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Valerie McKenzie

Valerie McKenzie

Valerie McKenzie Chesapeake ‘ Valerie (Driskell) McKenzie, 82, lost her short battle with cancer with grace and dignity on October 31, 2005 and has gone on to be with the Lord and her husband and family. Born June 2, 1923 to the late Katherine and Peter Baczek, she was the last of nine children, four brothers and four sisters. She is survived by one son, Robert Wayne Driskell and his wife Susan of Chesapeake and one step-daughter, Marilyn Kouma of Omaha, NE; many grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Lynn R. McKenzie, step-daughter Merle... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Weeks

William Weeks

William G. Weeks Chesapeake ‘ William ‘Bill’ Gary Weeks, 62, of the 2200 block of Decatur St., died Monday, October 31, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Weeks was born in Windsor, N.C. to the late Lally Harrison and William Gary Weeks. He worked as a machinist for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Barbara Ann Weeks; son, W. Allen Weeks and wife Donna of Chesapeake; sister, Kay Brown of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Jeffery, Devin and Gregory. Graveside services will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm at Moyock Cemetery,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Hallie Dyer

Hallie Dyer

Hallie Silverthorne Dyer, 95, died Saturday, October 29, 2005 at W. R. Winslow Memorial Nursing Home, Elizabeth City, NC. Mrs. Dyer was a former resident of Canada, Point Harbor, NC and Riverwind. She was born May 26, 1910 and was the daughter of the late Edward L. Silverthorne and Judith Mann Swindell Silverthorne. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Dyer who died March 28, 1988, and her sisters Ruth Hatcher, Winnie Munden, Annie Hastings, Hilda Riddick, Estelle Duncan and Hazel Pritchard. Mrs. Dyer was a graduate of Elizabeth City High School, and was a retired cosmetologist. She... (Read complete obituary here)

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Kenneth R. Webster, Sr.

Kenneth R. Webster, Sr.

Mr. Kenneth Russell Webster, Sr., age 79, of 112 Sunny Acres Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Chowan Hospital. Mr. Webster, a native of Baltimore, MD, was the son of the late Vernon Webster and Erma Edith Brown Webster and the widower of Ruth Louise Kollra Webster. He was a retired US Army Marksman Instructor having served in WW II and the Korean War. Mr. Webster is survived by four daughters, Evelyn Lowman , Barbara Lilly and husband Thomas, Brenda Chrystal and husband Joseph, and Patricia Webster all of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Kenneth Webster, Jr., and wife... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dean M. Hoyer

Dean M. Hoyer

Dean Martin Hoyer, 42, of Virginia Beach, VA. died Tuesday October 25, 2005 in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Hoyer was born in Berks County, Reading, PA. on April 8, 1963. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and owner and operator of Dean Hoyer the Stump Destoryer in Virginia Beach. Survivors included his daughter; Kelley Hoyer of Virginia Beach, VA. his mother Peggy Bray Imbriaco of Norfolk, Va., his father Paul Martin Hoyer of Virginia Beach, VA., sister Paula H. Whilden of Norfolk, Va., brothers; Michael Hoyer of Chesapeake, VA, and Craig Hoyer of Baltimore, MD., nephews Eric, Greg and Chris Whilden, Paul,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Virginia Bunn

Virginia Bunn

Virginia Thurman Bunn, 89, wife and beloved mother, died October 24, 2005, in her home in Elizabeth City. Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Richard S. Bunn and a daughter, Betty. Virginia was born in Rocky Mount, NC. She had five children: Jimmy P. Bunn who resides in Elizabeth City, Jenny Bunn Lamb who resides in Raleigh with her husband, Marshall; Betty Bunn Martin, who predeceased her; Richard S. Bunn, Jr. who resides in Elizabeth City with his wife, Sharon; and Barbara Bunn Brown who resides in Kitty Hawk with her husband, Stephen. Virginia had five loving grandchildren:... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nina Walker

