Kill Devil manor

By: penguin
8/31/2009 12:44 AM

Does anyone have any information or even pictures about a motel oceanfront around mp 6 in KDH south of Avalon Pier. I would be interested in any info someone might have. I believe it was called The Kill Devil Manor. There might have been another motel near or next to it. many thanks

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By: roanokeis
9/8/2009 12:14 AM


By: roanokeis
9/8/2009 12:24 AM

From Currituck Genweb: [B][COLOR=#ff0000]HARBINGER[/COLOR] -[/B] Joseph [B]McCAIN[/B], 78, of Caratoke Highway, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2005. Born in Kellyton, N.C., Mr. [B]McCAIN[/B] was the son of the late P.T. and Ethel Thomas [B]McCAIN[/B], and was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth [B]McCAIN[/B]; and two sisters, Dorothy [B]BARTON[/B] and Jimmy Ruth [B]TUCKER[/B]. Joe was a Korean War veteran and retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service as a chief yeoman. He was a retired real estate broker in Virginia and North Carolina, the retired owner of Kill Devil Manor Motel, Kill Devil Hills, N.C., and the retired owner of Killdee Motel, Nags Head, N.C. He was a member of Powells Point Baptist Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 28 years, Audrey Elizabeth [B] McCAIN[/B] and great-grandchild, Peyton L. [B]FOSTER[/B] of the home; two sons, Joseph "Joey" P. [B]McCAIN, JR.[/B] and wife Linda of Norfolk, Jerry F. [B] McCAIN[/B] of Chesapeake; step-son, Greg S. [B]MUSTIN[/B] of Poplar Branch, N.C.; daughters, Judy [B]APPEL[/B] and husband Jens of Quinton, Va., Jeanie [B] CLONINGER[/B] and husband Dave of Lawrenceville, Ga., Jackie [B]JACKSON[/B] and husband Jim of Portsmouth; step-daughters, Judy [B]WALKER[/B] and husband Otis of Jarvisburg, N.C., Janet [B]JENKINS[/B] and husband Chip of Coinjock, N.C., Sharon [B]JOHNSON[/B] and husband Sherwood of Currituck, N.C., Jackie [B] SZYMANSKI[/B] and husband Steve of Camden, N.C., Sandra [B]LEE[/B] and husband Tom of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Karen [B]NEWBERN[/B] and husband David of Brush, Colo.; 34 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and more on the way. Joe was a very special granddad and paw-paw and will be greatly missed. Joe is also survived by two brothers, J.T. [B]McCAIN[/B] and wife Evelyn of Soperton, Ga., and Jerald [B] McCAIN[/B] and wife Mary Ann of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Inez [B]BUGBEE[/B] and husband Toby of Goodwater, Ala., and Rebecca [B]SHIVERS[/B] of Alex City, Ala. A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Powells Point Baptist Church. The Rev. Herbert [B]HEMMINGWAY[/B] will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. (The Virginian-Pilot - Friday, July 1, 2005)

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By: roanokeis
9/8/2009 12:27 AM

Links to news article where Kill Devil Manor is mentioned: [URL="Click to follow link..."]Click to follow link...[/URL] [URL]Click to follow link...[/URL] Ironic since on the postcard they stated "Safest from hurricanes" 1954 phone exchange. Lots of motel/hotel names that are long gone, listed in here. [url]Click to follow link...[/url]

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By: penguin
9/8/2009 12:46 AM

Thank you so much. I was reminicising about the good old days of OBX. That picture reminds me of the beach before all the resort home boom. Some of which of course is good, but it was different back then. (In the late seventies and eighties). I stayed there I forget the exact year but I dont think the owner was a Joe Mccain. Perhaps it had changed hands. Wasnt there a small restaurant across the street? At any rate it was good to see a pic that refreshed my minds eye. I have stayed many years from North Duck to South Nags Head (heading to south nags head in Oct), in many small and large cottages and condos but I still remmeber the knotty pine walls of Kill Devil Manor
THANK YOU so much for your research and pic

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