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Colonel John Reddy

Colonel John Reddy

Nags Head, NC Colonel Reddy died on February 14, 2014, at Colony Ridge Nursing Home, in Nags Head, N.C., where he resided since 2007. He was born on August 24, 1927, in New York City. After graduation in 1950 from St. John’s University, in New York, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine Aviator, he flew many types of aircraft to include the A-6E Intruder.  He served as Commanding Officer of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 225 in Viet Nam. He later advanced to Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 14, Cherry Point, N.C. He rose to the rank of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Fagley

Joseph Fagley

Joseph Fagley, 75, of Shipyard Road, Manns Harbor, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his residence. Born in Harris, PA, he  was the son of the late Joseph Francis Fagley and Minerva Jane Tolson Fagley. He was a marine electronics engineer, a member of  Manteo First Assembly of God, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Fagley is survived by his wife, Sucellia Hassell Fagley; four daughters, Kimberly Kaye Fagley of Greenville, NC,  Martha Jo Fagley and Charlena Brennett Fagley both of Manns Harbor, and Shannon Massie Ferguson of Belton, TX; two sons, Joseph Randolph Fagley of Hatteras... (Read complete obituary here)

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Doris Trueblood

Doris Trueblood

  Doris Louise Baker Trueblood of 999 Lake Road, Hertford, NC went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Winslow Memorial Home.  Mrs. Trueblood was born February 16, 1922 in Parksville Township in Perquimans County, NC, the daughter of the late Harrison G. and Sarah Whitehead Baker and was the wife of the late Nathan N. Trueblood.  She was a seamstress and a homemaker. Mrs. Trueblood is survived by her children, Esther T. Hundley of Richmond, VA Yvonne Deer and husband Roberto of Las Vegas, NV and Curtis Trueblood and wife Annette of Hertford, NC; six grandchildren, Sheila... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dorothy Whitehead

Dorothy Whitehead

Dorothy Lee Smith Whitehead, 78, of Moyock, NC died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her home.  Born in Princess Anne, VA, she was the daughter of the late William Woodrow Smith and Mary Virginia Matthews Smith and was the wife of Severn Lafeyette Whitehead, Jr.  Mrs. Whitehead attended Northwest Baptist Church.  She loved playing bingo, bowling and fishing. In addition to her husband of nearly sixty years, she is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Ann Overton of Moyock, NC and Sharon Michael and husband James of Shawboro, NC; two sons, Barry Whitehead and wife Helen and Terry Whitehead, all of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joyce Rucker

Joyce Rucker

Frisco, NC Joyce Midgett Rucker, 81, passed away on February 14, 2014 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Joyce was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Theodore and Ersie Midgett. She was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Beside her parents, Joyce is predeceased by her husband, George Howard Rucker, Jr.; and two brothers, Harold Midgett, Sr. and Anderson Midgett. She is survived by a daughter, Allison Rucker of Kill Devil Hills; two sons, Keith Rucker and wife, Janet of Tampa, FL and Roger Rucker of Frisco; a brother, Stockton Midgett... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Kitty Hawk, NC Mark Owen Sullivan, 60, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, passed away at his home on February 13, 2014. Mark was born in Lakeland, Florida to the late Robert and Dolores Sullivan. He graduated from James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia and attended Texas A & M University where he received a degree in construction engineering. He was a successful general contractor on the Outer Banks for the last thirty five years. Besides his parents, Mark is predeceased by two sisters, Meris Sullivan Wilcox and Johanna Sullivan Taylor. He is survived by a daughter, Haley Sullivan and a... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jerry Black

Jerry Black

Jerry L. “Wolf” Black, 61, of Barco, NC died Friday, January 31, 2014 at his home. Born in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of the late Richard Wayne Black, Sr. and Mary Ellen Higginbotham Batson. Mr. Black was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Coinjock American Legion Post 288. He is survived by two brothers, Richard Wayne Black, Jr. and wife Barbara and Robin Black, all of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Black was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Wade Black. Private memorial services will take place at a later date.... (Read complete obituary here)

