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William Johnson

William Johnson

William Allen Johnson, 59, of 606 Jessup Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at his residence.  Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Glenn Walker Johnson and Shirley Allen Johnson and the husband of Deborah Foxworth Johnson of the residence.  He was retired from the U. S. Navy, Superintendent of B.A.E. Systems and attended Forest Park Church. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Angela Renee Harper Adams, Khrista Brook Runyen, and Rachel Ann Williams; a son, Jacob Ian Johnson; two sisters, Lynn Lesh and Cheryl Flowers; and eleven grandchildren. A... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Miller

William Miller

William “Bill” Hugh Miller, 80, of Colington, NC died on November 24, 2014 at his home. He was the son of the late Patrick H. and Odessa Crank Miller and the widower of Naomi Payne Miller. A native of Dare County, William retired as a commercial fisherman. William is survived by two sons, Lee Miller and wife, Gaby of Columbia, NC and Adam Miller of Colington, NC; a sister, Nellie Sawyer and husband, Clay of Hertford, NC; two brothers, Russell Miller and wife, Gloria of Denton, NC and Lonnie Miller and wife, Brenda of Wanchese, NC; and one grandson, Edward Lee Kendall Miller. Along with... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jeffrey Waters

Jeffrey Waters

Jeffrey Calvin Waters, age 54, of Burlington Dr., Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of Anne Sawyer Waters and the late John Calvin Waters. Mr. Waters was retired from Lowes Home Improvements having worked in delivery service. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Cheryl Simpson and husband Paul of Elizabeth City, NC and Joan Calhoun and husband Mark of Seneca, SC; two nieces, three nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A private memorial service will be held at a later... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ray Hopkins

Ray Hopkins

Melvin Ray Hopkins, 67, of Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his home.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late Leonas and Sue Edwards Hopkins and was the husband of Michelle Robinson Hopkins.  Mr. Hopkins was retired from Winn-Dixie as an assistant manager where he had worked for twenty-six years.  He later had gone to work at Lowes. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hopkins is survived by a daughter, Hayley Beth Hopkins; a sister, Dianne McPherson and husband Joe, all of Elizabeth City, NC; and three nieces, Kim McKinniss of Gibsonia, PA, Gina Johnson and Nancy... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dot Anderson

Dot Anderson

Dorcas “Dot” Jennette Anderson, 87, of 2018 West Main St., Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at her residence. Born in Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Jennie Scarborough Jennette and Unaka Benjamin Jennette, who was the last lighthouse keeper on Hatteras Island where she spent her childhood. Mrs. Anderson was the wife of James Anderson of the home. She was a member of First Christian Church and was retired from Carolina Telephone as a supervisor. Mrs. Anderson was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert Barrett

Robert Barrett

Robert Wayne Barrett, Sr., age 66, of Moyock, NC died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence.  A native of Virginia Beach, VA, he was born in 1947 to the late Joseph Alfred Barrett, Jr. and Catherine Barnes Barrett Stebbins.  He was the husband of Donna Cremeens Barrett.  He was a Veteran having served in the Air Force and had retired as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Wayne Barrett, Jr. and wife, Jessica of Chesapeake, VA, four daughters, Kimberly Leon and husband, David of Chesapeake, VA, Nakita... (Read complete obituary here)

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Billie Barnett

Billie Barnett

Billie Foote Barnett, 67, of Buxton passed away unexpectedly on November 18, 2014 at her home. Born in Covington, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Foote and Beulah Holt Foote, and the widow of Thomas Hetzer. Billie retired with the NCDOT Ferry Division where she proudly served in multiple capacities. Billie is survived by a son, Jonathan Hetzer and wife, Connie; a brother, Bryan Foote and wife, Erica; and two grandchildren, Payton and Gage. A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00pm at Twiford Funeral Home, Island Chapel in Hatteras. A funeral service will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Harry Umphlett

Harry Umphlett

Harry Bassett Umphlett, Jr., 81, of 1300 Fairfax Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Franklin, VA, he was the son of the late Harry Bassett Umphlett, Sr. and Mildred Whitfield Umphlett and was the husband of Jane Sanders Umphlett.  Mr. Umphlett was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and a former President of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow.  He had attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and graduated from Medical College of South Carolina.  Mr. Umphlett had worked as a pharmacist prior... (Read complete obituary here)

