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 John Robert Duvall

John Robert Duvall

Tyrrell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 24 Apr 1952 (aged 62)
Manns Harbor, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 6283821 · View Source
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John Robert Duvall of Kitty Hawk, died suddenly at 1 o'clock Thursday morning, April 24, 1952 at Manns Harbor where he had been living for the past several months while managing a logging operation at East Lake.

He was the son of the late John E. Duvall and Cynthia Pritchett Duvall of East Lake where he was a resident most of his life, moving there at an early age with his parents from Tyrrell County, where he was born.

At the time of his death he was owner of a cottage court and store at Kitty Hawk which he had operated for the past 6 years. He was also Chairman for the past 3 years of the Dare Beaches Sanitary Board, a post which he had recently filled without opposition.

Most of his life had been spent in the timber business, and for a time he had been employed in the logging industry in Haiti and other Caribbean islands. He also worked for a while in the oil fields of the southwest.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie L. Jordan Duvall; several step-children, step-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He was a brother of Claude C. Duvall, Chairman of the Dare County Commissioners, and he has two sisters, Mrs. L.E. Bray of Elizabeth City and Mrs. Evvie Pinner of Manns Harbor.

He was a member of the East Lake Methodist Church, Wanchese Masonic Lodge and Sudan Shrine Temple.

Funeral services will be Friday by Rev. H.R. Ashmore at the Manteo Methodist Church and burial will be in the Manteo Cemetery.

The Coastland Times, Manteo, NC
Friday, April 25, 1952
Funeral services for John Robert Duvall, who died Thursday morning, were conducted Friday afternoon at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. H.R. Ashemore, pastor of Mt. Olivet.

A large crowd attended with many old friends present from distant towns, and former business associates from New Jersey and elsewhere. Members of the church choir sang "Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown' and "I Will Sing You a Song", accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Rennie Williams.

The casket was blanketed by a pall of white carnations, white lilies and fern. There were many floral offerings. Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge of Wanchese; Lawrence Swain, Ralph Swain, Hugh Basnight, G.G. Bonner, Melvin Daniels and H.G. Bridges. Interment was made in the Manteo Cemetery with members of the Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside rites. Frank Cahoon, Master of the Wanchese Lodge, led the services.

The Coastland Times, Manteo, NC
Friday, May 2, 1952

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