Marion Louise Wilkins Caton of Barco, Nov. 4

By on November 6, 2017

Marion Louise Wilkins Caton, age 93, of 4141 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at her residence. Marion was a native of Currituck, born May 20, 1924 to the late Samuel Ansell Wilkins and Mattie Cox Wilkins and was the widow of Fleetwood Willard Caton, Sr.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dedicated homemaker. She was a member of Coinjock Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Myrtle Louetta Dowdy (James) of Grandy; step-daughter, Clarrisa Caton Allen (Alan) of Kingman, IN; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great grandchildren; and two step- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Sterling Samuel McHorney and a step-son, Fleetwood W. Caton, Jr.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Snowden Cemetery officiated by Chaplain Roy Twiddy. The family will receive friends in the lobby of the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:00 ~ 7:30 p.m. and at all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Albemarle Hospice, PO Box 189, Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0189. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Caton family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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