Pitt Co., NC, Obituaries

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Mrs. J. I. Puryear Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 7, 1953
Mrs. Martha Ann PURYEAR, 81, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, at 11:55 o’clock Friday night following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered six days ago. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at four o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Rashie KENNEDY, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville, will conduct the services. Mrs. PURYEAR was born and reared in Greene County. She was married to Cornelius DAVIS, and after his death in 1900 she was married to Joseph Idell PURYEAR. Mr. PURYEAR died in 1930. She spent most of her married life in the Ayden and Farmville communities and since Mr. PURYEAR’S death had lived with her children. She was a member of the Advent Christian Church near Farmville. She was survived by a daughter by her first marriage, Mrs. J. J. BAKER of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter and two sons by her second marriage, Luther and Robert PURYEAR of Greenville, and Mrs. Reuben FLOYD of Lavonia, Georgia; 27 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two step-sons and a step-daughter, Bob DAVIS of New Bern, Roy DAVIS of Greene County, and Mrs. Dessie ELKS of Ballard’s Crossroads.

William M. Coward Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Tues., Mar. 9, 1943
William M. COWARD, 75, died at his home near Dudley’s Cross Roads at 10 a.m. Sunday. He had been in ill health for a year and critically ill for three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 4:30 this afternoon by the Rev. W. H. BRADY, Methodist Minister of Vanceboro, and burial will follow in the Coward Family Cemetery nearby. Mr. COWARD was born and reared in Pitt County and had spent most of his life in the Dudley’s Cross Roads community. He married Mary A. LANCASTER, of Craven County in 1885; she died in August, 1930. Surviving this union are two sons, Luther COWARD of Chapman’s Cross Roads and Herman COWARD of New Bern; four daughters, Mrs. L. A. SPEAR, and Mrs. H. C. COWARD, of the Vanceboro community, Mrs. Victor COWARD, of Scotland Neck, and Mrs. Lee HADDOCK, of near Greenville; 33 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Mr. COWARD was married to Mrs. Melissa JONES DUDLEY in 1932 and she survives him. Also surviving is a step-daughter, Mrs. Lonnie PRICE, of Norfolk, Va.

Henry Tyson Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April 7, 1922
Mr. Henry TYSON died Sunday, April the 2nd, following a stroke of paralysis. He seemed to be in good health Saturday, and his death was a shock to his family and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon and burial was in the family burying grounds, near Farmville.

Mrs. Louise Mobley Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Feb. 1, 1898
Died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. James TURNAGE, near Greenville, on Jan. 26th,  Mrs. Louise MOBLEY, in her 83rd year. Mrs. MOBLEY was the mother of three children and the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier. She lived in the old Baptist faith and died a Christian. She was buried at the old family burying ground near Bear Grass. A few days before her death she had a dream to meet at Bear Grass church door, a place most dear to her. She with millions more of her faith are now basking in the smiles of a loving father.

James Luther Harris, Jr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 30, 1969
Chocowinity---Mr. James Luther HARRIS, Jr., 77, died Saturday in Washington. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. from Clark’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Harris family cemetery near Winterville. Surviving are six sons: Ralph HARRIS of Chocowinity, Wilbur HARRIS of Edenton, Hubert HARRIS of Windsor, Larry HARRIS of New Bern, Roy HARRIS of Norfolk, Va., and Gilbert HARRIS of Greenville; five daughters: Mrs. Nell H. MOORE of Kinston, Mrs. Mary BRANCH of Greenville, Mrs. _stie HEMBY of Greenville, Mrs. Estelle TEEL of La Grange, and Mrs. Benny SMITH of Leggetts; 20 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Mr. HARRIS was a retired farmer.

Joseph O. Cobb Dead
Daily Reflector, March 31, 1951
Joseph O. COBB, 73, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital at six o’clock Saturday morning. He suffered a heart attack four days ago and had been critically ill since that time. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. COBB, son of the late James O. and Martha BRANN COBB, was born and reared in Green­­_ County in the Lizzie community. He was a farmer and had lived in the Falkland community for many years. He was first married to Mary DAVIS of Pitt County. Later he was married to Flossie PEADEN POWELL of the Falkland community. He is survived by his wife; two sons by his first marriage, Cleon and Harry COBB of Baltimore, Maryland; four sons by his second marriage, J. T. COBB, Hardy COBB, and Seber COBB of the home, and Pvt. Joseph H. COBB of the U.S. ARMY, now stationed at Fort Lawton, Washington; a stepson, John D. POWELL of Macclesfield; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida TYSON of Goldsboro and Mrs. Carrie TYSON of Parmele.

Mrs. Susan Elliott Dead
Greenville Daily News, Mon., Oct. 27, 1919
Mrs. Susan ELLIOTT died last Saturday morning at the home of her son Robert ELLIOTT in Craven county in the 66th year of her age. The cause of her death was paralysis. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. E. F. TUCKER of this city. The funeral and burial took place in Winterville yesterday afternoon and was conducted by the Rev. George J. DOWELL, pastor of the Baptist church of which Mrs. ELLIOTT had been a consistent member for many years. She leaves three children: Mrs. David SUTTON of Winterville, Robert ELLIOTT of Craven county and Mrs. E. F. TUCKER of this city.

Mrs. Lula W. Tucker Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Thurs., Feb. 25, 1943
Mrs. Lula WORTHINGTON TUCKER, 53, died at her home two miles east of Winterville at two o’clock yesterday morning. She had been in ill health for several months and became critically ill Tuesday night. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon by the Rev. J. C. MOYE, Free Will Baptist minister of Snow Hill, assisted by the Rev. R. C. WIGGS, Free Will Baptist minister of Ayden. Burial will follow in the Winterville cemetery. Mrs. TUCKER, daughter of the late Alfred and Sarah MCGOWAN WORTHINGTON, had spent her entire life in the Winterville community. She married Herman D. TUCKER in December, 1904, and he died in 1943. She was a member of the Reddy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. James STARKEY and Mrs. W. A. SERMONS, Jr., of Greenville, Mrs. John TYNDALL, of Portsmouth, Va., and Mrs. Billie WHITLEY, of Goldsboro; Seven sons, H. C. TUCKER, of Winterville, A. H. TUCKER, of Creswell, Burney TUCKER, of the U.S. Navy, and Elmer, Hartman, Belvin and Wyatt TUCKER, all of the home; Four brothers, R. L.WORTHINGTON, Heber WORTHINGTON, J. B. WORTHINGTON, and Cleve WORTHINGTON, all of Winterville.

Mrs. Louisa Hill Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 8, 1891
Mrs. Louisa HILL, wife of A. D. HILL, Esq., of Farmville, died on Saturday, 4th inst. She was an excellent woman and a large circle of friends sympathize with the sorrowful husband in his loss.

Last Rites For Heber E. Dixon
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 14, 1953
Heber E. DIXON, 70, died at his home near Murfreesboro Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church in Pitt County, Saturday afternoon at three o’clock and burial was in the church yard. The Rev. Floyd C. CHERRY, Free Will Baptist minister of Black Jack, assisted by the Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern, conducted the services. Mr. DIXON, son of the late Robert and Louisa DIXON, was born in Pitt County and for the past 34 years he had lived near Murfreesboro. He was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary W. DIXON; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. JERNIGAN and Mrs. Eddie ELLIS of Portsmouth, Va., and Mrs. Ernest SLAUGHTER of Murfreesboro; a son, Robert M. DIXON of Murfreesboro; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Dillie LEWIS of Greenville.

John F. Shackelford Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Tues., Mar. 9, 1943
John Franklin SHACKELFORD, 44, died in Tayloe Hospital in Washington, N.C., at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He had been ill for 8 months and in the hospital for four weeks. Funeral arrangements had not been completed late last night. Mr. SHACKELFORD had spent most of his life in Pitt County and had recently been living near Chapman’s Cross Roads. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie WILLIAMS SHACKELFORD; five sons, Nathan Lewis SHACKELFORD, of Connel, Washington, John F. Jr., D. B., Vernice Earl and George R. SHACKELFORD, all of the home; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. SPEIGHT and Miss Mary Hazel SHACKELFORD, all of the home; and a brother, A. C. SHACKELFORD, of Blount’s Creek.

Charlie Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., May 16, 1957
FARMVILLE--- Charlie HARRIS, 73, Route 2, died Wednesday at Duke Hospital, Durham. Funeral services will be held at Farmville Funeral Home Friday at 3 p.m., Rev. C. B. MANNING will officiate. Burial will be in the Tugwell cemetery at Toddy. Mr. HARRIS was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Spencer HARRIS of Pitt County. He had spent all of his life engaged in farming activities in the Farmville community until ill health forced his retirement a few years ago. He was a member of King’s Cross Roads Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Minnie V. HARRIS, died in 1933. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Charlie WINDHAM, Mrs. James ALPHIN, and Mrs. Norman TRIPP, all of Greenville, Mrs. Herman DAVIS of Fountain, and Mrs. Deward NICHOLS of Farmville; two sons, Roy Lee HARRIS of Farmville and Levy HARRIS of Greenville; two brothers, Bill HARRIS of Greenville and Joe HARRIS of Pink Hill.

E. H. Forbes Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Mar. 4, 1920
Mr. E. H. FORBES, aged sixty-four, passed peacefully away at his home on Washington street last night at about 8:30 o’clock as the result of pneumonia. The deceased several weeks ago was attacked with influenza and had recovered sufficiently to be out again. However he took a relapse Saturday which finally developed into pneumonia. Mr. FORBES had been twice married. By his first wife he had three children and by his second wife, he had five children. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. The funeral will take place tomorrow at Corn Jump on Albemarle Sound. He was connected with Texas Oil Company.

Dorothy M. Sumrell Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Oct. 2, 1992
AYDEN---Mrs. Dorothy MOYE SUMRELL, 70, died Wednesday in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services Saturday 11 a.m., Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. SUMRELL was a member of Ayden United Methodist Church. Surviving: her sons, Barry H. SUMRELL of Raleigh and Neal SUMRELL of Ayden; sister, Nancy TRUEBLOOD of Simpson. Visitation today 7—8:30 p.m., Farmer Funeral Service. Memorials to the Ayden Rescue Squad.

Charles Wooten Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 8, 1891
Mr. Charles WOOTEN, an esteemed citizen of Swift Creek township, died at his home near Centreville on Monday, June 29th. He was first taken with measles upon which cold was contracted, resulting in death in a few days. Mr. WOOTEN was 39 years old and leaves a widow and four little boys.

R. K. Williams Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 14, 1953
Robert King (Jimbo) WILLIAMS, 42, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville at two o’clock Friday afternoon. He suffered a heart attack Monday and had been critically ill since that time. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at two o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. E. L. EARNHARDT, pastor of St. James Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. R. W. BRADSHAW, Methodist minister of Wilson and the Rev. J. A. NEILSON, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church, will conduct the services. Mr. WILLIAMS, son of the late E. C. and Nellie GODWIN WILLIAMS, spent all his life in Greenville. He had been engaged in the shoe repair business for the past 25 years. He was a member of St. James Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. He was marred to Julia SWINDELL of Greenville in 1931, who survives with a son, Robert K. WILLIAMS, Jr., of the home; a brother, E. C. WILLIAMS of Greenville; and four sisters, Mrs. T. I. MOORE of Greenville, Mrs. Lester BAKER of Fountain, Mrs. Marie GARDNER of Kinston, and Mrs. L. M. LANDIN of Wilson.

