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Clifford W. Wade

HATTERAS, N.C. - Clifford W. Wade, 92, a retired fisherman and boatman and native of Hatteras, died Wednesday [Sept. 10, 1975] in his home. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World Lodge. He is survived by two daughters: Miss Essie Wade of Hatteras and Mrs. Naomi W. Swain of Washington, N.C.; 2 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg. Burial will be in Oden Cemetery in Hatteras. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel to the church at noon.  (unknown newspaper - September 1975)

Essie Mae Wade

NEW BERN - Essie Mae Ward, 85, of Twin Rivers Nursing Center, died Wednesday [July 29, 1998] at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Essie worked many years at the Burrus Res & White Grocery Store in Hatteras. Surviving are her nephews: Buddy Swain of New Bern, Clifford W. Swain and wife Billie of New Bern; great-nephews: Clifford W. Swain, Jr. of Greenville and William M. Swain of Greenville; and one sister, Naomi Wade Swain of New Bern. Funeral services were to be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rwv. Jim Huskins officiating, and interment followed in Oden Cemetery in Hatteras. Arrangements by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home, New Bern.  The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Sunday, August 2, 1998)

Maggie Stowe Wade

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Maggie Stowe Wade, 90, died in her home Monday [April 17, 1972] at 6:30 p.m. after an illness of a year. A lifelong resident of Hatteras, she was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of Caleb B. and Mrs. Mary Burrus Stowe and the wife of Clifford W. Wade. Besides her husband, surviving are two daughters, Miss Essie Wade of Hatteras and Mrs. Naomi W. Swain of Washington, N.C.; and two grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper - April 1972)

Jeanne Hard Wadkins

Jeanne Hard Wadkins, 69, died Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at Wilkes Regional Center in North Wilkesboro, NC. Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Frances DeLaune Hard of Kitty Hawk, NC and the late Adrian Glyn Hard. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Wadkins, Jr. and a brother, Adrian G. Hard, Jr.  Besides her mother, Mrs. Wadkins is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Mason and husband Bobby of Kitty Hawk, NC and Rebecca Ann Meadows and significant other Randy of Roseland, FL; three sons, Clarence Garrison and wife Sonya of Norfolk, VA, Steven Garrison and wife Sherry of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael Phelps and wife Deborah of Houston, TX; one brother, Michael Hard and wife Sharon of Altamonte Springs, FL; two grandchildren, Stephanie Garrison of North Carolina and Robbie Mason of Waynesboro, VA; two great grandchildren, Jeremiah and Hannah Mason both of Waynesboro, VA; one step daughter, Kathy Miller and husband Homer of Exmore, VA; and two step grandsons, Shawn Miller of Portsmouth, VA and Nicholas Miller of Exmore, VA.  A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk, NC by the Rev. David Coxson. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and other times at the residence of her mother, 3934 Shelby Avenue, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, November 25, 2007; pg. 12A)

Henry Wadsworth

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Henry “Bennie” Wadsworth, 78, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at his residence. Born in Salisbury, MD, he was the son of the late Van Perry Wadsworth and Lela Bell Craven Wadsworth and was the widower of Sally Rawls Wadsworth with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Mr. Wadsworth was a charter member of the Lewiston-Woodville Volunteer Fire Dept., an avid Sunday School teacher and a deacon for Lewiston-Woodville Baptist Church in Lewiston-Woodville, NC, before retiring from farming and moving to Dare county. Locally, he was a member of Manteo Baptist Church and the former owner/operator of the Fin 'N Feather Motel in Nags Head. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War.  Mr. Wadsworth is survived by a son, H.B. “Benjie” Wadsworth of Wanchese, NC; a sister, Janet McLawhorn and husband, Dan of Chesapeake, VA; and two brothers, Howard F. Wadsworth and wife, Dorothy of Knoxville, TN, and Alvin R. Wadsworth and wife, Jean of Williamston, NC; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  A funeral service will be conducted at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 2, 2009; pg. 8A)

Eric Kirk Wage

Eric Kirk Wage, Sr., 45, of Salvo, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in his residence.  Eric was born in Johnson City, NY. and was a residential painter.  He was the son of Wesley L. Wage of  St. Petersburg, FL and the late Juanita McDonnell Wage.  Besides his father surviving are:  one son, Eric Kirk Wage, Jr. of Avon; one sister, Angel W. Hooper of Salvo; two brothers, James Wage, Sr. of Currituck and Wesley L. Wage, Jr. of Salvo; one granddaughter, Olivia Wage; and his partner, Lisa Schmidt and children.  A viewing will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers a benefit to help with final expenses for Eric will be at the harbor across from Blue Whale in Salvo, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Juanita M. Wage

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Juanita M. Wage, 51, passed Thursday, April 11.  She was from Avon.  She is survived by her husband, Wesley L. Wage; one daughter, Angel Hooper of Salvo; three sons: James Wage of Currituck, Eric and Wesley Wage of Avon; and nine grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 25, at Our Lady-By-The-Sea Catholic Church in Buxton at 9 a.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 23, 1996; pg. 10A)  NOTE:  Social Security Death Index states Juanita was born March 19, 1945.

Andy Scarborough Waits

WANCHESE - Andy Scarborough Waits, 70, passed away in her sleep at her residence on Monday March 17th, 2014. She was born in Wanchese and lived there for most of her early years. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Wilma Cudworth Scarborough.  Andy is survived by her husband, Bill Waits of Lake Landing NC, her sister, Nea Scarborough and niece, Bambi of Wanchese, and her two daughters, Charlene Mann and husband, Michael of Manns Harbor and Bonnie Jo Waits of Wanchese. Also left to cherish her memory are her four grandchildren, Farron, Carter, and Cole Mann and Stormy Heroux.  A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Bethany United Methodist Fellowship Hall.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mark Bennett Wales

FRISCO - Mark Bennett Wales was born November 28, 1952 in New London, CT and died September 20, 2011 in Hatteras, NC after a mercifully short battle with pancreatic cancer. He grew up on the Princess Anne Country Club golf course, behind the Old Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach but settled in Frisco where he was well liked and fit right in with the Outer Banks people.   He was a muscular, weathered 6’5” carpenter that built and repaired many homes during his nearly 40 year career. He built them of a very high quality, with the integrity to withstand many Nor’easters and more than a few hurricanes. He built them on slab, block and more often pilings, some four stories tall. And he was a craftsman as well as a Framer that weatherized the exteriors & finished the interiors.  He inherited the love of reading, fishing & the Outer Banks from his grandfather, Louis Charles Ganzel, Jr, who taught him to fish as a young boy, and read to him nightly until he became an avid reader for himself at a very young age. Sadly, Louis passed suddenly when Mark was 11. Mark became a voracious reader and enjoyed everything from Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt to Dostoyevsky and the Dalai Lama. He also enjoyed Music and developed over many years an almost encyclopedic knowledge of rock and roll & the blues. Some of his favorite artists were Elvin Bishop, Robert Plant, Jimi Hendrix & B. B. King to name a few.  He was an expert salt water sport fisherman, on and off shore with many citations for Red Drum or Channel Bass, Speckled Trout, Dolphin, Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish, most of them released. His favorite fishing holes were the Point and the Gulf Stream on the Continent’s edge at Hatteras. He was honored to have been a mate on the Bullfrog for Capt Bob Eakes and on the Albatross fleet for Captains Ernie and Bill Foster. One mid-winter he helped bring Capt. Eakes 35’ boat to Hatteras from it’s birthplace in Maine. The Fosters started the blue water charter boat fishing industry on the Outer Banks. Mark was a crackerjack first mate for them for several years.  Everyone that knew Mark knew he had a big heart. He was deeply loved and survived by his wife Lori Wales and their son Beckett, who will cherish his memory; his mother Nancy G. Wales, who adored him, and father Lawrence B. Wales, Jr, his aunt “Teedie” Ganzel, who loved him dearly and his younger brothers and their families, The Hon. Peter G. Wales, Capt. Larry B. Wales, III and David H. Wales, that all naturally looked up to him.  Mark’s son is as tough as he was. He has been on full scholarship for the Syracuse University football team for two years and is a tight end. Mark’s admiration for Beckett knew no bounds.  A description of the character of the Outer Banks people from the book Hatteras Blues, by Tom Carlson fits Mark, pretty well too.  “They are hard working and loyal and patriotic and stunningly selfless when such is called for. But, at the same time, these same people are fiercely headstrong, independent, mistrustful of authority, wildly impatient with bureaucracy, and often sleeve-rolling angry with unethical bull. What’s right is right. Pay a man back what you owe him, in money or labor. Run another man’s nets if he’s sick and his family needs the money.  A short funeral service will be held at Galilee Episcopal Church sometime during the Syracuse University Football Team bye-week and a gathering of his friends will be on the south beach in Frisco later.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Tuesday, September 27, 2011)

Doris Mitchell Walker

MANTEO - Doris M. Walker, 81, of Manteo, died Monday, January 3 at her home following a long illness of Alzheimers.  She was born in Ridgeland, S.C. to the late Maggie and Chester Mitchell.  Mrs. Walker, "the Duchess," was the former owner and operator of Walker's Diner, known as the Duchess of Dare.  She was a member of the Manteo Rebekah Lodge #52.  She is survived by four children:  Lloyd W. Walker, Sr. and wife Barbara of Austin, Texas, Carol W. Meekins and husband Ronnie, Carl E. "Tom" Walker and wife June, and Earlene W. Sawyer and husband Tony, all of Manteo; 13 grandchildren, one of whom is deceased; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister; and two extended family members, Marion Walker and Flo Quidley, both of Manteo.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, on Thursday, Jan. 6 with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 6, 2000; pg. 10A)

Lloyd Wayne Walker, Sr.

MANTEO - Lloyd Wayne Walker, Sr., 65, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, July 28 at the home of his sister in Manteo.  Mr. Walker was born in Shiloh and was a retired tech sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam.  He spent over 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a retired golf coach at Stony Point High School in Austin.  Mr. Walker was a Catholic and was a member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM, VFW Post MCCIA and member of Southwest Conference Football and Baseball Association.  He was the son of the late Cecil and Doris "Duchess" Mitchell Walker and the husband of Barbara A. Walker of Austin, Texas.  Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Cathy Spielmann and Sarah Walker of California; three sons: Wayne Walker, Jr. of Florida, Michael Walker of California and Mark Walker of Virginia; two sisters: Earlene Sawyer and Carol Meekins, both of Manteo; one brother, Carl "Tom Thumb" Walker of Manteo; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by a son, Jason Walker.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. in Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. Ron Denham and the Rev. Deacon Don Wobser with military rites at the grave.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 2002; pg. 5A)

Margaret Merle Daniels Walker

Margaret Merle Daniels Walker, 87, lovingly known as “Marn”, joined her loved ones in heaven on July 25, 2006. Marn, born August 10, 1918, was the youngest child of William “Tucker” and Lillie Daniels. She was the wife of the late Ernest “Pigum” Walker. Marn was a true “Wancheser.” As with many of the local islanders, Marn lived the majority of her life in the same house where she was born. Those who knew her will remember her love of crossword puzzles and Coca-Cola. These loves were second only to her long-time passion for baseball. In addition, she was also a staunch Republican and supporter of Jesse Helms. Left to cherish the memory of Marn are her son, Bill Walker, her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Joy and Tommy Toler, grandchildren: Marla Beasley, Tucker Walker, Les Toler, Carrie Lee Booth, and Ted Toler; great-grandchildren: Kylie Beasley, Madee Toler, Cassie Toler, Walker Booth, Emily Booth, Annabelle Walker, and Gabe Walker; her beloved niece Buttons Daniels, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wanchese, on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bill Cottingham officiating. Burial will be in Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and at other times at the home of Margaret Joy and Ted Toler. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - July 2006)

[Mary] Frances Mann Walker

FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY FOR MANNS HARBOR NATIVE - Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Walker, native of Manns Harbor who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.T. Singleton in Elizabeth City Monday, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at the City Road Methodist Church with the Rev. I.S. Richmond, pastor, presiding. "My Faith Looks Up To Thee" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer" were sung by the choir. A duet, "Beautiful Garden", was sung by Mrs. W.S. Rogers and Miss Billie Marie Rogers, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. R.E. Lewis. Honorary pallbearers were W.O. Barnett, G.F. Hudgins, N.H. O'Neal, E. Wilson Smith, George A. Tillett, W.L. Wood, R.D. Davis and John Bonney. Active pallbearers were W. Melvin Wood, T.S. Mann, Jr., W.B. Mann, John O. Sawyer, Guy Mann and Gaston Mann. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 11, 1945; pg. 1)

Wallace James Walker, Sr.

MANTEO - Wallace James Walker, Sr., 68, of Manteo, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Walker was born in Passaic, NJ, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Dorothy Jane Santifort Walker.  Mr. Walker was a retired CPO Hospital Corpsman with the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Walker served in Vietnam during the TET Offensive, served two years aboard the USS Midway in Yokosuka, Japan and loved serving alongside the U. S. Marines. Mr. Walker was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, VFW Post and was formerly employed with Roanoke Island Festival Park and worked part time with various local motels. He loved his family, his country, the Navy and his family pets.   He is survived by his wife Nancy Midgett Walker of the home; two sons, Wallace James Walker, Jr and wife Stacey of Manteo and Leonard Earl Walker and wife Joyce of Virginia Beach, Va; three sisters, Dorothy Pierce and husband Joe, Lynn Rood and husband Bill and Mary Sprague and husband Rennie and sister in law Sadie Walker; grandchildren, Charlotte Doherty and husband Brian and Charles Cox; great grandchildren, Sean, Sam and Jon. A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Saturday June 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Scott Baxley with Military Honors by the U.S. Navy. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Friday from 7:00 pm. to 8: 30 pm.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Wayne Carl Walker

WANCHESE - Wayne Carl Walker, 60, of Wanchese, died Thursday February 14, 2013 in Nags Head.  Mr. Walker was born in  Huntington Long Island, NY and was self-employed as a painter with his own company Top Quality Painting. Wayne was an avid fisherman and loved surfing.  He was the son of the late William George and Eleanor Lichel Walker.  Wayne is survived by his sister Sandra W. Barile and husband Ralph, two brothers William P. Walker and wife Marie and Thomas J. Walker and wife Gail P.  Also surviving are four nephews, two nieces, four great nephews and two great nieces.  A celebration of life will be in The Church of the Good Shepherd 2910 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head by Father Fredric Barrett.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lucy Whidbee Wallace

BUXTON NATIVE DIED IN MD. - Mrs. Lucy Whidbee Wallace, 56, wife of Thomas L. Wallace and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Whidbee of Buxton, passed away at Memorial Hospital, Easton, Md. on Sunday, March 22 after several weeks illness. She is survived by her husband of near Sherwood, Maryland; two sons: Albert Maurice Wallace and Thomas Leroy Wallace, both of near Sherwood, Md.; four daughters: Mrs. Marie Mulvaney of Glen Burnie, Mrs. Melvina Harrison of Wittman, Mrs. Agnes Haddaway of Easton, Md. and Mrs. Jessie Andrews of near Sherwood; one brother, C.H. Whidbee of Manteo; a sister, Mrs. George Gaskins of Buxton; also ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wallace was a member of St. John's Methodist Church of Fairbanks, Maryland.  Funeral services were held at the Sherwood Methodist Church in Sherwood, Md.  Reverend James Lake, church pastor, and Reverend R.H. Payne, officiated.  Interment was in the family plot in Sherwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Carroll Funeral Home of St. Michaels, Md.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 3, 1959; pg. 6)

Myrtle Evelyn Wireman Waller

Myrtle Evelyn Wireman Waller of Kill Devil Hills, died Saturday, April 19, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  She was 67.  Mrs. Waller was a native of Westwood, Ky.  She was the daughter of the late William and Leona Oney Wireman and the wife of the late Donald O'Dell Waller.  Surviving Mrs. Waller is one brother, Edward Wireman of South Shore, Ky.; one sister, Juanita Scott of Rush, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 22, at Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. James Davenport officiating.  Burial followed at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, April 24, 1997; pg. 4C)

Betty Lou Walsh

VIRGINIA BEACH - Betty Lou Walsh, 70, passed away Jan. 13, 2011. She was a native of Virginia Beach and was preceded in death by her husband, Berry Dexter Sr.; oldest son, Berry D. Jr.; and youngest son, Glenn Martin Walsh. Betty Lou was best known for her down home cooking at the Country Kitchen in the Farmers Market for 12 years. She is survived by her son, Richard Walsh and wife Judy; brother, William "Bill" "Lubie" Brite; four grandchildren, Krystin and Dexter Walsh, Tiffany and Karen Walsh also; a great-grandson, R.J. Walsh; two nieces, Renee and Ashley; two nephews, Michael and Ian. She will be deeply missed by everyone especially her longtime friend and companion, Bob Versallies. A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. where the family will greet friends between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, N.C.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, January 16, 2011)

Bobby Earl Walston

MANNS HARBOR - Bobby Earl Walston passed away December 16, 2013 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was 77 years old.  He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Molly L. Walston; his son, Jesse E. Walston and partner, Hazel; his son, Robert T. Walston and wife, Vanessa; his son, Ashley W. Walston and wife, Donna; his daughter, Frances W. Tillett; his brother, Leonard H. Walston and wife, Catherine; his brother, Melvin D. Walston; his sister, Addie E. Overton; his grandchildren, Timothy Walston, Zack Walston, Christina Purtee, Dustin Walston, Melanie Phelps, Robie Walston, and Chessie Tillett; his seven nieces, four nephews, and nine great-grandchildren. We would like to remember those of his family who have passed before him: his father, Ashley E. Walston; mother, Addie F. Walston; sister, Effie A. Mullins; nephew, James E. Mullins; brother-in-law, Ralph E. Mullins; niece, Lisa C. Mullins; and son-in-law, Chester A. Tillett.  Bobby was a charter member of the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. He worked with Sunbeam Bread Company for 22 years and Barnhill Contracting Company for 10 years. Instead of flowers, please send donations to the Manns Harbor Women’s Club or the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. There will be a viewing at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo on Wednesday evening, December 18, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. and a graveside service Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. at the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Esther Tyler Walton

Esther Tyler Walton, 73, of Wanchese, NC died quietly, surrounded by friends and family, on October 20, 2010 at Norfolk General Hospital. Esther was born in Robersonville, NC on April 28, 1937 to John D. and Alida S. Tyler. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother John D. Tyler Jr. and sister Alida T. Anderson. She is survived by her husband Robert L. Walton of Wanchese, NC, and her children Catherine Sellers of Straits, NC, Jay Roberson of Wanchese, NC, Celia Walsh of Durham, NC, and Erica Walton of Raleigh, NC.   Esther was a graduate of ECU and the UNC School of Social Work. She retired as a Clinical Social Worker for UNC Hospitals after 30 years of service. She loved to travel, read, and watch Carolina basketball. Esther was active in the NC Lions and attended 5 International Lions’ Conventions as a representative of the VIP Fishing Tournament.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Alvah Haff Ward

Alvah Haff Ward, 57, died Wednesday night in a Norfolk hospital after an illness of 10 days. He was a valuable man in Dare County and his loss is a great loss of Dare County's people. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Baum Ward and the late Capt. Henry B. Ward of Manteo. He was chairman of the Oregon Inlet project and had served as president of the Dare County Chamber of Commerce, He was president of the Dare County Shrine Club and had been liberally active in many community affairs. He served as treasurer of the Manteo Methodist Church. He started an ice business in Dare County in 1928, in a fishing community long without adequate packing facilities, and this venture was the forerunner of five other ice plants in the vicinity. In 1927 he married Miss Tracie Cahoon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Cahoon of Wanchese, and of this union are three children: Mrs. Brantley Brown, Miss Lelia Ward of Manteo, and Lieut. A.H. Ward, Jr., US Army, and one grandchild. He was born March 23, 1894 and was taken ill June 30, 1952. He is also survived by two brothers: Clinton S. Ward of Laurelton, Long Island, New York and George S. Ward of Union, New Jersey; four half-brothers: Travis Ward of Raleigh, Gus Ward of Miami, Fla., Vance Ward with the armed services in Europe, and Norman Ward of Manteo; two sisters: Mrs. E.C. Barron and Mrs. J.W. Dunnington of Washington, DC; and one half-sister, Mrs. Eastman Forbes of Wanchese. With H.A. Creef, he owned the Creef and Ward Motor Company of Manteo. Plans for funeral services are incomplete. [A photo of Mr. Ward accompanied this article.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 11, 1952; pg. 1)

Annie Christian Daniels Ward

MANTEO - Annie Christian "Chris" Daniels Ward, 79, of Manteo, died Saturday, April 15, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital.  Mrs. Ward was born in Wanchese, the daughter of the late Marcellous and Annie Daniels Daniels.  She was the wife of Charlie Lester Ward of the home.  She was a member  of the Bethany United Methodist Church and a housewife.  Besides her husband, surviving are a son, Jackie Marcellous Ward of Pine Level; three sisters: Eula D. Meekins of Elizabeth City, Virginia D. Chamblee of Lake Placid, Fla. and Ethel D. Parker of Wanchese; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body was donated to anatomical science.  A memorial service will be held  at a later date.  Twiford Colony Chapel Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 18, 1995; Pg. 10A)

Charlie Lester Ward

MANTEO - Charlie Lester Ward, 87, of Manteo, died Nov. 11 at Britthaven of the Outer Banks. Mr. Ward was a retired parts manager for R.D. Sawyer Motor Co. and a member of Manteo Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Otho C. Ward and Lovie Lester Ward. His wife, Annie Daniels (Chris) Ward preceded him in death as did a son, Lester C. Ward and a grandson, Mike. He was also predeceased by his brothers and sisters: Kenneth Ward, Lessie Biggs, Carrie King and John Ward. He is survived by a son Jackie Marcellous Ward, a granddaughter, Lee Ward, and a great-granddaughter, Erica Sky Ward Johnson, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends and relatives from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 15 at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 14, 2000; pg. 7A)

 Dessie Ward

FORMER ELIZABETH CITY GIRL DIES IN NORFOLK - Many people in Elizabeth City were shocked to hear of the death of Miss Dessie Ward of Norfolk, yesterday morning. Miss Ward was a daughter of the late Capt. Jesse Ward whose family was a resident of this city for many years. Miss Ward was 24 years old. She died of blood poisoning resulting from a boil and had been ill for three weeks. She will be interred here Saturday morning. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H.E. Myers.  (The Independent [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, June 9, 1922; pg. 5

George Alfred Ward

MANTEO - George Alfred Ward, 84, of Manteo, died Monday, June 26 in a Nags Head nursing home. A native of Asbury Park, N.J. He was the son of the late Oswald and Barbara Schwinn Ward. Mr. Ward was a retired fireman in Asbury Park. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, a member of the Elks Lodge in N.J., the American Legion of Kitty Hawk and was a Methodist. Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Sybil Daniels Jones Ward of the home; two step-sons, Ray W. Jones, Jr. of Manteo and Michael D. Jones of Germantown, Tenn.; a niece, Barbara Chaney of Ashton, Md.; a nephew, James Ward of Rumson, N.J.; a step-brother-in-law, Melvin Daniels and a step-sister-in-law, Carolyn Voshell; five step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. in Twiford's Colony Chapel with the Rev. Robert Bundy officiating. Burial will take place in Roanoke Memorial Gardens. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, in is charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, June 29, 1995; Pg. 6A)

Lovie Lester Ward

MRS. OTHO WARD DIES EARLY TUESDAY MORNING - Mrs. Lovie Lester Ward, wife of Otho Ward, died early Tuesday morning in a Norfolk hospital where she was taken for treatment several days ago. Mrs. Ward, who was 62 years of age, was a native and lifelong resident of Roanoke Island, being the daughter of the late Willie and Matilda Lester. She is survived by her husband; five children: Mrs. Clyde Biggs and Mrs. Roy King of Manteo, Kenneth Ward, BM, USN stationed at the Manteo Naval Air Station, Charlie Lester Ward of Norfolk, and Sgt. John Ward, US Army; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Basnight of Norfolk; five brothers: Charlie Lester, Sam Lester, Grover Lester, A.J. Lester and Tom Lester, all of Norfolk; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the graveside at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. W.C. Blue, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. W.M. Maness, Methodist minister, and Chaplain Collins of the Naval Air Station, officiating. Pallbearers were: W.H. Etheridge, John Wescott, Lloyd Wescott, John T. Daniels, M.L. Daniels and M.A. Daniels.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 21, 1944; pg. 1)

Nellie Crain Ward

MANNS HARBOR - Nellie Crain Ward, 61, died Wednesday, September 22 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Born in East Lake, Mrs. Ward was a retired cook and a member of the Manns Harbor Church of God. She was the daughter of the late Eddie and Bessie Twiddy Crain and the widow of Robert Washington Ward. Mrs. Ward is survived by one son, Robert Edward Ward of Manns Harbor; one sister, Betty Crain of Manns Harbor; three brothers: John Crain and William Crain, both of Manns Harbor, and Lawrence Crain of Rocky Mount. Funeral services will be held at the Manns Harbor Church of God on Friday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Puryear officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, on Thursday evening from 7-9 and at other times at the home of Betty Crain in White's Trailer Park, Manns Harbor. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 23, 1999)  Obituary kindly submitted by Vickie Craddock.

