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Ocracoke Lighthouse Cemetery
(Behind the Ocracoke Lighthouse)

In 1973 when In Memory Of....An Index to Hyde County Cemeteries was published, the Francis O'Neal, Jr. Cemetery and the Fulcher-Gaskill Cemetery were listed as two separate cemeteries.  These photos were taken in August 2012 by Marla Walker Beasley and the two cemeteries have now been combined and sit right behind the Ocracoke Lighthouse, therefore I have just called this cemetery the Ocracoke Lighthouse Cemetery.  Google Maps for directions.  (Information in brackets is taken from In Memory Of or other records.)


Birth Date

Death Date


Eastman, Earle Gaskill Oct. 26, 1904 June 27, 1993 Sunset...evening star
Fulcher, Josephus Oct. 5, 1838 June 3, 1883 I know in whom I have believed.  [Double with Mary Ann Fulcher]
Fulcher, Mary Ann Apr. 22, 1845 Nov. 23, 1911 I know in whom I have believed.  [Double with Josephus Fulcher]
Gaskill, Annie B. [Bell] Dec. 22, 1879 Dec. 2, 1941 Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark.  And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark.
Gaskill, David L. March 27, 1898 June 27, 1899 Son of W.D. & A.B. Gaskill  [closeup]
Gaskill, Helen W. July 30, 1903 Nov. 20, 1950 Mother - Thy life was beauty, truth, goodness and love.
Gaskill, James B. [Baughm] July 2, 1919 Mar. 11, 1942 Lost at sea - But sush [sic] a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep, turns again home.
Gaskill, Lillian Carson May 26, 1908 [Sept. 30, 1910] Dau of A.B. & W.D. Gaskill
Gaskill, Capt. W.D. [Wm. Daniel] May 30, 1869 June 6, 1935 Sunset and evening star and one clear call for me.  And may there be no mourning of the bar when I put out to sea.  [see photo]
Gaskill, William David Nov. 29, 1906 Nov. 21, 1947 Son of William D. & Annie B. Gaskill - For tho' from put our bourne of time and place, The flood may bear me far.  I hope to see my pilot face to face, when I have crost the bar.
O'Neal, Benjamin B. June 15, 1844 Mar. 12, 1916 Son of F. & E. O'Neal - Rest in peace.
O'Neal, Elizabeth Jan. 1, 1809 July 4, 1867 Wife of Francis O'Neal - The morning cometh.
O'Neal, Francis Sept. 4, 1817 Mar. 1892 Gone, but not forgotten.
Patman, Nell Gaskill [Dec. 31] 1910

[SS Deaths]

[May 28] 1990

[SS Deaths]

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.  [Double with William Louis Patman]
Patman, William Louis, M.D. [Mar. 11] 1896
[SS Deaths]
[Aug] 1979
[SS Deaths]
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.  [Double with Nell Gaskill Patman]