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Phillip Michael Chewning

August 16, 2007

Phillip Michael Chewning departed this life suddenly Thursday August 16, 2007 in Nags Head.  Phillip was born September 20, 1951 in Green Valley, West Virginia.  He was the son of Philmore and Estella Chewning who preceded him in death.

Truly a “larger than life” local personality, Mike or “Dabo” as he was known to family and friends moved to the Outer Banks nine years ago from West Virginia with his soul mate and wife of 22 years, Karen Baber Chewning.  Mike and Karen and their daughters made their home in Nags Head.  Mike was employed by K-mart for 20 years before retiring and moving to West Virginia and then to the Outer Banks to venture into a few real estate deals.  Mike loved all sports- football and baseball especially. Mike will be dearly missed by many.  He will be remembered as a loving dad, a devoted husband, and a loyal friend.

Besides his wife Karen, left to cherish the memory of Phillip Michael Chewning are two daughters, Maria and Josie Chewning and his very special four-year-old granddaughter McKayla Gloria Gordon – known as “The Muck” to friends; one brother Gregory Allen Chewning of St. Petersburg, Florida; a step-brother Wilford and wife Sharon Johnson, a step-sister Betty and husband Pat McCutcheon of West Virginia, a niece Angela Johnson of Kill Devil Hills; and a very close friend and brother-in-law Michael Baber of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The family will hold a visitation Wednesday August 22, 2007 from six O’clock to eight O’clock in the evening at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Nags Head.  The celebration of Mike’s life will be held Thursday August 23, 2007 at 10 O’clock in the morning at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel with The Reverend Steve Siegrist officiating.  Interment will follow at Southern Shores Cemetery.  Following the services, the family will receive family and friends at The Kill Devil Grill in Kill Devil Hills.

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