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David Hamrick

David Hamrick

David (Dave) Forrest Hamrick, of 223 Nixon’s Beach Road, Edenton, NC died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Chowan Hospital of a heart attack with his brother Dale by his side. He was born in Newport News, VA on October 26, 1958, the son of Grace Scoggins Croswell and the late Robert G. Hamrick. Dave was baptized at a young age in the Methodist church. Soon after that he graduated from Bethel High School in Hampton, VA, which he considered his home town. After high school it was probably not a surprise to anyone that he took the occupation of Auto Mechanic because of his love and passion of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rosalie Groce

Rosalie Groce

Belhaven, NC Rosalie Creef Groce, 86, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with her family by her side in Belhaven, NC. She was born in East Lake, NC and was the daughter of the late Cloice H. Creef and Maggie Rogers Creef. She was a member of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church. Rosalie leaves behind one daughter, Karen G. Dudenhefer; and two sons, Douglas C. Groce and Jay C. Groce and friend, Skyeler D. Bradford. She also has two surviving grandchildren, Cheryl Mann and Eddie Mann; and four great-grandchildren, Mason, Quentin, Ellie and Myles. Rosalie was preceded in death by... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Forbes

John Forbes

John Francis Forbes, 59, of 249 Palmer Road, Camden, NC went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of Emma Mae Brickhouse Forbes Hughes of the home and the late Chester Bray Forbes. Mr. Forbes was an avid fisherman and had worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and farmer. He attended Coastal Cathedral Church. In addition to his mother, Mr. Forbes is survived by a daughter, Christy Lynn Forbes McCoy and husband P.J. of Camden, NC; four sisters, Ruth Cartwright and husband Don of Currituck,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nell Jennette

Nell Jennette

Nell Jarvis Jennette, 96 of 1114 Riverside Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, February 10, 2014 at Carolina House of Elizabeth City. A native of Tyrrell County’s Gum Neck Township, she was the daughter of the late Ludford Wilson Jarvis and Della White Jarvis and the widow of Walton C. Jennette, Sr. She was a devoted wife and business partner, a loving and supportive mother and grandmother, volunteer, Sunday School teacher and gracious host to all who met her. Mrs. Jennette is survived by a daughter, Victoria Jennette Perry and husband Lowell of Manteo, NC; a son, Walton C. Jennette, Jr.,... (Read complete obituary here)

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George Short

George Short

George William Short, Jr., 58, of Canal Drive, Chesapeake, VA, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 in South Mills, NC. Born in Bluefield, WV, he was the son of the late George and Virginia Jennings Short and was the husband of the late Brenda Farmer Short. Mr. Short had worked as a plumber at Allen’s Plumbing in Chesapeake, VA. He was a member of the Portsmouth Moose Lodge #898. Mr. Short is survived by five sons, Bill Short Willoughby of Portsmouth, VA, David Short of Iowa, Bryan Knight of Virginia Beach, VA, Mark Sutton and wife Amanda of Elizabeth City, NC and Lee Phillips of Hampton, VA; a... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sara Barco

Sara Barco

Sara Martin Barco, 86, of Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at her residence. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Martin, Sr., and Margaret Toxey Martin and the widow of Reynold Wright Barco, Sr. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and the Camden Chapter #252 O.E.S. She is survived by two daughters, Jean Sawyer and husband Mike of Camden, NC, and Margaret Deanes and husband Mike of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Reynold Barco, Jr., and wife Susan of Garner, NC; nine grandchildren, Hannah Boswood, Kathryn Black, Stephen... (Read complete obituary here)

