Pitt Co., NC, Obituaries

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Henry S. Clark Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., July 1, 1869
Died at his residence in Greenville, on the afternoon of the 8th of June, Hon. Henry S. CLARK, aged 59 years and 8 months.

Sim B. Staton Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., June 24, 1869
Died in Edgecombe county, on the 16th inst., of Chronic Diarrhea, Sim B. STATON, aged 28 years, and 5 days.

Rachael Stillman Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., June 24, 1869
Died at the residence of James M. REDMOND, Esq., in Tarboro, on the 20th inst., Mrs. Rachael STILLMAN, aged 77 years and 6 months.

J. J. Ward Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 9, 1871
Died in Edgecombe county on Wednesday, the 1st inst., of Consumption, Mr. J. J. WARD, in the ----year of his age.

John R. Carmer Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 9, 1871
Died in Washington, N.C., on the 24th Feb., Mr. John R. CARMER, in the 58th year of his age.

Child of B. T. Pittman Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 9, 1871
Died on the 20th of January, little Dewitt C. only child of Mr. B. T. and Mrs. Margaret C. PITTMAN, aged 16 months and 20 days.

Thomas R. Crawford Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 9, 1871
Died on the 16th of Feb. 1871, at the residence of his son-in-law, Capt. William M. NELSON, of Pitt county, Mr. Thomas R. CRAWFORD, in the 65th year of his age.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ward Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., April 15, 1871
Died at her residence, near Brandon, Pitt county, on the 12th Feb., Mrs. Elizabeth WARD, in the 58th year of age. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, and leaves a family of bereaved daughters to mourn her loss.

Mrs. Finettee Williams Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., April 15, 1871
On the 1st of April, departed this life at Farmville, Pitt county, Mrs. Finette WILLIAMS, aged 72 years 6 months 8 days. She had been for 37 years an ardent and devoted member of the Primitive Baptist Church and died only, as the christian dies, full of faith and hope of a glorious immortality, beloved by all who knew her, and without an enemy in the world. She was followed to the grave by the largest concourse of people ever witnessed in this community, on a similar occasion, whose manifestations of grief were the strongest evidence, that a “mother had fallen in Israel.”

Thomas Manning Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Dec. 16, 1869
Died near Kingsboro’, in this County, on the morning of the 10th inst., of Typhoid Pneumonia, Mr. Thomas MANNING, in the 53rd year of his age.

David Parker Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Dec. 16, 1869
Died on 3rd Dec., in Martin County of pneumonia, Mr. David PARKER.

Irvin Thigpen Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Jan. 27, 1870
Died on the 21st inst., at his residence in this place, of consumption, Mr. Irvin THIGPEN, in the 45th year of his age.

Dr. Henry L. Gaylord Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 3, 1870
Died on the evening of the 25th of December last, of consumption, at the residence of his brother, Dr. Henry L. GAYLORD.

Mrs. Araminta C. Latham Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 3, 1870
Died in Beaufort county, of pneumonia, January 10, 1870, Mrs. Araminta C. LATHAM, wife of Dr. James F. LATHAM, aged 28 years.

Mrs. Elizabeth Satchwell Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 31, 1870
Died March 9, 1870, at the residence of her son, Dr. S. S. SATCHWELL, of New Hanover county, at an advanced age of 78 years, Mrs. Elizabeth SATCHWELL, relict of James SATCHWELL, many years deceased, of Beaufort county, N.C.

Edward Cobb Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Apr. 14, 1870
Died near Sparta, in this county, on 31st March, Mr. Edward COBB, aged about 60 years.

Mrs. Ann Scarborough Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., May 19, 1870
Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. MURPHY, in Wilson, on Thursday night, 12th inst., Mrs. Ann SCARBOROUGH, relict of the late David SCARBOROUGH, of Greene county, aged 77 years.

John L. Gardner Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., June 17, 1869
Died in Newbern, N.C., on the 14th inst., of Consumption, John L. GARDNER, Esq., in the 40th year of his age.

Mrs. Alice Laughinghouse Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Nov. 25, 1869
Died in Washington, N.C. on the 23rd inst., at the residence of F. B. SATTERTHWAITE, Esq., her son-in-law, Mrs. Alice LAUGHINGHOUSE, widow of the late Edward LAUGHINGHOUSE.

Cornelius Fleming Killed
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Oct. 10, 1872
Pitt County Items----The Spectator says, a young negro, Cornelius FLEMING by name, was killed on Monday last, by being entangled in the running gear while driving Mr. David HOUSE'S gin.

Mrs. Ida Wethington Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 30, 1941
Mrs. Ida WETHINGTON, 72, of Grifton, died at 11 o’clock Wednesday night at her home after an illness of several days. Mrs. WETHINGTON was a member of the Christian church and was held in high esteem among a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral services will be held from the home on Friday at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Perry CASE of Wilson conducting the services. Burial will follow in the Grifton cemetery. Mrs. WETHINGTON’s husband, C. A. WETHINGTON, died several years ago. She is survived by the following children, Jesse B. WETHINGTON of Kinston, H. R. WETHINGTON, M. A. WETHINGTON, J. M. WETHINGTON, H. L. WETHINGTON and Miss Anna WETHINGTON, all of Grifton; a niece, Mrs. Ida Belle SMITH, and fourteen grand children.

Mrs. Cora Edmondson Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Oct. 14, 1938
Mrs. Cora EDMONDSON, 62, died this morning at the home of her son Lamb EDMONDSON, near Mount Pleasant church. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home. Burial will follow in the Brown cemetery near Conetoe.

Mrs. Charlie Martin Dead
Greenville Daily News, Mon., Jan. 6, 1919
Mrs. Charlie MARTIN, aged twenty four, died at her home near Greenville last night at twelve o’clock at the result of pneumonia which was preceded by influenza. She leaves a devoted husband to mourn her loss. The deceased was held in the very highest esteem and her death is universally regretted. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at her home. The interment will be in the family burying ground.

Mrs. Retha Warren Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 19, 1942
Mrs. Retha WARREN HARRIS, 59, died at her home on West Fourth street shortly before 10 o’clock last night, following a critical illness of about two months. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev. Jack TYSON, assisted by Rev. W. L. MORETZ, Free Will Baptist ministers, and burial will follow in the Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. HARRIS is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. E. ROGERS, Mrs. J. A. BUNTING, both of Greenville and Mrs. J. D. HICE of Shelby; one son, R. E. HARRIS, Jr., of this city; one brother, W. E. WARREN of Greenville; two half-brothers, J. Edgar WARREN and Nathaniel WARREN, both of Greenville. Mrs. HARRIS was the daughter of the late J. E. WARREN and Martha MORRIS WARREN of Pitt county. She was married to R. E. HARRIS on December 16, 1908. They moved to Falkland, where Mr. HARRIS was engaged in the mercantile business until 1918, at which time he closed the Falkland business, moved to Greenville and opened a general mercantile business which Mr. HARRIS operated successfully operated until his death on February 4, 1931. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Harris has been actively engaged in the farming and  mercantile  business. She was a member of the Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist church and was active in church and community work until her death.

Mrs. Eva A. Cox Dead
Newbernian, New Bern, NC, Fri., Dec. 12, 1930
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. Eva A. COX, wife of T. C. COX of the Asbury section, who died yesterday morning at a local hospital, where she had been for about ten days. The Rev. Mr. SAWYER will conduct the service from Asbury church. She was 52 years of age and was highly revered throughout the section. Her husband is a prominent and successful farmer. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. A. F. REGISTER, Miss Ruby COX, and Mrs. W. F. DEBRUHL, and Mrs. J. F. REGISTER; two sons, W. C. COX and H. L. COX, all of Craven county; and three brothers, Z. T. KIRKMAN of Fayetteville, H. R. KIRKMAN of Washington, D.C. and Elwood KIRKMAN of Norfolk.

Luke Mills Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Mar. 22, 1883
Mr. Luke MILLS, of Pitt county, 75 years old, went to bed on the night of March 8th, in as good health as usual, and the next morning his wife found him dead. He died during the night while asleep, without a struggle.

E. J. Brooks Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Nov. 4, 1910
The Kinston Free Press gives the appended account of the death of Mr. E. J. BROOKS, of Grifton, whose serious illness was mentioned in the paper last week. Mr. Ed J. BROOKS died at his home in Grifton at 8 o’clock, Monday evening after a lingering illness of brain trouble. The funeral took place at Grifton this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. GRIFFITH and with Masonic honors. Mr. BROOKS was sixty-seven years of age and was a native of this county. He was a prominent farmer and took an active part in public affauirs for many years. In 1892 he was elected to represent Lenoir county in the legislature and was an honored and respected member of that body. When a young man, he enlisted in the Confederate army and served with distinction throughout the war. He carried five scars to the grave with him which he received in that war. Mr. BROOKS had long been known for his piety and upright walk among his fellowmen. He was a member of the Episcopal church and was devoted to the interests of St. Johns, where his connection was. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Surviving him are a wife and several sons and daughters, all of whom are well known to citizens of this city. The children are Prof. E. C. BROOKS, of Trinity College; Mr. S. M. BROOKS, Mrs. Joe COBB and Miss Lucy BROOKS.

 

Mrs. Kinion Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 16, 1887
The mother of Mr. J. H. KINION, of this town, died last Thursday night.
 
Miss Delia May Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, May 28, 1885
Greenville Items - Miss Delia MAY, who was teaching school 4 miles in the country died very suddenly while on her way from school last Wednesday evening. A physician was summoned, but the unfortunate lady had breathed her last before his arrival. She had been a sufferer from heart disease for sometime.

James Patrick Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, April 20, 1886
Greenville Items - Mr. James PATRICK, a prominent and respected citizen of this vicinity, died on the 12th, of pneumonia.

Mrs. W. G. Keel Dead
Eastern Reflector, April 25, 1888
We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. W. G. KEEL, of Bethel, which occurred Sunday night. She was a sister of Miss Carrie COBB, of this town, and niece of Mrs. M. A. RICKS.

Mrs. J. H. Whitehurst Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., March 22, 1889
Bethel Herald, Pitt County---- The good wife of Mr. J. H. WHITEHURST died on Wednesday night. She was sick only a day or so before her death. A good woman has been called from our midst.

Son of J. H. Ward Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., March 22, 1889
Bethel Herald, Pitt County---- One of Mr. J. H. WARD’S little boys died quite suddenly Wednesday. He was taken sick Tuesday night and died Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Sallie Stocks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., July 23, 1901
Mrs. Sallie STOCKS died about noon on Wednesday at her home three miles from town, and was buried this afternoon. She was about 80 years old, and was a sister of Mr. Alfred FORBES.

