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.Print Obituary & Condolences
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.
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Ramona Heath Litchfield, 65, of 191 Thomas Point Road, Shiloh, NC, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Litchfield, a native of Camden County, was the daughter of the late Elbert ‘Perk’ Heath and Louie Pierce Heath and the wife of Walter Litchfield of Elizabeth City, NC. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Albemarle Hospital, a member of the Old Trap Community Building Club, and Christ Sanctified Holy Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Pam Richardson and husband Cecil of Camden, NC, and Kim Sawyer and husband Frank of Camden, NC; a son, Joseph L. Riggs, Jr., of Camden, NC; two sisters, Christine Dobie and husband Robert of Shiloh, NC, and Patricia Heath of Shiloh, NC; two brothers, Carl Heath and wife Betty of Camden, NC, and Andrew Heath and wife Carolyn of Shiloh, NC; and four grandchildren, Samantha L. Sawyer, Joshua E. Richardson, Becky M. Richardson, and Zachary C. Sawyer. She was pre-deceased by Lonnie ‘LF’ Collier.
A funeral service will be Friday, April 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Twiford’s Northside Chapel with the Rev. Barnard Collier and the Rev. Thomas Mustin officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence of Mrs. & Mrs. Cecil & Pam Richardson, 187 Lake Road, Camden, NC. Twiford’s Northside Chapel, 1115 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences
Jonathan (Jon) Joel Davis, 46, passed from this life of natural causes April 9, 2008 at his home in Statesville, NC. He was born September 1, 1961 in Aberdeen, SD. He was employed as a construction worker. He enjoyed playing high school ice hockey in Indianapolis, IN and St. Louis, MO. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed the Indy 500 races and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. He liked to play checkers and Uno. Jon spent many happy hours fishing. He was a generous, kind and friendly person who never met a stranger.
Grateful for having shared his life are his parents, Carl and Doreen Davis of Elizabeth City, NC; one sister, Linda Davis of Elizabeth City, NC, on brother and sister-in-law, DeWayne and Rebecca Davis of Elizabeth City, NC; three daughters, Lindsay Davis of Indianapolis, IN, Alisha Davis of Aberdeen, SD, and Cheyenne Davis of Wiscona, MN; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents, Everett and Juanita Gage and his paternal grandparents, Clifford and Christina Davis.
A private family remembrance service will be held after the cremation. Interment of remains will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Water 1st International on line at Water1st.org. or to the family at 206 Lynette Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Davis family. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.comPrint Obituary & Condolences
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Adam R. (Bob) Johnston, 89, died April 12, 2008 in Nags Head, NC. Bob was born June 26, 1918 in Portsmouth, VA. He lived in New Jersey all his life before moving to North Port, FL in 1981. He moved to Kill Devil Hills, NC two years
ago to be near his daughter and son-in-law. Special thanks to the staff at Spring Arbor and Britthaven for all the care they provided for Bob.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Olive Schaible Johnston, and grandson, Jeffery Wolfe, Jr. Survivors include daughter, Gail King and husband, John of Kitty Hawk, NC; daughter, Cheryl J. Wolfe and partner, Jacob Vitas of Austin, TX.; 3 grandchildren: Tammy Wolfe of Helmetta, NJ; Christine King, M.D. and husband, Charles Allen of Medford, NJ; and Brian King and wife, Lauren of Chapel Hill, NC; and 6 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 21 at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in North Port, FL where Bob was a member for 25 years. Burial will follow at Venice Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 5550 Sumter Blvd., North Port, FL 34287.
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Larry C. Taylor
Moyock, NC ‘ Larry Charles Taylor, 44, passed away April 13, 2008 at his residence. He was a master plumber, avid fisherman and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Area 3204, Virginia Beach.
Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Raymond and Mary Taylor of Virginia Beach; his wife, Verla Taylor and her children, Julia, Erin and Danny; his brother, Brian Taylor of Ashburn, VA; his grandmother, Thelma Wright Taylor of Rocky Mount, NC; and a host of family and friends
The family will receive friends, Friday, evening from 6:00 to 8;00 pm at Twiford Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, with a Fraternal Order of Eagles Service at 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2:00 pm, Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, NC. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the FOE Heart Fund, 1061 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
Condolences may be expressed the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Edward Lee Heilig
Chesapeake, VA – Edward Lee Heilig, 67, died April 12, 2008. He was born in Salisbury, NC to the late George and Elizabeth Austin Heilig. Mr. Heilig served in the Virginia Army National Guard, retiring after 21 ‘ years as a SSG. E-6. He was also with the Norfolk and Western Railroad for 15 years. . He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Beatrice K. Heilig, three children: Virginia Ellis, Susan Kinser and Dawn Palermo. 7 grandchildren, Shannon Rainey, Matthew Ellis, Joseph Palermo, Hailey Palermo, Anna Palermo, Jessica Palermo, Meagan Palermo and 4 great grandchildren; Buddy Rainey, Kaitlin Rainey, Macy Rink and Hunter Rink. A service will be held at Twiford Colonial Chapel at 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, Wednesday April 16th at 1:00 pm with a visitation on Tuesday 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Condolences made be made at www.twifordfh.comPrint Obituary & Condolences
William Cecil ‘Billy’ Fuller, III, 59, of 105 Cartwright Road, Elizabeth City, N. C. died Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Fuller was born in Baldwin County, Milledgeville, GA. and was the son of the late William Cecil Fuller, Jr. and Juanita Thompson Fuller. Mr. Fuller was a salesman with Rexel.He was a member of the First Baptist Church, serving as deacon and member and teacher of the Fellowship Class. He was also a member of the Emmaus Community, Kairos Prison Ministry and the Gideons.
Survivors include his wife; Katherine Yielding Fuller, his daughters Charlene Woods of Ohio, Summer Smith and Carrie Berry both of Charlotte, N. C. his sisters, Sandra Ray of Stanley, N. C. and Susie Guggino of Jacksonville, FL. and his grandchildren, Cassie, Patrick, Zeke, Dory and Reese.
A funeral service will be held Monday, April 14, 2008 at 11:00 A. M. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mason F. Smith officiating. The family will join friends Sunday from 5:00 P. M. 6:30 P. M. at Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street and following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be directed to: The First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 402, Elizabeth City, N. C. 27909 or to Emmaus Community or Kairos Prison Ministry.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street is assisting the Fuller family with arrangements. You may sign the on line register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395.Print Obituary & Condolences
Fern Mabel Lindstrom Seace, 88, of Southern Shores, NC died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at her daughter’s residence. Born in Bement, IL, she was the daughter of the late Nils and Mabel Shepherd Lindstrom and was the widow of Donald L. Seace. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Gordon Lindstrom. Mrs. Seace was a retired Registered Nurse and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth City, NC.
Mrs. Seace is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Shiffer and husband Keith of Southern Shores, NC and Donna Lee Farnham and husband Michael of Chesapeake, VA; two sisters, Aimee Crim of Bement, IL and Margaret Griffith of Champaign, IL; one brother, Howard Lindstrom of Loda, IL; four grandchildren, Erik Shiffer and wife Missy of Belgium, Jennifer Willis and husband Michael of Virginia Beach, VA, Alan Farnham and wife Amanda of Chesapeake, VA, and Kelly Ungvarsky and husband Steve of Virginia Beach, VA and seven great grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held at East Harrisburg Cemetery in Harrisburg, PA at a later date.
We are a blessed family to have had such wonderful and giving parents and grandparents. We will miss you always, but carry you in our hearts forever.
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Jerry Wayne Williams, 47, of 903 Baxter Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, as the result of a truck accident. Mr. Williams was a native of Presque Isle, Maine, and was the son of the late Walter Lee Williams and Elizabeth Roth Williams Lundberg and the husband of Xanda Moore Williams. Mr. Williams was a driver for Waste Industries and a member of the Towne South Church of Christ.
Survivors including his wife Xanda, and two daughters Alexandria Nicole James and Jeana Lee Williams of the home, three sons; Jerry Brandon Williams, Christopher Wayne Williams and Ryan Matthew Pinner all of Camden, NC, three brothers, Scott Jeffrey Williams of Glendale, AZ, Michael Williams and wife Sandy of Texas, and Stephen Lundberg and wife Brandy of Carolina Beach, NC, and his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Nickerson of Nags Head, NC. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Russell Lundberg and his maternal grandfather Ralph Nickerson.
A funeral service will be Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the Towne South Church of Christ with Minister Brad Giffin officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 903 Baxter Street, Elizabeth City, NC. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Williams family with arrangements. 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences