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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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Don Gordon, Sr.

Don Gordon, Sr.

Don Howard Gordon, Sr., 58, of 154 Sharon Church Road, South Mills, NC passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at home.  Mr. Gordon was the son of Margaret Ann Gordon Mickey and her husband Ernest Mickey and of the late James Howard Gordon and was the husband of Susan Gregory Gordon.  Don was a member of Good News Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.  He was a member of New Lebanon Masonic Lodge #314 AF & AM and had served as Past Master.  He was also a member of the Sudan Shrine.  Don was an avid hunter and member of Southside Hunt Club.  He worked as a Production Controller at... (Read complete obituary here)

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G. John Simmons

G. John Simmons

G. John Simmons, Jr. of 402 Brite Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died March 19, 2011 at UNC Chapel Hill Cancer Hospital.  Born in Newton, NC on April 21, 1942, he was the son of the late George J. and Winnie Sigmon Simmons and was the husband of Nancy Seaton Simmons of the home.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Simmons is survived by a daughter, Courtney Simmons of Homassassa, FL; and a son, Ian O. Simmons and wife Keri and their daughter, Sara Simmons of Manteo, NC.  Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Frese officiating. ... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rosalie Cartwright

Rosalie Cartwright

Rosalie Cartwright of Elizabeth City went to be with her Lord, Friday, March 18, 2011.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carey Richard Taylor and the widow of John “Earl” Cartwright.  She is survived by two sons, Richard Taylor and John Earl, Jr. and his wife, Janet; and two grandchildren, Eric Cartwright and Annette Conzen.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel by Rev. Mike Frese of First United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Mary Burgess

Mary Burgess

Mary Jane Jones Burgess, 102, of Elizabeth City died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Winslow Memorial Home.  Born August 20, 1908 in South Mills, she was a graduate of Louisburg College and East Carolina University.  She was an elementary school teacher in Camden County for 33 years and was the first principal of Grandy Elementary School in Camden.  She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Elizabeth City and was an active member of the United Methodist Women and the Women’s Sunday School Class. Mrs. Burgess was the daughter of the late Malichi Crowder Jones, Sr.  and Alice... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Jennings

Joseph Jennings

Joseph Daniel Jennings, Jr., 70, of 789 Simpson Ditch Road, Elizabeth City,  NC died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at his home.  He was born in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Joseph Daniel Jennings and Della M. Pritchard Jennings.  He was a loving grandfather and retired farmer. Mr. Jennings is survived by two daughters, Terry Sue Cartwright and husband Ernest “Bootie” and Joyce Darlene Cross and husband David all of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, Daniel Davis “Danny” Jennings and wife Elizabeth “Beth” of Elizabeth City, NC; four grandchildren, Danielle Cross, William Davis “Will” Jennings,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Denice Trovato

Denice Trovato

Denice Marie Trovato, 55, of 129 Sailboat Road, Shiloh, NC died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Norfolk, VA.  Born in Fort Lewis, WA, she was the daughter of Jacqueline Wagner of Yamhill, OR and the late James Wagner and was the wife of Leo Edward Trovato, Jr. of the residence.  Mrs. Trovato was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy. In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Trovato is survived by her daughters, Ricque Jean Smith and husband Jason of McMilville, OR, Nichole Lee Cotie and husband Shawn of Tennessee, and Teresa Trovato of Elizabeth City, NC; stepdaughter, Tiffany Dawn... (Read complete obituary here)

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David Kebschull

David Kebschull

  Dave Kebschull, age 68, of Churchville, MD, died on March 12, 2011 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, MD. Born in Memphis, TN, he was the son of the late William George and Virginia Gourley Kebschull. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he was a member of Kappa Alfa Fraternity, Tau Beta Pi, and Madison Baptist Church. He worked as a chemical engineer, coached youth sports, loved to fish, and was a volunteer for AARP where he did income taxes for senior citizens. Mr. Kebschull is survived by his wife, of 44 ½ years, Nancy Basnight Kebschull of Churchville, MD; son, Bill... (Read complete obituary here)

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Inez Liverman

Inez Liverman

Inez Askew Liverman, 81, of 455 Forest Park Road, Elizabeth City, NC passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Winslow Memorial Home. Inez was a native of Elizabeth City, NC, and was predeceased by her parents, Henry Askew and Carrie Davis Askew; and her beloved husband of 61 years, Gibbs Thomas Liverman. She is survived by a brother, James Askew of  Picayune, Mississippi. Inez was retired from the Daily Advance where she worked as a receptionist.  She was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, the Winona Johnson Joy Club, and a former member of the P.A. and Joy choirs. Above all else, Inez... (Read complete obituary here)

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Chris Snively

Chris Snively

Chris Snively, 35, of 133 Small Drive, Hertford, NC, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  He was born on June 30, 1975 in Chesapeake, VA.  Chris dearly loved the outdoors and nature.  He was an avid surfer and his true love was the ocean.  Chris was an entrepreneur. He is survived by his father, Richard Carl Snively and his wife, Brenda of Atlanta, GA, and his mother, Brenda Wilson Huddleston and her husband, Robert of Hertford, NC; a sister, Stacie Sawyer and husband, David and their four children, Britnie, Samantha, Chris and Daniel all of Chesapeake, VA; and an aunt, Patricia... (Read complete obituary here)

