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Theophilus Bland Dead
Eastern Reflector, July 22, 1896
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Theophilus BLAND, which occurred yesterday at his home, near Grifton. He was taken with a congestive chill and soon passed away.
John Edwards Child Died
Daily Reflector, February 26, 1904
Ayden News - Joe EDWARDS lost a little child with croup Wednesday.
Arch McGowan in Fatal Accident
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 11, 1891
Mr. Arch MCGOWAN, a citizen of this township, was accidently killed Monday morning. He left his home, four miles distant, on horseback intending to come to town, Just below Parker's Cross Roads, his horse stumbled and fell, throwing him off. In the fall, Mr. MCGOWAN'S neck was broken. Two persons riding along the road at the same time saw the accident. Mr. MCGOWAN was dead when they reached him.
J.L.W. Nobles Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 22, 1894
Mr. J.L.W. NOBLES, an excellent citizen of Contentnea Township, died Sunday night. He was buried Monday afternoon with Masonic honors.
Alonzo Adams Killed
New Bern Daily Journal, Wed., Dec. 20, 1882
Last Saturday night, near Kinston, the horses ran away with the wagon with which Alonzo ADAMS, of Pitt County, was moving Dr. H.D. HARPER'S effects to Kinston, throwing ADAMS out and killing him very soon by the passage of the wagon over him.
Wade Moore Killed
Washington Progress, Thurs., April 17, 1913
Mayor F.M. WOOTEN, of Greenville, acting coroner, went to Belvoir Township to hold an inquest. There was a party in a schoolhouse out there. After the party two boys, Wade MOORE and Moses TYSON, both less than 17 years old, had a fight and TYSON is said to have struck MOORE across the temple with a strip of board.
Boys with Guns: One Accidently Kills the Other
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Aug. 5, 1904
A distressing accident occurred near Winterville, Saturday afternoon, in which a boy lost his life. Ollie KITTRELL, a son of C.T. KITTRELL and Louis CRAWFORD, a son of David CRAWFORD, both about 16 years of age, were out together shooting at the mark with a breech loading gun. While young KITTRELL had the gun young CRAWFORD happened to step in front of it just in time to receive an entire load from the gun in his left shoulder and was almost instantly killed. Young KITTRELL, was almost wild with grief over the accidental slaying of his playmate. Both families are greatly distressed. The victim of the accident was buried Sunday.
George McGowan Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Jun 13, 1900
Mr. George MCGOWAN, a Confederate soldier died at his home a few miles from Greenville Tuesday with paralysis. He was about eighty years of age and had suffered from a stroke of paralysis for some time. His remains will be buried this afternoon on Mr. John MCLAWHORN'S place.
Ed Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Jun 13, 1900
Mr. Ed SMITH, son of the late John M. SMITH, died Tuesday with consumption. He leaves a wife and one child. The remains will be buried this afternoon at Red Banks Church about five miles from Greenville.
John Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., May 16, 1901
Ayden Items, May 16 - Mr. John JONES, an aged Confederate soldier died here Sunday night and was buried in the Ayden Cemetery Monday. He was a good old man. Funeral services at the grave by Rev. E.T. PHILLIPS.
Mrs. Pattie Johnson Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 12, 1910
Ayden Items - Mrs. Pattie JOHNSON, age 70, mother of Mrs. F.C. TURNAGE of our town, died at the home of her daughter, Mr. W.T. HART, near Ayden where she had gone on a visit. Mrs. JOHNSON had been living in Ayden several years and was a member of the Methodist church. The burial will take place today at Hookerton, services by Rev. G.C. BAUSE.
Mrs. J.A. Sutton Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1900
Mrs. J.A. SUTTON died at her home near Greenville Tuesday night with pneumonia. She had been an invalid for a long time. Sometime ago she took a treatment at the hospital in Baltimore and improved very much after her return home until she was taken with pneumonia and died Tuesday night. The remains will be buried this afternoon at Red Banks Church below Greenville.
George W. Anderson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 21, 1894
Bethel Items, Feb. 19 - Mr. George W. ANDREWS, a soldier in the United States Army, who came home on the sick furlough Christmas, died at his brother-in-law's, Mr. Mc. G. FORD, on Friday night last. He was buried Saturday evening at the family burying ground two miles from Bethel, by the I.O.O.F. A large crowd attended his burial.
Mr. John S. Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 31, 1908
We learn with regret of the death of Mr. John S. HARRIS, which occurred at his home in Falkland Township on Tuesday, after a long illness. Mr. HARRIS was about 55 years of age, and is survived by one daughter and four sons. He was truly a good man, and one of Pitt County's very best citizens. Among his neighbors he was known as a man of exceeding kindness and generosity, and was never known to turn a deaf ear to an appeal for charity or help. He was one who loved uprightness, and his own life was marked with the highest honor and integrity. His death is indeed a loss to the county.
Mrs. Elizabeth Braxton DeadJesse Briley Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 18, 1908
Ayden Items, Aug. 18 - Mrs. Elizabeth BRAXTON died this morning, having been confined to her bed for several months with cancer of the stomach. She was taken to Kinston Hospital some weeks ago, but nothing could be done for her. She was a splendid woman, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, was the widow of the late Teel BRAXTON, and leaves one child. Miss Cora BRAXTON, all of Ayden.
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 1, 1891
Mr. Jesse BRILEY, of Bethel Township, passed away at this house on Monday about 6 o’clock. He was 74 yeas of age and a good citizen. Peace to his ashes.
Julian Marshall Dead
Eastern Reflector, Nov. 18, 1885
A letter was received yesterday morning by Mrs. Sallie MARSHALL, containing the information that her son, Mr. Julian MARSHALL, had died in Louisiana on the 8th inst. He lived in Greenville several years ago and we regret to learn of this death.
Henry Short Dead
Wilmington Journal, Jan. 1, 1869
Died on Dec. 21, at his mother’s residence in Nash County, while on his return home from Raleigh, Mr. Henry SHORT, member of the House of Representatives from Pitt County from heart disease.
Davis J. Rich Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Feb. 19, 1869
Died Monday evening at his boarding house in Raleigh, Sen. Davis J. RICH of Pitt County. He was born in Vermont in 1829.
John R. Lawrence Dead
Daily Reflector, July 7, 1903
Died on July 4 in Portsmouth, Va., John R. LAWRENCE, brother of L. W. LAWRENCE, aged about 60. He left Greenville about 22 years ago and spent the last 15 in Portsmouth.
Mr. D. D. Gardner Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 25, 1910
Mr. D. D. GARDNER died at 11:30 o’clock, Sunday night, at his home on Third Street, after an illness covering several months. He was 66 years of age, a native of Wilson County, and moved to Greenville some twenty years ago. Mr. Gardner was twice married, his first wife being Miss Olivia DAVIS, of Lenoir County. By this marriage there were six living children, Messers, J. Z. GARDNER, of Greenville; W. D. GARDNER, of Snow Hill; A. D. GARDNER, of Oxford; Mrs. M. E. HAMILTON, of Wilmington; Mrs. H. O. ABBOTT, of Hamlet and Mrs. C. G. WHITEHURST of Bethel. Some years after the death of his first wife he married Mr. Willie WHITEHURST, of Martin County, who with three small children survive him. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. J. H. SHORE, the interment being in the Episcopal cemetery.
Sanford Gregory Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Aug. 13, 1899
Bethel Items, Aug. 9…The mangled body of Mr. Sanford GREGORY who was run over by the train in Tarboro, yesterday morning, was brought down on the train last night to be buried here. He was buried this evening by the new graves of his father-in-law, Uncle Jacky BRYANT, and brother-in-law Elisha BRYANT.
J. A. Williams Died
Daily Reflector, Feb. 16, 1921
We received word of the death of J. A. WILLIAMS in Washington, D. C., age 60. He was a native of Pitt County and worked at the White House for the past 22 years. He leaves a wife and children and was buried in Washington, D. C. He was the brother of Mrs. Ella GREENE and Mrs. Eva W. SATCHWELL.
Mrs. Margaret M. Carraway Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, Sept. 24, 1857
Died Mrs. Margaret M., wife of James F. CARRAWAY. She was born in Pitt County, married in 1851 and afterwards moved to Georgetown, S. C., where she died on June 14th in her 29th year. She was soon joined by her infant; Charlotte Ann Clementine, who died July 24th being 3 months and 25 days.
Mrs. Catharine Randolph Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, Jan. 2, 1857
Died in Greenville, N. C. on Dec. 20th, Mrs. Catherine RANDOLPH, 49, of apoplexy. She leaves two daughters and one son. She had been for many years a Roman Catholic, but lately too the Methodist faith.
Speight Children Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Fri., April 26, 1816
Died suddenly on the 19th ult. in Green County, after an illness of a few hours, of the Epidemic, Miss Maria SPEIGHT--- Also on the 24th of the same complaint, after an illness of eight hours, Richard Dobbs SPEIGHT, both children of Wm. V. SPEIGHT, Esq.
Fred Tyson Dead
Kings Weekly, Dec. 16, 1902
Fred, 16 year old son of Harvey TYSON of Contentnea Twsp., died on morning of Dec. 15th from the effects of a fall he got Sunday. Fred and some other boys were riding mules. The one he was riding dodged and he fell off against a bush, being hurt in the side.
Eli Williams Dead
Kings Weekly, Oct. 30, 1902
Died in Farmville on Saturday, Oct. 25, Eli WILLIAMS. He was in an unstable mind for years and his business was in the hands of a guardian. He left a large estate.
Mrs. J. O. Pollard Dead
Kings Weekly, Fri., Feb. 12, 1897
Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. EDWARDS in Greene County last Saturday; Mrs. J. O. POLLARD of Pitt County. She was buried in the family burying ground in Beaver Dam Township.
Col. I. A. Sugg Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 12, 1908
Col. Isaac A. SUGG of this town died at 7 o'clock Monday in the hospital at Washington. Colonel SUGG was 62 years old and a native of Greene county. After graduating at college and completing a course in law he moved to Greenville to engage in the practice of his profession. Col. SUGG is survived by five children, Mrs. Aylmer BROOKS, of Elizabeth City, Mrs. W. A. CLARK of Kinston, Messrs C. R. SUGG of Washington City, I. A. SUGG, Jr. of Waycross, Ga., Bruce SUGG of Wilmington and Julius SUGG of Greenville. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry HARDING of Greenville. One brother, Mr. B. F. SUGG of Washington. The remains were brought to Greenville on the midday Coast Line train and were taken from the depot to Cherry Hill cemetery for interment.
Funeral for Mrs. Jesse Haddock
Daily Reflector, Sat., Oct. 28, 1950
Mrs. Martha M. (Duby) HADDOCK, 65, died at her home near Black Jack Friday night at 6:10 o’clock, after nine months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern, and burial will be in the Mills family cemetery. They body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of services. Mrs. HADDOCK, daughter of the late Nabe and Martha Hardee MILLS, spent her life in the Black Jack community. She was married to Jesse HADDOCK in 1906 and he died in 1929. She was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frank WILSON, Mrs. Prince MILLS, and Mrs. Louis Henry MILLS, all of Black Jack, and Mrs. Charlie MILLS of the home; 9 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie ADAMS of Farmville and Mrs. Loudenia PAGE of Greenville; and two brothers, Ed MILLS of Galloway’s Crossroads and Mabe MILLS of Chicod School.
Rites for Mrs. Jodie J. Forbes
Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 29, 1961
Mrs. Lucy DICKERSON FORBES, 57, wife of Jodie J. FORBES of near Grimesland, died Thursday in a Newport News, Va. hospital after two months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Saturday afternoon at two o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. J. L. RUSSELL, Jr., pastor of St. Paul’s Pentecostal Holiness Church near Greenville will conduct the services. Mrs. FORBES spent all her life in Pitt County. She was married to Horton DICKERSON, who died in 1951. She was later married to Mr. FORBES who survives. Also surviving are a son and two daughter by her first marriage; Louis DICKERSON, Mrs. Woodrow ANGEL and Mrs. C. E. MESIC, all of Newport News, Va.; eight grand-children; five step-children; Mrs. Margaret SMALLEY of Toledo, Ohio, Joe Buck FORBES of Grimesland, Mr. J. B. OAKLEY of Greenville, Lennie FORBES and Mrs. James TYSON of Greenville; seven step-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe PARKS of Washington and Mrs. Pearl GASKINS of Portsmouth, Va.; and three brothers, Paul MOORE of Newport News, Va., Broadus MOORE of Grifton, and Huey MOORE of Denver, Colo.
Rites for W. H. Manning
Daily Reflector, Mon., Oct. 16, 1950
Bethel—W. Harvey MANNING, died in a Rocky Mount hospital Sunday at 6:15 a.m. He had been critically ill for 10 days from a heart ailment. He was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church and the Bethel Masonic Lodge. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church here today at 3:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. N. W. GRANT, pastor assisted by the Rev. W. M. CASSELL, Baptist minister, and the Rev. John B. PARKER, Pentecostal Holiness minister. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Leontine DAVENPORT of Gainsville; a daughter, Mary Ann MANNING of the home; one son by a former marriage, Harvey D. MANNING of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, Jay Roy MANNING of Plymouth, George D. MANNING of Asheboro, X. G. MANNING of Bethel; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. STEVENS of Willow Springs, Mrs. John B. ROBERTSON of Clayton; his mother, Mrs. Anna J. MANNING of Bethel; two grand-children.
Mrs. Lula G. Mayo Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 2, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula GARDNER MAYO, who died at Tayloe hospital this morning, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the graveside at Dennis SMITH Cemetery near Chicod High School by Rev. W. A. DAIL. Mrs. MAYO was born in Pitt County November 11, 1883, daughter of the late John and Julianna SMITH GARDNER. Mrs. MAYO was a lifelong resident of the Chicod community. Surviving are her husband, William B. MAYO of Route Three Washington; two sons B. A. and Dan MAYO of near Washington; six daughters, Mrs. Zeno MILLS of Greenville, Mrs. Nick ROGERS, and Mrs. H. H. STOCKS of Washington, Misses Maybelle, Henrietta and Annabelle MAYO of near Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Reba JONES of New Bern and Mrs. J. W. SHACKLEFORD of Pollocksville; two half brothers, Richard HARDEE of Ayden and Joe STOKES of Raleigh, one brother, Zack GARDNER of Vanceboro.
Mrs. M. M. Harriss Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 2, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Mellie M. HARRISS, one of Greenville’s oldest residents, who died at her home here Sunday afternoon at the age of 90 years after several days of critical illness, were conducted this afternoon. The services were held at Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church with a former pastor, Rev. E. L. HILLMAN assisted by Rev. T. McM. GRANT, present pastor, in charge. Burial followed in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. HARRISS was born November 3, 1850, the daughter of the late Godfrey and Margaret LATHAM LANGLEY, and was a member of one of the oldest families in the county. She was the oldest member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and took an active interest in church circles as long as she was able. She was loved and admired by a large circle of friends. Mrs. HARRISS was an aunt of Miss Maggie DOUGHTY, who died Friday night. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lena CHRISTIAN, Mrs. Mary H. MAY, Mrs. A. R. HOUSE and Mrs. Charles BLANCHARD, all of Greenville; seven grandchildren; Mrs. H. G. KELLY of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Cecil DANIELS of Stonewall, Mrs. George BEST and Mrs. Warren PEARCE of Franklinton, Mrs. Thomas BALDWIN of High Point, D. Murray HOUSE of Oakdale, La., C. D. HOUSE of Danbury, Conn., William E. CHRISTIAN of Portsmouth, Va.; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral For Mrs. Effie James Leigh
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 5, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie JAMES LEIGH, 73, who died at the home of her daughter, Mr. H. M. PHIFER, 703 West Fifth Street Sunday evening at 6 o’clock after two years illness, were conducted at S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. Ralph JOHNSON, Holiness minister of Greenville, assisted by Rev. Leonard TOPPING, Presbyterian minister of Greenville. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. Leigh, daughter of the late M. A. and Laura BARNHILL, was born near Bethel. She was married to Ed MAYO of Pitt County and he died in 1908. In 1912 she was married to Calvin LEIGH of Edgecombe County, and he died in 1916. Mrs. LEIGH was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church near Bethel, and lived in Greenville for 30 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Madie PIERCE and Mrs. H. M. PHIFER, both of Greenville, and Mrs. C. B. MARSHBURN of Farmville; three sons, Fred L. MAYO of Belvoir, Matt MAYO of Conetoe, and Tom Henry LEIGH of Norfolk, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mr. J. E. HAMMONDS and Miss Flossie JAMES, both of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. Henry GURGANUS of Greenville.
Mrs. Lena Pollard Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 5, 1949
Rocky Mount—Mrs. Lena RIVERS POLLARD, 42, died Saturday night in a local hospital. She had been in poor health since last March. She was born in Grimesland, a daughter of T. F. PROCTOR and Mrs. Mattie BUCK PROCTOR. She is survived by her husband, R. B. POLLARD; her mother; four brothers, Ben. F. of Rocky Mount, Adrian G. of Baltimore, William T. of Fayetteville and James O. PROCTOR of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. John T. LEWIS and Mrs. Dan WHITE, both of Grimesland. Funeral services were held from Johnson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. this afternoon, conducted by Dr. J. W. KINCHELOE, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. R. H. SULLIVAN, Christian minister of Grimesland. Burial was in Pine View Cemetery in Rocky Mount.
Zeno Stocks Funeral Held
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 13, 1950
Mr. Zeno STOCKS, 59, died suddenly at his home, 915 Washington St., Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock after having suffered a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Friday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist Minister of Winterville, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Modern Woodmen of America, Greenville Camp 12885, will be honorary pall bearers. Mr. STOCKS, son of the late Joe and Clemmie NICHOLS STOCKS, was born and spent his entire life in Pitt County. He was married to Miss Pattie WHITEHURST of near Stokes in 1912 and she died in 1918. He was later married to Miss Minnie SUGG of near Ormondsville. He was a farmer until he moved to Greenville in 1931, and for the past three years he had been employed at Blount’s Fertilizer Plant. He was a member of Pine Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; six sons, Joseph STOCKS of Williamston, C. Ray STOCKS of Norfolk, Va., Zeno Marvin STOCKS of near Greenville, Kerren H. STOCKS, of Greenville, James R. and W. Donald STOCKS, both of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Christine STOCKS JOLLY of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. J. Leslie PATE of Goldsboro, and Mr. W. J. MORGAN of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; and two brothers, W. F. and Lonnie STOCKS, both of near Greenville.
