Obituaries

Apr 19


Hilda Irene Mann Midgett of Manteo, April 9

Hilda Irene Mann Midgett, 91, of Manteo, NC died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. A native of Dare County, she was born November 18, 1927, to the late Emma Pugh and Cecil Mann.

Apr 13


Sheila Rae Newbern, formerly of Currituck County, April 10

Eventually Sheila returned to Raleigh where she lived and worked with her friends and her loyal service dog, Ginnie. Sheila was an active member of Avent Ferry United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Apr 13


Robert Lewis Lane Sr. of Kitty Hawk, April 11

Originally from the Raleigh County West Virginia area, Robert was an experienced and dependable property manager. Locally he was employed with Barrier Island for many years.

Apr 13


Martin Leslie Hammill of Kill Devil Hills, April 9

Marty married Cathy in 1987 and settled on the Outer Banks to raise their family. Marty was employed by Times Printing and Coastland Times for 33 years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing tennis.

Apr 10


Norman Leslie Sheets of Kill Devil Hills, April 7

Norman Leslie Sheets, 91, of Kill Devil Hills was reunited with his wife Verna Dean Sheets in heaven on April 7. Their love and dedication to each other over the past 69 years was a blessing. His bride had predeceased him by 13 days.

Apr 10


Julia Mae Rogers Horton, Kitty Hawk native, April 7

Julia Mae Rogers Horton, 75, of Richmond, VA died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at her son’s home in New Kent, VA. A native of Kitty Hawk, NC, she was born December 12, 1943, to the late Lucy Viola Perry and Herman Leroy Rogers.

Apr 9


Patricia Hyde Decker of Manteo, April 7

Born in England, Patricia’s US citizenship was sponsored as a child, by the Church of Latter Day Saints. She became a church member and spent her life in service to others.

Apr 9


Monica F. Collinsworth Scarborough of Buxton, April 3

Born in Greenville, SC on January 21, 1965, she was the daughter of Thelma Southerland and Theron Collinsworth of Bratt, FL. A reservationist for Midgett Realty, Monica loved her work, friends, and most importantly her family.

Apr 5


Julia R. Bair of Southern Shores, April 4

She became an elementary school teacher following graduation from Penn State University. Julie taught at schools in Lewistown, Pennsylvania; Haddonfield, New Jersey; and Worthington and Dublin, Ohio.

Apr 5


Etta Kealy Price of Southern Shores, April 3

Born in Rocky Mount, NC and raised in Halifax and Dare Counties, Kealy was a graduate of Manteo High School and also went on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as being a North Carolina Real Estate Broker.

Apr 5


Gary A. Langner of Rodanthe, April 3

Gary earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and his Master's in education from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He spent his over fifty-year career teaching in Kansas, Missouri, and North Carolina high schools and online.

Apr 5


Vicki Diane Grinstead Fragale of Nags Head, April 1

She worked for Dominion Virginia Power for 29 years until she retired in 2010. Vicki loved hanging out by her pool and FINALLY bought that beach house in Nags Head, NC.

Apr 4

Shawn Michael Radford of Nags Head, March 31

After spending several years gaining experience, Shawn co-founded Food Dudes Kitchen in Kill Devil Hills. Several years later the successful restauranteur changed his focus and joined his father’s construction business.

Apr 3


John P. Ritter Jr. of Frisco, March 29

John was happily married for over 50 years to his beloved wife, Marilyn J. Phleger Ritter. They were wed in 1968. After graduation from high school in 1962, he worked in construction which he did for most of his life.

Apr 3


Verna Dean Ellis Sheets of Kill Devil Hills, March 25

Dean loved music, she sang in the church choirs, directed choruses, and led a handbell choir at her church.Dean worked as a travel consultant assisting many to experience vacations of their dreams.

Apr 1


Verna Jean Terwilliger Montague of Wanchese, March 31

A member of Nags Head Church, Verna was active in her church by teaching Sunday School classes and playing the piano. She was a loving, kind, funny, spiritual woman whose family was most important to her.

Apr 1


Jeanne C. Van Newenhizen of Jarvisburg, March 26

In 1978, Jeanne and John bought a 40-acre farm in Michigan, where they spent over 30 years growing peaches, apples, grapes, pears, plums and other delicious fruits. Summers were spent working long days and going to farmer’s markets.

Mar 28


William Randall West Jr. of Manteo, March 25

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, he was a lifelong fisherman and a successful sheetrock contractor in the family sheetrock business. Randy’s spare time was always spent with his family that he cherished.

Mar 29


Joseph Edgar Putnam of Kitty Hawk, March 16

Buddy married his high school sweetheart Shirley Hayes in 1955 in Kitty Hawk. They enjoyed 63 happy years together. Buddy and Shirley resided with their daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Bill in Kitty Hawk where he passed quietly.

Mar 28


Robert Munroe Hannan of Southern Shores, March 23

Bob and Joyce moved to the Outer Banks 30 years ago from Little Silver, NJ. Bob did volunteer work at Nags Head Woods, Pea Island, Southern Shores and the Manteo Maritime Museum. He was a member of the HAM Radio Club, call letters KU4KY.

Mar 26