Nina Walker

Elizabeth City, N.C. Nina Hope Squires Walker, 76, of 1500 Edgewood Drive, died Saturday, October 22, 2005 at her residence. She was born in Belhaven, NC, the daughter of the late Golden and Rhoda Keech Squires and was the widow of Nelson Walker. Mrs. Walker was a bar tender at the Chief Petty Officer’s Association, and a member of the CPOA auxiliary. Mrs. Walker is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hooper and husband Doug of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, Kenneth Squires and wife Louise of Elizabeth City, NC; and a granddaughter, Nicole Bolinsky and husband Ron. A graveside service will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ethal Wyatt

Ethal Wyatt

Elizabeth City, N.C. Ethel Marie Craig Wyatt, 65, of 873 Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died at Chesapeake General Hospital on Friday evening, October 21, 2005. A native of Piedmont, West Virginia, she was born the daughter of the late Frank Wallace Craig and Mary Howell Craig. She was a waitress, and a Methodist. Mrs. Wyatt is survived by: two daughters, Joan Frances Anthony and friend Jamie Whitt of Louisville, KY, and Cynthia Ann Bennett of Bedford, VA; one son Andrew ‘Andy’ Craig Wyatt and wife Christine of Elizabeth City, NC; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rick Warren

Rick Warren

Elizabeth City, NC Ricky William ‘Rick’ Warren, Sr., 49, of 4 Tanglewood Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday October 19, 2005, from injuries received in a truck accident. Mr. Warren was born in Blytheville, AR, and was the son of Shelley Curtis Warren Williams and the late James William Warren. He retired from the U. S. Navy with the rank of CPO, was a former employee with the City of Elizabeth City, and was technical representative with Filta-Fry Corporation of Norfolk, VA. Survivors include: his wife Deborah ‘Debbie’ Hobbs Warren of Elizabeth City, NC; his mother... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams

DOROTHY M. WILLIAMS Virginia Beach ‘ Dorothy Mutro Williams, 61 passed away on October 21, 2005. Mrs. Williams was born in Washington, North Carolina. She was a daughter of Theodore Mutro and the late Ollie Styron Mutro. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Millard Nelson Williams, Sr. Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter; Beverly Williams of Virginia Beach, Two sons; Millard Nelson Williams,Jr. and wife Susan,of Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Micheal D. Williams of Washington, DC. Two sisters; Mable Gaskins and Evlena Mutro one brother; Anthony Mutro, all of Ocracoke,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Russell Hill

Russell Hill

Russell Elwood Hill, Jr., 78, of 1489 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died at Albermarle Hospital on Saturday, October 22, 2005. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, the son of the late Russell E. Hill Sr. and Marina Midgett Hill and was the husband of Lynette Scaff Hill of the residence. Mr. Hill was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of First Christian Church. He also served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides his wife, Mr. Hill is survived by two brothers, Alfred Hill of Jacksonville, FL, and Carroll Hill of Elizabeth City, NC. A graveside service with... (Read complete obituary here)

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George Jackson

George Jackson

Ocracoke, NC George Guthrie Jackson, 83, of Ocracoke and Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, October 21, 2005 in Ocracoke. He was born in Ocracoke to the late George W. and Metta O’Neal Jackson and was reitred from the NCDOT Ferry Division. Mr. Jackson was member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Clara Styron Jackson of the residence; two sons, James W. Jackson, Sr. and wife Linda of Ocracoke and Eugene M. Jackson and wife Sandra of Greenville, NC; a brother, Nathaniel... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nancy Shannon

Nancy Shannon

Southern Shores, NC Nancy Riddick Shannon, of Southern Shores, NC, died Friday, October 21, 2005 at her home. She was a native of the Whiteston Community in Perquimans County, NC and was the daughter of Archie Riddick of Perquimans County and the late Myra Layden Riddick. Besides her father, Mrs. Shannon is survived by her husband, Barry Shannon of the residence; a daughter, Lerryn Spangler and husband Brian of Mebane, NC; and a son, Gavin Shannon of Manteo, NC. No services are planned at this time. Twiford’s Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC is in charge of arrangements. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Benjamin Joyner