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Donnie Farrow Sr

Donnie Farrow Sr

Donnie Lewis Farrow, Sr., 74, of Buxton died on November 17, 2014 at his home. A native of Buxton, he was the son of the late Perley Farrow and Ellen Midgette Farrow. Donnie was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and worked as a commercial fisherman. Mr. Farrow is survived by his wife, Shirley Bass Farrow; a daughter, Donna Jean Penfield of Buxton; a son, Donnie Lewis Farrow, Jr. of Buxton; two sisters, Minnie Williams of Buxton and Annette Noble of Wilmington; two brothers, Everette Farrow of Avon and Norman Farrow of Wilmington; and two grandchildren, Donnie Lee Farrow and Jesse Lewis... (Read complete obituary here)

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Vernon Dockery

Vernon Dockery

Vernon Clifton Dockery, 95 of 125 Caratock Road, Currituck, NC, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Frank DeWhit Dockery and Annie Mae Dozier Dockery and the husband of Doris Dockery of the residence.  He was a member of Oak Cliff United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX, Nags Head Surf Fishing Club, Currituck Lodge 463 AF & AM, N.C. Beach Buggy Association, Scottish Rite, Sudan Temple, and the Elizabeth City Shrine Club. Besides his wife he is survived by a sister, Ethel Terrell of Rockwell, TX; three brothers, Leland Dockery of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Imogene Kramer

Imogene Kramer

Imogene Denbo Kramer (Gene), 84, of Raleigh, NC, died suddenly on November 12, 2014.  Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Admiral Edward Murtone and Dorothy Garrett Denbo, she lived in many different cities while her father served his country during World War II. One especially memorable time for her was when the family lived in Bermuda where Admiral Denbo was responsible for building the Naval Air Base there.  After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Gene’s first teaching position was at Elizabeth City High School, where she taught English at the age of 21 to high school seniors almost her own... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nelson Davidson

Nelson Davidson

Nelson Charles Davidson, 91, of Moyock, NC died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Sentara Nursing Home.  He was born in Brookneal, VA on April 26, 1923 to the late Charlie C. Davidson and Ida Mae Elder and was the husband of Libby Onieta Davidson. Mr. Nelson was in the United States Navy where he served in World War II from February 1942 to December 1945. He was formerly a Virginia State Trooper and later retired in 1974 from Harnell Building Company. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son Darryl Davidson of Moyock, NC and a grandson, Clay Nelson Davidson of Monroe, WA. He was predeceased by a son,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Peter Jaquiery

Peter Jaquiery

Peter Michael Jaquiery, 59, of Kitty Hawk passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014.  He was born on March 23, 1955 in Bryn Mawr, PA.  Peter moved to the Outer Banks after being invited to a party in Nags Head back in 1976 when he fell in love with the area and relocated here from Puerto Rico. He began scallop fishing on trawlers out of Wanchese and progressed to carpentry and was known as “Salt Treat Pete” until he was finally able to fulfill his creative passion as a landscaper.  He also worked with his family at Wright Property Management in Kitty Hawk. Peter is survived by his wife... (Read complete obituary here)

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David Martin

David Martin

David Arlo Martin, 70 of 106 Walnut Drive, Moyock, NC died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.  A native of Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Hugh French Martin and Bernice May Price Martin and the husband of Patricia L. Martin of the residence.  He was a brick mason and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sandra Beickert and husband Mark of Maple, NC, Cynthia Ramsey and husband Lloyd of Camden, NC, and Dee Martin and husband Shaun O’Leary of Suffolk, VA; five grandchildren, Megan Frazier, Mary Munoz, Katie Reed, Julie Reed and Christopher... (Read complete obituary here)

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Shirley Spencer

Shirley Spencer

Shirley Mae Spencer, 84, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away at home on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 in Kill Devil Hills, NC after a prolonged battle with cancer. Shirley was born on June 09, 1930 to Jesse and Bertha Warren of Great Bridge, Virginia. She married Ira D. Spencer, Jr. on June 10, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in 1964. They moved to Dare County, where Ira was born and raised, to rear their family. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, on July 02, 2014. They had recently celebrated their... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alton Weeks, Sr.

Alton Weeks, Sr.