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Rodney Spencer

Rodney Spencer

Rodney Wayne Spencer, 73, of Elizabeth City, NC passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA. He was a native of Pasquotank County, NC, and was predeceased by his parents, Carroll and Lina Bright Spencer.  Mr. Spencer had retired from the Norfolk Naval Air Base as an Aircraft Electrician. He was a Baptist a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Elizabeth City, NC and a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge # 317 AF & AM Mr. Spencer is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Spencer of Elizabeth City, NC, two sisters, Sandra S. Ralph and Beth S. Spicer both... (Read complete obituary here)

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John Beattie

John Beattie

John Shelton Beattie, 64 of 901 McPherson Street, Elizabeth City, NC died at Albemarle Hospital Friday, March 11, 2011.  Mr. Beattie was a native of Pasquotank County and was the son of the late John Joseph Beattie and the late Anne Dail Beattie.  Mr. Beattie was a veteran of U.S. Army. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, and was retired from Nestles Bottling Company. Mr. Beattie is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Beattie of Elizabeth City, NC, and Kristen Beattie of New York, NY; two sisters, Theresa Davenport of Chesapeake,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ruth Cudworth

Ruth Cudworth

Ruth Marie Cudworth, 72, of Wanchese died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Wanchese, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Alma Etheridge Cudworth. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. Ruth is survived by a daughter, Trina C. Twine of Elizabeth City; a brother, J.M. Cudworth of Wanchese; and three grandsons, Chandon Brandon of Manteo and Noah and Tanner Twine both of Elizabeth City. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo by the Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith. Burial will be in... (Read complete obituary here)

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Elizabeth Dodd

Elizabeth Dodd

Corolla, NC Elizabeth Josephine Dodd, 84, of Corolla died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital.  Born in Bayonne, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Mary Parowski.  She was also preceded in death by her late husband Richard Dodd.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Kitty Hawk.  Elizabeth is survived by two sons, Richard Dodd of Eagleswood, NJ and Bill Dodd of Kitty Hawk; two daughters, Mary DiDario of Currituck and Elizabeth Ann Brinkofski of Somerset, NJ; one brother, George Parowski of Washington Township, NJ; eight grandchildren, Paul DiDario, Anjelica... (Read complete obituary here)

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Doris Winslow

Doris Winslow

Doris Duncan Winslow, 68 of 811 McPherson Street, Elizabeth City, NC died at her residence Friday afternoon, March 11, 2011.  Mrs. Winslow was born in Shawboro, NC on May 22, 1942 to the late Jerome and Adelia Gregory Duncan and was the wife of Joe W. Winslow.  She was retired from Southern Insurance Company as Branch Manager and Corporate Bookkeeper and was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a sister, Kathlene D. Hurdle of Glen Mills, PA, two nieces, Kathy Delozier and husband, Joe of Aston, PA and Patricia Armand and partner, Karen McHale of Collingswood,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Carl Conner

Carl Conner

Rev. Carl Conner, 83, of 136 Dances Bay Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital.  Rev. Conner, a native of Windsor, NC was the son of the late John William Conner and Clara Lawrence Conner and the husband of Violet Monette Rich Hayes Conner of the residence.   He was a retired minister having been the founding pastor of First Assembly of God Church in Winston-Salem, NC and served several churches in Georgia and Ohio before pastoring New Life Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth City, NC Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Gary Conner of Indianapolis,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ernestine Chory

Ernestine Chory

Ernestine Chory died Thursday, March 10, 2011.  She was preceded in death by husband, Stanton Chory; parents, Robert and Jessie Hottel Cook; one brother and two sisters.  She was a native of Pennsylvania and worked for S. W. Hibbard C.P.A.  Survivors include a daughter, Diane; son-in-law, Dr. Glenn Sivills; and one sister, Roberta Girondo of Nichols, New York. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Boyce Porter officiating.  The family will receive friends at the residence of the daughter, 104 Rosecroft Drive, Elizabeth... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Taylor

Dorothy Lewis Taylor, 93, of Shiloh, NC died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at her residence.  She was a native of Halifax County, the daughter of the late Henry and Mrs. Lucy Hux Lewis, and the widow of J.D. Taylor.  She was a member of the Enfield United Methodist Church. Ms. Taylor is survived by a daughter, Judy T. Blount and husband Al of Shiloh, NC; a son, James Clinton Taylor and wife Ann of Rocky Mount, NC; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date.  The family will receive friends at the residence of Judy and Al Blount, 940 South 343,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Robert May

Robert May

Robert Charles May —died—March 10, 2011 Bob was born October 30, 1930 in Orange, N.J. to Charles H. May and Jane Hargy May of Northern Ireland. He graduated Orange High in ‘49 and attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in Rolla, Mo.  There he met Betty, his dear wife of 57 years.  He graduated in 53 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. Bob was employed by DuPont in the fabrication of nuclear material. In ‘65 he transferred to the Remington Arms Co. where he did ballistics research and quality control.  In ‘73 he received an M.B.A. degree from U.Conn and moved... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lawrence Cook

Lawrence Cook

Lawrence Leroy Cook, Jr., age 60, of 133 Trafton Road, Camden, NC died Monday, March 7, 2011 at MCV Medical Center in Richmond, VA.  Mr. Cook was born in Maryland, the son of the late Lawrence Leroy Cook, Sr. and Bertha Jean Rigney Cook and was the husband of Leslie Ann Grempler Cook of the residence.  He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of Fountain of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church. Besides his wife, Mr. Cook is survived by two daughters, Heather Jenkins and Jaime Cook of Baltimore, MD; two sons, Jarred Cook and wife, Amanda, of Vicksburg, MS  and Ryan Cook of Atlanta, GA; two brothers,... (Read complete obituary here)

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