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Robert Charles Sabora

FRISCO - ROBERT CHARLES SABORA, 69, of Frisco, NC died Sunday, May 29, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. Sabora was born in Elizabeth, NJ and was a retired Truck Driver. He was the son of the late John and Stella Smolen Sabora.  Mr. Sabora is survived by his wife, Jeanne Bowne Sabora of the residence; two sons, Stephen Sabora of Frisco, NC and Robert Dale Sabora of Omaha, NE; two sisters, Helen Delfinis of Beach Haven West, NJ and Christine Miskovitis of Las Vegas, NV; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.  No services are planned at this time.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Belinda Joyce Tillett Sadler

Belinda Joyce Tillett Sadler, 43, of Manteo, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014. She was born to Kirby and Carrol Tillett in Elizabeth City. She was the wife to Greg Sadler for 13 years. Belinda was a retired beautician; she loved to volunteer at the Manteo Elementary school, and loved the beach.  Including her husband and parents, she is survived by her daughters, Kirby Jane Sadler, and Cassidy Michelle Sadler; her sisters, Michelle T. Evans and husband George, of Manteo, and Carla Tillett Tracy of Manteo; four step children, Andy Hatsageorgio, Ashlee Sadler, Conner Sadler, and Courtney Sadler; a host of nieces and nephews, including Asia and William Stewart, Skyler and Dustin Foley, and Ross Tracy. She also leaves behind her best friend Karen Basnight.  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, at Bethany United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm, with Reverend Dr. Jerome Smith, and Pastor Stephen Wescott officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be at Twiford Colony Chapel, on Friday August 22, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. She will be buried in Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Peggy Gillispie Saier

WANCHESE - Peggy Gillispie Saier, 78, passed away Friday, June 26, at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va.  Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Henry Saier, and beloved grandson, Michael David Lester.  She is survived by her two loving children: daughter, Evon Hughes of Suffolk and son, Richard E. Hughes and wife Arlene Hughes of Kill Devil Hills; grandchildren: Crystal and Cody Hughes; great-grandchildren: Audrey and Cassady Laster; brother, Tony Lee Gillispie and wife Karen, and a niece, Leslie Gillispie.  Peggy Saier was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, The Darling Dares Red Hat Society and The Friends of Portsmouth Island.  When Peggy first came to the Outer Banks her and her husband managed a little motel in Nags Head called Ocean Acres.  Once that motel closed they both went to work with a time share company, she the receptionist and he in maintenance.  Once it was just Peggy she went to work for Qyeen Anne's Revenge Restaurant.  Many people will remember her as the little biscuit lady who delivered biscuits to all the boat shops in Wanchese.  Prior to retirement to North Carolina she ran a canteen in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.  Peggy was also known for all the crafts she made.  She could make anything.  She always wanted to learn something new.  She loved to draw and paint.  She was also the best cook and loved doing it.  Our mom loved the beach.  She enjoyed going to Avalon Fishing pier with all of her family.  Many times she would go to just warch the ocean and eat a hot dog or ice cream from Dairy Queen.  She spent many happy hours driving her green truck all over the island, for she loved it here in North Carolina.  Holidays were spent traveling with her family to different resorts.  She would start planning six months in advance to make sure it all came together and it always did.  One thing that will always come to mind about her is that she enjoyed the simple life.  In honor of Mrs. Saier, a memorial service will be held Saturday, July 11 at 4 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese.  Following the service, a reception will be held at Queen Anne's Events in Wanchese.  The family would like to extend their appreciation to the doctors, staff and care givers at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 9, 2009; pg. 10A)

Amanda Etheridge Salet

Mrs. Amanda Etheridge Salet, 51, Manteo, was found dead Monday [March 6, 1977] at her home.  A native of Manteo, she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. and Zenovah Etheridge.  Prior to moving back to Manteo a year ago she made her home in Mankato, Minn.  She previously taught at Mankato's Teacher's College and was a psychologist at St. Peter State University, St. Peter, Minn.   She is survived by three daughters: Miss Lee Zenovah Salet of Raleigh, Miss Natalie Salet of Mankato, Minn., and Miss Lou Roxanne Salet of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City; three sisters: Mrs. Roxie E. Etheridge of Manteo, Miss Natalie W. Etheridge of Norfolk, Va. and Miss Annie Laurie Etheridge of Lake Waccamaw, N.C.  Funeral services are pending.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo has charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 8, 1977)

Albert Gilbert Browning Salter

Albert Gilbert Browning Salter who lived for many years at Hatteras, known mostly as "Browning" and sometimes called "Alphabet" Salter, died May 27th at South Mills, age 86. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. Mr. Salter is survived by three daughters: Mrs. L.E. Wilkins and Mrs. G.A. Kirby of Elizabeth Coty, and Mrs. E.R. Loganhood? of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Wilbur of Elizabeth City; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 10, 1938; pg. 4)

[Magnolia Williams] Salter

BURNED TO DEATH--SAME OLD STORY - Pouring kerosene oil in a cold heater which live coals slumbered caused an explosion which set fire to the garments of Mrs. A.G.B. Salter at her home on Greenleaf Street in this city Monday morning [May 3, 1920]. Mrs. Salter crazed from excitement and fear fled from the sitting room of her home, thru the kitchen into the yard, the flames enveloping her and causing fatal injuries before help could reach her. She died Monday afternoon. Mrs. Salter was about 48 years old [She was born April 5, 1873]. She is survived by her husband, A.G.B. Salter, an employee in the Elizabeth City Ship Yard; two married daughters: Mrs. Abner Kirby of Parsonage Street and Mrs. Larry Wilkins of Bell Street; a married son, Walter Salter of Camden County; and three younger children: Julia, Wilbur and Oliver Salter. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and attended by many out of town relatives and friends.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - May 7, 1920; pg. 12)

 Ben G. Sanderlin, Jr.

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Ben G. Sanderlin, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, January 13 after an 11-year battle with cancer. Retired from the RT French Company, Ben was preceded in death by his father, Ben Garrett Sanderlin, Sr. of Old Trap, NC and his mother, Lois Brinkley Sanderlin of Corapeake, NC. Ben graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1952. He is survived by his wife and companion of 27 years, Evelyn Sanderlin; a son, Ben Garrett Sanderlin, III and wife Terri of Windsor, VA; a daughter, Cheryl Lynne Sanderlin of Portsmouth, VA; a granddaughter, Christy Mason and husband Brian of Chesapeake, VA; two great grandsons, Zachary and Trevor Mason of Chesapeake, VA; two step daughters, Karen Dodd and husband Curtis of Portsmouth, VA and Kim Lauterbach and husband Bobby of Chesapeake, VA; two step granddaughters, Kelly Smith and husband Brian of Germany and Stephanie Blake (SB) of Chesapeake, VA; and loyal friends, John and Ruby Gray of Portsmouth, VA and Carter Blakely, Jim Wilson, and Bobby and Dianne James all of North Carolina.  Ben was a member of the Ambassador Club since 1972, serving in numerous offices from Chaplain to President, previously honored as most valuable member. Ben organized the first Ambassador Club fishing team. He enjoyed fishing tournaments with the Pheasant Pluckers of Ocracoke and Nags Head and Twisted Tails of Hatteras.  A memorial service will be held at the Ambassador Club, Peninsula Avenue, Portsmouth, VA on Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or the Ambassador Club Scholarship Fund.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 15, 2009; pg. 8A)

David Thomas Sanderlin

MANTEO, NC - David Thomas Sanderlin, 70, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Chesapeake, VA. Born in South Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Lawford M. and Bertha Hart Sanderlin.  Mr. Sanderlin is survived by many loving relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 20, 2008; pg. 10A)

David William Sanderlin

MANTEO, NC - David William Sanderlin, 40, of Manteo, NC died [September 30, 2005] in Chesapeake, VA. He was born in Manteo, NC to Jean Bennett Sanderlin of Manteo, NC and the late Marshall W. Sanderlin, Jr. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church.  Besides his mother, Mr. Sanderlin is survived by a daughter, Amanda Simmons of Newport News, VA; three sisters, Patty McCarter of Manteo, NC, Charlotte Sanderlin of Raleigh, NC, and Barbara Cahoon of Severna Park, MD; and a special friend, Andrea Miles and daughter Octavia of Bethlehem, PA. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marshall W. Sanderlin, III.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Roanoke Island Baptist Church by the Rev. Daniel Crisman. Burial will be at the Tillett Cemetery, Wanchese, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC on Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 4, 2005; pg. 14A)

Elizabeth Sivills Sanderlin

KITTY HAWK - Elizabeth Sivills Sanderlin, 89, of Kitty Hawk, died Sunday, Nov. 12 in The Heritage of Richmond, Va.  Mrs. Sanderlin, born in Elizabeth City, was the daughter of the late Thomas Boushel and Elizabeth Dryden Sivills and the widow of Oscar C. Sanderlin.  A homemaker, Mrs. Sanderlin made her home in Kitty Hawk for a number of years.  She was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Surviving are three daughters: Susan S. Antoniewicz of Austin, Tx., Rosemary S. Ferguson of Tallahassee, Fla. and Corinne S. Coffee of Richmond, Va.; a son, Thomas W. Sanderlin of Naples, Fla.; four sisters: Helen S. Foil of Hillsville, Va., Florence S. Duncan of Pittsburg, Pa., Louise S. Persinger of Baton Rouge, La., and Mary S. Williams of Boones Mill, Va.; two brothers: Marcus A. Sivills of Harbinger and David L. Sivills of Washington State; and seven  grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held Nov. 17 in Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by the Rev. Brad Bradshaw with burial following in the Austin Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 16, 1995; pg. 7B)

Larry Sanderlin

Larry Sanderlin, 68, of Manteo, died Sunday April 29, 2012, in Chesapeake, Va. Larry was born in Manteo and was self employed as a commercial fishing boat captain.  He attended Wanchese Assembly of God.  He was predeceased by his parents Marshall William Sanderlin, Sr. and Georgia Ethel Aydlet Sanderlin and his daughter Pamela Louise Sanderlin.  He was the husband of Gail Troutman Sanderlin of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are three sons, Larry Sanderlin, Jr. and wife Shelly of Manns Harbor, Michael Sanderlin and wife Courtney of Manteo and Jeffrey Sanderlin and wife Tina of Wanchese; one sister, Connie Etheridge; two brothers: Horace Ray Sanderlin of Wanchese and Marshall Sanderlin of Manteo; four grandchildren and three great grand children.  A celebration of  life will be in Twiford’s Funeral Chapel, Friday May 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. by Rev. Mark Hinson.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marshall William Sanderlin, Jr.

MANTEO, NC - Marshall William Sanderlin, Jr., 62, of Manteo, NC died Monday, May 10, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Sanderlin, born in Manteo, was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Marshall William Sanderlin, Sr. and the late Georgia Aydlette Sanderlin.  Mr. Sanderlin is survived by his wife, Jean Bennett Sanderlin of the residence; three daughters, Patty McCarter of Manteo, NC, Charlotte Sanderlin of Raleigh, NC, and Barbara Cahoon of Severna Park, MD; one son, David William Sanderlin of Manteo, NC; a sister, Connie Etheridge of Columbia, SC; three brothers, Robert Sanderlin of Wanchese, NC, Larry Sanderlin of Manteo, NC and Horace Ray Sanderlin of Wanchese, NC; and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Roanoke Island Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Crisman officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, May 11, 2004; pg,. 12A)

Marshall William Sanderlin, III

WANCHESE, NC - Marshall William Sanderlin, III, 39, of Wanchese, NC died Saturday, February 21, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Sanderlin, born in Elizabeth City, NC, was a Fish Packer and attended Wanchese Assembly of God. He was the son of Marshall William Sr. and Priscilla “Jane” Bennett Sanderlin of Manteo.  Besides his parents, Mr. Sanderlin is survived by a daughter, Brittany Reed of California; three sisters, Patty McCarter of Manteo, NC, Charlotte Sanderlin of Raleigh, NC and Barbara Gotsch of Severna Park, MD; and a brother, David William Sanderlin of Manteo, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday, February 27, 2004 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Dalton officiating. Burial will be in a local cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and other times at the home of his parents, Jane and Marshall Sanderlin, Jr. at 909 Bernice Ave., off Jackson St., Manteo.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 24, 2004; pg. 10A)

Onslow J. Sanderlin

Funeral services for Onslow J. Sanderlin, 54, of Wanchese, who died Saturday night [Jan. 22, 1944] in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk, were conducted Monday afternoon at 3:00 in the Wanchese Methodist Church by Rev. James W. Sneeden. Burial was in the Cudworth Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arnold Daniels, Basil Daniels, Hubert Daniels, Jasper Simpson, W.R. Etheridge and Melvin R. Daniels. Mr. Sanderlin was a native and lifelong resident of Wanchese and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. He had been ill for some time prior to his death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lila Simpson Sanderlin; two sons: Pfc. Truman B. Sanderlin of the U.S. Army who is on overseas duty, and Lloyd L. Sanderlin of the U.S. Army Air Corps; five half-sisters and several nieces and nephews. Among out-of-town people present for the funeral were Mrs. Edward Mann, Jasper Simpson and Merriest Simpson of Norfolk.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 28, 1944; pg. 1)

Thomas N. Sanderlin

NORFOLK, VA. - Thomas N. Sanderlin, 102, died January 4. Mr. Sanderlin was born in Kitty Hawk. He was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was a boatbuilder. He was the widower of Irene B. Sanderlin. He was a WWI veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Sanderlin was an avid golfer and made a hole-in-one at age 82. Surviving are his son, Thomas N. Sanderlin, III of Virginia Beach; two grandchildren: Gavin Sanderlin and Nicole Sanderlin; two nieces: Tina Jankowski and Sabrina Jankowski; and one newphew, Robert Wescott. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at St. Aidana Episcopal Church with the Rev. Segar Gravitt officiating. Greveside services will be held at 12 noon Monday, Jan. 7 in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. Arrangements by Hollomon-Brown, Lynnhaven Chapel, Virginia Beach, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 6, 2002; pg. 13A)

Shelbie Jean Perry Sanders

Shelbie Jean Perry Sanders, 69, of 140 Garrenton Road, Jarvisburg, NC, died Monday, October 8, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Dare County, NC, the daughter of the late Carl and Hilbrieth Beasley Hughes, and was the widow of Richard Stanley Sanders, Sr. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.   Mrs. Sanders is survived by two daughters, Alice Sanders McCullen and Marilyn Sanders of Jarvisburg, NC; one son, Luther Gene Sanders of Jarvisburg, NC; four grandchildren, Angelia Marie Jelinek, Connie Bernice Lewis and Dorothy Denny, Jeremy Ray Brown and Michael Allen Ellis; two great grandchildren, Seth David Jelinek, Jr. and Mandrell Kathleen Jelinek. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Sanders; a son, Richard S. Sanders, Jr.; two sisters; and one brother.  A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 12th, at 10:00 A. M. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grandy, N. C. with Rev. David Blackman officiating. The family will be at the home, 140 Garrenton Road, Jarvisburg, N.C.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Sanders family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Myrna Kay Owens Sapone

WANCHESE - Myrna Kay Owens Sapone, 59, died Nov. 7, 2005, at her residence. Mrs. Sapone was born in Norfolk and retired with the Dare County Public Schools. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and attended Wanchese Assembly of God and was "Mom to many and sister to all." She was the daughter of the late William Anderson Owens and the late Iva "Bill" Tillett Owens and the wife of Nick F. Sapone of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lorie Fitzgerald and Jill Sapone, both of Wanchese; one son, Nicholas O. Sapone also of Wanchese; two grandchildren, Annie Jo Fitzgerald and Jordan Fitzgerald; two nieces, Debbie Owens and Donna Roughton, both in Wanchese; and many aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, William Conrad "Pug" Owens. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Ballance, the Rev. Ken Davenport and the Rev. David Dalton officiating. Burial will take place in the Tillett Cemetery, Wanchese. The family will be receiving friends at the home, 292 The Lane, Wanchese. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005; pg. 14A)

NOTE: Correspondence from  Myrna Sapone to J.A. Owens-- My father was William Anderson Owens, he died from a black widow spider bite on the neck. His father was Henry W. Owens he married Elizabeth Jane Sawyer. His father was Zachariah Owens II, his father was William James Owens and his father was Zachariah I , his father was John Owens from Tyrrell County. I have a copy of his will dated September 16, 1748 it was read March 4, 1750. My grandmother Elizabeth Jane Sawyer, her father was Amicy Sawyer and he married Annie Elizabeth Weatherly her parents were John Sawyer and Jane Smith.

