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Curtis [sic] Johnson Snow

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. C.L. SNOW - Funeral services for Mrs. Curtis [should be Curtie] L. Snow, 67, who died at her home in Elizabeth City Monday, were held Tuesday morning at the home.  Mrs. Snow is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary R. Perry of Wanchese; one daughter, Miss Sarah Snow of Elizabeth City; one son, Dennis Snow of Grandy; four sisters: Mrs. Matilda Payne of Stumpy Point, Mrs. Aditha Swain of Harbinger, Mrs. Mamie Etheridge of Wanchese and Mrs. Minnie Alcox of Norfolk; and six grandchildren.  (Dare County Time [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 30, 1943; pg. 1)

Diane Baum St. [Saint] Clair

Ms. Diane Baum St. Clair died Tuesday morning, March 18 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Dare County has lost another great legend, a visionary and an independent lady. She was born on February 1, 1909, the only child of Thomas and Annie Baum. She visited her relatives in Nags Head during the summers, starting at 5 years of age, catching the train from Norfolk to Elizabeth City, then the mail boat from Elizabeth City to Nags Head. Ms. St. Clair was highly educated. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in abnormal; psychology and one in chemistry. She received a doctorate from Yale University. She had a myriad of careers--she was a New York model, danced in shows, raced horses, and did television commercials for Marlboro Lights. Ms. St. Clair's other careers included starting a school of abnormal psychology in Southern California, a ferry operator, a motel owner and a real estate developer. In the early 1950's she purchased tracts of land owned by her relatives. She saw the future. Her father, Thomas A. Baum, had a heart attack in the early 1940's and she helped him with the operation of his ferries and the running of the Wilbur Wright Inn. Ms. St. Clair's father had actually obtained Orville Wright's permission to name the motel the Wilbur Wright Inn. Orville was staying there right after his brother had died and "Capt. Tom", as they called him, asked Orville if he could name the motel after Orville. Orville said if he would prefer it be named after his brother who had just died, but that if he ever built another, "Capt. Tom: could name it after Orville. Ms. St. Clair later built the Orville Wright Inn immediately adjacent to the Wilbur Wright Inn. Ms. St. Clair served the Town of Kill Devil Hills in various voluntary positions. She served on the Board of Commissioners from May 1963 until October 1968 when she was elected Mayor and served until April 1969. Her love for the community was evident from her benevolent gifts. She sold and partially gifted the 322-acre Baum tract to the Town of Kill Devil Hills where the Town Hall, the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and the Dare County First Flight Schools are now located. She was quoted as saying, "the town needs the land." The amount of the purchase price was a fraction of the amount she had been offered by a developer. She contributed large sums to the College of the Albemarle Dare County Campus. She also contributed to the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City and to Old Dominion University, as well as various churches and other organizations. She has several surviving cousins: Milton T. Leary, Ralph Leary, Mary A. Merritt, Herbert E. Etheridge, William Waterfield, Thressa E. Garrison, Lola Pavolvsky, Gene Royall, Gene Garrison, Nancy G. Montgomery, Geneva Ann Clark, Bruse Garrison, Roger Garrison, James Merritt and Mary Ann Celec to name a few. The funeral will be held on Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Chapel in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 20, 2003; pg. 6A)

Mildred Sanderlin Speight

Mildred Sanderlin Speight, 86, of 2616 Willis Court, Wilson, N. C. and formerly of Hertford, N. C. died peacefully [July 19, 2006] at her residence in Wilson.  Mrs. Speight was born July 25, 1919, in Dare County, Kitty Hawk, N. C. and was the daughter of Robert F. Sanderlin and Hannah Belle Morse Sanderlin Midgett.  She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and retired supervisor with Loma Linda Food Company.  She was married to Guy Speight, Jr., who preceded her in death on April 15, 2005, and her son Rabon Speight also preceded her in death on August 13, 2005. Her sisters; Rose Sanderlin and Bessie Powell and brothers Rabon Sanderlin, Mack Sanderlin and Marvin Midgett also preceded her in death.  Survivors include; her daughter-in-law Sheri Reeder Speight of Wilson, N. C. sister Sadie White of Virginia Beach, VA., granddaughter Suzette Cirigliano and great-grandson Brandon Cirigliano.  A funeral service will be held Sunday July 23, at the Elizabeth City Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2:00 P. M. with Pastors John Seaman and Claude Steen officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at the church.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Speight family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, July 21, 2006)

Ada Beatrice Scarborough Spencer

Ada Beatrice Scarborough Spencer of Manteo died Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Outer Banks Medical Center.  She was 90.  Mrs. Spencer was the daughter of the late Major and Celia Collins Scarborough and the widow of the late Graham Spencer.  She is survived by 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.  The funeral will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Walson Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, January 30, 1997; pg. 7D)

Archie Spencer

Lightning which struck their boat as they were shrimping a few hundred yards out of Stumpy Point Bay Monday afternoon, killed Archie Spencer, 20, and burned his father, Rudolph Spencer.  The Rev. Tracy Varnum, pastor, conducted funeral services at Stumpy Point Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon for Archie Spencer.  Burial was in the cemetery at the church.  Both father and son were knocked overboard by the lightning bolt.  The father, though burned on his left side, was able to struggle back aboard the craft where h lay in a semi-conscious condition, unable to attract the attention of nearby boatmen.  After more than an hour, Clyde Payne saw Mr. Spencer waving and went to investigate.  He took the injured man to Stumpy Point dock and from there Mr. Spencer was taken to the hospital in Belhaven.  Aside from the burn, he was in a state of shock.  The Coast Guard at Chicamacomico Station at Hatteras was called and sent a boat to Stumpy Point where the Coast Guardsmen dragged the waters without success until dark.  When they resumed the search the next morning, Dewey Wise discovered the body and brought it ashore aboard his shrimp boat.  The Coast Guardsmen participating in the search were: Ottis L. Willis, boatswain's mate, Joey E. Jennette, seaman, Selby D. Gaskins, EN2, and William J. Midgett.  Archie Spencer, who was born Oct. 25, 1930 [tombstone says Oct. 17], was 20 at the time of his death.  He was the son of Rudolph Spencer and the late Mrs. Frances Spencer.  Born at Stumpy Point, he had spent most of his life there.  Two years ago on July 2, he married Miss Rosalie Goren of Miami, Fla.  The wedding took place in Georgia.  The young man is survived by his wife and son, Roger, one year old; his father; a sister, Mrs. Janet Norris of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Danny Spencer of Stumpy Point.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 17, 1951; pg. 1)

 Benjamin E. Spencer

MANNS HARBOR LOSES A SPLENDID CITIZEN - Ben E. Spencer, 65, one of the best loved and most highly respected citizens of Manns Harbor, passed away Thursday, April 27, after a long illness. He was buried Saturday afternoon with the services being conducted by Rev. M.W. Maness of Manteo. Mr. Spencer was a native of Hyde County but came to Manns Harbor while quite young. He married Miss Lizzie Hayman, one of seven sisters of Capt. Jeff Hayman of Manteo. She died about 2 years ago. Mr. Spencer is survived by a son, Ira Spencer and a daughter, Mrs. Wallace Taylor. Some two years ago he was stricken with a serious illness from which he suffered constantly to the time of his death. He lived in a wheel chair. When he became helpless, his son returned from Norfolk where he was in a responsible position in the Navy Yard, and he and Mrs. Spencer cared for him to the end. Few men ever reach a higher place of esteem in the community than did Ben Spencer. He was a good citizen, assuming his share of obligations eagerly and cheerfully. He was a good neighbor and gladly did a good turn for anyone he could help. He took pride in his home and his family and although his last days were filled with suffering he never grumbled. He was conscious up to the last hours and had many visitors. Ira Spencer plans to return to his job in Norfolk. While in Manns Harbor during the past winter, he carried on his father's fishing business.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 5, 1944; pg. 1)

Bertha Mae Midgett Spencer

MRS. BERTHA M. SPENCER WAS NATIVE OF MASHOES - Mrs. Bertha Mae Spencer, 55, died Friday [July 30, 1965], at 7:20 p.m. in a Norfolk hospital. A native of Mashoes, she was a daughter of Thomas L. and Mrs. Frances Mann Midgett and the wife of Ira D. Spencer. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and Roanoke Island Eastern Star Chapter 79. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Ira D. Spencer, Jr. of Manns Harbor; two sisters, Mrs. Bethel Twiford of Mashoes and Mrs. Flora Craddock of Manns Harbor; two brothers, John S. Midgett of Norfolk and Tom R. Midgett of Mashoes; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Mt. Carmel Methodist Church by the Rev. W.L. Barbee. "The Old Rugged Cross" was sung by the church choir and "He'll Understand and Say Well Done" was sung by John H. Long. Mrs. Gertrude Craddock accompanied at the piano. The casket pall consisted of pink and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Norman Craddock, Wildon Craddock, Wilford Midgett, Clyde Twiford, Jr., Fred Midgett and Floyd Basnight. Graveside services in the church cemetery were conducted by members of the Roanoke Chapter, Order of Eastern Start. Mrs. Spencer had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, having made many contacts with the publiic during the years she had assisted her husband in the operation of Spencer's Cafe in Manns Harbor.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 3,  1965)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

 Elizabeth Hayman Spencer

BELOVED MANNS HARBOR WOMAN DIES WEDNESDAY - Mrs. Elizabeth Hayman Spencer, 61, of Manns Harbor, died Wednesday night in Norfolk after an illness of several days. She was the wife of Benjamin Spencer and the daughter of Daniel and Abby Hayman, a sister of Capt. J.D. Hayman of Manteo, and of several sisters at Manns Harbor. Her children are Ira Spencer and Mrs. Wallace Taylor of Norfolk, Va. Her sisters are Mrs. Virginia Mann, Mrs. Varina Tillett, Mrs. Sally Gard, Mrs. Maggie Midgett and Mrs. Mary Midgett, all of Manns Harbor. Funeral services were planned for Friday afternoon at three o'clock in the Methodist church of which she was a member, and burial in the family cemetery. Mrs. Spencer was one of the most beloved citizens of Manns Harbor and a loyal community worker, a good neighbor, wife and mother.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 25, 1943; pg. 1)

Ernestine Lee Thrash Spencer

Ernestine Lee Thrash Spencer, 53, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mrs. Spencer, born in Manteo, worked for the Dare County School System as a Child Nutritionist at Manteo High School. She was a member of Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Thelma Mae Meekins Thrash of Manteo and the late Ernest Lee Thrash.  Mrs. Spencer is survived by her husband, Ellis Levi Spencer of the residence; a daughter, Nichol Yvonne Thrash of Manteo, NC; a son, Cornelius Ray Thrash of Manteo, NC; step-daughters, Norvelle Howard and Karita Howard, both of Greenville, NC; three sisters, Ella Simmons and husband, Delton of Manteo, NC, Jannie Estelle Spencer and husband, Prentiss of Manteo, NC, and Olivia McLemore of Virginia Beach, VA; three brothers, John Meekins of Currituck, NC, Michael Thrash of Manteo, NC, and Henry Thrash of Germany; one granddaughter, Jazmin Evon Thrash of Manteo, NC, three step-grandchildren, Kisean O’Neal and Koryara Howard, and Olliana Howard, all of Greenville, NC.  Funeral services will be held at Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Lonell Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and at other times at the residence.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Flora Burrus Spencer

Mrs. Flora Burrus Spencer, 73, of Ocracoke, died Thursday morning [Nov. 25, 1976] in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Hatteras and had lived in Ocracoke for the past 47 years. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Mrs. Eleanor Oden Burrus. She is survived by her husband, Herman B. Spencer of Ocracoke; two daughters: Mrs. Gaynelle Tillett of Ocracoke and Mrs. William D. Midgett of Rodanthe; five sisters: Mrs. Hazel Beasley of Grandy, Mrs. Henry Wilder and Mrs. Iva Garrish of Ocracoke, Mrs. T.L. Thorpe of North Hollywood, California, and Mrs. Victor Grigas of Portsmouth, Va.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Creech, pastor. Burial was in the Community Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 28, 1976)

Ira DeSota Spencer, Jr.

Ira Desoto Spencer Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, after a prolonged illness. Ira was born October 25, 1927 to Ira D. Spencer Sr. and Bertha Mae Midgett Spencer of Manns Harbor, NC. He married Shirley Mae Warren of Great Bridge, VA on June 10th, 1945. They just celebrated their 69th anniversary. Ira held a Ship Masters License and was also a Captain for the North Carolina Ferry Department. Together with his wife, they owned and operated Spencer’s Restaurants in Manns Harbor and Nags Head. He also owned and operated a trawl boat, the War Cry, with his sons. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served devotedly in many ecclesiastical positions. He spent his life serving his family, church, friends, and community. He was an inspiring example of Christian living. Ira is survived by his wife, Shirley, and children: Ira Spencer III (Cathy), Joyce Carson (Michael), Warren Spencer (Sandee), Jesse Spencer (Sue), Paul Spencer (Shelly), Michael Spencer (Julie), David Spencer (Debbie), Jackie McGill (Wayne), 29 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother. The family will be receiving friends at a viewing at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo on Sunday, July 6th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3342 Windjammer Drive, Nags Head 27959 (mile post 11.5) at 2:00 PM. Procession will then travel to the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor for graveside services. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Ira DeSota Spencer, Sr.