Rites For Mrs. Jasper Jones
Daily Reflector, Mon., Sept. 4, 1950
Mrs. Fannie Mae JONES, 43, wife of Jasper JONES, died at her home near Greenville at 8:15 o’clock Saturday night after being ill for three months. Funeral services were conducted at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church near Greenville at four o’clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. R. N. HINNANT, pastor, and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. JONES was born in Pitt County and spent her entire life here. She was the daughter of Alonza and Lucy PARKER ELKS. She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church near Greenville. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton SESSOMS of near Greenville; a son Raymond E. JONES of the home; four grandchildren; her father, Alonza ELKS; a sister, Mrs. Tom MANNING; and four brothers, Henry, Elijah, George and Louis ELKS, all of near Greenville.
Mr. F. V. Johnston Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Sept. 4, 1950
Mrs. Minnie MCGOWAN JOHNSTON, 65, widow of Frank V. JOHNSTON, died at Pitt General Hospital at one o’clock this morning after five days illness. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives. Mrs. JOHNSTON was the daughter of J. K. and Betty TUCKER MCGOWAN, and was born and reared in Pitt County. She came to Greenville in December, 1906 after her marriage and had lived in Greenville since that time. Mr. JOHNSTON’S death occurred in 1932. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and was also a member of the Greenville Woman’s Club, the Garden Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are three sons, F. V. JOHNSTON, Jr. of San Diego, Calif., and Alton R. and S. Wesley JOHNSTON, both of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. E. H. GRAY of LaGrange and Margaret E. JOHNSTON of Tarboro and Greenville; eight grandchildren; two brothers, C. H. MCGOWAN, Sr. and Floyd MCGOWAN, both of Greenville; and a sister, Mrs. N. G. RAYNOR of Greenville.
Stella Hardee Kittrell Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 8, 1950
Mrs. Stella Hardee KITTRELL, 87, formerly of Ayden, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy T. COX in Winterville Tuesday morning at three o’clock after a month of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. E. G. COLE, Baptist minister of Winterville and burial will be in the Ayden cemetery. Mrs. KITTRELL, daughter of the late John Bryant and Elizabeth SMITH HARDEE, was born in Pitt County and spent her entire life in her native county. In 1885 she was married to L. L. KITTRELL, and he died in 1922. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy T. COX of Winterville, and Mrs. A. R. CANNON of Burlington; four sons, Ola S. KITTRELL and J. B. KITTRELL of Greenville, Lynwood KITTRELL of CRANFORD, and L. L. KITTRELL of Ayden; 18 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a brother, Leon S. HARDEE of Greenville.
Mrs. P. S. Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Apr. 1, 1938
Mrs. P. S. MOORE, 59, of Gardner’s Cross Roads, died at her home at 11 o’clock this morning, following an illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Gilbert DAVIS, Christian minister of Bell Arthur, will conduct the services. Burial will follow in the Gardner cemetery. Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. KILPATRICK. She spent her entire life in the community in which she died. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Edward, Francis and William MOORE; one daughter, Miss Pauline MOORE; four brothers, Moses KILPATRICK of Norfolk, Va., Jesse KILPATRICK of Zebulon; Edward KILPATRICK and Paul KILPATRICK, who is enrolled in the CCC; and two sisters, Mrs. C. W. WORTHINGTON and Mrs. Lula CHAPMAN, both of Ayden, R.F.D.
Funeral Held for G. C. Worthington
Daily Reflector, Mon. Feb. 5, 1951
Mr. Grover Cleveland WORTHINGTON, died at his home near Winterville at 4:15 o’clock Saturday afternoon following two days of critical illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. Perry CASE, Christian minister of Wilson, and burial was in the Worthington family cemetery near the home. Mr. Worthington, son of the late Alfred T. and Sarah MCGOWAN WORTHINGTON, was born in the Winterville Community and spent all his life there. He was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie SUTTON WORTHINGTON; six sons, Lloyd B., Carl and Norman WORTHINGTON, all of Winterville; Bryan WORTHINGTON of Greenville, Adrian WORTHINGTON of the home, and Gurman WORTHINGTON of the U.S. Air Force, now stationed in Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Dan PEELE of Williamston; eight grandchildren; and three brothers, R. L., Heber F., and Jim Blaine WORTHINGTON, all of Winterville.
Rites Held for Mrs. Ray Hemby
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 27, 1951
Mrs. Effie Smith HEMBY, 47, wife of Ray HEMBY, died at her home near Chicod School at 5:15 o’clock Saturday morning. She had been in failing health for two years and critically ill since last Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. Zeph DESHIELDS, Christian minister of Bell Arthur, and burial will be in the Nichol’s cemetery at Earl HEMBY’S Store. Mrs. HEMBY, daughter of the late C. D. and Florence WILLOUGHBY SMITH, was born, reared, and spent nearly all her life in the Bell Arthur Community. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of Bell Arthur and was married to Ray HEMBY in 1922. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. ALLEN of Greensboro, and Misses Clara Lousie and Johnnie HEMBY of the home; two brothers, Jim Bob SMITH of Hamilton and C. D. SMITH, Jr., of Greenville; and seven sisters: Mrs. Nannie MOZINGO, Mrs. Carrie Bell JOYNER, and Mrs. T. H. NICHOLS of Farmville; Mrs. Andrew TAYLOR and Mrs. Guy SUTTON of near Greenville, Mrs. Luther MOZINGO of Bell Arthur, and Mrs. Carlton JACKSON, Jr. of Greenville.
A. B. Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 27, 1951
A. B. COX, 81, of Winterville, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. F. JAMES in Winterville Saturday evening Jan. 20, at 7 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted from the Winterville Baptist Church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, by the Rev. E. J. COLE, and burial followed in the Ayden Cemetery, with graveside Masonic rites. The deceased was survived by five daughters, Mr. B. F. JAMES of Winterville, Mrs. T. B. ROPER of Wilmington, Mrs. Eula CARPENTER, Mrs. J. R. WILLS and Miss Elsie Josie COX, all of Greensboro.
Joseph Edgar Dail Buried
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Nov. 9, 1934
Joseph Edgar DAIL, 49, died Thursday morning, November 1, at a Wilson hospital after an illness of three week’s duration, and as a result of double pneumonia. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at his home by Rev., L. R. ENNIS, assisted by Rev. Jack TYSON and burial followed in Hollywood Cemetery. Regarded as one of Pitt County’s most highly esteemed farmers. He was a faithful follower of the Baptist faith, attending the local Baptist Sunday School regularly throughout the past several; years. Surviving are his widow a second wife, formerly Mrs. Lula HARRELL, and ten children: Misses Penina, Minnie, Louise, Ruby and Ruth, twins, Frank Douglas, Asa, Herbert and Elmer DAIL, and a sister, Mrs. Dock ROUSE, Snow Hill.
Funeral for Richard S. Fulford
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Sept. 24, 1937
Richard S. FULFORD, 72, of Farmville, Route One, died late Sunday afternoon at his home after two years of declining health. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. D. A. CLARKE, Methodist minister of Farmville. Burial followed in Fulford family Cemetery near Fountain. Mr. FULFORD had been living in the community in which he died for the past 18 years and was a well known farmer. He was a member of the Farmville Methodist Church. Besides his wife, surviving are two sons, Jesse and Jasper FULFORD, both of Farmville; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse BAKER of Elm City and Mrs. Ethel WHITE of Kinston; two half-brothers, L. A. FULFORD and J. Q. FULFORD of Farmville and Wilson, respectively, and two sisters, Mrs. Annie JOYNER and Pattie NORWOOD, both of Farmville.
Infant Corbett Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, May 6, 1874
Died in Pitt County on Feb. 1st of croup, infant son of Walter and Elizabeth CORBETT, aged nearly 2 years.
Mrs. Mary F. Forbes Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 12, 1874
Died in Pitt County on July 4, Mrs. Mary F. FORBES, wife of Arthur FORBES and daughter of John and P. A. E. HEARNE, aged 34 years and 6 and ½ months.
John C. Johnson Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 3, 1880
Died Sept. 18th, near Greenville, Pitt County, from congestion of the brain; John C. JOHNSON, son of Frank and Olivia JOHNSON, aged 8 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was a great singer.
John Handy Dead
Eastern Reflector, May 10, 1893
John HANDY, a well known colored man, died here last week.
Orlando Hearne Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 25, 1885
Died near Greenville, Pitt Co., Orlando HEARNE, 47, son of John HEARNE. He leaves 10 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Margaret Manning Dead
North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC,, Feb. 18, 1885
Died near Bethel, Pitt County, Dec. 12, 1884; Mrs. Margaret MANNING, wife of J. L. MANNING, aged 43, after a sickness of ten weeks. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in her youth. She said goodbye to her children and her husband before her death. Her oldest son is wayward and prodigal. McG. DAVENPORT, L. P., preached her service.
Mrs. Mattie R. Hearne Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Oct. 11, 1877
Died in Gainesville, Florida on Sept. 16; Mattie HEARNE, wife of R. M. HEARNE, formerly of Greenville, N.C., late of Charlotte, N. C. and daughter of H. HOOKER of Greenville, N. C., aged 29 years, 9 months and 20 days.
Mrs. F. M. Cobb Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Nov. 17, 1876
Died in Pitt County at her residence near Falkland on the 11st Inst., of liver disease, Mrs. F. M. COBB, in the 56th year of her age.
