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James Gaskins

James Gaskins

James Gaither Gaskins, 91, of 1405 Warden Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his home. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, he was the son of the late Edna Belle Mann Gaskins and John Ellis Gaskins. Mr. Gaskins was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Bundy Gaskins. James and Elizabeth would have celebrated seventy-three years of marriage on December 24th. Mr. Gaskins and his four brothers worked for Ames and Webb in Norfolk, VA for many years. With his sons, he owned and operated Northeastern Ready Mix. In addition to his wife, Mr. Gaskins is survived by three daughters, Sandra... (Read complete obituary here)

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Roy Pierce

Roy Pierce

Roy “Demp” Stanley Pierce, 77, of 962 Chapanoke Rd., Hertford, NC died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Pierce. A visitation will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the residence Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Pierce family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Blanche Mercer

Blanche Mercer

Blanche Warren Mercer, 86, of 42 Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, October 20, 2014 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. Mercer was a native of Weldon, NC, the daughter of Fenner A. and Mary W. Warren. Mrs. Mercer is survived by two sons, Charles Meads and wife, Betsy and Jeff Meads and wife Kim, both of Elizabeth City and a sister Louise W. Staples of Shawboro. Mrs. Mercer is also survived by seven grandchildren, Charles R. Meads and wife, Lori, Michele Byrum and husband, Ray, Carla Caddy and husband, Jeff, Matthew Meads, Adam Meads, Erica Meads and John Meads and two great... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lillie Harris

Lillie Harris

Lillie Woodard Harris, age 90 passed away October 19, 2014 at The Currituck House, Moyock, NC. A resident of 70 plus years of Weeksville, North Carolina, she was born to Edward Ensley and Margaret Farrell Woodard in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist and a charter member of the Weeksville Lions Auxiliary. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Her husband, M. T. Harris, Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, W. T. Harris and wife Jennifer of Weeksville and son, John M. Harris of Charlotte, NC and one grandson, Justin Harris... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Parker

Carolyn Barclift Parker, 82, formerly of Esclip Road Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Carolina House. Born in Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Elidure Barclift and Mabel Burtcher Barclift and the widow of Carroll Tolar Parker. She was a homemaker and a member of Newbegun United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons, Richard Carroll Parker and wife Laura, Caleb Wayne Parker, and Arnold Roscoe Parker and wife Pam all of Elizabeth City, NC, two sisters, Elizabeth Layden and Nina Gibbs both of Elizabeth City, NC/ five grandchildren; and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nelson Jordan

Nelson Jordan

The Lord called Nelson Quinton Jordan, Jr. to his heavenly home on October 18, 2014. Nelson was born on September 20, 1947 to the late Nelson and Helen Jordan and raised in Elizabeth City, NC. He currently resided of Belvidere, NC. Dancing, playing the drums and music in general were his favorite past times. Retired from Sears after over 35 years, Nelson was currently employed by Forever Green Lawn Care and a member of Harrell’s, 4 Mile, and Chapanoke Hunt Clubs. He was a proud, loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. As Nelson was an avid hunter and family man, he passed while... (Read complete obituary here)

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Brenda Daniels

Brenda Daniels

Brenda Lee Daniels, 63, of 1651 East Bear Swamp Road, Hertford, NC died Friday, October 18, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital. A native of Wellsville, OH, she was the daughter of Perry Watson Daniels of Wellsville, OH and the late Lucinda June Simms Daniels. She was a homemaker and attended Evangelical Methodist Church. Besides her father she is survived by a daughter, Kristy LaLonde and husband Jeffrey Wines of Edenton, NC; a son, Cliff W. LaLonde and wife Tina Harris of Edenton, NC; a sister, Kitty Daniels Smith and husband Larry of Cocoa, FL; a brother, Emmett Daniels and wife Toni of Wellsville,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ann Austin

Ann Austin

Ann Elizabeth Scott Austin, 83 of Elizabeth City, NC passed away peacefully October 17, 2014. Born to the late Clyde Leon and Lula Pritchard Scott, Ann grew up in Gates and Pasquotank County, NC along with her brothers Clyde Jr., Garland, Ilma, and Francis all whom have predeceased her.  She graduated from Central High School after which she worked for the Carolina telephone company as an operator.   She met and married the late Julian Haywod Austin Jr (US Army-retired) in May of 1950.  Life was not without its hardship; shortly after marrying Julian, his Army unit was sent overseas to Korea... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nancy Markham

