James Carlton “Bo Diddly” Key, 70 of 440 Crooked Run Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late Joe James Key and Darkas Brickhouse Key and the husband of Ellen Sawyer Key of the residence. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and an avid hunter.
Besides his wife he is survived by sons, James Kevin Key and Richard Dale Key both of Elizabeth City, NC; sisters, Doris Key Tadlock, Arlene “Crickett” Colson, Rose Key Colson, and Sue Key Sampson; a brother, Lynwood Roger Key; and three grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in West Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Roland Cooper officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Key family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences