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J. J. Moore Released By Death
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 13, 1892
On Sunday night, just before nine o'clock, J. J. MOORE, a white man confined in the jail, died in his cell. He had been sick more than a week, and realizing that his condition was becoming dangerous Sheriff TUCKER on Saturday wrote to Gov. HOLT setting forth the circumstances and petitioned for the pardon of the prisoner. The Governor telegraphed Monday morning to the Sheriff that the pardon had been mailed and that MOORE could be released at once, but death had already released him. Sheriff TUCKER had the body shrouded and moved to one room of the Court House immediately after death. Monday the remains were taken home for burial. Mr. MOORE was serving a three months' sentence from January term of Pitt Superior Court for assault with deadly weapon. He was about 48 years old, and was postmaster of Farmville. His wife and a few friends were with him when he died.

Elias Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 13, 1892
The Argus regrets greatly to learn of the death of Mr. Elias SMITH, a young farmer of Shine, Greene county, which occurred at the home of his father Mr. Joseph SMITH, yesterday morning of pneumonia, consequent upon an attack of the grip.

J. S. Sutton Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Aug. 19, 1943
Funeral services for J. S. SUTTON, about 60, who died of a heart attack at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. C. WILLIAMS, at Smithfield, Sunday morning at 2:30, were held at the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church, near Winterville, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. C. MOYE, Free Will Baptist minister of Snow Hill, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa CANNON SUTTON, and two daughters, Mrs. J. C. WILLIAMS of Smithfield, and Mrs. Dennis BOYD of Norfolk, Va., and a number of brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Sarah A. Wright Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., June 23, 1807
Died in New York, on the 10th, after a painful and lingering illness, which she bore with unparalleled fortitude and resignation, Sarah R. WRIGHT, wife of Mr. Grove WRIGHT, formerly of Pitt county. Mrs. WRIGHT was formerly Miss CASWELL, remarkable for her great beauty and amiable disposition.

Sally Eagles Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 6, 1844
Died on December 16th, aged four years and nine months, Sally Ann Jannette EAGLES, daughter of R. T. EAGLES.

Dennis Ewell Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 21, 1846
Frozen to death a few days since in Pitt county, Dennis HEWELL.

James R. Hoyle Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 23, 1841
Died in Greenville, Pitt county on Jan. 17th, James R. HOYLE.

Hugh Hyman Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 3, 1844
Died on July 4th in Martin County, in his seventy-ninth year, Hugh HYMAN. He had been married for sixty-three years and had sixteen children. He never had a corpse in his house until his death.

William James Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 22, 1848
Died on January 19th in Edgecombe County, William JAMES.

Mrs. Joseph F. Jenkins Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, July 28, 1837
Died July 22 in Edgecombe Co., Mrs. Joseph F. JENKINS, daughter of Col. Daniel HOPKINS.

John Lanier Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Apr. 19, 1845
Died April 17th, John LANIER, son of William A. LANIER, aged sixteen months.

William W. Lewelling Dead
North Carolina Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Nov. 8, 1831
Died October 13th at Greenville, William W. LEWELLING.

John P. Manning Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 23, 1839
Died on March 15th in Edgecombe County, John P. MANNING.

Mrs. Elizabeth PERKINS Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 23, 1862
Died July 16th at Greenville, Mrs. Elizabeth PERKINS, in her seventieth year.

John Pope Dead
Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 22, 1827
Died in Greene county on August 21, John POPE, in his fiftieth year, and two hours after the death of one of his little sons.

Thomas Smith Killed
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Dec. 6, 1886
John DENNIS shot and killed Thomas SMITH, in Pitt county. DENNIS was afterwards cut nearly to death by friends of SMITH, and it is thought cannot recover.

Featherstone Spain Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 30, 1890
Mr. Featherstone SPAIN, an aged and respected citizen of Belvoir township, died last Monday morning.

Saved His Neck
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Nov. 24, 1891
George DUDLEY who killed Redmond BLOW over a 10 cent card game in May, later captured near Richmond, tried at September term of Pitt Superior Court, convicted and by Judge CONNER sentenced to be hung December 4th, has escaped the gallows. Gov. HOLT last week commuted the sentence to a term of fifteen years imprisonment in the penitentiary. Deputy Sheriff R. W. KING took George to Raleigh Friday.

Worrell Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., July 16, 1909
Mr. Worrell MOORE, one of the county's oldest citizens, died last week at his home in Carolina township after a long illness. He was in his 81st year and had spent a useful life, being a prominent farmer and good citizen. He was a Confederate soldier, and a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Briery Swamp. He is survived by five children, Mr. T. L. MOORE, Mrs. Fannie BROWN, Mrs. Henry BROWN, Mrs. J. H. ROBERSON and Mrs. R. L. WOOLARD.

J. E. Randolph Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 13, 1909
On Sunday morning Mr. J. E. RANDOLPH, who lived with his sons at House Station, 3 miles from Greenville, was found dead in bed. Mr. RANDOLPH was quite old and had been feeble for some time. He was a life-long Democrat, a gallant Confederate soldier and a good citizen. He leaves several children, all of whom are grown.

W. E. Boyce Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., July 23, 1915
Mr. W. L. BOYCE, one of Pitt's most progressive farmers, died last Saturday from a stroke of paralysis which came upon him about a week ago. Mr. BOYCE was about 60 years of age and a true, honest and energetic farmer and is survived only by his wife. His body was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the old Tugwell burying ground near his home in the presence of a large number of grief stricken friends and relatives. The funeral services were conducted by members of the Masonic Order, to which he has been one of its truest members for about 16 or 18 years.

Mrs. N. H. Beddard Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 27, 1944
Mrs. N. H. BEDDARD, 70, of the Simpson community, died at Tayloe Hospital, Washington, last night. She suffered fatal burns while burning grass in her garden Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the house Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Rev. E. L. HILLMAN, Methodist minister of Rocky Mount, and the Rev. R. L. HARRIS of Grimesland, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery in Greenville. Before marriage, Mrs. BEDDARD was Pennie CAMPBELL, daughter of the late J. H. and Mary TUCKER CAMPBELL of Simpson. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church at Simpson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. W. MCLAWHORN of Hookerton, Mrs. Fred EDWARDS and Mrs. P. J. WORTHINGTON of Ayden, and 14 grandchildren, two of them serving in the armed forces.

Mrs. Maggie S. Barber Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., June 20, 1950
Mrs. Maggie SUTTON BARBER, 80, died at the home of her son, Ola SUTTON of near Greenville, Monday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock after three years of declining health and two weeks of critical illness. Funeral services were conducted at the chapel of the S. G. WILKERSON & Sons Funeral Home this afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial was in the Wilkerson cemetery near Greenville. Mrs. BARBER was born and spent her entire life in Pitt County and was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Willie WILLIAMS of Oriental; two sons, Jim SUTTON of near Greenville and Ola SUTTON of near Pactolus; 21 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren.

Mrs. John F. Heath Funeral
Daily Reflector, Wed., Sept. 28, 1949
Mrs. Lusetta DUDLEY HEATH, 82, widow of John F. HEATH, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. HADDOCK, near Chapman's Cross Roads at 2:30 o'clock this morning.  She had been in declining health for several years and critically ill for the past four weeks.  Funeral services will be conducted at Riverside Christian Church near Grifton at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of near Bethel, and burial will be in the church cemetery, The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of service.  Mrs. HEATH was born near Vanceboro and lived in that community until twenty one years ago when she went to make her home with daughter at Chapman's Cross Roads in Pitt County.  She was a member of Riverside Christian Church. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Willie SUTTON of Vanceboro, Mrs. Roy JOYNER of the Epworth community in Craven County, and Mrs. W. L. HADDOCK; a son, Johnnie HEATH of the Clay Root section of Pitt County; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Thomas G. Carman Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Sat., Jan. 7, 1854 Died Dec. 6, at Tuscarvilla, Leon County, Fla., Mrs. Thomas G. CARMAN of Greene County,N. C.

Dr. P. H. Mayo Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 30, 1890
Dr. P. H. MAYO, a prominent physician of Falkland, died Sunday night and was buried on Monday. He leaves a wife and several children to lament their loss.

Mrs. F. O. Stokes Rites
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 7, 1952
Mrs. Martha STOKES, 79, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. BARFIELD, in Greenville, at 5:15 o'clock Saturday morning.  She had been critically ill for the past three weeks.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.  The Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist Minister of Winterville will officiate, and funeral will be in Winterville Cemetery.  Mrs. STOKES, daughter of the late Charles and Christine SMITH MANNING, spent all her life in the Winterville Community.  Her husband, F. O. STOKES, died in 1933.  She was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: Joseph Roy STOKES of Ayden, and Jake S. STOKES of Winterville; a daughter, Mrs. C. B. BARFIELD of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grand children; and a sister, Mrs. Kate HUMBLES of Ayden.             
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Funeral for Ogden B. Wall
Daily Reflector, Tues., August 25, 1953 
Funeral services for Ogden B. WALL, 33, will be conducted at the Epworth Methodist Church near Vanceboro at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by the Rev LeRoy STANTON, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. W. R. CROWDER, a former pastor, and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Wilkerson Funeral Home and will be carried to the church two hours prior to the Vanceboro Masonic Lodge will have charge of the service at the grave.  Mr. WALL died in Pitt Memorial Hospital at 11:25 o'clock Monday morning as a result of injuries received Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was in collision with an automobile three miles south of Greenville on Highway 11. Mr. WALL, son of L. D. and Mamie JOHNSON WALL, was born and reared in the Clay Root community of Pitt County.  He attended the Farm Life School in Vanceboro and joined the U. S. Navy in 1940.  He served in the Navy until 1947, and four years of this time was spent in the Pacific area.  He was later employed at Cherry Point but for the past three years had been engaged in farming in the Epworth community of Craven County.  He was a member of the Vanceboro Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason, the Ayden Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Ayden Post of the American Legion, and Epworth Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Susan ARNOLD of Craven County, to who he married in 1948; a son, Jimmie B. WALL, and a daughter, Mary Bett WALL, both of the home; his parents; a sister, Mrs. Loyd WIGGINs of near Vanceboro; and his grandmother, Mrs. Jim J. WALL of the Clay Root community. Contributed by Bill Bland.

Doremus H. Haddock Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Aug. 12, 1943
Mule Brings Dead Man From Woods
Greenville, Aug. 10----Doremus H. HADDOCK, tenant on Key BROWN'S farm east of Greenville, died of a heart attack while hauling wood from lowgrounds to a tobacco barn. He was stricken in the woods while sitting in the back of the cart, with his legs dangling from the rear. HADDOCK had been dead some hours when the mule and cart (borrowed from a neighbor) came out of the woods, crossed two highways, passed the barn where the animal is stabled and headed toward a group pf persons working in tobacco, who discovered the body. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial was in the Mack SMITH cemetery near Chicod school. Mr. HADDOCK is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucy HADDOCK; four sons, Robert Lee HADDOCK of Greenville, R. R. D. Joshua HADDOCK, U. S. N., stationed at Little Creek, Va., David HADDOCK, U. S. N., stationed at Brooklyn, N.Y., and Joseph HADDOCK of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur HANNAH of Greenville, Route 5, Miss Clara Belle HADDOCK and Mrs. Lonnie BROWN, of the home; two brothers, Joe HADDOCK of near Ayden and Heber HADDOCK of Beaufort county; and a sister, Mrs. Monk MILLS of Black Jack.

A. J. Wall Funeral
Daily Reflector, Monday, May 17, 1954
Mr. A. J. (Jack) WALL, 53, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville at 5:20 Sunday morning after five weeks serious illness.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Epworth Methodist Church near Vanceboro by the pastor, Rev. Leroy STANTON.  Burial will be in Epworth Church-yard.  Mr. WALL was a native of Pitt County and spent all his life in the Clay Root section.  He was son of the late R. A. and Gertrude HADDOCK WALL, and was a farmer.  He was a member of Timothy Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wilson WALL; two sons, Denton B. WALL of Wilmington and Reuben C. WALL of the U. S. Navy and now at Norfolk; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald A. LASSITER of Calico; three grandchildren; two brothers, A. D. and Daniel W. WALL, bot of Epworth community; and two sisters, Mrs. Lindsay S. SMITH of Clay Root, and Mrs. Fred H. LANE of Fort Barnwell.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Edward Coward Dead
The Raleigh Standard, Raleigh, NC, Wed., Aug. 26, 1863
Died in Greene County, N.C., on the 19th of July 1863, in the 78th year of his age, Edward COWARD. The deceased lived to a ripe old age, and has been heard to remark on several occasions within the past two years, that he had lived too long, from the fact that he has seen his country in its greatest prosperity, but regretted that he had lived long enough to see it on the verge of ruin and destruction. He leaves two sons, one daughter, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Mrs. Ludie M. Warren Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 17, 1954
Mrs. Ludie MORRIS WARREN, 68, wife of Mr. J. F. WARREN, Sr., died at her home near Greenville early Wednesday morning after several years of illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, pastor, and Rev. W. H. WILLIS, pastor of Parker's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Gum Swamp Church Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the time of service. Mrs. WARREN, daughter of the late Jesse and Belle LITTLE MORRIS, was born and reared in Pitt County. She was a member of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, four sons, Joe WARREN of Greenville, Jerry F. WARREN of Stokes, and Clarence and Robert WARREN of Grimesland; four daughters, Mrs. John KEEL of Bethel, Mrs. Guy PEADEN of near Greenville, Mrs. Dewitt LANDEN of Greenville, and Mrs. Carl MCGOWAN of Newport News, Va.; 24 grandchildren; one brother, Arthur MORRIS of near Greenville; two sisters, Miss Beulah MORRIS of Bethel and Mrs. Daisy HODGES of Washington, N.C.