James Brooks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Feb. 22, 1898
James BROOKS, a colored man living near Haddock’s X Roads whose wife died this week, has been married over thirty years, and never had a doctor in his house till his wife was taken sick, a week before her death.
Mrs. E. E. Hart Dead
New King’s Dollar Daily, Greenville, NC, Sat., Jan. 16, 1904
Died Sunday afternoon at her home in East Kinston, of fever resulting from child birth, Mrs. E. E. HART. She leaves her husband E. E. HART and 5 children. She was buried in Kinston. She was the daughter of Mr. FORBES of Greenville.
Both Lose Their Mother
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 23, 1899
Mr. and Mrs. Walter POLLARD, of this town, have just sustained a double bereavement. Mrs. Allen HARDEE, mother of Mrs. POLLARD, died Saturday night at her home in Contentnea Township, and Mrs. Fannie POLLARD, mother of Mr. POLLARD, died Sunday night at her home in Farmville.
Died Mr. MCG. Daniel
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 15, 1890
Mr. McG. DANIEL, a highly respected citizen of Pactolus Township, died yesterday morning about 9:30 o’clock. Mr. DANIEL had been a sufferer for some time with consumption from which he died. His bereaved family have our deepest sympathy.
Mrs. Lewis Ives Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 2, 1893
Johnson’s Mill Items…Mrs. Lewis IVES died last Tuesday after illness of five weeks. Her remains were interred in the cemetery at St. John’s Wednesday. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss.
Redmond Caesar Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 5, 1893
Old man Redmond CAESAR, colored, commonly know as Red Blow, died in this town on last Thursday. He was 87 years old. For many years he followed the occupation of drayman and was a prominent figure about the wharf. In his prime he was the strongest man in the community and could life a heavier weight than any competitor.
Mrs. Mollie Rollins Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Feb. 18, 1898
Bethel Item, Feb 15… Mrs. Mollie ROLLINS died Saturday night about 8 o’clock. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Monday morning at nine o’clock by Rev. B. B. CULBRETH. Her remains were then taken down in Carolina Township and interred beside her late husband James R. ROLLINS. She leaves six children who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
J. D. Cobb Dead
Eastern Reflector, Jan. 9, 1890
Mr. J. D. COBB, an old citizen of this town who for several years had been an invalid, died Christmas day. His remains were interred in Cherry Hill Cemetery the day following.
Mrs. Salan Cox Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Jan. 2, 1900
Winterville Items, Dec. 30, 1899…Mrs. Salan COX, Dr. COX’S mother, died at her daughter’s, Mrs. Frank CARROLL’S, Thursday morning and was buried at Hancock graveyard yesterday evening. She was 72 years old and up to this short sickness has been visiting among her children from time to time. Her husband died about 8 years ago.
Washington Wooten Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Feb., 4, 1869
Died on Jan. 28th at his residence near Falkland, Pitt County; Washington WOOTEN, aged 53 years.
W. J. Nobles Dead
New Bern Weekly Journal, June 30, 1911
News reached here yesterday of the death of Mr. William J. NOBLES of near Vanceboro, but no particulars have been received so far. Mr. NOBLES was for many years one of the leading and substantial farmers and mill owners of his section. He was probably fifty-four or five years of age, but having led an active out-door life, he was only about in his prime apparently.
Wyatte Gardner Died
New Bern Weekly Journal, Thurs., Oct. 23, 1890
Mr. Wyatte GARDNER died at his home near Coxville on Thursday last. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. “Blessed are those who die in the Lord”.
Mr. Wyat Gardner
New Bern Weekly Journal, Thurs., Oct. 30, 1890
Maple Cypress Items…Mr. Wyat GARDNER, of Swift Creek, died Oct. 7th. He leaves a family to mourn his loss.
Tully B. Spruill Dead
New Bern Weekly Journal, Thurs., Dec. 10, 1885
Stonewall Items…Tully B. SPRUILL, aged 6 years and 7 months, son of Albert SPRUILL, died at his home on the 25th inst. of hemorrhagic fever.
Tully B. Spruill Dead
New Bern Weekly Journal, Tues., Feb. 2, 1886
Stonewall Items…Mr. Tully SPRUILL, aged bout 75 years, died at his residence after a long suffering from consumption. He leaves a large number of children, grandchildren and many fiends to mourn his loss.
Mr. Albert Spruill Answered the Call Yesterday Afternoon
New Bern Sun Journal, October 6, 1917
Mr. Albert SPRUILL, one of Vanceboro’s well known residents, died at that place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock following an illness of some time.The deceased, who was 75 years of age, is survived by five daughters; one son; one brother, Mr. James SPRUILL of Ashwood and one sister, Mrs. Ella GATLING of Stonewall. The body was laid at rest in the family burying ground this afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Mrs. Ellen Simpkins Passes on Tuesday
New Bern Sun Journal, Wed., May 15, 1968
Mrs. Ellen SIMPKINS, 92, of Truitt Community, wife of the late Joe H. SIMPKINS, died Tuesday in Craven County Hospital in New Bern. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Spring Hope Free Will Baptist Church with interment following in Spruill Cemetery near Vanceboro. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Hannie POWERS and Mrs. Lizzie NOBLES, both of Truitt; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lizzie Nobles
New Bern Sun Journal, Fri., April 10, 1970
Ayden…Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie S. NOBLES, 76, who died Wednesday, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel by Rev. Kemery ARD. Interment will follow in Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. Nobles is survived locally by a sister, Mrs. Hannie POWELL of New Bern.
Mr. Brice Ipock Dead
New Bern Semi Weekly, Sun. Oct. 7, 1915
Asbury Notes…We are sorry to hear that our beloved Mr. Brice IPOCK has passed away, but we all hope to meet him in that heavenly land.
Arthur Ipock Dead at Home Near Bridgeton
Well Known Resident of That Section Passes After Short Illness
New Bern Sun Journal, June 20, 1920
Arthur IPOCK, aged about sixty years, died at his home near Bridgeton, at an early hour this morning following an illness extending over a period of several days. The deceased, who is survived by his wife, is well known in that community and is held in the highest esteem. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow.
Mrs. Ida W. Gardner Funeral on Saturday
New Bern Sun Journal, Fri., January 29, 1960
Vanceboro, Jan. 29…Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Ward GARDNER, 82, who died at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bern Thursday afternoon, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Juniper Chapel Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. A. L. HINES, Free Will Baptist minister will officiate, assisted by Rev. Henry ARMSTRONG of Washington, pastor of Juniper Chapel Church. She was born in Craven County and spent nearly all her life in the Vanceboro Community. She was the widow of Asa GARDNER. For the past 14 years, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Sallie OLIVER in Vanceboro and in New Bern. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. OLIVER of New Bern, Mrs. Lena G. FRANKS and Mrs. Bennie WIGGINS, both of Vanceboro; three sons, Ralph GARDNER of Havelock, Hyman G. GARDNER and Lee GARDNER, both of Vanceboro and 26 grandchildren.
Isaac A. Gardner Dies at Home of Daughter Here
New Bern Tribune, Dec. 5, 1935
Isaac A. GARDNER, 59, died at the home of his daughter, Mr. M. J. SMITH at 158 Craven Street, yesterday at noon following an extended illness. He was 59 years of age, a salesman and a native of Craven County. Funeral services will be held from the graveside in the Kinston Cemetery this morning at 10:30 o’clock where the body will be taken by Willis motor hearse. They will be conducted by A. F. BRADFORD, an International Bible student. Mr. GARDNER is survived by two daughters, Mrs. SMITH and Miss Edna GARDNER of this city, and one son, Elwood GARDNER of Washington.
Foreman Adams Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Jan. 11, 1895
Died on Dec. 23 of consumption , Foreman ADAMS, of Black Jack, aged 67 years,
Ritter Adams Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Jan. 11, 1895
Ritter ADAMS, of Black Jack, aged 50, d. on Dec. 30 of general debility and grief from loss of son, Jesse ADAMS, and husband, Foreman ADAMS.
Mrs. Catherine Albritton Dead
Eastern Reflector, Feb. 29, 1888
Died Feb. 11, 1888, Mrs. Catherine ALBRITTON, wife of Elder B. B. ALBRITTON, aged 69 years and 6 months; member of Free Will Baptist Church at Parker’s Chapel; d. from a lingering illness; left a daughter and 7 grandchildren.
Mrs. Louisa Allen Dead
Eastern Reflector, June 21, 1882
Died at her home in Greenville Township on Fri. night, June 6, of a tumor; Mrs. Louisa ALLEN, aged about 60, was the wife of William ALLEN.
Mrs. Mary Ann Andrews Dead
Eastern Reflector, Feb. 27, 1884
Died of dropsy at her home at Bethel on Mar. 2, Mrs. Mary Ann ANDREWS, aged 74 years old.
Feb. 27, 1884
Miss Lutisha Craft Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Wed., Feb. 27, 1884
Contentnea Neck Items......Miss Lutisha CRAFT died last Thursday. She was 97 years old, and had been in a helpless condition several years. I think she was the oldest white person in the county.
Blount Infant Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Sept. 29, 1885
Bell’s Ferry Items.....The infant child of W. S. BLOUNT died last week.
Death of George Evans, Esq.
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 1, 1825
Died near Greenville, on the 13th ult. George EVANS, Esq., Clerk of the County Clerk of Court of Pitt.
Benjamin BELL Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Aug 10, 1839
Died in Greenville on the 2nd Instant, Benjamin BELL, aged 50 years.