Cathy Jane Midgett O'Neal Ballance Satterfield

Cathy Jane Midgett O’Neal Ballance Satterfield, 59, of Pasquotank County, NC and formerly of Hatteras Island, NC died Saturday, April 19, 2014 at her home surrounded by family and friends following a short illness.  Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Richard W. and Lennie M. Midgett and was the wife of Lamar Satterfield.  Mrs. Satterfield was a member of Fair Haven United Methodist Church.  In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Courtland W. O’Neal and Jeremy L. Midgett and wife Jennifer; a daughter, Kala M. Ballance and boyfriend Austin Caldwell; a sister, Patricia M. Conklin; two aunts, Alice Bundy and Jeanette Williams; her dog, Missy Midgett; and many, many friends and loved ones.  Along with her parents, Mrs. Satterfield was preceded in death by her siblings, Aubrey Midgett, Irita Covey, Boyd Midgett, Rowan Midgett and June Midgett.  A celebration of life will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Rodanthe Community Center.  Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907, or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Pasquotank County, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Satterfield family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Avis L. Midgett Saunders

Avis L. “Nanny” Saunders, 77, of Wanchese died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Sentara Nursing Center – Currituck. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Luther Haywood Midgett and Erma Hayes Midgett. She was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God and a homemaker.  Mrs. Saunders is survived by her husband, Willie Gus Saunders, Jr.; three daughters, Anita Saunders Ballance of Manteo, Licia “Buggy” Saunders Boehler of Wanchese, and Simona Lee Saunders of Wanchese; two sons, Terry Haywood Saunders of Manteo and Gaston Lionel Saunders of Wanchese; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Jeff Gray officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the home of her daughter, Licia “Buggy” Saunders, 69 Mosley Lane, Wanchese, NC 27981.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Barbara Joan Abbott Saunders

MANTEO, NC - Barbara Joan Abbott Saunders, 87, died July 28, 2005 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  A gathering will be held at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, on Thursday, November 10, 2005 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Buck Calvin Saunders

MANTEO, N.C. - Buck Calvin "Buck C." Saunders, 67, died Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Saunders was born in Wanchese, NC and was retired from the Department of Transportation Shipyard Ferry Division as a painter. He was a Methodist, a former member of Odd Fellows Lodge. Mr. Saunders was the the son of the late Ernest "Cluckie" Saunders and the late Eva Mae Midgett Saunders and the husband of Velma Dean Twiford Saunders of Manteo. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Wanda Saunders and son-in-law, Tommy McMahon of Manteo; one son Ernest "Ernie" Saunders and his wife Barbara also of Manteo; one brother, William C. "Bill" Payne of Virginia Beach, VA and two grandchildren, Sarah Saunders and Lance Lee Saunders. A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, this Sunday, February 22nd at 2:00 PM with David C. Miller officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Wanda at 102 Brockwell Lane, Manteo. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 19, 2004; pg. 10A)

 Dora M. Saunders

Dora M. Saunders, 54, of 711 Fernando St., Manteo, died at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.  A funeral service will be held at Free Grace Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. with Elder Carrie G. Holmes officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  A viewing at the church will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.  The family will receive friends at Mrs. Saunders' home.  Stallings Funeral Home in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  A native of Manteo, Mrs. Saunders was the daughter of the late Leroy Bowser and Nancy Elizabeth McClease and the wife of James A. Saunders of the home.  Other survivors include a step-mother, Ethel Bowser; one daughter, Roderica Wulzer-Riddle and husband Randy of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Kizen Alexander Saunders of Manteo; one sister, Olivia McLemore of Portsmouth, Va.; one step-sister, Cora Mae Killibrew and husband Leroy of Portsmouth, Va.; four brothers: Leroy McClease and wife Carrie, James A. McClease, Sr. and wife Betty, and Michael Thrasher, all of Manteo, and Henry Thrasher of Franfort, Germany; and two grandchildren.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, November 3, 2005)

James Augustus Saunders, Jr.

MANTEO - James Augustus “Buddy” Saunders, Jr., 68, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2012.  Born in Grandy, NC, he was the son of the late James Ervin Saunders and the late Lizzie Rebecca Phillips Saunders.  Mr. Saunders is also preceded in death by his wife, Dora McClease Saunders and his sister, Carrie Doyle.  Mr. Saunders was a hard worker who worked in many capacities over the years including driving a school bus for Dare County, working with the Town of Nags Head for 11 years, and fixing washers and dryers.  Buddy also owned a landscaping business and had retired from the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept.  Mr. Saunders was a member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon and was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521.  He is survived by his son, Kizen Saunders of Manteo, his daughter Roderica Ruddle and husband Randy of Summertown, TN, and his sister, Goldie Evans and husband Ray of Elizabeth City, NC.  He also leaves four grandchildren, Maranda Taylor Ruddle, Ryleigh Marie Ruddle, Randon Lee Ruddle, Rhys Dorian Ruddle, and a host of nieces and nephews who will cherish his memory.  The Memorial Service with Masonic Rites will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lois Cudworth Saunders

Lois Cudworth Saunders, 84, formerly of Manteo, died May 14, 2004, in Elizabeth City, N.C. Mrs. Saunders was born in Engelhard and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Lois was known as "Bobi" By all of her grandchildren, who will miss her dearly. Mrs. Saunders was owner of The Drafty Tavern for many years. She was the daughter of the late Vance and Ina Midgett Cudworth and was the widow of Gaston Saunders. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra S. Webb of Tarboro, N.C.; two sisters, Wilma Scarborough and Jean Daniels, both of Wanchese; a brother, Louis Cudworth of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Iris Midgett and Ina Burns Davis. A celebration of life will be held Monday at 3 p . m . in Twiford’s Colony Chapel. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at 406 Woodard Road, Kitty Hawk.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 16, 2004)

Mildred Lynette Midgett Saunders

MANNS HARBOR - Mildred Lynette Midgett Saunders, 45, passed away, unexpectedly, in Manns Harbor on Wednesday evening, September 29, 2010.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Midgett and Mary Agnes Haywood Midgett.  Lynette is survived by her husband, Timothy S. Saunders, of the residence.  In addition to her husband, Lynette is survived by her daughters, Macy, Leann, and Breann, of Manns Harbor, her sister Lori Ann Midgett Gibbs and husband Calvin, and her brother, Timmy Midgett and wife Deanie, all of Manns Harbor.  A Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor, with interment in the Mount Carmel Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010; pg. 10A)

Thalia Sawyer Saunders

WANCHESE - Thalia Sawyer "Datie" Saunders, 85, died April 2, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Wanchese. Mrs. Saunders was born in Old Trap in Camden County, NC and was a homemaker. She loved genealogy, "Datie" had a beautiful and remarkable mind and was a vivid scholar of genealogy, Florence Till, Amy Lois and Aileen were always willing and happy to research and discover descendants for the "Tree of Life". Thalia was a member of Family Research Society of Eastern North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Clyde Kight and Beulah Williams Sawyer and the wife of the late Willie Gus Saunders , Sr. Surviving are three daughters: Winnifred Saunders of Wanchese; Brenda Butler of Manns Harbor and Jeanie Midgett of Manteo; two sons: Franklin Saunders of Chesapeake, VA and David (Pedro) Saunders of Wanchese; three step-daughters: Peggy Rogers of Wanchese; Donna Rae Saunders of Lakeland, Fla. and Diane Pledger of Harbinger; two step-sons: Gus W. Saunders, Jr. and Calvin Saunders both of Wanchese and one brother: Asa Sawyer of Virginia Beach. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A very special thank you to "Miss June" and Sister Thelma for "paving the way". A celebration of life will be Friday April 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm in Twiford Colony Chapel by Rev. Keith Fox and Dr. David Dalton. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, April 4, 2007)

Willie Gus Saunders, Sr.

WANCHESE - Willie Gus Saunders, Sr., 85, died Tuesday, July 16, at his residence. He was born in Wanchese, the son of the late Willie Calvin and Della Montague Saunders. He was the husband of Thalia "Datie" Sawyer Saunders of the home. Mr. Saunders was a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM, the Scottish Rite, a Shriner, Tidewater Chapter "Hog" member of Virginia Beach, captain and owner of the "Sea Rambler". He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides his wife, he is survived by 6 daughters: Peggy Rogers and Diane Pledger, both of Wanchese, Donna Brown of Lakeland, Fla., Brenda Butler of Manns Harbor, Jeanie Midgett of Manteo and Winifred Saunders of Mineral, Virginia.; four sons: Gus Saunders, Jr., Calvin Saunders and David "Pedro" Saunders, all of Wanchese, and Frank Saunders of Chesapeake. Va.; two sisters: Lucille Minton of Norfolk, Va. and Madge Frye of Chesapeake; 40 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held July 20 at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Clark and the Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery In Wanchese. Twiford's Funeral Home In Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 18, 1996)

Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 25, 1996; pg. 9B

 Zebulon Vance Saunders

Aug. 18 - Zebulon Vance Saunders, 63, husband of the late Mrs. Viola Davis Saunders and son of the late William C. and Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Saunders, a native of Spies and a resident of Nags Head for the past 3 years, died at his home at Nags Head Sunday at 6:30 a.m.  He was a member of the Methodist church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. A.F. McAlpine, Jr. of Virginia Beach; one son, Zebulon V. Saunders, Jr. of New Jersey; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Moore of Robinson; one brother, Joseph Saunders of Bisco; and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the Ewell and Williamson Funeral Home Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. W.W. Williford, chaplain of the Virginia Transit Co.  Burial was in Brown's Chapel Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 22, 1958; pg. 1)

Ada Bell Ambrose Sawyer

EAST LAKE - Ada Bell Ambrose Sawyer, 79, died Saturday, August 4 in Nags Head. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Buffalo City, Dare County, and was a homemaker and Methodist. She was the daughter of the late Teco and Polly Sawyer Ambrose and the wife of the late Reverne Sawyer. Surviving are five daughters: Myrnha Ambrose and Onie Sawyer, both of East Lake, Annette Evans of Barco, Polly Sawyer and Pam Walston, both of Manteo; two sons: Seaton Sawyer of Woodland and Tony Sawyer of Manteo; two sisters: Pat Jeffords and Lartie Ambrose, both of East Lake; one brother, Coy Ambrose of Manns Harbor; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Bobby Beasley and the Rev. Ron Denham with burial in the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, pg. 8A)

Betty Jo Love Sawyer

WANCHESE - Betty Jo Love Sawyer, 77, of Wanchese, died on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Sawyer was born in Manteo, NC, the daughter of the late Joseph D. and Bessie Lane Baum Love and was the widow of the late Elmer Eugene Sawyer, Sr.   She was a retired Certified Nurse’s Assistant for the Dare County Health Department, and attended Manteo First Assembly of God.  Mrs. Sawyer is survived by a son, Elmer E. “Sam” Sawyer, Jr. of Jacksonville, NC; five sisters, Darlene Love of Hawaii, Linda Kellum of Swansboro, NC, June Duvall of Atlanta, GA, Dawn Bubier of Livermore, ME, and Karen Walker of Wanchese, NC; one brother, Joe Love also of Wanchese; four grandchildren, Dusty May Sawyer, Timothy J. Sawyer, Steven M. Sawyer and Jessica L. Sawyer; three step-grandchildren, Josh M. Mays, Jeremy M. Mays and Joseph Sewell.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 60 8:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Charlie W.S. Sawyer

Charlie W.S. Sawyer, 72, of East Lake, died Saturday morning [Dec. 18, 1943] at the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the East Lake Methodist Church with Rev. W.B. Parkin officiating. Burial was in the family plot. Pallbearers were Ben Cain, Jesse Smith and Leo Twiford of East Lake, Lutrell Sawyer and Jim Twiddy of Elizabeth City. Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Smith Sawyer; two daughters: Miss Madeline Sawyer of East Lake and Mrs. Elizabeth Cannon of Charlotte; three sons: Clyde, Reverne and Nelson Sawyer of East Lake; two brothers: Junior Sawyer of Columbia and N.S. Sawyer of Elizabeth City; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 24, 1943; pg. 1)

Corinne Tillett Forehand Sawyer

NORFOLK - Corinne T. Sawyer, 88, passed away quietly in her home March 2, 2012.   She was the daughter of Merelda and Loren Tillet Sr.  She was the owner of La Rues Hair Styling.  She is survived by her husband, Guthrie Sawyer, two sons, Wesley Forehand Jr. and William Forehand, four stepsons and their families, two stepdaughters and their families, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, a brother, Loren E. Tille, Jr. and wife, three sisters, Esmeralda Watson and husband, Merle Hall and Lioma Johnston and husband. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Singer, two sisters, Velma Smith and Anna-Mae Hickman and a brother, Eleazer Tillet.   We would like to give special thanks to her granddaughter, Stacy Giles for the many months of loving care she provided.  A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home Tidewater Drive Chapel. The burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, Mar. 4, 2012)

E. A. Sawyer

MR. SAWYER GRATEFUL - Buffalo City, NC, Nov. 18th, 1903 - To the Editor: Dear Sir, While at work here on the 11th at the mill, the sad news was brought to me that my brother, Mr. E.A. Sawyer, was drowned. Further particulars stated that at about 9:30 p.m. of the 10th he went alone to the end of Evans & Meekins' wharf at Manteo and was found drowned at the end of the pier the next morning at daylight. He had fallen in about 18 inches of water. It was supposed, and is probably true, that he had an epileptic fit, for he was subject to them, and had fallen off the wharf. In his helpless state he was unable to help himself and was drowned. I wish to thank Messrs. Claud Jones and Tom Creef for the haste they used in getting me to my brother's side, and also thank the good people of Manteo for the kind way in which they had made arrangements for the burial of my brother. I also wish to thank them for the kind and hospitable way they treated me when I arrived. I wish to thank, especially, Messrs. A.H. Davenport, Robert Jennette, W.G. Forbes and Clarence Jones, for the watch they helped me make at the dead body on the night of the 11th. At 5 a.m. his body was placed on board the mail boat and carried to East Lake. He was laid to rest in the Methodist Cemetery at that place. I wish to thank also the good people of East Lake for rendering final tribute to the corpse and laying it in its final resting place. May the good Lord reward each and every one of them for the Christian way in which they treated me. Yours Truly, /s/ S.V. Sawyer  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - November 20, 1903; pg. 1)

Edwin Ferebee Sawyer
(Unknown newspaper - c. 1938)  Obituary submitted by Vickie Craddock
(This man lived in Pasquotank Co., NC but married many Dare County couples.)

Elmer Eugene Sawyer, Sr.

WANCHESE, NC - Elmer Eugene Sawyer, Sr., 75, died Monday, December 4, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Kitty Hawk, NC, he was the son of the late Pluman E. and Lovie Ellen Beasley Sawyer. He was a retired commercial fisherman and attended First Assembly of God in Manteo.  Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Love Sawyer of the residence; one son, Elmer E. “Sam” Sawyer, Jr. of Jacksonville, NC; three sisters, Goldie Mae Brown of Jacksonville, FL , Linda McPherson of Manteo, NC, and Bobby Lee Chambers of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Ernest Lee Sawyer of Manns Harbor, NC and Tony Darnell Sawyer of Powells Point, NC; three grandchildren, Dusty May Sawyer of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Steven Michael Sawyer and Timothy John Sawyer both of Swansboro, NC; special friends, Jason, Mindy and Nathan Sadler and numerous nieces and nephews.   A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo by the Rev. Ron Denham. Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ernest Leigh Sawyer

Ernest Leigh Sawyer, 58 died Wednesday February 20, 2008 in Nags Head after a valiant battle with cancer.  Ernest was a Dare County native.  He was born February 19, 1950 and resided in Manns Harbor with his wife of 34 years, Patricia.  Ernest was preceded in death by his parents Pluman Elmer and Lovie Ellen Sawyer as well as five sisters Hazel George, Stella Clutts, Ruby Scarborough, Betty Rae Rogers, and Barbara Chambers, and two brothers Lockwood Sawyer and Elmer Sawyer.  Ernest was a lifelong commercial fisherman and owned his own fishing boat for many years - Patricia fishing by his side.  Besides fishing, Ernest enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.  He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, brother, and grandfather.  Left to cherish Ernest’s memory is his wife Patricia Lou Sawyer of the Manns Harbor residence, his two sons Robert Leigh Sawyer and wife Christine, and Paul Jason Peyton all of Manteo, his two sisters Linda McPherson, and Goldie Brown, one brother, Tony Sawyer, two grandchildren Madison Sawyer, and Colby Sawyer and many dear friends. The family will receive friends at the Wanchese Ministries Building Monday February 25, 2008 at 6 O’clock in the evening. A celebration of the life of Ernest Sawyer will be held at a future date.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 21, 2008; pg. 10A)

Forrest Monroe Sawyer

DARIEN, GA. - Forrest Monroe Sawyer, 79, of 404 Fort King George Drive, died May 29 in the Brunswick Memorial Hospital following a short illness. A native of Gum Neck, he was the son of Jo Anne Swindell Sawyer of Manns Harbor and the late Madison Monroe [Sawyer] and he was the widower of Millicent Midgette Sawyer. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Besides his mother, surviving are two daughters: Pat Todd of Valona, Ga. and Phyllis Evans of Moyock; six sons: Reginald Sawyer, Douglas Sawyer and John Sawyer, all of Darien, Ga., Rodney Sawyer of Pascagoula, Miss., Stanford (Poochie) Sawyer of Manteo and Lester Sawyer of Manns Harbor; one sister, Grace Mann of Manns Harbor; two brothers: Calvin Sawyer of Chesapeake, Va. and Marvin Sawyer of New Jersey; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday in Darien Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Franklin Pierce officiating. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Mount Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Douglas Lamb and the Rev. Franklin Pierce of Darien. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo. At other time the family will receive friends at the home of his son Stanford Sawyer at Creef Ridge Road in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - June 1989)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Irma Pinner Sawyer