Mrs. Emma Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 19, 1896
It is with sorrow we announce the death of our beloved sister, Emma SMITH, wife of Jesse L. SMITH, of Beaver Dam township. She was born June 24th, 1859, and died Dec. 22, 1895, being in her thirty-seventh year. She leaves a husband, five children, two brothers, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death, but believe our loss is her eternal gain. She was taken with pneumonia and only lived eight days thereafter. Sister SMITH was married a little more than eleven years. She united with the Free Will Baptist Church at Marlboro, about fourteen years ago and lived a faithful member, always occupying her seat in church when her health would permit.  -----Thomas E. LITTLE

R. A. Sheppard Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 7, 1898
Died at his home in Beaver Dam Township, Dec. 27, 1897, R. A. SHEPPARD in the 20th year of his age, after a short illness with typhoid fever. He was a son of Mrs. Sara SMITH by her then husband, Glascow SHEPPARD. He was a promising young man, and a host of friends and relatives mourn his untimely death.

McG. Rawls Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Nov. 18, 1898
Carolina Township Items - We regret to learn of the death of McG. RAWLS which occurred on Saturday the 12th at his home in Beaufort county. He had many friends all through this section who sympathize with the bereaved family.
  
Mrs. Sara Parker Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 29, 1898
Died on Wednesday, the 20th, at the home of her son, Mr. R. A. PARKER, in Belvoir, Mrs. Sara PARKER, aged 84 years. She was the oldest person in that section. She leaves three children, Mr. R. A. PARKER, above mentioned, Mrs. T. A. THIGPEN, of Belvoir and Mr. R. L. PARKER of Tarboro. She was buried at the old homestead burying grounds.

William Barber Killed
Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 22, 1898
A young man named William BARBER left on foot to go home, five miles distant. Along the road he was overtaken by two other men in a buggy and got up to ride with them. As the party went along the horse suddenly took fright and run away, throwing all three of the men out of the buggy. BARBER being in front fell out first and was thrown against some small stumps by the road side. His skull was broken in two places and _____ on one side of his body was broken. He died Sunday from the injuries. Both the other men were considerably hurt.

Children of Mrs. J. H. Vanderford Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Feb. 3, 1903
Two children of Mrs. J. H. VANDERFORD, of Beaver Dam township---one a boy 6 years old and the other a girl of 3 years—died Wednesday in a few hours of each other, and both were buried in to the same grave Thursday. The children were well when they went to bed Saturday night, but both were taken sick during the night and continued to grow worse until they died. Physicians think the death of the children was due to ptomaine poison, perhaps caused by something they had eaten.

C. C. Braxton Cut to Death
Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 22, 1901
Whiskey is responsible for another murder being added to the criminal list of Pitt county. At Ayden Saturday night several parties got to fussing in a barroom when C. C. BRAXTON received a terrible cut on the side of his neck from which he bled to death in about five minutes. Coroner LAUGHINGHOUSE went down Sunday to hold an inquest, but the evidence developed failed to fix the resonsibility of the killing. BRAXTON, Lewis MCLAWHORN, Lewis GRIFFIN and a negro were all mixed up in it, and GRIFFIN was also badly cut. It seems that there had been trouble between some of the parties during the day, and it was renewed after night. Not long before the killing, MCLAWHORN went before the Mayor to have a warrant issued for one of the others. The negro who was connected with the trouble has disappeared. It is an unfortunate affair and the people at Ayden very much regret its occurrence.

Henry Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Mar. 19, 1901
Mr. Henry MOORE, an aged citizen of this county, died Friday night at his home near Marlboro.

Mrs. Lula Virginia Dawson Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 5, 1961
TARBORO - Mrs. Lula Virginia DAWSON, 100 years old, died at Edgecombe Acres Nursing Home here Sunday at 4:55 p.m.  Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester B. and Virginia A. TURNAGE. Mrs. DAWSON was a direct descendant of Richard CASWELL, first governor of North Carolina. She was a lineal descendant of the Tyson family of Pitt County. Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Carlisle Funeral Home Monday at 3 p.m. by Lt. Col. Worth WICKER. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson. Surviving are three nephews, Clarence W. WILLIARD of Greenville, Carl G. WILLIARD of Raleigh, and Wallace DAWSON of Asheville.

Mrs. C. D. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 14, 1950
Mrs. Ollie GATLIN NOBLES, 64, wife of C. D. NOBLES, died at her home near Vanceboro Wednesday night at 7:40 o’clock after having been ill for the past few days. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at three o’clock by the Rev. Herbert TRIPP, Free Will Baptist minister of Vanceboro, assisted by the Rev. W. R. CROWDER, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, and burial will be in the Wilson family cemetery nearby. Mrs. NOBLES was born and spent all her life in the Vanceboro community and was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, George A. NOBLES of Vanceboro and Charles E. NOBLES of New Bern; five daughters, Mrs. O. G. BRINSON of Morehead City, Mrs. Levi POWERS and Mrs. Josh SMITH of Vanceboro, and Misses Jessie Rae and Vera Belle NOBLES, of the home; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, Johnnie and Clarence GATLIN of Vanceboro, Steve GATLIN of Ernul, and Charlie GATLIN of New Bern; and four sisters, Mrs. L. R. CLARK and Mrs. Clyde JOHNSON of Vanceboro, Mrs. Sadie NOBLES of New Bern and Mrs. Annie DEATON of Washington, D.C.

Wiley Cobb Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 7, 1898
Died at the home of his son, Charles COBB, in this place, Dec. 24th, 1897, Wiley COBB, in his 78th year. He lived all his life, but the last few years, near Farmville. Her had been in very bad health for a long while. He was a hard working prosperous farmer, universally esteemed. He left three children, Howell COBB, Charles COBB and Mrs. W. H. WILKINSON, all grown and married

Mrs. William Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 10, 1950
Mrs. Ida Jane STOCKS, 68, wife of William F. STOCKS, died suddenly at her home near Greenville at 9 o’clock Sunday morning after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. STOCKS, daughter of the late Mack and Rachel PAGE BAGLEY, was born and reared in Sampson county and was married to Mr. STOCKS in 1924 and had lived here since that time. She was a member of Clement Missionary Baptist Church in Sampson County. Surviving are her husband; a foster son, Linwood Earl HARRIS of the home; and two step-daughters, Mrs. Walter LANGLEY of near Pactolus and Mrs. Alfred HATHAWAY of near Cox’s Hill, and 12 step grandchildren.

Mrs. J. W. Turnage Dead
Greenville Daily News, Fri., Oct. 3, 1924
Mrs. J. W. TURNAGE, 60, died this morning at her home in this city after an illness of two years. Services will be conducted from the home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. Leland W. SMITH. Interment will follow in the Cherry Hill cemetery. Mrs. TURNAGE was born in Pitt county being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BRILEY. She has spent her entire life in the county having resided in this city for the past twenty-two years. She was married to Mr. TURNAGE thirty-three years ago, the union being blessed with three children all of whom survive. Mrs. TURNAGE was a member of the Memorial Baptist church and attended as long as health permitted. The deceased was beloved by a host of friends who have been deeply interested in her long illness always wishing for recovery. She bore her afflictions with the greatest patience and was prepared for the end. She will be greatly missed in her house, her church and her community. Mrs. TURNAGE is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. W. E. BROWN, Atlanta, Ga., two sons, L. E. TURNAGE, Roanoke, Va. and Sam I. TURNAGE, of Wilson.

Mrs. J. G. Moye Dead
Greenville Daily News, Wed., Dec. 4, 1918
Death entered the home of one of Greenville’s leading citizens this morning at eight o’clock and took the devoted wife and loving mother in the person of Mrs. J. G. MOYE. The end came after an illness of sometime, she being confined to her bed for the past three weeks. Mrs. MOYE was a native of Edgecombe county and was the daughter of Mr. J. T. HOWARD of that county. She was thirty-nine years of age and a woman universally beloved and admired. Seventeen years ago she was happily married to Mr. J. G. MOYE of this city, who with three children survive and mourn their loss. Mrs. MOYE also leaves a father , two brothers, W. O. HOWARD of Tarboro and Herbert HOWARD of Edgecombe county and one sister, Mrs. C. W. GOLD of Greensboro. The entire community mourns her going. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Presbyterian church. The services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. S. K. PHILLIPS assisted by Dr. J. N. N. SUMMERALL, D. D., of New Bern.

James W. Merritt Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 29, 1951
Mr. James Warren MERRITT, 41, died in a Rocky Mount hospital Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock after having been in failing health for several years and critically ill for the past two months. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his son, Donnie H. MERRITT of near Fountain, Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock and burial will be in the Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville. The Rev. L. B. MANNING, Free Will Baptist minister of Fountain, will officiate. Mr. MERRITT, son of the late Thomas Edward and Sallie LANG MERRITT, was born and reared in Halifax County. He was first married to Lillian ASKEW of Farmville in 1926. In March 1949, he was married to DeLois PARKER of near Farmville, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and two daughters by the first marriage: Donnie H. MERRITT and Jimmie Warren MERRITT of the home, Mrs. Melvin MURPHY of near Farmville and Mrs. Thomas HAMILL of near Fountain; a stepdaughter, Linda Fay THARRINGTON of the home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Lester MERRITT of near Ayden and Clinton MERRITT of Jamesville; and two sisters, Mrs. Charlie LAMB of Dalgren, Va. and Mrs. Floyd C. BEST of near Halifax.

Rev. Louis Meeks Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Oct. 3, 1872
Died at his residence in Greene county on the 20th ult., Rev. Louis MEEKS, a well known Free Will Baptist minister.

Adam Corbett Dead
Tarboro Southerner, May 20, 1880
Mr. Adam CORBETT, of Falkland Township, who died last week, was a good citizen, but somewhat a miser. He was a bachelor, about 80 years old, and was troubled with the idea that he might die in poverty. He left an estate valued at from $15,000 to $20,000. Before he was buried, one of his servants having occasion to go to his dairy, which was always unlocked, noticed a string behind an old cobweb box and taking hold of it pulled up from between the ceiling a bag containing $23,000 in gold. It is not known how much money Mr. CORBETT has left buried and secreted in different places, but it is certain that hidden treasure abounds. He kept the first six-pence he ever made until his death. He left no will nor intimated where his secreted money might be found. He left a large property in lands and gilt edge securities for money lent.

Charles Wilkinson Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Fri., Sept. 19, 1834
Died in Edgecombe county on Sunday last, Charles WILKINSON.

Edward Cobb Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, April 9, 1836
Died in Edgecombe county on Tuesday 29th ult., Edward COBB, age 44 years. He leaves a wife and seven children.

Sons of Arthur S. Cotten Drowned
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 19, 1836
Drowned on the 10th Inst., while crossing Conoho Creek, Martin county, two boys aged 10 and 6, sons of Arthur S. COTTEN.

William Cobb Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, May 14, 1836
Died in Edgecombe county a few days since, William COBB, age 83.