Mrs. Lydia BELL Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 22, 1834
Died in Greenville on the 3rd Instant; Mrs. Lydia BELL, wife of Benjamin BELL.
James Blow Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC Oct. 13, 1836
Died at his residence in Pitt Co. on Oct. 9, James BLOW, Esq., aged about 45 years.
R. Blow Dead
Eastern Reflector, Feb. 1, 1882
Died in Texas on Dec. 31, 1881, R. BLOW, a former resident of Greenville.
Benjamin Briley Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, April 1853
Died in Pitt County on Apr. 10 very suddenly; Benjamin BRILEY, an aged and highly esteemed citizen.
Thomas Taylor Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 19, 1889
From a private letter we learn that Mr. Thomas TAYLOR, a highly respected citizen of Martin Co. died suddenly Monday morning June 10 of heart disease.
Benjamin Briley Dead
Eastern Reflector, Oct. 20, 1889
Died on night of the 17th Oct., at home of his son, Wiley BRILEY, a few miles from Braswell’s Crossroads; Benjamin BRILEY of Pitt Co., age 90. (Reprinted from the Scotland Neck Democrat).
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 14, 1815
Died in Pitt Co. on the 2nd Instant, Shadrach CANNON, a respectable citizen of that county.
T. R. Cherry Dead
Eastern Reflector, Apr. 30, 1890
Died Apr. 22, 1890, T. R.CHERRY. He was b. Feb. 17, 1827; m. Nov. 1, 1853. His widow and 5 children survive, 4 living in Greenville. Before the Civil War he was engaged in the merchantile business in Greenville and in 1868 formed a co-partnership with J. B. CHERRY under the style of T. R. CHERRY & Co., they did business for 20 years. At one time he was chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. The last few years Mr. Cherry’s health declined and he gave little attention to the business, and some months before his death he retired. He was buried in Cherry Hill cemetery, which was donated by him to the town several years ago.
Col. Howell Cobb Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 1, 1815
Died on 23rd Ultimate in his 38th yr., of Pitt Co.; Col. Howell COBB, whose death was much regretted by all his neighbors and acquaintances.
Cannon Child Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 11, 1895
Ayden, N. C., Dec. 7.....A child of Charles CANNON, near Littlefield, was burned to death a few days ago. Did not learn the particulars.
Rufus Grimmer Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 3, 1894
Mr. Rufus GRIMMER, of Edgecombe county, died last week. He was brother of J. L. GRIMMER, of this town.
Mrs. Cinderella Manning Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 2, 1894
Bethel Items, April 30......Mrs. Cinderella MANNING died last Wednesday at the residence of Mr. Joseph MANNING, in Carolina township. Funeral services were conducted there Thursday evening following, by the Rev. W. A. FORBES. She was interred near Grindool at the family burying ground.
Mrs. J. O. Pollard Died
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 8, 1897
Mrs. J. O. POLLARD, of Beaver Dam township, died on Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. B. EDWARDS, in Greene county. The remains were interred in the family burying ground near the home of her son, Mr. W. A. POLLARD.
Moses Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 16, 1887
Mr. Moses JOYNER died at his home in this county on November 3rd. Mr. JOYNER formerly lived in Pitt County where he has a large number of relatives. -----La Grange Spectator.
David Hilliard Found Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed.., Feb. 3, 1897
David HILLIARD, of Weldon, was found dead in a room of the Mansion House at Norfolk, a few mornings ago. He was a son of the late ex-judge HILLIARD, and a few years ago lived near Falkland, in this county.
Mrs. Sallie Bryan Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 30, 1897
Bethel, N.C., June 28……Mrs. Sallie BRYAN died at her residence on James street, last Monday at 8 P.M. Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. church at 3 o’clock P.M. by Rev. B. B. CULBRETH, after which her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery beside her late husband, B. F. BRYAN, in the midst of a large concourse of people.
Stanley Moore’s Son Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., April 2, 1901
Black Jack, March 28……the little five year old son of Mr. And Mrs. Stanley MOORE was buried Monday. He lived only a few days after being severely burned.
Calvin Vick Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., March 25, 1902
Grimesland Items, March 19…Calvin VICK died at Warren’s Mill Monday night.
Rhoderick Edwards Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 24, 1902
The remains of Mr. Rhoderick EDWARDS, who died Monday at Port Norfolk, Va., reached Greenville on Tuesday evening’s train and were taken to Greene county for interment. Mr. EDWARDS was a native of Greene county, but moved to Virginia about 20 years ago.
Montgomery Speir Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Oct. 21, 1902
At eleven o’clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 15th, little Montgomery SPEIR, son of M. T. and Hattie SPEIR, age 15 months. The interment was at the family burial ground this afternoon.
Daughter of Mac Smith Died
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Oct. 21, 1902
Winterville Items, Oct. 15......The little daughter of Mr. Mac SMITH was buried at the Byrd burial ground last Wednesday afternoon.
Eugene Wilson Dead
Daily Reflector, December 29, 1910
Eugene WILSON passed away after an illness of a week. A little past two this morning Mr. Eugene WILSON died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Martha WILSON, on Dickinson Avenue. Mr. WILSON was 40 years old and for several years was a salesman in the store of his brother Mr. Frank WILSON. He is survived by two brothers, Messrs. W. B. and Frank WILSON and three sisters, Mrs. Ollen WARREN, Jr., and Misses Nannie and Lillie WILSON.
B. A. Cobb Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 13, 1884
Mr. B. A. COBB, aged about 30 years, died at the residence of his father in this place, on last Thursday night.
Miss Elizabeth Nelson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 28, 1910
AYDEN ITEMS.....Miss Elizabeth NELSON, age 82, died Sunday night of heart dropsy. She lived with her nephew, Mr. J. C. NELSON.
Joshua Frizzle Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., April 19, 1880
Mr. Joshua FRIZZLE, an old and respected citizen of Greene County, died on the 9th inst.
Mrs. Elizabeth Belcher Dead
Raleigh Standard, Sept. 6, 1837
Died in Pitt County on the 28th Inst., of consumption, Mrs. Elizabeth BELCHER, wife of Seth T. BELCHER, daughter of Capt. Delany HARPER of near Snow Hill.
John Haselton/Hazleton Dead
Raleigh Standard, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 6, 1837
Died at his residence in Pitt County on the 20th ult., John HASELTON, age 77.
W. F. Williams Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 10, 1895
Mr. W. F. WILLIAMS, of Carolina township, died Saturday.
Mrs. Holland Smith Dead
Darlington Flag, Hartsville, SC, March 1881
Departed this life March 7, 1881, suddenly at Clyde, Mrs. Holland SMITH in the 65th year of her age. The deceased was born in Pitt County, N. C., April 12th, 1816, and came to Darlington District, S. C. in 1846. In all relations she was an exemplary woman; as a wife she was affectionate and self sacrificing; as a mother she was noted for her maternal devotion; as a neighbor she was charitable and kind; and as a Christian she was true and faithful to the Master and His church. She joined the Gum Branch Baptist Church in 1860, and until she died lived a pious, devoted Christian life.
Mike Eborn Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 14, 1894
Mike EBORN, an old colored man, died here Sunday. He had passed four score years in age.
Child of J. H. E. Paramore Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 29, 1893
A 2 yr. old child of Mr. J. H. E. PARAMORE, near Pactolus, was so badly burned on Saturday evening a week ago that it died the following morning.
Jack Clark, Colored Man Died, 1894
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 4, 1894
Jack CLARK, a very old and well known colored man of this town, died last Friday.
Mrs. Lizzie Ewell Died
Daily Reflector, Wed., July 6, 1910
Ayden Items…..Mrs. Lizzie EWELL, an aged lady, near Elm Grove Church died Sunday night.
Mrs. Edward Dixon Died
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., June 2, 1948
Mrs. Katherine CLARK DIXON died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van. G. TAYLOR, in Everetts last Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Eighty years old, Mrs. DIXON had been in declining health for some time and her condition had been critical for several months. The daughter of the late Henry David and Lona SMITH CLARK, she was born in beaufort County on February 22, 1868, and spent her early life there. In early womanhood she was married to Edward L. DIXON and located in Pitt County where she lived until twenty six years ago when she came to Martin to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. TAYLOR, and Mr. TAYLOR in Everetts. She was a member of the Baptist church for many years, her daily life exemplifying its teachings and principles firmly yet tenderly. She was held in high esteem in her native and adopted communities, and although infirmities of age limited her activities in later years she continued interested in all that was good and noble. Surviving besides her daughter with whom she made her home are five sons, Edward S. DIXON of Everetts, Robert DIXON of Willard, Henry DIXON of High Point, and Jack DIXON of Williamston; four sisters, mrs. Nancy BOYD of Washington, mrs. Rachel BUCK, Mrs. Henrietta MCGOWAN and Mrs. Julia PORTER, all of Greenville; two half–sisters, Mrs. Janie SMITH of Ayden and Miss Sarah CLARK of Washington; two brothers, Wright CLARK of Vanceboro and Fred CLARK of Chocowinity; and a half–brother, Richard CLARK of Ayden. Funeral services were conducted in the Everetts Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by her pastor, Rev. E. R. STEWART. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Williamston.
