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ABELE, Rev. George F.

SWAN QUARTER -  The Rev. George F. ABELE, 84, of Scranton, died Saturday night, April 3, 2004, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  Abele was a retired priest in the Episcopal Church.  Arrangements will be announced by Bryan Funeral Service of Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, April 5, 2004)

ABRAMS, Annie Elizabeth Berry

Annie Elizabeth Berry ABRAMS, 75, 618 Body Road, Hertford, NC died Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Brian Center, Hertford, NC. Mrs. Abrams, a native of Hyde County, was the daughter of the late Henry Carrol Berry and Mabel Gibbs Berry. She attended Camden Church of Christ and was a homemaker. Mrs. Abrams is survived by two daughters, Lynn Feragen and husband Edward of The Woodlands, TX and Beverly Benton of WY; a son, Ernest Benton and wife Charlene of Waycross, GA; two sisters, Addie Perry of Hertford, NC and Nellie Clark of Rocky Mount, NC; four grandchildren Desira Benton, Tiffany Benton, Nicole Feragen and Mitchell Feragen, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary B. Ziegler and a brother Lee Berry. A funeral service will be Monday, December 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Minister Mike Duffer. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

ADAMS, Alice Mae

MANTEO - Alice Mae Adams, 51, of Sir Walter Raleigh Street, died January 27 in Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Engelhard.  Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Engelhard.  Arrangements by Blair Funeral Service, Edenton.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 29, 2004; pg. 12A)

ADAMS, baby

MAKELEYVILLE - Mr. Hugh ADAMS' baby died the 31st of May. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, June 11, 1896; pg. 2; column 5) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

ADAMS, Dallas Bernard

MANTEO - Dallas Bernard ADAMS, 52, died Monday, October 2 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. He was the son of Royaton Adams, Sr. and the late Rosa Lee Collins Adams. Surviving besides his father are his wife, Loretta Winslow Adams; a daughter, Portchia Adams of Engelhard; three sisters: Janice Farrow and Ida Murray, both of Engelhard, and Delphine McMurrin of Manteo; and one brother, Royaton Adams, Jr. of Manteo. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 8 [Saturday was October 7] at Brown Cemetery in Engelhard. The remains will lie in state at Haven Creek Baptist Church in Manteo on Saturday from 11 until 12:30. The procession to leave Manteo to Engelhard for graveside services will follow. Walson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 8, 2000; pg. 14A)

ADAMS, Erma Lee Selby

Mrs. Erma Lee Selby Adams, 83, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with the Rev. Chester Petteway officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Mrs. Adams was born in Hyde County on Aug. 9, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Ollie Selby. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Sam Adams, who preceded her in death. She worked as a housekeeper until her retirement.  Survivors include a daughter, Joyce “Little Mama” Moore of Washington; a brother, Harold Selby of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Farrow and a brother, Elijah Selby.  The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, 620 Respess St., Washington.  Arrangements by the Randolph Funeral Home, 219 North Bonner St., Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News - January 24, 2008)

ADAMS, Gertrude

ENGELHARD - Gertrude Adams, 90, died Jan. 16, 1997. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Engelhard. Rowsom Funeral Home is in charge. (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, January 23, 1997; pg. 7B)

ADAMS, Moncie Lee

NORFOLK, VA. - Moncie Lee ADAMS, 78, died April 12 in a Norfolk hospital. He is survived by one son, Oberanaram Jones of Norfolk; one sister, Rosie Lee Gibbs of Engelhard; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mercy Disciple Church in Engelhard with burial following in the family cemetery. Blair Funeral Service in Elizabeth City is handing arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, April 16, 2000; pg. 14A)

