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GAGE, Neva Pearl Watson Jones

Mrs. Neva Pearl Watson Jones Gage, 85, of Melbourne, Fla., died Sunday, July 6, 2008.  A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Plymouth Church of Christ with Bob Moulden officiating.  Mrs. Gage was born in Fairfield, the daughter of Romulus and Lessie Dunbar Watson. She was married to William L. Gage, who preceded her in death. She had lived in Melbourne, Fla., for the past six years.  Survivors include one daughter, Lois O’Dell; one son, Wade Martin Gage of Satellite Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Elvin Watson of Belhaven, Preston Watson of Plymouth, Romulus Watson Jr. of Columbia, and Jackie Meyers of Grey, Ga.  She was preceded in death by Lucille Adams, Sophie Cox and Gilbert Watson Sr.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, July 9, 2008)

GARDNER, Barbara Hope

A memorial service for Mrs. Barbara Hope GARDNER will be held at the Fairfield Christian Church at Fairfield in Hyde County today at 11 a.m. with pastor Bill Booth officiating. Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, Belhaven.  (Washington Daily News - Wednesday, January 21, 2004)

Barbara Hope GARDNER, age 54, a resident of 470 Cedar Street, Belhaven died Sunday, January 18, 2004 at Pungo District Hospital.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday January 21, 2004 at the Fairfield Christian Church officiated by Minister Bill Booth. Mrs. Gardner was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on December 31, 1949 the daughter of the late Johnny William and Hilda Modlin Ballance. She later moved to Fairfield in Hyde County where she graduated from Mattamuskeet High School. Mrs. Gardner was a member of the Fairfield Christian Church and had been living in Belhaven for the past nine years.  Survivors include her husband: James Merrill of Belhaven; a son: John Michael Carraway of Robersonville; and a daughter: Jamie Lynell Bryant of Farmville Virginia.  The family requests that memorials be made to The Barbara Hope Gardner Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465 Washington, NC 27889. Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Gardner family.  (Hillside Funeral Home - January 19, 2004)

GARRISH, Daniel Benjamin

OCRACOKE - Daniel Benjamin GARRISH, age 76, native of Ocracoke Island, died on May 20th at the Veteran's Hospital in Kecoughton, Va. following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Ocracoke Methodist Church on Monday morning at 10:30 with Rev. W.R. Hale officiating. Interment was in the Community Cemetery. Except for the service in the Navy from 1899 to 1903, Mr. Garrish spent his entire life at Ocracoke. He was married August 19, 1903 to Annie Lee Scarborough, who survives him. Surviving children are: Mrs. Howard O'Neal of Ocracoke, and Mrs. Graydon Ring of High Point; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. & Mrs. Graydon Ring and children arrived on the island on Sunday for funeral services and are staying with her sister. (The Coastland Times - Friday, May 27, 1955; pg. 4)

GARRISH, Danny Woolard

OCRACOKE - Danny Woolard GARRISH, 54, of Ocracoke died Friday, June 7, at his residence. Mr. Garrish, a native of Ocracoke, was the former owner and manager for 11 years of the Ocracoke Community Store. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the Hyde County Board of Education, and was an actor and musician. He was the son of the late Jesse Woolard and Lucille O'Neal Garrish and the husband of Margaret Overton Garrish of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Melissa G. Fulcher and Mandy G. Jones, both of Ocracoke; two sons: Daniel Wayne Garrish and Alton Creig Garrish, both of Ocracoke; and 6 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Ocracoke, N.C. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - June 9, 1991)

GARRISH, Doris Howard

OCRACOKE - Doris Howard GARRISH, 81, died Wednesday, October 16, at her residence in Ocracoke. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late William Hinman and Merian Spencer Howard and the widow of William P. Garrish, Sr. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and former member of the church choir. Surviving are one daughter, Merian G. Hoggard of Ocracoke; one son, William P. Garrish, Jr. of Ocracoke; one sister, Caddie Overton of Ocracoke; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Ocracoke. The body will be placed in the church on Thursday evening. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - October 17, 1991)

GARRISH, Dorothy Garrish

OCRACOKE - Dorothy Garrish GARRISH, 77, died Friday, March 12 at Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Garrish was born in Hyde County, daughter of the late Charlie Warren Garrish and Rosa O'Neal Garrish. She was the wife of the late James N. Garrish. She was a homemaker and member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mrs. Garrish is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Garrish of Manistee, Michigan; two sons: Norman Lee Garrish of Winterville and Kenneth Wayne Garrish of Ocracoke; one sister, Mildred O'Neal of Ocracoke; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 16, 1999; pg. 9A)

GARRISH, Elsie Ballance

OCRACOKE -- Elsie Ballance GARRISH, 88, died Thursday, January 23 in Sea Level nursing home. Mrs. Garrish, born in Ocracoke, was a registered nurse, having graduated in 1938 from Rex Hospital Nursing School. She was a member of the Cape Hatteras Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Elisha and Emma Gaskins Ballance and the widow of Irvin Scott Garrish. She is survived by two daughters: Agnes Garrish Garrish and husband William and Martha Garrish O'Neal and husband Ronnie Van, all of Ocracoke; a sister, Lorena O'Neal of Ocracoke; three brothers: William Ballance of Nederland, Texas, Elisha Ballance and Maurice Ballance, both of Ocracoke; one grandson, Ronnie Van O'Neal, Jr.; and one great-grandson, Ronnie V. O'Neal, III. Funeral services will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the Garrish Family Cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 26, 2003; pg. 7A)

GARRISH, Hazel Wahab

OCRACOKE - Hazel Wahab GARRISH, 68, died Wednesday, February 21, at her residence. She was born in Ocracoke to the late Harvey and Virginia O'Neal Wahab. Mrs. Garrish was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Powers Garrish, and a son, Raymond S. Garrish. She is survived by one daughter, Janie M. Garrish, and two sons: Clifton Garrish and Martin Garrish, all of Ocracoke. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Williams Holmes officiating. Twiford Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 22, 2001; pg. 11A)

