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Edward John Wolfe

AVON - Edward John Wolfe, 71, died Thursday, August 7 at his residence.  Mr. Wolfe, born in Bronx, N.Y., was retired from AT&T as a government contractor.  He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Catholic.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Guarino Wolfe.  Mr. Wolfe is survived by two daughters: Julia and Laura; two sons: Joseph and Edward Jr.; and three grandchildren: Shannon, Hannah and Megan.  A graveside service will be held in the Hatteras Community Cemetery at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 with the Rev. David Waterfield officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, August 10, 2003; pg. 16A)

Vivian Hawkins Wolfe

KITTY HAWK - Vivian Hawkins Wolfe, 67, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother went to be with the Lord on February 11, 2008. Born in Conway, NC, Vivian was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lucy Rose Burgess. One of five children, Vivian was a graduate of Chowan College and attended East Carolina University, was an accomplished realtor for over thirty five years. She was passionate about family, living life and loving unconditionally. She was a beautiful woman with a contagious laugh and joyful heart. Vivian was loved by all that knew her and was a mentor to many that surrounded her. She will be missed.  Vivian is survived by her husband, Ross Wolfe of the residence; a daughter, Sondra D. Hawkins and husband David Molina Reyes of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son, R. Winston Hawkins, Jr. and wife Whitney of Southern Shores, NC; a sister, Dorothy Mae Britt of Canton, NC; two brothers, Joseph Thomas Burgess and Floyd William Burgess both of Sedley, VA; and four grandchildren, Winston Maxwell Hawkins, Levi Quinn Hawkins, Viviana Marie Molina, and Cletus Lohman Hawkins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Virginia Griffith.  A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Duck United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ray Wittman, with a reception to follow. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on March 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life of Dare County, NC. Thank you to all friends and family for your loving support.   (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Thursday, February 14, 2008; pg. 10A)

 Estelle Payne Wood

Mrs. Estelle Payne Wood, 75, died in a Norfolk hospital Monday [Oct. 26, 1959] at 7:25 a.m. after a lingering illness. A native of Stumpy Point, NC, she had lived in Norfolk 12 years, residing lately at 418 Brockwell Ave., Glenrock. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Mason Payne and the widow of John L. Wood. She was a member of Calvary Glen Rock Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R.B. Hooper of Stumpy Point and Mrs. C.W. Munden of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Lt. Comdr. Harry Midgette of Norfolk; two brothers, W.J. Payne of Norfolk and Raymond Payne of Bayshore, N.Y.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Derry-Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Thomas W. Wesley. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] - October 1959)

Jack Lee Wood

Major Jack Lee Wood, USMC retired, 69 of Manteo, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Nancy and children, Debbie and husband Mike Minton of Creswell and their three children, Codi, Matthew and Mike, Linda and husband Ed Dick of Liverpool, PA and their five children, Joshua, Rebecca, Savannah, Charlie and Jack, Courtney and Ronald Thompson of Bladenboro,NC and their children, Elena, Trae, Turtle and Aiden.  Jack served his country for 32 years in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in conflicts from Vietnam to Operation Desert Storm. Jack was known for his generous heart for anyone who had a need or could help in anyway, Jack was there to help cheer them on.  A celebration of life will be in Twiford Colony Chapel, Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Stephen Wescott and Rev. David J. Daniels. Burial with military honors will be in Manteo Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Mark R. Wood

Mark R. “Josh” Wood, 52, of Kill Devil Hills died Friday, May 27, 2011.  Josh was born May 25, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia, son of Bobby T. Wood and the late Fay Remsen Wood.  Josh was a loving husband, father, son, and brother and a friend to many. A native of Newport News, Va., Josh graduated from the University of Virginia before settling in the North Carolina Outer Banks. Josh was a self employed professional painter in that area for over twenty years. Josh’s first love was his family, and he also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He will be missed by all of the many whose lives he touched.  Josh is survived by his wife, Jean Hardy Wood and son Walker Hardy Wood, of Kill Devil Hills, his daughter, Lindsay Brianna Wood, a student at East Carolina University, his father, Bobby T. Wood of Smithfield Va. and Kill Devil Hills, his brother, Keith C. Wood , wife Cathy and niece, Hannah, of Southern Shores, N.C.  A memorial service will be in the Ark International Church in Nags Head, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. by the Rev. James Lewis.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Geneva Stuckey Woods

BUXTON - Geneva Stuckey Woods, 80, died Saturday, February 7 in a Nags Head nursing home.  Mrs. Woods was born in Kirklan, Texas and was a homemaker.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew Stuckey and the late Jessie Matthews and was the widow of Lonnie L. Woods, Sr.  Mrs. Woods is survived by one son, Lonnie L. Woods, Jr. and wife Barbara of Frisco; two grandchildren: Lonnie L. Woods, III of Texas and Kimberly M. Peele of Frisco; and five great-grandchildren.  A graveside service was held in the family cemetery in Buxton on Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Barnett officiating.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Tuesday, February 10, 2004; pg. 13A)

Danny Tyson Wright

WANCHESE - Danny Tyson Wright, 41, died Tuesday, March 12 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Mr. Wright was born in Manteo and was a commercial fisherman.  Mr. Wright was the son of Marian Hope Blake Dough of Nags Head and the late John Robert Wright.  Other survivors include one daughter, Tabitha Rowland and husband Eric of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister, Johnna Bonet of Nags Head; two brothers: John Robert Wright, Jr. of Wanchese and Tad Dough of Manteo; and a grandson, Dawson James Rowland.  Mr. Wright was predeceased by three brothers: Mike, Ronnie and Timmy.  A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. in the Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Tom Murphy.  Burial will be held in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.  A memorial service will be held on the beach at Jeannette's Pier in Nags Head after the funeral service.  Visitation at Twiford Funeral Home on Saturday, March 16 from 7-8:30 p.m.  Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times [Manteo, NC] - Sunday, March 17, 2002; pg. 14A)

STABBING INCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE OF WANCHESE MAN IN P. RICO - A Wanchese man was stabbed to death on Tuesday, reportedly during a fight on a commercial fishing boat docked in Puerto Rico, according to authorities.  Danny Tyson Wright, 41, died of knife wounds to his lower back and below his left ear, according to reports.  Kevin Sharl Dillon, 48, of Los Angeles, Calf., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a knife.  He currently is being held on a $110.000 bond in a California jail.  The weapon, according to police, has not been recovered since it apparently was thrown overboard after the incident.  The men were part of a crew working on the 70-foot Eagle Eye ported out of Massachusetts.  The boat had just returned from a three-week trip in the Caribbean and had about 20,000 pounds of swordfish and tuna on board.  Wright, the son of Marian Hope Blake Dough of Nags Head, was predeceased by three brothers.  Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today (Sunday) at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church in Manteo.  A memorial service is to be held on the beach at Jeannette's Pier in Nags Head after the funeral service.  (same newspaper, date and page as above obituary)

Dona Sue Carlin Wright

Dona Sue Carlin Wright, age 62, of Highway 12 South, Buxton, NC died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.  Born in Pasquotank County she was the daughter of Glen Harold Carlin, Sr., of Elizabeth City, NC and the late Barbara Elizabeth Willis Jennette and the widow of Stanley Wright.  She was an Assistant Manager for Wal-Mart.  Besides her father she is survived by two step-sons; Stanley W. Wright, Jr., and wife Rico of OR, and Theo Wright and wife Tracey of TX; a sister, Brenda Russell of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Glen Harold Carlin and Harold Don Carlin both of Buxton, NC.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Wright family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

Frances Pritchard Scott Wright

MANTEO - Frances Pritchard Scott Wright, 84, of Manteo, NC died on Sunday, March 20, 2011 in a Norfolk hospital.  Born October 29, 1926 in Elizabeth City, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Clyde and Lula Scott.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Wright, Jr., two brothers, Clyde Leon Scott, Jr., Garland Scott, and a sister, Elma P. Scott.   Mrs. Wright was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.  Mrs. Wright is survived by five children; Connie Daniels and husband, Luther of Manteo; Becky Henry and husband, Nat of Franklin, NC; Kelly Burton of Nags Head, Ernie Wright, III of Manteo, and Nancy Peele and husband, Wesley of Manteo; a sister, Ann Austin and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Scott, both of Elizabeth City; twelve grandchildren, Jennifer, Ryan, Orry, Shannon, Meredith, Charlotte, John, Lyle, Cain, Hunter, Bryson and Elizabeth; three great-grandchildren, Breanna, Sailor, and Jenna; and many nieces, nephews and cousins of Elizabeth City.  Funeral services will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 10:00 am.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  On Wednesday visiting hours at Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, will be from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Elizabeth City,  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

James Henry Wright, III

IN KITTY HAWK - James Henry Wright, III, 70, died at his residence Friday at 1:50 p.m. following a long illness.  Graveside services were held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Doug Jesse, pastor of the Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church.  The family will be at Twiford Colony Chapel Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, gift may be given to the American Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - June 9, 1982; pg. 9)

Lucien Dal Wright, Sr.

IN MANNS HARBOR - Lucien Dal Wright, 80, of Manns Harbor, died Tuesday [Dec. 21, 1982] in Elder Lodge Nursing Home, Nags Head following a long illness.  He was a native of Georgia and was a retired farmer.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo.  Mr. Wright was the son of the late Hansel and Mrs. Mary Catherine Joyner Wright and the husband of the late Sadie Elizabeth Wright.  Surviving are 1 daughter, Mrs. Mary Emma Moore of Houston, Tex.; 3 sons: Donald Eddy Wright and Steve D. Wright, both of Manns Harbor, and Lucien D. Wright, Jr. of South Carolina; one brother, Charlie Wright of Eureka, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  (The Southern Post [Coinjock, NC] - Wednesday, December 29, 1982; pg. 12)

Terry Dean Wright

MANTEO - Terry Dean Wright, 75, of Manteo, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his residence. Born in Edenton, NC, he was the son of the late Samuel Thomas Wright and Cora Bell Cayton Wright. He was retired from the Edenton Cotton Mill, formerly attended the First Christian Church of Edenton and the Manns Harbor Church of God, and served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Wright is survived by a sister, Diana Wright Blackledge of Manteo; twin grandchildren, Christopher W. Silverthorne of Kill Devil Hills and Heather Silverthorne Russell and husband, Oren of Whiteville, NC; and a great grandson, Maddox. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Wright Silverthorne.  A memorial service will be held at the Manns Harbor Church of God on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM by Pastor Dale Clark.  Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

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