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Donald Clifton Pugh

Donald Clifton Pugh

Donald Clifton Pugh, 81, a former resident of the Belcross community of Camden County, died Saturday April 1, 2006 in the Chowan Hospital, Edenton, NC. Mr. Pugh was born in Camden County, September 26, 1924, and was preceded in death by his parents Allie Waters Pugh, Ferebee Burgess Pugh and Elizabeth Irdell Pugh, and his wife Edna Umphlett Pugh who died November 19, 1987. He was a former employee for over twenty years with Manns Automotive. Survivors include: his sisters Jeanette P. Spencer of Kinston, NC, Beatrice P. Trueblood of Elizabeth City, NC and Edith P. Pratt of Camden, NC; and one... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Sawyer

Joseph Sawyer

Joseph Caleb ‘Joe-JK’ Sawyer Resident of Camden County, NC Jospeh Caleb ‘Joe-JK’ Sawyer, 62, of 181 Pinch Gut Road, Camden, NC, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at his residence. He was born in Camden County, NC, the son of the late Ray P. Sawyer and Betty L. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer served in the National Guard Reserves and worked in the restaurant business. Mr. Sawyer is survived by a daughter, Joann Beacham of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Joseph R. Sawyer of California; five sisters, Sadie Outlaw of Camden, NC, Joyce Gagna of Machanic Falls, ME, Jeannette McPherson, Gladys Allen... (Read complete obituary here)

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Evelyn D. Sanderson

Evelyn D. Sanderson

Evelyn Davenport Sanderson, 91, of Chamble, Georgia and formerly of Moyock, NC died Wednesday, March 29, 2006 in Georgia. She was born in Franklin, Virginia to the late Earl Alexander and Mattie Lee Sanders Davenport and was the widow of the late Nathaniel Hathaway Sanderson. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Moyock Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Ann Evans of Toccoa, Ga. a son, N. H. (Sandy) Sanderson, Jr. of Kill Devil Hills, one brother Earl DeLon Davenport of Texas; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Memorial graveside... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Armstrong

Mary Armstrong

Kill Devil Hills, NC Mary Josephine Armstrong, 72, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Sentara Nursing Center ‘ Currituck. Born in Lincoln, NE, she was the daughter of the late Arthur B. and Marceline Rogers Carmony and was the widow of Crawford L. Armstrong. She was a retired manager of 7-11 convenience stores. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by a daughter, Sherry Hudson of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a son, Robert L. Fitchett, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA; two brothers, William Carmony of Texas and Jon Carmony of Washington; and four grandsons, Tyler Hudson of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Clayton Fitchett of Dallas,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Linda Swale

Linda Swale

Linda L. Swale Norfolk ‘ Linda Leslie Swale, 59, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006. Mrs. Swale was born in Norfolk to the late George and Birdie Alice Binns Swale. She had worked for many years at Fisherman’s Warf Restaurant and was a member of Cradock Baptist Church. Mrs. Swale is survived by a son, Andy Laderberg of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Heidi Laderberg of VA Beach; a brother, George Swale and wife Marcia of Portsmouth and an uncle, Charles Binns of Chesapeake. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2006, 2:00pm at Cradock Baptist Church, Portsmouth with Rev. Rob... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca C. Richardson Chesapeake ‘ Rebecca Chadwick Richardson, 53, went home to be with Jesus, her best friend on Tuesday, March 28, 2006. She was born in Norfolk to the late, Robert George and Dorothy Dunn Chadwick. Mrs. Richardson was the owner/operator of Signature Garden Center and an active member of Chesapeake Vineyard Christian Fellowship. She loved her Lord and boldly proclaimed it. Mrs. Richardson was an encourager and an exhorter to all she met. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 23 years, Oscar White Richardson; daughter, Alicia Joy Richardson; son, Seth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Evelyn S. “Evie” Musser

Evelyn S. “Evie” Musser

Evelyn Spicer Musser, 94, of 105 Dockside Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mark and Frances Gass. She was born in Harrisburg, PA, the daughter of the late John S. Spicer and Rose Huber Spicer and was the widow of John R. Musser. Mrs. Musser is survived by two daughters, Barbara M. Taliaferro and husband Robert of Brandon, FL, and Frances M. Gass and husband Mark of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Dr. John R Musser, Jr. and wife Helen of Amesbury, MA, and William A. Musser of Mifflinburg, PA; eleven grandchildren and sixteen... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Stanley

