Bertha Kaye O’Neal

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bertha Kaye O’Neal of Hatteras died at her home on July 2, 2019. She was born January 12, 1946, in Hatteras. She was the daughter of the late Oliver Goodwin O’Neal and Lodema Austin O’Neal. She was preceded in death by brother Oliver Goodwin O’Neal Jr.

Survivors include brother Ervin Lee O’Neal and wife Linda Johnson O’Neal as well as nieces and nephews.

Bertha Kaye worked in many of the restaurants until she started her career as a Dare County Sheriff’s dispatcher on December 6, 1972, retiring on August 1, 2001. The family appreciates that the flags were flown at half-staff on the island in her memory. She would have been very touched by their recognition of her. An avid photographer, she was well known for her sunset pictures taken in Hatteras. She loved genealogy and spent many hours documenting the O’Neal family as well as many of the local islanders.

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Funeral services will be held at the Hatteras Assembly of God on July 11 at 3 p.m. with Brother Durwood Willis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local church or favorite charity.

Twiford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at