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Christine Garzieri

Christine Garzieri

Christine Harris Garzieri, 83 years old, of 2542 Bayview Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Weeksville, NC, she was the daughter of the late Marshall T. Harris and Sarah Fletcher Harris and the wife of Lawrence Garzieri. Christine was a master seamstress and quilt maker. She won many first place prizes and blue ribbons for her creative artistry. She was a homemaker, raising her family in Long Island, NY. Upon her husband’s retirement, she moved to Duck, NC, where she resided for nineteen years and enjoyed working... (Read complete obituary here)

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Roy Banks

Roy Banks

Roy George Banks, 68, of 166 Wedgewood Drive, Moyock, NC died Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital. A native of Currituck County, he was the son of the late Charlie Edward Banks and Ruth Annabelle Peffer Banks. He was a painter. He is survived by three daughters, Roxanne Banks of Greenville, NC, Cherisse Loftus and Peggy Powers both of Moyock, NC; two sons, Tommy Zeiger and Edward Banks both of Moyock, NC; four sisters, Sabra Williams, Elvie Bateman, Flo Langley and husband Gene, and Karen Etz; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by two brothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Louis O’Neal

Louis O’Neal

Louis Tomerrel O’Neal, Jr., age 84, of 921 Waterlily Rd, Coinjock, NC 27923 passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at his residence. Born in Coinjock, NC, he was the son of the late Louis Tomerrel O’Neal, Sr. and Madeline Saunders O’Neal and the husband of Glenda Caroon O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal was a retired pressman for the Virginia Pilot. He is survived by two daughters; Deborah O. Williams of Smithfield, VA and Kathy O. Ringer of Coinjock, NC; a son, Stuart “Paul” O’Neal of Coinjock, NC, a step-son, Richard D. Barkley, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gid Kight

Gid Kight

Gideon “Gid” Kight, 93, of 118 Texas Road, Shiloh, NC died Friday at his residence. Mr. Kight, a native of Currituck County, was the son of the late Gideon Kight and Mary Jane Gregory Kight and the husband of the late Isabell Forbes Kight. He was a machinist retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and a Mason active in Hall Lodge #53 AF & AM, Shawboro, NC. He is survived by a daughter, Toni Reel of Shiloh, NC; two sons, Ronald Kight and Carlos Kight both of Shiloh, NC; eight grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he loved so much. A funeral service... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Ward

Joseph Ward

Joseph Marion Ward, (‘Joe Ward’) 25, passed away on February 4, 2014. Born on July 5, 1988, Joe was the beloved youngest son of Jimbo and Millie Ward. Born and raised on the Outer Banks, Joe truely loved his home. Throughout his life, Joe genuinely enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends. Whether skimming, surfing, snowboarding, camping, cooking, tinkering with cars, playing Ward ‘competition level’ yard and board games, his warmth and affection always stood out. Joe had a witty sense of humor, a brilliant smile and a way of lighting up any room. Joe’s infamous quote was,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edna Gabbard

Edna Gabbard

Kill Devil Hills, NC Edna Doughtie Gabbard, 80, passed away February 5, 2014. Born in Scotland Neck, NC, February 16, 1933 to the late Mattie and Herman Haddock. She was the youngest of five children. Survivors include her husband Harold Gabbard, two daughters, Lynn Liosatos and husband Nick of Norfolk, VA and Glenda Moore and husband Scott of Hampton, VA. Two grandsons, Tyler Moore and Mackenzie Moore, both of Hampton, VA. Family was everything to Edna. She looked forward to Christmas, it was a favorite time for her. Watching everyone opening gifts, laughing and just being together meant everything... (Read complete obituary here)

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Tom Reid

Tom Reid

Thomas “Tom” Victor Reid, 84 of 543 Gum Bridge Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the loving son of the late Thomas Trueblood Reid and Louise Sanders Reid and for sixty-three years the husband of Alice Bundy Reid of the residence. He was still living on the family farm he worked since he was fourteen years old. He was a carpenter and had worked for the Elizabeth City Pasquotank County School System in the custodial and maintenance departments prior to working with Pasquotank County Solid Waste for the past several... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert Todd

Robert Todd

Robert Lee Todd, age 81, of 301 Creek Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Elizabeth City, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee Todd and Maybelle McIntyre Todd and the husband of Emma Lee Burgess Todd of the residence. He was a tow motor operator at Ford Assembly Plant, a U. S. Army Veteran having served in Germany and the Korean War, a lifetime member of the VFW Post #6060, a member of The First Baptist Church, and attended New Life Assembly. Besides his wife he is survived by a sister, Thelma Todd Woods and husband Buddy; a niece, Sharon W.... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Wenner

James Wenner

Southern Shores, NC James “Jim” A. Wenner, 73, of Southern Shores, NC, died on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Sentara Nursing Home in Barco. He was born to Walter and Virginia Wenner, who preceded him in death, and the loving husband to his wife Jackie. He taught English in Newark, OH, for 37 years, from middle schools, high schools, and even to college students. J&J (as they were often called), moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina 2005, where they met many people who became their friends. Including his wife, he is survived by his sister, Jane Clark and her husband Bob, and their... (Read complete obituary here)

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Claude Hewitt

Claude Hewitt

Claude Swanson Hewitt, Jr., 85, of Hertford, NC died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Claude Swanson Hewitt and Hilda Burgess White. Mr. Hewitt was a member of Lekies Methodist Church in Norfolk, VA. He was a veteran of both the United States Air Force and the United States Navy and was a sheet metal specialist. Mr. Hewitt is survived by a daughter, Sharon Mattei and husband Brian of New Jersey; a son, Dennis Hildebrand and wife Pat of New Jersey; two brothers, Earle White and wife Dottie of Shawboro, NC and Herbert White and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Trina Twine

Trina Twine

Wanchese, NC Trina B. Twine, 53, of Wanchese, died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her residence. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Ronald W. Cox and Ruth Marie Cudworth. Trina is survived by three sons, Chandon Wayne Brandon, Noah Lewellyn Twine, and Tanner Altman Twine; and an uncle, Jack Cox. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Cudworth Cemetery by Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Linda Diane Jones

Linda Diane Jones

Manteo, NC Linda Diane Green Jones, 63, of Manteo, NC died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born in Lumberton, NC, the daughter of the late Otis and Norma Usher Green. She was the manager of the ABC Store in Manteo. Besides her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Jones, Sr. and a sister Karen and a brother, Johnny. She is survived by a son, Brian Keith Bullock of Lumberton, NC; two brothers, Robert and Kenny; and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Gaskins

Elizabeth Gaskins

Avon, NC Elizabeth Gray Gaskins, “Libby”, 81, of Avon, NC passed away on February 1, 2014. Born March 13, 1932 in Patchogue, NY to the late Ellis A Gray, Sr. and Caroline Rowland Gray, she moved with her family at the age of two to her father’s home, Kinnakeet, NC. Libby graduated as Valedictorian of her class from the Avon School in 1949. She was married to Hatteras native, Warren O. Gaskins, Sr. in June of the following year. As a Coast Guard family, they moved often, finally settling for three decades in Chesapeake, Virginia before moving back to Kinnakeet in 1995. Libby held the... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Crutchley

William Crutchley

Dr. William Frederick Crutchley, Jr., formerly of Elizabeth City, NC, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Florida. Born November 10, 1934 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Mildred and William F. Crutchley. Dr. Crutchley operated his own medical practice in Elizabeth City for many years and had worked with Wounded Warriors. He is survived by six children, Ellen Crutchley Gibbs and husband Jamie, Grant Crutchley and Stephen Crutchley, all of Elizabeth City, NC, Wil Crutchley of New York, Anna and Rob Fowler of Alabama and Becky and Bob Scheller of Woodbridge, VA; his wife, Louise Crutchley... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gladys Gray

