Ervin Miller Farrow

Ervin Miller Farrow

Ervin Miller Farrow, 71 years of age, born November 11, 1941, passed away October 22, 2013, at his residence in Avon, NC.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Audrey O’Neal Farrow; 3 sons, Ervin Farrow Jr, Kermit Farrow, and Matthew Farrow, and wife Brittany, all of Avon NC; 1 daughter, Tabitha Farrow, of Kill Devil Hills, NC; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Leroy Farrow, and wife Barbara, and 1 sister, Mary Jane Scarborough, and husband Curtis, all of Avon, NC. He has many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Gabriel Farrow; his father Ervin Farrow; mother, Mable Meekins; stepfather Regenal Meekins, and a brother Charles Farrow.

Mr. Farrow is retired from the U.S Coast Guard as a E-9 Master Chief were he traveled to the North Pole, South Pole and around the world. He was also a Deputy Sheriff of Dare County, co-owner of Farrow Brothers auto shop, retired as shift manager of the NC Ferry Division at Hatteras NC and was on the Board of Directors at Cape Hatteras Electric for many years. He was a beloved church leader and did great work at St. John’s U.M.C in Avon NC. He was loved and respected by all that knew him. He is now gone to be with his Lord and Savior. He would say to you today “Hope to see you soon partner”.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2013, at 1:00 pm, at St. John United Methodist Church in Avon, NC. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 24, at the church, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Billie Barnett on October 23rd, 2013 11:03 am

    My prayers are with the family. Sorry for your loss. WE WILL MISS YOU PARTNER

  2. Gerald and Jane Rollinson on October 23rd, 2013 11:14 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  3. Sandy Kuhl Griffin on October 23rd, 2013 11:48 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Larris Tolson on October 23rd, 2013 12:07 pm

    As Ervin makes his way across the bar for the final time, I pray for peace, tranquility, and Gods grace upon the family.

  5. Sherrie & Barry Cahoon on October 23rd, 2013 12:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. We know that he is in a better place.

    No eye has seen no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9b

  6. Lorraine Howard Burrus on October 23rd, 2013 12:30 pm

    My prayers for peace and comfort to each of you in the loss of such a wonderful man.

  7. Carol Paul and Joanne Austin on October 23rd, 2013 1:28 pm

    Sending our love and sympathy. Ervin was respected and loved by all. God Bless!

  8. Susie Mills on October 23rd, 2013 1:33 pm

    Rest in Peace Ervin. You have earned your rest in heaven. You will be greatly missed at St. John UMC and in Avon Village.

  9. Dabni Shelton on October 23rd, 2013 1:44 pm

    My birthday “partner” will be celebrating in heaven this year. I respected you so much Ervin and my life was truly touched by your gentle sweet kindness. I will miss that shy smile most of all. My love and prayers are extended to the entire family.

  10. Theresa Buzzinotti on October 23rd, 2013 2:07 pm

    To all of the family so sorry for your loss such a wonderful Man will never be forgotten by all of us that knew him and worked with him so glad I was privileged to have known him.

  11. Jean Gray and Steve White on October 23rd, 2013 2:32 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed.

  12. Jed Dixon on October 23rd, 2013 2:54 pm

    Prayers to all of the Farrow family. Ervin was a good man who will be missed.

  13. Rudy and Sheila Austin on October 23rd, 2013 3:12 pm

    Never got to work with “Partner” even though I knew him…I have had the pleasure to work with his sons…a great family indeed…I’m sure he will be deeply missed, but guys, you’re gonna see him again!!! Ain’t that GREAT!!! Love you all!!!

  14. Berry & Bernie Taylor on October 23rd, 2013 3:14 pm

    Was so shocked when Cindy & Timmy told us of Ervin’s passing. We will always remember him for his friendship, kindness & gentleness when these non-islanders came to live among you. What an awful loss for us but a wonderful gain for him.

  15. Michelle Miller Smith on October 23rd, 2013 4:35 pm

    This earth lost a great man, but heaven gained a beautiful angel. I have many fond memories and am fortunate to have had him in my life. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time of sadness.

  16. Dr.Burroughs & Winona on October 23rd, 2013 4:52 pm

    Audrey & Family, so sorry for your loss but no more pain for Ervin! We’re thinking of you at this sad time.

  17. Clara Scarborough on October 23rd, 2013 5:19 pm

    Dearest Audrey, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way….

  18. Dallas Miller on October 23rd, 2013 5:35 pm

    Will sure miss Ervin. He was one of the really outstanding men I had the good fortune of knowing, growing up with and twice being stationed together in our Coast Guard careers. I can hear him now as he entered the gates of heaven: “Crimminy sakes, it sure is pretty here”. Our thoughts and prayers are with Audrey and the family.

  19. Rosa Alice Gray Mayo on October 23rd, 2013 6:04 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you all, he was a wonderful man, may God comfort you all.

  20. Douglas Price on October 23rd, 2013 6:20 pm

    To My Aunt Audrey, Your loss is Gods GAIN. Love ,hugs and prayers. Uncle Ervin was truly an angel among us.

  21. Matthew,Brittany,Kaylie,Amerika & Baby Matt Farrow on October 23rd, 2013 7:13 pm

    Daddy I Love You and you are one of a kind,all that you’ve done just blows my mind,for me my family and everyone around,you are the best man that could ever be found,you always had the rite things to say,you are my best friend and my father that will never change,I love you Dad and you will certainly be missed by many from sea to sea,One things for sure you will always have a place in my heart,from me to you it will never depart!

  22. Jan & Roger Dill on October 23rd, 2013 7:33 pm

    Dear Audrey and Farrow family,
    We were saddened to receive the news yesterday, but so very thankful we were able to see you and Ervin last month. He was his ever-joyful self with the love, care and support of his dear sweet Audrey and so many family and friends. That in itself expresses what a special person he was. May you continue to be loved and supported during the sad times ahead. Knowing where he now resides does not keep you from missing him. Our love and prayers!
    Jan and Roger Dill

  23. Virginia Scarborough on October 23rd, 2013 7:48 pm

    I lost a wonderful Brother-In-Law when I lost Ervin. My heart goes out to my beautiful sister and her family. I love you all, Sister Virginia

  24. George H. & Ruby J. Good on October 23rd, 2013 7:49 pm

    So sorry for you loss and we pray God will be with you and your family in this time of need.

  25. Danny Couch and family on October 23rd, 2013 8:09 pm

    Dear Audrey and family,

    Erv was very special, I will miss his taking the time to say hello and asking how things were going. He knew a lot about the island and shared his knowledge.

  26. Mary Jolliff Moore on October 23rd, 2013 8:45 pm

    Remembering Ervin from Law Enforcement days. Prayers for the family, and may your good memories keep him alive in your hearts.

  27. Susan Garrett on October 23rd, 2013 8:54 pm

    I’ll miss you, Partner! Deepest sympathy to your family – I know you are in a better place, and feel lucky to have known you..Rest in Peace..

  28. carol hooper rensch on October 24th, 2013 7:36 am

    Dear Audrey & Family: Ervin was a wonderful man ! Real men love Jesus and Ervin certainly did love the Lord ! He is now absent from the body and present with the Lord ! Ervin accomplished alot of things while here on this earth but his greatest accomplishment was his his life long walk with Jesus ! Bob @ I will be praying for you and your family … Love, Bob & Carol Hooper Rensch

  29. cecilia foster on October 24th, 2013 7:44 am

    So sorry Audrey to hear about Ervin.He will be missed.

  30. Currituck Ferry Crew Currituck Nc on October 24th, 2013 8:14 am

    Your thougthts and prayers are with yall

  31. Jasper Williams on October 24th, 2013 8:34 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Great man, and awesome friend. God Bless.
    Jap W

  32. Patricia Peele on October 24th, 2013 9:12 am

    He was a great boss and friend,and will be greatly missed by many

  33. Terry Gray and family on October 24th, 2013 9:28 am

    Sorry to hear this. I worked with Ervin for quite a while at the Ferry Docks. Ervin was a great co-worker and a manager that always put his people first. He was very thoughtful of his employees and worked hard to benefit them in all aspects of the job. Ervin will be missed by all, and my prayers go out to the family

  34. Jim and Mary Jones on October 24th, 2013 10:57 am

    Audry, We are so sorry for your loss. Ervin was such a special gift to everyone. We remember the many times in past years that our paths would cross and how much joy and humor Ervin would add to the encounter.