 Percy Ray Ward

Percy Ray Ward, 70, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep at his residence at 215 Sir Walter Raleigh St. in Manteo, NC on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.  Born in Edenton, NC, he was the son of the late Floyd Mitt Ward and the late Gladys McClenney Ward.  He is also preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Ray Ward.  Mr. Ward was a retired Graphics Illustrator, having worked as a Civilian Employee with the U.S. Coast Guard, Elizabeth City, NC, was the former Managing Editor of the Perquimans Weekly, and proudly served in the U.S Air Force. He also was a member of First Christian Church, Edenton, NC and an avid fisherman and boater.  Ray was a Lifetime member of the NC Jaycees and recipient of both the Most Outstanding Jaycee Award of NC, the National and NC State Director Award, the Felton-Abriel-Turner Meritorious Award and numerous other service awards.  Ray is survived by his wife, Dianne Tillett Ward of the Manteo residence, his daughter, Darbie Ward of Hertford, NC, special nephew, Christopher R. Tillett of Chesapeake, VA, special friend, Sarah Kinsey of Chester, VA, and numerous cousins.  In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Ward will be cremated and a Service with the Casting of his Cremated Remains will be held at a later date.  Mrs. Dianne Ward and family will receive visitors and friends at 215 Sir Walter Raleigh St. in Manteo. In addition, Darbie Ward and her family will also receive visitors at 149 Dogwood Drive in Hertford.   Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  )Twiford Funeral Home)

Sibyl Daniels Jones Ward

MANTEO - Sibyl Daniels Jones Ward, 87, died Monday, April 16, in an Elizabeth City hospital. "Miss Sibyl", born in Wanchese, was a homemaker, a former school teacher and a former associate with Ray Jones Insurance Co. She was a graduate of Manteo High School and East Carolina Teacher's College and was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Sr. and Carrie Daniels. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray W. Jones, and second husband, George Ward. She is survived by two sons: Ray W. Jones, Jr. of Manteo and Michael D. Jones and wife Jean of Germantown, Tennessee; a brother, Melvin Daniels, Jr. and wife Gladys of Elizabeth City; a sister, Carolyn Daniels Voshell and husband Joe of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren: Ray Jones, III, Dan Jones, Kim Jones McNeill, Michael Jones, Jr., and Michelle Jones Hyde; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 16, 2001; pg. 10A)

Lester Henry Ware

FRISCO, N.C. - Lester Henry Ware, 67, died Sunday [Nov. 7, 1971] at 6:15 a.m. in his home.  A native of Canton, Kan., he was the husband of Mrs. Myrtle Frances Gilman Ware and a son of William Henry and Mrs. Nancy Hall Ware.  He was a retired government meat inspector with 30 years of service.  He was a member of Providence Masonic Lodge 711, Chicago.  Besides his widow, surviving are a son, Russell Leonard Ware of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie White and Mrs. Anna Bair of Canton, and Mrs. Bessie Jacobson of Loomis, Calif.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, by the Rev. George Marsh.  Burial with Masonic rites will be in the family cemetery in Frisco.  (unknown newspaper - November 1971)

Myrtle Frances Gilman Ware

FRISCO, N.C. - Myrtle Frances Gilman Ware, 79, a native of Chicago and the widow of Lester Henry Ware, died Friday [Oct. 25, 1985] in Hertford, N.C.  Mrs. Ware was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church.  Survivors include a son, Russell L. Ware of Littleton, Colo.  The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Little Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Carl Eller.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C. is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - October 1985)

Dorn Washington

Dorn Washington, better known as Ram, of Manteo, NC, died Monday, March 7, at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nags Head.   Homegoing service will take place Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at Free Grace Church of Christ Disciples of Christ. He will lie in state from 2:00 pm until time of service. The family will receive friends at 1324 Burnside Rd, Manteo, NC. Ram leaves to cherish his memories: Della & Donald Owens of Clinton, Md, Ella & Delton Simmons, John Meekins and James & Betty McClease; brother-in-law, John Eubanks all of Manteo, NC, and a host of other family and friends.  Rivers Community Funeral Home is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 13, 2001; pg. 8A)

John Wasili

GOODLAND, FLA. - John Wasili, 77, of 577 W, Coconut Avenue, Goodland, died January 30 [SS Death states Jan. 29, 1992].  He was a native of San Francisco, CA and a retired Machinist.  He is survived by his wife, Odessa Scarborough Wasili of the home.  Mr. and Mrs. Wasili made their home on Hatteras Island for many years where Mrs. Wasili, a native and a potter, owned and operated The Pirates Chest Gift Shop in Frisco.  A funeral service will be held Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at Twiford's Northside Chapel, N. Road Street, Elizabeth City by the Rev. Joe Griffith with burial in Old Hollywood Cemetery  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - February 1992)

Kenneth Nile Waterfield, Sr.

Kenneth Nile Waterfield, Sr., 52, died Monday, April 13, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Waterfield was born in Currituck Co., N.C. and was a ferry captain with the N.C. Deptartment of Transportation, Ferry Division, Hatteras Inlet, with 37 years of service. He was the son of the late Wilbur Eris Waterfield, Sr. and Mrs. Lila Mae Daniels Waterfield of Buxton, N.C. besides his mother, Mr. Waterfield is survived by a daughter, Carolyn W. Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Kenneth N. Waterfield, Jr. of Asheville, N.C. and T. Craig Waterfield, Sr. of Frisco, N.C.; two sisters: Cora W. Ballance of Hatteras, N.C. and Rose Marie W. Ballance of Buxton, N.C.; a brother, Eris Waterfield, Jr. of Buxton; and 7 grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hatteras Assembly of God by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will be in the Tex Ballance family cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Yvonne Austin in Hatteras. Twiford Island Chapel Funeral Home in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Tuesday, April 14, 1998)

Marie Beasley Waterfield

VIRGINIA BEACH - Marie Beasley Waterfield, 72, peacefully passed away in her home July 29, 2004, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Waterfield was born in Colington, N.C. and was the daughter of the late Ray McClease and Penelope Beasley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 57 years, John J. Waterfield, Jr.; her two daughters, Christine Waterfield of Virginia Beach, and Teri Ewing and her husband James of Virginia Beach; two sons, John J. Waterfield III and his wife Patricia of Virginia Beach and Jody M. Waterfield of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Tina M. Waterfield, John J. Waterfield, IV, Kendall M. Ewing and Austin T. Ewing, all of Virginia Beach; a brother, Garland R. Beasley of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Doris W. Carter of Newport News; a brother-in-law, Larry Martin of Chesapeake; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Maestas and Bailey Funeral Homes and Cremation Care Center, Virginia Beach Chapel, 1801 Baltic Ave., where a funeral will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. with Bishop James Corbin, Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Willowood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Saturday, July 31, 2004)

Tanya Dawn Gray Watkins

AVON - Tanya Dawn Gray Watkins, 59, of Avon, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is now singing with the angels. Born in Buxton, she was the most precious daughter of Harry Miller Gray and Barbara Midgett Gray and was the beloved wife of Thomas H. Watkins, III. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.  In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Watkins is survived by a daughter, Shawna Dawn Watkins Beavers and husband, Evan of Elkton, MI; a son, Shane Gray Watkins and wife, Ekaterina of Avon, NC; and two grandchildren, Will Thomas Beavers and Kilia Marie Beavers (the pride and joy of her heart).  She was the granddaughter of the late Gibb and Annie Gray and Mildred Basnett Poole. She loved her sisters-in-law, Midge, Nancy, Sherry, Cathy and Jeanette as true sisters and loved and cared for her uncle, Gibb Gray and aunts, Bonnie Midgett and Shirley Midgett. Many loved ones have gone before her including her mother-in-law, Jean Watkins Tulley. She also cared greatly for Bill and Kathy Beavers, parents of her son-in-law, Evan; and her dearest cousin, Claudine.  There will be a private family graveside service. A memorial service will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Patricia Watson

BARCO - Patricia Watson, 99, of Philadelphia, Pa., died May 1 at Sentara Nursing Home, Barco.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo.  Rowsom Funeral, Columbia, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, May 2, 1995; pg. 4B)

Marvin Earl Webb

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Marvin Earl Webb, 87, died at his home in Kill Devil Hills on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 12:10 a.m. Mr. Webb was born in Edgecombe County, Macclesfield, NC to the late James Fred Webb and Mattie Walston Webb. Mr. Webb is preceded in death by his first wife, Sybil Smith Webb, and their adopted four-year old son, Dan Bracey Webb and sister, Evelyn Webb Crisp.  Following a 36 year career in law enforcement, Mr. Webb retired in 1981 as Chief Alcohol Beverage Control Officer in Edgecombe County, Tarboro, NC. He also received a license to fly small aircraft. Upon retirement, Mr. Webb moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for relaxation and fishing enjoyment.  During WWII Mr. Webb, voluntarily, served 3 ½ years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Following Coast Guard service, he received an award to wear a special ribbon for his good conduct. Mr. Webb was a life-long Presbyterian, attending Sunday School and Church at Macclesfield Presbyterian Church, Macclesfield, NC. Later, he joined the Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro and, in 1988, became a member of the Outer Banks Presbyterian Church, Kill Devil Hills, NC.  He was a caring, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and step-father. His motto was “Do what you can for your fellow man and expect nothing in return.” He was admired and respected by all those who knew him.  Marvin enjoyed the outdoors, wildlife, and was amazed at the wonder of nature. He also enjoyed tinkering in his shop.  Another great pride was keeping his lawn immaculate in Kill Devil Hills. It was surrounded by 200 azaleas! He also loved to cook. Brunswick stew and chicken salad were his favorite recipes! Another joy was boiling raw peanuts and sharing them with his grandchildren.  Mr. Webb is survived by his wife, Ramona Mozingo Webb of the residence; two daughters, Donna Webb Conroy and husband, Terry of Canton, MA, Joy Webb Norris and husband, Bill of Tiburon, CA; step-son, Terry Roberson and wife, Brenda of Farmville, NC; a brother, Fred Webb and wife, Nell of Greenville, NC; a sister, Edna Webb Colson and husband, B.M. of Mt. Olive, NC; three granddaughters, one grandson, three step-granddaughters, five great-step grandchildren, a step-sister-in-law, Judith M. Stancill and husband, Ruel of Greenville, NC; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Webb’s remains have been donated to the East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC.  A memorial service will be held at Macclesfield Presbyterian Church, Macclesfield, NC on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 11:00 am.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, December 2, 2007; pg. 10A)

Elsie Carrol Roberts Webster

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Elsie Carrol Roberts Webster, 45, the wife of Jack Webster and a Hatteras native, died Friday [May 18, 1979] at 6 a.m. in Norfolk General Hospital. She was a daughter of Moody and Mrs. Ruth Roberts Austin of Hatteras. She was a member of Hatteras Assembly of God Church. Other survivors include five daughters: Mrs. Gwendolyn Tokrzywa of Beaufort, Mrs. Glenda Stafford, Mrs. Leona Tiedt, Mrs. Ramona Tiedt and Mrs. Donna Tiedt of Hatteras; a step-daughters, Mrs. Jackie S. Fulghum; and two sons: Michael T. Gray and Billy Webster, all of Hatteras; two step-sons: Jack B. Webster, Jr. of Kentucky and Perry G. Webster of Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Glenda VanHook of Hatteras; and 4 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - May 20, 1979)

Helen Barnett Welch

PALMER SPRINGS, VA. - Helen Barnett Welch, 79, of Palmer Springs, died December 16 in the W.S. Hindley Annex. Mrs. Welch grew up in Buxton. She was the widow of James A. Welch. Mrs. Welch is survived by two daughters: Yvonne Cutler and Sharon Tabelina, both of Palmer Springs; three sisters: Iris Anderson and Georgia Gray, both of Buxton, and Grace McLean of Gainesville, Fla.; three brothers: Chiswell Barnette of Gainesville, David Barnett of Powells Point and Ward Barnett of Frisco; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Dec. 19 at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill, with burial in Crestview Memorial Park, South Hill.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 1993)

Christopher Neal Wescott

WILMINGTON - Christopher Neal "Kipper" Wescott, 29, of Wilmington, formerly of Manteo, died Thursday, September 14 at his residence. Mr. Wescott, born in Elizabeth City, was owner and operator of Wescott Mobile Home Community in Wilmington. He attended Manteo Assembly of God and was a veteran, having served in the US Coast Guard and was a member of the Presidential Honor Guard for the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. He was the son of Wilton C. "Preacher" and Maria Rivas Wescott of Manteo and the husband of Marjon Bahkit Wescott of Wilmington. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters: Maria Christian Wilson and husband John of Spartanburg, S.C., and Cindy Lou Peterson and husband John of Budapest, Hungary; two brothers: Anthony Cole Wescott and wife Julie of Charleston, S.C. and Wilton Varroll Wescott, Jr. and wife Heidi of Manteo; 11 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Manteo Assembly of God at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 with the Rev. Ron Denham officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, September 17, 2000; pg. 14A)

Colon Wayne Wescott

Colon Wayne, “Smiley” Wescott was born in downtown Manteo in late December, 1943.  He grew up in Manteo and on the downtown docks where his father, Colon Wilton Wescott, owned and operated a fish house.  At the age of nine he learned to crab with a trout line.  With his father as his mentor, he learned about the business of commercial fishing.  Wayne graduated from Manteo High School in 1962 and continued his education at East Carolina University where he graduated in 1968 with a Masters in Business Administration.  He began a successful career in Raleigh, NC in 1968 selling business machines.  He was honored as one of Burrough’s best salesmen.  He and Juanita were married in December of 1968.  In 1973 he found the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.  He quit his job and moved back to Manteo to share his faith with all his family and friends, and anyone else who would listen.  The jail was a great opportunity for preaching.  They couldn’t get away.  In the 1970’s he could go in the jail anytime, day or night, and he did.  If you walked down the street in Manteo, rest assured, you would hear about Jesus.  He also began a long lasting career helping commercial fishermen through the Sea Grant program of NC.  He worked for 26 years for the Universities of NC as a Marine Agent and assistant scientist.  He rarely wore shoes at work or anywhere else.  He could often be found in the fish houses or on the docks with the local fishermen, barefoot and in a tee-shirt.  He won the prestigious award of National Sea Grant Agent of the Year.  His work with soft crabbing, shrimping, and commercial fishing has impacted the lives of many fishermen, to this very day.  He wrote several publications, which are still in use by many shrimpers, crabbers and fishermen.  He will especially be remembered by the community for his many years of Christmas light displays.  He was the youngest of five children born to Susie Elizabeth Mann Wescott.  He is preceded in death by his three sisters, Irene Brooks, Iva Dale, and Milah Marie, and one brother, Carol Wilton Wescott.  He is survived by one sister-in-law, Maria Wescott of Manteo.  He leaves behind his wife, Juanita Mitchell Wescott, his son, Timothy Wescott, and his daughter, Suzan Overman and husband, Stacey Overman, all of Manteo.  His three grandchildren, Riley Overman, Savannah and Aubrey Wescott will greatly miss their alligator playfriend and their tickle monster.  He also will be missed by his many nephews and nieces, Sue and Carl Woody of Manteo, Wilton and Heide Wescott of Manteo, Cindy and John Peterson of Cary, NC, Anthony and Julie Wescott of Charleston, SC, Tina and John Wilson of Spartanburg, SC, Helen and Al Anderson of  Petersburg, FL and Robert and Sally Anne Cole of Virginia.  He was also blessed with many great nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces.  A Celebration of Life will be held at First Assembly of God in Manteo on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00 am.  Please join the family at Twiford Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a time of visitation to honor Colon Wayne as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Eber R. Wescott

Eber R. Wescott, 54 years old, passed away in the Elizabeth City hospital Wednesday morning [Jan. 31, 1951] after a severe illness of several days, following a heart attack and a siege of pneumonia.  He was the husband of Mrs. Naomi Daniels Wescott and the son of the late Capt. Joseph and Louise Wescott of Manteo, and a lifelong resident of Manteo.  Mr. Wescott suffered a heart attack Wednesday night, January 17.  Dr. W.W. Johnson, District Health officer gave aid and on Thursday morning he was taken to Elizabeth City hospital.  For 25 years he had occupied his place of business down town, opposite the Fort Raleigh Hotel, in which he lived.  He had formerly operated a garage in Manteo and served a number of years as marine engineer on one of the State Fisheries Commission boats.  He served several years as a State Driver's license examiner and recently had been reappointed to this post.  He had been a notary public for 25 years.  For more than 25 years he had been a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge.  Although a man who lived much to himself, he had a wide circle of friends and was greatly loved and respected.  He was a man who kept to his word and paid his debts, and did no man wrong.  He is survived by on sister, Mrs. Bessie Midgett; three brothers: Capt. John, Lloyd and Colon Wescott, all of Manteo; and by numerous nephews and nieces.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home in Manteo, and followed by Masonic services at the grave.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 2, 1951; pgs. 1 & 8]

Edward Merl Wescott

MANTEO - Edward Merl "Ab" Wescott, 93, died Aug. 9, 2004, in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Wescott, a native of Manteo, was the former owner/operator of Manteo Furniture. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, a past member of Manteo Lions Club, the Rotary Club, a past Master of Manteo Masonic Lodge No. 521 and past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Throughout his life, Ab was an accomplisher. As a youth, he long netted with his father. When World War II broke out, he became a carpenter at Manteo Shipyard building ships for the Navy. Ab and a partner bought City Market, a local grocery, after the war ended and he became a butcher. But his enterprising spirit did not stop there. In 1947 Ab, with his brother, opened Manteo Furniture Co., which still thrives today. Retirement meant one thing to Ab -- back to the water, his first love. Also during this time he became an artist and sculptor, selling his crafts in the local shops. Mr. Wescott was the son of the late Lloyd M. and Lonie Midgett Wescott and the widower of Irlene Burrus Wescott. Mr. Wescott is survived by three daughters, Merle W. Daniels, Barbara W. Meekins and Mary W. Rogers, all of Wanchese, N.C.; a son, Lloyd Melvin Wescott of Manteo; two brothers, Roy Wescott and Fred Wescott, both of Manteo; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church today at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Cribb officiating. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 12, 2004; pg. 8A)

George Thomas Wescott, Jr.

MANTEO - George "Ras" Thomas Westcott, Jr., 80, of Mother Vineyard section, died Sunday [April 11, 1982] in the Albemarle Hospital following a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Manteo. He was a self-employed business man in Manteo and Nags Head. He was a former Manteo town council member and served several terms as mayor of Manteo. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and a former member of the choir and the men's bible class. He was the son of the late George T. Westcott, Sr. and the late Mrs. Odessa Tillett Westcott. He was the husband of Mrs. Essie Newsom Westcott of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters: Miss Holland Westcott and Miss Hettie Westcott, both of Manteo; one niece, Mrs. Helen W. Barnes of Virginia Beach, Va.; one nephews, Robert Westcott of Westminster, Mass. Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Manteo Cemetery by the Rev. M.W. Warren, Jr., pastor of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor of the Manteo First Assembly of God Church. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 13, 1982)

RAS WECOTT DEAD AT 80 - George Thomas "Ras" Westcott, Jr., the King of the old Nags Head Casino, died last Sunday afternoon in Albemarle Hospital after a long, full life that covered 80 years.  Westcott, who lived in Manteo on Mother Vineyard Road, served several terms as mayor of and town councilman of Manteo, but he will be remembered best for his long and colorful career as proprietor of the Casino in it's days of early glory.  Westcott started the Casino as a soda shop.  Later, in the thirties he built a bowling alley on land between what is now the Beach Road and the Bypass near Jockey Ridge.  Soon a second floor was added and this became the celebrated Casino, which was famed as the place to go--and occasionally fight--on the beach.  Wescott, whose gruff exterior hid a very tender heart, struggled to keep Saturday nights at the Casino respectable and it was to this end that he recruited the redoubtable Donnie Twynne as "bouncer" to keep the peace.  Twynne, like his mentor, became a legend in his own time as a Dare County Deputy and as Nags Head's first chief of police.  "He raised a lot of boys; send 'em to college and paid their way." Twynne recalled this week.  "He was a good-hearted man and he was like a Dad to me."  On rare occasions when even Twynne could not hold down the Casino's uproar, peace-loving customers used to bail out of the second floor dance hall windows and into the soft sand below to avoid some of the more violent Saturday night altercations.  But only rarely was anyone seriously hurt.  One of Twynne's more talented understudies at the Casino was Charles Dail, the present chief of Nags Head police.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, April 14, 1982; pg. 11)

 Hattie Wescott

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Wescott of Wanchese, who died at her home Monday morning after a lingering illness, were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 by Rev. V.A. Lewis, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church, of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. L.V. Pierce, pastor of the Assembly of God Church. Pallbearers were Spencer Daniels, Amos Daniels, Kalb Daniels, Lasalle Tillett, Charles Lee Wescott and Fred Drinkwater. Interment was in the family cemetery. Surviving are two sons: Charles Wescott of Norfolk and Billy Wescott of Wanchese; one daughter, Mrs. Sam Tillett; one sister, Mrs. Bart Garrison; and two brother: Billy White and Theodore Daniels, all of Wanchese. Among out-of-town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wescott and daughter Amelia, of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spencer, Miss Lizzie Drinkwater and Fred Drinkwater of Elizabeth City.  (The Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 7, 1945; pg. 1)

Ervin Hughes Wescott

INJURIES PROVE TO BE FATAL TO WANCHESE BOY - Ervin Hughes Wescott, 18, of Wanchese, was fatally injured about 9:25 last Saturday night [July 10, 1943] when he was struck by a switch engine while he was crossing the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks between Park and Clay Avenues in Norfolk. He was struck by engine #21 of which S.J. Burnham was engineer. Burnham said the first intimation he had of the accident was when brakeman J.E. Lamine signaled for an emergency stop. Lamine said he heard a scream and called for the stop. The boy was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital where he was found to have a fractured pelvis, a possible fracture of the skull and penetration of the abdomen. He died at 11:25 o'clock. Ervin Hughes Wescott was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theof L. Wescott of Wanchese. He attended school in Wanchese, later going to the high school in Manteo. He had been working in and around Norfolk for about a year. At the time of his death he was employed by the Wood Towing Company. Young Wescott is survived by his parents; two sisters: Miss Lessie L. Wescott of Norfolk and Miss Sandra A. Wescott of Wanchese; two brothers: Charles Lee and Marvin H. Wescott, both of the U.S. Coast Guard. Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock by the Rev. James W. Sneeden, pastor of the Wanchese Methodist Church, and the Rev. John C. Brinson of Durham. "Sunrise", "Beautiful River" and "Lead Kindly Light" were sing by Mrs. Laurie Peele, Mrs. Ernest Etheridge, Mrs. Bobby Austin, Mrs. Pete Daniels, Mrs. B.H. Davis, Mrs. Preston Daniels, Mrs. Basil Daniels, Mrs. Lucy Midgett, Mrs. Reggie Tillett and Mrs. Ida Daniels. "Sweet By and By" was sung by the choir at the grave. The casket was covered with a pall of white carnations and fern. There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral offerings.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 16, 1943; pg. 1)

Irlene Burrus Wescott

MANTEO - Irlene Burrus Wescott of Croatan Ave, died Saturday, Dec. 17, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Wescott was a native of Wanchese and a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and past Worthy Matron, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #79. She was the daughter of the late Richard Orlando and Mary Davis Burrus and the wife of Edward Merl Wescott of the home. Besides her husband, Mrs. Wescott is survived by 3 daughters: Merle Wescott Daniels, Barbara Wescott Meekins and Mary Wescott Rogers, all of Wanchese; one son: Lloyd Melvin Wescott of Manteo; four sisters: Delnoy Burrus, Estelle Burrus Tillett and Mary Burrus Scarborough, all of Manteo, and Eloise Sellers of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers: Jule Burrus, Sam Burrus and Jack Burrus, all of Manteo; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. a church service was held on Monday in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 20, 1994)

Louisa Matilda Daniels Wescott
North Carolinian Advocate - March 15, 1905
Submitted by Linda Lau

J.H. [Josiah Holly] Wescott

MANY ATTEND LAST SAD RITES - Manteo, Sept. 24 - The funeral services over the remains of Capt. J.T. Wescott [should be J.H. Wescott], late keeper of the New Inlet Life Saving Station, took place this afternoon at the Manteo Baptist Church of which he was a member. The popularity of Captain Wescott was attested by the many hundreds of people who thronged to the church to attend the services. The Baptist pastor, Rev. D.A. Redder, was assisted by Rev. W.H. Brown of the Manteo Methodist Church. The deceased leaves a widow and a large family of children. [His wife was already dead but he did leave several children.]  (The Tar Heel (Elizabeth City) - Friday, October 1, 1909; pg. 2)

Marjorie Baum Wescott

MANTEO, N.C. - Marjorie Baum Wescott, 92, of Manteo, died, Saturday, February 11, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Manns Harbor. Mrs. Wescott was born in Manteo and was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Roanoke Island Garden Club, and one of the founding members of the XYZ Club. Mrs. Wescott loved fishing and boating and did so up to the end of her life. She was the daughter of the late Washington and Agnes Jones Baum and the wife of the late Nevin W. Wescott. Surviving are her daughter: Janet Wescott of Manns Harbor; two sons: Nevin Wescott, Jr. of Manteo and John Wescott of Manns Harbor. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wescott was pre-deceased by her daughter Judy Wescott. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by Rev. Jerry Cribb. Interment will be held in Manteo Cemetery. Friends may join the family at the home of her daughter Janet Wescott, 6967 Old Mann's Harbor Road, Manns Harbor, N.C. Twiford's Colony Chapel is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006)

 Marvin H. Wescott

WANCHESE - Marvin H. Wescott, 72, died at his residence, January 14 [1993]. He was the son of the late Theo L. and Ina Cahoon Wescott. Mr. Wescott was retired from the NC Department of Transportation, Ferry Division, and was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving are two daughters: Helen Mahooney and Cathy Wescott, both of Boston, Mass.; four sons: Mickey Wescott, Marvin J. Wescott, Charles L. Wescott, and Kevin Wescott, all of Boston; two sisters: Lessie Forbes and Sandra Payne, both of Wanchese; one brother, Charles Wescott of Wanchese; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Twiford Colony Chapel, January 17 with the Rev. John R. Chase officiating. Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Twiford Colony Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 1993)

Mattie Sanderlin Wescott

IN KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Mattie Sanderlin Wescott, age 88, died Monday [Sept. 12, 1983] at 2:15 a.m. in the Albemarle Hospital after a long illness.  She was a native of Kitty Hawk and lived there all her life.  She was retired from Civil Service as a clerk with the Federal Housing Administration.  Services were Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church by Rev. Edward Barber.  Burial followed in Austin Cemetery with Twiford Colony Chapel in charge.  She was the daughter of the late Thomas Nelson and Mrs. Ella Tillett Sanderlin and the widow of Robert L. Wescott, Sr.  Mrs. Wescott was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and the Roanoke Island Chapter 19 Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving are one son, Robert L. (Bob) Wescott, Jr. of Kitty Hawk; one step-daughter, Mrs. Rachael Gruver of Grants Pass, Oregon; two brothers: Oscar C. Sanderlin of Kitty Hawk and Thomas N. Sanderlin of Norfolk, Va.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - September 21, 1983; pg. 11)

Myrtle Aileen Johnson Wescott

WANCHESE, NC - Myrtle “Aileen” Johnson Wescott, 88 years of age, of Wanchese, NC, was called to her Heavenly Home on February 25, 2009, surrounded by her loved ones. Aileen was born in the Panola community of Panola County, TX, the youngest daughter of the late Charlie D. and Elender B. Johnson, who were ranchers. During WWII, she met and married Charles L. Wescott of Wanchese, NC, a sailor stationed in Galveston, TX, and of this marriage, were blessed with four children.  Aileen is survived by Charles L. Wescott, her devoted husband of 64 years. She is also survived by daughter, Mary Wescott Kee and son-in-law, Lloyd Kee of Henderson, TX; grandson, Lee Johnson and wife, Lisa of Wanchese, NC; granddaughter, Anna Outenreath of Plano, TX; grandson, Justin McKinney of Athens, TX; great-granddaughter, Mariah Outenreath of Plano, TX; Alyssa Johnson and Ian Johnson of Wanchese, NC. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Lessie Forbes of Wanchese, NC and Sandra Payne and husband, Kenneth of Wanchese, NC; nephews, Irving Forbes of Wanchese, NC, Carey Murphy of Kingwood, TX, Charles Robinson of Houston, TX, Rodney Robinson of Houston, TX, Timothy Payne of Creswell, NC; nieces, Glynda Williams of Henderson, TX, Wanda Krumpelbeck of Bossier City, LA, and Devorah Richardson of New Summerfield, TX.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, an infant daughter and son; a daughter Myrtle Gail Wescott McKinney of Wanchese, NC; granddaughter, Tana D. Johnson of Henderson, TX; her sisters, Lessie Roberts of Carthage, TX, Mildred Murphy of Houston, TX, and Nandine Robinson of Houston, TX.  Her childhood and early marriage years of residence were in Texas and Louisiana. After WWII, she and Charles moved to Wanchese, NC, where they built their first home. During the 1960’s they moved to the Richmond, VA area, but in 1967, returned to Wanchese, the place she called home. Like a pair of dove, Aileen and Charles enjoyed many hours together on their front porch in Bible study and prayer, as well as marveling over the beauty of God’s Handiwork, enjoying the migratory birds and waterfowl that graced their lawn, and looking across the marsh watching the boats travel up and down Broad Creek.  At an early age, she committed her life to Christ and her gentle spirit radiated into the teaching of “her Little Girl’s Sunday School Classes”, encompassing a period of over 60 years combined teaching in Wanchese and Richmond. She was a respected and prayerful pillar of support within the Wanchese Assembly of God Church organization. She was a member and president of the Dare County Chapter of Women’s Aglow and for several years, participated in the Gideon’s jail/prison ministry until her health prevented. “Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 30:10.” Aileen compassionately touched the lives of many with her love of The Lord, leaving a legacy of Christian servitude to many throughout Texas, Eastern North Carolina, and Virginia. Upon graduation from Longstreet High School in Longstreet, LA, she began a life-long work era that finalized with her employment at the Dare County Farm Agent/Home Extension Office, which was a job she dearly enjoyed. Twiford Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh St., Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements, where family will visit with friends on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Wanchese Assembly of God Church, Wanchese, NC, with Bro. Kenny Midgett officiating and Rev. Elmo Daniels assisting. Pallbearers will be Sam Dough, Willie Etheridge, III, Irving Forbes, Elisha Meekins, Eric Meekins and Charles Daniels. Honorary Pallbearers will be Boyd Basnight, Bobby L. Daniels, Dixie Daniels, Rabindra Maharaj, Benny O’Neal, Keith Thompson, and Omie Tillett.  Burial will be conducted at a later date in the Deadwood Cemetery, Deadwood, TX, with Hawthorn Funeral Home of Carthage, TX in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 26, 2009; pg. 10A)

Nevin Woodside Wescott

MANTEO - Nevin Woodside Wescott, BMLC, 84, of Manteo, died Saturday, May 10, in Britthaven, Outer Banks. Born in Manteo, Mr. Wescott was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 26 years service and from the National Park Service after 15 years. He was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, a former commissioner on the Manteo Town Board and a former Boy Scout master. Mr. Wescott was the son of the late John and Eugenia Midgett Wescott. He was the husband of Marjorie Baum Wescott. Besides his wife, surviving are a daughter: Janet Wescott of Manteo; two sons: Nevin Wescott, Jr. and John Wescott, both of Manteo; a sister, Louise Hill of Chicahawk, Southern Shores; 5 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held May 13 in the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dennis Goodwin. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - May 13, 1997)

Raymond Wescott, Jr.

Raymond Wescott, Jr., 72, of Manteo died Monday, June 6, 2011 at The Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Manteo, he was the son of the late Raymond Wescott, Sr. and the late Eloise Burrus Wescott Sellers. He was a tug boat captain, a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, and a member of Manteo Lodge #521 AF & AM and a Shriner. Mr. Wescott is survived by his wife, Tanya Dawn Tillett Midgett Wescott of the home; a daughter, Shauna Marie Midgette of Manteo; two sons, Chester Raymond Wescott and Miles Edward Midgette both of Manteo; two brothers, John Stuart Wescott and wife Ramona of Manteo and Steve Sellers of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Justin Cross, Rayven Walters, Katherine Dawn Wescott, Sierra Midgette, Savannah Midgette, and Ashley Hatcher; and a great granddaughter, Gracie Broggi. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Cribb and the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and at other times at their residence, 943 First Street, Manteo.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Robert Lee Wescott, Jr.

Robert Lee Wescott, Jr., 80, of Kitty Hawk, died at a Suffolk, Va. hospital Tuesday, December 16, 2003. Mr. Wescott was born in Manteo, NC and was retired from the Federal Government Interstate Commerce Commission as a Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Officer. He was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, a former scout master, an avid boatman and horse owner and attended Fork Union Military Academy. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII as a staff sergeant for the 373 Bomb Squadron. Mr. Wescott was the son of the late Robert L. Wescott, Sr. and Mattie Sanderlin Wescott. His survivors include several cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held this Friday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, with the Rev. Richard Stone officiating. A visitation will be held at the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting with these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, December 18, 2003; pg. 12A)

Theophilous Wescott

Theophilous Wescott, 77, died Sunday [Dec. 2, 1962] in his home at Wanchese after an illness of one week. A native of Dare County, he lived at Wanchese all of his life. He was a son of Charlie and Mrs. Lavina Hughes Forbes Wescott and the widower of Mrs. Ina C. Wescott. He served in the Coast Guard, was a retired fisherman and a member of Bethany Methodist Church Of Wanchese. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lessie Forbes of Wanchese and Mrs. Sandra Payne of Ft. Monmouth, N.J.; two sons, Charles Wescott of Richmond and Marvin Wescott of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth White of Colerain; 10 grandchildren. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. A funeral service was conducted Tuesday in the funeral home by the Rev. Robert Pullman of Bethany Methodist Church and the Rev. Charles Etheridge of Wanchese Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Cudworth Cemetery at Wanchese.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, December 7, 1962)

Wilford Ervin Wescott

Wilford Ervin Wescott will long be remembered as the man who kept Manteo High School straight.  During his 21-year career as head custodian, Wescott was more a school icon.  He was always around performing either daily tasks or making preparations for special events.  He was know to cruise the parking lot on Sundays just to keep an eye on things.  The school's finance officer, Mary Ann Bohannon, worked with him for the 11 years prior to his retirement in June 1994.  She said Wescott will never be replaced.  "Of course, he was the head custodian, but really he was much more than that," she said.  "He loved the students, he loved the faculty.  He had pride in us and our work.  I don't know if we'll ever find another Wilford."  She also explained that Wescott had a knack for tackling many projects at the same time.  Often he took it upon himself to prioritize what would get accomplished first.  His pride in the school showed everywhere.  For events like homecoming, you could count on him to have the buildings and grounds in tip-top shape.  He was always at the ready.  He also had a sixth sense, a gift that kept students on guard.  If a student did something wrong or dropped something on the floor, Wescott knew about it.  Bohannon remembers an old saying that went like this: "You better not do that.  Wilford will catch you."  At basketball games he would stand at the front door and keep all of the candy and sodas outside of the gym.  Nothing got by him, Bohannon noted.  "He had a sense about him." she said.  "He knew when people were trying to sneak things in."  When Bohannon would occasionally work on Sunday, Wescott would periodically stop by to make sure she was okay.  "He would pop in and check on me," she said.  "And Wilford would always stay late if someone else was working.  He was just a great man."  Funeral services for Wescott were held Sunday.  He died of heart problems on October 10.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 16, 1997; pg. 10A)

Wilton Carrroll Wescott

MANTEO, NC - Wilton Carroll WESCOTT, better known as "Preacher", born July 19, 1932, went home to be with Jesus on June 24th. He died as he lived, surrounded by his adoring family. He loved to tell people he was born in “My Shoes” (Mashoes Creek), North Carolina, to Susie and Colon Wescott. He was preceded in death by siblings, Mickey, Irene and Iva. Wayne Wescott of Manteo is his only surviving sibling. “Preacher” had to row his siblings to school while they lived in Mashoes. His high school years were spent in Manteo. At 21 he married the love of his life, Maria Rivas Wescott; for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, they were together 53 years. Those years produced 5 children: Wilton Wescott, Jr, Cindy Wescott Peterson, Anthony Wescott, Tina Wescott Wilson and Christopher “Kipper” Wescott. Preacher was proud of his children and they loved him fiercely. He leaves behind a legacy of fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. He will be greatly missed. The 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, June 26, 2007; pg. 10A)

Helen Brady West

CHESAPEAKE - Helen Brady West, 80, of the 200 block of Hall Drive, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in her home. Born in Buxton, N.C., to the late Clarence and Rebecca Brady, Helen was the widow of Charlie W. West. She was a retired customer service representative with Carolina Telephone. Helen is survived by a daughter, Lauri W. Roberts and husband Mark of Elizabeth City, N.C.; two sons, Danny C. West and wife Linda of Lancaster, S.C., and John S. West and wife Ramona of South Mills, N.C.; five grandchildren, Megan and Kevin Roberts, Rachel West and Jason and Tracy Hickey; and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Moenring officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, February 12, 2011)

Graham H. Whedbee, Jr.
The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 13, 2002; pg. 6A

John A. Whedbee

IN BUXTON - John A. Whedbee, 81, of Buxton, died at his residence Friday morning [Feb. 11, 1983] at 3:57 a.m. following a nine month illness.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Buxton United Methodist Church by the Rev. Fred Roberts, pastor, and the Rev. Bobby Skeens, pastor of the Hatteras Baptist Mission.  Burial will follow in the Frisco United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.  He was a native of Frisco and had lived in Buxton for the past nine years.  Mr. Whedbee was a retired commercial fisherman and painter, a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and had sever in the U.S. Navy.  He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John D. Whedbee and the husband of Mrs. Hazel Whedbee of the home.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Maggie Austin of Frisco and Mrs. Ethel Gray of Virginia Beach, Va.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, February 23, 1983; pg. 5)

John Wesley Whedbee

NORFOLK - John Wesley Whedbee, 86, of Saint Dennis Ave., died Saturday [Sept. 18, 1976] in a hospital. A native of Frisco, N.C., he had lived in this area for 30 years. He was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a Methodist, a 50 year member of Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, and an Army veteran of WWI. Survivors include four nieces: Mrs. J.C. Alderman of Norfolk, Mrs. W.M. Wilcox and Mrs. Donald Jordan of Virginia Beach, and Mrs. Whalen Jenette of Buxton, N.C.; and three nephews: Graham H. Whedbee, Jr. of Norfolk and William L Whedbee and Zach Whedbee, both of Frisco, N.C. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Twiford Funeral Chapel, Colley Ave., by the Rev. Aaron D. Smith. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will be at 1916 Saint Dennis Ave.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Monday, September 20, 1976

Linda Fulcher Whedbee

FRISCO - Linda Fulcher Whedbee, 86, died April 6 at a Nags Head nursing facility. Born in Buxton, she was the daughter of the Late Charlie Fulcher and Delora Austin Fulcher and the wife of the late Zack Whedbee. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church. Mrs. Whedbee is survived by one daughter, Delores Jennette of Buxton; two sons: William Leonard Whedbee and Zack Carl Whedbee, both of Frisco; four sisters: Annie Pellegrini and Hilda Rollinson, both of Frisco, Jennie Sharp of Chesapeake, Va. and Nevada Palmer of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren. A funeral service was held April 7 at the Little Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial was to take place in the Fulcher Family Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 9, 1995; pg. 10A)  NOTE: The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 13, 1995 issue states Linda Fulcher Whedbee died April 5, 1995.)

Lodema (Quidley) Whedbee

MRS. WHEDBEE INTERRED WEDNESDAY - After an illness of several weeks Mrs. Lodema Whedbee died at her home in this city last Tuesday afternoon. She was 63 years old and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jarborough (Scarborough?) of Baltimore. Mrs. Whedbee was a most estimable woman, was well known and was held in the highest esteem. The funeral services were conducted over the remains Thursday by Rev. McRae of the City Road Methodist Church and the interment followed in Hollywood.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, March 26, 1909; pg. 6)

William B. Whedbee

FRISCO, NC, April 3, 1902 - Mr. Wm. B. Whedbee died on the 25th instance after an illness of several days. The community mourns the loss of a valuable citizen.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC]- Friday, April 4, 1902; pg. 2)

Zach Carl Whedbee
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 17, 2005; pg. 9A

Zack H. Whedbee
The Coastland Times - Friday, October 28, 1960; pg. 5

Alvin Kirk Wheeler, Jr.

Alvin Kirk Wheeler, Jr., 81, of Lilburn, GA passed away Friday, December 17, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Wescott Wheeler; son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Sonia Wheeler of Long Island, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Allison and Dennis Miller of Lilburn, GA, Erin Buice of Woodstock, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and Garry Scheier; and five grandchildren, Tyler, Savannah, Sopohia, Joseph, and David.  A graveside service will be held at Manteo Cemetery on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM by the Rev. Bettie Francis.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 21. 2010; pg. 10A)

Louis Murrell Wheeler
The Coastland Times – Friday, Jan. 3, 1958; pg. 1

Kenneth Fulton Whidbee

WANCHESE - Kenneth Fulton Whidbee, 53, of Wanchese, died Friday, July 13th at his home.  Born November 26th, 1958 in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Fulton and Rose (Gallop) Whidbee of Norfolk. In addition to his parents, he is survived by many beloved relatives, including: his children Eric Neil Whidbee, and Emilene Sequoia Whidbee, former wife Kathy McMahan, sister Karen Brumley and brother-in-law Pat Brumley, nieces Tiffany Brumley Stuflick and Sarah Brumley Lightner, nephew Patrick Brumley, sister Lisa Whidbee, aunts and uncles Ruby and Doug Johnson and Beryl and Jimmy Williams.  He was predeceased by his uncle Elton Gallop and his favorite dog Arlo.  Ken lived in Wanchese for the last 35 years. He was a carpenter, gardener, farmer, and landscaper. He liked to travel, surf, and make people smile. He was a loving father, friend and son who made this area a more beautiful place with his hands and heart.  His family gives thanks to this wonderful community for their comfort, support and memories. Kathy, Eric and Emilene’s doors are open at 402 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo, to share and remember.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 21st, at 3:00 pm at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. All are invited to attend and to stay afterward to visit with family and friends in remembrance of Ken. He will be planted in Cudworth Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Melvina Gray Whidbee

SALVO - Melvina Gray Whidbee, 86, of Salvo, died July 1 at her residence. A native of Salvo, she was the daughter of the late Luther Y. and Josephine Gray Gray and the widow of William Edgar Whidbee. Mrs. Whidbee was a retired postmistress for the Salvo Post Office after 30 years of service. She was a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church, Sunday School teacher, youth leader and Sunday School Secretary. Mrs. Whidbee was the pianist for the church for 50 years. Mrs. Whidbee is survived by three daughters: Velma Anderson of Elizabeth City, Irene Midgett and Jean Hooper, both of Salvo; two sons: Kendall Whidbee of Elizabeth City and Earl Whidbee Of Salvo; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; two aunts and one uncle. A church service was set for Saturday, July 3 in the Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church in Salvo by the Rev. Berry L. Taylor, III and the Rev. Mark Altman. Burial will follow in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. The body will be placed in the church on Thursday, July 1.  Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, July 4, 1994)

William E. Whidbee

WILL WHEDBEE FORMER COAST GUARD IS DEAD - William E. Whedbee, 40, formerly of Buxton and Dalve, Dare County, a retired member of the Coast Guard Service, died May 25 in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington where he had been a patient for several years.  He was the husband of Mrs. Melvina Gray Whedbee of Salvo and the son of Mrs. Hannah Barnes of Salvo, and the late Dick Whedbee of Buxton.  Besides his wife, he is survived by five children: Kendall, Earl, Irene and Jean Whedbee (only 4 named), and his mother; one brother, Charles Whedbee of Manteo, and two sisters: Mrs. Geo. Gaskins of Buxton and Mrs. Tom Wallace of Sherwood, Md.  Funeral services were held at the home at Salvo on June 1 by Rev. Wm. R. Albright, Methodist minister.  He was buried in the family cemetery at Buxton.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1945; pg. 1)

Amelta E. Wescott White

NORFOLK – Amelta E. “Plummie” Wescott White, 77, died April 14. She was born in Wanchese October 28, 1931 to the late Charles and Mattie Wescott.  She was very outgoing, vibrant, and had a wonderful sense of humor.  Ms. White is preceded in death by her son, Charlie Taylor.  Survivors include her daughters, Beverly Taylor Hatch and husband Larry, Sharon Rose Taylor, and Marsha Taylor Green and husband Parker of Lebanon, TN; brother, Tommy Wescott and wife Pixie of Wanchese, NC; sisters, Olga Bauer and husband George of Cape Carteret, NC and Patsy Gunter; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many beloved friends.  Servce will be private.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 16, 2009; pg. 8A)

Audrey Davis White

POQUOSON - Audrey Davis White, 89, a native of Wanchese, N.C., resident of Norfolk for 15 years and Poquoson resident the past 51 years, passed away Feb. 7, 2008. She was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church since moving to Poquoson. A homemaker, she was a loving mother and grandmother and her family, home, and relationship with the Lord were most important to her. Mrs. White was preceded in death by her husband, Dorsey White Jr.; two sons, Lonnie White and R. Grady Spry; and daughter-in-law, Shirley Spry (Larry). She is survived by two sons, Dorsey White III and wife Pat of Poquoson and Larry F. Spry of Caret, Va.; six grandchildren, Becky Eiselstein and husband Blair of Caret, Randy Spry, Monte Spry, Stephen Spry, all of Winchester, Va., Dwight White of Poquoson and Patrick White and wife Jennifer of Poquoson; three great-grandchildren, Victoria and Dillon Eiselstein of Caret and Gibson White of Poquoson; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Spry of Winchester. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at 50 Woodland Road, Poquoson. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. Bill Wash.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Saturday, February 9, 2008)

Donis Lewis White

On May 30, 2007 Donis Lewis White died at the age of 89. Donis was born in Terril, Iowa and moved to the Outer Banks around the age of 10 with her parents, Ray and Inger Lewis. In 1934, she was married to W. Frank White (deceased) and is survived by her son, Frank White Jr., as well as several nephews. She was also preceded in death by her three siblings. In 1942, she began work with Sheriff Victor Meekins as the only deputy for the County of Dare and continued in the same position under Sheriff Frank Cahoon, retiring after 32 years of service. For many years she was the treasurer of the Dare County Library Board and was also the accountant for the Dare County 4-H Camps. With her husband and his family she was a pioneer in the tourist industry on the shores of the Atlantic where they owned and operated early motels. There will be no scheduled visitation, but a simple and informal service of thanksgiving will be held at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, at 5 p.m. today. The family requests no flowers and invites friends to join them after the service or at other times at 107 Woodsland Drive, just off of Gardens Drive in Manteo. Private burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - June 2, 2007)

Edward Joseph White

Staff Sgt. (Retired) Edward Joseph White died Sunday, September 18, 2011, at his home in Wanchese. Eddie was born in Chelsea, Mass, on October 26, 1932. Edward is survived by his wife, Faye Baum White and two daughters, Marcia Coleman and Karen Lee Novello, three granddaughters, Kimberly Smith, Kacey Novello, and Kara Novello, one grandson, Christopher Coleman, and one great-grandson, Christian Jospeh Novello. He is also survived by two sisters, Doris Guilfoil of Arizona and Angie Guilfoil of California, a brother-in-law, Jack Demers, and several nieces and nephews.  He served his country for 23 years in the U.S. Army. Early in his military career, he was stationed in Korea for 18 months. With his wife and two daughters, he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Lewis, Washington and Fort Monmouth, NJ. In addition, he and the family served three tours in Germany for a total of over 10 years, traveling extensively throughout Europe while abroad. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Wanchese and built their home where they could be near family and friends. Eddie and Faye were married 55 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, A service of remembrance will be in Bethany United Methodist Church, Wednesday September 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. by Dr. Jerome Smith.   Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Grace Willard Mann White

MANNS HARBOR - Grace Willard Mann White of Manns Harbor, NC, died Saturday afternoon May 11th 13 days shy of her 98th birthday, at her home in Manns Harbor, surrounded by her family and friends.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and proprietor of White’s Shopping Center and a Past Worthy Matron of Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star, member of the Manns Harbor Womans Club, Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Harbor Hatters and former member of the Dare County Board of Education and a beloved member of her community.  Grace was the daughter of the late Charles Wilse Mann and Mary Everton Mann. She was predeceased by her husband William Stanford White, a daughter Gracie Ann, four sisters, Ruby Gray, Sue Wescott, Mildred Midgett, Naomi Tillett; and four brothers, Glen Mann, Huff Mann, Curt Mann and James Mann.    She is survived by her three sons, W. Ray White and wife Linda, Stan M. White and wife Susie, and Wade E. White and wife Judy; grandchildren, Wanda Grace White Outland and husband Troy, Hunter White and wife Stacey, McKenzie White, John White and wife Sara, and Paul Hinson and wife Tammy; ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   The family will receive friends Monday evening, May 13, from 6 to 7:30 at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.  A service will be held at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church on Tuesday May 14th at 3 p.m. officiated by Rev. Ken Mann with burial following in the church cemetery.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Estus Preston White