J. E. Whitehurst Dies in Florida
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Feb. 25, 1948
J. E. (Ed) WHITEHURST, 77, died at his home at Leesburg, Fla., Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock. Funeral services and burial will be held in Greenville at a time to be announced. Mr. WHITEHURST was born near Leens. He was a farmer and had lived in the Greenville and Bethel communities until he went to Florida about three years ago. He was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cary MOORE WHITEHURST; a son, L. A. WHIITEHURST of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. DAVIS of Fredericksburg, Va., and Mrs. Mary A. CRANDALL of Washington; one grandson; three brothers, L. F. and D. C. WHITEHURST of Hobgood, and G. V. WHITEHURST of Robersonville.
E. A. Tripp Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Dec. 24, 1947
E. A. TRIPP, prominent Bethel citizen, died in the Park View Hospital, Rocky Mount, last Monday afternoon at 3:15 following a brief illness. Mr. TRIPP was 67 years old. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 o'clock in the afternoon in the Bethel Methodist Church. Rev. W. M. HOWARD, the pastor, and Rev. O. D. HOLT, officiated. Interment was made in the Bethel cemetery. Surviving are one son, Roy TRIPP of Greenville, two daughters, Mrs. William SMITH of Farmville and Mrs. Harvey D. MANNING, Jr., of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, ED TRIPP of Ayden, Rufus TRIPP of Whaleyville, Va., and Z. N. TRIPP of Bethel; two sisters, Betty TRIPP of Winterville and Mrs. Sack CARROLL of Winterville.
Mrs. Victoria Smith Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Oct. 22, 1947
Mrs. Victoria SMITH, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. C. EVERETT in Parmele Wednesday at 1:25 p.m., following a lingering illness. Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. SMITH in Bethel Thursday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Elder J. D. FLYE, Primitive Baptist minister of Rocky Mount. Burial was in the family cemetery in Bethel. She was a daughter of the late Richard and Patsy WORTHINGTON HILL of near Ayden, but was reared by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Getting WORTHINGTON. She was a member of Little Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Conetoe. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Letha WORSLEY, Mrs. H. K. BROWN and Mrs. J. L. MANNING, all of Bethel, Mrs. R. C. EVERETT of Parmele and Mrs. Olivia BULLOCK of Robersonville; three sons, Leslie SMITH of Greenville, Marvin SMITH of Newport News, Va., and Elliott SMITH of Philadelphia; 35 grandchildren and 11 great–grandchildren.
James A. Whitley Dies in Stokes
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Oct. 22, 1947
Mr. James Ashley WHITLEY, 70, died at his home in Stokes Wednesday of last week about 2 a.m.; following several years of illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Stokes by the pastor, Rev. L. B. BENNETT, Thursday afternoon at 3:30, and burial was in the Bethel cemetery in Bethel. Mr. WHITLEY was born, reared and spent his entire life in Pitt County. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church at Bethel. He was married to Miss Della JAMES January 4, 1905. Surviving are his wife, four sons: Paul E. WHITLEY of the Belvoir community, Ellis WHITLEY of Edgecombe County, and David Alton WHITLEY and Forrest WHITLEY, of Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph E. HARRIS and Mrs. L. E. BREWER of the Belvoir community, and Mrs. John Gray LEGGETT of Stokes; and eleven grandchildren.
Mrs. Lucy Roberson Barnhill Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., July 23, 1947
Mrs. Lucy ROBERSON BARNHILL, highly respected and beloved citizen of Stokes, died in a Greenville hospital Monday morning at 4:45. Mrs. BARNHILL was born and raised in the Stokes community and spent most of her life there. She was recognized as one of the section's finest women and enjoyed the friendship and admiration of many people in Martin and Pitt counties. She first married C. F. PAGE and prior to his death in 1925, they made their home in Williamston. She later married L. F. BARNHILL who died in 1936. Her mother died when she was quite young and for several years she made her home in Robersonville with Mr. and Mrs. A. S. ROBERSON. Funeral services were held from the home in Stokes Tuesday afternoon with Elder A. B. AYERS of Bear Grass conducting the last rites. She was 68 years old and a member of the Briar Swamp Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by three step–daughters, Mrs. Elias NOBLES of near Winterville, Mrs. Arthur BARNHILL of near Greenville, and Mrs. Herman GARRIS of near Greenville, five step–sons, Jim BARNHILL of Pactolus, Arthur BARNHILL of near Statons Mill, Lam BARNHILL, Jr. of Bethel, Clarence BARNHILL of Belvoir and Leon BARNHILL of Sweet Gum Grove Community; two brothers, R. L. ROBERSON and A. S. ROBERSON of Stokes; four half–sisters, Mrs. W. H. EVERETT of Stokes, Mrs. P. O. ALLEN of Greenville, Mrs. J. W. JAMES, Jr. of Statons Mill, and Mrs. Fannie BARNHILL of Ivanhoe; two half–brothers, J. L. ROBERSON of Rocky Mount and B. O. ROBERSON of Greenville.
Mrs. Maggie Briley Died in Bethel
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., June 4, 1947
Mrs. Maggie BRILEY, widow of Watson BRILEY, died of a heart attack at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Louis DAIL, in Bethel, last Friday night. Mrs. BRILEY was 79 years old. Funeral services were held at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p.m., with the pastor, Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER officiating. Interment was made in the Bethel cemetery. Surviving are five sons, William, E. B. and J. B. BRILEY of Bethel, and G. B. and Gus BRILEY of Greenville; eight daughters, Mrs. Louis DAIL, Mrs. Elmer BLAND and Mrs. Fred BOYETTE of Bethel, Mrs. Raymond LEE, Mrs. Henry LEE and Mrs. J. J. FARMER of Williamston, and Mrs. W. D. CRATT and Mrs. H. L. WINBERRY of Robersonville; 44 grandchildren and two great–grandchildren.
Funeral for Gus Bullock
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., May 14, 1947
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home near Spring Green for Augustus BULLOCK, Pitt County native, who died the day before following an illness of a few days. He was 58 years of age. Mr. BULLOCK was born in Pitt county, in the Stokes community, and lived there until about 11 years ago, when he moved to Martin County, near Spring Garden Church. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie LEGGETT BULLOCK of the home; one son, Paul E. BULLOCK of Portsmouth, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Jesse BATEMAN of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Robert HOLLIS of Robersonville, and Mrs. C. B. ALLEN of Williamston; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Dock BULLOCK of Robersonville, Nash BULLOCK of Lowland, Jesse BULLOCK of Gold Point and Marcellus BULLOCK of Williamston; three sisters, Mrs. Jim JONES of Bethel, Mrs. Walter SMITH of Robersonville and Lucy BULLOCK of Robersonville.
Mrs. Jesse P. Matthews Died
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., May 21, 1947
Mrs. Jesse P. Matthews, 60 years old and wife of W. B. MATTHEWS, died early last Sunday morning at her home in Rocky Mount following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. MATTHEWS was born June 13, 1886 in Pitt County near Bethel. She was the daughterb of the late W. G. HATHAWAY and Laura SMITH HATHAWAY. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, James Alton MATTHEWS of the home and W. G. MATTHEWS of Robersonville; two daughters, Mrs. Eddie BRYANT and Mrs. Howard HIX of Rocky Mount; three brothers, W. C. HATHAWAY of Suffolk, L. T. HATHAWAY of Norfolk, and M. M. HATHAWAY of Rocky Mount; four sisters, Mrs. Jesse WHITFIELD and Daisy HATHAWAY of Norfolk, Mrs. C. M. BOONE of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. G. W. WILLIAMS of Elizabeth City. The funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. A. H. BUTLER of the Falcon Holiness church, in charge. He was assisted by Rev. J. R. COGGINS, pastor of the Nashville Free Will Baptist church, and the Rev. V. W. CALLAHAN, Rocky Mount Holiness minister. Interment was made in the Robersonville cemetery.
George Williamson Dies near Stokes
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., April 16, 1947
George Riley WILLIAMSON died at his home near Stokes at 8 a.m. last Wednesday after being critically ill a week. Funeral services were conducted from the home Thursday at 3 p.m. by Elder A. B. AYERS and Elder B. S. COWAN, Primitive Baptist minister of Bear Grass. Interment was made in the Robersonville cemetery. Seventy–three years old, Mr. WILLIAMSON was born and reared near Bethel and spent most of his life in the Bethel and Stokes communities. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda JEFFERSON WILLIAMSON; three sons, William Luther WILLIAMSON of near Stokes, George G. WILLIAMSON of Tarboro, and James Daniel WILLIAMSON of Pinetown; six daughters, Mrs. Maggie BULLOCK of Norfolk, Mrs. Hattie TERRY of Robersonville, Mrs. Rosa DAIL of Tarboro, Mrs. Mary EDWARDS of near Pactolus, Mrs. Annie JONES of Bethel, and Mrs. Josephine BUTTS of Fountain; one brother, James Alfred WILLIAMSON of Norfolk.
Allen G. Stocks Takes Own Life
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., April 2, 1947
[Abstract] Alfred F. STOCKS, veteran of World War II and a hard working young farmer of near Robersonville, ended his life at his home last Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. It seems on Sunday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock his step–father and mother, Mrs. Pearl EVANS STOCKS ROBERSON, and other members of the family decided to visit in the neighborhood. STOCKS said he planned to go to the show. His body was discovered by his younger brother, Wiley STOCKS, 11 years old, about 5 o'clock. The tragedy came as a marked surprise to members of the family. He had been married and separated from his wife, but appeared to be getting along alright. STOCKS was born in Pitt County near Winterville, spending most his early life there before going with his family to Tarboro. The family moved to Martin County about five years ago. Besides his young brother, mother and step–father he is survived by three sisters, mrs. J. Clifton ROEBUCK of near Robersonville, Mrs. John T. BUNTING of Parmele and Velma STOCKS of the home. A brother, Pvt. Joseph G. STOCKS, was killed while serving in the country's armed forces somewhere in Holland on September 23, 1944. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock by Rev. J. M. PERRY, Robersonville minister. Burial was in the local cemetery.
