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Ralph Marietta

Ralph Marietta

Ralph Edward Marietta Jr., 71, of Pheonix, AZ passed on July 26, 2011. Ralph worked at Motorola for 30+ years as a Plumber Supervisor. He loved the outdoors, fishing, cars, and Arizona. Ralph left behind two sons, Randy Marietta and wife Trenia of Camden, NC, and Jimmy Marietta of Phoenix, AZ; and Brother Lou. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Danelle, Crystal, and Jacob. He was loved and will be missed by family and friends. There will be a celebration in his honor on August 6th at 2 pm at Don Jose Restaurant, 3734 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rose Conway

Rose Conway

Rose Marie Conway, 88, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her residence. She was born in New York City, NY and was a homemaker. Mrs. Conway was the widow of George William Conway. She is survived by a son, George W. Conway, Jr. and his wife, Barbara and two grandsons, Christopher Michael Conway and Matthew Tyler Conway. A funeral will be held at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Mr. Don Wobser officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. The family will receive friends and relatives at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Davis

James Davis

James Davis, 85, of 111 Ratcliffe Road, Moyock, NC passed away Saturday July 30, 2011 in Chesapeake Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Moyock Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Davis family. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edward Phalen, Sr.

Edward Phalen, Sr.

Edward Laurence Phalen, Sr., 66, of 105 Howard Street, Camden, NC died Friday, July 29, 2011 at his residence. Born in St. Lawrence, NY, he was the son of the late Laurence Phalen and Myrtle Harris Phalen and was the husband of Marietta Catlin Phalen of the residence. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Phalen and Sheila Phalen, both of Camden, NC; a son, Edward Phalen, Jr. of Hertford, NC; a sister, Carol Hawthorn of Harrisville, NY; ten grandchildren, Katrina Wilson, Bradly Phalen, Tiffany LaRock, Kenny LaRock, Eddie Phalen, Dylan LaRock, Nelson Phalen, Nick Doxey, Rocky... (Read complete obituary here)

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Theron “Randy” Dabbs, Jr.

Theron “Randy” Dabbs, Jr.

Theron Randolph Dabbs, Jr, 71, of 10222 Douglas Oaks Circle #204 Tampa, FL died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. He was a native of Durham, NC, son of the late Theron Randolph and Mrs. Ottis Allen Dabbs, Sr., and the husband of Betty Hugo Dabbs of the residence. Mr. Dabbs was an Electrical Engineer, a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge # 317 AF & AM, a 32 degree Mason, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Ben – Hur Shrine in Austin, TX, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in VietNam. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Vicky Linn Cooper... (Read complete obituary here)

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Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson

JOHNSON Nags Head, NC Phyllis S. Johnson, 74, died Friday, July 29, 2011 at her residence. Born in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of the late Howard H. and Vicy Smith. A graduate of National Business College, Phyllis came to the Outer Banks with her husband in 1973. Together they founded the CPA firm now known as Johnson, Burgess, Mizelle & Straub, LLP. She was elected Commissioner of the Town of Nags Head in 1982, serving four years in that office. She also served on the boards of The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, the Outer Banks Women’s Club, the Rotary-Ann Club and the Business... (Read complete obituary here)

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Howard Hannaman

Howard Hannaman

Howard Paul Hannaman, 80, of 488 Harvest Point Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his residence. Born in Wood County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late William Roy and Mrs. Hazel Elizabeth Johnson Hannaman and was the husband of Judith Lloyd Hannaman of the residence. Mr. Hannaman was a graduate of West Virginia University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering and later worked with the government. He was a member of Towne South Church of Christ and South Mills Church of Christ and served in the U.S. Navy. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter,... (Read complete obituary here)

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David Moser

David Moser

David Moser, 65, of 402 Pasquotank Station Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. Born in LaFollitte County, TN, he was the son of the late James R. and Mrs. Opal Hayes Moser. He was a self employed Roofer and a member of Shepherd Chapel in Arkansas. Mr. Moser is survived by a sister, Margaret Skittlethorpe of Elizabeth City, NC and three brothers, John Moser of Hertford, NC, R.L. Moser and Larry Moser both of Chesapeake, VA. A private service will be conducted at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gordon Pratt Sr.

