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Shawnee Brothers

Shawnee Brothers

Shawnee Tillett Brothers, 90, of Wanchese, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Wanchese. Mrs. Brothers was homemaker and a “very loving mother”. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Home Workers Society. She was the daughter of the late Woodsie D. and Arletta Daniels Tillett and the wife of the late Julian J. Brothers. Surviving are three daughters, Gail B. Houston of Grifton and Wanchese; Linda B. O’Neal and Mona B. Midgett both of Wanchese; eight grandchildren, Brett Houston, Michael Houston, Nicole O. Harper, Colby O’Neal, Ashley O’Neal, Lisa M. Johnson, Leah Midgett,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Patricia Mims

Patricia Mims

Patricia Ann Jones Mims, 72, of 702 Terry St, Elizabeth City NC died Friday, May 6, 2011 at her residence. Born in Mitchell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Maude Wilson Jones and was the wife of Charles H. Mims Sr. She was a member of Fountain of Life Ministries Church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mims is survived by two daughters, Sherry Wicker and husband Elliott of Greenwood, Indiana and Emily Harris of Elizabeth City, NC; one son, Charles H. Mims, Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC; one brother, Robert Jones of Bakersfield, NC; six grandchildren, Kirsten Wicker, USAF, Panama City,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Michael Nash

Michael Nash

Petersburg, West Virginia Michael Lee Nash, 55, formerly of Duck, NC, passed away late Monday, May 9 2011 in Petersburg WV. He was preceded in death by his parents Orvin & Myrtle Nash and his daughter Eva M. Heuneman. He leaves behind a son Charles E Nash, a grandson Tyler Heuneman, his sister Patricia F. Bray and two nieces, Amy and Sara Bray. Mr. Nash was a life long resident of Duck NC. Mike was a 1973 graduate of Manteo High School, worked as a Master Carpenter and leaves many masterpieces of his work on the Outer Banks. In recent years Mike found love and peace with his partner, Wanda... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lee White, Sr.

Lee White, Sr.

Lee Cecil White, Sr., 82, of 124 Bison Drive, Moyock, NC died Friday, May 6, 2011 at his home. Born in Princeton, WV, he was the son of the late Everett Cecil White and Ida Bell Hurt White and was the husband of Elsie Mae Barnes White of the home. Mr. White was a veteran, having served in the United States Army National Guard. He had retired from Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Mr. White was a father and grandfather to many and was a friend to all who knew him. The family will celebrate Mr. White’s life at a gathering on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the residence of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Sandra Pritchard

Sandra Pritchard

Sandra L. Kaplan Pritchard, 54, of 440A Pasquotank Station Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at her home. Born in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of Betty Holloman Kaplan of Virginia Beach, VA and the late Joseph M. Kaplan and the wife of Bill Pritchard. She was in the Medical Field for thirty two years. Besides her husband and mother, Mrs. Kaplan is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth K. Stallings of Hobbsville, NC; stepdaughters, Tammy Ingram and Jennifer Chappell, both of Elizabeth City, NC; stepsons, Adam Pritchard and Phillip Pritchard, both of Elizabeth City, NC; sisters,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jesse Lee Sr.

Jesse Lee Sr.

LEE KittyHawk, NC Jesse Thomas Lee, 90, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away at his home in Kitty Hawk on Friday, May 06, 2011. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he is the son of the late William and Julia Lee. He is preceded in death by his wife Louise Lee and by one granddaughter Laury Gauvreau. Mr. Lee was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, a Freemason and was a WWII Veteran of the US Navy. Mr. Lee is survived by, one sister Mary Ellen Morgan of Rockville Md, one daughter Helen L. Gauvreau and husband Fredrick of Point Harbor, NC; two sons, Jesse T. Lee of San Francisco, CA, Joseph... (Read complete obituary here)

