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Mazie Austin

Mazie Austin

Mazie Tillett Austin, 77, of Wanchese, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at her residence. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late Woodsey Crowder Tillett and Arizona Glee Johnson Tillett. Mrs. Austin was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and was Past Worthy Matron of Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Coinjock Chapter #218 Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of Ottley W. Austin and was also preceded in death by a brother, Archie Tillett. Mrs. Austin is survived by three sons, Wayne Lee Austin and wife, Kendall... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rondal Tillett

Rondal Tillett

Rondal Ketcham Tillett, 86, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Dearly loved, he will be missed by all but, we know he has “Gone home to Jesus” and we take our comfort there. Ron was born in Wanchese on July 14, 1925 to Charles Ketcham (Cliff) and Lovey Marie Daniels Tillett who preceded him in death, along with his sister, Tessie Rogers. Ron served on numerous boards and committees for the county and state of NC, including the Conservation and Development Board, ABC Board and RBC Bank. He was a Shriner and served as Chairman of the Wanchese Seafood... (Read complete obituary here)

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Doris Berry

Doris Berry

Doris Sanderlin Berry, 80, of 134 East Highway 158, Camden, NC died Monday, April 11, 2011 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home. Born in Camden County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Earl Sanderlin, Sr. and Elizabeth Kight Sanderlin and was the wife of the late James Grady Berry. Mrs. Berry was a member of Perkins United Methodist Church. She retired from Supak as a pattern cutter and later ran a lawn care service with her husband for many years. Mrs. Berry is survived by her daughters, Goldy Sawyer and husband Waco of Williamston, NC, Diane Huggins and husband Frankie of Camden, NC... (Read complete obituary here)

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Emaline Paiano

Emaline Paiano

Emaline Marie Paiano (nee Olson), 80, of Old Lighthouse Road, Buxton, passed away at the Outer Banks Hospital on Friday, April 8, 2011. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley C. Olson and the late Helen Burek Olson. She is also predeceased by her husband, Charles Joseph Paiano. Mrs. Paiano is survived by her daughter, Judy Swartwood and husband David. L. Swartwood of Buxton, NC and her grandson, Noah A. Swartwood, also of Buxton. A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Heritage of Faith Family Church, 52406 Highway 12, Frisco, NC with... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Boyd

William Boyd

William Thomas Boyd, 73, of 989 Waterlily Road, Coinjock, NC died Friday, April 8, 2011 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mr. Boyd, born in Baltimore, MD, was the son of the late William Issac Boyd and the late Mary McKinley, and the husband of the late Anna Wood Boyd.  He was a steelworker with Bethlehelm Steel Company and was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church.  Mr. Boyd is survived by his stepson Richard Young of Coinjock, NC; and his sister Mary Ann Gielner of Dundalk, MD.  Graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Memorial Gardens with the Rev.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lucille Herrick

Lucille Herrick

Lucille Jones Herrick, 67, 567 Blount Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  Mrs. Herrick, a native of Hickory, VA was the daughter of the late Benjamin Jones and Eula Mae Brickhouse Jones and the wife of Thomas Clyde Herrick of the residence.  She was a member of Olivet Lakes’ Pentecostal Holiness Church and a retired hairdresser. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Suzanna Harris and husband Lynwood of Hillsborough, NC and Tammy Egan of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Ronald Egan and wife Karen of Moyock, NC and Richard... (Read complete obituary here)

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Theresa Midgett

Theresa Midgett

Theresa Payne Midgett,  82, of Stumpy Point, died Friday, April 8, 2011, in her residence.  Theresa was born in Stumpy Point and was a homemaker and member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, Riley and Lillian “Lillie” Scarborough Payne, her husband Roy E. Midgett , her sister, Mabel Shelton and niece Cindy Midgette. Surviving are two daughters, Susan M. Davis and Barbara M. Gray and husband Almey J. Gray both of Stumpy Point; two grandchildren; Denise G. Geer and husband Joseph, “special grandson” Almey Roy Gray,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jorge Fernandez

