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John Lee Shirkey

John Lee Shirkey

John Lee Shirkey, age 59, of Moyock, NC died Monday, January 26, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in 1955 in Chesapeake, VA to the late Paul Jonathan and Dorothy Mae Beaghan Shirkey and was the husband of Teresa Ramsey Shirkey.  He was a superintendent of commercial construction and a past member of the Hickory Ruritan Club.  He will be remembered for his loving and caring nature and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. In addition to his wife, Mr. Shirkey is survived by a daughter, Kristen Faye Shirkey of Sacramento, CA, a son, Johnathan Jacob Shirkey of Chesapeake, VA, a brother,... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Calvin

James Calvin

James Milton Calvin, 76, of 108 Brock Ridge Run, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Christian County, KY, he was the son of the late Boone and Eva Henderson Calvin and was the husband of Dorothy Loliva Calvin.  Mr. Calvin was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer.  He served for twenty-two years and was a Vietnam Veteran.  After retirement, Mr. Calvin worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Marine Hydraulics.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 126 in Hertford and the Sons of the American Revolution,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gene Ward

Gene Ward

Haywood Eugene “Gene” Ward, 76, of 111 Kelly Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, January 23, 2015 at his home.  Born in Bertie County, NC, he was the son of the late Jesse Jordan and Rosa Davenport Ward and the husband of the late Betty Lou Bray Ward.  Mr. Ward had worked as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed gardening and small engine repair.   Mr. Ward is survived by two daughters, Johnnie-Sue Whittaker of Chesapeake, VA and Angela Deboser of Fuquay-Varina, NC; four sons, Haywood E. Ward, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC, Glen Ward of Abilene, TX, Elwood Davenport of Plymouth, NC and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Fred Wescott

Fred Wescott

Fred M. Wescott, 89, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 26, 2015 at his home. Born on May 13, 1925, he was a native of Manteo and the son of the late Lloyd Melvin Wescott and Lonie Midgett Wescott. Mr. Wescott served his country as a Navy Corpsman in World War II. He was an active member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Manteo Lions Club and a member of the Manteo Masonic Lodge #521 AF&AM. Fred was the last of the original Manteo Furniture brothers and the owner of the Sea Shore Shops in Kill Devil Hills. He spent his later years working with family in the Sea... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Krider

John Krider

John Andrew Krider, Jr. of 1804 Providence Rd., Elizabeth City, NC went to be with his Savior and dear departed loved ones on January 24, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Charlotte, NC on July 28, 1935 to John Andrew Krider, Sr. and Ruby May Kendrick.  Johnny grew up in Manteo NC.  Preceding him in death was his daughter, Lisa Mizelle.  He leaves precious memories and his legacy to his wife of fifty-four years, Isabel Krider. Also surviving are his daughter, Rebecca Coates and companion, Robert Marshall of Manteo, NC; a son, John G. Krider and wife, Janine of Elizabeth City, NC; grandsons... (Read complete obituary here)

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Randy Pritchard

Randy Pritchard

Randy Jerald Pritchard, 51 of 168 Hertford Beach Road, Hertford, NC died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Vident Medical Center.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of Harold L. Pritchard and Lillie White Pritchard of Elizabeth City, NC.  He attended Symons Creek Tabernacle. Besides his parents he is survived by daughter, Christi Pritchard of Elizabeth City, NC; and Jessica Pritchard and Joseph Pritchard of Meridian, MS; a sister, Joy Pritchard of Elizabeth City, NC; and nieces Hollie and Amanda; and nephews, Ricky and Kevin; and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be Tuesday, January... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joan Lang

Joan Lang

Joan Jackson Lang, age 63, of Honey Pot Rd., Gatesville, NC died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA.  She was born in 1951 in Pasquotank County to the late John Wesley Jackson, Jr.  and Emma Lee Meads Jackson and the loving wife of George L. Lang, Jr. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lang’s survivors include two daughters, Tera Jackson of Gatesville and Dawn McMahon of Raleigh; four grandchildren, Tessia Schriner-McMahon, Anna Olson, Beth McMahon of the home and Christopher Olson and a sister Emma Jackson. She was predeceased by a brother, John Wesley Jackson,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sumner Midgett, Jr.

Sumner Midgett, Jr.

