Washington and Richard B. Morgan of Mobile, Ala.; five grandchildren; three brothers: Preston and Harvey Stowe of Hatteras and Berry Stowe of Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Etta Peele of Manteo, Mrs. Agnes Scarborough of Avon and Mrs. Mabel Meade of Norfolk.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home in Washington.  Rev. Luther J. Matthews conducted the services assisted by Rev. T.J. Whitehead.  Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  (unknown newspaper)

Andrew Odin Robinson

Andrew "Andy" Odin Robinson, 79, a resident of Chocowinity, died Tuesday, April 29 at Beaufort County Hospital.  Mr. Robinson was born in Hatteras on July 7, 1923, son of the late Jordan and Gay Robinson.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later was a tugboat captain with C&P Towing until his retirement in 1986.  Mr. Robinson is survived by a special friend, Christie Ange of Washington; two sons: Charles Jordan Robinson of Bell Flower, California and John Wayne Robinson of Alma, Michigan; one daughter, Earlene Galiardi of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Erskine Lee Robinson of Smithfield, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Odin Family Cemetery in Hatteras officiated by his son, Pastor John Robinson.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Robinson family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 1, 2003; pg. 10A)

Dennis Tremel Robinson
The Coastland Times – Sunday, Oct. 14, 1990; pg. 12A

Eliza Austin Robinson

HATTERAS - Eliza Austin Robinson, 73, of Hatteras, died Thursday, Jan. 19 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Styron Austin and the wife of the late Dennis Tremel Robinson. She was a member of Hatteras Assembly Of God Church and a homemaker. Mrs. Robinson is survived by one daughter, Vivian Gray of Frisco; two sons, Lyle Robinson and Dennis Robinson, both of Hatteras; three sisters, Vivian Coke of Norfolk, Va., Jesslyn Walton of Jacksonville, and Velma Gaskins of Wilmington; one brother, Fred Austin of Hatteras; and 4 grandchildren. A funeral service was to be held Jan. 21 in the Hatteras Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Don Brown, with burial to be in the family cemetery, Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 22, 1995)

Jordan Monroe Robinson

NEWPORT NEWS - Jordan Monroe Robinson, 83, died Tuesday [Jan. 11, 1972] in James River Nursing Home after a long illness.  A native of Hatteras, N.C., he was the husband of the late Mrs. Gay Oden Robinson and a son of Marvin and Mrs. Selena Austin Robinson.  He was a retired tugboat captain formerly employed by Sheridan Transportation Co.  He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church.  Surviving are four sons: Stacy Robinson of Hatteras, Beatrean Robinson of Corvallis, Oregon, and Andrew Robinson and Erskine Robinson of Newport News; three daughters (this should be 3 sisters, not daughters): Mrs. Emmerline Austin and Mrs. Nettie Gibson of Hatteras, and Mrs. Julia Tandy of Frisco, N.C.; and two brothers: Lee Robinson and Dennis T. Robinson of Hatteras.  The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Louisa Garwood Willis Robinson

MRS. N.R. ROBINSON OF SILVER SPRING DIES IN SO. CAROLINA - Mrs. Lois [census records list her as Louisa] Garwood Willis Robinson, 65, of Silver Spring, Md. and wife of Noah R. Robinson, real estate operator and builder, died yesterday of a heart attack while visiting relatives in Darlington, S.C.  A victim of an automobile accident in Washington several months ago, Mrs. Robinson had been in ill health since then.  Born in Cape Hatteras, N.C., Mrs. Robinson came to Washington in 1909.  An active member of the National City Christian Church, she recently attended the Columbia Heights Christian Church.  Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Charles T. Robinson of the Montgomery County Police Force, and a daughter, Mrs. Nina May O'Neil, both of Silver Spring, Md.; three brothers: Thomas G. Willis of Silver Spring, Rube Willis of Poplar Branch, N.C. and Mace Willis of Manteo, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. R.V. Johnson of Norfolk, Va.; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Hines Funeral Home.  The Rev. Harry L. Bell, pastor of Columbia Heights Christian Church will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.  (The Washington Post {Washington, DC] - October 5, 1943; pg. B1)

FORMER DARE WOMAN DIES IN WASHINGTON - Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Willis of Manteo received word last week of the death of Mr. Willis' sister, Mrs. N.R. Robinson of Washington, DC.  Mrs. Robinson died suddenly Monday of last week of a heart attack and funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock in Washington.  Mr. Robinson before marriage was Miss Lois [sic] Willis, daughter of the late Tom and Rowena Willis of Hatteras and Wanchese, and had made her home in Washington, DC for the last 35 or 40 years.  She was 77 at the time of her death.  She is survived by her husband; one son, Charlie Robinson of Washington, DC; and one daughter, Mrs. Jack D. O'Neil of Silver Springs, Md.; three brothers: A.J. Willis of Manteo, T.G. Willis of Silver Springs, Md. and R.Q. Willis of Poplar Branch; and one sister, Mrs. Rola Johnson of Washington, DC.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 15, 1943; pg. 2)  [These 2 obits differ on several things]

Stacy Norwood Robinson

CHESAPEAKE - Stacy Norwood Robinson, 58, of Norfolk, died Tuesday [Dec. 6, 1972] at 1:20 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital after an illness of a week. A native of Hatteras, N.C., he lived in Berkley 19 years before moving to South Norfolk 14 years ago. For 25 years he was a ship captain with NBC Lines. He was the husband of Mrs. Katie C. Bryant Robinson and a son of the late Jordan Monroe and Mrs. Gay Oden Robinson. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church, Berkley Eagles Aerie #795, Seafarers International Union of North America, AFL-CIO, and Inland Boatmen's Union. Besides his widow, he is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Clara Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio; three step-sons: Charles Ray Thornton of Dunn, N.C., and Carl Thornton and Melvin Thornton of Cleveland; three brothers: Bertran Monroe Robinson of Corvallis, Oregon, and Andrew Odin Robinson and E.L. Robinson of Hampton; and 18 grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk, by the Rev. Winford R. Floyd ob Bethany Freewill Baptist Church. The body will be taken to Hatchers, Skinner, & Drew Funeral Home in Dann, N.C.  A committal service will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Emma Johnson Cemetery in Dunn.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, December 9, 1972)

Vera Bell Quidley Robinson

Mrs. Vera Bell Quidley Robinson, 82, of Virginia Beach, died Saturday evening [July 7, 1979] in the Camelot Nursing Home in Virginia Beach.  She was a native of Hatteras but had resided in Virginia beach for the past 10 years.  She was a former school teacher and postal service employee.  She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #79 in Roanoke Island.  She was a daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Mrs. Eugenia Scarborough Quidley and the wife of the late Charlie W. Robinson.  Survivors include 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Family Cemetery in Hatteras.  The body was taken from Twiford Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. to the Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Myrna King Robke

Myrna King Robke, 69, of Avon, NC died on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at her residence.  Myrna was born April 13, 1941 in Norfolk, VA to Johnie L. King, Sr. and Lina W. King.  She was the granddaughter of Mary “Mamie” Meekins. She married Harvey Robke in 1963 and traveled the world as a Navy wife. Myrna settled back in Avon in 1975.  Upon returning to Avon, Myrna spent twenty years working in real estate.  She always loved to share her home with those in need during the holidays.  She was an avid bingo player and adored animals.  Myrna considered her family to be her biggest accomplishment in life.  Surviving are her children Lena, Kim and husband Rick; her grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie and Thomas; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Alex; her brother Johnie King and wife Wanda of Avon, and her many pets.  She is preceded in death by her son, James Edward Hayes, Jr. and daughter, Deborah Lynn Hayes.  Services will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at the church beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery.  All those who knew and loved Myrna are welcome to attend.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Effagenia Midgett Rodgers

MANTEO, NC - Effagenia Midgett Rodgers, 83, of Manteo, died Friday June 20, 2008 in Williamsburg, VA. Effagenia was born in Manteo and was a homemaker and member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She is predeceased by her parents, Ellis H. and Lavinia O’Neal Midgett, Sr., her husband Jack V. Rodgers, a son Jack F. Thomas, Sr., and brother Wilbur Midgett.   Surviving are her brother Edwin Midgett of Elizabeth City, grandchildren Kara Henley and husband James and children Gavin and Samantha and Lori Glasco and husband Judd and daughter Riley.   A service of remembrance will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Monday June 23, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Jerry Cribb. Interment will be in Manteo Cemetery at a later time.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Emerson M. Rodgers

DUCK Emerson M. Rodgers, 79, died Tuesday [Jan. 3, 1961] at 3:40 p.m. in the family home in Duck after an illness of 8 days. He was a native of Coinjock and lived in Duck 37 years. He was a son of Jim and Mrs. Harriett Walker Rodgers and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Assembly of God Church at Poplar Branch. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lillie Meekins Rodgers; a step-son, G.W. Slade of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Waterfield of Aydlett; a brother, Ned Rodgers of Wanchese; and 7 step-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted in his home Friday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Woody Barnes. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Duck. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home in Duck Friday morning. (The Coastland Times – January 6, 1961)  [see his tombstone]

Jack Vail Rodgers

MANTEO - Jack Vail Rodgers, 76, died Thursday, June 13, at his residence.  Mr. Rodgers, born in Hillsdale, Michigan, was the son of the late Harrison R. and Willo Strobeck Rodgers and the husband of Effagenia Midgett Rodgers of the home.  Mr. Rodgers was a retired heavy equipment manager in the construction industry and also worked for Kellogg's Supply in Manteo for a number of years in sales.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Karen Furtick of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; three sons: William A. Rodgers of Coldwater, Michigan, Gary D. Rodgers of Springfield, Virginia, and Jack F. Thomas, Jr. of Sanford, Fl.; three sisters: Jane Marvin, Sue Rodgers and Willo Vail Howard, all of Adrian, Michigan; three brothers: William H. Rodgers of Jackson, Michigan, Richard H. Rodgers of Adrian, Michigan and R. Dean Rodgers of Edgewater, Md.; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, David J. Rodgers.  A memorial service will be held June 16 at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo with the Rev. Robert Bundy officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, June 16, 1996)

Lillie Veston Rodgers

NORFOLK - Mrs. Lillie Veston Rodgers, 73, widow of Emerson Rodgers and daughter of Caleb and Mrs. Martha Crank died Monday in her home. She was a native of Currituck County, lived in Kitty Hawk most of her life before moving to Norfolk 4 months ago. She was a member of Kitty Hawk Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, George Walton Slade, and a brother, Elmer E. Crank, both of Norfolk; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Lovie Sawyer of Wanchese and Mrs. Eva Outlaw of Grandy; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The body was taken from Derry-Twiford Funeral Home to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. A Funeral service will be held Wednesday in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Horace L. McLaurin of Kitty Hawk Baptist Church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 21 & 24, 1964)

