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DANIELS, Arquilla Barber

MANTEO - Arquilla Barber DANIELS, 85, of Manteo, died Tuesday in the Albemarle Villa Rest Home in Williamston following a long illness. She was a native of Engelhard and a daughter of the late Asal and Sarah Collins Barber. She was the wife of the late Richard Daniels. She was a member of the Haven Creek Baptist Church, Manteo, and of the Royal Degree United Order of Tents. Survivors include three sisters: Mrs. Julia Mackey and Mrs. Lucinda Everettes, both of Engelhard, and Mrs. Bertha Midgett of Norfolk, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Annie Daniels of Manteo; one granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Ester Daniels Johnson, and 2 grandsons, all of Manteo. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Haven Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Calvin Moore. Burial was in the family cemetery. (The Coastland Times - May 4, 1976)

DANIELS, Clyde Burrage

FAIRFIELD, N.C. - Clyde Burrage DANIELS, 84, of Route 1, a retired farmer and radio/television repairman, died Dec. 15, 1990, in a hospital. Mr. Daniels, a native of Hyde County, was a member and deacon of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Survivors include three brothers, Thomas C. Daniels and W.W. Daniels, both of Virginia Beach, and W. Harold Daniels of Moyock; three sisters, Edith Dean of Norfolk, Annie Bancroft of Tampa, Fla., and Marie Coulter of Falls Church, Va. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ by the Rev. Leon Williams. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven, is handling arrangements. Friends may join the family at the residence. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, December 18, 1990; 4D)

DANIELS, Richard

GUM NECK - There was a boiler explosion at a mill in Gum Neck, Tyrrell County, that killed one white and two colored men. The white man was Richard DANIELS from near Fairfield, Hyde County. (The Economist (Elizabeth City) - Friday, May 22, 1896)

DANIELS, Robert Wayne

Robert Wayne Daniels, 63, of 623 Great Ditch Road, Engelhard, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at his home. Born in Washington County, N. C. on October 6, 1943, he was the son of the late Luke A. and Nellie Oliver Daniels. Wayne served in the U. S. Navy and the Merchant Marines, spent several years as a self-employed landscaping contractor, worked in the Hyde County Waterfowl Tomorrow program with Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge and later as a range control officer with Dare County Air Force Bombing Range where he retired after 25 years of service. He also developed his own business known as Habitat Science of North Carolina, an organization performing contract work in wildlife conservation.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the family plot in Middletown Memorial Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth and Bryon Schmitt will officiate. Surviving are his wife, Joyce Gibbs Daniels; a daughter, Courtney D. Clarke of Engelhard; a brother, Douglas Daniels of Atlanta , GA; two sisters, Doris Radwick and June Horton both of Plymouth; two grandsons, Edward Thatch Clarke and Owen Bailey Clarke of Engelhard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Daniels and two sisters, Barbara D. Norman and Peggy D. VanDorp. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Middletown Christian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 506, Engelhard NC 27824.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Sunday afternoon, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 19, 2007; pg. 10A)

DANIELS, Walter

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Walter DANIELS, 79, of the 5600 block of Tidewater Drive, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in DePaul Medical Center. A retired longshoreman for the International Longshoreman's Association Local 1248, Mr. Daniels had 33 years of service. He was a native of Hyde County, N.C., and was the son of Abram and Sally Ann Barber Daniels. He was a member of Garden of Prayer Worship Center. Survivors include his devoted wife of almost 48 years, Jessie M. Daniels of the home; daughter, Brenda M. Sutton; and grandson, Christopher Joel Sutton. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Garden of Prayer Worship Center, Virginia Beach Blvd. and Church St., by Bishop L.E. Willis. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Riddick Funeral Service. The body will be placed in the church at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, February 12, 1997; pg. 8B)

DAUGHERTY, Lorie Jean

OCRACOKE - Funeral services for Lorie Jean DAUGHERTY, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dix Daugherty of Raleigh, were held at the home of her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. E.S. Tolson, on Thursday. Rev. W.R. Hale officiated. The baby died on October 19th at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after long invalidism. Mr. & Mrs. Tolson returned to the mainland on Friday with their daughter and son-in-law. (The Coastland Times - Friday, October 28, 1955; pg. 2)

DAVENPORT, Mary Cooper

Hyde County Native - Mary C. DAVENPORT, 63, of Hertford, died Thursday, April 1, 2004 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Davenport was the daughter of the late Enos and Mary Watson Cooper.  Surviving are her husband Beazer Davenport; two daughters: Beth Beazette Mauffray and husband Kenneth of Columbia, NC and Deanna Davenport of Hertford, NC; a brother Marion Cooper of Columbia, NC; and one grandchild, Sarah Anne Beazette Davenport.  Mrs. Davenport was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Cooper and a brother, Enos Cooper, Jr.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. today in Beaver Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jake Mullens officiating.  Evans Funerals and Cremations is serving the Davenport family.  (The Daily Advance - Saturday, April 3, 2004)

DAVENPORT, Melba Berry

Mrs. Melba Berry Davenport, 63, of Columbia, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell, with J. Emory Midyette officiating. Burial will follow in Saint David’s Cemetery.  Mrs. Davenport was born in Hyde County on July 27, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Stephen L. and Ludie Jones Berry. She was married to James Albert Davenport, who survives. She was a homemaker and a seamstress with Plymouth Garment Company.  Survivors include two daughters, Tanya D. Smith of Washington, and Amy D. Hassell of Clayton; three sons, Dean Davenport of Plymouth, Wayne Davenport of Edenton, and Vance Davenport of Columbia; one sister, Josephine B. Clifton of Creswell; and 10 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Sadler, Vivian O’Neal and Dorothy Midyette and two brothers, Stephen Berry and Ray Berry.  The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell, and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, February 17, 2007)