Sumner Kimball Midgett, Jr., age 92, of Shiloh, NC died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at his residence.  He was born in 1922 in Dare County to the late Sumner Kimball and Minnie Gertrude Gard Midgett.  He was the loving husband of sixty four years to Mary “Jean” Brooks Midgett.  He served in World War II in the United States Navy and retired after twenty-eight years of active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer.  After retirement from the Navy, he worked as a Marine Fisheries Extension Agent for East Carolina University, served as a Camden County Commissioner, owned and managed Shiloh Shopping... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Woolman II

William Woolman II

William H. Woolman, II, 66, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. Born in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of the late James Henry Woolman and Mildred M. Bauer. Mr. Woolman served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps having fought in the Vietnam War including the Battle of Khe Sahn. He then retired as a chemical operator in the pharmaceutical industry. William is survived by his wife, Darlene L. Woolman; a son, William H. Woolman, III of Manteo, NC; a daughter, Denise Grybowski and husband, Mark of Newark, DE; two grandchildren, Katelyn Windle and James Windle,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Harry Austin

Harry Austin

Harry Edison Austin, age 83, of Shiloh, NC died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  He was born in 1931 in Currituck County to the late Pell Burrus and Lela Hayman Austin.  Harry was active duty in the United States Coast Guard from 1949 to 1955.  He then served as a Coast Guard Reservist from 1955 to 1991.  He served as Bridge Operator and became Bridge Leader of Coinjock Bridge on the Inter Coastal Waterway working for Corps of Engineer.  He oversaw the Water Resources Operation and Navigation at the bridge.  He worked with the Corps of Engineers for thirty years. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Curtis “Scooter” Lewis

Curtis “Scooter” Lewis

Curtis “Scooter” Potter Lewis, Jr., 68, of Manteo, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. A native of Dare County, he was the son of the late Curtis Potter Lewis, Sr. and Nancy Etheridge Beals. Scooter was a veteran of the US Army, formerly owned and operated a surveying company and was an accomplished musician. Scooter is survived by two sons, Luke Lewis of San Francisco, CA and Mack Lewis of New Orleans, LA. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 am at Manteo First Assembly with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations... (Read complete obituary here)

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Donna Shively

Donna Shively

Donna Mae Trout Shively, 67, of 464 Two Mile Desert Road, Hertford, NC died Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Hertford Manor.  Born in Skagit County, Washington, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Trout and Marvel Larson Trout and the widow of Walter Lewis Shively, Jr.  She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Cahoon and husband Charlie of Columbia, NC and Roxanne Baker of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Robert Lewis Shively and wife, Koren of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, Thomas Byron Trout of Pensacola, FL and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be Tuesday, January... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard Tillett

Richard Tillett

Richard O’dell Tillett, 62, of Manns Harbor, NC died on Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home. Born in Tyrrell County, he was the son of the late Willis O’dell Tillett and Naomi Beatrice Mann Tillett. Mr. Tillett worked as a commercial fisherman. Richard is survived by his wife, Linda Basnight Tillett; a daughter, Charlene Tillett of Virginia; a granddaughter, Madison Brooke; and a sister, Ramona Merritt and husband, Richard of Baldwin, WI. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Willis “Bud” Tillett; and two sisters, Virginia Eason and Mary Agnes Midgett. A funeral... (Read complete obituary here)

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Patrick Archambo

Patrick Archambo

Patrick Charles Archambo, 73, of 115 Michael Street, Jarvisburg, NC died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Outer Banks Hospital.  Born in Greenfield, MA, he was the son of the late Francis Walter and Lillian Weeks Archambo and was the husband of Julia Reed Archambo.  Mr. Archambo had been a paramedic and firefighter for Currituck and Dare Counties and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He was a member of Jarvisburg Church of Christ. In addition to his wife, Mr. Archambo is survived by two daughters, Theresa Steele and husband Richard and Rebecca Thomas and husband Roland, all of Jarvisburg,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Kathryn Olds

Kathryn Olds

Kathryn Turner Olds, 80, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 18, 2015.  A native of Perquimans, she was the daughter of the late Hobson Dewey Turner and Maude Butt Turner and the widow of George Olds.  She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in South Mills for most of her life and attended Shiloh Baptist Church for the past three years. She is survived by two sisters, Virginia Dehart of Radford, VA, and Anne Terrell of Richmond, VA; a brother, Hobson D. Turner, Jr., of Richmond, VA; and a stepdaughter, Phyllis Vucina of Texas. A funeral service will be Thursday,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lori McLeod

Lori McLeod

Lori Deaver McLeod, 36, of Point Harbor, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at the home of her parents in Colington. Lori spent most of her life in Dare County and worked as a dispatcher for Griggs Lumber Company. Surviving are her parents, Paul Wayne Deaver, Sr. and Judy Moore Deaver; and her husband, Christopher McLeod. Also surviving are her daughters, Dakota McLeod and Shyanne McLeod and her sons, Matthew McLeod and Cody McLeod all of Powells Point; a brother, Wayne Deaver of Harbinger; a niece, Amanda Deaver; and a nephew, Brendon Bauer and wife, Miranda and family. A service of remembrance will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gerald Stanley, Jr.