Gordon Pratt Sr.

Pratt Wanchese, NC Gordon Lee Pratt, Sr., 64, passed away at his residence in Wanchese, NC on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011. Born in Schenectady, NY, he proudly served his country in the U. S. Army and later worked as a Handyman. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, MaryAnn C. Pratt, of the residence; six sons, Gordon Lee Pratt Jr. of Philadelphia, Bruce Lee of Swan Quarter, NC, Brian Jay of Manteo, NC, Rocky Joseph of Grandy, NC, Vaughn Kenneth of Wanchese, NC and Joseph Gordon of Philadelphia; three daughters, Lorrie Ann Hanssler of Manteo, NC, Dahna of Philadelphia and Debby of Wisconsin In... (Read complete obituary here)

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Leola Toler

Leola Toler

Kitty Hawk, NC Leola Estelle Perry Toler, 86, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Daphne Toler Casper (Raye) Kitty Hawk, NC. She was the daughter of the late Leon Hardy Perry and Eva Estelle O’Neal. She was a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church. With her husband, Sidney, she operated the Kitty Hawk Grocery for a number of years. Mrs. Toler’s biggest love was for her children and grandchildren, and working in her garden. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Sidney Caleb Toler, a brother Norman Lee Perry, and a grandson Steven... (Read complete obituary here)

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C.C. Berry

C.C. Berry

Christopher Columbus “C.C.” Berry, 94 of 229 Smith Corner Road, Camden, NC died Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Berry, a native of Camden County, was the son of the late Zebulon B. Berry and Victoria Bertie Leary Berry and the widower of Nellie Cartwright Berry. He was a retired meter reader for VEPCO, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Secretary for fifty years and a former deacon. He was a member of Widow’s Son Masonic Lodge 75 AF & AM and Order of Eastern Star # 44. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Annette Bush Berry of Camden,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elijah “Mike” Lewis

Elijah “Mike” Lewis

Elijah Marcus “Mike” Lewis, 83, of 204 Culpepper Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 25, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 24, 1927 in Lowland, NC to the late Jonah J. Lewis, and Ollie Carawan Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a Korean War veteran, a member of the Eureka Lodge 317 AF & AM, New Bern Scottish Rites Consistory # 3, a Shriner, and a lifetime member of William Clarence Jackson VFW Post 6060. He worked for Nabisco Co. for 42 years as a sales representative and was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. Mr. Lewis is survived by his... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Jennette, Jr.

Joseph Jennette, Jr.

Joseph Edward Jennette, Jr., 82, of Chesapeake, VA died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his residence. Born in Babylon, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Ruby Woodal Jennette. He was a graduate of Cape Hatteras High School, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having retired as a Chief Boatswain Mate, and was a retired tug boat captain of 27 years with Norshipco. Mr. Jennette is survived by his wife, Charlotte June Meekins Jennette of the residence; four daughters, Charlotte Dixon and husband, John “Skip” of Manteo, NC, Ruby Weston and husband, “Hot Rod” of Chesapeake, VA, Ramona... (Read complete obituary here)

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Stanley “Sleepy” Franks

Stanley “Sleepy” Franks

Stanley “Sleepy” Franks, 87, of 102 Hathaway Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. Born in Yukon, PA, he was the son of the late Anton Franks and Essie Smitley Sines and was the husband of Janice Palmer Franks of the home. Mr. Franks was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy and then the United States Coast Guard until retirement. Following his time on active duty, he went to work for the Civil Service as a helicopter repairman. Mr. Franks was a member of Faith Baptist Church. In addition to his wife of nearly sixty years, Mr. Franks... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler

Jennifer “Jeni” Sue Butler, 43, of 786 Dry Ridge Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her residence. A native of Pasquotank County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Herring Butler and Patricia Lina Miller Butler. She was the Facility Administrator for the Davita Dialysis Center and as an R.N. she was a former Travel Nurse, ER Nurse and Trauma Nurse. She was dedicated to helping others. She attended Evangelical Methodist Church, was active in the Emmaus of the Albemarle and participated in overseas missions. She is survived by a daughter, Jordan Nicole Butler... (Read complete obituary here)

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Samuel Sample, Jr.

Samuel Sample, Jr.

Samuel Ramsey Sample, Jr., 79, of Corolla, NC and formerly of Fairfax, VA, passed away at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Born in Maplewood, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Samuel R. Sample and the late Anna Haas Sample. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepson, Samuel David Wilcox. Mr. Sample served in the U.S. Air Force (retired as 1st Lt.) and worked as a Government Contract Proposal Manager before retiring to Corolla in 2002 with his wife, Mae Dorothy Sample, who survives him. He is also survived by his step grandchildren, Kimberly... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jimmy B. Swinson

Jimmy B. Swinson

Jimmy B. Swinson, 79, long time resident of South Mills passed away on July 23, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ara D. Swinson, and his daughter, Denise Swinson. Mr. Swinson is survived by his children, Susan S. Smith, Cynthia G. Morris, Stephen D. Swinson, and Kenneth R. Swinson. Grandfather of ten and great grandfather to many. No memorial service to be held at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Swinson family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elise Peele Dixon

Elise Peele Dixon

Elise Peele Dixon, 89, formerly of Frisco, NC, passed away at Dominion Village of Chesapeake on Saturday, July 23, 2011. A native of Hatteras, NC, she was the daughter of the late Leo Peele and the late Beatrice Austin Peele. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Bertie Dixon, Jr. and was the last of 8 children, Maurice Lambert Peele, Wallace Lee Peele, Nacy Austin Peele, Beatrice Barnett, Lovey Alice Leatherwood, Juanita Jennette, and William Maxton Peele. Ms. Dixon is survived by her son, Bertie Dixon, III of Frisco, and her grandsons Bert Dixon, IV and wife Jessica of Chesapeake and... (Read complete obituary here)

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James Race

James Race

James Lee Race, 62, of Hedgesville, WV died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Hampton VA Medical Center. Born in Elkins, WV, he was the son of the late James Andrew Race and the late Bonna Lea Simmons Race. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served during the Vietnam War where he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. Mr. Race is survived by a daughter, Jaime Deringer and husband, Jeff of Manns Harbor, NC; a granddaughter, Hannah Deringer of Manns Harbor, NC; a sister, Carol Race of Augusta, WV; and a brother, Rev. Boyd Eugene Race and wife, Katherine of Rockwood, PA. A graveside... (Read complete obituary here)

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William Rose

William Rose

William B. Rose Sr., 78, died at home at Stumpy Point, NC on July 20, 2011. He was born April 13, 1933, in Long Island, New York, the son of the late Stephen B. Rose and the late Ethel Fry. He married and they raised eight children. Mr. Rose worked as a machinist, truck driver, director of child care at a home for underprivileged children, warehouse manager and landscaper before retiring. In 2000 he married Marge Midgett and resided in Stumpy Point where he served on the volunteer fire department and various civic committees. He was a member of the Stumpy Point United Methodist Church and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Darlene Bartlett

Darlene Bartlett

Linda Darlene Jeralds Bartlett, 49, of 293 North 343, Camden, NC, fondly known as “Dar Dar” died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at her residence. She was the daughter of Melvin and Miriam Forbes Jeralds of Camden, NC and the wife of Henning S. “Bub” Bartlett of the home. She was an active member of Sawyers Creek Baptist Church, she sang in the Performing Arts, a graduate of Elizabeth City State University receiving a degree in Business Education and a member of the National Business Teachers Association. Mrs. Bartlett taught in the Elizabeth City – Pasquotank School System at River Road and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Betty Burkett

Betty Burkett

Betty Louise Barrett Burkett, 77, of 136 River Bridge Road, South Mills, NC died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Chesapeake General Hospital. She was born on April 26, 1934 in Bedford County, PA to the late Loy Barrett and Margaret Ruth Bowser Barrett and was the wife of David E. Burkett. Mrs. Burkett was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. She was a park ranger that worked as a historian who loved bird watching, Native American Indian Heritage, Garden Club, the beach and bowling. Mrs. Burkett volunteered at historical sites including Caladon Nature Area, George Washington’s Birthplace and Stratford... (Read complete obituary here)

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Betty Jordon

Betty Jordon

Betty Powers Jordon, 58, 604 Kinston Street, Washington, NC, died Monday, July 18, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Born in Dare County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Noah Garland Powers, Sr. and Ivy Ballance Powers and was the wife of the late David Graham Jordon, Sr. She was a nurse. Mrs. Jordon is survived by her son, David G. Jordon, Jr. of Washington, NC; two brothers, Henry Powers of Elizabeth City, NC and Noah Powers, Jr. of Weldon, NC; and two grandchildren, Miranda Angelia Strom Jordan and Charles Damian Jordan. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a... (Read complete obituary here)

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Bradley Carie

Bradley Carie

Bradley Keith Carie, 25, 749 Methodist Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, went to be with his Lord Sunday, July 17, 2011. He was born June 25, 1986 in Bloomington, IN. Bradley worked as a roofer and was an avid outdoorsmen, whose hobbies included fishing and hunting. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Robertson and husband Michael; his father, Kenny Robinson; sisters, Sasha Huff and Alle Huff; brothers, Brian Huff and wife Brittany, Rian Huff, Antonio Robertson, and Carlos Robertson; grandparents, Leslie Huff, Ruby Smith, Kay and Kenny Robinson, and Laura and Fred Leeman, stepfather, Brian K. Huff;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Anita Baum

Anita Baum

Anita Lou McAllister Baum, 54, of 1487 Salem Church Road, Elizabeth City, NC, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital. She was born in Great Falls, MT, daughter of Timothy James and Delores Purcell McAllister and was the wife of Jackie G. Baum. Mrs. Baum was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church. Along with her parents and husband, she is survived by four daughters, Jennie Hood, Julie Watson, Jessica Mosley and Jamie Kennedy; four sisters, Zella Meschkee, Delores Pushie, Susan Mergenthar and Shirley Hilton; a brother, Timothy J. McAllister, Jr.; and eight grandchildren. A gathering... (Read complete obituary here)

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Harry Sword, Jr.

Harry Sword, Jr.

Harry Leon “Pancho” Sword, Jr., 48, of 103 James Circle, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Lebanon, VA, the son of Lynn Dameron Counts and the late Harry Leon Sword, Sr.. Mr. Sword was stationed in Portsmouth, VA with the United States Coast Guard as a CW04. Besides his mother, Mr. Sword is survived by a daughter, Lauren E. Sword of Elizabeth City, NC; a son Zachary Logan of Chesapeake, VA; a sister, Misty Sword and husband Brandon Stallard of Hollyridge, NC; the mother of his children, Tellisa Sword; step-father, Paul Counts; two step brothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Albert Capozziello

Albert Capozziello

Albert Anthony Capozziello, 73, of 104 Faris Drive, Grandy, NC, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at his residence. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Albert Capozziello and Laura Lazerki Capozziello, and was the husband of Shirley Edwards Capozziello of the home, his wife of 47 years. Mr. Capozziello was a retired school driver, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a former member of BPO Elks in CT. He was a wonderful husband, and the sweetest and kindest father and grandfather. Besides his wife, Mr. Capozziello is survived by three daughters, Teresa Nowotny and husband James... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ida Lee Saunders

Ida Lee Saunders

Ida Lee Games Saunders, 95, of Camden and Currituck, died July 16,2011 at Currituck House in Moyock, NC. Ms. Saunders was employed as a bookkeeper with C. G. Leary & Son. Born in Camden County, September 15, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Penelope Midyette and James Howard Games and the wife of the late Ralph Ellie Saunders. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Anderson Games. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Saunders Tunnell and husband Lee Tunnell of Hertford, and Penelope (Penny) Leary-Smith of Camden and companion George Ramsey of Suffolk: five grandchildren,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lemuel Riggs

Lemuel Riggs

Lemuel Lee Riggs, 65 of 201 Lynette Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital. Mr. Riggs, a native of Camden County, was the son of the late Lemuel Turner Riggs and Elizabeth Pierce Riggs and the husband of Alice Yvonne Dail Riggs of the residence. He was a retired pipefitter for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a member of Symons Creek Church and attended Parksville Holiness Church. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Lisa Riggs Pritchard and husband Phillip of Elizabeth City, NC; a son Tracy Lee Riggs and wife Debra of Elizabeth City, NC; two sisters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Thomas Dunn

Thomas Dunn

Thomas Jeffrey “Jeff” Dunn, 68 of 100 Christin Lane, Aydlett, NC died Friday, July 15, 2011 at his residence. He was born in St. Louis, MO on March 10, 1943 to the late Thomas Joseph Dunn, Jr., and Adelina Rebuffoni Dunn and the husband of Janice Doyle Dunn of the residence. He grew up in Christopher, IL and White Bear lake, MN. He earned a BS from St. Johns Univesity, Collegeville, MN and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. He was a long time employee of Mallinckrodt Medical in St. Louis, MO and was named on several patents during his tenure there.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lycurgus Twiford, Jr.

Lycurgus Twiford, Jr.

Lycurgus Milton Twiford, Jr., 80, of 1353 Four Forks Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late Lycurgus Milton Twiford, Sr., and Nancy Hughes Twiford and was the husband of Loyce White Twiford. They were married fifty-six years. He was a farmer and had been a Pasquotank County Tax Lister, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Twiford Robertson of Elizabeth City, NC and Janet Twiford... (Read complete obituary here)

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Clara Faye Meekins

Clara Faye Meekins

Clara Faye O’Neal Meekins, 74, of Stumpy Point, died Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Tarboro, NC. Mrs. Meekins was born in Lake Landing in Hyde County and was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Warren and Mamie Gibbs O’Neal and the wife of Charles E. Meekins of the home. Mrs. Meekins is also survived by her daughters, Paula Faye Ross of North Brookfield MA and Shanna M. Harrell of Tarboro, NC; five grandchildren, Nick, Mark, Luke, Leo and her granddaughter Chandler. In accordance with Mrs. Meekins wishes, her body was given to anatomical study. A service of remembrance will... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mildred Wilson

Mildred Wilson

Mildred Bray Wilson, 88, died Thursday July 14, 2011 at Martin General Hospital in Williamston, NC after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and other health problems. Mrs. Wilson was born in Camden County on May 11, 1923 to the late Willie and Mary Bell Bray. She was married in 1939 to Willard J. Wilson who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline Jordan, Elizabeth Bray and Mildred Bray and one grandson, David Glenn Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker, member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Old Trap, NC where she was the organist for over 50 years,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Roscoe Gallop

Roscoe Gallop

Ezekiel Roscoe Gallop, 87, of Wanchese died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at his residence. A native of Wanchese, he was the son of the late Ezekiel Gallop and the late Eleanor Payne Gallop. In addition to his parents, Roscoe is preceded in death by his wife, Gilda Stowe Gallop, his 6 brothers, Elwood Gallop, Elton Gallop, Elbert Gallop, Ebert Gallop, Erbe Gallop, Early Gallop and 4 sisters, Elva Gallop Simpson, Elnora Gallop Midgett, Eloise Gallop Payne, and Ezeta Gallop Reber. He was a member of the Wanchese Assembly of God in Wanchese, founder of Gallop Roofing and was a farmer, fisherman, and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Midgette

