Tracy Leo Abbott

Tracy Leo Abbott, 40, of Wanchese, died on April 16. He was an avid commercial fisherman and handyman, born on Feb. 17, 1978.

Tracy was raised by his deceased grandparents, Leroy Tillman Abbott and Myrna Lou Abbott. He is survived by his fiancé, Jennifer Daniels of Wanchese; two daughters, Tiffany and Grace Abbott; his mother, Roberta Lewark; and siblings Lewis Lewark (Crystal), Rebecca Pineda (Marlin), Myrna Loughery (Paul) and Amanda Lewark. He was raised with Wayne Abbott (Jennifer) and Billy Abbott (Tobi), whom he called his brothers.

There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Family and friends will make arrangements at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barney J. Barber

Barney J. Barber, 43, died on April 14 in Kill Devil Hills. Barney was born Oct. 21, 1974 in Plymouth, where he grew up and attended school. He also spent time in Greenville.

For the last 20 years, Barney has lived in Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. In recent years, he worked as a house painter and carpenter. But Barney is best known and remembered for his talent as a guitarist.

Barney is survived by his mother, Andie Barber; his father, Bill Barber; and his half-siblings, Heather Olds and Michael Brandon Barber.

Plans are being made for a Memorial Final Tour for Barney in May.

René Alexander Deltgen

René Alexander Deltgen, 38, of Columbia, died on March 30 at Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

Born in Cologne, Germany on Dec. 29, 1979, he is survived by his parents, Dr. Florian Deltgen and Edith Elisabeth Deltgen, née Dohmen. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Deltgen, and a sister, Tanja Bogojawlensky.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia. The family will gather with friends one hour prior to the service and later at their home at 2063 Levels Road, Columbia by invitation. If you wish to bring flowers, please bring a perennial potted plant that will later be planted in a memorial garden. Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

Cori Leigh Dickerson

Cori Leigh Dickerson, 20, of Manteo died April 16 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Born in Edenton on March 27, 1998, she was the daughter of Susan Muni and Dennis William Dickerson and wife Melissa.

Along with her parents, Cori is survived by her siblings, Bailey Elizabeth (and her mother, Megan Daniels) and William Charles; her grandparents, Genevieve Muni, Catherine Lewis and Harold Dickerson, Jr. (Pamela); uncles Harold Dickerson III (Laura) and Ryan Dickerson (Ashley); cousins Casey, Wyatt, Alex, Evan, Harper and Brooklyn; and a special “Nana,” Ethel Bowser. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Ernie Muni.

A private service of remembrance will be held. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dorothy Dressel

Dorothy Dressel, 82, of Southern Shores, died on April 19.

Memorial services will be announced in the future. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.

Stephen Alexander Hewitt

Stephen Alexander Hewitt, 66, of Nags Head died on April 17 at Peak Resources Outer Banks. He was born on Jan. 10, 1952.

Stephen had taken up watercolor painting over the last year and some of his simple creations dawned the walls at the nursing home.

Arrangements have been made to disperse Stephen’s cremated remains over the Pacific Coast. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donna Dail Hooper

Donna Dail Hooper, 65, of Salvo died April 16 at her home. A native of Dare County, she was the daughter of the late Janie C. Hooper and Floyd W. Hooper, born Aug. 10, 1952.

For 12 years, Donna worked at Roses in Nags Head. She also spent many years working at the Oceanaire Motel.

Donna is survived by a sister, Dean Bruce of the home; two nieces, Loretta Bruce of Salvo and Shirley Kornegay (Doyle) of Newport; two nephews, Floyd Kornegay and Ethan Kornegay, both of Boone; two aunts, Elsie Hooper of Salvo and Amelia Barnett of Frisco; and many cousins.

A memorial service was held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

Peter Paul Sheplee

Peter Paul Sheplee, 66, of Kill Devil Hills died on April 17 in Virginia Beach, VA. Peter was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late George and Sylvia Sheplee. 

Peter was raised in Silver Spring, MD. He was a high school athlete in several sports. After graduation, Peter was employed with Montgomery County public school system, from which he retired.

Peter relocated to the Outer Banks in 1994 to enjoy his retirement. Peter met and married Sallie, while driving school busses together. Locally, Peter worked at Sea Scape Beach and Golf Villas as director of security.

Survivors include his wife of over 20 years, Sallie Sheplee of the Kill Devil Hills residence; two stepsons, John Ammen IV of Kill Devil Hills and Mark Ammen of Hedgesville, WV; two sisters, Nancy Hanigan of Montgomery County, MD and Sandra Heaton of Rockville, MD; and one brother, Patrick Sheplee of Columbia, MD. Peter is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family members and friends.

In accordance with Peter’s wishes, no services are planned. The family invites friends to send photos, cards, memories and stories to so the family can compile and publish a memorial journal celebrating his life. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.


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