Jorge Fernandez

Jorge Fernandez, 38, of Springvale Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.  Mr. Fernandez was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Aristeo Fernandez and Maria Guadalupe Gutierrez Fernandez and was the husband of Maria Monica Martinez Fernandez of the residence.  He was a restaurant associate with El  Parian and a member of  Holy Family Catholic Church. Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Fernandez is survived by a sister, Leticia Fernandez of Virginia Beach, VA and three brothers, Aristo Fernandez, Jr. of Chicago, IL, Pedro Fernandez and Javier... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margie Acey

Margie Acey

Kitty Hawk, NC Margie Baker Acey, 83, of Kitty Hawk, NC died on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at her residence.  Mrs. Acey was born in Hamilton, NC and was a homemaker.  She was a long time resident of Portsmouth, VA, before moving to Currituck, and then Kitty Hawk.  Mrs. Acey was the daughter of the late Garland and Annie Belle Thomas Baker and the widow of the late Charlie E. Acey, Jr.  She formerly attended Pilmoor United Methodist Church. Mrs. Acey is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Reed and husband, Deen of Kitty Hawk, NC; a son, David Acey and wife, Mary of Manakin-Sabot, VA; a sister, Lucille... (Read complete obituary here)

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Essie Overton

Essie Overton

Mrs. Essie Stallings Overton, 80, of 660 Old Hertford Highway, Elizabeth City, NC, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 5, 2011, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mrs. Overton, a native of Perquimans County, NC, was the daughter of the late Eley and Bessie Stallings and the widow of Leamon Melvin Overton.  She was a homemaker and a member of Belvidere/Ryland Church of Christ pastored by her dearly loved minister Oliver Cartwright and wife Doris. Mrs. Overton is survived by a daughter, Belinda Pike and husband Floyd of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Ersal Overton and wife Melody, and Melvin... (Read complete obituary here)

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Melvin “Doug” Soyars

Melvin “Doug” Soyars

Melvin Douglas Soyars, 76, loving son, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many, of 3926 South Smith Street, Kitty Hawk NC, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at his home. Born in Danville VA and raised in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Clyde Edward and Garnett Ashworth Soyars and the husband of the late Julia Yancey Soyars. Mr. Soyars was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a graduate of James Madison University and later earned his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Soyars had a long tenure at Syracuse University and was an inspiration... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carolyn Forbes

Carolyn Forbes

Carolyn Earlene Forbes, 64, of 903 Bartlett Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, April 4, 2011.  Born in Elizabeth City, NC, she was the daughter of Audrey Chappell Phelps of Elizabeth City, NC and the late Earl Ralph Roughton, and was the wife of Derwood Thomas Forbes, Sr. Mrs. Forbes was a homemaker, loving wife, and mother. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Forbes is survived by her daughters, Amanda Carolyn Forbes, April Dawn Bowman and husband, Travis of Elizabeth City, NC; son, Derwood Thomas Forbes, Jr. and fiance’ Shannon Bryant of Elizabeth City, NC; and a brother, Jimmy Roughton... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margaret Gooding

Margaret Gooding

Margaret Spruill Gooding, 91, of Virginia Beach and formerly of Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, April 1, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA.  Mrs. Gooding was born in Pasquotank County, NC, daughter of the late John and Mattie May Harris Spruill, and was the widow of Homer C. Gooding.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a former pianist, organist and choir member for many years. Mrs. Gooding is survived by two daughters, Lucy G. Johnson and husband Fred of Virginia Beach, VA, Eva Bright of Norfolk, VA; a brother, John Spruill of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; two grandchildren, David... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edward Meyer

Edward Meyer

Edward Eugene Meyer, 78, of 2406 West Main Street Ext., Elizabeth City,  NC, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at his residence.  He was born in Cincinnati, OH, was the son of the late Edward H. Meyer and Eva Bowling Meyer, and the husband of Jane Earp Meyer of the residence.  He was an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Gina Mizelle and three grandchildren, Brandon Palmer and Ethan and Leah Mizelle. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at Twiford... (Read complete obituary here)

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Walter Doxey

Walter Doxey

Walter Dewey Doxey, 73, 117 Upton Road, Camden, NC died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family.  Mr. Doxey, born in Camden County, was the son of the late Edward L. Doxey and Fannie Parker Doxey and the husband of Shirley Cartwright Doxey.  He retired after thirty-seven years as Equipment Superintendent for the NC Department of Highways and was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Debbie Eure and husband Gary of Elizabeth City, NC, and Connie Albertson and husband Michael of Camden, NC; a son David Doxey of Camden,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dorothy Garrison

Dorothy Garrison

  Dot Garrison, 88, a native of Colington, passed away in her sleep on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at her home in Manteo. Dot was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church and along with her husband and Tom and Erma Beacham, started the Order of the Amaranth Coastal Court #12 in Manteo where she was a past Royal Matron and Grand Royal Matron from 1973-1974. She was also a member of the Roanoke Island Chapter #79 Order of the Eastern Star where she served as past Matron in 1979. Born November 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leven W. and Sara Jarvis Stetson and was preceded in death... (Read complete obituary here)

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Billie Beavers

Billie Beavers

Billie Faye Forehand Beavers, 68, 113 Shore Drive, Shiloh, NC died Friday, April 1, 2011 at her residence.   Born in Pasquotank County she was the daughter of the late William W. Forehand and Geneva Hughes Forehand the widow of Glen Gene Beavers.  She was a retired public school teacher and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  She is survived by a son, Jackie L. Beavers and wife Margie of Forest City, NC; a brother W. Brian Forehand and wife Ann of Shiloh, NC; a granddaughter, Faith D. Beavers; fiancé William G. Mancos; special aunt, Jane Younkman; nephew Thad Forehand and wife Lisa; great... (Read complete obituary here)

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Richard McKinney

Richard McKinney

Richard H. McKinney, 81, of 1215 West Main Street Extended, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mr. McKinney, born in Halifax County, was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Edward Jennings McKinney and the widower of Eudora Patrick McKinney.  He was a retired salesman for McPherson Brothers Auto and a member of First Christian Church. He is survived by a daughter, Freda McKinney Gallop of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons Jimmy McKinney and wife Renee of South Mills, NC and Ronny McKinney and wife Kay of Elizabeth City, NC; five granddaughters; and five great... (Read complete obituary here)

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Kaylyn Pala

Kaylyn Pala

Kaylyn Grace Pala, infant daughter of Jonathan Francis and Angela Duncan Pala, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Mike and Kathy Duncan of Kill Devil Hills, NC and paternal grandparents, David and Lori Pala of Hertford, NC. Graveside services will be held Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Very Rev. Jim Buchholz officiating.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Jason and April Duncan in Magnolia Manor, 115 North Cherry Blossom Way, Camden, NC .  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jarvis Cartwright

Jarvis Cartwright

Jarvis Elwood Cartwright, age 94, of 299 S. 343, Camden, NC died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Guardian Care.  Mr. Cartwright was born in Pasquotank County, NC, the son of the late William Palin Cartwright and Martha Cowell Cartwright and was the husband of Virginia Lane Cartwright.  He was a member of Camden United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for 20 years. Besides his wife, Mr. Cartwright is survived by a son, James L. “Jimmy” Cartwright and wife, Ann, of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Lina Belle Phillips of Elizabeth City, NC; two grandsons, Scott Cartwright and wife Holly... (Read complete obituary here)