Elizabeth Midgette

Elizabeth Barnett Midgette, 86, of 453 Aydlett Road, Aydlett, NC died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Midgette was a native of Pasquotank County, NC and daughter of the late Horace J. and Mrs. Agnes Wise Barnett. Mrs. Midgette had retired from the Pasquotank County Health Department. Mrs. Midgette was predeceased by a grandson, Robert Adam “Rambo” Mauldin. Surviving are two sons, Robert D. Mauldin of Wanchese and Levie C. Bunch, Jr of Aydlett; two daughters, Melodie B. Marshall “Mark” of Aydlett and Laurie D. Wilson “Charles” of Elizabeth City; Three grandchildren,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sonja Jones

Sonja Jones

Sonja Hoekstra Jones of Kill Devil Hills, NC, died July 11, 2011 of natural causes at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born in Leiden, Netherlands (1934), the daughter of the late Johan and Neeltje Hoekstra, and wife of the late Walter Jones. She is also preceded in death by two brothers Johan Klaas (called Pim) and Arie (called At) and one sister, Nelly Maria (called Toek). She often told her family stories of being a child during the German Nazi occupation of Holland and the determination needed to survive, such as eating tulip bulbs for food. She later came to America (Western Pennsylvania) and... (Read complete obituary here)

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Matthew Ahearn

Matthew Ahearn

Matthew “Matt” Joseph Ahearn, 75, of 2078 Rivershore Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 11, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Ahearn was born in New York, New York, the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mrs. Agatha Josephine McNamara Ahearn, and was the husband of Kay Phelps Ahearn of the residence. He was a retired US Coast Guard Lt. Cdr. with twenty years of service, a member of the Elizabeth City Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Holy Family Catholic Church and the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Eileen Staples-Gibbs and husband Scott of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Frances Taylor

Frances Taylor

Frances East Taylor, 90, of the 200 block of East Burgess Street went to be with her Lord Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mrs. Taylor, a native of Hurt, VA, was the daughter of the late Walter L. East and Minerva Little East and the widow of Louis Earl Taylor, Sr. She was a retired Personal Caretaker and a member of South Mills Church of Christ. She is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Taylor Mercer and husband Vincent of Elizabeth City, NC, Joan Taylor Modgling and husband Jack, Sr., of Early, TX, Joan Chambers of Germantown, TN, and Joyce Reynolds of Plymouth, NC; two sons,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lowell Beamon, Jr.

Lowell Beamon, Jr.

Lowell E. “Bud” Beamon, Jr., 79, of 110 Admiralty Court, Grandy, NC died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at his residence. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Lowell E. Beamon, Sr. and the late Lillian Katherine “Kitty” Baines. Mr. Beamon was a flight engineer, a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and was an avid boater. Bud is survived by his daughter, Fran M. Copley of Kansas City, KS; sons, Joe W. Beamon and wife Cathy of Norfolk, VA, Van Beamon and wife Linda of Birmingham, AL and Thomas A. Beamon of Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren, Janessa Bixel and husband Steve of Hawaii,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Nelle Stanton

Nelle Stanton

Nelle Lloyd Stanton, 97, of 12010 St. Helena Drive, Oakton, VA and formerly of Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, July 11, 2011 in Fairfax, VA. Born in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of the late James Oscar and Mary Maude Dacus Lloyd and was the wife of the late Robert E. Stanton. Mrs. Stanton was a member of First United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women and the Museum of the Albemarle. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Stanton Bruderle and husband Peter; a sister, Martha L. Whitman; and grandchildren, Bobby Bruderle and Beth Bruderle Rios, all of Oakton, VA. She... (Read complete obituary here)

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