Paul Dennis Bindulski

Paul Dennis Bindulski, 62, of Kill Devil Hills died July 7 in rough seas in Kill Devil Hills.

Paul recently lost his brother, Peter, and was also predeceased by his parents several years ago. He is survived by his three brothers, Mark, John and Stephen; his two sisters, Lillian and Mary, and their families; and a host of other relatives and friends.

As the family copes with the untimely loss of Paul, confirmed details about services will be posted online at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Sonia West Byrum

Sonia West Byrum, 83, of Avon, died in Nags Head on July 8. She was the daughter of the late Emment and Polly McKenzie and the mother of the late George West, Jr.

Sonia was born in Norfolk, VA and married George West, Sr. The two raised their family in the Portsmouth, VA area.

Sonia’s survivors include her three daughters, Ida (Mike) Kasper of the Avon residence, Joyce (Lew) Byrd of Standardsville, VA and Linda (Bert) Nurney of Smithfield, VA; and one son, Butch (Freida) West of Manteo, as well as other relatives.

The family held a memorial service at St. John’s Methodist Church in Avon, with Pastor Gina Miller officiating. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Clarine Marshall Doxey

Clarine Marshall Doxey, 88, of Aydlett, died July 13 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Norfolk, VA to the late Willard Earl Marshall and Frances Spruill Marshall and was the widow of James Mason Doxey.

After high school she worked in the Fingerprinting Department for the FBI. She was an administrative secretary for the Currituck County Sheriff’s Department, a cook for the Pine Island Hunt Club and a member of Sharon United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Sanderlin (Eddie) of Pinehurst and Patricia Leary (Chris) of Shawboro; four sons, Mike Doxey (Elaine Goodwin) of Aydlett, Steve Doxey (Cathy) of Virginia Beach, VA, Willard Doxey (Cary Worthy) of Graham, NC and Craig Doxey (Debbie) of Kitty Hawk; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Marion Waff, and a brother, Willard Marshall, Jr.

A funeral service was held at Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Susanna Fitch-Slater officiating. Burial was at the Doxey Family Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City, is serving the Doxey family. 

Jared Thomas Jackson

Jared Thomas Jackson, 45, of Nags Head, died July 10. Born in Providence, RI on July 17, 1972, he was the son of Tanya Thomasian Jackson and Ronald Louis Jackson of North Chesterfield, VA.

Jared worked as a chef in the restaurant industry.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Christopher Jackson and wife Erin of Kill Devil Hills, and Brandon Jackson and wife Laura of Richmond, VA; and four nephews, Dresden and Lex of Kill Devil Hills, and Dylan and Noah of Richmond, VA.

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

Gene R. Johnson, Sr.

Gene R. Johnson, Sr., 81, of Manteo, died on July 13 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 5, 1936. In his youth, Gene became a member of the Baptist faith. He attended Central High School, Elizabeth City, where he earned lasting acclaim on the football field.

Gene joined the United States Coast Guard and proudly served his country for 22 years, retiring as a Senior Chief telecommunications technician.

An energetic sports enthusiast, Gene served his community as a coach for adult softball, as well as youth football, basketball and baseball leagues.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Verla Johnson; his brother, Norman Johnson; and a sister, Kitty Sawyer and husband Carl. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy Johnson; children Gene Johnson, Jr. and wife Joanne, Angela Blake and husband Bob, Pamela Wilm and husband Frank, and Norman Johnson and wife Dee; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ted Johnson and wife Marcie, and Mayhue Johnson and wife Judy; along with many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.

A funeral was held at Twiford Colony Chapel. Burial with military honors followed at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

Ronald Steven Johnson

Ronald Steven Johnson, 56, of Waves, died July 9 at his home. Born in Norfolk, VA on Feb. 19, 1962, he was the son of Martha Alice Midgett Bundy of Rodanthe and the late Norman L. Johnson.

Along with his mother, Ronald is survived by a daughter, Nina Burkes (Ryan); three grandchildren; two sisters, Loya Locklear and Jennifer Eckard (Skye); one brother, Roger Johnson; and his longtime girlfriend, Pamela Kelly. Ronald was preceded in death by a sister, V. Lynn Hardy, in addition to his father.

A memorial service was held at Fair Haven United Methodist Church with Rev. Timothy Fitch officiating. Private burial took place at Manteo Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

Stephen Ralph Meadows

Stephen Ralph Meadows, 67, of Knightdale, died on July 10. Born Sept. 5, 1950 in Bedford, IN, Steve was the only child of Ralph and Mildred Meadows of Mitchell, IN. In 1992 Steve married the former Phyllis Creef of Manteo.

After graduation from Mitchell High School, he attended business college in Louisville, KY. Steve then joined the Navy during the Vietnam era. Attending and graduating from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Media and Journalism and a minor in Theater, the majority of his working career was in sales, sales training and management. After being promoted and moving around the country he came to North Carolina in 1985 as the State Manager for Orkin. In the early 1990s he became a Realtor.

He was a member of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce and the Knightdale Rotary Club including a term as President. Steve joined the Knightdale Town Planning Board and later served two terms as Town Councilman.He was part of the formation of the Knightdale Public Safety Department, which integrated fire, police and rescue under one umbrella. He is a member in good standing of the Roseville Masonic Lodge.

Steve is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of the home; stepson Delmer Keen of Grantham; stepdaughter Leslie Lewis of Zebulon; brothers-in-law David and wife Tama Creef and Paul and wife Melinda Creef, and nephews Elisha Benjamin Creef and Josiah Asher Creef, all of Manteo.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service with Masonic Rites was held at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel in Knightdale. Graveside service was at Manteo Cemetery, with a reception at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

William Meyer

William “Billy” Meyer, 66, of Kill Devil Hills died in his home July 9. Born April 23, 1952, the eldest son of eight children of Joseph and Evelyn Meyer, Billy grew up in Dunellen, NJ before moving to the Jersey Shore.

He married Linda Deutschlander on May 17, 1980 and had four children. They lived in Point Pleasant, NJ, where Billy started his career with a shed building business. He continued in all aspects of construction throughout his life and spent his free time working on motorcycles and woodworking. Billy also spent several years owning a stock car and racing at Wall Stadium in NJ. He lived in Sacramento and Grass Valley, CA during his life, and the Outer Banks during his later years.

He is survived by his children, SaraMae Thompson and husband Jeremy, William Meyer Jr. and wife Kaitlyn, Dessa Torode and husband Rob, and Violet Cook and husband Jack. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Billy’s life will be celebrated in a private ceremony by his family and close friends on the Outer Banks. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Anthony Frank Peterman

Anthony Frank Peterman, 69, of Nags Head, died July 13 at Peak Resources—Outer Banks. Born in Frankfort, KY on Dec. 27, 1948, he was the son of the late Kathryn Marie Belli Peterman and Wilbert Edward Peterman.

Having served as a special police officer, Tony was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club.

Tony is survived by three siblings, Dee Peterman of Boone, Kathy Silvis of Rehoboth Beach, DE and Tom Peterman and wife Kathy of Front Royal, VA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Peterman.

In keeping with Tony’s wishes, there will be no service at this time. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen C. Seay

Helen C. Seay, 98, died on July 5. She had been a long-time resident of Kitty Hawk, residing with her son, Douglas Seay. 

Other surviving family members are her three other children, Diane (Wiles), Debbie (Alexander) and Donnie Seay of Virginia Beach VA; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service was held at the Duck Methodist Church with Rev. John Tyson officiating. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.


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