William Sutton, Esq.  Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Fri., Nov. 29, 1833
Died in Tarboro, on Wednesday evening last, William SUTTON, Esq.

Levi Wilkinson Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Fri., Nov. 15, 1833
Died in Edgecombe county on Friday last, Levi WILKINSON, aged about 25.

Mrs. Edith Everett Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., July 30, 1836
Died in Martin county on Saturday last, aged about 70 years, Mrs. Edith EVERETT, for many years a member of the Baptist Church.

Col. Benjamin Wilkinson Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., Mar. 4, 1837
Died in Edgecombe County, on Monday last, Col. Benjamin WILKINSON.

Col. Ruel Anderson Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 21, 1839
Died in Pitt county on Friday, September 13, 1839, Colonel Ruel ANDERSON.

John Norcott, Esq. Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC,Wed., July 23, 1845
Died at the White Sulpher Springs, Va., on Sunday morning, the 6th of July, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, John NORCOTT, Esq., of Pitt County, in the 52d year of his age. Mr. N filled all the duties of life with dignity and usefulness. As a husband, a father, a master, he had no superior, and his death will be universally regretted by his neighbors and friends.

John H. Mooring Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Wed., Nov. 12, 1845
Died in Martin county on the 31st ult., by the accidental discharge of a gun, John H. MOORING.

Mrs. Clyde McGowan Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 4, 1944
Mrs. Clyde MCGOWAN, 57, died at her home near Simpson at 1:20 Tuesday morning after two weeks’ illness. Funeral services will be conducted at S. G. Wilkerson and Sons funeral home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, will officiate. Surviving are her husband, Ledrew MCGOWAN; two daughters, Helen MCGOWAN of the home and Mrs. Jimmie ELKS of near Greenville; three sons, Roy SMITH of Washington, Theodore SMITH of Belvoir and Earl Everett SMITH of Chocowinity; six grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur ORMOND and Marvin ORMOND of Washington, and Leonard ORMOND of New Bern; a sister, Mrs. Nan SUTTON of Ayden; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Gray BLAND and Miss Katie ORMOND of Greenville, Mrs. Charlie WOOLARD of near Washington, and Mrs. Letha COX of Washington. Mrs. MCGOWAN was a member of the Chocowinity Free Will Baptist church.

Miss Fannie Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 27, 1940
Miss Fannie MOORE, formerly of Greenville, died this morning at 4:45 o’clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. H. ARCHIBALD, in Leesburg, Florida, where she had made her home since leaving Greenville. Miss MOORE was born in Pitt county, the daughter of the late Lemuel Joseph and Fannie MOORE. Miss MOORE received her education at State Normal in Greensboro and taught school for a number of years in Pitt county. Surviving are three sisters, Miss Alice MOORE and Mrs. J. E. WHITEHURST of Greenville, Mrs. C. H. ARCHIBALD of Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers,  C. J. MOORE of Greenville and Raymond L. MOORE of Raleigh. The body will arrive in Greenville Sunday night, and the complete funeral arrangements will be announced later. Miss MOORE was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist church here.

W. C. Smith Funeral
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 5, 1954
Funeral services for Mr. W. C. SMITH will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by his pastor, the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, and burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. SMITH died at his home, 197 Columbia Avenue, in Greenville, early Monday morning following two years of illness. Mr. SMITH was born and reared near Ayden and had lived in Greenville for a number of years. He was a member of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary SUTTON SMITH; five daughters, Mrs. D. C. TRIPP of Jacksonville, N.C., Mrs. Royal A. EDWARDS of Simpson, Mrs. F. E. SPRY of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. E. M. BLONDO of Chicago, and Mrs. William C. NELSON of Stokes; three sons, Willie R. SMITH of Washington, D.C., Gray SMITH of Greenville, and Bonnie W. SMITH of Jacksonville; 8 grandchildren; and a brother, D. H. SMITH of Ayden.

Marshall Joyner Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 23, 1978
Mr. Marshall JOYNER, 94, retired minister and farmer, died Tuesday in Pitt Memorial  Hospital, Greenville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Tommy EVANS officiating. Burial will follow in the Nobles family cemetery. Mr. JOYNER was a longtime resident of Pitt County and was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include: four sons, Thurman JOYNER of Route 1, Ayden, Leon Marshall JOYNER of Route 2, Greenville, Henry Clay Nobles JOYNER of Route 1, Ayden, and Corbett Wilbur JOYNER of Portertown; two daughters, Mrs. Russell MEEKS of Route 4, Greenville and Mrs. David ROSS of Wilmington; 14 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. Family visitation will be held at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. tonight and will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon JOYNER.

Abner Boyd Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 2, 1887
On last Sunday at 5 o’clock p.m., Mr. Abner BOYD departed this life, at his home in Greenville. For a long time he has been recognized as the oldest citizen of the town, and lacked but a few days of being 87 years old at the time of his death. His wife, the only immediate family connection, preceded him to her grave by several years, and since her death he had lived solitary and alone, being supported by the charity of kind friends, whose generosity never let him want for aught. For some time his health had been generally failing, until at the time above stated, death claimed him as its victim. His remains were interred in the Episcopal Churchyard on Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Lizzie Griffin Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Oct. 18, 1935
Mrs. Lizzie GRIFFIN, 76, died at her home on Eighth street yesterday afternoon following a lingering illness. She had been so critically ill for the past two weeks that death was not unexpected. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at four o’clock by Rev. Worth WICKER, Rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Father GABLE of St. Peters Catholic Church assisting at the grave. Burial followed in Cherry Hill cemetery. Mrs. GRIFFIN was an active member of the Episcopal church and was for years secretary of the local circle of King’s Daughters and Sons, in which she manifest much interest. She was the widow of the late Andrew Jackson GRIFFIN and daughter of the late W. B. and Frances WILKINS CAMPBELL of Beaufort county. She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. David BELL and Mrs. E. T. STEWART, Washington, N.C. and Mrs. Arthur REEDER, South Carolina; two nephews, W. B. CAMPBELL, Wilmington, N.C. and C. A. CAMPBELL, of Norfolk, Va.
 
Mrs. Irma Dunn Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Oct. 4, 1954
Mrs. Irma DUNN, 68, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. She had been critically ill for the past two weeks. Funeral services were conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel at 11 o’clock Monday morning by her pastor, the Rev. Percy D. UPCHURCH, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church. Burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Thomas ALLEN of Greenville; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth CARTER of Greenville; and a brother, Cecil COBB of Grifton. Mrs. DUNN, daughter of the R. J. and Mollie ROUNTREE COBB, spent all her life in Greenville. She had been a life long member of the Memorial Baptist Church and active in the work of the Sunday School.

Cleron E. Yates Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 31. 1939
Word has been received here of the death of Cleron E. YATES, 50, well-known as a field representative of the Wm. C. Herrick Inc. Co. in Asheville yesterday.  Mr. YATES, who lived in Raleigh, suffered a heart attack in his hotel room in the Western Carolina city. Funeral arrangements were not known here today. Mr. YATES is survived by his wife, the former Miss Reba STOKES of near Ayden, and the following children: James, Edwards and Stokes YATES, Mrs. J. H. BULLARD, all of Raleigh, and Mrs. H. W. HOLLEMAN of Tupelo, Miss. His mother, Mrs. Martha YATES of Raleigh, and three brothers, R. C. and Silas YATES of Raleigh and Herbert YATES of Durham, also survive.

Van C. Dudley Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon. Jan. 25, 1954
Mr. Van Cleveland DUDLEY, 71, died suddenly at his home in the Lane’s Chapel community near Vanceboro Saturday morning at 8:45 o’clock. He had been in ill health for the past two years from an heart ailment. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. A. P. HILL, Methodist minister of Vanceboro. Burial was in the Dudley family cemetery near the home. Mr. DUDLEY, son of the late George and Pattie DUDLEY, was born in Craven County and spent all his life in the Lane’s Chapel community. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola MCLAWHORN DUDLEY; a daughter, Mrs. Larry JACKSON of Grifton; a son, Virgil C. DUDLEY of the home; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joe MCLAWHORN of Vanceboro; and a brother, Joe R. DUDLEY of Vanceboro.

J. B. Bowers Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 15, 1944
J. B. BOWERS, 59, well known farmer and business man of Bethel, died Thursday at 1:15 p.m. The body will remain at the Bethel Funeral Parlor until noon Sunday, when it will be taken to the Methodist church. Funeral services will be held from the Bethel Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m., by the Rev. W. M. HOWARD, Jr., assisted by the Rev. Mr. HOLT of the Baptist church, the Rev. M. Y. SELT of Farmville, and the Rev. Mr. PHIPPS. Burial will be in the Bethel cemetery. Masons will have charge of the graveside rites. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evorah H. BOWERS; a son, Pvt. Joseph BOWERS of the Army Air Force, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul CULLIFER of Bethel; a brother, Roy BOWERS of Bethel; two sisters, Mrs. George JAMES of Robersonville, and Mrs. C. B. CARSON of Bethel; and a grandson.

Mrs. Alice Humphrey Dennis Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Jan. 19, 1972
Mrs. Annie HUMPHREY DENNIS, 72, of Levittown, Pa., died Tuesday night in a Hampton, Va. hospital. A former resident of Pitt County, Mrs. DENNIS moved to Levittown about 10 years ago. Her survivors include a son, Roscoe DENNIS of Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Bill GOCKE of Levittown, Pa., Mrs. Eugene TRIPP of Ayden and Mrs. George HARRIS of New Bern; a sister, Mrs. Janie H. MELTON of Greenville; and two brothers, Richard Lee HUMPHREY of Walstonburg and J. W. HUMPHREY of Yuma, Az. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

Turner Barrow Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 17, 1944
Turner A. BARROW, 69, of Mount Olive, Route 4, died at his home on Sunday at 11:10 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mellie JACKSON BARROW; five sons, D. C. BARROW and Garland BARROW of Roanoke Rapids, Marvin R. BARROW, U.S. Marine Corps, Southwest Pacific, Alton BARROW and James BARROW of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jesse H. SMITH of the home, Mrs. T. E. BARNHILL of Greenville, and Mrs. Steven SMITH, Jr. of Fulton, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. MARTIN, of Tarboro, and Mrs. Charlie FOSTER of Pinetops, and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist church on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in the family cemetery in Belvoir township, Pitt county.

David Sollie James Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Jan. 19, 1972
Mr. David Sollie JAMES, 63, died Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Harold C. TURNER, pastor of Oak Grove Christian Church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. JAMES was a lifelong resident of the Stokes community and was a retired farmer and storekeeper. He was a member of Oak Grove Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie HARRIS JAMES; two sons, the Reverend Benjamin H. JAMES of Plymouth, and Thurston JAMES of near Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley MAYO of Greenville, S.C., Mrs. Gene MAYO of Greenville, and Mrs. Donald HARDISON of Loganville, Ga. ; and 15 grandchildren.