Beatrice Hughes Rodman

KITTY HAWK - Beatrice Hughes Rodman, 82, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010 in Nags Head, NC. Born in New York City on January 25, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Adeline Darcy Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husbands, Edward F. Frelond, Jr. and Peter P. Rodman and her siblings, Margaret, John, Thomas, Francis, Joseph, and Vincent Hughes. Beatrice was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and a longtime member of The Christian Women's Prayer Group and a member of Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church.  Mrs. Rodman is survived by her six children, Brian J. Frelond of Mendota, MN, Susan Flanly of Trevose, PA, Joan Sato and husband, Masahiko of Carmel, IN, Mark Frelond of Kitty Hawk, NC, Ellen Lander and husband, Michael of Grand Ledge, MI, and Karen Klein and husband, John of Langhorne, PA; seven grandchildren, Edward Frelond, Joseph Flanly, Shaun Flanly, Michael Sato, Amy Sato, Erin Dascher and Paul Dascher; and a great grandson, Joseph Flanly.  A funeral service with communion will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Mr. Donald Wobser. A wake will be held at Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A graveside service will will held at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, PA on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM by Msgr. Kenneth P. McAteer.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Casey Michael Rodriguez

MANTEO - Casey Michael Rodriguez, 19, of Manteo, died Sunday June 23, 2013 in Currituck.  Casey was a lifelong Manteo resident and a 2011 graduate of Manteo High School.  Casey was employed with Spencer Yachts and formerly employed with Piggly Wiggly in Manteo.  He was the son of Frank and Julie Daniels Rodriguez of Manteo.   In addition to his parents surviving are his brother, Frank Scott Rodriguez of Manteo; maternal grandparents, John and Connie Daniels of Wanchese; paternal grandmother, Ella Rodriguez of Key West, Fla.; paternal grandfather, Frank Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and maternal great-grandmother, Julia Powell of Sun City, Fla.; maternal aunt and uncle, Joey and Stacey Daniels, Chris and Felecia Daniels; and paternal Aunt and Uncle Brian and Melinda Rodriguez and numerous cousins. Casey was predeceased by his brother Timothy John Rodriguez and grandparents, Vernon Powell, J.T. and Betty Daniels, Chicho and Carmen Rodriguez and Levinia Dates.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Thursday June 27, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. by Rev. Steven Westcott. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Timothy John Rodriguez

Timothy John Rodriguez of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Nov, 28, in Savannah, Ga.  He was the 3-month old infant son of Frank and Julie Daniels Rodriguez of Tampa,  Besides his parents, Timothy is survived by two brothers: Frank S. and Casey M. Rodriguez of Tampa; maternal grandparents, John H. and Connie P. Daniels of Wanchese; maternal great-grandparents, Joe Tom and Elizabeth Daniels of Wanchese, and Vernon and Julia Powell of Salt Springs, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Francisco and Carmen Rodriguez of Key West; a paternal great-grandmother, Levina Gates of Key West; three uncles, John Christopher Daniels of Wanchese, Joseph Wesley Daniels of Kill Devil Hills, and Brian Rodriguez and his wife Monica, of Key West.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 2, at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. Billy Holliday officiating.  Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, December 5, 1996)

Gertrude Sugden Rogallo

SOUTHERN SHORES - Educator, inventor, flight pioneer, loving wife, and devoted mother Gertrude Sugden Rogallo died Monday January 28, 2008 at her Southern Shores residence. She was ninety-four.  Gertrude, born January 13, 1914 in Hampton Virginia was one of the four children of the late Robert Greenwood and Mary Virginia Sugden. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1930.  Gertrude went on to graduate with a degree in Latin from Longwood College in 1934 ranking in the top ten students in the class.  After completing her college studies, Gertrude obtained a teaching position in Gloucester, Virginia and embarked on what would be a long and distinguished career in education. In 1939 she married the love of her life Francis Melvin Rogallo - a young aeronautics engineer with NACA (now NASA) at Langley Air Force Base.  The couple raised four children; Marie, Robert, Carol, and Frances.  While Gertrude was busy as a homemaker she actively supported her husband’s passion and dream of creating a vehicle to make flight affordable and available to everyone.  While pursuing their dream, the couple met the legendary inventor Orville Wright who fueled their spirit of invention.  Finally, Francis designed and tested the prototype for what would later become the flexible wing hang glider; Gertrude sewed its wings on her sewing machine out of fabric recycled from old kitchen curtains.  She sewed each of Francis’s prototype modifications thereafter.  The patent for the flexible wing hand glider was eventually awarded to Gertrude and husband Francis in 1951, changing the history of aviation forever.  Francis and Gertrude have been and are today internationally recognized as co-inventors of the hang glider.  Gertrude went on to be the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Katherine Wright Award, induction into the Paul Garber Shrine, and induction into the Century of Flight Monument in Kitty Hawk in 2003.  The couple’s portraits hang today in the Wright Brothers National Memorial.  In addition to earning accolades as an inventor, Gertrude pursued her love of education serving as a teacher and principal at the St. Andrews Episcopal Day School in Newport News, Virginia.  Later she earned a position as the principal of the Robert Sugden School in Hampton which was founded by Gertrude’s mother- also a gifted educator.  In 1967, Gertrude and Francis were lured to the beauty of the outer banks and purchased a summer cottage here.  Later, they would relocate to Kitty Hawk permanently where they were fixtures at the local aviation group meetings and gliding events.  Gertrude embraced the outer banks community by becoming an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and later a founding member of All Saints Episcopal Church; joining the Dunes of Dare Garden Club, volunteering for the Red Cross, and acting as a poll worker for the Democratic Women of Dare County. She was also a charter member of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  Left to cherish the memory and spirit of Gertrude Rogallo is her husband and “life-long co-pilot” Francis M. Rogallo of the Southern Shores residence, their four children; Marie “Bunny” Rogallo Samuels and husband Phillip, Carol Rogallo Sparks and husband Norman all of Southern Shores, Frances Rogallo MacEachren and husband Alan of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, and Robert Sugden Rogallo and wife Sara of Los Altos Hills California. Gertrude also leaves three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren who loved her very much and will miss her dearly.  A celebration of Gertrude’s life and achievements will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores Sunday February 3, 2008 at 1 O’clock in the afternoon. A reception will follow immediately after the service at Duck Woods Country Club.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 31, 2008; pg. 8A)

Annie Miller Rogers

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Annie Miller Rogers, 53, of Colington, Kill Devil Hills, died Aug. 5, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  She was the daughter of Odessa Crank Miller of Colington and the late Patrick Miller.  She was a homemaker and member of the Colington United Methodist Church.  Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Chester Rogers of the home; four daughters: Mae Belvin and Cindy Hamilton both of Colington, Debra Wright of Kill Devil Hills and Sandra Moser of Mass.; two sons: Pat Hamilton of Colington and Jimmy Rogers of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Nellie Sawyer of Elizabeth City; four brothers: Russell Miller of Buxton, Bill Miller of Colington, James Miller and Lonnie Miller both of Wanchese; ten grandchildren. A graveside service will be held in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington on Thursday, Aug. 8 by the Rev. Rick Lawrensen and the Rev. Robert Pitsch.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – August 8, 1991)

Aubrey E. Rogers

MANTEO, NC - Aubrey E. Rogers, 79, of Manteo, NC died Monday, February 07, 2005 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Rogers was born in Manteo, on December 10, 1925, the only son of the late Marvin and Janie Shannon Rogers. He is survived by cousins.  He was educated at Oak Ridge Military Institute, East Carolina Teachers College, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII and in the U.S. Air Force during the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. He was retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.   A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 10:00 am. It was Mr. Rogers’ requested that no flowers be sent.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Betty Sawyer Rogers

ELIZABETH CITY - Betty Sawyer Rogers, age 64, of 1403 River Road, Lot 97, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, October 11,at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Manteo, NC, daughter of the late Pluman and Lovie Beasley Sawyer, and the wife of Leroy Rogers of the residence.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Rogers is survived by a daughter, Debra Dykes and husband Lon of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Leroy Rogers, Jr. and wife Elise of Wall, NJ and David Rogers and fiancée Karen Martin, both of Elizabeth City, NC; four sisters, Goldie Brown of Jacksonville, Fl, Ruby Scarborough of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Linda McPherson of Manteo, NC, and Bobbi Chambers of Elizabeth City, NC; three brothers, Elmer Sawyer of Wanchese, NC, Ernie Sawyer of Manns Harbor, NC, and Tony Sawyer of Currituck, NC; nine grandchildren, Stacy, Amanda, Lon, Jr., Chris, Michelle, David, Jr., Dylan, Mitchell, and Tiffany; and three great grandchildren. Mrs. Rogers is preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel George and Stella Clutts, a brother, Lockwood Sawyer, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Dykes.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Mansingh officiating. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 pm in the Austin Family Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, NC. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, October 14, 2003; pg. 14A)

Desmond Alexander Rogers, Jr.