MANNS HARBOR - Ira Desota Spencer, Sr., 81, of Manns Harbor, died Wednesday morning [June 12, 1985] in Chesapeake General Hospital following a short illness. He was a native of Manns Harbor, son of the late Benjamin E. and Elizabeth Hayman Spencer and the husband of the late Bertha Mae Midgett Spencer. He was founder of Spencer's Restaurant in Manns Harbor and was a retired commercial fisherman. "Pops", as Mr. Spencer was affectionately called by family and friends, was an avid gardener and he shared its produce generously in his community. Mr. Spencer is survived by one son: Ira D. Spencer, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Manns Harbor; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Frank Parnham, the Rev. Vance Way, the Rev. Douglas Lamb and his grandson, Elder Jesse Spencer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The family will assemble at the church at 1:15 on Friday.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 13, 1985)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock

Lena Milici Spencer

WANCHESE - Lena Milici Spencer, 55, died Friday, August 28, in Norfolk, VA. Mrs. Spencer was born in New Haven, CT and was a sales manager for Kmart.   She was predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Rose Clark Milici and was the wife of Claude Edward Spencer, Sr. of Wanchese.  She is also survived by  four grandchildren.   At the request of Mrs. Spencer, there will be no services scheduled.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 1, 2009; pg. 6A)

Minnie Rae Bryant Spencer

MANTEO - It was God's perfect timing and our heavenly Father's will to call our beloved angel, Minnie Rae Bryant Spencer, to her eternal home.  She departed this life Thursday, September 2, at her home on Scarborough Street, Manteo.  Minnie was the daughter of the late Noah Sr. and Emma Perkins Bryant.  She was born in Columbia.  She was the wife of the late Lafayette Spencer, Sr.  She joined Alligator Chapel Baptist Church in Alligator and when Minnie moved to Manteo to work at an elderly care home, she joined Haven Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  The last 40 years she was employed in the field of Culinary Arts.  What a great cook she was!  She leaves to mourn two sons, Howard Steve Bryabt (Debra) of Engelhard, and Pearlous Leon Bryant (Leslie) of Elizabeth City; three daughters: Myra Cathrae Spencer of Fuquay-Varina, Elona Spencer Wilson of Herndon, Va. and Sectina Spencer Tran (Michael) of Manteo; an adopted granddaughter, Tiffany Chavon Spencer of Raleigh; two step-sons: Lafayette Spencer, Jr. of Manteo and Robert Paul Spencer (Linda) of Goldsboro; a step-daughter, Dorothy Spencer Drake of Manteo; four brothers: Noah Bryant (Mary) of Columbia, Daniel Brown Bryant (Beulah) of Manteo, Milton Bryant of Creswell, and Alonzo G. Bryant of Columbia; three sisters: Willie Marie Respass of Columbia, Rhodia Bryant Basnight (Maurice) of Herndon, Va., Tiny Bryant Pendleton (Rudolph) of Manteo; 14 grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a devoted companion, Sam Moore, Jr. of Manteo.  Her smile and loving ways will never be forgotten.  Our family has encountered a great loss, but God has chosen another angel to join His heavenly hosts.  Arrangements by Rowsom Funeral Home, Columbia.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 12, 2004; pg. 12A)

Shirley Mae Spencer

Shirley Mae Spencer, 84, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at home on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 in Kill Devil Hills, NC after a prolonged battle with cancer. Shirley was born on June 09, 1930 to Jesse and Bertha Warren of Great Bridge, Virginia. She married Ira D. Spencer, Jr. on June 10, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in 1964. They moved to Dare County, where Ira was born and raised, to rear their family. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, on July 02, 2014. They had recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.  Shirley, along with her husband, Ira, owned and operated Spencer’s Restaurants in Manns Harbor and on the Nags Head causeway. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many ecclesiastical positions. Shirley generously shared her love, time, and talents in serving her family, friends, church, and community throughout her life.  Shirley is survived by her eight children: Ira “Duke” Spencer III (Cathy), Joyce Spencer Carson (Michael), Warren “Buddy” Spencer (Sandee), Jesse Spencer (Sue), Paul Spencer (Shelly), Michael Spencer (Julie), David Spencer (Debbie) and Jackie Spencer McGill (Wayne); her sister, Susan Warren Dowdy; 29 grandchildren and 44 great‐grandchildren.  The family will be receiving friends at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo on Thursday, November 20th   from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3342 Windjammer Drive, Nags Head 27959 (mile post 11.5) at 2:00 PM. Procession will then travel to the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Manns Harbor for graveside services.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Charles Spencer

Mr. William "Billy" Charles Spencer, 72, of Freeport, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 23, 2008.  He was born in Manteo on November 22, 1935.  Son of the late Alton Kinsley and Violet Spencer, they moved to Columbia when he was 3 years old.  Mr. Spencer, Columbia High Scholl Class of 1954, is a veteran of the Vietnam War having served three tours of duty and was awarded numerous honors including the bronze star for his service.  He retired to Creswell and was an avid gardener and sailor having spent his childhood on the Albemarle Sound.  Survivors include daughter, Michel Spencer Laxson and her husband John of Melrose, Florida; son, Anthony Eugene Spencer of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Valerie Hawley and her husband Steve of Columbus, Georgia; daughter Stephanie Kind and her husband Greg of Atlanta, Georgia; and four grandchildren: Danielle Hawley, Joshua Hawley, Samantha Kind and Landon King.  Additional survivors include sister, Sibyl Taylor of Newport News, Va.; sister, Lenora Snell and her husband Collon of Columbia; A.K. Spencer and his wife Virginia of Oak City; nephews: Jay Taylor of Charlottesville, Va., Chris Snell of Vanceboro; and niece, Barbara Ann Snell Krebs of Annapolis, Maryland.  Funeral services will be Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Azalea Memorial Gardens on Old US Hwy. 64 West, Columbia.  Leroy Campbell, classmate and friend, will preside at the gravesite service.  A celebration of his life will follow at 755 Snells Landing, home of Collon and Lenora Snell.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 27, 2008; pg. 10A)

Glenn Marvin Spiess

FRISCO - Glenn Marvin Spiess, 37, died Thursday, March 28 [1996].  Mr. Spiess moved from Honesdale, Pa. to Cape Hatteras as a teenager and graduated from Cape Hatteras School in 1976.  Glenn moved to Greenville, and attended East Carolina University for five years.  He was a Methodist and a member of the Frisco Volunteer Fire Dept.  He was a great outdoorsman and will be remembered for his love of life.  Surviving are his son, Jason August Spiess and his son's mother, Vivkie Spiess Davis, both of Greenville; his parents, Marga Spiess Jahn and Erick Jahn, Marvin and Audrey Spiess, all of Frisco; his brother, Mark Spiess and wife Sharon of Frisco; step-sisters: Cindi Erhardt and Kimber Tyler; and step-brothers: Randall and Wayde Ryler, all of Honesdale, Pa.  He is also survived by several close relatives, many of who resides in Germany.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, by the Rev. James Huskins.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 31, 1996)

Joseph Nathaniel Spruill

EAST LAKE - Joseph Nathaniel Spruill, 87, died Friday, Nov. 3, at his residence.  Mr. Spruill was born in Columbia and was a retired N.C. Department of Transportation ferry engineer.  He was a member of the East Lake Holiness Church.  He was the son of the late James Harvey and Minnie Mae Swain Spruill and the husband of Minnie Taft Spruill.  Surviving are his wife; two brothers: Foster C. Spruill of Virginia Beach, Va. and Charlie A. Spruill of Kitty Hawk; one son, Thomas R. Spruill of Columbia; four daughters: Violet S. Cahoon and Dianne S. Ambrose, both of East Lake, Alma S. Basnight of Manteo and Marian S. Anderson of Virginia Beach; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 6 at the East Lake Holiness Church by the Rev. Calvin Twiddy.  Burial followed at the East Lake Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 7, 1995; pg. 12A)

Robert Brannin Spruill

Robert "Bobby" Brannin Spruill, 51, died March 4, 2008 at his residence in Frisco, where he resided with JoAnne Austin. Mr. Spruill was born in Portsmouth, VA. He owned and operated his own painting business, Carolina Cutting. He was the son of the late Clarence Brannin Spruill, Jr. and June Mary Spruill.  Mr. Spruill is survived by his sister, Carol Sue Spruill (Donnelly) and her husband, David Leo Donnelly, their five children and four grandchildren of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also the godfather of Breezy Somer Rhodes, and father of Selena and Sabrina and their grandchildren. He also leaves behind many friends on Hatteras Island. He will be missed by many people. We will miss his beautiful smile and laughter. He was loved by everyone he met.  A memorial service will be held at 52632 Piney Ridge Road, Frisco, NC on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 4:00 pm.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 13, 2008; pg. 10A)

Naomi Beatrice Mann Stallings

MANNS HARBOR - Naomi Beatrice Mann Stallings, 88, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Stallings, a native of Manns Harbor, was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Charles Wilse and Mary Everton Mann and the widow of the late Holland Stallings. She was preceded in death by a son, Myron Tillett. Mrs. Stallings is survived by three daughters: Mary Agnes Midgett of Manns Harbor, Ramona Merritt of Orlando, Florida, and Virginia Eason of Chesapeake, Virginia; one son, Richard Tillett of Manns Harbor; one sister, Grace White of Manns Harbor; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Tosto officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of a grandson, Timmy and Deanie Midgett in Manns Harbor. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 9, 1999; pg. 3B)

Lee Paul Stanley

CHAPEL HILL - Lee Paul Stanley died Sunday morning [Feb. 23, 1992] in his home.  Mr. Stanley, son of Catherine Latka and Frank Stanley, was born in Detroit, Mich. and lived his early life in Washington, Pa.  He served in the Army in World War II in the 179th General Hospital Unit, and was a sales representative for several drug firms.  Survivors include his wife, Sybil Austin Skakle; his daughter Barbara S. Adams of Kansas City, Mo.; three step-sons: Clifford D. Skakle of Mequon, Wis., S. Andrew Skakle of Cary, and D. Edmond Skakle, Jr. of Manteo and Hatteras; and five grandchildren.  A memorial service was conducted Feb. 23 at Amity United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill.  Interment will be at a later date in Oden Cemetery, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Martha Tolson Steen

BUXTON - Martha Tolson Steen, 88, of Buxton, died Nov. 27 at her residence after a long illness. Born in Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Willie Gardner and Charlotte Frances Tolson. Surviving are a daughter: Frances S. Payne of Gull Rock; a brother, Leston Tolson of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters: Fannie Williams of Buxton, Anges Crankshaw of Lake Placid, Fla. and Margaret Hendricks of Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - November 30, 1995)

Doris Peterson Stein

COLINGTON - Mrs. Doris Peterson Stein, 64, of Rt. 1, Kill Devil Hills, died Sunday morning at her residence following a short illness. She was a native of Nags Head and had lived in Colington for the past 25 years. She was a Methodist and a retired waitress having worked at the Arlington Hotel in Nags Head. She was the daughter of the late James Jordan and Deannie Perry Peterson and the wife of Frederick A. Stein. Besides he husband, Mrs. Stein is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Earl Everhart of Lexington and Jean Sandra LaDow of Elizabeth City; two sisters: Mrs. Katherine Williams of Colington and Mrs. Selma Gray of Avon; three brothers: James Peterson of Lynchburg, Va., John Peterson of Colington, and Frank Boseman of Goldsboro; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington by the Rev. Clark, pastor of the Wanchese Bethany United Methodist Church. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 8, 1984)

Brooks Daniels Stetson

WANCHESE, NC - Brooks Daniels Stetson, 82, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, August 28, 2003 at her residence. Mrs. Stetson was born in Wanchese and was an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. She was a "Highway and Hedges" minister and was a supply pastor for many churches in the area including Manteo, Poplar Branch, Engelhard, Colington, Columbia and Manns Harbor, etc. She was a former Women’s Ministries leader at Wanchese Assembly and a former Sunday School teacher. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Dola Tillett Daniels and the widow of the late L. W. Stetson, Jr. She was also preceded in death by a son, Carey Worth Stetson, and two sisters, Wanda Daniels and Bertie Daniels. Mrs. Stetson is survived by a daughter, Paulette S. Nall and husband, Harold of Gibsonville, NC; a son, Charles Wesley Stetson and wife, Kim of Wanchese, NC; a sister, Wanda Daniels Cox and husband, Bill of Manteo, NC; a brother, Timer Daniels and wife, Mickey of Wanchese, NC; five grandchildren, Ruth Jane Stetson, Stephen Samuel Stetson, Cass Nall, Ladd Nall and wife, Beth and Danae Nall; two great-grandchildren, Erin Dickerson and Kylie Nall. A Celebration of Sister Brookie’s life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God on Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 3:00 pm with Rev. David Dalton, Rev. James Kelly, Rev. Charles Cookman and Rev. David Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 29, 2003)

Harold Clifton Stetson

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Harold Clifton Stetson, 80, of Pringle Drive, died Sept. 8 in his home. Mr. Stetson, a native of Colington, was retired from civil service after 32? years. He was a member of Tidewater Baptist Temple. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Twiddy Stetson; three daughters: Nancy L. Stetson of Calif. and Charlene Bell and Donna Reynolds, both of Chesapeake; two sons: Murray Stetson of Clark, N.J. and Kenneth Dillon of Chesapeake; three sisters: Mary Perry of Kill Devil Hills, Dorothy Garrison of Manteo and Bernice Shepard of Kitty Hawk; a brother, Woodrow Stetson of Wanchese; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at [unreadable] a.m. Tuesday in Hollomon-Brown-Snellings Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Paul Hawkins. Burial will be in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 1990)