Last Rites for Mrs. James Starkey
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 19, 1954
Mrs. Cottie H. STARKEY, 74, widow of James L. STARKEY, died at her home, 200 Greene Street, in Greenville at five o’clock Monday afternoon. She had been in declining health for several years. Funeral services were conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock and burial was in Cherry Hill Cemetery. The rEv. W. M. HOWARD, pastor of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church, conducted the services. Mrs. STARKEY, daughter of the late Benjamin and Charlotte MOORE HEARNE, was born in Pitt County and spent most of her life in Greenville. She was married to Mr. STARKEY in 1899 and he died in 1933. Surviving are a son, Marshall L. STARKEY of Greenville; two grandchildren, James Robert STARKEY, Jr. and Rebecca Marshall STARKEY of Greenville; and two sisters, Mrs. Belle HEARNE HARRIS and Mrs. Emma H. EVANS, both of Greenville.

Mrs. Perry Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., June 24, 1931
Mrs. Bessie MAY TRIPP, aged 24, wife of Perry TRIPP of Ballard’s Cross Roads, died Monday night about midnight about midnight, following a very short illness. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at four o’clock from her late home by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Burial followed in the family burying ground near Bell Arthur. Mrs. TRIPP leaves two small children, her husband, mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. O’NEAL; three brothers, Linwood, Fountain and Johnnie O’NEAL; four sisters, Mrs. Zeb ANDERSON, Lydie, Neddie and Bonnie May O’NEAL, all of Pitt county. Mrs. TRIPP was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Her passing will be deeply mourned by those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Catherine Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 23, 1951
Mrs. Catherine WORTHINGTON, 61, wife of William E. WORTHINGTON of the Littlefield community near Ayden, died in Duke Hospital in Durham at four o’clock Tuesday morning after having been in failing health for several months and critically ill for the past three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Larry CORBETT, in Ayden at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon by the Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will Baptist minister of near Grifton, and burial will be in the Ayden cemetery.
Mrs. WORTHINGTON, daughter of the late Henry and Louise MANNING HARRIS, was born, reared and spent all her life in the Littlefield community. She was a member of Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  Surviving are her husband, William E. WORTHINGTON, to whom she was married in 1906; five sons, Lyman E. and Robert B. WORTHINGTON of Newport News, Va., Henry Lee and Alton WORTHINGTON of the home, and Joe Ray WORTHINGTON of the Littlefield community; four daughters, Mrs. Edward CANNON of the Ayden community, Mrs. Larry CORBETT and Mrs. James ROSS of Ayden, and Mrs. Morris HINES of the Littlefield community; two brothers, Hugh HARRIS of Kinston and Ralph HARRIS of Clinton; and three sisters, Mrs. Lula TRIPP of Ayden, Mrs. Joe BRAXTON of Grifton, and Mrs. Cicero BRINKLEY of Kinston.

Mrs. Nannie E. Anderson Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 2, 1935
Mrs. Nannie E. ANDERSON, 74, died at her home, 602 Dickinson Avenue, at 12:30 this afternoon following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held at the home at four o’clock tomorrow afternoon followed by interment in Cherry Hill cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. A. RYAN, pastor of Eighth Street Christian Church of which she was a member. Mrs. ANDERSON was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Burton Greene ALBRITTON and a member of one of the oldest families. 56 years ago she married N. B. ANDERSON who died in 1885. Mrs. ANDERSON had spent her entire life in this city and community and was beloved by a large number of friends. She is survived by one son, James L. ANDERSON and three daughters, Mrs. C. B. WEST and Mrs. Luther AUSBON of Greenville, and Mrs. Charles V. YORK, of Raleigh; a sister, Mrs. Louise GREENE, of Greenville, thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Emily Johnson Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 17, 1944
Mrs. Emily JOHNSON, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. F. LEFTWICH, in Charlotte, N.C., at 8 o’clock this morning after a long illness. The body will be brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. L. E. SMITH, near Vanceboro, and will remain there until Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church near Grifton at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, and burial will follow in the churchyard. Mrs. JOHNSON spent most of her life in Pitt county in the Grifton community. She was the wife of the late Durwood M. JOHNSON, who died about 15 years ago. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. For the past several years she had been living with her daughter in Charlotte. Surviving are her daughter; and three sisters, Mrs. L. E. SMITH of near Vanceboro, Mrs. H. E. BARROW of Vanceboro, and Mrs. H. M. STOKES of Ayden.

Mrs. Katie Bowen Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 8, 1944
Mrs. Katie BOWEN, 75, died at her home near Ormondsville at 3 o’clock Saturday morning. She had been in declining health two years. She was confined to the bed the past three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, assisted by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of near Bethel. Burial will be in the Bowen family cemetery nearby.  Mrs. BOWEN was born in Lenoir county but spent most of her life in the Ormondsville community. She was married to W. W. BOWEN on January 25, 1887. She was a member of Saints’ Delight Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Charlie BOWEN of near Ormondsville, and William and Raymond BOWEN of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Ed DAIL and Mrs. Samuel WORTHINGTON of near Ormondsville; 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, William PARISH of the home, and a sister, Mrs. Alex FIELDS of Ballard’s Cross Roads.

Major Harding Dead
Washington Daily News, Washington, NC,April 25, 1912
Major HARDING, brother of the Rev. Nathaniel HARDING, of this city passed away at his home in Greenville, N.C., yesterday afternoon.  He was about seventy-seven years of age and for years resided in this county at Aurora, N.C.  Major HARDING was a native of Beaufort County and spent his early years at Trinity School at Chocowinity.  When the Civil War broke out he organized the "Beaufort Plow Boys" and went to the front as Captain of that company.  His gallantry as a soldier brought him steady promotion and he became major of the 61st Regiment North Carolina Regiment.  He delighted in reviving the memory of the Confederacy and for the last several years was commander of Bryan Grimes Camp of Confederate Veterans, always taking active part in the annual reunions on the 10th of May.  His remains were interred in Cherry Hill cemetery this afternoon with Masonic honors.

Marshall B. Barber Dead
Greenville Daily News, Wed., Aug. 1, 1917
Mr. Marshall B. BARBER, who lives in Greenville Heights section of the city, died this afternoon at 12:15 o’clock after a long illness from general declining health, following several strokes of paralysis. Mr. BARBER was 54 years old, and had been a life-long resident of Pitt county. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Missouri SLADE, one brother, Mr. J. S. BARBER of Winterville, and four children as follows: Charles M. BARBER, James BARBER, and Misses Pearl BARBER and Lottie BARBER. The funeral service will be held tomorrow at Reedy Branch church and interment will be made in the cemetery there. The services will be in charge of the Winterville Order of Red Men.

Child of J. T. Vandiford Dead
Greenville Daily News, Wed., Aug. 1, 1917
The eleven months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. VANDIFORD, who live one mile east of Greenville, died early this morning. The child had been sick for quite a long time, and its death was not unexpected. The remains will be taken to Greene county tomorrow and interred in the family burying grounds.

Mrs. Polly Dixon Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Mar. 7, 1918
Mrs. Polly DIXON, wife of Henry DIXON, passed peacefully away at her home near Black Jack, last Monday at 10:30 o’clock, aged 54 years. Mrs. DIXON was stricken with paralysis last Friday and never rallied. She was a consistent member of the Free Will Baptist Church and was noted for her circumspect walk. She will be greatly missed in her neighborhood. The funeral was conducted Tuesday at 12 o’clock by Elder E. T. PHILLIPS of Ayden, and the interment was in the family burying ground. The deceased leaves a devoted husband and three children to mourn their loss: John S. DIXON, Mrs. E. L. EDWARDS and Mrs. Leslie BUCK, all of Black Jack.

Mrs. W. B. Stocks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Sept. 11, 1914
Winterville, Sept. 7-----Our little town was shocked Thursday evening by the sudden death of Mrs. W. B. STOCKS. Mrs. STOCKS had been sick only a week with typhoid fever. She was about fifty-five years old and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. STOCKS is survived by a husband, three daughters, Mrs. Samuel VINCENT, Mrs. G. A. KITTRELL and Miss Esther, and four sons, Blaney STOCKS, Lawrence STOCKS, Raymond STOCKS and Cletus STOCKS. The remains were interred in their family burying ground near here yesterday afternoon, Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of Ayden officiating. Mrs. STOCKS was a kind wife and a loving mother, and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved.

Mrs. A. J. Outterbridge Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Mar. 14, 1918
The funeral of the late Mrs. A. J. OUTTERBRIDGE, who died yesterday morning at 9 o’clock after an illness of several months, took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mrs. Bettie TRIPP on Chestnut Street and was conducted by the pastor of the deceased, Rev. J. J. WALKER. The interment was in Cherry Hill Cemetery.

H. H. Summerill Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Feb. 17, 1920
H. H. SUMMERILL, who resides near the town of Grifton, was found dead under C. J. TUCKER’S store in that town last Saturday afternoon. No Coroner’s inquest was thought to be necessary as the physicians pronounced that he died from natural causes. The deceased was about sixty-two years of age and was highly respected in his community. Mr. SUMMERILL had just recovered from an attack of influenza. His wife was buried being a victim of the Flu just a week prior to the death of Mr. SUMMERILL. The deceased leaves several children to mourn their loss.

Mr. Jim Moore Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Oct. 2, 1924
Mr. Jim MOORE, 55, died this morning at 2:45 o’clock at his home near Haddock’s Cross Roads. Interment will take place in the family burying ground at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon with services being conducted by Elder W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE. Mr. MOORE had been ill for several months. He was one of Pitt county’s most prosperous and popular farmers. He was held in high esteem not only in his own community but throughout the county. Mr. MOORE has been a member of the Rose Hill Free Will Baptist church for fifteen years during which time he has been of great service to the church. He was a friend to everybody always helping those less fortunate than he. The deceased is survived by his wife who before marriage was Miss Mittie COX; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur HADDOCK and Miss Mae Belle MOORE; three brothers, Messers Bud MOORE and Johnnie MOORE of Cox’s Mill and Mr. Harvey MOORE, of Philadelphia.

John Reed Gorham, Well Known Negro, Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 21, 1925
John Reed GORHAM, 47, a well known colored man died last night at his home on East Second street. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon and services at the grave will be in charge of the local Order of Elks. The deceased is survived by his widow, one sister and one brother, J. D. GORHAM, of Boston, Mass.

Fred Edwards Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 15, 1924
Mr. Fred EDWARDS, 62, died at his home in Simpson Sunday morning at 8:30 o’clock after an illness of several months. Services were conducted from his late home this afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. J. J. LEWIS, pastor of the Methodist church of Simpson. Interment following in the family burying ground. Mr. EDWARDS was born on April 4th, 1862, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry EDWARDS, of this county. In early manhood he was married to Miss Sarah TUCKER also of this county. He was one of Pitt Coun ty’s most prominent and influential farmers, and was held in high esteem by a host of friends throughout his community and in other sections of the county. As long as health permitted he was a regular visitor to Greenville, and was greatly missed when illness prevented him from making his daily and weekly visits. The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Louis HUDSON and Mrs. LeRoy BUCK; four sons, Messers, Roy, Fred W., Robert and Blount EDWARDS, all of this county; one brother, Mr. Frank EDWARDS, of the Red Banks section and three sisters, Mesdames Nannie ELKS, Elizabeth MILLS and L. A. ARNOLD, all of Pitt County. He is also survived by a large number of relatives throughout this and adjoining counties.

Mack McGowan Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 16, 1924
Mr. Mack MCGOWAN, 76, died yesterday at his home in Cox’s Mill section after an illness of several months. Services were conducted from his late home this afternoon by Elder W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, with interment following in the family burying ground. Mr. MCGOWAN was a prominent and well known farmer having lived in Pitt county all his life. He was held in high esteem by people throughout his community and will be greatly missed. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Flossie GRIFFIN of Wilson, Mrs. Cora ELKS, Washington and Mrs. Daisy ELKS, Greenville; three sons, Messers Guilford MCGOWAN, Fairmont, and Leon and Lonnie MCGOWAN, of this county.

Mrs. A. T. Fornes Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 11, 1924
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth STOKES FORNES, age 81, who died Saturday night after a week’s illness following a stroke of apoplexy, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, interment following in Tucker burying ground. Mrs. FORNES was the widow of the late Allen T. FORNES and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hardee STOKES. She was well known throughout the county and was beloved by a host of friends by whom she will be sadly missed. Mrs. FORNES is survived by her four sons, Messers. J. S., H. C., H. S. and A. O. FORNES and a number of grandchildren, all of this county.

W. S. Wilson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Aug. 7, 1914
After an illness of about ten days of typhoid pneumonia, Mr. W. S. WILSON, who lives about a mile south of Greenville, died Tuesday about 12 o’clock in his forty second year of age. He is survived by a wife and seven children, and was a member of the order of Red Men and Modern Woodmen of America. The interment took place Wednesday afternoon near Ayden at the family burying ground.

John B. Joyner Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 16, 1925
Mr. John B. JOYNER, 60, died at his home near Bell Arthur on Saturday night after an illness of several months. Services were conducted from his late home yesterday afternoon by the Rev. L. E. BALLARD, interment taking place in the family burying ground near Farmville. Services at the grave were in charge of the Greenville Masonic Lodge, of which the deceased was a member. Mr. JOYNER was a well known and popular farmer and was held in high esteem by people throughout his community. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge and a frequent visitor to Greenville as long as health permitted. The deceased is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Oscar IRWIN, and Miss Eleanor JOYNER; four sons, Messers. Oscar JOYNER, Nash JOYNER, Harris JOYNER and Jasper JOYNER; three sisters, Mrs. N. W. TYSON, Mrs. Bill SMITH, and Miss Em JOYNER and two brothers,  Messers. Robert JOYNER and William JOYNER also survive.

Haywood Knox Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 24, 1899
At 4 o’clock Wednesday morning Mr. Haywood KNOX died at his home three miles from town. He was 70 or more years old, was never married, and leaves no near relatives. His estate is estimated to be worth about $7,000, and his will which was probated today names Mr. C. A. TUCKER as executor. Mr. TUCKER is principal legatee in the will, a bequest also being made to Miss Nancy BELL, and aged maiden lady who lived at the home of Mr. KNOX.

Dallas Mills Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Thurs., May 13, 1943
Dallas MILLS, 42, died at his home near Ayden Tuesday afternoon at rour o’clock after being critically ill five days. Funeral services were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock by Rev. Walter NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville and burial followed in the Cox family cemetery near Venter’s Cross Roads. Mr. MILLS is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beulah HADDOCK MILLS; two sons, Madison and Dallas MILLS; four daughters, Dell Zorna, Lula Mae, Nellie Ray and Hazel MILLS of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. MILLS of Simpson; four brothers, Frank MILLS of Grimesland, Luther J. MILLS of Maury, Marlan MILLS of Cox’s Mill and Tolly Floyd MILLS of Simpson. Mr. MILLS was born and reared near Black Jack and spent his entire life in Pitt County.

Frank M. Brown Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 30, 1962
Mr. Frank M. BROWN, 56, owner of City Plumbing Company, diecd at Pitt Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning at 1:30. He had been a patient in the hospital since Sunday night. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. BROWN, son of Jesse W. BROWN of Greenville, and the late Clyde Moseley BROWN, spent all his life in Greenville and had been engaged in the plumbing business since 1937. He was a member of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and a former member of the Board of Stewards. He was a charter member and a past president of the Greenville Lion’s Club. Mr. BROWN was active in the work for the blind, serving as President of the Pitt County Association for the Blind and also was on the Board of Directors of  the North Carolina Association for the Blind. He was also a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 284, A. F. & A. M., the Sudan Temple at New Bern, and the Greenville Moose Lodge.  Surviving are his wife, the former Corinne POLLARD of Pitt County, to whom he was married in 1927; two sons, Franklin M. BROWN of Greenville, and Lt. Eugene M. BROWN of Bridlington, England; a daughter, Mrs. James M. SMITH of Littleton, N.C.; four grandchildren; his father; two sisters, Mrs. J. D. AMAN of Greenville and Mrs. E. H. BROWNING of Raleigh; three brothers, Dr. Clyde BROWN of Carbondale, Illinois, Jesse W. BROWN, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland, and Wilbur H. BROWN of California; and a half-sister, Mrs. William T. THOMPSON of Penn.

Mrs. Susan Nelson Died at Vanceboro
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 3, 1944
Mrs. Susan Ann NELSON, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillie Mae SUTTON, near Vanceboro, at 8:30 o’clock Wednesday night after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Juniper Chapel Church near Vanceboro, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Stephen GARDNER, Episcopal minister of Washington, assisted by Rev. W. H. BRADY, Methodist minister of Vanceboro. Burial will be in the Juniper Chapel Church cemetery. Mrs. NELSON, daughter of the late James L. and Sydney GASKINS ROACH, was born and reared in Craven county and resided there all her life. She was married to the late George Rasberry NELSON on November 22, 1888. She became a member of the Episcopal church in Vanceboro during her young married life and continued active in church work until her health began to fail. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. SUTTON, for the past nine years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lula M. BULLOCK of near Chapel Hill, Mrs. Lenna BLAND of Bethel, and Mrs. Lillie Mae SUTTON of near Vanceboro; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, J. L. ROACH of Vanceboro and W. A. ROACH of Truitts, and a sister, Mrs. Fred G. SMITH of Farmville.

Rites for Miss Chrissie F. Moore
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 14, 1944
Chrissie Frances MOORE, 54, died in the Williamston Sanitorium at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Rose of Sharon Free Will Baptist Church near Bear Grass at 3:30 this afternoon and burial was in the Wayne cemetery nearby. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Zella WHITEHURST, Mrs. Sam WAYNE and Mrs. Emma TERRY; and one brother, J. K. MOORE, all of near Bear Grass. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey MOORE, and spent all of her life in Martin county.

Mrs. William May Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 4, 1961
Mrs. Mary O’NEAL MAY, wife of William M. MAY of Maury, died at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston Monday night at 11:30 after two weeks of critical illness. She was 73. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 by her pastor, the Rev. Jerry ROWE, assisted by the Rev. Hubert BURROUGHS, pastor of Little Creek Free Will Baptist Church near Hookerton. Burial will be in the Reddy Branch Church Cemetery near Winterville. Mrs. MAY, a native of Nash County, came to Pitt County at the age of 18. She was married to William Benjamin O'NEAL, who died in 1945. She was married to Mr. MAY in 1952 and had lived in Maury since that time. She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Sidney O’NEAL of Farmville; three daughters, Mrs. Herman POLLARD of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Asa WATERS of Greenville, and Kelly NOBLES of Greenville; 25 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence JONES of Hopewell, Va.; two step-sons; Carl MAY of Rockwell, Md., and W. L. MAY of Maury; and a step-daughter, Mrs. E. L. DAIL of Maury.

Don L. Carson Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 14, 1944
Don Leslie CARSON, 51, died in Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning after several months illness. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mr. CARSON was a mechanic and had been living in Greenville for the last several years. He was a veteran of World War I. He was married in 1919 to Geneva WOOTEN of Robersonville. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Sgt. Robert T. CARSON of the army now stationed in Marfa, Texas, and D. L. CARSON, Jr. of the home; one daughter, Peggy Ann CARSON of the home; one half-brother, Jessie CARSON of near Bethel; one sister, Mrs. Nathan WHITEHURST of Holland, Va.; two half-sisters, Margaret CARSON and Mrs. William WHITEHURST of near Bethel; and his stepmother, Mrs. Effie CARSON of near Bethel.

Mrs. Dot Patrick Rites
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 15, 1945
Mrs. Anna FLANAGAN (Dot) PATRICK, 63, died at Pitt General Hospital Thursday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. F. DAVENPORT, 435 West Fifth Street at 5 o’clock this afternoon by Rev. Fr. Charles J. GABLE and Father Maurice TEW, C.P. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. PATRICK, daughter of the late John and Mary GASKILL FLANAGAN, spent all her life in Greenville. She was married to Benjamin Edward PATRICK in January, 1902. He died in 1906. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic church. Surviving are a son, Lieut. Benjamin Franklin PATRICK of the Army, now in France, and a sister, Mrs. J. F. DAVENPORT of Greenville.

Mrs. Margaret Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Mar. 20, 1911
Mrs. Margaret MOORE, an aged lady of this county, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. LITTLE, in Carolina township. She is survived by five children, Mrs. LITTLE and Mrs. J. A. HYMAN, of this city; Mrs. William JOHNSON, of Martin county; Mr. E. B. MOORE, of Washington, and Mr. Joe MOORE, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

George W. Wiley Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb.7, 1944
Funeral services for George E. WILEY, 56, who died at his home in Grifton last Tuesday afternoon after several days’ illness, were held at St. Jude’s Catholic church in Grifton this afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Fr. Charles J. GABLE of Greenville officiated. Burial was in the Grifton cemetery. Mr. WILEY was born and reared in Lenoir county. He went to Grifton about 30 years ago. He was a blacksmith until his health failed several months ago. He was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic church in Grifton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Delia WILEY; three sons, Melton WILEY of Grifton, Cpl. Louis Allen WILEY of the U.S. Army, stationed as Fresno, Calif.,  and C. J. WILEY of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Mae BRAXTON and Minnie WILEY of the home, and his six grandchildren.

Rev. Isaac C. Morris Jr. Dead
Salisbury Post, Salisbury, NC, Wed., Feb. 14, 2001
CHINA GROVE — The Rev. Isaac C. MORRIS Jr., 74, 1008 Franklin St., died Monday at North East Medical Center, Concord. Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Pitt County, the Rev. MORRIS was a son of the Rev. Isaac C. MORRIS of Kannapolis and the late Mittie CARAWAN MORRIS.  He graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired as an ordained minister with the Church of God, having pastored 13 churches in Kannapolis, Concord, Lexington, Burlington, Wilmington, Erwin, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Anderson, S.C., Gasden, Ala., Dalton, Ga., and Cleveland, Tenn. He was a member of Lane Street Church of God, Kannapolis. In addition to his father, he is survived by wife Gladys JOHNSON MORRIS; children Lorraine RUSHING, Concord, Barclay MORRIS, Charlotte, and Jane DAWSEY, Crowder’s Mountain; and three grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lane Street Church of God, Kannapolis, conducted by the Rev. Wade EASOM, the Rev. Troy RUSHING and the Rev. Dr. Donnie SMITH. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis. Visitation: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. At other times, the family will be at the home of Lorraine RUSHING, 933 Orphanage Road. Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis, is in charge. Memorials: Church of God Children’s Home, 3485 Orphanage Circle, Concord, NC 28027

Mrs. Fannie Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 24, 1944
Mrs. Fannie JONES, 67, died at the home of her son, Harry JONES, near Scuffleton in Greene county, at 6:50 o’clock Sunday morning. She suffered a stroke of paralysis last Monday and was critically ill until her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Burial was in the Frank MCLAWHORN Cemetery near Ayden. Mrs. JONES was the widow of B. B. JONES, who died in 1915. She spent nearly all her life in the Ayden community. She was a member of Elm Grove Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are three sons, Harry and Clinton JONES of the home and Will JONES of Portsmouth, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Annie MCLAWHORN of the home; and four sisters, Mrs. Sara BRAXTON, Mrs. Myrtle STOCKS, Mrs. Emily EWELL and Mrs. Ida GRIFFIN, all of near Ayden.

Mrs. Rufus Keel Killed by Lightning
Greenville Daily News, Sat., Sept. 1, 1917
Mrs. Rufus KEEL, wife of Rufus KEEL, was instantly killed by lightning this afternoon at her home about two miles from Farmville, on the farm of Mr. McD. HORTON, Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners. Mrs. KEEL is survived by her husband and several children.

Joseph J. Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 14, 1945
Joseph J. TRIPP, 60, died in a Raleigh hospital at 1:45 o’clock Saturday afternoon after several hours of critical illness. Graveside services were conducted at the Williams family cemetery near Greenville at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Mr. TRIPP was born, reared and spent most of his life in Pitt county. He was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, William J. TRIPP; two daughters, Mrs. Helen DOLLAR and Mrs. Bettie Lou TANNER of Norfolk, Va.; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Gertrude TRIPP of near Greenville; four brothers, Henry, Josh, Ben and Leon TRIPP, all of near Greenville; and three sisters, Mrs. Hubert MOZINGO and Mrs. Penny WHITE of near Greenville, and Mrs. Clarence BRILEY of near Stokes.

Mary Elizabeth Goodwin Dead
The Arkansas Leader, Jacksonville, Ark., Sept. 27, 2006
Mary Elizabeth GOODWIN, 72, of Rose Bud died Sept. 21. She was born Sept. 22, 1933, in Pitt County, N. C., to the late George and Nannie WHITLEY WADE. Before retirement, she was a nurse at White County Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Dianne WILSON. She is survived by three sons, Roy BENNETT of Billings, Mo.; Michael FULLER and wife Lynn of Hernando, Miss.; and Alan BENNETT and wife Tally of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Donna BABB of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Jim WADE of Sumter, S. C. Funeral services were Sept. 26 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Beebe. Burial was in Apple Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Katie Haislip Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Dec. 4, 1943
Mrs. Katie STATON HAISLIP, of Hassells, died at her home last night as a result of a heart attack suffered a few days ago. Funeral services will be held at the home in Hassells Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock followed by interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. HAISLIP, the daughter of Baldie and Fannie GRIMES STATON, was born near Hamilton October 14, 1877. At the time of her death she had been a member of the Hassells Christian church for more than 30 years. Survivors include her children, Mrs. C. L. NELSON, J. A. HAISLIP and George S. HAISLIP of Hassells, Mrs. J. Roy MARTIN and Miss Thelma HAISLIP of Greenville, and Staton HAISLIP of Newport News, Va.

Rev. William Harris Dead
The Wilson Times, Wilson, NC, Jan. 1, 2009
The Rev. William Clarence “Billy” HARRIS, 75, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Wake Medical Center. The funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Harbor Light Holiness Church, 4029 N.C. 42 E., in Wilson. Burial will follow in the Macclesfield Cemetery. Mr. HARRIS was a native of Pitt County but lived most of his life in both Edgecombe and Wilson counties. He was the founding pastor of Harbor Light Holiness Church in Wilson, where he faithfully served for over 25 years. His life’s mission was evident in his music and his ministry. Mr. HARRIS will be fondly remembered in the godly example he lived by. It was his life’s work and joy to bring people to God’s family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley BROWN HARRIS of Wilson; sons, Michael HARRIS and wife, Crystal, of Portland, Maine, and Linwood Alton JEFFREYS and wife, Connie, of Tarboro; daughters, Terry J. WEBB and husband, Clark, of Fountain and Barbara LAND and husband, Earl, of Clayton; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Lillian WARREN of Pactolus and Gladys HARRELL and husband, Otis, of Lexington; brothers, Donnie HARRIS and wife, Brenda, of Stokes, Burwood HARRIS and Thomas “T.C.” HARRIS, both of Greenville; special sister-in-law, Judy BRAXTON and husband, the Rev. Gordon, of Falkland; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Holiness Church of Wilson, 4029 N.C. 42 E., Wilson, NC 27893.

Mrs. Eleanora B. Norris Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Dec. 16, 1943
Mrs. Eleanora BIGGS NORRIS, 79, died in Pitt General hospital at 1:45 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after two months illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 1407 Dickinson Avenue at 11 o’clock Friday morning by Dr. H. G. HANEY, pastor of Eighth Street Christian church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. NORRIS was born and reared in Woodstock, Md. She married William H. NORRIS, a former Greenville druggist, in 1885. He died in 1933. For the past 31 years she had been living in Greenville. She was a member of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist church. Surviving are three sons, S. Key NORRIS of Greenville, C. E. NORRIS and W. E. NORRIS of Greensboro; six grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Annie R. BROWN of Ellicott City, Md.

Ex-Senator Willis R. Williams Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 9, 1909
Ex-Senator Willis R. WILLIAMS died Wednesday night at his home near Falkland. He was in his 83rd year, and had been quite feeble for some time. Mr. WILLIAMS was one of Pitt’s best and most prominent citizens. He always lived on the farm and was active in the interests of agriculture. He was for several years a member of the State Board of Agriculture, was master of the State Grange and several times represented North Carolina in the national conventions of that order. At such meetings both in this and other States he was much in demand as a speaker on agricultural topics, and his speeches took rank with the best. Mr. WILLIAMS was elected to the house of representatives in 1866 and served in the memorable session that followed the civil war. In 1884 he was elected State senator for Pitt county and filled that position for four consecutive terms. His senatorial career was a brilliant one, and he became famous as the “father of the 6 per cent bill,” a measure for the relief of interest burdened people which he introduced and fought to a finish. He took high rank among his colleagues and held the esteem of everone. Mr. WILLIAMS was a member of the Christian church and took prominent part in the councils of his denomination. He was also a leading Mason, ever true to the principles of the order. His funeral was conducted with Masonic honors, several members of Greenville lodge being in attendance.

Samuel Sutton, Peculiar Fatal Accident
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 27, 1909 
The Journal received a telegram message from Vanceboro yesterday telling of the tragic death of Mr. Samuel SUTTON, a well known white farmer who lives about eight miles from that town.  Mr. SUTTON, an elderly man, 80 years of age, was assisting in unloading a wagon of fodder, standing on top of the load, when he lost his balance, fell and broke his neck.  Death ensued immediately.  Much regret is expressed at his sudden and tragic end, as he was a man highly esteemed in his community.           
Contributed by Bill Bland

Tom Cox, Carolina Sailor Dies from Smallpox Attack
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, March 9, 1921
Constantinople, March 8 ----- Smallpox has been added to the list of contagious disease prevalent in this city.  Tom COX, of New Bern, N.C., a sailor on the United States destroyer Overton, died of smallpox and was buried here today.  The Overton, which has been cruising in Turkish waters, has been isolated in the sea of Marmora.
Contributed by Bill Bland

T. A. Whitfield Died Yesterday
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 31, 1945
T. A. WHITFIELD, 64, died at his home near Bethel on Monday morning at 3 o’clock. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. from the home by Rev. W. M. HOWARD, Jr., pastor of the Bethel Methodist Church. Interment will be in the family cemetery on the farm. Mr. WHITFIELD is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna WHITFIELD, five sons, Theodore WHITFIELD, Tucson, Ariz., Roy WHITFIELD, Portsmouth, Va., T. A. WHITFIELD, Jr., USN, stationed at Bremmenton, Wash., Martin Luther WHITFIELD and John Wesley WHITFIELD of Bethel; four daughters, Mrs. Leon LITTLE of Farmville, Mrs. Ralph VIOLETT of Brandywine, Md., Mrs. Reece JONES of Arlington, Va., Miss Louise WHITFIELD, Washington, D.C., and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Katie Peaden Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 21, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. Katie PEADEN, 74, who died at her home near Falkland Saturday night, were held at the home Monday afternoon. The Rev. L. B. MANNING, Free Will Baptist minister of near Farmville, officiated. Burial was in the Peaden Family cemetery. Mrs. PEADEN, a native of the Falkland community, was the daughter of the late Lemon and Margaret JOHNSON DUNN. She married W. H. PEADEN in 1889. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Effie WOOTEN of near Falkland, and Mrs. Stephen WOOTEN of Greenville; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jesse Teel Rites Set
Daily Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1945
Funeral services for Jesse H. TEEL will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Epps TEEL, 210 Washington street, tomorrow afternoon  at four o’clock. The services will be in charge of Dr. H. G. HANEY, pastor of Eighth Street Christian Church. Mr. TEEL was killed in a car-bus collision in Norfolk Monday night. Surviving are his wife, his mother, six brothers, E. E. TEEL of Wilson, Jasper O. TEEL of Grimesland, L. A. TEEL of Ashboro, Charlie O. TEEL of Goldsboro, Dremmer P. TEEL of Norfolk, and Media M. TEEL of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. E. W. MOORE of Scotland Neck, Mrs. J. L. STOCKS of Greenville, Mrs. Dane L. REID of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Walter E. LEE of Greenville sand Mrs. W. R. MAY of Port Orchard, Washington.

Mrs. Parmelia Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 29, 1943
Mrs. Parmelia SMITH, 69, died at the home of her son, Daniel SMITH, near Grimesland, at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday morning after three weeks illness. Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern, officiated. Burial was in Trinity cemetery near Chocowinity.  Mrs. SMITH was born, reared and spent her entire life in the Grimesland community. Her husband was John J. SMITH, who died in 1935. She was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Daniel and Luther SMITH of Grimesland; four daughters, Mrs. Dentry BOYD, Mrs. Titus JEFFERSON and Mrs. Stancil MCLAWHORN of Grimesland, and Mrs. Elbert STOKES of near Cox’s Mill; 18 grandchildren; a brother, A. M. PARAMORE of Washington; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry JONES and Mrs. Frank MOORE of Washington.

John H. Woolard Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 11, 1950
Mr. John Hyman WOOLARD, 72, died in Pitt General Hospital at seven o’clock Monday night following a stroke of paralysis suffered several days ago. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the Eighth Street Christian Church by the pastor, Dr. H. G. HANEY, assisted by the Rev. Leon RUSSELL, pastor of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. WOOLARD, son of the late W. K. and Elizabeth LEGGETT WOOLARD, was born near Stokes and spent his youth there. He had lived in Greenville since 1922 and was a farmer. He was a member of Eighth Street Christian Church. He was married to the former Lou Augusta CHAUNCEY, who died in 1936. He was later married to the former Laura ELLISON, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and four daughters by his first marriage: Garland G. WOOLARD of Williamston and William J. WOOLARD of Plymouth; Mrs. Paul F. BATCHELOR and Mrs. Joe B. GASTON of Greenville, Mrs. W. C. WINLEY of Williamston and Mrs. W. C. SHREVES of Falls Church, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie W. CRANDALL of Greenville and Mrs. Brown HARDISON of near Stokes.

Mrs. T. A. Bunting Claimed By Death
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Wed., May 29, 1929
Washington, N.C., May 28-------Mrs. T. A. BUNTING, 62, of Robersonville, R.F.D., died at her home today at two o’clock following an illness of two weeks. Before her marriage she was Miss Augusta WHITFIELD and was born and raised in Martin county. She was a member of the Christian church and funeral services will be held from her residence conducted by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN Wednesday at two thirty. Interment will be in the family burying ground. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Larry and Herbert BUNTING.

Death Claims B. T. Clark
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 16, 1941
Benjamin Thomas CLARK, age 54, died in the local hospital this morning at 8:20 following two weeks of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the late home on Fourth street extension east, by his pastor, Rev. Thomas McM. GRANT. Greenville Lodge No. 284 A. F. and A. M. will be in charge of the services at the grave and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. CLARK was the son of the late John THOMAS and Heland WYNN CLARK of Everetts. He was married in Everetts to Miss Pattie LANIER. Of this union there survives, five sons: Curtis B., John A., Edward T., Joseph B. and J. Dallas CLARK, all of  Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia CLARK MAIDEN and Miss Mildred Mae CLARK, both of Greenville; and two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John T. BEACH of Everetts, Mrs. Ida MEEKS of Gold Point, and Mrs. Fannie HOWELL of Goldsboro. After marriage, Mr. CLARK moved from Everetts to Weldon and then to Richmond and to Hopewell, Va. where he was employed during the World War in the making of ammunition. In 1919 he moved to Greenville with his family where he had accepted a position as chief engineer at the Water and Light plant, which position he held until 1927. He then opened a machine business in Greenville, since operated as Greenville Machine Works. He was a well known Mason throughout Eastern Carolina and was a member Greenville Lodge No. 284 A. F. and A. M., Greenville Chapter, No. 50 R. A. M. and Bethlehem Commandery No. 29 and also a Shriner. He had devoted considerable time for a number of years in raising money for the Oxford Orphanage and the Eastern Star Home in Greensboro. He has also taken a great interest in the A. B. ELLINGTON Bible class of the Methodist church and that class as a body are asked to be honorary pall bearers.

T. J. Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 13, 1910
Mr. T. J. WORTHINGTON, an aged and prominent citizen of Grifton section, died suddenly Sunday afternoon about 1 o’clock, while driving home alone from a vestry meeting at St. John’s Episcopal church in Pitt county. Parties driving from Grifton to Centreville were startled to meet Mr. WORTHINGTON'S buggy with him sitting in it, dead. Mr. John R. HARVEY took the dead man to the latter’s home, where the body was turned over to the family. Mr. WORTHINGTON was well known, 80 years of age, and was a member of the vestry of St. John’s church, where he had been to attend  a meeting of the vestry. After leaving the church he drove to Dr. William Cobb WHITFIELD'S home and left some hymn books. He had not left Dr. WHITFIELD'S more than ten minutes when he was found dead in his buggy. Death was probably due to heart trouble. Mr. WORTHINGTON was well known in this county as well as in Pitt, where he lived. He was a well-to-do country gentleman of the old Southern type, and was engaged in business at Hanrahan for years. He was married some 15 years ago to Miss Mary MEWBORN, who, with a daughter, survive him. His gentility was a marked characteristic of his life.------Kinston Free Press.

Miss Emma Boyd Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Oct. 28, 1935
Funeral services for Miss Emma BOYD, 64, who died at her home here Sunday morning, were conducted at St. Paul’s Episcopal church this afternoon, with Rev. Worth WICKER, the rector, officiating. Burial followed in the Episcopal church yard.  Miss BOYD died following a week’s critical illness. She had been in declining health, however, for the past four years. She was the daughter of John Foreman and Emma MCLUER BOYD, of Pitt county, members of the most prominent families in Eastern North Carolina. For 35 years, Miss BOYD was a devout member of St. Paul’s Episcopal church here. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth HAYDEN, Miss Louise BOYD, and Miss Sue M. BOYD; and two brothers, John F. and Joseph C. BOYD, all of Greenville.

Mrs. R. J. Little Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 11, 1950
Raleigh, July 11--- Mrs. Maude P. LITTLE, 56, of 307 Georgetown Road, died at Rex Hospital Monday morning following a brief illness. Two services will be held Wednesday. A reading by members of the First Church of Christ Scientist will be held at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the Falkland Presbyterian Church in Falkland. The Rev. Phillip COREY, pastor, will officiate. Surviving are her husband, Roy J. LITTLE; two sons, H. J. LITTLE, Jr., of Los Angeles, and Gene P. LITTLE of Raleigh; four daughters, Mrs. John A. KELLERHOUSE of Guilford, Conn., Leeta Carroll LITTLE of Columbia, Pa., Dorothy Louise LITTLE and Mary Ann LITTLE of Raleigh; four step-brothers, W. P. DICKINSON of Washington, N.C., Wiley DICKINSON of Durham, Don DICKINSON of Swarthmore, Pa., and Jasper DICKINSON; and one step-sister, Mrs. Margaret CUTLER of Washington, N.C. Mrs. LITTLE was a graduate nurse of the Tayloe Hospital in Washington, N.C., and served as an Army nurse overseas during World War I.

Richard A. Nelson Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 2, 1954
Mr. Richard A. NELSON, 49, merchant and lifelong resident of Grifton, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville at 4:25 o’clock Tuesday morning. He was critically injured in an automobile accident near Winterville a short time earlier when his car apparently went out of control. Funeral services will be conducted at the Grifton Methodist Church at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the pastor, the Rev. R. C. MOONEY, and burial will be in the Grifton Cemetery. Members of the Grifton Masonic Lodge, No. 243, will have charge of the service of the grave. Members of the Board of Stewards will be honorary pallbearers. The body will remain at the S. G. WILKERSON & Sons Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. Mr. NELSON was the owner and operator of the Grifton Feed Company, a member of the firm of J. R. HARVEY and Company, and also engaged in extensive farming. He was the son of Mrs. R. E. NELSON of Grifton and the late Mr. NELSON. He was active in religious, civic, and fraternal organizations. He attended the Grifton Schools and was an alumnus of Duke University. He was a loyal member of the Grifton Methodist Church and a member of the Board of Stewards. For many years he had been a teacher of the young adult class—the Richard A. NELSON Class, named in honor of him. He was a former Mayor and a town commissioner of Grifton. He was a member and Past Master of the Grifton Masonic Lodge and also a member of Sudan Temple. At the time of his death he was the District Deputy Grand Patron of the Order of Eastern Star, and was also the past grand patron of the Grifton Chapter of the eastern Star, No. 134. Mr. NELSON had the distinction of being the first man to serve as President of the Grifton Parents—Teachers Association and this year was the first man to serve as Vice-President of that organization. He was a member of the Grifton Lions Club and also the Kinston Community Theatre. He had the leading role in last year’s production and currently was taking part in this year’s production to be staged this week. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Murle HARVEY NELSON; three daughters, Emily, Marian and Edna NELSON, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. R. E. NELSON, all of the home; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. OVERTON of Greenville and Mrs. J. C. COOK of Williamston; and a brother, Sam E. NELSON of Grifton.

J. G. Carroway Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 8, 1935
Joseph G. CARROWAY, 30, died yesterday afternoon at four o’clock at his home in Belvoir township. Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon at two o’clock followed by interment at the family cemetery near the home. Mr. CARROWAY is survived by four brothers, A. L. CARROWAY, C. A. CARROWAY, J. W. CARROWAY and Woodrow CARROWAY, and two sisters, Miss Louise CARROWAY and Mrs. Luther Bell CLARK

Two Killed By Lightning Near Farmville
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., May 5, 1915
Farmville, May 5.----K. W. WAINRIGHT, 74, and Mrs. David BROCK, 42, were killed by a bolt of lightning which struck into a party near here yesterday afternoon. The others were stunned and injured, but will recover.

E. D. Hathaway Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 8, 1935
Edward David HATHAWAY, age 56, died at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon in Edgecombe General Hospital in Tarboro of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the late home in Belvoir township by Rev. J. A. MCIVER, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church here. Burial followed in the Hathaway cemetery near the home. He was born in Belvoir Township and spent his entire life there. Surviving are his wife and six sons, J. F., E. F., David L., T. L. and C. V. HATHAWAY, all of Pitt county and Alvin HATHAWAY, of Portsmouth, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. STANCILL, Portsmouth, Va., Misses Juanita and Lydia HATHAWAY, Pitt county; four brothers, J. J. HATHAWAY, Battleboro, N.C., J. S. and C. B. HATHAWAY, Portsmouth, Va., C. G. HATHAWAY, Washington, D.C.; one sister, Mrs. Chad LEWIS, Conetoe, N.C., and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Almeta Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 3, 1944
Mrs. Almeta WILLIAMS SMITH, 65, died at the home of her son in Mount Holly at 8:30 o’clock Sunday night after two weeks of illness .Funeral services will be conducted from S.C. Wilkerson and Sons funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Burial will follow in the Smith family cemetery near Black Jack. Mrs. SMITH was born and reared in Pitt county in the black Jack community. Her husband was Zebulon SMITH, who died in 1922. She lived in the Black Jack community and Greenville until 1941 when she moved to Mount Holly. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist church of Greenville. Surviving are one son, Jasper SMITH of Mount Holly; and one daughter, Mrs. Heber LANCASTER of Greenville; three grandchildren, and one brother, Jodie WILLIAMS of Black Jack.

