Dozens remember homeless man killed on Outer Banks

Posted at 12:49 AM, Mar 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-07 00:49:50-05

Kitty Hawk, N.C. - A homeless man with no known family was remembered Friday night in a memorial service. George Provost was killed last month in Duck and dozens came to pay their respects.

Friends remembered Provost as a quiet man, but someone you'd remember. "He had a great personality when you got to know him," said Gretchen Montague. "He loved cooking, fishing, and golf."

Police say Provost was stabbed during an argument by William Long last month. He later died. The two were staying at a Church in Duck through a program for homeless people called Room in the Inn. It was Duck's first murder.

"I couldn't believe it," said Montague, who works for Room in the Inn. "There was no way that this could happen."

After his death, police tried tracking down his family, but haven't been able to find anyone still living. A photo of him also isn't available. Many at the vigil were people Provost met through the Room in the Inn program.

"This here was his family. George would've been overwhelmed tonight to see all of the people who showed up for him," said Bill Godfrey, a friend.