Daniel Webster Franks Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Daniel Webster FRANKS, 75, died in a Washington hospital at 1:00 yesterday after being struck by an automobile in Vanceboro. The body will be in state at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home until 11:00 this morning, at which time it will be taken to the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church in Ernul, N.C., where funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 this afternoon, by Rev. Mack PRESCOTT, a former pastor, assisted by the Rev. R. B. SPENCER, pastor. Burial will follow in the New Bern Cemetery.  Mr. FRANKS is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth FRANKS; six sons, Charlie L. FRANKS, Dan. W. FRANKS, of Kinston, J. R. FRANKS of Norfolk, Va., Martin V. FRANKS of Ernul, and Bryan W. and John R. FRANKS, of the United States Navy; five daughters, Mrs. K. M. STEWART, of Vanceboro, Mrs. John CANNON, of Bunnlevel, Miss Mildred FRANKS, of Ernul, Mrs. T. E. MCCLENNY of Suffolk, Va.; and Mrs. Dennis SMITHWICK, of Rockingham; 14 grandchildren, one brother, Joe FRANKS, of Fayetteville. Mr. FRANKS was born and reared in the Vanceboro and Ernul community, where he had spent his entire life. He was a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church or Ernul and a charter member of the Woodmen of the World Camp at Ernul.

Mrs. Alvana Warren Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Mon., Aug. 19, 1921
Mrs. Alvana WARREN, age 83, well-known woman of this section, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lula PEBBLES at Maccesfield. Mrs. WARREN, before her marriage, was Miss Alvana HIGGS, and was a native of Halifax county. The deceased was a member of one of the most prominent families in this section of the State, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by a son, J. Ed WARREN, of Farmville, and a daughter, Mrs. Lula PEEBLES of Macclesfield. The remains were intered in the family burying ground at the old home place, “Warrenwood,” near here.

Mrs. W. M. Norville Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., May 16, 1957
FARMVILLE--- Funeral services for Mrs. Lena MATTHEWS NORVILLE, 83, wife of the late William M. NORVILLE, who died Tuesday night at her home, Rt. 1, Macclesfield, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the home. Elder Leslie COKER of Pinetops and Elder A. P. MEWBORNE of Farmville, Primitive Baptist ministers, officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery near the home. Mrs. NORVILLE was a native of Pitt County. She had spent her entire life in the Falkland community. She was a member of the Otters Creek Primitive Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Thurman EDMUNDSON, Tarboro, Mrs. Martha OWENS, Pinetops, Mrs. Mary PEADEN, Greenville, Mrs. J. D. MERCER, Macclesfield, and Mrs. Milton LIPTZ, Los Angeles, Calif.; three sons, J. Hyman NORVILLE, John NORVILLE, and William J. NORVILLE, all of Macclesfield; one brother, Jim MATTHEWS, Rt. 2, Farmville; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren

Mrs. J. A. Crawford Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Nov. 13, 1879
Died near Goldsboro, Mrs. J. A. CRAWFORD, Oct. 21st, 1879, in her 43rd year. She was the daughter of Benj. BRITT, having first married J. H. PARKS, who died in the war leaving her with two children. She afterwards married Mr. CRAWFORD whom she leaves with five children to mourn her loss. The Baptist Church to which she belonged, loses a faithful member, and her family, an affectionate mother and wife. She bore her severe afflictions with patience. Her numerous friends tender to her bereaved family their heartfelt condolence in their affliction.

Robert Lee Baker Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Fri., Feb. 26, 1943
Robert Lee BAKER, 79, died at his home near Fountain at 9:45 o’clock last night after several months illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon by the Rev. Father Charles J. GABLE, Catholic Priest of Greenville, and burial will be in the Tugwell cemetery near Toddy. Mr. BAKER was born and reared in Wilson County. He married Miss Delia GRIZZARD on Feb. 10, 1891. During their married life they had lived in Ayden, Ballard’s Cross Roads, and near Farmville. For the past year, they have lived near Fountain. He was a member of the Catholic Church at Ayden. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Robert BAKER of the home, Jasper and Gordon BAKER of Ayden, and Bennie BAKER of Fountain; one daughter, Mrs. J. L. MANNING of near Ayden, 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Calvin BAKER of near Fountain; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia MORGAN of Greenville.

Richard Mills Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., March 17, 1953
BLACK JACK---Richard MILLS, 88, farmer, died at his home Tuesday morning about 8:40 after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. MILLS was a son of the late Arden and Mattie MILLS. He was a member of Hopewell Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mattie ANDERSON of Ayden, Miss Dollie MILLS and Mrs. Lucille MOSELEY of Greenville, and Miss Lydie MILLS of the home; two sons, Claude MILLS and Heber MILLS of Ayden.

Calvin Stokes Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 8, 1891
Mr. Calvin STOKES, a citizen of Swift Creek township and a Justice of the Peace, died very suddenly at his home on Saturday, 4th inst. He was about his place as usual during the morning and just before noon he went into his house. He picked up his baby and lay down on the bed, he and the little one engaging in a frolic there. Mrs. STOKES went out to see about dinner and returning a little later found Mr. STOKES dead with the baby tumbling over him just as when she had left them. It is supposed that heart disease caused his death.

Jasper Lee Oakley Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Tues., Dec. 4, 1942
Jasper Lee OAKLEY, 31, died at his home near Parker’s Chapel on Route 5, Greenville last night at 9 o’clock after an illness of two hours. Funeral services will be conducted from the home this afternoon. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mamie OAKLEY; two brothers, Arthur C. and James OAKLEY, all of the home. Mr. OAKLEY was born, reared, and spent his entire life in Pitt County.

Mrs. Lizzie Coleman Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 19, 1885
Died in Kinston, Monday, Feb. 16th, Mrs. Lizzie COLEMAN, wife of W. A. COLEMAN, Esq.

Mrs. Lina Wooten Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Feb. 2, 1885
Died in St. John’s Parish, Pitt county, the 26th of January, 1885, Mrs. Lina WOOTTEN, wife of Mr. Wm. S. WOOTTEN, aged 32 years. The deceased was a great but patient sufferer for seven weeks. She left three little children, the youngest an infant but a few weeks old. She was a lovely, gentle, sweet and amiable Christian woman, a communicant of the church (Episcopal).

William C. Moore Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Feb. 16, 1885
Died of Bright’s disease, at his residence in Kinston, Thursday morning, the 12th inst., Mr. William C. MOORE. A noble hearted gentleman has left a vacancy in our midst that will be hard to fill. In the social circle, at home, abroad, in business circles, he was always the courteous, high-toned gentleman. He was a liberal patron of everything that tended to elevate his race. The world has not produced a surplus of such men.

Arden Wiggins Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Feb. 16, 1885
From New Bern Journal---Mr. Arden WIGGINS, of Greene county, died in Kinston on Wednesday night. He was one of the party who went up to the Legislature last week to look after the bill to repeal the stock law. He was taken sick before he reached Kinston, on his return from Raleigh., and could not proceed on his homeward journey. His disease was pleurisy.

Miss Olivia Albritton Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 26, 1885
Miss Olivia ALBRITTON, oldest daughter of Mr. Elias ALBRITTON, died in Kinston on Wednesday, the 18th. She was a devout Christian.

Jacob Langston Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 26, 1885
Kinston Items----The oldest man in the county, Mr. Jacob LANGSTON, died last Friday. He was 93 years old.

Mrs. Margaret Stokes Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 19, 1885
Mrs. Margaret A. STOKES, wife of Calvin STOKES died of pneumonia, at her home in Kinston, March 12, in her 48th year. We have known her for years and feel sure that a good woman is gone to a good reward.

Edward A. Kilpatrick Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 12, 1885
Kinston Items---Mr. Edward A. KILPATRICK, well known in Kinston, died last week at Mr. W. H. WEST’S in this county. He was a Knight of Honor and was buried by them.

Thomas Sanford Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., April 2, 1885
Kinston Items--- Mr. Thomas SANFORD died near here last Friday.

Mrs. Eliza Griffin Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., April 11, 1878
Died in Pitt county, near Bell’s Ferry, on the 4th inst., Mrs. Eliza GRIFFIN, wife of C.M.A. GRIFFIN, in the 42nd year of her age. She was a consistent member of the Disciples Church, at Salem, Pitt county. Her funeral was preached on Saturday by Rev. Gideon ALLEN. She leaves a husband, five children, and many friends to bemoan her loss. Her remains were deposited near Mr. GRIFFIN’S on Saturday afternoon.

Sam Joyner, colored, Killed
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 26, 1885
Greene County Items, March 23---Last Saturday night, at a festival in one of the tenant houses on the Streeter plantation, two negro men were scuffling playfully, when one of them, Jim VINES, took out his pistol and accidently fired it, the ball going through the heart of Sam JOYNER, col., a bystander, killing him instantly. Jim VINES is in jail, and it is generally believed, will be acquitted.

Mrs. Mary Ormond Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Oct. 20, 1879
Died at Stonewall, Pamlico county, N.C., on Monday morning last, October 13, 1879, of consumption, in the 30th year of her age, Mary CAHO ORMOND, wife of James C. ORMOND, formerly of Greene county, N.C., and daughter of Joseph M. and Martha V. CAHO, formerly of Wayne county, N.C. She leaves behind her a little boy three years old, and a devoted husband to mourn her loss.

Windsor Faircloth Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., March 5, 1885
Greene County Items, Feb. 28--- Windsor, a promising son of Mr. Bennet FAIRCLOTH, we are sorry to chronicle, died of capillary bronchitis at ten o’clock today.

Last Rites for Johnnie J. Humbles
Daily Reflector, Tues., March 17, 1953
AYDEN---Johnnie James HUMBLES, 39, of Ayden, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in O.R.I.N.S. Hospital, Oak Ridge, Tenn., after a year of declining health. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Frank DAVENPORT, assisted by the Reverends Walter NOBLES of Winterville and C. L. PATRICK of near Snow Hill. Interment was in the Ayden Cemetery. The deceased was born in Greene County and spent his entire life in Pitt and Greene Counties, where he was a farmer and a member of the Elm Grove Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kara WILLIAMS HUMBLES; four brothers, William and Percy HUMBLES of Ayden, Melvin and Mack HUMBLES of Yorktown, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie TURNAGE, Mrs. Leona PARSON and Miss Lena Mae HUMBLES, all of Kinston; and his step-mother, Mrs. Cicero SMITH of Hugo.

Miss Ada Bynum Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April 7, 1922
Miss Ada BYNUM died Sunday afternoon, April the 2nd, at her home near Farmville. She suffering from an attack of influenza, which later developed into pneumonia. Funeral services were held in the Christian Church Monday afternoon and conducted by Rev. O. FOX. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery.

