Lonnie Douglas Merrell

Published 6:24 am Saturday, November 7, 2020

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Lonnie Douglas “Whitey Whitman” Merrell, 51, of Kill Devil Hills, died unexpectedly on October 23, 2020.

A native of the Outer Banks, Doug was the son of the late June Gray Perry and Rupert Parker Perry.

Survivors include children Sarah Elizabeth Lueking and Parker Dean Rogerson; siblings Milton Boyd (Dianne), Michael Merrell (Pam), Ronnie Merrell (Patti), Glenn Perry (Lorianne), Susan Perry, Brian Merrell and Rupert Perry Jr. (Margherita); two aunts; nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members.

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In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by grandparents Walter and Evelyn Gray and St. Elmo-Elmer and Nellie Merrell and brothers Wilton J. Boyd and Walter Earl Boyd.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Outer Banks Dare Challenge (PO Box 123, Wanchese, NC 27981 or online at www.outerbanksdarechallenge.org).

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family. www.TwifordFH.com.