DAVIS, Bernice McKinney

Virginia Beach - Bernice McKinney Davis, 77, passed away May 17, 2013. She was born in Virginia Beach, VA on July 13, 1935 to the late Harold and Alice McKinney. Bernice was a school bus driver #371 for 20 years for the Virginia Beach Public Schools. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and making many crafty things to the highest level of detail and perfection. Above all Bernice was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Horace Brantley Davis Sr.; children, Brantley Davis Jr. and wife Susan of FL, Cindy Austin and husband Doug of AZ, Carmel Million and husband Ed of Virginia Beach, Darrell Davis and wife Diana of AZ, and Anita VanDerziel and husband Gary of MI; sister, Edna DeWald of NC; raised as close as sisters, Hilda Stewart and Claudette Anderson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several other siblings and many other family. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Rosewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Ernest Trueblood officiating.  (The Virginian-Pilot - May 19, 2013)  Obituary provided by Morris McKinney who stated: Bernice McKinney Davis is my 1st cousin. Her dad, Harold McKinney, and my dad, Grafton McKinney, are brothers and both born in Hyde Co., NC.  Bernice was born in Princess Anne Co., VA.  Her mother, Alice Weatherly McKinney, is a sister to my mother, Mildred Weatherly McKinney.  Alice died in Dec. 1939 and Bernice and her sister, Edna Earle McKinney, were sent to Hyde Co., NC to live with my aunt, Roma McKinney Williams, and my grandmother, Pearl Spencer McKinney.  Bernice married Horace  Davis from Pantego, NC.

DAVIS, Cal W.

ENGELHARD - Engelhard bachelor, Cal W. DAVIS, died at the age of 74. He was born in Engelhard to Mr. & Mrs. Marion DAVIS. [Very lengthy article but too difficult to read the microfilm] (The Dare County Times - Friday, November 13, 1942; pg. 1)  [Note: In Memory Of says a William Calvin DAVIS was born April 2, 1868 and died July 28, 1948 and that he was the son of Thomas Marion Davis and Eliza Jones Saunderson.]

DAVIS, SR., Carl Alton

HYDE CO., N.C. - Carl Alton DAVIS, SR., 92, of Waterlily Road, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1993, in Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. Davis, born in Hyde County, N.C., was the son of the late Nathaniel and Maude Boyd and the widower of Gertrude Davis. He was a retired pipefitter from Local 110 Pipefitters Union and a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ. Mr. Davis was in attendance at the church until one week prior to his death. He was a deacon and elder in several churches and was one of the founders of Great Bridge Church of Christ. He is survived by a daughter, Joyce Spruill of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sons, Winfred R. Davis and Horace B. Davis, both of Virginia Beach, and Carl A. Davis of Coinjock; one brother, Stafford E. Davis of Temple, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 10a.m. Saturday in Jarvisburg Church of Christ with the Rev. Dennis Crehan officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Mount Olive Cemetery in Hyde County, N.C. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake, is handling arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, November 11, 1993; pg. 5D)

DAVIS, Edith Batterson

PONZER - Edith Batterson DAVIS, 82, formerly of the Ponzer community, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the home of her daughter in DeLand, Fla.  Born in Fairfield County, Conn. on Sept. 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Frances R. Dean Batterson. She was the widow of Hubert Phillip Davis, who died in 1998. She was a member of the Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Belhaven Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Randy Ivie, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in the Ponzer community.  Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Ann D. Good and her husband, Ralph of DeLand, Fla.; two grandchildren, Thomas Jenkins of Winchester, Va. and Tammy Jenkins of Deltona, Fla.; four great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Cheyenne Jenkins of Winchester, Va., T.J. and Miranda Miller of Deltona, Fla.; two step-great-grandchildren, Amber Longhorn and Allie Longhorn of Winchester, Va. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday evening, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, October 16, 2004)

DAVIS, Edith Cuthrell

Edith Cuthrell DAVIS, 89, of Engelhard, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. She had more recently been a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, Swan Quarter.  Born in the Mt. Pleasant Community of Hyde County, September 23, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edward Tooley and Bethanie Virginia Pugh Cuthrell. She graduated from the former Engelhard High School in 1935, attended King’s Business College and took a business course in 1957. She was married to Elmo Adkins Davis, who preceded her in death on October 2, 1992. She lived in Roanoke Rapids for many years and worked as a weaver in the Rosemary Textile Mill. She was a member of Emera Chapter #113, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Rosemary Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, where she taught Sunday School in the Junior Department for 17 years and also taught for a time in the Senior Adult Ladies Class. She was active in the Lottie Moon Missionary Circle, serving as secretary and being in the programs. Following her husband’s death, she moved back to her native Hyde County.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the family plot in Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery. Steve Bryan and Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving are a sister, Inez C. Spencer of Engelhard; three nephews, Sam Cuthrell and wife Lessie of Engelhard; Bill Farrow of Engelhard and George Ransom and wife Pam of Chesapeake, Va. Seven great nieces and nephews, several great-great-grand nieces and nephews and a special friend, Maclyn Gibbs.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Maggie C. Sadler and Luella C. Sadler; two brothers, Henry D. Cuthrell and John E. Cuthrell.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Saturday from 12 noon to 1 p.m.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News – Friday, March 14, 2008)

DAVIS, Edith Gertrude Clark

BELHAVEN, N.C. - Edith Gertrude Clark DAVIS, 79, of Route 1, a native of Pamlico, Co., N.C., died Friday, Sept. 23, 1983, in a hospital. She was the daughter of the late Capt. James Edward Clark and Charity Anne Lewis Clark of Hyde Co., N.C. She was a member of Mount Olive Church of Christ, Hyde Co., N.C. Survivors include her husband, Carl Alton Davis, Sr. of Hyde Co., N.C.; a daughter, Joyce Davis Spruill of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons: Winfred R. Davis and Horace Brantley Davis, Sr. and wife Bernice McKinney Davis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carl Alton Davis, Jr. of Coinjock, N.C.; a sister, Mary Frances Clark Noble of Chesapeake, Va.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at 3:00 P.M. in the Mount Olive Church of Christ by the Rev. Russell Mann. Burial was in the Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery, Hyde Co., N.C. Paul Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Sept. 24, 1983) [Submitted by Morris McKinney of Virginia Beach, Va.]