GARRISH, Irvin Scott

OCRACOKE - Irvin Scott GARRISH, 81, died Friday, September 19, at a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. Garrish was born in Raleigh and was a retired captain for the N.C. DOT Ferry Division. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, a member and past master of the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747, where he had achieved the title "33rd Degree Mason" and was a certified lecturer. Mr. Garrish was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Sudan Temple Shrine and was the first Hyde County commissioner of Ocracoke Island. He was one of the first captains for the Ocracoke-Cedar Island Ferry and N.C. Highway 12 was named for him. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and also served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was the son of the late Myron A. and Agnes Scott Garrish and the husband of Elsie Ballance Garrish of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Agnes Garrish Garrish and her husband William, and Martha Garrish O'Neal and her husband Ronnie Van O'Neal, all of Ocracoke; one grandson, Ronnie Van O'Neal, Jr. and wife Julia; one great-grandson, Ronnie Van O'Neal, III, all of Ocracoke. He was preceded in death by his brother, Myron Garrish, Jr. A funeral service was held September 22 at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites was in the Garrish family cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 23, 1997; pg. 7B)

GARRISH, Iva Burrus

OCRACOKE - Iva Burrus GARRISH, 73, of Ocracoke, died February 27, at her residence. A native of Hatteras, she was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Eleanor Oden Burrus and widow of Monford R. Garrish. Surviving are one daughter, Sandra G. Jackson of Ocracoke; one son, Joseph B. Garrish of Hertford; sisters: Keever Grigas of Portsmouth, Va. and Sibyl Wilder of Ocracoke; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny with burial to follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. The family is receiving friends at the home of Sandra Jackson, Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 3, 1991)

GARRISH, JR., James Daniel

OCRACOKE - James Daniel GARRISH, JR., 75, died Monday, January 21 at his residence. Mr. Garrish, a native of Ocracoke, was retired from the U.S. Army with 23 years of service and was an active member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James Daniel Garrish, Sr. and the late Ruby Estella Austin Garrish. He is survived by his wife, Madora Jane Gaskins Garrish of the residence; a daughter, Shelia Dale Fogarty of Easton, Conn.; two sons: James Daniel Garrish, III and Roger Ward Garrish, both of Ocracoke; two brothers: Carlton Ward Garrish of Ocracoke and Walter Potter Garrish of Hampton, Va.; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service was held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 23 with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds and the Rev. John White officiating. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 24, 2002; pg. 8A)

GARRISH, John Elbert

SCRANTON - John Elbert GARRISH, 68, of the Sladesville community, Route #1, died Jan. 24 at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven. A Hyde County native, Garrish was the son of the late John Leon and Carrie McKinney Garrish. He worked for many years as a bridge tender with the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Hyde County. He retired 10 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Wanda Smith Garrish; two sons: Charles R. Garrish of Scranton, and Carl A. Garrish of Swan Quarter; a brother, Roy Garrish of Greenville; three sisters: Lemmie Dell G. Credle of Swan Quarter, Edna G. Heath and Elizabeth G. Carson, both of Greenville; and 5 grandchildren. A sister, Bernice Mayo, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Beulah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Route 2, Scranton, with the Rev. Phillip Knott to officiate. The family will receive friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter and at other times at the home. The body will lie in state at the funeral home until noon on Wednesday. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 25, 1994)

GARRISH, Kenneth Wayne

OCRACOKE - Kenneth Wayne GARRISH, 48, died Thursday, September 9, at a Greenville hospital. Mr. Garrish was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late James N. and Dorothy May Garrish. He is survived by one daughter, Heather Garrish; one son, Tyler Garrish of Youngsville; one sister, Carolyn Garrish of Manistee, Michigan; and one brother, Norman Lee Garrish of Greenville. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 12, at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras Island Chapel, is handling the arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 12, 1999; pg. 6A)

GARRISH, Leslie F.

OCRACOKE - Leslie F. GARRISH, 77, of Ocracoke, died July 1, in an Elizabeth City hospital. Mr. Garrish, a native of Ocracoke, was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service and worked for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Ferry Division as a deck hand. He was the son of the late Benjamin and Annie Williams Garrish and the husband of Sydney Styron Garrish of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. Garrish is survived by one daughter, Betsy Styron Outlaw of Ocracoke. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny and the Rev. John McPhee. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence on Lighthouse Road, Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - July 2, 1991)

GARRISH, Madora Jane Gaskins

OCRACOKE, NC - Madora Jane Gaskins Garrish, 80, of Ocracoke, died Sunday, May 11, 2008 in her residence. Mrs. Garrish was born in Ocracoke and was a homemaker and member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and served her community.  Mrs. Garrish was the daughter of the late William Joseph and Ethel Spencer Gaskins and the wife of the late James D. Garrish, Jr.  Surviving are one daughter, Shelia G. Fogarty of Connecticutt; two sons, Dan Garrish and Roger W. Garrish both of Ocracoke; five grandchildren, Brooke Wells and Alex Garrish both of Ocracoke; Heather Fogarty, Kyle Fogarty and Brian Fogarty all of Connecticutt. Mrs. Garrish was pre-deceased by six brothers and one sister. She was a loving mother who will be greatly missed by all.  A service of remembrance will be Friday May 16, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by Rev. Joyce Reynolds and Rev. Sam Garris.  Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk, VA] – Tuesday, March 13, 2008)

GARRISH, Margaret Frances Overton

OCRACOKE - Margaret Frances Overton GARRISH, 65, died suddenly on Friday, June 14.  Mrs. Garrish was born in Ocracoke on October 13, 1936, grew up in Norfolk, Va. and returned to Ocracoke in 1956 upon her marriage to the late Danny W. Garrish.  She was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and had served on the Hyde County Board of Education since 1991.  She is survived by her four children: Mandy G. Jones and husband Rick, Melissa G. Fulcher and husband Keith, Wayne Garrish and wife Jennifer, all of Ocracoke, and Craig Garrish and wife Betty Sue of Dacula, Ga; two sisters: Kay Riddick of Ocracoke and Jackie Stone of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 9 grandchildren: Aaron, D.J., Ashley, Brian, Lauren, Rebecca, Jordan, Chase and Walker; two nieces: Pam O'Neal of Ocracoke and Debbie Higgins of Goldsboro.  A memorial service was held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, June 17.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, June 18, 2002; pg. 12A)