John Benjamin Joyner

JOYNER MANTEO, NC JOHN BENJAMIN (J.B.) JOYNER, 82, died October 21, 2005 at Chesapeake General Hospital. Mr. Joyner was born in Pitt County, the youngest son of the late Harry Reid and Rosa Lee Joyner. He lived in Greenville, N.C. until 2001 when he moved to Manteo to live with his daughter. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean Tucker Joyner; his brothers Carlton and Beverly. Mr. Joyner was a graduate of Greenville High School and served as a Corporal in the 71st U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a ground school instructor at Stallings Serv-Air School for more than five years.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lillie S. Hughes

Lillie S. Hughes

Camden, NC Lillie Sanderlin Hughes, age 92, of 346 Trotman Road, Camden, NC, died Friday, October 21, 2005, at her residence. She was a native of Currituck, NC, daughter of the late John Wesley Sanderlin and Roxie Pierce Sanderlin, and was wife of the late Clyde C. Hughes. She was a former member of Perkins United Methodist Church, and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Trueblood of Camden, NC; two grandchildren, Todd Trueblood of Camden, NC, and Joey Tirak of Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Hughes was the thirteenth child of nineteen children. She was predeceased... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edla W. Foreman

Edla W. Foreman

Edla Walker Foreman, 82, of 311 West Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Foreman was born in Pasquotank County, the daughter of the late Dr. Herbert Dillon and Augusta Kramer Walker. For fifty-nine years, she was married to John Wood Foreman and will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all. Besides her husband, Mrs. Foreman is survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Foreman; three daughters, Nancy F. Silver and husband Winkie of Wanchese, NC, Sophie F. Jordan and husband Danny of Aydlett, NC, and Edla... (Read complete obituary here)

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John E. Sawyer

John E. Sawyer

EC Sawyer John E. Sawyer Pasquotank County native Mr. John Edward Sawyer, age 69, of 537 Bethany Church Road, Belvidere, NC, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at the Chowan Hospital. Mr. Sawyer, a native of Pasquotank County, was the son of the late Johnny S. Sawyer and Nora Willy White Sawyer. He was a Baptist and a truck driver for Parkway Agriculture. Mr. Sawyer is survived by two sons, Randy Sawyer of Washington, NC, and Terry Sawyer of Belvidere, NC; three step-daughters, Brenda Hewitt, Bonita Hewitt and Sarah Sawyer; a sister-in-law, Alice Sawyer of Belvidere, NC; fourteen grandchildren;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Wayne Lundine

Wayne Lundine

EC LUNDINE Ret. ADR2 Wayne Eugene Lundine, 75, of Grandy, NC died Saturday, October 15, 2005 in Hollywood, FL. He was born August 18, 1930 in Seattle, WA, and was the son of the late Mauritz Lundine and Hazel Woods Lundine. He retired from the U. S. Navy on January 1, 1983, with the rank of Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association # 293 and the Coinjock American Legion Post #338. Survivors include his daughter; Teresa Lundine of Hollywood, FL and two grandchildren Kimberly Lundine and Michael Lundine both of Grandy,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Violet Cahoon

Violet Cahoon

Violet Spruill Cahoon, 66, died Thursday, October 20, 2005 at her residence. Mrs. Cahoon was born in East Lake and was a retired secretary for the County of Dare. She was a member of the East Lake Holiness Church. Mrs. Cahoon was the daughter of Minnie Taft Spruill of East Lake and the late Joseph Nathaniel Spruill and was the wife of Norman LeRoy Cahoon of the home. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Tina C. Burgess of East Lake; four sons, Buddy Cahoon of Stumpy Point, Wilbur Cahoon and Loubet Cahoon, both of East Lake and Barry Cahoon of Manns Harbor; three sisters, Alma Lee... (Read complete obituary here)

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Annette Bates

Annette Bates

EC BATES Rocky Mount, NC Annette Giguere Bates, age 87, formerly of Herrington Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, October 20, 2005, in Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, and was daughter of the late William Giguere and Clarise Lamonneux Giguere, and wife of the late Erwin Henry Bates. Mrs. Bates is survived by one son, David Bates and his wife Anne of Rocky Mount, NC; one daughter in law, Jo Anna Bates of Poplar Branch, NC; two sisters, Yvonne Armstrong and Jacqueline Tanaka both of Burnaby-British Columbia, Canada; grandson,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sylvia Duncan

