Samuel Gibbs,

Samuel Gibbs,

EC GIBBS

Barco, NC

Samuel Louis ‘Bud’ Gibbs, Jr., 69 a former resident of Barco, N. C. died Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at the Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville, N. C.

Mr. Gibbs was born in Barco, N. C., Currituck County and was the son of the late Samuel Louis Gibbs, Sr. and Evelyn Hooper Gibbs. He was a member of the Rehoboth Baptist Church.

Survivors include his brothers; Leland E. Gibbs and Michael Gibbs both of Barco, N. C and Mahlon Y. Gibbs of Kinston, N. C. his sisters, Annettte G. Bundy of Corapeake, N. C., Charlotte G. Jackson of Tulsa, OK and Joan G. Davenport of Virginia Beach, VA. He was predeceased by his brothers Leland and David Gibbs.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 9th, at 11:00 A. M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lamar Herndon officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery in Elizabeth City. The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Gibbs family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395

Twiford Funeral Home November 6, 2007
405 East Church Street Phone # 252-335-4395
Elizabeth City, N. C. 27907-0405 Fax # 252-335-4329

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Gary Anthony “Tony” Bright

Gary Anthony “Tony” Bright

Gary ‘Tony’ Bright, 56, of 1304 Bart James Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, son of the late Chester Eves and Phyllis Spencer Bright. He was a farmer, former owner of BJ’s Restaurant, a member of Salem Baptist Church and served in the National Guard for six years.

Tony is survived by his daughter, Kindall Michelle Bright, and her brother, Tyler Smith and their mother, Lana Collins all of Weeksville, NC; a sister, Debra Bright Forbes of Camden, NC; a brother, Spencer Bright of Weeksville, NC; three nieces, Scottie Beth Forbes, Braden Forbes, and Gabbie Forbes; five nephews, Dennis Bright, Gregg Bright, Neal Bright, Travis Bright, and Tim F. Hooper, Jr.. The family would like to express their gratitude to his friends and primary caregivers, Bonnie Smailes and Jack Totten.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Deborah Butts officiating. The family will receive friends, Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home, immediately following the service on Wednesday in the lobby of the funeral home, and at other times at the residence of Hugh and Jean Clinkscales, 1298 Bart James Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Kindall M. Bright College Fund, P.O. Box 1908, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online register, visit www.twifordfh.com.

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Lottie Simpson

Lottie Simpson

Lottie B. Simpson

Moyock- Lottie Bateman ‘Peggy’ Simpson, 87, died November 4, 2007. Mrs. Simpson was born in Weeksville, NC to the late Stephen J. and Lottie Grey Bateman. Mrs. Simpson was a retired cafeteria manager for the Virginia Beach school system. She was also a member of the Ryder City Sam’s Camping Club, and the past President of the Virginia Beach Sandwiches Fishing Club. During World War II, Lottie did her part to help the war effort by transporting missiles across country by truck. Mrs. Simpson was predeceased by her husband, Horace L. Simpson, Sr.; and their two sons, Horace, Jr., and George Simpson.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Beth Shortt; her two brothers, Johnnie and Luther Bateman; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Simpson will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cedar Road Christian Academy or to the Princess Anne Court House Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Johnnie Henderson Rogerson

Johnnie Henderson Rogerson

JOHNNIE HENDERSON ROGERSON, 89 of 806 Second St., Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday Nov. 3, 2007 in the Albemarle Hospital. He was a native of Pasquotank County, son of the late John Anderson and Mrs. Katie Elliott Rogerson, and husband of the late Effie D. Rogerson. Mr. Rogerson was retired from the Elizabeth City Police Department and the Pasquotank County Sheriffs Department, a member of Berea Baptist Church, Improved order of the Redmen Pasquotank Tribe #8, the NC Retired Police Officers Association, and the AARP. Mr. Rogerson was presented the Long Leaf Pine Award by the Governor of North Carolina.

He is survived by a daughter Patricia Ann Ballance and husband Rodney of
Manns Harbor, NC; a son Douglas G. Rogerson and wife Lois of Elizabeth
City, NC; a sister Delma Copeland of Elizabeth City, NC; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers C.E. ‘Podner’ Rogerson and James M. Rogerson; a sister, Katie Rogerson and a half brother, Lee Bright.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning Nov.6, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Berea Baptist Church by Rev. Glenn Greenway and Phil Grasty. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church St., Elizabeth City, NC and other times at his residence at 806 Second St. Memorial donations may be made to the Berea Family Life Center, 2033 North Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909. You may sign the online guest register at www.twifordfh.com.

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Leopoldo Dizon

Leopoldo Dizon

Leopoldo B. Dizon

Chesapeake- Leopoldo Briones Dizon, 73, passed away peacefully November 4, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Dizon was born in Manila, Philippines to the late Manuel and Saturnina Dizon.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 43 years, Nerinda Fuentes Dizon; his daughters, Lizette Arches and Nerisa Mangsat; his sons, Noel Dizon and Leopoldo Dizon, Jr.; his sisters Pacita Dizon Rivera and Florentina Dizon Turla; his 10 grandchildren, 3 that reside in the USA, Abigail, Johanna and Jean- Luc.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. The funeral service will be Saturday, 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Arnold C. Basnight

Arnold C. Basnight

Arnold Claybert Basnight, Jr., age 64, of 10 Tanglewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Basnight, a native of Pasquotank County, was the son of the late Arnold Claybert Basnight, Sr., and Della Marie Twiford Basnight, and the husband of Barbara Davenport Basnight of the residence. He was retired as Lead Man in the Electric Shop at the Elizabeth City USCG Support Center, former owner and operator of Basnight Electric Company and was a retired CWO4 from the US Coast Guard Reserves, a member of the Moose Lodge, and a Methodist.

Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Mark Allen Basnight of Bangkok, Thailand, and Matthew Scott Basnight of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Wade Fearing Basnight and George Albert Basnight both of Elizabeth City, NC; and four grandchildren, Breanne Michelle Basnight, Meghan Grace Basnight, Carson Clay Basnight, and Landon Allen Basnight.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joey Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge or arrangements. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.

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Ruth McPherson

Ruth McPherson

Ruth Kight McPherson, 86, of Camden, NC, died Friday, November 2, 2007 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. McPherson was born in Portsmouth, VA, and was the daughter of the late Willie W. Kight and Ruby Brown Kight. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, member of the Order of Eastern Star, Indian Ridge Chapter # 319, and a retired seamstress with Supak. She was predeceased by her husband William Douglas ‘Bill’ McPherson, Sr., her son, Clarence Hinton McPherson, her sisters, Bernice White Midgett and Mallie Hardy, and her brother Walter Kight.

Survivors include her sons, William Douglas McPherson, Jr. and wife Dianne, Ronald Glenn McPherson and wife Pam, all of Elizabeth City, NC, her brother, Hubert Spence Kight of Richmond, VA, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, November 4, 2007, at 2:00 o’clock in Highland Park Cemetery. The family will be at the residence of William Douglas and Dianne McPherson, 1953 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the McPherson family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com. 252-335-4395

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Joseph S. Rongo

Joseph S. Rongo

Nags Head, NC

Joseph S. Rongo passed quietly on November 2, 2007 at Sentara Nursing Home. He was 83 years old.
He served his country in World War II in the US Navy as a Gunners Mate for 3 tours in the Atlantic conflict and completed his service in the Pacific.
After the war he married Lorraine Wadase , now deceased. They were married for 39 years.
He was a member of the VFW, Baum Center, and was instrumental in establishing the Community Watch program in Nags Head, NC.
He is survived by 3 sons, Stephen T Rongo of St. Helen , Florida, David J Rongo of Manteo, NC and Joseph John Rongo III of Fair Lawn, NJ, and 4 grandchildren Derek Rongo of St. Helen, Florida, Ashley Rongo, Damien Rongo, Tyler Rongo of Fair Lawn, NJ.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Wednesday November 7, 2007 at 2:00pm in Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC.

Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Visit www.twifordfh.com to sign the online register.

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Robert Gray Sawyer

Robert Gray Sawyer

Robert Gray Sawyer, 82, of Four Forks Road, Shawboro, NC died Thursday, November 01, 2007, in the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Shawboro, Currituck County, NC to the late Hillery Robert and Affie Sivills Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer was a retired farmer and a member of the Perkins United Methodist Church.

He is survived by several cousins.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2007, at 11:00am in the Sivills Family Cemetery in Shawboro, NC by Rev. F. Joe Griffith. The family will greet friends and relatives immediately following the service at the graveside. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Sawyer family. To sign the online guest register, please visit www.twifordfh.com.

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John Ian Dough

John Ian Dough

John I. Z. Dough

Knotts Island- John Ian Zachary Dough, infant son of Rachel Megan Batchelor and John Marshall
Dough, died October 26, 2007 at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Ian is predeceased by his grandmother, Evelyn Carr.
Left to cherish his memory along with his parents are his sister, Kendal; brother, Joseph; grandparents, Marla Wood and her husband David, William Batchelor, Kirk Carr, and John Dough and his wife Joann; Aunts and Uncles, Tasha Tucker and husband Chris, KC Carr, Katie Buffaloe and husband Andy, Adam Batchelor and wife Kristi, Britan Batchelor, Brice and Bobby Batchelor, and Will Batchelor; and his cousins, Gracie, Maddie, Kelsi, Matthew, Abbey, Kenny, Natalie, and Lexie.
A memorial service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, on Saturday at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to CHKD, or to the March of Dimes in Ian’s name. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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