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ODEN, Neva Sadler

Mrs. Neva Sadler Oden, 82, of 1008 Washington St., Washington, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville. A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in Deeper Life Ministries Church, Washington, with pastors William and Dorothy Guilford officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Oden was born in Hyde County on Nov. 26, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Vernon Sadler Sr. and Martha Weston Sadler. She attended the Hyde County Schools. She was married to Elijah Oden, who preceded her in death. She retired from the Washington City Schools Food Service Department and the Washington Motel. She was a former member of Saint Delight Church in Hyde County.  Survivors include three daughters, Sylvia Guilford and Dorothy Parker, both of Washington, and Betty Barr of Chocowinity; one stepdaughter, Theresa King of Washington; three sons, Willie Oden and Dennis Oden, both of Washington, and Mack Oden of Hyde County; two sisters, Mary Sadler of Washington and Nelthan Gray; two brothers, Vernon Sadler Jr. of Grimesland and Alligro Sadler; 25 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Ray Oden; two sisters and two brothers.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements will be announced by Randolph Funeral Home, 219 N. Bonner St., Washington.  (Washington Daily News [Washington, NC] – Wednesday, March 11, 2009)

OLSEN, Irene Midgette

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - Irene Midgette OLSEN died November 27 in her home. She was 85. Born in Engelhard on July 13, 1910, she drove to San Diego from Baltimore, Maryland in 1944 with her sister, Bertie Mellish and Bertie's three children, Barbara, Pat, and Party [should be Marty]. Her brother-in-law, Martin, was at sea in the Asian-Pacific. William Wise, her sister Jean's son, followed later that year and shared an apartment with them. Irene became part of the civilian war effort during WW II. She met William A. Olsen, Jr. at SDG&E and they were married in 1949. They both retired from SDG&E. Irene was preceded in death by William "Uncle Billie" in 1991. Although "Auntie Rene" had no children of her own, she loved babies. A donation to a children's fund in her memory is suggested. Graveside services were held Thursday, November 30, at Glen Abbey Memorial Park in San Diego, California. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, December 10, 1995)

O'NEAL, Alice Wheeler

Mrs. Alice “Jean” Wheeler O’Neal of 23700 U. S. Highway 264, Swan Quarter, died Monday, August 6, 2007, at her home.  Born in Arvonia, Virginia, March 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosa Wheeler.  Mrs. O’Neal worked as a register with the Mattamuskeet Lodge and the New Holland post office.  She was a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church. She was married to the late Thomas Gregory O‘Neal who preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held at the Swan Quarter Baptist Church, Friday at 11 a.m. with Mark Morgan officiating, burial will follow in Soule Cemetery.  She was a full time Christian wife, mother, Mema and homemaker, with her sweet God like spirit she was her families helping hand, who gave of herself to help her sisters, brothers and their families in times of births, illnesses and death.  She was the kindest and most generous person, always bearing a smile. She was not one in a million but one in a lifetime. We are all so very blessed to have been loved by her. She will be truly missed, but her gentle spirit lives on in each life that was touched by her.  Surviving are: one daughter; Alison Potter and husband, Kenneth of Swan Quarter; one son: George Stanley Lee of Chesapeake, Virginia; three brothers: William Wayt Wheeler, Jr., Walter Fletcher “Buddy” Wheeler, Joseph Aubrey Wheeler; seven sisters: Dorothy Virginia W. Cahoon, Ella Mae W. Lupton, Marjorie Elizabeth W. Alexander, Eleanor Ruth W. Swindell, Evelyn Maxine W. Wise, Joyce Faye W. Carawan, Marian Rose W. Carawan; Ttwo grandchildren: Gregory Eric Potter, Kyle Wayte Potter; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister  Doris Christine W. Jernigan  The family will receive friends, on Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter, NC.  (The Coastland Times -  Thursday, August 9, 2007; pg. 12A)

O'NEAL, Allen

Allen O'Neal, 94, a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Born in Hyde County on January 24, 1919, he was the son of the late Lewis and Sudie Berry O'Neal.  A private burial service will be held at Amity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lake Landing.  Surviving are a son, David O'Neal of Kinston.   He was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie O'Neal and a sister, Florence O. Gibbs.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

O'NEAL, Bertha Garrish

OCRACOKE - Bertha Garrish O’Neal, 91, of Ocracoke, NC died Wednesday, November 3, 2011 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. O’Neal, a native of Ocracoke, was the original owner of the Bluff Shoal Motel. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. O’Neal enjoyed working in her yard, but the love of her life was her family.  She was the daughter of the late Preston G. and Bertha O. Garrish and the widow of the late Van Henry O’Neal. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Carrie G. Salter, Olive G. Garrish and Aldenia G. Whitehurst, two brothers, Richard Powers Garrish and Alfred S. Garrish.  Mrs. O’Neal is survived by a daughter, Christine O’Neal and husband, Ben; a son, Ronnie Van O’Neal, Sr. and wife, Martha, all of Ocracoke; a brother, Preston J. “Jule” Garrish of Beaufort, NC; two grandchildren, Ronnie Van O’Neal, Jr., Shannon Love and husband, Eric; three great-grandchildren, Ronnie Van O’Neal, III, Lindsay Love, Preston Love.  Funeral services will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm with Rev. Laura Stern officiating. A committal service will follow in the Garrish Family Cemetery.  Twiford Funeral Homes’ Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Blanche Carawan

BELHAVEN - Blanche Carawan O'NEAL, 92, of Pungo St., Belhaven, died August 6 in Pungo District Hospital. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Hyde County, daughter of the late John and Alice Lupton Carawan. She was the widow of Walter Miller O'Neal. She was a member of Belhaven Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: Walter Miller O'Neal, Jr. of Belhaven and Lewis Alson O'Neal of Ajo, Arizona; two daughters: Rilma O'Neal Benson of Fredericksburg, Va. and Myra O'Neal Holton of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers: John Carawan and Charlie Carawan of Scranton; four sisters: Olive Parkin, Alice Smith, and Rachel Holt of Raleigh and Ina Sanders of Eutaville, S.C.; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held August 8 at Paul Funeral Home in Belhaven with the Revs. David Brooks and W.L. Brickhouse officiating. Entombment was in the Belhaven Community Cemetery. Memorial may be given to the Belhaven Rescue Squad or the Belhaven Free Will Baptist Chruch. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 11, 1992)

O'NEAL, Bradford T.

NORFOLK, VA. - Bradford T. "Doody" O'NEAL, 78, died January 23.  He was born February 10, 1924 on Ocracoke Island to the late Herbert Z. and Catherine Atwater O'Neal.  Doody loved boats, fishing, crabbing and entertaining people with his guitar.  Survivors include one sister, Sherry O'Neal of Norfolk; one nephew, Edward C. O'Neal, Jr.; three nieces: Gloria Formyduval, Donna Beck and Mary Anna Paul; and one adopted sister of 22 years, Alice Rosazza of Virginia Beach.  He was predeceased by three brothers [not named].  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  Twiford's Funeral Home in Chesapeake is handling all arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 26, 2003; pg. 7A)

O'NEAL, Calvin J.

Calvin J. O’Neal, 87, of 84 School Road, Ocracoke, NC, died Wednesday April 17, 2013 at his home with family members present. He was predeceased by his parents, Iva and Calvin O’Neal, and sisters, Blanche O’Neal Styron, Lucy O’Neal Gaskins, his brothers, John P. O’Neal and Ikey D. O’Neal. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Edith M. O’Neal; nieces and nephews, Cindy Gaskins, Claire Allen, David Styron and Ikey O’Neal, all of Ocracoke, and Jennifer Gaskins Fraker, Gerald Gaskins, Spencer Gaskins and Richard O’Neal, all of Tennessee, and several great nieces and nephews.  Calvin was a native of Ocracoke, served two years in the U.S. Army, retired from Tideland Electric and was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, on Saturday, April 27th, at 2:00 pm.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Carlton Boyce

Carlton Boyce O’Neal, 72, of 110 Letitia Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mr. O’Neal, a native of Ocracoke, was the son of the late Harry Walton O’Neal and Essie Parson O’Neal and the husband of Bonnie Phillips Wilmore O’Neal of the residence.  He was a retired Master Chief Quartermaster from the U.S. Coast Guard and a retired Captain from the N.C. Ferry Division and a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Charles O’Neal and wife Anne Stuart of Washington, NC, and Lewis O’Neal of Ocracoke, NC; six brothers, George O’Neal and wife Catherine of Mesic, NC, Richard O’Neal and wife Ginger of Hertford, NC, Reginald O’Neal and wife Elva of Ocracoke, NC, Walton “Cotton” O’Neal and wife Sue of Ocracoke, NC, Rex O’Neal and wife Miggy of Ocracoke, NC, and Herbert O’Neal and wife Karen of Mesic, NC; two sisters-in-law, Carol O’Neal and Helen O’Neal both of Elizabeth City, NC; a step-grandson, Davis Lane Rumley; and many of nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Edith McCook O’Neal; a son, Franklin O’Neal; and four brothers, James “Sam” O’Neal, Jimmy O’Neal, Harry F. O’Neal, and Bruce O’Neal. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the O’Neal family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Charles Morris

OCRACOKE - Charles Morris O'NEAL, 83, died March 27, 2005, at an Elizabeth City medical facility. Mr. O'Neal was born in Ocracoke and retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NCDOT. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Mr. O'Neal was the son of the late Charlie Minor and Maggie Simpson O'Neal and husband of Lorena Ballance O'Neal of Ocracoke. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa Caswell and husband Bill of Ocracoke; three grandsons, Aaron, Evin and Liam Caswell. He was preceded in death by a brother, George O'Neal. A celebration of life will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial will take place in the Ballance Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, March 29, 2005)

O'NEAL, Charlie Warren

MIDDLETOWN - Charlie Warren O'NEAL, 87, longtime resident of the Middletown Community and in recent years a resident at Cross Creek Health Care Center, died Monday, September 23 at Cross Creek.  Born in Hyde County on October 5, 1914, he was the son of the late Lewis and Sudie Berry O'Neal.  He was married to the former Mamie Gibbs who preceded him in death.  He was a retired farmer and member of the former Middletown Christian Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Clara Faye O. Meekins of Stumpy Point; a brother, Allen O'Neal of Belhaven; a sister, Estelle Smith of Dunn; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the gravesite in Saint George's Episcopal Church Cemetery.  Steve Bryan will officiate.  Arrangements by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002; pg. 6A)