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Chastity Cooke

Chastity Cooke

Kitty Hawk, NC Chastity Lynne Cooke Her mission in life completed, Chas left on her last journey to be with Glenda and Lee (Leebee), her mother and brother, forever. Chas was born in Crewe, VA, on February 14, 1979.  She is survived by her father, Howard, stepsisters, stepbrother, grandparents, Jean and Port Beacham, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful friends.  Her loving and helpful companion of many years, Mike Cannaday. Your pen and voice are still, your courage, laughter and poems remain in our hearts, forever. Arrangements are pending. Twiford Funeral Homes’ Colony Chapel,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Randolph Ferebee

Randolph Ferebee

Randolph E. Ferebee, 85, died Monday, March 28, 2011 in his home in Elizabeth City, NC.  A native of Norfolk, VA, Randy was born August 10, 1925 to the late Silas Elwood and Eva Bazemore Ferebee.  He made his home in Virginia Beach, VA for over twenty years before he and his wife, Rita, moved to Elizabeth City in early 2000.  Mr. Ferebee was a 1943 graduate of Granby High School and began higher education at the Norfolk Division of William & Mary (ODU).  He entered the United States Navy V-12 program and was commissioned in 1945 into the United States Naval Reserves.  He was a 1947 graduate... (Read complete obituary here)

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Roy Irby

Roy Irby

Roy James Irby, 58, of 466 Trotman Road, Camden, NC died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City, NC following a long battle with ALS.  Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Roy James Irby and Anna Mae Acton Irby. Mr. Irby is survived by his sister, Jacqulyn Griffin of Camden, NC; brothers, George Vakas and William Irby, both of Maryland; nieces, Tracy and Natalie of Maryland; and nephews, Jay Irby of Maryland and Travis Griffin of Camden, NC. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Twiford... (Read complete obituary here)

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Martha Midgett

Martha Midgett

Martha Johnson Midgett, 64, of 221 Church Road, Harbinger, NC died Monday, March 28, 2011 at her daughter’s home in Harbinger.  Born in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Vone and Pearl White Johnson and was the wife of Ezekiel Worth Midgett, Sr. of the home.  She was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church and the Coinjock American Legion Post 288. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Midgett is survived by her daughters, Tellisa Midgett Sword of Chesapeake, VA and Mona Midgett Armstrong and husband Michael of Harbinger, NC; sons, Billy Midgett of Powells Point, NC and Ezekiel... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carlton Harrell

Carlton Harrell

Carlton Wayne Harrell, 61 of 1018 Sir Timothy Drive in Virginia Beach, VA died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at his residence.   He was a native of Chowan County, NC and son of the late Carey and Beulah Williams Harrell.  He was retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, a member of the Great Neck Baptist Church and was a former co-owner and operator of the Southern Pig Restaurant in Elizabeth City, NC. Mr. Harrell is survived by his wife, Donna Minshew Harrell of the home; two daughters, Melodee Malone and Kimberly Harrell both of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Eunice Etheridge of Sunbury,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Doris McPherson

Doris McPherson

Doris Turner McPherson, 89, of Camden, NC died Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Mrs. McPherson, the daughter of the late Clarence T. Turner and Nellie Forbes Turner was the widow of Harry Grandy McPherson, Sr.   She was a homemaker and a member of Camden United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Janet M. Clark of Phoenix, AZ and Vivian Leigh McPherson of Hampton, VA; a son, Harry G. McPherson, Jr. of Poquoson, VA; two sisters, Glenell Bell of Chesapeake, VA and Emma Tadlock of Roxboro, NC; one grandson; and two great grandchildren. A memorial service will be... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elise Watts

Elise Watts

Elise Tuten Watts, 100, of Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Elise was born in Edward, NC, June 3, 1910, the last child of the late Thomas Atkins Tuten and Nancy Ernul Tuten.  She met and married Charles J. Watts in 1927 while in boarding school.  They moved to Elizabeth City in 1944.  Mrs. Elise graduated Aurora High School and Beauty School.  In 1947 she opened a beauty shop in the home at 815 Riverside later moving it to the Virginia Dare Arcade Balcony.  She was a member of First Christian Church in Kit Swamp from 1920 and transferred to the... (Read complete obituary here)