DAVIS, Fred Ollie

Mr. Fred Ollie DAVIS, 86, of 654 Croatan St., Belhaven, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at home.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Saint Reddick Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James W. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Davis family cemetery, Scranton.  Mr. Davis was born in Hyde County on Oct. 7, 1919. He was the son of the late Edward and Julie A. Credle Davis. He attended the Hyde County schools. He was a Navy veteran. He was married to Annie S. Davis, who preceded him in death. He later married Iva B. Davis, who survives. He was employed with Weyerhaeuser of Plymouth before his retirement.  Survivors include one son, Carnell Davis of Raleigh; two daughters, Faye B. Windley of Belhaven, and Freda Davis of Greensboro; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home, Washington.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, August 16, 2006)

DAVIS, Gladys Ballance

NORFOLK, VA. - Gladys B. DAVIS, 94, of Poplar Hall Drive, died January 25. She was born in Swan Quarter and was the widow of Wilson Davis. She was retired from the Virginia Beach School System and had taught in Norfolk County, Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church. Survivors include a brother, Barnhill Ballance of Norfolk; 5 nieces and 8 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cora Williams Ballance and George Ballance; two sisters: Almeta Ballance Powers and Thelma Ballance Bright; and two brothers: Morris Ballance and Fernie Ballance. A funeral will be conducted at noon Tuesday in Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, by the Rev. Clark L. Mandigo. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 28, 1997; pg. 5A)

DAVIS, Hazel Payne

Hazel Payne DAVIS, age 88, of 100 Ranch Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Gulrock in Hyde County, N.C., the daughter of the late Ronald Ott and Lida Pugh Payne and was the widow of Carl Ray Davis. Mrs. Davis is survived by two daughters, Lynda Phthisic of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Marie Corbett and husband, Wayne, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a son, Ronald Davis and wife, Nellie Mae Davis, of Elizabeth City, N.C.; a brother, George Payne of Elizabeth City, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Debbie Harry, Susan Bentley and husband, Joe, Twylia Renee Harry, Billy Thompson and wife, Amy, Rhonda Simpson and husband, Jimmy, Milton Phthisic Jr., Ricky Phthisic, David Michael Phthisic, Steven Phthisic and wife, Teri, Carla Corbett and Robert Corbett; 19 great-grandchildren, Jason Meads, Erin Copeland, Hazel Van Opynen, Lynda Crallie, Derek and Eric Simpson, Valerie and Christopher Phthisic, Kelly Cromwell, Kristy Kerston, Walter, Camron and Hunter Phthisic, Jonathan Phthisic, Ryan Foster, Taylor and Brittnay Phthisic, and Lauren Corbett; and four great-great-grandchildren, Justin and Jeremy Meads, Andrew Copeland, and Sam Van Opynen. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a daughter, Edna Ruth Davis Thompson; a brother, Holland Payne; and a grandson, Carl Ray Harry. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. in Twiford's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. C.D. White officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence, 100 Ranch Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is in charge of funeral arrangements.  (Daily Advance - Friday, November 4, 2005)

DAVIS, Magnolia Campbell

Mrs. Magnolia Campbell DAVIS, 62, of Plumblee Nursing Home, Plymouth, and formerly of 69 New Road, Scranton, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Washington County Hospital, Plymouth.  A funeral will be conducted at noon Sunday in the chapel of Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington, with Elder William Davenport officiating. Burial will follow in Davis family cemetery, Scranton.  Mrs. Davis was born in Hyde County on Sept. 17, 1940. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Campbell and the late Lucy Covil Campbell. She attended the Hyde County schools. In September 1961, she married James C. Davis, who survives. She first joined Mt. Pilgrim Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Scranton, and later moved her membership to God's Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Swan Quarter.  Survivors include one daughter, Malinda Griffin of Sweetwater, Ala.; two sons, Charles Davis and Anthony Davis, both of Scranton; five sisters, Benattie Moore, Core Moore and Mollie Cannady, all of Virginia, Neppie Clayton and Mary Campbell, both of Scranton; two brothers, Roosevelt Campbell of Seattle, Wash., and Jimmie "Jim Dandy" Campbell of Norfolk, Va.; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Campbell; and three brothers, Bill Campbell, Eddie Campbell and Johnnie Campbell.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, April 19, 2003)

DAVIS, Mollie Weston

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Mollie Weston DAVIS, 87, of Autumn Harvest Dr., died February 21 in Norfolk, Va. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late James Frey and Nannie Gaskill Weston. Mrs. Davis made her home in Norfolk and Virginia Beach for over 60 years. She was the widow of Edward O. Davis and a member of Park Place United Methodist Church in Norfolk. She retired in 1973 from Lake Taylor City Hospital, Norfolk, and was a 1929 graduate of the old St. Vincent DePaul School of Nursing. She was a member of the DePaul Alumni Association and the Senior Citizens Club. Survivors include two sons: Edward O. Davis, Jr. and his wife Nita of Virginia Beach, and James W. Davis and his wife Nancy of Highland, Indiana; one sister, Louise W. Stotesbury of Gaston; a niece, Nancy Cook of Gaston; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, Virginia Beach, by the Rev. Larry C. Miles. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Norfolk. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 25, 1993; pg. 6A)

DAVIS, Pearl Virginia Oneal

Mrs. Pearl Virginia Oneal Davis, 95, of 1028 Old Hwy. 264 E., Scranton, N.C., peacefully went home to her heavenly father, Saturday, June 19, 2010.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ, Disciples, Scranton, N.C., with Vice Bishop Charles Butler pastor, presiding and Evangelist, Dennis Davis, Eulogist. Burial will follow in the Davis family cemetery, Scranton. Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rittie Fulford Oneal-Swanson. She was born on December 31, 1914 in Hyde Co. Mrs. Pearl attended the public school in Hyde Co. She was a lifelong member of Mount Pilgrim Church of Christ, Disciple.  Her employment included the Minor Nursing Home, Roxbury, Mass., as well as with various local families as a Housekeeper. However; her life long pleasure was that of homemaker for her husband, and her children along with their families.  On December 23, 1933, she married Edward Larry Davis, who preceded her in death, also preceding were three sons, John Davis, Fred Davis and Willie Davis.  Survivors are five daughters, Della D. Doughlin, Ella Babbitt, Mary Coates, Lovie Miller and Pearlie Dupree. Five sons, Frank Davis, James C. Davis, James L. Davis, Victor T. Davis, Herbert Davis. A daughter-in-law, Gretchen Davis. 31 grandchildren, 52 Great Grands and 4 Great Great Grands.  The family is receiving friends at the home.  Arrangements by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner Street, Washington, N.C.  (Washington Daily News - Friday, June 25, 2010)