Luby J. Stocks Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., July 29, 1943
The funeral of Luby J. STOCKS, 58, prominent merchant and farmer of Greene County, who died in a Kinston Hospital early Thursday, was held from the late residence about five miles from Hookerton at 5 p.m. Friday, with burial in the family cemetery. The Rev. Mr. MOYE of Snow Hill officiated. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winnie STOCKS; two daughters, Mrs. Alice WARD of Richmond, and Mrs. Marie VANDIFORD of the home; and a son, James M. STOCKS of the home.

Funeral for Mrs. Mark Williams
Daily Reflector, Thurs., March 31, 1955
Mrs. Mary Lida WILLIAMS, widow of Mark M. WILLIAMS, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack CREECH, of near Bruce Wednesday night at 7:50 o'clock after three days of illness.  She was 74.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. L. B. MANNING, Free Will Baptist minister of Fountain.  Burial will be in the Winterville Cemetery.  Mrs. WILLIAMS, daughter of the late Jesse and Martha FLAKE TYSON, spent all her life in Pitt County.  She was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. J. H. CREECH, Mrs. W. A. EASTWOOD, and Miss Duffie WILLIAMS, all of near Bruce, and Mrs. C. T. WELLS of near Winterville; a son, Walter WILLIAMS of near Ayden; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Elsie ALLEN of near Greenville; and a brother, John Ivey TYSON of Maury.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Hettie B. Dail Died
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 30, 1966
Mrs. Hettie BARBER DAIL, 81, widow of the late Rev. W. A. DAIL, Free Will Baptist minister, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 after having been critically ill for the past several days. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church near Winterville by the Rev. Willis WILSON, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. Robert CRAWFORD, pastor of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church of Greenville. Burial will follow at the Reedy Branch Church Cemetery. Deacons of the church will be pallbearers. The body will be taken from the Wilkerson Funeral Home to the church two hours prior to the time of service. Mrs. DAIL lived all her life in the Winterville community. She was married to Mr. DAIL of Winterville in 1902 and he died in 1956. She was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church and had been active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by four sons, Wilton H. DAIL of Norfolk, Va., Mayor Walter A. DAIL of Winterville, Jennings B. DAIL of Chapel Hill, and Billy W. DAIL of Greenville; five daughters, Mrs. Leslie HUMBLES and Mrs. Van JOHNSON Jr., both of Greenville, Mrs. Leon TRIPP of Winterville, Mrs. Walter ENNIS Jr. of Princeton, and Mrs. Raymond WEBB of Bell Arthur; 31 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

Last Rites for Mrs. J. I. Allen
Daily Reflector, Friday, Nov. 25, 1955
Mrs. Hattie JOYNER ALLEN, 73, dies in a Tarboro hospital at 5:45 o'clock Friday morning.  She had been in declining health for several years and critically ill for the past five days.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3"30 o'clock by her pastor, Elder W. E. GRIMES, assisted by the Rev. Robert B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.  Mrs. ALLEN spent most of her life in Pitt County and had lived in the Bethel community for 18 years.  She was a member of Flat Swamp Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, John I. ALLEN; three daughters, Mrs. R. G. BLAND, and Mrs. C. P. HARDY of Greenville, and Mrs. H. A. GREEN of New Bern; five sons, Lester and M. T. ALLEN of Greenville, Hassell D. ALLEN of Rocky Mount, John I. ALLEN Jr., of California and Tyree ALLEN of Washington, D. C.; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two brothers, Marshall JOYNER of Winterville and Walter JOYNER of Shelmerdine.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

James Whitfield Blount Dead
American Advocate, Kinston, NC, Thurs., July 5, 1855
Died at Mt. Joy, Lenoir County, N.C. on the 30th inst., James Whitfield, son of Dr. H. W. and Winnie B. Blount, aged seventeen months and eight days.

Mc. D. Horton Passed Away
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 23, 1911
Mr. Mc. D. HORTON, Sr., age 74, at one time a large planter in the county, but for a long time since a resident of Farmville, passed away at his home Saturday, May 20th. Mr. HORTON was a Confederate volunteer under Captain WHITEHEAD in 1862, and served during many battles, including those of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. He is survived by a widow and three children, Mr. McD. HORTON, Jr., Mrs. William POLLARD and Mrs. James PARKER, all of Farmville.

Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, Aged Colored Woman Dies
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., June 24, 1943
Mrs. Elizabeth ELLIS EDWARDS, 76, widow of the late Scott EDWARDS, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sophia CHAPMAN, of Ayden, at 10:45, after an illness of 16 years of rheumatism on June 14, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willis ELLIS of Pitt County. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2 p.m. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sophia CHAPMAN of Ayden, Mrs. Scartch SHAW of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Cherry WADDY of Richmond, Va.; two sons, King EDWARDS of Ayden, Lloyd EDWARDS of Reidsville; 30 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Last Rites for Mrs. Lewis Vann
Daily Reflector, Friday, Nov. 25, 1955
Ayden – Mrs. Kathleen SUMRELL VANN, 53, widow of Lewis VANN of Ayden died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville Wednesday at 8:55 p. m. following a long illness. Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p. m. at Britt's Funeral Chapel here by Rev. Goodwin MOORE, Christian minister of Washington, N. C. assisted by Rev. C. M. FOGLEMAN Jr., Ayden Methodist minister.  Burial was in Ayden Cemetery.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Addie S. SUMRELL and a member of Ayden Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Linda VANN of the home; three sisters, Hilda SUMRELL of the home, Mrs. Roy J. SUTTON of Greenville and Mrs. Frank SIDLE of Ithica, N. Y.; a brother, Frank SUMRELL of the U. S. Army, stationed in Georgia.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mr. E. P. Fleming Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 31, 1912
Another of Pitt county's Confederate soldiers and good citizens answered the final roll call this morning about 4 o'clock, when Mr. E. P. FLEMING passed away at his home five miles from Greenville. He was 72 years of age and is survived by three sons, Messers. J. E., C. E. and Bithel FLEMING. His wife died only two weeks ago and he soon follows to join her "Beyond the River."

Last Rites for Rev. W. A. Dail
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 2, 1956
Rev. W. A. DAIL, Free Will Baptist Minister of Winterville, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital at 1:15 o'clock Monday morning.  He had been in failing health for several years, and critically ill for several weeks.  He was 79. Funeral services will be conducted at Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church near Winterville at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by the pastor, the Rev, Henry MELVIN, assisted by the Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist Minister of Bethel.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Deacons of the church will be active pallbearers and Ministers of the Free Will Baptist Central Conference will be honorary pallbearers.  The body will remain      (illegible)       , and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of services.  Mr. DAIL spent most of his life in the Winterville Community and was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church.  He had held pastorate in several counties in eastern North Carolina and had been retired for the past 10 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Hettie L. BARBER to whom he was married May 21, 1902; five daughters, Mrs. Leslie HUMBLES, Mrs. Leon TRIPP, and Mrs. Van JOHNSON of Greenville, Mrs. Walter ENNIS of Smithfield, and Mrs. Raymond WEBB of Bell Arthur, four sons: Wilton DAIL of Norfolk, Va., Walter and Billy W. DAIL of Winterville, and Jenning DAIL of Chapel Hill; 28 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. F. R. MALLARD of Wilmington and Mrs. B. F. SUTTON of Farmville; and four brothers: E. J. DAIL of Greenville, R. W. DAIL of Petersburg, Va., Joe DAIL of Falkland, and C. L. (Fate) DAIL of Fountain.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

Last Rites For Joe Craft
Daily Reflector, Wed., March 21, 1956
Joe CRAFT of Winterville Route 2, died early this morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Funeral services will be held at the Britt Funeral Chapel in Ayden Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. N. D. BEAMAN of Snow Hill, assisted by the Rev. Perry CASE of Wilson.  Burial will follow in the Craft family cemetery.  CRAFT was a member of Relief Lodge 498, and Masonic rites will be held at the graveside. Survivors include four sons, Lloyd of Ayden Route 2, Gilmer of Winterville Route 2, J. R. of Ayden and Nobles of Winterville Route 2; four daughters, Mrs. Mark MANNING of Ayden Route 2, Mrs. Roy SMITH of Ayden, Mrs. Willie SHIVERS of Winterville and Mrs. Willis CARMAN of Ayden Route 1; five sister, Mrs. Sally A. MCLAWHORN of Ayden, Mrs. Fred BEAMAN of Snow Hill, Mrs. Frank MCLAWHORN of Winterville Route 2, Mrs. Will MCLAWHORN of Winterville Route 2, Mrs. Hope MANNING of Winterville Route 2.  Twenty-nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive.       Contributed by Bill Bland.

Funeral For John Ivey Allen
Daily Reflector, Thurs. Aug. 23, 1956
Mrs. John Ivey ALLEN, 72, of Greenville, died in a Lumberton Nursing Home at 2:10 Thursday morning.  He had been in failing health since 1949 and critically ill for several months.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 4:30 by Elder W. E. GRIMES, Primitive Baptist Minister of near Greenville, assisted by the Rev. Robert B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. ALLEN, a son of the late George T. and Jane NICHOLS ALLEN, was born and reared in the Bell Arthur community and was a farmer until ill health forced him to retire several years ago.  He was married to Hattie JOYNER of near Farmville in 1905, and she died in 1955.  Mr. ALLEN was a member of Flat Swamp Primitive Baptist Church and was a deacon for 25 years. Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. R. G. BLAND and Mrs. Norlean A. HARDEE of Greenville, and Mrs. Harrell A. GREEN of New Bern; five sons: Ivey Lester ALLEN of New Bern, M. T. ALLEN of near Greenville, A. Tyree ALLEN of the U. S. Navy, now stationed at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and John I. ALLEN Jr., of California, and Hassell D. ALLEN of Rocky Mount; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two sisters: Mrs. Heber C. ALLEN of Kinston and Mrs. Novella CRAWFORD of near Bell Arthur.                                                                                                                                                Contributed by Bill Bland.

William Jack Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., Nov. 27, 1966
AYDEN---William Jack STOCKS, 68, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville Saturday morning. Mr. STOCKS had been in declining health for some time. He was a member of Saint's Delight Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. Mr. STOCKS was the son of the late Ellis and Harriet STOCKS. Funeral services will be held at Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel at two o'clock. Officiating will be the Rev. W. M. POLLARD of Greenville and the Rev. Raymond GASKINS of Ayden. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery in Farmville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie STOCKS; three sons, Bossie J. STOCKS of the home, Jack STOCKS Jr. of Petersburg, Va., and Clifton STOCKS of Farmville; six daughters, Mrs. Bennie ANDERSON of Kinston, Mrs. J. C. FUSSELL of Conneaut, Ohio, Mrs. Preston LETCHWORTH of Snow Hill, Mrs. George DUNN Jr. of Ayden, Mrs. Gary CLONTZ of Seattle, Washington, and Miss ______; three sisters, Mrs. Henry VANDIFORD of Ayden, Mrs. Jim LETCHWORTH of Winterville, and Mrs. Thomas MOZINGO of Farmville; and 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

John Nobles Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Feb. 4, 1943
John NOBLES, age 71, died suddenly Tuesday night about 7 o'clock at his home about five miles from Ayden. He went out to the smokehouse to get something and suffered a heart attack and never regained consciousness. Mr. NOBLES was the son of the late Wright and Betsy NOBLES. He was never married. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. L. NOBLES of this city, and Mrs. Addie JOLLY, with whom he made his home. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing but will be conducted Thursday afternoon and burial will be in the Winterville Cemetery.

