Kimberly Bartus

Kimberly Bartus, 49, of Kill Devi Hills, died on June 1. She was born Feb. 11, 1969 in Franklin County, MA. 

Kimberly grew up in Massachusetts, moving to Virginia for a while and then to the Outer Banks. She worked for many years for Beach Mart, Inc.

Kimberly is survived by her long-time partner, Robert Schweida; her daughter, Hope Schweida; her mother, Noreen Grogan; her father, Joseph Bartus; her sister, Michelle (Marc Palmisano); her niece, Kaitlin; and two nephews, Anthony and Brody. 

Kimberly’s memorial service was held June 5 at Gallop Funeral Services Nags Head chapel. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Captain Thomas Cannady

Captain Thomas “Buddy” Cannady, 86, of Manteo died on June 1. Born in Chowan County on Feb. 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Mary B. McClenney Cannady and Daniel Cannady.

Quite the athlete in many sports, with a passion for football, Buddy was a standout college football player at East Carolina University.

In 1986, Buddy was awarded the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center’s Captain of the Year. He was also a boat builder, being recognized at his retirement for 56 years of service, the building of 33 charter boats and 118 small boats and being branded the world’s fastest boatbuilder. In recognition of his outstanding contributions and achievements, Buddy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 presented by the Dare County Boat Builders Foundation. In 2011, he was recognized as the Town of Manteo’s Citizen of the Year.

A true waterman and hunting guide, Captain Buddy has been featured in Marlin Magazine, Saltwater Fishing & Sport Fishing Magazine, Carolina Flair and Roanoke Island’s Boating Heritage. He was an original stockholder of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and always desired that others continue in the rich heritage of Roanoke Island boatbuilding.

Buddy is survived by his daughter, Melodye Cannady-Callaway (William); two grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister-in-law, Harriett Cannady; and his companion, Jean Griffin. Also, surviving are eight stepchildren, Ada Hadley, Floyd Croswait, Tom Croswait (Louise), Donny Croswait, Bobby Croswait, Diane Croswait, Vanessa Foreman and Callie Russell; 14 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by his first wife, Maggie Cannady; his second wife, Emma Cannady; and a brother, Daniel Cannady, Jr.

A funeral was held at Twiford Colony Chapel with Rev. Kenny Midgett officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

John Corcoran

John Corcoran, 70, of Kill Devil Hills died May 26 at Peak Resources—Outer Banks. Born in Liverpool, England on Aug. 21, 1947, he was the son of the late Florence and Thomas Corcoran.

In the 1960s, John played professional soccer for Everton, UK receiving the 1966—1967 Scott Cup. While living in England, he also worked as a longshoreman.

He came to the United States in the early 1970s and began to live the American dream by opening his own business, English John’s Carpet Cleaning.

John is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ellen Corcoran of the home; and sisters-in-law Linda Ritchie of Lexington, SC and Sharon Reyes of Rockledge, FL; his nieces and nephews, Captain Christopher Sorvillo (FHP), August Sorvillo III (Veteran USN), Grace Cutler, Juny Reyes, Stephanie Gwynn, James Scott, Kimberly Scott and Carole Scott. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sandrea Malloy. 

By request of John, there will be no service. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cumi Parks Henderson

Cumi Parks Henderson, 92, died on June 1 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA. Cumi was born to Frank and Mary Parks on July 21, 1925 in Meadow Fork, NC.

She grew up in Hot Springs, NC and it was there that she met her husband, Walter Berrien Henderson. They were married on Dec. 31, 1949 and lived in Marshall, NC before moving with their children to Lake City, FL in the 1950s. Walter died in 1963, leaving Cumi to raise their five children. She never remarried. While living in Lake City, Cumi attended Everybody’s Tabernacle Assembly of God Church in Ellisville. She was currently attending the Church at the Orchard in Valdosta.

Cumi is survived by her children and their spouses, Tom and Jane Henderson of Donalsonville, Logan and Sue Henderson of Lake Park, Carlene and Lon Smith of Mobile, AL; Patricia and Jim Colson of Valdosta, and Tony and Christine Henderson of Lake City. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her three sisters. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Pamela Harper Henderson and three siblings.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 11:15 a.m. at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Lake City. Dees-Parrish Funeral Home, Lake City, FL is in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan Patrick Hurd

Jonathan Patrick Hurd, 36, of Richmond, VA died in Avon on May 26. Jon was born on Aug. 18, 1981 in Manassas, VA.

He graduated from Osbourn High School in 2000. He was working as a Project Manager at Serene Construction in Richmond, VA.

Jon is survived by his parents, Patrick and Betsi Hurd; his brother and sister-in-law, Matthew and Lynn Hurd; his brother, Andrew Hurd; his nephew, Kaden; nieces Ava and Madalynn; many cousins; and his aunts and uncles, David and Sharon Forton, Glenna and Jeff Gerard, and Polly and Denny Helmig.  He is preceded in death by his uncle, Michael Hurd, and grandparents Stanley and Billie Hurd and Gordon and Rosemary Forton. 

A Celebration of Life reception was held at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Richmond. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

Charles Thomas Hutchison, Sr.

Charles Thomas “Buzz” Hutchison, Sr., 78, of Manteo died on May 26. Born Jan. 18, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold Warren Hutchison and Lucille Van Noy Hutchison.

Buzz served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. Buzz put his people talents to good use in car and real estate sales during his working life. He was married to Camille Covalt Hutchison for 54 years before her death in 2015.

Buzz is survived by his daughter, Tracy Hutchison and husband William Baker; his son, Charles Hutchison, Jr.; four grandsons; his brother, Jim Hutchison and wife Sheryl; his sister, Betty Stack and husband Hoagie; and other family members and friends.

Plans for Buzz’s memorial services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Mary Anderson Perkins

Mary Anderson Perkins, 50, of Kill Devil Hills died in her home on May 30. She was born Oct. 30, 1967 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Mary is survived by her mother, Alice Blackwell; stepfather Tom Blackwell; her father, Byron Perkins; brother Bo Perkins (Faith); sister Lea Nowak (John); and nieces Emily Nowak, Maddie Perkins, Olivia Perkins, Emily and Bethany Bothoff.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Doris Hassell Twiddy

Doris Hassell Twiddy, 90, of Columbia died May 31. A native of East Lake, she was the daughter of the late Lillie Cain Hassell and James Clinton Hassell, and the widow of Jesse Seaton Twiddy, Jr. She was born on Nov. 8, 1927.

A longtime member of East Lake Holiness Church, Doris was a homemaker.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Betsy Sethman of Columbia and Yulonda Leach of Manns Harbor; a son, JC Twiddy of Manns Harbor; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held at East Lake Holiness Church with Pastors Anthony Ralph and Asa Lowe officiating. Burial was at the East Lake United Methodist Church Cemetery. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.

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