MANTEO - Irma Pinner Sawyer, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997 at a Nags Head nursing facility.  "Mrs. Irma" as she was affectionately known, or "Nanny" to many, was born in East Lake and was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Roanoke Island Garden Club, Hattie Griffin Circle and the Holland Wescott Sunday School Class.  She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Jane Pinner and the widow of Roland Sawyer, Sr.  She is survived by two sons: Roland Sawyer, Jr. and wife Kay of Manteo and Byron Sawyer and wife Sandra of Manteo and owners of R.D. Sawyer Motor Co.; four grandchildren: Roland "Dock" Sawyer, III and Marcie Sawyer Danchise, both of Manteo, Dena S. Deleon of Fuquay Varina and April S. Coneys of Alpharetta, Ga.; and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with The Rev. Dennis Goodwin officiating.  Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, January 14, 1997)

James Earl Sawyer

MANTEO - Mr. James Earl "Chief" Sawyer was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Roper, N.C., to the late Mr. George Frank Sawyer and Mrs. Johnzella Jones Sawyer. He departed this earthly walk on Oct. 21, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, N.C. Chief was reared in a Christian home. At an early age, he joined Union Chapel Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in Roper and upon moving to Manteo, he became a member of Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ. There he served faithfully as an usher, a trustee, and a member of the Men's Fellowship. Chief also served as an usher at the Washington & Norfolk District Assembly. Chief attended the Washington County public schools. He was a man of few words; however, he was a kind, likable, hardworking, caring, and witty individual who loved to be around people. Chief, the gentle giant, will be missed by the generations who knew him at Owens' Motel and Restaurant during the almost half century that he worked with the Owens family. Left to cherish Chief's memory is his dearly beloved and special friend of many years, Mrs. Ludie Sykes of Manteo, N.C.; his devoted, faithful friend and guardian, Joyce Wynn Campbell and husband Earnest; his long time employers and loyal extended family members, Clara Mae and Lionel Shannon and Bobby and Sarah Owens; his nine nieces and three nephews: Loretta Sykes, Brenda Dixon, Velma Silvers, and Harvey Sawyer of Maryland; Daisy Cherry, Gladys Sykes, Sue Ella Smith of North Carolina; Wanda Spellman of Virginia; Mary Bookman, Florene Outliff and Ivan Hunt of New Jersey. He also leaves a host of great- neices, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his special aunt, Ms. Mabel W. Jones, brother, Harry Sawyer, and sisters: Hazel McCray, Adell Hunt and Louise Sawyer. The funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at Free Grace Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo. A viewing will be held at church beginning at 11 a.m. Free Grace's pastor, Carrie G. Holmes, will officiate. Interment and committal will immediately follow the service in Free Grace Church Cemetery in Manteo.  Gallop Funeral Services Inc., Nags Head, was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, NC] - Tuesday, October 26, 2010)

James Edward Sawyer

AVON, NC - James Edward Sawyer, 88, of Avon, died, Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Nags Head, N.C. Mr. Sawyer was born in Beaufort, N.C. and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Sawyer served for eight years in the U.S. Army and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and earned an Purple Heart during the Battle of the Bulge. He was the son of the late James Lee and Lula Forbes Sawyer and the husband of Elsie Scarborough Sawyer. Besides his wife surviving are his son: Robert James Sawyer of Avon; his sister: Emeritta Duncan of Elizabeth City and his brother: Steve Sawyer of Taylors Beach. A celebration of life will be held Friday, May 13, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. in Saint John’s United Methodist Church by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater. Burial will be in the family cemetery. Friends may join the family at Saint John’s United Methodist Church Thursday evening for visitation. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Julian B. Sawyer, Sr.

COLUMBIA - Julian B. Sawyer, Sr., 76, died Wednesday morning at the Columbia Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of East Lake but had lived in Tyrrell County for a number of years. He had been affliliated with the Tyrrell Lumber Co. for the past 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Owens Sawyer; three sons: Julian B. Sawyer, Jr., Aydlett and Columbus Sawyer, all of Columbia; and one brother, N.S. Sawyer of Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Friday, November 14, 1952; pg. 4)

Katherine Wilson Sawyer

Katherine “Kate” Wilson Sawyer, 85 of 1043 Traci Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Guardian Care. A native of Mecklenburg County, NC she was the daughter of the late Joseph R. Wilson and May Seage Wilson, and the wife of Nosh Abedet Sawyer of the residence. She was a homemaker, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother who will live on in our hearts and memories. “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”   Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Nancy Cuningham and husband Henry, and Sheila Ann Sawyer all of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Larry Sawyer and wife Cheryl of Stumpy Point, NC and Frank Sawyer and wife Kimberly of Camden, NC; seven grandchildren, Henry Cuningham III, and wife Wendy of San Jose, CA, Sally Curtin and husband Randy of Huningtown, MD, Anna Sitterson and husband Ray of Elizabeth City, NC, Lucy Cardwell and husband Steve of Elizabeth City, NC, Katie Barker of Bretna, VA, Samatha Sawyer and Zachery Sawyer both of Camden, NC; and seven great grandchildren, Henry Cuningham IV, San Jose, CA, Kevin Curtin and Danny Curtin both of Huningtown, MD, Lee Bolinsky of Elizabeth City, NC, Thomas Pillow, Kaylee Barker and Carrie Barker all of Bretna, VA.   A graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in East Lake, NC. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service and at other times at the residence of Sheila Ann Sawyer, 1015 Macey Jo Court, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lester Monroe Sawyer

Lester Monroe Sawyer of Manns Harbor, N.C., 68 years old, died Saturday, May 25, 2002 in the Albemarle Hospital at Elizabeth City, N.C. Mr. Sawyer was born in Manns Harbor, N.C., was a mechanic for the Fish and Wildlife Service and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. HGe was the son of the late Forrest Monroe Sawyer and the late Millicent Midgett Sawyer. His paternal grandparents were Madison Monroe Sawyer and Jo Anne Swindell Sawyer; Maternal: Claude Baxter Midgett and Lavonia "Scrap" Fulcher Midgett. Mr. Sawyer is survived by two sisters: Phyllis S. Evans and husband "Pug" Evans of Moyock, N.C., and Patricia "Pat" S. Todd and husband Bobby of Valona, Ga.; five brothers: Stanford "Poochie" Sawyer and wife Linda of Manteo, N.C., Reginald Sawyer and wife Betty of Valona, Ga., Douglas Sawyer and wife Lisa of Darien, Ga., John Sawyer of Brunswick, Ga., and Rodney Sawyer and wife Margie of Darien, Ga.; an uncle, Calvin L. Sawyer and wife Katherine of Moyock, N.C.; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Anthony Ralph officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family met at the home of his nephew, Barry and Bonny Sawyer at Manns Harbor, N.C. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C. handled arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, NC] - Thursday, May 30, 2002)  Obituary submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Linda Mann Sawyer

MANTEO - Linda Mann Sawyer, 71, of Manteo, died Friday, November 22, 2013, in her residence. A lifelong resident of Dare County, Mrs. Sawyer was retired as a loan officer with Centura Bank now PNC and attended Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor.  She was predeceased by her parents Ephraim Lee and Marion M. Mann and was the wife of Stanford L. “Poochie” Sawyer.  Along with her husband surviving are three sons, Barry Wade Sawyer and wife Bonny of Manns Harbor, Douglas Scott Sawyer of Roanoke Rapids, N.C. and Stanley Keith Sawyer of Danville, VA; two sisters, Donna M. Garrison and husband Gene of Kitty Hawk and Sharon M. Ambrose  and husband Roy of Manns Harbor; one brother, Kenneth Lee Mann and wife Paula of Wanchese; eight grandchildren, Anthony, Ashley, Colby, Cory, Parker, Landon, Tanner and Trevor and one great grandchild, Ethan. Mrs. Sawyer also had two special friends, Metta Austin and Nancy Wood.  A celebration of life will be in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Monday, November 25, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Jerald Craddock.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lovie Ellen Beasley Sawyer

WANCHESE - Lovie Ellen Beasley Sawyer, 85, died Sunday, May 30, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Sawyer was born in Kitty Hawk and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late William Grandy and Lovie Wicker Beasley and the widow of the late Pluman Elmer Sawyer. She was also preceded in death by two children: a son, Lockwood E. Sawyer and a daughter, Hazel J. Sawyer George. Mrs. Sawyer is survived by her loving family of six daughters: Goldie Brown, Ruby Scarborough, Betty Rogers, Stella Clutts, Linda McPherson and Barbara Chambers; and three sons: Elmer Sawyer, Ernest "Ernie" Sawyer and Tony D. Sawyer; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Wednesday, June 3 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Burial will follow in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 1, 1999; pg. 12A)

Lucille Mann Sawyer

PEMBROOK PINES, FLORIDA - Lucille Mann Sawyer, age 86, of 1851 NW 113th Ave, Pembroke Pines, Florida, died Sunday, December 5, 2004, in Florida. A native of Dare County, NC, she was the widow of Charles Leroy Sawyer, Sr., and the daughter of the late Vernon Mann and Patty Wood Mann. She was a retired Secretary of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and worked at the Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. She is survived by a daughter, Robin Triolo, and her husband Peter Triolo, of Pembroke Pines, Florida; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, Charles L. Sawyer, Jr., and Kenneth Wayne Sawyer. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Hunter Funeral Home in Hollywood, Florida. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of local arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Madison M. Sawyer

Madison M. Sawyer, 72, one of the outstanding citizens of Manns Harbor, passed away Monday morning [June 25, 1951] in the Columbia Hospital having been ill for a long time.  He was a retired fisherman and an industrious farmer, and had lived in Manns Harbor nearly 25 years, being a native of Tyrrell County.  He was the son of Benjamin J. and Christine Liverman Sawyer and husband of Joe Annie Swindell Sawyer.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Gum Neck, and a member of the Woodmen of the World.  Surviving besides his wife are four sons: Forrest M. of Manns Harbor, Calvin of Norfolk, Jack of Panama and Marvin Sawyer of Wildwood, New Jersey; one daughter, Mrs. Grace Mann of Manns Harbor; one brother, Charlie Sawyer of Norfolk; a half-brother, C.J. Liverman of Columbia; and 14 grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Wednesday at Manns Harbor Methodist Church by the pastor, Rev. Tracy Varnum.  Burial was at Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 29, 1951; pg. 6)

Merian Conner Sawyer

BUXTON - Merian Conner Sawyer, 52, of Buxton, died Saturday, Feb. 11, at her residence.  A native of Windsor, she was the daughter of Bernice Williams Conner of Buxton and the late Mr. John Frank Conner, Sr.  She was the wife of William H. "Bill" Sawyer of the home.  Mrs. Sawyer was a homemaker and a member of Greens Cross Baptist Church, Windsor.  She taught art through College of the Albemarle and was a local artist.  Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Sawyer is survived by one daughter, Marsha Lynn Sawyer of Asheville, and one brother, John Frank Conner, Jr. of Buxton.  A memorial service will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Cullop and Methodist Lay Minister, Dwight Burrus, officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, 14, 1995)

Michael Dale Sawyer
[Submitted by Dorothy Surrett]

Millicent Midgette Sawyer

DARIEN, GA. - Mrs. Millicent Midgette Sawyer, 71, died Monday [March 4, 1985] at the Brunswick Memorial Hospital in Brunswick, Ga. following a long illness. A native of Manns Harbor, [she was] the daughter of the late Claude B. Midgette and Levonia "Scrap" Fulcher and the wife of Mr. Forrest M. Sawyer of the home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Pat Todd of Valona, Ga. and Phyllis Evans of Moyock; six sons: Reginald Sawyer and John Sawyer of Darien, Ga., Rodney Sawyer of Pascagoula, Fla., Stanford (Poochie) Sawyer of Manteo, and Lester Sawyer of Manns Harbor; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Parham at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Manns Harbor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, has charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 1985)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Nancy Jane Basnight Sawyer

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Jane Sawyer, 79, who died at her home in Manns Harbor at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday [June 12, 1951] after an illness of a year, were held at the graveside in the cemetery at East Lake at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.  Rites were conducted by the Rev. T.G. Grinder.  Mrs. Sawyer was born on February 3, 1872 in Tyrrell County.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Ann Curlings Basnight and the widow of Frank Sawyer.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at East Lake.  Survivors are one son, Fred Sawyer of Norfolk; two daughters: Mrs. Nancy Ambrose of Manns Harbor and Mrs. Rena Ambrose of East Lake; 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 15, 1951; pg. 4)

Nelson Bradford Sawyer

MANNS HARBOR, NC - Nelson Bradford Sawyer, 82, of Manns Harbor, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006 in a Greenville, NC hospital. Mr. Sawyer was born in East Lake, NC and was a heavy equipment operator for NCDOT. He was the son of the late Charles and Lula Smith Sawyer.  He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Willis Sawyer of the residence; two daughters, Shelba S. Arnfast of Oriental, NC and Judy Alice Sawyer of Manteo, NC; three sons, Bradford Kevin Sawyer of Norfolk, Va., Bryan Keith Sawyer of Wanchese, NC and David Lee Sawyer of Manns Harbor, NC; and four grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held at the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 11:00 am with Rev. Joseph Puryear and Rev. Anthony Ralph officiating. The family will receive friends at the East Lake Holiness Church on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and also, following the service on Thursday, at the home of Alvin & Myrna Ambrose in East Lake.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Nelson Lutrell Sawyer
The Coastland Times
Tuesday, June 28, 1988; pg. 12A

Nosh Abedet Sawyer

Nosh Abedet Sawyer, 88, of Elizabeth City died Monday, August 8, 2011 at the residence of his daughter, Sheila Sawyer. Born in Dare County, he was the son of the late Nancy Sawyer Ambrose, stepson of the late John Tom Ambrose and the widower of Katherine “Kate” Wilson Sawyer. He was a construction representative for the Department of Transportation and a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II.  He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Cuningham and husband Henry, and Sheila Ann Sawyer all of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Larry Sawyer and wife Cheryl of Elizabeth City, NC and Frank Sawyer and wife Kimberly of Camden, NC; seven grandchildren, Henry Cuningham III, and wife Wendy of San Jose, CA, Sally Curtin and husband Randy of Huningtown, MD, Anna Sitterson and husband Ray of Elizabeth City, NC, Lucy Cardwell and husband Steve of Camden, NC, Katie Barker of Bretna, VA, Samantha Sawyer and Zachery Sawyer both of Camden, NC; and seven great grandchildren, Henry Cuningham IV, San Jose, CA, Kevin Curtin and Danny Curtin both of Huningtown, MD, Lee Bolinsky and wife Catherine of Elizabeth City, NC, Thomas Pillow, Kaylee Barker and Carrie Barker all of Bretna, VA; and a brother, Coy Ambrose and wife Jeannette of Mann’s Harbor, NC. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Dalvin Ambrose and Lawson Ambrose.  A funeral service will be Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in East Lake, NC with the Rev. Anthony Ralph officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church and at other times at the residence of Sheila Ann Sawyer, 1015 Macey Jo Court, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Sawyer family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patricia Lou Sawyer

MANNS HARBOR - Patricia Lou Sawyer died suddenly Thursday September 30, 2010.   Born in Alexandria, Virginia on February 14, 1953, “Pat” as most know her, lived in Dare County most of her adult life – since 1973.  She was a hard worker and was employed over the years as a waitress, a heavy-equipment operator, a fisherwoman, and a semi-truck driver.  Pat raised two sons, Paul Jason Peyton, born in 1970, and Robert Leigh Sawyer, born in 1975.  She was pre-deceased by her husband of 32 years, Ernest Leigh Sawyer, her brother, William F. Wade, and a nephew, David Lee Clatterbuck (all from Mashoes) as well as her mother and father, Lucille Anne and Robert Earl Peyton.  Pat is survived by her sons, Jason Peyton and wife Larri, and Robert Sawyer and wife Christine as well as two grandchildren, Madison Leigh Sawyer and Colby Robert Sawyer; three sisters, Pamela Smith and husband Hunter of Warrenton, Va., Mary Bayliss and husband Bruce of Little Orleans, Maryland, and Robin Davis and husband Bob of Mashoes; many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and countless friends.   She is and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. A private memorial service will be held Sunday October 3, 2010.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. Nags Head was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 5, 2010; pg. 10A)

Robert James Sawyer

AVON - Robert James Sawyer, 62, of Avon, NC died Sunday, August 17 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head. Mr. Sawyer, a native of Avon, was born in Norfolk, VA and was a deck hand with the NCDOT, Ferry Division. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. He was the son of Elsie Scarborough Sawyer of Avon and the late James Edward Sawyer.  Besides his mother, Mr. Sawyer is survived by an aunt, Emiretta Duncan of Elizabeth City; two uncles, Steve Sawyer of Shiloh and Clayton Brothers, Jr. of Avon; and many cousins and extended family friends.  Funeral services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Avon, on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Roger Dill officiating. Burial will be in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Avon. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 19, 2008; pg. 6A)