Funeral For Mrs. Amos Averette
Daily Reflector, Thurs., June 27, 1957
Mrs. Sallie BRAXTON AVERETTE, 72, widow of Amos R. AVERETTE, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Thursday at 10:15 a. m. after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage a short time earlier.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m., at the Wilkerson Chapel by her pastor, Rev. Henry C. MELVIN, assisted by Rev. Robert B. CRAWFORD, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville.  Burial will be in Reedy Branch Church Cemetery.  Mrs. AVERETTE was born, reared and spent nearly all her life in the Winterville community.  She was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Sarah EVERETT BRAXTON.  She was married to Amos R. AVERETTE, who died in 1925.  Mrs. AVERETTE had been a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church many years. Surviving are eight sons, Phillip, Joe, Elbert and Larry AVERETTE of Greenville, Ernest AVERETTE of Winterville, Amos AVERETTE of Scotland Neck and Eugene and Willie AVERETTE of near Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. John A. WHICHARD and Mrs. Jimmy PATTY of Greenville; three brothers, Henry and J. T. BRAXTON of Winterville and Luther BRAXTON of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Will TRIPP and Mrs. Bessie MILLS of Greenville; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Funeral For Mrs. Myrtle Ormond 
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 15, 1960
Mrs. Myrtle HOLLOWAY ORMOND, 73, died at 3:30 Saturday afternoon in Greenville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gray BLAND, on Glen Arthur Avenue.  She had been ill for a week.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Wilkerson Chapel and burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  The Rev. Robert B. CRAWFORD, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville, conducted the service.  Mrs. ORMOND spent her early life in the Clay Root section of Pitt County, but after her marriage in 1904 had lived in the Washington community of Beaufort County. Mr. ORMOND died in 1931.  She was a member of Timothy Christian Church near Clay Root. She is survived by three sons, Marvin ORMOND and Arthur ORMOND, both of Washington, and Leonard ORMOND of Kinston; four daughters, Mrs. Gray BLAND of Greenville, Mrs. Claud WOOLARD and Mrs. Charlie WOOLARD, both of Washington, and Mrs. Nan SUTTON of Greenville; 27 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Saul HADDOCK and Mrs. M. K. SMITH, both of Ayden; and three brothers, Ed SMITH and Sam SMITH of Ayden and Ernest SMITH of Washington.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Z. B. Loftin Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Dec. 24, 1942
Z. B. LOFTIN, 73, died at his home near Ayden Tuesday night of last week. Funeral services were held from the home of his son, E. W. LOFTIN, Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Walter NOBLES, officiating. Interment followed in the Robertson cemetery. Mr. LOFTIN was the son of the late Needham and Donnie KIRKMAN LOFTIN. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie HADDOCK LOFTIN; seven sons, Floyd LOFTIN of Kinston, N. H. LOFTIN, Doc LOFTIN, Roy LOFTIN, E. W. LOFTIN, Jack G. LOFTIN, and Heber LOFTIN, all of Ayden; one daughter, Mrs. Emma STOCKS of Ayden; 27 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Last Rites for Hubert Mozingo
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 19, 1960
 Mr. Hubert MOZINGO, 68, died at his home in Simpson Sunday at 7:30 p. m. following two months illness.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 at the Wilkerson Chapel by the Rev. Alton LANCASTER, pastor of the Salem Methodist Church in Simpson, assisted by Ray NICHOLS, minister of Jehovah Witnesses.  Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. MOZINGO was born and reared in Greene County.  He had been a resident of Pitt County for 17 years and was a farmer until ill health caused his retirement in 1946.  He was a member of Salem Methodist Church in Simpson and the Withlacooche Tribe (No. 35) Improved Order of Red Men. Surviving are his wife; Mrs. Mary TRIPP MOZINGO; three sons: Clarence and Larry G. MOZINGO both of Greenville, and Allen D. MOZINGO of Kinston; six daughters: Mrs. Joe BEVERLY and Mrs. L. C. ALLEN, both of Kinston, Mrs. L. D. HEMBY and Mrs. Burney HARDEE, both of Greenville, Mrs. H. M. BOWEN Jr., of Ayden and Mrs. Bobby ANDREWS of Washington; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers; Noah MOZINGO of Ayden and Preston MOZINGO of Greenville; and two sisters; Mrs. Tom HAM of Snow Hill and Mrs. Charlotte HARRIS of Durham.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Dora Smith Gaskins Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 27, 1965
Mrs. Dora Smith GASKINS, 87, widow of Noah Edward GASKINS, died Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Raleigh BLAND on East Ninth Street.  Funeral services were conducted in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel at 2:00 p. m. Sunday by Dr. E. B. Fisher, pastor of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church.  Burial was in the Vanceboro Cemetery. Mrs. GASKINS was a native of Craven County and had been a resident there until the death of her husband in 1950.  Since that time she had made her home with her daughter in Greenville.  She was a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church in Ernul, N. C., and was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Greenville.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raleigh BLAND; a sister, Mrs. Julia TAYLOR of Newport, N. C.; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.          Contributed by Bill Bland.

Miss Eliza Griffin Brooks Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Mar. 11, 1966
Miss Eliza Griffin BROOKS, 61, died Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. Brown HODGES, 204 Sunset Blvd., in Grifton after a long illness.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Saturday morning at 11 o'clock by the Rev. William Edge, her pastor.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens near Grifton.  Mrs. BROOKS spent all of her life in Grifton and was a member of the First Christian Church of Grifton. Surviving are two sisters; Mrs. M. Brown HODGES of Grifton and Mrs. Mary Alice HARRIS of Wake Forest; a brother, J. H. BROOKS of Grimesland and several nieces and nephews: James C. BROOKS of Raleigh, Mrs. T. R. BARRINGER of Florence, S. C., Ray L. HARRIS of Darlington, S. C., Mrs. Bruce MCDONALD of Wake Forest, Capt. H. C. CARROLL of the U. S. Air Force now stationed at Mercede, California, John Brooks CARROLL of Hamlet, and Mrs. Drew HARPER Jr. of Grifton.  Memorials may be made to the building fund of the First Christian Church of Grifton.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Charlie M. Tripp Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., May 6, 1943
Four of The Tripp Brothers Have Died Suddenly
Charlie M. TRIPP died suddenly of a heart attack at Tripp Garage Monday afternoon just before 2 o'clock. He was working on a car in the pit of the garage when he had the attack. Three of his brothers passed out suddenly and a fourth almost suddenly following a prolonged illness. Mr. TRIPP would have been 45 years of age Wednesday. The news of his sudden death was a shock to the community. He had been one of the operators of Tripp Garage since the death of his brother, N. C. TRIPP, who died suddenly on August 10, 1937, about the same time of day. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth BOYD TRIPP; three daughters, Hilda of Norfolk, Va., Norma and Shirley of the home; four sons, Charlie Jr., Robert Lee, Marshall, and McHenton TRIPP, all of Ayden; three sisters, Mrs. Letha BALDREE, Mrs. Venie ROWE, and Mrs. Hattie STOKES; three brothers, Levi R. TRIPP and Hinton TRIPP of Ayden and Leonard TRIPP of Shelmerdine. Funeral services were conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of the Christian Church and Rev. R. C. WIGGS, of the Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Ayden Cemetery.

Mrs. Hettie Barber Dail Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 30, 1966
Mrs. Hettie BARBER DAIL, 81, widow of the Rev, W. A. DAIL, Free Will Baptist minister, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 after having been critically ill for the past several days.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church near Winterville by the Rev. Willis WILSON, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Robert Crawford, pastor of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church of Greenville.  Burial will follow at the Reedy Branch Church Cemetery.  Deacons of the church will be pallbearers.  The body will be taken from the Wilkerson Funeral Home to the church two hours prior to the time of services.  Mrs. DAIL lived all her life in the Winterville community.  She was married to Mr. DAIL of Winterville in 1902 and he died in 1956.  She was a member of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church and had been active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by four sons, Wilton H. DAIL of Norfolk, Va., Mayor Walter A. DAIL of Winterville, Jennings B. DAIL of Chapel Hill, and Billy W. DAIL of Greenville; five daughters, Mrs. Leslie HUMBLES and Mrs. Van JOHNSON Jr., both of Greenville, Mrs. Leon TRIPP of Winterville, Mrs. Walter ENNIS Jr. of Princeton, and Mrs. Raymond WEBB of Bell Arthur; 31 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.         

Mrs. Addie Buck Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 24, 1950
Mrs. Addie BUCK, wife of Lonnie BUCK, died suddenly at her home near House Station at 11 o'clock Sunday night after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage three hours earlier. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs. BUCK spent all her life in Pitt county. She was first married to Charlie CLARK, annd he died in 1930. She was later married to Lonnie BUCK, who survives. Also surviving are two sons and two daughters by her first marriage: Walter Lee CLARK of near Greenville and Alton CLARK of Louisiana, Mrs. Lewis WOOD and Mrs. Bruce MOBLEY of Norfolk; and a daughter by her second marriage, Mabeline BUCK of the home; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Letha EVERETT of near Greenville; two half-brothers, Charlie EVERETT of near Greenville and Wilbur Lee EVERETT of near Grimesland; a sister, Mrs. Charlie ALLEN of Richmond; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Jess WHITLEY of near Grimesland and Mrs. J. D. ANDREWS of Greenville.

George Cobb Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 17, 1889
His many friends in and around Greenville will regret very much to learn of the death of Mr. George COBB; which occurred on Monday, the 8th inst., near Penny Hill. He had been sick only about two weeks with typhoid fever. To the bereaved family we tender our deepest sympathy.

Levi Walston Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 30, 1966
Farmville – Mr. Levi WALSTON died early this morning.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a. m. from the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery here. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Chacy E. WALSTON of Farmville; four sisters, Mrs. Frank DAIL of Walstonburg, Mrs. Johnnie SHACKLEFORD of Farmville, Mrs. John T. KELLY and Mrs. Repsy W. BAKER, both of Greenville; three brothers, Charlie, Ben and John Turner WALSTON, all of Farmville.       Contributed by Bill Bland.

Wiley McLawhorn Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Sept. 30, 1943
Funeral services for Mr. Wiley MCLAWHORN were conducted from his home Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock by the Rev. R. C. WIGGS, pastor of the local Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was near Hanrahans. His nephews acted as pallbearers and his nieces were flower girls. Mr. MCLAWHORN, age 61, died suddenly Friday night of a heart attack. He was the son of the late Calvin and Nancy MCLAWHORN. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clyde MCLAWHORN; four sons, Warren, Perry, Lester and Howard MCLAWHORN; three daughters, Mrs. A. T. Aimar of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. D. G. BOWEN of Ayden, and Edna Earle MCLAWHORN of Washington, D.C.; two stepsons, Herman NEWELL of Ayden, and Hubert NEWELL of Washington, D.C.; a step daughter, Mrs. R. L. JOHNSON of Washington, D.C.; five brothers, Lonnie MCLAWHORN of Durham, Amos, Thad and Pink MCLAWHORN of Ayden, and Zack MCLAWHORN of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Blaney CANNON of Hobgood; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Dana Mills Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 30, 1966
Dana MILLS, eleven month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan MILLS of 406 Ash Street, died in Bowman-Gray Hospital in Winston-Salem Wednesday morning at 6:40 after four months of critical illness.  Graveside services will be held in Greenwood Cemetery Thursday afternoon at two o'clock by the Rev. William QUICK, pastor of St. James Methodist Church. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan MILLS; two brothers: Stacey and Tracey MILLS of the home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. G. PARKER of Winston-Salem and Mr. and Mrs. J. Elbert MILLS of Greenville; and the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jethro MILLS of Greenville.           Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Addie Laughinghouse Adams Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., Sept. 29, 1974
Mrs. Addie LAUGHINGHOUSE ADAMS, 78, wife of R. Ernest ADAMS, died at her home near Greenville Saturday morning at 1:25.  She had been in failing health for two years and critically ill for two months.  Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. ADAMS was born and spent all of her life in Pitt County in the Cox's Mill Community and was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church.  She was a charter member of Pocahontas Tribe No. 35 of Greenville. Surviving are her husband, R. Ernest ADAMS; two sons, Russell R. and C. B. ADAMS, both of near the home; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. W. C. EVANS of near Greenville.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Sudie Dixon Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., Dec. 8, 1974
Mrs. Sudie DIXON SMITH, 77, widow of Edward E. SMITH, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Friday night at 8:15.  Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock this afternoon at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by her pastor, the Rev. Bobby BAZEN.  Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mrs. SMITH spent most of her life in Pitt County in the Helen's Crossroads Community and was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons; William SMITH of Hartselle, Ala., and Linwood E. SMITH of Dallas, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Amie ROSS of Ayden, Mrs. Clara ALDRICH and Mrs. Carrie HARVE, both of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Christine BLAND of Greenville; three brothers, Hyman Lee DIXON of Greenville, Zeno DIXON of Black Jack and Will DIXON of Ayden; a sister, Mrs. Nettie WILLIAMS of Winterville; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.  The family will be at the home of Mrs. Amie ROSS near Ayden.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

James D. Gaskins Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Dec. 3, 1942
The funeral of James D. GASKINS, 72, prominent retired farmer who died Friday at his home in Winterville, was held at the Winterville Methodist Church Saturday afternoon, with burial in the McCotter Cemetery in Grifton. The Rev. Perry CASE of the Disciples of Christ Church at Wilson, and the Rev. A. L. CHAPLIN, Ayden Methodist minister, officiated. Mr. GASKINS moved from Grifton to Winterville two years ago when he became an invalid. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie GASKINS; four sons, A. S. GASKINS of Roanoke Rapids, Jack B. GASKINS of Fayetteville, formerly of Kinston, C. T. GASKINS of Wilmington and R. P. GASKINS of New York; three daughters, Mrs. J. S. LIVERMAN of Lexington, S.C., Mrs. J. M. BURGESS of Ayden, and Faye GASKINS of Winterville; two brothers, Otis W. GASKINS of Charlotte and C. H. GASKINS of Johnson City, Tenn., and three grandchildren.