O'NEAL SR., David Morgan

David Morgan O’NEAL, Sr., 63, of 7453 Turnpike Road, The Rose Bay Community, Swan Quarter, died late Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Pungo District Hospital.  Born in Beaufort County, October 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Thomas Alvah and Retha Mae Windley O’Neal. He spent most of his working years farming and enjoyed commercial fishing as well. He received his higher education by earning an Agricultural Degree from the Agriculture Institute of North Carolina State University in 1964. He served as Soil and Water Supervisor for Hyde County for 35 years and served as State President of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts. He also represented Hyde County on the Resource, Conservation and Development Council for northeastern North Carolina for many years. He was a member of Scranton Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He also served on the Advisory Board of Open Door Ministries in Creswell.  Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Scranton Christian Church. David W. Mason and Linwood Adams, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at the home.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann McKinney O’Neal; a son, David Morgan O’Neal, Jr. of Greenville; a daughter, Debbie O. Arthur and her husband, Chad of Belhaven; and the love of his life were his grandsons who called him “papa”….Ryan Morgan Arthur, Robert Thomas O’Neal and Brandon Warren Arthur.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (Washington Daily News - Thursday, February 7, 2008)

O'NEAL, Delores Collins Witt

OCRACOKE, NC - Delores Collins Witt O’NEAL, 75, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at her residence. Mrs. O’Neal was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was a volunteer worker for the Preservation Society Museum. She was the daughter of the late Willard G. Collins and Anna Grace Maybury Collins and the wife of Earl W. O’Neal, Jr. of the home.  Besides her husband survivors include one daughter, Sharen M. Breidert of Bedford, VA; one son, Mark O’Neal of Simpsonville, SC; two sisters, Phillis A. Wiggans of Macon, MO. and Carolyn Prenter of Virginia; one brother, W. Gordon Collins, Jr. of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 2:00 PM at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating.  Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, is assisting family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, November 4, 2003; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Dorothea "Dottie" Draper

OCRACOKE - Dorothea "Dottie" Draper O'NEAL, 73, died Tuesday, November 5 in a Washington nursing home.  Mrs. O'Neal, born in Wilmington, Delaware was a retired co-owner and operator of the Trolley Stop One Restaurant and O'Neal Dockside Tackle Shop in Ocracoke.  She attended the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and Ocracoke Assembly of God.  She was the daughter of the late Ralph B. and Beatrice Kraph Draper and the widow of the late William Arthur O'Neal.  Mrs. O'Neal is survived by two sons: William Curtis O'Neal of Tampa, Fla. and Charles T. O'Neal, Sr. of Ocracoke; four grandchildren: Charles Jr., Kimberley, Beatrice and Carmen; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery.  Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is handling arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 7, 2002; pg. 6A)

O'NEAL, Dorothy Butt

PERQUIMANS COUNTY NATIVE - Dorothy Butt O’Neal, 80, of 31503 Pulaski Drive, Carrsville, VA, died Monday, June 29, 2009 at South Hampton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. O’Neal, a native of Perquimans County, was the daughter of the late Chester Arthur Butt and Nina Elizabeth Ownley Butt and the wife of Melvin Robinson O’Neal of the residence. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mona Duck of Smithfiled, VA; a son, Mike Lavee of Carrsville, VA; four sisters, one brother, Ronald Butt and wife Mabel of Suffolk, VA; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. A graveside service will be Friday, July 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Mullen Family Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Masciangelo officiating. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.  (The Daily Advance - Wednesday, July 1, 2009)

O'NEAL, Dorothy Mae Peterson

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Peterson O’Neal, 79, a resident of 620 Mapletown Lane, Swan Quarter, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Pungo District Hospital. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Old Richmond Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Final viewing one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, April 12, 2011)

O'NEAL, Earl Williams

OCRACOKE - Earl Williams O'NEAL, 96, of Ocracoke died Saturday, March 21, in a local nursing center. He was a native of Ocracoke, son of the late Isaac and Helen Williams O'Neal and the husband of the late Louise Gutt O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal was retired from the U.S. Navy yard in Philadelphia, Pa. and was an Army veteran of WW I and was a Methodist. Surviving are a daughter, Arlene H. O'Neal; a son, Earl W. O'Neal, Jr.; and a sister, Elizabeth O. Howard, all of Ocracoke; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Clyde Denny. The family will be at the home of Earl W. O'Neal, Jr., Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - March 26, 1992)

O'NEAL, Edith McCook

OCRACOKE - Edith McCook O'NEAL, 54, died Thursday, January 16, at an Elizabeth City hospital. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. She was the wife of Carlton Boyce O'Neal of Ocracoke. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons" Charles L. O'Neal of Florida, Franklin D. O'Neal and Lewis F. O'Neal, both of Ocracoke; two sisters: and one brother [not named]. A funeral service will be held Sunday, January 19, at 2:30 p.m. at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Lovell officiating. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 19, 1997; pg. 12A)

O'NEAL, SR, Edward Carlson

OCRACOKE, N.C. - Edward Carlson O'NEAL, 71, the husband of Mrs. Edna Styron O'Neal and a lifelong resident of Ocracoke, died Monday in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. He was a retired dredge captain with the NC Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betsy O'Neal Midgett; and a son, Edward Carlson O'Neal, Jr., both of Ocracoke; a sister, Mrs. Beulah Willis of Morehead City; a brother, David F. O'Neal of Ocracoke; and 5 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Ocracoke United methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Creech. Burial will be in Community Cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Edward Carlson O'Neal, Sr. died April 4, 1979]

O'NEAL, Edward Lee

NORFOLK - Edward Lee O'NEAL of the 1900 block of Stonehurst St., a retired longshoreman, died Sept. 19, 1991 in a hospital. Mr. O'Neal was born in Hyde County, N.C. and was a Baptist. He had retired after 20 years and was a member of International Longshoreman's Association, Local 1248. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Tarrant of Baltimore, Lula Mae Spencer of Pantego, N.C., and Ruth Smooch of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Willie O'Neal of Pantego. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hale Funeral Home by the Rev. J.L. Kearney. Burial will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park. Friends may join the family at the residence. (Virginian-Pilot - Saturday, September 21, 1991; pg. 2D)

O'NEAL, Eliza Ella Styron

OCRACOKE - Eliza Ella Styron O'NEAL was born in Ocracoke on October 22, 1890. She was united in marriage to Ivey O'Neal on the 18th day of June 1922. Two boys were born in the family, John Thomas O'Neal and Steve Monroe O'Neal, both of Ocracoke. After a lingering illness of some months, she passed peacefully away on Friday, January 23 at 2:45 a.m. She was a consecrated Christian, with faithful attendance at all our church services and a loyal supporter of the church. Funeral services were held at the Assembly of God Church on Friday at 2 p.m. Pallbearers were Monford Garrish, Pinta Williams, Junius Austin, C.R. Mason, Marvin Howard, Henry Peele, John Gaskill, and Clyde Farrow. Burial was in the family cemetery. Left to mourn her departure in addition to the two sons, are four brothers: Jamie, Elijah, Benjamin and Steve Styron; three sisters: Emma O'Neal, Zilphia Williams and Elizabeth Meyers, all of Ocracoke. Rev. Ernest L. Powlesland, pastor, officiated at the funeral services. (The Coastland Times - Friday, February 6, 1953; pg. 6)

O'NEAL, Essie Mae Parsons

OCRACOKE - Essie Mae Parsons O'NEAL, 84, of British Cemetery Road, died Thursday, September 23, at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington. Born on Ocracoke, May 8, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Eliza Jackson Parsons. She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was the widow of Harry F. O'Neal, Sr. who died in 1977. Surviving are nine sons: Harry F. O'Neal, Jimmy W. O'Neal, Reginald E. O'Neal, Walton L. O'Neal and Rex B. O'Neal, all of Ocracoke, Carlton B. O'Neal of Elizabeth City, George L. O'Neal of Mesic, Richard C. O'Neal of Hertford, and Herbert F. O'Neal of Aurora; a brother, Roy Parsons of Ocracoke; a sister, Sally B. Fortesque of Corpus Christi, Texas; 24 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mrs. O'Neal was preceded in death by two sons: James E. O'Neal and Bruce G. O'Neal. The body will lie in state at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday prior to the service. Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Vance Way to officiate and burial following in Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, September 26, 1999; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Frances Styron

OCRACOKE - Frances Styron O'NEAL, 68, died Sunday, May 10, at a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Ocracoke and was a retired cook. She was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God, where she was the former secretary/treasurer. Mrs. O'Neal was the daughter of the late Elijah and Estelle O'Neal Styron and was the widow of Steve Monroe O'Neal. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at the Ocracoke Assembly of God with the Rev. Charles Etheridge and the Rev. Keith Sykes officiating. Burial will follow in the O'Neal Family Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is in charge of these arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 12, 1998)

O'NEAL, Franklin Dewey

Franklin Dewey O’Neal, 43, of Levittown, PA and Ocracoke, NC, died Monday July 9, 2012, in his residence. Mr. O’Neal was a native of Ocracoke and was a Certified Public Accountant with American Architecture.  He was a graduate of Ocracoke High School and attended UNC Greensboro and was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  He was the son of Carlton B. O’Neal and wife Bonnie of Ocracoke and the late Edith McCook O’Neal.  Also surviving are two brothers, Charles L. O’Neal and wife Anne Stuart O’Neal of Washington, NC and Lewis E. O’Neal of Ocracoke.  A service of remembrance will be in Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Friday July 13, 2012, at 1:00 pm by Rev. Laura Stern.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Glenn

Glenn O'NEAL, 72, of Winterville NC died during treatment for lymphoma in Pennsylvania.  A spring memorial gathering is planned in North Carolina.  He was born in Swan Quarter, moving to Washington, N.C. as a teenager after graduating from Swan Quarter High School.  Mr. O'Neal attended East Carolina Teaching College in Greenville and then enlisted in the Air Force, attended flight school and later served in the Korean War.  He returned to teach flight school for the Air Force Reserves at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Pennsylvania and then joined American Airlines.  He raised his family in Pennsylvania before retiring to his home state of North Carolina to manage his timberland.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by his two daughters and their husbands: Linda and Michael Schade of Haverford Pa. and Diana and W. Barry Drusedum of Doylestown, Pa.; his sister, Gretchen Cochran of Greenville; his brother, Grady O'Neal of Oriental; and his five grandchildren: Brendon, Alex, Natalie, Aiden, and Mackenzie.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  (The Daily Reflector - March 12, 2003) [Kindly submitted by Mary Fulford Moore]

O'NEAL, Harry

HARRY O'NEAL DIES SUDDENLY AT AURORA - Harry O'NEAL, 52, native of Fairfield and former sheriff of Hyde County, died suddenly at his home in Aurora Tuesday night, apparently from a heart attack.  He had been in ill health for several years.  Mr. O'Neal, who lived in Fairfield until about three years ago when he moved to Aurora to take up a new territory for the insurance company with which he worked, was one of the community's leading citizens.  His wife, Mrs. Estelle O'Neal, preceded him in death on July 30, 1942.  Surviving are a son, Harry O'Neal, Jr. stationed at Camp Houston, Texas with the United States Army; one brother, Robert O'Neal of Manteo; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Fairfield Cemetery with the Rev. C.W. Guthrie, Methodist minister, officiating.  Members of the Masonic order had charge of the rites.  (Dare County Times - Friday, January 1, 1943; pg. 3)  NOTE:  In Memory Of states Harry O'Neal was born April 23, 1889 and died December 22, 1942.  He was the son of Edward Stanley O'Neal, Sr. and Martha Ann Jones and husband of Estelle Price O'Neal.

