2017 OBITUARIES


William Leonard Whedbee
December 23, 1939 – January 18, 2017

FRISCO -- William Leonard Whedbee, 77, a native of Frisco, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. He was the son of the late Zach Harrison Whedbee and Linda Fulcher Whedbee. W.L. retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church.

W.L. is survived by his sister, Delores “Dee” Jennette and husband, Wayland, of Buxton; and a nephew, Wayland Jennette Jr., wife Cena and their children, Audrey and Curren Jennette, whom he loved as his own.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Zach Whedbee.

A funeral will be held at 2 pm on Monday, Jan. 23,  at Little Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Toni Wood and Rev. Dwight Burrus officiating. Burial will take place at the Fulcher family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday evening at the church from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

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



Randy D. Crump

BUXTON -- Randy Daryl Crump, 68, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 9, 2017. Randy bravely battled lung cancer.  He was born in Pennsylvania.

A talented contractor and estimator, Randy worked in the Hampton Roads area for many years. After meeting his wife, Robin, he settled in Buxton, where he hoped to spend his retirement.

Left to cherish Randy's memory is his wife Robin of Buxton; three daughters, Stacey Penniman (Jason) of Massachusetts, Robin Dion (Geoff) of Florida, and Missy Richards (J.P.) of Connecticut; one son, Chris Crump (Heather) also of Massachusetts, and his 10 grandchildren.

 No services are planned. The family gratefully suggests that those wishing to  honor Randy's memory do so with a donation to Dare County Home Health and Hospice in Manteo.

Expressions of sympathy are welcome at  www.gallopfuneralservices.com.  Gallop Funeral Services, inc. was entrusted with arrangements.





Gail Barclay Quidley
August 26, 1935 – January 6, 2017

FRISCO -- Gail Barclay Quidley, 81, passed away on Jan. 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Orlando J. and Emma K. Barclay. Gail was a member of Little Grove United Methodist Church. She was retired from the Southeastern Virginia Training Center. Her love of gardening touched many.

Along with her parents, Gail was preceded in death by an infant son, John Russell; her husband, John Russell Quidley; and sister, Alice Bontrager.

Gail is survived by two daughters, Kathy Q. Kiddy and husband Russ of Buxton and Jo Ann Q. Baum and husband Wayne of Frisco; two brothers, David Barclay and wife Christine and James Barclay and wife Barbara of Somerset, Pa.; five grandchildren, Christy Kiddy Oberbeck and husband Doug, Rusty Kiddy, Nick Baum and wife Amy, Stella and Sara Baum; and six great-grandchildren, Alissa, Brooke, and Rylee Gail Oberbeck, Finn Kiddy, and Claire and Jack Baum.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Gail's wishes were that a memorial fund be set up for flood victims at First South Bank of Buxton in her memory.

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




Shirley Jean Farrow
July 1, 1943 – January 6, 2017

BUXTON -- Shirley Jean Farrow, 73, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Born in Norfolk, Va., she was the daughter of the late Roland Bass and Dessie Elizabeth Phelps Bass. Shirley was a homemaker, member of Lighthouse Assembly of God, and attended Heritage of Faith Family Church.

Shirley is survived by two children, Donna Jean Penfield and Donnie L. Farrow Jr. and wife Melissa, all of Buxton; two grandsons, Jessie Lewis Farrow and Donnie Lee Farrow; two sisters, Alma Holland and husband Dennis, and Marion Shepard; brother, Jimmy Bass and wife Brenda; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie L. Farrow Sr.; son-in-law, Robert Earl Penfield; sisters, Irma Jane Bass and Margaret Flanders; and two brothers-in-law, Ed Flanders and Don Shepard.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11,  at Heritage of Faith Family Church with Pastor David Stowe officiating. Burial will take place at the Farrow family cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday evening at the church from 6 until 8 p.m.

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





Berle Willard Wilson

ELIZABETH CITY -- Berle Willard Wilson, formerly of Frisco, 77, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. He is rejoicing with God, fishing with Jesus, and singing in that heavenly choir.

Berle lived and experienced life; he just didn’t exist. He traveled the East Coast for 16 years selling and managing large-scale irrigation systems, water works equipment, sewage and water pump manufacturing equipment, and water treatment products. He spent time in Saudi Arabia teaching citizens how to grow food in sandy conditions with irrigation.

Captain Berle’s passion was fishing the Gulf Stream waters off Hatteras as a charter boat captain for 25 years. He was a long-time member of the Hatteras Harbor Charter Boat Association and was named Captain of the Year in 2001. He provided his customers with years of memorable experiences and plenty of fish tales.

He fished with various mates over the years, but his best mate of all was his first Boykin Spaniel, Bridgette, who climbed the ladder to the bridge of the boat and fished with him daily. Bridgette was the best weather forecaster ever. If she sat in the marina parking lot and refused to board the boat, you knew it was going to be a rough day at sea!

He loved duck hunting, dove hunting, doing anything outdoors and just being around God’s gift of Nature. He also loved music, singing, theater productions, wood carving, and painting. He was a trusting soul, took joy in his surroundings, and loved his family and friends dearly.  He was a proud Eagle Scout, member of Order of the Arrow, and served his country/state through the Virginia Army National Guard.

Joining him in Heaven one day will be his wife, Cathy; son, David of Frisco; grandchildren, Andrea and Simon, and his beloved Boykins, Molly and Gracie. His extended family includes stepsons, Coby Jones of Bracey and Ben Jones of Williamsburg, and stepdaughter Jenny Rebecca Jones of Harrisonburg and their families.

He was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m. in the EMC Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the EMC Music Ministry, 820 Okisko Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Following his wishes, his ashes will be scattered over the Gulf Stream at a later date.

A special Thank You to Debbie Anderson, Fran Haskett, InterCounty Volunteer Fire Department, Pasquotank/Camden EMS and Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department. Twiford’s Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is assisting the family.



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