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QUIDLEY, Allie Pugh

ELIZABETH CITY - Allie Pugh Quidley, 84, of the 400 block of Pritchard St., died July 13, 1991 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Quidley was born in Hyde County, N.C., and was a member of the Christian Church in Hyde County. Survivors include six daughters, Aldean Insley of New Bern, N.C., Helen Godfrey of Hertford, N.C., Doris Brink of Chesapeake, Elma Markham, Edith Kelsick and Dale Messina, all of Elizabeth City; a sister, Mattie Kennson of Greenville, N.C.; a brother, Tom Pugh of Wilson, N.C.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Memory Garden Cemetery, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Joe Griffith. Friends may join the family at 4110 Amstel Court, Elizabeth City. Twiford Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements. (Virginian-Pilot - Monday, July 15, 1991; pg. 2D)

QUIDLEY, Rowena Rollinson

BUXTON LOSES FAMOUS AND BELOVED CITIZEN - Funeral services for Mrs. Rowena Rollinson QUIDLEY, 91, who died at her home Saturday, September 3, at 8:30 a.m. at the residence in Buxton after an illness of 8 weeks, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Buxton Methodist Church by Rev. Dan Meadows, pastor, assisted by Rev. Aaron Tyson, pastor of Fairhaven Methodist Church. The body was brought to the church one hour prior to services. Burial was in the Quidley Cemetery in Buxton. Mrs. Quidley was born in Hatteras when it was in Hyde County and had lived in Dare County for the past 75 years. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rollinson and a member of the Buxton Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ursa Wise of Kinston; three sons: Tom Quidley of Pamlico, David E. Quidley of Old Trap, and Guy Quidley of Buxton; one step-son, William E. Quidley of Buxton; 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 step-grandchild. Mrs. Quidley was known and beloved for her long service for more than half a century to the people of her community. She was midwife and practical doctor through the years when professional services were not available. She assisted at the birth of hundreds of the citizens on the island. "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Never Grow Old" were sung by Mrs. Eva Dixon, Mrs. Edna Barnett, Mrs. Evelyn Gibbs, Mrs. Grace Basnett, Mrs. Thelma Gray, Mrs. Ormand Fuller, Mrs. Laura Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Snowden Quidley, Mr. & Mrs. C.P. Gray, Lonie Tolson and Mrs. Irene Midgett. Mrs. Pearl Midgett accompanied at the piano. A duet, "Beyond the Sunset", was sung by Mrs. Pearl Midgett and Mrs. Eva Dixon. The casket was covered with a pall of white asters and fern. Pallbearers were Eldon H. Farrow, William W. Gray, Teddy S. Lacy, Wilton L. Simmons, John J. Robbins, and Howard P. Price. (The Virginian-Pilot - Sunday, September 4, 1955 and also The Coastland Times - Friday, September 9, 1955; pg. 1)

QUIDLEY, Ruby Midgette

SWAN QUARTER - Ruby Midgette QUIDLEY, 85, formerly of Engelhard and most recently a resident of Cross Creek Health Care Center in Swan Quarter, died Thursday, July 18, at Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven. Born in Lake Landing on December 2, 1910, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Alice Benson Midgette. She worked in Norfolk, Va. as a civil service employee at Norfolk Naval Base for many years prior to returning to Hyde County in the 1950's. She had also worked at Britthaven of Washington and the Sea Ranch Motel at Kill Devil Hills. She was an avid bowler and bingo player. She was a member of Amity United Methodist Church. Surviving are five sisters: Lydia Bell O'Neal of Kitty Hawk, Mary L. Knickerbocker of Portsmouth, Va., Addie Lee McKinney of Engelhard, Annie Pearl Payne of Portsmouth, and Sheila Gibbs of Englehard; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Quidley was preceded in death by brothers: John S. Midgette and Leslie Gray Midgette; and sisters: Irene Jarvis and Allie Mae Gammon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Providence United Methodist Church in Swan Quarter with the Rev. L.R. Sparrow to officiate. Burial will follow at the family plot in Soule Cemetery. Visitation was to be at Bryan Funeral Service from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. (The Coastland Times - Sunday, July 21, 1996; pg. 2B)

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