ADAMS, JR., Elder Wilbert

The Elder Wilbert ADAMS, JR., 63, resident of South Ozone, N.Y., formerly of Engelhard, N.C., died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 at Jamaica Hospital.  A funeral service will be conducted Saturday (Oct. 30) 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. H.D. Gilbert officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Engelhard, N.C.  Elder Adams was born in Hyde County March 21, 1941 to Gladys M. Adams Midgette and the late Linwood Adams. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was a graduate of the former Davis High School Class of 1959. He was a veteran of the United States Army.  He served as pastor of New Paradise Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was married to Evangelist Perlene Gibbs Adams, who survives.  Also surviving: three daughters, Charlene A. Randall (Lorenzo) of Stone Mountain, Ga., Cynthia Adams of South Ozone, N.Y., Pamela Adams of Virginia; seven sisters, Dorothy Moody of New York, Martha Adams (Clyde) of Fayetteville, N.C., Sushia Salley (George) of Engelhard, Helena Lyons of Brooklyn, N.Y., Linda Bonds (James) of Windsor, N.C., Carie Headley of New York, Sarah B. Jennette, Engelhard; one brother, Elton Midgette of New York; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Adams residence, Pleasant Grove Church Road, Engelhard, N.C.  Arrangements by Fair Haven Funeral Chapel, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, October 29, 2004)

ADDISON, Lillie Mae Brooks

NEWPORT NEWS - Lillie Mae ADDISON, 85, of Hampton, Va., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at the James River Convalescent Center. She was a native of Hyde County, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Addison, and her two brothers, Thomas Brooks and Joshua D. Brooks. Mrs. Addison did domestic work and provided childcare until her health failed and she could no longer work. She loved attending and participating in church activities. She also loved to sing. She lived an abundant life and leaves behind many relatives and friends to cherish her memory. Her dear friend, Brenda Graves; her two special cousins, Goldie Talton and Dallie Trotman; and her two godchildren, Sidne Graves and Cerissa Harvey will sorely miss her. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mercy Seat Baptist Church, 1013 Todds Lane, Hampton. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Family and friends will assemble at 3304 Loring Court, Hampton, by 10:15 a.m. for the procession to the church on Saturday. Arrangements are by O.H. Smith and Son Funeral Home.  (Daily Press [Hampton, Va.] - October 24, 2003)

AINSLEY, James Dennis

CHESAPEAKE - James Dennis "J.D." departed this life and his family to enter into eternal life Aug. 8, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born Oct. 4, 1936, in North Carolina to Dennis and Hilga [Hilda] Ainsley. James will forever be remembered for his generosity and kindness to whomever he came into contact with; he did not know a stranger. Mr. Ainsley is survived by his beloved wife of more than 52 years, Dianne; three children, Rusty (Connie), Randy (Heather) and Jeannie (Tony); grandchildren, Amanda (James), Scarlett, Jesse, Skyler, Sterling, Lacey, Audrey, Abbie and Brianna; sister, Sarah; and a host of nieces, nephews, and countless friends. J.D. served in the Navy Reserves early in his life, worked as a planner/estimator for the government for more than 20 years, retired, and went back to work for VSE (Norfolk). He always went back for more and worked up to the end. He graduated from Cradock High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart in 1957. Mr. Ainsley was a member of the N.S. Skirmish Association, "Dismal Swamp Rangers" for nearly 50 years. A memorial service in honor of J.D. is planned for Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at 4841 Sondej Ave., Chesapeake, VA 23321. Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, Va.] - Sunday, August 16, 2009)

AINSLEY, James McCoy

BELHAVEN - Funeral services for James McCoy AINSLEY, 87, of the Ponzer community of Belhaven, who died Thursday [Aug. 22, 1963] will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Church of Christ. The Rev. Myron Elliott will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ. He is survived by two sons: H.C. of Columbia and Dennis Ainsley of Portsmouth, Va.; two daughters: Mrs. H.L. Raburn of Belhaven and Mrs. R.W. Sanderson of Belhaven; two brothers: H.M. Ainsley of Oak City and W.K. Ainsley of Creswell; 9 grandchildren. (The News and Observer (Raleigh) - Saturday, August 24, 1963) [birthday celebration article, obituary and memorial card kindly submitted by Judi Raburn, granddaughter of James McCoy Ainsley, who stated that he was predeceased by his wife, Ida Frances Cahoon Ainsley; a daughter, Statha Ainsley Jackson; and a son, Mitchell Ainsley, which was not included in the newspaper obituary.  The birthday article was written in about March 1960.]