Irene Williams Stetson

COLINGTON - Irene Williams Stetson, 81, died Sunday, March 9 in a Nags Head nusring home. Mrs. Stetson, born in Wanchese, was a homemaker and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Carlie Cahoon Williams and the widow of Arthur Delbert Stetson. She was also preceded in death by a son, Arthur Wayne Stetson. She is survived by a daughter, Janet S. Harper and husband Melvin of Colingson; a son, Malcolm Eugene Stetson and wife Dede of Conroe, Texas; a sister, Pauline W. Haywood of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Alvah T. William and wife Margaret of Moyock; a half-sister, Myrtle Tillett of Wanchese; two sisters-in-law: Nola S. Smith and Ruth S. Gray of Norfolk, Va.; a brother-in-law, R.E. "Tater" Stetson of Colington; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Colington United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Pitsch and the Rev. Susanna Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington. Twiford's Ciolony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 11, 2003; pg. 6A)

Lucretia Williams Stetson

WANCHESE, NC - Lucretia Williams Stetson, 89, died Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Britthaven of Outer Banks. Mrs. Stetson was a native of Wanchese and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Irving G. and Louisa Tillett Williams and was the widow of Woodrow S. Stetson.  Mrs. Stetson is survived by two daughters, Joyce S. Baum of Wanchese, NC and Betty Lou Craddock of Manns Harbor, NC; one son, Russell Lee “Rusty” Stetson of Manteo, NC; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two infant children, two grandchildren, two sisters, and a brother.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Bethany United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Tillett Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Rusty and Caroline Stetson, 3717 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese, NC.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 6, 2006; pg. 12A)

Rudolph Edward Stetson

Rudolph Edward “Tater” Stetson, 93, of Colington, died Saturday November 26, 2011, in Virginia Beach, VA. Mr. Stetson was born in Colington and retired as a commercial fisherman. He was a member of Colington United Methodist Church and South Norfolk Moose Lodge.  Mr. Stetson served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late John Tuttle and Etta Pugh Stetson. Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Gray and Nola Smith both of Virginia Beach, VA; a nephew Malcolm Stetson and niece Linda D. Palmer and two special friends, Pam Dunn and Virginia Smith.  A celebration of life will be in Colington United Methodist Church, Wednesday November 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Teresa Holloway. Burial with military honors will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Colington. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sadie Stetson (memorial by her sister)
The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 24, 1957; pg. 11

Woodrow Stockton Stetson

WANCHESE - Woodrow Stockton Stetson, 74, of Wanchese died October 17 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Stetson was a native of Colington and was the founder of W.S. Stetson, Inc. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, the Men's Bible Class, the Pastor-Parrish Relations Committee and the administrative board. Mr. Stetson was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and a veteran of WWII. He was the son of the late Leven Worth and Mrs. Sadie Jarvis Stetson and the husband of Lucretia Williams Stetson of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Joyce S. Baum of Wanchese and Betty Lou Craddock of Manns Harbor; one son, Rusty L. Stetson of Manteo; three sisters: Mary S. Perry of Kill Devil Hills, Dorothy S. Garrison of Manteo and Bernice S. Shepard of Kitty Hawk; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A church service will be conducted Friday, October 19 in the Bethany United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Dick Lewis and Rev. Jerry Jackson. Burial will follow in the Tillett Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, October 18, 1990)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

Maude Smith Stevens

Mrs. Maude Smith Stevens, 58, wife of Wallace B. Stevens, died at a Norfolk hospital Friday [Nov. 2, 1951] after an illness of eight weeks.  A native of Manteo, she had lived in Norfolk since 1907, last residing at 106 Wayne Circle, Norview.  She was a daughter of the late Robert Wallace and Mrs. Elizabeth Midgette Smith.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: Robert Wallace Stevens and Keith Malcolm Stevens of Norfolk; a sister, Miss Lucy B. Smith of Norfolk; a niece, Mrs. Edith Quidley of Manteo, and two nephews: Luther Dixon Midgette of Manteo and John S. Calhoun of Norfolk.  Funeral services were conducted at the Cox Funeral Home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. George Wesley Jones, pastor of the Norview Methodist Church.  Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 9, 1951; pg. 1)

Garnet Gray Stevenson

AVON, NC - Garnet Gray Stevenson, 71, of 40120 Harbor Road, Avon, NC, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC. She was born in Avon, NC to the late Seymour and Sarah Robinson Gray and was the widow of James Clarence Stevenson. She was retired from the National Park Service and was a longtime member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Stevenson is survived by two daughters, Sheila D. Latham and husband Rev. Taylor Latham of Stoneville, NC and Debra Lynn Stevenson of Crestview, FL; seven sisters, Marceline Gray, Phyllis Stowe, Olive O’Neal, Gail Matney, and Edith Scarborough all of Avon, NC, Sylvia Midgett of Waves, NC, and Clara Williams of Buxton, NC; three brothers, Seymour F. Gray, Bannister B. Gray, and Robert P. Gray all of Avon, NC; and three granddaughters, Sarah Leanna Latham, Rachel Larissa Latham, and Mary Eileen Latham.  A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 2:00 PM at St. Johns United Methodist Church by the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater and the Rev. Leon Fowler. Burial will be in the Gray Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 8, 2004; pg. 14A)

Gordon Nicholas Stewart

NAGS HEAD - Gordon Nicholas Stewart, 54, succumbed to illness Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Gordon was born and raised in San Diego, California August 14, 1954.  During his time on the west coast, Gordon indulged his lifelong passion of enjoying and collecting music. He amassed an album collection of over 5,000 records and created countless CD tracks. Eventually Gordon's media passion led him to assemble an extensive collection of Japanese animes as well. Gordon left his beloved San Diego for the Outer Banks where he resided since 1989. He eventually worked his way into the local restaurant industry and became a dedicated employee of Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant for over 10 years.  Surviving Gordon are his parents William Paul Stewart, Sr. and Ella Emma Stewart of Palm Coast, Florida, two brothers Blake Kelly Stewart of Hampton, Virginia and William Paul Stewart, Jr. of Kitty Hawk; one uncle Nick Veres and an aunt Harriett Veres of Hauula Hawaii, and a host of extended family members and treasured friends. Gordon's wish for no services will be honored by the family.  The family wishes to extend special thanks to the care givers at Britthaven Outer Banks Spark Unit and Mike Kelly and his employees for their devotion to Gordon during his illness.  (Gallop Funeral Service)

David Stick

KITTY HAWK - David Stick, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Leonard Stick, mother, Maud Hayes Stick, and sister, Charlotte McMullan Stick. He is survived by his three sons, Michael (Debra), Gregory, and Timothy (Kathy); seven grandchildren, Aimee, Renee, Robert, Michael, Josh, Trevor, and Honor; and his dear friend, Louise “Billy” Mishkind.   Mr. Stick was born in New Jersey in 1919, and moved with his family to Roanoke Island, NC in 1929. He graduated from Elizabeth City High School and attended the University of North Carolina, then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as a combat correspondent in the Pacific during WWII. Following the war, he worked in Washington, DC and New York, before moving back to the Outer Banks for good in 1948.   During the next 60 years he involved himself in nearly every aspect of the community. As a businessman, he developed what eventually became the Town of Southern Shores, was part owner of a construction company, and owned and operated a bookstore. He was elected or appointed to numerous governmental bodies, serving on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, North Carolina Commission to Study Library Support, and the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission, to name just a few. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, and the donation of his library led to the creation of the Outer Banks History Center.   But his real love was research and writing, particularly on the topic of his beloved Outer Banks. He wrote books about the history of the Outer Banks, the history of shipwrecks along the coast, the history of Roanoke Island, Bald Head Island, and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and an account of the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962.  During his later years, he liked nothing better than sitting in his living room overlooking Kitty Hawk Bay, telling stories of the old days to a steady stream of visitors. He was fortunate during this time to have a devoted group of friends and neighbors who gave him so much love and attention that, to the end, he called himself “the luckiest man I know.” His family extends their utmost gratitude to these devoted individuals.  A memorial service will be held at the Pavilion at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:30 am, coordinated by the Outer Banks History Center and Twiford Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to express their condolences consider a gift to the Outer Banks History Center, or to the Frank Stick Memorial Fund of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Stick, an author and pioneer in recording the history of coastal North Carolina, has died at the age of 89.  Stick, who lived in Kitty Hawk and was the first mayor of the town of Southern Shores, died Sunday, according to his son. Stick also was the first licensed real estate broker in Dare County and a co-founder in 1982 of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, a nonprofit that grants money to worthy causes.  His massive collection of northeastern North Carolina maps, charts, books and papers is at the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo.  "As far as the history of the coast of North Carolina, he was really a pioneer," said Kevin Duffus, a historian from Raleigh who knew Stick since the late 1970s. "He preserved the history of the Outer Banks and the Tidewater area of North Carolina long before anyone ever thought that that was an important thing to preserve or to study."  Stick's books include "Graveyard of the Atlantic," "The Ash Wednesday Storm" and "The Outer Banks of North Carolina."  He lived on and was fascinated by the Outer Banks since he was a boy.  He was born in New Jersey in 1919, the son of an artist and illustrator named Frank Stick. His father began taking family trips to the Outer Banks in the early 1920s, buying property.  The family moved to Roanoke Island in 1929, and as a teenager Stick wrote a column for the Elizabeth City Independent.  He enrolled at the University of North Carolina but, as he would later say, "flunked out."  He later helped write the Coastal Area Management Act legislation, which governed conservation and coastal development in North Carolina.  In a 2003 interview with The Virginian-Pilot, Stick talked about his love of researching.  "People don't understand what pleasure it gives you to do something like that," he said. "Frequently, I'll be here writing, and I'll think how wonderful it is, at this moment, somebody is going through notes that I've done. I get such pleasure that every day, somebody gets something out of something I've done."  A portrait of Stick was hung at the history center in 2003.  "David touched the coast in ways that people won't ever really understand or appreciate," Duffus said. "He was one of the people instrumental in the Coastal Resources Commission and many of the conservation laws that protect the coast today."  One story Stick liked to tell, Duffus said, was how Amelia Earhart wrapped him in her arms on Dec. 17, 1928, for a ride along sand paths in a pickup to the 25th anniversary commemoration of the first flight by the Wright brothers. Stick, then 8 years old, met Orville Wright at the event.  "That's where David's passing is a great loss, because he could tell us about those times in the early years," Duffus said. "David was a historian that was dedicated to the truth and finding the truth of history."  Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Monday, May 25, 2009)

KITTY HAWK - A man known for his writings about, and his love for, North Carolina's Outer Banks has died.  Michael Stick of Chicago said Tuesday that his father, David Stick of Kitty Hawk, died of natural causes Sunday at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was 89.  Stick's books include "Graveyard of the Atlantic," "The Ash Wednesday Storm" and "The Outer Banks of North Carolina."  The family will hold a memorial service in early June on the Outer Banks. Survivors include two other sons and seven grandchildren.  (News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] - Wednesday, May 27, 2009)

Jerald Grey Stephenson

WANCHESE - Jerald Grey Stephenson, 72, died Monday, December 7, 2009 in Nags Head, NC. Born in Johnston County, NC, he was the son of the late Raeford and Mazie Moulden Stephenson. He was a former member of the Wanchese Lions Club and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.   Mr. Stephenson is survived by his wife, Brenda Daniels Stephenson of the residence; a step son, Thomas Harrison and wife Heather of Kill Devil Hills, NC; two daughters, Karen Conn and Cathy West; two sons, Thomas and Andrew Stephenson; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.   A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Cudworth Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Thursday, December 10, 2009; pg. 10A)

Andrew Sterling [Stirling]

The Coastland Times - Friday, Mar. 3, 1961; pg. 1

The Coastland Times - Friday, Apr. 14, 1951; pg. 1

MINISTER PREACHES OF DEATH, THEN DIES - ATLANTA, GA. - A 48-year old North Carolina minister collapsed and died [Feb. 26, 1961] of a heart attack soon after telling a congregation that whenever death beckoned he was ready. The Rev. Andrew Sterling of Dunn, N.C. was stricken en route to the bus station and died in a hospital Sunday night soon after preaching at Faith Memorial Church. During his sermon, a member of the congregation recalled after his death, he declared: "When the doors of Heaven open for me, I am glad I can walk right in." Sterling was district superintendent of Assembly of God Churches in North Carolina. The Rev. Mr. Sterling, who became district superintendent in 1946, had seen the denomination grow from 11 churches to 80 churches in NC during his tenure. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his church in Dunn, the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, with burial the following day at Buxton, N.C. The Rev. Mr. Sterling, a native of Scotland, came to the United States in 1929 and attended Akron University and the Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo. He began his ministry in 1937 in North Carolina and served churches at Edenton and Cape Hatteras. Survivors include the widow and a son of the home, a daughter, and two brothers and two sisters who live in Glasgow, Scotland. Mrs. W.S. Duvalt, secretary of Faith Memorial, said the title of Sterling's last sermon was "The Open Door" and his main thoughts centered around Heaven. "Now that he's dead," she continued, "it seems like he preached his own funeral. He said that Jesus was the open door into Heaven. He gave an evangelistic message to sinners or the lost. He talked about the glory of Heaven and what a wonderful place it was."  (Winston-Salem Journal - unknown date)