Mrs. J. A. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Aug. 30, 1945
Mrs. J. A. STOCKS, 48, died at her home near Lizzie in Green county at five o’clock Wednesday afternoon. She had been in declining health since last October and critically ill for the past few months. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at five o’clock Friday afternoon by the Rev. C. B. Mashburn, Christian minister of Farmville, and burial will follow in Hollywood cemetery in Farmville. Surviving are her husband, three sons, Roland STOCKS of the U.S. Navy now stationed in Norfolk, Va., J. A. STOCKS, Jr., of Pinetops, and Lubie STOCKS of the U.S. Navy now stationed at Athens, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Seth PARAMORE of near Grimesland, Mrs. Leon HADDOCK of Washington, and Mrs. Chester CASH of near Farmville; six grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Sallie E. HODGES of the home; two sisters, Mrs. A. G. BRIGHT of Bayboro and Miss Sarah Wallace HODGES of the home; three brothers, Uriah HODGES of Chocowinity, E. W. HODGES of LaGrange, and Kirk HODGES of Norfolk, Va. Mrs. STOCKS was born and reared in Beaufort county in the Old Ford community. She was married in 1912 and had been living near Lizzie since 1934. She was a member of the Farmville Christian Church.

Mrs. Fannie Fleming Dead
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., May 16, 1929
Greenville, May 15------Mrs. Fannie FLEMING, 76 years of age, died at Pactolus yesterday evening about 6 o’clock, following six months of declining health. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. CHAUNCEY, of Pactolus, by Rev. Ben COWAN, assisted by Elder ROSS. Burial was made in the family burial ground. She leaves three sons and two daughters, Charles R., Wilton F., and  J. Sam FLEMING; Mrs. J. W. TAYLOR, Winston-Salem, and Mrs. W. C. CHAUNCEY of Pactolus.  Mrs. FLEMING was a life-long member of the Primitive Baptist church and one of the best known women of the community.

Mrs. Edna Ford Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 27, 1945
Mrs. Edna FORD, 50, wife of W. O. FORD, died at her home on the Big Oak road, 1 mile east of Bethel, at 6:15 o’clock Sunday a.m. She had been in ill health the past five years and critically ill the past week. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. FORD, daughter of the late W. H. FORD and Caroline MANNING JENKINS, spent all her life in the Bethel community. She was married in 1910. She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Wilbur O. FORD, of the U.S. Merchant Marines, and Ralph Graham FORD of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret SIMPSON of Norfolk, Mrs. Thelma MALLOY of Burlington, Mrs. Elsie ANDREWS of Parmele, and Margie, Frances, and Delores FORD of the home; four sisters, Mrs. F. L. ANDREWS, Sr., of Bethel, Mrs. W. H. GURKINS and Mrs. C. L. GURKINS of Plymouth, and Mrs. J. W. PIERCE of Portsmouth; a brother, John H. JENKINS of Conetoe, and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Kate Moye Dead
Eastern Reflector, Sat., June 24, 1905
Mrs. Kate MOYE, widow of W. B. MOYE, died yesterday afternoon of tuberculosis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. HOSTETTER. She had been confined to her bed for sometime and her death had been expected at anytime for the last few days. She was about fifty-five years of age and had been a resident of Kinston for the last twenty five years. Coming to the town from Pitt county. Her husband, William MOYE, was a well known merchant and cotton factor here for many years before his death. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. J. H. HOSTETTER and Miss Virginia MOYE, both residents of Kinston.---Kinston Free Press, 19th.

George F. Bright Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 20, 1945
George Frank BRIGHT, 88, died at his home near Cowpens Landing near Vanceboro at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon after several weeks illness. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. W. H. BRADY, Methodist minister of Vanceboro. Burial was in Ellsworth Church cemetery. Mr. BRIGHT spent all his life in the Vanceboro community. He was a member of Ellsworth Christian Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Estelle ADAMS of Merritt, Mrs. D. S. MCFEE of Parkersburg, W. Va., Mrs. J. S. HILL of Vanceboro, and Mrs. T. V. SMITH of Ernul; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Emily Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 17, 1945
Mrs. Emily SMITH, 73, widow of the late Mack SMITH, died at her home in the Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church community at 6:30 o’clock this morning after several weeks of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church at three o’clock Saturday afternoon and burial will follow in the Mack SMITH cemetery. Mrs. SMITH, daughter of the late Filie HUDSON and Fernie LAUGHINGHOUSE, spent all her life in the community in which she died. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. SMITH had been living with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Celia GASKINS, since the death of her husband in 1941. Surviving ae a sister, Mrs. Victoria ADAMS of Chicod, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fannie Moore Dead
King’s Weekly, Fri., July 12, 1895
On last Saturday at the residence of Mr. J. L. DANIEL, in this place, Mrs. Fannie MOORE, relict of the late Redding MOORE, died at the ripe old age of over four score. Uncle Reddin and Aunt Fanny were once familiar figures at all the Methodist revivals in this county and converted many a sinner. They will long be remembered and her death is universally mourned.

Mrs. J. E. Ketchum Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 25, 1913
Mrs. KETCHUM, wife of Mr.  J. S. KETCHUM, who moved here about the first of the year from Greene county, died Sunday night. The funeral took place Monday night.

W. Lyman Joyner Buried at Wilson
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 20, 1933
Funeral services for W. Lyman JOYNER, formerly of Farmville, were held at Wilson yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock and interment was made in the cemetery there. Mr. JOYNER died from injuries which he sustained when he fell through the elevator shaft at the Cherry Hotel in Wilson about two weeks ago. He was the son of Mrs. C. E. MOORE, of Wilson, and a brother of Hubert JOYNER, of Greenville. He was a native of Pitt County, having been born and reared in the Farmville community. Rev. A. W. LILLYCROP, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of this city, assisted in the final rites.

Abram Cox Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 15, 1897
Mr. Abram COX, who was one of the best men Pitt County ever had, died at his home in Contentnea township, at 8 o’clock Sunday night. He was 68 years old, and his life had been one of usefulness. Mr. COX was Sheriff of this county four years, from 1854 to 1858. In the war he was Quarter Master of the 44th N.C. Regiment. His life was spent on the farm, and he made a success of his chosen occupation. In all his dealings with his fellow man he was upright, charitable and kind hearted. Mo man among us had more friends than did “Uncle” Abram COX. Everybody loved him and his death brings sorrow to many hearts. He was a member of Antioch Baptist church and was an humble follower of his Savior.

F. M. Tripp dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 10, 1945
Francis Marion TRIPP, 63, died in Duke Hospital in Durham at 2:15 Thursday afternoon after being in declining health for several months and critically ill the past five days. Funeral services will be held at the home near Parker’s Chapel Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Rev. N. R. BEAMAN, Free Will Baptist minister of Snow Hill, will officiate. Burial will be in the Tripp family cemetery. Mr. TRIPP spent all his life in Pitt County. He was a member of Parker’s Chapel. Surviving are two sons, Clarence TRIPP of the home and Joseph Sam TRIPP of the U.S. Army, stationed in the Pacific area, and seven daughters, Bettie lee, Georgia Bell, Lucy Mae, Bessie Elizabeth, and Alma Rea TRIPP, of the home, and Verner Pearl TRIPP of near Greenville and Mildred TRIPP of Tarboro.

Charles G. Joyner Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 15, 1908
Baltimore, Md., July 14----Charles G. JOYNER, one of the most prominent natives of North Carolina who lived in Baltimore, died at his home here today. He had for several months been suffering with a complication of diseases. The funeral will take place Thursday morning from his home, 2824 St. Paul Street. Mr. JOYNER is survived by his widow, who was Miss Sallie W. PARISH, and five children, Mrs. James H. HOLT, of Burlington, N.C., Leon L. JOYNER, of Vicksburg, Miss., Chas. G. JOYNER, Jr., Mrs. Bowman HOOD and Miss Irma JOYNER, of this city. He had been in business in Baltimore for twenty years and was head of the large hat manufacturing company of Joyner, Witz and Company---Raleigh News and Observer. Mr. JOYNER was a native of Pitt county and brother of Mrs. J. A. LANG, of this city, who was at his bedside at the time of his death. He had a great many friends here and throughout the county who learn of his death with great sorrow. He was one of Pitt’s sons of whom she has always been proud.

Lonnie Briley Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 11, 1945
Lonnie BRILEY, 71, died at his home near Falkland at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning after several weeks of critical illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home at #:30 o’clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. P. C. WIGGS, Free Will Baptist minister of Fountain and burial was in the family cemetery near Crisp. Mr. BRILEY was born and reared near Gum Swamp Church in Belvoir Township. He moved to Edgecombe County and was married to Minnie BOTTOM of Nash County. Surviving this union are three sons, W. G. BRILEY of the home, Lonnie BRILEY of the Army in Italy, and William BRILEY of Crisp, and two daughters, Mrs. Leslie BROWN of Crisp and Mrs. Ollen DEAL of Falkland. After Mrs. BRILEY’S death in 1915, he was married to Bettie DENNY of Maccesfield. She died in 1928. Surviving this union are three sons, James BRILEY of Norfolk, Joe Zesley BRILEY of Falkland, and David BRILEY of Crisp and one daughter, Mrs. Robert BRIDGES of Tarboro. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, F. A. BRILEY of Rocky Mount; and two sisters, Mrs. Pattie BRIDGES and Mrs. Mattie WEBB.

J. E. Warren Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 30, 1923
Mr. J. E. WARREN, aged 61, died at his home a few miles north of this city yesterday afternoon at 1:30. The interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock at Gum Swamp church burying ground. Mr. WARREN was born in this county on June 12, 1862. He always made his home here being one of the county’s most influential and successful farmers. He possessed a strong christian character and for the past 35 years had been  one of the most loyal members of Gum Swamp church. Mr. WARREN was married four times, his wives being Misses Martha MORRIS, Estelle POLLARD, Lula COGGINS and Daisy HARRIS. He is survived by his wife, three sons, W. E. WARREN, Greenville; Jeremiah Edgar WARREN and THANIEL WARREN and one daughter, Mrs. R. E. HARRIS, Greenville.

 

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