BUXTON, N.C. - Estus Preston White, 79, died Saturday [July 1, 1972] in his home after a short illness. A native of Windsor, N.C., he lived here 50 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Maude Miller White and the son of Zecharias and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hughes White. He was a retired agent for Home Security Life Insurance Co. and was active in community affairs. A Navy veteran of WWI, he was a former Dare Co. Commissioner and member of the Dare County Board of Education. He was also Democratic precinct chairman and secretary of the Sunday School at Buxton United Methodist Church for 40 years. He was chaplain of the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge #698. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Ormond Fuller and Mrs. Carrol Dillon of Buxton; a sister, Mrs. Matt Caroan of Windsor; a brother, Edward White of Windsor; 7 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Buxton Methodist Church by the Rev. George Marsh. Burial with Masonic rites will be in the Miller cemetery in Buxton. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church at 1 p.m.  (unknown newspaper - July 1972)

Juanita Twiford White

Juanita Twiford White, 82, of Forest, Va., passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, in Lynchburg, Va. She is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, Roy White of Forest, Va. She was born June 9, 1924, in East Lake, N.C., to the late Melissa and John Twiford. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Kathaleen Midgett and her husband Joseph of Forest; and Kenneth White and his wife Carol of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren, Scott White of Chesapeake; Melissa Midgett Beggs and her husband, USAF Capt. Richard Beggs, Jr. of Germany; Tyler White of Decatur, Ill; and Kara Midgett McCann and her husband Steve of Greensboro, N.C; three great-grandchildren, Joseph and William Beggs of Germany; and Abigail McCann of Greensboro; and many nieces and nephews. She was a longtime member of Indian River Baptist Church in Chesapeake. There will be no service, but visitors may call at the home of Joseph and Kathaleen Midgett  (Tharp Funeral Home [Lynchburg, VA])

Letitia Beacham White

POPLAR BRANCH -- Letitia "Rudie" Beacham White, 92, of Poplar Branch, died Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Winslow Memorial Home, Elizabeth Coty. She was a native of Dare County and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Mathias and Nettie Harris Beacham and the widow of Carl P. White. Survivors include two daughters: Catherine White Speight of Kitty Hawk and Audrey White Ross of Adelphi, MD.; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Nov. 11 in Sharon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the White family cemetery at Aydlett. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday,  November 9, 1995)

Raymond E. White

Raymond E. White came to Manteo 31 years ago in the employ of Roanoke Utilities, and won for himself the universal friendship of the people.  He died Friday in the Albemarle Hospital at the age of 66 after a long illness.  After giving up his electrical work some years ago, he has served as night clerk at Hotel Fort Raleigh.  Mr. White had long been active in Masonic circles, and served as master of both the Wanchese and Manteo Lodges, being a member of the Manteo Lodge at the time of his death.  He was also a Shriner, and a member of the Oddfellows and Rebekah Lodges.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Lane White; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Adams of Norfolk; a son, R.E. White, Jr. of Manteo; three sisters: Mrs. E.N. Simpson, Mrs. Edith Oliver and Mrs. George Koch, all of Elizabeth City; a brother K.V. White of Richmond; and seven grandchildren.  Mr. White had lived at Hertford, Edenton, Plymouth and Elizabeth City while employed in the electrical trade.  He was the son of Charles Daughtry and Mrs. Mary Elliott White and was born in Norfolk of Perquimans County parentage.  Funeral services were conducted in Elizabeth City at the Twiford Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Louis A. Adkin, pastor of the Mt. Olivet ME Church, and Rev. Robert Turner, pastor of the Nags Head Episcopal Church.  He was buried in Westlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City.  The casket was covered with a pall of yellow chrysanthemums, baby’s breath and fern.  “Crossing the Bar” and “Nearer My God To Thee” were sung by Ralph Swain, Lawrence Swain, John Long and Julian Oneto.  Miss Rennie Williamson accompanied at the organ.  Pallbearers were Raymond Wescott, Edwin Midgett, Charles O’Neal, Hugh Basnight, G.G. Bonner and Robert Balance.  Masonic rites were conducted at the grave by Eureka Lodge #317 AF&AM and the Manteo Lodge #82 AF&AM.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 5, 1959; pg. 1 & 6)

Rosa B. Wallace White

KILL DEVIL HILLS - Rosa B. Wallace White age 90, formerly of Chesapeake, VA and resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC since 1976, was called home by our Lord on July 30,2013.  She was the daughter of the late Joseph C. and Sophie Wallace and born in Chesapeake, VA on June 5, 1923.  Mrs. White was a member of Kitty Hawk Baptist Church, a registered nurse and member of Portsmouth General The Kings Daughters Hospital Alumni.  Survivors include her children, Emitt Wallace (Gemma), Sharon Morgan (Danny), Dottie Oakes and Donna Mathias (Joseph), daughter-in-law Nancy Wallace.  Other survivors include her sisters, Carolyn Green, Barbara Kendrick, Virginia Wynne, and Joyce Rochrbacher and her brother, Thomas Lee Wallace. Special Friends Clay and Linda Richardson.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, James Wallace, and the following brothers and sisters, Joseph C. Wallace, Jr., John Leonard Wallace, Nianza Emory Wallace, Walter Wallace, Sophie Kindley, Lula Meads, Mildred Taylor and Penny Wallace.  Rosa graduated from Kings Daughters Hospital, Portsmouth, VA in 1945, as registered Nurse and married the love of her life, Leon Francis White, Jr, on September 14, 1946.  She worked for NORSHIPCO for many years in the first aid department with her sister-in-law Dot White.  She not only nursed many men in the shipyard, but was known as the nurse of the community and assisted families when they needed injections, medication or just general care. She was the fist one there and never charged for her services.  She could get children to take nasty tasting medicine when their parents had given up hope. She had 5 children, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Rosa was one of the first participants and organizers of the Dare County Senior Games and won many medals over the years as well as assisting as an official at the games. Rosa is known on the beach as the “Candy Lady”. Whenever Leon and Rosa would go out to eat, to a store, or see someone who needed a pick-me-up, they would give them a piece of candy to see a smile appear on their face. They knew who liked what type of candy in many of the restaurants and stores they visited. Rosa always made sure they had enough candy to hand out wherever they went.  A service will be held at Kitty Hawk Baptist Church by Rev. Donald B. Teears on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Entombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. A reception will  follow in the church fellowship hall. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.   (Twiford Funeral Home)

Sarah Baker White

CHESAPEAKE-Sarah Baker White passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, and is now with her Savior Jesus Christ forever-more. Sarah was born in 1925 to the late George Watson Baker, Sr. and Bessie M. Baker in South Norfolk, Virginia. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Edward W. White, Sr.  Sarah was also predeceased by three sisters, Mildred D. Sawyer, Blanche S. Carlisle, Mahala Higginbotham; and two brothers, Warlon A. Baker and George W. Baker, Jr. She is survived by three sons and their wives; Edward W. White, Jr. (Suzann) of Chesapeake, Va., Stephen W. White (Teresa) of Greenville, N.C., and Glenn A. White (Sherry) of North Port Charlotte, Fl. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Sarah was raised in South Norfolk and graduated from South Norfolk High School in 1942. She married in 1943, and moved to Manns Harbor, N.C. after World War II. There, Sarah and Edward raised three sons until moving to Norfolk in 1955, where Edward joined the Norfolk Police Department. They later moved to Chesapeake, Va. in 1962. Sarah and Edward focused their time on raising their family, and enjoyed near-weekly return trips to Manns Harbor where the family enjoyed fishing and family life. Upon retirement in 1975, they moved back to Manns Harbor, N.C.  In 1975, Sarah and Edward returned to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Sarah was baptized, and became active in the church, serving in the choir and numerous other functions of the church.  Sarah and Edward were known in their community for their large garden, and for often giving away vegetables to the community. Together they raised chickens, turkeys, enjoyed coastal fishing and ample country cooking.  Sarah's love for her family, church and her strong Christian faith defined her life. In her final years before her mind gave way to dementia, she penned in her own shaky hand the following words:  "To My Children: In my heavenly home above there will be no more aches or pain, no more heartaches there to bear, only peace and joy forever and love beyond compare. So dear ones please prepare to meet me when this life on earth is over, for I'll be waiting there to greet you there with Jesus evermore."  She will be greatly missed and her strength will continue to sustain her family. Words alone are insufficient to express our love. God Bless Sarah, the best mom we could ever have.  A funeral service will be held at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, Manns Harbor, N.C. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1pm.  (Altmeyer Funeral Home)

Thomas Livingston White, Sr.

Thomas Livingston White, Sr. of Manteo died Monday, April 28, in an Elizabeth City hospital.  He was 88.  A native of Murfreesboro, Mr. White was a retired high school principal in Roberson, Montgomery and Wake counties, a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators and the Dare County Retired Teachers Association, a Sunday School teacher for 64 years with various churches, including Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, where he was a member.  He was a member of the Wendell Masonic Lodge #565, AF&AM, the Grand Council AMD, York Rite Bodies, the Shrine Club and the Manteo Rotary Club.  He was also one of the three founders of Kellogg Supply Co.  He was the son of the late Philip Starr White and the late Sylvia Geneva Hunter White and the widower of the late Almeta Kellogg White.  Mr. White is survived by two sons: Thomas L. White, Jr. of Manteo and Martin Kellogg White of Nags Head; two sisters: Anna Julia Miles of Murfreesboro and Genevieve W. Duke of Sumter, S.C.; and one brother, Robert G. White of Baltimore.  Funeral service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 1, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Francis Bradshaw officiating.  Burial will be in the Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, May 1, 1997; pg. 4C)

Viola Perry White

COLINGTON - Viola Perry White, 65, died Saturday, March 9 at her residence. Mrs. White, a native of Colington, was employed with T.J.'s Gas & Grill. She was the daughter of the late John Raymond and Annie Elizabeth Evans Perry. She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Johnnie Perry and Royce Perry. Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Linwood "Tony" White of the residence; two daughters: Cathy Wright of Nashville, Tenn. and Angela Bateman of Wilson; a step-son, Linwood White, Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters: Carrie Hardy, Gladys Jackson, and Ramona Quinn; two brothers: Vernon Perry and Donald Perry. A memorial service will be held at the Colington United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 12, 2002; pg. 11A)

William White

William "Billy" White of Oklahoma City, Okla., had died in Oklahoma.  He was 34.  A native of Norfolk, Mr. White was a member of the Portsmouth Moose Lodge No. 898 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Persian Gulf War.  He was the son of the late Melvin R. White and Mrs. Virginia White Paulk of Parrish, Fla.  Besides his mother, Mr. White is survived by one daughter, Amanda White of Manteo;a maternal grandmother, Virginia Midgett of Nags Head, and a paternal grandmother, Vivian White of Chesapeake.  A graveside service was held in the Manteo Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, was in charge of the arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] - Thursday, October 31, 1996; pg. 7C)

Martha Etheridge Whitehurst

Mrs. Martha Etheridge Whitehurst, 79, died at her residence at 3920 Holly Avenue, Norfolk, Va., Monday at 3:45 p.m. after an illness of five months. A native of Manteo, she had been a resident of Norfolk for 47 years. She was the widow of Samuel C. Whitehurst and daughter of Van Buren and Mrs. Matilda Etheridge. She was a member of Epworth Methodist Church in Norfolk. Surviving are her two daughters: Mrs. John W. Britt and Mrs. Harry L. Teagle, of Norfolk; a sister, Mrs. Garnet S. Lennon; and a brother, R. Bruce Etheridge, both of Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 6, 1952; pg. 5)

Carrie Lee Baum Whitson

KITTY HAWK - Mrs. Carrie Lee Whitson, 72, wife of Solomon Beasley Whitson, died Wednesday [Dec. 9, 1964] in her home after a long illness. Born in Wanchese, she lived in Duck many years before moving to Kitty Hawk two years ago. She was a daughter of Thomas and Mrs. Lucy Midgett Baum. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Besides her husband, surviving are a son, S.T. (Elmo) Whitson of Kitty Hawk; a brother, Robert M. Baum of Gamboa, Panama Canal Zone; and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Tillett of Wanchese and Mrs. Gus Montague of Norfolk. The body was taken to Twiford Funeral Home In Manteo.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Friday, December 11, 1964)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Lee Whitson, who died Wednesday night at her home in Kitty Hawk, were conducted Saturday afternoon at Grace Methodist Church by the Rev. Hank Wilkinson, pastor, and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie. "The Lord is My Shepherd" was sung by Mrs. Virginia Wilkinson; "Abide With Me" was sung by Mrs. Minnie Twiford. Mrs. Clyde Twiford accompanied at the piano. The casket pall consisted of pink and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Charlie Spruill, Curtis L. Toler, Wink Davis, Lewis Garrett, Edmond Rogers, and Sam Tate. Burial followed in the Austin Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 14, 1964)

St. Elmo Murray Whitson

DUCK - -St. Elmo Murray Whitson, 74, died Monday, July 27, at his residence. Mr. Whitson was born in Duck and retired from gardening. he was a member of the Duck United Methodist Church and was an avid bingo player. Mr. Whitson was the son of the late Solomon and Carrie Baum Whitson. A graveside service will be held at Austin Cemetery, Tuesday, August 5, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herbert Hemingway officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, August 4, 1998; pg. 4B)
 

Solomon Beasley Whitson

KITTY HAWK - Solomon Beasley Whitson, 72, died Tuesday afternoon [Dec. 15, 1964] in Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. He was a native of Wash Woods, Va. and lived in Kitty Hawk for the past 2 years. He was the son of the late John And Abbie Beasley Whitson, widower of Carrie Baum Whitson, a retired commercial fisherman and a member of Grace Methodist Church At Duck. He is survived by one son, St. Elmo M. Whitson of Kitty Hawk; one sister, Mrs. Mary Twiford of Virginia Beach and one brother, David D. Whitson of Manteo. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon in Grace Methodist Church by the Rev. Hank Wilkinson, pastor, and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister. Burial will be in Austin Cemetery at Kitty Hawk. The body will be carried from Twiford Funeral Home to the church one hour prior to services to lie in state.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Wednesday, December 16, 1964)

KITTY HAWK - Funeral services for Solomon Beasley Whitson, who died Tuesday afternoon in Albemarle Hospital, were conducted Thursday in Grace Methodist Church at Duck by the Rev. Hank Wilkinson, pastor, and the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, retired Methodist minister. "The Lord Is My Shepherd" was sung by Mrs. Virginia Wilkinson, "Abide With Me" was sung by Mrs. Minnie T. Twiford. Mrs. Clyde Twiford accompanied at the piano. The casket pall consisted of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Charlie Spruill, Curtis L. Toler, Wink Davis, Lewis Garrett, Edmond Rogers and Sam Tate. Burial followed in Austin Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 18, 1964)

Donna Melien Miller Whittle

BUXTON - Donna Melien Miller Whittle, age 62, of Buxton, died Tuesday, Sept. 5 in a Virginia Beach, Va. hospital. A native of Buxton, she was the daughter of the late Cantwell T. and Mabel Gray Miller and the widow of Loy R. Whittle. Mrs. Whittle is survived by two brothers: Charles L. Miller of Chesapeake, Va. and Raymond E. Miller of Buxton; four nieces and four nephews. Funeral services will be held at Buxton United Methodist Church on Sept. 9 by the Reverend Jim Huskins. Burial will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 7, 1995; pg. 4B)

Angeline Marie Battaglino Wiese

MANTEO - Angeline "Ann" Marie Battaglino Wiese, 80, died Monday, August 4 at her residence.  Mrs. Weise, born in Bridgeville, Pa., was a retired purchasing manager in the steel industry and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.  She was the daughter of the late Massimo and Frances Czar Battaglino and the widow of the late Robert E. Weise, Jr.  Mrs. Weise is survived by a sister, Mary F. Mancini of Pittsburgh; and a number of nieces and nephews.  A funeral mass will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk, on Monday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. with Father Henry Haske, S.J. officiating.  Burial will be in Raonoke Island Memorial Gardens, Manteo.  The family will receive friends at Twiford's Funeral Home, Manteo, on Sunday from 7-9 p.m.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, August 7, 2003; pg. 14A)

Johnnie Wilder, Jr.

Johnnie Wilder, Jr. a long time Manteo resident, died Sunday December 16, 2007 in Barco, North Carolina after a long illness.  He was born November 7, 1936 in Summerton, South Carolina.  He was predeceased by his parents Johnnie Wilder, Sr. and Elise Robinson Wilder.  Johnnie traveled for many years and eventually settled in Manteo after living in Florida.  He worked for many years at R.V.’s Restaurant in Nags Head.  Johnnie lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed- especially his dear friend, and guardian Nick Tillett of Manteo. Johnnie is survived by three brothers Lucious (Barbara) Wilder, Berry Wilder, and James (Mattie) Wilder, all of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, three sisters Virginia Hicks, of Baltimore, Maryland, Gloria Longs, of Philadelphia, and  Elise (Otis) Knox  of Yeaton, Pennslylvannia, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A celebration of Johnnie’s life will be held Thursday December 20, 2007, at 5 O’clock in the evening in the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel at 6917 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, North Carolina.  Pastor Emma Jones of Living Word Outreach Ministry will officiate.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 18, 2007; pg. 10A)

Allen Bunion Williams
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1988; pg. 5A

Alton Tillman Williams

NEW BERN - Alton Tillman Williams, 68, of New Bern, died Sunday [Sept. 26, 1971] at 10:55 a.m. in Craven County Hospital. He was husband of Inez Brinn Williams. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and Civil Service, and a member of the Manteo Lodge York Rites, Scottish Rites, Sudan Temple, and an elder in Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 step-sons: T-Sgt. Allen Hawkins of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Missouri and T-Sgt. John T. Hawkins of the U.S. Air Force stationed at Yakota Air Force Base in Toyko, Japan; two daughters: Mrs. Boyce Midgett of Garner and Mrs. Osborne Gray of Avon; one step-daughter, Mrs. R.D. Nelson of St. Simon's Island, Georgia; one brother, Herscal Williams of Elizabeth City; four sisters: Mrs. Mildred Austin, Mrs. R.J. Scarborough, Mrs. Charlie O'Neal, and Mrs. Goodrich Williams, all of Manteo; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church by Rev. Hare, pastor. Commital services will be conducted at the graveside in the Miller Cemetery at Avon by Rev. David Gould, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church at Avon, at 4 p.m.  (unknown newspaper - Sept. 1971)

Alvah Tennyson Williams

Alvah Tennyson Williams, 85, died March 15, 2004, at his residence with his family at his side. Mr. Williams was born in Wanchese, N.C., to the late Arthur and Carlie Williams. He was a member of the Moyock United Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge No. 521, the Scottish Rite Bodies, a Shriner and former town councilman of Kitty Hawk, N.C. He retired from Oceana Naval Air Station as a utilities supervisor and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Williams was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy Midgett Williams and sons Gregory (Buster) and Arthur Williams. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Foster Williams; two daughters, Annette Williams Slater of Williamsburg and Carlie Williams Bertram of West Point, Va.; two sons, Jim Williams and Tenny Williams, both of Williamsburg; two sisters, Pauline Haywood of Chesapeake and Myrtle Tillett of Wanchese, N.C.; a stepdaughter, Susan Evans of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a stepson, Fred Evans of Chesapeake; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, with the Rev. Susie Fitch-Slater and the Rev. Vic Culberson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - March 17, 2004)

Andrew D. Williams

AVON NOW HAS ONLY ONE ANDREW WILLIAMS LEFT - The village of Avon once had two men by the name of Andrew Williams, but one of them died on April 27th. He was Andrew D. Williams who was 60 on January 3, 1945. He was a retired Coast Guardsman and a few years ago was a resident of Manteo. He was a friendly, likeable man and had many friends. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Gray Williams, and by three children: Mrs. Manning Williams of Manteo, Mrs. Vesta Smith of Avon, and Mahlon Williams, USN Southwest Pacific. He has one sister, Rhoda Meekins.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1945; pg. 1)

Andrew Peele Williams

Funeral services were held Sunday at St. John's Methodist Church in Avon for Andrew Peele Williams, 70, who died at Avon on April 21 after an illness of several years.  The Rev. P.M. Porter conducted the rites and burial was in the cemetery at Avon.  The death of Mr. Williams followed that of his wife, Minerva, by but a few days more than a month.  Mrs. Williams passed away on March 16 of this year.  Mr. Williams is survived by two sons: Alton of Avon and Herscal P. of Norfolk; and four daughters: Mrs. R.J. Scarborough, Mrs. C.E. O'Neal, Mrs. M.C. Austin, all of Manteo, and Mrs. G.F. Williams of Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1)

Banister Midgett Williams

Banister Midgett Williams, 66, died suddenly Monday morning at the residence in Avon, N.C. He was a native and lifelong resident of Avon, son of the late Joseph Mary (should be Merrill) and Louisa Gray Williams, widower of Mrs. Nina Gray Williams, a veteran of WWI, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Assembly Of God Church. He is survived by one son, Chester V. Williams of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters: Mrs. Leona S. Scarborough and Mrs. Katherine T. Scarborough, both of Avon; one brother, Joseph Williams, Jr. of Avon; one grandchild. The body was removed to the Twiford Funeral Home in Hatteras. The funeral was held Thursday at the Avon Assembly Of God Church and burial followed in the family plot.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - December 30, 1960)

Bateman Atlet Williams

Bateman Atlet Williams, 68, died Tuesday night at 10 o'clock at the residence in Wanchese following a long illness. He was a native of Buxton but had been living in Wanchese for the past 12 years. He was a retired assistant lighthouse keeper formerly at Wades Point and other stations. he was the son of the late James D. and Nancy Margaret Williams. He was a member of the Wanchese Lodge AM & FM and a member of the Wanchese Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Missouri Midgett Williams of Wanchese; three daughters: Mrs. Joseph Baum of Norfolk, Mrs. Thomas Jennette of Elizabeth City and Miss Eula Williams of Wanchese; two sisters: Mrs,. Evan Midgett of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Lucetta Etheridge of Manteo; one half-sister, Mrs. Jennie Bagley of Rock Hill, S.C.; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home by the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, pastor of Wanchese Methodist Church. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave in Cudworth Cemetery by the Wanchese Lodge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, November 7, 1952; pg. 8)

Bennie Williams

AVON - Bennie Williams, 93, died at an Outer Banks medical facility on Saturday, November 1.  Mr. Williams was born in Avon and was retired from the United States Postal Service.  He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII.  He was the son of the late Charles and Sally Williams Williams and the widower of Helen Bolek Williams.  Mr. Williams is survived by two daughters: Rose Jansen of Medford, N.Y. and Genevieve Maccia of Mebane; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Peluso.  A service of remembrance will be held at a later date in New Jersey.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, November 4, 2003; pg. 10A)

 Bonita Austin Williams

AVON - Bonita Austin Williams, 79, passed away at her residence in Avon, N.C., on Tuesday, April 6, 2010. A native of Avon, she was the daughter of the late William J. Austin and the late Rachel Jennette Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Thomas Williams, III. Mrs. Williams will be remembered for her love of being outside and meeting people especially at the store in Avon that she co-owned with her husband, Charles. She was well known for her cooking skills and loved being surrounded by family and friends. She was an active member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and held offices in the Eastern Star. Mrs. Williams is survived by her three children: sons, Charles Williams IV and wife Bonnie, Michael Williams, both of Avon; a daughter, Annette O'Neal and husband Kyle of Frisco, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Hannah Dunavant, Matthew Williams, Keith Williams, Andrew Williams, Kate Williams, Dustin Peele, Warren O'Neal, Lindsay O'Neal; and seven great- grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Faye Cartwright and husband Montell of Port Charlotte, Fla. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon with the Rev. Roger Dill officiating. Visitation will be the night before from 6 to 8 p.m. also at the church. According to her wishes, Mrs. Williams will be interred alongside her husband and parents in the family cemetery, immediately following the funeral service, in Avon.  Twiford Funeral Homes Island Chapel, Hatteras, N.C., is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Charles Thomas Williams, III

AVON - Charles Thomas Williams, III of Avon, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 in Elizabeth City. Mr. Williams was born in Avon and was a retired realtor and also was self employed in the grocery and plumbing business. Mr. Williams pioneered the tourist business in Avon starting two businesses, the Avon Service Center and the Avon Motel. Mr. Williams was a wonderful husband, father and provider and a loving ‘granddaddy’ who also loved his pets. Known as ‘Big Charles’ he was a generous man and friend to everyone. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved his community of Avon. Mr. Williams was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and a member of Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge # 698 AF&AM. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He was the son of the late Charles T. and Iantha O’Neal Williams and the husband of Bonita Austin Williams.  Besides his wife, surviving are his daughter, Annette Williams O’Neal of Frisco; two sons, Michael Williams and Charles T. Williams IV both of Avon; four sisters, Retta Quidley, Vera Meekins, Gloria O’Neal and Velma Barnette all of Avon; one brother, Gerald Williams of Avon; six grandchildren, Keith Williams, Andrew Williams, Kate Williams, Hannah Williams, Matthew Williams and Dustin Peele; two step-grandchildren, Warren O’Neal and Lindsey O’Neal; and five great grandchildren. Mr. Williams was pre-deceased by his sister Beatrice Hooper.  A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 30, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John’s United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dwight Burrus and Rev. Bryan Gray. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Avon. Friends may join the family in St. John’s United Methodist Church, Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Christian Lee Williams