William Alton Weeks, Sr., 102, formerly of Havenwood Drive, Camden, NC, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Needham Adult Care Home.  Mr. Weeks.  Born in Durant’s Neck on August 23, 1912, to the late Willoughby Dozier Weeks and Pearl Jones Weeks.  He was the oldest of five children.  He was married for sixty-eight years to his beloved wife Hazel Gibbs Weeks who predeceased him in 1998.  He was a retired salesman, a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Marinia Upton and Dorothy James (B.L. “Leon”); a daughter-in-law, Mary H. Weeks all of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Iris Rose Gallop Whidbee

Iris Rose Gallop Whidbee

Iris Rose Gallop Whidbee, 81, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 in Virginia Beach. Born April, 9, 1933 in Dare County, she was the daughter of the late Elton Fuller Sr. and Iris Williams Gallop. She was married to her beloved husband Fulton Whidbee for 62 years. Including her husband, Rose is survived by her two children, Karen Brumley and husband Pat, and Lisa Kaye Whidbee; five grandchildren, Tiffany Brumley Stuflick and husband Todd, Sarah Brumley Lightner and husband Bobby, Patrick Brumley, Eric Whidbee and wife Jocelyn, and Emilene Whidbee; four great-grandchildren,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Juanita Seier

Juanita Seier

Juanita Seier, 78 years young, went to be with our Lord Thursday, November 13, 2014 at home. Juanita was born December 12, 1935 in Memphis, TN.  She attended public school in Galveston, TX.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX.  She was a devoted teacher, who taught children of the first astronauts in Clearlake, TX in 1963-65.  From there she taught in NJ, NY, Alaska and Illinois before moving to Elizabeth City in 1980.  While here she substituted at almost every school in Pasquotank County. Juanita met her husband Leroy... (Read complete obituary here)

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Veronica Jones

Veronica Jones

Veronica James Jones, 61, of Wanchese died at her home on November 12, 2014. Born in South Williamson, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late William Benton James and Betty Stratton James. Veronica was a long time employee of WVOD 99.1 before working for the North Carolina Department of Transportation as an administrative clerk. She was also a member of the Manteo Baptist Church. Veronica is survived by her daughter, Ara Jones Cain of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Butch James and wife, Lila of Chesapeake and Dennis James and wife, Robin of Portsmouth; and a sister, Sharon James and partner,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edward Pugh

Edward Pugh

Edward St. Clair Pugh, III, 72, of Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Winslow Memorial Nursing Home after a short battle with ALS.  Ed was born in Raleigh, NC, on July 28, 1942 and was the son of the late Edward S. Pugh, Jr., and Emily Hydrick Pugh. He was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church and attended regularly as long as he was able.  He was a member of the Believers’ Class and also attended the Wednesday night Bible study class. Ed grew up on Colonial Avenue and lived with his parents before eventually moving to his own home on Wareham Street.  Ed was very... (Read complete obituary here)

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Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Donna Nelson Wilson, 42, of Buxton, NC died on November 9, 2014 at her home. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, she was the daughter of Jennie LeCates Nelson and the late Millard Nelson. Donna is survived by her husband, Byron Wilson; a daughter, Kimberly Wilson Cox; two sons, Dakota Chrobot and Christopher Chrobot; and a grandson, Hayden Cox. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Twiford Island Chapel in Hatteras with the Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. The family with receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is... (Read complete obituary here)

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Donald Elliott

Donald Elliott

Donald Howard Elliott, age 63, of Old Hertford Highway, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  A native of Perquimans County, he was born in 1951 to the late Oliver Cecil and Marie White Elliott. He is survived by seven sisters, Louise Copley of Elizabeth City, Joyce Spafford and husband, Jack of Hertford,  Katherine Lane of Elizabeth City, Ruth White and husband “Tweedle” of Elizabeth City, Carolyn White of Hertford, Beverly Forbes and Sandra Amidon both of Elizabeth City; a  half-sister,  Marie Tillett of Elizabeth City; five brothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edward Mitchell

Edward Mitchell

Edward Eugene Mitchell, 79 of 254 Shortcut Road, Barco, NC died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his residence. A native of Brownfield, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse Eugene Mitchell and Mildred Maxine Elsey Mitchell and the husband of Peggy J. Mitchell of the residence.  He was a retired commercial truck driver after forty-two years, a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a lifetime member of the American Legion, Coinjock Hut, Post #288, a Christian, and a member of the USS Iowa Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Adonica L. Mitchell Dadich of Akron, OH; two sons, Edward... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jack Reed

Jack Reed

John “Jack” Reed 90, of Emerald Lakes Apartments, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, November 4, 2014. He was born on May 22, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John L. Reed, Sr. and Eleanor Adams Reed.  He was the widower of the late Doris H. Reed.  Jack was retired from General Motors, Chevrolet Division in 1969.  He graduated from University of Detroit in 1950 with a degree in Industrial Management.  Moving to Elizabeth City in 1990,  Jack enjoyed golf and his many friends at The Pines Country Club, Elizabeth City, NC.  He joined the Seniors Golf Association in 1991 and was... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Amrhein