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Anthony Borek

Anthony Borek

Borek Ocracoke, NC Anthony John Borek, 54, of Ocracoke, NC died on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in Ocracoke. Mr. Borek was born in Black River Falls, WI, and was employed by the NC Department of Transportation, Ferry Division. He was the son of Evelyn McIntyre Borek and the late Tony Borek and the husband of Jane Borek of Ocracoke, NC. Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Borek is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Borek of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; three sons, Nicholas Borek of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Evan Borek of Ocracoke, NC, and Benjamin Borek of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; two sisters, Terresa Sternitzky of Neillsville,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Edsel Whaley

Edsel Whaley

Edsel Frank Whaley, 80, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. Born in Camden County, NC, he was the son of the late Frank and Hattie Carter Whaley. Mr. Whaley was a Pharmacist and former owner of The Apothecary Shop. He is survived by his wife, Rose Wilkerson Whaley of the home; a daughter, Janet Lane and husband Johnny; a son, Larry E. Whaley and wife Susan; a sister, Margie Hawkins of Raleigh, NC; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby” Whaley. The family will be receiving friends at the residence. In lieu of flowers, please... (Read complete obituary here)

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Claude Moore

Claude Moore

Claude “Swanson” Moore, Jr., 71, Gatesville, NC died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Down East Health and Rehabilitation Center, Gatesville, NC. Born in Perquimans County, NC, he was the son of Hulda Mizzell Moore of Winfall, NC and the late Claude Swanson Moore, Sr. In addition to his mother, Mr. Moore is survived by his sisters, Ina Ruth Hooper of Springfield, VA, Vanessa Morphis and husband Pete of Maysville, NC and Paula Scott and husband Henry of Winfall, NC; brothers, George L. Moore of Winfall, NC and Bill J. Moore of Raleigh, NC. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by a sister,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joyce Holcomb

Joyce Holcomb

Kill Devil Hills – Joyce Holcomb, 78, was pronounced at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC, on April 28, 2011. Born Joyce Marie Owen on September 12, 1932, in Roanoke County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Jacob Owen, and the late Maude Victoria Owen. Joyce lived in Roanoke, VA until 1981, when she moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she enjoyed a career in real estate. She is survived by one of her twelve siblings, her sister, Betty Owen Cooper of Elliston, VA, and her four children, all currently residents of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In order of... (Read complete obituary here)

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Peggy Martin

Peggy Martin

Peggy Joyce Martin, 63, of Grandy, NC went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Albemarle Hospital. Born in Lee County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Andy Martin and the late Nannie Trent Martin. She was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church and participated in the visitation program. She loved the Lord, enjoyed gardening and the outdoors, and attending the Outer Banks Music Showcase. Ms. Martin is survived by her daughter, Maria Ann Martin of Grandy, NC and fiance, Jerry Owens of Harbinger, NC; sisters, Ann Conner of Camden, NC, Nina Campbell and husband Frank, of Fairfield,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Charles Aguirre

Charles Aguirre

Charles Henry Aguirre, 86, of Loganville, Georgia formally, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away May 2, 2011 at Eastside Hospital in Snellville, GA. Mr. Aguirre was born in Tampico, Mexico on June 14, 1924, and was the son of the late Fernando Aguirre and Cynthia Hayman Aguirre. He was retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad and was an insurance broker. Charles was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. Charles was raised in the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, N.C. as was his wife, Carolyn. They had so many wonderful memories of their days spent there, and loved all their many brothers... (Read complete obituary here)

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Brian Pursell

Brian Pursell

Kitty Hawk, NC Brian Wayne Pursell, 47, of Kitty Hawk, NC, and Wakefield, VA, passed away in Kitty Hawk on May 1, 2011. Brian was a native of Virginia Beach and a graduate of First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Brian was a real estate caretaker in Kitty Hawk and Wakefield. An avid outdoorsman, Brian lived to surf, fish, hunt and ride motorcycles. He went nowhere without his cherished dog and partner in fun, Rex. Brian is survived by his parents, Donald Wayne Pursell and Eleanor Early Pursell; his two brothers, Darius Early Pursell and Donald Douthat Pursell, all of whom reside in Las... (Read complete obituary here)

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William “Bill” Snider

William “Bill” Snider

William “Bill” Ray Snider, 73, of Salvo passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Born on December 4 1937 in Sidney, Ohio, he was the son of the late Kenneth Ray Snider and the late Ollie Christina Snider (nee Helman). He had two siblings which include his late brother, Robert, and his surviving sister, Lois. Bill graduated from Houston High School, Class of 1956 and followed by joining the Marine Corp. He was Honorably Discharged after 3 years of service. Bill married Barbara J. Snider (nee Robbins) on June 27, 1959. While starting their family, Bill worked for the city of Piqua, Ohio... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gus Granitzki

Gus Granitzki

Manteo, NC Gustav “Gus” Granitzki, 91, of Manteo, NC died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center, Kill Devil Hills, where he had resided for the last 2 ½ years. Mr. Granitzki was born on January 10, 1920 in Garwood, NJ to Gustav and Anna Ewald Granitzki. He took a job at age 16 as a Tool & Die Maker’s Apprentice, then, served in the U.S. Army Reserves during WWII. Upon his discharge from service, was employed by National Pneumatic Company in Garwood, NJ. There he met and married Evelyn Saladin on February 14, 1948. In 1952 he started his first cabinet making... (Read complete obituary here)

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Dorothy Baker

Dorothy Baker

Dorothy Culberson Baker died on April 29, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mrs. Baker was born in Siler City, North Carolina, on August 13, 1937, to Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Culberson. She attended school in Siler City before entering East Carolina University. After graduation she married Edward W. (“Tommy”) Baker of Weeksville, North Carolina. She taught at Wake Forest High School and was later a research chemist for North Carolina State University. Dorothy has been married 53 years and is survived by her husband, her three daughters and their families: Mary Baker... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joshua Leigh Livesay

Joshua Leigh Livesay

Captain Joshua Leigh Livesay, 34, of Wanchese, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. Born in Elizabeth City, NC, April 6, 1977, he was the son of Ron “Bubba” and Donetta Livesay of Wanchese. He is survived by his daughter Ava Livesay, her mother Allison, and his brother, Caine Livesay. He is also survived by his grandparents Lois Webb, Irene Livesay, and great-grandmother, Stella Blackburn. Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents Gerald Webb and Edward Livesay. Captain Livesay was a self-employed waterman. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Manteo. Memorial services are planned... (Read complete obituary here)

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Faye Chamberlin

Faye Chamberlin

Faye Ellen Chamberlin (nee McCurry) 73, died on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nags Head. Born in Erwin, Tennessee, she was the daugther of the late Ernest McCurry and the late Pearl McCurry (nee Fender). She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Warren George Chamberlin of Manteo. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by one brother, Arthur McCurry. Mrs. Chamberlin graduated Unicoi High School, attended Steed Tech Business School, and then went to work at the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. From there, she was employed at the Fairfax... (Read complete obituary here)

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Frank DeLayo

Frank DeLayo

Frank Louis DeLayo, 80, of Elizabeth City, NC, died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Guardian Care Nursing Home. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony DeLayo and Cecelia Mario DeLayo. Mr. DeLayo was a veteran, having served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later retired from the City of Philadelphia as an automotive electrician. Mr. DeLayo was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors included his brother, Anthony DeLayo and wife Maryann of Broomall, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. DeLayo was preceded in death... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lillie Curles

Lillie Curles

Lillie Mae Hassell Curles, 89, of 805 W. Elizabeth Street, Elizabeth City, NC, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Manteo, NC. Born in Washington County, NC she was the daughter of the late Stephen Arthur “Pete” Hassell and Sarah Frances Hufton Hassell and was the wife of the late Woodrow Wilson Curles. Mrs. Curles was an antiques dealer and a member of Olivet Lakes Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include daughters, Clara Davis of Elizabeth City, NC and Frances Davis and husband George of Manteo, NC; a son, Gordon Curles and wife Frances Ann of Elizabeth City, NC; brothers, Luther Hassell... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph “Joe” Vaughan

Joseph “Joe” Vaughan

Joseph “Joe” James Vaughan, 62 of 1607 North Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Brian Center in Hertford, NC. Born in Pasquotank County, he was the son of the late James Julius Vaughan and Mary Stafford Vaughan. He was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War and a carpenter. He is survived by a daughter, Tiffany Vaughan Mackie; a sister, Julia Christine Moore and husband Ricky of Okeechobee, FL; three brothers, Eric Bryan Vaughan and wife June of Stuart, FL, Phillip Vaughan and wife Marsha and Brett Vaughan all of Elizabeth City, NC; three nieces, Jennifer... (Read complete obituary here)

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Linda Barbee

Linda Barbee

Linda Joyce Wise Barbee, age 68, died Thursday, April 28 at her home in Stumpy Point surrounded by her family and friends. As the owner of Village Doll Works she spent many years teaching classes on porcelain doll making. A lifelong Methodist, she was most recently a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo, NC, where she sang in the choir. She remained an active member of the United Methodist Women at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Stumpy Point. She was a proud democrat and member and former president of The Southern Albemarle Association. She was born in Norfolk, VA, on... (Read complete obituary here)

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Betty Spence

Betty Spence

On Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 371 Ivy Neck Road, Camden, NC surrounded by her children, family members and friends Betty Baker Gallop Spence was welcomed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Betty Baker Gallop Spence is the daughter of the late Mary E. Baker Collins and Walter Henry Lathan. She was the widow of Ransom Spence. She was also preceded in death by her son Collis Alvin Gallop Jr., her eldest grandchild Betty Yvette Gallop and her stepfather Laten Collins. Betty was born on October 1, 1933 in Manteo, NC. She was educated at Manteo Elementary School and graduated... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lula Credle

Lula Credle

Lula Jane Claiborne Credle, 82, of 322 Highway 34 North, Camden, NC passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Born in Mecklenburg County, VA, she was the daughter of the late George Weston Claiborne and Rowena Jeffress Claiborne and was the wife of the late Staten Allen Credle, Jr. Mrs. Credle was a member of Mount Horeb Baptist Church. Mrs. Credle is survived by her daughters, Georgie C. Cooper and husband Melvin of Hertford, NC, Beverly Caroon and husband Gregory of the home in Camden, NC, and Lisa Floyd and husband “BR” of Aydlett, NC; son, David Credle... (Read complete obituary here)

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Wanda Sellman

Wanda Sellman

Wanda Kay Kellihan Sellman, 58, of 114 Midway Drive, Grandy, NC died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home following a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born in Columbus County, NC, she was the daughter of Francis Marion Kellihan of Grandy, NC and the late Mabel Nobles Kellihan. Ms. Sellman is survived by her children, Jennifer Lynn Cook of Kill Devil Hills, NC and Scott William Sellman and wife Marcy of South Sioux City, NE; their father, Jan William Sellman; a brother, Harold William Kellihan of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Christine Bailey of Chesapeake, VA, Joanne... (Read complete obituary here)

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Cecelia Telego

Cecelia Telego

Southern Shores, NC Cecelia Gibalski Telego, 94, passed away at the Outer Banks Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Francis Gibalski and Helen Gibalski (nee Rejowski). In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters, Alfreda Otto, Viola Mroz, and her brothers, Zigmund Gibalski and Henry Gibalski. Ms. Telego enjoyed reading and loved the family animals who all adored her. She was very involved with the Red Hat Society’s Outer Banks Chapter, the “Southern Rubies.” Another thing that brought enjoyment to her was watching... (Read complete obituary here)