George Alfred Ross Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Tues., Dec. 4, 1942
George Alfred ROSS, 70, retired farmer of the Stokes community, died at his home Saturday night at 10 o’clock. He had been in declining health for some time. Funeral services were held from the home yesterday afternoon at 2:30, by the Rev. Pittman HARRIS, Free Will Baptist minister of Enfield. Burial was in the Moore family cemetery. Mr. ROSS was born and reared in the Stokes community, and resided there all of his life. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Blancoe L. ROSS, of Stokes; three grandchildren; two brothers, Joe ROSS of Ayden and Josh R. ROSS of Stokes; three sisters, Mrs. W. N. SIMMONS, of Stokes, Mrs. Geo. GRIFFIN, of Winterville and Mrs. Martha JENKINS of Winterville.

Noah Tyson Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 26, 1910
Winterville Items, Feb. 26.....It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Mr. N. T. COX near Shelmerdine. He died Thursday and will be buried today, at Hancock church, near here. He leaves eight children, a wife, three brothers, and three sisters, many friends and relatives, to mourn his death. Mr. COX was a good neighbor, an excellent member of the Board of County commissioners, a devoted husband and father, and a loyal member of the Primitive Baptist church at Hancock. We tender our deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives. R. H. HUNSUCKER carried the casket to the home of the deceased last night, and will bring the corpse to Hancock today.

James E. McLawhorn Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 21, 1953
James Edward MCLAWHORN, 87, died at his home near Vanceboro at 9:40 o’clock Friday night. He had been in failing health for two and a half years and critically ill for two weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at three o’clock and burial will be in the Ipock cemetery near Ernul. The Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist Minister of Bethel, will conduct the services. Mr. MCLAWHORN was born in Pitt County near Ayden, but had lived in the Vanceboro community since he was 10 years of age. He was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. His wife, Mrs. Nancy IPOCK MCLAWHORN of Vanceboro, died in 1942. Surviving are a son, James E. MCLAWHORN of Vanceboro; four daughters, Mrs. W. H. CAROON of Kinston, Mrs. J. J. BLIZZARD of Deep Run, and Misses Loney and Rachel MCLAWHORN of the home; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mary BRANCH of Ayden.

Children Died From Diphtheria
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Oct. 6, 1879
We regret to learn from Dr. HORNADAY that diphtheria is raging in the upper part of Greene county. We also learn from the Kinston Journal that Henry MOORE near Marlboro lost two young children last week, and in the same neighborhood a little daughter of Edwin BUTTS and a son of Thomas PHILLIPS were cut down by the dread disease.

Mrs. Wesley W. Cox Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April 14, 1916
Speight’s Bridge----Mrs. Wesley W. COX age 76 died last Thursday the 6th of pneumonia , her home was on Contentnea farm near Speight’s Bridge. She was the mother of twelve children, three having preceded her across the river, the nine which is now living are Mrs. P. S. JOHNS, Mrs. W. T. SHEILDS and Mr. S. P. COX of Durham, Mrs. L. F. AUSTIN of Clayton, L. M. COX and A. C. COX and Misses Pattie and Vivian COX who resided with her at her death. She has seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. The interment took place Friday following, Rev. C. O. DURANT conducted the services. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

Last Rites for John J. Carroll
Daily Reflector, Wed., Apr. 1, 1953
Mr. John J. CARROLL, 60, died suddenly at his home near Greenville on the New Bern highway at 11:45 o’clock Tuesday night following a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at four o’clock. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville and Rev. E. L. WILLINGHAM, pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. Mr. CARROLL, son of the late Frank and Frances COX CARROLL, spent all his life in the community in which he died. He was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Daisy LAUGHINGHOUSE of Pitt County; three sons, Bill CARROLL of near Greenville, Ronald E. CARROLL of Winterville, and Noah Warren CARROLL of Greenville; two daughters, Evelyn CARROLL of Middlesex and Betty Jo CARROLL of the home; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. T. S. TYSON and Miss Annie CARROLL of near Greenville.

Mrs. Buna L. Arnold Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Mrs. Buna L. ARNOLD, 61, died at her home in Black Jack at 7:30 o’clock Friday night after three weeks illness. The body will lie in state at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home until 1:30 this afternoon, and it then will be taken to the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Services there will be conducted at 3 o’clock this afternoon, and interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN, Free Will Baptist Minister, of New Bern, and the Rev. A. Hartwell CAMPBELL, Baptist Minister of Greenville, will be in charge. Mrs. ARNOLD was born and reared in Mecklenburg County, Va. She married W. L. CLARK, of Black Jack on June 28, 1925. She then married W. H. ARNOLD in April, 1928 and he died March 20, 1937. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Kinston, but had been very active in church activities at the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Gordan Linwood CLARK, of Black Jack; five step-sons, A. O. CLARK and G. A. CLARK of Greenville, Jim H. CLARK of Grimesland, W. V. CLARK of Fayetteville and N. A. CLARK of Black Jack; three step-daughters, Mrs. W. A. BUCK and Mrs. Jasper HUDSON of Black Jack, and Mrs. J. E. MCKENNY of Reidsville; one niece, Mrs. C. A. CLARK of Greenville; and one nephew, Norwood GORDAN of Pink Hill.

James W. Davenport Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 23, 1953
James Wiley DAVENPORT, 55, died Sunday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock at Watts Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at Greenville Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Capt. R. LANIER of Durham will officiate. Burial will be in the Elks family cemetery. The family requests that no flowers be sent. He was a son of the late Ed and Nellie PILGREEN DAVENPORT of Pitt county. He lived in this county until 1952, when he moved to Durham. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace BARROW DAVENPORT; four daughters, Mrs. J. I. WILLIAMSON and Amelia, Joyce Ann and Marie DAVENPORT of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Betty MILLS and Mrs. Blanche BUCK of Greenville and Mrs. W. M. MCROY of Chicod, and one brother, Ed Stanley DAVENPORT of Greenville.

Leon A. Joyner Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Mar. 10, 1922
Mr. Leon A. JOYNER passed away Thursday evening about midnight at the Wilson Sanitorium. Mr. JOYNER had been ill for several weeks and was carried to Wilson the first of the week for a second operation, from which he never recovered. His remains were brought to Farmville Friday morning. He was the son of of the late R. L. JOYNER. His wife and one son survive. Interment will take place Saturday afternoon at two o’clock in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Fennell Little Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Fennell LITTLE, 48, a former trusted employee of the city power plant, and respected colored citizen of Greenville, died at his home on Reade Street, Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock after a lingering illness. He leaves two sons, four brothers, and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be at Holly Hill Church.

Mrs. J. L. Roberson Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., March 5, 1953
Mrs. Mary COOPER ROBERSON, 80, died at 10:20 Thursday morning in Stokes at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Heber EVERETT. Her health had declined for several years and she had been sick for three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Stokes Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. T. J. BARRETT of Wilson. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Stokes. Mrs. ROBERSON was born in Pitt County and lived in the Stokes community nearly all her life. She was married to J. L. ROBERSON in 1895, and his death occurred in 1937. She was a member of Stokes Methodist Church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Heber EVERETT of Stokes, Mrs. John James, Jr., of Bethel, Mrs. Percy ALLEN of Greenville, and Mrs. Rob BARNHILL of Wilmington; two sons, Ben ROBERSON of Greenville, and Linwood ROBERSON of Rocky Mount; a step-son, Lee ROBERSON of Stokes; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a brother, W. G. COOPER of Lexington.

W. H. Burnett Found Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 28, 1884
Mr. W. H. BURNETT, a citizen of Beaver Dam township, met with a very sad death in the suburbs of this place on Monday night. He had been in town during the afternoon, was drinking freely, and never started home until sometime after night. He had purchased a bale of hay and a barrel of pork, which he had placed in his cart, and when he left town was very drunk. On Tuesday morning about sunrise his body was found a short distance from the town limits, the barrel of pork near him and the bale of hay about a hundred yards back towards town, his mule having kept on home. It is supposed that he had managed in some way to upset the cart, the barrel of pork falling upon him, breaking several of his ribs and crushing in his side as to cause almost instant death. His body was taken to the residence of Mr. J. B. WORSLEY, and during the morning the Coroners jury held an inquest, returning a verdict which stated in substance that Mr. BURNETT came to his death in the above manner.

Mrs. Nursey Moore Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Mrs. Nursey MOORE, 67, of the Juniper Chapel community, of Craven County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Levi MORRIS, yesterday morning at 1:30 o’clock, following a few hours illness. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 4:30 at Lanes Free Will Baptist Chapel near Pitch Kettle, and burial will follow in the church yard. Mrs. MOORE is survived by her husband, T. W. MOORE, of Bridgeton, and two daughters, Mrs. Levi MORRIS and Mrs. Mary TRIPP, of the Vanceboro community; three sons, Silas SMITH, Charlie SMITH and Johnnie SMITH, all of the home community; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. John WIGGINS of New Bern and Mrs. Sam JOHNSON of the Clay Root section in Pitt County; and one brother, Norman FRANKS of the Vanceboro community.

Mrs. S. A. Cherry Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 30, 1908
It filled the heart of many friends with sadness to learn this morning that Mrs. Sallie Ann CHERRY was dead. She passed away about 10 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Miss Lillian CHERRY, on Washington street. She was near 80 years of age, and the widow of the late Mr. T. R. CHERRY. For several years she had been totally blind, and of late had been practically an invalid. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D. L. JAMES and Miss Lillian CHERRY. Mrs. CHERRY was a woman of unusual intellect and was an accomplished poet. In years gone by it was the pleasure of The Reflector to publish some of her beautiful poems. She possessed such refinement and such kindness of heart as to win the esteem of all who knew her. Though a great sufferer in her declining years, she bore her afflictions patiently and her faith in Christ was steadfast. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Baptist church, the interment in Cherry Hill cemetery.

Cecil Eugene Martin Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Cecil Eugene MARTIN, 36, of Bethel, died in Pitt General Hospital Friday night at 11:30, after a three day illness of pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted from the Bethel Baptist Church this afternoon by Rev. M. M. JOHNSON, Baptist Minister of Bethel, assisted by the Rev. J. G. PHILLIPS, Methodist minister of Bethel, and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee LEWIS MARTIN; one son, James Earl MARTIN of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. MARTIN; one brother, Sammy MARTIN, of Bethel; three sisters, Mrs. Elton PRICE of Bethel, Mrs. R. R. LANGLEY of Pinetops, and Mrs. W. B. WEAVER of Murfreesboro. Mr. MARTIN was born in Edgecombe County, but had spent his entire life in and near Bethel.