ALCOCK, Thomas
Submitted by Odell Spain

ALCOX, Lidia Bridgman

On August 11, 2013, Lidia Bridgman Alcox, 92,passed from this life at the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, after a brief illness.  Born on April 7, 1921 to Hiram and Mattie Bridgman of Scranton, a small community on the coastal plain of eastern North Carolina, she was a long-time resident of Hampton, Virginia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard A. Alcox, and three of her five brothers and sisters.  She is survived by here daughters, Gerry Rosser of Hampton and Jacqui Carrington of Williamsburg, and her son, Gary Price and wife, Mallory of Yorktown.  She is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  A funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Scranton Christian Church.  Interment will follow at Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery.  The family would like to thank the kind staff of Hampton Sentara Hospital, Warwick Forest Rehabilitation Center, and Mary Immaculate Hospital, where she spent the last three weeks of her life.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

ALEXANDER, JR., Allen Fred

Mr. Allen Fred Alexander Jr., 75, of Raleigh, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Oaks of Carolina Assisted Living, Raleigh.  A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church of Cary. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield.  Mr. Alexander was an Army veteran, having served with the 1st Army Band. He was a 1953 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was married to Frances Jane Midyette Alexander, who preceded him in death. He retired from Progress Energy after 33 years of service. He was active with the Dunn Lion’s Club. He was currently a member of First United Methodist Church of Cary. Previously, he was a member of Divine Street United Methodist for many years.  Survivors include two daughters, Betsy Stephenson of Cary, and Jane Mullahey of Pace, Fla.; and four grandchildren.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh.  (Washington Daily News (Washington, NC) - Saturday, March 10, 2007)

ALEXANDER, Benjamin

HYDE CO. - On The 10th of December 1875, Benjamin ALEXANDER (colored) drowned in Fairfield Canal. (The Economist Weekly (Elizabeth City) - Wednesday, January 5, 1876)

ALEXANDER, Hattie Gibbs Spruill

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Hattie Spruill ALEXANDER, 94, of Sentara Nursing Center, died December 3. Born in Hyde County, Mrs. Alexander later moved to Washington County. She was the daughter of the late James Morgan and Lizzie May O'Neal Gibbs. She was predeceased by her two husbands: Thomas Whitfield Spruill and Rodney Lee Alexander. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Norfolk. Survivors include three daughters: Edith Spruill Perrie of Norfolk, Edna Spruill Midgett of Roper, and Mary Elizabeth Spruill Guardacosta, formerly of Norfolk; a son, James Thomas Spruill of Norfolk; a sister, Elouise Jurnigan of Tarboro; a brother, Forest D. Gibbs of Chesapeake; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Dec. 6 in the chapel of Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Bates. Interment followed in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 7, 1999; pg. 11A)

ALLCOX, Maxton M.

CHESAPEAKE, VA. - Maxton M. ALLCOX, 73, of Elizabeth City and formerly of Chesapeake, died June 9 in Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Hyde County and resided in Chesapeake for many years. Mr. Allcox was the son of the late Clarence and Vera Cooper Allcox and the husband of Sylvia Cowand Allcox for 46 years. He was retired as a National Legislative Representative for the BMWE and a member of Local No. 95 BMWE. Mr. Allcox served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, later joining the U.S. Army; he retired from the Virginia National Guard as a Master Sergeant. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Earl Allcox and his wife Mary of Slidell, La.; a former daughter-in-law, June Meekins Horton and her husband Ricky of Chesapeake; three sisters: Rachael Bright of Vanceboro, Edna Singleton of Swansboro, and Alice Mitchell of Grifton; a brother, Herman Allcox of Kinston; and four grandchildren: Kira, Rocky, Keith and Bryce. He was predeceased by a son, Alan Keith Allcox. A graveside service was to be conducted Saturday at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City and Twiford's Colonial Chapel in Chesapeake are handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 13, 1999; pg. 10A)