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Gethin Joseph Kurtz

Gethin Joseph Kurtz

LTC Gethin Joseph Kurtz died at home in Martins Point, Kitty Hawk, NC on April 25, 2011. He was born in Hershey, PA to parents, Collie and Gethin Andrew Kurtz on June 8, 1932. He graduate from Hershey High School in 1950 and Gettysburg College in 1954 where he was President of Phi Sigma Kappa; elected to Who’s Who among American College Students, participated on swim, soccer, track teams, and ROTC. He married Shirley J. Hanshue of Union Deposit, PA who together went to Barlow, Florida and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX for flight training. Another two years was spent flying multi-engine... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lynn Scarborough

Lynn Scarborough

Lynn Scarborough, 57, of Nags Head, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011. A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of James A. and Jewell H. Scarborough. Lynn was a graduate of Manteo High School and East Carolina University. She was a retired teacher and taught at Manteo High School for many years. Lynn loved her job and was awarded Teacher of the Year for her devotion and compassion for her students. She was deeply loved by her family and friends and will always be remembered for her wacky sense of humor, her unique observations of life and her love of her family and the Outer Banks.... (Read complete obituary here)

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Susie Twiford

Susie Twiford

Susie Sears Twiford, 89, of 3907 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Sentara Barco Nursing Home. Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Emerson S. Sears and Edith Walker and was the wife of the late Ambrose Toler Twiford. Mrs. Twiford was a veteran, having served as a WAVE in the United States Navy during WWII. She was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Mrs. Twiford is survived by her niece, Susan Swain. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Hampton Cemetery, Waterlily, NC with the Rev. F. Joe Griffith... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones, 95, of Longwood Drive, Manteo, NC, formerly of Portsmouth, VA died at home in Manteo on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Born in Pantego, NC, he is the son of the late Katie Russ Jones and the late Samuel Jones. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lela Mae Quidley Jones, a son, Joseph Jones, Jr., a son in law, Charles Insley, four brothers, and two sisters. Mr. Jones is survived by his five children, Mary Sue NcNew (husband, James), William “Binkey” Jones (wife, Cindy), Noelle Grace Booth (husband, John), Rowan Jones (wife, Kathy) and Gayla R. Insley (husband, Charles,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Margie Williams

Margie Williams

Margie Everton Williams, 83, of 102 Golf Club Drive, Elizabeth City, NC, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 11, 1927 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late Clay Felton Everton and the late Elsie Long Everton, and was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Williams and Alphonso W. Poole, Sr., and her daughter Judy P. Starks. Ms. Williams was a homemaker and a member of Berea Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Poole Raper of Elizabeth City, NC; her son Alphonso W. Poole, Jr. and wife Diane of Elizabeth City, NC; her brother, Clay Felton Everton,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jack White

Jack White

Jack Dale White passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 22, 2011 with his loving wife Jean, his grandson Marshall Rushe and his family beside him, along with his loving dog Cheyenne. Mr. White was born on May 17, 1932 in Knotts Island, NC to the late Elswood and Essie Fentress White. He was a local contractor and commercial fisherman. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Jean Waters White; three children, Pamela White Urbanek and her husband, Allen, Jack Dale White, Jr. and his wife, Bernadine, and Rebecca White Rushe; sisters, Bertie Flannagen, Mary Waterfield, Peggy... (Read complete obituary here)

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Alvin Staples

Alvin Staples

Alvin Needham Staples, 92 of 1381 South 343, Shiloh, NC died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Albemarle Hospital. Mr. Staples, a native of Camden County, was the son of the late Abner Needham Staples and Jennie Burgess Staples and the husband of Betty Pugh Staples of the residence. He was a member of Old Trap Wesley United Methodist Church, a charter member of the South Camden Ruritan Club and a U.S. Navy Veteran of W. W. II. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Abner Wayne Staples and wife Janie of Shiloh, NC; three grandsons, Kevin Staples, Brett Staples and Jason Staples; and four great... (Read complete obituary here)

