Island daughter Helen ‘Tink’ Helpenstill: 1934-2020

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Helen Brittina (Tink) Helpenstill, 86, died peacefully on Aug. 18 at her home in Eagle, Alaska, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She...

Remembering artist and Ocracoke Island friend Doug Hoover

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By Connie Leinbach A beloved off-island artist, Douglas W. Hoover, 52, of Archdale, Guilford County, died Aug. 14 of natural causes in the Hospice Home...

Louelle Midgette: 1933 to 2020

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Louelle Spencer Midgett, 86, of Rodanthe died July 8 in the Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. Born Nov. 22, 1933, on Ocracoke, she was a daughter...

County Commissioner James Topping: 1952 to 2020

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James Roger Topping, the Hyde County Commissioner representing Swan Quarter, died June 29. He was the husband of Goldie Rickard Topping. Details as to filling his...

Remembering Kathy O’Neal: 1953 to 2020

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An undated photo of Kathy O'Neal. Doris Katherine Hoggard O’Neal, 66, of Ocracoke, died on June 15. She was the wife of David Farrow O’Neal Jr. Born,...

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...