Carol W. Ahlstrom

Carol W. Ahlstrom

Kitty Hawk, NC

Carol Williams Ahlstrom, 71, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 in a Chesapeake, VA hospital. Mrs. Ahlstrom, born in Detroit, MI, worked as a retail clerk and was a grandmother to all. She was the daughter of the late Gerald Franklin and Beatrice Mary Doty Williams and the widow of the late Donald ‘Pop’ Ahlstrom.

Mrs. Ahlstrom is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Pulley and husband, Chuck, and Donna Martin and husband, Dane, all of Kitty Hawk, NC; one son, David Ahlstrom and wife, Sherrie of Holton, MI; one sister, Nancy Booth of Kitty Hawk, NC; five grandchildren, Justin Martin, Schuyler Martin, Cara Pulley, David Coty Ahlstrom, and Christina Ahlstrom; and two nephews, Steve Booth and Bob Booth.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 4:00 pm with Rev. John Lacount officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Catch Cancer Foundation, 4810 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959.

Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Annie Sarah Barkwell Abbott

Annie Sarah Barkwell Abbott

Annie Sarah Barkwell Abbott, 98, 1012 Riverside Ave., Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Laurens County, GA, the daughter of the late Dr. John H. Barkwell and Pearl Dominy Barkwell and was the widow of James Carroll Abbott. Mrs. Abbott was a member of First Baptist Church and was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters, Anne Abbott Gaddy and Nancy Abbott Clune both of Elizabeth City, NC; three grandsons, J. Wes Gaddy of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Tim Clune of Charlottesville, VA, and J. Riley Gaddy and wife Kellam of Raleigh, NC; and six great grandchildren, Abbott, Ethan, Payton, Landon, Bailey, Mary Hana Gaddy.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 11:00 am in Old Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Mason Smith officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Albemarle Hospice, P.O. Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0189. Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online register, visit www.twifordfh.com.

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Raleigh Elvin Lawrence, Sr.

Raleigh Elvin Lawrence, Sr.

Raleigh Elvin Lawrence, Sr., 80, 908 Maple Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died peacefully Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Winslow Memorial Home. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, the son of the late Raleigh Levy and Eva Copeland Lawrence and was the husband of Peggy Ormond Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence was a retired electronic technician for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Besides his wife, Mr. Lawrence is survived two daughters, Cathy Harrell and husband Ronnie of Tyner, NC, and Vicky Braddy and husband Ricky of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Raleigh Lawrence, Jr. and wife Teresa of Elizabeth City, NC, and Joey Lawrence of Daytona Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Christy Pasiuk and husband Nick, Sherri Ann Spruill and husband Derrick, Amber Jones and husband Dale, Ricky Braddy, Jr., Tabitha Page and husband Brandon, and Tiffany Haynes and husband Zack; and six great grandchildren, Landon Pasiuk, Barrett Jones, Kailyn Spruill, Owen Pasiuk, Chandler Jones, and Carson Page.

A graveside service will be held June 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm in West Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Roland Cooper and Rev. Bill Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, Vicky Braddy, 300 Creek Road, Elizabeth City, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27605. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements. To sign the online register, visit www.twifordfh.com.

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Anthony J. Secondi

Anthony J. Secondi

Manteo, NC

Anthony John Secondi, 70, of Manteo died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Nags Head, NC. Born in Woodbridge, NJ, he was the son of Olga Secondi of Weston, CT and the late Anthony Secondi.

Besides his mother, Mr. Secondi is survived by his wife, Louise Vena Secondi of the home; a daughter, Sheila Secondi Burd of New Jersey; a step daughter, Jacqueline Smith of Maine; a step son, Mark Bivians of New Jersey; a sister, Donna Daulerio of Weston, CT; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Allie Lee Cartwright Stallings

Allie Lee Cartwright Stallings

Allie Lee Cartwright Stallings, 85, of 304 Brite Avenue, Elizabeth City, N.C. died June 9, 2008. Mrs. Stallings was born in Perquimans County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late William A. Cartwright and Elizabeth Smith Cartwright. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter E. Stallings. She was a sales clerk with Belk’s for over thirty years, and a member of the Belvidere-Ryland Church of Christ.

Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Bunch of Chesapeake, VA and her brother Oliver J. Cartwright of Elizabeth City. A niece that she raised as a daughter, Susan Cartwright of the home, and her three children and five grandchildren. A nephew that she also raised as a son, William (Bill) Cartwright and his wife Ann and their three children of Hertford, N.C. Many other nieces and nephews who loved her very much. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Golden Marie Cartwright and Dorothy C. Phthesic, three brothers Charles Allen Cartwright, William Alphonso Cartwright, Sr. and Alvah Eugene Cartwright.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 11th at 11:00 A. M. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, with Oliver J. Cartwright and Stephen Colclasure officiating. Burial will be in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the lobby of the funeral home and other times at 304 Brite Ave, Elizabeth City, N.C. or 211 North Church Street, Hertford, NC

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

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John A. Gillikin

John A. Gillikin

Buxton, NC

John Anthony Gillikin, 55, of Buxton NC, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Chesapeake General Hospital. John Gillikin was born in Morehead City, NC and was the son of Delores Jennette Lewis of Buxton, NC, and the late Elbert R. Gillikin of Cedar Island, NC.

John was raised on Hatteras Island and a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship after graduating from Cape Hatteras High School in 1971. John was an avid sailor and waterman. An accomplished actor, John loved life, loved to laugh and was often the star of the show, both on and off stage.

John was retired US Coast Guard as well as a veteran, having served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He was also retired from the US National Park Service and enjoyed a long career as a US Park Ranger. He was stationed at the Wright Brothers Monument in Kitty Hawk and other posts along the Outer Banks, the US Virgin Islands National Park and the Everglades National Park in Florida. John Gillikin was a nationally known expert on the Wright Brothers and the First Flight, appeared in several documentaries and was quoted in many publications on early aviation. He was regarded by his peers as a world class ranger – interpreter, a first rate historian and a scholar.

He is survived by his wife, Misty Brown Gillikin of the residence, his mother, Delores Jennette Lewis and husband, Terry Q. Lewis; sister, Elberta Gillikin; niece, Pam and husband, Buddy Johnson; their children, Cameron and Christa Johnson, all of Buxton; two grandchildren, Ryley and Xavier Brown of Virginia Beach, VA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and “Buddy” his beloved Labrador Retriever.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Buxton Methodist Church on Monday, June 9 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. A viewing will be held and family and friends will be received at the Buxton Methodist Church from 7 – 8:30 PM on Sunday.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Employee and Alumni Association of the National Park Service at http://www.eandaa.org.

Twiford’s Island Chapel, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Louise Bostic Pardue

Louise Bostic Pardue

Louise Bostic Pardue, 80, of 112 Old Cypress Landing, Hertford, NC died Tuesday, June 3rd 2008 at her residence. She was born in Geneva, AL, the daughter of the late Daniel L. Bostic and Nellie Clark Bostic and was the wife of Robert E. Pardue, Sr. She was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Adah Chapter #49 in Ocean Springs, MS.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Pardue is survived by a daughter, Anna Lathrop and husband Frank of Hertford, NC; three sons, Robert E. Pardue, Jr. and wife Marie of Ocean Springs, MS, Richard C. Pardue and wife Eva of Pensacola, FL, and James D. Pardue and wife Gina of Jackson, MS; a sister, Mildred McLaney and husband Henry of Montgomery, AL; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Masciangelo officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church Outreach Ministry, 2089 New Hope Road, Hertford, NC 27944. 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.

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John R. Aydlette

John R. Aydlette

Nags Head, NC

John R. Aydlette, 91, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head.

He was born September 20, 1916 to the late Willie Edgar Aydlett and Agnes Sawyer Aydlett. Besides his parents, John is preceded in death by three sisters, Janie Aydlett, Marjorie ‘Margie’ Rhodes and Estelle A. Shaddeau.

He is survived by his sister, Katherine A. White of Portsmouth, VA and eight nieces and nephews.

John spent most of his life living in the Buxton area of the Outer Banks and his last few years at Britthaven of the Outer Banks in Nags Head, NC.

A memorial service will be held at Britthaven of the Outer Banks on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 2:00 pm.

Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews

Jason L. Matthews

Chesapeake- Jason Lee Matthews, 28, died Sunday, June 1, 2008. Mr. Matthews was born to Roy and Shelia Bunch Matthews. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Roy and Shelia; brother Eric Matthews; beloved dog, Carly; and a host of other family members.
Memorial services will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 1204 Tatemstown Rd, Chesapeake, 23325 with Dr. M. Lee Godfrey officiating at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Shelia Matthews to assist with her Jason Matthews Memorial Garden. Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Harold Otto

Harold Otto

Chesapeake- Harold (Hal) Frank Otto, 87, passed away March 30, 2008. Mr. Otto was a retired United States Air Force Pilot. He flew in World War II and the Korean War, as well as with the U.S. Air Force in Europe (U.S.A.F.E.) in the 1950’s. He pursued a second career in computers with WANG Laboratory Inc. and The Unidyne Corp. He was a member of the Sewell’s Point Men’s Golf Association. He created a computer program for calculating golfers’ handicaps.
Mr. Otto is survived by his biologic daughter, Catherine Hamner of Sewanee, TN., and a daughter, Margrit Frazier of San Antonio, TX. Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, will handle arrangements. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice.

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