O'NEAL, Harry Franklin

Harry Franklin O’Neal, Sr., 74, of 1519 Brumsey Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at his residence.  A native of Ocracoke, NC, he was the son of the late Harry Walton O’Neal and Essie Mae Parsons O’Neal and the husband of Carol Ann Wentzell O’Neal of the residence.  He was a retired Boatswains Mate from the U. S. Coast Guard.   Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Jeanette May O’Neal Willis and husband Paul of Williston, NC; a son, Harry Franklin O’Neal, Jr., and wife Patricia of Camden, NC; seven brothers, Carlton B. O’Neal and wife Bonnie of Elizabeth City, NC, George O’Neal and wife Cathy of Hoboken, NC, Richard Charles O’Neal and wife Ginger of Hertford, NC, Reginald O’Neal and wife Elva of Ocracoke, NC, Walton O’Neal and wife Sue of Ocracoke, NC, Rex O’Neal and wife Miggy of Ocracoke, NC, and Herbert O’Neal and wife Karen of Hoboken, NC; and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Laura Stern officiating.  Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke Fire Department.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the O’Neal family.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Harry Walton

OCRACOKE - Harry Walton O'NEAL, 75, of Ocracoke, died Monday morning in the Chesapeake General Hospital following a long illness. He was a native of Ocracoke and lived there most of his life. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Woods O'Neal and the husband of Mrs. Essie Mae Parson O'Neal of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by ten sons: Harry F. O'Neal of Chesapeake, Va., Jimmy W. O'Neal of Hatteras, George L. O'Neal of Baltimore, Md., Richard C. O'Neal of Hertford, Reginald E. O'Neal of Chincoteague, Va., Walton L. O'Neal of Crisfield, Md., James E. O'Neal, Carlton B. O'Neal, Rex. B. O'Neal and Herbert F. O'Neal, all of Ocracoke; one sister, Mrs. Gertie Howard of Norfolk, Va.; one brother, Dewey O'Neal of Philadelphia, Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Creech, pastor. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery. The body will be taken from Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras to the church on Tuesday afternoon to lie in state. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Harry Walton O'Neal died May 2, 1977.]

O'NEAL, Helen Williams

OCRACOKE - Mrs. I. W. O'NEAL, age 85, died at her home here on Wednesday, October 27th, following a stroke of paralysis. "Aunt Helen" was granted a long-time wish to survive her husband, "Big Ike" O'Neal. She died just about one month after his death. She was the daughter of Horatio and Martha Williams and had spent her entire life at Ocracoke. Funeral services were conducted by Theodore Rondthalor in the absence of her pastor. Burial was in the old family graveyard. Surviving are two sons: Horatio of Washington, D.C. and Earl of Philadelphia; a daughter, Mrs. R. Wahab Howard of Ocracoke; and 3 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 5, 1954; pg. 2)

O'NEAL, Henry Crawford

OCRACOKE, NC - Henry Crawford O’Neal, infant son of David Fletcher and Heather Mooney O’Neal, died Thursday June 12, 2008 in Nags Head. Besides his parents surviving are four brothers, David O’Neal, Ethan O’Neal, Brandt O’Neal and Will O’Neal all of Ocracoke; Maternal Grandparents, Donald Ray and Sharon Mooney of Englehard, Paternal Grandparents, David and Kathy O’Neal of Ocracoke; Paternal Great Grand parents, Fletcher and Merian Hoggard and Peggy O’Neal all of Ocracoke. Henry was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Karla Mooney.  A celebration of life was held Monday June 16, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in Ocracoke Assembly of God by Rev. Sam Garris. Burial was in the family cemetery in Ocracoke.  Twiford Island Chapel Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Outer Banks Sentinel [Nags Head, NC] – June 2008)

O'NEAL, Herbert Joseph

KITTY HAWK, N.C. - Herbert Joseph O'NEAL, 78, a native of Hyde County, died Wednesday in his home. Mr. O'Neal had retired as an operator of heavy duty machinery. He was a member of Middletown Christian Disciple Church. Survivors include his wife, Lydia Bell Midyette O'Neal; three daughters: Katie Griffin of Williamston, N.C., Elizabeth Ziegler of Elizabeth City and Ruth O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; two sisters: Florence Gibbs of Swan Quarter, N.C. and Estelle Smith of Dunn, N.C.; three brothers: Harry O'Neal of Canada, Charlie O'Neal of Engelhard, N.C. and Allen O'Neal of Belhaven, N.C.; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Austin Cemetery in Kitty Hawk by the Rev. Cecil Styons. The family will be at Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo, N.C. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Thursday, November 21, 1985)

O'NEAL, Isaac Willis

OCRACOKE - Isaac Willis O'NEAL, age 89, died at his home here Saturday night, September 18th. Popularly known among his relatives and friends as "Big Ike O'Neal", he was the Island's oldest citizen and the one who knew the most about Ocracoke's past. He was born here on July 31, 1865, son of Willis and Elizabeth O'Neal. In 1889 he married Helen Williams who survives him. In his youth he served for 12 years with the Ocracoke Life Saving Station; later for many years he was a well-known merchant, operating one of the Island's stores. Mr. O'Neal was a charter member of the Masonic Order #245 of Swan Quarter. Funeral services were held in the home with Rev. Robert L. Vickery, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the old O'Neal graveyard. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Howard of Ocracoke; two sons: Horatio Willis O'Neal of Washington, D.C. and Earl Williams O'Neal of Philadelphia, Pa.; and 3 grandchildren. (The Coastland Times - Friday, September 24, 1954; pg. 1)

O'NEAL, SR., James Elvin

OCRACOKE - James Elvin O'NEAL, SR., 61, of Ocracoke, died Tuesday, May 6, in a Norfolk, Va. hospital. Mr. O'Neal, a native of Ocracoke, was a supervisor with the N.C. DOT and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was the son of Essie May Parson O'Neal of Ocracoke and the late Harry W. O'Neal. He was the husband of Helen Evans O'Neal of the home. Besides his wife and mother, Mr. O'Neal is survived by two daughters: Diana Edman and Helen Anna Zito, both of Ocracoke; one son, James Elvin O'Neal, Jr. of Ocracoke; nine brothers: Harry F. O'Neal, Carlton Boyce O'Neal, Reginald O'Neal, Walton Leroy O'Neal, Hubert Forest O'Neal, and Rex Beach O'Neal, all of Ocracoke, Richard Charles O'Neal of Hertford, George Lewis O'Neal of Bayboro, and Jimmy Wilart O'Neal.; and 5 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Alan Lovell officiating. Tiwford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, May 8, 1997; pg. 6A)

O'NEAL, Jean Stanford

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. - Jean Stanford O'NEAL, 81, of the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community, died Wednesday, October 13.  She was born in Johnson City, N.Y., but from infancy spent her entire life in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.  She graduated from Maury High School in 1936.  During WWII she was employed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., and at the U.S. Post Office.  She retired from the Norfolk Naval Supply Center.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Norfolk and the Mims Bible Class.  Survivors include her husband, Edward Emory O'Neal; one sister, Florence Stanford Walker of Bonita, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. O'Neal was predeceased by her mother, MAry Ellen Stanford, and a sister, Ellen "Betty" Stanford Tillery.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Fairfield Community Cemetery, Fairfield.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 17, 1999; pg. 14A)

O'NEAL, Jimmy Willard

ELIZABETH CITY - Jimmy Willard O'NEAL, 63, died Friday, March 14 at his residence.  He was born in Ocracoke, son of the late Harry W. and Essie Mae Parsons O'Neal.  He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service as a first class boatswain mate, and was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by a son, Ronnie O'Neal of Moyock; and eight brothers: Harry F. O'Neal and Carlton Boyce O'Neal of Elizabeth City, George Lewis O'Neal and Herbert Farris O'Neal of Bayboro, Richard Charles O'Neal of Hertford, Walton LeRoy O'Neal, Reginald Earl O'Neal and Rex Beach O'Neal, all of Ocracoke.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: James Elvin O'Neal and Bruce O'Neal.  A funeral service will be conducted Friday, March 21 in Ocracoke United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.  Information is provided by Twiford's Memorial Chapel in Elizabeth City.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 18, 2003; pg. 11A)

O'NEAL, John Freeman

OCRACOKE - John Freeman O'NEAL, 74, of Ocracoke, died Saturday, September 17 at the Hampton, Va. Medical Center, Hampton, Va. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. O'Neal was survived by his son, John F. O'Neal, Jr. of Ocracoke. Services are being handled by John F. O'Neal, Jr. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, September 22, 1994)

