Mary Frances Forbes Gallop

Published 5:35 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mary Frances Forbes Gallop, 87, of Wanchese, died Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Currituck House.

A native of Wanchese, she was born Oct. 25, 1930, to the late Mary Ward Forbes and Eastman Forbes.

Mary was a talented seamstress who enjoyed cooking and gardening and especially loved to bake wedding cakes.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Erbe Oswald Gallop; and a brother, Eastman Z. Forbes.

Mary is survived by two sisters, Tessie F. Clark of Chesapeake, Virginia and Ruth F. Tillett of Hampton, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews she loved dearly.

A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Twiford Colony Chapel with the Rev. David Stowe officiating. Burial will follow at Cudworth Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Outer Banks SPCA, PO Box 2477, Manteo, 27954 or online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at