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Elliana Thompson

Elliana Thompson

Kill Devil Hills, NC Elliana Grace Thompson, daughter of Duane and Stephanie Thompson of Kill Devil Hills, went to the arms of Jesus on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Norfolk, VA. She is also survived by siblings, Johonna and Nathaniel Thompson. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Elliana will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship on Monday, April 21st at 5:00 pm by the Rev. John Hobbs. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Randy Blandford

Randy Blandford

Randy Ray Blandford, Sr., 61, of 264 Short Cut Rd., Barco, NC died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Born in Long Beach, CA, he was the son of the late Donald Ray Blandford and Helen Jane McBride Blandford and the husband of Loretta Wallace Blandford. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randy Ray Blandford, Jr. and  wife Jennifer of Currituck, NC and Clint Mitchell Blandford of Barco, NC; a step-daughter, Tina Bridges of Chesapeake, VA; a brother, Stan Dean Blandford and wife Sue of Fullerton, CA and seven grandchildren. A funeral service will be... (Read complete obituary here)

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Linda Carpenter

Linda Carpenter

Linda Rebecca Bolton Carpenter, 57, of 1707 Lobell Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital.  A native of King’s Mountain, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bolton and Clara Yeargin Bolton and was the wife of Garland Leroy Carpenter of the residence.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Scaff (Bryan) of Elizabeth City, NC, and Jennifer Luton (John) of Apex, NC; two sons, Christopher Campbell of Elizabeth City, NC, and Jody Campbell of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Edward Bolton of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Les Hicks

Les Hicks

Leslie “Les” Eugene Hicks, 61, of 152 Wedgewood Drive, Moyock, NC went to be with our Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Elmer Hicks and Neta Silvers Hicks and the husband of Sherri Lynn Spears Hicks of the residence.  He was an excellent painter and a member and deacon at Rehoboth Baptist Church. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Stacy Ward (Shannon) of Hertford, NC; a son, Neil Allen Hicks; two sisters; and a brother. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church with the Rev. F. Joe... (Read complete obituary here)

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Winifred Peebles

Winifred Peebles

Winifred Mae Peebles, 83, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away at Winslow Memorial Home on April 15, 2014 and is awaiting the resurrection as promised in 1 Corinthians 15:22. A resident of Camden County, she was born in Grove City, PA, the daughter of the late Chauncey Otis Bruce and Claribel Kelly Bruce.  She was the loving wife of Jules A. Peebles.  In addition, she was a registered nurse having retired after serving in the field of health care for 35 years. Winifred is survived by her husband, Jules; her daughter, Diane Gauker and husband Craig and their two sons... (Read complete obituary here)

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Kenton “Pat” Murphy

Kenton “Pat” Murphy

Hampton, VA Kenton “Pat” Clifford Murphy, 89, of Hampton, VA, formerly of Nags Head, NC and Lehew, WV, died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Born in Jenkinjones, WV, he was the son of the late William... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bettye Clissold

Bettye Clissold

Southern Shores, NC Bettye Branch Clissold of Southern Shores, NC died peacefully at her home on April 12, 2014 after a brief yet courageous battle with leukemia. Bettye was born January 23, 1931 in Jackson, TN and was the daughter of Ruby Homesly Branch and John Lee Branch of Jackson, TN. She was a graduate of Jackson High School and a 1953 graduate of Lambuth University where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and very involved in the University’s many social activities. Upon graduation Bettye was a stewardess for United Airlines and while living in New York she met her husband John. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jonathan Day

Jonathan Day

COLINGTON, N.C. Jonathan Rodwell Day, 35, of Colington, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Colington. Mr. Day worked in construction and was born in Missoula, Montanna. He was the son of Shirley Day of Franklin, Maine. Other survivors include two daughters, Haley Marie Day and Rose Day, his son, Amos David Day, sister, Melissa Day, two brothers, Timothy Ryder and Christopher Ryder and his maternal grandmother, Alice Day. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert Mims

Robert Mims

Robert Clarence Mims, 49, of 104 Chestnut Drive, Moyock, NC died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. Born in Millington, TN, he was the son of Jimmie W. Mims of Moyock, NC and the late Barbara Sharon Arant Mims and was the husband of Sedonia Morrison Mims of the home. In addition to his father and his wife, Mr. Mims is survived by a daughter, Robin Theresa Mims; a son, Dalton Robert Mims; a brother, James Dalton Mims, II and three nephews, Barry Gregory III, James Dalton Mims III and Jeremy Gleason. Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria... (Read complete obituary here)

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Zola Mae Stevenson

Zola Mae Stevenson

Zola Mae Stevenson, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 89, of Sneads Ferry, NC was called to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Born in Camden County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Samuel L. Jones and Rosa Pierce Jones. Mrs. Stevenson was a homemaker who was devoted to her Lord and Savior and was a faithful member of Christ Sanctified Holy Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Richard Stevenson; a sister, Kathleen Griffin; and a brother, Sam Jones. Mrs. Stevenson is survived by two sons, Richard Glenn Stevenson of Chesapeake,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Molly Daniels

Molly Daniels

Molly Forbes Daniels, 84, of Wanchese, NC died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in a Chesapeake hospital. Mrs. Daniels was a native of Wanchese, a homemaker and a “Beloved Grammy”. She was the daughter of the late Manliff and Theresa Gallop Daniels and the wife of Charles S. Daniels of the residence. She was a member of Wanchese Assembly of God, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and a Youth leader. Besides her husband, Mrs. Daniels is survived by three daughters, Ruby D. Meekins and husband, Andy; Trece A. Daniels; and Debi D. Gibbs and husband, Keith; one son, Steve C. Daniels... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sarah Otwell

Sarah Otwell

Sarah Elizabeth Otwell, 90, of 152 Milltown Road, Shiloh, NC died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Camden County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Matilda Wright Barco and was the wife of the late Revis Herman Otwell.  Mrs. Otwell was a lifetime member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Diane Wynne and Carolyn Otwell Riggs and husband Lance, all of Shiloh, NC; a sister, Ressie Ross of Shiloh, NC; three grandchildren, Teri Tillery, Jason Wynne and Chad Riggs; and three great-grandchildren, Shelby Tillery, Aaron... (Read complete obituary here)

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Michael H Orend

Michael H Orend

Michael H Orend, 82 of Crozet, VA, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 4th, in Corolla, NC.  Born in Ecorse, Michigan to Michael and Anna Orend he lived most of his life in Great Falls and McLean Virginia.  Mike attended Eastern Michigan University where he was on the varsity football team. He graduated from the University of Michigan and was a lifelong avid fan of their football team. Mike also spent many hours of his adult life trying to hit the perfect tennis backhand.  Mike was a passionate man who dedicated a large portion of his life to charity work.  Throughout his many years of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Marie Coppola

Marie Coppola

Marie DeStaven Coppola, 74, of 144 Longview Rd., Hertford, NC died Monday, April 7, 2014 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James DeStaven and Catherine Stout DeStaven. She is survived by a two daughters, Catherine Coppola  and Barbara Craig and husband George all of Elizabeth City, NC; three sons, Carmine E. Coppola, Jr. of Wilton Manor, FL, Michael Coppola and wife Genia of Costa Rica and Joseph Coppola and wife Tina of Tinton Falls, NJ; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dagobert Ruetten

Dagobert Ruetten

Dagobert Urban German Ruetten, 83, of 1024 Crosswinds Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.  Born in Hamburg, Germany, he was the son of the late Heinrich Ruetten and Anna Marie Emmel Ruetten and the husband of 57 yrs, of Anita Sielck Ruetten.  A retired bricklayer, Mr. Ruetten was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the German Stammtisch.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bernard Ruetten and wife Martina of Elizabeth City, NC; three grandchildren, Christina, Rebecca and Brianna and a sister Mechthild Connel and husband... (Read complete obituary here)

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Wanda Gray

Wanda Gray

Wanda Padgett Gray, 57, of Stumpy Point, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family and devoted pets following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Wanda was born October 16, 1956, and was a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina but loved to call herself a Dare County local by marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Elizabeth and Alfred H. Padgett, a sister Betty Faile and a brother, Samuel Padgett, all of Rock Hill, SC. Wanda is survived by her loving husband, Dallas M. Gray Jr. of Stumpy Point,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rebecca Adams

Rebecca Adams

Rebecca Carolyn Barger Adams, 64, of Manteo, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 4, 2014. Born in Mooresville, NC, on December 10, 1949, Becky was the daughter of Margaret Waugh Barger and the late Jacob Edwards Barger. She was filled with life, love and compassion for spending time with her family and friends.  A member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and retired from the Finance Department with the Dare County School System, Becky enjoyed traveling with her husband, shopping, working in her yard, reading, going to the movies with girlfriends and attending her grandchildren’s... (Read complete obituary here)

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Precilla Davis

Precilla Davis

Precilla Stallings Davis, 93, of 213 Simpson Street Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, April 4, 2014 at her residence.  Born in Perquimans County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry Stallings and Cora Rountree Stallings and the widow of Ralph O. Davis.  Mrs. Davis was a beautician and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She is survived by a brother, Lewis Stallings of Belvidere, NC; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Glyn of the Sandy Cross Community; and twenty nieces and nephews who loved her dearly and were like her children.  She was pre-deceased by a sister, Flay Dail, and five brothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Eddie Bray

Eddie Bray

Eddie Alden Bray, 69, of 609 Alton Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his residence.  A native of Perquimans County, he was the son of the late B. Frank Bray and Jennie Seymour Bray and the husband of Linda Sawyer Bray of the home.  He was a former Police Officer with the Elizabeth City Police Department and more recently a computer technician and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Jennifer B. Gillard and husband Troy of Elizabeth City, NC, Suzy B. Woodell of Winston-Salem, NC, and Dawn B. Musgrove and husband Billy,... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones, 60, of 7661 Oakridge Wood Court, Lorton, VA died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of the late William Earl Jones, Sr. and Nettie Virginia Garrett Jones.  He was retired from the United States Army. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Renee Britt and husband James of Pooler, GA; three sisters, Gail LaCroix and husband Pat of Wilmington, NC, Annette Reel and husband James of Elizabeth City, NC and Brenda Williams and husband Kent of Kenly, NC and three grandchildren.   In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother,... (Read complete obituary here)

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J.M. Cudworth

J.M. Cudworth

John Moile “J.M.” Cudworth, 81, of Wanchese, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, in his residence. “J.M.” was born in Wanchese and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  He was a retired Captain with Maritrans Towing Co., after 37 years.  “J.M.” was a popular local musician, singing with several country music bands most notably, the “String Dusters”.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was predeceased by his parents, John Moile and Alma Etheridge Cudworth and was the husband of 62 years to Hettie Tillett Cudworth. In addition to his wife, surviving... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dianne Pierce-Tamplen

Dianne Pierce-Tamplen

Dianne Pierce -Tamplen, 68, of 125 Nancy Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her residence.  Born in Perquimans County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Delmar Spear and Mae Curlings Spear and the wife of Oliver “Al” Tamplen.  Dianne retired as the City Clerk for Elizabeth City after many years of dedicated service.   She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Past President of the NC Association of Municipal Clerks, a member of the SPCA Board and Past President of Project Voice. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, William Mark Pierce... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ethel Chappelle

Ethel Chappelle

Ethel Mae Riggs Chappelle, 87, of Hertford, NC went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 3, 2014 at W. R. Winslow Memorial Home.  A native of Princess Anne, VA, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd C. Clarence Riggs, Sr., and Olive Mae Sadler Riggs and the widow of Curtis W. Chappelle, Sr.   Mrs. Chappelle retired from the City of Virginia Beach where she drove a school bus for many, many years.  Our mother had a heart of gold.  She loved her family as big as it is; she had love for each and everyone of us. Left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Linda Sawyer (Martin) and Jeanette... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nancy Denton

Nancy Denton

Nancy Daniel Denton, 79, of 1675 Morgan’s Corner Rd, Elizabeth City, NC went to be with her Heavenly Father April 1, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.  Mrs. Denton was born December 2, 1934 to the late Marvin and Ethel Bone Daniel and was the wife of the late Jimmy Lee Denton for fifty-five years.  She is survived by her daughter, Debbie L. Denton. Surviving extended family members include Bruce and Shelia Jones, “grandchildren” Megan Clayton and husband Jeremy, and Ian Jones, all of Elizabeth City, NC and Katrina Stone and husband Jeff of Mann’s Harbor, NC; “great-grandchildren”... (Read complete obituary here)

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Blanche Walker

Blanche Walker

Blanche Irene Turner Walker, 90, of Moyock, NC died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Seasons at Southpoint Memory Care retirement community in Durham, North Carolina.  Born in Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late Wilson Turner and Susan Victoria Rhodes Turner and the widow of William Shelton Provo and Elmer Walker.  Mrs. Walker retired from the Virginia Beach School System as a bus driver and was then a beautician for many years.  She grew up on a farm in Pasquotank and developed a lifelong love of gardening and growing her own vegetables. She was a loving mother and a great cook who... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carlton O’Neal