O'NEAL, John Patrick

John Patrick "J P" O'Neal, 72 of 6965 Turnpike Rd., of the Rose Bay Community died Saturday June 30, 2012 at Vidant Pungo Hospital Belhaven.  Born in Hyde County April 6, 1940 he was the son of the late John P. and Aleen Patrick O'Neal. He was married to the former Margaret Ann Mason who survives.  He was a member of the Scranton Christian Church, the Atlantic Lodge #294 A.F. & A.M, Swan Quarter and the Rose Bay Hunting Club. An avid hunter J.P. loved people and life.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday July 3, 2012 at the family plot at Mt. Olive Church of Christ Church Cemetery, Linwood Adams will officiate.  In addition to his wife surviving are a son Brian O'Neal and wife Jennifer of Rose Bay; a daughter Teresa Tuck of Rose Bay; a brother Roy O'Neal of Belhaven and a sister Kay Deckard-Tuten of Rose Bay; five grandchildren Austin, Ainsleigh, Andrew, Chelsea and Patrick.  The family will receive friends Monday evening at the home place on 6965 Turnpike Rd.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

O'NEAL, John Puet

OCRACOKE - John Puet O'NEAL, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at his residence. Mr. O'Neal, a native of Ocracoke, had retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a dredge boat captain. He also was a carrier for The Virginian-Pilot for 12 years on Ocracoke Island. He was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of the Eagle #795 of Chesapeake, Va. and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Korean Conflict. He was the son of the late Calvin and Iva Spencer O'Neal and the husband of Edith Midgett O'Neal of the home. Besides his wife, Mr. O'Neal is survived by one son, Richard O'Neal of Melbourne, Fla.; one sister, Blanche Styron, and one brother, Calvin O'Neal, both of Ocarcoke. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Lovell and the Rev. Vance Way officiating. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is handling arrangements. (The Virginian-Pilot - September 27, 1999; pg. 9B and also The Coastland Times - September 28, 1999; pg. 7A)

O'NEAL, John Thomas

OCRACOKE - John Thomas O'Neal, Sr., 83, died Thursday, August 23, 2007 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Ocracoke, he was the son of the late Ivey and Eliza Styron O'Neal. He was a retired Port Captain with the NCDOT Ferry Division, a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II, and was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God. Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife, Mildred Mizelle O'Neal; a daughter, Ella Belch of Ocracoke; a son, John T. O'Neal, Jr. of Ocracoke; three grandsons, Larry Belch of Windsor, Ivey Belch of Ocracoke, and Alexander O'Neal of Ocracoke; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Ocracoke Assembly of God by Pastor Sam Garris. Burial will be in the family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives in the social hall of the church immediately following the church service. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras is in charge of arrangements.  (The Coastland Times -  Sunday, August 26, 2007; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Lt. Col. Joseph

OCRACOKE, Feb. 19 - Lt. Col. Joseph O'NEAL, age 59, a native of Ocracoke, died on February 14th at his home in Beverly, New Jersey after an illness of several weeks. Mr. O'Neal was the son of the late Martha and Thomas O'Neal. He left home at the age of 16 and served as a deckhand with the late Capt. Stacy Simpson, also of Ocracoke, who was Master of a hydraulic dredge. Later Mr. O'Neal shipped out on a sea-going hopper dredge, the "Manhattan", of Philadelphia. He worked on up to 2nd officer to Chief Mate, serving all along the Atlantic Coast and then with Capt. Marvin W. Howard, in Texas waters. He was commissioned at the beginning of World War II in the U.S. Army as Major and took command of the U.S. sea-going dredge "Russell", operating in European waters. In England he joined his lifelong friend, Lt. Col. Marvin W. Howard, commanding the sea-going dredge "Chester Harding". At the end of World War II, Lt. Col. O'Neal retired on disability from which he never fully recovered. At that time he was a Master from Civil Service with the Army Engineers. At the time of his death he was serving as building inspector in Beverly, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Delia Williams O'Neal, sister to Mrs. Irene O'Neal and Mrs. Leevella Howard; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Clair; and 2 granddaughters, all of New Jersey; and by a sister, Mrs. Lorena Congleton of Beaufort. (The Coastland Times - February 23, 1963)

O'NEAL, Joseph Allen

SWAN QUARTER - Funeral services for Joseph Allen O'NEAL, 19, of Route 1, who died late Friday night, August 3, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the family plot at Fairfield Cemetery. Rev. John Rowland, pastor of Swan Quarter Baptist Church, officiated. O'Neal was the son of Larry Allen and Dorothy Owens O'Neal of Swan Quarter. He was a graduate of Mattamuskeet High School and was to begin his second year at East Carolina University later this month. Surviving in addition to his parents, are his paternal grandmother, Audrey Brooks of Swan Quarter; a brother, Carlos O'Neal of the home; and a sister, Judy Kinnerman of Fruitland, Md. High school classmates will serve as pallbearers. They are Chad Cahoon, Chris Cuthrell, Lindsey Mooney, James Topping, Gyno Topping, Phillip Sawyer, Bryan O'Neal and Jeffery Brooks. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 7, 1990; pg. 8A)

O'NEAL, Julius Davis

SOUTH NORFOLK, VA. - Julius Davis O'NEAL, 29, of 4104 Second Street, South Norfolk, crane operator employed at the Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Julien's Creek, died Tuesday, May 11th, at 7 p.m. after an illness of three months. A native of Belhaven, he had made his home in South Norfolk for 12 years. His late parents were David G. and Mrs. Nancy Williams O'Neal. He was a member of the Mount Olive Church of Christ at Ponzer. Surviving are his foster father, J.M. Ainsley of Ponzer; his wife, Mrs. Ethel Marie Woff O'Neal; two daughters: Mary Frances and Wanda Marie O'Neal; and one son, Warren Lee O'Neal, all of South Norfolk; two sisters: Mrs. E.R. Hanbury of Tulley-Town, Pa., and Mrs. Estelle Lawson of Whitestone, Va.; and two brothers: C.G. O'Neal of South Norfolk and Ivey O'Neal of Engelhard. Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the graham Funeral Home in South Norfolk. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park. (The Coastland Times - Friday, May 21, 1954; pg. 8)

O'NEAL, Kelly

OCRACOKE - Kelly O'NEAL, 86, of Ocracoke, died Tuesday evening in the Albemarle Hospital following an illness of a month. A native of Ocracoke, he had resided in Philadelphia while serving as captain of the John Wannamaker Harbor Boat. Upon retirement he returned to Ocracoke and had been living at the Harbor Light Rest Home in Manteo for the past three years. He was a member of the Welcome Lodge AF&AM #453 in Philadelphia. He was the son of the late Gilbert and Mrs. Martha O'Neal and the husband of the late Irene Williams O'Neal. He is survived by one son, Stuart T. O'Neal, Sr. of South Hampton, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Dudley of Washington, N.C.; one grandson, Stuart O'Neal, Jr. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Creech officiating. Burial will follow in the Community Cemetery in Ocracoke. The body will be carried from Twiford's Funeral Home in Elizabeth City to the church on Saturday. (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Kelly O'Neal died August 2, 1977]

O'NEAL, Larry Allen

SWAN QUARTER - Larry Allen O'NEAL, 60, died Saturday, January 25 in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Born in Tyrrell County on December 15, 1942, he was the son of Audrey Terry O'Neal Brooks and the late Carlos O'Neal.  He was married to the former Dorothy Owens.  He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a commercial fisherman until his health required his retirement.  He was a member of the Swan Quarter Christian Church.  Surviving are his wife; his mother, Audrey T. Brooks of Swan Quarter; his son, Carlos Ed O'Neal of Greenville; a step-daughter, Judy Ann West of Fruitland, Md.; a brother, Edward O'Neal of Swan Quarter; two step-brothers: William Brooks and Marvin Brooks of Swan Quarter; a half-brother, Billy Brooks of Scranton; a sister, Lois O. Brooks of Swan Quarter; two grandsons: Johnny & Kyle Kiniamon of Fruitland, Md.  Preceding him in death were a son, Joseph A. O'Neal in 1990 [see his obit above] and two step-brothers: Tommy & Larry Brooks.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Swan Quarter Christian Church with burial in Fairfield Cemetery.  Raffael Farrow, Jr. will officiate.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 28, 2003; pg. 5A)

O'NEAL, Leslie J.

LESLIE J. [Jack] O'NEAL DIES IN COLUMBUS, OHIO - Leslie J. O'NEAL, 40, World War II veteran, son of a prominent Hyde County family, operator of a business in Columbus, Ohio, died at his home in that city of a heart attack in his sleep Saturday morning.  His remains were brought back to his old home and funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. from his mother's home at New Holland and burial was in Soule Cemetery, with Berry Co. funeral directors.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. A.C.D. Noe, a former pastor of St. George's Episcopal Church.  The members of Atlantic Masonic Lodge #394 of Swan Quarter, in which the deceased held membership, served as pallbearers and conducted graveside services.  Mrs. O'Neal is the former Madelyn Brookly [NOTE: An e-mail from Steve O'Neal, son of Leslie J. & Madeline O'Neal, states that her maiden name was Bertha Madeline Brookfield] of England, whom he met during the war.  The couple is a greatly beloved one in Hyde County.  They had two sons and two daughters.  Mr. O'Neal was the son of the late Leslie O'Neal of New Holland, and Mrs. Irene Sadler O'Neal who survives him.  Leslie O'Neal has been dead only a few months.  Prior to his death he lost two other sons and a son-in-law.  There has been more than the usual share of grief in this family in a short while.  Two brothers and two sisters also survive: Capt. Dempsey O'Neal, US Army in Paris, France, and Representative Dick O'Neal of Hyde County, Mrs. Charles Behnen of Paris, France and Mrs. Theo Eason of Wilmington, N.C.  In Ohio, Mr. O'Neal was state representative for the American Stainless Steel Corp.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, October 17, 1958; pg. 6)

O'NEAL, Lillian Boomer
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The Coastland Times - Friday, July 31, 1964; pg. 3)

O'NEAL, SR., Lonnie

Mr. Lonnie O’Neal Sr., 89, of 52 Pine St. in the Terra Ceia community of Pantego, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Pungo District Hospital.  A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reginald Saunders officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Creek Community Cemetery, Pantego.  Mr. O’Neal was born June 2, 1918, in Hyde County. He was the son of the late Preston O’Neal and Nita W. O’Neal. He attended Beaufort County schools. He was married to Elizabeth Harvey O’Neal, who preceded him in death. He was a member of First Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board and in the Senior Choir.  Survivors include eight sons, Lonnie O’Neal Jr. and Leon O’Neal, both of Pantego, Estra O’Neal of Orangeburg, S.C., Joseph O’Neal of Chocowinity, Calvin O’Neal of Yonkers, N.Y., Everette O’Neal of Durham and James O’Neal and Thomas O’Neal, both of Washington; two brothers, John O’Neal and Eddie Peartree, both of Pantego; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy O’Neal.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Arrangements are by Whitfield & Whitley Funeral Home.  (Washington Daily News - Monday, January 29, 2007)

O'NEAL, Louise Tolleson

OCRACOKE - Louise Tolleson O'NEAL, 59, died Feb. 15, 2004, at DePaul Hospital. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Portsmouth, was a secretary for Tideland Electric Co., and was a member of Ocracoke Assembly of God. She was the daughter of Mary E. O'Neal Gaskins of Ocracoke and the late Lewis Tolleson Jr., and was the widow of Isaac D. "Ikey D" O'Neal Sr. Besides her mother, she is survived by a son, Isaac "Ikey" O'Neal Jr.; and a granddaughter, Lucy Louise O'Neal, both of Ocracoke; a twin brother, Lewis Tolleson III of Florida; and three sisters, Maxine Mason, Linda Gaskill and Judy Garrish, all of Ocracoke. A celebration of life will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John White and the Rev. Joyce Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the O'Neal Family Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke Assembly of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 68, Ocracoke, NC 27960. Twiford's Island Chapel, Hatteras, is assisting the family with these arrangements.  (The Virginian-Pilot - Tuesday, February 17, 2004)

O'NEAL, Ludia B.

