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From the John Barnes Collection

God made a plan we know not why,
That man might live but also die,
And when man goes he can not help,
But leave on earth part of himself.
You are that part, example true
Of what a father's love could do for you.
Your privilege now in midst of sorrow,
Is to bear his name proudly.
Tears will dry and God will make,
The sun to shine for you tomorrow.

January 13, 2013. DEATH RECORDS

July 19, 2012. ANSELL

June 16, 2012. CAPPS

August 7, 2011. CASON

July 22, 2012. CORBELL

January 4, 2014. JONES

June 16, 2012. WATERFIELD

February 7, 2011. WHITE

Ralph and Della 1965

Mary Ruth White Pepe VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Ruth White Pepe died June 28, 2011 at home in Virginia Beach. Mrs. Pepe was born on Knotts Island, N.C., Jan. 29, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Anne Spratt White and William B. White. She was the widow of Frank Pepe and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline W. Munden, Edith W. White and a brother, Emmett White. Mary Ruth was a government girl worker in Washington, D.C., during World War II and worked for the government in D.C. until retiring in the 1970s. She was very talented in music and arts. She won several awards for quilt making when she lived in Alexandria, Va. She is survived by a niece, Dolores W. Fentress; a grandnephew, Jeff Fentress and a grandniece, Martha F. Smith; and other nieces and nephews.  Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 29, 2011.

Comment - Melinda Lukei: Sister Pauline Emily White married John Edmond Munden. First daughter, Margaret Munden, married first Vincent Allen. Second Cyril Fisher. Third George Daughtey and Fourth Raymond Kiester. Children were Stanford Allen, and Pamela Munden Fisher.
Pauline's second daughter Joye Munden had children, Bonney Joye, Paula Munden, John Eldridge, Jr. and Edibeth.
Pauline's son John Edmond Munden, III had children John Stephen Munden and Lindsley Racquel.
Brother Emmett White md Mildred Harbin. They had a daugher Emily Ann White who had a child,  Julia Ann Richardson.
Sister Edith Minerva White md Harold Henry Waterfield. Their children were Dolores and James White Waterfield. She married 2nd Harvey Edison White (no children from this marriage).

Comment - Jack Dudley: Mary Ruth White Pepe`s Aunt on her Mothers side was the first one to be buried in the Knotts Island Cemetery. Her name was Emily L. Spratt.

August 6, 2011. Catherine ETHERIDGE, 96, passed away Aug. 4, 2011. She was born Oct. 29, 1914. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Lionel H. ETHERIDGE. She was a resident of Marian Manor in recent years but lived most of her life at Knotts Island. She is survived by her daughters, Carole F. WHITEHURST of Virginia Beach and Gayle E. SIMONS and husband Joe of Chesapeake; her grandchildren, Brian E. SIMONS of New Brunswick, Canada and his wife Christine, Becky ERICKSON and husband Peter of Chesapeake; and great-grandsons, Devin and Matthew whom she adored. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of IAL unit at Marian Manor for all their kind support. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Knotts Island United Methodist Church Cemetery. (The Virginian-Pilot Saturday, August 6, 2011) [NOTE: Catherine Mary Williams Etheridge was the daughter of Floyd Linworth Williams and Myrtle Vance Jones]

Comment - Jack Dudley: Part of that Family is MELINDA LUKEI. That is Her AUNT on her Mother`s Side.

BRYAN P. WADE The Viginian-Pilot November 6, 2011.
Knotts Island, NC - Bryan Paige Wade, 66, passed away peacefully on Nov. 3, 2011 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Bryan was blessed with many friends and will always be remembered for his sense of humor. He was a Facilities Management Specialist and retired after 31 years of service at Dam Neck Annex. He was also a Master Electrician.
He was predeceased by his parents Elsie and Victor Wade, his brother Ernest (Bobby) Wade, and his beloved dog Rambo.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend Pamela Bowden Wade, daughters Shawn Wade Daniels and husband Woody, Cindy Paige Wade; stepdaughter Lisa Bowden Barranger and husband Fred; stepson, Neil Bowden; brother Charles R. Wade; six grandchildren G.W., John Allan, Tyler, Leah, Alex and Katie.
The family would like to thank the following people for their care and support: his Doctors Michael Moro, Bruce Johnson, Seth Greenberg, and Christopher Barreiro, ICU nurses Ruth, Christie, Nicole and Katie, as well as Patient Care Advocate Maria Diaz.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4pm at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11am Monday at Knotts Island Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Knotts Island Cemetery. Family and friends are invited back to the church social hall following the burial.

January 9, 2012. Raymond Lee WILLIAMS, SR., 76, died Oct. 28, 2003, at Bay Point Medical Center. Mr. WILLIAMS was born in Currituck, N.C., to the late Raymond Leroy WILLIAMS and Dona White BEASLEY. He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a member of the Knotts Island Baptist Church, Knotts Island Ruritan Club and the Berkley Masonic Lodge 167 AF&AM. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nellie Marie WILLIAMS; a daughter, Denise ROBBINS and husband Mickey of Knotts Island; a son, Raymond "Buzzy" WILLIAMS, JR. and wife Bonnie of Chesapeake; two sisters, Fay ELLSWORTH of Bradenton, Fla. and Elva WATERFIELD of Knotts Island; a brother, Leroy WILLIAMS of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; four grandchildren, Raymond III, Virginia, Michelle WILLIAMS and Eric BECK; and a great-grandchild, Amber WILLIAMS.

Nellie Marie WILLIAMS, 75, died Jan. 8, 2005. Mrs. WILLIAMS was born in New Bern, N.C., to the late Nellie Mae PITTMAN and Royal Corbett HUMPHREY. She was a member of Knotts Island Baptist Church and the widow of Raymond Lee WILLIAMS, SR. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Denise ROBBINS and husband Mickey of Plymouth, N.C.; a son, Raymond "Buzzy" WILLIAMS and wife Bonnie of Knotts Island; a brother, Chester HUMPHREY of Snowflake, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

July 2, 2012. O. J. Wicker