James E. Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1934
James E. JONES, age 68, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. J. I. PURYEAR near Farmville, yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Mr. JONES had been in declining health for the past year and death was not unexpected. Mr. JONES was a highly respected farmer and well thought of. He was a member of Friendship Free Will Baptist Church and attended regularly as long as his health permitted him to do so. Mr. JONES was reared in Greene County and moved into the community in which he died fifteen years ago. He is survived by his wife and five children; three sons, Raymond JONES of Princess Anne, Va., Jimmie JONES of Washington, D.C. and Dan JONES; two daughters, Mrs. Paul C. LEARY of Washington, D.C and Frances JONES of Wilmington, N.C.; also one brother, Andrew JONES of Greene County; and three sisters, Mrs. William BARFIELD and Mrs. J. L. PURYEAR of Farmville, and Mrs. Ida JONES of Scotland, N.C. Also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his sister this afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Jack TYSON, of the Free Will Baptist Church of Farmville. Burial was in Phillip’s graveyard near the home.

Jesse Stokes Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., March 5, 1953
Jesse STOKES died Tuesday morning at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after suffering a heart attack. Funeral services and burial will be in Fort Lauderdale on Friday afternoon. Mr. STOKES had lived in Florida for the past five years, and prior to that time was in the hotel business in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a native of Pitt and Martin counties. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hattie VAN NORTWICK STOKES; a son, Elmer STOKES of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. Tobie BRADLEY of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Mrs. Charles HYLE of Silver Springs, Maryland; a brother, John STOKES of Kinston; one grandchild, and 3 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Emmet Shirley Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Dec. 30, 1921
BARRETTVILLE ITEMS........Mrs. Emmet SHIRLEY who died Friday morning, December 9th, was a kind loving mother and a good neighbor. She leaves 4 children, a father, mother, three sisters and 4 brothers to mourn her loss. May God bless all of her family.

J. Lil Jackson Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 5, 1969
RALEIGH---Mr. J. Lil JACKSON, 94, died Friday afternoon after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held in Raleigh Monday at 11 a.m. at the Brown-Winn Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. Mr. JACKSON, a native of Pitt County, was a former resident of Winterville but had lived the last 40 years in Raleigh. He was one of the founders of the Pitt County Historical Association. Surviving are his daughter, and three sons, J. Lil Jr. of Chicago, W. J. of San Francisco and Alden of Alexandria, Va.

James F. Crawford Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 20, 1935
James Frederick CRAWFORD, 73, died this morning at one o’clock at his home near Snow Hill. Funeral services will be conducted from the late home tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, pastor of the Christian Church at Farmville. Burial will follow in the Nichols graveyard near Bellarthur. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist church near Greenville. He was born in Pitt County and spent most of his life here. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Remus CRAWFORD, Leon CRAWFORD, Jasper CRAWFORD and Ronald CRAWFORD, Robersonville; one daughter, Mrs. Lonnie MEEKS, Tarboro; and one sister, Mrs. Ben MOYE, Oak City.

Mrs. Mary Ross Boyd Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 14, 1950
Mrs. Mary ROSS BOYD, 82, died at the home of her son, M. C. ROSS, near Ballard’s Crossroads, early Wednesday night after an illness of six days. She was born and reared near Grimesland and spent all her life in Pitt County. She was a member of the Grimesland Methodist Church. Her first husband, Josephus ROSS, died in 1920. Surviving this union is one son, M. C. ROSS. In 1921 she was married to Ed BOYD, of the Black Jack community, who died in 1929. Funeral services will be held from the home on Friday afternoon at three o’clock, conducted by Rev. NICKENS, Methodist minister of Grimesland, assisted by G. S. COATES, Presbyterian minister of Farmville. Interment will follow in the Boyd cemetery near Black Jack. Surviving are thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackie Ann Johnson Dead
Kinston Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., Dec. 14, 1910
Mrs. Jackie Ann JOHNSON, widow of the late Allen JOHNSON, died Saturday night at 8 o’clock at the home of her son, Mr. G. A. JOHNSON, at Centerville.  Mrs. JOHNSON, who was 72 years old, had been an invalid for several months, having suffered a stroke of apoplexy some 12 months ago, and her death was not unexpected.  Her three sons, Mr. George A. JOHNSON and R. L. JOHNSON of Centerville, and Rev. J. C. JOHNSON of West Virginia, were at her bedside when the end came.  Her remains were buried in the family burying ground near Centerville Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted at the grave by Rev. J. R. ROUNTREE of Kinston.  Mrs. JOHNSON was a native of Pitt County and had lived there all her life.  She was married during the Civil war to Allen JOHNSON.  She is survived by her three sons.  She was a devoted Christian, a member of the Salem Christian church and a woman of strong character and lovable disposition, and is mourned by a host of friends.

Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Corey Killed in Auto Accident
Greenville News-Leader, Wed., Feb. 24, 1943
Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. James Henry COREY, who were killed in an automobile accident near Greenville at 6 o’clock Monday night, will be conducted from the home on East Third Street Extension at 3 o’clock this afternoon by the Rev. George W. PERRY, pastor of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church, and burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. COREY were both born and reared in Pitt County. They were married 36 years ago and had spent all their lives around Greenville. They are survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. E. STEPHENSON of Kinston; three sons, Levy COREY of Greenville, Glenn L. COREY of Hyattsville, Md., and Corpl. James H. COREY, Jr., U.S. Army Air Corps, Tampa, Fla. Mr. COREY, 59, is survived by one brother, Eddie COREY of Greenville and one sister, Mrs. Bud CANNON, of near Greenville. Mrs. COREY, 56, is survived by four sisters, Mrs. John SPEIGHT of Newport News, Va., Mrs. J. B. WILLIAMS of this city, Mrs. C. B. BALDREE of Greenville, and Mrs. Mary SUTTON of near Grifton; and four brothers, Preston HARRINGTON, Alonza HARRINGTON, Joe HARRINGTON, and Johnnie HARRINGTON, all of near Greenville.

Mrs. Ann Moore Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Oct. 21, 1921
Mrs. Ann MOORE, who died at the home of her son, George E. MOORE, Saturday evening at nine thirty o’clock, after an illness of a few days, was buried Sunday afternoon at three thirty o’clock. Rev. O. E. FOX conducted the services. The hymns sung at the funeral were, “Abide With Me” and “Asleep in Jesus.” Mrs. MOORE was in her eighty-fourth year and was a member of the Christian Church. She was a woman of fine character and lovable disposition and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Lily WEST and Mr. George E. MOORE.

John W. Martin Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 29, 1935
Tarboro, N.C., April 29-----John W. MARTIN, 67, former sheriff and tax collector of this (Pitt) county, passed away Saturday afternoon at his home near this city, following an illness of nearly a year. His death was due to cancer of the stomach. Surviving are his widow; and three daughters, Mrs. W. B. HERRING, of Greenville, Miss Bettie MARTIN and a small daughter, Rachel. Mr. MARTIN, as sheriff and tax collector, was a most efficient officer who discharged his duties faithfully. He was regarded as one of the best officers this county ever had. He was a man of the highest sense of honor; a member of Calvary Episcopal Church; an active and zealous member of the Concord Lodge of Masons, serving at one time as district deputy grand master of that order. The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Bertram E. BROWN, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, and at the grave by R. E. L. COOK, past master of Concord Lodge. Dr. J. L. PEACOCK acted as the chaplain. The members of the Masonic Lodge attended the funeral in a body and paid their last tribute of respect with Masonic honors. The interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Stephen A. Humbles Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., March 4, 1953
Funeral services for Mr. Stephen Allen HUMBLES, 74, were conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. His pastor, the Rev. R. N. HINNANT of Micro conducted the service. Mr. HUMBLES died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville at seven o’clock Monday night after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mamie FORREST HUMBLES; three sons, E. Ray HUMBLES of Gardner’s Crossroads, Leslie A. HUMBLES of near the home, and A. T. HUMBLES of East Orange, N.J.; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; his step-mother, Mrs. Kate HUMBLES of Ayden; and a sister, Mrs. Alfred GRIMSLEY of Ayden.

Mrs. Jesse W. Brown Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Wed., Jan. 27, 1943
Mrs. Jesse W. BROWN, 67, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. AMAN, on Maple Street last night after several months illness. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of members of the family. Mrs. BROWN was born and reared in Hookerton. She married Jesse W. BROWN of this city on Jan. 16, 1896, and since that time, she has made her home here. She was the daughter of the late Marion and Betty MOSELEY of Greene County. She was a member of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Jesse W. BROWN; four sons, Wilbur W. and Frank BROWN of this city, Jesse W. BROWN, Jr. of Baltimore, Md., and Clyde M. BROWN of Kirksville, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. E. H. BROWNING of Raleigh and Mrs. J. D. AMAN of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; and one brother, F. A. MOSELEY of Snow Hill.

Mrs. Jimmie Sugg Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April 15, 1921
Several from Farmville attended the burial of Mrs. Jimmie SUGG in Snow Hill Monday afternoon. She died suddenly of heart trouble early Monday morning. Mr. SUGG is critically ill and is not expected to live.

Wiley D. Jones Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 10, 1943
Wiley D. JONES, 46, a World War veteran of near Greenville, died at his home at 10:40 o’clock Friday night after having suffered a heart attack. He was ill only a few minutes. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 1 o’clock this afternoon, and burial will be in the Smith Family Cemetery, in the Clay Root section of Pitt County. Mr. JONES was born and reared in Craven County, son of the late L—ber and Rizzie HEATH JONES. He served in the United States Army in World War I, seeing most of his active service in France. He married Miss Lela MILLS in 1917, and she died in 1918. Surviving this union is one son, Wiley Robert JONES, of near Farmville. In 1920 he was married to Miss Mamie ROACH of Craven County, who survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. B. SCOTT and Miss Edna Mae JONES, and one son, Earl JONES, all of the home.

D. J. Lockamy Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 20, 1935
D. J. LOCKAMY, 48, died at nine o’clock this morning at the home of his son, Leroy LOCKAMY of near Fleming’s Crossroads. He had been ill a week with pneumonia. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock from the home of Leroy LOCKAMY. Burial will be in the Frank CARROLL burial ground on Cox’s Mill highway. Mr. LOCKAMY is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella LOCKAMY; four sons, P. P. LOCKAMY of Farmville, Johnnie LOCKAMY of near Greenville and Leroy LOCKAMY; two daughters, Mrs. Vance BRILEY and Mrs. Tate ALLEN of Beaufort county, and his mother, Mrs. Nancy ROSS of Winterville.

Mrs. Maude Gardner Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Wed., Dec. 16, 1942
Mrs. Maude GARDNER, 85, died at her home at Dudley’s Cross Roads at 11:40 p.m. Monday after five days illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2:30 p.m., this afternoon by the Rev. W. H. BRADY, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, and burial will follow in the Louis EDWARDS family cemetery near Dudley’s Cross Roads. Mrs. GARDNER had spent all her life in Craven County. She was married to W. B. GARDNER in 1882, and he died in 1937. She was a member of Timothy Church. Surviving are an adopted daughter, and several nieces and nephews.