James Stanley

Nags Head, NC James Allen Stanley, Jr., 77, died on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at his daughter’s residence in Nags Head. He was the son of the late Lillie Folsom and James Allen Stanley. He was a US Air Force veteran. He graduated from Clemson University in 1949 with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He retired as Energy Conservation Officer Staff Administrator at Clemson University. He was a member of Sun Rise Church of Christ in Kill Devil Hills, NC. He was former President and Chairman of the Board for the Clemson Sertoma Club. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Lee... (Read complete obituary here)

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Clarence “Kit” Price

Clarence “Kit” Price

Southern Shores, NC Clarence Miller ‘Kit’ Price died Friday, March 24, 2006. He was born September 10, 1925 to John Wesley Price, Sr. and Louise Miller Price. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Arlene Price; a son, Stephen E. Price and wife Laura; a daughter, Catherine P. Caputo; a brother, John W. Price, Jr.; four grandsons, Michael, Chris, Nick and Ryan. After growing up in his beloved ‘Little Washington’, VA, Kit served his country with great pride as a member of the 69th Infantry during World War II. After his service with the U.S. Army, he attended Virginia... (Read complete obituary here)

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Harry G. McPherson, Sr.

Harry G. McPherson, Sr.

Harry Grandy McPherson, Sr., 84, of Camden County passed away quietly on March 26, 2006, after a short illness. He was born on July 24, 1921, a son of the late Sarah Harris and Roland W. McPherson. Mr. Pherson attended NC State for three years after which he served with distinction during WW II. He was a farmer who loved the land, retiring at 80 only when his health forced him to do so. For over thirty years he was a dedicated State of NC Wildlife Protector, serving mainly in the Camden County area where he was easily recognized by the ever present cigar he loved to smoke. Mr. McPherson... (Read complete obituary here)

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Stuart Hadley

Stuart Hadley

Norfolk ‘ Stuart Dudley Hadley, 75, died March 26, 2006. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Twiford Colonial Chapel. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard A. Bruesch

Richard A. Bruesch

Richard August Bruesch, 61, of Billets Bridge Road, Camden, NC, died Friday March 24, 2006. Mr. Bruesch was born March 17, 1945, in Dodge County, Beaver Dam, WI, and was the son of the late August John Bruesch and Evelyn Doris Grosenick Bruesch. He was a former employee in the shipping department with Guy C. Lee Company in Kitty Hawk, NC. He is survived by his friends, Gene and June Etheridge of Camden, NC. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday March 27, at 11:00 AM in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City with the Rev. Mason Smith officiating. You may visit the home of his friends,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Michael Mullelly

Michael Mullelly

MULLELLY MANTEO, NC MICHAEL JOSEPH MULLELLY, 56, of Manteo, died, Saturday, March 25, 2006, in a Chesapeake, VA hospital. Mr. Mullelly was born in Philadelphia, PA and was a produce manager of Seamark Foods. Michael served his country honorably in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was the son of Edward J. and Margaret Flanagan Mullelly of Philadelphia, PA and was the ‘loving husband’ of Christina M. Mullelly. Besides his wife and parents surviving are two sisters: Susan Jackson and husband Allen and Patricia Thomer and husband Thomas both of Philadelphia, PA; one brother: Gregory... (Read complete obituary here)

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Fay Forbes

Fay Forbes

Fay E. Forbes Chesapeake ‘ Fay Eloise Forbes, 58, passed away on March 24, 2006. Fay was born in Norfolk, Va. and a daughter of Louise Wiley Forbes and the late Bruce Forbes. Fay enjoyed her occupation as an assembler at the Vocational Center of Chesapeake. Miss Forbes is survived by her mother Mrs. Louise Forbes and her sister Mrs. Brenda Forbes Lutz, who loved and cared for her , and by three nephews that she dearly loved; Scott Lutz, Michael Lutz and Matt Lutz all of North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at Twiford’s Colonial Chapel, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd.,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Barbara P. Pendergrass

Barbara P. Pendergrass

BARBARA PETERSON PENDERGRASS, 83, of 1325 Lambsgrove Road, Elizabeth City, NC died at her residence, Wednesday, March 22, 2006. She was born in Duxbury, Mass, to the late Arthur Clarence and Ollie Selgren Peterson and was the wife of the late Alvin York Pendergrass. Mrs. Pendergrass is survived by one daughter, Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Leddy and husband Jim of Lincoln, NE; one son, Everett Pendergrass and wife Patsy of Elizabeth City, NC; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jim M. Pendergrass. A graveside service will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jean Brindley

Jean Brindley

Kill Devil Hills, NC Jean Bell Brindley, 77, a former resident of St. Clair Road, Baum Bay Harbour, Kill Devil Hills, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2006. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 23, 1928 then raised in Wheeling, WV. She was the daughter of the late Henry S. Bell, past Potentate of Osiris Temple, and the late Kathleen F. Bell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard A. Brindley, Jr. Jean was a Triadelphia High School graduate, attended West Virginia University where she was a member of Alpha Zi Delta Sorority. She was also a member of the Daughters... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edna H. Ludford

Edna H. Ludford

Edna Hancock Ludford, 90, a resident Elizabeth City, died peacefully with her daughter at her side, Tuesday March 21, 2006, at Winslow Memorial Home. Mrs. Ludford was born April 19, 1915 in Pasquotank County, and was the daughter of the late Edward James Hancock and Anna Jane Twiddy Hancock. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a former employee with Norfolk Carolina Telephone Company, and was employed with the Elizabeth City Credit Bureau. Survivors include her daughter; Marguerite L. Harris and her husband Bobby of Camden, NC., a son Enoch ‘Buzzy’ Ludford, III and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Kenneth A. Bateman

Kenneth A. Bateman

Kenneth Arlington Bateman, 79, of 1284 Davis Bay Road, Elizabeth City died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in the Albemarle Hospital. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC to the late Leondious and Margaret Corbett Bateman and was the husband of Affie Alexander Bateman. Mr. Bateman was a retired farmer and a member of the Riverside Baptist Church and the Elizabeth City Lodge #1847 Loyal Order of the Moose. He also served in the U. S. Army and was a former funeral director’s assistant for Twiford Funeral Homes. Besides his wife, Mr. Bateman is survived by a son, Kenneth R. Bateman and wife, Deanne... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary “Babe” Hooper

Mary “Babe” Hooper

Nags Head, NC Mary ‘Babe’ Midgett Hooper, 85, died Monday, March 20, 2006 at Britthaven Nursing Home in Nags Head. Mrs. Hooper was born in Buxton, NC and was a Coast Guard wife and a homemaker. She was a member of the Haygood United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, the Golden Unit Wives Club and a charter member of Hatteras Island Order of The Eastern Star. Mrs. Hooper was the daughter of the late William Jarvis and Emma Miller Midgett and the widow of Tracy C. Hooper. She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Best and husband Billy of Point Harbor, NC and Tracie ‘Betty’... (Read complete obituary here)

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Evelyn “Evie” Musser

Evelyn “Evie” Musser

Evelyn Spicer Musser, 94, of 105 Dockside Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Mark and Frances Gass. She was born in Harrisburg, PA, the daughter of the late John S. Spicer and Rose Huber Spicer and was the widow of John R. Musser. Mrs. Musser is survived by two daughters, Barbara M. Taliaferro and husband Robert of Brandon, FL, and Frances M. Gass and husband Mark of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Dr. John R Musser, Jr. and wife Helen of Amesbury, MA, and William A. Musser of Mifflinburg, PA; eleven grandchildren and sixteen... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carl F. Overman

Carl F. Overman

CARL F. OVERMAN, SR. 87, of the 900 block of Jones Ave., Elizabeth City, NC died in Albemarle Hospital, Monday, March 20, 2006. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC to the late John Pool Overman and Amanda Raulfs Overman and was the husband of Lucie I. Olsen Overman for 57 years. He was a retired Lt. Commander of the United States Coast Guard Reserves and was a retired Aviation Supervisor from the Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Overman was the Valedictorian of his class at Elizabeth City High School and was an avid fisherman known for his custom made fishing rods. He was a member of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Allen Ray Temple

Allen Ray Temple

Allen Ray Temple Resident of Elizabeth City, NC Allen Ray Temple, 75, of 3045 Main Street Ext., Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. He was born in Pasquotank County, NC, the son of the late George C. Temple and Ruth Sanders Temple and was the husband of Goldie Forehand Temple of the residence. Mr. Temple was a farmer, a member of Berea Baptist Church, a life time member of the Pasquotank-Providence Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of the Board of Directors at Albemarle Hospital, and a former member of the Providence Ruritan Club. Besides his... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Edwin “Ed” Ferebee

John Edwin “Ed” Ferebee

John Edwin ‘Ed’ Ferebee, 82, of 332 Highway 343 North, Camden, NC, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Chesapeake General Hospital. He was born in Camden, NC, the son of the late Henry Clay Ferebee, Jr. and Sallie Gregory Ferebee and was the husband of Jane Small Ferebee of the residence. Mr. Ferebee was a retired farmer and a life long member of Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church, a former Deacon and Treasurer of the church. He was a former president of the Camden Lion’s Club, a former trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Chowan College, a former member of the Camden... (Read complete obituary here)

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Renae D. Savaren

Renae D. Savaren

NAGS HEAD, NC RENAE DEE SAVAREN, 52, of Nags Head, NC, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in a Nags Head nursing home. Renae was born in Allegheny County, PA and was a courthouse clerk and was a member of Liberty Christian Fellowship. She was the daughter of the late William George and Deloras Irene Anesely Savaren. Most of her adult life, Renae dealt with the frustrating effects of a progressive disease which robbed her of what many would consider the essential abilities for quality of life. She allowed her physical struggles and loss of mobility to press her into fellowship with God. The result... (Read complete obituary here)

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Darwin  “Dock” Drewyer, Jr.

Darwin “Dock” Drewyer, Jr.

Duck, NC Darwin R. (Dock) Drewyer, Jr. (retired DDS), 80, died at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Gaithersburg, MD on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from heart failure. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Phyllis also of Duck, NC; father, Darwin R. Drewyer, Sr. (100) of Rockville, MD; sister Marilyn Brown of Silver Spring, MD; and nine children, Darwin R. Drewyer, III of Manteo, NC; Dennis Drewyer of Newnan, GA; Dean Drewyer of Leesburg, VA; Dale Sullivan of Ormond Beach, FL; Linda Antil of Mt. Airy, MD; Douglas Drewyer of Ellicott City, MD; David Drewyer of Churchton, MD; Dana Werner of Burtonsville,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Melbourne “Pug” Lewis

Melbourne “Pug” Lewis

Ayden, NC Melbourne Dail ‘Pug’ Lewis died March 11, 2006. Mr. Lewis was the son of the late Ray and Inger Ostina Lewis and was the widower of Ann Stepps Cannon. He was a self employed owner/operator of a drag line company and enjoyed fishing, shrimping, and playing pool. He was a past member of the Mason Order and the Moose Lodge #662. Mr. Lewis is survived by three sons, Michael Ray Lewis, Gary Dail Lewis and wife Melinda, and Kenneth Veiton Lewis and wife Dana all of Ayden, NC; one sister, Donis White of Manteo, NC; two grandchildren, Kenneth Jr. and Ryan; two step grandchildren;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lucy Wynne Simpson Gallop

Lucy Wynne Simpson Gallop

Mrs. Lucy Wynne Simpson Gallop, age 62, of 761 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Brian Center, Hertford, NC. Mrs. Gallop, a native of Camden, NC, was the daughter of the late Asa Tom Simpson and Margaret Wallis Simpson, and the wife of George Duncan Gallop of the residence. She was a retired school bus driver, and a member of Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church. Besides her husband she is survived by: two sons, George D. Gallop, Jr., and Bruce Wayne Gallop of Eure, NC; a granddaughter she raised as a daughter Christina Gallop Schat; two sisters, Sylvia Snow of Camden,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Florence Lowe Slack

Florence Lowe Slack

Florence Lowe Slack, 87, of 8500 block of Laddie Court, Walkersville, MD, died at Albemarle Hospital on Sunday, March 12, 2006. Born in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late George and Flora Lowe, and was the wife of the late Frederick Franklin Slack, Jr. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Mrs. Slack is survived by three daughters, Mary Stottlemyer of Woodsboro, MD, Patricia Rawlings of Walkersville, MD, and Gloria Wissman of Belvedere, NC. She was predeceased by two daughters, Linda Glisson, and Debra Lynn Slack. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 14, 2006... (Read complete obituary here)

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Yvonne Anne Overton Sawyer

Yvonne Anne Overton Sawyer

Yvonne Anne Overton Sawyer, 70, of the 900 block of Chestnut Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Overton and Louise Anderson, the wife of the late Marvin Cecil Sawyer, and step-daughter of the late Irvin Anderson. She worked with Meals-on Wheels food services. Mrs. Sawyer is survived by: four daughters, Jo Bean of Camden, NC, Linda Jones of Elizabeth City, NC, Debbie Pugh of Camden, NC, and Brenda Spence of Winfall, NC; one son Marvin I. Sawyer of Elizabeth City, NC; and four grandchildren. Graveside... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gerrie Stewart

Gerrie Stewart

Gerrie E. Stewart Florida resident Mrs. Gerrie Ellen Stewart, age 63 of the 34100 block of Linda Lane, Leesburg, FL, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at Lake Eustis, FL. Mrs. Stewart, a native of West Stewartstown, NH, was the daughter of Priscilla E. Washburn Conley of Gray, ME, and the late Asa Willard Chamberlain and the wife of Stanton Stewart, Jr., of Leesburg, FL. She was a member of New Life Church of God, Tavares, FL, The Woman’s Aglow, and she was a homemaker. Besides her mother and husband she is survived by a daughter, Ellen Grandy and husband William E. ‘Buddy’... (Read complete obituary here)

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Retha G. Wilson

Retha G. Wilson

Retha Griffin Wilson, 90, of Greenleaf Street, Elizabeth City, NC., died Monday March 13, 2006, at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Wilson was born October 8, 1915, in Martin County, Williamston, NC., and was the daughter of the late Joseph Reginald Griffin and Mary Emma Robinson Griffin. She was a member of the First Christian Church, a former sales clerk with Todd’s Pharmacy and Peoples Pharmacy. She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Moye Wilson, and a brother John Ashley Griffin. Survivors include her daughter; Gayle W. Davis of Elizabeth City, and a son James E. Wilson of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Autumn Marie Nichol Falstick

Autumn Marie Nichol Falstick

FALSTICK POINT HARBOR, NC AUTUMN MARIE NICOLE FALSTICK, infant daughter of Charles Richard Falstick, Jr and Laura Nicole Falstick, died, Thursday, March 9, 2006, in Nags Head. Besides her parents, Autumn is survived by her brother: Schuylar Rowe of the home; Maternal grandparents: Michael Earle Rowe of Point Harbor and Teresa Ann Rowe of Staurt Draft, Va; Paternal grandmother: Sam Evans of Avon and the late Charles Richard Falstick, Sr, Maternal great grandparents: Betty Rowe of Stuart Draft, Va, Mildred Lotts of Lyndhurst, Va and Herbert Lotts also of Lyndhurst, Va. Twiford’s Colony... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Dough

Joseph Dough

Joseph D. Dough Knotts Island ‘ Joseph D. Dough ,47 passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2006. He was a native of Princess Anne County, Va and the son of the late Marshall and Margaret Dough. He is survived by one daughter, Annie Castellow, of Chesapeake, one sister, Bessie Wells of Woolwine, Va., and one Brother, John Dough of Virginia Beach. Two aunts; Rachel Smith and Dorothy Dough, two uncles; Donald Dough and Warren Dough, and one grandchild; Shane Phelps. Joseph will be remembered as a hard living, hard working construction worker. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2:00pm... (Read complete obituary here)

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Grace Nelson McKellar

Grace Nelson McKellar

McKELLAR WANCHESE, NC GRACE NELSON McKELLAR, 55, of Wanchese and Hampton, Va, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Wanchese. Grace was a real estate bookkeeper. She was the daughter of Mildred Amanda Hogge of Hampton, VA and the late Joseph Christopher Nelson. Besides her mother surviving are two sisters: Mary Jane Saunders of Wanchese and Rose Marie Earhart of Hampton; six brothers: J.C. Nelson of Woodbridge, Va, Johnny Nelson, Bobby Nelson, David Nelson and Steven Nelson all of Hampton and Billy Nelson of Gloucester, VA. Grace was also survived by her dog ‘Barney,’ the love of her... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bernadette ‘Berni’ Becker

Bernadette ‘Berni’ Becker

Mrs. Bernadette ‘Berni’ Berdinka Becker, age 58, of 101 Kelly Lane, Poplar Branch, NC, died Friday, March 10, 2006 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital. Mrs. Becker, a native of Suffolk County, NY, was the daughter of the late Joseph Bruno Berdinka and Estelle Stepkinnoski Berdinka and the wife of Robert Douglas Becker of the residence. She was co-owner of Sparkle Pool & Spa Maintenance. Besides her husband she is survived by two sisters, Barbara Tresko of Jamesport, NY and Mary Ann Johnson of Daytona Beach, FL. A funeral service will be Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s... (Read complete obituary here)

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Norwood Shirley

Norwood Shirley

Norwood D. Shirley Virginia Beach ‘ Norwood D. Shirley, 81 of the 500 block of Blackwater Road, passed away March 6, 2006 at Virginia Beach General Hospital. Born in Blackwater, Va. Norwood Shirley was a retired Superintendent fo Norfolk Air Rework Facility with 37 years of service. He was a member of Princess Anne Lodge No. 25 AF&AM. He was also a member of Blackwater Baptist Church and a World War II and Korean War veteran. He is survived by his mother Betty Shirley; his wife of 58 years, Georgia Neal Shirley; his children; Peggy Foster, husband Rodney of Chesapeake; Debra Leahey... (Read complete obituary here)

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Darlene D. Jester

Darlene D. Jester

Darlene Darnell Jester, 60, of 1133 Lynch’s Corner Road, Elizabeth City, NC., died Thursday, March 9, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Jester was born December 2, 1945, in Norfolk, VA., and was the daughter of the late Charles E. Darnell, Sr., and Betty Herrick Darnell. She was a member of the South Mills Church of Christ, and former assistant director of Carolina Living Retirement Home. Survivors include her husband; Denver A. Jester, Sr., daughters Kendal J. Owens and husband Gordon of Hobbsville, NC., and Sharon J. Russell and husband Warren of Elizabeth City, NC., son Denver A. Jester, Jr.,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dora Midgette

Dora Midgette

Manteo, NC Dora Lee King Midgette, 85, of Mother Vineyard Road, Manteo, NC died Thursday, March 9, 2006 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Born in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lee King, Sr. and the late Bertha Blackmon King and was the widow of Arthur Louis Midgette, Sr. She was a homemaker, a member of Manteo Baptist Church, a hostess/greeter for the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama for over 30 years, a member of the Roanoke Island Historical Association, the McDonald’s Coffee Club, an avid follower of Dare County Scholastic Sports and a devoted Tarheel Fan. Mrs. Midgette is... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Louise R. Perry

Mary Louise R. Perry

Mary Louise Reid Perry, 86, of 537 Gum Bridge Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died, Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Pasquotank County, the daughter of the late Thomas Trueblood and Louise Sanders Reid, and was the widow of Seth A. Perry. She was a former member of Halls Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs. Perry is survived by a son, Andrew Reid Perry of Elizabeth City, NC; a granddaughter, April Perry of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Thomas Reid and wife Alice and Johnny Reid and wife Cora all of Elizabeth City, NC; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband... (Read complete obituary here)

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Douglas Bryan Crouch

Douglas Bryan Crouch

Douglas Bryan Crouch, age 49, of 105A Gardenia Drive, Powell’s Point, NC, died at his residence Wednesday, March 8, 2006. No services are planned. Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Crouch family. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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