KITTY HAWK - Ludia B. O'NEAL, 87, died Thursday, January 9, at her residence. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Hyde County and was a retired housekeeper at the Sea Ranch Motel. She was the daughter of the late John P. and Alice Benson Midgette and the widow of Herbert Joseph O'Neal. She is survived by three daughters: Katie Griffin of Williamston, Elizabeth Zeigler and husband Don of Kitty Hawk, and Ruby O'Neal of Kitty Hawk; four sisters: Louise Knickerbocker and Annie Pearl Payne of Portsmouth, Va., Addie Lee McKinney and Sheila Gubbs, both of Engelhard; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grand- children. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m. at Austin Cemetery. Twiford's Colony Chapel in Manteo is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 12, 1997; pg. 12A)

O'NEAL, Major Warren

Mr. Major Warren O’Neal, 83, of Roper, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  A funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Roper Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Revs. Allen Pearson and Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.  Mr. O’Neal was born in Hyde County on Jan. 26, 1925. He was the son of the late Major Jerry O’Neal and Nancy Gibbs O’Neal. He was married to Ida Edwards O’Neal, who preceded him in death. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He worked as a lime kiln operator with Weyerhaeuser Corp. until his retirement. He was a member of Roper Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Survivors include three daughters, Rose O. Nelson of Falcon, Dolores O. Creef of Columbia and Charline O. Miller of Washington; one brother, Melvin O’Neal of Carrsville, Va.; one sister, Laura O. Sanderlin of New Bern; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Eva O. Gurganus, Annie O. Simmons and Lula O. Todd.  The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at Roper Pentecostal Holiness Church.  Arrangements are by Maitland Memorial Chapel, Plymouth.  (Washington Daily News - Saturday, January 24, 2009)  Obituary kindly submitted by Wanda Parks.

O'NEAL, Mamie Gibbs

ENGELHARD - Mrs. Mamie Gibbs O'NEAL,76, Rt.1, Engelhard, died Monday in Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Services will be at 10:30 AM Wednesday in the family plot of St. George's Episcopal Church Cemetery with Br. Frank Wibral officiating. A native of Hyde County, Mrs. O'Neal was the daughter of the late Willie K. and Addie Hall Gibbs. She was a member of the Middletown Christian Church, where she was active in the Ladies' Aide Society until she became ill. Mrs. O'Neal is survived by her husband, Charlie Warren O'Neal; a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. (Clara Faye) Meekins of Stumpy Point; two brothers: Willie K. Gibbs of Elizabeth City and Francis B. Gibbs of Greensboro; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Cahoon of Engelhard; and two granddaughters. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Pugh, Jr., Don Wiseman, Lee Ward, Hugh Gibbs and Malcolm Gibbs. The family will receive friends at the home. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, May 16, 1989) [This obituary was kindly submitted by Clara Faye O'Neal Meekins who states that her mother died May 15,1989.]

O'NEAL, Margaret Ann Mason

Margaret Ann Mason O’Neal, 68, of 6965 Turnpike Road, the Rose Bay Community, Swan Quarter, died Monday morning, February 17, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.  Born, January 1, 1946, in Beaufort County, she was the daughter of the late Timothy and Myrtle Lee Ormond Mason. She was married to J. P. O’Neal who preceded her in death on June 30, 2012.  Margaret Ann loved to cook and was a friend to all who knew her.  She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister.  She found great enjoyment in volunteering at the local food bank.  Funeral services will be held at 11: 00 a.m. Wednesday in Soule United Methodist Church.  Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church of Christ Cemetery at Ponzer.  Surviving are a son, Brian O’Neal and wife, Jennifer of Rose Bay; a daughter, Teresa O’Neal Tuck of Rose Bay; grandchildren, Austin Spencer, Ainsleigh O’Neal, Andrew O’Neal, Chelsea Tuck and Patrick Tuck; a sister, Wanda M. Jefferson and husband, Kenny of Belhaven.  In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret Ann was preceded in death by a sister, Lou Ellen M. Gibbs and two brothers, Jarvis Lee Mason and Paul Ormond Mason.  The family will receive friends at the home,6965 Turnpike Road on Tuesday evening,and those desiring to visit the funeral home may do so until 7p.m. on Tuesday.  (Bryan Funeral Service)

O'NEAL, Martha E.
Washington Progress
- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1895; pg. 1

O'NEAL, Mary Mann

RALEIGH - Mary Mann O'NEAL, 91, of Springmoor in Raleigh, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Stewart Health Center.  Mrs. O'Neal was a native of Hyde County and was married to the late Edward M. O'Neal. She was an elementary school teacher in eastern North Carolina for more than 40 years.  Mrs. O'Neal is survived by a son, Jim O'Neal of Raleigh; a daughter, Judy Fore of Black Mountain, N.C.; one granddaughter, Eva Nelson; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Gibbs of Raleigh, formerly of Hyde County.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2004, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at Springmoor Retirement Community, 1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Soul [Soule] Cemetery in Hyde County. Arrangements in Raleigh by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary's St., and in Hyde County by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, N.C.  (The Sun Journal (New Bern, NC) - Friday, April 9, 2004)

O'NEAL, Mildred Garrish

Mildred Garrish O’Neal, 80, of Ocracoke, NC died Saturday, February 2, 2013 in an Elizabeth City hospital.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Ocracoke and was the daughter of the late Charlie Warren and Rosa O’Neal Garrish, and the widow of  Ronald T. “Conch” O’Neal.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  Mrs. O’Neal is survived by three sons, Ronald T. O’Neal, Jr.,  Robert Benjamin O’Neal and Michael Warren O’Neal, all of Ocracoke; several grandchildren and numerous other relatives.  A memorial service will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Laura Stern and the Rev. Ivey Belch officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Mildred Mizelle

OCRACOKE - Mildred Mizelle O'Neal, 86, died Tuesday, November 10, in Windsor, NC. Born in Bertie County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sallie White Mizelle and was the widow of John Thomas O'Neal, Sr. She was a member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God.   Mrs. O'Neal is survived by a daughter, Ella Belch and husband Wayne of Ocracoke; a son, John T. O'Neal, Jr. and wife Susan of Ocracoke; three grandchildren, Larry Belch and wife Belinda, Ivey Belch and wife Laura, and Alexander O'Neal; and five great grandchildren, Hunter, Aaron, Alston, Lauren, and Hannah.   Funeral services will be held at Ocracoke Assembly of God on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Sam Garris.  A private burial was held at the family cemetery.   Twiford Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, December 1, 2009; pg. 6A)

O'NEAL, Oliver
Raleigh Christian Advocate - Thursday, Aug. 22, 1907; pg. 13

O'NEAL, Patsy Sadler

BELHAVEN - Patsy Sadler O'NEAL, 89, of Rock Lane, Riverside Campground, died Wednesday, April 5 at Pungo District Hospital. Born in Swan Quarter January 24, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Sarah Pegram Sadler. She was a member of the Swan Quarter Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband of 37 years, Allen O'Neal; four daughters: Nora Mae Wooten of Virginia Beach, Va., Sara Copeland of Louisiana, Celestine Wagner of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Frances Gibbs of Swan Quarter; a step-son, David O'Neal of Columbia; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the family plot in Amity Methodist Church Cemetery at Lake Landing with Adam Henderson officiating. The body will lie in state at Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, April 6, 2000; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Peggy Spencer

OCRACOKE - Peggy Spencer O’Neal, 81, of Ocracoke, died Thursday July 4, 2013 in Norfolk, VA.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Ocracoke and was the daughter of the late Robert Washington “Washie” and Minerva “Minnie” Alwater Spencer and the wife of the late David Farrow O’Neal.  She was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church and was formerly employed with Pony Island Restaurant, Island Inn and N.C. DOT. She also was a homemaker who raised her family.  Surviving are one daughter: Sharon O’Neal Justice of Ocracoke; David Farrow O’Neal, Jr  and Richard Vincent O’Neal both of Ocracoke; two sisters: Audrey Buskirk of Morehead City and Mary Gray of Live Oak, FLA; Grandchildren: Robert Lewis, Fletcher O’Neal, Rachel O’Neal, Katie O’Neal, Carson O’Neal, Noah O’Neal and six great grandchildren.   A celebration of life will be in Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Sunday July 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Laura K.W. Stern  and Rev. Ivey Belch. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Queenie Mecola Armstrong

FAIRFIELD - Mrs. Queenie Mecola Armstrong O’NEAL, 93, of 9870 N. Lake Road, Fairfield, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Leon Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Ballance Cemetery, located in front of the church.  Mrs. O’Neal was born in Hyde County on Oct. 4, 1912. She was the daughter of the late Walter Preston and Lucy Jane Spencer Armstrong. She was married to Archie Lee O’Neal, who preceded her in death May 13, 1974. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, where she provided flowers from her garden for the sanctuary for many years, taught young children in Sunday school and was a member of the Ladies Aide. She hosted many ministers in her home through the years.  Survivors include three sons, Basil L. O’Neal and Earl N. O’Neal, both of Fairfield, and Stafford O’Neal of Elgin, Texas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Earl Armstrong, in 1924.  The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Earl O’Neal, 9855 N. Lake Road, Fairfield.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Washington Daily News - Tuesday, December 20, 2005)