James W. Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 15, 1945
James W. (Sod) TRIPP, 41, of the Pitchkettle community of Craven county, died Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock at his home following a long period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at the New Salem Free Will Holiness Church at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Henry JONES pastor, will officiate. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Della TRIPP; four sons, Clifton TRIPP of near Pitchkettle, Herbert TRIPP of near Vanceboro, William Rhue TRIPP of the home, and Dan Lee TRIPP of near Pitchkettle; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie SMITH of near Pitchkettle; two brothers, Louis TRIPP and Dennis TRIPP of near Vanceboro; two sisters, Mrs. Eula MORRIS and Mrs. Louis WEATHINGTON of near Vanceboro; and seven grandchildren; a half-brother, Bryant S. TRIPP, United States Army, now in Germany; two half-sisters, Mrs. W. E. CANNON and Mrs. Tom STALLINGS, Jr. of near Vanceboro. Mr. TRIPP was born and reared and spent his entire life in the community in which he died.

Arthur W. Haddock Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 30, 1945
Arthur William HADDOCK, 48, of the Rose Hill community, died at the hospital here at 8:30 a.m. today following a few days’ illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of his father, F. A. HADDOCK, near Rose Hill Church, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The Rev. W. S. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, will officiate. Burial will be in the Moore family cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie MOORE HADDOCK; a son, Pvt. A. W. HADDOCK, Jr., U. S. Army, now in France; and his father; five brothers, F. A. HADDOCK, Jr., Robert L. HADDOCK, Lyman HADDOCK, Charles HADDOCK, and James A. HADDOCK, all of the Rose Hill community; and two sisters, Mrs. Levy SUTTON of Haddock’s Cross Roads, and Mrs. Kirby MOORE of the Rose Hill community.

Final Rites for Mrs. Annie B. Anderson
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Oct. 8, 1937
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie BURNETTE ANDERSON, 67, widow of the late Henry C. ANDERSON, and a highly esteemed Farmville citizen, who died Monday morning at 4 o’clock, after a critical illness of ten weeks duration, were held from the residence on Grimmersburg street, Tuesday morning, at eleven o’clock, by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, of the Christian Church, assisted by Rev. L. R. ENNIS, Baptist minister. Favorite hymns were rendered by a choir of mixed voices. Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery beside the grave of her late husband, who predeceased her by several years. Mrs. ANDERSON, industrious and a skilled seamstress and designer, was a member of the Christian Church, and a zealous member of the local Spanish-American Auxiliary, being among the organizers and serving as president and in other offices. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nancy TYSON, Farmville, and Mrs. Mary CRAWFORD, Greenville; three brothers, George and Herbert BURNETTE, of Farmville, and Alonzo BURNETTE, of Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Joe Pittman Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., Dec. 14, 1910
Mrs. Joe PITTMAN died at her home at Centerville Monday evening after a short illness and was buried this afternoon. She was about forty years of age and leaves a husband and seven children, one an infant of two weeks. Mrs. PITTMAN was Miss Mary BLAND and a relative of Miss Ella BLAND of this city.

James E. Whitehurst Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 31, 1945
James Edward WHITEHURST, 72, died Monday at one o’clock at his home near Bethel after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. at his home. Interment will be in Bethel cemetery. Mr. WHITEHURST is survived by his wife, the former Miss Inez SYKES of Spring Hope and the following children, Mrs. L. R. ANDREWS of Robersonville, Mrs. Murphy SINGLETON of Red Springs, Mrs. P. M. MATTHEWS of Williamston, Mrs. Sydney GINSBERG of New York City, Mrs. C. B. OAKLEY and Mrs. Hugo WILLIAMS of Greenville, Kathleen, Pauline and Rudolph WHITEHURST of the home, Lt. Edna Earl WHITEHURST of the Army Nurse’s Corps, Northington General hospital, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Cpl. James Garland WHITEHURST with the Army Air Corps in China.

Oliver Perry Humber
Eastern Reflector, Feb. 25, 1891
The subject of this sketch, whose death was announced in a recent issue of the Reflector, was born in Goochland county, Va., October 13th, 1813. He served a coachmaker’s apprenticeship and learned that trade with Mr. Micajah MANGUM in the city of Richmond, and for a number of years was foreman of his employer’s works. On the 8th of December, 1836, he was married to Miss Martha E. CARTER, of Prince Edwards county, Va. To this union three children were born, all of whom are now living: Mr. S. W. HUMBER, at Carthage; Mrs. Charlotte L. HUTCHINS, of New Haven, Conn., and Mr. W. H. HUMBER, of Jonesboro. His wife died in April, 1847, and the same year Mr. HUMBER moved to this State to take charge of a carriage business for Mr. James NELSON, in Greenville. On August 1st, 1848, he was again married to Miss Patience B. MOORE, of Pitt coun ty. To this union four children were born, three of whom died. The other, Mrs. Martha P. NOBLES, now lives in Greenville. In 1854, Mr. HUMBER removed to New Berne, but returned to Greenville about five years later and conducted a coach shop for Mr. W. W. HADDOCK. In September, 1860, his second wife died. He was married again December 15th, 1861, to Miss Julia A. EASTERLING, of Lenoir county. He remained in Greenville until 1869 when he went to Tarboro to take charge as foreman of the Edgecombe Agricultural Works for A. J. HINES & Co. He lived in Tarboro until 1880, in which year he again returned to Greenville and spent the remainder of his life here. To the last union six children were born, two of whom died, one is married to Rev. J. G. NELSON of the N. C. Conference, and the other three are now living with the widow here. While Mr. HUMBER was living in New Berne he joined the Disciples Church. After removing to Pitt he changed his membership to the Free Will Baptist Church and was a minister in that denomination. When he came back to Greenville from Tarboro he united with the M. E. Church and in 1883 was licensed by that denomination as a local preacher. He was stricken with paralysis in December 1886, and was never able to walk again. His death was caused from a second touch of this disease. Mr. HUMBER read a great deal and was a well-informed man. He knew more about Greenville and the people who lived here before the war than any other citizen in town. He had many friends and in his years of affliction nothing seemed to give him more pleasure than to have them around him engaged in conversation. Peace to his ashes.

Mrs. Annie S. Johnson Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Thurs., Dec. 24, 1942
Mrs. Annie STOCKS JOHNSON, 68, died at the home of her grandson, Fred MARTIN, near Greenville at 11:40 o’clock Tuesday night after two months illness. Funeral services were conducted from the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon by Frank JULIAN, Minister of the Jehovahs Witness Church and burial was in the Harrington Cemetery near Winterville. Mrs. JOHNSON was born and reared in Pitt County, and after her marriage to Joseph JOHNSON, who died about two years ago, she had lived in Raleigh, Cary, Plymouth and Rocky Mount. She is survived by one brother, N. S. STOCKS of near Greenville, and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Ben Savage Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 25, 1921
Mrs. Ben SAVAGE, of Ballard’s, died Wednesday following a brief illness of pneumonia-influenza and was buried Thursday in the Tucker burial ground near where she lived. Mrs. SAVAGE was a sister of our former townsman, Mr. Royce TUCKER. To the bereaved husband and relatives the sympathy of a large number of sorrowing friends is extended.

Mrs. B. T. Dale (Dail) Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 10, 1921
Death entered the home of Mr. B. T. DALE here Monday night and took there from the loving wife and mother. Mrs. DALE had been in bad health for a year or more and had even sought other climates with the possible hope of recovery, but in vain, she having contracted a disease from which but a few survive. The funeral took place Tuesday and the remains laid to rest in the family burial lot in Greene county in the presence of a large number of grief stricken relatives and friends.

Last Rites for Miss Kizzie Mills
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 23, 1953
Miss Kizzie MILLS, 83, died at Neuse Forest Convalescent Home near New Bern, Sunday afternoon at five o’clock following several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock and burial will be in the churchyard. Rev. Sam KENNEDY, F.W.B. minister of near Greenville will conduct the services. The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of service. Miss MILLS, a native of Craven County, spent most of her life in Pitt County, and had lived in Everetts and in Scotland. [Scotland Neck?] Among the survivors are several nieces and nephews: C. J. CANNON of Greenville, W. J. CANNON of Grimesland, Mrs. Claudie SMITH of Shelmerdine, Mrs. E. M. PARAMORE of Chocowinity, Mrs. H. J. LOTZ of Scotland Neck, C. M. GENTRY and Junior MILLS of Williamston, Preston HARDEE of Winterville, Mrs. Vera DANDO of New York, Mrs. W. F. JOHNSON of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. William HELMUTH of Camden, N.J.

J. F. King Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 22, 1943
Mr. J. F. KING, 71, died at his home, 621 Dickinson avenue at 6 o’clock this morning after a week’s illness. Funeral arrangements were incomplete pending the arrival of members of the family. Mr. KING was born and reared in Farmville, a son of the late John M. and Lucy JONES KING. He came to Greenville about 50 years ago. For a number of years he was in the livery business and also farming. For the last six years he has been retired. He married Miss Cornelia STALLINGS of Farmville in 1905. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Perry KING of the U.S. Navy, now stationed in California; two daughters, Mrs. T. L. HANNAFORD of Charleston, S.C., and Miss Martha KING of the home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. B. F. TYSON and Mrs. W. J. TURNAGE of Greenville; two brothers, S. D. KING of Baltimore, Md., and C. C. KING of Glindon, Md.

Mrs. Mamie B. Allen Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., July 22, 1921
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie BARRETT ALLEN, who died suddenly early Saturday morning were held Sunday afternoon from the family residence. The services were conducted by Rev. O. E. FOX, pastor of the Christian church. The hymns, “Shall We Gather at the River” and “Abide With Me” were sung at the funeral. Mrs. ALLEN had been in ill health for some time, but at the time of her death was not critically ill. Her death came as a shock to her family and friends. Mrs. ALLEN was the widow of the late Joe BARRETT. She is survived by eight children and her second husband, Mr. W. H. ALLEN.

Peter Harrington Dead
Greenville Daily News, Thurs., Sept. 2, 1920
Peter HARRINGTON, a well-known colored man of this city, died yesterday morning. He had been in poor health for the past year. He was a lathier by trade. He was buried this afternoon, the Knights of Gideon officiating, of which he was a member.

Mrs. M. L. Whitfield Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Nov. 4, 1879
Died at the residence of her brother, Geo. WIMBERLY, Esq., in Edgecombe county, on Saturday, November 15th, 1879, Mrs. M. L. WHITFIELD, relict of the late G. W. WHITFIELD, Esq., of Wilson.

John B. Wooten Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sat., Mar. 12, 1910
Mr. John B. WOOTEN died at his home at fort Barnwell, Wednesday morning of old age. Mr. WOOTEN was 80 years old and has been married twice during his life. Four children by his first wife survive him, one of whom is Miss Laura WOOTEN of this city. His second wife and two young children also survive him. He was a famous scout in this section, during the civil war and was a brave confederate soldier. The burial took place at Fort Barnwell this afternoon.

