Obituaries

May 25


Sharon Elizabeth Ryan of Southern Shores, May 19

Sharon worked as a paralegal for local attorney John Gaw for 15 years and was employed by Twiddy & Company for 19 years in the Vacation Rentals Maintenance Division. When it came to play, she was vibrant.

May 23


John Mark Quidley Sr. of Wanchese, May 13

John Mark spent the last 19 years of his life as a C5-C6 quadriplegic due to a roofing accident. However, that didn’t stop him from accomplishing anything he set his mind to. He was a true inspiration to anyone he met.

May 16


Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan of Ocracoke, May 20

She was an educator having taught at Brenau College and Johnson High School in Gainesville, GA, New Bern High School and Ocracoke School. Elizabeth was raised Catholic and saw wildlife and environmental care as her mission.

May 22


Jacqueline S. Fay of Duck, May 15

“Jackie” as she was best known, was the widow of the late R. Porter Fay, the “Unofficial Mayor of Duck” in the 1970s. Jackie spent many years working in local swimwear businesses, finally retiring in her 80s.

May 21


Emma Jean Westcot of Kitty Hawk, May 17

EJ, as she was also known, lived a full and creative life. A published poet and article writer, she loved to learn and continued to do so until her last days. EJ’s greatest disappointment was not to master the tap tango and the two-step.

May 22


Paul Lynhart Ford of Southern Shores, May 11

His career included time at Merrill Lynch and starting a number of businesses, including Loblolly Pines Shopping Center and Pizzazz Pizza in Duck. He was president of Outer Banks Community Foundation for two years.

May 15


Eddie ‘Cruiser’ Midgett of Nags Head, May 13

A graduate of Manteo High School, Cruiser served his country honorably in the United States Coast Guard. The majority of his career was at Wanchese Fish Co. A farewell party for Cruiser will be held at Mulligan's Restaurant.

May 15


Theresa McGee Edwards, May 10

She received her degree in 1969 in Sociology from UNC and began her career in social services with Tyrrell County in 1972, later moving to Dare County in 1989, retiring as supervisor of Adult Services in 2009.

May 16


Longtime Dare County Schools administrator Trip Hobbs, May 7

From 2006-2014, he served as director of personnel and staff development. In 2014, he was named director of human resources and secondary instruction, and in 2016 until the present, he served as chief operations officer.

May 12


Donn A. Snyder of Southern Shores, May 8

Donn was Founding Member and Board Member of the Outer Banks Family YMCA from 1997 – 2015. He was honored by the regional YMCA in 2014 with the Order of the Red Triangle for distinguished service.

May 13


John M. Daughton of Martins Point, May 10

John M. Daughton, 96 of Martins Point passed away peacefully May 10, 2018 in Nags Head, NC. John was born in the Binghampton, New York area and retired as a highway superintendent.

May 13


Maureen Schorzman of Southern Shores, May 8

PA. She applied her education to several key positions in the pharmaceutical and real estate industries. She was most proud however of her work with the Habitat For Humanity non-profit organization.

May 13


Mary Belle LaBuff of Kill Devil Hills, May 7

Everyone who met Mary Belle -- even those who just came to fish on the Outer Banks Pier -- found themselves talking with a fisherwoman who was interested in them and who wanted to tell them about Jesus and His love.

May 8


Denise Cuozzo Jones of Southern Shores, May 6

She was a skilled hair stylist, but her passion was her love of family. She was a loving and supportive wife and a mother who was dedicated to her sons and was active in the Parent and Teachers Association.

May 8


Gayle M. Grinstead of Corolla, May 2

Gayle M. Grinstead of Corolla, NC passed away May 2, 2018 at her home at the age of 93. Her daughters were at her side. The funeral service and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in the near future.

May 13


Mahlon Pierce Williams Jr. of Avon, May 1

Mahlon served his country honorably for 28 years in the United States Army, was in civil service for 10 years, and worked in Homeland Security for the NCDOT - Ferry Division.

May 10


Geraldine Louise Craig-Capps of Grandy, May 4

She was admired for her personality, stories and her jokes, along with her love of playing Bingo. She was a native of Norfolk, VA. and lived in Germany as a child with her parents while her father served in the Army.

May 8


Georgia F. Casper of Grandy, May 5

In her spare time, Georgia loved reading and shopping with her daughters. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Casper.

May 8


Mary Catherine Reilly of Moyock, May 5

Mary had two brothers who preceded her in death -- Victor Reilly and Christopher Reilly. She worked as a retail buyer for many years and was a wife, mother of five, and devout Catholic.

May 8


Gayle M. Grinstead of Corolla, May 2

Gayle M. Grinstead of Corolla passed away May 2, 2018 at her home at the age of 93. Her daughters were at her side. The funeral service and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in the near future.

May 8


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