Linda Kay Tewers

Published 10:57 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Linda Kay Tewers, 71, of Kill Devil Hills died Jan. 8, 2019, surrounded by family. Born Oct. 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Roscoe Meek Sr. and Mary Martha (Stull) Meek. She grew up in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and attended Gerber Beauty School, where she obtained her cosmetology license. She worked for over 30 years as a beautician, 27 of those years owning her own shop, Linda’s Beauty Salon in Uhrichsville, Ohio.

In 1997 she sold her business and fulfilled a longtime dream of moving to the Outer Banks. She retired from cosmetology and became the deli manager of Food Lion in Kill Devil Hills, where she met future husband Vern Tewers.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, brothers Lonnie (Margie) Meek and John (Linda) Meek, sister Mary (John) Dryden, sisters-in-law Nancy (Lindon) Meek and Diane (Patterson) Meek, son Jack (Kim) Vermillion. She is survived by a brother Carl Meek.

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Survivors include husband Vern, children Patty (Chuck) Slowikowski, Tate (Tonya) Vermillion, David (Jessica) Craig, Rebecca (Robert) Steele and Rich (Jamie) Tewers, grandchildren Anya (Gary Harlow) Vermillion, Audrianna (Doug) Whiteman, Amanda Slowikowski, Anayla (Jeremy) Sluka, Alex Slowikowski, Aly Vermillion, Sophie Vermillion, Tre Craig, Colt Craig, Robert Lee Steele, Bethany Steele and Patrick Steele, seven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Following her wishes, Linda will be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at Grandy Community Church located at 121 Augusta Dr. Family and friends may gather at the residence of Linda and Vern following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at or

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.