Simon Burney Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 2, 1978
Ayden - Simon BURNEY, 64, retired farmer, died Sunday.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at Saint John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kenneth TOWNSEND officiating.  Burial will follow in Saint John's Church Cemetery.  Mr. BURNEY was a member of Saint John's Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise PITTMAN BURNEY of the home, two sons, Bobby BURNEY of West Hartford, Conn., and John BURNEY of Danbury, Tex.; one daughter, Betty ROUSE of Ayden; two brothers, Claude and Council BURNEY, both of Ayden; one sister, Mrs. Agnes DUDLEY of Ayden; and six grandchildren.  Family visitation will be at Farmer Funeral Home from 7-9 p. m. today.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Leslie (Spec) S. Hart Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 2, 1978
Ayden – Leslie (Spec) S. HART, 68, died Sunday.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p. m. at Farmer Funeral Chapel in Ayden with the Rev C. H. OVERMAN and the Rev. Willis WILSON officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery.  Mr. HART was a member of the Ayden Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Victoria VINCENT HART of the home; one brother, William Owen HART of Wildwood, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Fair BREEZE of Charlotte, and Mrs. Mae BARROW of Ayden.  Family visitation will be at the Funeral home from 7-9 p. m. today. Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Gladys Brooks Hodges Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 1, 1978
Mrs. Gladys Brooks HODGES, 78, wife of M. Brown HODGES, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Monday morning.  She resided at 204 N. Sunset Blvd., in Grifton.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a. m. at the First Christian Church, Grifton, Rev. Edwin RESPESS, pastor.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Grifton.  Mrs. HODGES was a native and life-long resident of Grifton.  Mrs. HODGES was a member of First Christian Church. She is survived by her husband: a daughter, Mrs. Drew HARPER, Grifton; a sister, Mrs. Mary Allen HARRIS, Wake Forest; and two grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Wilkerson Funeral Home from seven to nine Tuesday night.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Jacob Sherrod Moore Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Mar. 18, 1943
Mr. Jacob Sherrod MOORE, 78, a former resident of Ayden, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl KENNEDY, near Kinston, Monday night of last week and was buried here Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of the Ayden Christian Church and Rev. G. H. SULLIVAN of Wilson, officiated at the funeral services. Mr. MOORE is survived by one daughter with whom he has been making his home several years. He was for a long time on the Ayden Police force.

Johnson Lee Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 1, 1978
Johnson LEE, a native of Norwood, died Thursday in Troy Hospital, Try, N. C.  The funeral will be held Tuesday in Norwood.  Mr. LEE was the brother of the late Henry Freeman and Alma Carey LEE, both of Greenville.  Survivors include three nieces: Bertha PARKER, Marian Freeman MOYE, and Margaret SIMMONS, all of Greenville.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Charlie W. Lilly Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, August 23, 1981
Mr. Charlie W. LILLY, 79, retired farmer, died Thursday at his home in Grifton.  A graveside service was conducted at 3 p. m. Saturday in the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery by his pastor, the Rev. Travis SMITH.  Mr. LILLY, a native of Craven County, was a resident of Clay Root for the past 40 years and a recent resident of Grifton.  He was a member of Lifegate Baptist Church at Chicod. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Novella CLARK LILLY; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille GABUS of Michigan; three sons, Marvin LILLY of Vanceboro, Walter and Denmark LILLY, both of Michigan; a brother, Jim Duguid LILLY of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy HANCOCK of Grantsboro; and 10 grandchildren.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

R. Ernest Adams Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 30, 1984
Mrs. R. Ernest ADAMS, 92, died Sunday at his home, Route 2, Box 477, Greenville.  His funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Leon HARRIS and the Rev. Cedric PIERCE.  Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. ADAMS, a native of Pitt County and a retired farmer, spent most of his life in Pitt County.  He was a resident of the Hollywood community, a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church, and a member of the Withlacoochee Tribe No. 35, Improved Order of Red Men of Greenville. Surviving are two sons, Russell ADAMS and C. B. ADAMS, both of the Hollywood Community; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p. m.  At other times they will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Russell ADAMS, Route 2, Greenville.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Rufus E. Mills Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., Nov. 27, 1966
New Bern----Mr. Rufus E. MILLS, 88, died in the Craven County Hospital in New Bern Saturday morning at 10:25. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church in New Bern Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. T. H. GODWIN, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. R. J. SASSER, pastor of Holly Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church, and burial will be in Holly Hill Church Cemetery. The body will be carried to the Church from the Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville at twelve o'clock noon. Mr. MILLS was a native of Pitt County, had lived in the Vanceboro community for many years and had lived in New Bern for the past twenty-five years. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of New Bern. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy TRIPP MILLS of the home; six daughters,  Mrs. Leona BARROW, Mrs. Linly MORRIS, and Mrs. Hubert MORRIS of Vanceboro, Mrs. Robert LOFTIN of Ayden, Mrs. Riley HUGHES of Spring Lake, N.C., and Miss Noami MILLS of the home; five sons, Lonnie MILLS, Luther MILLS, and Mack MILLS of Vanceboro, Robert MILLS and Elic Rufus MILLS Jr. of New Bern; a brother, Mr. Jethro MILLS of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Stanley HARDEE of Greenville; thirty-one grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Roy Lee Smith Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Mar. 11, 1943
Roy Lee SMITH, 46, who died in the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville early Sunday morning following an operation on Friday, was buried here Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was held in Greenville conducted by Rev. A. L. CHAPLIN, pastor of the local Methodist Church. Mr. SMITH was the son of the late J. J. SMITH. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Theresa SMITH ANDERSON of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. R. V. NICHOLS of Greenville; two brothers, Roscoe SMITH of Greenville and C. W. SMITH of Charlotte.

Mrs. Sarah Lucas Farley Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 30, 1984
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Lucas FARLEY of 318 Oak Grove Ave., Greenville, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. in Haddock's Chapel Free Will Baptist church by Bishop Stephen Jones.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Mrs. FARLEY was born in Johnston County and later moved to Greenville where she made her home for many years.  She was a member of Haddock's Chapel Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary LAMBERT and Mrs. Annie JACKSON, both of Greenville.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 8-9 p. m. at Phillip Brothers Mortuary.  At other times they will be at the home of Mrs. Annie R. JACKSON, 318 Oak Grove Ave., and at the home of Mrs. Mary E. LAMBERT, Route 4, Box 30, Greenville. Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Betty Pearl Whitehurst Cherry Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Mar. 28, 1985
Mrs. Betty Pearl WHITEHURST CHERRY, 82, died Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe CLARK, 405 Abel St., Greenville.  Her funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Edward WALKER.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  A Pitt County native, Mrs. CHERRY spent most of her life in Greenville.  She was a charter member of Grace Free Will Baptist Church and a member of its Adult Sunday School Class.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Helen HARDEE of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Mildred JONES of Farmville, Mrs. Margaret WALSTON of Wilson, and Mrs. Jean CLARK of Greenville; two sons, William Dallas "Pete" CHERRY Jr. and Billy Wayne CHERRY, both of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p. m. and at other times will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe CLARK, 405 Abel St.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Carolyn Blount Daniels Dead
Daily Reflector, Thursday, March 28, 1985
Bethel – Mrs. Carolyn BLOUNT DANIELS, 81, died Wednesday at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Her funeral will be held Friday at 11 a. m. at the Ayres-Gray Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Norman JOYNER.  Burial will follow in the Bethel City Cemetery. Surviving is one son, Herman DANIELS of Williamston.  The family will receive friends tonight from 7:30 to 9 at the funeral chapel.         Contributed by Bill Bland.

Charlie Lee Stocks Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., May 27, 1943
Charlie Lee STOCKS, 46, passed away at the Pitt General Hospital Friday morning at three o'clock, after a week's illness. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Cemetery Street in Ayden, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 by Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Mr. STOCKS is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma LOFTIN STOCKS; two sons, Charlie STOCKS Jr., of Ft. Bragg, and Walter Hubert STOCKS of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Lee HUDSON of near Grimesland; two sisters, Mrs. Lana DAWSON of near Deep Run, and Mrs. Lester HARDEE of near Ayden; three brothers, John STOCKS and Harvey STOCKS of Ayden, and Crack STOCKS of Winterville. Mr. STOCKS was born, reared and spent his entire life in the Ayden community and was a member of the Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church near Haddock's Cross Roads.

Mrs. William A. (Bill) Gladson Dead
Daily Reflector, Monday, September 1, 1986.  GADSON: Mrs. William A. (Bill) Gladson, 54, of Route 3, Box 152, Greenville, died Sunday at Pitt Memorial Hospital.  The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Dan RIVERS and Rev. C. B. OWENS.  Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. GLADSON, a native of Pitt County, spent most of his life in the Simpson community and was engaged in farming.  He was a committeeman of the ASCS. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joyce LOFTIN GLADSON; a son, Greg GLADSON of Simpson; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret STOCKS of Cox's Mill Community, Mrs. Reba BUCK of Hudson's Crossroads and Mrs. Vivian NICHOLS of Simpson, and one granddaughter.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p. m. today.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Emily Gooch Dead
Daily Reflector, Monday, September 1, 1986
London – Mrs. Emily GOOCH, 71, died Saturday morning.  Surviving are her husband, Leonard GOOCH; two daughters, Mrs. Pamela IENTE of North Bergen N. J., and Mrs. Valerie PARAMORE of Greenville, N. C.; and a grandson.  Mr. and Mrs. GOOCH, who had lived in Greenville for five years, returned to England two months ago.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

William Henry (Bill) Wooten Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Sept. 1, 1998
Farmville – William Henry (Bill) WOOTEN, 70, of 1759 Forest Village Apartments in Farmville died at his home early today.  Mr. WOOTEN was a retired farmer and merchant and a member of the Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lossie TURNER WOOTEN of the home; three sisters, Miss Martha WOOTEN and Mrs. Velma W. TYSON, both of Farmville, and Mrs. Frank DAVENPORT of Grayson, Ky., and two brothers, Chester WOOTEN and Raymond WOOTEN, both of Walstonburg.  Memorial services will be announced by the Farmville Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the home.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

Robert Worthington Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., May 20, 1943
Mr. Robert WORTHINGTON, age 77, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock following several weeks serious illness. He had several heart attacks and his condition gradually grew worse until the end. Mr. WORTHINGTON was the son of the late William WORTHINGTON and Lucretia CANNON WORTHINGTON. He was an alumnus of the University of North Carolina and had been practicing his profession as a surveyor in this section for many years. He was a member of the Ayden Christian Church. Surviving are his wife the former Mrs. MUSE; one daughter, Mrs. Roberta MCKINNEY of New Bern; five grandchildren and one step-son, Seth MUSE of Newport News, Va. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home conducted by Rev. W. H. BRUNSON. Burial was in the Ayden Cemetery.

Ellen J. Allen Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., July 5, 1992
Winterville - Mrs. Ellen JACKSON ALLEN, 79, of Route 1, died Friday in her home.  Funeral services Monday, 11 a. m., Farmer Funeral Service chapel.  Burial in Ayden Cemetery.  Mrs. ALLEN was a member of the Rountree Christian Church and the Ayden Sunshine Club. Surviving: her sons, Mack B. ALLEN Jr. of Winterville and Robert L. ALLEN of Ayden; daughters, Mary A. BROWN of Jacksonville, Fla. and Sue A. BUTLER of Ayden; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p. m. today at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rountree Christian Church.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

M. Brown Hodges Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Dec. 31, 1992
Grifton - Mr. M. Brown HODGES, 93, died Wednesday.  His residence was Grifton.  The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a. m. at First Christian Church by the Rev. David COX.  Entombment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Mr. HODGES, a native of the Old Ford community of Beaufort County, attended the Washington schools and North Carolina State University.  A resident of Grifton since 1923, he farmed throughout his life.  He served on the Grifton Town Board for several years, the A.S.C.S. Committee, and the Pitt County Board of Commissioners from June 1940 until December 1954.  He served on the Pitt County ABC Board for thirty years, retiring July 1990.  He was a longtime Mason and Shriner and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving: one daughter, Mrs. Betty HODGES HARPER of Grifton; one grandson, Drew S. HARPER III of Grifton; one granddaughter, Loede Brooks HARPER of Grifton; one great grandson, Drew S. HARPER IV of Grifton; one brother, Clarence HODGES of Washington; one sister, Mrs. Ruth EXUM of Snow Hill.  Visitation from 7-9 p. m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1119, Grifton, N.C. 28530; Grifton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 412, Grifton, N.C. 28530 or to the charity of one's choice.                                  Contributed by Bill Bland.

