Gene A. Horton of Kill Devil Hills, May 14

By on May 14, 2020

Gene A. Horton, 89, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks.

Born in Bedford County, PA on May 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Edna Leighty Horton and Cloyd Albert Horton. A United States Air Force veteran, Gene served his country honorably in the Korean War. He would then begin a career with United Telephone Company retiring as superintendent.

Gene is survived by two daughters, Cathy Halbleib (Byron) of Lenoir, NC and Cindy Gross (Daniel) of Southern Shores, NC; two grandsons, three granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; and a brother, Gary Horton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Koontz Horton; and a brother, Miles Horton.

Funeral services will be held in Mifflintown, PA. Burial will take place at Juniata Memorial Park in Lewistown, PA.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at



On 5/27/2010 Edge Spectrum, Inc was granted a license by the FCC to serve the public interest in BUXTON, NC as a public trustee of WHOB-LD until 12/1/2020 when it expires. WHOB-LD Channel 50 filed an FCC renewal application for our 2.5 kW station transmitting from BUXTON, NC and serving the BUXTON area on 8/3/2020. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to our renewal application and to whether this station has operated in the public interest should file comments and petitions with the FCC. Information about the FCC broadcast license renewal process is available from the FCC, Washington, DC 20554.


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