Sylvia Duncan

TNS Duncan Sylvia Loraine Smithson Duncan Pasquotank County Resident Sylvia Loraine Smithson Duncan, age 71, of 1011 Horseshoe Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, October 20, 2005 at her residence. She was born in Pasquotank County and was the daughter of the late Dillard Lorraine Smithson and Eva Onley Smithson and wife of Otis Ardell Duncan of the residence. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church. Besides her husband Mrs. Duncan is survived by two daughters, Connie Davis of Virginia Beach, VA, and Robin Roberts of Norfolk, VA; three sons, Randy Duncan of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Anthony Santaniello

Anthony Santaniello

Anthony Santaniello Chesapeake ‘ Anthony Santaniello, 95, of the 300 block of Greens Edge Dr, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Santaniello was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Desiderio and Antonetta D’Alandro Santaniello. He was a veteran, having served in the US Army for over 30 years and had obtained the rank of Sgt. Major. Mr. Santaniello enjoyed painting, gardening, fishing and was an avid dancer. Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of 67 years, Rose Louise Marra Santaniello; daughters, Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Lisowicz and husband Joe... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Jones, Jr.

James Jones, Jr.

James Arthur Jones, Jr., 73, of Seafarer Court, Wanchese and formerly of Upland, PA. died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at his home. He was the son of the late James A. Jones and Anna K. Oberg Jones. Mr. Jones was owner and operator of Jimmy’s Deli on 10th Street in Upland, PA for many years before his retirement to Wanchese. He is survived by one brother, Ronald Jones and his wife Faye of Edenton; three nephews, Tom Jones and Joe Jones also of Edenton and Don Jones of Florida; one niece, Bonnie Bramblet of Florida; several grand nephews and nieces and his friend Robert Desper of Wanchese. He... (Read complete obituary here)

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Iola Jordan

Iola Jordan

EC JORDAN Iola Cooper Jordan, age 90, of 848 Wellfield Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, October 17, 2005, in the Albemarle Hospital. She was a native of Gatesville, NC, daughter of the late Ivie A. Cooper and Lillie M. Jordan, and was wife of the late John J. ‘Jack’ Jordan. She was a member of the Fountain of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Disabled Americans Veterans Auxiliary. She is survived by one daughter, Iris J. Bundy of Elizabeth City, NC, and two daughter in laws, Katherine Jones of Elizabeth City, NC, and Frances Jones of LaGrange,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Marguerite Tulley

Marguerite Tulley

Marguerite Alexander Tulley, 84 of 1411 Crescent Drive, Elizabeth City died Friday evening, October 14, 2005, in the Pitt Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC to the late William James and Louise Bartlett Alexander and was the widow of the late James Francis Tulley. Mrs. Tulley was a retired civil service employee with the Social Security Administration, a member of the First United Methodist Church, and an avid bridge player. She is survived by two sons, James Douglas Sawyer and wife, Jane, of Jacksonville, NC and Patrick Andrew Tulley of Elizabeth City, NC;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Walter Martin

Walter Martin

Walter ‘Wally’ Martin, 91, passed from this life on October 15, 2005, and went to join the loves of his life-his mother and his dearly loved wife of 65 years, Lucy May. He was born in the city of Hull, Yorkshire, England on July 6, 1914 to Isaac and Edith Emily Tyson Martin. He came to the United States where he proudly became an American Citizen in 1966. He was a resident of Pasquotank County for the past 15 years moving here from New Bern, NC. He mastered many trades in his lifetime and was a perfectionist in all he did. He returned the gift of a wonderful tenor voice, which he used... (Read complete obituary here)

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Erma Meads

Erma Meads

Erma Leona Meads, 83, arrived here on October 15, 2005. She joins her husband, Richard Calvin, her parents, John C. and Maggie W. Baccus, her sisters, Ruby and Lessie, her brothers, Odell, Lindsey, Adrian and Marvin, and her grandson, Christopher Neil, here in their heavenly home. She patiently awaits the arrival of her children and their spouses, Betty and Joe Meiggs, Geri and Wayne Owens of Elizabeth City, Darlene and Mike Rogerson of Hertford, Debbie and Gary Thompson of Washington, NC, Dickie and Sylvia Meads of Tarboro, NC, and Danny and Sharon Meads of Richmond, VA, her grandchildren Tracy... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dolcia Byrd