Carlton O’Neal

Carlton Boyce O’Neal, 72, of 110 Letitia Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mr. O’Neal, a native of Ocracoke, was the son of the late Harry Walton O’Neal and Essie Parson O’Neal and the husband of Bonnie Phillips Wilmore O’Neal of the residence.  He was a retired Master Chief Quartermaster from the U.S. Coast Guard and a retired Captain from the N.C. Ferry Division and a member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Charles O’Neal and wife Anne Stuart of Washington, NC, and Lewis O’Neal of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Violet Westfall Bennett, 87, of Powell’s Point, NC died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Born in Flintstone, MD, she was the daughter of the late Lon Westfall and Verdie Harmon Westfall and the widow of Marshall Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a member of Powell’s Point Christian Church and the Eastern Star, Chapter #315, Carrollton, OH. She is survived by a daughter, Marsha Owens and husband Jesse of Harbinger, NC; one sister, Shirley Welty of Carrollton, OH; two brothers Robert Westfall and Larry Westfall both of Carrollton OH: two grandchildren, Ryan Owens and Rory... (Read complete obituary here)

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Hilary Leary

Hilary Leary

Hilary Mitchell Leary, 74, of Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, March 28, 2014.  Born in Camden County, NC, he was the son of the late Herman Vincent Leary, Sr. and Marie Mitchell Leary Jordan and was the husband of Kathy Lynn Sawyer Leary of the home. In addition to his wife, Mr. Leary is survived by two daughters, Tanya Stockton and Wanda Leary; two sons, Chris Leary and Douglas Leary; seven grandchildren.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, H.V. Leary and Stanley Mitchell Leary; and a grandson, Ralph Stockton, IV. A graveside funeral service will take place Tuesday,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Craddock

Joseph Craddock

Joseph Ernest Craddock, 74, of Elizabeth City, NC entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014. Born in Columbia, NC, Mr. Craddock was the son of the late Ernest Abner Craddock and Medra Brickhouse Craddock and the husband of Elaine White Craddock.  He was self-employed as an electrical contractor.  Mr. Craddock was a member of the North American Fisherman’s Club and the Handyman Club of America.  He was a Baptist. In addition to his wife (not of the home), Mr. Craddock is survived by two sons, Steven Wayne Craddock and wife Tina of Grandy, NC and Robert Scott Craddock of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dana Baker

Dana Baker

Dana Kim Smith Baker, 57, of 504 W. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her home.  Born in Shelbyville, IN, she was the daughter of the late William Lloyd and Helen Louise Toungatte Smith and was the wife of Thomas Ross Baker of the residence. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Baker is survived by a daughter, Jessica Smith Lawrence of McGuffey, OH; a son, Jeremiah Jay Baker of Elizabeth City, NC; three step-children, Christopher Thomas Baker of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin Ross Baker of Niles, MI and Michelle Lynn Baker of Mishawaka, IN; three sisters, Judy Greene, Karen... (Read complete obituary here)

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Faye Pugh

Faye Pugh

Ethel Faye Pugh, always known as Faye, of Camden, North Carolina passed in peace on the afternoon of March 27th, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.  Faye was born in Elizabeth City, NC on April 17, 1940, the daughter of the late Bill and Fannie Sanderlin. She enjoyed her warm childhood in Riddle, NC. She leaves behind two daughters; Tanya Stockton who lives in Raleigh, NC and Wanda Leary and husband Philip Lee who live in Beverly, West Virginia; five grandchildren, Miriah Lee, Japheth Lee, Kaya Lee, Aaron Lee all of Beverly, West Virginia and Daniel Stockton of Raleigh, North Carolina.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard Epperson

Richard Epperson

Richard Conway Epperson, 67, of 154 Glenwood Drive, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Minnesota, he was the son of Donald and Beatrice Epperson and was the husband of Audrey Thomas Epperson of the residence.  Mr. Epperson was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and a cook at the Currituck House. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Epperson is survived by a daughter, Cindy Taylor of Ahoskie, NC; four sons, Richard Epperson, Jr. and Anthony Epperson, both of Ahoskie, NC, Kirk Anderson and wife Amber of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard E. Davis