GARRISH, Maude Thomas Williams

OCRACOKE - Maude Thomas Williams Garrish, 91, of Ocracoke, died Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Garrish was born in Ocracoke and was a prep cook at Captain Ben’s Restaurant for over 25 years and was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Brittina Williams and the widow of the late Uriah Garrish, Jr. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Nina Williams and Vera Ballance and a brother, Jones Moore Williams.  Mrs. Garrish is survived by four daughters, Maude Ellen Ballance, Grace Gaskill and Chloe O’Neal, all of Ocracoke, and Helen “Tink” Helpenstill of Eagle, AK; a son, Robert “Bobby” Garrish of Ocracoke; a sister, Eva Waller and a sister-in-law, Ellen Robinson also of Ocracoke; thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Joyce Reynolds and Rev. Sam Garris officiating. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford Funeral Home obit posted Jan. 118, 2007)

GARRISH, Raymond Smith

OCRACOKE - Raymond Smith GARRISH, 44, of Ocracoke, died Sunday, November 7, at his residence. Mr. Garrish, born in Sea Level, was a carpenter, a wood carver and a furniture refinisher. He was the son of the late R. Powers Garrish and Hazel W. Garrish of Ocracoke. Besides his mother, Mr. Garrish is survived by one sister, Janie M. Garrish; two brothers: Martin Garrish and wife Judy, and Clifton Garrish. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, November 10, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 9, 1999; pg. 9A)

GARRISH, Richard Powers

OCRACOKE - Richard Powers GARRISH of Ocracoke, died July 4 at an Ocracoke medical center. Born in Ocracoke, he was the son of the late Preston and Bertha O'Neal Garrish and the husband of Hazel W. Garrish. Mr. Garrish was a commercial fisherman and a World War II Navy veteran, having been awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from NC DOT Ferry Division in 1994, and in 1976 from the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Garrish was a member of the Masonic Lodge #747 and the American Legion Post #15. Besides his wife, Mr. Garrish is survived by three sons: Martin, Raymond and Clifton Garrish, all of Ocracoke; one daughter, Janie Garrish of Ocracoke; one brother, Jule Garrish of Ocracoke; three sisters: Carrie Salter of Atlantic City, Bertha O'Neal of Ocracoke, and Aldenia Whitehurst of Beaufort. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Churcxh on Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Twiford's Funeral Home in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 7, 1996)

GARRISH, Robert Lee

NORFOLK - Robert Lee GARRISH died March 9, 1999. He was born in Ocracoke, N.C., on June 27, 1913, the son of Alexander Norman and Elecia Gaskill Garrish. Bob was certified as an ordinary seaman by the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation of the Department of Commerce on Aug. 24, 1938. He rose to the position of ship pilot and received many commendations from the captains of the ships he brought safely into harbor. He retired from the Naval Station in Norfolk on June 29, 1973, after more than 35 years of honorable and faithful service. Bob was a Mason, a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and the Elks Club. Perhaps his greatest achievement and blessing, though, was that he was that rare individual who enjoyed the love, respect and admiration of all who knew him. His gentleness and good cheer will be deeply missed by family and friends. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sara, who died on Feb. 28, 1999. He is survived by a niece, Carolyn Jane Garrish of Manistee, Mich.; two nephews, Kenneth Garrish of Ocracoke, N.C., and Lee and wife, Jean Garrish, of Greenville, N.C.; and a niece by marriage, Betty P. Brinkley of Raleigh, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. The family will receive friends in the chapel immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one's choice. (Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, March 17, 1999)

GARRISH, Ruby Estelle

OCRACOKE - Ruby Estelle GARRISH, 91, died August 1 at her residence. Mrs. Garrish was born in Corolla, the daughter of the late Wesley and Isabelle Austin. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church where she was an organist for over 40 years before retiring in 1974. She was a graduate of St. Paul's School where she studied music. She was very active in church and community activities. She was predeceased by her husband, James D. Garrish, Sr. Survivors include three sons and their wives: James and Madora Garrish, Jr. of Ocracoke, Walter Potter and Germaine Garrish of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Carlton Ward and Linda Garrish of Ocracoke; seven grandchildren: James Garrish, III, and Roger Garrish of Ocracoke, Sheila Fogarty of Fairfield, Connecticut, Michael Garrish of Derry, New Hampshire, Karen Jefferson of Virginia Beach, Va., Kathleen Hanson of Rochester, New Hampshire and Robert Garrish of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; two step-children: Warwick Boos and Sandy Morris of Ocracoke; 11 great-grandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 4, with the Rev. J. Lovell officiating. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, August 3, 1997; pg. 10A)

GARRISH, Sarah Emaline Howard

ANOTHER AGED OCRACOKER PASSES AWAY ON JULY 3 - Mrs. Sarah Emaline Howard GARRISH, age 91, of Ocracoke, died at her home there on July 3rd after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted on July 3rd by the Rev. R.D. Shinkle at the United Methodist Church of which she was a lifelong member. Burial was in the family cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter O'Neal of Ocracoke; and six grandchildren: Irving Garrish of Wilmington, Delaware, Myron Garrish, Jr. of Norfolk, Walter C. O'Neal, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ansley O'Neal, Van Henry O'Neal, and Louidelle Williams, all of Ocracoke; also surviving are 7 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Armeda Flemming of Greenville; and one brother, Mr. Tom Howard of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - July 14, 1961)