WANCHESE - Christian Lee Williams, infant son of Andrew Branch Williams and Angela Gayle Tillett, died Friday, October 27, 2006 at the Outer Banks Hospital.  Besides his parents, Christian is survived by a sister, Lillian Mae Williams; paternal grandparents, Michael and Kathy Williams of Avon; and maternal grandparents, Kenny and Ann Tillett of Wanchese.  A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 in Avon.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Christine Barnette Williams

FRISCO - Christine Barnette Williams, 81, died March 8 at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. Williams was born in Frisco, the daughter of the late Gertrude Barnette and Courtney Barnette. She was the wife of the late Allen Bunion Williams. Mrs. Williams was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Surviving are one daughter: Dianne W. Moore of Corapeake; two sons: Donnie Allen Williams of Frisco and Ronald Hughes Williams of Waves; two sisters: Janie Hooper and Florence Hooper, both of Salvo; two brothers: Jackie Barnette and George Barnette, both of Frisco; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were set for March 11 at the Little Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins and the Rev. Berry Taylor to officiate. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Frisco. Twiford's Funeral Home In Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - March 12, 1995)

Claude Thompson Williams

While visiting an old friend and neighbor, Claude Thompson Williams, 53, died at the home of W.B. O'Neal near Manteo Tuesday night.  Claude Williams was a fine citizen, a man loved by all who knew him, and he had always been a valuable man in the community in which he lived.  For 18 years he had lived in Manteo.  He was a native of Avon and had retired as Boatswains Mate first class, from the Coast Guard service for ten years, after 28 years service.  His parents were the late Wesley C. and Huldah Farrow Williams of Avon.  He is survived by is wife, Mrs. Patsy Gray Williams; two daughters: Mrs. John Long of Manteo and Mrs. Malcolm McDonald of Norfolk; two brothers: Percy of Avon and Eddie of Buxton; two sisters: Mrs. Fred Gray and Mrs. O.G. Gray of Avon.  He was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Manteo and prior to the funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. his body lay in state at the church.  Services were conducted by Rev. H.R. Ashmore, the pastor.  Burial was in Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 15, 1952; pg. 1)

Cynthia O'Neal Williams

ELIZABETH CITY - Cynthia O'Neal Williams, 73, of North Road Street, died Wednesday, May 14 at Albemarle Hospital.  She was a native of Dare County, a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, the William Clarence Jackson Post #6060 VFW Auxiliary and the Elizabeth City Rebecca Lodge #62.  She was the daughter of the late Frederick Berrit Gaskins and Beulah Anna Midgett O'Neal and the widow of Oscar Leon Williams.  Survivors include two daughters: Marsha Lynn Williams of Elizabeth City and Gerry Williams Couch of Buxton; two sons: Gene Charles Williams of Frankfort, Germany and Frederic Jon Williams of Rodanthe; four sisters: Helen Midgett of Elizabeth City, Zenovah Hooper of Salvo, Lovie Midgett and Olive Patrick, both of Rodanthe; one brother, Avril O'Neal of Rodanthe; 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Danny, Noel, David, Laura and Stephen Williams, Seldon and Jessica Sawyer, Jennifer Couch and Amy and Susan Scarlino; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service was to be conducted Saturday, May 17 in Blackwell Memorial Bapist Church with the Rev. Robert Crisp officiating and burial to follow in the family cemetery at Rodanthe at 3 p.m.  Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, May 18, 1997)

Delano Leroy Williams

Delano Leroy Williams, 69, of W. Kitty Hawk Road, passed away at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was the son of the late Raymond L. Williams and the late Dona L. White Beasley. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Elva Waterfield and his brothers, Raymond Williams and Bunky Williams. Mr. Williams proudly served in the U. S. Navy and was past Chief of the Kitty Hawk Fire Department. He was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and owned Williams Maintenance and Repair. Leroy had also previously worked at Southern Shores Realty and T.A. Loving Company. Mr. Williams is survived by his daughters, Lechelle Spalding of Kitty Hawk, Donna Hanusik and husband, Edward of Manteo, a sister, Dona Faye Ellsworth of Florida; and his three grandchildren, Haleigh Spalding, Owen Spalding, and Benjamin Hanusik. Also surviving is his wife, Nana King Williams of Kill Devil Hills. The Funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with Visitation to be held from 1:00 – 2:00, just prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in Austin Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church following the committal in the cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Delmer Wilson Williams

BUXTON, N.C. - Delmer Wilson Williams, 72, husband of Mrs. Fannie Tolson Williams, died Thursday [August 22, 1974]  in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A native of Avon, he was a 23-year retired employee of NorCarolina State Highway Department. He formerly served aboard the Hatteras Light Ship for 9 years. Other survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Virginia O'Neal and Miss Netta Williams, and a son, Layman Williams, all of Buxton; two brothers: Allen B. Williams of Frisco and William Williams of Aurora; and 6 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Buxton Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Quidley Cemetery. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, has charge.  (unknown newspaper - August 1974)

Edna Smith Williams

Mrs. Edna Smith Williams, age 49, died at a Portsmouth hospital Saturday June 20.  She was a native of Avon and had been a resident of New Bern for 8 years.  She was the daughter of Lonnie W. Smith and the late Ella Simpson Smith.  She is survived by her husband, Alton T. Williams of New Bern; two daughters, Mrs. Boyce Midgette of Garner, N.C. and Mrs. O.G. Gray, Jr. of Avon; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Simmons of New Bern, Mrs. Beatrice Kilpatrick of Fitzgerald, Georgia and Miss Smith of New Bern.  The body was taken by Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo to St. John's Methodist Church In Avon for funeral services conducted by the Rev. Mr. Blevins and assisted by Rev. T.D. Goodwin And Rev. W.D. Barkley at 1:30 p.m.  Burial was in the family plot in Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 26, 1959; Pg. 12)

Edward Franklin Williams
The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 4, 1982; pg. 9A

Elsie Webster Williams

Elsie Webster Williams crossed over to join her loved ones on Saturday, Feb. 26. She was the daughter of Daniel Webster and Ida Waters Webster, born in Bath, N.C. on June 25, 1916. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Elmo Williams, and her son, George O. Westcott, as well as siblings Ronald Webster, Myrtle Howard, Clara Owens, Frocine Smith, Wade Webster and Otis Webster. She is survived by a son, Elmo Wade Williams.  Elsie was the proud grandmother to nine grandchildren, Skip Westcott, Kevin Westcott, Wade Williams, John Williams, Daniel Williams and Elizabeth Ann (Williams) Wendt, Brian Elliott, and Kenneth Eddy. She had 18 great-grandchildren. Elsie also had left numerous nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.  Elsie’s work history was long, varied and noteworthy. She lived most of her childhood with foster families following the death of her mother when she was two. When not in school, she worked in the fields as a child. At age 13 she moved to Manteo, N.C. where her older sister, Ciara, provided her first real home. In 1939, she moved to Newport News and received training as a seamstress and interior decorator with Nachman’s Department Store, taking courses at night. During World War II, she owned and operated boarding houses in downtown Newport News. After the war she started her interior decorating business, Home Decorators, which she operated over 20 years. For retirement, Elsie and her husband, Elmo, moved to Manteo and operated Blackbeard’s Treasure Chest, a nautical themed gift and clothing store for 20 more years, working well into their 80’s.  Elsie was a resilient, hard-working woman whose favorite movie scene was from “Gone With The Wind” where Scarlett O’Hara raises her fist to the heavens after eating grass and declares, “As God is my witness I’ll never go hungry again.” Given her childhood, her sons and husband understood.  Throughout her life, Elsie maintained a great sense of humor, and her greatest joy was sharing time with a rather large family and numerous friends. When not working, she loved cooking and sharing her food with everyone, including the les fortunate. This wonderful mother, wife, and friend will be missed by many.  Her family expresses deep appreciation to the staff at The Inn at Seneca, Oconee Hospice Care, her in-home caregivers, Pat Poplin, Mickey Gibbs Parker, Beth Barb, the Dare County Social Services and the Owens and Shannon Families of Dare County for all their care and love over the years.  Funeral Services will be conducted, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Manteo Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Simpson, with burial to follow in Manteo Cemetery. The Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the service at the church. Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca, S.C. is serving the Family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 1, 2011; pg. 10A)  Photograph from Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home website.

Elizabeth Williams
The Wilmington Morning Star - Dec. 9, 1877
Submitted by Linda Lau

 Elizabeth (Price) Stowe Williams

FRISCO - Elizabeth Stowe Williams, 88, Frisco, died April 26 at a local nursing center. Mrs. Williams was a native of Avon and was the widow of Eddie Williams. She was a retired Post Master and member of Frisco Assembly of God. Surviving are several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 3:00 p.m. in the Frisco Assembly of God by the Rev. George Austin. Burial will follow in the Cudworth Cemetery in Wanchese. Remains will be placed in the church on Monday. The family will assemble at the church at 2:30 Tuesday. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - April 1992)

Elsie Webster Williams

MANTEO - Elsie Webster Williams, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 in Seneca, S.C. Services will be conducted Tuesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in Manteo Baptist Church with burial to follow in Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to service at the church. Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home of Seneca, S.C., is serving the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, February 27, 2011)

Erlene Tolston Williams

BATTLEBORO - Erlene Tolston Williams passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 and has “gone home”. Mrs. Williams was born on November 30, 1919 to the late Richard and Claudia Tolston of Edgecombe County. She was married to the late Charles Omer Williams, Sr. of Battleboro, NC where they made a happy home for their family and friends for over 60 years. Surviving her are her sons, Charles Williams Jr. of Battleboro, NC and his wife Debbi; Philip Williams of Wanchese, NC and Judy T. Coltrane; Donald Williams of Jacksonville, NC and wife Sterling; Ronald Williams of Rocky Mount, NC and Phyllis; and Gregory Williams of Rocky Mount, NC. Mrs Williams was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Melissa Williams. Her grandchildren are Chip Williams and wife Julie; Meredith Walker and husband Steven; Hayes Williams of Raleigh, NC; Philip Williams of Charlotte, NC; Gray Williams and wife Sarah of Beaufort, NC; Tolston Williams and friend Lauren Wadell of Rocky Mount, NC; Jennifer Harrell and Donnie, of Gates, NC; and Timmy Sabotka of Wanchese, NC. Her great grandchildren are Kali Williams, Joshua Walker, Andrew and Ava Williams. Her surviving siblings are Maurice Tolston of West Edgecombe; Linwood Tolston of Kinston, NC; and Joyce Kfoury of Lawrence, MA and husband Kasper. She leaves behind many loving nephews and nieces and many special friends especially beloved caregiver Anne Humphrey and Pete and Lynn Bradshaw.  Many people called her Aunt Erlene or Granny Williams, even those who werenʼt really related. Her family extended far outside the familiar bounds and definition of that word. She welcomed everyone into her home and many remember the enormous meals that she prepared for any occasion or for no other reason than it was time to eat and she had plenty. Many received her little cards and notes (with absolutely correct zip codes) that congratulated them on their successes and achievements or consoled them in their times of sorrow and loss. Her generous spirit, her sincere love, her strong support, and her long and productive life are models for many of how simple kindness is such a generous and always welcome gift. Her kindness and love for her family and friends of all ages will be fondly remembered and cherished by all who knew her.  Funeral arrangements are by Cornerstone Funeral Home in Nashville, North Carolina.  The visitation will be held from 7:00-9:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Cornerstone Funeral Home and other times at Greg Williams at 5191 Oak Level Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Cornerstone Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Moss officiating.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations, 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC 27856.  (Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations)

Fannie Tolson Williams

BUXTON - Fannie Tolson Williams, 89, of Buxton, died Monday, March 16, in her residence. Mrs. Williams was born in Buxton and was a homemaker and member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late Willie Gardner and Charlotte Midgette Tolson and wife of the late Delmer Wilson Williams. Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter, Netta Williams of Buxton; one son, Laymon Williams also of Buxton; a brother, Albert L. Tolson of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter Virginia W. O'Neal. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. in the Lighthouse Assembly of God with the Rev. Shawn Mizelle officiating. Burial will be in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Friends may join the family in the Lighthouse Assembly of God Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 17, 1998)

George Thomas Williams, IV

George Thomas Williams, IV, 54, died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Bethel, N.C., he was the son of Annie Cherry Doody of Manteo and the late George Thomas Williams, III. Besides his mother, Mr. Williams is survived by one brother, Stacy Williams of Manteo; one half sister, Cricket Williams of Tarboro, N.C.; two half brothers, George A. Williams and David A. Williams, both of Tarboro; two step-sisters, Geraldine Brown of Texas and Linda King of Connecticut; one step-brother, Steve Doody of Texas; an aunt, Annie B. Jones of Hopewell, Va.; and an uncle, Dick Cherry of Archdale, N.C. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gerald W. Doody and two brothers. A visitation will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Services and burial will be held in Washington, N.C. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Aug. 19, 2006)

Gerald Davis Williams

Gerald Davis Williams, 78, of Avon died Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Avon. Born in Avon, he was the son of the late Charles T. Williams, II and the late Iantha O’Neal Williams. He was a retired Chief Yeoman with the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church.  Mr. Williams is survived by four sisters, Velma Barnett, Retta Quidley, Vera Meekins, and Gloria O’Neal all of Avon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Hooper and a brother, Charles T. Williams, III.  A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM at St. Johns United Methodist Church by the Rev. Roger Dill. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Gregory Wilson Williams

Gregory Wilson Williams, 57, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2010 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del. He was the son of Hilda (Austin) and Cary Williams and the grandson of the late Wilson and Vesta Williams and the late Homer and Orphia Austin. He was also the nephew of Mrs. Wilma Flood of Elizabeth City. Mr. Williams graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. He practiced law for 32 years and was a member of the Delaware Bar. He also owned and operated the Gregory Williams Law Firm for several years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover, Del., and a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club for many years. He was also a former Trustee of North Carolina Wesleyan College, and served on the board of Trustees of the Sussex Technical School, appointed by the Governor of Delaware. The graveside rites will be in Manteo cemetery, Saturday, Nov. 20th at 3 p.m. After the service, all are invited to the home of John F. Wilson, IV in Manteo. The family suggests memorial donations to be sent to Multiple Sclerosis National Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806-2175 or the Organ Fund, % First Christian Church, Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (The Daily Advance - Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, November 11, 2010)  [Photo from Greg to Kay Midgett Sheppard in Nov. 1990 ]

LEWES, DEL. - Gregory Wilson Williams, age 57, of Lewes, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born March 31, 1953, at the Barksdale Air Force Base, La.  Mr. Williams graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. He practiced law for 32 years and was a member of the Delaware Bar. Most recently he operated the Gregory Williams Law Firm in Rehoboth Beach, and was of counsel for the Moore & Rutt firm of Georgetown. Gregory was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover, and until recently, a member of the Rehoboth Beach County Club. Gregory's interests included genealogy and antique maps; he co-authored a book on maps with one of his under graduate college professors. He was a member and a good friend of Camp Pecometh serving in his younger years as a camp counselor. Mr. Williams is survived by his parents, Cary and Hilda (Austin) Williams; his aunt, Mrs. Wilma Flood of Elizabeth City, N.C.; and numerous cousins. His caregiver for the past six years has been Ms. Samette Hitchens. A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth Street, Lewes, the Rev. Fred A. Duncan and the Rev. George Godfrey will be officiating. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be private in Manteo, N.C. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.  (Parsell Funeral Homes)  [See tombstones of Greg and his parents in Manteo Cemetery - photo by Grace Adams Gleason]

Huldah Williams

Mrs. Huldah Williams, 80, widow of the late Collins Williams, died at her home in Avon Tuesday morning.  She was a lifetime resident of the Avon community and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Avon.  Funeral service were held at the home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. P.M. Porter.  Burial was in the family cemetery at Avon.  She is survived by three sons: Claude of Manteo, Percy of Avon and Eddie of Buxton; two daughters: Mrs. O.G. Gray and Mrs. F.G. Gray of Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, April 27, 1951; pg. 1)

Isaac James Williams

Isaac (Ike) James Williams, 79, passed away on October 2, 2011 at his home in Frisco, NC. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from Western Electric, Lucent Technologies.  Ike was the son of the late Eddie and Sara Williams and the last survivor of their children, Eddie Jr., Ennis, Shelton Williams, and Alice Etz. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Hite and his son, Edward Williams.  He leaves behind, until they are joined in the loving arms of Jesus, his loving wife and best friend, Theresa Austin Williams. Ike is survived by his sons, Isaac Jr., Randy, Chris, his daughter Lori Eanes, and his son Ryan White. He was blessed with ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  He lived life to the fullest and gave of himself to his family, friends, and community. A Memorial Service will be held at Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:00 am and his friend, the Rev. Cory Oliver will lead us in a celebration of Ike’s life.   Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the Williams Family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Jeanie E. Williams

MANTEO, NC - Jeanie E. Williams, 94, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at her residence. Born in Avon, NC, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Minerva Gray Williams and was the widow of Goodrich Franklin Williams, Sr. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women.  Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Betty Rollinson of Buxton, NC; a son, Frank Williams and wife Gladys of Elizabeth City, NC; a son-in-law, Bruce Merritt of Manteo, NC; a brother, Herscal Williams and wife Leona of Elizabeth City, NC; eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Merritt; a brother, Alton Williams; and sisters, Helen Scarborough, Evelyn O'Neal, and Mildred Austin.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Cribb. Burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] – Saturday, July 19, 2008)

Joseph Merrill Williams, Jr.

Joseph Merrill Williams, Jr., 59, of Avon, husband of Mrs. Ruby Gray Williams and son of the late Joseph Merrill Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Christian Gray Williams, died in a Norfolk hospital Wednesday of last week.  He was a lifelong resident of Avon and a member of Assembly Of God Church.  Besides his widow, he is survived by 3 sons: Joseph C. Williams, Jerald D. Williams and Joseph M. Williams, III, all of Norfolk; a daughter, Miss Reba Rae Williams of Avon; a step-daughter, Miss Betty M. Price of Elizabeth City; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Scarborough and Mrs. Leona Scarborough of Avon.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Assembly Of God Church by the Rev. Henry Wright, Pastor of St. John's Methodist Church.  Burial was in the family plot at Avon. (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 7, 1964)

Joseph Merrill Williams [Sr.]

JOE MARY WILLIAMS OF AVON DIES IN NORFOLK - Mr. Joe Mary Williams [Joseph Merrill Williams], retired Coast Guardsman, passed away in the Marine hospital in Norfolk Monday a week ago. He is survived by two sons: JoJe Mary Williams, Jr. of Norfolk and Bannie Williams of Avon; and two daughters: Mrs. Dewey Scarborough and Mrs. Ignatius Scarborough. The funeral was held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Avon under the direction of Mr. Stirling of Buxton and W.E. Albright, Methodist minister of Avon.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, May 18, 1945; pg. 1)

Katherine Peterson Williams

COLINGTON - Katherine Peterson Williams, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 1 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. Williams, born in Nags Head, was the daughter of the late Jordan and Deanie Perry Peterson and the widow of Bly Williams.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Colington United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two brothers: John Peterson of Colington and Frank Boseman of Goldsboro.  A graveside service was held in the Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, on Friday, Dec. 3 with the Rev. Bob Pitsch officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, December 7, 1999; pg. 11A)

Kyle Henson Williams

Kyle Williams, 47, of Buxton passed away on December 28, 2011.  She was born in Springfield, VA and was the daughter of Patricia Henson and the late John Morton Henson.  She was the owner of The Munchkin Academy, and served on many Child Advocate Boards.  She was a Graduate of East Carolina University with a RNBSN Degree, was a Girl Scout Leader of Troop 2785 and a faithful member of Heritage of Faith Family Church.  Besides her mother she is survived by her husband, John “Jake” Lynch Williams, Jr.; two sons, John “Jake” Lynch Williams, III, and his son Kayden Elijah Stowe, and Benjamin Jeffrey Williams, all of Buxton; two daughters, Kathryn Ruth Williams and Hannah Claire Williams both of Buxton; two brothers, Steve Henson and wife, Cynthia of Nokesville, VA and their children, Chase, Shane and Seth, and Chris Henson and wife, Cynthia of San Diego, CA and their children, Hunter, Tommy, and Scotty; one sister, Pamela Desmond of Charlottesville, VA and her sons, Christopher and Michael.  She is also survived by her extended family, mother and father-in-law, John Lynch Williams, Sr. and Barbara Williams; sister-in-law, Sheree Markley and husband, Jamie and their two children, Sarah Blount and Joshua Covey; brother-in-law, Jarvis Lee Williams and wife, Donna of Buxton and their son, Jarvis “Ji” Lee Williams, and close family friend, Dr. Al Hodges; and her loving dog, Maui.  A memorial service will be held at Heritage of Faith Family Church in Frisco on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 2:00PM with the Rev. David Stowe officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mamie Gaskins Williams

Mamie Williams, 66, of Frisco, NC, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hatteras Island, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Daisy Gaskins and the spouse of Donnie Williams Sr. She was a very loving mother to her three children.  Including her husband, she is survived by her son, Donnie Williams Jr. and wife Susan, of Cary, NC; her daughters, Vanniesa Jones and husband Ricky, of Frisco, and Lynette Williams of Frisco; her sister, Jane Rollinson and husband Gerald, of Elizabeth City; her grandchildren, Aaron Williams, Kayleeann Jones, Austin Jones, and her great-granddaughter Harley.  A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, at Little Grove United Methodist Church in Frisco, with the Reverends Dwight Burrus, and Ken Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at the Barnett cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Millard Nelson Williams, Jr.

Millard Nelson Williams, Jr., 45, of 1535 Soundneck Road, Elizabeth City, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born on  Hatteras Island, he was the son of the late Millard Nelson Williams Sr. and Dorothy Mutro Williams and was the husband of Susan Meads Williams of the home.  Mr. Williams was a farmer.  He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and the Weeksville Hunting Club. In addition to his wife of twenty-two years, Mr. Williams is survived by a daughter, Taylor Williams of the home; a sister, Beverly Williams of Charlottesville, Va.; a brother, Michael Williams of Charlottesville, Va.; his mother-in-law, Scottie Meads of Elizabeth City; and a sister-in-law, Wendy Stokely and husband, Jimmy, of Woodville. A memorial service will take place Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with Mr. Chad Thomas officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of Scottie Meads, 357 Hammer Road, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Williams family.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Thursday, January 12, 2012)

Minerva Gray Williams

Funeral services were held at the Avon Methodist Church last Sunday [Mar. 16, 1951] at 1 p.m. for Mrs. Minerva Gray Williams, 65, lifetime resident of Avon who died last Friday morning in Manteo after an illness of two month.  The Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church of which Mrs. Williams was a member, conducted the services.  Burial was at Avon.  Mrs. Williams was the daughter of the late Tilman and Lucinda Gray.  She is survived by her husband, Andrew Peel Williams of Avon; two sons: Alton T. Williams of Avon and Herscal P. Williams of Norfolk; four daughters: Mrs. R.J. Scarborough, Mrs. M.C. Austin and Mrs. C.E. O'Neal of Manteo, and Mrs. G.F. Williams of Avon; one sister is living, Mrs. John Farrow of Avon.  There are 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A quartet consisting of the granddaughters, Jean Williams Gray, Maxine Scarborough, Rose Austin and Betty Ann Williams, sang "When I Get To the End of the Way" and members of the church choir sang "Abide With Me", "The Home Over There" and "Sweet By and By" accompanied by Mrs. Mable Meekins at the piano. Pallbearers were Dallas Miller, Blucher Scarborough, Sumner Scarborough, Jarvis Gray, Charles Williams and Moody Meekins.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 23, 1951; pg. 4)

Perley Jennings Williams, Sr.

BUXTON - Perley Jennings Williams, Sr. 38, died Thursday March 14, at a Greenville Hospital.  Born in Buxton, he was the son of Elliott Jasper Williams, Sr. and Minnie B. Farrow Williams of Buxton, and the husband of Suzanne Marie James Williams, also of Buxton.  Mr. Williams was a retired chef.  He was a member of Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Buxton and graduated from Cape Hatteras High School in 1976.  Besides his wife & parents, he is survived by one daughter, Rachel Jean Williams; three sons: Perley J. Williams, Jr., Jason Patrick Williams and Nathan M. Williams, all of Buxton; three sisters: Bernice Fisher of Deland, Ill., Grace Berry and Sally Powell, both of Buxton; three brothers: Elliott Jasper Williams, Jr. of Frisco, Jonathan E. Williams of Buxton and William E. Williams of Cullman, Ala.; six nieces and six nephews.  He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Vetter J. Williams, Sr. and Sarah B. Williams, and maternal grandparents, Perley L. Farrow, Sr. and Mary Ellen Farrow.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 17 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Shawn Mizelle and the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  Burial will take place in the Williams Family Cemetery in Buxton.   A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras from 7 to 9 p.m.  The family will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Williams, Sr. of Buxton.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 17, 1996)

Robert Gray Williams, Sr.

