Renowned cardiologist Joseph Babb: 1939 to 2018

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Dr. Joseph Dolby Babb, 79, of Winterville and Ocracoke, died Sept. 6 in a car accident. Born April 16, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, he was the husband of Margo Babb. He and Margo loved Ocracoke, the island community and visited their island home frequently

Island daughter Julia “Nancy” Gaskins: 1951 to 2018

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Ocracoke native Julia “Nancy” Gaskins, 67, died Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. She was married to James Bradford Gaskins. Born Feb. 25, 1951, Nancy was a lifelong...

Carol “Macky” Staton Bell: 1925 to 2018

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Carol “Macky” Bell, 93, of Ocracoke died Monday, Sept. 3, in Spring Arbor of The Outer Banks. Born April 19, 1925, she was the only...

NASA scientist Bill Miller: 1940 to 2018

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William “Bill” Eugene Miller, 78, died Sunday morning, Sept. 2, in his Ocracoke home after many years of declining health caused by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome. He...

Walton Leroy “Little Walt” O’Neal Jr.: 1972 to 2018

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Walton Leroy “Little Walt” O’Neal Jr., 46, died Saturday (Sept. 1) in his Ocracoke residence. Born July 1, 1972, in St. Petersburg, Florida, he was...

Mark Richard Lukefahr: 1956 to 2018

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Mark Richard Lukefahr, 62, died Aug. 28 in his Ocracoke home. Born Feb. 20, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, he was a son of the late...

Leroy B. O’Neal: 1929 to 2018

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Ocracoke native Leroy B. O'Neal, 88, died July 4 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Born Dec. 9, 1929, on Ocracoke, he was the last surviving of nine...

Marcia Hamilton Lacks: 1942 to 2018

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Marcia Hamilton Lacks, 76, of Ocracoke, died Wednesday, June 27, in Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. Born April 10, 1942, in Richmond, Virginia, she was...

Gaynelle Spencer Tillett: An Ocracoke brand

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Gaynelle Spencer Tillett was an Ocracoke brand. That brand was her famous fig cake, which was sold in the Ocracoke Seafood Company up until a...

Laura Blanche Howard Jolliff: 1919 to 2018

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Laura Blanche Howard Jolliff, 98, of Ocracoke died Thursday, April 26, in the Spring arbor assisted living facility in Kill Devil Hills. Known as Blanche,...