Doris Jennette Stirling

CAPE HATTERAS - Mrs. Doris Jennette Stirling, 77, of Buxton, answered the call to enter her heavenly home on April 10, 1996. She was born in Dare County on March 12, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Baxter Jennette and the late Lula Midgett Jennette and the beloved wife of the late Rev. Andrew Stirling. She was a devoted mother to one daughter, Deanie Stirling of Buxton; one son, Baxter Stirling and wife Jean of Southport; adoring "Nana" of Aida Fesler of San Antonio, Texas, Andrew Stirling of Washington, D.C., Mary Mac Stirling of Long Beach, California and Karrick and Tommy Roberts of Southport. She is also survived by her brother Isaac Jennette of Buxton and numerous nieces and nephews who all called her "Aunt Dee". Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 16, at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Shaun Mizelle who will be assisted by the Rev. Elmo Daniels. Interment will follow at the family cemetery on Hwy. 12 between Buxton and Frisco. Pallbearers will be Tom Denton, Ray Robinson, Wayland Jennette, Steve Jennette, Junius Jennette, Joey Jennette and Billy Hehl. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15, 1996 from 7 until 9 p.m. at he home in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 14, 1996; pg. 2B)

Elizabeth Dean Stirling

BUXTON - Elizabeth Dean Stirling, 72, of Buxton, NC died on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at her residence. Ms. Stirling was born in Edenton, NC and was a registered nurse specializing in psychiatry. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Andrew and Doris Jennette Stirling.  Ms. Stirling is survived by her loving daughter, Aida Marie Fesler Wilson of Buxton and son in law, Steve Wilson; and her adoring grandson, Furio Wilson. She is also survived by her brother, Baxter Stirling of South Port, NC, and niece Mary Mac Hess & nephew Andrew Stirling.  A private family service will be held. Thank you to all of our cousins & friends who have given so much love over the years. We will miss her.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lucille Sawyer Stokes

Lucille Sawyer Stokes, 84, of Kitty Hawk and a former resident of Elizabeth City, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, in Nags Head. Mrs. Stokes was born in Elizabeth City and moved to Kitty Hawk where she and her husband owned and operated the Saltaire Court. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Elizabeth City and a former member of the Elizabeth City Lions Club. She was the daughter of the late Leven Samuel and Elizabeth Riggs Sawyer and the wife of the late Joseph Jackson "Joe" Stokes. Surviving are two daughters, Susann Stokes Wright of Kitty Hawk and Deborah Stokes Clinkscales and husband, Howard, of Kill Devil Hills; one son, Sam Stokes of Kill Devil Hills and wife, Mary; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Stokes was predeceased by her son in law, Jerry Wright Jr. A celebration of life will be at the graveside in West Lawn Cemetery Main Street Extended in Elizabeth City, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. by Rev. F. Joe Griffith. Twiford Funeral Homes' Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Wednesday, September 29, 2010)

Reba Burrus Stokes

BUXTON - Reba Burrus Stokes, 55, died Sunday, June 18 at her residence. Mrs. Stokes, born in Norfolk, Va., was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of Delores Harris Burrus Conner of Hatteras and the late Luther Dudley Burrus, Jr.  She was the wife of Leonard "Lennie" Stokes of the residence. Besides her mother and husband, Mrs. Stokes is survived by two daughters: Dabni V. Gray of Avon and Courtni Clark of Portsmouth, Va.; two sons: Andrew Veal of Kill Devil Hills and Bryce Stokes of Buxton; one sister, Bonnie B. Williams of Avon; two brothers: Dwight Burrus of Hatteras and L. Dudley "Buddy" Burrus of Buxton; and three grandchildren: Marshall Gray, Miranda Veal and Mallory Gray. Memorial services will be held at Hatteras Inlet, Ramp 55 on Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Troy Freeman and Dwight Burrus officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 20, 2000; pg. 9A)

Wanda Halsey Stone

SOUTHERN SHORES, NC - Wanda Halsey Stone, 66, of Southern Shores, NC died Thursday, January 31, 2008 at her residence. A native of Ashe County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Warner W. and Thelma Little McMillan.  Mrs. Stone is survived by her husband, J. Frank Stone of the residence; two sons, Brett M. Halsey and wife Sharon of Greenville, NC and Michael W. Halsey and wife Rebecca of Greensboro, NC; two sisters, Carol Price of Taylorsville, NC and Sue Hampton of West Jefferson, NC; two brothers, Walter McMillan of Piney Creek, NC and Dan McMillan of West Jefferson, NC; two granddaughters, Taylor and Lauren Halsey; a step daughter, LeAnne Laughlan and husband Andrew of Charlotte, NC; two step sons, Jim Stone and wife Cindy of Southerns Shores, NC and Mike Stone of Southern Shores, NC; three step grandsons, Kevin Crooker and John and Sam Laughlan; and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Duck United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ray Wittman. A committal service will be held at the Southern Shores Cemetery immediately following the church service. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, February 3, 2008; pg. 12A)

Alivia Burrus Stowe

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. - Alivia Burrus Stowe, 90, of Hatteras, died February 19 at IHS Nursing Home in Port Charlotte. Mrs. Stowe was born in Hatteras and was the daughter of Blanche Austin Burrus. She was a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church and worked at the Channell Bass Restaurant as a food preparer for many years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Stowe and a daughter, Elaine S. Veal.  She is survived by a daughter, Lida S. Buchanan of Punta Gorda, Fla.; four grandchildren: Tammy Butts and husband Jerry of Niles, Mich., Joe Buchanan and wife Cindy of Michigan City, Ind., Jenny Veal of Hatteras, ad Edward Veal and wife Laura of Jackson, Miss.; and four great-grandchildren: Jenica Butts, Taylor Butts, Jake Buchanan and Alexia Veal.  A memorial service will be held later in Hatteras (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 2, 2000; pg. 11A)

Alpheus Benjamin Stowe

HATTERAS - Alpheus Benjamin Stowe, 72, died Wednesday, May 19 at his residence. Mr. Stowe was born in Hatteras and was a retired commercial fisherman. He attended the Assembly of God Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guardd. He was the son of the late Walter and Nora Willis Stowe. Surviving are three sisters: Mary Quidley of Buxton, Louise Daniels of Belhaven and Daisy O'Neal of Hatteras. Mr. Stowe was predeceased by a sister, Nora Newsome. A funeral service was held Friday, May 21 in the Hatteras Assembly of God by the Rev. Don Brown and Carroll Daniels. Burial was in the family cemetery in Buxton. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 23, 1999; pg. 14A)

Annie Gaskill Stowe

Mrs. Annie Gaskill Stowe, 87, of Hatteras, died Wednesday [June 22, 1977] in Cape Colony rest Home in Edenton after a three month illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras and a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late William W. and Mrs. Courtney Austin Gaskill and wife of the late Ulysses Stowe. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brittie Burrus of Buxton and Mrs. Zilpah Austin of Hatteras; one son, William Monroe Stowe of Hatteras; eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Friday in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by Rev. Jessie Staton, pastor, assisted by Rev. John Spry of the Assembly of God in Buxton. Burial was in the family cemetery at Frisco.  (unknown newspaper - June 1977)

Charles Danforth Stowe

HATTERAS - Charles Danforth Stowe, 72, of Hatteras, died Saturday, Feb. 28, at his residence. Mr. Stowe, born in Pamlico, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a senior chief with 23 years of service and was a WWII veteran. He was also a tug boat captain with McAllister Towing. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #795 of Chesapeake, Va., and a Protestant. He was the son of the late Fred and Fannie Peele Stowe and the husband of Nora O'Neal Stowe of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Stowe is survived by two daughters: Rowena S. Angelico of Chesapeake, Va., and Alma S. Fountain of Buxton; six sons: Ivey B. Stowe, Donnie P. Stowe and David B. Stowe, all of Chesapeake, Jeff A. Stowe, Gregory L. Stowe and John M. ,Stowe, all of Frisco; one sister, Mildred Willis of Hatteras; two brothers: Clyde E. Stowe of Avon and Lewis R. Stowe of Alabama; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles M. Stowe. A memorial service will be held at the Hatteras Assembly of God on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Don Brown and the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 3, 1998)

Clyde Elmo Stowe, Sr.

Clyde Elmo Stowe, Sr., 80, a native of Hatteras, died June 6 at his home in Avon. Retired from the DOT Ferry Division, he was the son of the late Fred Angel Stowe and Fannie Peele Stowe. He was also predeceased by the late Anna Goldie Baker.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis May Stowe; his two children, Clyde Elmo Stowe Jr. and Fannie Peele Smith; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two siblings, Mildred Willis and Louis Stowe.  Memorial services were held on June 11 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Avon, with Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Russ Howard officiating.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - June 2013)

Curtis William Stowe

HATTERAS - Curtis William Stowe, 96, died Tuesday morning [Jan. 6, 1981] at his residence following a short illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. He was retired from the US Coast Guard and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was the son of the late Cornelius and Mrs. Margaret Gaskins Stowe. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Adolphus (Goldie) Burrus of Hatteras; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Rollinson Cemetery in Hatteras.  (unknown January 1981 newspaper)

Dexter R. Stowe

HATTERAS - Dexter R. Stowe, 60, died Tuesday [May 27, 1980] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. A native and life-long resident of Hatteras Island, Mr. Stowe was the son of the late Randolf S. and Mrs. Nellie Oden Stowe and was a retired commercial fisherman and seaman. He is survived by three brothers: Roland Stowe, Levin Stowe of Hatteras and Caleb Stowe of Elizabeth City. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Joseph Moser, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Hatteras. Burial will follow in the Stowe Cemetery in Hatteras. Remains will be carried from the Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church Thursday morning.  (unknown newspaper - May 1980)

Donald Gray Stowe

Donald Gray Stowe, 47, husband of Mrs. Aliva Burrus Stowe, and son of the late Allen and Mrs. Lydia Austin Stowe, died Wednesday, April 1, 1959, at 7:30 a.m. in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Hatteras. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Miss Elaine Stowe of Hatteras and Mrs. Lydia Allen Buchanan of Norfolk; one brother, Desmond Stowe of California; and one sister, Mrs. Louise McWhorter of California. He was a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church and member of the Local Union #331, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. The body was taken from the Terry [should be Derry] Twiford Funeral Home to the Hatteras Methodist Church for funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery at Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 3, 1959; pg. 4)

ELIZABETH CITY - Donald Gray Stowe died Wednesday morning, April 1, 1959, in a Norfolk hospital. Funeral services were conducted at the Hatteras Methodist Church on Friday, April 3 by the Rev. Ray Sparrow, pastor, and The Rev. J.C. Braddock, pastor of The Assembly of God Church. Pallbearers were Ivey Austin, Lacy Austin, Gus Austin, Manford Austin, Clyde Austin and Scottie Gibson. Burial was in the Austin Cemetery at Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, April 5, 1959)

Frederick Stowe
The Coastland Times – Friday, May 10, 1968; pg. 6

Freeman Wallace Stowe, Sr.

Freeman Wallace Stowe, Sr., 56, of Hatteras, died Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at his residence following a short illness.  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at 11:00 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor, assisted by Rev. Joseph Moser.  Burial followed in the Stowe Family Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangement.  Mr. Stowe was a charter boat captain and member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - October 13, 1982; pg. 8)

Harold Russell Stowe
The Coastland Times – June 27, 1989; pg. 12A

Harold Seaquall Stowe
The Coastland Times – Thursday, April 10, 1986; pg. 5B

Harvey Doxey Stowe

MANTEO - Harvey Doxey Stowe, 72, died Friday night [Dec. 4, 1981] at the home of his sister, Mrs. Etta Peele, Devon St., Manteo. A native of Hatteras, Mr. Stowe was the son of the late John Irving Stowe and Mrs. Jennette S. Stowe of Hatteras. He was a retired wood carver. Besides his mother, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Etta Peele of Manteo, Mrs. Agnes Scarborough of Avon and Mrs. Mable Meade of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers: Preston Stowe of Buxton and Berry Stowe of Norfolk, Va. Graveside services were held Sunday in the Stowe family cemetery in Hatteras by the Rev. Joseph Moser and Fred Roberts. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo had charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 8, 1981; pg. 13)

Ira Samuel Stowe
The Coastland Times
Friday, July 19, 1957; pg. 1

Jennette Stowe Stowe

IN HATTERAS - Mrs. Jennette Stowe Stowe, 99, of Hatteras, died May 20th at 2:10 a.m. in Winslow Memorial Home following a long illness.  Funeral services were held May 22nd at 2:30 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor, and the Rev. Joseph Moser, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.  Burial followed in the Stowe family cemetery in Hatteras.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of arrangements.  Mrs. Stowe was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, a retired registered midwife and a member of the Hattera United Methodist Church.  She was the daughter of the late Henry Bunyon and Mrs. Jane Burrus Stowe and wife of the late John Irvin Stowe.  Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Etta Peele of Manteo, Mrs. Agnes Scarborough of Avon and Mrs. Mable Meade of Norfolk, Va.; two sons: Mr. Preston Stowe of Buxton and Berry Stowe of Norfolk, Virginia; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - May 25, 1983; pgs. 8 & 9)