Zeno Meeks Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., May 13, 1943
Zeno MEEKS, 65, died at his home near Ayden Friday at 5:30 a.m. Funeral services were held from the home Saturday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Walter NOBLES of Winterville, officiating. Burial followed in the Winterville cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susan BRAXTON MEEKS; two sons, J. H. MEEKS and A. C. MEEKS; one daughter, Mrsa. W. R. WALLS of Ayden; three brothers, Ernest MEEKS, Major MEEKS and Wyatt MEEKS, all of Pitt County; four sisters, Mrs. Rena HANNAH of Bethel, Mrs. Lillian TAYLOR of Greenville, Mrs. Mamie BRILEY of Kinston, and Mrs. Fannie WILLOUGHBY of Bethel; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Santos Taylor Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Sept. 12, 1995
Ayden - Mr. Santos "S.D." TAYLOR, 91, died Monday, Sept. 11, 1995, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services Wednesday 3 p. m., Farmer Funeral Service.  Burial in Ayden Cemetery.  Mr. SANTOS was a member of First Baptist Church of Ayden. Surviving: his wife, Gladys TAYLOR; son, Jack TAYLOR of Greenville; daughters, Genevieve BLAND of Vanceboro and Myrtle Ruth BRYAN of Wilson; brother, Thomas TAYLOR of Ayden; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  Visitation today 7-8:30 p. m. at the funeral home.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Gladys P. Taylor Dead
Daily Reflector, Friday, July 24, 1998
Ayden - Mrs. Gladys PHILLIPS TAYLOR, 86, died Thursday, July 23, 1998.  Funeral services 2:30 p. m. Sunday.  Farmer Funeral Service.  Burial in Ayden Cemetery.  Mrs, TAYLOR was a member of Ayden First Baptist Church. Surviving: her son, Jack TAYLOR of Greenville; daughters, Genevieve T. BLAND of Vanceboro and Myrtle Ruth BRYAN of Wilson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  Visitation 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.  Other times at the home, 748 Fairmont Village, Ayden.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Johnny J. Spruill Dead
Daily Reflector, Friday, July 24, 1998
Roper – Mr. Johnny James SPRUILL, 87, of 2542 Mill Pond Road, died Thursday, July 23, 1998.  Funeral services 11 a. m. Saturday, Zions Chapel Church of Christ near Roper.  Burial in the church cemetery.  Mr. SPRUILL, a retired farmer, was a member of Zions Chapel where he was an elder, a deacon and a Sunday school teacher for many years. Surviving his wife, Florence Elizabeth SPRUILL; sons Danny Harrell SPRUILL and Kenneth Leland SPRUILL, both of Roper; sister, Elizabeth NEWBERRY of Tarboro and Ruth SCHWANKE of Plymouth; brother, Aubrey SPRUILL and Sid SPRUILL, both of Roper; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation 7:30 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. today.  Horner-Walker Funeral Home.  Memorials to Roanoke Home Care Hospice, 198 N.C. 45 N., Plymouth, NC 27962 or Zions Chapel Church of Christ Memorial Fund, U.S. 64 E., Roper, NC 27970.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Claud Worthington Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Mar. 18, 1943
Mr. Claud H. WORTHINGTON, 63, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. J. GRIFFIN, Wednesday night of last week. He had been critically ill for about two weeks. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza WORTHINGTON; one son, Tommy Hugh WORTHINGTON; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. GRIFFIN and Mrs. C. H. BRILEY of Ayden; one brother, Ed WORTHINGTON of Jasper; one sister, Mrs. Jim HERRING of Jasper; and 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. C. WIGGS, pastor of the local Free Will Baptist church, assisted by Rev. J. E. WOOTEN. Burial followed in the Ayden Cemetery.

Burney V. Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, April 4, 1999 
Burney V. HARDEE, 82, died Saturday, April 3, 1999.  Funeral services 11 a. m. Tuesday, Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Pinewood Memorial Park.  Mr. HARDEE, a native of Pitt County, farmed for a number of years.  Later, he sold insurance for Southern Life until his retirement in 1974. Surviving: his sons, Flynn HARDEE of Wilmington, Roger HARDEE of Raleigh; daughters, Carolyn HODGES of Raleigh; sisters, Jewell PATRICK and Lillie Pearl JOYNER, both of Greenville; Annie Ruth MILLER of Newport; brothers, Lee Ward HARDEE of Greenville, Alton HARDEE of Norfolk, Va.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Visitation 7-9 p. m. Monday at the funeral home and other times at the home on Eastern Pines Road.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Virginia Pittman Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000
Mrs. Virginia Temperance ADAMS PITTMAN, 78, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000.  Funeral services Tuesday 2 p.m., Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  Burial in Ayden Cemetery.  Mrs. PITTMAN, a native of the Spring Garden community of Craven County, lived in Ayden for many years before moving to Greenville in 1966.  She worked at J.C. Penney Co. from 1966 until her retirement in 1985.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving: her sons, Thomas Hughes PITTMAN of Grifton and Howard Edward PITTMAN Jr. of Greenville; daughter, Carolyn P. BUNTING of Bath; brothers, Odric Austin ADAMS of New Bern and H. Eugene ADAMS of Newport; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  Visitation Monday 7-9 p. m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at the home of Edward and Nancy Pittman, 1654 N.C. 121, Greenville.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Richard I. Smith Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Apr. 1, 1943
Mr. Richard I. "Dick" SMITH, age 64, died at his home near here Monday morning following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock with the Rev. R. L. WILSON of Ayden and Rev. A. H. CAMPBELL of Greenville, officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mr. SMITH is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sadie CANNON SMITH; one son, Leslie SMITH of Wilmington; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert HARRIS of Ayden, Mrs. J. R. CARRINGTON and Mrs. Marjorie G. COX of Greenville; two brothers, C. E. SMITH and David SMITH of Ayden; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. WILSON of Greenville and Mrs. Lizzie WILSON of Greensboro; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Enos Dail Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000
Kinston – Mr. Enos B. DAIL, 89, of 607 Walston Ave., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000.  Funeral service Monday 2 p. m., the Howard-Carter and Stroud Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Westview Cemetery.  Mr. Dail  served in the U. S. Army during World War II.  He worked as an auto machinist with Lenoir Oxygen Co. Surviving: his brother, Junior Lee DAIL of Simpson.  Visitation today 7-9 p. m. at the funeral home.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

E. A. Lancaster Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Feb. 21, 1929 
FUNERAL YESTERDAY FOR FORMER MAN OF CRAVEN COUNTY:  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for E. A. LANCASTER, 71, who died Tuesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grover C. COX at Cove City.  The services were held from the Riverside Christian church near Maple Cypress.  The deceased was a resident of Fentress, Va., but formally was a well known farmer of Craven county. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Dove E. LANCASTER; two daughters, Mrs. COX and Mrs. J. D. COX of Ayden; three sons, R. O. LANCASTER of Vanceboro, J. A. LANCASTER of New Bern, and L. M. LANCASTER of Cove City; also one sister, Mrs. Israel MOORE, of Ayden, survives.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Maggie Lancaster Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Friday, Feb. 14, 1930
Funeral Services At Epworth Today; Husband Ill In Richmond Hospital:  Mrs. Maggie J. LANCASTER, wife of Ross O. LANCASTER, died yesterday afternoon at her home in Epworth after an illness of several weeks. Her husband who has also been ill lately, still undergoing treatment in a Richmond hospital, where he recently underwent an operation.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Epworth church by Rev. W. N. VAUGHN, pastor, with interment in Epworth cemetery.  The deceased was a native of Crave county, the eldest of the twelve children of J. L. BlAND and the late Mrs. BLAND.  She was 47 years of age, the first of the sons and daughters to die. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Miss Julia LANCASTER, of Vanceboro; three sons, Alton and Wade LANCASTER, of Epworth, and J. Van LANCASTER of the United States Navy in Hampton Roads; her father, J. L. BLAND; two sisters, Mrs. Henry PITTMAN of Snow Hill, and Mrs. Henry HUFF of Morehead City; and nine brothers, J. T. BLAND, of Greenville, J. H. and J. S. BLAND, of Winston-Salem, D. R. BLAND, of Morehead City, and J. N., D. W., R. H., Clayton and Glenn BLAND, of Vanceboro.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Henry Huff Sr. Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Friday, May 27, 1932
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the home near Vanceboro for Mrs. Henry HUFF Sr., who died there yesterday at 4 o'clock.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Helen Ilean Maloney Godfroy Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Aug. 26, 1942
MRS. GODFROY IS VICTIM OF SUDDEN HEART AFFLICTION:
Wife of City Official Passes Before Medical Aid Could Reach Her -
Mrs. Helen Ilean MALONEY GODFROY, wife of F. G. GODFROY, superintendent of the city water and light plant, died suddenly Tuesday morning at her home at 401 Spencer avenue. For the past three years Mrs. GODFROY had a serious heart condition, from time to time had been confined to her bed, and at times had been critically ill.  But on the morning of her death she had arisen and dressed, planning to go out into her yard.  From the bedroom she called for a nurse and friend, Mrs. W. B. BARTLING, to come to feel her pulse, as she did not think her heart was beating right.  Mrs. BARTLING called for a physician.  Just as the doctor walked into the room, Mrs. Godfroy, then sitting on the edge of her bed, fell over on the bed from a heart attack that caused instant death. Born Nov.. 4, 1877, at Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. GODFROY was married there July 20, 1903.  She and her husband moved to New Bern almost 35 years ago, and had since then resided in the same house in Ghent.  A loyal member of St. Paul's Catholic church, she was well known for her philanthropy and charity.  She was a member of the Women's club, and took special interest in her work with the Garden club.  As a neighbor and friend, "Miss Nellie" was one of the most beloved citizens of this section. Funeral arrangements had not been made Tuesday afternoon, pending telephone conversations with an only son, Richard GODFROY, of Cleveland Ohio, who is expected to come to the services.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

T. H. Fulcher Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Oct. 1, 1942
ANTIOCH RESIDENT PASSES SUDDENLY:  T. H. FULCHER died at his home in the Antioch section of Craven county Monday afternoon.  He had been in ill health for some time, but had at work on his farm Monday.  Funeral service was held from the home Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. M. C. PRESCOTT conducting the services, assisted by Rev. W. H. EVERETT. Mr. FULCHER is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie PIPKIN FULCHER; four daughters, Mrs. Howard TOLER of Ernul; Mrs. C. H. TOLER of New Bern, Mrs. George GASKINS of Route 1, New Bern, and Mrs. Herbert CATON of Bridgeton; four sons, Nat FULCHER of Bridgeton, Richard, Lynwood and Arthur, all of Route 1, New Bern.  He is also survived by two brothers; M. D. FULCHER, of New Bern, and Joe FULCHER, of Aurora.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Furney Powell Dead
Tuesday, August 17, 1943
WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF VANCEBORO DIES:
Vanceboro, Aug. 16 - Following five days of critical illness, Furney POWELL, 73, died at his home here at 8:55 o'clock Sunday morning.  Funeral services are to be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock by his pastor, W. H. BRADY, Methodist minister here.  Interment in the Vanceboro cemetery with members of the Vanceboro Masonic Lodge No. 433 serving as pallbearers and having charge of the services at the grave. Mr. POWELL is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie FORREST POWELL; five sons, Clayton and Furney Jr., of Vanceboro, Clinton and Cyrus of New Bern and Gray of the United States Navy and now in Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Mollie HARPER and Mrs. Mabel JOYNER of Vanceboro and Mrs. Benny WILLIAMS of Washington, N. C.; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. For 23 years Mr. Powell was a rural mail carrier in Craven county, retiring in 1935.  Born and reared in the Vanceboro community, he spent his entire life here.  He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Methodist church here, and a former member of the Vanceboro town council.                                                                  Contributed by Bill Bland.

