• 63°

Clay C. Cahoon 

January 18, 1983 - May 27, 2018  

Clay Charlie Cahoon, 35 years of age, went to be with Our Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his family’s home in Swan Quarter, North Carolina. 

Clay was born on January 18, 1983, the middle of three sons of Chester and Debbie Daw Cahoon all of Swan Quarter. Clay was inseparable from his brothers, Chad and Dion, and the three were lovingly referred to by family and friends as the “Cahoonas.” The three were rarely seen alone but often in pairs or a trio from childhood into adulthood. 

Clay graduated from Mattamuskeet High School and he received accreditation for welding at Beaufort County Community College. Clay most enjoyed his time working for the North Carolina Forestry Service but also showed expertise in commercial fishing, carpentry and farming. He was currently employed as a welder at Swain Welding & Repairs. 

Clay leaves behind a son, James Lee Cahoon, age 6, and James’ mother, Hilary Hopkins; his mother and father, Chester and Debbie Cahoon of Swan Quarter; two brothers, Chad Marcel Cahoon and Dion James Cahoon; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Brinn Cahoon, all of Swan Quarter; and a dearly loved nephew and niece, Bentleigh Haggen Cahoon and Isabella Grace Cahoon. In addition, Clay leaves behind many close aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will miss Clay being a part of their daily lives. 

Clay was a loving and loyal friend and never met a stranger. He was always there to give a helping hand and was considered a “jack of all trades.” Clay will be greatly missed by his mother, father and brothers, who he spent a great deal of time with and cared for daily. 

A visitation will be held, Wednesday, May 30 at Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at Swan Quarter Christian Church where Clay attended regularly on Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. 

Services will be officiated by Raphael Farrow with special music by Danny Simpson. A graveside service will follow if weather permits at Soule Cemetery. 

Donations will be accepted in lieu of flowers by Swan Quarter Christian Church. 

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where online sympathy messages can be directed to www.bryanfs.com 

News

Future of Soundside Event Site discussed

News

NPS issues interim rules for filming in park areas

News

Manteo commissioners approve permit for new athletic field house at Manteo High School

News

Weekly North Carolina gas price update

Crime

North Carolina man receives 13 years in federal prison for drug distribution

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information about Wilson County murder

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander announces retirement

Crime

Cooper announces reward for information on Hoke County murder

Hyde

New video conference capabilities for students at the Hyde County Davis Center

Lifestyles

Dare County employee receives 25-year service pin

Crime

North Carolina sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

Business

Food Bank of the Albemarle announces Employees of the Year

Business

Kill Devil Hills pizzeria shows appreciation for essential workers

Crime

Man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay restitution for health care fraud

Crime

Elizabeth City man sentenced to 90 months for firearm offense

Business

Sales leader for Standard Insurance in 2020

Business

Leah Wood named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for February

News

Manteo welcomes new employee Jo Briggs

News

Vaccination center in Greensboro to administer 3,000 daily vaccines

News

Gambino crime family’s elder Gotti, Peter, dies in North Carolina prison

News

Cooper, North Carolina prison officials agree to release 3,500 inmates

News

State and local COVID-19 update

News

Bar owners can postpone ABC fees under new law signed by Cooper

Lifestyles

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary virtual boating safety course set