October 3, 2011.

From the Eloise Young Tucker Collection.

Wilbur Walter Cason and Mary Aleen Grimstead

Wilbur, born 1889, died 1956 was the son of Jerome Bonaparte Cason Jr and Madora J. Waterfield. Aleen was the daughter of Charles Grimstead and Nellie Bowden. Married 23 Aug 1920.

May 6, 2011. Comment - Melinda Lukei: CHILDREN: Julia Elmyra 10 June 1921 - 8 Mar 1988, Edward Noble 13 Sept 1923 - 21 Nov 2006 (born in VA Beach), Wilbur Jr. (Bug), June 27, 1925 - Oct. 30, 2009. Hallet Clyde born 8 Sept 1927 - 28 Jan 1928, Robert Benton 26 Jan 1930 - 30 Oct 2004, Kenneth Ronald, Sr. 15 Feb 1934 - 16 July 1993 (Born in Washwoods), Joyce Ann 6 Aug 1940 - 12 May 2002.

MARRIAGES: Elmyra md 7 Oct 1944 Edward Bradley O'Neal b 26 Dec 1917 Washwoods, Currituck Co., NC d 25 June 1975 Chesapeake, VA s/o Edward and Eva Mae Smith O'Neal. Edward Noble "Swamp" md Ida Jean White b 2 Sept 1930 d/o Sidney Guy White and Lelia Lucille Waterfield. Wilbur "Bug" Walter, Jr md 12 Feb 1946 Jeanette White b 5 April 1928 d/o Sidney Guy White and Lelia Lucille Waterfield. Hallet only lived a 4 months. Robert Benton was unmarried. Kenneth Ronald, Sr md June Fay White b 27 June 1937 d/o Frederick Hope White and Hettie Waterfield. Joyce Ann Cason md 2 Sept 1958 Wilbert W. Whitson b 16 Nov 1936, md 2nd after 1965 Unknown Daughtery.

Aleen Grimstead Cason
Wilbur Cason
Wilbur Jr (Bug)
Elmyra at 2 months
Joyce Anne
Robert Benton
Bug, Edward
Wilbur, Edward
Joyce, older sister Elmyra
Ken, Grandpa Grimstead
Wilbur Jr - Bug

October 3, 2011. From Brenda Twiford.

Wilbur Sr.
Edward, Ida Jean White
Edward, "Bug"
"Bug", Jeanette White


Kenneth R. CASON, SR., 59, died July 16, 1993, in a Virginia Beach hospital. Mr. CASON was born in Washwoods, N.C. He retired from the Coast Guard after 20 years and was currently employed with Waste Management, Inc. He was a Coast Guard veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife, June White CASON; a daughter, Donna Cason HERMANN of Knotts Island; three sons, Kenneth R. CASON, JR., of Kinston, N.C. and David Wayne CASON and Edrie Dean CASON, both of Knotts Island. (The Virginian-Pilot – July 18, 1993)

KNOTTS ISLAND - Robert Benton CASON, 73, died Oct. 30, 2004, at his residence. Mr. CASON was born in Virginia Beach to the late Wilbur W. and Aleen Grimstead CASON. Mr. CASON retired from the Virginia Beach City Garage and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth CASON and two sisters, Elmyra O'NEAL and Joyce DAUGHTRY. Mr. CASON is survived by two brothers, Edward "Swamp" CASON of Knotts Island and Wilbur "Bug" Walter CASON, JR. and wife Jeanette of Knotts Island; nine nieces and six nephews. (The Virginian-Pilot - Monday, November 1, 2004)

KNOTTS ISLAND - Edward Noble CASON, 83, died Nov. 21, 2006, at his residence. Mr. CASON was born in Virginia Beach to the late Wilbur and Aleen Grimstead CASON. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 20 years, was a member of the Knotts Island United Methodist Church, the Coinjock DAV and the Coinjock Masonic Lodge. Mr. CASON was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being on the water. He was predeceased by his wife, Ida Jean White CASON; brothers, Robert CASON and Kenneth CASON; and sisters, Elmyra O’NEAL and Joyce DAUGHTRY. Left to cherish his memory are daughters, Phyllis Mae SHRAYER and husband Bill of Boston, Mass., and Jane Gail LEDYARD and husband Paul of Portsmouth; sons, Edward Dwayne CASON and wife Elizabeth of Chesapeake and Michael Dean CASON and wife JoAnne of Knotts Island; brother, Wilbur W. CASON, JR. and wife Jeanette W. CASON; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, November 24, 2006)

KNOTTS ISLAND - Wilbur W. “Bug” CASON, JR., 84, went home to be with his heavenly father, Friday, October 30, 2009. Mr. CASON was born in Virginia Beach, June 27, 1925. He was the son of the late Wilbur and Aleen CASON. Mr. CASON is survived by his wife of 63 years Jeanette White CASON. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters Wanda BORG (Steve), Debbie WRIGHT , Anita SMITH (Brian), his aunt Blanche RERCHA, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends. He was a member of the Knotts Island Baptist Church, the American Legion # 0113, VFW # 1211 and Knotts Island Rurtian Club.