DAVIS, Teressa Brinn

ENGELHARD - Teressa Brinn Davis, 58, of Engelhard, died Nov. 14 in Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. Born in Middletown Dec. 28, 1935, she was the daughter of Mrs. Wilma Gibbs Brinn Carawan and the late Fred B. Brinn. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Sammy Douglas of Engelhard; three daughters: Pat D. Jones of Moyock, Gracie D. Bowling of Durham, and Terry Lynn D. Midgette of Engelhard ; two sisters: Maclyn B. Gibbs and Gwen B. Midgette, both of Engelhard; 10 grandchildren; a step-son, Lawrence Andrew Hyde of Durham; four step-daughters: Teresa Moore, Libby Minor, Debbie Gibbs and Gayle Strombeck, all of Durham. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by a son, Daonald Wayne Douglas and a sister, Paula B. Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery. Steve Bryan will officiate. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis B. Gibbs, Jr. in Engelhard. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 17, 1994; pg. 6A)

DAW, Earlene Douglas

PLYMOUTH - Earlene D. DAW, 71, died Sunday, January 16 at the Washington County Hospital following a period of declining health. Born at Lake Landing in Hyde County on June 16, 1928, Mrs. Daw was the daughter of the late Sam and Lizzie Harris Douglas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Hope Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Charlie M. Daw; three sons: C.M. Daw and wife Carolyn of Plymouth, Jack Daw and wife Margie of Manns Harbor, and Terry Daw and wife Sandra of Plymouth; two daughters: Janie D. Mobley and husband Buddy of Plymouth and Debbie D. Cahoon and husband Chester of Swan Quarter; two brothers: Harry Douglas of Elizabeth City and Horace Douglas of Moyock; three sisters: Virginia Nobles of Manteo, Mary Alice Bland Bunning of Robersonville, and Elizabeth Gibbs of Engelhard; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Daw was preceded in death by three brothers: Earl Lee Douglas, Carroll Douglas and Eugene Douglas and two sisters: Evon Gibbs and Clydia Mae Brinkley. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 19 at the Chapel of the Horner-Walker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Horner-Walker Funeral Home of Plymouth is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 18, 2000; pg. 11A)

DAW, Ina Noble

BELHAVEN - Mrs. Ina Noble DAW, 65, died Wednesday morning in the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven. Mrs. Daw, who was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Louisa Jones Bishop of Bishop's Cross near Pungo, has been married to Mr. Daw since November. Her first husband was the late W.E. Noble of Scranton, where she made her home for many years. She is survived by her husband, Branch Daw of Pantego; two sons: W.E. Noble of Scranton and Walton Noble of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Norfolk; 7 grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Ellis Midgette of Manteo, Mrs. O.C. Swindell of Pantego, and Mrs. Maude Adams of Paterson, New Jersey; four brothers: E.H. Bishop of Pantego, Russell Bishop of High Point, Lee Bishop of Hilton Village, Va., and Walton Bishop of Mastic, Long Island, N.Y. (The Coastland Times - Friday, March 11, 1955; pg. 8)

DEAL, Ruby Gibbs

Ruby Gibbs DEAL, 101, of 8995 NC Highway 45 North, Belhaven and most recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Wednesday April 25, 2012.  Born in Hyde County September 1, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Gibbs and Nancy Stowe. She was married to Norfleet E. Deal who preceded her in death.  She was member of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, a loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Ruby enjoyed working and cooking for her family.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday April 29, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the family plot at Radcliff family cemetery. Pastor Mike Wheeler will officiate.  Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Deal of Lawton, OK, Durwood A. Deal of Washington, NC; two daughters, Edna Earl D. Equils of Swan Quarter and Lois D. Cahoon of Swan Quarter; fifteen grandchildren; twenty three great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Annie D. Nixon; four brothers John Gibbs, Osborn Gibbs, Mariner Gibbs and Ellis Gibbs.  The family will received friends on Saturday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

DEESE, Donald Wayne

FAIRFIELD - Donald Wayne DEESE, 50, of Fairfield, died early June 25 in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. A native of Caroleen, he was the son of Wallace and Mary Alice Ervin Deese of Forest City. He received his education at Chase High School in Rutherford County and was player of the year in football. He served in the U.S. Air Force and spent his working life in law enforcement. He had served with the N.C. Highway Patrol and was stationed in Buncombe County. He was an enforcement officer with the N.C. Wildlife Commission and worked as an investigative officer with Beaufort County Sheriff's Dept. for several years during which he was commander of the Beaufort/Hyde Drug Task Force. He had served as chief deputy with Hyde County Sheriff's Dept. during recent months. He was a Mason and a member of Belhaven Lodge #509, AF & AM. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Barbara O'Neal Deese; two daughters: Brandi Nicole Deese and Victoria Deese of Raleigh; two step-sons: Paul E. O'Neal of Fairfield and Steven E. O'Neal of Greenville; a brother, Roger Deese of Durham; and 2 grandchildren. Masonic graveside funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fairfield Cemetery. Belhaven Lodge #509 and Fairfield Lodge #520, will preside. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, June 27, 1993; pg. 10A)

DEHONEY, Martyvonne

OCRACOKE - Martyvonne DEHONEY passed away in Williamsburg, Va. January 16 after a brief illness. Dr. Mehoney was Professor Emerita of Arts at Drew University in Madison, N.J. and had recently retired to her home on Ocracoke. She was enjoyed summers on the island with her many friends and neighbors since the early 40's. She is survived by her brother, Robert H. Dehoney of the Isle of Palms, S.C.; nieces: Joanne Dehoney of Athens, Ga., Susan Bradley of Silver Springs, Md., Catherine Dehoney Robinson of Alexandria, Va., and Eleanor Dehoney of Washington, D.C.; 7 grandnieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at Drew University on February 13 at 2 p.m. Burial will be private in Upper Montclair, N.J. Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Va. was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 21, 1999; pg. 6A)