Gerald Stanley, Jr.

Gerald Howard Stanley, Jr., 57, of 1017 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late Gerald Howard Stanley, Sr. and Mandola Hollingsworth Stanley. Mr. Stanley is survived by three sisters, Susie Watson and husband Earl of Gates, NC, Becky Bowen of Currituck, NC and Kathy Goodson and husband Stewart of Greenville, NC; a brother, Roger Stanley of Elizabeth City, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jim Cribbs

Jim Cribbs

James “Jim” Cribbs died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Kindred Care, Elizabeth City, NC. He had been a resident at Brian Center, Hertford for one and a half years prior to his recent health issues. Mr. Cribbs was born in Statesboro, GA to Ernest and Georgia Cribbs. He was preceded in death by his wife Patsy of forty-three years; his parents; sister Elizabeth; and son, Tommy Cribbs. He served four years in the Air Force prior to joining the Marines. He was a retired Gygt in the United States Marine Corps serving twenty-two years prior to retirement. He was a truly devoted veteran and proud... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jesse Mercer

Jesse Mercer

Jesse Bland Mercer was born 7 January 1930, the son of Jesse Pritchard Mercer and Wrenn Hemby Mercer.  He graduated from Elizabeth City High School in 1948 and attended High Point College for his freshman year. He transferred to N.C. State College for his sophomore year. In the fall of 1950 he enlisted in the United States Navy. After basic training, he spent the next year in electronics school, finishing with Technical Electronics A & B certifications. He was discharged in 1954 and attended the University of North Carolina. He returned to High Point for the last semester of his senior year... (Read complete obituary here)

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Clarence Gist

Clarence Gist

Clarence Vernon Gist, age 87, of Mississippi died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Windsor Place in Columbus, MS.  Mr. Gist was born on June 3, 1927 in Preston, Cuba to the late William Bruce and Evelyn Thomas Gist. He was a graduate of Central High School in Washington D.C. and later served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After he was released from active service, he began his career in civil service as a communications specialist. He ultimately retired in 1974 as a GS13. During his career and retirement, Mr. Gist lived in many locales, including Fredericksburg, VA, Kitty Hawk and Grandy,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Frank Ivey

Frank Ivey

Frank Ivey, 37, of Kitty Hawk died on January 14, 2015 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Born in Fayetteville, NC, he was the son of Andre “Dee” Hildebrand Ivey and the late Dewey Franklin Ivey, Jr. Along with his mother, Frank is survived by a sister, Amiee Ivey Goshorn and husband, Sam of Fayetteville; two aunts, Chris Hildebrand and Erma Robertson; a niece, Alyssa Goshorn; a nephew, Cal Goshorn; and his loving companion, Erica Bodnar. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo. The family will receive friends and relatives... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ruben Manlangit

Ruben Manlangit

Ruben Satairpan Manlangit, 82, of 106 Bruce Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he was the son of the late Eugenio Benedicto Manlangit and Loreta Satairpan Manlangit and was the husband of Vera Miner Manlangit. Mr. Manlangit was retired from the United States Coast Guard after thirty years of service as a CWO4 and later retired from the North Carolina Department of Corrections after fifteen years of service. He was a member of the Chief Petty Officers Association. In addition to his wife, Vera of fifty-seven years,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Essie Wilson

Essie Wilson

Essie Bundy Wilson, 89, of Hertford, NC died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  Born in Pasquotank County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles Horace and Ludie Ann Haskett Bundy and was the wife of the late Curtis Lloyd Wilson.  Mrs. Wilson was a member of Woodville Baptist Church and taught the Sunbeams Sunday School Children’s Class. Survivors include a brother-in-law, Quinton Wilson and wife, Erlean of Hertford; two sisters-in-law, Betty Wilson and Marlene “Pinky” Wilson both of Hertford, a niece, Stephanie W. Wise and husband, Lonnie of Elizabeth City;... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Nolan