Amanda Austin Scarborough

FRISCO - Amanda Austin Scarborough, 53, died Wednesday, November 6 in Camden County. Mrs. Scarborough, born in Buxton, was leisure activities coordinator for Dare County Parks & Recreation Dept. at the Fessenden Center on Hatteras Island. She was a member of the Hatteras Island Chapter #698 of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and was on the Hatteras Island Genealody Society Committee. She was the daughter of the late Florence Ballance and James Austin, Sr. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Scarborough of the residence; two daughters: Windy S. Allen of Frisco and Sara S. Slater of Avon; three sons: Robbie Scarborough of Frisco, Marvin Scarborough of Holly Ridge and Mike Scarborough of Frisco; two brothers: Jimmy Austin, Jr. of Nags Head and Dickie Austin of Hatteras. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Holt Clarke and the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 10, 2002, pg. 12A)

FRISCO WOMAN DIES IN CRASH - A Frisco woman was killed when a van driven by her daughter was struck head-on by another motorist Wednesday evening in Camden County. The accident occurred on the section of US 158 known as Shortcut Road at 5:45 p.m., according to the Elizabeth City office of the NC Highway Patrol. Passenger Amanda Scarborough, 53, died after a Ford pickup driven by Charles Harry Hodges, 71, of Camden, struck a guardrail and crossed back over the center line, striking the Ford Aerostar van driven by Scarborough's daughter, Sara Scarborough Slater, 28, also of Frisco. Hodges, who owned a store in Camden, was also killed in the accident. Slater was treated and later released from Albemarle Hospital, according to reports. Hodges was headed in the direction of Elizabeth City at the time of the incident and was not speeding according to the highway patrol. Law enforcement determined that no alcohol was involved. The accident took place close to the Currituck County line.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 10, 2002, pg. 1A)

Archie Zelithe Scarborough

Archie Zelithe Scarborough, 76, Frisco, the husband of Mrs. Elsa Krug Scarborough, died Thursday [Jan. 17, 1974] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Avon, he was a retired fisherman and guide. Besides his widow, survivors include three daughters: Mrs. P.T. Dicksey of Norfolk, Mrs. Myra Newman of Frisco, and Mrs. Artis Whitford of Buxton; and a son, Sam Dozier Scarborough of Brentwood, Long Island, NY. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Frisco United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Marsh. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Frisco. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 22, 1974)

Ben Scarborough
The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 21, 1991; pg. 7

Blucher Ralston Scarborough, Sr.

CHESAPEAKE - Blucher Ralston "B.R." Scarborough Sr., 84, passed away Feb. 11, 2011. Mr. Scarborough was born in Avon, N.C., to the late Erskin and Beulah Gray Scarborough. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served in the U.S. Coast Guard for a total of 20 years of service. His most fond duty station was in Cape May, N.J., where he served at the Coast Guard training center. After leaving the military, Mr. Scarborough worked for the Virginia Beach police force and for several auto dealerships. He was a member of the Cape Island Masonic Lodge, St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon, N.C., and had been attending Oaklette United Methodist Church in Chesapeake. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Estelle Gray and Zenovah Baumgardner. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Bertie O'Neal Scarborough; his daughter, Lana S. Tuning of Ellerslie, Ga.; son, "B.R." Scarborough Jr. and wife Debby of Virginia Beach; grandsons, Ian R. Scarborough of San Francisco (U.S. Coast Guard) and Evan L. Scarborough of Virginia Beach; sister, Meleitta Austin of Portsmouth; and nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Oaklette United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eugene Meek officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow the service at 3 p.m. in Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, February 14, 2011)

Charlotte Baum Scarborough

NAGS HEAD - Charlotte Baum Scarborough died Wednesday, December 8 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Born in Manteo, she was a domestic worker and a member of the Free Grace Church of God where she served as an usher.  She was the widow of Ernest Scarborough.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by one daughter, Matilda Ann Scarborough Gallop of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Mevie Burman also of Rochester; three granddaughters and one great-grandson.  Funeral services will be held at the Free Grace Church of God, Manteo on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James McNair officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Twiford Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 9, 1999; pg. 3B)  [This is apparently the same person as Charlotte Roberts Scarborough in the obituary listed below.  There are some differences between the 2 obits.]

Charlotte Roberts Scarborough

MANTEO - Charlotte Roberts Scarborough, 84, died Wednesday, December 8 at the Outers Banks Medical Center.  Born in Manteo, she was a retired domestic worker and a dedicated, lifelong member of the Free Grace Disciples Church where she served as an usher.  She was a former member of the Golden Jewel Tents Lodge #269.  She was the widow of Ernest Scarborough.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by one daughter, Matilda Ann Scarborough Gallop and husband William M. of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Mellie Burman, also of Rochester; three granddaughters, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at Free Grace Disciples Church, Manteo with the Rev. James McNair officiating and burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 12, 1999; pg. 8A)

Christinia Midgette Scarborough

BARCO - Christinia Midgette Scarborough, 94, of Barco, died Tuesday, March 2, in a Barco nursing home.  A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Alvania Midgette.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Assembly of God in Virginia Beach, Va.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by two daughters, Myra Neuman of Frisco and Dolly Whitford of Greenville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held March 4 in the Lighthouse Assembly of God by the Rev. Larry Stitt and the Rev. James C. Huskins.  Burial will follow in the Midgette Family Cemetery.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 4, 1993)

Cleveland Donovan Scarborough

SOUTHERN SHORES, NC - Cleveland Donovan “Donnie” Scarborough, 76, of Southern Shores, died Saturday, August 23, 2003 in a Chesapeake, VA hospital. Mr. Scarborough, born in Duck, NC was a retired Chief Boatswain’s Mate with the U. S. Coast Guard and served during WWII. He was also a commercial fisherman and a member of the Duck United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Lewis and Leona Sandlin Scarborough.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by his wife, Iva Beacham Scarborough of the residence; a daughter, Lillie Scarborough Hussey of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son Stephen Scarborough of Bowling Green, KY; three brothers, Gary Scarborough of Kitty Hawk, NC, Lewis “Tink” Scarborough of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Ronnie Scarborough of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Duck United Methodist Church on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 11:00 am with Rev. David Clift officiating. Burial will follow in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends at the residence, 15 Circle Drive, Southern Shores.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, August 25, 2003)

Courtney Gaskill Scarborough

BUXTON, N.C. - Mrs. Courtney Scarborough, 78, died Saturday [Oct. 14, 1978] in De Paul Hospital. She was a native of Hatteras and the wife of W. Lloyd Scarborough. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Midgett of Virginia Beach; a son, James Buren Scarborough of Virginia Beach; and a sister, Miss Judith Gaskill of Ocracoke. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Buxton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel in charge. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, October 15, 1978)

David Allen Scarborough

AVON - David Allen Scarborough, 42, died Sunday, June 8 in his residence.  Mr. Scarborough was born in Jacksonville, Fla. and had also lived in the Norfolk, Va. and Virginia Beach area.  David was a 1979 graduate of Cox High School and was a commercial waterman.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He is the son of Lester R. and Judy Gray Scarborough of Virginia Beach, Va.  Besides his parents surviving are one brother, Michael L. Scarborough of Avon and Virginia Beach; maternal grandparents: Erving and Mary Gray of Elizabeth City, and companion Debbie Brill.  David is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A funeral service will be held Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m. in the Avon Worship Center by the Rev. Troy Freeman.  Burial will be in the Scarborough Cemetery in Avon.  The body will be taken to the church on Thursday.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 10, 2003; pg. 8A

David Fulton Scarborough

HATTERAS - David Fulton Scarborough, 82, of Hatteras, died Wednesday, August 7, in an area hospital. Mr. Scarborough was a retired tug boat captain and commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 AF & AM. Born in Buxton, he was the son of the late Blivens Richard and Arreta Midgett Scarborough. He was the husband of Wilma Peele Scarborough. Besides his wife, surviving are a daughter, Cecelia Newcomb of Hatteras; two sons: Leon R. Scarborough of Hatteras and Robert F. Scarborough of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Aug. 9 in the Hatteras Assembly of God by the Rev. Don Brown and Jim Huskins with burial in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 8, 1996)

Dewey Hobson Scarborough [Jr.]

AVON, NC - Dewey Hobson Scarborough, 88, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in a Nags Head hospital. Mr. Scarborough was born in Avon and was retired from the U.S.C.G. with 25 years of service and was a Chief Warrant Officer, having served in Normandy during the invasion. He was also a retired contractor, an avid sportsman and NASCAR enthusiast. He was the son of the late Dewey H. Scarborough, Sr. and the late Catherine O’Neal Scarborough. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kay Scarborough and a brother, Clyde Scarborough.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by two daughters, Joan Williams of Chesapeake, VA and Kathy Williams of Avon; two sisters, Ella Clifton of Virginia Beach, VA and Mildred McCabe of Avon; two brothers, Ray Scarborough of Frisco and Lester Scarborough of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandchildren, Jason Williams and wife, Erica, Garrett Williams, Keith Williams and fiance`, Christian Tillett, Andrew Williams and fiance`, Angela Tillett, and Kate Williams; and five great-grandchildren, Emily, Marleigh, Madison, Kenny and Lilly.  Funeral services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. C.L. Reynolds and Rev. Kenny Tillett officiating. Burial will be in the Scarborough Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, June 10, 2007; pg. 10A)

Earle Gray Scarborough

AVON - Earle Gray Scarborough, 67, died Saturday, January 8, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Scarborough was a native of Avon, a housekeeper for the Castaways Motel and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William and Margaret O'Neal Gray and the widow of Sumner R. Scarborough, Sr. Mrs. Scarborough is survived by three sons: Kevin Scarborough and his son Jesse of Avon, Craig Scarborough and his wife Clara and their children Erin and Rebecca of Buxton, and Sumner R. Scarborough, Sr. and his wife Gina and their children Emily, Laura, and Christopher of Manteo; and two sisters: Pearl Madrin of Kansas City, MO and Lucy Ballance of Elizabeth City. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy James Scarborough and a daughter-in-law, Janet Scarborough. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan 12 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000; pg. 11A)

Edward Hughes Scarborough

AVON - Edward Hughes Scarborough, 90, of Avon, died Monday, November 23, 1998, at his residence. Mr. Scarborough, a native of Avon, was a retired commercial fisherman and served in the US Coast Guard. He was a member of the Avon Worship Center, the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was the son of the late Edward Farrow and Rebecca Williams Scarborough and the husband of Agnes Stowe Scarborough of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Rita S. Hooper of Avon and Milah S. Negrete of Chesapeake, Va.; a son, Harvey Scarborough of Avon; a sister, Hattie S. Gray of Avon; a brother, Kermit Scarborough of Avon; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Avon Worship Center with the Rev. Sam Rasnake, the Rev. Ray Warren and the Rev. Reese Quidley officiating. Burial will follow in the Scarborough family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998; pg. 14A)

Elsie Mae Scarborough

POWELLS POINT - Elsie Mae Scarborough, 80, of Powells Point died Saturday, October 24, at Sentara Nursing Center, Currituck.  Born in Duck, she was the daughter of the late Levin D. and Ethel Kight Scarborough and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Linwood and Ben Scarborough.  Ms. Scarborough is survived by a sister, Betty Chason of Southern Shores; three brothers, Fred D. Scarborough and wife Elizabeth and Robert B. Scarborough all of Powells Point and Gerry L. Scarborough and wife Theresa of Duck; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk on Wednesday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. David Coxson.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 27, 2009; pg. 6A)

Enna Meekins Scarborough

AVON - Enna Meekins Scarborough, 73, died Wednesday, April 29, at a Virginia Beach nursing facility. Mrs. Scarborough was born in Avon and was a retired Dare County School teacher. She was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon. She was the daughter of the late Chauncey Meekins, Sr. and Kathleen Hooper Meekins and the wife of Erskin N. Scarborough, Sr. of Avon. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Linda Gray and her husband Donnie of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Olga M. Infanti of Staten Island, N.Y., and Barbara M. Austin of Avon; two brothers: David Meekins of Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard meekins of Avon; 3 grandchildren: Kyle Gray of Austin, Texas, Joseph and David Scarborough of Colington Harbour. A funeral service was to be held on Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the St. John's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Warren officiating and the rev. Don Vess assisting. Burial will take place in the Scarborough Family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 3, 1998; pg. 14A)

Erskin N. Scarborough, Jr.

IN COLINGTON - Erskin N. Scarborough, Jr., 23, died October 13 in Norfolk General Hospital from injuries received when he was struck by a car.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kill Devil Hills by Father John O'Brien.  Burial followed in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Avo.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Scarborough was a native and lifelong resident of Date County and resided in Colington.  He was a former deputy sheriff of Dare County and was employed at the time of his death as a patrolman with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.  He was a member of the Dare County Law Enforcement Association and the Emergency Medical Technician's Association.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - October 20, 1982; pg. 8)

Erskin Nelson Scarborough, Sr.

AVON - Erskin Nelson Scarborough, Sr., 76, of Northend Road, died November 17 at his daughter's residence in Chesapeake, Va. Mr. Scarborough was born on March 9, 1922 in Avon, He was the son of the late Edward F. and Addie Gray Scarborough and the husband of the late Enna Meekins Scarborough. He was a Methodist. Mr. Scarborough is survived by his daughter: Linda S. Gray and husband Donnie of Chesapeake, Va.; his sister, Hattie Gray of Avon; two brothers: Kermit Scarborough and Edward Scarborough of Avon; three grandchildren: Kyle Gray of Austin, Texas, and Joseph and David Scarborough of Colington Harbor. He was preceded in death by his son, Erskin N. Scarborough, Jr. A funeral will be held Friday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Warren and Rev. Troy Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Scarborough family cemetery in Avon. The body will be placed in the church today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. Twiford's Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 19, 1998; pg. 10A)

Ethel Mae Kight Scarborough

DUCK - Ethel Mae Kight Scarborough, 92, died Thursday, August 12,  at her residence. Mrs. Scarborough was born in Coinjock, NC was a homemaker and a Protestant. She was the daughter of the late William Kight and the late Betty Kight and the widow of Levin Scarborough.  She is survived by two daughters, Elsie Scarborough of Duck and Betty S. Chason of Southern Shores; three sons, Fred Scarborough, Bobby Scarborough both of Spot, and Gerry Scarborough of Duck; eighteen grandchildren, twenty seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; she was preceded in death by two sons, Ben Scarborough and Lenwood Scarborough.  A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 15, 2004; pg. 12A)

Ezekiel Hooper Scarborough
Raleigh Christian Advocate - April 10, 1889
Submitted by Linda Lau

George M. Scarborough
North Carolinian Advocate - June 17, 1903
Submitted by Linda Lau

Gladys Jennette Scarborough

AVON - Gladys Jennette Scarborough, 87, of Avon, died Sunday, Feb. 27 at her residence.  Mrs. Scarborough was a native of Buxton, a homemaker and member of Avon Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Devaney Elwood Jennette and Ella Gray Jennette and the widow of James Washington Scarborough.  Surviving are one son, Kenneth Dickerson of Avon; one daughter, Ella Nora Williams of Elizabeth City and one brother, Carl Ross Jennette of Amagansette, N.Y.  A church service will be held on Thursday, March 3 in the Saint Johns United Methodist Church in Avon at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Berry Taylor. Burial will follow in the Jennette Family Cemetery in Buxton.  The body will be placed in the church on Thursday at 10 a.m.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is In charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 1, 1994; Pg. 9A)

Harold West Scarborough
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 7, 1988; pg. 7A

Helen Williams Scarborough

MANTEO - Helen Williams Scarborough, 93, died peacefully with her family surrounding her at her home on January 12, 2000. Born is Avon on April 9, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Minerva Gray and Andrew Peale Williams. She was the widow of Richard James Scarborough who died in 1975. While he was in the Coast Guard, they had lived in several places on the East Coast before moving to Manteo in 1948. Along with her 3 sisters and a close friend, their husbands and families, they settled north of Manteo in an area that came to be known as Little Kinnakeet. Mrs. Scarborough was a faithful member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Holland Wescott Sunday School Class. A recent honor for her and her sisters, which touched her deeply, occurred when a newly-formed Circle for younger women chose the name, the Little Kinnakeet Sisters Circle, in honor of her, Jeanie Willimas, and her deceased sisters, Evelyn O'Neal and Mildred Austin. The women who chose the name felt that the sisters had had such an impact in showing the love of Jesus Christ and living a committed life that the honor was bestowed. Survivors include two daughters: Maxine S. Thomasson and her husband Larry, and Janice S. Tillett and her husband Hughes; a sister, Jeanie Williams; a brother, Herscal P. Williams, Sr. and his wife Leona of Elizabeth City; 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren: Julie T. Owens and her husband R.V. and children Christin, Wyatt and Dustin; Elaine T. Sottlemyer and her husband Todd and their children Zack, Caroline, Rachel and Matthew; Emilie Thomasson; and Susan T. Coleman and her husband Robert and children Wesley and Allison; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with Rev. George Speake officiating and Dr. William P. Wilson of Durham participating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 16, 2000; pg. 12A)

