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Feb 24


Gilbert R. “Moon” Tillett of Wanchese, January 21

Gilbert R. “Moon” Tillett crossed the bar for the last time on January 21, 2024. A native of Wanchese, he was born on December 17, 1929, to the late Leslie R. “Billie” Tillett and Lennie Basnight Tillett. Full story


James T. Davenport of Avon, January 19

James Theron Davenport, age 83, of Avon, NC passed away on January 19, 2024. Full story


Lita Overman Roberts, January 13

Ms. Lita passed peacefully on January 13, 2024 in her sleep at the Windsor House Assisted Living Facility in Windsor, NC where she had resided for the past 4 years.  Full story


Marie Stolz Stallings of Elizabeth City, January 21

Marie Madeline Stallings (nee' Stolz), age 92, of Elizabeth City, NC, peacefully passed away at her home on January 21, 2024. Full story


Joyce E. Nicholson of Elizabeth City, January 21

Joyce E. Nicholson, 96, died Sunday January 21, 2024 in her home, surrounded by her son, Dan Nicholson, daughter, Debbie (Nicholson) Elms, and son-in-law, James Elms.  Full story


Cornelius Francis “Neal” Griffin, January 18

Cornelius Francis “Neal” Griffin died peacefully at home in the Outer Banks of NC, surrounded by his loving family while they were live streaming Mass, on Thursday, January 18th, 2024. Full story


Eric B. Dreelin of Kitty Hawk, January 19

Eric Dreelin, 54, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away at his home on January 19, 2024. He was born in Richmond, VA. Full story


Kathryn M. “Candy” Carter of South Mills, Jan. 16

Kathryn Moran “Candy” Carter, age 69, of South Mills, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Full story


Thomas C. Tilley, Sr. of Elizabeth City, January 19

Thomas Crawford Tilley, known affectionately as Tommy, peacefully departed this earthly life on January 19, 2024, at the age of 82 Full story


Fulton Whidbee of Virginia Beach, VA, January 15

Fulton Whidbee, 91, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, in Raleigh, NC. He left this world peacefully, with family by his side. Full story


David P. Wescott of Manteo, January 16

David P. Wescott, 83, of Manteo, NC, and longtime Newport News, VA resident, died Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. Full story


Joan Katherine Tracy of Kill Devil Hills, January 7

Joan Katherine Tracy, 84, of Kill Devil Hills, NC, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2024 surrounded by her family Full story


Thomas Woodrow “Tommy Derr” Johnson, Jan. 5

Thomas Woodrow “Tommy Derr” Johnson, 80, crossed the sandbar on January 5th, 2023 at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC after a short illness. Full story


Robert Octavius Minter, Jr. of Kitty Hawk, January 8

Robert Octavius Minter, Jr. of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away peacefully on January 8, 2024, at 97 years of age. Full story


Sandra Pauline Zigler of Colington Harbour, January 5

Sandra Pauline Zigler, 79, of Colington Harbour, NC passed peacefully away on January 5, 2024 at her home.  Full story


Anthony Carollo, Jr, January 10

Anthony Carollo, Jr, 56 years old, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10, 2024, at the Grandy, NC home. Full story


Dolores Faye VanCuren of Kitty Hawk, Dec. 20

Dolores Faye VanCuren, 89, of Kitty Hawk NC died peacefully on December 20, 2023. Full story


Dennis Lee “Denny” Umberger, Sr. of Corolla, January 9

Dennis Lee “Denny” Umberger, Sr. of Corolla, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the age of 81 Full story


NORMAN C. EDWARDS of Colington, January 7

My daddy, Norman C. Edwards, 96 born in 1927 in Stokes, N.C. (formerly of Hampton, VA) was called home by The Lord, Sunday, January 7, 2024 at his home in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Full story


Robert V. “Bobby” Owens, Jr.

In a place where legends abound, a legendary figure has crossed over.  Consistent with teachings of his Masonic Lodge, of which he was a longtime member, “His reward comes with his release, he now rests in that further shore with God in God’s eternal peace.” In Manteo, at his earthly home on the morning of Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Bobby Owens, longtime political leader, passed away peacefully during his sleep, with his son, and daughter-in-law present. Full story