MANTEO, NC - Desmond Alexander Rogers, Jr. "D.A.", 69, the son of the late Doris and Desmond A. Rogers, Sr., died on July 30, 2006 at Duplin County Hospital in Kenansville, NC. He was the retired owner of Desro Used Trucks and was a former Ayden Collard Eating Champion. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo.   Mr. Rogers is survived by his three loving daughters, Annette and husband , Reverend Doctor Jerry A. Jackson of Goldsboro, NC, Charlene and husband Michael Mann of Manns Harbor, NC, and Robin Marie and husband Michael Lyne of Richmond, VA; a sister, Betty Rae Rogers of Williamston, NC; a nephew, Clarence Gibbs of Manteo, NC and ten grandchildren.  A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo with the Reverend Doctor Jerry A. Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and at other times at the home of Charlene and Michael Mann, 6214 Highway 64, Manns Harbor, NC 27953.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, August 1, 2006; pg. 10A)

Doris Gaskill Rogers

MANTEO - Doris Gaskill Rogers, 82, died Thursday, July 31, at an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Rogers was born in Wanchese and was the retired owner of the Bide-A-Wee Motel in Manteo and a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas Glenn and Betty Daniels Gaskill and the wife of the late Desmond Alexander Rogers, Sr.  She is survived by two daughters: Betty Rae Rogers of Williamston and Annette Rogers Jackson of Hubert; one son, D.A. Rogers, Jr. of Greenville; one brother, Thomas Glenn Gaskill of Wanchese; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; five step-children and 12 step-great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug 3 with the Rev. Dennis Goodwin and J.L. William officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, August 3, 1997)

Dwight Daniels Rogers

KITTY HAWK - Dwight Daniels Rogers, 44, died Tuesday, October 22, at his residence.  Mrs. Rogers was born in Jarvisburg, son of the late Edward Lewis and Mary Twiford Rogers.  He was on the Dare County ABC Board.  Mr. Rogers is survived by a sister, Gloria R. Adams and husband Johnny of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: David Rogers and wife Mary of Wanchese and Edward L. "Buddy" Rogers and wife Sue of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and an uncle, Tom Twiford of Kitty Hawk.  A graveside service will be held in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Friday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Oct. 22, 2002; pg. 10A)

Eloise Nolen Rogers

Eloise N. Rogers, 83, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., slipped her earthly bounds on a stormy Thursday evening, July 29, 2010, after a brief illness.  In her final days and hours, Mama Bear, as she was affectionately known by her three sons, was surrounded by family, including a beloved niece, Margaret P. Davison of Blacksburg, Va., who sought to comfort Rogers not only with their presence, but also with the melodies of 1940s era jazz music.  Rogers was preceded in her death by her nine siblings, husbands Hunter C. Bourne Jr. and William M. Rogers, and her granddaughter Ashley Leigh Bourne.  She is survived by numerous loving family members, including her youngest son Gregory Bourne, his wife Suzanne L. Bourne and their daughter Erin M. Bourne of Colington, N.C., and his stepsons, Julian and Gabriel A. Lockey; middle son Douglas Bourne and his wife Bliss H. Bourne of Fredericksburg, Va.; and eldest son Hunter C. Bourne III of Powells Point, N.C., and his daughter Victoria A. Bourne and her significant other, James E. “E.J.” Toudt of Norfolk, Va.  Left also to treasure her memory are her many lifelong compatriots from the days of her Blacksburg youth.  Rogers was born Eloise Nolen, the youngest of 10 siblings, in Montgomery County, Va., on Aug. 20, 1926. She graduated from high school in Blacksburg, Va., and married Hunter Carson “Calci” Bourne Jr. in 1945.  In 1948, after a brief period in Chicago and Blacksburg, the young couple moved to Washington, D.C., where Rogers (ne Bourne) worked for the Federal Communications Commission, and her husband worked for the Patent Office.  The couple relocated to the Mount Vernon area of Alexandria, Va., in 1951, where she raised three boys and worked in her husband’s legal practice.  In 1971, the family relocated to Greymont, the Bourne family farm, in Ashland, Va. Her husband, Calci, died in 1972. She remained at Greymont until 2006, when she moved into her Martin’s Point home in Kitty Hawk.  The Outer Banks had been a favored family vacation spot since the mid-1950s, and her Port O Call cottages were often visited by family and friends over the years.  She married William M. “Bill” Rogers in 1982, and they purchased a condominium in Diamond Shoals shortly afterward. She and Bill, who died in 2003, also developed properties at Lake Anna and in Louisa County, Va., through Spots-Lou Inc. She acted as vice president of the corporation and then ultimately as president.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores, N.C. The Rev. Thomas Wilson, Rector, will officiate. A private gathering of friends and family follows the service at Rogers’ Martin’s Point home. Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, N.C., is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 18, 2010; pg. 10A)

Jacqueline Midgett Rogers

WANCHESE - Jacqueline Midgett Rogers, 63, died February 3 at her residence.  Mrs. Midgett was born in Wanchese, the daughter of Chesley C. and Lucille Daniels Midgett, Sr. of Wanchese.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79 and Bethany United Methodist Church.  She was a retired real estate agent.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Chesley "Buddy" Midgett, Jr. of Wanchese and Jake Daniels Midgett of Chesapeake, Va.  Also several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held Feb. 6 at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. Bill Holliday.  Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 5, 1995)

Janie Shannon Rogers
The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 10, 1971; pg. 12A

Kyle Marion Rogers

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC – Kyle Marion Rogers, 17, beloved son of Kathy and Ken Rogers, passed away on December 4, 2004. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister Whitney, grandparents: Roland and Maxine Rogers of Williamston, N.C.; Pat and Bill Castelow of Tampa, Fla.; great grandmother: Frances H. Rhodes, uncles: Wayne Castelow, Billy Castelow, Craig Castelow, Bob and Lynda Holton and Jimmy and Patricia Daulton, Donnie and Kelly Rogers, Donnie and Melinda Whitehurst, Robert and Judy Batts, Jeff and Iris Rogers, Steve and Christy Rogers, Susan Howell, Mike and Robin Rogers, Andy and Kristy Rogers, Michael and Amy Mohn and great aunt Dorothy Roberson.  Kyle was a sweet loving young man with a smile that absolutely melted hearts. Kyle loved life! He loved his family, and all his many friends. He had a heart full of compassion, and love for everyone in his life, and he even shared a special relationship with his dog Oscar. He was always full of energy and ready to tackle life as it came. He had so much love for the ocean and surfing was his greatest passion. He felt his most inner peace at the beach. Kyle loved to play baseball, and even had a killer pitch that took him to all-stars in Cooperstown, N.Y. He loved to go on special trips with his grandmas and had loads of fun with all his cousins. Whether it was being a pool shark, fishing, playing ball, surfing or just hanging out at home, Kyle was passionate. He had such an amazing personality, with a voice that spoke volumes. Kyle will always be remembered. A service of remembrance will be held, Wednesday, December 8, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. on the beach at Hollowell Street, Nags Head. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Rogers family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

 Leonard Rogers

News reached here of the death of Leonard Rogers last week at his home on Roanoke Island after an illness of several months. Mr. Rogers was 72 years old. He is survived by a brother, two sons, five daughters and a host of grandchildren. His wife, who was sister of Mrs. B.L. Twiford of this city, died four years ago.  (The Independent (Elizabeth City, NC) - Friday, August 10, 1923; pg. 6)

Linda Camporeale Rogers

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Linda Rogers died at home on Sunday, January 6 with family and friends by her side.  She was diagnosed in August with cancer.  Ms. Sharp [?] was owner of Oceanfront Trellis in Kill Devil Hills.  She is survived by two sisters: Joann Camporeale of Kill Devil Hills and Stephanie Marcin of Middle Island, NY; a brother, Anthony Camporeale of Florida; and nieces and nephews.  Visitation: Thursday at Moloney's Lake Funeral Home, 132 Ronkonkoma Ave, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY.  Funeral service: Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 45 Church St., Lake Ronkonkoma.  A local memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 10, 2008; pg. 12A)

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Linda Rogers died at home on Sunday, January 6 with family and friends by her side.  She was diagnosed in August with cancer.  Mrs. Rogers was owner of Oceanfront Trellis in Kill Devil Hills.  She is survived by two sisters: Joann Camporeale of Kill Devil Hills and Stephanie Marcin of Middle Island, NY; a brother, Anthony Camporeale of Florida; and nieces and nephews.  A local memorial service will be held at a date and time to be announced.  Maloney's Lake Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 13, 2008; pg. 10A)

Linda Rogers, owner of the Oceanfront Trellis, passed away Jan. 6 at home with family and friends after being diagnosed in August with cancer.  The funeral service was held in St Joseph's Church in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY on Friday, Jan. 11.  (The Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head] - January 2008)

Mary Twiford Rogers

Mary Twiford Rogers of Kitty Hawk died Tuesday, June 10, at her residence. She was 75. A native of Norfolk, Mrs. Rogers was a homemaker and a Protestant. She was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Maggie Beals Twiford and the widow of the late Edward Lewis Rogers. Surviving is one daughter, Gloria R. Adams and her husband Johnny of Norfolk; three sons: Dwight Rogers of Kitty Hawk, David Rogers and wife Mary of Wanchese, and Edward L. "Buddy" Rogers, Jr. and wife Sue of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one brother, Thomas C. Twiford of Kitty Hawk; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Friday, June 13, at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo was in charge of the arrangements.  (The Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head] - June 19, 1997; pg. 5C)

Mildred Basnight Rogers

MANTEO - Mildred Basnight Rogers, 85, died Sunday, April 7 in a Virginia Beach hospital. Mrs. Rogers, born in East Lake, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Preston and Julia Amanda Pinner Basnight. Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, William Bartlett Rogers of the residence; two daughters: Faye R. Morgan of Asheboro and Martha R. Rogers of Herndon, Va.; three grandchildren: Samantha Morgan of Raleigh, Julie Morgan of Shirley, N.Y, and Ashley Morgan of Greensboro; and one great-granddaughter, Alex. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 9. 2002; pg. 9A)

Orville Wright Rogers

Orville Wright Rogers, 96, passed away on March 19, 2013. He was born in Waterlily, NC, the son of the late William “Ned” Rogers and Caroline Scarborough Rogers. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 33 years of service and was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. and also worked with the C.C. camps. Mr. Rogers was also employed with the Dare County Airport, Buildings and Grounds, and Animal Control. He loved to fish, shrimp and crab, and always had a garden.  Mr. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Patricia Rogers Shell and Marcy Rogers Mann and husband, Edward Lee; two grandchildren, Tess Meekins and husband, Shaylor, and Dallas Twyne; two sisters Alma R. Doughty and husband, Kenneth, and Nell R. Tillett.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie Tillett Rogers and a sister, Lessie Rogers Tillett.  Funeral Services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo and at other times at 182 Creef’s Ridge Road, Manteo.   Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Lloyd Rogers

LYNCHBURG, VA. - Robert Lloyd Rogers, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 20, at Virginia Baptist Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer.  He was a son of the late William Alexander and Elizabeth Colwell Rogers.  He was born in Lynchburg, Va. Nov. 16, 1930.  Mr. Rogers was a graduate of E.C. Glass High School class of 1950.  He graduated from Lynchburg College in 1954.  He also was a member of the Bedford Fireman's Band.  He was retired from Eastern Airlines, after which he and his wife, Jacqueline Midgett Rogers (now deceased), resided in Nags Head, where he was co-owner of Rogers' Cottages and Registrar Of Nags Head.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church of Wanchese, a choir member and was involved in the senior organization.  Until his move from Lynchburg, he was actively at Rivermont Ave. Baptist Church where he was also a choir member.  Surviving are three sisters: Marie R. Scott, Margaret E. Rogers, and Cornelia V. Rogers, all of Lynchburg; two brothers: Earl H. Rogers and Paul E. Rogers, both of Lynchburg; two aunts: Annie Colwell and Mabel Colwell, both of Roanoke, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, October 22, 1996)

