Hoyt Hill

Hoyt Hill

Manteo, NC

Hoyt Hill, 83, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at his residence. Born in Colburn, AL, he was the son of the late Marvin and Lexie Ola Kennimer Hill. He was a retired SP-5 with the U.S. Army, a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church, American Legion Post #26, VFW Post 10950, and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Mary V. Garten Hill of the residence; one daughter Glenda Hill of Rossville, GA; three sisters, Beatrice Lewis of Knoxville, TN, Evelyn McArthur of Chattanooga, TN, and Opal Tinker of Ootewah, TN; one step daughter, Patricia Wylds of Chesnee, SC; two step sons, Gary Roland of Manteo, NC and Walter Saffell of Olney, MD; seventeen step grandchildren, eighteen step great grandchildren, and one step great-great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by a step daughter.

A graveside service will be conducted on Friday, April 25, 2008 at 3:00 PM at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA. A visitation will be held at Roanoke Island Baptist Church on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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

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Dolores Gelston

Dolores Gelston

Dolores C. Gelston

Portsmouth- Dolores Camille Gelston, 51, passed away peacefully April 21, 2008. She was born in Waukegan, IL to the late Edward Haberski and Lottie Dudek.
She is survived by her husband Eric Gelston and her mother Lottie.
The family will receive friends, Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake. The funeral service will be Thursday, 1:00 pm at St. Gregory Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Leola Austin Rollinson

Leola Austin Rollinson

BUXTON ‘ Leola Austin Rollinson, 81, died April 18, 2008, in a Norfolk hospital.

Mrs. Rollinson was born in Hatteras village on July 14, 1926, the daughter of Jack Simon and Iola Belle Austin. She was the widow of James R. Rollinson, who died on Aug. 21, 2007.

She was a retired teacher’s assistant with the special education program at Cape Hatteras School. For more than 50 years, she was a member of Cape Hatteras Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 303. She served as Worthy Matron three times and held almost every other office and was serving as treasurer when she died. In addition, she was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the choir. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department.

Mrs. Rollinson was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and friend to many on and off Hatteras Island.

She is survived by four daughters, Diana and her husband, Harold Satterwhite, of Buxton; Shelly Rollinson of Buxton; Clara ‘Jay’ Rollinson of St. Louis, Mo., and Mikki Fuller and Donnie of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, Renae Gaskins and her husband, David; Jack Quidley, Jr., and his wife, Lisa, and Melissa Quidley and her husband, Ryan, all of Buxton, and Savannah Belle of Virginia Beach; five great-grandchildren, Christan, Megan, and Kyle Smithwick and Jack Quidley, III, and Hailey Quidley, all of Buxton.

She is also survived by her brother Archie Austin of Morehead City and her sisters-in-law, Pauline Rollinson and Audrey Rollinson, of Buxton.

A Celebration of her life will be on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Cory Oliver officiating. The family will be at the church from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy go to Buxton United Methodist Church, c/o Hatteras United Methodist Charge, P.O. Box 310, Hatteras, N.C. 27943.

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

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Murray Kaplan

Murray Kaplan

Kitty Hawk, NC

Murray Kaplan of Martin’s Point in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina passed away on April 17, 2008. A native of New York, he was born in Brooklyn on September 17, 1942 and was the son of the late Sidney and Evelyn Kaplan.

Raised in the beach community of Far Rockaway, Murray was an Eagle Scout at the young age of 13 and was a champion swimmer in high school. His swimming coach encouraged him to apply to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and Rep. Emmanual Celler nominated him. After his graduation in 1964 he served aboard the USS Severn and the USS Zellars. In Vietnam, Lt. Kaplan served as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy and was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Medal and the Bronze Star.

When he returned home in 1970 he resigned his commission and worked briefly for the New York Telephone Company and then Hewlett-Packard selling cable test equipment. He eventually moved into the Human Resources division of the company and later worked with a Hewlett-Packard spin-off, Agilent Technologies.

By the time Mr. Kaplan retired in 2007, he and his wife of 30 years, Ann Dallinga Kaplan, had been living on the Outer Banks for 10 years. He was especially fond of kayaking, cooking, music, and travel. He and Ann made many trips together beginning with their honeymoon in 1977 to Moorea with subsequent trips to Bali, and New Zealand and many more places. They also sailed around Cape Horn together in 2006.

In addition to his loving wife, Murray Kaplan is survived by his daughter Becky and her daughter Breanne Carawan, his sisters, Myrna-Sue Shimberg of Tucson, Arizona and Ellie Diamond of New Jersey, his brothers-in-law, Harvey Diamond, Tom Dallinga, and Howard Dallinga, his sisters-in-law Pat Dallinga and Carol Dallinga, and his mother-in-law Anna Dallinga, a nephew and nieces, all of New York.

Murray’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or a charity of one’s choice.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Twiford’s Funeral Home in Manteo, followed by his burial at the Southern Shores Cemetery and a reception at Duck Woods Country Club.

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Joshua D. Rhoads

Joshua D. Rhoads

Walnut Creek, CA/ Kitty Hawk, NC

Joshua Dustyn Rhoads, 25, of Walnut Creek, CA, and formerly of Kitty Hawk, died March 20, 2008 in California.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly M. ‘Sam’ Rhoads of Walnut Creek, CA; his father, Clarence A. ‘Dusty’ Rhoads, III and step-mother, Bonnie Rhoads of Kitty Hawk; a sister, Brandi Rhoads of Greensboro; aunts, Cynthia A. Meeke of Dade City, FL, Mary Lou Vitucci of St. Petersburg, FL, Lucetta Lea of Tampa, FL, and Dorothy Cheshire of Lakeland, FL; uncles, Hank Mullins of Newport News, and David Mullins of Port Haywood, VA; close cousin, Paul Poyntz of Kill Devil Hills and numerous loving cousins and all the awesome friends he loved.