Ignatious Grandy Scarborough

AVON - Ignatious Grandy Scarborough, 95, died Thursday, October 1, at his residence. Mr. Scarborough, a native of Avon, was a retired boatswains mate with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the son of the late Farrow and Melvinia Scarborough and the husband of the late Leona Williams Scarborough. Mr. Scarborough is survived by two daughters: Stella J. Price of Chesapeake, Va. and Christine S. Gray of Avon; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ignatious Grandy Scarborough, Jr. Funeral services were to be held at St. John's United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 3, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Warren and the Rev. Troy Freeman officiating. Burial is to be in the Scarborough family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 4, 1998; pg. 10A)

Ignatious Grandy Scarborough, Jr.
The Coastland Times - Thursday, October 19, 1989; pg. 7A

Irene Littlefield Scarborough

HATTERAS, NC - Irene Littlefield Scarborough, 66, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Britthaven of Outer Banks. Born in Block Island, RI, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Ethel Feeney Littlefield. She was a retired clerk at Nedo Shopping Center and was a member of the Hatteras Assembly of God.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by her husband, Leon R. Scarborough of the residence; two daughters, Lesley Hickman of Hatteras, NC and Leona Newton of Chapanoke, NC; one son, Leon “Rick” Scarborough of Buxton, NC; two brothers, Lester Littlefield, Jr. of Columbus, GA and Everett Littlefield of Block Island, RI; and three grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Hatteras Assembly of God by the Rev. Ronnie Midgett.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral)

James Andrew Scarborough

James Andrew Scarborough of Nags Head and Corolla died Wednesday, April 16, at his residence.  He was 77.  A native of Duck, Mr. Scarborough owned and operated Scarborough Garage in Nags Head for 30 years before retiring in the village of Corolla in 1981.  He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Ellen Rodgers Scarborough and the husband of Jewell Hasty Scarborough of the home.  Besides his wife, Mr. Scarborough is survived by two daughters: Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband John, and Janice Lynn Scarborough and her husband Jim Kleinert, Jr.; one brother, Ray L. Scarborough and his wife, Ada; three sisters: Blanche Utz, Marlene Ward, and Melba Perry, all from Duck; two grandsons: Drew and Kyle Whitfield; an uncle, Levin Scarborough from Duck; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held on Friday, April 18, at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, with the Rev. John Strauss and Rodney Perry officiating.  Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, April 24, 1997; pg. 4C)

James Hobbs Scarborough
The Coastland Times - November 21, 1958; pg. 6

James Washington Scarborough

James Washington Scarborough, 82, of Avon, died Monday morning in Kecoughtan Veterans Hospital in Hampton, Va. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon. He was a member of the Avon United Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM, and the Pasquotank Tribe #8 Improved Order of Redmen. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after serving 30 years. Mr. Scarborough was the son of the late Benjamin Davis and Mrs. Dorcas Williams Scarborough and the husband of Mrs. Gladys Jennette Scarborough of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. Ella Nora Williams of Elizabeth City and one step-son, Kenneth Dickerson of Virginia Beach, Va.; 7 step-grandchildren; 1 step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday in the Avon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jim Harris, pastor. Burial will follow in the Jennette Cemetery, Buxton. The body will be taken from Twiford's Funeral Home, Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 21, 1976)

Janet A. Herzing Scarborough

AVON - Janet A. Scarborough, 38, died Friday, September 5, at a Chesapeake hospital.  Mrs. Scarborough was born in Norway, Maine, and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church and was active in community affairs, especially the sports program for the children of Hatteras Island.  She was a 1978 graduate of Cape Hatteras School and attended Chowan and Old Dominion University.  She was the daughter of the late Robert Herzing and Arlene Donahue Williams of Avon and the wife of Kevin Scarborough, also of Avon.  Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by one son Jesse Patrick Scarborough of Avon; two sisters: Katherine Herzing of Kill Devil Hills and Sandra Etheridge of Buxton; four brothers: Joseph Herzing of Oakland, Maine, Michael Herzing of Kill Devil Hills, Robert and Terry Herzing, both of Avon; her mother-in-law, Earle G. Scarborough of Avon; a step-father, Cecil S. Williams of Accomac, Va.; a maternal grandmother, Hilda Donahue of Bethel, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church on Monday, September 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Warren, the Rev. Berry Taylor, the Rev. Don Brown, and the Rev. Don Vess officiating.  The body will be placed in the church on Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the home of Earle G. Scarborough in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 7, 1997)

Jewell Hasty Scarborough

NAGS HEAD, NC - Jewell Hasty Scarborough , 86, widow of James A. Scarborough, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2008.  Born in Cerra Gorda, N.C., Jewell was the daughter of Franklin F. and Annie R. Hasty.  She has lived most of her life on the Outer Banks.  Jewell and her husband, Jim, were owners and operators of Scarborough’s garage from 1950-1980. She was Nags Head Postmaster  from 1961 to 1967.  Jewell was a founding member and served as the first Executive Secretary of Dare County Chamber of Commerce during the late 1960’s.  In 1959, the Scarboroughs bought the old Pell Austin home located in the Corolla Village.   During the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s they used this second home as a retreat from their busy lives in Nags Head.  These were generally considered the “good old days” of the Currituck Outer Banks, with the Scarboroughs well-known for welcoming family and friends alike into their home for food, beverages and lively conversation.  Jewell’s love of her community and church were present in her daily life, evidenced by her strong and abiding Christian faith and involvement in Mount Olivet Methodist Church of Manteo and the Corolla Chapel. Her active support in the re-vitalization of the Whalehead Club in Corolla was indicative of her love for this small community.  Jewell unselfishly attended to those in need through many acts of kindness, generosity and love for all. Her door was always open. To many who knew her, she was “like a second mother”.  Left to cherish her memory are her daughters and their spouses, Karen S. Whitfield and husband, John , of Corolla, and Lynn Scarborough and husband, Jim Kleinert, of Nags  Head.  Very precious to her were her two loving grandsons, Drew and Kyle Whitfield.  She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. at Mount Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo, N.C. The family will receive family and friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.  A private burial will be in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, March 30, 2008; pg. 10A)

John Madison Scarborough

AVON - John Madison Scarborough, 58, died Monday, July 8 at his residence. Mr. Scarborough was born in Avon, was a retired painter and a member of the Methodist Church. He was the son of the late John Newby Scarborough and the late Annie Gray Scarborough. He is survived by two sons: Clifton Dale Scarborough of Greenville and Timothy Whitlock of Sevierville, Tn.; two sisters: Esther Whitlock and Irene Miller; one brother, Curtis Scarborough, all from Avon; and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be held July 10 at Avon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Warren and Rev. Don Brown officiating. Burial fill follow in the Scarborough Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church Tuesday, July 9 at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at the home of Winfred Whitlock in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, July 9, 1996)

Kermit T. Scarborough

AVON - Kermit T. Scarborough, 81, died Wednesday, October 25 in Chesapeake, Va. at the home of his niece, Linda and husband, Donnie Gray. Mr. Scarborough was born in Avon, the son of Edward F. and Addie Gray Scarborough. He was retired from the US Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a veteran, having served in WWII and the Korean Conflict, and was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Mr. Scarborough is survived by a sister, Hattie Gray and husband Willard of Avon; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends: Ray Jennings and wife Artie of Chesapeake. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Avon, on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bryan Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, October 29, 2000; pg. 14A)

Laura Etta Midgett Scarborough

RODANTHE - Laura Etta Scarborough, 76, died Aug. 20 at a Norfolk Hospital.  Born in Rodanthe, she was the daughter of the late Levene W. and Lucretia M. Midgett.  She was a school teacher and a member of the Eastern Star and the Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  She is survived by one son, Horatio P. Beck of Hampton, Va.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 23 at 3 p.m. at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe with the Rev. Berry Taylor officiating.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fairhaven United Methodist Church.  Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 22, 1995; pg. 12A)

Lemuel Collins Scarborough

Lemuel Collins Scarborough, 35, Manteo Negro, died Monday, April 14, at his home.  A member of Cartwright Memorial Church, the deceased was the son of Martha J.. Wood and Jerry Scarborough.  He is survived by his wife, Quinilla Miller Scarborough; one son, Lionel Scarborough; and one brother, W.R. Scarborough.  He was engage in the store business at the time of his death.  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Negro Methodist Church in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 18, 1952; pg. 5)

Lester R. Scarborough

VIRGINIA BEACH - Lester R. Scarborough passed away peacefully November 26, 2011 at his home after a long illness.  Lester was born in Avon, NC on Hatteras Island to the late Dewey and Catherine Scarborough. After finishing school, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1943.  Master Chief Boatswains Mate Lester Scarborough served his nation proudly for 26 years. In 1943 he served on the Cutter Spencer in the Pacific Theater of operations, participating in numerous campaigns in support of U.S. Amphibious operations. Lester assumed command of Cutter Point Arena in 1966 in Seattle, WA and sailed the ship to Norfolk, VA via the Panama Canal. His personal awards include the National Defense Service Medal, U.S.C.G. Good Conduct Medal with Silver Star, and the Philippines Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy Gray Scarborough; son, Michael Lester Scarborough; sister, Mildred McCabe and brother, Raymond Scarborough. He was predeceased by his son, David Alan Scarborough.  The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at Virginia Beach Community Chapel followed by the burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, November 29, 2011)

Lewis Scarborough

IN KITTY HAWK - Lewis Scarborough, 80, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., was dead on arrival at the Dare County Emergency Medical Center February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. following a short illness.  He was a native and life long resident of Dare Co.  He was a retired commercial fisherman and attended the Duck United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Red Men of Pasquotank Tribe #8.  Funeral services were held February 24th at 2:00 p.n. in the Duck United Methodist Church by the Rev. Doug Jessee, pastor.  Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, N.C.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, N.C. is in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Scarborough was the son of the late George and Mrs. Flora Dunton Scarborough and the widower of the late Mrs. Emma Leona Sanderlin Scarborough.  He is survived by 4 sons: Cleveland Donovan Scarborough and Ronald Andre Scarborough, both of Kitty Hawk, Lewis Milford Scarborough of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and Gary Griggs Scarborough of Kodiak, Alaska; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Tate of Duck, N.C.; 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, March 2, 1983; pg. 4)

Lewis M. Scarborough

COLINGTON, NC - Lewis M. “Tink” Scarborough, 78, of Colington died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at his residence. Born in Duck, NC, he was the son of the late Lewis and Leona Sanderlin Scarborough and was the widower Ruby Sawyer Scarborough. He was retired from the USCG with 21 years of service and was a commercial fisherman. He attended Liberty Christian Fellowship, OBX Nation, Duck United Methodist Church and Powells Point Baptist Church.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by a daughter, Millie Scarborough of Powells Point, NC; a son, Lewis Scarborough, Jr. of Jarvisburg, NC; two brothers, Gary Scarborough of Dahlonega, GA and Ronnie Scarborough of Powells Point, NC; special friend, Denice Briggs of Elizabeth City, NC; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and five step children, Michael Perry, Kenny Perry, Scott Perry, Tammy Perry, and Kim Ward.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Liberty Christian Fellowship by Pastors John Hobbs and Wally Odom. Burial with military honors will follow at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour on Saturday morning.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 3, 2008; pg. 10A)

Linda Kaye Scarborough

AVON, N.C. - A 15 year old girl was killed and two men were injured Saturday [Nov. 4,] when their cars collided a mile north of Avon . State police called the Coast Guard who sent a helicopter from Elizabeth City to take the injured to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Killed was Linda Kaye Scarborough, 15, a high school student, daughter of Dewey H. and Edith Meekins Scarborough. Police said she was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. She was riding with Bradford Midgett, 17. Injured was William Shoemaker, 24, a Coast Guardsman stationed at Hatteras Life Boat Station at Hatteras. He was hospitalized with broken ribs and multiple external injuries. State patrolman D.S. Skiles said witnesses told him Shoemaker was headed south at high speed, pulled out to pass a car and struck Midgett's car. The first passing motorist, Thompson B. Gray of Virginia Beach, said by the time he had gotten the Scarborough girl out of the wreck she was dead. Officer Skiles said Shoemaker's car skidded 217 feet before the crash and traveled another 120 feet afterwards. Skiles said his investigation was incomplete Saturday night. Avon is about two miles north of Cape Hatteras. A funeral home in Manteo took the girl’s body from the scene. Besides her parents, Linda is survived by two sisters, Joan and Cathy of the home. Her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Branch Meekins and her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dewey H. Scarborough. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Assembly of God Church with the pastor Rev. Henry Wright officiating and assisted by Rev. M.L. Johnson, Jr., pastor of the Avon Methodist Church. The choir consisting of members from both church choirs, accompanied by Mrs. Ervin Gray, sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "I Need Thee Every Hour". Mary Virginia Tolson of Buxton sang "There's Room at the Cross". Serving as pallbearers were members of her class at school: Guy Padgett, Lawrence Woods, Donnie Gray, Seymour Gray, Maurice Quidley and Elton Miller. All members of her class attended in a body. The casket pall was of red and white carnations. There were many floral offerings. Interment was in the family plot.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Friday, November 10, 1961)

Lynn Scarborough

Lynn Scarborough, 57, of Nags Head, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011. A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of James A. and Jewell H. Scarborough. Lynn was a graduate of Manteo High School and East Carolina University. She was a retired teacher and taught at Manteo High School for many years. Lynn loved her job and was awarded Teacher of the Year for her devotion and compassion for her students. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will always be remembered for her wacky sense of humor, her unique observations of life and her love of her family and the Outer Banks.  She is survived by her husband, James A. Kleinert, Jr of Nags Head and her sister, Karen S. Whitfield of Corolla and her husband, John Whitfield, and special nephews, Drew and Kyle Whitfield. She is also survived by her aunts, Melba S. Perry, Marlene S. Ward and Ada C. Scarborough and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends, including Nancy Mattews of Kitty Hawk. A funeral service will be held by the Rev. John Hobbs at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Drive, Colington. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the Scarborough family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Marvin Edward Scarborough

Marvin Edward Scarborough, 60, of Wanchese, died Nov. 17 at Norfolk General Hospital after an illness of one month. He was a commercial fisherman and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. A native of Wanchese, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Magdalene Scarborough. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Meekins Scarborough; three sons: Marvin S. Scarborough of Fort Lauderdale, FL., Robert E. Scarborough of Hatteras and George T. Scarborough of Wanchese; two daughters: Mrs. Elaina Davis and Mrs. Irma Forbes of Wanchese; three brothers: Charles Scarborough of Wanchese and Richard Scarborough and Philip Scarborough of Manteo; one sister, Mrs. Louise Clift of San Diego, California. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 18, 1975)

Mary Burrus Scarborough

MANTEO - Mary Burrus Scarborough, 65, died Thursday, Feb. 13, in a Raleigh hospital. Mrs. Scarborough was born in Dare County and worked in the county courthouse Register of Deeds office for 5 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Orlando and Mary Carolina Burrus and the widow of Richard "Sie" Scarborough. She is survived by 2 daughters: Jule Dee Scarborough of DeKalb, Illinois and Margaret L. Scarborough of Currituck; one son, Richard O. Scarborough of Raleigh; 4 sisters: Dot Burrus, Estelle Tillett, and Delnoy Burrus of Manteo and Elouise Sellers of Jacksonville, Fla.; 3 brothers: Jule, Jack, and Sam Burrus; and 4 grandchildren. A graveside service was set for Feb. 15 at Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, with Coy Tillett, Jr. officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 16, 1997)

Michel Shane Scarborough

FRISCO, NC - Michel Shane Scarborough, 36, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Scarborough was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Church and a graduate of Hatteras High School. He was the son of Robert Edward “Bobby” Scarborough and the late Amanda Austin Scarborough.  He is survived by one son, Tanner Scarborough of Buxton; two sisters, Wendy Allen and Sara Slater, both of Frisco; two brothers, Robbie Scarborough of Frisco and Marvin Scarborough of Wilmington.  A memorial service will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on Friday, July 2, 2004 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Charles Moseley officiating.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Thursday, July 1, 2004)

Myrtle Blackman Scarborough

MANTEO - Myrtle Blackman Scarborough, 73, died Saturday, June 21 at her home.  She was the daughter of the late William and Annie McClease Blackman, Sr.  Surviving are her son, James A. Blackman of East Orange, N.L.; one sister, Lola Westbrook of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, William Blackman, Jr. of Winton; one aunt, Earlene Simmons of Manteo; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo, with burial following in the church cemetery.  The remains will lie in state at the church noon Thursday until time of the service.  The family will be at her home.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 24, 2003; pg. 15A)