DERBY, Marie Squires

NORFOLK, VA. - Marie Squires DERBY, 89, of the 3900 block of Llewellyn Ave., a retired office manager, died Dec. 4, 1990, in a hospital. Mrs. Derby, a native of Hyde County, N.C., was the widow of Horace Cyrus Derby. She was a member of First Christian Disciples Church and Cape View Garden Club. She was a charter member and past matron of Order of Eastern Star 34. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. J. Robert Parvin. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. (Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, December 6, 1990; pg. 2D)

DICKINSON, Douglas Darrel

OCRACOKE - Douglas Darrel DICKINSON, 45, died Saturday, March 25 at his residence. Mr. Dickinson was a maintenance supervisor at Howard's Pub. He was the son of Rosalind Bowen of Kings Mountain and the late Robert Dickinson. Besides his mother, Mr. Dickinson is survived by three daughters: Jessica Frierson of Summerville, S.C., Amaris Hope Dickinson and Leah Dickinson, both of Siguatepeque, Honduras; four sons: Jacob Dickinson, Noah Dickinson, Gabriel Dickinson, and Micah Dickinson, all of Asheville; one sister, Helen Sue Baker of L.A.; three brothers: Dennis Dickinson of N.C., Linford Glen Dickinson and William Bowen, both of Kings Mountain; and 3 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 29. Those attending should gather at 2 p.m. at Howard's Pub in Ocracoke and will be going from there to the ocean for the service and scattering of the remains. Arrangements handled by Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 28, 2000; pg. 12A)

DILLON, Myra Leath Gibbs

COLUMBIA - Myra Leath Gibbs DILLON, 86, of Dillon Road, and a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter since 1996, died Thursday, November 7 at Cross Creek.  Born in Hyde County on November 5, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Thadeus Bisco and Dorethea G. Gibbs.  She was the widow of Tom William Dillon who died in 1989.  She attended the former Riverside Hospital School of Nursing in Newport News, Va. and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Surviving are a son, William Thomas Dillon of Columbia; a daughter, Shirlyn D. Brickhouse of Fairfield; a brother, Winford Gibbs of Engelhard; a sister, Dorothy G. Holadia of Engelhard; grandchildren: Ginny Brickhouse, Pauge Brickhouse and Kathy B. Williford and husband Michael; and great-grandson, Kevin Williford.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dillon was prededed in death by two brothers: Wesley Gibbs and Thedford Gibbs; and two sister: Agatha Spencer and Theola Spencer; and her son-in-law, Herbert Brickhouse, Jr.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Albemarle Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edenton.  Mr. Ross Bond and Dr. Kermit Lee Braswell officiated.  Burial was at 12:45 p.m. at Azalea Memorial Gardens in Columbia.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, November 10, 2002; pg. 12A)

DIXON, Cassie Williams

WARSAW - Cassie Williams DIXON, 92, died Friday, April 16. Born June 23, 1906 to the late Thomas Williams and Maude Williams of Hyde County, Mrs. Dixon was a retired school teacher from the Guilford County School System. Surviving Mrs. Dixon are one nephew, Ike Riddick and wife, Marie, of Warsaw; one niece, Kay Riddick of Ocracoke; one great-nephew, Ike Riddick, Jr. and wife, Angela, of Raleigh; and one great-niece, Suzanne Montgomery and husband, Mitch, of Raleigh. Other than her parents, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dixon. Memorial services will be held at 2p.m. today (Sunday) at Warsaw United Methodist Church. The Rev. jerry Schronce will officiate. graveside services will be announced at a later time. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, Aoril 18, 1999; pg. 12A)

DIXON, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth DIXON, 93, a native of Hyde County, died in Dunedin, Florida Wednesday of last week.  She formerly lived in Belhaven but had moved to Florida a year ago after 18 years residence in Philadelphia.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 21, 1958; pg. 8)

DIXON, Evelyn (Harris) Swindell

Mrs. Evelyn Swindell Dixon, 95, formerly of Swan Quarter and a resident of the Greensboro area for the past seven years, died early Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 at Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation Center in Greensboro.  Born in Hyde County, Nov. 30, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Monroe and Mary Etta Baum Harris. She was first married to Mac Swindell and, following his death, she married Orin Dixon who also preceded her in death. She served as Register of Deeds in Hyde County for 29 years before her retirement, was a loyal member of Soule United Methodist Church and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday at Soule United Methodist Church. Rev. Jerald Craddock and Steve Bryan will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  Surviving are her daughter, Joy S. Brewer and husband, Wayne of Greensboro; Joy’s sisters, Sharyn Schmitt and husband, Herb and Cindy McGowan and husband, Gary, all of Washington; grandson, Gary Brewer and wife, Ginny of High Point; great-granddaughters, Merritt Brewer, Claudia Brewer and Holden Brewer; stepchildren, Lenora Kay Fogle and Edward Dixon of New Bern and Charles Dixon of Texas.  Mrs. Dixon was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Harris and a brother, Ray Harris.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Friday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p. m.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] - Wednesday, January 12, 2011)

A TRIBUTE TO EVELYN S. DIXON - We remember with Christian love and thanksgiving the life of our dear sister in Christ, Evelyn Harris Swindell Dixon who died on January 11, 2011.  Her funeral service was held in the church this past week and a large gathering of family and friends paused to remember her and recall her service to Soule Church, The County of Hyde as Register of Deeds for 29 years and to The Order of Eastern Star where she served for more than 50 years.  "Miss Evelyn" was known as a gentle, caring and giving spirit.  She gave of herself in many ways during her years  here and spent the last seven years in the Greensboro area to be closer to her daughter, Joy S. Brewer.  She was remembered as an excellent cook and especially for her pawn bread and chocolate pies.  She often shared her special cooking talents with many who enjoyed them and was always a part of the church activity in the  years when she was able.  In addition to Joy and her husband Wayne, she is survived by a grandson, Gary and his wife, Ginny and three lovely great-grandchildren, Merritt, Claudia and Holden.  Joy's two sisters and their husbands also joined the family for the service on Saturday.  We offered music including the two songs, "Miss Evelyn" requested, "He Touched Me" and "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" as well as singing "Surely The Presence of the Lord" at the gravesite in keeping with our effort to "accompany her with singing".  The victory is now for 'Miss Evelyn' as she joins family members who have gone before in Heaven and we rejoice for the joy that was ours to have known her  as well as the legacy she leaves behind.  Special thanks to the Women of Soule Church and Order of Eastern Star who provided the family meal after the funeral.  (Soule Methodist Church Newsletter by Steve Bryan - Week of January 19, 2011)