Tessie Tillett Rogers

IN WANCHESE - Mrs. Tessie Tillett Rogers, 58, died Friday [Jan. 14, 1983] in Norfolk General Hospital following a long illness.  Funeral services were held Sunday in the Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tom Clark, pastor, and the Rev. Johnny Chase, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.  Burial followed in the Cudworth Cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Rogers was a native and life-long resident of Wanchese, a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, a member of the Order of Amaranth and was formerly employed with the Ben Franklin Department Store in Manteo.  She was the daughter of Charles K. (Cliff) and Mrs. Marie Daniels Tillet of Wanchese, and wife of Orville W. Rogers of the home.  Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by two daughters: Miss Nancy Rogers and Miss Patricia Ann Rogers, both of Wanchese; one brother, Rondal K. Tillett of Wanchese.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, January 26, 1983; pg. 9)

Thaddeus M. Rogers

MANTEO - Thaddeus M. Rogers, 54, of Manteo, died Monday when his station wagon missed a curve on U.S. 64 in the East Lake section of the Dare mainland and plunged into a roadside canal.  A passenger in the car, Paul Jones, 19, of Manteo, escaped uninjured.  State police said Rogers apparently drowned in the 10 feet of water in the canal.  Rogers, a former employee of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, is survived by his stepfather, Charles Umphlett of Chesapeake, Va.; four half-brothers: Wilbur Rogers of Colington, Ernest and Chester Rogers of Kill Devil Hills, and Herman Rogers of Maine; five half-sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Perry, Mrs. Nettie O'Neal and Mrs. Brady Bridges of Colington and Mrs. Kathleen Mikorski of Kill Devil Hills.  The body was taken to the Graham Funeral Home in Chesapeake.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 27, 1964)

Wilbur Elliott Rogers

GATES - Wilbur Elliott Rogers, 80, of the 1000 block of Drum Hill Road, died June 18, 2003 in Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie.  Mr. Rogers was born in Dare County and was the son of the late James and Annie Beasley Rogers. A retired commercial fisherman, he was a veteran of World War II and had received the Purple Heart.  Mr. Rogers is survived by his loving family which includes his wife, Mary Louise Farley Rogers; a daughter, Priscilla Shellito and husband, Robert of Suffolk; a son, Tim Rogers and wife, Elaine of Suffolk; a stepdaughter, Jean Sladek and husband, Jim of Suffolk; four stepsons, James Baker and wife, Susan of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael Brown and wife, Vonnie of Elizabeth City, Bruce Brown and wife, Sue of Edenton, and Joseph Strejcek of Newport News; three sisters, Kathleen Melosky and Brady Bridges, both of Kill Devil Hills and Nettie O'Neil of Nags Head; a brother, Sam Pete Rogers of Wanchese; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hill Top Cemetery in Colington, N.C. Friends may join the family Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Miller Funeral Home, Gatesville, and all other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - June 19, 2003)

William Bartlett Rogers

MANTEO - William Bartlett "Willie" Rogers, 86, died July 30, 2003 in his residence. Mr. Rogers was born in Manteo and was retired as a self-employed house mover. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and Roanoke Island Chapter of IOF, International Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Rogers was the son of the late Valentine Sykes and Rennie Rae Basnight Rogers and the husband of the late Mildred Basnight Rogers. Surviving are two daughters, Martha R. Rogers of Herndon, Va. and Faye R. Morgan of Asheboro, N.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, July 31, 2003)

Willie C. Rogers

POPULAR BEACH MERCHANT DIES ON WEDNESDAY - Some ten minutes after he got to the Elizabeth City hospital, Willie C. Rogers, 46, a popular Nags head merchant, owner and operator of Rogers Grocery, died Wednesday.  He had been rushed there by Pat Bayne, a neighbor who had stopped at the Rogers store for gas and had just been waited on when Mr. Rogers suffered his attack.  Mr. Bayne took him in his car and went immediately to Elizabeth City.  Mr. Rogers, a native of Kitty Hawk, retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the Coast Guard service in 1946.  he was a veteran of World War II.  He was the son of the late William D. and Littlie Toler Rogers and the husband of Lena Perry Rogers.  He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Leon Fay Forbes of Charlotte; three brothers: Herman Rogers and Edward Rogers of Kitty Hawk and Lewis Rogers of Smithtown, N.J.; two sisters: Mrs. Ben Shannon of Manteo and Mrs. Clyde Beacham of Kitty Hawk; and one grandchild.  The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  It will be taken to the Austin cemetery in Kitty Hawk for graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, September 12, 1958; pg. 1)

Samantha Gail Rogerson

Samantha Gail Rogerson, infant daughter of Benjamin Solomon Rogerson, III and Amanda Rae Meekins, born October 17, 2003, died December 30, 2003 in Farmville, Va.  Maternal grandparents, Jackie W. and Susanna B. Meekins of Farmville, formerly of Kitty Hawk; maternal great-grandparents, Preston F. and Lois J. Meekins of Coinjock, Francis O. Beasley of Williamsburg, Va. and the late Dalton J. Beasley of Kitty Hawk; paternal grandparents, Elecia Darlene Pitts of Green Bay, Va. and Benjamin Solomon Rogerson, Jr.; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Margarette Moss of Farmville.  A memorial service was held at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church Friday, Jan. 2 in Farmville.  A burial service to be held at the Meekins family cemetery at Collington on Jan. 3 at 2 p.m.  Doyne-Burger-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. of Farmville, Va. is in charge of arrangements in Virginia with Twiford Funeral Home of Elizabeth City assisting with burial arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 4, 2004; pg. 14A)

Robert E. Rollason, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Bobby Rollason, 65, of Kill Devil Hills passed away February 19 at home surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle of esophageal cancer. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Robert "Bob" and Mabel S. Rollason. He was also predeceased by brothers Richard Young, Charles Thomas and Lawrence Rollason.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years Sherry Rollason, sons Robert "Rob" Rollason and wife Susan and Richard "Rich" Rollason and wife Sarah, three grandchildren, Benjamin, Charlotte and James Robert all of Kill Devil Hills, sister Evelyn Rollason of Kill Devil Hills, brother John Young and wife Bette of Yorktown, Aunts Lucy S Perry of Orlando, FL and Shelby Jean Aydlett of Powells Point, mother-in-law, Vera S Gallop of Harbinger, sister-in laws Ann Rollason of Jacksonville, FL and Kathy G West and husband Bruce of Chesapeake, VA , brother-in-laws Ralph Lee Gallop, Jr and wife Brenda and Marvin Lee Gallop of Harbinger, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Bobby’s service to country and community began early in life. Enlisting in the United States Army in 1966, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1973, Bob joined the Kill Devil Hills Volunteer Fire Department, eventually rising to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Feeling that he could do more for the community, Bobby ran a successful campaign for the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners in 1977 and was subsequently reelected several times. Bobby was appointed to the Dare County Land Transfer Tax Appeals Board upon its inception and was elected Chairman in 2008. Additional civic service included charter memberships in the First Flight Lions Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10950, Nags Head. Inspired by his father, Bobby became a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 521 of Manteo, Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern, and Scottish Rite Valley of New Bern. He was a past patron of Roanoke Island Chapter No. 79 O.E.S. Bobby’s dedication to his community was recognized by Governor Michael Easley in 2004 when he was awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In 2008, he was again recognized for his years of service by the Town of Kill Devil Hills when he received the Mayor’s Service Award.  Bobby created the family business Rollason & Wood Realty, Inc. with the help of his father in 1971. His loving wife Sherry joined the firm a few years later and the two worked closely together until he retired in 2006. At the time of his retirement he held one of the oldest Real Estate Broker’s Licenses in the county and was one of the first Certified Residential Appraisers in the State of North Carolina.  Bobby’s recreational activities included hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Ridge Anglers and later the Neptune’s Nephews fishing teams. During his tenures, both teams landed several victories in local fishing tournaments. Fishing eventually gave way to hunting as Bobby became an avid whitetail deer hunter. In Spring and Fall, he could often be found at his farm, Rollo’s Mercedes, in Bertie County surround by hunting companions in the pursuit of whitetail deer and wild turkey.   A memorial service with Masonic Rites will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am, February 24th at Son Rise Church of Christ, located at 1311 Goldie Street, Kill Devil Hills by Minister Homer Styons. The family will receive visitors at the home address, 533 Myrtle Court, Kill Devil Hills.  Gallop’s Funeral Services, Inc. is assisting the family in the arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 23, 2010; pg. 6A)

Benjamin Franklin Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 23, 1986; pg. 10A

Bethany A. Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Friday, September 25, 1953; pg. 5

Charles Thomas Rollinson

FRISCO, N.C. - Charles Thomas Rollinson, 79, died Sunday [Aug. 31, 1980] in his home.  He was a lifelong resident of Frisco.  he was a veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers and a retired fisherman.  He was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ella R. Ransom of Frisco; two brothers: Christopher Rollinson of Port Arthur, Texas and Eunith Rollinson of Frisco.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Little Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts.  Burial will be in Fulcher Family Cemetery.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras has charge.  (unknown newspaper)

Cynthia Rollinson

Mrs. Cynthia Rollinson, 89, of Buxton, died at her home Tuesday [Mar. 14, 1978] after an illness of 3 years.  She was the widow of Rocky Rollinson.  She was born in Frisco, the daughter of the late Ben Hank and Cordelia Casey Tolson.  She was a lifelong resident of Hatteras Island.  A housewife she was also a practical nurse and a midwife.  Survivors include three daughters:  Mrs. Clara Hackharth of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Pauline Rollinson of Frisco and Miss Emma Rollinson of Buxton; four sons: James Rollinson, Louis Rollinson, Belton Rollinson, all of Buxton, and George Rollinson of Hawaii; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Staton, pastor, and the Rev. David Raynor, pastor of Assembly of God Church.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper)

Della Meekins Rollinson

Mrs. Della Meekins Rollinson, 79, of Hatteras, died last Wednesday in the Beacon Bursing Home in Manteo following a long illness. She was a native of Dare County, the daughter of Moses and Louisa Meekins. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Fred Stowe and Mrs. Lettie Gautier, both of Hatteras; two sons: Homer Rollinson of Norfolk and Neye Rollinson of Hatteras; two sisters: Mrs. Sallie Austin and Mrs. Maggie Austin, both of Hatteras. Funeral services for Mrs. Rollinson were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Hatteras Methodist Church with the Rev. W.B. Gregory, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. G.R. Thomas, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Hatteras. "God Will Take Care of You" and "Old Rugged Cross" were sung by the church choir with Mrs. Damond Gray accompayning at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall of pink and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Charlie Ballance, Roy McCarter, Lewis Gautier, Damond Gray, Jr., Hal Gray, and Dexter Stowe. Burial followed in the Rollinson Cemetery at Frisco.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 20, 1952; pg. 1)