Nora Meekins Scarborough

WANCHESE - Nora Meekins Scarborough, 84, died Oct. 14, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Scarborough was born in Hatteras and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, of Hatteras. She served as advisory council to the North Carolina Commission on Arts and Crafts; treasurer and board member for the Wanchese Community Center, Roanoke Island Garden Club, N.C. and Dare County Home Extension Service and a member of other civic organizations. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas Meekins and the late Lorena O'Neal Meekins and was the wife of the late M. Edward Scarborough. She is survived by two daughters, Elaina S. Davis and Irma S. Forbes, both of Wanchese; three sons, Stanley Scarborough, George Scarborough, both of Wanchese and Bobby Scarborough of Frisco; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, today at 2 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, October 16, 2004)

Opal Foster Scarborough

Opal Foster Scarborough, 79, of Buxton died Friday, June 1, 2012 in Nags Head. Born in Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Hallas and Rosa Burrus Foster. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and a homemaker.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond Wilbur Scarborough; two daughters, Karla Jarvis and husband, Roger of Hatteras and Rosa Scarborough and significant other, Cooper Linton of Cary; five sons, Ray Scarborough and wife, Janet of Corapeake, Hal Scarborough and wife, Juanita of Avon, Mark Scarborough and wife, Suzi of West Palm Beach, FL, Kerry Scarborough and wife, Monica of Buxton, and Dale Scarborough and wife, Becki of Snow Hill; a grandson who was raised in the house, Cristopher Scarborough and wife, Katie of Wilmington; one brother, Raymond “Bernie” Foster and wife, Cecilia of Hatteras; twelve other grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Virgil Wayne Scarborough and a brother, Desmond Foster.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Cory Oliver and the Rev. Dwight Burrus. Burial will be in the Scarborough Cemetery in Avon. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.   Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Orville Celestial Scarborough

AVON, NC - Orville Celestial Scarborough, 78, of Avon, NC died Monday, November 26, 2007 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Scarborough was born in Avon and was a retired First Class Boatswains Mate with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, a 33rd Degree Mason with the Hatteras Island Masonic Lodge and a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite.  He was the son of the late Celestial and Sudie Gray Scarborough.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by his wife, Edith Gray Scarborough of the residence; a daughter, Darlene Scarborough of Avon, NC; three sons, Richard Scarborough of Newport, NC, Billy Scarborough and Orville Scarborough, both of Avon, NC; a sister, Lillian Nordorcie of Goldsboro, NC; a brother, Maxton Scarborough of Avon, NC; and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the Scarborough Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 29, 2007; pg. 10A)

Ralph Chapple Scarborough

AVON - Ralph Chapple Scarborough, 89, died Thursday, February 14 at his residence.  Mr. Scarborough, a native of Avon, was a retired engineer with the Cape Hatteras Electrical Co-Op.  He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and was a veteran, having served in the European Theater with the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was the son of the late Celestial and Sudie Gray Scarborough and was also preceded in death by a sister, Alma Gray.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia O'Neal Scarborough of the home; a daughter, Janice S. Spake and husband Arley of Buxton; two sisters: Anges Maceda of Vienna, Va. and Lillian Nardoci of Greensboro; two brothers: Maxton Scarborough and wife Rose and Orville Scarborough and wife Edith, all of Avon; two grandchildren: Gerald Carlender and Dennis Spake; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenny Tillett and the Rev. Leon Fowler officiating.  Burial will follow in the Scarborough Family Cemetery, Avon.  The body will lie in state in the church until the service.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 17, 2002; pg. 14A)

Ray L. Scarborough

Ray L. Scarborough, 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, in an Elizabeth City nursing home.  Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and a member of the Duck United Methodist Church, he was also a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, of the York Rite Bodies, a founding member of the Duck Volunteer Fire Department and was a Shriner.  He was the son of the late Andrew J. and Ellen Rogers Scarborough.  Surviving are his wife, Ada Corbell Scarborough of Duck; a daughter, Linda R. Scarborough of Corolla; two sons: Theron A. Scarborough of Rochester, W. Va. and Jimmy Ray Scarborough of Kitty Hawk; three sisters: Blanche Utz and Marlene Ward, both of Duck, and Melba Perry of Southern Shores; and three grandchildren.  Graveside services were conducted at the Austin Cemetery, Saturday, Oct. 2, with the Revs. David Clift and Gerry Hatchell officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home handled arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 7, 1999; pg. 9A)

Richard Orlando Scarborough

MANTEO, NC - Richard Orlando Scarborough, 54, of Manteo, died Sunday, October 26, at his residence from cardiac arrest. Mr. Scarborough was born in Manteo, the son of the late Richard “Sie” Scarborough and the late Mary Caroline Burrus Scarborough. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by three sons, Richard Sie Scarborough of Raleigh, NC, Michael Scott Scarborough of Greenville, NC and Brandon Lee Scarborough of Greenville, NC; three sisters, Margaret Louise Scarborough Dupree of West Point, TN, Jule Dee Scarborough of DeKalb, IL and Myrlene Talbot of Rocky Mount, NC; two brothers, Richard “Ricky” Scarborough of Wanchese, NC and Reginald “Tinky” Scarborough of FL.  A memorial service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating with friendship comments by Major Hooper. Friends are invited to join the family at a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 30, 2008; pg. 14A)

Robert Edward Scarborough

WANCHESE - Robert Edward Scarborough, 71, died Sunday [May 15, 1966] at 6 p.m. in Lane Nursing Home after a long illness. He was a native of Avon but had resided in Wanchese 68 years. He was a building contractor and a member of Bethany Methodist Church at Wanchese. He was the husband of Magdelena Tillett Scarborough and son of the late Ignatius and Dorcas Gray Scarborough. Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louise Clift of Virginia Beach; four sons: Edward, Charles and Richard Scarborough of Virginia Beach and Lt. Phillip Scarborough of Manteo; one brother, Ignatius Scarborough of Virginia Beach; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body was removed to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo pending funeral arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - May 1966)  [From a Virginian-Pilot obituary]  A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bethany Methodist Church in Wanchese by the Rev. B.R. McCullen. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery.

Rondal Andre Scarborough

Rondal "Ronnie" Andre Scarborough, 68, of 102 Trenor Lane, Powells Point, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at his home. Born in Duck, he was the son of the late Lewis and Leona Sanderlin Scarborough. Mr. Scarborough was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard having served eleven years prior to discharge as a Petty Officer Second Class. He is survived by his brother, Gary Scarborough of Dahlonega, Ga.; two nieces, Lilly S. Hussey and Ron Lackey of Rutherfordton, and Millie L. Scarborough of Powells Point; two nephews, Stephen Lewis Scarborough and wife, Ruth, of Bolling Green, Ky. and Lewis M. Scarborough Jr. of Powells Point; a sister-in-law, Iva K. Scarborough; his friend, Harold B. Shubert; six great-nieces and five great-nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Scarborough was preceded in death by two brothers, Cleveland "Donnie" D. Scarborough and Lewis "Tink" M. Scarborough. A memorial service will take place Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Powells Point Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Clark officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.   Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is assisting the Scarborough family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, February 21, 2012)

Roy Rogers Scarborough

Roy Rogers Scarborough, 60, died June 25, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Scarborough was born in Manteo and was co-owner of Roy and Sons Auto Detailing and former manager of Queen’s Coach House Exxon for 28 years. He was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. He was the son of William Daniels of Virginia Beach and the late Mary Scarborough Paige and was the husband of Bettie Brown Scarborough of the home. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by three daughters, Glenda “Gigi” Umozurike of Moyock, Djuana “Muffin” Powers of Virginia Beach, Velissa “Lisa” Britton of Fayetteville; five sons, Roy D. Scarborough of Fayetteville, William E. “Tyke” Scarborough of Raleigh, Andra Gibbs of Belhaven, Johnathan Scarborough of Kill Devil Hills and Ika Gibbs of Fayetteville; two sisters, Erma Gore of Manteo and Ellen Johnson of Durham; a brother, Leon Daniels of Manteo; two stepmothers, Willa Daniels of Virginia Beach, Clarice Paige of Durham; and 16 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ( The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 27, 2004)

Ruby Sawyer Scarborough

COLINGTON - Ruby Sawyer Scarborough, 69, of Colington Rd., passed away peacefully in her home, August 18.  Mrs. Scarborough was born April 18, 1936 in Manteo to the late Pluman Sawyer and Lovie Beasley Sawyer.  She was of the Methodist faith.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband, Lewis M. "Tink" Scarborough of Colington; two daughters: Kimberly Ward of New Castle, Va. and Tami Dawn Robinson of Nags Head; three sons: Michael Perry of Colington, Kenny Perry of Powells Point and Allen Scott Perry of Manteo; three sisters: Goldie Brown of Fla., Linda McPherson of Manteo and Barbara Chambers of Elizabeth City; three brothers: Elmer Sawyer of Wanchese, Tony Sawyer of Powells Point and Ernest Lee Sawyer of Manns Harbor; two step-children: Lewis Scarborough and Millie Scarborough, both of Powells Point; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m. in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. C.L. Reynolds.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of Maestas & Bailey Funeral Home in Virginia Beach, Va.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 21, 2005; pg. 10A)

Sumner Moran Scarborough
The Coastland Times - November 19, 1965; pg. 8

Virgil Wayne Scarborough

SERVICE FOR DROWNED YOUTH HELD TUESDAY - Virgil Wayne Scarborough, 18, of Hatteras, drowned May 16, while surfing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Hatteras. The body was recovered Saturday. He was a native of Norfolk and lived in Hatteras for the past four years. He was a senior at Cape Hatteras School and was in the Neighborhood Youth Corps. He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Mrs. Opel Foster Scarborought; one sister, Miss Karla Scarborough of Hatteras; five brothers: Raymond Scarborough, Jr. of Norfolk, Hallas Scarborough of Avon, Mark Scarborough, Kerry Scarborough and Dale Scarborough, all of Hatteras; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hallas Foster of Hatteras and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Kate Scarborough of Avon. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church at Avon by Rev. Burl Wright, pastor. Burial was in the family cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 1972)

Walker Blaine Scarborough

AVON - Walker Blaine Scarborough, 97, of Avon, died Monday, March 8, at his residence.  A native of Avon, he was the son of the late Farrow and Mrs. Melvina Scarborough Scarborough and the widower of Edna Midgett Scarborough.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of WWIi, having served in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Scarborough is survived by two daughters: Elsie S. Sawyer and Holland S. Brothers, both of Avon; one brother, Ignatious Scarborough of Avon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at St. John's Church on March 10 by the Rev. Barry Taylor.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 9, 1993)

William James Scarborough

William James Scarborough, 42, husband of Mrs. Margaret Bibb Scarborough and son of the late Edward [should be Ebenezer] P. and Mrs. Darcus Missouri Miller Scarborough, died Saturday at a Norfolk hospital.  He was a native of Avon.N.C. and a resident at Glen Rock at the time of his death.  Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, two daughters, several grandchildren, four sisters and his step-father, Niles Alfred Svendsen of Norfolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, Feb. 8, 1952; pg. 8)

Wilma Cudworth Scarborough

WANCHESE, NC - Wilma Cudworth Scarborough, 81, died Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Scarborough was born in Wanchese and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Scarborough was the daughter of the late Vance and Ina Midgett Cudworth and the widow of Charles Lee Scarborough.  She is survived by three daughters, Andrea “Andy” S. Waits of Lake Landing, NC, Candace “Near” Scarborough of Wanchese and Patty Callum of Manteo; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Cudworth Daniels of Wanchese and one brother, Louis Cudworth of Baltimore, MD; she was preceded in death by three sisters, Iris Midgett and Lois Saunders and Ina Burns Davis.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Carroll Daniels and Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. The service will continue at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Friday, November 5, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 4, 2004; pg. 14A)

Wilma Hall Peele Scarborough

HATTERAS - Wilma Hall Peele Scarborough, 85, of Hatteras, died Monday, July 7, in an Elizabeth City Hospital.  Mrs. Scarborough, a native of Hatteras, was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Minerva Gray Peele and the widow of David Fulton Scarborough.  Mrs. Scarborough is survived by one daughter: Cecelia Newcomb of Hatteras; two sons: Leon R. Scarborough of Hatteras and Robert F. Scarborough of Jacksonville, Florida; one sister, Margaret Quidley of Hatteras; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras United Methodist Church on July 9 with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Don Brown officiating.  Burial will be in the family cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Mrs. Scarborough in Hatteras.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 8, 1997)

Zion Scarborough
Charlotte Observer - May 16, 1915 (poor newspaper copy)
Submitted by Linda Lau

Elizabeth City, May 12? - Special -- Zion Scarboro, one of the oldest citizens of Dare County, died yesterday at his home in Avon, at the age of 87 years.  He is survived by a large number of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  He was one of the best known citizens of the _____ and, ____ old age _______ his activities, was active in the affairs of his community.

Roberta Austin Schaap

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Roberta Austin Schaap, 64, died July 20. She was born in Cape Hatteras to the late Edward and Mildred Austin. Survivors include her husband, Larry Schaap and her sister Elida Staggs. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The funeral services will be held at Hatteras Methodist Church on Thursday, July 24 at 1 p.m.. Burial will follow at Austin Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 22, 2008; pg. 10A)

Edith Forbes Scharfenberg

FRISCO - Edith "Bobbie" Forbes Scharfenberg, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 9 in Winslow Memorial Nursing Home.  A native of Milton, Vt., she was a retired registered nurse and member of Little Grove United Methodist Church.  She was a daughter of the late Charles Comstock and Annie Smail Forbes and wife of the late Arthur H. Scharfenberg.  Surviving are a step-daughter, Judy Thomas of West Chester, Pa.; two sisters: Martha Brochard of Smithtown, N.Y. and Ethel Morrill of Essex Junction, Vt.  Memorial services were held Wednesday, Jan. 12,  at  Little Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating.  Twiford's Northside Chapel is in charge.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000; pg. 7A)

 Orlanda C.J. Scharff

Orlando C.J. Scharff, age 77, died Sunday morning at 8:05 o'clock at the family residence in Wanchese after a short illness. He was a native of New York but had been living in Wanchese for 17 years. Mr. Scharff was a member of the Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. During his lifetime he hald many positions with well known business firms of New York. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Baum Scharff; two sons: J.M. Scharff of Roselle Port, N.J. and W.B. Scharff of Elizabeth, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. C.E. Raynor of Freeport, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Wanchese Methodist Church with the Rev. J.W. Sneeden officiating, assisted by the Rev. R.H. Lewis and the Rev. M.W. Maness. Since coming to Roanoke Island Mr. Scharff had taken an active and helpful part in community and church affairs and he and his gifted wife had become a valuable part of the community, her native home.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 21, 1944; pg. 1)

Pearl Baum Scharff

Pearl Baum Scharff, 105, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mrs. Scharff was born in Wanchese and was a music composer. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Scharff graduated from Trinity College (presently known as Duke University) in Durham. She was the widow of Orlando C.J. Scharff and daughter of the late Samuel Baum, III and Betty Midgett Baum. She is survived by one niece, Gertrude Q. Daniels; a great-niece, Phyllis Q. Sanderlin; a great-nephew, Phillip H. Quidley, Sr., all of Wanchese; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews; 22 g-g-g nieces and nephews; and a g-g-g-g niece & nephew. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 3 at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 3, 1996)

Thomas Leigh Scheel

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Thomas Leigh Scheel, 55, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Mr. Scheel was born in Richmond, VA the son of the late Charles Roger Scheel, Sr. and Christine Elizabeth Snell Scheel. He was a self-employed musician and played with Kevin Roughton as the Wilder Brothers for the past 21 years. He was a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship in Kill Devil Hills.  Mr. Scheel is survived by his wife Tiffany Parker Scheel and two daughters, Skyler Elise Scheel and Trinity Faith Scheel all of the residence; and a brother, Charles R. Scheel, Jr. of Creswell, NC.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 244 Williams Drive (off Colington Road), Kill Devil Hills, NC on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:00 am with Pastor John Hobbs officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Camille Brinkley Schiffman

MANTEO - Camille Brinkley Schiffman of Manteo and Greensboro died Wednesday, August 30, in Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro. She was the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance and Mae Brinkley of Manteo. Mrs. Schiffman was born in England in 1909 and spent many years living in Manteo. She graduated from Women's College of UNC, now University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and taught school in the Manteo and Greensboro areas. After he married in 1932, she moved to Greensboro where she was a school teacher, and later worked as head of the Financial Dept. of Schiffman Jewelry Co. Mrs. Schiffman is survived by her husband, Arnold A. Schiffman, Sr. of the home; one daughter, Camille B. Schiffman of Newark, Del.; and two sons, Arnold A. Schiffman, Jr. of Greensboro and Harry Brinkley Schiffman of Manteo; three grandsons and six great-grandchildren. The body will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held later in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 3, 1995; pg. 2B)

