Thomas Joseph “Nuge” Nugent

Thomas Joseph “Nuge” Nugent

Thomas Joseph é’“Nuge’ Nugent, age 67, of 1805 Oneida Court, Virginia Beach, VA, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Nugent, a native of Bronx, NY, was the son of the late Andrew James Nugent and Dorothy Sullivan Nugent and the widower of Sandra Lee Nugent. He was a retired insurance agent for John Handcock Insurance Company, Past President and member of American Legion Post 1080 in Mahopac, NY, a member of PANCAN, played on the Navy Baseball Team, and served in the US Navy.

Mr. Nugent is survived by three daughters, Connie Nichols and husband Brian of Holmes, NY, Dorothy Bellanger of FL, and Noreen Harrison and husband Joseph of Patterson, NY; three sons, Kevin Andrew Nugent and wife Tammy of Lake Luzerne, NY, Jimmy Nugent and wife Aimee Lee of Virginia Beach, VA, and Tommy Nugent and wife Lori of Rocky Point, NC; and fifteen grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, James Nugent.

The family will gather at Waterman’s Surfside Grille, 415 Atlantic Avenue at the corner of Fifth and Atlantic in Virginia Beach on Thursday from 11:00 to 2:00 PM and at other times at the residence. A memorial service is planned for a later date. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in assisting the Nugent family.

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John Bernard Bankos

John Bernard Bankos

In a local Richmond hospital, attended by loving family members, John Bernard Bankos of Richmond, Virginia died November 10, 2007. He was born in Cementon, Pennsylvania, July 5, 1923 to John A. and Anna Daumer Bankos.

John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn LaNier Bankos and two sons, David Stephen Bankos of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Jeffrey Kevin Bankos of Spotsylvania, Virginia; a granddaughter, Anlyn Lanier Bankos of McLean, Virginia and a grandson, Matthew Jonathan Bankos of Spotsylvania, Virginia; two beloved daughters-in-law: Jean Hudson Bankos (David) and Pamela Howard Bankos (Jeffrey), whose care and attention to the comfort of their father-in-law was exemplary.

Also surviving: brother, Bernard B. Bankos (Jean) of Portsmouth Virginia; sister Leona Bankos Wagner (George) of Whitehall, Pennsylvania; and brother Ronald T. Bankos (Donna) of Port Orange, Florida; sisters-in-law Belle Lanier, Eleanor Lanier Morton (John) both of Wilmington, North Carolina; and Erlean P. LaNier of Richmond, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Among whom is Carol Bankos George, whose devotion to the well-being of her ‘Uncle John’ was helpful, not only to him, but also to the greater family.

Following his graduation from high school, Mr. Bankos moved to the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area where he spent most of his life. He attended Vocational Tech School in Elizabeth City, NC and was a veteran of World War II, subsequently retiring from the North Carolina Army National Guard at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. For thirty-five years, he was a Civil Service Employee for the Navy.

Mr. Bankos served as a Deacon in Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church; as President of Crossroads Lions Club and as a volunteer at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a service he loved almost 30 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Richmond to be close to family.

Funeral services will be held at on Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 11am at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street in Elizabeth City, NC, with burial following in West Lawn Cemetery. There will be a viewing for family and guests for one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the organ fund of Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505.

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

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Albert J. Mury, III

Albert J. Mury, III

Buxton, NC

Albert Joseph Mury, III, 71, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at his residence. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late Albert Joseph Mury, Jr. and the late Doris Sheridan Mury. He was a retired plumber, an active member of Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church, a member of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, and worked for Dillon’s Corner in Buxton for the past 15 years.