GARRISH, Sidney Mae Gaskins

OCRACOKE - Mrs. Sidney Mae Gaskins GARRISH, 82, of Ocracoke, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Elizabeth City. A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ocracoke Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John White officiating. Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Mrs. Garrish was born on Ocracoke, the daughter of the late Cleveland and Betty O'Neal Gaskins. She was married to Thurman Styron, who preceded her in death. She later married Leslie Garrish, who also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Ocracoke Assembly of God Church. Survivors include one daughter, Betsy Outlaw of Belhaven.  The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Ocracoke Assembly of God Church. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service.  Arrangements are by Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras.  (The Washington Daily News - Saturday, June 28, 2003)

GARRISH, JR., Uriah

OCRACOKE - Uriah GARRISH, JR., 82, of Ocracoke, died September 1, 1988 at his residence. He was a native and life long resident of Ocracoke. (Unknown 1988 newspaper)

GARRISH, Wanda Smith

SCRANTON - Wanda Smith GARRISH, 63, of Rt. #1, died Tuesday, September 19, at the home of her sister, Cova S. Johnson in Raleigh. Born in Washington County on April 9, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Lofton and Pearl Blake Smith. She was the widow of John Elbert Garrish who died January 24, 1994. Surviving are two sons: Charles R. Garrish of Scranton and Carl A. Garrish of Swan Quarter; a daughter, Karen G. Wise of Goldsboro; two brothers: Virgil Smith of Baytown, Texas and Bernie Smith of Orlando, Florida; three sisters: Cova S. Johnson of Raleigh, Reva S. Strode of Burnett, Texas, and Grace S. Parks of Tarboro; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family plot in Beulah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Scranton. Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 21, 1995)

GARRISH, Willard J.

OCRACOKE - Willard J. GARRISH, 83, died in his sleep Monday, June 15, while at a temporary residence in Chesapeake. He was a native of Ocracoke and a 26-year Navy veteran, having served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II. After retiring from the Navy, he worked with Forest and Parks of Maryland for a number of years before returning to Ocracoke. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; a son, James W. Garrish and his wife Toshiko; a grandson, Jeffery; granddaughter, Christina, of San Diego, California; and two sisters: Mickey (Mrs. Ronald O'Neal) and Dorothy Garrish, both of Ocracoke. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, June 18, 1998; pg. 11A)

GARRISH, SR., William Potter

OCRACOKE - William Potter GARRISH, SR., a lifelong resident of Ocracoke, died Friday at 2:50 p.m. at his residence.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Gary Soule and the Rev. Elwood McCleary.  Burial was in the family cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras was in charge of arrangements.  Mr. Garrish retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 25 years of service.  He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a member of the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747 AF&AM.  He was the son of the late Marion G. and Mrs. Isabelle Williams Garrish and the husband of Mrs. Dorris Howard Garrish of the home.  Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Macon G. Hogard of Ocracoke; and one son, William P. Garrish, Jr. of Ocracoke.  (The Southern Post - June 30, 1982; pg. 11)

GASKILL, Anthony Thurston "Tony"

OCRACOKE - Tony Thurston GASKILL, 97, died Sunday, February 13 in a Nags Head nursing home. Mr. Gaskill, a native of Ocracoke, was a retired fishing and hunting guide, a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, a Mason and a Shriner, and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of the late William D. and Annie F. Gaskill and the widower of Helen W. Gaskill and Nora L. Gaskill. Mr. Gaskill is survived by one daughter, Annie L. Gaskins; one son, William D. Gaskill, of Ocracoke; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Thurston F. Gaskill; three sisters: Mary Dowell, Earl Eastman and Nell Patman; and two brothers: Jim Baum Gaskill and David Gaskill. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. with Rev. William Holmes officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000; pg. 12A)

GASKILL, B. Owen

OCRACOKE - B. Owen GASKILL, 85, died Friday, December 29 in an Elizabeth City hospital. Born in Ocracoke, the son of the late Benjamin and Sarah Ellen O'Neal Gaskill, he was retired from the Dare County Sanitation Department. He also owned and operated a fruit and vegetable market in Ocracoke for many years. Mr. Gaskill was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Della Williams Gaskill of the residence, and one son, Monroe Gaskill also of Ocracoke. Funeral services were held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, January 1 with the Rev. William Holmes officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 28, 2000; pg. 10A)

GASKILL, Benjamin D.

OCRACOKE - Ocracoke was saddened on Saturday by the deaths of Robert Benjamin O'Neal, 66 years of age, and Benjamin D. GASKILL, 82 years of age. Ben O'Neal, as he was called by all, was born and raised here. He served during World War I. He had been hospitalized and in ill health for sevaral months. He is survived by his wife, Fannie Williams O'Neal; a daughter, Mrs. Gabriella Smith; three sons: John, Fowler, and Ronald; three sisters: Gabriella Roberts of Fairfield, Eleanor Ballance and Tressie Howard of Ocracoke; and four brothers: John, Willis, and Walter [only 3 named]. Funeral services were held at the home at 5 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Ernest Powlesland of the Assembly of God officiating. On Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Rev. Powlesland conducted services at the Methodist Church for Ben Gaskill. He had been a member of the church for 47 years. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ellen Gaskill; five sons: Enoch of Madison, Owen, Clinton, Wilbur and Christopher, all of Ocracoke; one brother: J. Lum Gaskill; one sister, Mrs. Sue Scarborough of Ocracoke. Both of the deceased were buried in the Ocracoke cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 27, 1953; pg. 6)

