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Mary Gray

Mary Gray

Mary Meekins Gray, 100, of Avon, NC went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Avon, NC and was the daughter of the late George Harrison Meekins, Retired Lt. Cdr USCG, and Leona Gaskins Meekins and the widow of Erving Thompson Gray.   She served the Avon Assemblies of God church as pianist and Adult Sunday School teacher for many years.  She founded a club for pre-teenage boys in Avon in the late 1940s with almost every boy in the village participating.  She also started a woman’s club in Avon and attended New Life Assembly of God Church. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rosa Staton

Rosa Staton

Rosa Braddy Staton, 98, of 304 Charles Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, January 5, 2015 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  Born in Waverly, VA, she was the daughter of the late Bennett and Molly Mary Williams Braddy and was the wife of the late V.R. “Bud” Staton.  Mrs. Staton was a member of Fountain of Life Pentecostal Church for sixty-four years.  During her membership, she taught the adult senior class for many years; was the secretary/treasurer of the Women’s Auxillary; had a prison ministry at Maple; and was active in the Women’s AGLOW. Mrs. Staton is survived by a daughter,... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Oleyar

John Oleyar

John Henry Oleyar, 89, of Nags Head, died Monday, January 5, 2015. Born in Prince George County, VA, he was the son of the late George and Annie Oleyar and was the widower of Irene Temple Oleyar. He was a retired electronics technician with the Department of the Navy, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea. Mr. Oleyar is survived by two daughters, Donna O. Kacmarski and husband, Roger of Dumfries, VA and Carol O. Godwin and husband, Coy of Portsmouth, VA; a son, John M. Oleyar of Portsmouth, VA; a sister, Evelyn Woodfin; two brothers, Ed and Jimmy Oleyar; five... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lucille Vessey

Lucille Vessey

Myra Lucille Woolf Vessey, 91, of Sandusky, Ohio, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Sentara Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Dunbar, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Woolf and Edna Mae Hughes Woolf and the widow of James Edward Vessey. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Vessey of Elizabeth City, NC. A funeral service will be held later in the week at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Vessey family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mattie Vaughn

Mattie Vaughn

Mattie Lee Vaughn, 78, of Moyock, NC, home place Hickory (Chesapeake), VA, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, January 4, 2015.  Mattie was born in Gretna, VA to the late Elbert and Lula Rowland.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Sculthorpe.  Mattie served her family and was a loving wife, mother and friend.  She was also a volunteer in the schools and community.  She loved the beach, movies, country music and traveling with her husband and friends, Elizabeth and Merle Rawls.  Most of all she loved her family gatherings. Left to cherish her memory is her loving... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert Naughton

Robert Naughton

Robert Edwin “Bob” Naughton, 86, of Elizabeth City, NC died peacefully Saturday, January 3, 2015 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home.  Mr. Naughton was born in Thomas, WV to the late Joseph and Beulah Naughton.   He had lived in Cumberland, MD and Berea, OH before entering the Navy and retiring after thirty years of service as a Lieutenant.  Mr. Naughton later worked in the Virginia Beach Marine Exchange.  He moved to Lake Gaston and then to Elizabeth City where he lived until 2015. Mr. Naughton was a loving husband to his wife, Rachel S. Naughton who survives him as well as her three children,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Delores Burrus Conner

Delores Burrus Conner

Hatteras, NC and Raleigh, NC Delores Burrus Conner, 90, of Hatteras, NC and Raleigh, NC, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Avon, NC. She was born on July 9, 1924 in Norfolk, VA, to the late Earl Palmer and Belle Harris of Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Earl Harris, Blanche Howle, Clara Snider, Jennette Haynie and Clarence Harris. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Luther Dudley Burrus, Jr. and her daughter, Reba Burrus Stokes. Delores is survived by her husband of 21 years, H.T. “Rough” Conner; Reba’s children,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bernice Gaskins

Bernice Gaskins

Bernice “Bunny” Forbes Gaskins, 90, of 206 Loop Road, Ocracoke, NC died on January 1, 2015 at her home. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Alma Bragg Forbes and also the widow of John Gaskins. Bunny was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, bird watching and watching the flowers grow. She would often sit on her front porch as the people went by and watch all the activities taking place around her. Bunny is survived by a son, Dennis E. Gaskins and wife, Patty of Townsend, DE; two granddaughters, Kelly Waltz and her husband, Eric and their children,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Hettie Patrick

Hettie Patrick

Hettie Armstrong Patrick, 94 of Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Waterbrooke Assisted Living. A native of Columbia, NC, she was the daughter of the late Fred Armstrong and Note Armstrong and the widow of Fred Armstead Patrick. She was a Baptist and a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to everybody. She is survived by a son, Terrance Dale Patrick and wife Jeanie of Cape Coral, FL; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A private burial will be in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to Waterbrooke Assisted... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Caroon

Joseph Caroon

Joseph Nathan Caroon, 81, of 127 Perkins Lane, Coinjock, NC died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Kindred Care of Elizabeth City. Born in Waterlily, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas R. and Flora Winslow Caroon and was the husband of Phyllis Scarborough Caroon. Mr. Caroon was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He later retired from Ford Motor Company and had been a member of the Currituck Lodge #463 AF & AM. Mr. Caroon is survived by a daughter, Josannah Wilaby and husband Robert Paul Wilaby of Grandy, NC; three sons, Phillip Caroon of Oxford, NC, Jerimiah... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lloyd Beasley

Lloyd Beasley

Lloyd Curtis Beasley, 74, 108 Copeland Dr., Elizabeth City, NC, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at his residence.  A native of Dare County, NC, he was the son of the late Morris Fritz and Elizabeth Johnson Beasley and the husband of Mary Willis Beasley.  Mr. Beasley served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.  After retirement, he worked for NC Department of Corrections for ten years and then for Allied Marine Industries for six years. In addition to his wife of 54 years he is survived by six children, Lloyd Franklin Beasley and wife Patsy, Morris Clyde Beasley, Sr. of Surgoinsville, TN, Ronald... (Read complete obituary here)

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Erna Twiddy

Erna Twiddy

Erna Sofia Folger Twiddy, age 85 of 305 E. Cypress St., Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Waterbrooke Assisted Living.  A native of Bimbach-Fulda, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich and Anna Josephina Michel Folger and the wife of the late Payne Leon Twiddy. She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Cross and husband, Jim and a grandson, James Cross, Jr. of Elizabeth City. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the small chapel of the Evangelical Methodist Church officiated by the Rev. Dr. Bill Ury.  Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial... (Read complete obituary here)

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Virgil Griffith, Jr.

Virgil Griffith, Jr.

Virgil Griffith, Jr., 82, formerly of 1008 Weeks St., Elizabeth City died Monday, December 29, 2014 at his residence. A native of Rossmore, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Virgil Griffith Sr. and Cora Frye Griffith and the husband of Alice Pritchard Griffith of the residence.  He served as Petty Officer First Class in the US Navy during the Korean War and then worked as a civil servant at the USCG Base in Elizabeth City.  He was a dedicated Red Cross blood donor having given over 15 gallons of blood, an active member of the Elizabeth City Senior Center, a competitive bowler, and a dedicated... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Kishbaugh, Sr.

John Kishbaugh, Sr.

John M. Kishbaugh, Sr., of 1846 Peartree Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk Hospital.  A native of Carbondale, PA, he was the son of the late Miles Alan Kishbaugh and Olive Marcell Gill Kishbaugh and the husband of Barbara Ann Vandenburg Kishbaugh.  He was a retired Interior Communications Electrician in the U.S. Navy, a Presbyterian, and a Mason. Besides his wife he is survived by five daughters, Theresa Demianenko of Morrisville, NC, Kathleen Feichter of Watertown, NY, Joanne Wheeler of Watertown, NY, Paula Kishbaugh of Philadelphia, NY, and Antoinette... (Read complete obituary here)

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Virginia Eason

Virginia Eason

Virginia Ann Tillett Eason, 82, of Manns Harbor, died on December 28, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Manns Harbor, she was the daughter of the late Odell and Della Sutton Tillett. She was also the widow of James R. Eason. For 38 years, Virginia worked as the Vice President and payroll clerk for James Eason Concrete Works. She also served as the former president of the Tidewater Gospel Music Association, and the lead singer and manager for the Gospel Beacons. She was a volunteer at Chesapeake General Hospital, assisted with Meals on Wheels of Chesapeake and played... (Read complete obituary here)

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Billy Barnette

Billy Barnette

Carroll “Billy” O’Brien Barnette, 82, 606 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his residence.  A native of Franklin County, NC, he was the son of the late Claude and Monnie Copage Barnette.  Mr. Barnette served his country in the U.S. Army, was a retired welder for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and after retirement drove cars for car dealerships. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara Green Barnette of the residence; a son, Steve Barnette and wife Randi of Snow Camp, NC; four sisters, Alice Richardson, Sue Britt, Ellen Jones, and Nita Lynn Jernigan all... (Read complete obituary here)

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Reba Alston

Reba Alston

Reba A. Alston, 84, of Manteo, died on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Chesapeake General Hospital. She retired from the C & P Telephone Company with 34 years of service as a Business Office Supervisor. Reba was born on April 10, 1930 in Roxobel, NC to the late William and Mary Vaughn Acree. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Newby Alston who was born on April 10, 1929 in Powellsville, NC; a brother, John Q. Acree of Nags Head, NC; a sister, Emily Acree Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne E. Acree of Nags Head, NC. Reba is survived by two brother-in-laws,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Anna “Chris” Young

Anna “Chris” Young

Anna Christine “Chris” Young, 81, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died on December 24, 2014. Born in Natural Well, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Lee May and Beulah Andrews May. Chris was predeceased by her husband, Earl William Young. Chris moved to Washington, D. C. to live with her sister Edie, who introduced her to her husband. Early in her career, she worked in bookkeeping for J. W. Marriott at Hot Shoppes. After raising two children, she spent many years working as a medical receptionist. Chris and her husband Earl relocated from Maryland to the Outer Banks 12 years ago. Mrs.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alma Mullins

Alma Mullins

Alma Jones Mullins, 88, of 602 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock has gone to be with her Lord and Savior on December 27, 2014, at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. She was born in Riddle, NC on January 7, 1926. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Bertie Needham Jones and was the loving wife of James E. Mullins. Mrs. Mullins was a loving, caring, full of life lady that loved people and her Lord. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mullins is survived by her son, Gary Wayne Barco, wife Martha and only grandchild, Danelle Barco, all of Shawboro, NC; a brother, EB Jones and wife of Riddle; two sisters, Joyce Lambertson... (Read complete obituary here)

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Martha Hufton

Martha Hufton

Martha Caroline Furlough Hufton, 90, of Gastonia, NC and a former resident of Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC. She was born December 1, 1924. Mrs. Hufton was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Furlough and Nannie Edwards Furlough. She was a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary #64 and a member of the South Mills Church of Christ. She is survived by four daughters, Ardellia McNair, Gerald Ann Reason, Nannie Hufton all of Gastonia, NC and Lola Dean Kight of Shiloh, NC; four sons, Wallace Hufton, Thomas L. Hufton, William Michael... (Read complete obituary here)

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‘Tweedle’ White

‘Tweedle’ White

Avery Leroy “Tweedle” White, Sr., 74, of 1518 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Vivian Tillett White and was the husband of Ruth Alice Elliott White. Mr. White was a commercial fisherman and a member of the Nixonton Volunteer Fire Department. He was a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. In addition to his wife, Mr. White is survived by three daughters, Marie Miller and husband Chuck of Hertford, NC, Annette Stephenson and husband Jeff and Tracy White,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joyce Tisdale

Joyce Tisdale

Joyce Tisdale, 78, of 464 Two Mile Desert Road, Hertford, NC, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Hertford Manor. Born in Camden, NC she was the daughter of the late Herbert Taylor Tisdale, Sr., and Missouri Riggs Tisdale. She was a retired seamstress from Supak & Sons and a member of Geneva Baptist Church. She is survived by her twin, Loyce Tisdale of Elizabeth City, NC; sisters, Evalena Jones of Barco, NC, Marian Hopkins of Wilmington, NC and Jeannette Weeks of Elizabeth City, NC, and Audrey Forbes of Camden, NC; and a brother, H. T. Tisdale, Jr., of Elizabeth City. A funeral... (Read complete obituary here)

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Aubrey Snowden

Aubrey Snowden

Aubrey Earl Snowden, 89 of 779 Bell’s Island Road, Currituck, NC died Tuesday, December 23 at his residence. A Currituck native, he was the son of the late Clayton Earl Snowden and Florence Cramer Snowden and the husband of the late Elizabeth Hubbard Snowden. He served in the US Merchant Marine during World War II and then worked for 57 years as a commercial electrician specializing in electric motors. He founded Kwik Electric Motor Sales in Elizabeth City in 1973. He was raised on Currituck Sound and worked as a commercial fisherman and hunting guide and maintained a love for waterfowl his... (Read complete obituary here)

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Florence Scaff

Florence Scaff

Florence Basnight Scaff, 92, of Moyock, NC passed Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at her home. Born in Mashoes, Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clifton and Florence Midgett Basnight and the widow of Herman Charlton Scaff. Mrs. Scaff was a member of Moyock Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Frederick T. Scaff and wife Gwendolyn of Moyock, NC; three brothers, Boyd S. Basnight of Wanchese, NC, Floyd L. Basnight of Mashoes, NC, and S. C. Basnight of Manteo, NC; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchild. A funeral service will take place Saturday, December... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rudolph Harris

Rudolph Harris

Rudolph Wilson Harris, 66, 13 Iroquois Drive, Royersford, PA passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Camden, NC. Born in Camden, NC, he was the son of the late Raymond and Sarah Toler Harris and was the husband of Joan Dale McKelvey Harris. Mr. Harris was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. In addition to his wife, Mr. Harris is survived by two sons, James Wilson Harris and wife Kelli of Royersford, PA and Matthew Dale Harris and wife Allison of Philadelphia, PA; and a grandson, Everett James Harris. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In... (Read complete obituary here)

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George Meads

George Meads

George Anderson Meads, Jr., of 845 Halstead Boulevard, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, December 22, 2014 at his residence. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late George Anderson Meads, Sr., and Carrie Newbern Meads Cartwright, and the husband of Ophelia Mansfield Meads of the residence. He was retired air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic from the U. S. Coast Guard Base, a member of The First Baptist Church, fifty-six year member of Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, New Bern Scottish Rites, Sudan Temple, Past President of Elizabeth City Shrine Club, and Order of the Eastern... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ellen Russell

Ellen Russell

Ellen Holmes Russell, 62, of 106 Scotland Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died as a result of an automobile accident on Friday, December 19, 2014.  She was born in Elizabeth City, NC on December 17, 1952 to Mrs. Lora Fay Norfleet Holmes and the late Doug Holmes.  Ellen was a retired public school teacher with over 37 years of service.  She retired from Buckland Elementary School in Gates County, NC in 2005 after 30 years of service and 7 years from Pasquotank Elementary School.  She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church and a graduate of Appalachian State University. Besides her mother,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lester Ward

Lester Ward

Lester Marvin Ward, 88, of North Swains Lane, Barco, NC died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Brooks, WV, he was the son of the late Robert Roscoe and Estella Carolina Ward and was the husband of the late Mary B. Ward. Mr. Ward is survived by six children, Nancy C. Jones and husband Morris of Barco, NC, Anita G. Gregory and husband Jerry of Virginia Beach, VA, Bonnie R. Ingold of Crystal Hill, VA, Jack R. Ward and wife Connie of Shawboro, NC, Dennis L. Ward of Chesapeake, VA and Charles W. Ward and wife Wanda of Chesapeake, VA; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight... (Read complete obituary here)

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Melvin Armstrong

Melvin Armstrong

Melvin Robert Armstrong, 75, of 892 Berea Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, December 19, 2014 at his home.  A native of Gates County, NC he was the son of the late Robert Roland and Nellie Mae Morgan Armstrong and was the husband of the late Janice Price Armstrong.  Mr. Armstrong was avid NASCAR fan and loved his grand and great-grandchildren. He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Meads and husband Alan of Elizabeth City, NC; three sons, Melvin Robert Armstrong, Jr. and wife Jackie of Fountain, NC, Vic Armstrong and wife Cheryl of Elizabeth City, NC and Michael Armstrong of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Richard Frederic Morris, 81, of Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center.  Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Raymond Morris and the late Gladys Rule Kelly and was the husband of Maggie Smith Morris.  Mr. Morris was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church where he had been an usher, lector, chalicer and greeter and had attended Bible Study every Wednesday morning.  Mr. Morris and his wife enjoyed dining out and were especially devoted to Erp’s Truck Stop.  He was a veteran of the United States Army. In addition... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nancy Burns

Nancy Burns

Nancy B. Burns, 80, of Kill Devils Hills, NC, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, December 14, 2014. Born in Baltimore, MD on January 19, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles Benner and Doris Benner. Ms. Burns retired in 1995 as manager of the Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market and moved to the Outer Banks to be near the ocean that she loved and her son, Tod. She was an avid gourmet cook. Her lifelong passion and greatest joy came from her faithful canine companions, Maxwell, Murphy, Sam, Tricks and Ben, all of whom she has reunited with in Heaven. Ms. Burns is survived by two sons,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nancy Carter

Nancy Carter

Nancy Earley Carter, 87, of 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. A native of Ahoskie, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Hayward Earley and Bessie Mae Adkins Earley and the widow of William Ross Carter. She was the owner and operator of Nancy’s Cruise Center. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Bullock and husband Dwight and Donna Ivins  both of Virginia Beach, VA; a son Douglas Carter of Chesapeake, VA;  grandchildren Audra Bullock and Ross Ivins; sisters Lorene Odom, Peggy Amato and Diane Miller and brothers... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Preston

James Preston

James Albert Preston, 86, formerly of Harrisonburg, Virginia, died Thursday, December 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judith Jones Preston, a son, Michael, of Lynchburg, Virginia, a daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, J. Christopher Wiltshire, of Richmond, Virginia, and two grandchildren, James Preston Wiltshire, of New York City, and Katherine Brett Wiltshire, of Charlottesville, Virginia. He was the son of the late Roy Clermont Preston and Catherine Price Preston of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was preceded in death by his sister Elsie P. Harnish, and brother John C.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Halsey

Elizabeth Halsey

Elizabeth Sawyer Halsey, 88, of 811 W. Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth City, NC passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Mrs. Halsey was the daughter of the late George Washington Sawyer and Gracie Scaff Sawyer. Her husband, Clarence Halsey, Sr., of nearly sixty-one years, preceded her in death August 6, 2003. Mrs. Halsey was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at Albemarle Hospital. She was a member of Fountain of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church since 1946 and a member of the Ladies Bible Class. Mrs. Halsey is survived by one son, Clarence Halsey, Jr. and wife... (Read complete obituary here)

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Charles Seymour

Charles Seymour

Charles “Charlie” Bernard Seymour, age 73, of the 100 block of US 158 West, Camden, NC died Friday, December 12, 2014 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Staten Island, NY, he was the son of the late James Boyd Seymour, Sr. and Winifred Monahan Seymour. He attended Camden County High School and graduated from East Carolina University with a BS degree in Biology. After graduation, he taught biology for several years. He then went to work for the White House in Washington, DC as a Secret Service Agent overseeing President Richard Nixon. He retired as an operating clerk from Norfolk Southern... (Read complete obituary here)

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Durward Medlin

Durward Medlin

Durward P. Medlin, Jr., 79, of South Mills, NC died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of South Mills, he was the son of the late Durward P. Medlin, Sr. and Helen Williams Medlin and was the husband of Joyce Sawyer Medlin of the residence. He is survived by a daughter, Vickie Stafford and husband William and a son, Durward P. Medlin, III and wife Lynn all of South Mills, NC; two grandchildren, Abigail Ellis and husband Chris of Elizabeth City, NC and Seth Medlin of South Mills, NC; and one great-grandchild, Aiden of Elizabeth City, NC. A memorial service... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Lou Frye

Mary Lou Frye

Mary Lou Frye, 55 of 107 Travis Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, December 12, 2014 at her residence. A native of Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Robert Borden and Helen Frances Hand Borden and the wife of Peter Albert Frye of the residence. She was an Item Manager for the U.S. Coast Guard. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Heather Nicole Bray and husband Billy of Elizabeth City, NC; a son Christopher Ryan Frye of Elizabeth City, NC; five sisters, Patricia Brown, Barbara Borden, Darlene Petti, Sandra Lockwood, and Tammy Thompson; two brothers, Clarence... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dallas Ambrose

Dallas Ambrose

Dallas Rueben Ambrose, 67, of 114 Little River Run Road Hertford, NC died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at his residence. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late Tom Ambrose and Ruth Bundy Ambrose. He was a sales supervisor for Pepsi Cola, attended Country Chapel and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by three stepdaughters, Tammy White of Elizabeth City, NC, Beth Colson of Hertford, NC, Gloria Baum of MI; and a brother Hubert Ambrose of Elizabeth City, NC. He was pre-deceased by three sisters, Margaret Halsey, Marian Ambrose and Faye Garrett and a brother, Tom Ambrose, Jr. A... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gene Singletary

Gene Singletary

Gene Page Singletary, age 82, of 129 Marlas Way, Camden, NC died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born in Robeson County, NC he was the son of the late Rev. Garland Mazie Singletary and Jessie Bell Blackmon Singletary and the husband of the late Gabriella McDowell Singletary. He managed cold storage and peanut processing plants in Elizabethtown, NC, Wakefield, VA, Ahoskie, NC, Cordele, GA, and Aulander, NC for Columbian Peanut Company. Mr. Singletary served in the US Coast Guard, was a member of Sawyer’s Creek Baptist Church, a member of the Lions Club of Camden,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Small Olds

Small Olds

Small Ross Olds, age 90, of Bass Lake Road, South Mills, NC died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. A native of South Mills, NC he was the son of the late Joe Frank Olds and Lena Small Olds and was the husband of Elsie Olexa Olds. Mr. Olds was an Iron worker and a member of the Knights of Columbus and the William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060 and served in the United Stated Coast Guard. He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Carey and husband Glenn of South Mills, NC; a son, David Olds and wife Pam of South Mills, NC; a sister, Faye Swain Woods of Elizabeth City, NC;... (Read complete obituary here)

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