DIXON, Verile Lawrence "Dick"

HYDE CO., N.C. - Verile Lawrence ``Dick'' DIXON, 75, died Jan. 2, 1994. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Olive Church of Christ. Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, in charge. (Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, January 4, 1994; pg. 2D)

DODGE, Alfred

Alfred Dodge, 85, of 168 Loop Road, of the Rose Bay community and most recently a resident at Cross Creek Health Care, died, Monday September 1, 2014.  Born in Tyrrell County, May 11, 1929, he was the son of the late Willie and Ruth Williams Dodge. He was married to the former Nellie DeBardelaben who preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church.  His passions were his family and his work. He was a simple man who loved a hot cup of coffee and a hard day of work. He enjoyed working on boats which led him to create Dodge Marine Railway.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday at the Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. John Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow on the family plot in the church cemetery.  Surviving are two sons, Alfred Wayne Dodge and wife Michelle of Kingsland, GA, Mark Dodge and wife Janet of the Rose Bay community; a daughter Sherry Dodge of Swan Quarter; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and a brother Melbert Dodge of Kilkenny community. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

DODGE, Nellie DeBardelaben

Nellie "Nell" DeBardelaben Dodge, 75, of 168 Rose Bay Loop, Swan Quarter, died Monday, February 25, 2013 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  Born in Russell County, Alabama on April 19, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John Edward and Myrtle Crick DeBardelaben.  She was married to Alfred Dodge who survives, was a staff member at the former Jarvis Restaurant from 1970 to 1988 and was very active in her church work at Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church where she had been a member for several years.  Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Sladesville Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Saffell, pastor and Rev. John Rowland will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Alfred Wayne Dodge of Brunswick, GA and John Mark Dodge of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Sherry Dodge of Swan Quarter; a sister, Jeanette Young of Columbus GA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ed, "Bo", Lester, Rob and Jack; sisters, Vonnie, Lottie and Betty.  The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church and until the hour of the funeral service and other times at the home.  (Bryan Funeral Home)

DONATI, Mary L'Vonne Martin

Mary L’Vonne Martin Donati, formerly of Engelhard, died Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center, Richmond Hill, Georgia.  Born February 8, 1936, she was the oldest child of the late Aimar A. and Rose Nix Martin.  She was preceded in death by her husband Albert P. Donati and a son, Albert Ray Donati.  Mary was a graduate of Richmond Hill High School, Young Harris College and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Valdosta State University.  She was a member of the former Engelhard United Methodist Church where she served as organist and was active in the United Methodist Women.  She also served as organist at the Amity United Methodist Church at Lake Landing.  She taught elementary school for many years and was a very accomplished singer and piano player.  She was a loving, caring and generous person who never met a stranger.  Mary is survived by three children, Kevin Martin Donati, Tina Marie Carawan and Jocelyn Ann Aldridge and her husband, Tommy; three grandchildren, Aubrie Rose Donati, Christian Marie Planck and Michael Aaron Planck; a brother, Aimar V. Martin and wife, Beverly; two sisters, Rose Marie Donnelly and her husband, Dick and Betsy Wilson and her husband, Bob.  A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the family plot in Fulford Cemetery, Engelhard.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, February 5, 2008; pg. 10A)

DONNELL, Edom E.
(The Coastland Times - Thursday, Dec. 23, 1971; pg. 12)

DOUGLAS, SR., Harry Harrison

Harry Harrison DOUGLAS, SR., age 91, of 614 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Douglas, a native of Hyde County, was the son of the late Samuel Douglas and Elizabeth Harris Douglas and the widower of Annie Ruth Bland Douglas. He was a farm equipment operator and a member of the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post # 6060.  Mr. Douglas is survived by two daughters, Frances Starcher of Elizabeth City, NC and Peggie Bronson of Shiloh, NC; a son, Harry H. Douglas Jr., of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Virginia Nobles of Plymouth, NC, Mary Alice Bunting of Robersonville, NC, and Elizabeth Gibbs of Engelhard, NC; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 11:00 AM at Twiford's Memorial Chapel with Minister Blair Yeager officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery with military honors rendered by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060. The family will receive friends at the residence of Mrs. Frances Starcher, 1008 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home obituaries online) [Kindly submitted by Brenda Miller Douglas]

DOUGLAS, SR., James Horace

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - James Horace DOUGLAS, SR. age 77, of 118 Brickhouse Lane Lot 16, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at his residence. He was born Hyde County, NC, son of the late Samuel Shelby and Sarah Elizabeth Harris Douglas and the widower of Missouri Lucille Sawyer Douglas. He was a retired mechanic.  Mr. Douglas is survived by two daughters, Shirley Barnett of Valdese, NC and Ethelyn Barber of Elizabeth City, NC; five sons, Charlie Douglas, Danny Douglas, and Randy Douglas all of Elizabeth City, NC, Horace Douglas, Jr. of Currituck, NC, and Ricky Douglas of Camden, NC; three sisters, Elizabeth Gibbs of Engelhard, NC, Mary Alice Bland of Robertsonville, NC, and Virginia Nobles of Manteo, NC; a brother Harry Douglas of Elizabeth City, NC; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson and a great-grandson.  A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, May 23 at 11am in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC. with minister Ron Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7pm until 8:30 pm and others times at the residence of Mr. Douglas.  (The Daily Advance - May 22, 2003 which was kindly submitted by Brenda Miller Douglas)