ALLCOX, Rev. Sherwood

NORFOLK, VA. - The Rev. Sherwood Allcox, 76, of the 900 block of Johnston St., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993, after a prolonged illness. Rev. Allcox was a retired Baptist minister and had served as pastor of Merry Hill Baptist Church, Merry Hill, N.C.; Academy Park Baptist Church, Portsmouth; Second Baptist Church, Washington, N.C.; Cape Hatteras Baptist Church, Buxton, N.C.; Lawrence Baptist Church, Windsor, N.C.; Creswell Baptist Church, Creswell, N.C.; and Rose Bay Baptist Church, Hyde County, N.C. Rev. Allcox was also active in Baptist Missions and served as pastor of several Baptist Missions in North Carolina and Virginia. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Francis Williamson Allcox; two sons, Sherwood Allcox of Clinton, N.C. and Irvin Allcox of Wendell, N.C.; one daughter, Sherry Allcox Hatfield of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers; three sisters; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Edenton Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday. A graveside service will be held in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, N.C., at 2 p.m. Saturday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today in Paul Funeral Home, Washington, N.C. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, December 3, 1993; pg. 4D)

ALLEGOOD, JR., Jeter Gaither

IN ELIZABETH CITY - Jeter Gaither "Jake" ALLEGOOD, JR., 63, of Elizabeth City was dead on arrival Sunday at the Albemarle Hospital at 1:30 p.m. after a short illness.  Graveside services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke by Rev. Guy Soule, pastor of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Allegood was retired from the National Park Service, a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was the son of the late Jetter G. and Mrs. Emma Clark Allegood, Sr.  He was a native of Beaufort County, a former resident of Ocracoke, and for the past 6 years had lived in Elizabeth City.  He is survived by a step-sister, Mrs. Emma Gilgo of Atlantic, N.C.; and one step-brother, Willie Hunnings of Ocracoke.  (The Southern Post - December 29, 1982; pg. 12)

ALLEN, Frances Harris

Mrs. Frances Harris ALLEN, 60, of U.S. Highway 264 East, Pantego, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Beaufort County High School Alumni Center, 150 Swamp Road, Pantego. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Community Cemetery, Pantego.  Mrs. Allen was born in Hyde County on Nov. 8, 1942. She was the daughter of the late William Harris and Ella Dunbar Harris. She attended the Beaufort County schools. She was married to Frank E. Allen Sr., who survives.  Survivors include one daughter, Paula Allen of Greensboro; two sons, Paul Allen of Greensboro and Frank Allen Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; six sisters, Lena Dowell of Boston, Mass., Elisha Harris of Portsmouth, Va., Bess Ramsey of Knightdale, and Mary Harris, Hosea Conner and Eunice Jackson, all of Belhaven.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 8, 2003)

AMBROSE, Donnie Gibbs

MANTEO - Donnie Gibbs AMBROSE, 77, of Manteo, died Tuesday, September 20 in a Norfolk, Va. nursing home. Mrs. Ambrose, a native of Hyde County, was the former owner and operator of Harbor Light Nursing Home in Manteo and was a member of First Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Maggie Adams Davidson and the widow of the late John T. Ambrose. Mrs. Ambrose is survived by two sons, James Ray Gibbs and Henry Gibbs, both of Wanchese; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at First Assembly of God Church in Manteo on Friday, September 23, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ron Denham and Rev. Charles Etheridge. Burial will follow in the Manteo Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the home of Jenny Gibbs, Wanchese. Twiford's Colony Chapel, Manteo, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 22, 1994 and The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, Sept. 22, 1994; pg. 5B)

ANDERSON, Mary Elizabeth Styron

OCRACOKE, NC - Mary Elizabeth Styron Anderson, 86, of Ocracoke, NC died Monday, November 26, 2007 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mrs. Anderson, born in Ocracoke, was a store keeper at the Albert Styron Store and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was a former resident of the Manson area of Indiana.  Mrs. Anderson was the daughter of the late Albert Monroe Styron and the late Mamie Spencer Styron. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Edna O’Neal and Daisy Gaskill, three brothers, Elvin “Bud” Styron, Norman H. Styron and Albert M. Styron, Jr.  Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Albert L. Anderson of the residence; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11:00 am, with Rev. Joyce Reynolds and Rev. Sam Garris officiating. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 29, 2007; pg. 10A)

ANDERSON, Simon

Mr. Simon ANDERSON, of 6414 Sladesville Credle Road, Scranton, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at his home.  The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. Anderson.  Arrangements will be announced by the Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St. in Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, March 4, 2005)