John Amrhein

John L. Amrhein, 92, passed away on November 10, 2014 at his home in Southern Shores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mr. Amrhein was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of the late Joseph A. and Mae Amrhein.  He attended Benedictine High School and graduated from the University of Richmond. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy and achieved the rank of Lieutenant at the end of WWII. He retired from Overnite Transportation, Inc. in 1976 after 32 years of service as Comptroller. He was a member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk. Left to cherish his memory... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Snell

James Snell

James Britton Snell, 61, of 208 Pasquotank Station Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Columbia, NC, he was the son of the late Ovide “Britt” and Odell Snell and was the husband of Marie Harris Snell. Mr. Snell was a truck driver for Barnhill Contracting Company. He was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, Mr. Snell is survived by a daughter, Lynn Van Horn and husband Randy of Williamston, NC; a son, Jason Snell and his daughter Hannah Snell of Jamesville, NC; two sisters, Norine Jackson... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Maguire

William Maguire

William B. Maguire, 76, of 200 Augusta Drive, Grandy, NC and formerly of Olney, Maryland, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at his residence. A native of Albany, NY, he was the son of the late William F. Maguire and Molly Barnes Maguire and the husband of Patricia Leonard Maguire of the residence. He was a retired Aerospace Engineer, a member of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, and the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ellen deJong and husband Olaf of Collington Harbour, NC; a son, W. Christopher Maguire and wife Maro of Sacramento, CA; and two... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Lauffenburger

Elizabeth Lauffenburger

Elizabeth May “Betty” Dugas Lauffenburger, age 85, of Elizabeth City, NC was carried into the presence of her Lord and Savior November 6, 2014. She was born in Huntington, MA, May 12, 1929 to the late Henry and Winifred Dugas. Betty, as a teenager, gave her heart to the Lord, Born Again, at Jack Wertzens Camp in Scroon Lake, NY. Betty graduated from Huntington High School in 1946. She was third in her class, served as secretary to the school Principal and was class vice president. Betty attended Westfield State Teachers College. Before she married Ernest June 6, 1953, she was the office... (Read complete obituary here)

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George Brizius

George Brizius

George E. Brizius, age 68, of Hertford, NC died Tuesday November 4, 2014.  A native of Louisville, KY, he was born in 1946 to the late Charles A. Brizius, Sr. and Norma Vetter Hendrix and was the widower of Catherine V. Brizius, his wife of forty-six years. He was in the United States Navy, retiring after thirty-one years.  He was a member of the White River Masonic Lodge #332, AF & AM, in Shoals, IN, a member of the VFW Post #9295 of Loogootee, IN and the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 64. He is survived by three daughters, Sherri Greene and husband, Gary of Hertford, NC, Robin Johnson... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lloyd Smith

Lloyd Smith

Lloyd Joseph “Huck” Smith, 82, of Grandy, NC died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of Currituck County, NC, he was the son of the late Harry and Essie Lewis Smith.  Huck was the husband of Marie Smith who cared for him throughout their forty-six year marriage but became his full-time nurse and caretaker when he fell ill several years ago.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Huck was an avid Currituck County historian who loved politics and talking to people.  He also enjoyed listening to old country music and playing practical jokes... (Read complete obituary here)

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Beatrice Ward

Beatrice Ward

Beatrice Booton Ward, 96, of Clayton, NC, died Saturday, November 1, 2014. She was born in Wayne, West Virginia to the late Clifford L. Booton and Thelma Ball. Beatrice was a retired elementary school principal, a member of the Delta Zeta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma, The International Society for Key Women Educators, and Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Beatrice is survived by her son, Reverend Rick Ward of Clayton, and his wife Shirley; her grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Joseph, and Daniel Ward; and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Ward and her son,... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Newbern

William Newbern

William Norman Newbern, III, 54, of 191 Harbinger Ridge Road, Harbinger, NC died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of William Norman Newbern, Jr. and Dora Butts Newbern of Powells Point, NC.  Mr. Newbern was a heavy equipment operator for Green Acres Land Development.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Newbern is survived by four children, Ryan Newbern and wife Meggan and Bryan Newbern, all of Harbinger, NC, Ashley Credle and husband Jonathon of Grandy, NC and Haley Newbern of Harbinger,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lillian Wetherington