GASKILL, Christopher Farrow

ELKIN - Christopher Farrow GASKILL, 81, of Rt. 1, State Road, died March 25 at Hugh Chatham Nursing Center, Elkin. Mr. Gaskill was born on Ocracoke Island in 1909 to Benjamin and Sarah O'Neal Gaskill. He was retired from the National Park Service at Ocracoke, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was a Mason and Shriner and a member of the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Mabel Murray Gaskill of the home; one step-daughter, Carol Williams of Winston-Salem; one step-son, David A. Brown, Jr. of Winston-Salem; three brothers: Clinton Gaskill and Owen Gaskill, both of Ocracoke, Enoch Gaskill of Madison and Ocracoke; and 3 nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander-Church-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Elkin by the Rev. Glenn Byrd, with a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Ocracoke United Methodist Church, with burial in the Fulcher family plot in Ocracoke. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Alexander-Church-Kennedy Funeral Home, Elkin. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children Hospital, Greenville, S.C. (The Coastland Times - March 26, 1991)

GASKILL, Daisy Styron

OCRACOKE - Daisy Styron GASKILL died Sunday, May 7. A graveside service will be conducted at noon on Tuesday, May 9 at Oceanview Cemetery in Beaufort, N.C. with Pastor Holmes of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church officiating. Daisy, the daughter of the late Albert Monroe and "Mame" Spencer Styron of Ocracoke, was born April 27, 1915 at Lupton on Hog Island where Mr. Albert operated a store. In 1920 Mr. Albert moved his store and family to Ocracoke. Daisy spent most of her life on Ocracoke. She was the widow of James "Lum" Gaskill and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Daisy owned and operated one of the first facilities for tourists, "Wagon Wheel Cottages," on Ocracoke from 1957 to 1991. Daisy is survived by two sons: James Barrie and Joseph Wayne of Ocracoke; a sister, Mary Anderson of Ocracoke; a granddaughter, Candy Gaskill of Ocracoke; two grandsons: Joseph Gaskill, Jr. of Chesapeake, Va. and Morty Gaskill of Beaufort and Ocracoke; two great-granddaughters: Emmalee and Morghan Gaskill; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. in Morehead City, N.C. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 9, 2000; pg. 8B)

GASKILL, David Fuller

OCRACOKE - David Fuller GASKILL, 50, of Ocracoke, NC died Thursday, July 14, 2005 in Chowan County Hospital. Mr. Gaskill, born in Morehead City, NC was Deck Hand for NCDOT, Ferry Division, and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of Rena Grace Garrish Gaskill of Ocracoke and the late Thurston Fuller Gaskill.  Besides his mother, Mr. Gaskill is survived by a sister, Rena Garrish and husband, Dan of Ocracoke, NC; a niece, Brook Garrish and a nephew, Alex Garrish.  A Memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke United Methodist Church or the Ocracoke Island Rescue Squad, Ocracoke, NC 27960.  Twiford Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, July 16, 2005)

GASKILL, SR., Enoch Clayton

MADISON - Enoch Clayton GASKILL, SR., 76, of N. Dalton St., died Thursday, Sept. 15, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral services were held Saturday in Madison Presbyterian Church where he was a member. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Mr. Gaskill, a native of Ocracoke, had resided in Madison for 44 years, where he was a retired postal clerk from the Madison Post office. He was a former deacon at his church former member of the Madison Lions Club, a member of the Dan River Masonic Lodge #129 and a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Alma Jordan Gaskill of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Enoch Clayton Gaskill, Jr. of Charlotte, Keith Jordan and Amy Gaskill of Stoneville; brothers: Clinton Gaskill and Owen Gaskill both of Ocracoke; and 2 granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Presbyterian Church, 204 W. Decatur St., Madison, N.C. or Ocracoke Preservation Society, Ocracoke, N.C. Ray Funeral Home, Madison, was in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, September 20, 1994)

GASKILL, James L.

OCRACOKE - James L. GASKILL, 79, died this morning, the 1st, at his home in Ocracoke. He was found dead by his son, John Gaskill. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon with Rev. Whitaker and Rev. Hale officiating. Burial was in the family graveyard. He was the last generation of Gaskill's, his brothers, Ben and Bill preceded him. He is survived by two sons: J.L. and John, both of Ocracoke; three daughters: Mrs. Felix Fleigh of Newport News, Va., Mrs. Nora Bruce of Texas, and Miss [__too dim__] R. Gaskill of Raleigh; and 5 grandchildren: Felix and Mary B. Fleigh, James Barrie and Joseph Wayne Gaskill, and Lucy Gale Bruce. Mr. Gaskill served in the Spanish-American War and was for many years in the USCG, living the latter years of his life in retirement. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 4, 1955; pg. 1)

GASKILL, SR., Joseph Wayne

OCRACOKE - Joseph Wayne GASKILL, SR, 58, of Ocracoke, died, Saturday, October 9, 2004, in Nags Head. Mr. Gaskill was born in Ocracoke and was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and served with the Hyde County Emergency Management.  He was the son of the late James Lumley and Daisy Styron Gaskill and husband of Linda Gaskins Gaskill of Ocracoke.  Besides his wife surviving are a son; Joseph Wayne Gaskill, Jr of Ocracoke, a brother; James Barrie Gaskill of Ocracoke and Beaufort and grandchildren; Emmalee Gaskill and Morghan Daisy Gaskill. Mr. Gaskill was pre-deceased by his sister Wanda Lee Gaskill.  A Celebration of Life will be held in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. by the Rev. John White. Burial will be in the Ocean View Cemetery in Beaufort. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ocracoke Assembly of God or the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Twiford’s Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the Gaskill family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

GASKILL, Mary Frances Woolard

OCRACOKE - Mrs. Mary Frances GASKILL, age 85, died at her home here on Monday, November 1. "Miss Molly" had been in ill health for a year or more and had grown considerably worse in the past few months. She was the daughter of Robert B. and Selectra F. Woolard. Funeral services were conducted by Theodore Rondthaler using the Methodist rites. Burial was in the Community Cemetery. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. F.S. Farmer, Sr. of Richmond, Mrs. Frank Wample of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Elisha Garrish, Miss Bertie Gaskill and Mrs. J. Styron, all of Ocracoke; and several grandchildren. Mrs. Farmer and Mrs. Wampler and her daughter Margaret Vann, had been called here last week when it became apparent that Mrs. Gaskill was worse. A grandson, Robert Lee Garrish, and Mrs. Garrish arrived from Norfolk just before the funeral service. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 5, 1954; pg. 2)