Bonnie Rollins Worsley Rites
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., March 26, 1947
Mrs. Bonnie ROLLINS WORSLEY died at her home in Bethel early Saturday night. Fifty–six years old. Mrs. WORSLEY had been in ill health for approximately 10 years and critically ill for ten days prior to her death. Daughter of H. A. and Betty BRYANT ROLLINS, she was born and reared in the Bethel community. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m., in the Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. A. H. BUTLER of Falcon and Mrs. Eva Belle BROWN of the local church officiating. Burial was held in the Bethel cemetery. Surviving are three sons, Julius N. WORSLEY of Robersonville, and William E. WORSLEY and W. Z. WORSLEY, Jr. of Bethel; six daughters, Mrs. J. L. DAVENPORT and Mrs. W. M. POLLARD of Greenville, Mrs. Robert ROBERSON and Mrs. W. James SMITH of Bethel, Mrs. L. N. TERRY of Aulander, and Betty Jean WORSLEY of the home; a half–brother, William Henry ROLLINS of Vanceboro; and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Venie Brown Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Jan. 22, 1947
Mrs. Venie MOORE BROWN, one of Martin County's most unique characters, died at her home near here Monday, January 20th. A member of the local Chirstian Church, Mrs. BROWN was recognized by every one as a jolly, lovable personality. She was widely known and had a kind and humorous word for everyone and her contacts were many. Although she was 80 years old she was active and visited her friends frequently until ill health forced her partial retirement several months ago. Miss Venie, as she was known to everyone, was a native of Pitt County. For a long number years she made her home in the community near Joe WINSLOW'S. Mrs. BROWN loved people and this affection was reciprocated by a large circle of friends. She was the widow of H. T. BROWN, also a native of Pitt County. Funeral services were held from the home yesterday with Rev. J. R. EVERETT of the Baptist Church conducting the last rites. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Surviving are one son, Raymond BROWN, of the home and nine stepchildren.
James Oscar Williams Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Feb. 5, 1947
James Oscar WILLIAMS died at his home in Pitt County last Friday, January 31, at 8 p. m. Seventy–three years old Mr. WILLIAMS was only seriously ill one hour before his death but he had been in declining health for several months. His death was attributed to a heart attack. Son of the late Willis H. and Sallie E. WILLIAMS, he lived at Leens and was born and spent most of his life in Pitt County. He was married to Ludie COREY, also of Pitt County in 1906. He was a member of the Flat Top Primitive Baptist Church and a farmer by profession. Funeral services were held from the Flat Top Primitive Baptist Church near Robersonville at 3 p. m. Sunday with Elders W. E. GRIMES and A. B. AYERS conducting the last rites. Interment was made in the Robersonville cemetery. Surviving are his wife, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie HINES of Hamilton.
W. James Meeks Dies in County
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Dec. 3, 1947
Critically ill for two months Mr. W. James MEEKS, prominent farmer of the county, died at his home near Robersonville last Friday, November 28th. The last surviving member of a large Martin County family, Mr. MEEKS was in ill health for at least five years and most of that time he was confined to his bed. Seventy–nine years old, Mr. MEEKS was born and reared near Robersonville. He was a faithful member of the Free Will Baptist Church at Cedar Grove near the home for at least 30 years. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. W. B. NOBLES of Winterville Free Will Baptist Church and Rev. J. M. PERRY of the local Christian Church officiating. Interment was in the family cemetery near the home. Surviving are two sons, John D. MEEKS of Portsmouth, Va., Lester MEEKS of Robersonville; five daughters, Mrs. R. C. GURGANUS of Williamston, Mrs. Luther TAYLOR of Williamston, Mrs. F. A. NELSON of Raleigh, Mrs. Leslie SIMPSON of Robersonville, and Miss Bessie MEEKS of the home.
Charlie X. James Dies
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., July 9, 1947
Charlie X. JAMES, prominent Martin County farmer, died at his home near Flat Swamp Church last Thursday morning at 6:15. Forty–seven years old, Mr. JAMES was married in 1921 to Miss Rosa WORSLEY. A native of Pitt County he moved to Martin County 18 years ago and made his home near the Flat Swamp Church. He was a farmer, highly respected and enjoyed the friendship of many people in this section. A victim of heart trouble, Mr. JAMES had been in declining health for some time and his condition had been regarded as critical for three weeks. Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist Church here Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment was in the local cemetery. Rev. J. R. EVERETT, pastor, conducted the last rites. Surviving are his widow; three sons, Charlie Curtis JAMES, Robersonville RFD 1, Robert Worsley JAMES and Clyde JAMES of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Walter R. KEEL of Robersonville; four brothers, George JAMES, Robersonville RFD 2, F. C. JAMES of Bethel, J. B. JAMES of Williamston, and J. L. JAMES of Greensboro; four sisters, Mrs. N. A. WORSLEY of Burgaw, Mrs. Henry PERRY of Tarboro, Mrs. J. B. BULLOCK of Greenville, and Mrs. R. N. SIMMONS of Bethel.
Mrs. J. K. Oakley Funeral Held Today
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 10, 1947
Farmville, Nov. 10---Mrs. Victoria OAKLEY, 71, wife of the late J. K. OAKLEY, died at her home in Saratoga Sunday morning following several months of illness. Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. L. B. MANNING, pastor of Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church, of which Mrs. OAKLEY was a member. Burial followed in the family cemetery near Fountain. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary WHITLEY of the home, Mrs. Bettie HARRIS of Wilbanks and Mrs. Jack OWENS of La Grange; two brothers, Matthew HAMILTON of La Grange and Joe HAMILTON of Fountain.
Ernest Williams Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 17, 1947
Ernest WILLIAMS, 67, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Tayloe Hospital in Washington of injuries received when struck by a car at Dudley’s Crossroads last Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. J. B. ROBERTS, Primitive Baptist minister of Farmville. Burial will be in the Williams family cemetery near Cannon’s Crossroads. Mr. WILLIAMS was born in Pitt county and lived in the Cannon’s Crossroads community. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anne STOCKS WILLIAMS; two sons, Larry WILLIAMS of near Scuffleton and Lorie WILLIAMS of New York; three daughters, Mrs. Almeta SIMONS of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Eldridge STYRON of Atlantic, N.C., and Mrs. DeWitt WATERS, Jr., of New York; two brothers, W. D. WILLIAMS and D. W. WILLIAMS of near Ayden; a sister, Mrs. John STOCKS, of Ayden; 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Alex Blow Died of Heart Attack
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 6, 1947
Alexander Lillington BLOW, Jr., 59, died at a local hospital Sunday nght at 11:30 following a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted from the home, 405 Biltmore Street, Tuesday, at 3 p.m. by his pastor, the Rev. Roscoe C. HAUSER, Jr., Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be in the old Episcopal Churchyard. Mr. BLOW was the son of of the late Alexander Lillington BLOW and Alice MONTEIRO BLOW of Greenville. He was born, reared and spent his entire life in Greenville. He attended the city schools here and N. C. State College. Since leaving school, he had been engaged in the insurance and was well known. More recently he was associated with H. A. WHITE and Sons. On April 11, 1919, he was married to Miss Mabel GRIFFIN of Selma. Surviving this union is one daughter, Mrs. Walter C. HARGROVE, Jr. of Tarboro. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. N. S. FULFORD of Asheville, Mrs. W. H. DAIL of Greenville, Mrs. Lottie BUTNER of Washington, D.C., Mrs. L. N. WHITTED of Fayetteville, and Mrs. W. M. SCALES of Greenville.
Mrs. Cottie Dixon Dies in Vanceboro
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 16, 1947
Mrs. Cottie DIXON, 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grover C. LANCASTER, in Vanceboro Monday night at midnight following six months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Epworth Methodist Church near Vanceboro Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. W. R. CROWDER, the pastor assisted by the Rev. A. E. BROWN, Methodist minister of Bridgeton and burial will be in the churchyard. The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon, and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of services. Mrs. DIXON, daughter of the late David C. and Henrietta WAYNE SMITH, spent all her life in the Vanceboro community. She was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church. She was the wife of Charlie House DIXON, who died in 1904. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. J. C. IPOCK of New Bern, and Mrs. Grover C. LANCASTER; four sons, Ezra, Ravernell and Charlie DIXON, all of Vanceboro, and Guy DIXON of near Vanceboro, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Laura LANCASTER and a brother, L. E. SMITH, both of Vanceboro.
Mrs. J. J. Oakley Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 9, 1947
Mrs. J. J. OAKLEY, 87, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. L. COX, in the Calico Crossroads community Monday night at 9:25. She had lived in Pitt County all her life and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. F. L. COX of Calico, Mrs. A. J. COX of Greenville, Mrs. H. D. COX of Washington and Mrs. Lucretia COX of Washington, D.C., one son, Johnnie OAKLEY of the home, one sister, Mrs. Annie GODLEY of Grimesland, and one brother, Tom ADAMS, of Chocowinity, 28 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. F. L. COX Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. D. W. ALEXANDDER. Burial will be in the Oakley family cemetery.