DOUGLAS, Missouri Lucille Sawyer

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - Missouri Lucille Sawyer DOUGLAS, age 72, of 118 Brickhouse Lane Lot 16, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday Aug. 24, 2002 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born Hyde County, NC, daughter of the late John Owen and Martha Dollie O'Neal Sawyer and the wife of James Horace Douglas, Sr.  Mrs. Douglas was a homemaker.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Douglas is survived by two daughters, Shirley Barnett of Valdese, NC and Ethelyn Barber of Elizabeth City, NC; five sons, Charlie Douglas, Danny Douglas, and Randy Douglas all of Elizabeth City, NC, James Horace Douglas, Jr. of Currituck, NC, and Ricky Douglas of Camden, NC; two sisters Hazel Leftwitch of Chocowinity, NC and Mattie Prigram of Dunn, NC; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson and a great-grandson.  A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 11am in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC. with minister Ron Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7pm until 8:30 pm and others times at the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Douglas.  (The Daily Advance - Aug. 26, 2002 which was kindly submitted by Brenda Miller Douglas)

DOUGLASS, (no first name)

LAKE LANDING - One Mr. DOUGLASS of Mount Pleasant was found dead in bed one night last week. Heart failure was the cause of death. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, August 4, 1892; pg. 2; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

DOZIER, Myrtle M.

CHESAPEAKE -- Myrtle M. DOZIER, 96, entered into rest Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. She was born in Hyde County, N.C., and was a Chesapeake resident for 80 years. She was a member of Laurel Avenue Church of Christ in Chesapeake. She was the widow of Roy G. Dozier, and a homemaker. She is survived by her sister, Avis Blake of Virginia Beach, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside Cemetery, Norfolk. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is in charge of arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Monday, October 30, 2000 )

DRAKE, Annie Bragg

NATIVE OF OCRACOKE DIES IN ROCKY MOUNT - Mrs. Annie Bragg DRAKE, 58, of Rocky Mount, died Friday. Mrs. Drake was a native of Ocracoke and lived in Rocky Mount 40 years. She was a member of the Clark Street Methodist Church. A funeral service was conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Gay Yost Funeral Home by the Rev. William S. Davenport, pastor, and the Rev. Z.V. Cowan, former pastor. Burial was in Pineview Cemetery. Surviving are her widower, Ernest Clifton Drake of the home; three sons: Gary Jefferson Drake and James Edward Drake of Rocky Mount, and Jose Thomas Drake of Orlando, Florida; her mother, Mrs. Lena Fulcher Bragg of Ocracoke; two sisters: Mrs. Roy Council of Washington and Mrs. Irving Forbes of Ocracoke; and 9 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - April 13, 1962)

DRAPER, Beatrice Krapf

OCRACOKE - Beatrice Krapf DRAPER, 84, died October 8, in an Ocracoke medical facility. Mrs. Draper was a native of Newark, Delaware and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Martha Washington Alker Krapf and the widow of the late Ralph B. Draper, Sr. Mrs. Draper is survived by one daughter, Dorothea I. O'Neal of Ocracoke; one son, Ralph B. Draper, Jr. of Mays Landing, N.J.; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The body was taken from Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, to Nichols Funeral Home, 212 E. Justis, Newport, Delaware, for services and burial. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of local arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 10, 1993)

DRIVER, Beatrice McKinney Harris

SWAN QUARTER - Mrs. Beatrice McKinney Harris DRIVER, 83, of Route #1, Swan Quarter, died Nov. 5 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Cahoon McKinney. She was the widow of Leon Harris. She was a long time member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Charles Gray Harris of Brandywine, Md.; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grand- children. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Mike Caton and Steve Bryan will officiate. The family suggests that those wish to make a memorial contribution may send it to Calvary Presbyterian Church, C/O Mrs. Mona Lou C. Hopkins, Treas. Route No. 1, Swan Quarter. The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter on Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. (The Coastland Times - Saturday, Nov. 6, 1990)

DUDLEY, Blanche Shaw Tuten

SWAN QUARTER - Blanche Shaw Tuten DUDLEY, 79, of Kinston since 1987 and formerly of the Nebraska Community, Rt. 1., Engelhard, died early Friday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. Born in Edward, N.C. March 27, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Thomas and Hope Latham Tuten. She was the widow of Samuel Alonzo Dudley who died November 17, 1969. Educated in Aurora High School, she later received her degree in Home Economics from the Former Woman's College in Greensboro and her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the former East Carolina Teacher's College in Greenville. She taught in the Duplin County and Hyde County Schools, later served as Dietitian of the Hyde County Schools before her retirements. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, Hyde County retired school personnel and was active in support of the Caswell Center at Kinston. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church at Lake Landing. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Amity United Methodist Church. Rev. L.R. Sparrow and Rev. Edith Dudley Jenkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Surviving are a son, Samuel A. Dudley Jr. of Washington; daughter, Inez Tuten Dudley of Kinston; sister, Lael T. Galloway of New Bern. The family suggests that memorials be directed to Beaufort County Development Center, 1534 W. Fifth St., Washington, N.C. 27889; Caswell Center Chapel Fund, 2514 W. Vernon Ave., Kinston, N.C. Watson's Chapel United Methodist Church or Amity United Methodist Church, Route #1, Engelhard, N.C. 27824. The family will receive friends at the home in the Nebraska Community. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where the body will lie in state until being moved to the Church on Sunday for the funeral. (The News & Observer (Charlotte) - Saturday, June 7, 1997)

DUDLEY, Darrell Bell

Darrell Bell Dudley, 73, of Ocracoke and Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, March 24, 2007 at his home in Ocracoke. Mr. Dudley, born in Ocracoke, was a retired Supervisor with Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Manufacturing Company. He was also owner and operator of Black Anchor Antiques and was a clock repairman. He was a member of the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge # 747, AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and the USS Iowa Veterans Association. Mr. Dudley was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of the late Claude and Annie O’Neal Dudley.  Mr. Dudley is survived by his wife, Dorothy Nolin Dudley of the residence; two daughters, Dara Craven of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Rhonda Dudley of Houston, TX; two step-daughters, Mary Gayne of Alexandria, VA and Julie DeCheser and husband, Michael of Montclair, NJ; three step-sons, William Gayne and wife, Leslie of Richmond, VA, and Michael Gayne and wife, Terri of Manchester, VA, and Thomas Gayne of Portland, OR; and three grandchildren.  A graveside service with Masonic Rites will be held in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ocracoke Island Health Center or the Ocracoke Fire Department.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

DUDLEY, Sallyanne Stevens

OCRACOKE - Sallyanne Stevens DUDLEY, 60, of Ocracoke, died Tuesday, January 7, at a Norfolk hospital. Mrs. Dudley was born in Rochester, N.H. and was a homemaker and an antique dealer. She was the daughter of the late Mahlon Vaughn Stevens and Thelma Augusta Blake Stevens and the wife of Darrell Bell Dudley of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Dara Craven of Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Rhonda Lee Dudley of Jacksonville, Fla. A graveside service will be held Friday, January 10, at 1 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 9, 1997; pg. 6A)

DUDLEY, Samuel A.