GASKILL, Nora Casey

OCRACOKE - Nora Casey GASKILL, 97, died Monday, June 30, at a Nags Head nursing facility. Mrs. Gaskill was born in Buxton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a charter member of the United Methodist Woman. She was the daughter of the late James and Cora Spencer Casey and the wife of Thurston Gaskill, currently residing at Britthaven Nursing Home. Besides her husband, she is survived by one step-daughter, Annie Gaskins of Ocracoke; two step-sons: Irvin Garrish and William Gaskill, both of Ocracoke; one daughter-in-law, Edna Garrish of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters: Edna Gray of Buxton and Myrtle Braxton of Ayden; one granddaughter, Susan Delp; and one great-grandson, James Ward, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Myron Garrish. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Burial will take place in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, July 1, 1997; pg. 5A)

GASKILL, Richard Clinton

OCRACOKE - Richard Clinton GASKILL, 93, died Thursday, March 11 in Ocracoke. Mr. Gaskill, a native of Ocracoke, was a commerical fisherman. He was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God, the Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747 and the Scottish Rite in New Bern. He was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Sarah Ellen O'Neal Gaskill. Mr. Gaskill is survived by one brother, Owen Gaskill of Ocracoke; three nephews: Monroe Gaskill of Ocracoke, Keith Gaskill and Clayton Gaskill, both of Madison. Funeral services were to be held at the Ocracoke Assembly of God on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Sykes and the Rev. Charles Etheridge officiating. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, March 14, 1999; pg. 12A)

GASKILL, Robert Woolard

IN OCRACOKE - Robert Woolard GASKILL, 87, died Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. in Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City following a long illness.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rec. Randy Hillman, pastor, and the Rev. Elwood McCleary, pastor of the Assembly of God Church.  Burial followed in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke.  A native of Hyde County, Mr. Gaskill had lived in Ocracoke all of his life and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War I and was the son of the late Benjamin and Mrs. Mary Francse Woolard Gaskill.  (The Southern Post - July 13, 1983; pg. 4)

GASKILL, JR., William Daniel

OCRACOKE, NC - William Daniel “Danny” Gaskill, Jr., 42, died Friday, September 1, 2006. Mr. Gaskill was a native of Ocracoke and was the son of William Daniel “Bill” Gaskill, Sr. and Alda Vann O'Neal Gaskill both of Ocracoke. He was the owner/operator of Dolphin Cove Seafood Market, a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.  Besides his parents, Mr. Gaskill is survived by his wife, Cynthia Anne Bolich Gaskill of the residence; two daughters, Chrisi and Katelyn Gaskill both of the residence; one sister, Doreen Gaskill Robinson and husband Scotty of Ocracoke; and two nephews, Ansley and Eldon Robinson both of Ocracoke.  A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, September 4, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Sam Garris.  Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 7, 2006; pg. 12A)

GASKINS, SR., Earl Hill

OCRACOKE - Earl Hill Gaskins, Sr., 72, died Saturday, April 12 in Nags Head. Mr. Gaskins was born in Ocracoke and was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Ferry Division. He was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and also served in the U.S. Army. He was the son of the late William Joseph and Ethel Spencer Gaskins and the husband of Annie Gaskill Gaskins of the home. Besides his wife, surviving are three daughters: Donna G. Boor, Marlene G. Mathews and husband Randal, and Lou Ann Gaskins, all of Ocracoke; two sons: Earl Hill Gaskins, Jr. and wife Lynn and Keith Andrew Gaskins and wife Sissy, all of Ocracoke; one sister, Dora Jane Garrish of Ocracoke; two brothers: John Gaskins and Frank Gaskins of Waterlily; and 8 grandchildren. Mr. Gaskins was predeceased by his sister and brothers: Neva O'Neal, Al Gaskins, Horace Gaskins and William Joseph "Smokey" Gaskins, Jr. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2003; pg. 6A)

GASKINS, Ethel Curl Spencer

OCRACOKE, N.C. - Mrs. Ethel Spencer GASKINS, 85, died Sunday in her home. A native of Ocracoke, she was the widow of William Joseph Gaskins. She was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Dora Jane Garrish and Mrs. Neva O'Neal of Ocracoke; five sons: Frank P. Gaskins of Hatteras, Alpheus Gaskins of Wilmington, Delaware, and Horace Gaskins, John Gaskins and Earl Hill Gaskins of Ocracoke; two sisters: Mrs. Ida O'Neal of Ocracoke and Mrs. Blanche Hooper of Beaufort; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Creech and the Rev. Ralph Reilly. Burial will be in the family cemetery here with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Ethel Curl Spencer Gaskins died in 1974.]

GASKINS, Frank Puitt

COINJOCK - Frank Puitt GASKINS, 91, of the 100 block of Waterlily Road, died Feb. 9, 2004. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Meekins Family Cemetery. Twiford's Memorial Chapel is in charge.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 10, 2004)

OCRACOKE NATIVE - Frank Puitt GASKINS, age 91, of Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC, died Monday, February 9, 2004 at Sentara Nursing Home, Barco, NC. He was born in Hyde County, NC, son of the late William Joseph Gaskins, Jr. and Ethel Spencer Gaskins, and was the wife of Susan V. Brice Gaskins of the residence. Mr. Gaskins worked for the Ferry Division in Hatteras, NC. He was a Methodist . Besides his wife he is survived by one step-daughter, Lois Johnson Meekins and her husband, Preston of Coinjock, NC; one sister, Dora Jane Garrish; one brother, John Gaskins and his wife Bunny all of Ocracoke, NC; 8 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Pauline Austin Gaskins; his step-son, George Thomas Johnson; his sister, Neva O’Neal; four brothers, Al Gaskins, Horace Gaskins, William Joseph Gaskins, III, and Earl Hill Gaskins.  A graveside service will be Friday, February 13, 2004 at 1:00 PM in the Meekins Family Cemetery in Colington, NC, with the Rev. Steve Castle officiating.  Twiford’s Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home)

GASKINS, Gerald F.