Cdr. Robert Gray Williams, Sr., USCG (Ret.), 61, of Manteo, died Thursday, August 15, in an area hospital.  Commander Williams was born in Sullivan's Island, S.C. and was a retired commander in the U.S. Coast Guard, a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the University Of Michigan, where he received his master’s degree in marine architecture/engineering.  Commander Williams was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM and the Manteo Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow.  Mr. Williams was owner and operator of Manteo Marine, Inc. and Dare Haven Motel.  He was a former Dare County Commissioner and past president of the Manteo Rotary Club. He was chairman of the Oregon Inlet Waterways Committee, College of the Albemarle Board of Directors and the board of directors of the Albemarle Mental Health.  He was the son of the late James Manning and Nellie O'Neal Williams, Sr. and the husband of Joanne Edwards Williams.  Besides his wife, surviving are a daughter, Jennifer S. Williams of Manteo; two sons: Robert G. "Rob" Williams, Jr. of Manteo and Jacob D. Williams of Portsmouth, Va.; one sister, Thelma W. Willkie of Raleigh; one brother, James M. "Jimmie" Williams, Jr. of Wanchese; a step-grandchild, Christopher Cahoon of Manteo.  A funeral service was set for Sunday, August 17 at the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dennis Goodwin.  Burial with military honors will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 18, 1996; pg. 14A)

Ruby Gray Williams

Ruby Gray Williams, 99, daughter of Nelson Gray and Betty Scarborough, and native of Avon, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, NC. She was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Selma Sterling. Surviving are her daughters, Betty Frederick of Suffolk, VA and Reba Jordan of Avon, NC. She also leaves 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory. A Graveside Funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Avon. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

 Sallie Ann Williams

Mrs. Sallie Ann Williams, age 77, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the residence in Avon following an illness of six days.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Avon and daughter of the late Isaac and Achsa Williams and widow of the late Charlie T. Williams.  She was a member of the Methodist Church at Avon.  She was a prominent and beloved woman, retaining health and vigor almost to her death.  She was the mother of many successful and useful children and was known for good works in the community and helpfulness generally.  Her late husband was a distinguished citizen of the Outer Banks, teacher, legislator, postmaster, church leader.  She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. William B. O'Neal of Manteo, Mrs. Clayton Brothers of Avon and Mrs. Oliver Gray of Amagansett, N.Y.; four sons: Charlie T. Williams of Avon, Vetter J. Williams of Buxton, Evan G. Williams and Bennie Williams, both of Deal, N.J.; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Methodist Church at Avon.  Rev. P.M. Porter, pastor, officiated.  Rev. Rommy Wilson assisted.  Burial will follow in the family plot at Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 11, 1952; pg. 1)

 Sam Williams

WANCHESE - Mr. Sam Williams of Kennekeet, who was visiting his brother, Mr. Thos. Williams, departed this life on July 29, 1903. The remains were carried to his home for interment.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, August 14, 1903; pg. 7)

Sarah Belle Quidley Williams

Mrs. Sarah Belle Williams, 55, wife of Vetter J. Williams, died Thursday of last week [Feb. 4, 1965] in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Buxton, she was a daughter of Mrs. Evelana Quidley and the late Amasa J. Quidley. She attended Assembly of God Church. Besides her husband and mother, surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Stella Baum of Buxton and Mrs. Vicki Mae Midgett of Elizabeth City; three sons: Vetter J. Williams, Jr. of Greenwood, S.C., and Elliotte J. William and Johnny Williams of Buxton; three sisters: Mrs. Frank Mercer of Old Trap, Mrs. Evelyn Cullipher of Portsmouth and Mrs. Alvenia Hardison of Morehead City; five brothers: Snowden Quidley, Edward Quidley, Mahonie Quidley and Amasa J. Quidley, Jr. of Buxton, and Taylor Quidley of Duxbury, Mass; and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Robert J. Price, pastor, the Rev. Harold Harrell, pastor of the Buxton Methodist Church, and the Rev. Winfred Porter, pastor of First Baptist Church at Griffin. The church choir sand, "Near the Cross" and "The Last Mile of the Way". Miss Mary Virginia Tolson sang "I Don't Know About Tomorrow" and "Zion's Hill". A solo, "Abide By Me" was sung by Darrell Hardison. Mrs. Junius Jennette accompanied at the organ. The casket pall consisted of white chrysanthemums, red carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Leon E. Jennette, James Rollinson, C.D. Burrus, Jr., Loran Midgett, Isaac Jennette and Luther Midgett. Burial was in Quidley cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - February 1965)

Sarah Gray Williams

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - Sarah Gray Williams, 86, died Friday, September 19 at a Chesapeake, Va. nursing facility. Mrs. Williams was born in Buxton, was a homemaker, and a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Hawkins and Melissa Farrow Gray and the wife of the late William E. Williams. She is survived by one daughter, Alice Utz of Cape Charles, Va.; three sons: Ike J. Williams of Buxton, Ennis Williams and Shelton Williams, both of Portsmouth; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Sept. 22 at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial followed in the Quidley Cemetery, Buxton. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, was in charge of these arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 23, 1997)

Shirley Fearing Williams
The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 6, 1983; pg. 5B

Sue Moye Williams

Mrs. Sue Moye Williams Williams, age 84, a resident of 108 Dogwood Drive, Washington, NC died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Williams was born in Washington on April 5, 1926 daughter of the late Wade Samuel Williams and the late Mary Lillian Peele Williams. She was a graduate of Washington High School class of 1944 and continued her education at Campbell College.  Following her education, she moved to Cape Hatteras where she taught elementary school. It was there where she met and married Victor Eugene Williams, Sr. on December 26, 1951. He preceded Mrs. Williams in death by just three days. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Washington.  Survivors include a daughter: Mary Susan Mills and her husband Sam of Columbia, SC; her granddaughter: Helen Elizabeth Mills of Columbia, SC; a beloved niece: Geraldine Bennett McKinley of Washington and nephews: Beau and Rain Bennett. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a son: Victor E. Williams, Jr. and a sister: Nancy Williams Boyd.  Mrs. Williams’ family would like to thank Community Home Health Care and Hospice and a special thank you to Delores Coffey for their care and concern for both Mrs. Sue and Mr. Victor.  The family had a joint visitation for both Mr. Victor and Mrs. Sue on Saturday January 15, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Williams family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

Susan Howard Austin Williams
The Coastland Times - Friday, November 22, 1968; pg. 8

Sybil Midgett Williams

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Sybil M. Williams, 84, passed away September 20, 2004 in Virginia Beach General Hospital. A native of Wave, she was the daughter of the late Dewey A. and Ella Midgett and the widow of retired U.S. Army Maj. Bristol W. Williams. She was a member of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church where she was active in the church seriving as a member of the Pastor Parish Council, member of the Davis-Meekins-Petre Circle, Yes Club and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Start, Bayside Chapter, the Retired Officers Association Wives Club, the Lynnhaven Colony Gardne Club and the Mahjong Club. She is survived by her two sons: retired U.S. Army Col. Bristol W. Williams, Jr. and wife Kathleen of Yorktown, Va. and Alan C. Williams and wife Kyle of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Gloria M. Maddrey of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren: Jocelyn, Megan, Craig and Brandon; and aunt, Nellie Farrow of Waves; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mellie Edwards. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Eugene Meek officiating, The burial will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. Holloman-Brown Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, September 23, 2004; pg. 14A)

Thelma Gray Williams

AVON WOMAN DIES FOLLOWING CRASH OF CAR AND TRAIN - Mrs. Thelma Gray Williams, 37, mother of three sons, wife of Joe M. Williams, died as the result of injuries sustained Thursday evening at 7:50 when a Norfolk Southern Railway engine backed broadside into their automobile on the Center Avenue crossing a block north of Princess Anne Road near Elders Corner in Norfolk County, Va.  Williams received considerable injury.  The crash occurred as Williams, operator of the car, was proceeding southward across the track in the direction of Broad Creek Village.  Reportedly operating at a moderate rate of speed, the engine, pulling 27 freight cars, pushed the automobile more than 100 yards before coming to a stop.  Her skull fractured and a leg deeply lacerated, Mrs. Williams was pinned in the car by the impact.  Her husband, who received possibly fractured ribs, got out of the car and, aided by Brakeman T.E. Coats, Jr., and others, extricated her.  The injured husband and wife were taken to DePaul Hospital by the Tanners Creek Fire Department.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Columbus C. Gray at Avon by the Rev. Tommy Wilson, pastor of the Avon Church of God.  Burial followed in the family cemetery.  She was a native of Avon but had been living in the Norfolk area for two years, residing at 1309 Woodland Avenue, Broad Creek Village.  Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Joe M. Williams, Jr.; three sons: J. Columbus Williams of the USCG stationed at Caffeys Inlet, Gerald D. and Joe M. Williams, III, both of Norfolk; three sisters: Mrs. Blanche M. Williams of Ocracoke, Mrs. Eleanor M. Williams of Norfolk and Mrs. Rena Dawson of Newfoundland; five brothers: Carl M., Oscar D. and Edward L. Gray of Norfolk, Norman R. Gray of the USCG stationed at Portsmouth, and George C. Gray of Avon.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 25, 1952; pg. 1)

Timothy Scott Williams

Timothy Scott Williams, age 45, of Manteo, died May 31, surrounded by family. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was preceded in death by his father, Edward Williams.  He is survived by his mother, Patricia Williams of Manteo, sister, Polly Rollinson and husband Jamie of Wanchese, nieces Kasey and Riley Rollinson, and nephew Austin Rollinson.  By trade, Tim was a roofer and loved talking with people.  He took great pride in his work.  He had a great love of animals and a compassion for those in need.  His smile will be missed by both family and friends.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford’s Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Venice Gray Williams

AVON - Venice Gray Williams, 83, of Avon, died Friday, August 6, in the Hatteras Medical Center. Mrs. Williams was born in Avon and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Saint Johns United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer and past president of the United Methodist Women and served as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and communion steward. She was the daughter of the late Bannister and Rulan Gray Gray and wife of the late Percy D. Williams, Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Claudine Williams of Avon; a son, Percy D. Williams, Jr. of Greensboro; two grandchildren: Heather and Davis Williams, both of Greensboro; one niece, Faith Broughton; and a nephew, Grayson Hooper. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by a sister, Blanche G. Hooper. A funeral service was held Monday, August 9, in the Saint Johns United Methodist Church by the Revs. Bryan Shaw, Leon Fowler and Mark Medley. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Avon. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999; pg. 10A)

Victor Eugene Williams, Sr.


[Photo from The Coastland Times - Jan. 18, 2011]

Mr. Victor Eugene Williams, Sr., age 102, a resident of 108 Dogwood Dr., Washington, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at his home.  Mr. Williams was born in Buxton, NC on March 27, 1908 to the late Urias and Sainty Stowe Williams. On December 26, 1951 he married Sue Moye Williams of Washington who survives. He retired after 28 years of service with the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Williams was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington and was fondly known to many as “Uncle Vic”.  Survivors include his wife Sue W. Williams of the home; his daughter, Mary Susan Mills and husband Sam of Columbia, South Carolina; his granddaughter, Helen Elizabeth Mills of Columbia, South Carolina; niece, Geraldine Bennett McKinley of Washington; great nephews, Beau and Rain Bennett and numerous other nieces and nephews. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his son, Victor E. Williams, Jr. and four brothers and five sisters.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington.  Paul Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williams family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

 Walter Delmer Williams

COLINGTON - Walter David [sic] Williams, 85, died Monday, April 15, at an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mr. Williams, a native of Colington, was a fisherman and a carpenter and was a charter member of The Outer Banks Worship Center in Nags Head.  He was the son of the late David King Williams and the late Jenny Perry Beasley and the widower of Madaline Quidley Williams.  He is survived by two daughters: Christine Wilson of Morganton and Janice O'Neal of Colington; one son: David Williams of Colington; one half-sister: Ida Butler of Manns Harbor; one step-sister: Ruby Tillett of Kill Devil Hills; two step-brothers: Allen and Troy Beasley, both of Kill Devil Hills; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Twiford's Colony Chapel In Manteo is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, April 16, 1996; pg. 10A)

The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, April 18, 1996; pg. 6A (partial obit)
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 18, at the Outer Banks Worship Center with the Rev. David Daniels officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Colington.  Twiford's Colony Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  [This obituary says his name was Walter Delmer Williams.]

Walter David Williams

COLINGTON - Walter David "Dave" Williams, 68, died Saturday, May 31 in a Norfolk, Va. hospital.  Mr. Williams, born in Elizabeth City, was a retired security guard and a member of the Outer Banks Worship Center.  He was the son of the late Walter Delmer and Madaline Quidley Williams.  Mr. Williams is survived by two sisters: Christine Young of Morganton and Janice O'Neal of Colington; one niece and three nephews.  A graveside service was held in Hilltop Cemetery, Colington, on Monday, June 2 with the Rev. David Daniels officiating.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, June 3, 2003; pg. 5A)

William Edward Williams

William Edward Williams, 64, died Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the home of his sister, Mrs. Ida Poyner of Barco, after a long illness.  A lifelong resident of Buxton, he was a son of Urias B. and Mrs. Sainty Stowe Williams. Besides Mrs. Poyner, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Irma Willis of Baltimore and Mrs. Maria Gray and Mrs. Pat Rollinson of Buxton; two brothers, Urias B. Williams, Jr. of New Bern and Victor Williams of Washington, N.C. A funeral service was held Monday in Buxton Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial was in the family cemetery in Buxton.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - October 21 & 25, 1963)

J. [John] H. Williamson, Jr.

FINAL RITES TUESDAY FOR BILL WILLIAMSON - J.H. Williamson, Jr. of Manteo and Norfolk, know to his friends as Bill, died early Monday morning [Oct. 20, 1952] in a Norfolk hospital from injuries received Sunday night in an automobile accident near Hickory, Va.  Funeral services were conducted at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Mount Olivet Methodist Church, Manteo, of which he was a member, by the pastor, Rev. H.R. Ashmore.  The church choir sang "The Lord's My Shepherd".  Burial was in the Griffin family cemetery near Manteo.  Pallbearers were M.K. Fearing, Jr., George Creef, Ben Creef, Earl Green and W.W. Tarkington, all of Manteo, and Donald Griffin of Norfolk.  Mr. Williamson was enroute to Norfolk where he was employed by the Thurston Motor Lines, from a visit with his mother, Mrs. Rennie Griffin Williamson, at her home in Manteo, when the accident occurred.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his father, J.H. Williamson of Philadelphia, Pa.; two aunts, Mrs. Lloyd M. Seawell of Winston-Salem and Mrs. Eula G. Duncan of Greensboro; one uncle, Sam Griffin of Wilson; two great-uncles, W.J. Griffin of Manteo and Rev. George Griffin of Washington, D.C.; and a number of cousins.  Among out-of-town people present for the funeral were Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd M. Seawell, Mrs. Eula G. Duncan, Sam Griffin, Mrs. Cecil Griffin, Donald Griffin and Miss Margaret Griffin, Mrs. Charles McCoy, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Lester of Norfolk; and Ralph Eley and Hugh Land of the Thurston Motor Lines of Norfolk.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 24, 1952; pg. 8)

Rennie Griffin Williamson
The Coastland Times - June 8, 1972; pg. 12A

Alma B. Willis

NORFOLK, VA. - Alma B. Willis, 85, of Poplar Hall Drive, died February 9 in her residence. Mrs. Willis was born in Hatteras. She was a member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church, Norfolk. She was a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Ocean View Chapter #34; a member of Past Matron's Club; Social Order of the Beauceant; AlKena Temple #124, Daughters of the Nile; Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America; and Ladies of the Scottish Rite Bodies. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Willis; one daughter, Shirley Ann Cassaras of Milford, Conn.; three sons: Charles M. Willis of Orange, Va., O. Ray Willis of Virginia Beach and Johnnie Willis, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters: Lola Gaskins of Hatteras and Edna Garrish of Chesapeake; four brothers: Ernal Foster, Hallis Foster, William Foster and Gaston Foster, all of Cape Hatteras; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home.  (unknown newspaper - February 1993)

Alvin Daniel Willis

ELIZABETH CITY - Alvin Daniel “Danny” Willis, 64, of Elizabeth City, NC, entered into Eternal Rest on September 10, 2012.  Danny was born September 24, 1947 in Washington, NC to Daniel C. Willis and Mildred Stowe Willis.  Danny was a graduate of Great Bridge High School Class of 1965.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano from Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music.  He went on to teach piano which was one of his greatest passions.  He loved working in various churches as a pianist.  Anyone fortunate enough to have heard him perform will never forget his beautiful music. Danny was loved by all those who knew him. His music will forever be in our hearts.  Danny is survived by his loving parents, Daniel and Mildred Willis of Hatteras; two brothers, Norman Willis and Robert (Darlene) Willis; one sister, Marlene (Allen) Burrus; three nephews, Bobby Willis, Joshua Burrus and Jonathan Burrus; three nieces, Dori (John) Slaughter, Michelle (Michael) Summerlin and Jennifer (Zachary) Hackley; and many great nephews and great nieces.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Faye Willis and his sister in law, Johnnie Belinda Willis.  A Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 14, 2012, 2:00 pm, at the Hatteras Assembly of God Church in Hatteras. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Burial will be in the Family Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Bertha Austin Willis

MRS. J.I. WILLIS DIES AT HATTERAS THURSDAY - Mrs. Bertha Austin Willis, 61, wife of J.I. Willis, died Thursday at her home at Hatteras following an illness of several years. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and a leader in community affairs and universally loved by the people of Hatteras. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Frazier Peele, Mrs, Richard Job and Vernon Willis of Hatteras, and Mrs. Ralph Burrus of Kill Devil Hills. She is also survived by two brothers: Russell J. Austin and Phil Austin of Hatteras. Funeral services were conducted at Hatteras Saturday afternoon with Rev. E.R. Meekins officiating and interment was in the family cemetery. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace Austin of Hatteras.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 9, 1945; pg. 1)

Bertha O'Neal Willis

MANTEO - Mrs. Bertha O'Neal Willis, 95, of Baytree Apartments, Manteo, died Aug. 31 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Willis was a native of Nags Head and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Nancy Midgett O'Neal and the widow of James Corbett Willis. Mrs. Willis is survived by one daughter, Verona Willis Lenski of Manteo; one foster sister, Inez Beacham of Kitty Hawk; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Robert Bundy. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - September 1993)

Bessie Miller Willis

Mrs. Bessie Miller Willis, 81, Atlantic, died Saturday [Feb. 28, 1979] in the Sea level Hospital in Sea Level following a long illness. A native of Dare County, she was a daughter of the late Bembry and Fannie Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of the Atlantic Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Roscoe G. Willis of Atlantic; one son, Ross M. Willis of Jersey City, NJ; two daughters: Mrs. Anita W. Morris and Mrs. Charles A. Willis, both of Atlantic; one sister, Mrs. Pearl O'Neal of Buxton; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday in the Atlantic Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Seymour and the Rev. Ricky Rose. Burial was in the Atlantic Community Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 3, 1979)

Daniel Carl Willis

Daniel Carl Willis, 90, of Hatteras, N.C. entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2014.  Daniel was born September 25, 1923 to Valentine (Tine) Tolson Willis and Nancy Austin Willis.  Daniel loved God, his family and his country. During World War II, he served as a tank driver in the 737th tank battalion of the Third Army. The 737th participated in the major battles, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Rhineland and Central Europe including the Battle of the Buldge.  He was awarded several medals in his effort.  Among them are: 3 Purple Hearts, 5 Bronze Stars and a Silver Star. One of his medals is a Good Conduct Award which he always found amusing.  In February of 2014, Daniel was a recipient of the prestigious North Carolina Long Leaf Pine Award.  After the war, he married Mildred Stowe and they left Hatteras for his work in Norfolk, Virginia as mechanic at the Norfolk Naval Air Station.  After retiring, the family returned to Hatteras where Daniel and Mildred opened and operated Willis Boat Landing, one of the first marinas for small recreational boaters on the island.  Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mildred Stowe Willis of Hatteras; two sons, Norman Willis and Robert Willis and wife Darlene and one daughter, Marlene Burrus and husband Allen; six grandchildren, Robert Willis, Jr, Dori Slater and husband John, Michelle Summerlin and husband Michael, Joshua Burrus, Jonathan Burrus and Jennifer Hackley and husband Zach. 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Daniel was preceded in death by his daughter Judy Fay Willis, his son Alvin Daniel (Danny) Willis and his daughter in law, Johnnie Belinda Willis.  Daniel never considered himself a hero but he will always be a hero to the ones who knew and loved him.  A celebration of life will be in Hatteras Assembly of God on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. by Dr. Rev. Azariah J. Jeyakumar. Burial will be in Willis Family Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Hatteras Assembly of God on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

David Ellis Willis

After a long illness, David Ellis Willis, 80, a native of Hatteras but a resident of Elizabeth City for 13 years, died Wednesday morning [Jan. 3, 1951].  He was the husband of Mrs. Minerva Gaskins Willis of Elizabeth City to whom he had been married for 59 years.  He was the son of the late John and Minerva Stowe Willis, a member of the Woodmen of the World, the American Legion, had been retired from the United States Coast Guard for the past 28 years and a member of City Road Methodist Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by four sons: Roscoe Willis of Atlantic, Jasper, Hobson and Harlan Willis of Hatteras; three daughters: Mrs. V.A. Lewis of Elizabeth City, Mrs. Ross Burrus, Jr. and Mrs. Zack Austin of Hatteras; two sisters: Mrs. W.B. Gaskins of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Pat Gaskins of Norfolk; 39 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Twiford Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. J.O. Long, pastor of City Road Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. L. Sigsbee Miller, pastor of Pearl Street Assembly Church.  Burial was in New Hollywood Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 5, 1951; pg. 1)

David Ellis Willis

FRISCO, N.C. - David Ellis Willis, 41, the husband of Mrs. Anne Gray Willis, died Saturday [May 27, 1978] in Norfolk General Hospital. He was manager of Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier and formerly was employed at Dare Construction Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Frisco Assembly of God. Other survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Myrna Whidbee and Mrs. Arvilla Peale of Frisco, and Mrs. Sylvia Sawyer of Aulander, N.C.; four brothers: Perley Willis of New York, and Delmer, Desmond and Harry Willis, all of Frisco. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Frisco. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church on Monday.  (unknown newspaper & date)

Dora Lee Tillett Willis

Mrs. Dora Lee Tillett Willis, 79, wife of Amasa J. Willis of Manteo, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.F. Twyne, Sunday [June 28, 1959] at 2:35 a.m.  She was a beloved citizen of Roanoke Island, born at Wanchese of Charlotte M. and Leonidas Rosser Tillett.  Her only child is Mrs. Hazel Twyne.  Her husband also survives, as well as a grandson, Sam Midgett, Jr. of California and a granddaughter, Mrs. Marjalene Thomas of Manteo.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and had lived in Manteo 39 years.  Mrs. Willis stands out in Dare County for her devotion for the cause of the Home Demonstration program for more than 30 years.  It was her tireless work that played a great part in establishment of this service back during the depression when the first agent employed by the county was Miss Alice Carter.  A good homemaker herself, she entered wholeheartedly into the task of helping others.  Funeral services for Mrs. Willis were conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church by the Rev. Louis A. Aitken, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Charles R. Olsen, pastor of Manns Harbor Methodist Church.  “Jesus Savior Pilot Me” and “Nearer My God to Thee” were sung by the church choir.  Mrs. Rennie Williamson accompanied at the organ.  The casket was covered with a pall of orchid mums and fern.  Active pallbearers were R.D. Sawyer, C.S. Meekins, Reggie Tillett, Cliff Tillett, George H. Quidley, and Elmer Midgett.  Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, July 3, 1959; pg. 6)

Dustin Calvin Willis

HATTERAS - Dustin "Dusty" Calvin Willis, 26, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007 in Massachusetts. He was a PO3/E4 engineer in the U.S. Navy and was a talented musician and artist.  Dusty is survived by his father, Tony Harmon Willis and wife Michelle of Frisco, NC; his mother, Barbara Ellen Jackson and partner Lonnie Woods of Frisco, NC; his wife, Gina Natasha Hancock Willis of Rodanthe, NC; his son, Logan Gene Christopher Willis of Rodanthe, NC; two sisters, Dyan Willis Gavetti and fiance’ Clay Harris and Catherine Willis all of Frisco, NC; two brothers, Tony Harmon Willis, Jr. and wife Candy of Buxton, NC and William Willis of Frisco, NC; paternal grandparents, H.J. And Lucy Willis of Hatteras, NC; maternal grandfather, Hubert Jackson and wife Doris of Columbia, NC; his fiance’ Shawna Watkins of Avon, NC; two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lois Jackson.  A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Hatteras Assembly of God by Pastor Bennie Smith and Pastor Carl Agee. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Jennette’s Cemetery in Buxton, NC. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00.  Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the Willis family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Earl Leon Willis

FRISCO, N.C. - Earl Leon Willis, 19, the husband of Mrs. Judy Melvin Willis and a native of Buxton, died Saturday [October 7, 1978] as the result of an automobile accident. He was the son of Belmer Lewis Willis and Mrs. Margaret Layne Willis. He was a carpenter for Farrow Construction Co. Other survivors include his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Layne of Hatteras; two sisters: Miss Sheila Willis and Miss Grace E. Willis of Frisco; and two brothers: Belmer L. Willis, Jr. and Darrel Wayne Willis of Frisco. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church, Frisco, by the Rev. Roger Barnette. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The body will be taken to the church from Twiford Island Chapel, Manteo, today at 1 p.m.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, October 8, 1978)

Fannie O'Neal Willis
The Coastland Times - October 23, 1953; pg. 1

Harmon Jones Willis, Jr.