Dennis Dale Rollinson

DEATH OF INFANT - Dennis Dale Rollinson, 3-month old son of Mildred Joya Hehl and Robert Rollinson, Jr., died October 21 at Buxton.  He is survived by four brothers and one sister.  Funeral and burial was at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Williams Cemetery at Buxton, conducted by the pastor of the Holiness church.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 24, 1958; pg. 1)

Eliza Rollinson

Departed this life on Hatteras Banks, Dare County, Eliza, wife of George S. Rollinson, on Feb. 29th, aged 58 years.  (The Economist [Elizabeth City, NC] – Tuesday, March 16, 1880)

Eliza Rollinson Rollinson

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Eliza Rollinson Rollinson, age 82, died Sunday, April 5, 1959 at a nursing home in Manteo after an illness of 4 years.  She was a native and life long resident of Frisco and the daughter of the late John D. and Mrs. Marriah Rollinson and the widow of the late Christopher Rollinson.  She was a member of the Little Grove Methodist Church in Frisco.  Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. E.B. Ballance [Ellsworth Burrus Ballance] and Mrs. S.R. Basnight [should be Robert Dewey Basnight], both of Hatteras; three brothers [this should read "sons"]: U.L. Rollinson, B.F. Rollinson and J.L. Rollinson, all of Frisco; two half-sisters: Mrs. Nancy Barncastle of Norfolk and Mrs. Ravena Smithson of Shawboro; nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted April 6 at Little Grove Methodist Church by the Rev. Ray Sparrow, pastor.  Burial will be in Rollinson Cemetery in Frisco.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Monday, April 6, 1959)

Emma Lala Rollinson

BUXTON - Emma Lala Rollinson, 72, of Buxton died Friday, March 5 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  She was born in Buxton the daughter of the late Warren Rocky and Cynthia Tolson Rollinson.  Miss Rollinson is survived by two sisters: Pauline R. Rollinson of Buxton and Clara Hackbarth of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, James Rollinson of Buxton.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. James Huskins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rollinson family cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 7, 1999; pg. 12A)

Emmett A. Rollinson

Emmett A. Rollinson, a lifelong resident of Frisco, Dare County, died Friday, Dec. 12 in Duke Hospital in Durham where he had been a patient since the Tuesday preceding.  He had been ill for several months.  He was 88 years old.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ella Ransom of Frisco; four sons: Christopher Rollinson of Port Arthur, Texas, Ellis B. Rollinson of Norfolk, Enith Rollinson and Charles Rollinson, both of Frisco.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 19, 1958; pg. 1)

Ethel Roberts [Austin] Rollinson

Mrs. Ethel Roberts Rollinson, 66, native of Cape Hatteras and resident of Norfolk for 22 years, died at a Virginia Beach hospital Sunday morning [April 1, 1951] after an illness of two and a half years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burton Austin [should be Henry Bunyan Austin] and widow of George S. Rollinson.  Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Ellen Tharp of Ocean View and Mrs. Lucy Rollinson of Norfolk; two sons: C.D. Fulcher of Sarasota, Fla. and C.W. Fulcher of Ocean View; three sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Stowe of Manteo, Mrs. Eva Gray of Avon and Mrs. Mary Whedbee of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Paul Austin of Houston, Texas and Edward Austin of Berkley; and five grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1951; pg. 8)

Fannie Tolson Rollinson

IN MANTEO - Mrs. Fannie Tolson Rollinson, 78, a native of Friso and a former resident of Manteo, died Friday in a Portsmouth, Va. hospital after a long illness.  She attended the Assembly of God Church and was the widow of the late William R. Rollinson.  Funeral service were Monday at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Great Bridge, Va. by Dr. James R. Wall, Sr.  Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. in the Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor of the Manteo Assembly of God Church.  Mrs. Rollinson had most recently lived in Portsmouth, Va.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, January 5, 1982; pg. 13)

Flaviel Jackson Rollinson

BUXTON,  NC - Flaviel Jackson "Jack" Rollinson, 71, died at home Aug. 2, 2006. He was born in Frisco, N.C., to the late Leonard Lemoine and Hilda Fulcher Rollinson, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Janice Niskanen. He was a retired U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and former group commander at Chincoteague, Va. He later served as manager of the Cape Hatteras Water Association and as a project manager for Kinnakeet Shores subdivision. He was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church and Chincoteague Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Robin Altimari of Midlothian, Va., Gina and husband Sumner of Scarborough of Manteo and Becky Rollinson of Buxton; son, Chris Rollinson and partner Michael Loh of San Francisco, Calif.; brother, Hilton Rollinson and companion Joyce Atchison of Frisco; grandchildren, Emily, Laura and Christopher Scarborough and Frank and Meredith Altimari; nephews, Donald Niskanen of Frisco and Phil Rollinson and wife Randi of Grimesland; and his mother- in-law, Jeanie Williams of Manteo. A funeral will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] – Friday, August 6, 2006)

Hilda Fulcher Rollinson

FRISCO - Hilda Fulcher Rollinson, age 80, died Sept. 1 at a Nags Head nursing facility.  Mrs. Rollinson was born in Buxton and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco.  She was the daughter of the late Charles and Delora Austin Fulcher and the widow of Leonard L. Rollinson.  She is survived by two sons: Jack Rollinson of Buxton and Hilton Rollinson of Frisco; three sisters, Jenny Sharp of Chesapeake, Va., Annie Pellegrini of Frisco and Nevada Palmer of Arlington, Va.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Sept 3, at the Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.  Burial will take place in the family cemetery in Frisco.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – September 3, 1995)

James Robert Rollinson

BUXTON - James Robert Rollinson, 78, passed away August 21, 2007 at Chesapeake General Hospital.  Born in Buxton to the late Rocky and Cynthia Rollinson, he lived and worked on Hatteras Island his entire life. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Leola Austin Rollinson.  Mr. Rollinson served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a master carpenter and avid fisherman. He was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, a Shriner, and past master of Cape Hatteras Lodge #698 AF & AM.  Left to cherish his memory, in addition to his wife, are his sister, Pauline Rollinson of Buxton, and his daughters, Diana Satterwhite and her husband Harold of Buxton, Shelly Rollinson of Buxton, Clara J. Rollinson of St. Louis, Mo., and Mikki Fuller of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Renae Gaskins, Jack Quidley, Jr., and wife Lisa, and Melissa Quidley and husband Ryan, and Savannah Belle; and great-grandchildren Christin, Megan, and Kyle Smithwick, Jack Quidley III, and Hailey Quidley, all of Buxton; and many nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at the Buxton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, August 24.  Committal services will be private. Viewing will be on Thursday, August 23, at the church from 7 to 8 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 23, 2007; pg. 12A)

John Lee Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Thursday, March 15, 1984; pg. 6A

Joseph Nye Rollinson

Joseph Nye Rollinson, 66, of Hatteras, died Friday afternoon [Sept. 22, 1978] at 3:30 in his residence following a long illness.  A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Rance and Della Meekins Rollinson and the husband of Mrs. Rosa Lee Rollinson.  He had been an employee of the National Weather Service in Buxton for the past 45 years.  Other than his wife he is survived by one son, Gerald Lee Rollinson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Stowe of Manteo; and 3 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Moser and the Rev. Elmo Daniels.  Burial followed in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  (unknown newspaper)

Joyce Ramsey Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 24, 2002; pg. 5A

Leola Austin Rollinson

BUXTON - Leola Austin Rollinson, 81, died April 18, 2008, in a Norfolk hospital.  Mrs. Rollinson was born in Hatteras village on July 14, 1926, the daughter of Jack Simon and Iola Belle Austin. She was the widow of James R. Rollinson, who died on Aug. 21, 2007.  She was a retired teacher’s assistant with the special education program at Cape Hatteras School. For more than 50 years, she was a member of Cape Hatteras Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 303. She served as Worthy Matron three times and held almost every other office and was serving as treasurer when she died. In addition, she was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the choir. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department.  Mrs. Rollinson was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and friend to many on and off Hatteras Island.  She is survived by four daughters, Diana and her husband, Harold Satterwhite, of Buxton; Shelly Rollinson of Buxton; Clara “Jay” Rollinson of St. Louis, Mo., and Mikki Fuller and Donnie of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Renae Gaskins and her husband, David; Jack Quidley, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, and Melissa Quidley and her husband, Ryan, all of Buxton, and Savannah Belle of Virginia Beach; five great-grandchildren, Christan, Megan, and Kyle Smithwick and Jack Quidley, III, and Hailey Quidley, all of Buxton.  She is also survived by her brother Archie Austin of Morehead City and her sisters-in-law, Pauline Rollinson and Audrey Rollinson, of Buxton.  A Celebration of her life will be on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. The family will be at the church from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Monday evening.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Lois Rosemond Austin Rollinson

FRISCO, N.C. - Mrs. Lois Rosemond Austin Rollinson, 65, the widow of Ulysses Rollinson and a retired Frisco postal clerk, died Friday [June 25, 1976] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Dare County, she was a member of Little Grove Methodist Church. Survivors include four brothers: Albert Austin, Bruce Austin and Hydous Austin of Hatteras, and Hilton Austin of Norfolk.; and a cousin. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Mildred Joyce Hehl Rollinson

BUXTON - Mildred Joyce Hehl Rollinson, 73, of Buxton, NC died Monday, May 22, 2006 at Chesapeake General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Nina Barnett Hehl and was the widow of Robert Crisp Rollinson, Jr. She was a former owner/operator of Midway Drive-In and was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God and the Women's Ministries.  Mrs. Rollinson is survived by three daughters, Connie Dianne Rollinson of Buxton, NC; Caryn Dawn Montelione and husband Greg of Frisco, NC, and Tammy Dee Dodds and husband Gene of Newport News, VA; three sons, William Michael Rollinson of Swan Quarter, NC, Kenneth Lee Rollinson and wife Shelby of Creedmoor, NC, and Robert Crisp Rollinson, III and wife Kim of Colonial Heights, VA; one sister, Donna Kincaid of Elizabeth City, NC; one brother, William Hehl of Goldsboro, NC; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 26, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Lighthouse Assembly of God by Pastor David Stowe and Pastor Brian Gray. Burial will be in the Williams Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 25, 2006; pg. 12A)