DICKSON, TENN. - Gerald F. GASKINS, 52, of Dickson, died Saturday morning at his residence after a short illness. A native of Hatteras, he was the son of the late Horace and Mrs. Clara Fithian Gaskins and husband of Mrs. Lucy O'Neal Gaskins who survives. He had lived in Dickson for the past 14 years and was the vice-president and general manager of the Ebbtide Boat Corp. in White Bluff, Tenn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dickson and was a retired chief from the U.S. Coast Guard. Other survivors include three daughters: Miss Cindy Gaskins, Mrs. Claire Taylor and Miss Jennifer Gaskins, all of Dickson; two sons: Gerald F. Gaskins, Jr. of White Bluff and Spencer Gaskins of Burns, Tenn.; two sisters: Mrs. Charlotte Carver of Norfolk, Va. and Mrs. Erma Scarborough of Avon; one brother, H.T. Gaskins of Manteo; and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Dickson Funeral Home in Tennessee. Other funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church in Hatteras with burial in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Gerald F. Gaskins died in October 1980.]

GASKINS, Horace M.

OCRACOKE - Horace M. GASKINS, 76, of Ocracoke, died Saturday, January 21, in a local health center. He was born in Ocracoke and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mr. Gaskins was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel Spencer Gaskins and the husband of Mrs. Mary O'Neal Gaskins. Besides his wife, surviving are two daughters: Linda G. Gaskill and Judith G. Garrish, both of Ocracoke; two step-daughters: Louise O'Neal and Maxine Mason, also of Ocracoke; one step-son, Lewis J. Tolleson of Falls Church, Va.; one sister, Madora G. Garrish of Ocracoke; three brothers: Frank Gaskins of Waterlily, John Gaskins and Earl H. Gaskins, both of Ocracoke; one grandson, Joseph W. Gaskill, Jr. of Ocracoke; and three step-grandsons: Charles Mason, Ikey O'Neal and Rodney Mason, all of Ocracoke. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24, at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Tim Lynch and Lisa Bledsoe. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 24, 1995; pg. 5A and also Thursday, January 26, 1995)

GASKINS, JR., James Bradford

OCRACOKE -  James Bradford "Brad" Gaskins Jr., 34, died Jan. 1, 2007. Brad was born in Morehead City, N.C., and was a heating air conditioning serviceman and a plumber. He was the son of James Bradford Gaskins Sr. and Julia Nancy Spencer Gaskins of Ocracoke and longtime companion of Paula Gillikin for 10 years. In addition, Brad is survived by one daughter, Heather Gillikin of Sea Level; a son, James David Gaskins of Otway, N.C.; one sister, Wendy G. Fuller of Ocracoke; a maternal grandmother, Lydia Spencer of Ocracoke; one niece and two nephews. A celebration of the life of Brad Gaskins will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joyce Reynolds, the Rev. Sam Garris and the Rev. Paul Mann. Burial will be in O’Neal Family Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Ocracoke United Methodist Church today from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to East Carolina Bank c/o James David Gaskins, son of Brad and Paula. Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Wednesday, January 3, 2007)

GASKINS, John

OCRACOKE - John GASKINS, 82, of Ocracoke, died, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in Greenville, NC. Mr. Gaskins was born in Ocracoke and was retired from the Army Corp of Engineers in Wilmington, Delaware and served during World War II with the U.S. Army where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Gaskins was the loving husband of Bernice (Bunny) Gaskins of the home and loving father of a son: Dennis Earl Gaskins and wife Patricia of Wilmington, Del; two grand-daughters: Kelly G. Waltz and husband Eric of Lebanon, Ohio and Stacey Gaskins of Wilmington, Del; and a sister: Dora Jane Garrish of Ocracoke. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. in Community Cemetery in Ocracoke. Friends may join the family at Twiford's Funeral Home Hatteras Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Ocracoke EMS, Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept, Ocracoke United Methodist Church or Ocracoke Assembly of God. Twiford's Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family.  (Twiford's Funeral Home records online)

GASKINS, Lucy O'Neal

OCRACOKE - Lucy O'Neal GASKINS, 64, of Ocracoke, died April 19 in Ocracoke. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late James Calvin and Flora McIvor Spencer O'Neal and the widow of the late Gerald F. Gaskins, Sr. She was a homemaker and attended the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was active in the Methodist Women and was a member of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. Mrs. Gaskins is survived by three daughters: Lucinda Gaskins of Ocracoke, Clara McIva Allen of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jennifer Eves Gaskins of Knoxville, Tennessee; two sons: Gerald Gaskins and Steven Spencer Gaskins, both of Burns, Tennessee; one sister, Blanche Styron of Ocracoke; two brothers: Calvin O'Neal and John P. O'Neal, both of Ocracoke. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Clyde Denny and Rev. Tim Lynch. Burial will follow in the O'Neal-Gaskins family cemetery. The body will be placed in the church on Wednesday afternoon. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 22, 1993)

GASKINS, Mary Elizabeth O'Neal

OCRACOKE - Mary Elizabeth O'Neal GASKINS, 91, of Ocracoke, NC died Thursday, April 13, 2006 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Ocracoke, NC, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Emma Styron O'Neal and was the widow of Horace M. Gaskins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God. Mrs. Gaskins is survived by three daughters, Maxine L. Mason, Linda G. Gaskill, and Judith G. Garrish all of Ocracoke, NC; a son, Lewis J. Tolleson of Ft. Myers, FL; five grandchildren, Charles Mason, Rodney Mason, Ikey O'Neal, Joseph Gaskill, Jr., and Brittanie McGuin; and four great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise T. O'Neal and two brothers, Elijah and Benjamin O'Neal. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the Ocracoke Assembly of God by the Rev. Sam Garris. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends in the social hall of the church immediately following the service. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (Twiford's Funeral Home record online)

GASKINS, Robert F.