Mr. Mury is survived by his wife, Ruth Meyer Mury of the residence; six daughters, Gretchen Showell of LEHT, NJ, Barbara Schloo of Jim Thorpe, PA, Elizabeth Mury of LEHT, NJ, Eileen Broking of LEHT, NJ, Kathleen Gallagher of Galloway, NJ, and Nicole Mury of Brick, NJ; three sons, Albert Joseph Mury, IV of LEHT, NJ, John Mury of Waretown, NJ, and Joseph Mury of Mayetta, NJ; one sister, Peggy Bilgeshouse of Parksley, VA; one brother, Raymond Mury of Hague, NY; sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Father Robert Brown officiating. Viewing will be at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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

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Clara Hall

Clara Hall

Clara M. Hall

Virginia Beach- Clara Maxine Hall, 81, died November 9, 2007. She was born in Oklahoma to the late Fred and Bertha Lewellyn. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Eastern Star. She was retired from the restaurant business and loved to fish, play bingo and go to the casino.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Hall; her loving daughter, Judy Parker; four sisters; two granddaughters, Julie Taduran and her husband Taggy and Joni Allen; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great granddaughters, three step-children; many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Her three sisters and two brothers precede her in death.
There will be no services but condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com

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Pattie Brickhouse

Pattie Brickhouse

Pattie D. Brickhouse

Chesapeake- Pattie Dixon Brickhouse, 81, died November 8, 2007. Mrs. Brickhouse was born in Chatham County, NC to the late Annie Williams and Roy B. Dixon. She was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and a local artist that specialized in oil paintings.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, James E. Brickhouse; daughters, Patricia Barnett and husband William of Chesapeake, Mollie Boles and Husband Joey of Fayetteville, NC, Dottie Borg of Moyock, NC; sons, Jackie W. Elliott and wife Brenda of Chesapeake, James E. Brickhouse and wife Marlene of Virginia Beach and Donald T. Brickhouse of Chesapeake; sisters, Gertrude Dunlap of Houston, TX, Mollie Hassell, Ann Palmer and Peggy Adams, all of Chesapeake; brothers, Roy Dixon of Cape Charles, Gerald and Darrell Dixon of Chesapeake; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Monday at 1:00 pm at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens with Pastor Heath Burris officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a charity of ones choice. Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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David Gordon

David Gordon

Colington Harbor, NC

David Henry Gordon, 44, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Richmond, VA and was owner/operator of the Outer Banks Flag Shoppe.

David is survived by his wife, Carol Abrams Gordon of the residence; his son, Max Gordon of the residence; his father-in-law, Ellis Abrams of the residence; his mother, Patricia O’Connell Janss and husband Lee of Kill Devil Hills, NC; his father, Charles Thomas Gordon of Mechanicsville, VA and his brother, James Gordon of Washington D.C.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, www.bbbs.org, 230 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or by phone 1-888-412-BIGS.

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

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Lorraine Dozier

Lorraine Dozier

Lorraine W. Dozier

VA. Beach ‘ Lorraine Anne Whitehurst Dozier, 56, died November 8, 2007. Mrs. Dozier was born in Princess Anne County to the late Grover and Mary Ruth Manning Whitehurst. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Creeds, had worked as a cook at Creeds Food Mart and loved caring for others in their time of need.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 38 years, Jimmie A. Dozier; daughters, Linda Cooper and husband Marty of WV and Mary D. Smith and husband Herbert of VA Beach; brother Michael D. Whitehurst and wife Penny L of Newport News; grandchildren, April Lynn Cooper, Herbie ‘Little Bug’ Smith and Hank Smith; sister-in-laws, Alta and Martha Whitehurst; brother-in-law, Sonny Freeman; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Twifords Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Tuesday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Johnny McDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the SPCA of Virginia Beach, 3040 Holland Rd., VA Beach, VA 23453. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Bryan France Painter

Bryan France Painter

Bryan France Painter, age 58, of 14 Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Painter, a native of Vicksburg, MS, was the son of Oren France Painter and Sue James Painter of Surry, VA. He was the owner and operator of the Leather Shop located in the Christmas Shop in Manteo.

Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Steven and wife Jean Painter of Quinton, VA and Patrick Painter of Brisbane, Australia; a niece, Katherine Ann Painter; and a nephew William Christian Painter.

Services will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Brain Injury Association of NC, 202 East Arlington Boulevard, Suite T, Greenville, NC 27834. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Painter family. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com

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Samuel Gibbs,

Samuel Gibbs,

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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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