Dolcia Byrd

Dolcia B. ‘Dot’ Byrd, 88, of Gaston Drive, Elizabeth City, NC and a former resident of Lincolnton, NC died Sunday October 16, 2005 at the Guardian Care Nursing Home. Mrs. Byrd was born January 25, 1917 in McDowell County, NC and was the daughter of the late Sage Byrd and Minnie Dennie Byrd. She was a member of the Lincolnton First Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of V. F. W. Post # 1706. Survivors include three sons; James Leonard Byrd, Jr., Jackie Lee Byrd and his wife Totty all of Houston, TX; and Dennis Wayne Bryd and his wife Kim of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters; Louise... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margaret Wertz

Margaret Wertz

Margaret Lindsay Wertz, 85, of 1075 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC died Sunday, October 16, 2005 in the Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Currituck County, NC to the late David and Alline Vaughn Lindsay and was the widow of the late James Wertz. Mrs. Wertz was a member of the Perry Hall Baptist Church in Baltimore, MD, Order of the East Star Chapter # 218 Coinjock, NC and a retired receptionist with the Baltimore County Police Department. She is survived by one daughter, Alline Aydlett and husband, Chris, of Grandy, NC; two sons, Wayne Twiford and wife, June of Coinjock, NC and James David Wertz... (Read complete obituary here)

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Josephine Harris

Josephine Harris

EC HARRIS Josephine Williams Harris, 58, of 568 Crooked Run Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday October 14, 2005 at the Albemarle Hospital. She was born July 12, 1947, in Pasquotank County and was the daughter of the late Walter M. Williams, Sr., and Lillie Smith Williams. She was a member of the Newland United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; J. J. Harris, Jr., one daughter Tracy Hofler and her husband Myron of Sunbury, NC., two sisters; Kay Lane and her husband Preston of Hampton, VA and Margaret Fe Trueblood and her husband George Edward of Newport... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lorraine Baldwin

Lorraine Baldwin

EC Baldwin Lorraine Baldwin Cook County, IL native Mrs. Lorraine Estelle Kennedy Baldwin, age 79, of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC, died Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Mrs. Baldwin, the daughter of the late William E. Kennedy and Viola Steinhouse Kennedy, was a native of Chicago, IL, a homemaker, and a member of Liberty Christian Center. Mrs. Baldwin is survived by two daughters, Connie Warren of Aydlett, NC, and Michele Lorraine Washburn of Concord, NH; two sons, William Charles Baldwin of Columbia, SC, and Dean Lee Baldwin of Richmond, VA; eleven grandchildren;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alicia Mejia

Alicia Mejia

MANNS HARBOR, NC ALICIA RAVEN MEJIA, 12, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Mann Harbor. Alicia was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo Middle School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and the Manteo Middle School Band. She was the daughter of Shelly Butler of Manns Harbor and Pablo Ocampo Mejia of Edenton. Besides her parents, Alicia is survived by a sister, Gabriela Mejia of Mexico; four brothers, Victor Mejia and Dalton Mejia of Manns Harbor, NC, Santiago Mejia of Raleigh, NC and Mauricio Mejia of Mexico; grandparents, Harold & Brenda... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Edwards, Jr.

James Edwards, Jr.