O'NEAL, Ralph Bryon

STUMPY POINT - Ralph Bryon O'NEAL, 92, died Friday, December 28 at Health East Medical Center in Nags Head. Ralph was born in White Plains in Hyde County to the late Damon Pugh and Eula Farrow O'Neal. He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, was a past master of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF & AM, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Temple of New Bern and 32nd Degree of the Sudan Temple of New Bern. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1931-1934. He was prdeceased by his first wife, Viola Jones O'Neal. Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife, Lola Smith Pavlousky of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Margaret Ann O'Neal of Raleigh; two sons: Bryon Stephen O'Neal of Manteo and Marvin Wayne O'Neal of Goldsboro; and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 30 at the Shiloh United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 3, 2002; pg. 6A)

Politicians, fishermen, Shriners, state employees and friends from across the state were among the estimated 200 mourners who paid their respects to Ralph Bryon O'Neal at funeral services Sunday at Shiloh Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. The day after attending the funeral, N.C. State President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight expressed the feelings of many who knew O'Neal. "With the passing of Ralph O'Neal, we have lost a treasure whom we all loved," said Basnight. O'Neal, 92, died on Friday, December 28 at HealthEast Medical Center in Nags Head. Affectionately dubbed the "mayor" of Stumpy Point, he was born in the White Plains community of Hyde County and was the son of the late Damon Pugh and Eula Farrow O'Neal and was married to the former Lola Smith Pavlousky of Virginia Beach. He moved to Stumpy Point on April 27, 1937 after serving a tour of duty with the U.S. Coast Guard. In an interview with the Sentinel last year, O'Neal said it was a date he remembered because he carved it on a piece of wood on Deep Creek Bridge two miles outside Dare County. He said he made the move to the mainland community because he would make $1 a day working for the N.C. Department of Transportation on a project to improve the sandy US 264, which still runs past Stumpy Point on its way to Manns Harbor. While delivering O'Neal's eulogy, the Rev. Thomas Jennings noted that many would miss seeing "Mr. Ralph" slowly cruise the area roads in his red car as he routinely visited numbers of people and places. His purpose was often to make sure that whatever projects might be underway in the community kept moving forward. Since his retirement three decades ago, much of his time was spent trying to ensure that his community received what it needed to survive and grow. In appreciation of his efforts, the volunteer fire department made O'Neal an honorary member and reserved a parking space for his use. He was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church, a Past Master of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521, a member of the Dare County Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite Temple of New Bern and 32nd Degree of the Sudan Temple of New Bern. Also surviving are two sons: Bryon Stephen O'Neal of Manteo and Marvin Wayne O'Neal of Goldsboro; one daughter, Margaret Ann O'Neal of Raleigh; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Viola Jones O'Neal. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Twiford Colony Chapel in Manteo handled arrangements. (The Outer Banks Sentinel - January 2, 2002)

O'NEAL, Retha Windley

ROSE BAY - Retha Windley O'Neal, 91, of Swan Quarter, died Friday morning at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Born in Beaufort County, May 20, 1903, she was the daughter of the late William Samuel and Ada Elizabeth Braddy Windley.  She was the widow of Thomas Alvah O'Neal.  Mrs. O'Neal was a retired teacher in elementary education.  She received her education in Beaufort County, the former Washington Collegiate Institute and Atlantic Christian College.  Surviving are a son, David Morgan O'Neal of Swan Quarter; a sister, Mrs. Callie Windley Boyd of Pinetown; and two grandchildren.  Mrs. O'Neal was preceded in death by five brothers: William Asa Windley, Charlie Windley, Cecil Windley, Garland Windley and Linwood Windley; and three sisters, Lyda Harris, Ana Laura Boyd and Anzelette Waters.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday (today) in Scranton Christian Church.  David Mason will conduct the service.  Burial will follow in the Carawan Family Cemetery at the home.  The family will receive friends at the home on Route 1, with Mrs. and Mrs. David M. O'Neal.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.    (The Coastland Times - Sunday, January 8, 1995; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Robert Benjamin

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 several 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)

O'NEAL, Robert Fowler

OCRACOKE - Robert Fowler O'Neal, Sr., died Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at his home in Ocracoke. He was the son of the late Robert Benjamin O'Neal and Fannie O'Neal. He is survived by his wife, Chloe Garrish O'Neal of the residence.   Mr. O'Neal was a native of Ocracoke and a Veteran of WWII, having served in the Coast Guard during the attack on Midway Island. He also worked and retired as a Quarter Master from the NC Ferry Division. He is predeceased by one sister, Gabriella O'Neal Smith and one brother, John Freeman O'Neal.  Mr. O'Neal is survived by two daughters, Gloria O'Neal Nash of Newport News , Virginia and Joan Ann O'Neal of McGrath, Alaska, one son, Robert Fowler O'Neal, Jr. of Ocracoke and one brother, Ronald T. O'Neal, also of Ocracoke. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Monday, February 2, 2009 at 1 pm.   Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.  (The Coastland Times – Sunday, February 1, 2009; pg. 8A)

O'NEAL, SR., Ronald Thomas

OCRACOKE - Ronald (Conk) Thomas O’Neal, Sr., 82, of Ocracoke, NC died December 7, 2011 at his residence. Born in Ocracoke, he is son of the late Robert and Fannie Williams O’Neal. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a retired lineman for Tideland EMC. He was also a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred O’Neal; three sons, Ronald T. O’Neal, Jr., Robert Benjamin O’Neal, and Michael Warren O’Neal all of Ocracoke; four grandchildren, one step-grandson, one step-granddaughter and two step-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.  A memorial service will be held at Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 2:00PM with the Rev. Laura Stern and Rev. Ivey Belch officiating.  Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.  (Twiford Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, Rosa Ballance

ELIZABETH CITY - Rosa Ballance O'NEAL, 84, of S. Martin St., died March 29, in Engelhard. Mrs. O'Neal was born in Currituck County, daughter of the late Dempsey and Gracie Forehand Ballance. She was a former resident of Kitty Hawk and had lived in Elizabeth City for the past 15 years. She was a former substitute mail carrier in Kitty Hawk and was a saleswoman for Ownley Grocery Store. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Organization and Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabeth City Chapter #44 and was a Baptist. She was the widow of George D. O'Neal of Engelhard. Survivors include a son, George W. O'Neal of Engelhard; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Twiford's Memorial Chapel, Church Street, by the Rev. Charles Wellons and Bob Ballance, Jr. Burial will be in Old Hollywood Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, March 31, 1992)

O'NEAL, Sam Barber

Sam Barber O’Neal,  87, of U.S. Highway 264, the New Holland Community, Swan Quarter died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Pungo District Hospital, Belhaven.  Born in the New Holland Community of Hyde County, March 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Lillian Swindell O’Neal.  He was married to the former Carolyn Burrus who survives.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and served in Europe in the 30th Division and earned the Purple Heart.  His working years were spent with U. S. Fish and Wildlife at Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge where he worked in the maintenance department and retired after 30 years service.  He enjoyed being outside and loved just being at home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the family plot in Soule Cemetery.  Scott Sukeforth will officiate.  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Rosemary O’Neal Johnson and her husband, William A. of New Holland; two brothers, Robert O’Neal of Havelock and Glenn O’Neal of Chesapeake, VA; a sister, Ruth O’Neal Harrell of New Holland; three grandchildren, Bryce O’Neal, Kelly O’Neal Smith and Jeremy Farrow; a great-grandchild, MollyAnne O’Neal.  Mr. O’Neal was also preceded in death by two sons, Sam Barber O’Neal, Jr. and Mark Andrew O’Neal; brothers, Thomas G. O’Neal, Max O’Neal and  Leon O’Neal.  The family will receive friends at Bryan Funeral Service on Tuesday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home.  (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2011; pg. 10A)

O'NEAL, Samuel

ENGELHARD NATIVE DIES IN WASHINGTON - Samuel O'NEAL, 82, native of Hyde County, died Friday afternoon at his home in Washington after an illness of two years. He was born in Hyde County January 29, 1872, son of the late Matthew and Mary Clark O'Neal. He was a retired farmer and fisherman and had moved from Engelhard to Washington. He was a member of the Engelhard Christian Church. He was married to the former Ellen Sadler of Hyde County who survives. Other survivors are one son, Will O'Neal of Washington; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Sadler of Washington. Funeral services were held from the Washington Church of God on Saturday at 3 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. S.W. Avery. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 10, 1954; pg. 1)

O'NEAL, JR., Samuel Barber

FAIRFIELD - Sam Barber O'NEAL, JR., 42, of Fairfield, died early Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, following a long illness. Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 29, at the family plot in Fairfield Cemetery with Leon Williams and Steve Bryan officiating. O'Neal was born June 24, 1953, in Belhaven. He was the son of Sam B. O'Neal, Sr. and Carolyn Burrus O'Neal of Swan Quarter. He was a 1972 graduate of Mattamuskeet School. O'Neal was a member of Fairfield Christian Church and owned and operated O'Neal's Bulldozing Company. He was a former member of the Mattamuskeet Jaycees and active in the Mattamuskeet Athletic Boosters Club. On June 12, 1977, he married the former Myla Blake. In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include a son, Bryce O'Neal, and a daughter, Kelly O'Neal, of the home; his paternal grandmother, Lillian O'Neal of Swan Quarter; and a sister, Rosemary O'Neal Farrow of Engelhard. The family is receiving friends at the home on Church Street in Fairfield. Memorial donations may be sent to Hyde County Chapter, American Cancer Society, c/o Grace McKinney, Route 1, Engelhard, NC 27824, or the Mattamuskeet Athletic Boosters Club, Route 1, Swan Quarter, NC 27885. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (Washington Daily News, Monday, Aug. 28, 1995) [Submitted by Myla Blake O'Neal]

O'NEAL, Stanley

OCRACOKE - Stanley O'NEAL, 72, died on Sunday, January 1st. Services were held at the Methodist Church with Rev. Hale and Rev. Whitaker officiating. Burial was in the Community Cemetery. He is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Hulda Gaskins; by a nephew, Marvin Howard; two nieces: Mrs. Mary F. O'Neal and Mrs. Mattie Midgett; and several cousins, all of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, January 6, 1956; pg. 1)

O'NEAL, Steve Monroe

Steve Monroe O'NEAL, 50, of Ocracoke, died suddenly Thursday in Ocracoke.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Ocracoke, an employee of the North Carolina Ferry Service in Ocracoke as Ferryman.  He had been employed since 1969; prior to his employment he had worked as a mechanic for The Berkley Machine Works.  He was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Ocracoke.  O'Neal served six months in the U.S. Army.  He was the son of the late Ivey and Mrs. Eliza Ella Styron O'Neal.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances O'Neal of the home; two sons: Steve M. O'Neal and Ivey Keith O'Neal, both of Ocracoke; one brother, John Thomas O'Neal of Ocracoke.  Funeral services were held on Monday at the Assembly of God Church on Ocracoke by the Rev. Robert Riley.  Burial followed in the family plot.  (Unknown newspaper) [Note: Steve Monroe O'Neal died May 6, 1976.]