Norwood Rollinson

NIGHT’S COLD CLAIMS LIFE OF CYCLIST; BUXTON, N.C. - Nine year old Norwood Rollinson lost his battle with the elements Saturday night [Dec. 29, 1962].  The boy died of exposure in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.  He and a 14 year old companion had spent the previous night in Buxton Woods unprotected.  Rollinson, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Lee Rollinson of Frisco, was in critical condition in the hospital most of Saturday.  He died at 11 p.m. without regaining consciousness.  Ronald Williams, the dead boy's companion, kept him alive early Saturday by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation he'd learned from a television demonstration.  The two boys left home in Frisco at 1:30 p.m. Friday on their way to Buxton.  They were riding new Christmas bicycles.  Their route, Old Creed Hill Road, winds through Buxton Woods.  Williams told Dare County Deputy Sheriff Raymond D. Basnett that he and Rollinson wandered from the fading road.  For a while he said they followed a National Park Service path until they were too tired to ride the bikes.  Then they walked about three miles farther.  During the night the temperatures dipped to 40.  The boys were dressed in dungarees, shirts and light jackets.  They built a fire and went to sleep.  Williams said he woke up about daybreak and found that Rollinson wasn't breathing.  Williams told Basnett he performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until Coast Guard rescuers reached the scene.  A Coast Guard helicopter had spotted the boys.  Rollinson was to have been flown to Elizabeth City but the helicopter was low on fuel and was forced to land in Manteo.  The boy was taken by ambulance to Elizabeth City.  Rollinson was a native of Buxton but had lived at Frisco most of his life.  He was a fourth grade student in Buxton School.  Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Ann Rollinson; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rollinson of Buxton.  A funeral service will be conducted at 1p.m. today in Frisco Methodist Church by the Rev. Van Cash.  Burial will be in the family lot at Frisco.  The body will be taken from Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras to the church one hour before the service.  (unknown newspaper)

Pauline Rollinson Rollinson

BUXTON - Pauline Rollinson Rollinson, 89, of Buxton, NC died on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Avon Medical Center. Mrs. Rolllinson was born in Buxton, the daughter of the late Warren Rocky Rollinson and the late Cynthia Tolson Rollinson. Mrs. Rollinson was a homemaker, a quilter, and a devoted caregiver for her mentally challenged siblings, Lala and Louis. She was a member of the Little Grove United Methodist Church, and the Order of Eastern Star, Roanoke Island Chapter #79. She loved everybody and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  Besides her parents, Mrs. Rollinson was also preceded in death by her husband, John L. Rollinson and a son, Norwood Rollinson, sisters, Clara Hackbarth and Emma Lala Rolllinson, brothers, James Rollinson, Belton Rollinson, George Rollinson, Charles Rollinson, and Louis Rollinson.  Mrs. Rollinson is survived by a daughter, Ann Pearson of Camp Hill, PA; two grandchildren, Peggy Pentecost of Wanchese, NC, Katherine Miller and husband, Keith of Mechanicsburg, PA, three great-grandchildren, Jordan Pentecost of Wanchese, NC, Foster Warren Miller, Margo Pauline Miller, both of Mechanicsburg, PA, many nieces and nephews, her caregiver, Arthur Fulcher and her sister-in-law, Audrey Rollinson.  Funeral services will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 28, 2011 with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Rollinson Family Cemetery, Frisco. The family will receive friends at Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Crisp Rollinson, Jr.

BUXTON - Robert Crisp Rollinson, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 10 at his residence.  Mr. Rollinson was born in Pantilina, Va. and was retired from the US Coast Guard.  He was the son of Patricia Herbert Rollinson and the late Robert Crisp Rollinson, Sr.  He was the husband of Mildred Joyce Rollinson of Buxton.  Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters: Connie Dianne Rollinson of Alexandria, Va., Caryn Dawn Montelione of Avon and Tammy Dee Dodds of Tampa, Fla.; three sons: William Michael Rollinson of Buxton, Kenneth Lee Rollinson of Elizabeth City, and Robert Crisp Rollinson, III of Colonial Heights, Va.; five sisters: Peggy Gilbert of Spindale, Shirley O'Neal of Hatteras, Audrey Rollinson of Buxton, Betty Gray of Waves and Celia Maree of Thomasville; one brother, Victor Rollinson of Wanchese; and 10 grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Elmo Daniels.  Burial will take place in the Williams Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Buxton is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, January 12, 1995; pg. 6A)

Robert Wayne Rollinson

IN MEMORY - In loving memory of our son and brother, Robert Wayne Rollinson who would have been 19 on March 29th but departed from us October 17, 1970.  [a photo and poem accompanied this memorial]  (unknown newspaper)

Rosie Sawyer Rollinson

HATTERAS - Mrs. Rosie Sawyer Rollinson, 79, died Oct. 29 [1991] in Guardian Care Nursing Home, Elizabeth City.  She was a native of Camden, daughter of the late Lemuel and Betty Sawyer.  She was the widow of Joseph Nye Rollinson.  She was a homemaker and attended Hatteras United Methodist Church and U.M.W.  Surviving are one son, Gerald Lee Rollinson of Elizabeth City; three sisters: Ronell DeVito of Elizabeth City, Hattie Riggs of Old Trap, and Elizabeth Kent of West Virginia; and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Twiford's Island Chapel by Rev. James Huskins.  Burial will follow in Quidley Cemetery, Buxton.  The family will be at the residence of Daisy Gaskins of Hatteras.  Arrangements by Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Theresea Goodwin Rollinson

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Theresea Goodwin Rollinson, 81, a native of Cedar Island and resident of Hatteras for 56 years, died here Monday [Jan. 11, 1965] at 3:45 p.m. after an illness of 2 months.  She was a daughter of Thomas and Mrs. Theresea Lupton Goodwin.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eula Goodwin of Cedar Island; a grandson, Leonard Philmore Gaskins.  The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras.  A funeral service will be conducted today at 2:30 in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. H.B. Harrell.  Burial will be in Rollinson Cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper)

Ulysses Lee Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Thursday, Nov. 19, 1970; pg. 8

Unith Hencil Rollinson
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 8, 1991; pg. 5A

William Gibbons Rollinson

William Gibbons Rollinson, 85, who left Frisco 23 years ago following his retirement from the Lighthouse Service and made his home with his daughter at 213 Court St., Portsmouth, Va., died Friday [Feb. 13, 1959] at the home after a long illness.  He was a native of Frisco, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Erasmus Rollinson, and his wife was the late Mrs. Marian Whedbee Rollinson.  He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Lessie Diaz and mrs. Alexander Walter, both of Portsmouth; one son, Lt. Cmdr. Hoyt W. Rollinson (USCG Ret.) of Baldwin, N.Y.; one brother, W.R. Rollinson of Buxton; one sister, Mrs. Annie Peele of Virginia Beach; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. and burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Portsmouth.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 20, 1959; pg. 8)

W. [William] Michael Rollinson

BUXTON - W. Michael Rollinson, 55, died Saturday, August 1, 2009. Born in Buxton, he was the son of the late Robert Crisp Rollinson, Jr. and Mildred Joyce Hehl Rollinson. Michael is survived by three sisters, Connie Rollinson, Caryn Montelione and husband, Greg, and Tamera Dodds and husband, Gene; two brothers, Kenneth Rollinson and wife, Shelby and Robert C. Rollinson and wife, Kim; two daughters, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Heritage of Faith Family Church, Frisco by the Rev. David Stowe. The family will receive friends and relatives in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to help with funeral expenses may be made to Heritage of Faith Family Church, P.O. Box 297, Buxton, NC 27920. Twiford Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 6, 2009; pg. 10A)

Valerie Joyce Romano

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Valerie Janice Romano, 13, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Manns Harbor. Valarie was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo Middle School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and also attended Harbor Light Church. She was the daughter of Eduardo Lopez Rubio, Sr. and Lora Ann Butler Rubio of Manns Harbor.  Besides her parents, Valerie is survived by two brothers, Aaron Butler and Eduardo Rubio, Jr. both of Manns Harbor, NC; grandparents, Julius and Judy Butler of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and grandmother, Ofelia Rubio Cruz of Mexico.  Funeral services will be held at Manns Harbor Church of God on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence of Harold & Brenda Butler, 6747 US Hwy 64/264, Manns Harbor and at 6940 Old Manns Harbor. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home obituary)

Mary Alethea Midgett Rood

VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Alethea Midgett Rood, 81, went to be with her Lord Jesus Dec. 27, 2010. She was born Dec. 13, 1929 in Buxton, N.C., to the late William Mann Midgett and Laura Vandetta Midgett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Ray Rood. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ray Rood Jr., Stephen Rood and wife, Kim all of Newport, N.C.; Judy O. Wilson of Chesapeake; and a sister, Vandetta Gray of Buxton; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family members. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, in Rosewood Memorial Park 601 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, December 29, 2010)

Affie Midgette Rose
The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 27, 1978; pg. 8A

William B. Rose, Sr.

