2016 OBITUARIES

Richard Baran

Richard Baran, 46, of Hatteras Island went out on a hunting trip Jan. 23, 2016 , but did not return home.      
 
Richard was raised in Mantoloking, N.J., but relocated to Hatteras Island. His love of the water and outdoors began as a young child.  He was an avid surfer, fisherman, and hunter.  An experienced Captain and Guide,  Rich lived and worked his passion. He owned and operated Rich Baran's Guide Service for many years.

Rich was predeceased by his father, Richard Baran.  He is survived by his mother, Roxianna Baran, of Wall, N.J., and his sister Robin Stowe, her husband, Robert, and their children, Joseph, Bobby, and Melissa all of Point Pleasant, N. J.

Richard's family would like to thank everyone who participated in the search  to find Rich, and we would also like to thank everyone who shared in his "Celebration of Life."
              
Donations can be made to the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 639, Buxton,  NC 27920, or Hatteras Island Target Shooters, P.O. Box 753, Buxton, NC 27920.




William Curtis 'Curt' Hudson

TARBORO -- William Curtis “Curt” Hudson, 69, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18.

A funeral service was held at Carlisle Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 21, with the Rev. Bobby Tyson officiating. Burial followed in Edgecombe Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daisy and Bud Hudson, and a brother, Barry Hudson.

Curt i
s survived by a loving family which includes his wife, Helen Mills Hudson; brothers, Jesse N. Hudson, Dennis Hudson and wife, Patsy; sister-in-law, Bobbie Lou Hudson; several loving nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc. of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com



Larry McCoy Ballance Sr.

WANCHESE -- Larry McCoy Ballance Sr. of passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at 85 years old.  He was born on May 19, 1930 in Hatteras village to the late Walter and Juanita Ballance. Larry was a retired waterman, carpenter, and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese. Larry loved old western movies, children, and working in his garden. He was a kind, gentle man, and was loved by all who knew him.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorita Ballance; five children, Becky Beacham (Carl), Betsy Midgette (Wayne), Larry Ballance Jr. (Carletta), Rev. William “Bill” Ballance (Mary Ann), and Cathy Daniels (Mark); sister, Jean Daniels (Elmo); 11 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by both of his parents and his siblings, Anna Utley, Tommy Ballance, and Wayne Ballance.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Ballance, Rev. Mark Daniels, Rev. Elmo Daniels and Rev. Terry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Tillett Cemetery in Wanchese. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.



Frances Joyce Kapp Huggett

WAVES -- Frances Joyce Kapp Huggett, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at her home. A native of Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward R. Kapp and Frances Marguerite Wehrle. Joy was very active in the Hot Line Thrift Shop of Waves for many years.

Joy is survived by daughters, Karen Caldwell of Birmingham, Ala., and Susan Williams of Cary, N.C.; sons, John Doyle of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert Huggett of Waves, and granddaughter, Helen, of Birmingham. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edgar Huggett.

In keeping with Joy’s wishes, there will be no memorial service at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Felines -- Cape Hatteras Island, PO Box 310, Avon, NC 27915.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.




Elizabeth Parsons

OCRACOKE -- Elizabeth Parsons, 81, died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Williams. She was the owner of the Pamlico Gift Shop for more than 30 years and was a successful painter of folk art in her later years. Elizabeth was a lifelong member of the Ocracoke Assembly of God, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Edna McKelvey; sons, Leonard and Roger Parsons; five grandchildren, Beverly, Matthew, Leslie, Christian and Amanda; four great-grandchildren, Bella, Dessire, Gage and Autumn; a sister, Della Gaskill; and two nephews, Monroe and Parker Gaskill. Along with her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Parsons, and a son, Jim Parsons.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Ocracoke Island Assembly of God with Pastor Ivey Belch officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives following the service in the fellowship hall. Food will be received at the Ocracoke Island Assembly of God fellowship hall beginning at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ocracoke Island Assembly of God, PO Box 68, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.




Donald Clarke Casey

BUXTON -- Donald Clarke Casey, 77, died in his home on Friday evening, Jan. 29, 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise (Holbert) Casey and his four children: Jean-Louise (Casey) Dixon and her husband, David, of Buxton; John D. Casey and his wife, Kimberly, of Carlsbad, Calif.; Michael C. Casey and his wife, Ansley, of Manteo, and Ellyn Clare Casey of Kill Devil Hills.