Camille Brinkley Schiffman

NEWARK, DE — Camille Brinkley Schiffman, 74, died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at her home in Newark, Del.  Burial will be private in Manteo, N.C.  She was born August 19, 1934, in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Arnold and Camille Schiffman. Following baccalaureate studies at the University of Tennessee and graduate work at the Bank Street College of Education in New York, she began her teaching career at the Merrill-Palmer Institute (now the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute) in Detroit, Mich., followed by positions at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., and the University of Georgia in Athens and a year of study at the University of London. She joined the University of Delaware in 1963, where she taught child development courses, supervised the student teachers in the pre-school program and had major responsibility for development and administration of the pre-school as its director. Her professional endeavors included initiating and founding of the state chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, contributing to the development of a cooperative program with the College of Education for the certification of kindergarten teachers in the State of Delaware, and serving as a consultant to the Head Start Program for development of summer teacher training programs and evaluation of Head Start training programs at six universities. She was for several years the faculty advisor to Mortar Board Honor Society, and was chairperson of the University Faculty Committee on Student Honors. Sabbatical travel included visits to pre-schools in Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea. She enjoyed working with students in many capacities during her 21 years at the University of Delaware, but her greatest love was reserved for "her children" in the pre-school program. "Camille's circle," an informal network of close friends, neighbors, colleagues and students and their families, have been the fortunate recipients of her legendary hospitality over the years. Her gatherings could encompass four generations, but there was always room for additional guests. She will be remembered by all as a staunch friend and dedicated teacher. Her consistently optimistic outlook and never- failing good humor in the face of personal adversity were an inspiration to all.  Camille is survived by her brothers, Arnold Anthony (Tony) Schiffman, Jr. and wife, Madeline, and Harry Brinkley Schiffman and wife, Lila; her nephews, Arnold Anthony Schiffman, III and wife, Terrie, Harry Vance Schiffman, and Lawrence Lane Schiffman and wife, Becky; her eight grandnieces and grandnephews; her loving caregivers, "adopted granddaughter", Brandy Fowler and Rita Fitzcharles; and her beloved poodle, Baby.  Great appreciation is expressed to Bayada Nurses for their care and support.  Arrangements by Spicer- Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory.  (News & Record [Greensboro, NC] – Saturday, September 6, 2008)

Michael Dennis Schillings

WANCHESE - Michael Dennis Schillings, 54, died Friday May 16 in Chesapeake, VA.  Mr. Schillings was born in Venice, Italy as an American Citizen born abroad and was an appliance repairman.  He was a member of the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Dept as a lieutenant and instructor, he also served as past president, a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge # 521 AF&AM where he was past master and also filled stations in the Grand Lodge of North Carolina and was a Grand Officer in the Order of the Amaranth. In addition, “Mike” served the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life as both Scout and Scouter. Mike earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He served both as committee member and right hand man for Manteo Troop 165. This year he became the recipient of the prestigious Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award and district award of merit and just recently completed his Wood Badge Training.  ”Mike” also served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of Delores Lyttle Schillings of Texas and the late Don Schillings.  Besides his mother surviving are one daughter, Mary LeeAnne Schillings of Wanchese; two sons, James Hudean Schillings and Dennis Warren Schillings both of Wanchese; two brothers, Danny Schillings and Patrick Schillings both of Texas and one grandchild Scout Schillings.  A celebration of life will be Tuesday May 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethany United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Cottingham. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 20, 2008)

Ina A. Schmoyer

IN COLINGTON - Mrs. Ina A. Schmoyer, 61, of Colington Harbor, died Friday [Dec. 11, 1982] in a Washington, D.C. hospital.  A funeral and burial were Tuesday in Colington Harbor.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - December 15, 1982; pg. 17)

Patricia Ruskinsky Schoifet

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Patricia R. Schoifet, 73, of Colington Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, NC died Wednesday, January 16, 2008 in the Outer Banks Hospital. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ, the daughter of Anna Zaher Ruskinsky of Princeton, NJ and the late Joseph A. Ruskinsky. Mrs. Schoifet was an insurance adjuster and also worked as a social worker in Cleveland, OH. She retired to the Outer Banks in the mid 90’s.  Besides her mother, Mrs. Schoifet is survived by a daughter, Kim Fonseca and husband, Peter of Skillman, NJ; three grandchildren, Spencer Malunow and wife, Nicholl of Robbinsville, NJ, Peter J. Fonseca and Jillian P. Fonseca, both of Skillman, NJ; and one great-granddaughter, Grace Ann Malunow.  A memorial service will be held at the Colington Harbour Yacht & Racket Club on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Teresa Holloway officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 17, 2008; pg. 12A)

George Michael Schwartz

WANCHESE, NC - George Michael Schwartz, 82, of Wanchese, NC died Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Big Stone Gap, VA. Mr. Schwartz was born in Essington, PA and was a licensed boat captain and a commercial fisherman. He was the son of the late Daniel and Sophie Miley Schwartz and the widower of the late Vivian Allene Collins Schwartz.  Mr. Schwartz is survived by four daughters, Vivian Tice of Bricktown, NJ, Donna Hillman of Dungannon, VA, Jackie Fannon of Big Stone Gap, VA and Lois Hansen of Union Beach, NJ; one son, Ricky Younce of Coeburn, VA; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at Cudworth Cemetery, Wanchese, NC on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 11:00 am with Rev. David Dalton officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Lee Schwartz

IN BUXTON - Robert Lee Schwartz, 69, of Buxton, North Carolina, died Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness.  He was a native of Whiteville, N.C. and had resided in Buxton for the past 11 years.  He was retired from the refrigeration-air conditioning department of the Norfolk Naval Base.  The body was cremated.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge.  Mr. Schwartz is the son of the late Edward Gray and Mrs. Lillie Lee Callihan Schwartz and the husband of Mrs. Iris John Schwartz of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert Gray Schwartz of Buxton.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, October 27, 1982; pg. 8)

Christine Myers Scolaro

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Christine Myers Scolaro, 80, passed away Friday, December 9, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Auburn, New York, but has lived in Fairfax, Virginia and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina for many years.  She was a graduate of Auburn East High School and the College of New Rochelle. She was an avid swimmer and Girl Scout Leader for many years. Christine was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Kitty Hawk, N.C. and a member of the choir for twenty years.  Her brother, Jim and sister, Dorothy predeceased her.  Surviving are her husband of fifty-eight years, Sam; three daughters; Linda Shaw and husband Mike of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Michelle Farley of Montross, Virginia, and Marie Caras and husband Bob of Vienna, Virginia; one son, Mark and wife Peggy of Manassas, Virginia; eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, Thomas Myers and wife Dottie of Cicero, New York, brother and sister in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. A reception at the church will follow.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Margaret Jesse Scott

NAGS HEAD - Margaret Jesse Scott, 94, of Nags Head, NC died Monday, February 11, 2008 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Scott, was born May 22, 1913 in Bristol, TN, raised her family in Washington, DC and retired to Nags Head, NC, which has been her residence for the past 44 years. Margaret was employed by the Dept. of Commerce in Washington, DC and worked at the Skylark Restaurant. She was a member of St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church.  Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her husband, Asher H. Scott and a son, George H. Scott.  She is survived by two sons, Asher H. Scott, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Ronald E. Scott and wife, Kuchie of Nags Head, NC; six grandchildren, Pam, Doug and Kevin Scott of Montoursville, PA, Debbie, Mark and Georgia Scott of Port St. Lucie, FL; and numerous great-grandchildren.; many nieces and nephews, Mrs. Genelle Combs of Bristol, VA, Juanita Ballinger and Kenneth Jesse of Palm Beach, FL, Doris Carr, Peggy Duff, Kathy Pierce, Joyce Ann Jesse, Sherrie Jesse, Raleigh Jesse, Dunie Jesse, all of Bristol, VA, David Jesse of Wildwood, FL, Budgie Jesse, Gary Lynn Jesse and Brian Jesse, also of Bristol, VA.  A graveside service will be held at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo, NC on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 11:00 am with Rev. Charles E. B. Gill officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 14, 2008; pg. 10A)

Ronald Scott

NAGS HEAD - Ronald “Ronnie” Scott, 76, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at his residence.  He was born in Washington, DC on March 11, 1937 the son of the late Asher H. Scott and Margaret Jesse Scott.  Ronnie was owner and operator of the Skylark Restaurant and Cottage Court in Nags Head.  He was also active in real estate and owner of Scott Realty in Nags Head.  He was a charter member of the Dare County JC’s, the Duck Woods Country Club and was an active member of the Nags Head Surf Fishing Club.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Crisis.  He was Mayor pro tem for 6 years of the 16 years he served on the Nags Head Town Board of Commissioners.  Besides his parents, Ronnie is preceded in death by two brothers, George H. Scott and Asher “Tink” Scott.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Margaret “Kuchie” Scott of the home; two step-sons, Joseph F. White of Nags Head, and William B. White and wife, Allison Deese White of El Paso, TX; and four loving grandchildren, Kelly Margaret Kranker and husband, Kyle, Jo Erin White of Nags Head, NC, Lauren Elizabeth White and Michael Boyden White of El Paso, TX; and great grandson, Nathan White of Asheville, NC; also several nieces and nephews. There are special adopted children that he loved dearly, Dr. Lindsey L. White, Mrs. Beverly Kestner and M. Ryan Oliver; two God children, John H. Taylor and Jason Scott Sadler.  The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the staff of Dare County Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of their husband and step father during his illness.  A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm.    Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Virginia Perry Scott

ELIZABETH CITY RESIDENT - Virginia Perry Scott, 71, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Albemarle Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1942 to the late Charlie L. Perry and Fannie Spruill Perry and was the widow of Joel Sawyer Scott. She was a native of Dare County and a retired registered nurse who was most recently was employed with the Brian Center. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Bingham and husband, Daryl, of Topeka, Kan. and Wendy Kane and husband, Robert, of Elizabeth City; a son, Joel S. Scott Jr. and wife, Tracy, of Elizabeth City; a brother, Earl S. Perry of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Annette Riddick and a brother, James Harvey Perry. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends and relatives in the lobby of the funeral home following the service. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Scott family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Tuesday, October 15, 2013)

Fay Kirkbride Scudder

KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC - Fay K. Scudder, 76, died August 10. She was born in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Robert Twining Kirkbride and Gladys MacGowan Kirkbride. She attended George School, a Friends (Quaker) School in Newtown, PA and then the University of Pennsylvania.  She is survived by her five children, Hervey C. Scudder IV and his wife, Linda Kellc of Birdsboro PA, Heather S. Burd and her husband, Robert of Titusville, NJ, Jocelyn S. Midgette and her husband, Michael, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Elizabeth S. Van Brunt and her husband, Michael of Bernardsville, NJ and Sara Twining Scudder of Basking Ridge, NJ; as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandson. She is also survived by her sister Rebecca Kirkbride Cooper and her husband, Graham of Delaware and three nephews.  Fay was an active member of Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Nags Head NC. She was a past member of the vestry, a choir member, a charter member of Daughter's of the King, and involved in the prayer shawl ministry, the prison ministry and the Woman's Bible Study. She was a long time employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ and later worked at the Dare County Tourist Bureau in Manteo, NC.  Fay will be missed by those who loved her.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sat. August 22, 2009 at 1:00PM in the chapel of St. Andrews By the Sea in Nags Head and a reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers those who wish, may make donations to St. Andrews by the Sea, POB 445, Nags Head, NC 27959, or Feline Hope, POB 893, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 16, 2009; pg. 8A)

Cecil Sears

MANTEO Cecil Sears, 68, of Manteo, died Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after and illness of a week. A native of Jarvisburg, he lived in Manteo 35 years. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was the son of William J. and Mrs. Sallie Lee Sears and the husband of Mrs. Ella Jones Sears. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Henry Hodges and Mrs. Maude Wilson of Chesapeake and Mrs. Julian Outlaw of Grandy; and three brothers: W.E. Sears of Virginia Beach, Herman Sears of Grandy and Lonnie Sears of Manteo. A funeral service will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Manteo Baptist Church conducted by Herbert A. Hemmingway of Elizabeth City. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC]  – Thursday, January 14, 1971)

Ella Jones Sears

Ella Jones Sears of Manteo died Saturday, Sept. 27 in Britthaven of the Outer Banks.  She was 90, a native of Grandy, a homemaker, and member of the Manteo Baptist Church.  Mrs. Sears was the daughter of the late William B. and Pearl Evans Jones Sears and the wife of the late Cecil Sears.  She is survived by a sister, Pearl G. Sears of Elizabeth City, and a brother, William H. Jones of Manteo.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Twiford Colony Chapel by the Revs. Bruce Warrington and Herbert Hemingway.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo was in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 2, 1997; pg. 7B)

Preston Lee Sears, Sr.

Preston Lee Sears, Sr., 73, of 108 Dogwood Trail, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Chowan Hospital in Edenton, NC. Born in Dare County, NC, he was the only child  of the late Lonnie P. Sears and the late Glennon Jones Sears and the husband of Emma Mae Littleton Sears of the residence.  Mr. Sears retired after 30 years of service as a Warrant Officer 4 in the U.S. Coast Guard and was proud to serve any place he was sent.  He was a loving good man and helped anyone in need.  He was a member of First Baptist Church.  Besides his wife, Mr. Sears is survived by a son, Preston Lee Sears, Jr. and companion, Laura; six stepchildren, Karen and husband Bill, Kendra and husband, Neal, David, Mark, Stephen and wife, Shelly, and Stefanie and husband, Jerry; 10 step-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.  at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mason Smith officiating. Military honors will be rendered by William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060.  The family will receive friends Sunday, November 7, 2010, at Twiford’s Funeral  Home from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  The family wants to thank Preston’s long time friend, Isaac Midgett for his visits and support.  He was there until the end.  Now that Preston has left us, nothing or no one can hurt him anymore. He is also survived by this estranged daughter, Cheryl.    Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sears family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Milton Jerome Selby

Milton "Jerome" Selby, 49, of 941 Woodley Ave., Manteo, N.C., died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007 at Sentara General Hospital, Norfolk Va. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Manteo, N.C., with the Rev. Lionel Griffin officiating. The body will lie in state on Friday, Nov. 16, from noon until 2 p.m. at Haven Creek M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Haven Creek Cemetery. Mr. Selby is survived by his wife, Barbara Selby of the home; two sons, Tshombe L. Selby and Emanuel Davis. Milton Selby is the nephew of Claudie and Lenora Jarvis-Mackey of Elizabeth City, N.C. Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - November 14, 2007)

Elouise McNee Burrus Sellers

JACKSONVILLE, FL - Elouise McNee Burrus Sellers, 80, passed away December 29 at Heartland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Jacksonville. Born in Manteo on May 18, 1921, she was the former wife of the late Raymond Wescott, Sr. of Manteo and member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. Mrs. Sellers was predeceased by her husband William "Bill" Sellers of Jacksonville; her brothers and sisters: Belton Burrus, Richard Burrus, Fredrick Burrus, Rayburn Burrus, Delnoy Burrus, Irlene Wescott, Mary Scarborough and Margaret Gates. She will be missed by her sons: Raymond Wescott, Jr. and wife Tanya of Manteo and Steve Sellers of Jacksonville; grandchildren: Miles Midgette, Shauna Midgette and Chet Wescott; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Estelle Tillett and brothers: Jule D., Sam Z. and Jack Burrus of Manteo. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo with the Rev. George Speake, Coy Tillett, Jr. and the Rev. Steve Crews officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Fla.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002; pg. 5A)

Vivian Brown Senf

MANTEO - Vivian B. Senf, born March 17, 1915, went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2006. She was the daughter of the late John G. and Carrie J. Wooten Brown. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Horace F. Parker and Elmer "Poss" U. Midgett; two sisters, Julia B. Lawrence and spouse Herbert and Helen Ward and spouse Herbert; and two brothers, John A. Brown and William "Buck" Brown. She was the long time owner and operator of the "Vivianna Motel". She was also a long standing member of the Manteo Baptist Church and loved to witness about her Lord whenever given the opportunity. She leaves behind her husband Arthur Senf; one son, John T. “Tommy” Midgett; one grandson, Alex Midgett; and one sister-in-law, Louise Brown. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Colony Chapel by the Rev. Ken Simpson. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December, 31, 2006; pg. 10A)

Howard Peter Setnikar

Howard Peter Setnikar, 47, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died at his residence. He was born in New York City, NY to Johanna Bartels Frederiksen of Manteo, NC and the late Howard Setnikar and was an avid fisherman.  Besides his mother, Mr. Setnikar is survived by a son, Daniel Setnikar of New York; a sister, Christine Mandvere of Manteo, NC; and two brothers, Ronald and Thomas Setnikar both of New York. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Setnikar.  A graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 11:00am at Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Tal Madison.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hilda Daniels Seymour

Hilda Daniels Seymour, 89 of 137 Seymour Drive, Camden, NC died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Winslow Memorial Home.  Born in Wanchese, NC she was the daughter of the late Charles S. Daniels and Bright Montague Daniels Evans; the widow of Dennis Joseph Seymour, Sr.; and was the stepdaughter of the late Ivey H. Evans.   Mrs. Seymour was a member of Camden United Methodist Church and the Camden Chapter # 252 Order of Easter Star.  She was the former Branch Manager of the NC Department of Motor Vehicles and had attended Louisburg College.  Mrs. Seymour loved playing Bingo and going to Atlantic City.  She is survived by two sons, Joe Seymour, Jr. and wife Linda of Kill Devils Hills, NC and David Seymour of Camden, NC; a half-brother, Ivey M. Evans; two grandchildren, Joseph Michael Seymour and wife Kelly and their children, Sara and Anna, and Charles Edward Seymour and his daughter, Amber.  Mrs. Seymour is also survived by a niece, Annette and her son C.F.; a nephew, George and his wife Michelle and their daughter Asia; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended members of the Seymour family; her sister-in-law, Janice Seymour who now becomes the last remaining Seymour of that generation; and longtime friend of the family, Horace Lee Bogues.  In addition to her parents, stepfather and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Peggy Midgett Evans.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to Albemarle Hospice, especially for the loving care that nurses Tammy, Tonya and Pam showed their mother, as well as the staff and nurses at Winslow Memorial Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Camden United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Moehring officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service and at all other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Seymour family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Lee Shaffer

