Dimitrios “Jim” Lambros Vlahos, 75, died February 25, 2014 in Greenville, NC. Mr. Vlahos was the son of Lambros and Sofia from Lamia, Greece. He was the youngest of eight children and the only one to move to America. He made that move with his wife Nerantzia “Rita”; his two sons, Lambros and Hristos; his mother-in-law, Maria Alexopoulos; his brothers-in-law, Van Alexopoulos and Aris Alexopoulos along with their wives and children. They made their home on the Outer Banks in 1974. After ten years of hard work, Jim and Rita became the proud owners and operators of Kitty Hawk Pizza in 1984, serving pizza and gyros for twenty years. He retired from full-time work in 1993 and began building his retirement home in Greece. He spent three years working tirelessly on that home and then spent the last eighteen years entertaining family and friends there with his homemade wine and delicious souvlakia. He continued to live four to five months every year on the Outer Banks mentoring his sons in their own successful business on the beach.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Hristos; and one sister, Athanacea. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Nerantzia Alexopoulos Vlahos; son, Lambros Dimitrios Vlahos and wife Linda of Southern Shores, NC; son, Hristos Dimitrios Vlahos and wife Marlee of Kitty Hawk, NC; grandsons, Dimitrios Vlahos, Yanni Vlahos, Nicholas Vlahos and Thomas Vlahos; four sisters, Yana, Betsy, Magdelena, and Morfo of Greece.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, is serving the Vlahos family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences