Obituaries

Sep 19


Robert Gerald Gaskins, Sr. of Buxton, September 17

Robert Gerald Gaskins, Sr. or “Pap Pap” as he was best known, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Nags Head. Bob was the son of the late George and Mary Etta Gaskins of Buxton,…

Sep 17


Lois Schwindt Hesse Scarbrough of Kill Devil Hills, Sept. 16

Lois was welcomed into the arms of her loving Savior on September 16, 2019. She was born to Dr. L. Schwindt (deceased) and Pauline Millington Schwindt (deceased) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amongst her life’s accomplishments, Lois…

Sep 16


David E. Hall of Kitty Hawk, September 11

David E. Hall, 73, of Kitty Hawk, NC passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019 at his home.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgie and Robert Hall. David is survived by his…

Sep 12


Ronnie Eugene Creef of Colington, September 7

Ronnie Eugene Creef, 53, of Colington went to his heavenly home on September 7, 2019. Barbara Preiser Creef, his beloved wife of nearly three decades, was at his side for his brief yet courageous battle…

Sep 11


Leanora Holt Aydlett of Coinjock, September 6

Leanora Holt Aydlett, 86 of 138 Hampton Road, Coinjock, NC, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Widower of the late Ralph Earl Aydlett, Jr., went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2019.…

Sep 10


Joanne May Sawyer of Manteo, September 9

Joanne May Sawyer was born to Harry and Laura Casto as Joanne May Casto at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida on November 25, 1941 and passed on to God Monday, September 9, 2019. She…

Sep 10


Jerry Phillip Simpson of Kill Devil Hills, September 8

CWO Jerry P. Simpson, USCG, Retired, 75, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Sunday, September 8, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born in Norfolk, VA, raised in Manteo, NC, the third son of Jasper…

Sep 10


Carl Bornfriend of Frisco, September 5

On September 5, 2019, Carl Bornfriend (1931-2019), beloved husband and father, transitioned from this world. Born in Philadelphia, he lived in Frisco, NC for the last 35 years of his life.  Daughter, Susan Bornfriend Roughton…

Sep 9


Cecil C. “Chris” Gibbs of Grandy, September 6

Cecil C. “Chris” Gibbs, of Grandy, NC died in the peace and love of his family home during the early morning hours of Friday, September 6, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Danna L.…

Sep 9


Carroll R. Gray of Buxton, September 5

Carroll Rufman Gray, 87, of Buxton, NC died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Brookshire Nursing Center.  Born June 16, 1932 to the late Cyrus Rufman Gray and Olivia Austin Gray, he was the widower of…

Sep 9


Theodore Gordon Axford of Evanston, September 3

Theodore Gordon Axford of Evanston, IL, born in 1945, died peacefully at home on September 3 of mesothelioma. Ted was born in Callaway, NE, to Margaret Rosene Axford and Gordon Axford. He grew up in…

Sep 8


David Charles Riley of Corolla, August 27

David Charles Riley died August 27, 2019 in Corolla, NC. He was 69 years old. David grew up in Darby, Pennsylvania, the second born to Charles and Jean Riley. David was a veteran of the…

Sep 4

Michael John Visnauskas of Kill Devil Hills, August 27

Michael John Visnauskas, 66, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Peak Resources – Outer Banks. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 27, 1953, he was the son of the late…

Sep 3


James Malcolm Clark of Grandy, August 31

James Malcolm Clark, 76, of Grandy, NC won his lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease and claimed his place in heaven during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 31, 2019. He is survived by his…

Sep 1


Janelle Haywood Perry of Kitty Hawk, August 29

Janelle Haywood Perry, 83, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, VA. A native of Colington, she was born April 9, 1936, to the late Clara…

Aug 30


Margaret Ann Parker of Kill Devil Hills, August 28

On August 28, 2019, Margaret Ann (nee Shannon) Parker passed way at home unexpectedly. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 18,1950 to George and Alice Shannon who predeceased her. A graduate of Arlington High School…

Aug 29


Patricia Ann Keel Grimes of Kill Devil Hills, August 20

Patricia Ann Keel Grimes, 79, of Kill Devil Hills, NC died Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at The Outer Banks Hospital. Survivors include her daughter, Karen Grimes Merrill of Manteo, NC. Arrangements are pending. Twiford Funeral…

Aug 27


Joe Wade Junkin of Kill Devil Hills, August 25

Master Chief Joe Wade Junkin -USNR (TAR), age 71 of Kill Devil Hills, NC passed into peace on Sunday, August 25, 2019 surrounded by family. Born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, N.C., he was…

Aug 26


Emily Noel Ritenour of Kill Devil Hills, August 23

It is with great sadness that the family of Emily Noel Ritenour, 23, of Kill Devil Hills, NC announce her passing in Greenville, NC on Friday, August 23, 2019. Emily was the cherished daughter of…

Aug 26


Stephen Darrah of Powhatan, Virginia, August 10

Stephen C. Darrah, 76, of Powhatan, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, with his family by his side, after a brief but brave battle against pancreatic cancer. Steve was born on February 25,…

Aug 23