Charlie L. Manning Jr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., March 5, 2010
BETHEL - Mr. Charlie L. MANNING, Jr., died peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Mr. Manning was born in Pitt County on April 30, 1927, at the Manning home place, better known as "Mama's". His parents were the late Lillie JAMES MANNING and Charlie L. MANNING, Sr. He was the fourth of seven children. He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Lona MANNING and Mary James SEXTON; brother, Laddie Gordon MANNING; and sister-in-law, Mary L. MANNING. He was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Ronnie MILLS; three brothers-in-law, Floyd PHILLIPS, Joe RAWLS and Delton PERRY. Charlie was the loving supportive and best friend of his wife, Janie EDMONDSON MANNING for forty seven years. Together they provided a Godly home of love, trust, joy, and friendship for their two children, Kim Mills EVANS and Charlie L. MANNING III (Lee). They always knew daddy would guide, help and support them through their choices. Charlie was a farmer who found great joy and pride in his work. He always honored the land he worked, both owned and rented. He understood what it meant to replenish the earth and the earth would give back to you the fruits of his labor. He enjoyed sitting around "The Store," Whitehurst Station, talking, playing checkers, cards, as well as learning and sharing ideas on farming. These farmers understood the importance of being supportive of each other. Charlie served numerous years on the Farm Bureau Board. He was elected several terms as the area committeeman for the Pitt County Farm Service Agency. He enjoyed the people who worked in both the Pitt and Martin County US Department of Agriculture offices. After retiring, Charlie joined the Tuesday night Bethel Rotary Club. He also met with a group of five men on Thursday night. He looked forward to Tuesday and Thursday night fellowship, the stories and the laughter that's so good for the soul. He was an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church where he served as usher, was on the Board of Trustees and the General Board. His greatest joy came in greeting people on the front porch of the church, where he faithfully operated the elevator. He also found great pleasure in the Florie Whitehurst Sunday School Class. He would, with a twinkle in his eyes and a teasing smile, offer you a church bulletin in exchange for a dollar for the collection plate. Charlie was a quiet Christian man, who daily "walked the walk, rather than talk the talk". He attended the Bethel schools and North Carolina State University. He was an avid fan of all sports. He enjoyed watching the games on television. Charlie served in the Armed Forces during World War II. He served a tour of duty in Germany. The most pronounced characteristic of his life was his devotion to family. A devoted son, brother, husband, daddy, father-in-law, granddaddy, great-granddaddy and uncle, his favorite times were gathering together at the home place, "Mama's" for reunions and holiday celebrations. He is survived by his loving wife, Janie; daughter and husband, Kim and Jimmy EVANS of Greenville; son and wife, Lee and Libby MANNING of Bethel; grandchildren, Ryan Brittany and Taylor MILLS of Greenville, Katie and Nicholas MANNING of Bethel; and great-grandchild, Ashlyn MILLS of Greenville. Also surviving are his sisters, Ruby PHILLIPS of Greenville, Valeria RAWLS and Arlene MANNING of Bethel, Lona and husband, Ben HOWSER of Newport News, Va.; brother-in-law, Fred SEXTON and wife, Faye of Lillington; nieces, Carol and husband, Emery DAVIS of Bethel, Carla and husband, Dr. Doug PEADEN of Roanoke Rapids, Joan and husband, Jack CAMPBELL, of Washington, N.C.; nephews, Dr. Scott RAWLS, of Philadelphia and Charles "Chuck" HOWSER and wife, Crystal of Newport News, Va.; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ola PERRY and family, of Bethel. Funeral service will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Bethel United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church organ or window fund. Special thanks to his doctors, nurses, pharmacist and other staff at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center; Bethel Family Practice and Bethel Pharmacy; Wendy COOKE, nurse and Hospice workers with Roanoke Home Health Service; Linda ANDREWS, who has faithfully assisted in the home; to friends, extended family and our minister, Steve SMITH.

Edward L. Corey Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., March 3, 1953
Edward Leslie COREY, 29, was found dead in the woods near W. A. WALLS service station near Wilma in Beaufort County Monday afternoon. Death was attributed to a diabetic coma suffered Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. E. L. WILLINGHAM, pastor of the Hollywood Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. Members of the Ayden American Legion Post will be pall bearers. The body will remain at the home near Calico Crossroads and will be returned to the Chapel at noon Wednesday. Leslie was born and spent all his life in Pitt County, the son of Mrs. Mattie HADDOCK COREY of Calico Crossroads and the late Willie Edward COREY. He attended Chicod and Grimesland schools. He was in the United States Army in World War II and served overseas 32 months in the European theatre. He was discharged in 1945 and had recently been employed by the State Highway in New Bern. Surviving are his mother; and three brothers, Elvin COREY of Norfolk, Va., Ernest COREY of Calico, and Alton COREY of the home.

Thomas D. Carson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 30, 1897
Bethel Items, June 28th....Thos. D. CARSON in his eighty-fifth year, died at the residence of his son, T. G. CARSON, on Sunday, June 27th, at 2 o’clock P.M. He was buried today at 3 o’clock P.M. There will be a Masonic funeral held over him next Sunday at 3 o’clock P.M. by Stonewall Lodge of Robersonville.

Mrs. Alice E. Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 7, 1905
Mrs. Alice E. JOYNER, widow of the late Henry JOYNER, died at 8 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. LANG, in South Greenville, with whom she had made her home for the past six months. Mrs. JOYNER was 73 years old and a woman of many excellent traits of character. She had been an invalid for several years and bore her sufferings with Christian patience. She was taken worse on Tuesday and passed away in a few hours. Mrs. JOYNER is survived by four sons and one daughter. The sons were Messers. C. G. JOYNER, J. S. JOYNER and J. B. JOYNER, of Baltimore, and Dr. H. A. JOYNER, of Texas, and the daughter is Mrs. J. A. LANG, of Greenville. The interment will take place Thursday afternoon at the Jacob JOYNER burial ground near Farmville.

Death of William Grimes, Esq.
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 5, 1884
Died in this city, on Thursday, the 30th of October, after an illness of only a few days, Mr. William GRIMES, in the 62 year of his age. Mr. GRIMES was the son of the late Bryan GRIMES, of Pitt county, brother of the late Gen. Bryan GRIMES, and half brother of John B. GRIMES and Mrs. Pulaski COWPER, of this city. He was educated partly at the University of the State, where he matriculated in June, 1840, but graduated at Princeton in the same class with Dr. T. D. HOGG and Maj. W. B. GULICK, of this State. Soon after graduating, he married Miss HANRAHAN and settled in Pitt county, where he has ever since conducted large farming operations. For years he spent his summers in Raleigh, and during the war he settled in this city, where he has ever since resided. He has always been a man of large wealth, and unlike many men of means, he invested his capital in this State, and thus contributed to its prosperity. While he was a man of fine intelligence, sound judgment and large information, he never sought public place and lived a life of comparative retirement, though it was his pleasure and frequent practice to dispense liberal and elegant hospitality. Courteous to all and affable with his acquaintances, just in all his dealings, kind to all who sought his help, and high-toned and honorable at all times, he was an exemplar—whom others may well strive to follow, and in his death this community suffers a great loss. In his relations of husband, father, brother and friend he was eminently gentle, kind and effectionate, and his loss to his family is simply irreparable. His wife and five children survive him.

George W. Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Sat., Dec. 12, 1942
George W. SMITH, 33, died in the State Sanitorium at five o’clock Thursday afternoon after a year’s illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his father, Mr. W. A. SMITH, in Winterville at three o’clock Sunday afternoon, and burial will follow in the Winterville Cemetery. Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville will be in charge. Mr. SMITH was a farmer and spent all his life in the Winterville community. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara HADDOCK SMITH; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SMITH; one brother, Woodrow SMITH, all of Winterville; and four sisters, Mrs. C. L. PATRICK of Hanrahan, Mrs. David BROCK of New Bern, and Misses Ella Gold SMITH and Johnnie Mae SMITH of Winterville.

Ola Lee Tucker Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Tues., Dec. 22, 1942
Ola Lee TUCKER, 52, well-known businessman and farmer, died of a heart attack at Pitt General Hospital at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. He had been ill a week. Funeral services were held at the home near Greenville yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Rev. A. Hartwell CAMPBELL, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, and Elder S. B. DENNY, Primitive Baptist minister of Wilson officiated. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. TUCKER was born and reared on the farm on which he lived his entire life. He attended the Greenville city schools and Massey’s Business College, Richmond, Va. For a time he was employed by the British-American Tobacco Co. He was a yeoman in the United States Navy during World War I. He married Miss Helen MATTOCKS of Greenville in December, 1925. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Jean, Dorothy and Lois TUCKER, all of the home; and two brothers, S. B. TUCKER and W. A. TUCKER, both of near Greenville.

Mrs. Virginia Britt Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Thurs., Dec. 24, 1942
Mrs. Virginia BRITT, 32, died in Edgecombe General Hospital in Tarboro at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday morning after several hours illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of her brother, Henry HARRELL, in Falkland at 3 o’clock this afternoon, and burial will follow in the Norville family cemetery near Falkland. Mrs. BRITT was born and reared in Edgecombe County near Old Sparta. She married K. BRITT in 1936 and since that time, has lived in Raleigh and Popular Branch. She was a member of Edgewood Free Will Baptist Church near Crisp. Surviving are her husband, K. BRITT; two sons, Archie BRITT and an infant son, all of Popular Branch; three brothers, Henry HARRELL and William Benjamin HARRELL, both of Falkland, and James M. HARRELL, of Windsor; two sisters, Mrs. Emma LANGLEY, of Falkland and Mrs. Lillie Mae MCLEAN, of Lumberton; and her mother, Mrs. Sarah HARRELL, of Falkland.

Joseph R. Baker Dead
Greenville News-Leader, Sun., Jan. 10, 1943
Joseph R. BAKER, 67, died at his home near Washington at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon. He had been in ill health for several months and critically ill for ten days. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, and Miss Elizabeth HYMAN, First Reader of the Christian Science Society will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenville. Mr. BAKER was born, reared, and spent his entire life in the Pactolus community, and he was one of the most prosperous farmers in Pitt County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora CARSON BAKER; one son, Re BAKER, of the home; four daughters, Mrs. W. F. LITTLE, of Pactolus, Mrs. J. L. TRIPP, of Jacksonville, and Miss Lamina and Evelyn BAKER, of the home; two brothers, Will BAKER, of Bethel and Dr. Jim BAKER, of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Lucy E. ROSS, of Dunn and two grandchildren.

James Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Dec. 16, 1954
Mr. James MOORE, 56, died in a Lumberton hospital at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday night after several months of illness. Funeral services will be held at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. Floyd B. CHERRY, Free Will Baptist minister of Black Jack. Burial will be in the Hodges family cemetery near Grimesland. Mr. MOORE, son of the late John and Matilda JONES MOORE, was born in Beaufort County, but spent most of his life in Pitt County in the Grimesland community. He was a farmer and member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Annie Ree HODGES of Grimesland, to whom he was married in 1927; three daughters, Mrs. William LANCASTER of Vanceboro, and Lillie and Margie MOORE of the home; four sons, James MOORE, Jerry MOORE, George MOORE and William MOORE, all of the home; two grandchildren; four brothers, Mack MOORE, Jesse MOORE and Joe MOORE of Chocowinity,  and Johnnie MOORE of Grimesland; and four sisters,  Mrs. Curtis CLARK of Chocowinity, Mrs. Willie TYRE of Pactolus, Mrs. James E. WALL of Greenville, and Mrs. Josh BOYD.