  35. Kerry Jr, Becca, Kyra and baby Ervin on October 24th, 2013 11:44 am

    Pop, no words can describe the loss I feel right now. You were more than a grandfather to us, you were my hero, my best friend, my wise advisor. I can only thank God for all the awesome memories you have left me with. You fought long and hard, but we knew it wasn’t just for yourself, it was for your family. Your strenghth and courage will always live on through me and I hope to make you proud. I’m gonna miss you more than anything! Rest easy now Pop as you walk the streets of Glory with your Heavenly Father. We will forever love and adore you! Love, your grandson.

  36. JOHNNY MILLER on October 24th, 2013 2:23 pm

    A true Kinnakeeter through and through. Was honored to call u “FRIEND”

  37. Ray and Bonnie on October 24th, 2013 4:24 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the time of your loss. Uncle Ervin will be truly miss by everyone.

  38. Monica and James Hooper on October 24th, 2013 7:19 pm

    Aunt Audrey and kids, we are so sorry, your all in our prayers. Uncle Ervin will be missed by many and always in our hearts. He was such a loving and kind man to all. We will see him again one day and I know he’ll be waiting for us with a smile and a huge hug around then neck.

  39. ERIS&GILDA WATERFIELD on October 24th, 2013 7:54 pm

    so sorry to hear of your loss, but what a wonderful testimony he leaves
    GOD bless you and your family as you grieve

    gilda &eris waterfield

  40. Wayne Gray on October 24th, 2013 8:34 pm

    I grew up with Erv in Avon and later served with him in the Coast guard. He was a man I had total respect for. Audrey and family, please except my condolences.

  41. Sara and Andy Scarborough on October 24th, 2013 9:11 pm

    Andy and I are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. we love you all.

    Sara and Andy Scarborough

  42. April Gray Rimmer on October 24th, 2013 10:21 pm

    Audrey and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you all loved him and will continue to do so through your memories. May GOD give you peace and strength during this sorrowful time and after.

  43. Tommy, kathey and JT gray on October 25th, 2013 9:26 am

    Kinnakeet has lost one it’s great sons that will be missed in the community but be assured that heaven is smiling at his arrival. God bless and confort the family.

  44. Marie Huber on October 25th, 2013 10:09 am

    Our thoughts are with you. Marie Huber

  45. Dickie &,Diane Divers on October 25th, 2013 4:39 pm

    Ervin was a special person. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. We will greatly miss him. Our prayers are with my dear cousin Audrey and her family.

  46. Donna (Farrow) Penfield on October 25th, 2013 7:12 pm

    May God bless and comfort your family at this time

  47. Kim Outlaw Paul & Michael Paul on October 25th, 2013 11:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ervin. He made my husbands day. We will never forget what just a few sentences did for us. God bless. Kim Paul and Michael Paul

  48. Tabitha Farrow on October 26th, 2013 12:11 pm

    Reading all the messages of remembrance of my Father is a comfort, thank you to all who have. I am blessed to have a daddy that blessed and touched so many with his gentle spirit and quiet strength, never a man to bring attention to himself my father is a man who lived what he believed. I miss you so much daddy you have always been there for me and us all. I know one day that I will see you again in Glory’ and thank God for a Father who taught all his children that there is hope and a future for all who know Christ. I love you daddy’ you may be gone but you live in my heart forever’ until that day I see you again I will hold my memories close to my heart and strive to make you proud. Love’ your daughter’ Tabitha Farrow’

  49. Kenny and Bernadette on October 27th, 2013 9:36 am

    Audrey and Family– Ervin was one of a Kind, always smiling and always new exactly what to say to comfort someone.
    He will be remembered for his BIG heart full of Love for all. Audrey if you need anything Please let us know! We love you dearly.
    Kenny and Bernadette

  50. Gwen G. Stevens on October 28th, 2013 2:42 pm

    May God’s Blessings Be With You and Your Family during this difficult time.
    Woody, Gwen, Nancy, and Shelton Stevens
    (formerly Gwen Gray – Baxter and Doris Gray’s daughter

  51. Sue Kirk on November 1st, 2013 4:52 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Doug and Sue Kirk and the Breeze Thru Staff

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