Gladys Gray

Gladys Godfrey Gray, 88, of Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Woodville Manor Assisted Living. Born in Perquimans County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Linwood and Edna Russell Godfrey and was the wife of the late Woodrow Wilson Gray. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Elizabeth City Church of Christ. She retired from Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance Company after many years. Mrs. Gray is survived by a son, Terry N. Gray and wife Janice of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Alma Lewis and husband Kerry of Ft. Pierce, FL; two brothers, Preston Godfrey and wife Catherine of Hertford,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert “Bert” Gainey

Robert “Bert” Gainey

MCPO Robert E. “Bert” Gainey, 70, of Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, January 31, 2014 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Vicksburgh, MS, he was the son of the late Robert Glover Gainey and Ruby Sherrod Gainey and was the husband of Jill Lincoln Gainey. Mr. Gainey was retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer with more than thirty years of honorable service with both the United States Navy and Coast Guard Aviation. During his career he earned many commendations, but his proudest accomplishment was his family. In addition to his wife, Mr. Gainey is survived by two daughters, Christine Vinson and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bobby D. Sawyer

Bobby D. Sawyer

Robert “Bobby D” Douglas Sawyer, Sr., age 81, of 128 Sunflower Lane, Hertford, NC, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas Stanley Sawyer and Lucy Mae Hudson Sawyer and the husband of Barbara Ann Moore Sawyer of the residence. After his retirement from Norfolk Naval Shipyard he was a Deputy with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department. He was a Life Member of Pasquotank Rescue Squad and the Fountain of Life Church. Besides his wife, Mr. Sawyer is survived by four daughters, Sheryl Naylor and husband Jimmy,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Reba Midgett

Reba Midgett

FRISCO, NC Reba Willis Midgett, 79, went to be with Jesus, January 29th. Reba was born August 8, 1934 in Hatteras. She was the daughter of the late Harlon C. and Nellie T. Willis and the wife of Ellery Clark Midgett, II her loving husband of 60 years. Also surviving are her daughters, Joni Midgett of Wilmington, N.C. and Jodie Midgett of Frisco, N.C.; sons, Jeff Midgett and wife Jody of Frisco, N.C. and Jonathan Midgett and wife Suzanne of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Darlene Ochs and husband John of Frisco, N.C.; brother, Harlon C. Willis, Jr and wife Erlene of Frisco, N.C.; Grandchildren, Jeffery,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Daniel J. Hurley, Sr.

Daniel J. Hurley, Sr.

Daniel Joseph Hurley Sr, 89, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died peacefully at his home on Tuesday Jan 28. He was born to the late James Jeremiah Hurley and Alma Teresa Brescia Hurley on Aug 16, 1924. He graduated from St Paul’s Catholic School in Portsmouth and then served four years in the US Air Force as a bombadier. He later moved to Mobile AL where he studied at Spring Hill College and earned a BA in Business Administration. Upon completion of school he worked at Merrill Lynch in Mobile and later moved back to Virginia to open the first Merrill Lynch branch office in Norfolk. Dan retired in... (Read complete obituary here)

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George “Ben” Midgett

George “Ben” Midgett

George Benjamin “Ben” Midgett left on the next leg of the voyage on January 26, 2014. He was born September 1, 1956, in Newport News, Virginia, to Joan Lehmann Midgette and John Allen Midgette. He moved to Wanchese (“God’s Country”) as a young boy, graduated from Manteo High School, and spent his working life as a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his sisters, Joan M. Midgette and Margaret E. Midgette. Ben had an upbeat attitude and a way with words. He dearly loved Wanchese, his friends, working on the water, and sitting on his front porch in the evening enjoying the breeze and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jean Segner

Jean Segner

Jean Hockin Segner, 90, passed away Saturday, January 25. She was a terrific mother, wife and friend and will be sorely missed. She was born February 25, 1923 to Percy and Ada Hockin and proudly called Punxsutawney, PA, the home of the groundhog, her hometown. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Gerald Segner. Survivors include her six children, Jerry (Patricia) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cheryl (Bob) Krause of Severna Park, Maryland, Scott (Lou) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jean of Richmond, Kevin (Alisa) of Smithfield, and her primary companion for these last eight years,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ann Brickhouse

Ann Brickhouse

Ann Elizabeth Brickhouse, 72, of 186 Bushel Road, Camden, NC died Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Albemarle Hospital. A native of Camden County, she was the daughter of the late Noah Brickhouse and Ida Virginia McPherson Brickhouse. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lee Baum of Camden, NC; two sisters, Ida Mae Brickhouse of Greenville, NC, and Lovenia Hudson of South Mills; NC; six brothers, Jimmy Brickhouse and Isaac Brickhouse both of Camden, NC, Noah Brickhouse, Jr., of South Mills, NC, William Harry Brickhouse of Kinston, NC, Johnny Ray Brickhouse of Hertford, NC,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Barbara Creef

Barbara Creef

Virginia Beach, VA Barbara Midgett Creef, 81, of Virginia Beach, VA, died peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Creef, was born in Wanchese, NC, the daughter of the late Lanis and Lucy Cudworth Midgett. She was a retired employee of the City of Virginia Beach. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Kempsville Baptist Church. Mrs. Creef is survived by her husband, Dennis Lee Creef of the residence; a daughter, Denise C. Duffy of Virginia Beach; a son, Lee Creef of Georgia; four grandchildren Dawn Duffy, Chay Duffy, Chase Duffy and Ryan Creef;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elwood Preston Alexander

Elwood Preston Alexander

Elwood Preston Alexander, affectionately known as “Shorty”, 86, of Manteo NC, died Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was born in Plymouth, NC, to the late Henry Wilson, and Orphia Hassell Alexander. Elwood was a member of the Manteo Baptist Church, and worked for the National Park Service. He is survived by his wife, Donis Creef Alexander; his sons, Charles Preston Alexander, and his wife Virginia, of Plymouth NC, George Henry Alexander, of Manteo, NC, Troy Joe Alexander, and his wife Sandy, of Currituck, NC, and Glen Lawrence Alexander, and his wife Judy, of Lynchburg, VA; step son, Roy Woodley... (Read complete obituary here)

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Doris Leary

Doris Leary

Doris DeBaun Leary, 98, Shiloh, NC died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at her daughter’s residence. She was born April 6, 1915 in Norfolk, VA to the late Garrett DeBaun and Eva Doxey DeBaun. Mrs. Leary was the widow of the late Samuel Wright Leary. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Shiloh LOVE Redhats and the Coinjock Chapter #218, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Leary is survived by two daughters, Lou Leary Woodard and husband, Bill of Clayton, NC and Sandra Leary and husband, Alex, of Shiloh, NC; one sister, Elizabeth O’Neal of Chesapeake, VA. Also, she is survived... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jimmy Denton

Jimmy Denton

Jimmy Lee Denton, 78, of 1675 Morgan’s Corner Rd, Elizabeth City, NC went to be with his Heavenly Father January 25, 2014. Jimmy was born January 2, 1936 to the late John Henry and Essie Lee Massey Denton. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Nancy Daniel Denton and their daughter, Debbie L. Denton. Surviving extended family members include Bruce and Shelia Jones, “grandchildren” Megan Clayton and husband Jeremy, and Ian Jones; “great-grandchildren” Karsyn, Cole and Quinn Clayton, all of Elizabeth City. Being one of twelve children, Jimmy is also survived by his siblings;... (Read complete obituary here)

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George Harris

George Harris

George Merian Harris, 79, Ocean Highway North, Hertford, NC 27944 past from this earthly life a few minutes passed three in the morning on Friday, January 24, 2014. Mr. Harris was born on March 9, 1934 in Chowan County to the late James Alfred Harris and Anne Lillian Harris. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church and loved animals, especially Queenie, the family’s beautiful and curious tabby cat. He also enjoyed woodworking and helping his daughter complete a family history. In later years he enjoyed laughing at the antics of the animated character, Curious George with his family. He... (Read complete obituary here)

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