L. H. Matthews Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 7, 1954
Mr. L. H. MATTHEWS, 60, died suddenly at his farm near Parmele Monday morning at 9:35 o’clock while attending to farm duties. He had been in ill health for the past five years. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Parmele Methodist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Arnold POPE, assisted by the Rev. R. E. FERGUSON, Baptist minister of Robersonville, and the Rev. M. O. FLETCHER, retired Methodist minister of Washington. Burial will be in the Robersonville Cemetery where the Red Men will officiate. The body will remain at the home until the funeral hour. Mr. MATTHEWS was born and reared in Pitt County near Bethel but had spent most of his life in the Parmele Community. For the past six years he had made his home in Robersonville. He had been a member of the Parmele Methodist Church for 47 years. He was also a member of the Withlacoochee Tribe No. 35, Improved Order of Red Men, the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics, and the Murry R. Cargile Post of the American Legion in Robersonville.  Surviving are his wife, the former Eunice WHITEHURST; three sons, Lanier Earl MATTHEWS of Kinston, Kenneth MATTHEWS, student at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Dallas MATTHEWS of Robersonville; four daughters, Mrs. Harry BERTANI of Mt. Vernon, New York, Mrs. A. U. LEGGETT, Jr. of Wilson, Mrs. Roy JAMES of near Bethel, and Miss Donna K. MATTHEWS of the home; two brothers, P. M. MATTHEWS of Robersonville, and W. H. MATTHEWS of Parmele; two sisters, Mrs. Tom EDMONDSON of near Tarboro and Mrs. W. S. WHITEHURST of Bethel; and seven grandchildren.

Mrs. N. W. Jackson Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 9, 1935
Mrs. N. W. JACKSON, 58, died at her home on Seventh Street at 7 o’clock this morning following illness of two and a half years beginning with a stroke of paralysis. She suffered a second stroke Friday from which she failed to rally. Funeral services will be conducted from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by her pastor, Rev. Worth WICKER, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial will be made in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. JACKSON was born in Pitt County and before her marriage was Miss Ruby H. BOYD. She was married September 5, 1894, to N. W. JACKSON and moved to Greenville from Vanceboro in 1900. She had been making her home here since that time. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Although confined to her bed for two and a half years, Mrs. JACKSON bore her illness cheerfully and with Christian fortitude. She was a loving mother and devoted her attention mainly to her church and family. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. L. C. EVANS, Greenville, Mrs. W. K. WHITEHURST, Elizabeth City, Mrs. Paul A. SCOTT, Greenville, W. Ferrell JACKSON, Greenville, Mrs. A. W. SIMMONS, Wilson, Mrs. B. E. SCARBOROUGH, Rutherford College. She is also survived by several grandchildren: Clifton EVANS, Ella Frances EVANS, Paul Alton and Jack SCOTT and Marjorie JACKSON. Surviving also is one sister, Mrs. W. T. GASKINS, of Vanceboro.

Miss Eulala Perkins Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 3, 1954
Miss Eulala PERKINS, 66, died at her home 1410 Dickinson Ave. at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday night, following several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Rev. J. A. NEILSON, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church, and burial will follow in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Miss PERKINS was the daughter of the late Edward Latham and Mattie PARKER PERKINS. She was born and reared in Martin County and lived in Richmond, Va. for a number of years. For the past 18 years she had lived in Greenville. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Carrie WILSON Bible Class and honorary member of the Page Circle. Surviving are three sisters: Mrs. W. L. STERLING of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. C. P. COSTELLO of Detroit, Mich., and Miss Mattie PERKINS of the home; four brothers, C. D. PERKINS of Portsmouth, Va., L. P. PERKINS of South Boston, Va., L. S. PERKINS of Detroit, Mich., and A. A. PERKINS of San Francisco, Calif.

Mrs. Zilpha Eagles Bland Dead
Kinston Free Press, Kinston, NC, Tues., Jan. 25, 1949
Tarboro - Mrs. Zilpha EAGLES BLAND, 44, of Crisp, died at her home at 2:30 p.m. Monday after a long illness.  She had been a public school teacher for almost 20 years in Edgecombe, Wilson and Greene Counties, and was a member of the Eagles Baptist Church, Crisp.   Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the residence. Surviving are her husband, Ralph W. BLAND; one daughter, Janice Lang BLAND of the home; her mother, Rosa L. EAGLES, Crisp; five brothers, Albert L. EAGLES, and W.
Randolph EAGLES, both of Crisp, W. Connor EAGLES of Greenville, L. Dow EAGLES of Spartanburg, S. C., and John I. EAGLES, Hookerton.  Mr. BLAND is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. BLAND of Kinston.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Funeral Held For Robert Whitfield
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 23, 1935
Funeral services for Robert Lee WHITFIELD, 69, who died Saturday night, were held Sunday afternoon with the Rev. J. W. BERRY, pastor of the local Pentecostal Holiness church officiating. Burial was in the Williams graveyard near Greenville. Mr. WHITFIELD was reared in Martin county. He moved to Pitt county when a young man and had lined in and near Greenville practically all of his life. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Maggie LITTLE; five daughters, Mrs. J. C. WILLIAMS, Mrs. L. C.  CRISP, Mrs. J. F. LOCKAMY of Greenville, Mrs. J. W. BAMBRIDGE of Edenton, and Mrs. J. L. JOHNSON of Kinston; three sons, J. H. WHITFIELD and R. L. WHITFIELD, Jr., Greenville, and C. L. WHITFIELD of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Joseph WHITFIELD and J. E. WHITFIELD of Palmyra; one sister, Mrs. Della RAWLS of Tarboro; also 36 grandchildren.

W. P. Clark Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Feb. 23, 1932
W. P. CLARK, aged 74 years, died at his home in Red Oak community on highway 91, this morning at 7 o’clock. Mr. CLARK had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He will be buried in the family burying ground just back of his home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. M. A. WOODARD, of Winterville, will conduct the funeral services at his home, assisted by Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of Ayden. Mr. CLARK was born in Granville county, but moved to Pitt county forty-five years ago and has made his home in this community since then. He has hosts of friends who were grieved to learn of his death. He is survived by Jarvis TRIPP, who made his home with him since infancy and five nieces  and one nephew.

Carlos Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 21, 1950
Mr. Carlos HARRIS, 82, died at his home, 311 Cotanche Street, at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning after having been critically ill for the past week. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S.G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Leon RUSSELL, pastor of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. William O. HANEY, Christian minister, and burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Mr. HARRIS, son of the late John and Emily SYKES HARRIS, was born, reared, and spent his entire life in Greenville. Recently he was made a life member of the Master Painters Association. He was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dessie KITTRELL HARRIS; two nieces, Mrs. L. B. REDDITT of Greenville and Miss Etta F. WILIE of Sanford; a nephew, Edward HARRIS of Morehead City; and two great nieces. Members of the Ellington Bible class of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church will be honorary pallbearers.

William R. Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 15, 1912
About 6:30 o’clock Thursday evening, Mr. William R. MOORE died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fannie MOORE, on Pitt street. He had been in poor health for several months. Mr. MOORE was 61 years of age and is survived by three children. He also leaves two brothers and three sisters, Mr. W. E. MOORE and Mrs. Fannie MOORE, of Greenville, being among them. The burial took place about six miles from town.

Jesse McCotter  Killed
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., June 30, 1827
Newbern Sentinel (New Bern, NC).....At Broad Creek in this county, on Wednesday, 13th inst. during a quarrel between Jesse MCCOTTER and Nathaniel CLARK, a negro man belonging to the former, in consequence of his rude interposition in behalf of his master, received a stab from CLARK, of which he died the day following. CLARK was immediately arrested and committed to prison.

Mayo Worsley Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 7, 1867
Died on 28th of Feb. 1867, at his residence in Edgecombe County, of Erisypelas, Mr. Mayo WORSLEY, in the 59th year of his age.

Charles D. Harrington Dead
Greenville Daily News, Sat., Oct. 25, 1919
Charles D. HARRINGTON, aged about 40, was found dead at one of his tenant houses six miles from Greenville yesterday afternoon. Sheriff E. R. DUDLEY and Deputy Sheriff Guy CATON passed the Harrington place soon after Mr. HARRINGTON had been found dead by the tenants. The officers were stopped and told what had taken place. They immediately left their car and went to the house where HARRINGTON was. According to Deputy Sheriff CATON’S statement to a Daily News man last night, Mr. HARRINGTON’S death was due to drinking two bottles of Jamaica ginger. Two bottles of ginger were found in his coat not opened and two empty bottles. Sheriff CATON said that when he and Sheriff DUDLEY entered the house and viewed the body it had turned black. HARRINGTON it is said, had been drinking heavy for the past several days and failing to secure whiskey resorted to ginger which caused his death. The deceased was a married man with a wife and two children. He is a son of the late ex-Sheriff HARRINGTON and brother of R. D. HARRINGTON.

Mrs. Blanche E. Adkins Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 15, 1940
Mrs. Blanche Elizabeth ADKINS died suddenly at her home on the Washington highway three miles from Greenville Sunday at noon. Funeral services will be held from Andrews-Stewart mortuary here Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock by Rev. J. D. SIMONS, pastor of Memorial Baptist church. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Tarboro. Surviving are her husband, James Linwood ADKINS; a daughter, Alice Elizabeth; her mother, Mrs. Alice FLANAGAN of near Farmville; a brother, Robert Lee FLANAGAN of Richmond, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Herbert CAUSEY, Grifton, Mrs. A. E. ALLEN, Middlesex, Mrs. H. F. LINDSAY, Farmville, and Mrs. B. M. FERRELL, Raleigh. Mrs. ADKINS was a member of the Baptist church of Fountain.

Theo Andrews Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 8, 1952
BETHEL---Mr. Theo ANDREWS, 76, died at his home Monday night at *:15 after having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage earlier in the day. He had been in declining health for five years. Mr. ANDREWS was the son of the late Mrs. Rillie BRILEY and Guilford ANDREWS of Pitt County. He was a life-long resident of Bethel and was married to Dora BROWN, also of Bethel, in 1900. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph R. WHITE of Newport News, Virginia, Mrs. R. F. OUREDNIK of Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Walter BURKETT of Sanford; two sons, Raymond T. ANDREWS of Orlando, Florida and Henry Martin ANDREWS of Blackstone, Virginia; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00. Officiating will be Rev. J. P. HARRIS, former Baptist minister of Bethel, assisted by the Rev. BJORK, present Baptist minister of Bethel, and the Rev. N. W. GRANT, Methodist minister of Bethel. Burial will follow in the Bethel cemetery.