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Artie Temple

Artie Temple

Artie Mae Hollowell Temple, 85, of Highway 158, Elizabeth City, NC died March 23, 2011 in the Albemarle Hospital.  She was born on May 30, 1925 to the late Earl and Lessie Copeland Hollowell and was the widow of the late Tommie F. Temple.  Mrs. Temple was a member of the Newland United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Newland Homemaker’s Club and Newland Providence Ruritan Club. She is survived by a daughter, Artie June Temple Sale and husband, William, of Charleston, WV; a son, Johnnie Martin Temple and wife, Michele, of Wake Forest, NC; and a sister, Ann Temple Sawyer of Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Berthel Penrose

Berthel Penrose

Berthel Wilder Penrose, 81, of 1703 Brookridge Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Judson Wilder and Beulah Richards Wilder and was the wife of the late Lieutenant Colonel Charles Roland Penrose, U.S. Army, Retired.  Mrs. Penrose was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and had worked on the library staff at Elizabeth City State University. Mrs. Penrose is survived by her sisters Olga W. Graves and husband Isaac and Agnes W. Nicholson and husband Charles, all of Richmond, VA; a brother, L.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ernest “Graff” Beasley

Ernest “Graff” Beasley

Ernest William “Graff” Beasley, 76, of 110 Dowdy’s Bay Road, Grandy, NC, died Wednesday morning, March 23, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  He was born in Grandy, was the son of the late Clarence Beasley and Mary Jane Outlaw Beasley, and the husband of Beuana Jeanette Beasley of the residence.   He was a member of Poplar Branch Baptist Church and retired from the Knotts Island Ferry Department in Currituck on June 1, 1986.  He was a commercial hunter and fisherman and was a volunteer EMT driver for several years for Lower Currituck VFD. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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George “Don” Fox

George “Don” Fox

George L. “Don” Fox, 84, of 332 Maple Road, Maple, NC passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Sentara Nursing Home, Barco, NC.  He was a native of Roanoke County, NC, son of the late Edgar Michael and Clara Taylor Fox, and husband of Melba Walker Fox of the residence.  He was retired from the heavy construction industry as a foreman. Besides his wife, he is survived by two step daughters, Brenda Winslow and husband Bobby and Karen Bundy all of Elizabeth City, NC; a step son, Kerry G. Roberts and wife Debbie of Elizabeth City, NC; and five grandchildren, Katie Leach, Richie Urbanek, Kelly... (Read complete obituary here)

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Celia Griffin

Celia Griffin

 Celia White Griffin, 74, of 548 Poplar Neck Road, Tyner, NC died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Chowan Hospital.  Mrs. Griffin, a native of Perquimans County, was the daughter of the late Marvin D. White and Eunice White and the wife of James Clifton Griffin of the residence.  She was a Methodist and worked as an LPN for the Perquimans and Chowan Home Health.  She was a licensed real estate broker, a member of the Perquimans County Senior Choir, Senior Games and the Eastern Star. Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Dianne Cowand of Merry Hill, NC, Debbie Gray of Columbia,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Andrew Barefoot

Andrew Barefoot

Andrew Jackson “Jackie” Barefoot of Orlando, FL, died June 16, 2010.  He was the son of the late Johnnie Ed and Thelma Viola Barefoot.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Barefoot of the home; two daughters, Carol Martinez and Andi Barefoot; four grandchildren; a brother, Johnnie Barefoot; two sisters, Carol Umphlett and Debbie Barefoot; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in New Hollywood Cemetery.  After the service, the family will be at the home of his brother, Johnnie Barefoot, 752 Okisko Road, Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Odessa Miller

