Obituary for Blanche Jolliff

Obituary for Blanche Jolliff

Laura Blanche Howard Jolliff, 98, of Ocracoke, NC died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks.

A native of Ocracoke Island, she was born December 8, 1919, to the late Elizabeth Ballance Howard and Stacy Howard.

A lifelong member of Ocracoke United Methodist Church, Blanche worked as a clerk for the United States Postal Service.

Blanche is survived by three nephews, Frankie Garrish, Wilson Garrish, and Perry Wahab; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guthrie Jolliff; sisters, Lela Grafton Howard, Lois Ann Howard Wahab, and Etta Mae Howard Garrish; a brother, Kenneth Lawrence Howard; a niece, Virginia Wahab Daulton; and a nephew, Roy Wahab.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Ocracoke United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at the Howard Family Cemetery.

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

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