Lillian Wetherington

Lillian West Hewitt Wetherington, 80, of Currituck, NC passed peacefully into the presence of our Lord on Monday, November 3, 2014 at Woodland Terrace Retirement Community in Cary, North Carolina. A native of Currituck County, Lillian was born in Moyock, NC to the late Luther and Elizabeth West on February 24, 1934. Lillian was an avid crafter, seamstress, and gardener who enjoyed creating for her family. She also loved cooking and trying new recipes. She was the family historian and avidly researched her family’s genealogy. Throughout her life, Lillian always enjoyed learning new things. She... (Read complete obituary here)

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Aubrey Turner

Aubrey Turner

Aubrey Eugene Turner, 78, of Chowan County, NC died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Chowan River Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Perquimans County, NC, he was the son of the late Rufus W. Turner and Mary Winslow Turner White and was the widower of Dorothy Jordan Turner.  Mr. Turner served his country in the U.S. Navy for four years.  He was a painter, former maintenance manager of Britthaven of the Outer Banks and also worked for the D.O.T. Mr. Turner is survived by a sister, Lois Baccus and husband Gilbert of Perquimans County, NC; a brother, Preston Turner and wife Jenni of Chowan County, NC;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Vivian Davis

Vivian Davis

Vivian C. Davis, age 87, died at her home in Elizabeth City, NC on Monday, November 3, 2014.  She was born January 29, 1927 in Elizabeth City where she has resided her entire life.  She was the widow of Freddie Davis, Jr. and they were married for fifty–one years.  Prior to her illness she was very active in the V.F.W Post #6060 Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her son, Leonard and wife Debbie; a son, Jack D. Davis who cared faithfully for her during her illness; a daughter in law Merle Davis and four grandchildren, Leonard W. Davis, Shannon Meads, Fred A. Davis and Michael Davis. She also... (Read complete obituary here)

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Raye Kaighn

Raye Kaighn

Melva “Raye” Ambrose Kaighn, age 66, of 407 Hickory Drive, Elizabeth City entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Kindred Care Nursing Home. She was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Nolan Stewart Ambrose, Sr. and Melva Weatherly Ambrose and was the wife of Jim Kaighn. She was a devoted wife and mother and caregiver to her parents and children.  Back in the CB Radio days she was known as “Hunny Bun.” Raye is survived by two daughters, Faye Nanney and husband Donald of Elizabeth City and Kimberly Kaighn of Camden; a sister, Susan Rae Mitchell and husband Kelly of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Hazel Dixon

Hazel Dixon

Hazel Pendleton Dixon, who died in Elizabeth City on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at age 99, was for many years a prominent figure in the social life of this community.  She was not an imposing figure but she wielded considerable influence due to her formidable personality. She was the second daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis Pendleton. She attended St. Mary’s College in Raleigh and made her debut at that city’s Terpsichorean Ball in 1934.  She married George Potter Dixon in 1942 and their union lasted until his death in 1991. She devoted much of her life to sewing custom made clothing... (Read complete obituary here)

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Helen Frizzell

Helen Frizzell

Helen Smith Frizzell, age 67, of 105 Wedgewood Blvd., Moyock, NC died Friday,  October 31, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Stratford, New Jersey to the late Donald and Dorothy Howell Smith and was the widow of John Franklin Frizzell. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 288 and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6060. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Frizzell Garza and husband Julius of Moyock, NC; three grandchildren, Joseph F. Garza, Jacob W.C. Garza and Jaylynn K. Garza and a brother, Arthur Taylor of NJ. She was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Constantino. A... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elenor York

Elenor York

Elenor Estelle York, 84, passed away Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014 at Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. York was born in Camden County, NC, to parents Albert Smithson and Maude Smithson Cartwright who preceded her in death. She was the widow of Edward Louis York, a US Coast Guard Retiree, CW-04. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She served with her husband in North Carolina, Bermuda, Kodiak, Alaska, and Hawaii, and in her younger years she served as a candy striper, helped with Meals on Wheels and with her husband, volunteered with the Pasquotank EMS. She is survived by two sons, Edward L. “Ed”... (Read complete obituary here)

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Vernon Perry

Vernon Perry

Vernon Arthur Perry, 76, of Colington died on October 27, 2014 at his home. Born and raised in Colington, he was the son of the late John Raymond Perry and Annie Elizabeth Evans Perry. Mr. Perry retired as a commercial fisherman and was also a veteran with the United States Air Force. Mr. Perry was a member of the original Board of Directors which founded the Colington, Kitty Hawk, and Southern Shores fire departments. Vernon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elouise Mann Perry; two daughters, Joanna Parker of Raleigh and Dee Davis of Skyco; a son, Stacy Perry of Colington; and eight grandchildren,... (Read complete obituary here)

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