HATTERAS - Rev. Harmon Jones Willis, Jr., 73, of Hatteras, NC died on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Willis was born in Hatteras, the son of Harmon Jones Willis, Sr. and Catherine B. O’Neal Willis. He was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Willis was a member of the Hatteras Assembly of God, where he served as a Deacon and did hospital ministry for 25 years.   Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Lucy Snead Willis of the residence; three sons, Tony H. Willis and wife, Michelle, Johnny M. Willis and wife, Sherry, all of Frisco, and Durwood A. Willis and wife, Joy of Hatteras; a daughter, Barbara Jackson of Frisco; two sisters, Iva Printz and Kathy Ruter, both of Frisco; two brothers, Talmadge M. Willis and Sheldon A. Willis, both of Hatteras; eight grandchildren, Tony Willis, Jr., Angie Ballance, Dyan Gavetti, Woody Willis, Bridgette Groce, Natasha Farrow, William Willis, and Catherine Willis; ten great-grandchildren, Andrea Willis, Bud Willis, Tayler Gavetti, Karlene Ballance, Neveah Willis, Logan Willis, Jackson Harris, Kimber Ballance, Zeke Willis and Madison Groce. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Calvin Willis.   Funeral services will be held at Hatteras Assembly of God on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Bennie A. Smith and Rev. Elmo Daniels officiating. Burial will be in the Oden Cemetery, Hatteras. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   Twiford Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Harrie Kenfield Willis
The Coastland Times - Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002; pg. 17A

Hobson Brenshaw Willis, Sr.
The Coastland Times - Friday, December 24, 1965; pg. 1

Hobson Brenshaw Willis, Jr.

Hobson Brenshaw Willis, Jr., 50, of Frisco, died Thursday morning [March 25, 1976] in the Albemarle Hospital following a short illness. A native of Hatteras, he had lived in Frisco most of his life. He was retired from the US Coast Guard, and had served in the US Army during WWII in Germany. He was the son of Mrs. Martha Farrow Willis of Frisco and the late Mr. Hobson Willis. Besides his mother he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Sylvia Sawyer of Aulander, Mrs. Myrna Ballance and Mrs. Arvella Peele of Frisco; five brothers: Desmond Willis, Delmar Willis, Harris Willis, and David Willis of Frisco, and Perlet Willis of Sulphur, La. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Assembly of God Church in Frisco by Mrs. Arvella Barnette, pastor. Burial was in the Willis Family Cemetery.  (unknown newspaper - March 1976)

Irma Williams Willis

BARCO - Irma Williams Willis, 84, of Barco, died Thursday, April 23 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Buxton, the daughter of the late Urias Blount and Saintie Stowe Williams, and was the widow of Willard Willis. She was a member of Buxton United Methodist Church. Mrs. Willis is survived by a brother, Victor Williams of Washington, and nieces and nephews. The body was to be moved from Twiford's Mamorial Chapel, Church St., Elizabeth City, on Friday, to Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, on Saturday. A graveside service will be conducted on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Williams Family Cemetery at Buxton. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City, is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, April 26, 1998)

James Corbett Willis

James Corbett Willis, 58, died in the Marine Hospital in Norfolk on Christmas morning at 7 o'clock where he had been taken following a stroke which occurred the night before. He was a retired lighthouse keeper of the Coast Guard, and a lifelong resident of Roanoke Island, having been born at Skyco May 4, 1894. He was the husband of Bertha O'Neal Willis and the son of the late Isaac Van "Jim" and Rebecca Hayman Willis of Roanoke Island. He was the father of Rondell Lee Willis and Mrs. Verona Gray and Mrs. Rebecca Parker of Manteo. He also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Elva Hatsell of Beaufort and Mrs. Desdia Daniels of Norfolk. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Twiford's Funeral Home by Rev. Frank Dinwiddie and interment will be in the family plot at Skyco.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, December 26, 1952; pg. 1)

Jasper Willis

MATE ON TUG DROWNS AFTER FALL IN WATER - Jasper Willis, 49, of Hatteras, N.C., relief mate aboard the tug Louisiana, drowned early Sunday morning [July 25, 1954] when he fell over the side of the vessel moored at the east end of Willoughby Avenue. Willis, an employee of the Gulf Atlantic Transportation Company, drowned at approximately 12:40 a.m. His body was recovered by the Coast Guard at 2:52 a.m. According to a Norfolk Police Division report, Willis was sleeping on a cot in the cabin on the top deck. He apparently went on deck and fell accidentally over the side of the tug. Daniel O. Shelby of Ransomville, N.C. was down below and head the splash. When he came on deck he saw ripples in the water where the relief mate fell. A lifelong resident of Hatteras, Willis was the son of Mrs. Wedmore Gaskins Willis of Elizabeth City, N.C. and the late Dave Ellis Willis, and husband of Mrs. Rebecca Ballance Willis. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by four daughters: Mrs. June Davis of Pearl City, Hawaii, Misses Cenith Mae Willis, Betty Jean Willis and Rebecca Ann Willis of Hatteras; six sons: Jack Milbourn Willis, Jimmy Allen Willis, Eugene Carol Willis, William Vincent Willis and Raymond Virgil Willis, all of Hatteras; three sisters: Mrs. Vance Lewis of Roper, N.C., Mrs. Lois Burrus and Mrs. Dorcas Austin of Hatteras; and three brothers: Hobson Willis and Harlon Willis, both of Frisco, N.C., and Roscoe Willis of Atlantic, N.C. The body will be taken from the Derry-Twiford Funeral Home tomorrow morning to Hatteras where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at a time to be announced.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - July 1954)

John Roger Willis

HATTERAS - John Roger Willis, 86, of Hatteras, died January 2, in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, the son of the late Charlie and Alice Gaskins Willis. He was a retired fisherman. Survivors include one sister, Ida West O'Neal of Hatteras, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Hatteras Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Don Brown. Burial will follow in the Oden Family Cemetery, Hatteras. The family will be at the home of Ida West O'Neal, Hatteras. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - January 1993)

Johnnie H. Willis

NORFOLK, VA - Johnnie H. Willis, 94, died March 7. Mr. Willis was a former Norfolk resident and had recently moved to Nellysford, Va. Born in Hatteras, he was the widower of Alma B. Willis and a retired civil service painter. He also retired from the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Willis was a member of Miles Memorial United Methodist Church; Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia-Ionic #46; Ocean View Masonic Lodge #335; Annapolis Lodge #089 in Annapolis; 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason in Norfolk; National Sojourners-Hampton Roads Chapter #006; and a life member of Chesapeake Khedive Temple. Survivors include his daughter, Shirley Cassaras of Connecticut; three sons: Charles Willis of Orange, Va., Orville Willis of Nellysford, John Willis, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Barnette of Norfolk; and other loving relatives. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Morris A. Bennett. Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, March 11, 1999; pg. 8A)

Joseph Ralph Willis

MANTEO, NC - Joseph Ralph “Joe” Willis, 64, of Manteo died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Willis was born in Evansville, IN and was a jewelry sales representative. He was the son of the late Joseph R. and Margaret Ruth Walters Willis.   He is survived by his many friends and acquaintances in and around Manteo.   A memorial service will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm with Rev. James Trip Lowery, III officiating.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 8, 2009; pg. 8A)

 J. [Josephus] Irish Willis

J. Irish Willis died at his home at Hatteras Tuesday [March 27, 1951] at 8:30 a.m.  He was well-known throughout North Carolina.  He had been engaged in the fishing business all his life, and for several years ran a general store at Hatteras.  He was known affectionately by numerous sportsmen he had taken on fishing trips.  His children are Vernon Willis, Mrs. Frazier Peele and Mrs. R.C. Job of Hatteras, and Mrs. Ralph Burrus of Manteo.  He had two brothers: W.P. Willis and Rev. Geo. Willis of Hatteras, and one sister, Mrs. Louisa McCleary of Manteo.  He had engaged in many public activities during his long life on Hatteras.  He was a life-long member of the Methodist Church, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.B. Gregory, assisted by Mrs. Arvilla Barnett, Holiness minister, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Interment was in the family cemetery.  Choral music during the service was provided by the Hatteras Methodist Choir, accompanied by Mrs. Alice Gray.  The pallbearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Boyd Peele, Keith Peele, Edward Midgett, Eddie Albrecht, Irish W. Peele and David Austin. [A photograph accompanied this obituary.]  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, March 30, 1951; pg. 1)

Judy Faye Willis

Judy Faye Willis, 60, of Hatteras, NC, entered into Eternal Peace on February 13, 2012. Judy was born July 25, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to Daniel C. Willis and Mildred Stowe Willis.  She moved to Hatteras with her parents in 1968.  Judy loved God and her Church.  She enjoyed traveling with her parents and spending time with family members.  Her simple life taught those who were close to her so much about being compassionate and caring.  She loved us with an unconditional love that could only come from being loved.  Judy is survived by her loving parents, Daniel and Mildred Willis of Hatteras; three brothers, Norman Willis, Danny Willis and Robert (Darlene) Willis; one sister, Marlene (Allen) Burrus; three nephews, Bobby Willis, Joshua Burrus and Jonathan Burrus; three nieces, Dori (John) Slaughter, Michelle (Michael) Summerlin and Jennifer (Zachary) Hackley; and many great-nephews and great-nieces.  Judy was loved by those who knew her. We will always carry the memory of her in our hearts.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatteras Assembly of God.  The family will greet friends at the church on Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Keith Alan Willis

SUFFOLK - U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Keith Alan Willis, 44, passed away Feb. 13, 2009, in Kittery, Maine. Cmdr. Keith Willis assumed command of USCGC TAHOMA (WMEC 908) home-ported in Kittery in May of 2007. Prior to USCGC TAHOMA, he served as the Coast Guard liaison at Commander, U.S. Second Fleet and the assistant Coast Guard liaison at U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Joint Forces Command from August 2004 through August 2006 in Suffolk. Cmdr. Willis was a 1989 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science in government. He then furthered his education and earned a master's degree in public administration from Troy State University in 2000 and a master's degree in national security policy from the U.S. Naval War College in 2004. He enlisted in the Coast Guard as a seaman apprentice in 1983. Keith is survived by his wife of 15 years, Carolyn Ann Willis; a daughter, Melissa Willis; a son, Matthew Willis; his parents, Erlene Tandy Willis and Harlon Clyde Willis; a sister, Karen S. Stowe and brother-in-law, Jeff Stowe. He also leaves behind numerous other devoted relatives and friends. Keith was a member of the Churchland Assembly of God where he served as royal ranger commander. He loved to play basketball and his favorite team was the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. He also enjoyed golf and was an amateur painter. A funeral to celebrate Keith's life will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Churchland Assembly of God by Pastor Larry O'Brien. Burial will follow the service in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, with full military honors. The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 p.m. in Loving Funeral Home, 3225 Academy Ave., Portsmouth.  (Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, February 22, 2009)

PORTSMOUTH, VA. - COMMANDING OFFICER DIED ABOARD TAHOMA - The body of the commanding officer of a Kittery, Maine based U.S. Coast Guard cutter was located in the officer's cabin on board the ship around 10 a.m. Sunday while in homeport.  Commander Keith Willis, 44, a native of Frisco, was a 20-year veteran of the Coast Guard and assumed command of the 270-foot medium endurance cutter Tahoma in May 2007.  Willis most recently served as the Coast Guard liaison officer to Commander, U.S. Navy Second Fleet, after having served as the assistant Coast Guard liaison officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Joint Forces Command from August 2004 through August 2006.  Willis graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Government.  "We are deeply saddened by the news about the loss of our shipmate," said Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., the commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area commander in Portsmouth, Va.  "Our focus right now is on supporting the family, helping Tahoma's crew, and working with the appropriate officials to determine what happened," he added.  Members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Coast Guard Investigative Service are currently on board Tahoma.  The cause of death is unknown at this time.  The Tahoma is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with a crew of 100 and is homeported at the U.S. Naval Shipyard Portsmouth in Kittery, and was most recently deployed off the New England coast where it conducted various law enforcement and marine safety missions until returning to port January 28.  Willis, a graduate of Cape Hatteras School, has numerous family members living on Hatteras Island.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 17, 2009; pg. 6A)

Kelly Lee Willis

AVON - Kelly Lee Willis passed away on April 6, 2010 in Avon. He was born on October 19, 1964 in Goldsboro, NC to Brenda Gray Willis of Avon, NC and Otis Lee Willis deceased. He is survived by a son, Jaden Bailey of Woodbridge, VA and his grandmother, Retta Meekins Gray of Avon. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.   At his request, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered from Oregon Inlet to Cape Lookout as were his fathers.  Twiford Funeral Homes' Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Lucy Tillett Willis

WANCHESE - Lucy Tillett Willis, 85, departed this life November 29, 2000 in Norfolk, Va. after a brief illness. A native of Wanchese and life-long educator and mentor, Mrs. Willis was presented with a letter of commendation from President Bill Clinton for her outstanding service in public school classrooms, and was awarded North Carolina's highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Gov. Jim Hunt. With a career spanning 61 years, three generations, and 51 years of service in Dare County Schools, Mrs. Willis' tenure remains one of the longest in North Carolina history. Eldest child of the late Stephen B. and Sallie Baum Tillett, Mrs. Willis was the devoted widow of Earl W. Willis Sr. and was predeceased by her sister, Ola Lee Tillett. Surviving are three beloved children: sons, Earl and wife, Gloria, of Edenton, and Joseph and wife, Nan, of Wanchese; and daughter, Ann Taylor and husband, Bruce, of Louisburg; brother, Thomas Tillett and first cousin and sister-at-heart, Doris Belanga, both of Norfolk; the apples of her eye grandsons, Ryan, Jason and Tread; and cherished friends, Joyce Baum, Buttons Daniels, Linda Dunn, Penny Robbins, Edward Greene, Richard Lacerre, and Carmen Gray. She was a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church where a celebration of her life will be held today at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Tom Supplee. Burial will be in the Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive guests at her home on Old Schoolhouse Road in Wanchese. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund, P.O. Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981. Twiford Colony Chapel is in charge.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000; pg. 12A)

Marion Willis
The Coastland Times – Friday, Dec. 30, 1960; pg. 1


Martha Farrow Willis
The Coastland Times - August 31, 1976; pg. 12

Mary Gaskins Willis

HATTERAS, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Gaskins Willis, 96, died Saturday [Sept. 25, 1971] at 8:20 p.m. in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. A lifelong resident of Hatteras, she was a daughter of John and Mrs. Ufema Fulcher Gaskins and the widow of Charlie H. Willis. She was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, John Roger Willis, and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Mary West, both of Hatteras; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras, by the Rev. Mrs. Alice Austin. Burial will be in Oden Cemetery, Hatteras.  (unknown newspaper - September 1971)

Nancy Austin Willis

Mrs. Nancy Austin Willis, 84, of Hatteras, died Sunday night [March 16, 1975] following an illness of 3 years. She was a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras, a member of the Methodist Church, daughter of the late Harmond and Mrs. Cynthia Wade Austin and widow of Tine Willis, Sr. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nancy Willis Austin of Hatteras; three sons: Tine Willis, Jr., Harman Willis and Daniel Willis of Hatteras; two sisters: Mrs. Claudia Austin and Mrs. Parley Austin of Wanchese; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras United Methodist Church by the Rev. Herman Soderburg, pastor, and the Rev. Joe Moser, pastor of Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Willis Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 18, 1975)

Nellie Tolson Willis

IN FRISCO - Mrs. Nellie Tolson Willis of Frisco, died Sunday afternoon [May 30, 1982] at 4:00 in the Albemarle Hospital following an illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 2:00 in the Little Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Fred Roberts, Rev. Ronnie Midgett and Rev. Bobby Skeen officiated. Burial followed in the family cemetery in Frisco. Mrs. Willis was a member of the Little Grove United Methodist Church, daughter of the late Jesse and Mrs. Annabelle Austin Willis. She is survived by her husband Harland Willis of the home; two daughters: Mrs. Reba Midgett and Mrs. Darlene Ochs, both of Frisco; one son, Harland Willis, Jr. of Frisco; four brothers: Elwood Tolson and Edgar Tolson, both of Frisco, Leslie Tolson of Conroe, Texas and Andrew Tolson of Norfolk, Va.; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Twiford's Island Chapel of Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, June 2, 1982; pg. 8)

Otis Desmond Willis
The Coastland Times - August 12, 2001; pg. 14

Ottis Lee Willis, Jr.

Otis Lee Willis died Jan. 25, 2008. Known as Junior to his family and friends, he was born Aug. 4, 1942, to Alivia Barnett Willis and Otis Lee Willis Sr. In addition to his parents, Mr. Willis was predeceased by two sisters, Shirley and Janet. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Gray Willis; son, Kelly Lee Willis; sister, Katrene Johnson; brother, Wayne Willis; mother-in-law, Retta Meekins Gray; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. A reception honoring his life will be held at his residence Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet at a later date. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of a donation in Mr. Willis’ name to the charity of one’s choice. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family.  (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, January 27, 2008)

Ottis L. [Lee] Willis, Sr.

Ottis L. Willis, 52, died Sunday afternoon [Jan. 13, 1963] in Buxton after an illness of 3 days. He was a native of Hatteras and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service. Before moving to Buxton he was employed by The U.S. Engineering Dept. aboard the "Comer". He was the husband of Mrs. Alivia Barnett Willis and son of the late Willie And May Austin Willis. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Hatteras Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Ottis L. Willis, Jr. of Goldsboro and Wayne Willis of Buxton; three daughters: Mrs. Shirley Pattison of Metaire, La., Catrina Willis of New Orleans, La., and Janet Willis of Buxton; four brothers: Mayhugh Willis of Boston, Wilton Willis of Wanchese, Lionel Willis of Norfolk and Jackie Willis of Miami, Fl.; two sisters: Mrs. Careda Midgett of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Margaret Peele of Hatteras. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning in the Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Mrs. Irvilla Barnett, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Frisco, and the Rev. David Raynor, pastor of The Assembly of God Church in Buxton. Burial was in the family plot.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, January 17, 1963)

Patricia Conner Willis

HATTERAS - Patricia Conner Willis, 52, died Feb. 9, 1990 in a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Conner, a native of Buxton, was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Alonzo "Lonnie" Willis of Frisco; a daughter, Tammy Willis and a son, Joe Willis, both of Hatteras; and a brother, Dorsey Conner of Frisco. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Twiford Island Chapel by the Rev. Don Brown.  (unknown newspaper - February 1990)

Rebecca Ballance Willis

HATTERAS, N.C. - Rebecca Ballance Willis, 83, died Dec. 10, 1989 in her residence. Mrs. Willis, a native of Hatteras, was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Jasper Willis. Survivors include four daughters: June Davis of Colorado, Cenith Kopitsky and Becky Hicks, both of St. Louis, and Betty Fisher of Holly Ridge, N.C.; six sons: Jack Willis of California, Jimmy Willis of Frisco, N.C., and Robert Willis, Eugene Willis, Vincent Willis and Virgil Willis, all of Hatteras; a sister, Mary Ballance of Hatteras; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are incomplete with Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handling arrangements.  (unknown newspaper - December 1989)

Rebecca Caroline Willis

HATTERAS - Rebecca Caroline Willis, infant, died July 19.  She was the infant daughter of Raymond Virgil and Maria Belinda Pla Willis of Hatteras.  Besides her parents, Rebecca is survived by one sister, Maria Christina Willis of the home; maternal grandmother, Kika Pla of Frisco; and many aunts, uncles and cousins from around the world.  Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hatteras United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Huskins officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, July 22, 1993)

Rebecca Hayman Willis

MRS. WILLIS DIES - Mrs. Rebecca Hayman Willis, widow of the late Jim Willis of Manteo, died Saturday, June 2, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leontine Davis in Beaufort on her birthday at the age of 91. She was Dare County's oldest woman and had been active up to about a year ago. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Leontine Davis and Mrs. Wm. Hatsell of Beaufort, and Mrs. Dezzie Daniels of Wanchese; by three sons [only two named]: Corbett Willis of Manteo and Van Willis of Ocracoke. Funeral services were conducted at the grave at the old home plot at Skyco, Roanoke Island, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Willis' grandchildren are five: Ranell Willis, Miss Rebecca Willis, Mrs. Laurence Gray, Reuben Daniels, and R.L. Daniels of Beaufort; four great-grandchildren: Davy McCoy Daniels, Addie Brooks Daniels, Lawrence Levin Gray, Jr., Judith Mae Willis; one sister, Mrs. Alice Barnard.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 8, 1945; pg. 4)

Susan Burrus Willis

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Mrs. Sue Burrus Willis, 58, widow of Willie Pigrim Willis, died Wednesday in a Norfolk hospital after a long illness.  A native of Hatteras, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Roper Burrus and the late Edward Burrus, she lived here six years with her daughter, Mrs. Careta Midgett of 508 N. Road St.  She was a member of Hatteras Methodist Church.  Beisdes her mother and daughter, surviving are two sons, Lionel Willis of Virginia Beach and Jackie Willis of Miami; a step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Pelle [Peele] of Hatteras; two step-sons, Wilton Willis of Wanchese and Maehugh Willis of Boston; two brothers, Ralph Burrus of Manteo and Blaine Burrus of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mrs. Iona Meiggs of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren.  The body was sent to Twiford's Funeral Home, Hatteras.  A funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hatteras Methodist Church.  Burial will be in Jeannette Cemetery.  The famuily will be at the home of Fulford Peele in Hatteras.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - January 1963]

SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. SUSAN WILLIS - Funeral services for Mrs. Burrus Willis, 57, of Hatteras, were conducted Sunday in the Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. R.D. Shinkle, pastor of the Ocracoke Methodist Church. "Beyond The Sunset" and "Whispering Hope" were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Alice Gray was organist. The casket pall was of red and white carnations and fern. Pallbearers were Tom Heald, Albert Austin, Maurice Stowe, Ronald Stowe, Bill Burrus and Rod Farrow. Mrs. Willis, widow of Willie T. Willis, died in a Norfolk hospital Wednesday night [Jan. 16, 1963] of last week. Mrs. Willis was the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Roper Burrus of Elizabeth City and the late Edward B. Burrus of Hatteras. She is survived by her mother; one daughter, Mrs. Carita Midgett of Elizabeth City; two sons: Jackie Willis of Florida and Lionel Willis of Norfolk, Va.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Margaret Peele of Hatteras; two step-sons: Wilton Willis of Wanchese and Mayhugh Willis of Boston, Mass.; one brother, Blaine O. Willis of Elizabeth City; one step-daughter (should say sister), Mrs. Iona Meiggs of St. Petersburg, Fl.; one half-brother, Ralph Burrus of Manteo; 3 grandchildren.  (unknown newspaper - Friday, January 25, 1963)

 Thomas Grace Willis

HATTERAS NATIVE DIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thomas Grace Willis, native of Hatteras, died Monday in Mount Alto Hospital, Washington, D.C. at the age of 73. Mr. Willis had been ill for three weeks. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery with Masonic Lodge in charge of the services at the grave. Mr. Willis was the son of the late Thomas and Rowina Willis of Hatteras. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Washington, N.C. and a member of Sudan Temple Shrine at New Bern. Most of his life was spent in various forms of government service, beginning with his entrance into the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War. He retired in 1939 from active duty as manager of the lighthouse depot at Washington, N.C. and since then had made his home in Morehead City. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Judith English Willis; three sons: C.E. Willis of Portsmouth, Va., Lt. (jg) T.G. Willis, Jr. of Manhattan Beach, N.Y. and S1/c D.J. Willis of San Francisco, California; one daughter, Mrs. O.W. Bailey of Silver Springs, Md.; two brothers: R.A. Willis of Poplar Branch and A.J. Willis of Manteo; and one sister, Mrs. Rowina Johnson of Riverside, Md.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, October 5, 1945; pg. 1)

Vernon Elton Willis

Vernon Elton Willis, 71, of 9573 7th Bay Street in Norfolk, Va., the husband of Mrs. Betty Jackson Willis, died Sunday [April 25, 1976] in a hospital. He was a native of Hateras and was a commercial fisherman and retired from the Coast Guard as a boatswain's mate, 2C. He was a WWII veteran and one of the early sport fishermen on the North Carolina Outer Banks in the early 1930's. He was a member of Hatteras United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Hill and a son, William E. Willis, both of Norfolk; and a sister, Mrs. Viola Peele of Hatteras. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - April 1976)

William J. Willis

William J. Willis, age 63, of Delray Beach, Florida died suddenly Friday, March 11 in the VA Hospital Of Miami, Florida.  He was a native of Hatteras but had resided in Florida since 1950.  He retired from the Coast Guard in 1945 and lived in New Jersey and New York prior to moving to Florida.  He was the son of the late John Benjamin Willis and Matilda Austin Willis, both natives of Hatteras.  He is survived by his wife, Wanda Burski Willis and his son, William J. Willis, Jr., both reside in Florida; a sister, Annie L. Willis Howard of 4114 Mantle Court, Charlotte.  Funeral services were held Monday, March 14 in Florida.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, March 22, 1977)

Willie Wilton Willis

Willie Wilton Willis, 58, of Manteo, died Sunday [Sept. 21, 1975] in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Norfolk, Va. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Willis P. and Ella Mae Austin Willis. He was a Merchant Seaman Mate and had made his home in the Manteo area for the past 18 years. Survivors include his wife Sallie Levenia Smith Willis of Manteo; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Lawrence of Manteo and Mrs. Janice Price of Avobn; two sons, Willie Wilton Willis, Jr. of Manteo and Gordon Ray Willis of Avon; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Peele of Hatteras and Mrs. Coreda Midgett of Norfolk; two brothers, Lional Willis of Chesapeake, Va, and Jackie Willis of Florida. Funeral services will be held in the Manteo Assembly of God Church on Tuesday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor. Burial will follow in the Curworth Cemetery, Wanchese.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, September 23, 1975)

Thomas Eley Willoughby, Jr.