Odessa Miller

Odessa Crank Miller, 93, of 2149 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Winslow Memorial Nursing Home.  A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of the late James M. Crank and Annie Tolar Crank and the widow of Patrick Henry Miller.  She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Nellie M. Sawyer and husband Clay of Hertford, NC; three sons, William “Bill” Miller and wife Naomi of Colington, NC, Russell Miller and wife Gloria of Farmer, NC, and Lonnie Miller and wife Brenda of Wanchese, NC; fourteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and... (Read complete obituary here)

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J.C. Rountree

J.C. Rountree

James Clifton “JC” Rountree Sr., 81, of 127 Cartwright Road, South Mills, NC, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  He was born in Gates County, NC, the son of the late Edith Rountree Cartwright, and the husband of Alma Rose Rountree of the home for fifty five years.  Mr. Rountree was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School teacher and Deacon. He was a farmer and served on various associations, the NC Soybean Board and the US Soybean Board.  “JC” was community spirited; he served as a Camden County commissioner for twenty four years receiving... (Read complete obituary here)

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Frances Wright

Frances Wright

Manteo, NC Frances Pritchard Scott Wright, 84, of Manteo, NC died on Sunday, March 20, 2011 in a Norfolk hospital.  Born October 29, 1926 in Elizabeth City, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Clyde and Lula Scott.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Wright, Jr., two brothers, Clyde Leon Scott, Jr., Garland Scott, and a sister, Elma P. Scott.   Mrs. Wright was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Mrs. Wright is survived by five children; Connie Daniels and husband, Luther of Manteo; Becky Henry and husband, Nat of Franklin, NC; Kelly Burton of Nags Head, Ernie Wright,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Marion VandenAkker

Marion VandenAkker

Marion K. VandenAkker, 57, lost her fight with cancer on March 21, 2011.  She passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home as she wished.  Mrs. VandenAkker is survived by her husband Jim; her daughter Christina and her husband Lance; her brother Scott and his wife Jane; and 6 nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Ben and Virginia Kenney and by her sister Karen Pharr. The family wishes to thank the staff at Albemarle Hospice for their professional and caring support; Pam M., Pam F. and Grace were dear friends to Marion and her family in her last months.  In accordance... (Read complete obituary here)

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Paul Bland

Paul Bland

Paul Ellis Bland, Sr., 75, of 718 Parsonage Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at his home.  Born in Martin County, NC, he was the son of the late Charlie Columbus Bland and Croshea Mae Manning Bland and was the husband of Pearl Ambrose Bland of the home.  He had worked as a foreman at Pell Paper Box Company and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to his wife of fifty-six years, Mr. Bland is survived by his son, Paul Ellis Bland, Jr. and wife Carol of Newport, NC; granddaughters, Christina Bland and Amie Bland Furr; great-grandchildren, Jonah Seretti, Stephen... (Read complete obituary here)

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William “Bill” Baum

William “Bill” Baum

William “Bill” Norris Baum, 72, passed away at his residence in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, March 20, 2011.  A native of Kitty Hawk, he was the son of the late William Edward Baum and the late Alice Elegance O’Neal.  He is also predeceased by his wife, Mamie Jean Faust Baum and his brother, Daniel Baum.  Mr. Baum proudly served in the U.S. Army and will be remembered for his interest in fishing, playing pool, computer games, and playing horseshoes.  Local people may remember Bill from working at Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head where he did a variety of maintenance and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Shadow Phillips

Shadow Phillips

Shadow Lyn Thompson Phillips, 44, of Kill Devil Hills, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, in her residence.  Shadow was born in Santa Rosa, California and was employed with Harris Teeter.  As a diver, Shadow loved the ocean, and riding motorcycles. Her children and grandchild were her everything. She is the daughter of William Richard and Donna Guier Thompson and companion to Richard Dillard. Other survivors include her sons, Shayne Thompson and wife Katherine, Chris Thompson and Jake Phillips; her sister, Lorinda Windsor; brother Tommie Thompson and grandson Dean Scott Thompson.  The family will... (Read complete obituary here)

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