Southern Shores, NC
Peggy Thomas Bakken, 81, died Friday, October 5, 2007 at her home after a long illness. A Professor Emeritis from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, she was honored in 1972 as an Outstanding Educator of America. After retiring she served her community on the Board of Adjustment, manned the crisis call center and was on the board of the Outer Banks Hotline. She was member of Duck United Methodist Church and the Duck Woods Country Club.
She is survived by her husband, David Bakken; a brother, William R. Thomas of Phoenix; four step-children and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Duck United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM. Internment will be at a later date in Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dare Home Health and Hospice, P.O. 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.
Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences
Kellyann Connors Wolsiefer, age 44, of 126 Woodland Way, Camden, NC, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Wolsiefer, a native of Queens, NY, was the daughter of John Joseph Connors and Elizabeth Ann Currie Connors of Long Island, NY and the wife of James Brian Wolsiefer of the residence. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.
Besides her parents and husband she is survived by three daughters, Heather Elizabeth Wolsiefer, Kayla Renee’ Wolsiefer and Chelsea Ann Wolsiefer all of the residence; and two sisters, Elizabeth Calabrese and Michelle Esposito both of Long Island, NY.
A memorial service will be Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Father Chesco officiating. The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 10:00 AM at the funeral home. 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
Joseph M. Cervantes
Moyock- Joseph Michael Cervantes, 30, died October 5, 2007. Mr. Cervantes was born in Toms River, NJ to Jose Cervantes and Darlene Cervantes Griffith. Joseph’s priority in life was his beautiful son, Kaden; his world revolved around his son. His other love was motorcycles; he loved both riding them and working on them. His plans were to one day become a motorcycle mechanic. He was very athletic. He had two black belts in karate, though he loved many sports. Mr. Cervantes was a friend to everyone, and he had never met a stranger.
Left to cherish his memory along with his parents are his wife, Jessica Hammond Cervantes; son, Kaden Cervantes of MD; grandmothers, Barbara Matsen and Maria Cervantes; sister, Annette Easterwood and her husband Bill of Moyock; niece, Lisa Schiene; nephews, Tyler and Alan Easterwood; aunts and uncles, Tony Cervantes, Gloria Hermisillo, Lechia Porraf, Mary Hermisllo, Chris Hermisillo, Patricia Hermisillo, Kathy Laughton and husband Robert, Tim Matsen and wife Gloria, and Richard Matsen and wife Becky; and numerous cousins, friends, and other loved ones.
The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake on Tuesday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Moyock Cemetery at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a trust account set up in Kaden Cervantes name at Bank of America, 313 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Donald Eugene Wissman, 63, of 406 Ridge Road, Belvidere, N. C. died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the Albemarle Hospital.
Mr. Wissman was born in Washington, D. C. and was the son of Mattie Burnice Crawford Wissman and the late Edward Earl Wissman, Sr. He was a member of the Up River Friends Church and a retired electrician.
Survivors include his wife; Gloria Slack Wissman, daughters Karen Boblit and husband William Boblit, Sr. of Belvidere, N.C. Melissa Estep and husband Robert Estep, Sr. of Harwood, MD, and Tracy Simpson and husband Paul Simpson of Grandy, N. C. sons, Donald Eugene Wissman, Jr. of Grandy, N.C. and Edward Earl Wissman, III and his friend Sherry Bedsole of Jarvisburg, N.C. his mother Mattie Burnice Crawford Wissman of Myrtle Beach, S.C. brothers, Edward Earl Wissman, Jr. and wife Rita of Myrtle Beach, S. C. sisters, Ruby Brenton and husband James of Myrtle Beach, S. C. Debra Houck and husband Joseph of Denton, MD, and his half sister Shirley Bryson, grandchildren, William Boblit, Jr., Freddie Boblit and Nikki Boblit, Robert Estep, Jr., Donald Estep and Megan and Timmy Estep, Shelly Lynn Radtka, Emily Wissman and Shadow Rain Wissman, a former daughter-in-law Christine Wissman of Grandy, N. C.
A funeral service will be held Monday, October 8, at 11:00 A. M. at the Up River Friends Church with Pastor Lawrence Frank officiating. Burial will follow in the Up River Friends Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, October 7, from 4:30 P. M. to 6:00 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City and other times at the home.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Wissman family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Pauline Pippin Sanders, 77, of 1604 Darian Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Hendersonville, NC, the daughter of the late Norman Ralph Pippin, Sr. and Emmie Sams Pippin and was the widow of Joe Harry Sanders, Sr. She attended Corinth Baptist Church and was a former Secretary with the Cumberland County School System.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by two daughters, Callie S. Sugg and husband Jimmy of Elizabeth City, NC, and Paulette S. Deacy and husband Bob of Holly Springs, NC; a son, Joe H. Sanders, Jr. and wife Chris of Fayetteville, NC; five grandchildren, Amy Sugg Morgan and husband Matt, Laura Marie Sanders, Bradley O’Neal Sanders, Jessica Lawton Deacy, and Robert Martin Deacy, Jr., and two great grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Ralph Pippin, Jr. and a grandson, J.R. Sugg, Jr.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 2:00 pm in the Swallow Savannah Cemetery in Allendale, SC. A visitation will be held Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 at Keith Smith Funeral Service, 128 Water Street, Allendale, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 1035 US 17 South, Elizabeth City, NC, or Albemarle Hospice, P.O. 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0189. Local arrangements are being held by Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC. To sign the online guest register, visit www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Angeline Larson Jackson, 72, of 111 Spindrift Trail, Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, August 3, 2007 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of the late Warren and Lina Stevens Larson and was the wife of William L. ‘Skeeter’ Jackson, Sr. of the residence. She was a member of Newbegun United Methodist Church.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Jackson is survived by a step-son, William L. Jackson, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC; and a sister, Jane Larson Jackson of Suffolk, VA.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11:00 am at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Para Drake-Bohm officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.twifordfh.com. 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Jimmie Green Meads, age 75, of 502 Meadstown Road, Elizabeth City, NC departed this life Sunday evening, September 30, 2007 at his home. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones who cared for him during his short illness. He was born October 1, 1932 in Pasquotank County to the late Mack Matthew Meads and Gracie Baines Meads. He began working as a farmer and then turned to carpentry to support his family. After retirement he returned to his love of farming with Ronnie and Wayne White. He was predeceased in March of this year by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Adelia ‘Dee Ann’ Hall Meads.
Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters and their husbands, Donna M. and Mike Hurdle, Cynthia M. and Dutchie Spear, and Juanita M. and Mike Melko; a son, Gary Green and wife Melissa Meads; two sisters, Tinnie Meads and husband Dermont Reid, and Emma Virginia Meads; two brothers, Joe and wife Irene Meads, and Fred and wife Francis Meads; a niece who was like a sister, Billie Fields and husband Del Edrington; sisters-in-law, Molly Meads and Kathlene Meads; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Mack Matthews Meads, Jr., Richard Henry Meads, Paul Odell Meads, Elton Matthew Meads, and Earl Cranston Meads, and sisters, Erma Meads Fields, and Sara Meads Pierce.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dave Libengood officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the lobby of the funeral home and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to Albemarle Hospice, PO Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0189. 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.
Janice T. Jones
Beloved Mother and Sister
Janice Louise Tarkington Jones, 64, of 806 Tuscarora Ave., Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, September 28, 2007 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of the late Millard Elmer Tarkington, Sr. and Evie Rae Simpson Tarkington.
Mrs. Jones is survived by three sons, Walter B. Jones, III, William C. Jones, James D. Jones and wife Leah all of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters, Christine Stokely of King William, VA, and Kay Trueblood of Elizabeth City, NC; and a brother, Clifford Tarkington and wife Julia of New Bern, NC. She was preceded in death by three sisters, and five brothers.
A graveside service will be held Monday, October 1, at 11:00 A. M. in New Hollywood Cemetery with Pastor Max Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends at the home, 806 Tuscarora Ave, Elizabeth City, NC. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.twifordfh.com. 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Twila Jane McGill Ellis, 80, of Arlington, VA, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Ellis, a native of Canton, Ohio, was the daughter of the late Clarence E. McGill and Alverna Mary Mathias McGill. She was married to Carl Richard Ellis from 1946 to 1961. After graduation from Lehman High School in 1945 in Canton she attended a business college in Kansas City, MO. She worked with United Airlines, then known as Capital Airlines, the American Society of Naval Engineers and retired in 1985 from the Department of Interior US Geological Survey having worked in the Geological Inquiries Division and then the Topographical Map Division. She lived in Elizabeth City, NC for twenty years where she was a member of Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was an avid swimmer.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by a daughter, Jan Marie Ellis Reams of Lorton, VA; and two grandchildren, Chad Michael Reams and Cheryl Renee Reams.
A memorial service will be during the 11:00 AM Worship Service at Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 14, 2007 with Rev. Leigh Gillis officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 200 East Woodlawn Road, Suite 156 Charlotte, NC 28217. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Ellis family.Print Obituary & Condolences
Marjorie Ann Piers, 64, of Rodanthe, NC died Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Piers was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of the late John J. and Mary Helen Walsh Lyons.
Mrs. Piers is survived by a daughter, Ann Piers of Spring Lake, NC; four sons, John Robert Piers of Hope Mills, NC, Robert John Piers of Hope Mills, NC, Joseph Christopher Piers of Conway, NH, and Anthony Patrick Piers of Spring Lake, NC; four daughters-in-law, Vanessa Piers, Jennifer Piers, Gina Piers and Gale Rushinski; three sisters, Mary Ellen Rose of Salvo, NC, Kathleen Rose of Rodanthe, NC and Theresa Humphries of Littleton, NC; and nine grandchildren, Robert John Piers, Jr., Tyler Thomas Piers, Brenden Wayne Piers, Ashley Mae Piers, Alexis Nicolette Tillman, Shane Gerard Piers, Bennie Tillman IV, Angelina Vanessa Piers, and Baby A.J. Piers.
A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Laurel Memorial Gardens in Poplar Branch, NC by Deacon Don Wobser. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.Print Obituary & Condolences