ANDREWS. Doris Mason

Doris Mason ANDREWS, age 72, a resident of 5620 Cherry Run Road passed away Thursday, December 30, 2004 at Beaufort County Hospital.  A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Pamlico  Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Ron Bousquet.  Mrs. Andrews was born in Hyde County August 23, 1932 the daughter of the late Sylvanus Mason and Nora Evans Mason. She was married to Guy Cecil Andrews, Jr. August 11, 1950 who preceded her in death. Mrs. Andrews had lived in Beaufort County most of her life. She retired from National Spinning and also from Taylor Oil Company. She attended Riverview Baptist Church and was a member of the Women of the Moose.  Mrs. Andrews is survived by one daughter: Debbie Sue Evans and husband Arnold of Washington; one sister: Margaret Mason Ambrose of Washington; two granddaughters: Stephanie Jackson of Washington; and Susan Jackson Bell and husband Steven of Washington; two step grandchildren: Stephen Evans and Laura Hutchinson of Roanoke Rapids; and two great-grandchildren: Harley Shayne Asby and Steven Dakota Bell of Washington. She was preceded in death by a son: James Stephen Andrews; a sister: Carolyn Mason Boyd; and two brothers: Benjamin Cecil Mason and Odell S. Mason.  The family will be at the home of her daughter, Debbie Sue Evans located at 5784 Clark's Neck Road, Washington.  Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Andrews family.  (Greenville Daily Reflector - Saturday, January 1, 2005)

ANGE, Rev. Roscoe Smithwick

ROPER - Rev. Roscoe Smithwick Ange, 74, died Dec. 28, 1997 at Va. Beach Hospital. He was born in Jamesville and was pastor of Rose Bay Baptist Church in Hyde Co. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Roper and a member of the American Dairy Association. Surviving: wife, Ellie V. Ange; daughters, Donna Ange Konrad and husband, Phil of Suffolk, Va.; sons, Michael R. Ange and wife, Suzanne of Lumberton, Rev. Paul W. Ange and wife, Cindy of Ahoskie;sisters, Blanche Pierce and Gloria Wallace, both of Norfolk, Va., Lenore Boyd of Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Ronald Subeh of Norfolk, Va., Kelly White of Wisconsin, Michael R. Ange Jr., Mary Ange and Lindsay Ange, all of Lumberton, Sarah Ange, Rachel Ange and Rebekah Ange, all of Ahoskie; great-grandchild, Glenn White of Wisconsin. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997 at Hyde Park Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Royce E. Williams and Rev. Terry Beck officiating. Burial, Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. (The News & Observer [Charlotte, NC] - Tuesday, December 30, 1997; pg. 6B)

ANGLE, Pearl Howard

Pearl Howard Angle, formerly of Ocracoke, died Saturday, May 10 in Pennsylvania.  She was 98.  Survivors include one son, Charles C. Angle, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Cynthia; two grandsons, Charles C. Angle, III and James R. Angle; and one granddaughter, Carolyn E. Angle.  The funeral service will be held in Ocracoke on May 16 at 2:30 p.m.  (Outer Banks Sentinel - Thursday, May 15, 1997; pg. 4C)

ARMENTROUT, Charles H.

OCRACOKE - Friends here were shocked and grieved to learn of the death on May 19th of Dr. Charles H. ARMENTROUT, age 48, of Asheville. He was stationed at Ocracoke at the Navy Base during part of World War II and made many friends here. He and Mrs. Armentrout have returned to Ocracoke at least once a year since 1945, fishing with Capt. John Midgett or Capt Thurston Gaskill. Word of his sudden death from a heart attack was sent to friends here by Mrs. Armentrout. He used to tell the story of when he got orders to report to the Navy base at Ocracoke, he had never heard of Ocracoke and the Asheville Chamber of Commerce couldn't give him any information about it. But since he was going to a Navy Base, he decided to head east to the coast. Down in the Piedmont section in Winston-Salem, he learned that Ocracoke was an island off the coast noted for its sportsfishing. In Raleigh he was more closely directed as to the route and told to drive down to Beaufort, and from there he found his way to Atlantic, and thence by mail boat to Ocracoke. He liked his work here and was soon doctoring Islanders as well as Navy personnel when emergencies demanded, and during all the years since, he had never come to Ocracoke without his medical supplies, ready for the unexpected calls made on visiting doctors from time to time. (The Coastland Times - Friday, June 3, 1955; pg. 7)

