David H. Twiford, Jr., a native of Elizabeth City, NC, is a partner of Twiford Funeral Homes, LLC and manages the locations in Manteo and Hatteras, NC. He is married to Jessica Tade Twiford and has a daughter, Ragen Whitney Twiford and a son, Spencer Linwood Twiford. He is a 1992 graduate of Northeastern High School, attended NC State University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA, with an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service. He is a member of the North Carolina Funeral Director’s Association, the Improved Order of Red Men and Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. His interests include spending time with his family, church and sports. David Jr. lives in Dare County, which is very special, since his great-grandfather, S.W. Twiford was a native of Dare County, having been born in Stumpy Point. David Jr. is the only Twiford associated with Twiford Funeral Homes that resides in Dare County where his great-grandfather once managed the Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo.
Twiford Funeral Homes - Outer Banks Staff
The staff of our Outer Banks locations are dedicated to the various communities that they serve. As with our other locations, the Outer Banks staff is unparalleled in their commitment to excellent service to all families regardless of their station in life. The average length of employment for full-time staff members would be over 20 years of service. Browse through the photos below and spend time reading about the devoted individuals who will assist your family on possibly the most difficult day of their life.
Roy Allen Riddick, Assistant Funeral Service Manager in Dare County, is a native of Elizabeth City, NC and is a licensed North Carolina Funeral Director and Embalmer. Roy is married to Capria (Cap) and they have a daughter, Bethany. Roy is a graduate of Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science and College of the Albemarle. He is an active member of the International Church of the Assemblies of God Church. Roy joined Twiford Funeral Homes in February 1978 and his interest include music, reading and several sports.
Presley L. Eley, IV, Preneed Funeral Consultant, received a Mortuary Science Degree from Tidewater Community College and is licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. He worked for funeral firms in Eastern North Carolina before moving into the planning side of the funeral business. Presley has traveled all over the East Coast speaking about the advantages of advanced funeral planning and brings a wealth of knowledge in helping families plan ahead.
Presley was born in Portsmouth, VA, and currently resides in Tyner, NC with his wife and daughters. He is a member of Open Door Church and in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, boating, and fishing.
Lauris Etheridge joined the staff in 1984 and is currently the maintenance supervisor for the Colony Chapel. He is a native of Wanchese, NC and is married to Delia. They are the parents of George, Jessie, Sophia, and Vela Grace. Lauris is a graduate of Wanchese Christian Academy and a member of Manteo First Assembly of God Church. His interests center around his family and church.
Jessica Tade Twiford, Office Manager, is a native of Elizabeth City, NC. She is married to David Halstead Twiford, Jr. and has two step-children, Ragen Whitney Twiford and Spencer Linwood Twiford. Jessica graduated from Pasquotank County High School in 2004 then Elizabeth City State University in 2008, where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. She currently lives in Manteo and is a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
Catherine Suter, Administrative Assistant, is a native of Columbia, NC. A 2016 graduate of Columbia High School, she is a member of Gum Neck Church of Christ. Catherine enjoys listening to live music, fishing, and completing DIY projects. She loves to spend her free time on the water or hanging out with family, friends, and her dog Dolly.
Sammy O. Smith, Licensed Funeral Director has been with Twiford Funeral Home since 1957 in full-time and part-time positions. Born in Spot in Currituck County, he has resided in Kitty Hawk for over fifty years. Sammy graduated from Dr. W. T. Griggs High School and attended College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University, and Norfolk State University. He is a veteran having served in the U. S. Army. Sammy is married and has four daughters, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Billy Clements Funeral Assistant
Ray Robinson Funeral Assistant
Shelton Ott Funeral Assistant