Born and raised in Johnson, Neb., the son of D. Clarke Casey and Lois (Carle) Casey, he was a long-time resident of Alexandria, Va., until his retirement to Buxton in 2006.

Mr. Casey attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1961 with a degree in chemical engineering.  In 1964, he earned his law degree from the University of Nebraska as well.  He earned his LLM in patent law from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1966.  He met his wife, Louise, in Lincoln, where they were married.  In 1964, he joined the JAG Corps of the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1969 as a captain.  He served in the Pentagon for his entire military career.

Mr. Casey practiced patent law in Washington, D. C., and Alexandria, Va., for his entire career.  He was active in local politics, serving on the Alexandria City Council for three terms from 1977 to 1986.  He retired from private practice in 2006.  He was a member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church in Alexandria.

During his later years, Mr. Casey’s two passions were his gardening and his grandchildren.  Mr. Casey is survived by 11 grandchildren:  Jacob, Noah and Jonah Dixon of Buxton; Connor and Nora Casey of Carlsbad, Calif.; Fletcher, Wallace and Bryson Casey of Manteo, and Hayden Harper and Oliver and Elliott Barker of Kill Devil Hills.

He volunteered at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras.  He was also active in the Cape Hatteras Masonic Lodge 698, serving as Master of the chapter at the time of his death.

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund at P.O. Box 750, Avon, NC 27915.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gallop Funeral Services in Nags Head and expressions of condolences are welcome at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.



David William Herrick

FRISCO -- Dedicated husband, loving father, and true friend, David William Herrick, passed away peacefully in his home Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at the age of 74. A former naval chief, David spent his retirement on Hatteras Island commercial fishing, which proved to be his passion.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Herrick; brother, Robert Herrick and sister-in-law of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; four daughters, Cheryl and Shelley Herrick, who reside in Tampa, Fla., and Elke Schwartz and husband and Lori Scarborough and husband, from Hatteras Island; and one son, John Harting and wife of Crystal River, Fla.  He will also be deeply missed by his five granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

David was an honorable man and will be long remembered by the many people he touched during his life.

There will be a memorial service at Frisco Pier on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to OBPA, PO Box 1355, Buxton, NC 27920 or the charity of your choice.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.



Lorenzo Jackson 'Jack' Allen

RALEIGH -- Lorenzo Jackson “Jack” Allen, 84, passed away at Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head on Jan. 25, 2016 after a very brief illness. Jack had resided at the Spring Arbor assisted living facility in Kill Devil Hills since October of 2012.

Jack was predeceased by parents, Lafayette David Allen and Mamie Meadows Allen; his wife, Melba Jean Joyner Allen; brothers: Carlyle E. Allen, L. D. Allen Jr., Louis M. Allen, and Adrian V. Allen; sister, Katherene Allen Patterson, and niece, Olivia Garrett Allen. He is survived by brother, Billy T. Allen; stepson, Trent Liter; and nephews: Scott Allen, Kent Allen, Brad Allen, Greg Allen, Preston Massey Jr., Allen Massey, and a niece, Mary Allen Brown.

Jack graduated from Millbrook High School in Raleigh in 1950. As a young man, he served on the U.S. Navy carrier ship Wasp. When he returned to his home in Raleigh, he worked in the real estate business. Having grown up on a fam
ily farm, he later worked for the U.S. and N.C. Agriculture Departments, collecting crop data in eastern North Carolina. Jack was known by family, friends, and associates as a kind and generous man with a light heart and good sense of humor that touched many lives. He always brought a smile to those around him and will be missed by all that knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. The family will visit immediately following the service.

Any memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
       
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.



Joan Annette Hooper O'Neal

SALVO -- Joan Annette Hooper O’Neal, 76,  died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Born in Rodanthe, she was the daughter of Zenovah Catherine O’Neal Hooper of Salvo and the late Edward Burgess Hooper. Annette worked as the innkeeper for the Salvo Inn Motel. She was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.

Along with her mother, Annette is survived by three grandsons, Christopher Bruner of Salvo, Charles Bragg of Salvo, and Shane Bruner of Oklahoma.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Clarks Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Bliss officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives prior to the service, beginning at 12 noon. Private burial will take place at the Hooper Family Cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.



