Javan Davis Eaton – OBX today


Port of Manns, North Carolina

Javan Davis Eaton, 72, of Manns Harbor, North Carolina, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his home.

Born in Ahoskie, North Carolina on May 26, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Jennie Mae Brinkley Davis and the late Roy Davis, Jr.

Mrs. Eaton is survived by her beloved husband, Milton Eaton; son, Gregg Cowan (Cortney); grandchildren, Will and Katie Cowan; and her sister, Jennie Lee Davis.

Ms. Eaton graduated from Bertie High School in 1968. She received her BA in English, French and History from East Carolina University in 1972. She taught French, English and History at Currituck High School and at Manteo High School for a total of 26 years. During a break from teaching, Ms. Eaton worked as a social director for Ships Watch in Duck, NC. She was a member of Watson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Engelhard, North Carolina and was always known for her love of children and teaching.

A Cemetery Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives for a viewing and visitation Saturday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Colony Chapel in Twiford, Manteo, North Carolina.

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Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is helping the family make arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at


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