Nancy Markham

Nancy Minton Markham, 98, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2014. She joins her husband, the late Eugene M. Markham.  Together they raised two sons, Douglas Markham (Joyce) and Gary Markham (Cathy) all residing in Elizabeth City, NC. Mrs. Markham was a faithful member of Newbegun United Methodist Church. She worked at Belk Tylers until her retirement.  Mrs. Markham enjoyed reunions with family, church members, and coworkers.  She loved working in her yard and her flowers. Mrs Markham leaves behind several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special friends.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Willie Simons

Willie Simons

Willie Howard Simons, Jr., 73, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of the late Willie Howard and Oweda Hollis Simons. He attended Elizabeth City High School and served in the US Air Force. He was part owner of Simons and Sons, Inc. After the business closed, he worked in construction and later drove long distance for JB Hunt. He also served in the office of Governor for the Elizabeth City Moose Lodge. He is survived by his grandsons Blake Simons and Kyle Meads, his sister Joanne Simons Pritchard (wife of Harold), his daughter-in-law Tighe Simons, and son-in-law... (Read complete obituary here)

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Maude Laird

Maude Laird

Maude Sawyer Laird, 95, died October 17, 2014 at the Outer Banks Hospital, Nags Head, N.C., after a brief illness.  She was a resident of Kitty Hawk, N.C.  Maude was born May 7, 1919 to the late E.M. and Edna Gilbert Sawyer, Belcross, N.C.  She was one of 13 children.  Maude graduated from Elizabeth City High School where she was a girls’ basketball standout.  She attended Meredith College in Raleigh and graduated from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.  Upon graduation she taught school in Pender County, N.C. where her basketball prowess came in handy again.  Due to war... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Zeigler

Elizabeth Zeigler

Elizabeth Zeigler, 77, of Kitty Hawk, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at her home. She was born to the late Herbert Oneal and Lydia Midgett in Hyde County, NC, and was the wife of Donald Edward Zeigler. Elizabeth had a big heart that she filled with many hobbies. She enjoyed working in her yard and flower garden. She was also very artistic and loved to paint. She gave a home to many four legged and winged family members who were treated like her own children. Including her husband Donald, she is survived by her three sons, Kevin (Cathy) Ambrose of Herford, NC, Sid Ambrose of Roper, NC, and Joe... (Read complete obituary here)

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Calvin Burrus Jr.

Calvin Burrus Jr.

Calvin Dallas Burrus, Jr, 83, of Buxton died on October 16, 2014 at his home. Born in Hatteras, he was the son of the late Calvin Burrus, Sr. and Essie Spires Burrus. Mr. Burrus served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1950 until 1953, and was the County Commissioner from 1963 until 1966. Calvin was also the first fire chief of Buxton and held this position from 1963 until 1972. From 1963 to 1969, he served on the CHEC board as well. Calvin was an active member of Lighthouse Assembly of God serving as a deacon since 1972. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather... (Read complete obituary here)

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Winifred Williams

Winifred Williams

Winifred Meacham Williams, 70, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born in Vance County, NC on September 3, 1944 to Jesse and Aileen Denton Meacham.  She was a retired nurse, a loving mother and grandmother and a cherished friend. She is survived by three daughters, Wendy Caton-Bell and husband Marc of Greensboro, NC, Anita Bell and Katie Krainiak and husband Robert all of Camden, NC; her companion, Ervin E. Peed; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Joyce Paschell and husband Leonard of Knoxville, TN and a brother Jesse Lynn Meacham... (Read complete obituary here)

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Leila Mimlitsch

Leila Mimlitsch

Leila Andersyn Mimlitsch, 7, of Hertford, NC, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 12, 2014 at National Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, surrounded by her family. Born in Raleigh, NC, Leila was the daughter of Gerald William “Jerry” Mimlitsch, Jr. and Brittany Allyse Thigpen Butcher and the stepdaughter of Sam Butcher and Melissa Stallings.  She had attended Perquimans County Schools. In addition to her parents, Leila is survived by three step-sisters, Tiffany Butcher, Abby Butcher and Evie Stallings; a step-brother, Wesley Butcher; grandparents, Barbara and D.J. Thigpen, Jr. and Leatha... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gary Beasley Sr.

Gary Beasley Sr.

Gary Gene Beasley, Sr., 63, of Colington, died October 9, 2014 at his residence. Born in Jarvisburg, he was the son of Edith Rogers Beasley of Colington and the late James L. Beasley, Jr. and was a commercial fisherman. Mr. Beasley is survived by two sons, Gary G. Beasley, Jr. and James Clayton Beasley both of Colington; a daughter, Lisa Jean Beasley of Colington; two brothers, Carson Lee Beasley and James Lewis Beasley, III both of Colington; a sister, Sandra Outlaw of Colington; six grandchildren, Tammy, Josh, Tara, Dalton, Ashton, and Colton; two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert “Mac” McFadden

Robert “Mac” McFadden

Robert Earl “Mac” McFadden, 51, of Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he was the son of Mary Elizabeth Martin McFadden of Elizabeth City, NC and the late Paddy Mac McFadden. He was a supervisor at the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Stephanie L. McFadden and a brother, Jack W. McFadden both of Chesapeake, VA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church, 311 W. Main St., Elizabeth City,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Sawyer Smith, 60, of 1315 Chances Lane, Elizabeth City, NC passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Saturday, October 11, 2014 after a short illness. Born in Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of Earline Alexander Sawyer of Elizabeth City, NC and the late Myrion Gerald Sawyer and was the wife of Tommy “Smitty” Smith.  Mrs. Smith had worked as the office manager for State Farm for twelve years, M.G. Sawyer, Inc. Family Clothing Store for over twenty years and finally as a receptionist at Tarheel Internal Medicine for seven years prior to retiring... (Read complete obituary here)

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Raymond Cartwright

Raymond Cartwright

Raymond Carlton “Granddaddy” Cartwright, 72, of 600 Old Hertford Highway, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, October 10, 2014 at his home. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ettie Simpson Cartwright and was the husband of Edith “Edie” Bray Cartwright.  Mr. Cartwright, the “Miller Man”, had worked for Belcross Beverage for seventeen years prior to opening Old Hertford Feed and Supply.  He was an avid hunter and dog lover and had belonged to several hunt clubs. In addition to his wife of nearly twenty-four years, Mr. Cartwright is survived by four sons,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margaret Newbern

Margaret Newbern

Margaret Owens Newbern, 93, a resident of Powell’s Point, NC passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 Sentara Norfolk General. A native and lifelong resident of Currituck County, she was born November 5, 1920 to Noah Mathais and Lucinda Gallop Owens. She was the widow of Alton Wilson Newbern.  She and her husband started Hill Top Market, a farm and vegetable market well known to the local community and generations of beach travelers.  She was a dedicated member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church; a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a cherished friend who was always reaching out to others. She... (Read complete obituary here)

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Irma Austin

Irma Austin

Irma Midgett Austin, 99, died on October 9, 2014, eight days shy of her 100th birthday, at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Waves, she was the daughter of the late Ignatious and Cora Midgett. Irma was a homemaker, the widow of Fred B. Austin, Jr. and a member of the Hatteras United Methodist Church. Mrs. Austin is survived by a daughter, Cora A. Simmons of Buxton; a son, Barry Austin of Hatteras; three grandchildren, Anthony Simmons of Greenville, Kerry Simmons and Kevin Simmons, both of Frisco; five great grandchildren, Clay Simmons, Corey Simmons, Wayne Simmons, Daniel... (Read complete obituary here)

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Frank Maturo

Frank Maturo

“His beloved country lost a great patriot, soldier, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend; a special man to everyone who had the great privilege to know him. What a difference one single life made!” Frank Anthony Maturo, 87, of Southern Shores, NC, died Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Frank was born on the 9th of July 1927, in Philadelphia, PA, to Frank and Carmello Maturo and was the fourth of five children. At 17, Frank attempted to join the Marines, inspired by the death of a close friend at Iwo Jima. Though he was rejected due to his age, on... (Read complete obituary here)

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Maxine Akers

Maxine Akers

Maxine Snyder Akers, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, went home to be with the Lord on October 7, 2014.  She died peacefully at home with family present.  Born October 19, 1920 in Bedford, PA, she was the daughter of Owen Snyder and Olive Shaw Snyder.  In September of 1940 she married Watson Jay Akers, who preceded her in death.  Surviving are three daughters: Connie Akers Lee and her husband Rev. Gordon M. Lee of Blackstone, VA; Wanda Akers Ryan and her husband, Dr. William G. Ryan of Tappahannock, VA; and Odella Akers Gill and her husband, Rev. Charles EB Gill of Southern Shores, NC. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dale Sodervick

Dale Sodervick

Dale Stuart Sodervick, 84, went to be with the Lord on October 7, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Born in Harvey, IL and moving to Winamac, IN at an early age, he was the son of the late Bertha and Werner Sodervick. Mr. Sodervick was a four year veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from the Naval Air Rework Facility as an Aviation Machinist in 1959 and retired as an Aircraft Planner and Estimator in 1985. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Pasquotank Ruritans and James River Blackpowder Club. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed reenacting... (Read complete obituary here)

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Marilyn Nungester

Marilyn Nungester

Marilyn Sue “Susie” Goonan Nungester, 81, of 104 Marlin Street, Moyock, NC died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Currituck House. Born in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of the late John E. Goonan and Evelyn Shook Stokes and was the stepdaughter of the late Hewitt Stokes.  She was the wife of the late Edward Nungester. Mrs. Nungester is survived by three daughters, Cindy Overton of Moyock, NC, and Kris Dodson and Debbie Stevens both of Lima, OH; a sister, Rita Ballweg and husband Baldy of Lima, OH; two brothers, Roger Stokes and wife Jane and Norm Stokes and wife Karyn, all of Lima, OH; two grandchildren;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alfred Seidel

Alfred Seidel

Alfred Woodrow Seidel, II, 67, of 503 Whitehall Road, Camden, NC died Monday, October 6, 2014 at his home. Born in Danville, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred Woodrow and Dorothy Mae Davis Seidel and was the husband of Judy Sue Seidel.  Mr. Seidel was retired as a Commander from the United States Coast Guard after a long, decorated career.  He was a U.S. Army Ranger, having served with the 1st of the 9th Calvary in Vietnam.  In 1968, Mr. Seidel received a B.S. degree in physics from the Citadel.  He was the first American pilot to earn his British Wings. In addition to his wife, Mr. Seidel... (Read complete obituary here)

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Eileen Marie Kennedy Midgett

Eileen Marie Kennedy Midgett

Eileen Marie Kennedy Midgett, 76, of Kill Devil Hills, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at her home. She was the wife of John Edward Midgett, and daughter of the late John Raymond Kennedy and Catherine Schnitzius Kennedy. She was born in Camden, New Jersey, and graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1955. Eileen and John raised their family in Cary and Wilmington, NC. John and Eileen retired to the Outer Banks in 2001. Eileen was a devoted Catholic and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. She volunteered at Hotline and Britthaven Nursing Home. She had great love for her family, friends,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lydia Tillett

Lydia Tillett

Lydia Love King Tillett passed away peacefully on October 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving children.  Ms. Tillett was born October 30, 1935, on Roanoke Island, NC, and considered herself a native of Manteo.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Carrie Louise Ward King, and by her daughter, Cindi Louise Tillett-Knighten. She is survived by her loving children, Jacquelynn Tillett (Richard Saks), Andrea Lynn Tillett McConnell (Tad), and Kevin Michael Tillett (Carolee).  She was an exceptional Nana to her cherished grandchildren, Alexis Malcolm Tillett-Saks, Andrew Builder Tillett-Saks,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Albert Doyal

Albert Doyal

Albert Doyal, 75, of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, September 22, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. He was born in Pasquotank County to the late Winford Morris and Wilma Doyal Brooks.  He was a farm hand for Bateman Farms. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Doyal family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gene Forbes, Jr.

Gene Forbes, Jr.

Gene Auty Forbes, Jr., 55, died on October 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC on November 27, 1958 to Gene Auty Forbes, Sr. and Audry Jean Tisdale Forbes and was the husband of Annette Strathearn Forbes of the residence. He had worked for the Ford Motor Company as a line inspector. Besides his parents and wife he is survived by a daughter, Samantha Lynn Forbes of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Michael Shawn Forbes of Nicklesville, KY and Allan Dwayne Forbes and wife Tiffany of Camden, NC; a sister, Vicky Lynn Forbes of Shawboro, NC; and ten grandchildren. A visitation will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Norman Montague

Norman Montague

Norman Wiley Montague, 69, of Wanchese, died on October 3, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Otta McDonald Montague and Lessie Payne Montague. Norman worked as a commercial fisherman and attend the Wanchese Assembly of God. Mr. Montague is survived by his wife Verna Terwillger Montague; two daughters, Rebecca Montague Smith and Wanda Christine Montague, both of Wanchese; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Montague Brinn. No services are planned... (Read complete obituary here)

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Julia Haywood

Julia Haywood

Julia Jordan Haywood, 83, died October 2nd at The Outer Banks Hospital. She is survived by her husband, three sons, one daughter, and her mother who will be 103 this month. Julia, born in Buffalo City, was owner and operator of Jennifer Alterations. She was named Dare County’s Citizen of the Year by the Dare County Board of Commissioners in July 2014 for the many years of volunteer service that she unselfishly gave. Three years ago the Outer Banks Woman’s Club established the Julia Haywood Scholarship to honor her. She was co-chairman of the Dare County Angel Gift Project. She loved helping... (Read complete obituary here)