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Joan Ross

Joan Ross

Joan Darwent Ross, 80, of 266 Bells Island Road, Currituck, NC went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at home with her family surrounding her. She was born in Schenectady, NY and was the daughter of the late Leonard and Ruth Best. She married Jonathan A. Ross on January 29, 1955 and they celebrated their fifty-seventh anniversary this past January. Mrs. Ross was an active member of Pilmoor United Methodist Church in Currituck, NC and she loved the Lord Jesus, leaving a legacy of faith to her children and grandchildren. She was involved in the P.E.O. Club and the Red Hat Society. In... (Read complete obituary here)

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Barbara Whitley

Barbara Whitley

Barbara Elaine White Whitley, 58, of Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, April 17, 2011. Born in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of Norma Winslow Ange and husband Carlie E. Ange of Elizabeth City, NC and Johnnie B. White and wife Tennessee of Newport News, VA and was the wife of the late Allen Grier Whitley. Mrs. Whitley had retired from Civil Service as a programmer at the U.S. Coast Guard Base. She was a member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitley is survived by her brothers, Keith White and wife Cindy of Yorktown, VA and David Ange and wife Suzie of Camden, NC;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Thomas Long, Jr.

Thomas Long, Jr.

Thomas Julian Long, Jr., 61, of 103 Holly Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Born in Chowan County, he was the son of Mary White Long of Hertford, NC and the late Thomas Julian Long and was the husband of Dale Elliott Long. Mr. Long had graduated from Wake Forest University in 1972 and later worked as the branch manager at East Carolina Farm Credit. He was an active member at Corinth Baptist Church and was very involved with the Ruritan Club where he had been named the Ruritan of the Year and was past President. In addition to his wife and mother,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Lillian DeOre

Lillian DeOre

Lillian Geller DeOre, 80, of 143 Rosedale Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Waterbrooke Assisted Living. Mrs. DeOre, a native of Brooklyn, NY, was the daughter of the late Samuel Geller and Ida Tinkoff Nagle and the widow of Donald Raymond DeOre. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Doris Mary Lighthart and husband Dennis of Hertford, NC; a sister Sylvia Vaught of Panama City, FL; five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the daughter’s residence, 506 Muddy Creek Road, Hertford,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Beverly Jesch

Beverly Jesch

Beverly Holt Jesch, 51, of 322 Poplar Branch Road, Poplar Branch, NC died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at her residence. Born in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of Willie Garnel Holt and Gloria Langley Holt of Moyock, NC and was the wife of Michael Gerard Jesch of the residence. Mrs. Jesch had worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant at Sentara Barco Nursing Home for over twenty years. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to her parents and her husband of ten years, Mrs. Jesch is survived by her grandmother, Sarah Langley; a daughter, Megan Nicole Marriott of Poplar Branch,... (Read complete obituary here)

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Jeffrey Barclift

Jeffrey Barclift

Jeffrey Allen Barclift, 52, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 in Moline, Illinois. He was a native of Elizabeth City, North Carolina and had lived in Illinois for the past 25 years where he was a heavy equipment operator. He was the son of the late Norman L. and Clarice “Susie” Barclift. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Adeline York. Survivors include a stepson, Zachery Vaughn, of Moline, Illinois; three brothers, Norman L. Barclift, Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, John G. Barclift and Dean C. Hudson, both of Elizabeth City; two sisters, Lynn B. White and Brenda L. Rodgers, both of Elizabeth City;... (Read complete obituary here)

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Ida Midgette

Ida Midgette

Ida Victoria Wright Midgette, 94, loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of 3 Ridgefield Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home following a brief illness. Born in Currituck County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Major Alonzo Wright and Mary Gibbs Wright and was the wife of the late Dennis Wilfred Midgette, Sr. Mrs. Midgette was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was active in many facets of the church. She was a devout Christian lady. Mrs. Midgette is survived by her sons, Dennis Wilfred Midgette,... (Read complete obituary here)

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