Richard E. Davis

Richard Edward Davis, 94, of Southern Shores passed away on March 17, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head. Born in Niles, Ohio, he is the son of the late Richard John Davis and Edith Reeves Davis, and the widower of Nelva Ree Smith Davis. He also was predeceased by a sister, Jane Brown and survived by sisters, Norma Pretot and Stephanie Moore.  Also surviving are son, Richard L. Davis of Haleiwa, HI, and daughter, Christine D. Silver of Stamford, CT, along with 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is a World War II Navy veteran serving as a corpsman with... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ashley “Rusty” Bulluck, III

Ashley “Rusty” Bulluck, III

Ashley E. Bulluck, III (Rusty) of Hollywood, Florida, formerly of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away on March 18, 2014. Mr. Bulluck was born in Rocky Mount, NC on September 23, 1954. He was a graduate of Rocky Mount Academy and attended N.C. Wesleyan College. Mr. Bulluck is survived by his wife Melanie Murphy, son Ashley E. Bulluck IV, and mother Nell T. Bulluck of Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Also surviving are his sisters, Teresa Bradshaw of Kill Devil Hills, Mary Beaumont of New Vernon, NJ; a brother, Daniel Bulluck of Greensboro, NC; and several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his father,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bobby Jennings

Bobby Jennings

Robert L. Jennings “Bobby”, 75, of Corapeake, NC passed away suddenly Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital in the arms of his loving family including his twin sister, Barbara Jean.  He was the son of the late Ernest L. Jennings and Ruth W. Hurdle and husband of Clarsie Moore Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was born March 25, 1938 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  He graduated Weeksville High School in 1957.  He served proudly in the United States Army as an Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  He retired from Nabisco after thirty two years of outstanding service. Bobby... (Read complete obituary here)

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Louise Raper

Louise Raper

Muriel Louise Rogers Raper, “Mama-Lou”, 91, of 401 Hastings Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, March 24, 2014 at Carolina House Assisted Living.  Born in Columbus County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Rogers and Clara Lee Bullock and was the wife of the late Claude Raper.  Mrs. Raper was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was retired from IXL Cabinet Company. Mrs. Raper is survived by two daughters, Judith Sellers of Punta Gorda, FL and Debbi Dinsmore of Elizabeth City, NC; three sons, John Muir of Roper, NC, Gary Muir of Kitty Hawk,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Russell Bransford Jr.

Russell Bransford Jr.

Russell C. Bransford Jr., 82, left the world peacefully on Saturday, March 22 surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.  He was a salesman at heart and liked to develop relationships with neighbors, friends and customers. A man of few words but many friends, he was an avid fisherman, golfer and sports fan. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all of his fishing buddies. Some things can’t be described in words, but only in the people you’ve met. He is survived by his wife, Chris; son, Russell Bransford III and wife Jamie; daughters, Rhonda Bethea and husband Ed; Renee... (Read complete obituary here)

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Taylor Key

Taylor Key

William Taylor Key, 63, of Elizabeth City, NC passed away at his residence Sunday, March 23, 2014 and went to be with his family in heaven. He was the son of the late William Thomas Key and Lizzie Taylor Key.  He was married to his high school sweetheart Fran Pierce Key.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Key is survived by two sons, Kevin Key and Brandon Key and wife Lauren both of Elizabeth City, NC.; three grandchildren who were very special to him, Morgan, 16, Evan, 5 and Blake Byrum, 19; three sisters, Phyllis Monds of Elizabeth City, and Ann Panaro and Brenda Forkin both of Texas and two brothers;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ann Perkins Privett

Ann Perkins Privett

Ann Courtney Perkins Privett, 68, of Salvo, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Hickory, NC. Born in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Bertram and Evelyn Shackleford Perkins and was the widow of Russell Lee Privett, Sr. She was a former owner/operator of The Fishin’ Hole, a former public school teacher in Virginia, a graduate of East Carolina University, and a member of Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethlehem Baptist Church.  She was also an active member of The Rebekahs, United Methodist Women’s organization, SALT of Bethlehem Baptist... (Read complete obituary here)

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Miriam Harrison

Miriam Harrison

Miriam Williams Harrison, of Shiloh, NC, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Powhatan, VA.  Born in Prince George County, VA, Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of the late John Wesley Williams and Anne Myers Williams and the widow of Roy Judson Harrison, Sr. She taught the primary grades at Hickory Elementary School for 34 years. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church, attended Shiloh Baptist Church and was also a member of Eastern Star Currituck Lodge Indiantown. Mrs. Harrison is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Harrison of Alexandria, VA and a son Roy Judson Harrison,... (Read complete obituary here)

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