John Irvin Stowe

John Irving Stowe, 80, a famed boatbuilder of the Outer Banks, and retired fisherman, died at his home at Hatteras at 10 p.m. Wednesday after an illness of four years. He was the son of the late Ira Midgett Stowe and Millie Midgett Stowe and the husband of Mrs. Jeannette Stowe. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Etta Peele of Manteo, Mrs. Catherine S. Robertson of Williamston, Mrs. Agnes Scarborough of Avon, Mrs. Mabel Mead and Walter B. Stowe, both of Norfolk, Preston and Harvey Stowe, both of Hatteras; and by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were indefinite at this writing.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 16, 1959; pg. 1)

The funeral of the late John Irvin Stowe, prominent Hatteras citizen who died Wednesday at his home, was directed by Twiford's Funeral Home Friday at 1:30 in the Hatteras Methodist Church by Rev. Sparrow, Methodist minister, and Rev. W.D. Barkley, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Avon. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hatteras. The pallbearers were Levin Stowe, Leonard Gilliken, Donald Oden, dexter Stowe, Norman Quidley and Roy Gray.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 23, 1959; pg. 1)

Leona Austin Stowe
The Coastland Times – Tuesday, May 11, 1993; pg. 12A

Leonard Nelson Stowe

HATTERAS, N.C. - Leonard Nelson Stowe, 80, died Tuesday [Jan. 23, 1968] at 8 a.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after an illness of a year. A native of Hatteras, he was the husband of Mrs. Ursa Ballance Stowe and a son of Alonzo and Mrs. Nancy Willis Stowe. He was a retired commercial and sports fisherman. Besides his widow, surviving are two sons: Nelson M. Stowe of Hatteras and Maynard Stowe of Richmond, Va. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Hobart Burnsides. Burial will be in Ballance Cemetery with Twiford Funeral Home in Elizabeth City in charge.  The body will be in the church at 1 p.m. Thursday.  (unknown  newspaper - January 1968)

Levetta Austin Stowe

Funeral rites for Mrs. Levetta Austin Stowe, 59, who died Thursday [May 15, 1952] were conducted at Hatteras Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. W.B. Gregory, pastor. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. Stowe was a lifelong resident of Hatteras and Dare County, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Austin and wife of W.S. Stowe and a member of Hatteras Methodist Chruch. Mrs. Stowe was greatly beloved as a splendid wife and mother and citizen of the community. She is survived by several step-children: Mrs. Junius Styron, Ronald, Harold and Maurice Stowe, all of Hatteras; three sisters: Mrs. Nancy Willis and Mrs. Phil Austin of Hatteras and Mrs. Robert L. Austin of Wanchese. She was the daughter of Hiram J. Austin and the late Cynthia Austin of Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 23, 1952; pg. 8)

Levin Austin Stowe

HATTERAS - Levin Austin Stowe, 63, died Sunday [May 21, 1989] in Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro. He was a native of Hatteras. He was the son of the late Melvin Randolph and Mrs. Nellie Levin Odin Stowe. He was retired from the U.S. Park Service; was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist church; the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge No. 698 AF&AM, Sudan Shrine Temple and a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by one brother, Caleb Ballance Stowe of Elizabeth City and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Hatteras United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Tom Sweeley. Burial will follow in the Stowe Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras has charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - May 1989)

Lillie Gaskill Stowe

BUXTON - Lillie Gaskill Stowe, 86, died September 4 at her Buxton residence. A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Philtine and Eleanora Stowe Gaskill and the wife of Preston Stowe of the home. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Eleanora McLaine of Frisco and Yvonne Austin of Hatteras; one son, William Stowe of Buxton; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted September 6 in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Huskins. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 1992)

Lucretia Evelyn Midgett Stowe

NORFOLK - Mrs. Lucretia Evelyn Stowe, 57, of 2522 Bruce St., wife of Walter B. Stowe, Sr., and daughter of Mrs. Lucretia Midgett, died Saturday [July 27, 1974] in a hospital. A native of Rodanthe, N.C., she had lived in Norfolk for 21 years. A graduate of East Carolina University, she was a former teacher and principal of Rodanthe School System, and a member of Ferebee-Halstead United Methodist Church, Virginia Rebekah Lodge 13 of Norfolk, and Cape Hatteras Chapter of Order of Eastern Star. Other survivors include a daughter, Miss Deanna Lynne Stowe; a son, Walter B. Stowe, Jr.; and a sister, Mrs. Laura Scarborough, all of Norfolk. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home, Colley Avenue, to Ferebee-Halstead United Methodist Church on Monday at 11 a.m. for a funeral service at noon by the Rev. Leonard L. Hazelwood, Jr. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the family cemetery in Rodanthe.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday July 28, 1974)

Lucy Allen Stowe

BISCOE - Lucy Allen Stowe, 83, of Australia Land Road, Hatteras, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Autumn Care of Biscoe.   Miss Stowe was bon on Hatteras to the late Freeman and Lucy Gaskill Stowe. She was a meteorologist in Dare County.  She is survived by two sisters: Linda Farrow of Kill Devil Hills and Catherine Styron of Hatteras; and several nieces and nephews.  A service will be scheduled at a later date in Hatteras.  The family will be at the home of Ken and Ruby Creason, Big Oak Church Road, Eagle Springs.  The family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home, in Star.  (The Coastland Times – Tuesday, November 25, 2008; pg. 10A)

Lucy Gaskill Stowe

Word was received in Manteo Thursday morning [May 15, 1963] of the death of Mrs. Lucy Gaskill Stowe of Hatteras, as she was enroute home from a hospital. Details are incomplete. Mrs. Stowe was the widow of Freeman Stowe who was drowned many years ago. She was the daughter of the late Capt. Johnnie and Abigail Gaskill. She is survived by one son, Freeman Stowe of Hatteras; four daughters: Mrs. Belinda Farrow of Washington, N.C., Mrs. Minerva Tolson of Frisco, Mrs. Edgar Styron of Hatteras and Miss Lucy Allen Stowe of Hatteras; one brother; four sisters; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper - May 1963)

Maurice Folb Stowe

HATTERAS - Maurice Folb Stowe, 74, of Hatteras died Saturday, Oct. 19, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Stowe was a retired commercial fisherman, a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, and a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines. He was the son of the late William and Lula Austin Stowe. He is survived by his brother Ronald Stowe of Hatteras. Memorial services were held Oct. 21 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins, Don Brown, Roger Barnett and Shawn Mizelle officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 22, 1996)

Melvin Randolph Stowe, Jr.

HATTERAS - Melvin Randolph Stowe, Jr., 57, retired 37-year employee of the US Weather Bureau (National Weather Service), died Tuesday [Nov. 20, 1979] in his home. He was a lifelong resident of Hatteras and was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII. He was a member of Hatteras Island Masonic Lodge 698 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include four brothers: Levin Stowe, Dexter Stowe and Roland Stowe of Hatteras, and Caleb Stowe of Elizabeth City. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Revs. Fred Roberts and Joe Moser. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Thursday, November 22, 1979)

Nance [Nancy Willis] Stowe

FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY FOR HATTERAS WOMAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Nance Stowe, 84, of Hatteras, were held Friday morning, May 21, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Stowe. Rev. W.B. Parkin officiated. Mrs. Stowe died at the home of her son, Nelson Stowe, on Thursday [May 20, 1943] at 3:30 p.m. following an illness of 17 months. Surviving are a son, Nelson Stowe; a daughter, Mrs. J.R. Ballance; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 28, 1943; pg. 1)

Nelson Myron Stowe

Nelson "Clam" Myron Stowe, 57, of Hatteras, died Tuesday night [Nov. 23, 1976 at his residence following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. He was a member of the Leo M. Jennette VFW Post #10348, and the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698 AF&AM. He was a WWII veteran of the US Army stationed in the Philippines. He was a retired charter boat owner and operator. Mr. Stowe is the son of Mrs. Ursula Ballance Stowe of Hatteras and the late Leonard Nelson Stowe and the husband of Mrs. Edith Evans Stowe. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters: Miss Beverly Jean [rest of obit missing]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, November 25, 1976)

Neva Willis Stowe

Mrs. Neva Willis Stowe, 83, of Hatteras, died Saturday afternoon [April 16, 1970] in the US Public Health Hospital, Norfolk, Va. after a long illness. She was a native and life-long resident of Hatteras and a member of the United Methodist Church at Hatteras. She was the daughter of the late Sam T. and Mrs. Nancy Jane Ballance Willis. She is survived by her husband, Curtis Stowe of Hatteras; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Stowe and Mrs. Thelma Gray of Hatteras and Mrs. Elvin Dixon of Suffolk, Va.; one son, Cecil Austin of Hatteras; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras. Rev. D.B. Lawrence, pastor of the Assembly of God Church at Hatteras officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Hatteras.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 23, 1970)

Nora Lee O'Neal Stowe

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Nora Lee Stowe, 77, died November 6 at Chesapeake General Hospital. A native of Hatteras, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Rida Austin O'Neal. She was a homemaker and a member of the F.O.E. South Norfolk Lodge #795. She is survived by two daughters: Rowena Angelico (Dave) of Chesapeake, and Alma Fountain (Earl) of Buxton; six sons: Donnie (Peggy), Ivey (Karen), David (Denise), all of Chesapeake, Johnny (Beth) of Virginia Beach, Va., Greg (Ellen), and Jeff (Karen); adopted son, Larry Barnett of Frisco; 22 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Stowe was predeceased by her husband, Charles Danforth Stowe and son, Charles. A memorial service was held Sunday at the Frisco Assembly of God Church with Pastor Billy Rutledge officiating.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 11, 2003; pg. 14A)

Norwood C. Stowe

NORWOOD STOWE ELECTROCUTED AT FRISCO THURSDAY - Norwood C. Stowe, 36, Frisco native residing in Manteo, died about 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Frisco while putting down a pump. It is understood that a piece of pipe which he was handling came in contact with a high voltage wire and he died instantly. A son of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Stowe of Manteo, he was born April 1, 1916. He was in the U.S. Coast Guard for two and a half years during World War II and spent part of that time overseas. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church and the Manteo Masonic Lodge. Surviving besides his parents are four sisters: Mrs. Elise Boyce of Hyattsville, Md., Mrs. Rosetta Milbury of Collingwood, N.J., Mrs. Evelyn Maccabee of Frisco and Mrs. Louis Sharpe of Virginia Beach. Also surviving are one half-sister, Mrs. Nettie Peele of Buxton; and one half-brother, Henry T. Peele. Burial will be in Manteo. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 17, 1952; pg. 1)

Octavia Styron Stowe

HATTERAS - Octavia Styron Stowe, 83, died Saturday, November 2 in Nags Head. Mrs. Stowe was born in Hae funeral service will be held at the home located at 160 Airport Road, Manteo, NC on Saturday, June 30, at 10:30 AM. If there is inclement weather the service will be at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo, NC. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Friday, June 29, between 6pm and 8 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002; pg. 6A)

Ronald M. Stowe

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Ronald M. Stowe, 94, died Aug. 27 at his residence. A native of Buxton, he was the son of Captain and Mrs. Edward F. Stowe, deceased. Mr. Stowe was a retired automotive service mechanic. He was a Methodist and the widower of Laura M. Stowe. Survivors include his sister, Mary S. Eastwood of Chesapeake, Va.; a niece, June Fowler of Raleigh; and two nephews: the Rev. Edward Boyd of Louisville, Ky. and James H. Hart of Chesapeake. A graveside service was held Monday in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington by the Rev. Edward Boyd. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel, is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Tuesday, September 1, 1998; pg. 12A)

Ronald Radcliff Stowe, Jr.

HATTERAS - Ronald Radcliff Stowe, Jr., 65, died April 8 at a Greenville hospital.  He is survived by his mother, Octavia Styron Stowe and father Ronald Radcliff Stowe, Sr. of Hatteras; two daughters: Mija Derring of White Plains, N.Y and Jeanine Weiss of Corono, Calif.; and longtime family friend, Helen Lane of Goldsboro.  He was born at Hatteras.  After early school he attended Raleigh School for the Blind for four years and transferred to the New York School for the Blind for three more years.  College years were at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. and Adelphi College , Garden City, N.Y.  His career was in social services at the New York Youth Board, Beth Israel Hospital and Mt. Vernon Hospital.  Upon retirement he made his home in the Philippines for four years.  At the time of his death he was residing in Goldsboro.  Friend are invited to the home of his parents for a memorial service on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Holt Clark will officiate.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -Thursday, April 25, 2002; pg. 10A)

Ulysses Grant Stowe

Ulysses Grant Stowe, 62, died Sunday, May 18 at 1:20 p.m. at his home in Hatteras after an illness of six months. He was a lifelong resident of Hatteras, son of the late James Monroe and Mrs. Zilthia Austin Stowe. He was a retired fisherman, a member of the Methodist Church at Hatteras, and a member of the Woodmen of the World, Camp #524 of Hatteras. He was a well-known and highly respected citizen of Dare County and an industrious and successful boatman and fisherman all his active life. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Stowe; one son, William Monroe Stowe of Hatteras; two daughters: Mrs. Willard Burrus of Hatteras and Mrs. Cecil Austin of Suffolk, Va.; and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Hatteras Methodist Church Monday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. W.B. Gregory, pastor, assisted by the Rev. G.R. Thomas, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Burial was in the family plot. "He'll Understand and Say 'Well Done'" was sung by Mrs. Ross Burrus, Mrs. Erskine Oden, Mrs. Leona Jennette and Mrs. Alice Austin. A duet, "Precious Memories" was sung by Mrs. Ross Burrus and Mrs. Erskine Oden and a duet, "Beyond the Sunset" was sing by Mrs. Leona Jennette and Mrs. Alice Austin, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Damon Gray, Jr. Pallbearers were: Nacie Peele, Frazier Peele, Fulford Peele, Dexter Stowe, Preston Stowe and Frank Stowe.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 23, 1952; pg. 1)

Ursula Violet Ballance Stowe

HATTERAS - Mrs. Ursula Violet Stowe, 91, died Tuesday morning [April 15, 1980] in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Bascom and Mrs. Dorcas Gaskins Ballance and the wife of the late Nelson Stowe. She is survived by one son, Maynard E. Stowe of Norfolk, Va.; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor. Burial will follow in the Ballance Cemetery in Hatteras. The body will be taken from Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church Thursday afternoon to lie in state one hour prior to services.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 17, 1980)

Velma Morris Stowe

HATTERAS - Velma Morris Stowe, 78, of Hatteras, died Saturday, Feb. 18 at her residence. Mrs. Stowe was born in New Bern, daughter of the late Sanford A. and Addie Wilson Neese. She was the wife of William Monroe Stowe, Sr. of the home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, Hatteras Island Chapter #303 Order of the Eastern Star where she was Past Worthy Matron. Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Eloise Glonek and Belle Austin, both of Hatteras, and Natalie Swindell of Goldsboro; one son, William Monroe Stowe, Jr. of Frisco; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 in the Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Cullop and Dwight Burrus. Burial followed in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 21, 1995)

Walter Berry Stowe

NORFOLK - Walter Berry Stowe, 92, passed away at his Norfolk home July 28. He was born in Hatteras, N.C., June 16, 1919 and was the youngest and last surviving child of John Irving and Jeanette Stowe. After growing up in Hatteras, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1937. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and drove a landing craft during the Guadalcanal invasion. He was on the attack cargo ship USS Alhena, which was torpedoed and nearly sank in September 1942. Mr. Stowe retired from the Coast Guard in 1957. He worked for Curtis Bay Towing and retired from that job in 1976. He was married to Lucretia Evelyn Midgett in June 1947. They remained married until her death in July 1974. He is survived by a son, Walter B. Stowe Jr. (Marilynn) of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Deanna Lynne Stowe of Norfolk and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Ferrebee-Halstead Methodist Church and a Mason and Shriner. There will be a visitation Monday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. and funeral service Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel.   (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, July 31, 2011)

Willard Roosevelt Stowe

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Willard Roosevelt Stowe, of 704 Raleigh St., the husband of Mrs. Grace Sylvester Stowe, died Sunday [June 11, 1978]  in Kill Devil Hills. A native of Dare County, he lived in Elizabeth City most of his life. In 1970 he retired as head teller from First Citizens National Bank. He was a Methodist. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Highland Park Cemetery by the Rev. Robert Poole. The body will be taken from Twiford Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City to the cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - June 1978)

William Monroe Stowe, Sr.

William Monroe Stowe, Sr, 90, of Hatteras, NC died on August 31, 2010.  Mr. Stowe was the son of the late Ulysses and Annie Gaskill Stowe and the husband of the late Velma Morris Stowe.  He was also preceded in death by three sisters, a grandson, and four great grandchildren.  Mr. Stowe was a commercial fisherman, a veteran of World War II and was retired from the North Carolina State Ferry Division.  Mr. Stowe was one of the first ferry captain’s at Hatteras Inlet.  Mr. Stowe was a Mason and a member of the Eastern Star.  Mr. Stowe is survived by three daughters, Eloise Glonek and husband Al, Natalie Swindell, Belle Hedrick and husband Michael and one son William (Bill) Monroe Stowe, Jr and wife Jennifer.  Thirteen grandchildren, Sixteen great grandchildren and Two great great grandchildren.  A celebration of life will be held in the front yard of his home 57084 Kohler Road, Thursday September 2, 2010, at 10:00 A.M.  by the Rev. Dwight Burrus and the Rev. Cory Oliver.  Burial will take place in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  In the case of inclement weather, services will be held at Twiford’s Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Preston Stowe

BUXTON, NC - William Preston Stowe, Sr.., 96, of Buxton, NC died Thursday, December 16, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Stowe, born in Hatteras, was a Commercial Fisherman and a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late John Irven and Jeanette Stowe and was the husband of the late Lillie Gaskill Stowe.  Mr. Stowe is survived by two daughters, Eleanora McLaine of Frisco and Yvonne Austin of Hatteras; a son, William P. Stowe, Jr. of Buxton; a sister, Mabel Mead of Norfolk, VA; a brother, Berry Stowe of Norfolk, VA; nine grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras on Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 3:00 pm with Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Hatteras on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hattteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Springer Stowe

HATTERAS - William Springer "Billy" Stowe, age 85, died Saturday [Feb. 23, 1980] in the Albemarle Hospital after a short illness. He had been in declining health for a year. He was a native and life long resident of Hatteras. He was a boat captain of the "Kathleen" and a retired commercial fisherman. He was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. He was the son of the late Frank and Mrs. Minerva Stowe and widower of the late Levetta Austin Stowe. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lona S. Austin; three sons: Maurice Stowe, Ronald Stowe and Harold Stowe, all of Hatteras; four grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in Twiford Island Chapel by Rev. Fred Roberts and Rev. Joseph Moser. Burial followed in the Stowe Family Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - February 1980)

Walton L. Straley

Walton “Walt” L. Straley, 90, of 3850 Mooreshore Road, Kitty Hawk, NC died Monday evening [Dec. 16, 2002] in the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Mercersburg, PA, to the late John E. and Mary E. Allison Straley. Mr. Straley was the widower of the late Anna Hester Bobbitt McMullan Straley. He was a retired Greyhound bus driver for the Pittsburgh Bus Line, a member of the B. P. O. Elks #856, a Methodist, a member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Straley was also a former employee for the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier and a loyal employee of many years for Walter R. Davis.  He is survived by a stepson, Charles O. “C.O.” McMullan and wife, Audrey, of Elizabeth City, a step granddaughter, Wanda McMullan of Elizabeth City, a sister, Izetta Creamer of Chambersburg, PA, two nephews, John Cramer and Gilbert Cramer of PA, a niece, Pam Cramer of PA, and one step great grandchild. He is also survived by a devoted loving friend, Linda Bonds of the home. Mr. Straley was preceded in death by a brother, George Straley and a step grandson, Monty Jolley.  Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, December 19, 2002, at 2:00pm in the Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk by Rev. Eugene McLawhorn. Immediately following the funeral service, the family will greet friends and relatives at the gravesite. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Pecola Simmons Strayhorn

KINSTON - Pecola S. Strayhorn 612 Girl Scout Rd. died Wednesday December 29, at Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, NC. Pecola Inez Simmons Strayhorn was born June 30,1938, to Earlene Simmons and the late William Seward Simmons in Manteo, NC. She attended Dare County Publics Shools and graduated from Roanoke High School in 1956. She attended and graduated from Elizabeth City Teacher's College in Elizabeth City, NC; with at Bacheloer of Science Degree in Grammer Education in 1960.  She furthered her education at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; East Carolina University in Greenville,NC. Her career started at Capeville,VA in North Hampton County-Virginia; Kinston City/Lenoir County Schools and Lenoir Community College.  Pecola's zeal for life made her invaluable to her church and community. Her love for people gave her a special gift for making each student, patient or neighbor feel as though he/she was the most important person in the room. She was a remarkable teacher and an Outstanding volunteer for the following church and community organizations:  She was married to the late Joe L. Stayhorn of Kinston/Trenton, NC.   Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Joretta Petrice Strayhorn; granddaughter Jola Simmons Strayhorn; mother Earlene Simmons; sisters Vera Basnight and Virginia Tillett of Manteo, NC; Minnie Trovene Artis(  Joseph) of Norfolk, VA; Geneva Taylor (Frazier) Prince George, VA; brother Eddie Lee Simmons (Sally) of Manteo, NC; four faithful caregivers, Sylvia Lewis, Emma Grady, Shirley Rhode and a devoted nephew Anthony Strayhorn; along with a host of special and loving friends and relatives.  Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday January 1,2011 at St. Augustine AME Zion Church 318 E. North Street Kinston NC. Rev. Julian Pridgen officiating. Interment will take place on Sunday January 2, at 1:30 PM in Pinelawn Memorial Park Kinston NC. Visitation 3 PM - 8 PM  Friday December 31, 2010, at Mills Funeral Home,Inc.   (Mills Funeral Home)

Scott Edward Streater

SOUTHERN SHORES - Scott Edward Streater, 63, of Southern Shores, NC died Saturday, March 5, 2005 in a Nags Head hospital.  Mr. Streater, born in St. Paul, MN, was a self-employed Vocational Consultant and was a veteran, having served in the U. S. Navy. He served as treasurer of the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the American Board of Vocational Experts. He was the son of the late Edward Ruthven and Jean Snyder Streater.  Mr. Streater is survived by two sons, Mark Edward Streater and wife, Erica and William Louis Ruthven Streater, all of Winona MN; his former wife, Ruth Elaine Streater of Winona, MN; and his fiance, Judy Merrell Brickhouse of Southern Shores, NC.  A memorial service will be held at the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 6:00 pm. The family will receive friends at Twifords Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and at other times at the residence at 14 Skyline Road, Southern Shores.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Vilma Midgett Strickland

WANCHESE - Vilma Midgett Strickland, 86, of Wanchese died Wednesday, Dec. 4, In a Chesapeake, VA. Hospital. Mrs. Strickland was a native of Manteo and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Edgewater Baptist Church in Edgewater, FL.  She was the daughter of the late Franklin Harris and Ella Anna (Midgett) Midgett and the widow of Ernest D. Strickland. Mrs. Strickland is survived by 2 daughters: Dorita B. Ballance of Wanchese and Vera Anna Tucker of Bagdad, KY.; one son: Llewellyn D. Midgett of Wilmington; three sisters: Vera M. Hines and Estelle N. Mayo, both of Manteo, and Ella M. Cox of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 28 Great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Dec. 6 with Rev. Billy Holliday and the Rev. Bill Ballance officiating. The body will be taken to Settle-Wilder Funeral Home in New Smyrna Beach for a graveside service and burial in the Cedar Hill Memory Gardens. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 5, 1996)

David Meeks Stringfield

D.M. STRINGFIELD, ONCE DARE LAWYER, DEAD - David Meeks Stringfield, 68, veteran lawyer, member of the State House of Representatives and former State Senator, died in Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon following a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Monday might. Mr. Stringfield had held many positions of trust and responsibility. When a young man he was Register of Deeds of his native Pender County, was a Democratic Presidential elector in 1932, was appointed assistant district attorney of the U.S. Court for Eastern District of North Carolina in 1934, was later assistant solicitor of the Ninth Judicial District, and was serving as county attorney at the time of his death. Graduating with honors from Wake Forest College in 1900, Mr. Stringfield was admitted to the bar in 1902 and practiced at Manteo for 9 years and married here, then moved to Fayetteville and formed a partnership with his brother, the late Joseph H. Stringfield. In 1916 he entered a partnership with the late Von C. Bullard, which continued until his appointment as assistant district attorney. He was Democratic county chairman from 1930-34. He was State Senator in 1941 and served in the House of Representatives in 1943. He was a leader of the Oddfellows Order. He was the son of James Peyton and Helen Marshburn Stringfield of Moore's Creek, Pender County. He attended public schools in Pender, Wakefield Academy in Wake County until 1896 when he entered Wake Forest College. Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Fox of Dare County; two daughters: Mrs. Grace Helen Lee and Mrs. Julia S. Paul of Fayetteville; two sons: Charles M. and James Peyton Stringfield of Norfolk; and one grandchild.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 5, 1943; pg. 1)

Anges Fulcher Styron

Mrs. Anges Fulcher Styron, 91, of Hatteras, died Tuesday [January 20, 1970] at 2:30 a.m. in her home. A native of Frisco, she was the widow of Homer Styron and a daughter of George L. and Mrs. Cynthia Stowe Fulcher. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Edgar Styron of Hatteras; a step-son, Chauncey Styron of Morehead City; a daughter, Mrs. Octavia Stowe of Hatteras; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruth Alston [Austin] and Mrs. Lina Ballance of Hatteras; eight grandchildren. A funeral service was to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Twiford Island Chapel by the Rev. D. B. Lawrence of Hatteras Assembly of God Church with burial in the family cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - January 1970)

Cathleen S. [Stowe] Styron

HATTERAS - Cathleen S. Styron, 87, moved on, June 11, 2010, at her home in Hatteras, surrounded by her family.  Surviving are her daughter Brenda Freitager and husband Max, daughter Rhonda Rasmusson and husband Ras, son Homer Styron and wife Mary, daughter Anne Styron of the home, son Edgar Styron, daughter Sherry Styron and husband Ray and daughter Sue Styron and husband Cliff.  She had six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.  Special nieces, Ruby Creason and husband Kenneth, Carol Sue McCracken and husband Mark and many other nieces and nephews, adopted daughter Dee Callahan and special niece Irma Austin and special friend Edith Oden.  Mrs. Styron was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Edgar L. Styron.  A special thank you to Patti and hospice and also Dr. Al Hodges.  An avid reader, her special friends were Ms. Helen and her library staff. She loved her family, her home and her Lord.  You “better believe it”, too.  A private service was held Monday, June 14, 2010, at the home by Revs. Cory Oliver, Dwight Burrus and Ken Creason. Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras, NC is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Dorcas Gaskins Styron

PENNS GROVE, N.J. - Dorcas Styron, 88 if Newark, Delaware, formerly of Penns Grove, died Friday, April 19, at the Leader Nursing Home in Wilmington, Delaware.  Born in Hatteras, she lived in Penns Grove for 55 years.  She was formerly employed as a school teacher by the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Board of Education for 20 years, retiring in 1974.  She was the daughter of Robert F. and Elida Gaskins and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Penns Grove.  She is survived by her husband, Edwin L. Styron, Sr.; a son, Edwin L. Styron, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia J. Styron of Newark, Delaware; a sister, Sally Gaskins of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home in Penns Grove.  Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Penns Grove.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 23, 1996; pg. 10A)

Evelyn Ballance Styron

HATTERAS - Evelyn Ballance Styron, 87, died in a Nags Head nursing home Friday, July 16. Mrs. Styron was a native of Hatteras, a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church, opened and managed the Channel Bass Restaurant in Hatteras. She is the daughter of the late Isaiah Ballance and the late Rhoda Gaskill Ballance and is preceded in death by her husband Murray Goodwin Styron. Mrs. Styron is survived by one son, Ernest L. Styron, Sr. and wife Freida of Chesapeake, Va.; two grandsons: Ernest L. Styron, Jr. and wife Beronica of Chesapeake, Va. and Jeffery W. Styron and wife Wendy of Orange Park, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at the Hatteras United Methodist Church Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial will be in the Peele Family Cemetery in Hatteras. Visitation will be at Twiford's Island Chapel, Saturday, July 17, from 7:30 to 9:00. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling the arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 18, 1999; pg. 12A)

Elizabeth Anne Styron

Elizabeth Anne Styron, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head. A native of Hatteras Village, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Lee Styron and the late Cathleen Stowe Styron. Ms. Styron will be remembered for her love of reading and fishing. She especially enjoyed competing in surf fishing tournaments. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and previously worked in management in the hotel industry, managing The Diplomat at the VA Beach Oceanfront.  Ms. Styron is survived by her two brothers, Homer Styron and wife Mary, Edgar Preston Styron, both of Hatteras, NC and her four sisters, Brenda Lee Freitager of Asheboro, NC, Ronda Rasmusson of Badin Lake, NC, Sherry Lynn Styron, also of Asheboro, and Amelia Sue Styron of Roanoke, VA. Also left to cherish her memory are her many nieces and nephews, great-nieces, cousins, and her best friend, Dee Callahan.  The family will honor Ms. Styron’s wishes to be cremated and scattered in the Atlantic Ocean. A service will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations can be made, in honor of Ms. Elizabeth Anne Styron, to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 442, Hatteras, NC 27943 or to the Hatteras Village Library.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Homer W. Styron

Capt. Homer W. Styron, 87, one of the fine old veterans of the Life Saving Service who made history in the rescue of shipwrecked sailors a half century ago, died Monday at his home at Hatteras following a long illness due to the infirmities of age. He was buried at Hatteras Tuesday at 2 p.m. Capt. Styron was one of the most interesting men of the coast country. He had a great host of friends. His life was spent at Hatteras and he had been retired for some 25 years or more, having long served at Creeds Hill Station near Trent or Frisco. He was twice married and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes Fulcher Styron, and by the following children: Mrs. Charlie Ballance, Mrs. Fred Austin, Sr., Mrs. Ronald Stowe and a son, Edgar Styron of Hatteras, and Chauncey Styron of New Jersey. For many years visitors to Hatteras have considered Capt. Homer one of the most interesting citizens and he is a landmark that will be greatly missed. He was full of knowledge and delightful reminiscence about the North Carolina coastland. He was an ardent Democrat, a member of the Masonic Order and the Royal Arch Chapter in Elizabeth City.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 23, 1943; pg. 1)

Mary Austin Styron

HATTERAS - Mary Austin Styron, 84, died Wednesday, December 5 in Nags Head. Mrs. Styron, born in Hatteras, was a homemaker and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Monroe and Katie Stowe Austin and the widow of the late Ottis W. Styron. Surviving are two daughters: Sara Styron of Hatteras and Judy Styron of Texas; one sister, Moji Anna Brown of Marshallburg; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Bulman. A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Hatteras Community Cemetery with the Rev. Holt Clarke officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001; pg. 11A)

Murray G. Styron

HATTERAS, N.C. - Murray G. Styron, 70, the husband of Mrs. Evelyn Ballance Styron, died Saturday [Dec. 29, 1973] in a Woodville nursing home. He was a retired commercial fisherman. A native of Hatteras, he was a Methodist. Survivors also include a son, Ernest L. Styron of Annapolis, Md. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. George Marsh. Burial will be in a local cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras, to the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  (unknown newspaper - December 1973)

Steve Goodwin Styron

CHESAPEAKE - A funeral for Steve Goodwin Styron, 61, of 2699 Yale Court, who died Friday [May 3, 1980], will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in Hatteras Village Cemetery in Hatteras, N.C. by the Rev. Fred Roberts. Graham Funeral Home, South Norfolk Chapel, has charge of arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - May 1980)

Dorothy Gaskill Sullivan

WEST COLUMBIA—Dorothy Gaskill Sullivan, native of Wanchese, North Carolina, and long time resident of Lexington, South Carolina, passed away April 21, 2012. She was born in Wanchese on May 17, 1919 to Lighthouse Keeper Lloyd Vernon Gaskill and his wife Bertha Davis Gaskill. She attended Wanchese Elementary School and graduated from Manteo High School in 1935. She married Harold Bruce Lennon shortly after and in 1937 her daughter, Mary Bruce Lennon, was born.  During World War II she served as Chief Clerk of the Ration Board of Currituck County, North Carolina. When the war ended she and her daughter moved back to Norfolk, Virginia where she worked in reservations for Pennsylvania Central Airlines later becoming Capital Airlines. In 1949 she married Albert Volley Sullivan. While they lived in Norfolk, Vernon Elliot was born. Shortly after the birth, the couple along with “Brucie” and “Buster” moved to Cayce, South Carolina. There the family grew by two more children, Kenneth Albert and Silvia Lee. Dorothy retired from the South Carolina Probation and Parole Board in 1984.   The Sullivan’s attended Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church and later joined Transfiguration Lutheran Church. “Dot” was an outstanding cook and an avid reader. She enjoyed playing bridge and watching USC football with friends and family.  In addition to her parents, Vernon and Bertha Gaskill, her eldest brother, Vernon, Jr., and her first husband, Harold Bruce Lennon, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert, and her daughter, Mary Bruce Lennon Dowd. She is survived by sons, Vernon “Buster” of Orlando, Florida, Kenneth of Carson City, Nevada; daughter, Silvia of Cayce, SC; one granddaughter, Kerry Dowd Barrow and husband, John Barrow; great grandchildren, twins, Jonathan and Lennon. She will be sorely missed by her brother, John Gaskill of Gulfport, MS; sister, Erline Gaskill White of Norfolk, VA; and nieces, Joan Wyndham of Columbia, SC, Jean Dunn Vana of Kansas City, KS, Sharon Lee Gaskill of San Antonio, TX; nephew, Vernon White of Virginia Beach, VA; many great nieces and nephews and great greats will also miss her and will remember fondly her “little turkeys” at Thanksgiving. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bethany United Methodist Church, in Wanchese, North Carolina, where she was christened as an infant and attended church with her parents.  (Thompson Funeral Home in West Columbia, SC)

Lavinia Mary Larkin Sullivan

MANTEO, NC - Lavinia Mary Larkin Sullivan, 77, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, March 22, 2005 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Sullivan, born in Brooklyn, NY, was a retired Housekeeper for the NY State Office of Mental Health and also had been employed with Macy’s Department Store in Quality Assurance. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the Outer Banks Senior Fellowship. Mrs. Sullivan was the daughter of the late Henry and Edna Curtin Larkin. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tammy Jean Ferris.  Mrs. Sullivan is survived by her husband, Joseph James Sullivan of the residence; a daughter, Maureen Ferris and husband, Clarence of Manteo, NC; a son, Joseph J. Sullivan, Jr. and wife, Camille of Berkeley Heights, NJ; a sister, Catherine Beyer of Selden, NY; three brothers, William Larkin of Brooklyn, NY, Timothy Larkin of Port Jefferson, NY, and John Larkin of Riverside, CA; two grandchildren, Joseph and Brianna Sullivan of Berkeley Heights, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nags Head, on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 10:00 am, with Father Bill Walsh officiating. Burial will be in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Visitations will be at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Saturday, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Clyde Beamon Sutton

Capt. Clyde Beamon Sutton, 52, native of Manns Harbor, died Thursday in Norfolk.  He was the son of the late Charlie Sutton and Mrs. Virginia Dare Sutton of Manns Harbor, and husband of Mrs. Evelyn Ferebee Sutton.  He is survived by two brothers: Thos. O. and Harvey Sutton of Manns Harbor; and one sister, Mrs. Jay Burrus of Elizabeth City; two step-daughters: Mrs. Ronald Butler and Mrs. William Tolbert of Norfolk; and a step-son, Clarence Modlin of Chicago.  A tugboat captain in the Hampton Roads areas and relief skipper of the tanker S.Y. Kiddoo, he was found dead beside his automobile at the American Oil Company's docks in South Norfolk Tuesday at 11:30 p.m.  Roy Wood, dockmaster, who found the body, summoned the skipper and other members of the Kiddoo's crew who attempted to revive Sutton.  Artificial respiration also was applied by the South Norfolk ambulance crew.  Sutton, a South Norfolk resident, was off duty at the time of his death.  Scheduled to sail with the vessel as first mate later in the week, he was returning to the ship after voluntarily helping to arrange supplies.  Police theorize that the death was due to a heart attack.  Captain Sutton had been employed by the Spenton Bush Fuel Transport Company of New York, owners of the Kiddoo, for a year and had lived in Norfolk for 31 years.  He was a member of the Master Mates and Pilots Association and the Manns Harbor Methodist Chruch.  He resided at 2198 Atlantic Avenue, South Norfolk.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. at South Norfolk by the Rev. O.D. Poythress, pastor of the South Norfolk Congragational-Christian Church.  Pallbearers were Capt. B.O. Colonna, Sr., Carl Colonna, Jr., B.T. Hurst, Leroy Furlough, Leon Robbins and Coleman Miller.  Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Berkley.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 18, 1952; pg. 8)

Harvey Crawford Sutton

Harvey Crawford Sutton, 53, well-known and highly regarded Manns Harbor citizen died Sunday afternoon of a heart attack while sitting in his car.  He was the son of the late Charlie T. and Virginia Dare Mann Sutton and was a lifelong resident of Manns Harbor.  He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and is survived by a brother, Thos. O. Sutton of Manns Harbor, and a sister, Mrs. Jay Burrus of Elizabeth City.  The body was held in Mt. Carmel Church.  "Whispering Hope" and "The Last Mile of the Way" were sung by the church choir.  Mrs. J.D. Creef accompanied at the piano.  At the grave the choir sang "Traveling On".  The casket was covered with a pall of white gladioli and fern.  Pallbearers were Wallace Taylor, Jaccie Burrus, Huff Mann, Cleveland Gard, Thelbert Tillett, and Hugh Craddock.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 9, 1959; pg. 1)

Jerri Lynn Sutton

STUMPY POINT, NC - Jerri Lynn Sutton, 48, of Stumpy Point, NC, died Monday, September 11, 2006 in a Norfolk, VA hospital. Ms. Sutton was born in New London, CT, the daughter of Willard Ray and Joanne Hooper Sutton of Stumpy Point.  Besides her parents, Ms. Sutton is survived by a son, Adam Sutton of Stumpy Point; three sisters, Bonnie S. Dudley, Ellen M. Sutton and Valerie D. Sutton, all of Chesapeake, VA; maternal grandmother, Grace W. Hooper of Stumpy Point; and beloved nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Mr. Bobby Midgett officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 JoAnne Hooper Sutton

STUMPY POINT, NC - JoAnne Hooper Sutton, of Stumpy Point, passed away Friday, October 5, 2007, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. JoAnne was the daughter of Grace W. Hooper of Stumpy Point and the late Floyd L. Hooper. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Jerri L. Sutton of Stumpy Point.  Besides her mother, JoAnne is survived by her husband: Willard R. Sutton of the home; three daughters: Bonnie S. Dudley and husband Buddy of Chesapeake, Va.; Ellen M. Sutton and fiancé Marc of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Valerie D. Sutton-Wood and husband Steve also of Chesapeake, Va.; one son: T. Adam Sutton of the home; two granddaughters: Nikki Holmes and husband Chris and Brittany Wood, two great grandchildren: Taylor and Trace and two step grand children: Ashley and Zachary.  A celebration of life will be held Tuesday October 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Twiford Colony Chapel by Dr. Gene Wood with burial in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery Manns Harbor. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. “Her passing has left a tremendous void in the lives of all who knew and loved her.” Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, October 9, 2007; pg. 10A

