Friday, June 11, 2004

Island Tragedy

The Ocracoke community was shocked this morning to learn of the death of Buffy Warner, owner, with his wife, Anne, of Howard's Pub. His body was discovered just after midnight aboard his yacht. He had fallen down the stairway. Buffy was 53 years old, and is survived by his wife and two children, ages 10 & 12, as well as several older children who do not live on the island.

Funeral services will be held Monday at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.


  1. This is very sad news. Howard's Pub has become an integral part of our day on Ocracoke Island every year. Our every condolences to his wife, children, and fellow Islanders.

  2. Anonymous3:11 AM

    I would also like to add my condolences to the family and fellow residents. Howard's Pub is always one of my stops when visiting the island. I once emailed Mr. Warner after a visit to let him know how much I enjoyed it and received a very nice reply. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Wendy, Virginia Beach, VA