ARMSTRONG, Earlie Lee
[Died July 15, 1968]
Submitted by Janet Ford

ARMSTRONG, Helen Marie Cutrell

FAIRFIELD - Helen Marie Cutrell ARMSTRONG, 82, died Monday, July 2 at Cross Creek Health Care Center. Born in Hyde County on August 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late William Riley and Minnie Cutrell. She worked for many years with the Smith family in Belhaven in their guide services and worked with George and Geraldine Bush in the manufacturing of crab pots until she retired. She was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church where she was a former president of the Loyal Women's Society. Surviving are her husband, Martin Dewey Armstrong; three sons: Larry Armstrong of Dayton, Texas, and Jimmy M. and Jerry D. Armstrong of Fairfield; a brother, Delbert Cutrell of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by brothers: Henry Carroll Cutrell, Willie Earl Cutrell and Rufus Cutrell; and sisters: Elma C. Nixon, Ethel C. Smith and Rosa C. Swindell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, July 5, 2001; pg. 10A)

ARMSTRONG, Henry Nelson

CHESAPEAKE - Henry Nelson Armstrong, 79, passed away Jan. 15, 2008, in his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Hyde County, North Carolina to Annie and Dewey Armstrong.  Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years, Gloria Sutton Armstrong; son, Thomas Armstrong and wife Kimberly of Currituck, NC; three daughters, Lynn Hemilright and husband Roger of Manns Harbor, NC; Lois Alliss and husband Rick of Chesapeake; and Sandra Wilkins and husband Rodney also of Chesapeake; a brother, Dennis Armstrong; three sisters, Milfred Dunbar, Mert Williams, and Margie Midgett; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Henry was a member of Kempsville Church of Christ.  His life was a testament to his steadfast faith and love of the Lord. He was a farmer at heart and derived much pleasure from toiling in the soil and planting his garden from season to season. His greatest joy came from sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends. “You can’t out give the Lord” was a favorite saying. Despite health issues, Henry maintained an attitude of optimism and gratitude. His patience and kindness will long be remembered.  Special thanks to the caring medical professionals who attended to Henry - many of whom were like “family.”  A funeral will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at Kempsville Church of Christ by the Rev. Randall and Josh Childress. Burial will follow at 4:00 pm in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Manns Harbor, NC. The family will receive friends at the home. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, VA is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, January 17, 2008 [Obituary kindly submitted by Don & Janet Ford])

ARMSTRONG, Isaiah
[Died Dec. 12, 1971]
Submitted by Janet Ford

ARMSTRONG, Jayhue

Jayhue ARMSTRONG, 93, of Manteo, died Monday February 1, 2010 in Nags Head. Mr. Armstrong was born in Hyde County and was a retired carpenter and member of the the Church of Christ. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the son of the late Matus M. Armstrong, Sr. and Margaret Virginia Dunbar Armstrong and was the husband of the late Hazel Iona Watson Armstrong.  Surviving are one step-daughter, Wilma Flemming and one step-son, Elwood Cutrell both of Chesapeake, VA; four sisters, Inez Elks of Tabb, VA, Josephine Shepherd of Hampton, VA, and Doris Adderholdt and Margaret Cutrell both of Culpepper, VA; one half brother Matus M. Armstong, Jr. of Chicago, IL and several step-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Armstrong was predeceased by two stepdaughters, Evelyn Harris and Sarah Faye Chesteen, one stepson Billy Cutrell, his half sister, Pearl Armstrong and two half brothers, Harry Armstrong and Quintan Armstrong. A celebration of life will be in Twiford’s Colony Chapel Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Rev. C. L. Reynolds. Emtombment will be in Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Twiford Funeral Homes, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

ARMSTRONG, Johnie Albin

FAIRFIELD - Johnie Albin ARMSTRONG, 76, of Fairfield, died September 1 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A Fairfield native, he was the son of the late Johnie Edward and Miranda Cuthrell Armstrong. He was a retired farmer and a member of Fairfield Lodge #520 AF & AM. Surviving are his wife, Lyda Midyette Armstrong; two sons: Edward E. Armstrong and Frank C. Armstrong, both of Manteo; a sister, Bonnie A. Cutrell of Fairfield; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. Roger A. Paxton officiating. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 5, 1993; pg. 14A)