William B. Rose Sr., 78, died at home at Stumpy Point, NC on July 20, 2011. He was born April 13, 1933, in Long Island, New York, the son of the late Stephen B. Rose and the late Ethel Fry. He married and they raised eight children.  Mr. Rose worked as a machinist, truck driver, director of child care at a home for underprivileged children, warehouse manager and landscaper before retiring. In 2000 he married Marge Midgett and resided in Stumpy Point where he served on the volunteer fire department and various civic committees. He was a member of the Stumpy Point United Methodist Church and served on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee.  Mr. Rose is survived by his wife Marge Midgett, eight children, thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Rose, of Middletown, NY. He is also survived by Marge Midgett’s four children, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point, conducted by Pastor Pamela Stoffel.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Rosaria Danese Rosiello

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Rosaria Danese Rosiello, 75, a native of Italy, died in Albemarle Hospital Friday [April 9, 1965] at 7:35 a.m.   She lived in the United States seven years.  She was a daughter of Benjamine and Mrs. Carmela Mormina Danese and a member of the Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband, Giovanni Rosiello of Buxton; three daughters: Mrs. Russell Oche and Mrs. Wanda Dunn of Buxton, and Mrs. Rosa Bigham of Naples, Italy; a son, Domenico Rosiello of Naples; and seven grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Naval Facility Chapel at Cape Hatteras by Father Joseph Klaus of Edenton.  Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery at Buxton.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper)

 Robert Howell Ross

MASHOES - Robert Howell Ross, 71, of Mashoes Road, Manns Harbor, died Friday April 17, in his residence. Mr. Ross was a former hotel manager and was employed with Dare County Schools as a bus driver.  He was predeceased by his parents, William and Virginia Franklin Ross and his brother, Frankie Ross.  Surviving are five daughters, Penelope Ross of Mashoes, Rebecca Franklin of Arizona, Deborah Ross of Va, and Valeri Dembloski and Victoria Nugent both of VA; two sons, Douglas Ross of VA and Tim Ross of Kentucky; one sister Melanie Ross of FL; and numerous grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Roger Barnett. Burial will be in Baum Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Sunday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 19, 2009; pg. 8A)

Virginia Franklin Ross

KITTY HAWK - Virginia Franklin Ross, 85, died on December 12 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks.  Born in Madison, Va., she was a librarian, serving many years in Fairfax County, Va. before moving to Southern Shores in 1977.  A long-time environmentalist, Mrs. Ross was a past president of the Dunes of Dare Garden Club, and was instrumental in the preservation of Nags Head Woods.  She participated in the identification of some 100 species of wild flowers that led to the publication of the book "Wildflowers of the Outer Banks" under the auspices of the University of North Carolina Press.  She also compiled a great deal of information about the early settlers of the Outer Banks that has been given to the North Carolina History Center in Manteo.  Mrs. Ross was a charter member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks, the Southern Shores Citizens Association and the Duck Woods County Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Haig Ross, and a son, William Howell Ross.  She is survived by a daughter, Melanie Anne Phelps of Massarykton, Fla.; a son, Robert Howell Ross of Manns Harbor; and a brother, Howell C. Franklin of Montross, Va.; seven grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 7-8:30.  There will be a graveside service in the Baum Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Anne Buchler.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 14, 1999; pg. 9A)

Donna Owens Roughton

Donna Owens Roughton, 45, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at her residence in Wanchese, NC surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Phillip Roughton and mother to Casey and Cory Roughton, all of the residence.  Donna was an avid horsewoman and was loved by many.  She was affectionately known as “Mrs. Donna” to many of the community children.  She was preceded in death by her father, “Pug” Owens and her mother, Bettie Dee Owens, grandmother Iva “Bill” Owens, and her Aunt, Myrna Kay Sapone.  In addition to her husband and children, Mrs. Roughton is survived by her three sisters, Debbie Owens, Lorie Fitzgerald, Jill Sapone, and brother Nicholas Sapone.  She was the daughter in law of Jean and Larry Godfrey, sister in law to Bobby Jean and Danny Midgett, and Aunt to Morgan Owens, Freddie Gates, Daniel Midgett, Annie Jo Fitzgerald, and Jordan Fitzgerald.  She is also survived by her uncle, Nick Sapone of Wanchese and her aunts, Lovie Lee McCann and Nancy Meekins.  A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Wanchese Assembly of God with Pastor Mark Hinson officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Grace Louise Tompkins Roughton

MANTEO - Grace Louise Tompkins Roughton, 61, died Saturday, October 28 at her residence.  Mrs. Roughton was born in Blackstone, Va., the daughter of the late Howard E. and Allene Byrd Tompkins and the wide of Brad Roughton of Manteo.  She was a bookkeeper in her husband's business, Brad's Garage.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons: Bradford Roughton, Jr. and Kenneth Lee Roughton, both of Manteo; four sisters: Jan Williams, Dorothy Crews and Dale Martin, all of Blackstone, and Daisy Tompkins of Amelia, Va.; five brothers: Billy Tompkins, George Tompkins and Howard Tompkins, Jr., all of Blackstone, Dwight Tompkins of Richmond, Va., and Jimmy Rae Tompkins of Farmville, Va.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 1 at 1 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Steve Crews and the Rev. Ken Davenport.  Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 31, 2000; pg. 11A)

Herbert Labon Roughton

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Herbert “Buck” Labon Roughton, 87, died Monday, August 16, 2004 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Mr. Roughton was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a retired steam fitter. He was the son of the late William Herbert Roughton and the late Mary Frances Hayman Roughton and the husband of Pat Roughton of the residence.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Mildred Stueple of Fort Wayne, IN and Mabel R. Jones of Elizabeth City.  A graveside service will be held at Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the residence.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Joyce Stein Roughton

KITTY HAWK - Joyce Stein Roughton, 69, died unexpectedly Monday, February 2, 2009 at her residence 201 W. Lillian St. in Kitty Hawk.   Born in Fort Recovery, OH, she was the daughter of Katheryn Hipsher Stein of Miami, FL and the late Ferdinand Stein. She was a homemaker, office manager, and a former travel agent.  Besides her mother, Mrs. Roughton is survived by her husband, Doug Roughton of the residence; a daughter, Julie Moye and husband Chris of Kitty Hawk, NC; a son, Johnny Roughton and wife Larissa of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a sister, Judith Swartout and husband Ron of West Palm Beach, FL; a brother, Richard Stein and wife Mary of Minster, OH; two grandchildren, Jonnie Elizabeth Roughton and Jonah Douglas Roughton; three step grandchildren, Samantha Stewart Moye, Danielle Leigh Moye, and Christina Grace Moye; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Livingston.  Joyce will be remembered most fondly by all who knew her as the most kind, patient, loyal and loving person anyone ever knew.  She lived her life unselfishly and simply with love and kindness in all she did.  A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM at  Southern Shores  Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and at the residence immediately following the graveside service.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Ann Hall Roughton

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Margaret “Pat” Ann Hall Roughton, 78, died Friday, November 17, 2006 in Chesapeake General Hospital. Born in Lakeworth, FL, she was the daughter of the late Morgan L. and Carrie Nation Hill Hall and was the widow of Herbert “Buck” Labon Roughton.   Mrs. Roughton is survived by a brother, George Carlton Hall of Sun City, AZ and by several nieces and nephews, one being Rick Cooper of the residence.  A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Hilltop Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Cleo Hope Duvall Rowe

MANNS HARBOR - Cleo Hope Duvall Rowe of Manns Harbor died Sunday, May 7 at Albemarle Hospital.  She was born November 16, 1936 in Manteo to the late William E. and Hope Daniels Duvall and was the widow of Richard L. Rowe.  Mrs. Rowe is survived by three sons: W. Bruce Rowe and wife Liz, Ronnie E. Rowe, and Jeffrey W. Rowe, all of Mann Harbor; one step-grandson, John Nash and wife Pat of Manteo; two step-great-grandsons: J.C. and Michael; two sisters: Christine Strong of McAllen, Texas and Cheryl Mello of Raleigh; and seven nephews and one niece.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, C.C. Duvall.  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 9, 2006; pg. 12A)

Danny Edward Rowe

SKYCO - Danny Edward Rowe, 66, of Skyco, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at his residence after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Whelan Rowe of the residence and his son, Woody Rowe and wife, of Buxton, NC. He was born in Stumpy Point and raised in Manns Harbor by his mother Nina Hooper and father, Bruce Rowe. Danny’s brother, Richard Rowe of Manns Harbor preceded him in death by a year.  He was a good husband and father. As many know, he was a heavy equipment operator for most of his life, until he retired.  A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 1, 2005; pg. 14A)

Elizabeth Quidley Flynt Nash Rowe

MANTEO - Elizabeth Quidley Rowe, 61, of Manteo, died  peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday November 20, 2013, in her residence. Mrs. Rowe was a lifelong resident of Dare County and was formerly employed with Star Value Supermarket now Piggly Wiggly as a meat wrapper.  She was the daughter of the late Mack James Flynt and Irene Quidley Payne and was the wife of the late John Carl Nash, Sr.  Surviving are her son, John Carl Nash, Jr and wife Patricia of Manteo; five sisters, Lana Martinez of Manteo, Maxine Richards of Derry, NH,  Diane Flynt of Manteo, Frankie Self of Elizabeth City and Kathy Flynt of Chesterfield, VA; one brother, Buddy Payne of Manteo; Grandchildren, John Carl Amsbary, Michael Patrick Nash, Christopher Mascio, Katie Mascio Morgan; Great grandchildren, Gabriel Amsbary and Hope Elyse Mascio.  Mrs. Quidley is also survivied by her former husband Bruce Rowe and special friend Robert Brickhouse.  A celebration of life will be in Manteo Baptist Church, Saturday November 23, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Ken Simpson. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to John Nash, Jr c/o Wells Fargo Bank in Manteo to help with funeral expenses.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jeffrey Wilbert Rowe

MANNS HARBOR - Jeffrey Wilbert Rowe, 48, of Manns Harbor, NC died Monday, February 18, 2008 in a Greenville hospital.  Mr. Rowe was born in Columbia, NC, the son of the late Richard L. and Cleo Hope Duvall Rowe, and was a carpenter.  Mr. Rowe is survived by two brothers, William Bruce Rowe and wife, Liz and Ronnie Eugene Rowe all of Manns Harbor.  A graveside memorial service will be held in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor, on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Anthony Ralph officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Richard Lewis Rowe

MANNS HARBOR - Richard Lewis Rowe, 66, died Saturday, February 15 in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mr. Rowe, born in Stumpy Point, was retired after 42 years as a tug boat captain with Lone Star Industries and was a Protestant.  He was the son of the late Bruce and Nina Hooper Rowe.  He is survived by his wife, Cleo "Baby Sister" Duvall Rowe of the residence; three sons: Bruce Rowe and wife Liz, Ronne Rowe and Jeffrey Rowe, all of Manns Harbor; one brother, Danny Rowe and wife Sharon of Manteo; two aunts: Virginia West of Yorktown, Va. and Martha Guidrey of Lafayette, La.; 3 grandchildren, 8 nephews and one niece.  A graveside service will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Tilley officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003; pg. 11A)

John Dominic Royals, Sr.