William Nolan

William Edward Nolan, 80, of Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Plankinton, SD, he was the son of the late Edward and Charlotte Twohig Nolan and was the husband of the late Jean Shannonhouse Nolan. Mr. Nolan was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He was an avid lifelong UNC Tar Heel fan and particularly loved March Madness. Mr. Nolan was a past member of the Jaycees. He is survived by two sons, Mark Nolan and wife Brenda of Elizabeth City, NC and Tim Nolan of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Crystal Nolan Lineberry of Mebane, NC;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Charles Payne

Charles Payne

Charles Vincent Payne, Sr., age 79, of 137 East Ridge Road, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Mr. Payne was born in Currituck County, the son of the late Joseph Sylvester Payne and Mildred Arnold Payne Gardner and was the widower of Clara Mae Kight Payne. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, a retired Currituck County building inspector and a former electrician. Mr. Payne is survived by a son, Joe Payne and wife, Berry of Moyock, NC; a daughter-in-law, Billie Joe Payne of Moyock, NC; a sister, Dot Voliva of Sligo, NC; his companion Eva Smithson... (Read complete obituary here)

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John “Squeaky” Marshall Smith

John “Squeaky” Marshall Smith

John “Squeaky” Marshall Smith, 63 passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 11th with family at his side. Born on 10/3/51 in Belhaven, NC he was the son of the late Leon Edward Smith and Maxine Midgette Smith. Squeaky moved to the Outer Banks in the early 1970’s to pursue a life of love, fishing and boat work. He retired as the “Sheriff of Tiny Town” in South Nags Head. He is survived by one daughter, Jill Tillett of Manteo; one son, Josh Smith of Manteo; one granddaughter, Claire Tillett of Manteo; and one sister, Dottie Hamlett of Creston, NC. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be... (Read complete obituary here)

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Wanda Haggerty

Wanda Haggerty

Wanda Supinsky Haggerty, age 83, of Moyock, NC died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Sentara Barco Nursing Center.  Wanda was born in Cecil, PA to the late John and Julia Supinsky and was the wife of William “Bill” Haggerty.  She was a veteran of the US Air Force. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Robert Haggerty and his wife Carol-Ann of Tampa, FL.  She was predeceased by a son, Gary Haggerty. No services are planned at this time.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Haggerty family.  Condolences may be expressed... (Read complete obituary here)

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Juanita Krueger

Juanita Krueger

Juanita Copeland Krueger, age 96, of Camden, NC died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Pasquotank, she was the daughter of John W. Copeland and Bettie Rhodes Copeland and the widow of Edward Basnight and Richard Henry “Dick” Krueger.  She worked as an administrative clerk with the US Department of Transportation in the US Coast Guard Division.  She was an active member of the Degree of Pocahontas – Matoaca Council #10, was Pocahontas of the Year in 1972, and a member of the Professional Business Women’s Club.  She was an active and dedicated member... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Wells, III

John Wells, III

John Louis Wells III Lived life to the fullest – John Louis Wells III, age 65, of Shiremanstown, and formerly of Jupiter, FL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  John was born on Tuesday, April 19, 1949, in Long Beach, CA to Neon Patricia (Eady) Wells and the late John Louis Wells, Jr. John’s survivors include his mother, Neon Wells and her husband, Bill Anderson, of Jupiter, FL; his sisters:  Sharon Simpson of Mechanicsburg, Deborah Wells of Jupiter, FL; and several nieces and nephews. John resided in Jupiter, FL for 20 years before coming to Mechanicsburg, where he... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ken Segner

Ken Segner

Kenyon Bertel Segner, III, 80, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, January 8, 2015 at his residence in Camden’s Treasure Point.  His home is on the Pasquotank River, which gave him much pleasure.  Ken leaves his devoted wife, Louise P. Segner, a daughter, Catherine Bridge, son-in-law David and two granddaughters Lauren and Aliza.  He also leaves to cherish his memory a brother, Steve Segner of Daytona Beach, FL.  He was preceded in death by  his parents, Kenyon Bertel Segner, Jr. and Ruth Patterson Segner. Ken was an avid fisherman, a track star in high school and at Florida State University... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard Russell

Richard Russell

Richard Lee Russell, Jr. 72, of 1407 Penny Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at his residence.  A native of Loudoun County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Richard Lee Russell, Sr., and  Katherine Elizabeth Salamone Russell and the husband of Sandra Saunders Russell of the residence.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator for a stone quarry and a member of the Elizabeth City Seventh Day Adventist Church.   Besides his wife he is survived by three children; four stepchildren; three sisters; and one brother. A memorial service will Monday, January 12, 2015 at... (Read complete obituary here)