ARMSTRONG, Lyda Midyette

MANTEO - Lyda Midyette ARMSTRONG, of Manteo and formerly of Fairfield, died Sunday, February 18, at Chesapeake General Hospital in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born in Fairfield in 1931, she was the daughter of the late Henry Franklin and Gladys Baum Midyette. She was a graduate of the former Fairfield School and was valedictorian of her class. She was married to Johnie Albin Armstrong, who died in 1993. She was a member of the Fairfield Chapter #247, Order of the Eastern Star, the Fairfield United Methodist Church and retired as postmaster of the Fairfield Post Office after many years of service. Surviving are two sons: Edward E. Armstrong and Frank C. Armstrong, both of Manteo; a brother, Gene Midyette of Clearwater, Florida; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 21, at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Arrangements were by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 20, 1996 and also The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 22, 1996; pg. 6A)

ARMSTRONG, Martin Dewey

FAIRFIELD - Martin Dewey ARMSTRONG, 88, died Feb. 8, 2002. Born in Tyrrell County, he was a retired heavy equipment operator and worked with Richmond Cedar Works. he was married to Helen Marie Cutrell in 1940 and she preceded him in death on July 2, 2001. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the gravesite in Fairfield Cemetery. William Booth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Surviving are three sons: Larry of Dayton, Texas, Jimmy and Jerry of Fairfield; brother, Chester of Cherry Hill, N.J.; sister, Irma Clemonts of Freeman, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will join family Sunday from 7-8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, N.C. (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, February 9, 2002)

FAIRFIELD - Martin Dewey ARMSTRONG, 88, died Friday, February 8 in Pungo Distirct Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Tyrrell County on March 24, 1913, he was the son of the late Levy and Alma Swain Armstrong. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930's in Old Fort. During his working years, he was a heavy equipment operator and worked for years with Richmond Cedar Works. He was married to the former Helen Marie Cutrell on Feb. 3, 1940 and she died on July 2, 2001. He was a member of the Malachi Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Tyrrell County. Surviving are three sons: Larry Armstrong of Dayton, Texas, Jimmy M. Armstrong and Jerry D. Armstrong, both of Fairfield; a brother, Chester Armstrong of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a sister, Irma A. Clemonts of Freeman, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by five brothers: Ernest, Elwood, Leo, Howard and Frank Armstrong. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery. Willima Booth and Steve Bryan will officiate. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002; pg. 16A)

ARMSTRONG, Roy D.

FAIRFIELD - Roy D. ARMSTRONG, 59, formerly of Route #1, Fairfield, died June 11 at Duplin County General Hospital in Kenansville. Born in Hyde County on June 7, 1937, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rosey Armstrong. He worked as a farmer and truck driver prior to his retirement due to failing health. Surviving are a son, Jeffery A. Armstrong of Angier. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Phil Emmert will officiate. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 13, 1996; pg. 8A)

ARNOLD, Irene McKinney David

ENGELHARD - Irene McKinney David ARNOLD, 75, of Engelhard, and more recently a patient at Genesis Health Care in Salisbury, died Saturday, May 30. Born in Hyde County on May 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Robert and Lillie Estelle Gibbs McKinney. She graduated from the former Engelhard High School, was a member of Engelhard Christian Church, and was a retired aircraft instrument mechanic with Civil Service. Surviving are her son, Robert "Bobby" Rex Davis of Woodleaf; a sister, Guelda M. Berry of Engelhard; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Joyce Arnold, and a sister, Marjorie Edinger. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the gravesite in Fulford cemetery. Scott Sukeforth and Steve Bryan will officiate. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and the family will receive friends at the home of Mr. & Mrs. William A. Berry in Engelhard. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 2, 1998; pg. 12A)

ASKEW, Mildred Swindell

SWAN QUARTER - Mildred Swindell ASKEW, 83, died Saturday, May 27 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Hyde County on November 24, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Willie Valentine and Annie Etta Benson Swindell, and was the widow of James Askew who died in 1992. She was a member of the Soule United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women and Ladies' Aide. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hyde Chapter 213 and had served as District Deputy Grand Matron of the Second District of the Grand Chapter of North Carolina, Order of the Eastern Star. She received her 50-year pin in recognition of her service in 1998. She was also a member and maintained a genuine interest in the work of the Mattamuskeet Foundation. She worked for many years as secretary at the former O'Neal Oil Company in Swan Quarter. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Metrah Swindell, Malcolm Swindell, Murrel Swindell, Marvin Swindell, Maxwell Swindell and Melvin Swindell. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. & Mrs. R. Arlen Swindell of Swan Quarter. Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 30, 2000; pg. 6B

ATLEE, Mayme Simmons

SALISBURY - Mayme Simmons ATLEE, 91, Meridan Nursing Center of Salisbury, died Monday, September 13, at Rowan Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health for some time. Born February 13, 1902 in Hyde County, Mrs. Atwell was a daughter of the late Enoch Spencer and Eugenia Chamblee Simmons. Educated in the Hyde County schools, she also attended Elon College. She had retired from Isenhour Brick and Tile Co. where she had spent 20 years as secretary and bookkeeper. Her husband, George Dewey Atwell, died in July 1979. Survivors include a son, George D. Atwell, Jr. of Columbus, Georgia; a daughter, Betty Jo Atwell Horne of Charlotte; a brother Roy Simmons of Spencer; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at the gravesite in City Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Malcolm Bullock, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 21, 1993; pg. 11A)

AUSTIN, SR., Chesley Thomas

HARKERS ISLAND - Chesley Thomas AUSTIN, SR., 80, of Harkers Island, died Saturday, May 9, at his home. A retired plumber, Mr. Austin and his wife, having been longtime residents of Winston-Salem, moved to Harkers Island in 1991. Surviving are his wife, Irene Hays Austin; a son, Chesley Thomas Austin, Jr. of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Gwen Austin of Silver Spring, Md.; a half-sister, Grace Downward of New Castle, Delaware; a step-sister, Hazel Garrish of Ocracoke; and 3 grandchildren. A private family service will be held. Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Morehead City. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 12, 1998)

AUSTIN, Junius Perry

OCRACOKE - Junius Perry AUSTIN, 79, of Ocracoke, died Thursday, May 30, at a Hatteras Island medical facility. Mr. Austin, born in Hatteras and a life-long resident of Ocracoke, was the son of the late Crawford and Inez Gaskins Austin and the widower of Marion Forbes Austin. He was a retired Boatswain Mate with the U.S. Coast Guard, a WW II veteran, and was the caretaker of the Portsmouth Island Coast Guard Station when it was a hunting and fishing club. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747, and was a Mason for over 50 years. Mr. Austin is survived by one daughter, June Herring of New Bern; two sons: Rudy Austin and Donald Austin, both of Ocracoke; two sisters: Betty Austin of Hatteras and Tressie Mathis of LaMesa, California; one brother, Elwood Austin of Hatteras; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were set for Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Lovell to officiate. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, May 31, 1996 and also The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 2, 1996; pg. 8A)

AUSTIN, Marion Forbes

OCRACOKE - Mrs. Marion Forbes AUSTIN, 73, died Friday, March 5, in New Bern. Mrs. Austin was a native of Ocracoke and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Irvin and Mrs. Alma Bragg Forbes and the wife of Junius Austin of the home. She was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, June Herring of New Bern; two sons: Rudy Austin and Donald Austin, both of Ocracoke; two sisters: Bernice Gaskins and Doss Van Kersteren, both of Ocracoke; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A church service was conducted Monday in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial followed in the Community Cemetery. The body was sent from the Cotton Funeral Home, New Bern, to the Twiford's Funeral Home. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of local arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 9, 1993)

AUSTIN, William

Died at Ocracoke on the 4th inst., Capt. William AUSTIN, aged 41, and for a number of years a citizen of our town [Washington, N.C.], leaves a widow. (The Union - Friday, August 17, 1832; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

AYERS, baby

MAKELEYVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Charlie AYERS lost their baby a few weeks since. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, June 11, 1896; pg. 2; column 5) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

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