OCRACOKE - Robert F. GASKINS, 82, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock at Hatteras following a long illness. He was a native of Ocracoke and had been living at Hatteras for the past several years. He was the son of the late Elijah and Dorcas Gaskins and the husband of the late Elida Burrus Gaskins. He was a retired fisherman and a member of the Hatteras Methodist Church. He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Rosa Gray and Mrs. Mildred Austin of Hatteras, Mrs. Sallie Gaskins of Detroit, Michigan and Mrs. Dorcas Styron of New Jersey; three sons: H.T. Sr. and L.S. of Hatteras and Luke of New Jersey; one sister, Mrs. Sallie Scarborough of Ocracoke; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3:30 in the Hatteras Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Meadows, pastor. Burial will follow in the family plot at Hatteras. (The Coastland Times - Friday, April 23, 1954; pg. 8)

GASKINS, Thaddeus

OCRACOKE - Thaddeus GASKINS, age 74, died at his home at Ocracoke on May 17th following several days of serious illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Spencer Gaskins, and one son, Thaddeus Gaskins, Jr. of Key West, Florida; one brother, Joseph Gaskins of Ocracoke; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He spent his whole life, with the exception of three years in Florida, at Ocracoke and was known for his expert ability as a carpenter and best builder. He also enjoyed carving miniature models of sailing vessels and gardening. Funeral services were held at the Ocracoke Methodist Church with the Rev. R.D. Shinkle officiating. Burial was in the Community Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - May 26, 1961)

GASKINS, William J.

OCRACOKE - William J. GASKINS, age 70, died at his home here on Friday, May 27th, after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday morning with Rev. W.R. Hale and Rev. Walter Whitaker officiating. Burial was in the family graveyard. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Spencer Gaskins; two daughters: Mrs. Neva O'Neal and Mrs. Dora Jane Gaskins, both of Ocracoke; five sons: Frank of Hatteras, Al, John, Earl and Hill Gaskins, all of Ocracoke; and 8 grandchildren. His sons, away from the Island at the time of his death, were all called home on Friday. He is survived also by two brothers: Frank Gaskins of Ocean City, Md. and John Gaskins of Ocracoke; and a sister, Mrs. Mame Harrie of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, June 3, 1955; pg. 7)

GASKINS, Zora Bable

OCRACOKE, NC - Zora Bable Gaskins, 76, died Monday, December 15 at his home in Ocracoke. A native of Ocracoke, he was the son of the late George Mathais and Iola O'Neal Gaskins. Mr. Gaskins was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and owned several rental cottages in Ocracoke.  Mr. Gaskins is survived by his wife, Mable Mutro Gaskins of the residence and a daughter, Valerie Mason and husband Kenneth P. Mason, Jr of Ocracoke. Mr. Gaskins is also survived by a step-daughter, Candy Gaskill, also of Ocracoke, two sisters, Euphemia Farrow Ennis of Wilmington, Delaware and Cora Louise Burrus of Hookerton, NC.  Left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Kayla Mason, Preston Mathais Mason, and Aidan Zorabable Mason along with with several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the O'Neal-Gaskins Family Cemetery on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm. The family would like to express their appreciation to their dear friends, Ward and Linda Garrish and their thanks to Dr. John Kihm for his care.  Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

GAUTIER, Nina Mae Berry

Nina Mae Berry Gautier, 96, of Washington, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009.  Born Dec. 18, 1912, in Hyde County, N.C., she was the youngest of four children born to Lenora and Ottavy Berry. She had two brothers, Claude and Ransey, and a sister, Orpha.  Nina went into training as a registered nurse, graduated and worked for Tayloe Hospital in Washington, N.C. There she met and married James Gautier Jr. They eventually moved north to Dahlgren, where they live for 50-plus years.  She gave up nursing in the late 1950s and opened a florist shop. Nina was active in the Eastern Star, Garden Club and Oakland Baptist Church, and had many other interests. She retired and sold the florist shop before moving to Fredericksburg. In her later years, she moved back to Washington, N.C.  Nina is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gaumont-Lanvin and husband Jean-Louis of Washington, N.C.; three sons, retired Capt. James B. Gautier and wife Ann of Burke, Bryan R. Gautier of King George County, and Rodney E. Gautier of Fairfax; 15 grand-children; and 20 great-grandchildren.  A memorial service honoring Nina's memory will be held at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Burial of her ashes will follow at the Oakland Baptist Church cemetery in Owens.   Friends are welcome and the family will receive guest at the Oakland Baptist Church Hall immediately following the service.  (Fredericksburg, Va. newspaper - Jan. 12, 2010)

GAYLORD, Anna Virginia Credle

Mrs. Anna Virginia Credle Gaylord, age 95, a resident of 669 East Water Street, Belhaven, died Thursday morning August 3, 2006 at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday August 5, 2006 at St. James Episcopal Church, officiated by the Rev. James Harold Lupton. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Gaylord was born in Hyde County on July 26, 1911, daughter of the late Hugh Blair Credle and Anna Fisher Credle. On December 24, 1939, she married Albert Linwood Gaylord “Gus,” who preceded her in death on April 7, 1995. Mrs. Gaylord was a homemaker and also was employed with Pungo District Hospital as a receptionist. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Women’s Lion’s Club. She was loved by many friends and neighbors for her gentle disposition and honorable character. She was a woman of strong faith and dearly loved her family and friends. “I enjoyed life in my good health for 94 years.”  She is survived by her son: Rodney Gaylord and wife, Linda of Chesapeake, VA; her grandson: Daniel Ryan Gaylord; and her niece: Blair Roper Meador of Smithfield, VA. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her son: Albert Linwood Gaylord, Jr., her sisters: Ruby Credle Roper, Lucille Credle and Carma Credle Gibbs.  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday August 4, 2006 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the Gaylord Family.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, August 1, 2006)

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