Lorena Ballance O'Neal


OCRACOKE -- Lorena Ballance O’Neal, 91, NC died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at her home. A native of Ocracoke, she was the daughter of the late Elisha Ballance and Emma Gaskins. Lorena was a homemaker and a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and the Ocracoke Methodist Women’s Society. She volunteered for the local school and church for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with her three grandsons, whom she loved with all her heart.

Lorena is survived by a daughter, Lisa Caswell and her husband, Bill, and three grandchildren, Aaron, Evin and Liam. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Morris O’Neal, and eight siblings, Elsie Garrish, William Ballance, Elisha Ballance, Henry Ballance, Lawrence Ballance, Maurice Ballance, Reginald Ballance and Clare Ballance.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Bryant officiating. Private burial will take place at the Ballance family cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960.

Twiford Funeral Home, Hatteras is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at
www.twifordfh.com.



Victor Lemoine Rollinson Sr.

WANCHESE -- Victor Lemoine Rollinson Sr., 76, died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at his home. Born May 7, 1939 in Buxton, he was the son of the late Robert Crisp Rollinson and Patricia Williams Rollinson Herbert. Vic served his country honorably for 20 years with the United States Coast Guard and retired as a Chief Boatswain’s Mate. He was a charter member of Manteo Faith Baptist Church.

Vic is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deanna Beavers Rollinson; two sons, Victor L. Rollinson Jr. and wife, Allison, and Jamie D. Rollinson and wife, Polly, all of Wanchese; five grandchildren, Victor Rollinson III, Kasey Rollinson, Austin Rollinson, Savanah Rollinson and Riley Rollinson; and three sisters, Audrey Rollinson of Buxton, Bette Gray and husband, Rudy, of Rodanthe and Celia Marie Meekins and husband, Roger, of Manteo. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Peggy Gilbert and Shirley O’Neal; and two brothers, Bobby Rollinson and John Boyd Rollinson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Manteo Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Dennis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manteo Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Manteo, NC 27954 or online at www.manteofbc.org.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.twifordfh.com.



Dorothy Virginia Robinson

FRISCO -- Dorothy Virginia Robinson (née Pettitt) passed away unexpectedly at her home on Jan. 9, 2016 at the age of 86.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Margie Randall, and husband, Clint; Grandsons Ken Randall and wife, Shannah,  and Tom Randall, and wife, Alicia; and great-granddaughters, Lauren James, and husband, Dustin, Taylor Randall, Erin Randall, and Madison Randall. The newest love of her life was her great great-granddaughter Rilee James. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, son Stanley Jr., and her siblings, Robert, Leonard, Hazel, and Jimmy.

Dorothy was born on Jan. 17, 1929 in Fairfax, Va., to Guy and May Pettitt. She spent most of her lengthy career as a comptroller for various businesses in Virginia and then Hatteras Island. She had many fond memories of her co-workers and employers that she liked to share. She was extremely active in the Winchester, Va., chapter of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, John, and acquired many dear friends during this time. After John’s passing in 1989, she moved to Hatteras Island to be close to her daughter and family. She joined the Cape Hatteras Baptist Church shortly after settling in Frisco, where she quickly made numerous friends that she dearly loved and cherished throughout the years.
 
She was the perfect embodiment of a dignified, beautiful Southern lady. She had a generous spirit and was quick to offer praise and a hug in times of accomplishment or when anyone needed a little comfort. She loved spending time with family and friends and was always proud and boastful of her four great-granddaughters, not only for their achievements but for their character. Her love of life, quick wit, determination, and the sparkle in her eye will never be forgotten but will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew and truly loved her.

The family would like to thank Dare County EMS and all the first responders for their efforts and compassion exhibited during a very emotional and heartbreaking moment. We would also like to thank the members of Cape Hatteras Baptist
Church and the entire Hatteras Island community for their condolences and support. The amount of love that has been displayed for Miss Dottie has helped ease the tremendous pain of our loss.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Cape Hatteras Baptist Church in Frisco with a reception to follow at the church. Pastor Russ Howard will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate  Dorothy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cape Hatteras Baptist Church at PO Box 156, Frisco, NC 27936.

Please express your condolences to the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.



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