Mrs. Fannie Bowen Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 8, 1952
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Fannie BOWEN, 79, from the home, 1111 Dickinson Avenue, this afternoon at three o’clock. She died Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, of Winterville, assisted by the Rev. Rashie KENNEDY, officiated. Interment was in the Elks Cemetery at Ballards Crossroads. Mrs. BOWEN was born in Green County, daughter of the late Eliza GRIMSLEY and Charles BOWEN. In 1892 she was married to the late T. M. BOWEN. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hilda DARDEN, Mrs. Fannie Mae HINES of Greenville, and Pauline BOWEN of the home; seven sons, Herbert BOWEN of Willow Green, Johnnie BOWEN of Grifton, Jasper BOWEN, Jesse BOWEN, Tommie BOWEN, Mack BOWEN and Glenn BOWEN of Ayden, Route 1; a foster son, Laurence NEWTON of Ormondsville; two brothers, D. F. BOWEN and E. D. BOWEN of Ormondsville.

Amos McLawhorn Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 8, 1952
Mr. Amos MCLAWHORN, 68, died at his home in the Simpson Community at 5:45 o’clock Sunday afternoon. He had been in failing health for six months and critically ill for two days. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock. Elder J. B. ROBERTS, Primitive Baptist Minister of Greenville, assisted by Elder W. Carl EDWARDS, Primitive Baptist Minister of Farmville, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Hanrahan Cemetery near Grifton. Mr. MCLAWHORN, son of the late Calvin and Nancy VANDIFORD MCLAWHORN, spent nearly all his life in Pitt County in the Ayden Community. He was first married to Rena BRAXTON of Ayden, and she died in 1916. Then in 1918 he was married to Maggie SMITH of Ayden, who survives. Also surviving are a son by his first marriage, Johnny C. MCLAWHORN of the home; a foster son, James Newton MCLAWHORN of Chase City, Va.; three foster daughters, Mrs. E. G. NICHOLS of Chase City, Va., Mrs. Wallace CAYTON of near Grimesland, and Mrs. Otis DEAVER of Washington; three brothers, Zack MCLAWHORN of Norfolk, Va., Pink MCLAWHORN of Ayden, and Thad MCLAWHORN of Belgrade, N.C.; and a sister, Mrs. W. B. CANNON, Sr. of Oak City.

Harvey M. Stokes Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 9, 1950
Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the home for Harvey M. STOKES, 65, farmer, of Greenville, Route 3. He died Saturday of a heart attack. He had been in declining health for some time. He lived in Pitt County all of his life. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena TYSON STOKES; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey BRANCH of Winterville, Mrs. Tom FORREST and Mrs. Thurman WILSON, both of Greenville; two sons, Charles B. STOKES and H. J. STOKES of the home; two brothers, J. F. STOKES of Kinston, and J. T. STOKES of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and seven grandchildren. Elder Carl EDWARDS of Farmville, assisted by Rev. D. A. WINDHAM officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Linnie Manning Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 23, 1935
Funeral services for Linnie MANNING, 61, who died Saturday night at his home, 1105 Evans street, were conducted from the Reedy Branch Church this afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of Ayden, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. MANNING, an active member of the Free Will Baptist Church, had been in declining health several years. The immediate cause of death, however, was pneumonia. He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Mrs. L. J. GRIFFIN of Greenville, Mrs. R. C. ADAMS of Kinston, Miss Lynelle MANNING of Kinston, and Miss Emma Lou MANNING of Greenville; one son, Linwood Tull MANNING of Greenville; two brothers, B. F. MANNING of Kinston, and Ivan MANNING of Ayden; also five grandchildren.

Funeral For Mrs. Lucy Ross
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 6, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy BAKER ROSS, 74, who died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter in Dunn, N.C., will be conducted at the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home in Robersonville, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by her pastor, Dr. George CUTHRELL, Christian minister of Dunn, and the Rev. J. M. PERRY, Christian minister of Robersonville. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Robersonville. Mrs. ROSS, daughter of the late Abram and Lamina BAKER, was born in Pitt County. She was married to Lemuel ROSS, who died 34 years ago. She had made her home with her daughter in Dunn for a number of years. She was a member of the Hood Memorial Christian Church in Dunn. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mayme ROSS JEFRIES of Dunn; two brothers, Will BAKER of Bethel and Dr. J. H. BAKER of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Sherod M. Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Feb. 19, 1932
Farmville, Feb. 18---- Sherod M. SMITH, aged 72 years, died Thursday morning at 4 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pete SHIRLEY, near Walstonburg, following a critical illness of several days duration, resulting from kidney complications. Funeral services were held from the Shirley home Friday afternoon at 2:00 with his pastor, Rev. J. B. ROBERTS of Greenville, officiating, and interment followed in Forest Hill cemetery here. A pioneer farmer of this county, Mr. SMITH was forced by ill health several years ago to retire from his farm activities. Of a deeply religious nature he had been a faithful member of the local Primitive Baptist Church. Genial and cordial in his dealings with his fellowman, he will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends. Surviving are seven children, his wife having preceded him to the grave by ten months; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. GAYNOR and Mrs. Ed FINCH of Farmville, Mrs. Pete SHIRLEY and Mrs. Nola MURPHY of Greene county, Mrs. Leon JONES of Pitt county; two sons, Herbert SMITH and Ray SMITH of this community.

Marvin A. Rountree Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 22, 1932
Marvin A. ROUNTREE, former resident of Greenville, died last night at his home in Norfolk. Death followed illness of about a month. He was 37 years of age. Funeral arrangements had not been completed when relatives were advised of his death here early today. The deceased was a native of Pitt county and had lived in Greenville prior to moving to Norfolk about sixteen years ago. He was held in highest esteem by numbers of friends in both cities and announced of his death came as a distinct shock here, although it was known he had been in declining health for sometime. He was the son of Mrs. Joseph TRIPP and the late H. A. ROUNTREE. He was married to Miss Evelyn HOUCHINS at Norfolk about seven years ago. He is survived by his wife and mother, Mrs. Joseph TRIPP; two brothers, Charles ROUNTREE of Morehead and Clifton ROUNTREE of Rocky Mount; and the following half-sisters and brothers: miss Willard WHICHARD, Mrs. Guy CHERRY, Mrs. Leon DUNN, Miss Zelota TRIPP, and Jack TRIPP and Connor TRIPP, all of this community.

Mrs. Anne S. Dunn Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 22, 1926
Mrs. Annie SUMMERELL DUNN, age 61, died yesterday morning at 7:30 o’clock at her home near Fleming’s Cross Roads. The deceased had been an active member of Mount Pleasant church since girlhood. She had been in failing health for the past several years. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. J. BAMBER of the Christian church at two o’clock this afternoon at the home. Interment followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, four miles north of Greenville. She leaves her husband, Calvin DUNN; four daughters, Mrs. Lillie WHITNEY, Rocky Mount, Mrs. Bettie GOWANS, Raleigh, Mrs. Fannie WOOTEN, Rocky Mount, and Miss Emma DUNN, Greenville; four sons, John R. DUNN and George C. DUNN, Raleigh, Rufus W. DUNN and Robert DUNN, Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Will PITT, and one brother, James SUMMERELL of Pinetops.

Mrs. Ella Edwards Roach Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 16, 1954
Mrs. Ella EDWARDS ROACH, 82, widow of James L. ROACH, died Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock at a New Bern hospital following two days of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Epworth Methodist Church near Vanceboro Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 and burial will be in the Churchyard. The Rev. D. S. BLIVENS, Presbyterian minister of New Bern, will conduct the services. Mrs. ROACH spent all her life in the Epworth section and was a member of Epworth Methodist Church. She was daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis EDWARDS, and was married to James L. ROACH in 1888. His death occurred in 1948. Since her recent illness, Mrs. ROACH had made her home with her son Sam ROACH, near New Bern. Surviving are two sons, Sam T. ROACH, Ledrew ROACH of Epworth; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie HUNTER of Kannapolis; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a brother, Louis A. EDWARDS of Clay Root.

Allen Churchill Latham Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 16, 1954
Mr. Allen Churchill (Church) LATHAM, 57, died suddenly Monday afternoon from a heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at Latham’s Crossroads in Beaufort County at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. James CLICK, pastor of Tranter’s Creek Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington. Mr. LATHAM was the son of John C. LATHAM of Beaufort County and the late Mrs. Sallie WILLIAMS. LATHAM spent all his life in the Latham’s Crossroads community. He was a member of Tranter’s Creek Church of Christ. Surviving are his father; two brothers, J. R. LATHAM of Raleigh and D. Lester LATHAM of Wharton’s Station; and three sisters, Miss Myrtle LATHAM and Mrs. L. C. DIXON of the home, and Miss Louise LATHAM of Fayetteville.

Samuel McKeel Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 5, 1935
Funeral services for Samuel MCKEEL, 79, who died at his home across the Pitt county line in Greene county, were held this afternoon from the graveside in the family burying ground near the home. The services were in charge of Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge No. 92 of Stantonsburg. Mr. MCKEEL was the oldest living member of the lodge and had taken an active part in Masonic circles for many years. He is survived by one son, Walter MCKEEL, former member of the Greenville police force; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie POOLE, Walstonburg; three brothers, A. D. MCKEEL and R. H. MCKEEL, of Walstonburg, and S. W. MCKEEL, of Ahoskie.

Harry L. Spivey Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., March 17, 1953
Harry Lee SPIVEY, 58, of Maury, Greene County, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville Monday night about 11 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at Ayden Free Will Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. C. J. HARRIS, pastor of Maury Free Will Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Cannon family cemetery. The body will remain at the home until 1:30 p.m., when it will be taken to the church. Mr. SPIVEY moved to Maury about 32 years ago and farmed about five years. He was in the well drilling business about 25 years. He was a charter member of Maury Free Will Baptist Church and a deacon. Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Cora Lee GARRIS SPIVEY, are two sons, Joseph E. SPIVEY of Richmond, Va. and Roland SPIVEY of the home; one sister, Mrs. H. D. VAUGHN of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Rev. Egbert M. SPIVEY of Winston-Salem and Joseph K. SPIVEY of Greenville; and one grand-daughter.

S. B. Bowling Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Dec. 2, 1921
Mr. S. B. BOWLING died last Sunday afternoon at 6:15 at his home near Farmville from an attack of paralysis of the brain after a lingering illness of several weeks. Mr. BOWLING was 73 years old and was a man that stood well with his fellowmen. The funeral services were conducted from the home Monday afternoon by Rev. J. L. RUMLEY and interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery here. He is survived by his wife, five daughters and four sons, to whom sympathy of friends is extended.

Henry Harrington Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1934
Henry HARRINGTON, 60, died at his home in Winterville yesterday afternoon at 4:10 o’clock after declining health of about a year. Funeral services were conducted from the late home this afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Mr. DAVIS and burial was made in the Winterville cemetery. Members of the Red Men were in charge of the services at the grave. Mr. HARRINGTON was a member of the Winterville Free Will Baptist church and the order of Red Men. He was a carpenter by trade and spent all of his life in the community in which he was born. He is survived by his wife and a brother, Claude HARRINGTON, and a sister, Mrs. Lovie KING of Wilson.

 

 

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