(The Coastland Times - Friday, November 21, 1969; pg. 8)

DUELL, Mable Quidley

CHESAPEAKE, VA - Mable Quidley DUELL, 87, of Kingsborough Square, died August 14 in a local nursing center. Mrs. Duell was a homemaker and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Gull Rock. She was the widow of Joseph Wilson Duell. Surviving are three daughters: Jennie Q. Montgomery of Fayetteville, Lou Q. Blake of Moyock and Emily D. Pietlow of Chesapeake, Va.; two sons: Hubert W. Quidley of Kenna, La. and Nicholas H. Duell of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters: Velma Gibson of West Virginia, Sarah Etheridge of Wanchese and Sylvia M. Hanna of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, Daniel Midyette of Manteo; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Hampton National Cemetery by the Rev. Rupert R. Wallace. The family will be at the home of Bill and Lou Blake, Beechwood Shores, Moyock. Twiford Colonial Chapel, Great Bridge, Va., is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 16, 1992 )

DUNBAR, Coley Keith

Coley Keith DUNBAR, 58, died August 6. He was born in Hopewell, Va. and was self-employed. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Dunbar and is survived by his wife, Brooke Willis Dunbar; mother, Milford Watkins and husband Bob Watkins; three brothers: Mitchell, Delton and Jay Dunbar; sister, Marlene Nelson; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at Fulford Cemetery in Engelhard. Local arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 30, 2001; pg. 14A)

DUNBAR, David Henry

SWAN QUARTER - David Henry DUNBAR, 87, of Swan Quarter, died early Wednesday, September 4, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in the New Lake community on September 23, 1908, he was the son of the late John Roland and Caddy Owens Dunbar. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the European Theatre during World War II. He had lived in the Piney Woods community of Hyde County for many years, was a retired farmer and a member of Rose Bay Baptist Church. He was the widower of Alma William Dunbar. Surviving are a brother, Edward Dunbar of Marietta, Ga.; four sisters: Alice Lewis and Mae Mooney of Fairfield, Mary Brickhouse of Aurora, and Doll Burney of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Dunbar was preceded in death by brothers: John and Curtis Dunbar, and a sister, Ruth Ohma Doame. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 8, in Rose Bay Baptist Church. The Rev. Roscoe Ange, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 8, 1996; pg. 2A)

DUNBAR, James Kenneth

James Kenneth “Jimmy” Dunbar, 65, of 1901 Puddin Hill Road, The Sladesville Community, Scranton, died Saturday, November 28, 2009, at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter.  Born in Beaufort County, May 23, 1944, he was the son of the late Keith Barrett and Thelma K. Richards Dunbar. He was a graduate of West Hyde High School in 1962, Chowan College and East Carolina College in 1967 with a BA degree in History and minor in Psychology. He ran a family logging business, was plant operations manager of the Scranton Fertilizer plant for Lebanon Chemicals for 15 years, was sales consultant with Clark Ford in Belhaven until his retirement; was a former board member of Pungo Christian Academy, active member and past president of Mattamuskeet Jaycees and a member of Swan Quarter Christian Church.  Jimmy loved sports, was a diehard UNC basketball and NASCAR fan and loved living in the farm house he grew up in and the country way of life.  Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn Marshall; a brother and best friend, Bobby and wife, Rebecca; two sons, Chuck and wife, Brooke and Todd and wife, Karen; four grandchildren, Kayla Brooke and her fiancé, Dakota, Katie Todd, Nathan Charles, and Natalie James Dunbar; two special nephews, Robbie Dunbar and wife, Wendy and Richard Dunbar and wife, Tina; four great-nephews and nieces, Joshua, Jordan, Keith and Kylie Dunbar; mother-in-law, Eugenia S. Hurley; special friends (adopted Yankee family) Arthur and Marni Graff.  Special thanks to wonderful friends at Marion Shepard Cancer Center, Hospice, Beaufort County Medical Center, Pungo District Hospital and Cross Creek Health Care.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Swan Quarter Christian Church. Dr. Sonny Furrow, Raffael Farrow, Jr. and Dr. Bill Griffin will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery at Ponzer. Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Dunbar, Richard Dunbar, Bill Lawrence, Danny Simpson, Wayne Woolard, Georgie Williams, Mark Carawan and Carr Baynor.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2009; pg. 6A)

DUNBAR, Maude Griffin
The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 24, 1983; pg. 6A

DUNCAN, Mellie Mae Davidson

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Mellie Mae Davidson DUNCAN, 70, died January 29 in Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. A native of Hyde County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Maggie Davidson. Surviving are her husband, Otto Duncan of the home; four sons: Donald Collins of Gordonsville, Va., Tildor W. Rhodes of Chesapeake, Va., Ronald Earl Rhodes of Petersburg, Va. and Joseph H. Midgette, Sr. of Engelhard; three daughters: Rose Anne Price of Engelhard, Elva Marie Bland of Portsmouth, Va., and Shirley C. Herrick of Chesapeake; a step-son, Dale Duncan of Suffolk, Va.; a step-daughter, Betty J. Crosby of Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Donnie Ambrose of Wanchese; a half-sister, Elizabeth O'Neal of Norfolk, Va.; two half-brothers: Billy Pugh of Richmond and Bruce Pugh of Chesapeake; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the gravesite in Fulford Cemetery with Sam Eburn, Jr. and Scott Sukeforth officiating. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - January 30, 1990)

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