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Eva Sawyer

Eva Sawyer

Eva Bell Garrenton Sawyer, 94, of Jarvisburg, NC, died on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born in Jarvisburg, NC on January 18, 1920, to the late John Quincy Adams Garrenton and Linda Mae Morrisette Garrenton. On August 27, 1938 she married Roy Edward Sawyer. She is survived by one son, Roy E. Sawyer, Jr., of Powells Point, NC; two granddaughters, Melissa Avery of Virginia Beach, VA and Lovey Ellen Sawyer of Gatesville, NC; one great grandson, James Hunter Gergen of Point Harbor, NC. She was predeceased by one brother, John Harley Garrenton, two sisters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Sawyer

William Sawyer

William “Bill” Sawyer, 78, of 489 Poplar Branch Road, Poplar Branch, NC went home to be with the Lord and join his beloved wife Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of Camden County, he was the son of the late Wannie Sawyer and Elva Atkins Sawyer and the widower of Elizabeth Grandy Sawyer.  He was retired from Exxon Shipping Company where he was Chief Pump Man and Representative of “The Exxon Gettysburg” until retirement, a member of Powell’s Point Christian Church, and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by three daughters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Horace Midgett, Jr.

Horace Midgett, Jr.

Horace Waymac Midgett Jr., 70, of Raleigh, NC, died Sunday, September 28, 2014. He was born to the late Horace W. Midgett and Ollie McCleary Midgett in Manteo, NC, and was husband to Viola O’Neal Midgett. Horace was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the Roanoke Island Fire Department. Including his wife, he is survived by his sons, Horace Midgett III, of Raleigh NC and Billy Midgett and his wife, Nichole of Etowah NC; his uncle, Leonard M. McCleary of Raleigh; his brother in-law, Randy O’Neal and his wife, Shirley of Wanchese, NC; sister in law, Mickey Parker and her husband,... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Saunders

John Saunders

John Parker Saunders, 73, of Manteo, NC died on September 24, 2014 at Cross Creek Health Care Center. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ruth Englesby Saunders. John worked as the morning dock master for the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Mr. Saunders is survived by his wife, Sarah Cobb Saunders. No services are planned at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Tommy Ballance

Tommy Ballance

Walter Thomas Ballance, 75, of 589 E.R. Daniels Road, Wanchese, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 27, 2014 while surrounded by family and loved ones. “Tommy” was born in Hatteras but lived most of his life in Wanchese. He was the son of the late Walter and Juanita Tillett Ballance. He retired as supervisor of the Dare County Building and Grounds Department and attended Manteo First Assembly. He was a lifelong carpenter, loving husband, and amazing father. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Cologgi; a sister, Anna Utley; and a brother, Wayne... (Read complete obituary here)

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Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Charles Thomas Smith, 71, of 328 Middle Swamp Road, Gates, NC died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at his home. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, he was the son of the late Thomas Charles Smith and Corrine McWilliams Roberts and was the companion of Marion Jones Davis.  Mr. Smith was retired from the United States Army and had built, owned and operated Corrine’s Apartments. In addition to his companion, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Ann Smith of Walsconburg, NC; two sons, Vernon Thomas Smith of Norfolk, VA and Glenn Ray Smith of Gates, NC; a stepfather, Roy Roberts of Chesapeake, VA; two stepbrothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alethia Spry

Alethia Spry

Alethia Mae Norman Spry, 93, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2014. She was born in Washington County, NC on August 13, 1921 to James Thomas Norman and Annie Pritchett Davenport. She graduated from Creswell High School in 1938 and Hardbarger’s Business College (Raleigh, NC) in 1939. She worked for the US Department of Agriculture in Currituck, NC for 11 years. On October 8, 1944 she married Paul Wilson Spry.  Following the birth of their children, she became a homemaker.  Alethia was an active life-long member of Coinjock Baptist Church and served as church clerk and treasurer for many... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Sawyer

Mary Sawyer

Mary Williams Sawyer, 96, of 100 Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Heritage Care. Born in Beaufort County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Riley and Annie Robinson Williams and was the wife of the late John Thomas Sawyer. Mrs. Sawyer is survived by a daughter, Clara Oliver of Elizabeth City, NC; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Wilma Jean Brown Hudson. A graveside funeral service will take place Monday, September 29, 2014... (Read complete obituary here)

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