F. G. Godfroy Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Jan. 12, 1944.
Following a serious heart attack at his office shortly before 11 o'clock Monday morning, F. G. GODFROY, superintendent of the city water and light systems, passed away at St. Luke's hospital here at 2:05 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Funeral arrangements had not been completed at mid-afternoon. Mr. GODFROY'S death followed that of his wife, also the result of a heart attack just a few months ago.  He was about 68 years of age.  The water and light superintendent came to New Bern from Florence, S. C. in 1917.  He was a native of Michigan.  Under his superintendency the New Bern water and light systems have been greatly expanded and have grown in revenue produced for the city. Recently, because of the condition of Mr. GODFROY, and the condition of the Water and light plants under the heavy demand of increased defense area population, he has been under a heavy strain.  Frequently he has been called upon day and night to keep the city power plant in operation.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Della Elizabeth Powell Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., March 2, 1944
Vanceboro, March 1 - Funeral services are to be held here Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Della Elizabeth POWELL, 69, who died at her home here Tuesday afternoon after a long illness.  The services will be conducted by Rev. W. H. BRADY, pastor of the Vanceboro Methodist church, and Rev. J. L. HODGES, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church in New Bern, and burial will be in the Vanceboro cemetery. Born near Hookerton, in Greene county, Mrs. POWELL came to Vanceboro with her parents while she was a child.  She married Furney POWELL of Vanceboro in 1891, and he passed away last August.  She was a member of the Methodist church and active in church affairs until her health failed.  She is survived by three daughters, five sons, one sister, one brother, 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Capt. Jesse Bland Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thursday, March 22, 1945
CAPT. JESSE BLAND DIES IN PLANE CRASH TUESDAY
Returning home from a visit with his mother who is ill, Capt. Jesse BLAND, 27, of the United States Army Air Corps, stationed at the Thomasville, Ga., Army Air Base, was killed in a crash landing about a mile from his home base Tuesday night between 9:30 and 10 o'clock, according to word received here Wednesday by the victim's mother, Mrs. Rosa J. BLAND.  There were few details available here Wednesday. Captain BLAND came to New Bern Tuesday, arriving about 1 o'clock and after a visit with his mother, he left returning to Thomasville about 4:30 o'clock.  Nearing his base he ran into a flash storm and crashed in an effort to put his plane down in a field on a plantation near Thomasville.  The body was brought to New Bern for funeral service and burial.  It was accompanied by a military escort but the time of arrival was not known here Wednesday.  Mrs. BLAND, who was the former Miss Eunice WILLIAMS of Tallahassee, Fla., accompanied by a sister, was to leave Thomasville Wednesday night for New Bern. Captain BLAND, one of New Bern's most popular young men, had been in the air corps for four years.  After graduating from the New Bern High School he entered N. C. State college and after his junior year he enlisted in the air corps.  He received his training as a fighter plane pilot and was commissioned at Summerville, Ala.  After several months training in the states he was among the first American fliers to be sent to the south west Pacific area.  He served for 17 months overseas and was awarded a number of decorations for distinguished service.  He returned to the states more than a year ago and has been stationed at Thomasville.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Capt. Jesse Bland Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Friday, March 23, 1945
BLAND FUNERAL TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY
Funeral services for Capt. Jesse BLAND, 27, who was killed Tuesday night in the crash landing of his plane near the Thomasville, Ga., Army Air Base, will be held at Centenary Methodist church here Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, it was announced Thursday.  Rev. W. A. CADE, pastor of the church, will conduct the services, and interment in Cedar Grove cemetery will follow. Pallbearers will be Eugene MCSORLEY Jr., McRay LANCASTER, Jack WHITE, Charles NELSON, Harry FAULKNER and J. Gaskill MCDANIEL.  Word of the accident reached his mother, Mrs. Rosa J. BLAND, here Wednesday.  Captain BLAND had been to this city on a visit to his mother and left at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  He ran into a flash storm near Thomasville and was killed as he attempted to put his plane down in a plantation field.  He has served for 17 months overseas and had been awarded a number of decorations for distinguished service before returning to the United States about a year ago.                                                                   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Noah Edward Gaskins Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Apr. 5, 1950
Noah Edward GASKINS, 79, died at his home near Vanceboro at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon following three weeks of illness.  Mr. GASKINS was born and raised in Craven county and was a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist church.  His widow is Dora SMITH GASKINS. The funeral service will be held at the church of the deceased at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, pastor, and Rev. J. R. BENNETT of Bridgeton, a former pastor of the church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in the Vanceboro cemetery.  The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkinson funeral home in Greenville until it is carried to the church one hour prior to the funeral.  Active pallbearers will be members of the Men's Bible class of the church and flower bearers will be members of the Ladies Aid society, circles one and two of the church. Surviving Mr. Gaskins in addition to his wife are one daughter, Mrs. R. H. BLAND of Greenville, one son, Victor GASKINS of near the home, one brother, Ernest GASKINS of near Vanceboro, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Jesse Fountain Braxton Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., Aug. 11, 1950 
Prominent Retired Farmer and Landowner Of Craven County Dies Suddenly---
Jesse Fountain BRAXTON of 208 South Front street died at Kafer Memorial hospital at 9 o'clock Friday morning after a short illness.  He was taken to the hospital at midnight Thursday and his death was unexpected. Sixty-seven years old, Mr. BRAXTON was a native of Pitt county and a retired farmer and landowner here.  He lived in Craven county since 1910.  He was a former member of the county board of education, a former member of the Fort Barnwell school committee and a member of the local Executive club.  Funeral services will be conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The minister has not been decided upon.  Burial will follow in Kinston. Mr. Braxton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alta SIMMONS BRAXTON, five brothers; E. W. and Henry BRAXTON of Winterville, J. T. and Joe BRAXTON of Greenville and Luther BRAXTON of Oakland, Calif.; four sisters; Mrs. Sally EVERETT and Mrs. Will TRIPP of Winterville, and Mrs. Anna CRAWFORD and Mrs. Bessie MILLS of Greenville; one son, D. F. BRAXTON of Fort Barnwell; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmy MERRITT of Kinston, and a number of nieces and nephews.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Annie Cox Smith Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Dec. 10, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie COX SMITH, 64, who died at Pitt General Hospital in Greenville early Saturday morning , were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. W. H. BRUNSON officiated, assisted by Rev. A. L. CHAPLIN. Burial was in the Ayden Cemetery. She had been ill for some time. She was the daughter of the late Sebron COX, and Mrs. Lucinda HART COX. Surviving are her husband, C. E. SMITH; three daughters, Berdine SMITH of Ayden, Mrs. E. C. CRAWFORD of Raeford, and Mrs. J. L. LESTER of Goldsboro; and five sons, Marvin SMITH, Charlie Gray SMITH, and Paul SMITH of Ayden, David SMITH and Melton SMITH of Panama.

Mrs. Emma A. Jones Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., Sept. 6, 1954
Mrs. Emma A. JONES, formerly a resident of 710 Pollock street in New Bern, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillian FRYMOYER in Baltimore.  A native of Switzerland, Mrs. Jones spent most of her life in New Bern and for the past year had lived with her daughter at 2900 Emerald Road in Baltimore.  She was the widow of Nicholas JONES and was a member of the Centennary Methodist church. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Willis funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. J. A. RUSSELL officiating.  Interment will follow in Cedar Grove cemetery.  The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. FRYMOYER and Mrs. Albertina SPENCER, both of Baltimore; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Annie Gooding Pittman Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sunday, Dec. 6, 1954
Mrs. Annie GOODING PITTMAN, a resident of Craven county who grew up under the Yankee occupation of New Bern, died at 3 p. m. Sunday at her home near Clarks following a five week illness.  Mrs. PITTMAN, 97, was born June 18, 1857, a daughter of the late Council and Julia LANE GOODING of Craven county.  She had lived been a resident of the Clarks community for the past 38 years.  Her husband, Charles Manley PITTMAN, died in 1950. Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. J. W. HUMPHREY of Beaufort and Mrs. R. W. DAIL of Snow Hill; three sons, H. C.,  Robert B. and James K. PITTMAN, all of Clarks; 26 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  The body will lie in state at the home until time for services, to be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday.  Rev. Ralph FLEMING Jr., pastor of the Clarks Methodist church, and Rev. William WELLS, former pastor of the Trinity Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Kinston's Maplewood cemetery.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.             Contributed by Bill Bland.

Henrietta Burney, Aged Colored Woman Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Mar. 11, 1943
Henrietta BURNEY, a much respected aged colored woman, died suddenly at her home on Railroad Street early Saturday morning. She had not been sick and was taken in the night with a heart attack. Her sudden death was a shock to her family.

R. O. (Ross) Lancaster Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1956
Vanceboro, Dec. 11 --R. O. (Ross) LANCASTER, 76, died Monday morning at his home.  A native of the Riverside community near Grifton, he had lived here for six years and was a member of the Vanceboro Christian church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Burness MCILWEAN LANCASTER; a daughter, Miss Julia LANCASTER, and three sons, R. A. LANCASTER, of Hampton, Va., Commander J. V. LANCASTER of the US Navy and Wade LANCASTER of Winston-Salem, all by a former marriage; six grandchildren; a brother, Jim LANCASTER of New Bern, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha L. COX of Edenton and Mrs. Grover C. COX of Kinston.  The funeral service will be conducted at the Vanceboro Christian church at 2:30 p. m. Thursday by the pastor, Rev. Horace QUIGLEY assisted by Rev. John GOFF, pastor of the Ayden Christian church.  Burial will be in the Epworth cemetery.  The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Hettie Tripp Morris Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Monday, May 26, 1958
Funeral services for Mrs. Hettie TRIPP MORRIS, 75, who died at the home of her son, Bennett TRIPP, near Vanceboro on Sunday, were conducted from Epworth Methodist church near Vanceboro, toady at 3 p. m. with Rev. Ellis BEDSWORTH, pastor, officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery. A native of Brunswick county, she lived in the Vanceboro community since 1912 and was first married to Tom BELLAMY.  She was later married to James H. TRIPP who died in 1927 and was later married to Jesse J. MORRIS in 1942, who died in 1951.  She is survived by two sons, J. C. BELLAMY and Bennett TRIPP of Vanceboro; two daughters, Mrs. Tom STALLINGS Jr., of Snow Hill and Mrs. Willis G. FARQUHAR of Long Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Henry BENNETT of Florida, and two sisters, Mrs. F. T. BROWN of Florida and Mrs. G. A. BROWN of Supply.      Contributed by Bill Bland.

Clyde Bellamy Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Nov. 12, 1959
Vanceboro, Nov. 12 - Funeral services for Clyde BELLAMY, 54, will be conducted Friday at 3 p. m. at the Epworth Methodist Church by Rev. A. C. REGAN, pastor, assisted by Rev. Ellis BEDSWORTH, a former pastor.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. BELLAMY died Wednesday morning at St. Luke's hospital in New Bern.  He was born in South Carolina, but spent most of his life in the Vanceboro community of Craven County.  He was a Logger. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vula PETERSON BLAND BELLAMY; six step children, Mrs. Velvin R. DENNIS of Vanceboro, Shade BLAND and C. W. BLAND, both of New Bern; G. S. BLAND of the Navy at Norfolk, Va., R. B. BLAND of San Francisco, Calif., and W. E. BLAND of Grifton; a half-brother, B. B. TRIPP of Vanceboro, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Tom STALLING of Snow Hill and Mrs. F. G. GARGUARE of Jacksonville, Fla., and 20 step grandchildren.

B. Frank Stokes Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Dec. 10, 1942
B. F. STOKES, 50, died suddenly at his home here Sunday night. Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday at 3 p.m., with the Rev. R. C. WIGGS, assisted by the Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, officiating. Interment followed in the Ayden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mattie STOKES; three sons, Lyman STOKES, with the Navy at Norfolk, Va., Bruce STOKES, with the Army Air Corps at Macon, Ga., and Jasper STOKES of Ayden; two daughters, Jean and Gladys STOKES of Ayden; three brothers, Charlie and Robert STOKES of Ayden, and John G. STOKES of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. Sol HARRIS, Mrs. Richard CANNON and Mrs. Mattie JACKSON of Ayden, Mrs. J. C. STOKES of New York, and Mrs. C. P. SMITH of Greenville; four half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie COX, Mrs. Joseph SMITH, Mrs. Bonnie BASDEN and Mrs. R. L. DAVIS, all of Ayden; two half-brothers, Harry STOKES and Lester STOKES of Greenville.

Herbert Lee Caton Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Friday, Jan. 15, 1960
Herbert Lee CATON, 61 of "C" street, Bridgeton, passed away at 1:30 p. m. Thursday in Dr. William WILLIS office in the Elks building in New Bern.  A native of Craven County, he was the son of the late Aleck CATON and Mrs. Julia WILLIS CATON.  He operated the Harvey Brothers hardware store in Bridgeton. Mr. CATON is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Pearl CATON; a son, Hubert G. CATON of New Bern; a daughter, Mrs. Tommie NELSON of Minnesott Beach; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa HEATH of New Bern, Mrs. Ida DENNIS of Route 1, Newport and Mrs. Will PEELE of Royal.  Funeral services will be held at Willis and Ballard funeral home at 2 p. m. Saturday.  Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN and Rev. John GRIMSLEY will officiate.  Interment is to take place in Greenleaf Memorial Cemetery.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

C. A. Parker Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Sept. 1, 1960
C. A. PARKER, age 85, retired farmer of Newport died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. PETERSON, in Vanceboro Thursday morning at 1:40 o'clock.  He has been making his home in Vanceboro for the past year.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The survivors are: four daughters, Mrs. J. L. PETERSON, Vanceboro; Mrs. Cecil OGLESBY, Morehead City; Mrs. Ward BRAY, New Bern and Mrs. Redford RHUE, Fort Lawn, S. C.  Four sons: A. C. PARKER, Charlotte; Linden PARKER, Elizabeth City; Leon PARKER and Nash PARKER of Newport.  Also 14 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Levi H. Williams Dead
Ayden Dispatch, Ayden, NC, Thurs., Mar. 25, 1943
Mr. Levi H. WILLIAMS, farmer of Venters Cross Roads, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was 50 years old. Mr. WILLIAMS leaves a wife, Sadie HARRIS WILLIAMS, and six children: Callie, Roman, Kirby and Betty Lou WILLIAMS of the home, and Robert WILLIAMS, U. S. Army, and Mrs. L. C. SMITH, Ayden.  Mr. WILLIAMS is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Willie BUCK, Mrs. H. J. JOLLY, Winterville, Mrs. Lewis WILSON, H. C. WILLIAMS, Henry WILLIAMS, J. W. WILLIAMS, and Arthur WILLIAMS, on Greenville, R.F.D.