EC EDWARDS James Hugh ‘Jim’ Edwards, Jr., 65, of 220 Lane Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, was born August 7, 1940, went to the Kingdom on October 9, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Edwards was born in Philadelphia, PA, and was the son of the late James Hugh Edwards and Adilade Parks Hensley. Mr. Edwards was blessed with two good careers; as a young man, he served on the fire department for the City of Pasadena, CA. Then later was a builder and remodel homes and properties. He enjoyed being a fan of all sports activities, and played a decent game of golf at times. ‘My... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rita O’Neal

Rita O’Neal

Nags Head, NC Rita Louise Dozier O’Neal, age 79, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005 in Britthaven Nursing Home, Nags Head, NC. She was a native of Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late Richard R. Dozier and Flossie Edna Morris Dozier, and the widow Almy Griggs O’Neal. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be Friday, October 14, 2005, at 2:00 PM in the Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, NC. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. You may sign the online guest register... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Farrow Clark

Mary Farrow Clark

CLARK Manteo, NC Mary Farrow Clark, 78, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Mrs. Clark was born in Buxton and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark was the daughter of the late Everton Hayes and Frances Farrow Farrow and the widow of Glenn Gray and Lawrence Clark. She is survived by three daughters, Verna Clark of Manteo, Deborah Reynolds of Greenville, NC and Helen Johnson of Knightdale, NC; two sons, Glenn Gray of Swan Quarter and James Clark of Richmond, KY; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Valerie Romano

Valerie Romano

MANNS HARBOR, NC VALERIE JANICE ROMANO, 13, of Mann Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Manns Harbor. Valarie was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo Middle School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and also attended Harbor Light Church. She was the daughter of Eduardo Lopez Rubio, Sr. and Lora Ann Butler Rubio of Manns Harbor. Besides her parents, Valerie is survived by two brothers, Aaron Butler and Eduardo Rubio, Jr. both of Manns Harbor, NC; grandparents, Julius and Judy Butler of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and grandmother, Ofelia Rubio Cruz of Mexico. Funeral... (Read complete obituary here)

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Hope Butler

Hope Butler

MANNS HARBOR, NC HOPE MARIE BUTLER, 18, of Manns Harbor, NC died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 in Manns Harbor. Hope was born in Elizabeth City, NC and was a student at Manteo High School. She was a member of Manns Harbor Church of God and the Manns Harbor Volunteer Fire Department. She was the daughter of Shelly Butler of Manns Harbor. Besides her mother, Hope is survived by two brothers, Victor Mejia and Dalton Megia, both of Manns Harbor, NC; grandparents, Harold & Brenda Butler of Manns Harbor, NC and great-grandmother, Thalia Saunders of Wanchese, NC. Funeral services will be held at Manns... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margaret Etheridge

Margaret Etheridge

WANCHESE, NC MARGARET CREWS ETHERIDGE, 78, of Wanchese, died, Monday, October 10, 2005, at the Outer Banks Hospital. Mrs. Etheridge lived most of her life in Wanchese and was a homemaker and member of Wanchese Assembly of God. She was the daughter of the late John and Lucille Joyner Crews and the wife of Rex G. Etheridge of the home. Besides her husband surviving are a daughter: Nina ‘Bea’ Scarborough of Lakeland, FL; one son, Rex D. Etheridge of Nags Head, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wanchese Assembly of God on Saturday,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Stone, Jr.

Joseph Stone, Jr.

NS STONE Corapeake, NC Joseph H. ‘Sonny’ Stone, Jr., 67, of Adam Loop, Corapeake, NC, died Saturday, October 8, 2005 at his residence. Born in Wake County, NC, he was the son of the late Joseph H. Stone, Sr. and the late Mina Jordan Stone, and the husband of Cheryl Steen Stone of the residence. Mr. Stone was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Sunbury, NC. He had served in the National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Besides his wife, Mr. Stone is survived by: two daughters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Roger Leon Murph

Roger Leon Murph

MURPH WANCHESE, NC ROGER LEON MURPH, 44, of Wanchese, died, Saturday, October 8, 2005, in Outer Banks Hospital. Mr. Murph was born in Washington, N.C. and was a commercial fisherman. He was the son of the late Fitz P. and Rachael Buford Murph. Surviving are two daughters: Toni Murph and Teresa Murph both of Moyock; one son: Rodney Beckner of Portsmouth, Va; five sisters: Lynne Green and husband James of Plymouth, Kim Felske and husband Fred of Wanchese, Mary (Pat) Potter and Jennifer Brooks both of Washington, N.C. and Judy Lewis of Belhaven; one brother: Spencer P. Murph of North Myrtle Beach,... (Read complete obituary here)

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