Carol Berkey, 51, of 808 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Hampton, VA and the daughter of Charles and Jacqueline Andrews Beahr of Hampton, VA. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.
Besides her parents she is survived by two daughters, S. Renee Benson of Chester, VA and Christy Benson of Hertford, NC; a son, Charles Benson of Chester, VA; an aunt, Ann Brown of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, Greg Beahr of Newport News, VA; and two grandchildren, Shannon Ivey and D. J. Smith.
A memorial service will be at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 7:00 P. M. with the Rev. Doug Simons officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. 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
Emily Jo Arndt Piscorik, 60, of 411 Carter Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Piscorik, a native of Newton, NC, was the daughter of Clifteen Sherrill Arndt of Elizabeth City, NC and the late Joe F. Arndt and the wife of John A. Piscorik of the residence. She was an administrative assistant with the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County School System for over twenty years and had previously worked at Wachovia Bank. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.
Besides her mother and husband she is survived by a daughter, Julie Piscorik Hill of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Jeff Piscorik and wife Michelle of Winterville, NC; and four grandchildren, Drew Piscorik, Peyton Piscorik, Mattox Piscorik and Adam Hill.
A funeral services will be Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Toni Wood officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home and at other times at the residence. 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
Portsmouth ‘ Linda Dell Fly, 62, died April 23, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Akron, OH to the late Goldie Marie Byers and Francis David Blondheim Sr. Mrs. Fly was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and avid gardener and fisherman. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Garrett Fly, Sr.
Left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Yolanda, Kathy, Cindy, Margaret, and Lisa; two sons, Tom and Earl Jr.; four sisters, Peggy, Frances, Jean, and June; brother, Francis Jr. and his wife Sharon; twenty-four grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive Friends at Twifords Colonial Chapel, Chesapeake on Friday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Lyle Roy officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Twifords Funeral Home, Chesapeake is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Benjamin Franklin Martin, Jr., 82, of 1415 N. Williams Circle, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Martin was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Benjamin Franklin Martin, Sr. and Margaret Torksey Martin and the husband of Jean Etheridge Martin of the home. He owned and operated Martin’s Decorating Shop and was a member of Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church, Seth E. Perry American Legion Post #83, B.P.O. Elks #856, William Clarence Jackson VFW Post #6060, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Besides his wife, Mr. Martin is survived by one son, Benjamin Franklin Martin, III. and one sister, Sarah Barco both of Elizabeth City NC
A memorial services will be conducted Friday evening April 25, 2008 at 7:00 PM in Twiford’s Memorial Chapel 405 East Church St. Elizabeth City NC with Randy Masters officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home immediately following the service. You may sign the online guest register at www.twifordfh.com 252-335-4395Print Obituary & Condolences
Dwain ‘Butch’ Arthur Dart, age 64, of 218 Pond Road, Shawboro, NC, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Dart, a native of Corning, NY, was the son of Mildred Lesh Dart of Corning, NY and the late Frank Gilbert Dart and the husband of Joy Susanne Williamson Dart of the residence. He was a general foreman at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a US Navy Veteran of Viet Nam and a member of Riddle Pentecostal Church.
Besides his mother and wife he is survived by two daughters, Tammy Edwards and husband Kent of Elizabeth City, NC, Marsha Davis and husband Wes of Shiloh, NC; a son, Dwain Gilbert Dart and wife Shannon of Camden, NC; four sisters, Sally Drabek of Addison, NY, Jo Ann Albers of Painted Post, NY, Mary Bachoffer of Brooklyn, NY and Judy Anderson of Corning, NY; and seven grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Frank E. Dart of Nelson, PA.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Riddle Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Roland Cooper and Jon Mason officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors rendered by the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post # 6060. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel and at other times at the residence. 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
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.Print Obituary & Condolences
Mrs. Wanda Knauss Newbold, 64, of 128 South Mill Dam Road, Camden, NC, began her first day in heaven, Monday April 21, 2008 at her residence. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Knauss and Katherine Speight Knauss and the wife of Ronnie Newbold of the residence. She was a seamstress and a member of Family Worship Center in Weeksville, NC.
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Katherine Romanczyk and husband Michael of Suffolk, VA; a son, Lloyd Barnes, Jr., and wife Shelley of Camden, NC; three step sons, Dal Newbold of Washington, NC, Allen Newbold of Greenville, NC, and Eric Newbold of Keswick, VA; a sister, Georgia Lamb of Camden, NC; two brothers, William Knauss of Shawboro, NC, and Charles Knauss of Camden, NC; and five grandchildren seven step-grand children. She was preceded in death by her half brother John Bray.
A memorial service will be Friday, April 25th at 11:00 A. M. at the Family Workship Ceneter, Weeksville, NC with Rev. Leon Overman officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:30 P. M. to 8:00
P. M. at the home of her brother Willliam Knauss at 113 Riddle Court, Shawhoro, NC, Camden, County, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth, NC is assisting the Newbold with arrangements family.
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.
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.Print Obituary & Condolences
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.Print Obituary & Condolences