Joseph Thomas Ipock Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Monday, Mar. 25, 1963
Joseph Thomas IPOCK, 67, of Route 2, New Bern, died in Craven County Hospital Saturday night at 11:25 o'clock.  He was a son of the late James H. IPOCK and Bettie WETHERINGTON IPOCK. He was a member of the Beech Grove Methodist Church, a trustee, steward in the church, served the church as treasurer and superintendent of the Sunday School and he was a member of the pastoral relations committee.  Ipock also served as a member of the Craven County Agricultural Stabilization Committee, and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie C. IPOCK; two sons, Joe Allen and Robert A. IPOCK of Route 2, New Bern; one daughter, Miss Betty Hart IPOCK, student at Meredith College, Raleigh; one brother, Leslie IPOCK of Mt. Olive; one sister, Mrs. C. D. LANCASTER of New Bern; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Beech Grove Methodist Church today at 3 p. m. with Rev. Ellis BEDSWORTH and Rev. Joseph PARKER officiating with interment in the Beech Grove cemetery.  Pallbearers were Tull RICHARDSON, Oliver RICHARDSON, Earl MCILWEAN, Franklin PARKER, Billy SUGG, and John BEAMAN.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Raymond Carr Russell Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sunday, July 1, 1968
Raymond Carr RUSSELL, 88, of Route 3, New Bern, died Sunday at his home.  Funeral service will be held today at 3 p. m. from Fort Barnwell Baptist Church by Rev. Neil BRELAND.  Interment followed in church cemetery.  He was a retired farmer. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Esther JOYNER RUSSELL; one daughter, Mrs. Owen FULCHER Jr. of New Bern; one grand daughter, Mrs. Lewis IPOCK of New Bern; two brothers, Brantley RUSSELL OF New Bern and L. M. RUSSELL of Dover; three sisters, Mrs. Dan MOORE of Dover, Mrs. Nannie WEST and Mrs. Emma WOOTEN, both of Greenville.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Clinton Harvey Hawkins Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., July 9, 1970
Clinton Harvey HAWKINS, 68, of Route 1, Cove City, died today at 5:30 a. m. at Craven County Hospital.  He was a member of Core Creek Free Will Baptist Church, Cove City, a retired farmer and native of Craven County.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. from Cotten Funeral Chapel by Rev. Gilbert COOK and Rev. Rudy SHEPPARD.  Interment will follow in the White Cemetery at Cove City.  Pallbearers will be Rodney SUTTON, Dan SUTTON, Larry MCCOY, Vernon HAWKINS, Harold HAWKINS and Owen HAWKINS. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Stella AVERY HAWKINS; two daughters, Mrs. Henry BLAND of Route 1, Dover, and Miss Jimmie Ann HAWKINS of the home; four grandchildren; two brothers, Levi HAWKINS of New Bern and Robbie HAWKINS of South Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie WILSON, Mrs. Alfred SUTTON, both of Cove City and Mrs. Lonnie MCCOY of Norfolk, Va.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Joe Vance Moye Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 7, 1954
ROBERSONVILLE----Joe Vance MOYE, 86, tobacconist, died in a Greenville hospital Wednesday morning at 7:30.He was employed by a Williamston tobacco firm recently. Mr. MOYE was born in Pitt County and spent his early life there farming. He entered the tobacco business as a young man, operating warehouses in Tarboro, Robersonville, Williamston and Georgia. He had been living here about 40 years. He was the son of the late Martha Ann SMITH and Josephus MOYE. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Robersonville Cemetery. The Rev. M. A. WOOLARD, the Rev. Mr. MELVIN of Reedy Branch, and the Rev. Wilbur WALLACE will officiate. Mr. MOYE was a member of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. R. J. LANGLEY and Mrs. Dell GRAY of Robersonville and Mrs. Dennis MARLOWE of Delaware, Ohio; one son, R. J. MOYE of Rocky Mount; seven sisters, Mrs. Clemmie FLAKE, Mrs. Eva FLEMING, Mrs. Lester SUTTON, Mrs. Joe BRAXTON, all of Greenville, Mrs. Martha BRAXTON and Mrs. Jim NOBLES of Winterville, and Mrs. John BALDREE of Farmville; four brothers, Jeffrey and Ed MOYE of Greenville, Meekin MOYE of Ayden and Bill MOYE of Winterville; 13 grandchildren.

Triple Drowning in Tar River
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 23, 1904
On Sunday Allen FORBES and his son Charles, together with Henry ARNOLD, Charles BRAXTON and Louis ALLEN, all white, went to Bell's seine beach, about three miles below town, on Tar River. Late in the afternoon the five men crossed the river in a canoe. Just before reaching land the boat took water and sunk. Louis ALLEN and Charles BRAXTON swam ashore and saved themselves. Allen FORBES and Henry ARNOLD had also nearly reached a place of safety when they saw Charles ALLEN, who was a cripple, struggling in the water and went to his aid. The three were drowned. Tidings of the accident reached town some later and a messenger went out to the home of Mr. FORBES to advise his wife of it. When the messenger reached the home he found mourning already there, an eight months old child having died about the time the drowning occurred. All the bodies were found today.

George D. Sanders Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., July 9, 1970. 
Morehead City – Funeral services for George Dennis SANDERS, 55, painter, who died Tuesday, were held at 2 p. m. Thursday at Bell-Munden Funeral Chapel by the Rev. K. C. SEAWRIGHT.  Burial in Bay View Cemetery. Surviving: a son, Daryl G. SANDERS of Florida; three sisters, Eva and Elizabeth SANDERS and Mrs. Jane SMITH, all of Morehead City; two brothers, Leroy SANDERS of Delaware and David SANDERS of Morehead City; two grandchildren.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Annie P. Fulcher Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Nov. 25, 1970
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie PIPKIN FULCHER, 83, wife of the late Tilghman H. FULCHER of Route 5, New Bern, who died Tuesday at Beaufort County Hospital, Washington, will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. from Antioch Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Jerry ENGLISH.  Interment will follow in Fulcher family cemetery. Survivors are four daughters; Mrs. Howard TOLER of Ernul, Mrs. Linston IPOCK and Mrs. Lottie TOLER, both of New Bern, and Mrs. George C. GASKINS of Norfolk, Va.; three sons; Arthur, Richard and Linwood E. of New Bern; a sister, Mrs. Ottis GASKINS of New Bern; 40 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.  His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

Council Lee Foy Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Nov. 25, 1970
Council Lee FOY, 78, of Pollocksville, died last night in Craven County Hospital.  He was a veteran of World War I with Battery A, 113th Field Artillery here. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the Pollocksville United Methodist Church by Rev. Kenneth TOWNSEND and Rev. J. T. FISHER.  Interment will follow in the Pollocksville Cemetery. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd BRAY of Scotland Neck and Mrs. D. McRay ROBINSON of Vanceboro; seven grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Thelma JOHNSON of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Betty D. Arnold Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Oct. 17, 1973
Grifton - A funeral service for Mrs. Betty DENNIS ARNOLD, 65, who died Monday, will be held at 3 p. m. Thursday from Riverside Christian Church by the Rev. E. G. PERCELL.  Burial in Riverside Church Cemetery. Surviving: a daughter, Mrs. Wesley BLAND of Grifton; three sons, Robert A. ARNOLD, Earl S. ARNOLD of Ayden and William R. ARNOLD of the home; a foster son, Kenny ARNOLD of U. S. Navy, Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Heber BRAXTON of Ayden; two brothers, Clifton DENNIS and Jasper DENNIS of Ayden; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Frank Garvey Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Oct. 17, 1973
Frank GARVEY, 82, A-7 Trent Court, died this morning.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Pollock Funeral Home. Mr. GARVEY is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie G. GARVEY, one daughter, Mrs. Emmet RHUE, of Laurinburg, two step sons, Robert RADFORD of Hobucken and Melvin RADFORD of Knoxville, Tenn., one sister, two grandchildren and I great grandchild also survive.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Elliot M. Daniels Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Oct. 17, 1973
Vanceboro – Elliot Mossie DANIELS, 90, retired police officer, died Tuesday.  Funeral 3 p. m. Thursday, United Tabernacle Holiness Church, the Rev. Sam WORTHINGTON.  Burial was in Fillingame Family cemetery. Surviving ------DANIELS of Vanceboro; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar STALLINGS of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. John FERRIERA of Hayward, Calif.; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.                                                                                                                                Contributed by Bill Bland.

H. J. Brown Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sat., Mar. 3, 1974
H. J. BROWN, 81, died here yesterday afternoon in a nursing home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Sunday from the New Bethlehem FWB Church in Grantsboro, the Rev. Graham LANE will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. BROWN is survived by two sons; Willie Ray BROWN of Rocky Mount and H. J. BROWN Jr., of Wilmington; one daughter; Mrs. Geneva PITTMAN, of Grifton, two step-sons; Donald DIXON of New Bern and Lester Lee of Grantsboro.  A total of seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive.     Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Esther Joyner Russell Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Aug. 13, 1975
Funeral for Mrs. Esther JOYNER RUSSELL, 81, of New Bern R-6, who died Tuesday, will be 2 p. m. Thursday at the Ft. Barnwell Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman ORR officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruby FULCHER of New Bern R-6; a sister, Mrs. Annie Ruth LEWIS of Newport News, Va., and granddaughter, Mrs. Christine IPOCK of New Bern R-6.  The body will remain at Pollock-Lineberry Funeral Home until one hour prior to the service.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Faye Tilley Morrison Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Aug. 13, 1975
Private services for Mrs. Faye Tilley Morrison, 85, of 2400-B Griffin Ave., who died Tuesday were 4 p. m. today at the Pollock-Lineberry Chapel. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. David Grant of New Bern; one granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Jesse Braxton Answers Final Call
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 18, 1929
Death continues to take its toll from the thinning ranks of followers of Lee and Jackson in this county. Yesterday morning Jessie BRAXTON, 95, one of the eight or nine remaining followers of the Grey, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. K. BRADSHAW, near Cox's Mill. Death came to the veteran following a stroke of paralysis about two years ago. Since that time he had been confined to his bed. Death was not unexpected. Funeral services were conducted from his late home this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and members of the Pitt County Post of the American Legion acted as pall bearers. The services were attended by members of the local U.D.C. Mr. BRAXTON was one of the first from Pitt county to respond to the call of the South, and he took part in practically the entire conflict. He evinced an active interest in the reunion of veterans until illness necessitated his confinement. He was well-known in the section in which he resides and held in high esteem by a host of friends.

Robert Hinton Smith Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., August 13, 1975
Dover – Funeral for Robert Hinton SMITH, 67, who died today will be 2 p. m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston.  Burial will be at the British Chapel Church cemetery.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Latha ALDRIDGE of Kinston.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Lenora Lamm Pittman Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1977
Mrs. Lenora LAMM PITTMAN, 57, of 1316 Hazel Ave., died Monday.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cotten Funeral Home. Surviving are her husband, Charles B. PITTMAN Sr.; three sons, C. B. PITTMAN Jr. of Palacios, Tex., and Joey and Timmy PITTMAN of New Bern; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda MCMANN of New Bern; a brother, A. B. LAMM Jr. of New Bern; two sisters, Mrs. Frank CALVETTI of Rutland, Ill., and Mrs. Harvey ROWE of New Bern.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Clyde R. Gaskins Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Sept. 21, 1983
Clyde R. GASKINS, 70, died Tuesday night at Craven County Hospital.  Arrangements will be announced by Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

J. T. Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Dec. 8, 1923
J. T. SMITH, Confederate veteran, 77 years old, died today at his home in west Greenville. Mr. SMITH had been ill for some time. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Ayden cemetery, where his first wife is interred. Mr. SMITH is survived by his widow, and five children, all by his first wife: Mrs. Ella MOORE, Mrs. W. O. BILBRO, Greenville; Mrs. Heber JACKSON, Winterville; J. C. SMITH, Robersonville; J. T. SMITH, Flat Swamp section; Ivy SMITH, Marion SMITH, Mills SMITH and C. B. SMITH, brothers; also survive. In addition, Mrs. Addie SPEIGHT, Roanoke Rapids; Mrs. John FLANAGAN; Mrs. J. FLANAGAN, Farmville, sisters, survive.

Rosabelle White Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Sept. 21, 1983
Rosabelle WHITE, 62, of Britthaven Nursing Home, died Tuesday at Craven County Hospital. She is survived by three sisters, Margaret WILLIAMS, Washington, D. C., Lena DICKENS of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Octavia ARMOND of the James City Community.  The family will receive friends at the home of Ms. Alma SLADE, 307 James St., in the James City Community. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Oscar's Mortuary.  Contributed by Bill Bland.

Leinster Joseph Ipock Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., June 9, 1986
Leinster Joseph IPOCK, 85, of 235 Branch Canal Road, died Saturday at his home.  Funeral was 2 p. m. today at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry ENGLISH officiating.  Burial was in Greenleaf Memorial Park with Masonic honors by Ionic Lodge# 583 of Cove City. He is survived by his widow Lula FULCHER IPOCK; one son, Lewis IPOCK of New Bern; one stepson, Hubert CATON of New Bern; four sisters, Rosella LANCASTER of New Bern, Mae I. NEEDHAM of Charleston, S. C., Laura IPOCK of Cove City and Georgia I. WHITE of Dover.
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mr. W. J. Fleming Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 18, 1924
Mr. W. J. FLEMING, 77, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl ABEE last night after an illness of several days. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Elder S. B. DENNY, interment following in the family burying ground. Mr. FLEMING was well known throughout the county being held in highest esteem by a host of friends. He was a successful farmer having made his home on his farm until the past few years since which time he has made his home in Greenville. He was a Mason and a Confederate Veteran. In early manhood he married Miss Effie FLEMING who died three years ago. The deceased is survived by four sons, and three daughters, Messers. Jess, Clair, Sidney, and Guy FLEMING; Mesdames Claude WEST, Walter PATRICK and Carl ABEE. Three sisters, Mesdames Rebecca BROWN, Lucinda NOBLES and Hulda STATON also survive.

Clem Lewis Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., Feb. 28, 1987
Morehead City - Clem LEWIS, 75, of Atlantic died Thursday.  Funeral is set for 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the Atlantic United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the Atlantic Community Cemetery. He is survived by four daughters, Susan FULCHER of Cape Carteret, Becky FITZPATRICK of Miami and Jane WILLIS and Esther BLAND, both of New Bern; one sister, Unice TAYLOR of Atlantic; three brothers, Milton LEWIS of Sea Level, Guy LEWIS of Claremont, Va., and Charles LEWIS of Florida; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  The family will be at Bell-Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City from 7 to 8 tonight.   Contributed by Bill Bland.

Stella Avery Hawkins Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Jan. 1, 1991
Stella Avery HAWKINS, 79, of Christian Care Nursing Home, died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral is set for 2 p. m. Thursday at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike SCOTT officiating. She is survived by one daughter, Fleta H. BLAND of Dover; one step-daughter, Jimmie Ann HAWKINS of New Bern' two brothers, Ernest A. AVERY of Cove City, Johnny M. AVERY of New Bern; three sisters, Effie A. CIVILS of Beaufort, S. C., Josephine A. CARDEN of Orlando, Fla., Virginia A. ORMOND of New Bern; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p. m. Wednesday.  Memorials will be made to the Fort Barnwell Rescue Squad.      Contributed by Bill Bland.

Remembrance of John T. Jenkins
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 5, 1923
John T. JENKINS, son of William and Susan JENKINS was born in Martin county October 10, 1845 and died June 28, 1923, making his stay on earth some over 77 years. He fought bravely in the civil war for 18 months, evben going before he was called at the early age of seventeen. Soon after the war he married Miss Fannie JAMES and moved to Pitt county near Leens, where he spent the remainder of his life quietly on the farm. To this union were born three children, two W. J. and J. R. JENKINS are still living. His second wife was Miss Malinda WHICHARD who died about 12 years ago leaving three children, Mrs. Eli RODGERS, Mrs. Ernest CARSON and B. E. JENKINS, all who are still living. He was very industrious, energetic [remainder missing]

Fronie Wilson Wall Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., Feb. 10, 1996
Ayden - Fronie WILSON WALL, 90, died Friday in Twin Rivers Nursing Home in New Bern.  She is native of Pitt County and lived most of her life in the Clayroot community.  She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church.  Funeral will be 2:30 p. m. Sunday at Epworth United Methodist Church in Vanceboro.  Burial will be in Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Denton B. Wall of Ayden and Rubin C. Wall of Newport News, Va.; one sister Bessie W. Forrest of Ayden, six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends 7 - 9 p. m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Denton B. Wall, Rt. 2, Box 456B, Ayden.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Wilbur “Bill” Frank Wandel Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., Feb. 10, 1996
Wilbur “Bill” Frank WANDEL, 79, of 5505 Fish Cay Court, died Thursday at the residence.  He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and was active with Boy Scout Troop No. 67, where he was an assistant scout master.  Funeral will be 10 a. m. Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church with Monsignor James R. JONES.  Burial will be 10 a. m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Josephine WANDEL; two sons, William Frank WANDEL of Sever, Md. And Richard Charles WANDEL of Queens, N. Y.; three daughters, Rita Jo PANTEN of Spring Grove, Va.; Patricia Ann LARES of Queen, N. Y., and Dr. Maggie JONES of Attleboro, Mass.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Contributed by Bill Bland.

Shade S. Jackson Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Dec. 6, 1912
Mr. Shade S. JACKSON was attacked with acute indigestion Saturday night and died Monday morning. Mr. JACKSON was well stricken in years, but at all times was jovical and noted for industry and sobriety. His remains were interred at the Jackson cemetery near his old home in Jacksontown. He leaves a widow and children. About thirty years ago he was happily married to Miss Allice NEGAN [NELSON], daughter of Mr. Nimrod NEGAN [NELSON]. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved Mr.JACKSON was an old Confederate soldier and a member of the Free Will Baptist church.

Lula Fulcher Caton Ipock Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Apr. 15, 2003
Lula FULCHER CATON IPOCK, 92, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Wednesday at the Lakeside Chapel in Greenleaf Memorial Park with the Rev, Jerry ENGLISH officiating. She is survived by one son, Hubert G. CATON of New Bern; one brother, Linwood FULCHER of Boone; one sister; Bertha F. GASKINS of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Lakewood Chapel following the funeral service.  Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.    Contributed by Bill Bland.

Bryan Michael Mace Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Apr. 15, 2003
Midland, Va, - Bryan Michael MACE, 20, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at his home.  He was a member of Buttlefield Baptist Church, Gainesville, Va., a graduate of Liberty High School and was employed by the Rayco Roofing Company.  Funeral services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Battlefield Baptist Church, Gainesville, Va., with Pastor Karl G. SKINNER officiating.  Burial will be in Midland Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Christine BERTELLI and stepfather, Carlo BERTELLI, of Midland, Va.; stepsister, Jamie BERTELLI of Woodbridge, Va.; grandparents, Mike and Jeanette MACE of Dover; and step-grandparents, Frank and Lillian BERTELLI of Norton, Va.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Battlefield Baptist Church Youth Group, PO Box 279, Gainesville, VA 20156. 
Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Virginia Avery Dixon Tyre Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sept. 21, 2007
VANCEBORO — Mrs. Virginia AVERY DIXON TYRE, 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007.  The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will follow in Epworth United Methodist Church cemetery.  Mrs. TYRE, of Vanceboro, owned and operated Virginia’s Beauty Shoppe for many years. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary, Post # 11119, Vanceboro United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Group. Mrs. TYRE was preceded in death by husbands, Charlie House DIXON in 1972, and William Howard TYRE in 1999; brothers, Rizdon AVERITT, Lonnie AVERITT, and Alonza AVERITT; sister, Easter AVERITT NEWTON; stepson, David L. TYRE; step great-grandson, Jacob William KING; and nephew, Jimmy WILEY. She is survived by one daughter, Camille DIXON MCEACHREN of Raleigh; grandchildren, Katie TYRE KING, David Clay TYRE, and Lee Jordan TYRE; great-grandchild, Clay Michael KING; daughters-in-law, Barbara HIGH TYRE of Red Oak, N.C., and Sandra VERNON TYRE of Lillington, N.C.; nieces, Louise WELLS of Louisburg, Tenn., and Ethel GRAY DUNN of New Bern; and nephew, Eddie NEWTON of New Bern. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro. Memorial contributions may be made to: Epworth United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3150 N.C. HWY 118, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586; Vanceboro United Methodist Church Music Fund, 560 Farm Life Ave., Vanceboro, N.C. 28586; Fairview Christian Church, Williamston, N.C.; or St. Delight Cemetery Fund, 150 St. Delights Church Road, New Bern, N.C. 28563. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory, Greenville.                 Contributed by Bill Bland.

Jesse G. Godley Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 21, 1941
Jesse G. GODLEY, 60, died in Washington hospital last night at 10:40 o'clock following a stroke of apoplexy yesterday. Graveside funeral services and burial took place in the Godley family cemetery several miles below Chocowinity on the Aurora highway at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Duffy TOLER, Free Will Baptist minister of Chocowinity. Mr. GODLEY was born, reared, and spent his entire life around Chocowinity, except for the last few months, when he had been doing some work on government projects in Norfolk, Va. He was a member of the Haw Branch Union Chapel. Surviving are six sons, Woodrow, Preston and Charlie GODLEY of Chocowinity, Nathan GODLEY of near Greenville, Lindsay and Jasper GODLEY of near Grimesland; five daughters, Mrs. Blate HARDING and Miss Evelyn GODLEY of Chocowinity, Mrs. Levy WILSON of near Greenville; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William Henry LEWIS of near Chocowinity and Mrs. Bill ELKS of Grimesland.

Mrs. Bessie Wilson Forrest Dead
Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sept. 26, 2007
CLAYROOT -- Mrs. Bessie WILSON FORREST, 95, died Sunday, November 24, 2002, at Britthaven of Washington.  A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. FORREST, a Pitt County native and longtime resident of the Clayroot community, farmed all of her life. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and the Quilting Ladies of the church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Clifton "Cliff" FORREST, to whom she was married in 1926; and a daughter, Elva F. HADDOCK MATTHEWS. Surviving are a daughter, Ann FORREST BALL and her husband, Tom, of Cary; four sons, Aubrey FORREST and his wife, Marji, of Grifton, Kelly FORREST and his wife, Pandora, of Clayroot, NC, J. B. FORREST and his wife, Mamie, of Clayroot, NC, and Gerald FORREST and his wife, Mary Grey, of Greenville; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of step-grandchildren; and step-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro.      Contributed by Bill Bland.

Frederick Benjamin Satterthwaite Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Oct. 28, 1935
Ayden, Oct. 28-----Frederick Benjamin SATTERTHWAITE, 57, of Ayden, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. P. DAVENPORT here at 7:30 Saturday night was buried yesterday afternoon at 3:30 in the old family burying ground on the Cheshire farm in Edgecombe county. The funeral service was conducted from the home of Mrs. DAVENPORT, by Rev. A. C. D. NOE of St. James' Episcopal Church, Ayden. He is survived by three children, J. H. SATTERTHWAITE and Mrs. F. P. DAVENPORT of Ayden and Mrs. L. D. WATERS of Tarboro; one sister, Mrs. Annie EDMUNDSON, Tarboro, and 14 grandchildren. Mr. SATTERTHWAITE, was reared in Edgecombe County and was a successful farmer until a few years ago when he moved to Ayden to live with his children, his wife, Rebecca LEGGETT having died some years previous. He was a member of the Presbyterian church in his home community.

Mrs. Lola Mae Dixon Foy Dead
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 4, 1998
Vanceboro--Mrs. Lola Mae DIXON FOY, 93, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, at Craven Regional Medical Center.  A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel at Vanceboro by Rev. John BRICK of Riverside Christian Church and Rev. Julia DEES of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Burial will be private. Mrs. FOY, the daughter of the late Jesse Dudley and Olive GRIFFIN DUDLEY, was born February 24, 1905 in Craven County, N.C. She was a lifelong resident of the Epworth Community of Craven County. She graduated from Farm Life School and attended East Carolina Teachers College, now East Carolina University in Greenville.  She was married to Paul G. DIXON, who died in January, 1954 and was later married to Odell FOY who died in April, 1969.  Mrs. Foy taught for several years in the Craven County Schools which included Epworth, Jasper and Fort Barnwell. She was a longtime member of Riverside Christian Church where she taught Sunday School. She also taught Sunday School at Epworth United Methodist Church. She is survived by, a daughter, Mrs. Joyce DIXON ZEH and her husband, John D. ZEH of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Laura DUDLEY STOKES of Fuquay-Varina; a grandson, Mr. Donovan P. ZEH of Kinston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Freda Joy KIRKMAN and her husband, Donald A. KIRKMAN of Pine Knoll Shore, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Doris FOY CABE and her husband, Wade CABE of Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, 3150 NC Highway 118, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586; or Riverside Christian Church, 404 N.E. College Street, Ayden, N.C. 28513.                                                                                      Contributed by Bill Bland.

Mrs. Frances Carter Dixon Dead
Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, VA, March 21, 1999
Frances Carter ''Granny'' DIXON, 94, of the 600 block of George Washington Hwy., South, died March 20, 1999, in Chesapeake. Born in Laurinburg, N.C., she was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church, Chesapeake, and its Euzelian/Ruth Bible Class. She was a former member of the United Ostomy Society. The widow of Louland Etheridge DIXON Sr., she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John D. JONES of Chesapeake; a son, L.E. DIXON Jr. of Sedalia, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Thomas E. JONES Sr., Ronald O. JONES, Neil C. DIXON Jr., Richard T. DIXON, Barbara Ann AIKENS, Keith DIXON, Kim DIXON and Michael DIXON; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, Julia Frances DIXON and Annie Elizabeth DIXON, and two sons, Richard F. DIXON and Neil C. DIXON. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Deep Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Ernie MYERS. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Epworth, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake, Greenbrier Chapel, and at the residence at all other times. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deep Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, the United Ostomy Foundation or to a charity of one's choice. Contributed by Bill Bland.

 

 

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