Rosa Tillett Sutton

MANNS HARBOR, N.C. - Mrs. Rosa Tillett Sutton, 63, died Sunday night [March 2, 1969] in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rita Mann. A native of Manns Harbor, she was the widow of Thomas O. Sutton and a daughter of William C. and Mrs. Annie Twiford Tillett. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Besides Mrs. Mann, surviving are a son, Willard R. Sutton of Chesapeake; two other daughters, Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Gloria Armstrong of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Davidson and Mrs. Martha Creef of Manns Harbor; and 11 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held in Mt. Carmel Methodist Church today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. W.J. Evans and the Rev. W.R. Pinner. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Manns Harbor. The body will be taken from Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, to the church at 1 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 1969)  [Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock]

Thomas Odell Sutton

Thomas Odell Sutton, 62, of Manns Harbor, husband of Mrs. Rosa Tillett Sutton and a son of Charlie T. and Mrs. Virginia Mann Sutton, died in a Norfolk hospital Tuesday morning after an illness of 3 years.  He was a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and Manteo Masonic Lodge #521.  Surviving besides his widow are a son, Willard R. Sutton Of Greenville, S.C.; three daughters: Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Gloria Armstrong of Norfolk and Mrs. Rita Mann of Manns Harbor; 8 grandchildren.  (Unknown Newspaper – May 29, 1964)

Willard Ray Sutton

STUMPY POINT, NC - Willard Ray Sutton, 76, of Stumpy Point, NC passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008 in Chesapeake, VA.  A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he served his country for 11 years before obtaining a degree in ministry & served his Lord & Savior. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, JoAnne Hooper Sutton, his eldest daughter, Jerri Lynn Sutton & a sister, Helen Armstrong.  He leaves behind his loving children, Bonnie S. Dudley & husband, Buddy of  Chesapeake; Ellen M. Sutton & fiancé, Marc Fritz of Virginia Beach; Valerie Sutton-Wood & husband, Steve of Chesapeake & T. Adam Sutton, also of Chesapeake; his grandchildren, Brittany Wood of Chesapeake; Nikki Holmes & husband, Chris & their children, Taylor & Trace of Virginia Beach & Zachary & Ashley, also of Virginia Beach; his sisters, Gloria Armstrong of Chesapeake & Rita Mann of Manns Harbor, NC; several nieces, nephews & cousins.  He will be terribly missed, but we are at peace, knowing he is in the presence of his  Savior & the wife he so loved & cherished.  The family will receive guests at the home of Bonnie & Buddy Dudley in Chesapeake on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC on Saturday at 3:00 PM. Friends are welcome join the family at the funeral home at 2:00 PM prior to services.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 3, 2008; pg. 10A)

Bradford Taylor Swain, Sr.

Bradford Taylor Swain, Sr., went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2012.  Leaving behind to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife of over 39 years, Donna Tolson Swain of Frisco; a daughter, Bonnie S. Trout and husband, Brooks Trout of Nitro, WV; a son,  B.J. Swain, Jr.  and wife, Mary of Ocracoke; five grandchildren, Zoee Trout, Haden Trout, andTaylor Brickhouse all of Nitro and Brayden Swain and Morgan Swain, both of Ocracoke.  Special people in his life, his adopted daughter, Leeann Canning of Hatteras and her children whom he adored and thought of as his own, Jasmine Quidley, John Canning, III and Kayleigh Canning all of Hatteras; nieces, Leagh Swain and Leann Swain.  Mr. Swain was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma O’Neal, his brother, Leon Swain and sister, Anna Swain. Brad leaves behind many friends and family. He will be missed for his laughter, love and kindness to others. He would give anything to anyone.  “Fly with the angels daddy. In God’s arms you are now resting, your laughter is still ringing loud and clear in our hearts and ears. See you soon in the by and by.”  A celebration of life will be in Lighthouse Assembly of God, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Eric Hinson. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco. Friends may join the family at Lighthouse Assembly of God Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or at their home, 51247 Lullaby Lane, Frisco from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Deborah Hooper Swain

WANCHESE - Deborah Hooper Swain, 48, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at her daughter’s residence near Raleigh. Mrs. Swain was born in Buxton, NC and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Luther William Hooper and the late Sarah Annie Swindell Hooper and the wife of Stephen Ralph Swain of Wanchese.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sabrina Townsend and husband David of Hollywood, MD and Bobbie Jo Wescott of Wanchese; one son, Bryan Joseph Wescott and wife Rasha of Coral Springs, FL; three sisters, Alpaine Midgett of Rodanthe, Rachel Ewell of Rome, TX and Clara Gallop of Wanchese; one brother, Luther Elwood Hooper of Wanchese; two granddaughters, Sheyanne Rose Wescott and Natalie Farmer.  A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Robert Pitsch officiating.  Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Edward Leon Swain
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 6, 1998; pg. 10A

Ella Estelle Hassell Swain

Ella Estelle Hassell Swain, 78, of 1802 Secota Village, Columbia, died at her home on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after a long illness.  Born in the Buffalo City Community at East Lake, August 8, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Martha B. Twiddy Hassell. She was married to Woodrow W. Swain, Sr. who preceded her in death. She worked as a nursing assistant in home health care for a number of years and attended the Faith Baptist Church.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church. Rev. Ashby Browder, Pastor will officiate.  Surviving are a step-daughter, Wendy Phelps of Columbia; two brothers, George “Dicky” Hassell of Manns Harbor and Joseph Hassell of Jacksonville, Florida; three sisters, Sucellia H. Fagley of Manns Harbor, Alpean H. Terry of Youngsville, VA, and Frances H. Forbes of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren, Devin Phelps and Torey Phelps of Columbia.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Swain was preceded in death by a son, Woodrow Wilson Swain, Jr. in 2008; a brother, Henry Hassell; two sisters, Jenny H. Gibbs and Shirley Jackson.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

Stephen Ralph Swain

Stephen Ralph Swain, 59, of Wanchese died Friday, September 24, 2010 at his residence. Born in Dare County, NC, he was the son of the late Ralph and Virginia Ainsley Swain and was the widower of Deborah Hooper Swain. He was formerly employed with Manteo Furniture Company and Pirates Cove.  Mr. Swain is survived by two sisters, Mary Swain Miller and Lee Swain; two step daughters, Sabrina Townsend and Bobbie Jo Wescott; and a step son, Brian Wescott.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel. Burial will follow at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charlie G. Swindell, Jr.

RODANTHE, NC - Charlie G. Swindell, Jr., 87, of Highway 12, Rodanthe, died, Friday, February 24, 2006, in his residence. Mr. Swindell was born in Stonewall, NC and was a retired civil service employee with Grey Hound Bus Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Hopewell, Va., a Mason with the Tampa, Fl. lodge, a former merchant marine and a former member of the Chicamacomico Anglers.  Mr. Swindell was the son of the late Charlie G. Swindell, Sr. and the late Cynthia Swindell and was the husband of Natalie Thompson Stowe Swindell of the home.  Besides his wife surviving are his sons: Charlie, Kenneth, John, Christopher, Stephen and Glenn; daughters: Jo Alice, Christine and Barbara; sisters: Cynthia, Myrtis, Lorain and Louise and a brother: Guy; Seventeen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one step- great-grandchild.  A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in Fair Haven United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Cullop and Dwight Burrus. Inurnment will be held in Quidley Cemetery in Buxton.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Hulda Midgett Swindell

MANTEO, NC - Hulda Midgett Swindell, 80, of Manteo, NC died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Manteo, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Lucille Meekins Midgett. She was a retired cafeteria manager at Manteo Elementary School and was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church.  Mrs. Swindell is survived by her husband, William Clark Swindell of the residence; two daughters, Margaret I. Swindell and close friend Randal King of Pinehurst, NC and Beth Cunningham and husband John of Wanchese, NC; a son, Billy Swindell and wife Elizabeth of Nags Head, NC; a sister, Camille Podolski of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a brother, Guy Midgett and wife Marion of Manteo, NC; two step grandchildren, Kelly and Clay Wright; four step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Manteo Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and other times at the residence.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 28, 2007; pg. 10A)

Joseph Elias Swindell

Joseph Elias Swindell, 69, a native of Tyrrell County and a resident of Wanchese for the past 34 years, died at his home Tuesday night [Mar. 17, 1959] after a long illness.  He was the husband of Mrs. Bethany Owens Swindell and is survived by a son and two daughters: Colon Swindell of Port Townsend, Wash., Mrs. Dorothy Midgett of Wanchese and Mrs. Dorothy Hooper of Manteo; by two sisters: Mrs. Phoebe Simmons and Mrs. Winnie Armstrong of Columbia; by 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was a retired fisherman.  The body was taken to the Walker Funeral Home in Columbia for preparation and brought to the home at Wanchese Wednesday.  Services were conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Cudworth Cemetery by Rev. C.L. Warren, the Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Cecil Davis.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 20, 1959; pg. 8)

William Clark Swindell

William Clark Swindell, 86, of Manteo, died Thursday June 23, 2011, at the home of his son. Mr. Swindell was born in Englehard and was retired with Building and Grounds for Dare County. He was a member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was predeceased by his parents William J. and Fannie Elizabeth Swindell and his wife Hulda Midgett Swindell.   Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Swindell and friend Randle King of Pinehurst, NC and Beth S. Cunningham and husband John of Wanchese; one son, William Charles “Billy” Swindell and wife Elizabeth “Lib” of Nags Head; two step-grandchildren, Kelly Wright and Clay Wright. Mr. Swindell was also survived by six “grandpups” Zach, Bailey, Chad, Harley, Sable and Sydney.  A service of remembrance will be Sunday June 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in Manteo Faith Baptist Church, by Rev. Billy Dennis. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mary Gray Sylvester

ELIZABETH CITY - Mary Gray Sylvester, 55, of Route 3, Box 658, died Tuesday [July 10, 1984] in a hospital. She was a native of Avon. Mrs. Sylvester was a telephone operator for Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co. She was a member of Trinity Faith Fellowship Church in Cape Hatteras. Survivors include her husband, Dwight L. Sylvester, Jr.; three daughters: Linda C. Seal of Wilmington, June Sylvester of Nags Head and Julia Sylvester of Elizabeth City; a son, David Sylvester of New Bern; two sisters: Faye Ballance of Dover, Del. and Lillian Bennett of Adel, Ga.; two brothers: Ervin Gray of Avon and Randolph Gray of Hobucken; and a grandchild. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Twiford Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Bradley Hargett. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Mark John Szemereta

BUXTON, NC - Mark John Szemereta, 59, of Buxton died Thursday June 11,  in his residence. Mr. Szemereta was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. and lived on the Outer Banks for 14 years, moving here from Maryland. Mark enjoyed landscaping and was an avid fisherman, who loved being in the outdoors.  Surviving Mark are his wife Bonnie Mundy Szemereta, and his daughter Dana Elizabeth Szemereta both of the home; his parents, Anthony and Mary Clazey Szemereta; father-in-law, Robert W. Munday; two sisters, Helene Strauss and husband, Alan and Mary Beth Szemereta; two brothers, Tony Szemereta and Michael Szemereta and wife Laura; his goddaughter, Katie Strauss; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A service of remembrance will be at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 5:00 PM by Father Bob Brown. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, June 16, 2009; pg. 6A)

Thomas James Szilvagyi

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Thomas James (T.J) Szilvagyi, 52, of Kill Devil Hills, NC was born on August 9, 1957. T.J found peace on December 21, 2009 at his home in his bride’s arms with his pastor and a good neighbor present. Mr. Szilvagyi was born in Detroit, MI and was the son of the late Steve and Thelma (Nenno) Szilvagyi. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He operated his own HVAC Business in Dare County until March 1997 at which time he began his employment with Dare County’s Building and Grounds Department as the HVAC technician. He was a member of Mighty Wind United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Beekeeper’s of Albermarle, Member of the OBX Shag Club, an avid motorcyclist , loved the blues and playing his harmonica.  He is survived by his wife, Bobbye Workman-Szilvagyi; his two daughters, Laura Szilvagyi and Sarah Szilvagyi both of Manteo, NC; one granddaughter, Layla Mariah Koonce of Manteo, NC; one step-daughter, Shana Collins and husband Brian of Sardis, Ohio; two step-granddaughters, Zoey and Macey Collins of Sardis, OH; TJ and Bobbye’s angel from heaven companion and puppy, Butter; three brothers, Brother Steve (Bondo) Szilvagyi and his wife, Faye Backie of Onekama, MI and their children, Joey Szilvagyi, Pamela Kibler and husband, Scott, Brother Paul Szilvagyi and his wife, Donna of Elk Grove Village, IL and their children, Monica, Natalie and Eva and her husband, Gorman Christian, Brother Jerry Szilvagyi and Suze Dove of Redferd, MI and Jerry’s children, Steve and wife Patricia Szilvagyi, Lynn Semnca and Kendra and her husband, Chris Stone; three sisters, Sister Joani MacDonald and her husband, John of Trenton, MI and their children, Erin and husband, Marc Behrend , John Patrick McDonald and his wife, Kara; Sister Ceci Malilwe of East Lansing, MI and her daughter, Eliya Malilwe; Sister Julie Szilvagyi and, Bob Fedora of Glendale, AZ.  A celebration of life will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk, NC, Sunday, January 3, 2010 3:00 PM with Rev. James Thomas Lowery III officiating.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] – Tuesday, December 29, 2009; pg. 11A)

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