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Elizabeth Marie Estrada of Grandy, Dec. 14

She was born on December 29, 1981 in Elizabeth City, NC to Emilio and Susan Estrada. Elizabeth battled kidney failure (ESRD) for many years. She was at peace with her decision to end the fight.

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Donis Creef Alexander of Manteo, Dec. 14

Donis loved to laugh and smile, endeared by all who came in contact with her. Blessed to have a wonderful best friend and husband, Elwood “Shorty” Alexander, Donis was a loving mother and stepmother.

Dec 17

Gary Stephen Austin of Grandy, Dec. 15

Gary Stephen Austin, 75, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was a retired Unit Sergeant with the NC Department of Corrections and the owner of Austin Boat Company.


Frieda Gray French, native of Avon, Dec. 14

Frieda Gray French, 82, of 100 Old Oak Drive, Elizabeth City, NC died Friday, December 14, 2018 at Waterbrooke Nursing Home. She was born October 5, 1936 in Avon, NC to the late Homer Styron Gray and Annie Gertrude Williams Gray

Dec 17

Lorraine Cranton of Grandy, Dec. 14

She retired after many years as owner and operator of Catalina by the Sea, was a member of Riddle Pentecostal Holiness Church and a much-loved mother and grandmother.

Dec 17

Carlton Ward Garrish of Ocracoke, Dec. 14

A native of Ocracoke, he was born June 18, 1931, to the late Ruby E. Austin Garrish and James D. Garrish. Ward retired from the state Department of Transportation. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

Dec 17

Phyllis M. Stowe of Avon, Dec. 14

The highlight of Phyllis’ life was attending church with her church family of St. John United Methodist Church. Phyllis also loved throwing large family gatherings to celebrate special occasions and bring her family together.

Dec 14

Mariah Violet Moore of Manns Harbor, Dec. 11

She attended First Flight Elementary School then transferred to Manteo Middle School and graduated from Manteo High School in 2014. She was a senior at East Carolina University majoring in Business and Fashion Merchandising.

Dec 14

Flyover, speakers mark 115th anniversary of Wright’s first flight

The celebration concluded Monday morning with a small aviation flyover with NASA aircraft paying tribute to the Wright brothers at the documented exact moment of the Wrights’ first flight.

Dec 16

Kendra Ferris Woodard of Grandy, Dec. 11

Following her schooling, Kendra wan employed for over 20 years in the financial sector throughout the Hampton Roads area. In her spare-time she enjoyed relaxing at home under the loving care of her son.

Dec 14

Dorothy Jane Thompson of Southern Shores, Dec. 7

Dorothy was a member of the Nassau County police department in Long Island and moved to Southern Shores, North Carolina, in 1989, with her mother, Agatha Wood, to join her sister Florence Porter of Southern Shores.

Dec 14

Dennis Ray Thompson of Kill Devil Hills, Dec. 6

Dennis served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps as a gunner and expert marksman in Vietnam. He continued his service as a police officer in Ripley, WV and Kill Devil Hills, NC, and as a detective in Southern Shores, NC.

Dec 14