NAGS HEAD - Thomas Eley Willoughby, Jr., age 93, of Nags Head, died Thursday, December 19, 2013, in Vidant Chowan Hospital, Edenton, NC. Mr. Willoughby was born on February 18, 1920 to the late Mary Todd Willoughby and Thomas Eley Willoughby, Sr., the youngest of ten children in Ahoskie, NC.  He graduated from Ahoskie High School and furthered his education in business in Norfolk, VA.  He was co-owner and operator of The Dare Shops in Nags Head, NC along with his friend and business partner Paul Darden Abbott.  Mr. Willoughby served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Willoughby was survived by two nephews and five nieces.  A celebration of life will be at Twiford Colony Chapel, Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ken Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Murray Wilshire, Jr.

William Murray Wilshire, Jr., of Kitty Hawk, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died on Oct. 16, 2011 after a brief illness. Bill was born Jan. 23, 1930 in Cambridge, Mass. to the late William M. Wilshire Sr. and Emilie Boyer Wilshire. He is survived by his two sisters, Susannah Wilshire Torem of Paris, France and Sally Wilshire Bruce of California; and by his three children, Susannah Wilshire Kramer and her husband, Dr. Michael Kramer, of East Hampton, N.Y., William M. Wilshire III and his wife, Karen, Mason Wilshire of Houston, Texas, and Emilie Boyer Wilshire of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Samuel Henry Kramer and Emilie Ji Kramer of Easthampton, N.Y. and William M. Wilshire IV and Claire Mason Wilshire of Houston, Texas; and by his two former wives, Ann Rigsbee Glenn, mother to his three children, and Betsy Seward Wilshire. Bill was a graduate of the Westminster School and a 1957 graduate of Princeton University where he majored in architecture, was a member of the Cap and Gown Club, and played on the varsity hockey and baseball teams. He also served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War conflict.  In 1959 Bill came to Virginia Beach to begin his career in architecture. He worked as an Associate at Oliver & Smith Architects in Norfolk and then later became a partner at another prominent local architectural firm. Beginning in the early 1980s, he established his own practice in Kitty Hawk, where he mastered the art of integrating current design with classical, historical principles and the natural surroundings. His professional accomplishments included many residential, commercial and public projects. He was a primary contributor to many award-winning designs and landmarks, such as the Norfolk Academy, Chrysler Hall, the Old Coast Guard Station Museum in Virginia Beach, the Dare County Welcome Center, and the Kitty Hawk Fire Station. The Dare County Welcome Center, hailed as "a handsome building, dignified by its simplicity," received a first place award from the U.S. Department of Transportation for Excellence in Highway Design in 1986. "Bill also designed nine homes in Edenton Bay, where his sensibilities were well suited to the local historical architecture Bill adhered to the highest standards throughout his architectural career and was equally exacting when it came to his many hobbies and intellectual pursuits. He was an ardent fan of Tar Heel basketball and of the Boston Red Sox. He was an exceptional golfer and hand ball player. He was a voracious reader, and in his retirement read all of the works of Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and other classics. He loved jazz music, the music of Frank Sinatra, the Italian language (which he taught himself) and drawing. He drew magnificent portraits of his grandchildren, sports figures, and the children of others. Perhaps most of all, he will be remembered for his quick wit, his madcap sense of humor, and his independent spirit. He will be sincerely missed by his family and friends. Service will be private.  H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd. Chapel is handling arrangements.  (The Daily Advance [Elizabeth City, NC] - Wednesday, October 19, 2011)

Alma Etheridge Wilson

MANTEO - Alma Etheridge Wilson, born Feb. 16, 1904, one year after her father Adam Dough Etheridge, III assisted Orville and Wilbur Wright with their first flight, died at her home on the North End Saturday, December 29. Born at the Etheridge Homeplace on Roanoke Island, a seventh generation Outer Banker, she grew up "on the beach" where her father was a Surfman at the Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station. She went to school in a horse drawn cart, first in Nags Head Woods and later at Kitty Hawk. Over a span of 97 years she witnessed dramatic changes to her beloved Outer Banks, always with a fresh outlook, embracing the new with enthusiasm. She was the widow of John F. Wilson who retired in 1969, after decades of service with the NC Dept. of Transportation Ferry Division. "Miss Alma" was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church and a member of the Roanoke Island Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for nearly 60 years. The Amemrican Biographical Institute named her a Personality of the South in 1974. Mrs. Wilson was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer for many years, working to bring the first Bloodmobile to Dare County in 1959. She was proud of her family's long Baptist tradition; her great-grandfather Adam Dough Etheridge was a found of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church early in the 19th century. Active throughout her life in church affairs, in recent years she hosted in her home a weekly interdenominational study group for women. Mrs. Wilson is survived by three children: her son, J.F. "Jack" Wilson, III, and daughters, Pearl Wilson Capps and Ivadean Wilson Priest; four grandchildren: John F. Wilson, IV; Nelva Lee Capps, Anthony Wayne "Tony" Capps and Ephey Priest, Jr.; and 6 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, dec. 31 in Twiford's Chapel in Manteo. Interment followed in the Manteo Cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Charles Lee Wilson

Charles Lee Wilson, 57, died Sept. 26, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Wilson was born in Currituck County and was a commercial fisherman. He was a lifelong resident of Dare County and a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Willis L. and Gladys Berry Wilson and was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wilson. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Susan Hall Wilson of the residence; a son, Charles L. “Chuck” Wilson Jr. of Manteo; four sisters, Betty Groce of Manteo, Ginger Reber of Wanchese, N.C., Nancy Powell of Manteo and Lisa Moseley of Waverly, Va.; three brothers, Joe Wilson of Wanchese, N.C., Dave Wilson of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Mikey Wilson of Manteo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ronnie Midgett officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and at other times at the residence. (The Virginian Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sept. 28,  2007)

 Ella Davis Wilson

Ella D. Wilson, 60, of Peqiea, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, May 7 surrounded by her loving family at the Essa Flory Hospice Center in Lancaster after a courageous and lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis. Born October 10, 1949 in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late H. Vernon and Lessie Midgett Davis. In 1976 she married Elwood R. Wilson. In addition to her husband, she will be lovingly missed by two sons, Ian K. Wilson, serving with the US Air Force, M. Dane Wilson, husband of Erika of Safe Harbor, Pa., and a sister, Laverne Parker of Kill Devil Hills. Ella taught third grade at Martic Elementary School in the Penn Manor School District until 1992 and also taught pre-school at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Pequea. Funeral service and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, PA. is honored to serve the Wilson family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] -  Tuesday, May 11, 2010; pg. 6A)

Victor Lee Wilson
June 30, 1976 - June 6, 2010

Victor Lee Wilson, 33 years of age, resident of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 peacefully at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA with his family by his side after a courageous 15 day battle from a tragic motorcycle accident on Friday, May 21st, 2010. Vic was born in Fairfax, VA and moved to the Outer Banks at the age of 14 with his family where he graduated from Manteo High School. He was a highly talented individual that liked to work with his hands in all forms of skilled labor.  He was the son of Delbert Victor, Jr. and Donna Marie Wilson and was the beloved father to his two sons, Victor “Hayes” age 13, and Jordan Lee Wilson age 6. Vic will forever be remembered by his three loving sisters, Della Jo, Emma and Jennifer Wilson along with maternal grandparents, Janice Elaine and Henry “Red” Byrum, and paternal grandparents, Delbert Victor, Sr. and Josephine Evelyn Wilson in addition to his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends whom were all blessed to know him.  Vic had a wonderful, vibrant personality, giving more than he ever took, loved goofing-off and playing with his children, riding his motorcycle, being with his family, bringing out the best in everyone he met, having fun with family and friends, and of course laughing at every opportunity. Vic touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark battle instinct all the way to the end of his life on earth. Though Vic will be sorely missed here, he was greatly welcomed by the Lord our Savior in Heaven, now an angel to those to whom he loved and those who loved him.  Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Victor’s Life on Wednesday, June 9th, 2:30 p.m. at The Jarvisburg Church of Christ, 121 Forbes Road, Jarvisburg, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to endow a fund that has been established to support his minor children. Donations can be made to “The Wilson Family Benefit Fund” at any BB&T bank or mail a check to PO Box 13, Grandy, NC 27939. Twiford’s Funeral Home, 405 Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Wilson family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

William Willis Wilson

MANTEO - William "Billy" Willis Wilson, 56, died Friday, July 26 in Currituck.  Mr. Wilson, born in Norfolk, Va., worked for Etheridge Seafood and was a member of Roanoke Acres Church of Christ.  He was the son of the late Willis L. and Gladys Berry Wilson and the widower of the late Janet Pledger Wilson.  Mr. Wilson is survived by two daughters: Vicki Rogers and husband John of Manns Harbor and Ricki Tillett and husband Craig of Wanchese; four sisters: Betty Groce of Manteo, Ginger Reber of Wanchese, Nancy Powell of Manteo and Lisa Moseley of Waverly, Va.; four brothers: Charles Wilson, Joe Wilson, David Wilson and Mikey Wilson, all of Wanchese; three grandsons: Brocke Tillett, Caleb Rogers and Ramey Tillett.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Les Wilkerson officiating.  Burial will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 30, 2002; pg. 5A)

Clarence Vivian Winslow
The Coastland Times – Tuesday, June 5, 1990; pg. 11A

John Frederick Winters

MANTEO - John Frederick Winters, 58, of  Manteo, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013, in his residence. John was born in Greensboro, N.C. and was a dry wall finisher.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.  We lost a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend. His first love was his family and his second love was fishing.  You could usually find him “opening up the little bridge”.  John was predeceased by his parents John Vernon and Margaret Walker Winters and was the husband of Melody Allen Winters.  Besides his wife surviving are three daughtes, Brandi Sokoloski and husband Brian, Sarah Motley and husband William and Jenni Winters all of Manteo; one brother, James Greeson of Carolina Beach; Grandchildren, Jaden Cox, Colby Sokoloski, Erica Motley, Ashley Clark and his great grandchild Landon Clark.  A service of remembrance will be held at the “Spit” or the Sand Island as the locals would call it, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Frank Lassen.  Family and friends are more than welcome to meet at the Winters residence, 1003 Highway 64 at 3:00 p.m. to ride along on a boat or more than welcome to travel by your own boat. Come as you are. Flip flops and fishing poles are preferred. John would want it that way.  I pray that I may live to fish and when it comes to my last cast, I humbly pray, when in the Lord’s  great landing net and peacefully asleep that in His mercy I be judged big enough to keep.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Anges Toler Wise

KITTY HAWK - Anges “Ang” Toler Wise, long time Kitty Hawk resident, died in Nags Head Tuesday May 8, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Ang was the daughter of the late William R. Toler, Sr. and Elizabeth Crank Toler the sister of the late Sidney Toler of Kitty Hawk.  Ang was a Dare County native, born in Caffey’s Inlet (presently the area north of Duck) and raised in Kitty Hawk. She attended Kitty Hawk School and after graduating, attended Kings Business College in Raleigh, NC. Along the way, she married her high school sweetheart, Wally, and the couple travelled together extensively during her husband’s military career. Ang was an assistant keeper of the Warwick Lighthouse and was a loyal employee of Outer Banks Contractors as a secretary for over 20 years. She enjoyed her knitting club, the Red Hat Club, and she was a member of several antique car clubs. Ang was a faithful member of Liberty Christian Fellowship Church and served as a volunteer with the Outer Banks Food Pantry. Ang shined brightest while helping others.  Surviving Ang is her devoted husband of 55 years, Wally G. Wise and her son, Oran Wise both of Kitty Hawk; one brother, W.R. Toler, Jr.(Billy) and wife Shirley of Havelock, NC; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; her Liberty Christian church family; and many extended family members and cherished friends.  Calling hours will be Friday May 11, 2012 at The Gallop Chapel MP 16 in Nags Head from 7 to 9 PM. The funeral will be held Saturday May 12, 2012 at 2 pm at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church in Colington. Pastor John Hobbs will officiate. The committal and burial will follow the funeral at Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk.  In lieu of flowers the family gratefully suggests that memorial donations be forwarded to the Beach Food Pantry PO Box 1224 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.  [Kindly submitted by Sandy Midgett]

Chester Gerald Wise

GERALD WISE KILLED IN ACTION IN GERMANY - Chester Gerald Wise, familiarly and affectionately know as Gerald, the second eldest son of the three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wise, all of whom are serving in the armed forces of the United States, was killed in action in Germany early in Fabruary. Last Friday, February 16, Mr. and Mrs. Wise received a message from the War Department that their son was missing in action as of February 1. Tuesday morning, February 20, Mr, and Mrs. Wise received word that their son had been killed in action in Germany. Saturday morning, February 17th, Gerald's wife, the former Paige West of Camp Stella, Norfolk, Va., had received a letter from her husband dated January 30th, at that time he was apparently in good health and spirits. Chester Gerald Wise was born in Stumpy Point. He was about 26 years of age. Here in Manteo Gerald worked at the Gulf Service Station of Roy Wescott for about 18 months. He was good at all kinds of athletics, a quiet, reserved sort of boy who was well known and well liked. He later went to Norfolk where he was working in a defense plant at the time of his induction into the Army, which appears to have been in late June or early July 1944, being registered in Norfolk he received his examination and was inducted into the Army in Richmond. The heartfelt sympathy of all our people go out to Mr. and Mrs. Wise in their bereavement. It is a costly sacrifice that they have given upon the altar of national liberty.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, February 23, 1945; pg. 1)

Edith Best Wise

Mrs. Edith Best Wise, 73, widow of the late Enoch Wise and daughter of the late Joe Harvey and Adeline Best of Stumpy Point, died at 10:30 Wednesday morning [Jan. 3, 1951] at home following an illness of several weeks.  She was a lifelong resident of the community, and a member of the Methodist Church.  She was one of the community's best loved citizens and a devoted homemaker.  She loved Stumpy Point and its people with all her heart and she had served her community well.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. R.W. Wechter and one brother, Albert Best, of Stumpy Point.  Funeral services were conducted at two o'clock Thursday with Rev. Tracy Varnum officiating and burial was in the Community cemetery.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 5, 1951; pg. 1)

Edna Bowser Wise

MANTEO - Edna Bowser Wise, 91, died Monday, July 8, at her home.  She was a native of Manteo, daughter of the late Joseph and Annie Bowser, and the widow of John Frank Wise.  Mrs. Wise was a member of the Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo.  She worked at the Manteo Post Office for some 14 years.  Surviving are one daughters, Dellerva Collins of Manteo; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Walston Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is handling arrangements.  The family is at the home, 514 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, July 9, 1996; pg. 6A)

Edward S. Wise

DEPUTY SHERIFF OF DARE DIES IN NORFOLK HOSPITAL - Edward S. Wise, for the past 4 years Chief Deputy Sheriff of Dare County and long active in the county's public affairs, passed away in Leigh Hospital, Norfolk after a 6-months illness, Wednesday morning, June 20. His wife was at his bedside and he had been critically ill there for 6 weeks. Mr. Wise spent most of his life in Dare County. Most of his early years were spent on the water and he followed coastwise shipping in the ports of the Atlantic seaboard as well as many years on the sounds and rivers of North Carolina. Older people will remember him as the sailing mate of the late Capt. Dan Baum in the schooner "Atlantic". In between time he was employed at the old shooting clubs of Jack Shoal and Pea Island in the days of their glory. In more recent years he had served as oyster and fish inspector for the State of NC and during the past 4 years at tax supervisor for Dare County as well as deputy sheriff. he was deputy sheriff many years ago under the late Sheriff Augustus H. Etheridge. He had served the town of Manteo as chief of police and as chairman of the Board of Election. At the time of his death he was a member of the Dare County Draft Board which place he filled for 2 years. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Christian Payne of Manteo who died in 1924. He last married Mrs. Anne Thomas of Norfolk who survives him. He is also survived by one brother, John Wise of Nags Head, and the following sisters: Mrs. Frank Johnson of Nags Head, Mrs. John Hayman and Mrs. Lillie Berry of Manteo; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Wise went to the hospital in Norfolk in December following several months of failing health. He responded well to treatment and came back to work in about six weeks but after a short time found it necessary to return to his home. Six weeks ago he was paralyzed from the waist down and was sent back to Norfolk for attention. He has steadily declined in strength ever since and his death has been anticipated for several days. During the past three days he grew rapidly weaker. To the last, his mind was clear and even when influenced by strong drugs necessary to ease his pains, he seldom became incoherent except for brief moments. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Manteo beside his first wife. He was a member of the Baptist Church and funeral services were conducted by Dr. G.A. Martin, pastor of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church at 4:00 Thursday afternoon. Dr. Martin paid glowing tribute to the life of the deceased. Pallbearers were M.A., M.L. and Mr. Daniels, D.V. and C.S. Meekins and I.P. Davis.  (Dare CountyTimes [Manteo, NC] - Friday, June 22, 1945; pgs. 1& 4)

Elwood C. Wise
North Carolina Christian Advocate - April 2, 1902
Submitted by Linda Lau

Elwood Carville Wise
The Coastland Times – Friday, July 22, 1955; pg. 8

Jack Dempsey Wise, Sr.

NAGS HEAD - Jack Dempsey Wise, Sr., 63, died Friday [February 5, 1982] evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Justine O'Neal, Kill Devil Hills, following a long illness. A native of Nags Head he was the son of the late John Pigot and Mary Beasley Wise. He was retired from the Merchant Marine and was a member of the Seafarer's International Union. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. O'Neal and Mrs. Barbara Lewis of Morehead City; two sons: Jack Dempsey Wise, Jr. and John Pick Wise, both of Nags Head; six sisters: Mrs. Agnes Barnett of Manteo, Mrs. Evelyn Gray of Nags Head, Mrs. Thelma Beasley of Knotts Island, Mrs. Alva Parker of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Ruby Buff of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mrs. Edna Koger of Apalachicola, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday in the Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, by the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Manteo, and the Rev. David Daniels, pastor of the Outer Banks Worship Center, Nags Head. Burial was in the Dolly Cemetery in Nags Head.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 9, 1982)

Jeannette Baines Wise

MANTEO - Jeannette Baines Wise, 82, of 407 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo, NC, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at her residence. She was born in Gates County, NC to the late Lee Roy and Gussie Kelley Baines. Mrs. Wise was the wife of Robert Willis Wise of the home, and was a member of the First Assembly of God. Besides her husband, Mrs. Wise is survived by a daughter, Elaine Wise Minton of Point Harbor, NC; a son, Bobby Wise of the residence; two sisters, Dorothy Judkins and Minnie Robertson both of Suffolk, VA; three grandchildren, Derek Minton and wife Kathy, Laura Davies and husband Matt, and Jason Minton; and four great grandchildren, Kimberly and Michael Minton and Anna and Kelly Davies. A funeral service will be conducted on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 11:00 AM at First Assembly of God by Pastor Ron Denham. Burial will follow at Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Twiford’s Colony Chapel on Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and at other times at the residence.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - Sunday, September 26, 2004)

J.H. [John Henry] Wise
North Carolinian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - May 30, 1912
Submitted by Linda Lau

Joseph Skinner Wise

JOE SKINNER WISE DIES IN MONTREAL - Joseph Skinner Wise, 52 years old, of Stumpy Point, died Friday afternoon in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada where he had been ill a month following an attack of sinus trouble. Mr. Wise, who was well-known in the fishing trade from Canada to Florida, had spent the past 20 years traveling for New York fish houses. He was on a trip calling on Canadian fishermen at the time he was taken ill and the first news of his illness reached home when the hospital asked Mrs. Wise for permission to operate on him. He was the husband of Mrs. Bertie Midgett Wise and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Wise of Stumpy Point. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Zion Mason of Norfolk, R.D. Wise of Elizabeth City, and Leslie Wise of Stumpy Point; two daughters: Mrs. Fred Lowe and Mrs. William Anderson of Norfolk. He was a member of the Elks and the Methodist Church at Stumpy Point.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, January 19, 1945; pg. 3

Leslie Harold Wise

CHINCOTEAGUE, VA. - Leslie Harold Wise, 83, died Sunday, January 16, 2005 in Berlin, MD. Mr. Wise was born in Stumpy Point and was a waterman and a miniature boat builder. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 159. Mr. Wise was a veteran having served in the U.S.C.G. during WWII. He was the son of the late Leslie Hobson Wise and the late Mary Mann Wise and was the widower of Irene Best Wise. He is survived by one daughter, Pam Wise Creef of Manns Harbor and one son, Harold Lee Wise of Manteo; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Shiloh United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 2:00 PM with Bobby Midgett officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo is assisting the Wise family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, January 18, 2005; pg. 12A)

Lloyd Sullivan Wise

LLOYD WISE DEAD - Mr. Lloyd Wise of Stumpy Point died at his home at that place last Saturday after an illness of several weeks of typhoid fever. Mr. Wise was well known in this community. He married the daughter of Mr. C.L. Lister of Weeksville about two years ago. He is survived by a wife and one child.  (The Tar Heel [Elizabeth City, NC] - Friday, September 3, 1909; pg. 4)


North Carolinian Advocate (Greensboro, NC) - Oct. 14, 1909
Submitted by Linda Lau

Rebecca Gray Wise

Mrs. Rebecca Gray Wise of Stumpy Point, wife of Robert T. Wise, well-known and popular citizen, died Monday night [Aug. 2, 1943] at her home following a long illness. Funeral and interment was held Tuesday afternoon with services being conducted by Rev. M.W. Maness, Manteo Methodist minister, and Rev. L.T. Edens, pastor of the Stumpy Point Methodist Church. She was a life long church memeber. She was the daughter of the late Davis Gray of Dare County. Her surviving children are three sons: Joe S., R. Dewey and Leslie H. of Stumpy Point; and one daughter, Mrs. Zion Mason of Norfolk, Va.  (Dare County Times [Manteo, NC] - Friday, August 6, 1943; pg. 1)

Robanna Hines Wise

KITTY HAWK - Robanna Hines Wise, 83, died Saturday, December 16 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Wise was born in Kitty Hawk and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church and was a former Sunday School teacher. She was the daughter of the late Banister and Elizabeth Perry Hines and the widow of the late John Gerald Wise. Mrs. Wise is survived by three sons: Wally G. Wise and Brian B. Wise, both of Kitty Hawk, and Roy S. Wise of Galveston, Texas; a sister, Ruth H. Midgett of Kitty Hawk; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk, with the Rev. Brad Bradshaw officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of Wally and Agnes Wise, 4000 Midgett Road, Kitty Hawk. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000; pg. 13A)

Robert Willis Wise, Sr.

MANTEO, NC - Robert Willis Wise, Sr., 84, of Manteo, NC died Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Wise, born in Stumpy Point, was the retired owner and operator of Wise's Supermarket and Wise's Cafe and was also a watchmaker. He was a member of First Assembly of God, a retired member of the Roanoke Island Fire Dept., and was an actor in the Lost Colony in 1929. Mr. Wise was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late Claude Esley and Bertha Meekins Wise and the widower of the late Jeannette Baines Wise. Mr. Wise is survived by a daughter, Elaine Wise Minton of Corolla, NC; a son, Bobby Wise of Manteo, NC; three grandchildren, Derek Minton and wife, Kathy, Laura Davies, and Jason Minton; four great-grandchildren, Kimberly Minton, Michael Minton, Anna Davies and Kelly Davies. Funeral services will be held at First Assembly of God, Manteo, NC on Monday, March 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ron Denham officiating. The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 25, 2007; pg. 10A)

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