Retired lawyer, former commissioner John Fletcher: 1938 to 2020

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Editor's note: This story corrected Mr. Fletcher's place of death, which was in Greenville and not at his home on Ocracoke. Ocracoke Islander John S....

Warren Ritchie: 1947-2020

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Warren Richard Ritchie, 72, of Ocracoke, died on Feb. 24, at his home. He was the husband of Carol Davenport Ritchie. Born Dec. 28, 1947, in...

Community volunteer Barbara Jemison: 1947 to 2020

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Barbara Jean Pierro Jemison, 73, of Ocracoke died at home on March 15 surrounded by loving family and friends, as well as her beloved...

Obituary: Zoe Ramirez-Ramirez–Updated

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Updated, March 5, 2020 Zoe Ramirez-Ramirez, 4, of Ocracoke, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 29.  Gail Covington, a Hyde County medical examiner, said that per the North...

World adventurer: Sally Martin

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Sara “Sally” Martin, 89, of Jones Mills, Pennsylvania, died Jan. 7 in Germantown, Maryland. She was the mother of Ocracoke Islander Kitty Martin Mitchell and...

Remembering avid fisherman Otis Hurd

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  Ocracoke Islander Otis Wayne Hurd, 70, died Dec. 18 in Cary. He was the husband of Theresa (Bosse) Hurd of Ocracoke. A celebration of his life...

Martha ‘Marty’ Brown Howarth: co-owner of the former Creekside Cafe

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Marty Brown Howarth, 61, died Dec. 21 after a vigorous fight with breast cancer and its complications. A former resident of Ocracoke, Marty had...

Buddy Howard, 1935-2019: Loved history, coffee and conversation

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By Philip Howard My brother, Lawton (Bud) Howard Jr., a recent resident of Ocracoke who had moved to Virginia after Hurricane Dorian, died unexpectedly Thursday...

Walter Potter Garrish: 1929 to 2019

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Island native Walter Potter Garrish, 90, of Dover, New Hampshire, died July 6 during a visit to Ocracoke.  Born Feb. 1, 1929, in Beaufort, Beaufort...

Former islander Eugene Mathew Jackson: 1950 to 2019

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Eugene Mathew Jackson, 68, of Greenville died June 8 in Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, surrounded by his family. Born on August 13, 1950, in Morehead...