O'NEAL, Sudie Berry
The Coastland Times - Friday, March 1, 1968; pg. 6

O'NEAL, Sue Ellen Skittlethorpe

ENGELHARD - Sue Ellen S. O'NEAL died Wednesday, September 27 at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. She was the daughter of John McDonald Skittlethorpe of Apache Junction, Texas and the late Hannah Mae Neal Wright. Surviving in addition to her father is a son, Robert Wayne O'Neal of the home. She was preceded in death by her son, Eddie O'Neal. A graveside memorial service was held Friday at Fulford Cemetery. Scott Sukeforth officiated. Arrangements were by Byran Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, October 1, 2000; pg. 12A)

O'NEAL, Susan Fulcher

OCRACOKE - Mrs. Susan Fulcher O'NEAL, 68, died Thursday, December 3rd at her home in Ocracoke. Funeral services were Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Ocracoke Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Vickery officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery. Mrs. O'Neal was a native of Ocracoke, the daughter of Missouri and Benjamin O'Neal [?]. She is survived by her husband, I.F. O'Neal; one daughter, Mrs. Jesse Garrish; one grandson, Danny Garrish; and one sister, Mrs. Areta Williams, all of Ocracoke. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 4, 1953; pg. 1)

O'NEAL, Thomas Gregory

SWAN QUARTER - Thomas Gregory O'NEAL, 70, of Route 1, New Holland Community, died Jan. 20 as a result of an accident that occurred while cutting wood. A native of Hyde County, he was the son of Lillian Swindell O'Neal of Swan Quarter and the late Lonnie O'Neal. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II, a member of the Swan Quarter Baptist Church, Atlantic Lodge #294 AF&AM, York Rite Masonic Bodies, and Sudan Temple. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Swan Quarter Baptist Church. The Rev. John Rowland, pastor, officiated. Burial will follow in Soule Cemetery with Masonic Rites conducted by Atlantic Lodge #294. He is survived by his wife, Jean Wheeler O'Neal; his mother; a daughter, Alison O. Potter of Swan Quarter; an adopted son, George Stanley Lee of Chesapeake, Va.; four brothers: Sam B. O'Neal of Swan Quarter, Max O'Neal of Olympia, Wash., Robert C. O'Neal of New Bern, and Glenn O'Neal of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Ruth O'Neal Harrell of Swan Quarter and 2 grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriner's Children's Hospital, c/o Sudan Temple, New Bern, N.C. or Swan Quarter Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, January 23, 1992)

O'NEAL, Tillman

Mr. Tillman O'NEAL of Ocracoke, age 86 years, died at the residence of Capt. Horatio Williams, his son-in-law, December 21st. (The Washington Gazette - Thursday, January 7, 1892; pg. 3; column 3) [Posted here with kind permission from John H. Oden, III]

O'NEAL, Van Henry

OCRACOKE - Van Henry O'NEAL, 78, died September 30 at Sea Level Extended Care at Sea Level. Mr. O'Neal was retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation as supervisor of Cedar Island Ferry. He was a World War II veteran, member of Ocracoke Masonic Lodge #747 and a Shriner of the Sudan Temple in New Bern, a member of Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion, and member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. He was owner/operator of Bluff Shoal Motel. Surviving are his wife, Bertha O'Neal; a daughter, Christine O'Neal; a son, Ronnie Van O'Neal, all of Ocracoke; a sister, Louie Dell Williams of Hendersonville, Tennessee; 2 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild. A funeral service was held on October 3 at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Garrish family cemetery. Arrangements are by Bell-Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, October 6, 1993; pg. 14A)

O'NEAL, Viloet Jennette

WASHINGTON - Viloet Jennette O'NEAL, of Washington, formerly of the Rose Bay community, died Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Beaufort County Home in Washington. Mrs. O'Neal was born December 25, 1905 in Scranton, the daughter of the late Dare Alcock and J.M. Jennette. In August 1922 in Hyde County, she married John Bryan O'Neal, who preceded her in death in 1980. For many years Mrs. O'Neal attended North Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons: Grady Max O'Neal of Oriental and Glenn Bryant O'Neal of Winterville; a daughter, Gretchen O'Neal Cochran of Greenville; a brother, Garland jennette of Swan Quarter; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Pamlico Memorial Garden in Washington with the Rev. Lester Eason and the Rev. Jessie Foreman officiating. Paul Funeral Home in Washington handled arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, February 8, 1996; pg. 6A)

O'NEAL, W.W.

OCRACOKE, Nov. 3 - W.W. O'NEAL, age 75, native of Ocracoke, died at his home in Merchantville, N.J. on Satuday, November 1st, after a long illness.  Funeral services will be held there.  He is survived by his wife, May O'Neal; three sons: Willis, Robert and Linwood; and two daughters: Clara and Ruth.  Here at Ocracoke he is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Elnora Ballance and Mrs. Tressie Howard; and two brothers: Capt. I.F. O'Neal and Capt. Walter C. O'Neal, Sr.  Mr. O'Neal left Ocracoke when he was about 16 years of age and went North to the Philadelphia area where he was captain of a dredge for many years.  Capt. and Mrs. Walter C. O'Neal, Sr. and Capt. I.F. O'Neal left here Sunday for Merchantville.  Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Garrish and Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Esham, who received the news while visiting in Richmond, also planned to attend the funeral services.  (The Coastland Times - Friday, November 7, 1958; pg. 7)

O'NEAL, SR., Walter Cleveland

OCRACOKE - Walter Cleveland O'NEAL, SR., 91, the husband of Mrs. Armanda Garrish O'Neal and a retired fishing and hunting guide, died Wednesday night at his home. A native of Ocracoke, he was a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louie Dell O'Neal Williams of Ocracoke; two sons: Van Henry O'Neal of Ocracoke and Walter C. O'Neal, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Ocracoke United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Creech. Burial will be in the family cemetery with Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras in charge. (Daily Advance - December 31, 1977)

O'NEAL, JR., Walter Miller

Mr. Walter Miller O’Neal, Jr., age 85, a resident of 381 E. Bay St., Belhaven, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Britthaven of Washington.  Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Rev. H.P. Norman. Burial will follow in Belhaven Community Cemetery. Lawrence Van Essendelft, Billy Ruark, Braxton O’Neal, Warren Carawan, Jonathan Bell and Johnny Holt will serve as pallbearers. Bobby Guthrie, Bubba Rector, Barry Wilson, Lewis Williams and Georgie Baker will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Mr. O’Neal was born in Hyde Co. on December 24, 1922 to the late Walter Miller O’Neal Sr. and Blanche Carawan O’Neal. On May 1, 1943 he married Catherine Hodges who survives. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was a self employed fisherman. He was a member of the Belhaven Original Free Will Baptist Church.  Survivors include his wife of the home, Catherine Hodges O’Neal, one daughter, Daphne O. Robinson and husband Rich of Belhaven, one son, Walter Miller O’Neal, III and wife Sandy of Belhaven, two sisters, Myra Holton of TN, Rilma Benson of VA and two grandchildren, Amie R. Elliott and husband David of Bath and Craig Robinson of Washington.  He was also preceded in death by one brother, Lewis O’Neal.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.  Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is serving the O’Neal family.  (Paul Funeral Home)

O'NEAL, JR., William Arthur

OCRACOKE - William Arthur O'NEAL, JR., 70 of Ocracoke, died Saturday, April 27, in a Chesapeake, Va. hospital. Mr. O'Neal was retired from General Motors Corp. as a paint foreman. He was also the owner of the Trolley Shop One and O'Neal's Dockside Tackle Shop of Ocracoke. He attended Ocracoke United Methodist Church and Ocracoke Assembly of God and was the chairperson for the Ocracoke Surf Fishing Tournament. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in WW II. He was born in Union City, N.J., son of the late Margaret Styron O'Neal. Surviving are his wife, Dorothea Draper O'Neal of the home; two sons: William Curtis O'Neal of Tampa, Fla. And Charles T. O'Neal, Sr. of Ocracoke; two sisters: Kay O'Neal of Wilmington, Delaware and Norma Drozdowski of Stanton, Delaware; four brothers: LeRoy O'Neal of New Castle, Delaware, Ralph O'Neal of Chesapeake, Va., Thurman O'Neal of Ocracoke, and Harry O'Neal of Elsmere, Delaware; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Julien B. O'Neal. Funeral services will be held at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 30, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. Allen Lovell and the Rev. Tim Lynch officiating. Burial will be in the Ocracoke Community Cemetery. Twiford's Island Chapel in Hatteras is in charge of arrangements. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, April 30, 1996)

OSBORNE, Mary Lucille Cox

ENGELHARD - Mary Lucille Cox OSBORNE, 88, of Goshen Road and most recently a patient at Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died early Wednesday at Cross Creek. Born in Hyde County, April 30, 1910, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Lillie Swindell Cox. She was a member of the Middletown Christian Church and was the widow of Jack Osborne who died in 1986. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Middletown Christian Church with Scott Sukeforth officiating. Private burial will follow in Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter with Jessie Rawls, Richard Cox, Joe Redden Cox, Maxwell Cox, Douglas Cox and Clifford Swindell serving as pallbearers. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norma S. Lupton and Dr. C. Rhodes of Middletown; a sister, Margie Cox Scott of Wilkesboro; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Osborne was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph W. Cox in June 1997. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service in Swan Quarter. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, December 10, 1998; pg. 12A)