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Louise Lane

Louise Lane

Louise Duncan Lane, 82, of Brantwood Dr., Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Hertford Manor Nursing Home.  Born in Shawboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joshua Elliott and Annie Lee Burke Duncan and the widow of James Julian Lane.   She was a member of the Methodist faith. She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn M. Hulme of Virginia Beach, VA and Judith Lynne Willingham of Elizabeth City;  two sons, Walter Elliott Lacy of Corapeake, NC and Kelly Warren Lacy of Elizabeth City; four grandchileren and one great grandchild. No services are planned at this time. Twiford... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elaine Blakemore

Elaine Blakemore

Elaine Hooven Blakemore died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in Nags Head, North Carolina at the age of 90. She was born in Philadelphia and was the first member of her family to attend college, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1946 with a BA in journalism. Her father was a professional photographer, and she modeled as a child and as a professional during college. She pursued her career as staff writer for the Guiding Light with Agnes Nixon until after her marriage to William S. Blakemore, MD in 1949. They raised six children in Philadelphia, Ohio and Alabama, where she became active... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jerry Stallings

Jerry Stallings

Jerry Wood Stallings, 68, of Olivet Circle, Elizabeth City, NC, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Winfall, NC, he was the son of the late Ernest Cary Stallings, Sr. and Odell Stallings and the husband of Robin Stallings of the residence.  He was in automotive sales. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ambere Klein and Holle La Porte and a son, Marvin Glenn Sawyer all of Virginia and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Cary Stallings, Jr. No services are planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial... (Read complete obituary here)

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Thomas Kingston

Thomas Kingston

Thomas Herbert Kingston of Elizabeth City, NC passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Born in Charleston, SC, he was the son of Barbara Risley Kingston of Hendersonville, NC and the late Paul James Kingston.  Mr. Kingston had been an active Girl Scout Leader and Trainer in Charleston for many years.  He worked as an Internal Controls and Audit Readiness Coordinator at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC.  During his time there he received multiple awards and obtained the designation of CDFM, Certified Defense Financial Manager. In... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Gray

Mary Gray

Mary Meekins Gray, 100, of Avon, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Avon, NC and was the daughter of the late George Harrison Meekins, Retired Lt. Cdr USCG, and Leona Gaskins Meekins and the widow of Erving Thompson Gray.   She served the Avon Assemblies of God church as pianist and Adult Sunday School teacher for many years.  She founded a club for pre-teenage boys in Avon in the late 1940s with almost every boy in the village participating.  She also started a woman’s club in Avon and attended New Life Assembly of God Church. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rosa Staton

Rosa Staton

Rosa Braddy Staton, 98, of 304 Charles Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, January 5, 2015 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  Born in Waverly, VA, she was the daughter of the late Bennett and Molly Mary Williams Braddy and was the wife of the late V.R. “Bud” Staton.  Mrs. Staton was a member of Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church for sixty-four years.  During her membership, she taught the adult senior class for many years; was the secretary/treasurer of the Women’s Auxillary; had a prison ministry at Maple; and was active in the Women’s AGLOW. Mrs. Staton is survived by a daughter,... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Oleyar

John Oleyar

John Henry Oleyar, 89, of Nags Head, died Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Prince George County, VA, he was the son of the late George and Annie Oleyar and was the widower of Irene Temple Oleyar. He was a retired electronics technician with the Department of the Navy, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea. Mr. Oleyar is survived by two daughters, Donna O. Kacmarski and husband, Roger of Dumfries, VA and Carol O. Godwin and husband, Coy of Portsmouth, VA; a son, John M. Oleyar of Portsmouth, VA; a sister, Evelyn Woodfin; two brothers, Ed and Jimmy Oleyar; five... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lucille Vessey

Lucille Vessey

Myra Lucille Woolf Vessey, 91, of Sandusky, Ohio, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Dunbar, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Woolf and Edna Mae Hughes Woolf and the widow of James Edward Vessey. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Vessey of Elizabeth City, NC. A funeral service will be held later in the week at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Vessey family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mattie Vaughn

Mattie Vaughn

Mattie Lee Vaughn, 78, of Moyock, NC, home place Hickory (Chesapeake), VA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, January 4, 2015.  Mattie was born in Gretna, VA to the late Elbert and Lula Rowland.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Sculthorpe.  Mattie served her family and was a loving wife, mother and friend.  She was also a volunteer in the schools and community.  She loved the beach, movies, country music and traveling with her husband and friends, Elizabeth and Merle Rawls.  Most of all she loved her family gatherings. Left to cherish her memory is her loving... (Read complete obituary here)

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