Joshua is predeceased by his grandparents, Dusty and Skippy Rhoads of Kitty Hawk and Henry and Charlotte Mullens of Newport News.

Joshua was a kind-hearted and gentle you man who had a deep love for his family and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his friends riding dirt bikes, rock crawling, jet skiing and snowboarding. He was well-known for his creativity and skills building things from the ground up. His passion in life was working with his hands. He was very outgoing and ambitious and could do anything he set his mind to. Joshua was the right-hand, go to man that everyone could always rely on.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 4:00pm at the Baum Cemetery located on Elijah Baum Road, Kitty Hawk, officiated by Rev. Eugene McLawhorn.

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

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Paul Bert Dunlo, Jr.

Paul Bert Dunlo, Jr.

Paul Bert ‘Blackie’ Dunlo, Jr. 67, of Ranchland Drive, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, April 15, 2008. Mr. Dunlo was born in Norfolk, VA and was the son of the late Paul Bert Dunlo, Sr. and Ruth Aydlett Dunlo. Mr. Dunlo was a retired shipbuilder and an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife; Mary Joyce Plaster, his step-daughter Malissa Davenport and her husband Rob, his sister Peggy Hayman and her husband Bill of Chesapeake, VA. his grandchildren, Crickett, Jena and Kayla, his nieces Dawn Curl and her husband Thomas of Virginia, two great nephews Chris and Shaun and numerous cousins and in-laws from North Carolina and Virginia, and his pets that he loved.

A Open Memorial Celebration of His Life will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 after 3:00 P. M. at his residence, 178 Ranchland Drive.

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

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Blanche Blow

Blanche Blow

Kill Devil Hills, NC

Blanche Hare Blow, of Kill Devil Hills died Friday, April 18, 2008 at her residence. Born in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Hare.

Blanche is survived by her husband Frank Dixon Blow; one daughter, Catherine Lynn Reale of Stafford, VA; one son, Michael Bruce Blow of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Delores Peroni of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Roberta Kerns of Berryville, VA; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Lung Association.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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Barbara Gray Clayton

Barbara Gray Clayton

Barbara Gray Clayton, 84, of Forehand Drive, Chesapeake, VA., died Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Chesapeake, VA. She was born in Monroe County, Rochester, New York and was the daughter of the late Julian Fitzhugh Gray and Lillie Newman Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander David Clayton.

Survivors include her daughters, Jane ‘Holly’ Caison and her husband Darrell of Elizabeth City, NC and Ann C. Martin of Houston, TX, and her granddaughter Heidi Etter Eaton, and her husband Caley.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 2:00 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC with the Rev. Toni Wood officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Holly and Darrell Caison, 638 Firetower Road, Elizabeth City, NC.

The family suggests that memorials be directed to: Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, in memory of Barbara Gray Clayton, C/O Wilmer Eye Institute, 600 North Wolfe Street, Wilmer 112, Baltimore, MD 21287

Twiford Funeral Home, Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Clayton family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-5465.

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James Morrett

James Morrett

Salvo, NC

James Albert Morrett, 77, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Salvo. He was born in Harrisburg, PA, the son of the late James A. Morrett, Sr. and the late Eva E. Trimmer Morrett.

Mr. Morrett was an architect, registered in several states, Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Harrisburg Area Community College, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Robert Burns Lodge # 464 in Harrisburg, PA, a U.S. Navy veteran, held two patents, and was an awesome Dad.

The coffee pot was always on and all were welcome to share conversation and a joke. Jim was an adventurer with a distinct zest for life. He loved to be creative and solve problems, and nothing made him happier than to help his friends.

He was thankful to be a member of Clark’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Salvo, NC.

Left behind to cherish his memory and celebrate his life are his loving wife and best friend, Kathy, daughter, Fawn Crossland and husband, Jeff of Chesapeake, VA; son, Eric Morrett and wife, Gayle of Harrisburg, PA; four grandsons, Jared and Zachary Crossland, and Jason and Neil Baney; and four great grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas L. Morrett and wife, Gayle of Linglestown, PA.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church, Salvo, NC on Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm with Rev. Chris Noble officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Village, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, or to Clark’s Bethel United Methodist Church, POB 28, Salvo, NC 27972.

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

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Doris North

Doris North

Duck, NC

Doris Forsyth North, 93, passed away on April 15, 2008 at the Outer Banks Hospital after a short illness. She came into this world on October 22, 1914 in Ann Arundel County, Maryland as the child of Irvin J. Forsyth and Ethel E. Rannels. She was predeceased by her husband, E.H. (Ed) North and her sister, Ruth Forsyth Shell.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Barbara North Britt and son-in-law, Joe C. Britt of Duck and Manteo; grandson, Jonathan Britt and his wife, Lori W. Britt of Duck; nieces, Nancy Shell and Kathy Shell of Towson, MD; family friend, Flor Zafra of Manteo; and her ‘best dog ever’, Brandi.

Doris had a long and eventful life. She married Ed North in 1937 (a 63 year adventure in itself), living with him in Baltimore, New York, Elizabeth City, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Nags Head. In 1992 they moved to Duck to be close to family. Family was all important to Doris, and while she and Ed had only one child and one grandson, they made their many friends into an extended family. Doris held her friends and family near to her heart and appreciated all of you for making her life the incredible journey that it was.

Services will be held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 11:30 am on Friday, April 18, 2008. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the Salvation Army, 602 N. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909, or the Coastal Humane Society, POB 2268, Manteo, NC 27954, would be appreciated.

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

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