Kill Devil Hills, NC
Lynn Harris Coppersmith, 58, of Kill Devil Hills, NC peacefully passed on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ with her family at her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of Carlton and Louise Harris of Camden. She married Thomas Willard Coppersmith, Sr. and they lived in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for forty years where she worked as a renowned floral designer for more than 30 years until her health required her to retire in 2004. She moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC when her husband retired in 2005. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and cherished friend to all that knew her. She was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church in Kill Devil Hills.
Mrs. Coppersmith is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Coppersmith, Sr. of the residence; a daughter, Tanya C. Gearhart and husband, M. Anthony Gearhart, RPh of Odenton, MD; two sons, Major Thomas W. Coppersmith, Jr., USAF and wife, Elizabeth, stationed in Germany, and Timothy M. Coppersmith and wife, Jessica of Odenton, MD; six grandchildren, Katie Gearhart, Andrew, Alex, Marty, Garrett, and Gavin Coppersmith; a brother, Richard Harris and wife, Cherie of Kitty Hawk, NC; a nephew, Matt Harris of Kitty Hawk, NC; and an aunt, Hilda Bateman of Weeksville, NC.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Ocean View Baptist Church on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted on July 6, 2007 at 11:00 am at Ocean View Baptist Church, 900 S. Virginia Dare Trail (MP 9), Kill Devil Hills, NC by Pastor Steve Siegrist. Graveside service will follow at 4:00 pm at The New Hollywood Cemetery on Peartree Road, Elizabeth City, NC.
Per Lynn’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church, 900 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948.
Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family.Print Obituary & Condolences
Nags Head, NC
Sarah S. Wilkinson, 89, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in Nags Head, NC. Born in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin W. and Julia Saunders Sandridge and was the widow of Morgan O. Wilkinson, Sr. Mrs. Wilkinson was a retired manager with the Taxation Department of Richmond.
Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by a son, Morgan O. Wilkinson, Jr. and wife Susan of Aydlett, NC; a sister, Peggy Greenberg of Rancho Mirage, CA; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a loving extended family at Britthaven of Outer Banks.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Richmond, VA.
Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Wilkinson family.Print Obituary & Condolences
Joseph Davis Berry, Sr., age 83, of 1482 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, July 2, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Berry, a life-long native of Weeksville, was the son of the late Walter Franklin Berry and Grace Belle Eves Berry. He served in the Merchant Marine during WW II, was an agriculture farmer, a member of Salem Baptist Church, Aurora Lodge #300 AF & AM, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Mr. Berry is survived by a daughter, Bethany Grace Berry-Weiss and her husband Richard David Weiss of Orlando, FL; two sons, Joseph Davis ‘Dave’ Berry, Jr., and wife Lesia of Shiloh, NC, and Tony Lee Berry and wife Patsy of Weeksville, NC; the mother of his children, Joyce P. Berry; and ten grandchildren, and special friend and caretaker, Carol Sullivan and daughter, Missy. He was predeceased by a sister, Geneva Berry, and two brothers, Walter Berry and Allen Berry.
A graveside funeral service will be Friday, July 6, 2007 at 3:00 PM in New Hollywood Cemetery with the Rev. Jeffery C. Russell officiating and Masonic Rites by the Eureka Masonic Lodge # 317. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home and at other times at the residence of the son, Mr. & Mrs. Tony Berry, 1282 Bart James Road, in the Weeksville section of Elizabeth City, NC. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, 1401 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences
John Thomas Miller, Jr., 80, of 110 Hickory Hill Drive, Grandy, NC, died on Friday, June 29, 2007 at Albemarle Hospital. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was born the son of the late John Thomas Miller, Sr. and Genevieve MacAtter Miller, and was the husband of Constance ‘Connie’ Therrien Miller of the residence. He was employed with American Safety Razor. Mr. Miller was in the U.S. Army in WWII and in the Korean War where he was in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions, was a member of the Elks Lodge and Jaycees of Staunton, VA, a member of the First Flight Lions Club for 25 years, an organ and tissue donor, and a Catholic.
Besides his wife, Mr. Miller is survived by: two sons Al Miller of Grandy, NC and John T. Miller, III of Kill Devil Hills, NC; one brother Donald Miller of Bronx, NY; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Twiford’s Colony Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to NC Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 39, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, NC is assisting the Miller family. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences
Doris Williams Burgess, age 92, of Camden, NC died Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. A native of Camden County she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward Williams and Minnie Cartwright Williams and the widow of Frank Burgess. She was a retired nurse from the Albemarle Hospital and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mrs. Burgess is survived by a daughter, Donna Griffin and husband Tommy of Camden; a sister, Mary Sawyer of Shiloh, NC; three grandchildren, Vanita Seymour, Paula Rogerson and Brian Griffin; and five great grand- children, Mark Seymour, Todd Seymour, Adam Gregory, Drew Gregory, and Leslie Griffin.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 2, 2007 at 4:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, with burial in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Griffin, 186 West Highway 158, Camden, NC. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences
Josephine Morgan Cartwright, 91, famous for her 16 layer chocolate cakes, died Friday, June 29, 2007, in a Charlottesville, VA hospital from complications of pneumonia. She had been a resident of 3297 Main Street Extended for most of her life and had spent the last year and a half at the Orange County Home for Adults in Orange, VA. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Seth Morgan and Mary Eliza Ownley Morgan and the widow of William Bernard Cartwright.
She was the mother of six children and survived by four: William Robert ‘Bob’ Cartwright of Palmyra, VA, Randy Morgan Cartwright, of Nags Head, NC, Donna C. Hayden of Orange, VA, and Robin C. Sanders of Aromas, CA. She is survived by ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Josephine is also survived by a twin sister, Pauline M. Meads and a brother, Irvin Thomas Morgan, both of Elizabeth City, NC. She was predeceased by her eldest child, Frances C. Jones; an infant child, Jo Anne Cartwright; a grandchild, and her brothers and sisters, George Harvey Morgan, Julian Cecil Morgan, Nathan Leroy Morgan, Mary Elizabeth M. Tadlock, and Callie Mae Morgan.
A funeral service will be held in Berea Baptist Church on Monday, July 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Glenn Greenway officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home and following the service in the church fellowship hall. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences
Michael Francis Wheeler, 77, 1111 Apt. E, Main Street Ext., Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at Sentara Nursing Center-Currituck. He was born in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late Michael O. Wheeler and Lillian Muller Wheeler and was the widower of Mae Wright Wheeler. He was a retired C.P.O. machinist for U.S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean War, and was the owner/operator of Wheeler Electric.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by two sons, John W. Wheeler, Sr. and wife Teresa of Sligo, NC, and William E. Richardson of San Bernardino, CA; a daughter, Harriet Sloat of Weisterstown, MD; a sister, Eilene Albany of Essex, MD; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by four sisters.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 2:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Aaron Pendley officiating. Burial will be in the Wright Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home, following the service on Saturday in the lobby of the funeral home, and at other times at the residence of the son, John W. Wheeler, Sr., 544 Poyners Road, Moyock, NC 27958. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences
Agnes Griffin Dozier, 84, of 7245 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC., died Thursday June 28, 2007, at her residence. Mrs. Dozier was born in
North Hampton County, N. C. and was the daughter of the late Julian Picot Griffin and Kate Newsome Griffin. Her husband Lawrence L. Dozier, Jr preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and former schoolteacher having graduated from East Carolina Teachers College. Mrs. Dozier was a member of the Poplar Branch Baptist Church the Joy Sunday School Class, and was a founding member of the Jarvisburg Home Demonstration Club and a volunteer with the America Red Cross.
Survivors include her daughters; Fey D. Mikles and husband Mike of Clearwater, Florida; Katie D. Hill of Jarvisburg, N. C. and Donna Beth Kenny and her husband Jim of Kitty Hawk, N. C., her son; Charles Dozier and his wife Marlee of Jarvisburg, N. C. sister, Janie Sutton of Rocky Mount, N. C., eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Saturday June 30th, at 2:00 P. M. at the Poplar Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Thorn and Rev. Renee Edwards officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Elizabeth, N. C. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times the residence. Following the visitation at the church the immediate family will go in procession to West Lawn Cemetery for the interment.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Poplar Branch Baptist Church, P. O. Box 247, Grandy, N. C. 27939 or Albemarle Hospice, P. O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, N. C. 27909.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Dozier family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com. 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Mr. Robert Edridge King, 83, of 116 Robert Street, Camden, NC, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Albemarle Hospital. Mr. King was the son of the late Arlie and Ruth Edridge King and was the husband of Ann McDougall King. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army, he received the Purple Heart, and was member of William Clarence Jackson VFW Post # 6060.
Survivors include his wife; Ann McDougall King, two daughters, Kathryn Hartmann of New York and Lisa Ann King of Maine; two sons, Mitchell King of Florida and Eric A. King of Maine, one step-son, Fred Stanley of Elizabeth City, N. C., five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas King.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 28, at 5:00 P. M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Aaron Pendley officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the funeral home lobby.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the King Family with arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Sadron C. Lampert, III, 64, died Saturday, June 23, 2007 at his residence. Born in New York City, NY, he was the son of the late Sadron C. Lampert, Jr. and the late Edith Rawls. Mr. Lampert was a salesman for a building supply company and was a former member of the Kitty Hawk Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Lampert is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth D. Lampert of Gloucester Point, VA; a son, Sadron C. Lampert, IV of Williamsburg, VA; a grandson, Sadron C. Lampert, V of Williamsburg, VA; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, VA.
Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the Lampert family.Print Obituary & Condolences