Willie Williams Dies of Heart Attack
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 24, 1947
Willie WILLIAMS, 65, died of a heart attack at his home in the Cox’s Mill community Sunday at 4:30 a.m. He was born and reared in Pitt County, the son of the late Billy and Sal Laza WILLIAMS. Mr. Williams was first married to Nolia STOCKS and in 1906 married Allie Elizabeth CANNON. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Allie Elizabeth CANNON WILLIAMS, six daughters, Mrs. Bonnie MILLS, Mrs. Ellis ADAMS, Mrs. Roy BEACHUM of near the home, Mrs. W. O. WHITE, Jr., of near Greenville and Evelyn Louise and Mary Rose of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Tom MOORE and Mrs. Maggie SUTTON; one half sister, Mrs. Lonnie WHITE of near Cox’s Mill; one brother, Ernest WILLIAMS, of near Cox’s Mill; three half brothers, Marshal Williams, Coon Williams and Thad Williams, all of Greenville; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the family cemetery near the home. Red Men will have charge of the services.
J. R. Vandiford Dies of Heart Ailment
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 8, 1941
J. R. VANDIFORD, 59, died at 3 o’clock Monday morning at Pitt General hospital from a heart ailment after only two days illness. Funeral services were conducted from the home in Craven county this afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. J. W. NORRIS, Free Will Holiness minister of Pink Hill, and burial followed in the Manning family cemetery in Littlefield. Mr. VANDIFORD was born, reared and spent his entire life in Pitt county. He was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Holiness church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona BUCK VANDIFORD; two sons, Benjamin VANDIFORD and Linwood Earl VANDIFORD, both of the home, one daughter, Ordatha Rose VANDIFORD, also of the home; two brothers, Matthew and David VANDIFORD of New Bern, and one sister, Mrs. Bryce BRATCHER of near New Bern.
Miss Mary Ann Pilgreen Dies at 93
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 7, 1941
Miss Mary Ann PILGREEN, 93, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. T. P. LANGLEY of near Pactolus Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. J. J. BELL, Pentecostal Holiness minister of the Pactolus community. Burial followed in the family cemetery nearby. Miss PILGREEN spent her entire life in Pitt county and was one of its oldest residents. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. T. P. LANGLEY and Mrs. Susie DUNN both of Pactolus, and three nephews, R. M. and J. R. PILGREEN both of Ballard’s Cross Roads, and T. G. PILGREEN of Pactolus.
James H. Williams Claimed By Death
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 17, 1941
James Henry WILLIAMS, 81, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vicey BARNES of near Red Banks church, at two o’clock this morning. He had been ill for five months and critically ill for two weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at Red Banks church Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock by the pastor, Elder J. B. ROBERTS and burial will follow in the churchyard. The body will remain at S. G. WILKERSON and Sons Funeral Home, 625 Dickinson avenue, until 1:30 Tuesday afternoon and will then be moved to the church. Mr. WILLIAMS was born, reared, and spent his entire life in Pitt county. He is survived by one son, James I. WILLIAMS of Grifton; four daughters, Mrs. Vesta STOCKS and Mrs. Vicey BARNES of near Greenville, Mrs. Stella ALLEN of near Williamston, and Mrs. J. H. WILLIAMS of Pollocksville; 23 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jodie WILLIAMS of Black Jack and one sister, Mrs. Almeta SMITH of Mount Holly. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
C. S. Smith Dies at Home
Daily Reflector, Fri., April 27, 1923
Mr. C. S. SMITH, aged 58 years, died at his home in Ayden yesterday afternoon after several days illness from pneumonia. The interment took place this afternoon in the Ayden cemetery. Mr. SMITH has been in this city since August 1922, in the employ of Tucker and Clark and was held in the highest esteem by a host of friends. For several years, prior to coming to Greenville, he was chief of police of Ayden, a position which he held with credit and honor. He is survived by his wife and three sons.
Mrs. Ida M. Boyd Dies
Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 24, 1941
Mrs. Ida MOORE BOYD died Wednesday afternoon at the home of D. J. SPAIN at Hudson’s Crossroads, following a year’s illness. Mrs. BOYD was born in Kinston, the daughter of W. J. MOORE and the late Annie MOORE. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church of New Bern. Mrs. BOYD was first married to T. B. CARNEY and of this marriage two sons, Albert CARNEY of Monks Corner, S. C., and James A. CARNEY of San Antonio, Texas, survive. She was later married to Wess BOYD, and one son, Percy BOYD of Pink Hill, survives. Also surviving are two sisters; Mrs. T. L. HUGGINS of Wilmington, and Mrs. Emma M. CARTER of Kinston; one brother, Lonnie MOORE of Kinston, and her father, W. J. MOORE of Dudley’s Crossroads.
Mrs. J. H. Stocks Claimed by Death
Daily Reflector, Fri., April 18, 1941
Mrs. J. H. STOCKS, 62, died at her home near Ayden early this morning as the direct result of a heart attack suffered yesterday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ayden Baptist church at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, by Rev. Frank MORRIS, Mrs. STOCKS’ pastor, assisted by Rev. L. A. LILLEY, Ayden Methodist minister. Burial will follow in the Cox cemetery, five miles east of Ayden. Mrs. STOCKS was twice married, first to Hylan COX. Of this union two sons, Lee and Jesse COX, survive. Later she was married to Mr. STOCKS, of which union eight daughters and three sons survive. They are Misses Elva and Elizabeth STOCKS of the home; Mrs. Louis LANCASTER of Lenoir county, Mrs. Jesse HARRIS and Mrs. Robert DAIL of Kinston, Mrs. Walter BROOKS of Greene county, Mrs. Larry WILLIAMS and Mrs. C. W. GARRIS of Ayden, Luther STOCKS of Ayden, Lathan STOCKS of Greene county and Herman STOCKS of Ayden.
Last Rites for Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson
Daily Reflector, Friday, April 11, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, 87, daughter of the late Nahum and Chrischaney GARRIS, were conducted at the home of her son, Willie C. WILSON, of near Ayden Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. L. A. LILLEY and interment was in the Wilson cemetery. Assisting Mr. LILLEY with the services were the Rev. BALLARD of Greenville, Walter NOBLES of Winterville, MERRIEE of Snow Hill. Mrs. WILSON was born Oct. 3, 1853 and reared in Pitt county. For the last few months, she had been in declining health. At the time of her death she was visiting with her son, J. W. WILSON, of La Grange. Mrs. WILSON was a member of the Latter Day Saints. One daughter, Mrs. J. A. HARDEE of Greenville, is a survivor by the first husband, Ben STOCKS. In 1882 Mrs. WILSON was married to Joseph WILSON. Of this marriage three children survive; J. W. of LaGrange, W. Zeno of Hobgood and W. C. of Winterville; 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Samuel F. Harper Dies at Home
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 3, 1935
Samuel Furney HARPER, 53, a prominent Pitt county farmer, who died at his home in Centreville, at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis, was buried at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Ayden cemetery. The funeral service was conducted from the late home, by his rector, Rev. A. C. D. NOE, of Ayden, assisted by Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, of Ayden. The Masonic lodges of Ayden and Grifton took part in the service at the grave and members of the fraternity acted as pallbearers. Mr. HARPER was a valued citizen of his community and a vestryman of old St. John’s Church, near Grifton. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Mae HART of Ayden; four children, Earl, Margaret, Claudia and Billy, all of the home community; four sisters, Mrs. R. H. BROOM, Mrs. J. C. GRIFFIN, Mrs. Mollie ROBERSON, of Ayden, and Mrs. W. O. ROLLINS of Winterville.
C. A. Ipock, Sr. Claimed by Death
Daily Reflector, Wed., April 16, 1941
C. A. IPOCK, Sr., 82, died at his home at Ernul this morning at 10 o’clock after several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home by Rev. Bruce BARROW, assisted by Rev. Duff TOLER, both Free Will Baptist ministers. Burial will follow in the family burial ground near Ernul. Mr. IPOCK was fist married to Miss Julia Alice IPOCK of Craven county, in 1890. She died in 1915. To this union there are surviving: D. A. IPOCK and C. A. IPOCK, Jr., of Ernul, and the following daughters: Mrs. Ellis IPOCK, Mrs. L. M. BAYSDEN, Mrs. D. W. FERREBEE, Mrs. John SMITH of Ernul, and Mrs. J. L. STEWART of Sanford; 32 grandchildren, one great grandchild, three sisters, Mrs. Mollie WILLIS of Bridgeton, Mrs. Sarah MILLER of Ernul, and Mrs. Ed MCLAWHORN of Vanceboro. Mr. IPOCK was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church of Ernul. He was a farmer and had spent his entire life in the Ernul community.
J. J. Hathaway Dies
Daily Reflector, Mon. Sept. 12, 1927
J. J. HATHAWAY, 83. died at his home in Belvoir township Sunday morning about 9 o’clock, following long illness. Funeral services were conducted from Gum Swamp Church, of which the deceased was a member, this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. E. B. JOYNER, of Saratoga, burial following in Hathaway graveyard. Mr. HATHAWAY is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Annie JOYNER, one brother, Bill HATHAWAY, and two sisters, Mrs. Palina RIDDICK and Mrs. Puss SHELTON, all of this county. The deceased was a Civil War veteran. He was highly esteemed in the community where he lived for so many years.
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