MANNS HARBOR - John Dominic Royals, Sr., 80, died Monday, July 3 [2000] at his Chesapeake, Va. residence.  Mr. Royals was born in Newton Grove to the late Ira Clyde and Mary Ann Denning Royals.  He was a veteran, having served in the Y.S. Air Force during WWII.  Mr. Royal worked as a machinist in the Naval Shipyard, was a member of the American Legion, and a "Jack of all Trades" who loved working outdoors and building.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mollie Gallop Royals; one daughter, Mary Louise Lundholm and husband Gary of Chesapeake; one son, John Royals, Jr. and wife Pam of Chesapeake; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Julia Ann Royals Morgan.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. Derek P. Koolman officiating.  Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  The family will receive friends at their Manns Harbor residence all day Thursday.  Mr. Royals will be available for viewing in Manteo at Twiford's Colony Chapel after 12 noon on Thursday.  Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 6, 2000; pg. 4B) [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Paul Brown Royston

NAGS HEAD, NC - Paul Brown Royston, 88, of Nags Head died Thursday, March 6, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Baltimore, MD on September 2, 1919. Mr. Royston was a retired Fire Chief and President of the Nags Head Volunteer Fire Department, a longtime member of the Nags Head Planning Board, a charter member of the Duck Woods Golf and Country Club, a retired member of the NC State Volunteer Firemen's Association, and a former member of the Nags Head Lions Club. He also served his country honorably in World War II as a medical aidman and a medical NCO. He administered first aid to the wounded in combat in Philippines and Okinawa, attached to 718th Amphibious Tractor Bn. as a medical aidman. As a medical NCO he supervised activities of twelve combat aidmen in the same outfit.  Mr. Royston is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Pane Royston of the residence; a sister, Margaret Hughson of Chesapeake, VA; two step daughters, Sally Brown and husband Donald of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Dorinda Britt of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a wife, Geneva Harris Royston.  A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Rick Lawrenson. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the funeral hour. The committal service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach, VA.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 9, 2008; pg. 10A)

Freda Midgett Rubolotta

MIDGETT WHO JOINED SPARS IS LAID TO REST IN MANTEO -- Military honors accompanied the burial in Manteo Friday of the first woman of the Outer Banks' famous Midgett family to join the female unit of the Coast Guard.  Freda Midgett Rubolotta died last week after a short illness.  Mrs. Rubolotta joined the Spars as a young woman and served during the years of WWII, according to her sister, Loretta Case of Brown's Summit.  Mrs. Rulolotta was a neice of the late Capt. John Allen Midgett, one of the famous Chicamacomico Midgetts who served the Coast Guard and assisted in daring rescues.  She was the daughter and granddaughter of Coast Guardsmen, and with this inspiration it was natural that she would serve as her forbears had.  The daughter of Bernice and Frank Midgett, her father died in 1942, but her mother is still living.  One of a family of eight children, Mrs. Rubolotta was the mother of two sons and three daughters and was a resident of Arizona at the time of her death.  She was sworn into the Spars by Lt. Truxton Midgett when she was 20 years old, just two years after that unit was formed.  Mrs. Rulolotta was a special friend to her friends, and one friend wrote in a tribute to her, that she was loyal in good times and bad, always a help and encourager and someone who would listen.  Even when Mrs. Rulolotta was dying, the friend said, she would call and say she was getting along well.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 19, 1990)

Guiseppe A. Rubolotta

PHOENIX, ARIZ. - Guiseppe A. Rubolotta, 73, died October 14 in Arizona. A graveside service will be held in Manteo Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Mr. Rubolotta was the husband of the late Freda Midgett Rubolotta. He is survived by two sons: Anthony and Hugh; three daughters: Josephine, Frances, and Nicolina; three sisters: Connie Pascucci, Mary LaPlaga, and Nicolina Frattini; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 21, 1999; pg. 6A)

Joyce Midgett Rucker

FRISCO - Joyce Midgett Rucker, 81, passed away on February 14, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Joyce was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Theodore and Ersie Midgett. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Beside her parents, Joyce is predeceased by her husband, George Howard Rucker, Jr.; and two brothers, Harold Midgett, Sr. and Anderson Midgett. She is survived by a daughter, Allison Rucker of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, Keith Rucker and wife, Janet of Tampa, FL and Roger Rucker of Frisco; a brother, Stockton Midgett and wife, Libby of Hatteras; a sister-in-law, Aldena Midgett of Mooresville, NC;  three grandchildren, Jodee, Jameson and Chad; and a host of nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating.  There will be a reception at the church following the service.  Burial will take place at the Midgett Family Cemetery in Rodanthe.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Alan Ruhle, Jr.

WANCHESE - James Alan Ruhle, Jr. died Tuesday, August 8 at his residence.  Mr. Ruhle was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese and was a 1985 graduate of Manteo High School.  He was a commercial fisherman.  During his high school years he worked at Oregon Inlet with the Charter Boat Fleet.  His fishing career included working aboard the Sportsman, the Dare Devil, and F/V Sea Breeze.  He was currently fishing aboard the F/V Darana R where he worked with his brother, Robert and his father.  He served as captain periodically aboard this vessel.  During his 15-plus years of commercial fishing, his passion for fishing led him to the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, and the entire Atlantic Coast as far north as the Grand Banks off Newfoundland.  Mr. Ruhle was survived by his parents: James Allan and Kathy Daniels Ruhle, Sr. of Wanchese; two sisters: Darana Ruhle of Wanchese and Elizabeth West of Rockledge, Fla.; two brothers: Robert Ruhle and Steven Ruhle of Wanchese; maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Daniels of Wanchese and paternal grandmother, Gloria Ruhle of W. Palm Beach, Fla.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Philip Ruhle.  Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Supple and the Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating.  Burial will follow in the Tillett Cemetery, Wanchese.  Visitation: Aug. 9, Twiford's Funeral home from 7-9 p.m.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 10, 2000; pg. 11A)

Martha Angela Daughtry Runge

WANCHESE - Martha Angela Daughtry Runge, 73, passed away at her home after a long illness on Thursday, January 15, 2009, in Wanchese, NC, with her family at her side.   Born February 3, 1935, in Raleigh, NC, she was the daughter of James Hallie Daughtry of Clinton, NC, and Angerola Melson Daughtry of Wanchese.  She grew up in Kenansville, NC, and after graduating from high school, she attended Indiana University and George Washington University.  She lived most of her adult life in Alexandria, VA.  She was a distinguished researcher and the financial administrator at George Washington University for 35 years.  After her retirement, she and her husband moved to Wanchese, her ancestral home.   She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church (where she was christened as an infant), the Dare County Shrinettes and the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as Regent of the John Alexander Chapter in Alexandria, VA, and as a Museum Docent at the DAR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  She was an accomplished pianist in her youth and had a lifelong love of classical music. She was passionate about her ancestral genealogy, gardening, cooking, and renovating her home.  She was an enthusiastic traveler, traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.  She adored and cherished her children, grandchildren and her entire family.  She was predeceased by her husband Deane Runge in 2002, her parents, James Hallie Daughtry in 1959 and Angerola Melson Daughtry in 2001, and her brother, Samuel E. Daughtry, in 1978.  She is survived by her two sons: James Phillip Alan Bentz, his wife, Lynn, and their children, Haley and Matthew of Lexington Park, MD, and David Melson Bentz, his wife, Laura, and their children, David and Jessica of  Virginia Beach, VA.  She is also survived by one brother and two sisters: James Ventress Daughtry of St. Leonard, MD, Johnnie Daughtry Koromilas of Dover, NH, and Mary Hallie Daughtry and her husband, Stephen Tibbetts of Brunswick, ME.  She is also survived by four nieces, six nephews, nineteen grand nieces and nephews and two aunts, Willa D. Granacher and Louise D. Klee of Clinton, NC.   The funeral will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at the Bethany Methodist Church, Wanchese, NC, with the Rev. Bill Cottingham officiating.  Friends may view from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm directly before the service at Bethany Methodist Church.  The graveside service and interment will be at the Clinton, NC, Cemetery at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 23, 2009 with the Rev. Cottingham officiating.  There will be a viewing at 2:00 pm at the graveside.  Arrangements are by Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 20, 2009; pg. 6A)

Easter Baum Russell

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Easter Baum Russell, 90, formerly of Dare County, NC, died Monday, November 15, 2004 in Elizabeth City. Mrs. Russell, born in Jarvisburg, NC, was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Viola Rogers Baum and was the widow of Irving Elwood Rogers and Horace Carlisle Russell. She was a member of Duck United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.  Mrs. Russell is survived by a daughter, Edith Rogers Beasley of Colington; four grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and several great-great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Hilltop Cemetery by the Rev. Eugene McLawhorn. The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the home of Carson and Kathy Beasley, 1440 Colington Road.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Minnie O'Neal Russell
The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 6, 1984; pg. 9A

Thomas Louis Russell

IN MANTEO - Thomas Louis Russell, 81, of 316 Sir Walter St., died Saturday morning [July 10, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital after 4 weeks illness.  He was a native of Perquimans county and lived in Manteo 56 years.  He was a retired barber, a member of the Manteo Baptist Church, a deacon, and a member of the Woodmen of the World.  Arrangements are incomplete with Twiford Colony Chapel in charge.  He was the son of the late Anderson and Mrs. Frances Mathews Russell and husband of Mrs. Emma Mae Crawford Russell of the home.  Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Harry Watkins of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Rudolph Peele of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. Annie White and Mrs. Lina Caddy, both of Hertford; and 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, July 14, 1982; pg. 9)

William Julian Russell

Funeral services were conducted at the Twiford Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. H.V. Napier for William Julian Russell, 86, who died at the Beacon Rest Home in Manteo at 11:30 a.m. on Monday [April 11, 1951].  Burial was at Nags Head.  Mr. Russell was born at Nags Head on June 10, 1864.  He had resided in Manteo for the last 17 months of his life.  He had been ill for several years prior to his death.  Survivors are one son, Julian Russell Jr. of Portsmouth, Va.; four daughters: Mrs. Mildred Menden and Mrs. Pearl Whitehurst of Norfolk, Mrs. Viola White and Mrs. Hall of Portsmouth, Va..  Several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 13, 1951; pg. 6)

Helen Irene Rylott

Helen Irene Rylott died Saturday January 26, 2008 after a brave battle with illness. She was 64 years old. Helen was born August 23, 1944 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of the late Fred and Alice Mentz and the sister of the late Carol Dorsch and Harry Dorsch.  Helen resided in the Outer Banks for 25 years.  For 19 years she was a valued employee of Twiddy and Company Realty and became a treasured friend of owners, Doug and Sharon Twiddy.   Left to cherish Helen’s memory is her son Gerald E. Rylott  and her grandson Joseph R. Rylott both of Hughesville, Missouri, two nephews; William Dorsch and his family Brandy, Liam, and Xander;  and Christopher Dorsch.  Helen will be missed by her close friends Barb Macuga and family, the family of Esther Dobbins, and the family of Donna St. John all of New Brighton, and Bob and Louise Ferrin of Currituck, and Robert Gray of Nags Head.  The family will hold a visitation Monday January 28, 2008 from 7 O’clock to 9 O’clock in the evening at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head.  A graveside funeral mass will be held Tuesday January 29, 2008 at 11 O’clock in the morning at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens in Manteo.  Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Deacon Donald C. Wobser will officiate.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 29, 2008; pg. 6A)

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