Lois M. Olds of Camden, February 5

By on February 6, 2023

Lois Jean Mansfield Olds of Burnt Mills, age 91, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Born to Richard Mathias and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Sawyer Mansfield on September 29, 1931, she was the last surviving child of four sisters and two brothers.  Lois Jean was a member of Geneva Baptist Church.  Her great joys in life were being with her grandchildren and family on Sunday afternoons after church, playing the piano at Geneva Baptist for 76 years where she served as the youth and adult choir director. In her early 50’s she found her talent for painting and enjoyed much of the past 40 years creating beautiful works of art. Lois Jean also loved her mountain house, the “Olds Nest” she and Howard built almost 40 years ago in the Smoky Mountains. 

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Howard W. Olds, Sr. and 3 children, Howard W Olds, Jr. and his wife Jerrileigh, Debra Jean Olds, and Cheryl Forehand and her husband Robin Forehand; nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Nathan West.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Geneva Baptist Church with the Rev. Boyce Porter officiating.  A private family entombment will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Geneva Baptist Church, 806 NC Highway 343 North, Camden, NC  27921.

Twiford Funeral Homes, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Olds family. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.





Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

6708 S. Croatan Highway

Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

Partial List: True refrigerators and coolers, Hatco drawer warmers, Hobart mixer, Vulcan, 6 & 10 burner gas ovens/stoves, Vulcan 2 basket gas fryer, Vulcan 2-door oven, stainless prep tables, DCS 6 burner LPAS range & oven, Hobart dishwasher, pots & pans & more.

2pm: Front of the House Auction – Selling Everything in the Building + Architectural Salvage by room

Partial List: Antique ships wheel chandelier, Nautical & pirate decor, sword & pistol displays, polyword tables & chairs, ship models, nautical lanterns, art, commercial bar equipment, tables and chairs, NC decoys, fish mounts, signal cannon, architectural salvage, Several bars, pirate bar & more.

Preview 3/31: 11 AM – 5 PM & Auction Day starting @ 9am
Online Absentee Bidding Catalog Closes: 3/31 @ 8pm
Catalog + Thousands of photos @ SSAOBX.HIBID.COM
Island Auction Co. (252)489-5513 – Jason P. Humphries, Auctioneer NCAL #8423
Visa / MC / Cash / Good Check – NC Sales Tax, 15% Buyers Premium

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