MANTEO - David Lee Shaffer, 62, died Monday, January 7.  He was born in Charleston, WV to the late Calvin and Myrtle Shaffer.  He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jean Shaffer; son David Foster Shaffer; sister, Mary Klein of Grapevine, Texas; brother, Wilbur Shaffer of Annapolis, Md.; two nieces: Denise Friend and Bonnie Jean Harris; and nephew, Richard Lee Shaffer.  He also leaves four step-sons, great-nieces and nephews, and many friends.  A memorial service is planned for today (Thursday), January 10 at 1 p.m. at Manteo Faith Baptist Church on Burnside Road.  The Rev. Ronnie Midgett will deliver the eulogy.  Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 10, 2008; pg. 12A)

Wanda Jean Alexander Shaffer

MANTEO - Wanda Jean Alexander Shaffer, 80, died Tuesday, August 11, in Nags Head. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Shaffer and two daughters, Patty Avila and Gloria Alexander.  She is survived by four sons, Charles, Troy, George, and Glen Alexander; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo by the Rev. Ken Simpson. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 16, 2009; pg. 8A)

Minnie Lee Midgett Shankster

 VIRGINIA BEACH - Minnie Lee Midgett Shankster, 63, died July 13 in Virginia Beach General Hospital.  She was the daughter of Elnora Gallop Midgett of Virginia Beach, who survives, and the late Lloyd Midgett.  Mrs. Shankster was a member of The World of Life Christian Center in Virginia Beach.  Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters: Brenda Bridges Caruana and Husband Gary T. Caruana of Virginia Beach and Carol Lee Seibert Scherer of Virginia Beach; one son: Lloyd Wayne "Bud" Seibert and wife Angel of Virginia Beach; one sister: Linda G. Midgett of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren: Marni L. Caruana, Angie E. Caruana, Kelly Kello, Jennifer L. Seibert And Callie Joy Scherer, all of Virginia Beach; a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends and most of all her pets who will miss and grieve for her the most.  Her pets were her life.  Funeral services will be held Monday.   Twiford's Funeral Home, Ghent Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 16, 1995; Pg. 2B)

Annie Gray Shannon

MANTEO, NC - Annie Gray Shannon, 92, of Manteo died Monday, July 3, 2006 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Shannon, born in Avon, NC, was a homemaker and former sales clerk at Ben Franklin’s. She was a member of Manteo Baptist Church. Mrs. Shannon was the daughter of the late William Brinkley and Elizabeth Scarborough Gray and the widow of the late Wallace Warner Shannon.  Mrs. Shannon is survived by a daughter, Imogene S. Daniels and husband, A.B. “Top” Daniels of Manteo; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence at 136 Daphne Lane, Manteo.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Tuesday, July 4, 2006; pg. 12A)

James Blanchard Shannon

James Blanchard Shannon, 68, who was born on Roanoke Island and had lived 55 years in Point Harbor, died Friday night at Albemarle Hospital after an illness of 5 weeks.  He was the son of the late Nat and Elizabeth Shannon, and the husband of Mrs. Nettie S. Shannon, a retired fisherman and member of the Powell's Point Christian Church.  He is survived by 3 sons: Lionel J. of Kitty Hawk, Sherman J. and Dalton E. Shannon of Powell's Point.  Funeral and burial were at Powell's Point.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 12, 1959; pg. 12)

Lionel James Shannon, Sr.

Lionel James Shannon, Sr. of Point Harbor died Monday, July 22, at a Virginia Beach hospital.  He was 79.  He was the son of the late James Shannon and the late Nettie Sowers Shannon, and the husband of Melba Beacham Shannon of the home.  Mr. Shannon was the retired owner/operator of the Sea Kove Motel and Shannon and Beacham Grocery Store.  He also was retired from the Dare County ABC Store.  He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.  He was a member of the Powells Point Christian Church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Lionel James Shannon, Jr. of Manteo, and Barry Shannon of Kitty Hawk; one brother, Shirley Shannon of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  H was preceded in death by one brother, Dalton Earl Shannon.  A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at Austin Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw and the Rev. Spottswood Graves officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, July 25, 1996; pg. 9B)

Melba Beacham Shannon

KITTY HAWK - Melba Beacham Shannon, 79, died Dec. 2, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Shannon was born in South Norfolk and was raised in Kitty Hawk. She and her husband Lionel, who died in 1996, owned and operated the Sea Kove Motel until 1976 and the Shannon and Beacham Store in Kitty Hawk Village from 1949 to 1964. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Inez Beacham. Mrs. Shannon is survived by two sons, Lionel and his wife Clara Mae of Manteo and Barry and his wife Nancy of Southern Shores; three grandchildren, Clara Mae "Peaches" Eckhardt and her husband Jim of Manteo, Lerryn Spangler and husband Brian of Mebane, N.C., and Gavin of Manteo; and one great-grandson, Leo Woodard, also of Manteo. A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Spotswood Graves and Richard Stone officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dare Hospice, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004)

Sammy Jane [Baum] Shannon

Mrs. Sammy Jane Shannon, 74, widow of the late John Shannon of Manteo, died Thursday night [Nov. 15, 1945] after an illness of several days. She suffered a paralytic stroke a week ago and was stricken again this week. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a lifelong resident and was held in highest esteem. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mollie Gallop of Manns Harbor, Mrs. R.F. Smith of Buffalo City, Mrs. Wilson Jokkiff, Mrs. Marvin Rogers, Charlie, Jack, Richard, Wallace and Ben Shannon, all of Manteo. Funeral services were conducted at three o'clock Friday afternoon at the grave with Rev. Frank B. Dinwiddie officiating. Burial was in the Manteo Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] -  Friday, November 16, 1945; pg. 1)

Shirley Beacham Shannon

SUFFOLK, VA. -  Shirley Beacham Shannon, 78, formerly of Kitty Hawk, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother died on January 6.  Her children were the joy of her life. Mrs. Shannon was predeceased by her husband, Dalton Earl Shannon, Sr.; her parents, William and Inez Beacham; and her daughter, Grace Scarborough.   Survivors include her daughters, Renee Tribble, Janet Scarborough, Angie Bright; her sons, Dalton Earl Shannon, Jr., William Shannon, Caleb Shannon, Jimmy Shannon; her sister, Alma Hayman; and brothers, William Beacham, Jr. and Jerry Beacham and 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.   A graveside service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, NC.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 11, 2009; pg. 10A)

William B. Shannon

William B. Shannon of Kitty Hawk, 59,  passed Saturday.  He was born to the late Dalton & Shirley Shannon. He is survived by his wife Ellen Shannon & 4 Children: Melissa Craft, Christy Tevepaugh, Amy McNair & Michael Massey; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Angela Woolard, Janet Scarborough, Renee Tribble, 4 brothers: Caleb Shannon, Jimmy Shannon and Earl Shannon & the late Grace Scarborough.  A memorial will be held Saturday Jan. 25 at Nags Head Church, 105 Sound Side Rd. Nags Head NC. at 1 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, January 24, 2014)

Donald Arthur Shapira

MANTEO - Donald Arthur Shapira, 53, passed away Wednesday, July 1, at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, NC. Born in Italy, he was the son of Ermenegilda Dreossi Shapira and the late Norman Irving Shapira. He is survived by his wife, Mandy Shapira, of the residence.  Married 19 years to his wife, Mandy, Mr. Shapira loved giving to others. He especially enjoyed being involved in Church no matter where he was currently living and working at the time.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Shapira is survived by his siblings, Frank, Carla, Albert, Lee, V. Charles, E. Susan, Frederick, David, and Paula.  A Visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 am on Monday, July 6, 2009, before the Funeral Service at Twiford Funeral Home. The Funeral will be held at 11:00 am, at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo with the Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at the Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Sunday, July 5, 2009; pg. 10A)

Jean Simpson Sharp

NAGS HEAD - Jean Simpson Sharp, of Nags Head, passed away at home on July 5, with her children, grandchildren and her dog Foster by her side. Jean was born in Elizabeth City, N.C., graduated from Converse College and was a Navy veteran of World War II. Jean described herself saying "She was born with her hand raised"; she volunteered and contributed to countless groups and causes.  Jean was a strong supporter of the Gallery Theater in Ahoskie, where she raised her family and lived for 53 years. She was a regional Girl Scout leader, a Master Gardner, a member of DAR and served on the Board of the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. She supported Ridgecroft School and St. Mary's School where her grandchildren were educated. In 1932, Jean's father, Martin B. Simpson, built a cottage in Nags Head. Jean spent many happy years in Nags Head with family, and met her husband, Hunter Sharp Jr., in Nags Head after both served in the Navy. She was a member, choir director and organist in Ahoskie United Methodist Church. When Jean moved to Nags Head, she joined Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and was actively involved in the Red Hats and the Roanoke Island Garden Club. Jean loved to travel, made friends everywhere and led her family on trips from Russia to Egypt to France.  Jean is survived by her son, Hunter Simpson Sharp and his wife Theresa Sharp and their children Hunter Winn Sharp and Aubrey Martin Sharp, and her daughter Sophia Foster Sharp and her husband Bob Oakes and their children Jeannette and Christopher.  Family visitation Saturday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. at 3019 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC. A memorial service will be held at the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, with a reception at Pamlico Jack's following the service.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, N.C. is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, July 7, 2012)

Mabel Payne Shelton

STUMPY POINT - Mabel Payne Shelton, 81, died Friday, January 11 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Shelton, a native of Stumpy Point, was a retired upholsterer and a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Riley and Lilly Scarborough Payne and the widow of John C, Shelton. She is survived by two daughters: Cindy Midgette of Harbinger and Pam Creef of Grandy; one son, James R. "Buddy" Shelton of Manteo; one sister, Theresa Midgett of Stumpy Point; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two special nieces, and longtime companion, Marvin Waterhouse. Funeral services will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church o Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7-8:30 and at other times at the home of Theresa Midgett at Stumpy Point. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, January 13, 2002; pg. 13A)

Bernice Irene Stetson Shepard

KITTY HAWK - The family of Bernice Irene Shepard nee Stetson wish to inform friends and family that she passed away peacefully at 9:40 am December 15, 2011 at 87 years old.  Bernice was a native of Colington, her family owning the post office and general store at the very end of Colington Road. Her family was instrumental in founding Kitty Hawk elementary School and provided lodging for teachers and a school bus service. Bernice’s relative Dexter Stetson built both the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Bernice was the last, remaining, original member of the Stetson family.  She is Survived by her son, Dr. Bruce Shepard and his wife Dr. Dee Shepard and their children Natalie and husband Paul Garrett, and JB Shepard and fiancee Elizabeth Swift; her daughter, Dr. Lynn Kelly, and husband Bob Kelly and their children Sara and husband Eric Onufer, and Owen Kelly, and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Joshua Onufer.  A gathering will be held at 108 Pinnacle court Kitty Hawk at 4:00 pm on Sunday December 18, 2011. According to her wishes her body was donated to Brody Medical School to further medical science.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Gallop Funeral Services)

Troy George Shepard

KITTY HAWK - Troy George Shepard, 88, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Nags Head.  Mr. Shepard was born in Duplin County, N.C. and was a retired barber in Nags Head for 20 years.  Mr. Shepard was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, a World War II veteran and was the first fire chief in the town of Nags Head.  He was the son of the late George Riley and Mattie Edwards Shepard and the husband of Bernice Stetson Shepard for 57 years.  Besides his wife, surviving are one daughter, Lynn S. Kelly of New Bern, N.C.; two sons, James B. Shepard of Pickerington, Ohio and Bruce G. Shepard of Kitty Hawk; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery by the Elder Henry Jones.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, June 29, 2001)

Claudia Shields

Claudia Shields, 53, of Manteo died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at her residence, after fighting a brave battle with cancer. Ms. Shields was born in Plainfield, NJ and was a former resident of Hampton, VA and Hagerstown, MD. She worked in Real Estate as a Rental Manager, was a member of Frail Quails Fishing Team and was an artist. She will be greatly missed by the communities of the Outer Banks, Hampton and Hagerstown.  Ms. Shields was the daughter of the late Frederick Shields, Jr. and the late Agnes Trembley Shields. She is also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Shields.  Ms. Shields is survived by a son, Andrew Robert Shields of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Dee’s partner in life and beach pal, Sam Johnson of Hampton, VA; a sister, Linda Shields White and husband, Ray of Nags Head, NC; a sister-in-law, Beverly Shields of Manteo, NC; and a brother, David Shields of Dillon, CO; a niece, McKenzie White.  A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Randy Green officiating. There will be a reception in the parish hall following the service. The family will also receive friends on Friday evening after 7:00 pm at the home of Ray and Linda White in Nags Head.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Claudia Shields, 53, of Manteo, N.C., died at her residence, Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Funeral services will be held at Chapel of St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, Saturday at 1 p.m. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Thursday, September 11, 2008)

Clemmie Styron O'Neal Shirtz

Mrs. Clemmie Styron O'Neal Shirtz, 67, died Saturday [Feb. 9, 1974] in Manteo after an illness of two months.  She was the daughter of the late Walter N. and Mrs. Sadie Stowe Styron and the wife of Henry Fairfield Shirtz.  Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sadie Payne of Wanchese; four sons: Monnie H. O'Neal of Wanchese, Arthur D. O'Neal of Manteo, Walter Thomas O'Neal of Chincoteague, Va., and Little Willie O'Neal of Rodanthe; one brother, Steve Styron of South Norfolk, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Wanchese by Rev. R.O. Denton.  Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper)

Caddie Urias Gaskins Shoemaker

HATTERAS - Caddie Urias Gaskins Shoemaker, 85, of Buxton, NC passed away on Tuesday, January 25. She was a wonderful woman who cherished and loved her family. Rossie worked in the Newport Theater as a young woman and also owned and operated the Old Virginia Ham Shop in Norfolk, VA for many years. She was loved by her family and community and will be dearly missed. Left to cherish her precious memory is her daughter, Deborah Etheridge of Buxton, NC; sister, Rebecca Burrus of Virginia Beach, VA; her grandchildren, Sebring Rockefeller and wife, Rhonda Rockefeller of Virginia Beach, VA, Kristen Parrino and husband, Warren Parrino of Birmingham, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Alexandria Rockefeller, John Rockefeller, Robert Rockefeller, Mitchell Parrino, and Carter Parrino. Rossie was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Al Shoemaker.  Funeral services will be held at the Buxton United Methodist Church on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Charles Moseley officiating. Burial will take place in the Gaskins Family Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Kathleen Gaskins at 47516 Rocky Rollinson Road, Buxton. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 27, 2005)

Donald Theodore Shumate

Donald “Don” Theodore Shumate, affectionately known as the “Old Shue,” a long time resident of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away at Spring Arbor on November 10, 2010.  Don was born on November 25, 1919 in Washington DC, son of George and Nora Shumate.  He was raised in Upstate New York, with seven brothers and sisters:  It was here he developed a love of the outdoors which lasted a lifetime.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty Jo Shumate; two daughters Donna Buxton and husband Ralph Buxton of Nags Head, NC, and Cynthia Nelle Knirsch and husband Al Knirsch of San Antonio, TX, and son Ronald Wayne Shumate of Prescott, AR; and five grandchildren Charles Buxton, Elizabeth Buxton, Samuel Buxton, Terra Knirsch, and Jessie Knirsch.  He is predeceased by his brother Lloyd Shumate and two sisters Lucille Scott and Dorothy Hall.  He is survived by one brother, Gordon Shumate and wife Esther Marie of Fresco, California, and three sisters Gloria Butts of Auburn, NY; Barbara Hood of Falls Church, VA; and JoAnn Ferryman of West Bloomfield, MI. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Don was a Navy veteran of World War II, and following the war worked in private construction. He took a position as a director for Fairfax Co, Virginia from where he retired to Kitty Hawk, NC in 1984.  Don was a man of many talents and varied interests.   He was a musician who played for the Washington Redskins band, a sportsman and avid fisherman, a gardener, a craftsman and woodworker, a volunteer with the Coast Guard auxiliary.  Most of all he was a lifetime learner and a lover of life.  If you met Don as a stranger, he left you laughing as a friend.  The funeral service will be held Monday November 15, 2010 at 11 am at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  Pastor Curtis Campbell will officiate. Interment with military honors at Southern Shores Cemetery will follow immediately after the service.  Gallop funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 14, 2010; pg. 8A)

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