Russell Etheridge Twiford died peacefully at residence on Saturday, February 27, 2021. He was born on March 7, 1926, the son of the late Clarence LeRoy Twiford and Blanche Cannon Twiford.
Russell is survived by his loving and devoted spouse of 34 years, Rosabelle Whitehurst Twiford, daughters Terry Sue Cartwright, (Bootie), Darlene J. Cross, (David), son Daniel D. Jennings, (Beth) all of Elizabeth Metropolis, 4 grandchildren, Danielle C. Clarke, (Brian) of Cary, Will D. Jennings, (Kelley), and Betty Rose Washburn, (Mark) of Elizabeth Metropolis and Deanna T. Cross of Durham. He additionally leaves behind three great-grandchildren, Tater and Karley Jo Jennings and John
A life-long resident of Pasquotank County, he graduated from Elizabeth Metropolis Excessive Faculty the place he was President of the Scholar Physique.
A veteran of World Conflict II, he served three and one-half years in the US Navy. His final active-duty station was as First Lieutenant aboard the united statesS. Auburn (AGC 10) and following his launch from lively responsibility, served as a Lieutenant within the U. S. Naval Reserve for a number of years.
He attended The College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the place he acquired a Certificates in Naval Science and Engineering and an AB Diploma in Political Science. Whereas at The College, he was a member of the College Band, the Males’s Glee Membership, NROTC Unit and the ATO Social Fraternity. In 1997, he was appointed a member of The Chancellor’s Membership.
In 1952, Russell acquired his Regulation Diploma, LLB, from Wake Forest Faculty Faculty of Regulation, Wake Forest, North Carolina. He was the Vice President of his graduating class and a member of the P.A.D. Regulation Fraternity. He acquired a JD Diploma from Wake Forest College Faculty of Regulation, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the place he served a four-year time period on The Regulation Alumni Council and he was later elected for 2 four-year phrases on The Board of Guests.
Following his admission by the North Carolina State Bar in September 1952, he opened his non-public workplace for the final apply of legislation in Elizabeth Metropolis. In 1962, he opened his second legislation workplace in Manteo. He was engaged primarily in civil and felony litigation.
Regionally he was elected and served as Prosecuting Legal professional for Pasquotank and till its merger with the Metropolis, because the Legal professional for the Elizabeth Metropolis Division of Public Utilities, Inc.; State Vice President of the North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce, native Jaycee President; Director of the American Purple Cross; Commodore of the Pasquotank River Yacht Membership; Race Chairman for the Limitless Hydroplane Worldwide Cup Regatta; President of the Northeastern Younger Democrats Membership; the primary native President of Geese Limitless and Director within the Senior Chamber of Commerce. He was lawyer for and served on the Board of Administrators of The Planters Nationwide Financial institution and Belief Firm. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Pine Lakes Golf and Nation Membership, and The First Baptist Church, the place he donated The Blanche and Clarence Twiford Memorial Library in remembrance of his mother and father.
On the time of his retirement from the apply of legislation, he was the senior companion within the legislation agency of Twiford, Morrison, O’Neal, Vincent and Williams (now The Twiford Regulation Agency, L.L.P.) with places of work in Elizabeth Metropolis and Manteo.
He was a life-sustaining member of The Fourth Circuit Judicial Convention, The American Bar Affiliation, the Academy of Trial Attorneys and The North Carolina Bar Affiliation. Twiford was a member of The North Carolina State Bar, The North Carolina Academy of Trial Attorneys, The American Judicature Society, Albemarle Inns of Court docket and The First Judicial District Bar Affiliation.
Russell was admitted to apply earlier than The USA Supreme Court docket, The USA Fourth Circuit Court docket of Appeals, The USA District Court docket for North Carolina, The Interstate Commerce Fee, The USA Treasury Division, The USA Court docket of Appeals for the Armed Providers, The North Carolina Supreme Court docket, The North Carolina Court docket of Appeals and all Courts within the State of North Carolina.
He established the Russell E. Twiford Scholarship Funds for deserving college students from Northeastern North Carolina, for undergraduates on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for legislation college students at Wake Forest College Faculty of Regulation, Winston-Salem.
An avid outdoorsman, his hobbies had been boating, waterfowl searching, in shore fishing, energy boat racing, deep sea fishing, and snow snowboarding.
Dare County, the place his forefathers had been shipwrecked, was his ancestral residence and he all the time felt near the county and its individuals. One in every of his essential pursuits was the safety of the surroundings of the delicate maritime forest and towards that finish, he donated land to The Nature Conservancy, Nags Head Woods Protect, Jockey’s Ridge State Park and the Buxton Woods Protect.
He additionally donated land to the Kitty Hawk Municipal Heart, Nags Head Recreation Heart, Dare County Center Faculty at Nags Head, Dare County Municipal Heart and for the Dare County Faculty of the Albemarle campus.
One in every of his pursuits was actual property transactions and growth. He owned and operated the Nags Header Resort and The Carolinian Resort. He was a developer in Sea Facet Enterprises, Inc; Lake Drive Company; Gulf Stream Waves; Roanoke Harbour, Inc. (now Pirates Cove); TWEACR Partnership; Roanoke Retreat; Hatteras Captain’s Seashore; Hatteras Retreat; Dandare, Inc; Riverview Estates; Lengthy Level; Northside and Currituck Commons Buying Facilities.
Russell was a life member of The Previous Timers. He was a recipient of the Lengthy Leaf Pine in recognition of his contributions to the individuals of North Carolina and was named a Nags Head Lightkeeper in recognition of his management and contributions to Nags Head and Dare County. Russell was a founding Director-Stockholder of Gateway Financial institution and Belief Firm.
Aside from Northeastern North Carolina and its individuals, his second love was Aspen-Basalt, Colorado.
The household needs to thank his loving and trustworthy caregivers, Mary Sutton and Dennis Dante, in addition to Elizabeth and the employees of Amedisys Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please think about a contribution to the SPCA of Northeastern NC, the Meals Financial institution of the Albemarle or Arts of the Albemarle.
A funeral service with navy honors shall be held at Twiford Funeral House’s Veteran’s Park on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The household will greet guests after the service on the funeral residence.
Twiford Funeral House, 405 East Church Road, Elizabeth Metropolis, NC is serving the Twiford household. On-line memorial condolences could also be despatched to the household at www.TwifordFH.com.
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