OSGOOD, Paul Bailey

Mr. Paul Bailey OSGOOD, age 88, died Wednesday in the Craven Regional Medical Center in New Bern. He was married to his wife Virginia Midyette in 1936. He was a member of the Broad Street Christian Church since 1952. Through the years, he served as Deacon, Elder, and Chairman of the Board of Deacons and was made Elder Emeritus. He also served on the Discipliana Committee at Barton College. In his early years, he did social work and worked for the YMCA and then went to work for the postal service in 1939 in Youngstown, Ohio. During the war he was assigned to work in post offices. In 1949 he went into the Postal Inspection Service and was assigned to the Atlanta Division serving as Postal Inspector for Eastern North Carolina from 1952-1971. He was active in the NARFE where he was a past local president and life member. He was S.A.R. State President in 1988. He was a member of the Order of Founders and Patriots, and a Charter Member of the North Carolina Sheriffs Association. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Lorraine Osgood. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Midyette Osgood of New Bern; sons Robert M. Osgood of New Bern and Franklin Torrance Osgood and wife Christy Beach of Rocky Mount; daughter, Jane Osgood Reel and husband Radford of New Bern; granddaughter Susan Reel King of Apex; and grandsons Bryan Reel of Waldorf, Md. and Clay Osgood of Richardson, Texas. The funeral service will be held Friday, January 12, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Broad Street Christian Church with the Rev. Joe Faulconer officiating. The interment will follow at 3 p.m. in the Fairfield Cemetery in Hyde County. Arrangements by Pollock-Wells & Best Funeral Home in New Bern. (Sun Journal (New Bern) - Thursday, January 11, 2001)

OSGOOD, Virginia Midyette

Virginia Midyette OSGOOD, of New Bern, N.C., died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, after extended illness. Born December 2, 1912 and raised on a farm in Fairfield, N.C., she was the youngest of six children of Jane Lindsay and Allen Burrus Midyette. After graduating from high school, Virginia took a business course and during the heart of the Depression went to Chicago to seek employment as a steno typist. It was there that she met Paul B. Osgood, whom she would marry in 1936.Before, during and after WWII, the Osgood's moved from Ohio to North Carolina to Kentucky and back to N.C. again, living in five different homes. During these years, Virginia gave birth to four children, two sons and two daughters. Nurturing and loving them as a stay-at-home mom, Virginia taught her children life's lessons mainly by her beautiful example.  In 1954, the Osgood's moved to New Bern and joined Broad Street Christian Church. There they became deeply involved in church activities and leadership for the next fifty years. In particular, Mrs. Osgood served as the Sunday school teacher for the Men and Women's Bible Class and as Disciple Mission chairperson for many years. Together, the Osgood's attended state and national Disciples of Christ assemblies and one of the highlights of their life was an around-the-world tour in 1970 and attendance at the International Conference of Churches in Christ's Church, New Zealand.  The Osgood's loved their home in New Bern, but throughout the years of their marriage, maintained close ties to Mrs. Osgood's childhood home in Fairfield. There they developed small pecan and apple orchards, harvesting and selling the produce. Virginia often said that this reminded her that her roots were in Hyde County and that she enjoyed most of all being able to give pecans and apples to relatives and family friends.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Virginia was a very talented poet. From early years, she expressed her love of life, nature, and God through verse. Some of her poetry was published in the News Observer, and various state and national church publications. She loved people and enjoyed visiting the sick and elderly, and using her creative writing skills in cards that she sent to the shut-ins. Our mother, grandmother, and Christian sister and friend will be missed and remembered with respect and love by many.  Virginia Osgood is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Paul B. Osgood, and her daughter, Susan Lorraine Osgood. She is survived by her children, Robert M. Osgood of the home, Jane and her husband Radford Reel of New Bern and Torrance Osgood and his wife Christy Beach of Columbia, S.C.; also by three grandchildren, Susan and her husband Stacy King of New Bern, Bryan Reel of Reston, Va., and Clay Osgood of Richardson, Texas.  The family will receive visitors at Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Karen Snyder at Broad Street Christian Church on Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the cemetery in Fairfield, N.C.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations of New Bern. (New Bern Sun Journal - Wednesday, April 27, 2005) [Kindly submitted by Art Carawan]

OSWALT, Fleet L.

HYDE HUNTER SUFFERS FATAL HEART ATTACK - A sudden heart attack snuffed out the life of a goose hunter in a blind near Fairfield last Wednesday morning. The victim was M/Sgt. Fleet L. OSWALT, a retired Marine living in Newport. His death occurred in a blind on the farm of A.G. Berry. The body of the 48 year old man was returned to Newport where funeral services were held Saturday. He was originally from Columbia, Mississippi. (The Coastland Times - Friday, December 3, 1954; pg. 2)

OVERTON, Caddie Howard

NORFOLK, VA. - Caddie Howard OVERTON, 95, longtime resident of Norfolk, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 in Harrisonburg, Va. A native of Ocracoke Island, Caddie was the widow of Junius F. Overton and is survived by their daughters: Kay Reddick and Margaret Garrish of Ocracoke and Jacquelyn Stone of Virginia Beach; 6 cherished grandchildren; 12 "greatgrans" as Caddie referred to them; her niece Miriam Hoggard and nephew William Garrish and their families of Ocracoke; her sister-in-law, Aldine Bennett of Norfolk; and many close relatives and friends at Ocracoke, Norfolk and Harrisonburg. Caddie left Ocracoke Island at the age of 13 to continue her education at St. Paul's in Beaufort and East Carolina Teachers College in Greenville. She returned to Ocracoke to teach school and care for her mother until her marriage. Junie and Caddie, married for 62 years, were faithful members of their beloved Coleman Place Presbyterian Church in Norfolk where they and their daughters were nurtured by this wonderful church family for many years. At her request, a graveside service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach with Dr. Jim Alexander, pastor of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, presiding. A memorial service will also be held at Sunnyside in Harrisonburg on Thursday. Caddie's family wishes to express their gratefulness to the Sunnyside family for their love and care of Caddie for the past 8 years. Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel, Virginia Beach is handling the services. (The Coastland Times - Thursday, November 29, 2001, pg. 10A)

OVERTON, Elsie Shillingford

Elsie Shillingford Overton, 85, died in Greenville, South Carolina on Monday, December 11, 2006.  Mrs. Overton was the widow of Charles Nathaniel (Nat) Overton formerly of Swan Quarter who died in 1974.  She opened her home to more than 200 foster children, was a selfless person and for many years provided dinners at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter to the less fortunate.  She was the founder of “People Helping People” and a Jefferson Award recipient in Greenville, S.C.  A graveside burial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Soule Cemetery.  Steve Bryan, Lay Speaker will officiate.  Surviving are a daughter, Norma Jean Dillard; a brother, Donald Shillingford of Woodberry, N.J., two grandchildren, Chris Bench and Ryan Bench.  She was preceded in death by a son, Edward Overton.  Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.  (Bryan Funeral Service obituary posted in January 2006)

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The Coastland Times - Friday, Jan. 25, 1963; pg. 4

OWENS, Elmond Spencer

COLUMBIA - Elmond Spencer OWENS, 96, died July 26, in Plumblee Nursing Home in Plymouth. Mr. Owens was born February 10, 1904 in Hyde County, son of the late Agnes B. and Samuel Spencer, Sr. He worked as a domestic and was a member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters: Earnestine Brickhouse of Creswell, Calzetta Fenner of Great Neck, N.Y, and Shirley Owens of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sons: Wade Owens of Columbia, Richard L. Owens of Creswell, and Thurman Owens of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; three sisters: Mary Marner and Charlotte Fenner, both of Columbia, and Jenny Bowser of New York, N.Y.; two brothers: Linwood Spencer and Samuel Spencer, both of Columbia; 26 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild. Services were held July 31 in Salem Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rowsom Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, August 1, 2000; pg. 9A)

OWENS, Gilbert Lee

COLUMBIA - Gilbert Lee OWENS, 95, died Wednesday, February 9 in Chowan Hospital. Mr. Owens was born in Hyde County on May 12, 1904. He was a member of Gum Neck Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Allied Towing Co. as an engineer. Survivors include a son, Derl R. Owens of Columbia; a sister, Lillie O. Merrell of McMinnville, Tennessee; and 7 grandchildren. A funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 11 at Walker Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Paul Berry. Burial followed in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Walker Funeral Home in Columbia. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, February 13, 2000; pg. 14A)

OWENS, Joseph B.

CURRITUCK NATIVE DIES IN NORFOLK - Joseph B. OWENS, age 67, resident of Washington, N.C., died in the Marine hospital in Norfolk on July 16 following a critical illness of several days. He had been in failing health for the past year. Mr. Owens was born in Currituck County December 16, 1891, son of the late Jordan and Penelope Owens. He was a retired Coast Guardsman and had been living in Washington since 1945. He was married to the former Della Dunbar of Hyde County who survives. Other survivors are one son, Marvin Owens, warrant officer in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky.; two step-sons: Joseph and John Liverman, both of Baltimore, Md.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Malcolm S. Simmons of Belhaven; 3 grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren; and two sisters (not named). Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Paul Funeral Home in Washington on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Earle J. Rogers, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery. Nephews served as pallbearers. (The Coastland Times - July 24, 1959)

OWENS, Ruth Annette Johnson

TRENTON - Ruth Annette Johnson OWENS, 73, died Friday, January 18. She was the daughter of the late Maynard and Arlene Johnson and grew up in Hyde County on Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge at New Holland. She graduated from Engelhard High School and then East Carolina Teachers College at age 19. She taught at Aurora High School before marrying Robert Leon Owens of Manteo and moving to Hampton, Va. where she was a Civil Service employee at Fort Monroe, Va., and her husband an employee at the Newport News Shipyard until his death in 1967. Survivors include sisters: Bertha J. Adams and husband Bill of Trenton; Eleanor J. Cuthrell and husband Frank of Danville, Va., Caroline J. Pickett and husband Harold of Trenton; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Thelma O. Perry, Alma O. Doty, Marie O. Ratchford, Clara Mae O. Shannon and husband Lionel; and brother-in-law, Robert V. Owens and wife Sarah of Manteo. Private services will be held in Manteo Cemetery at a later date where her remains will be buried next to her husband. Arrangements by Sayland Funeral Home. (The Coastland Times - Tuesday, January 22, 2002; pg. 3A)

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