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D. S. Rollins Buried Sunday
Daily Reflector, Mon. Sept. 12, 1927
D. S. ROLLINS, 62, died Saturday morning at his home near Stokes, Carolina township, following illness of three months. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Elder R. S. COWAN pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church. Interment following in the family burying ground. Mr. ROLLINS was unmarried. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Stokes. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. M. A. WOOLARD, Mrs. Harriet WHITFIELD, Mrs. Maggie BRYAN, one brother, W. H. ROLLINS.
Mrs. Charlie Mills Dies
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 6, 1924
Mrs. Charlie H. MILLS, died early this morning at her home five miles from Greenville after an illness of several weeks from tuberculosis. The interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock in the family burying ground. Mrs. MILLS was one of the most beloved women of her community. She was, prior to her illness, always ready to help in those things which meant happiness for her neighbors. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George CORBETT, seven sisters, Mesdames Mary HARRINGTON, Johnnie PARKERSON, L. S. HARDEE, Bessie JONES, of Tarboro, Mrs. ARMSTRONG. Speed, Mrs. Sam ROSS, Burlington and Mrs. Ola KITTRELL; two brothers, Messers Lonnie CORBETT and George CORBETT.
Mrs. Cullen Tripp Dies
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 8, 1924
Mrs. Cullen TRIPP, 40, died this morning at her home on the farm of the late Mr. Grigg TYSON. Services will be conducted at 3 o’clock, by the Rev. Mr. BALLARD, of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church, interment following at Reedy Branch church at 4 o’clock. Mrs. TRIPP was very popular with a host of friends. She was well known throughout her community and was never happier then when doing some service for some one less fortunate than she. She was a devoted friend and to know her was to love her. The deceased is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. Preston MOZINGO, Misses Ethel, Pearlie, Hattie and Emma Ruth TRIPP and Robert Lee TRIPP. Two brothers, Messers. E. S. WALTERS, of this county, and A. R. WALTERS, of Raleigh, also survive.
Harriet Ringgold Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 9, 1903
Harriet RINGGOLD, a colored woman, was found dead in her bed at her home this morning. Yesterday she was about her usual work in apparent good health.
Mrs. Ada Ipock Died
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 5, 1949
Graveside services for Mrs. Ada IPOCK, who died at the home of her son, Jack IPOCK, near Vanceboro, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Frank family cemetery near Vanceboro. Mrs. IPOCK was the daughter of the late Tom and Sally MCCAFFERTY and was the widow of Dave IPOCK. She spent all her life in the Vanceboro community. Surviving are her son; a sister, Mrs. Mary MORRIS of Vanceboro; 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
Funeral for Mrs. Sarah W. Williams
Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 3, 1935
Mrs. Sarah Winifred WILLIAMS, 56, of Winterville, who died at her home at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, was buried this afternoon at 3:30 in the Winterville cemetery. The funeral service was conducted from the late home by her pastor, Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of the Free Will Baptist church. Mrs. WILLIAMS is survived by her husband, H. M. WILLIAMS; two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie BROWN and Mrs. O. M. STANCIL both of Winterville, her mother, Mrs. Martha TYSON, of Greenville; one brother, John Ivy TYSON, Bruce, N. C.; three sisters, Mrs. Delcie ALLEN, Mrs. Celie ALLEN, Mrs. Lydia WILLIAMS, all of Pitt County.
Nehemiah Garris Claimed By Death
Daily Reflector, Mon., April 7, 1941
Nehemiah GARRIS, 79, died at his home near Winterville, Sunday morning at 2:30 o’clock after several days illness with pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted from his home this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. C. J. HARRIS, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville assisted by Rev. Chester PELT, pastor of the Reedy Branch church. Burial followed in the family cemetery near the home. Mr. GARRIS was born, reared, and spent his entire life in the community in which he died. In 1882 he married Cynthia HARDEE of Pitt county, who died in 1908. He had been a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist church for about 55 years and a deacon in the church for about 45 years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charlie SMITH of the Reedy Branch community, Mrs. D. L. GRUBBS of near Greenville, and Miss Estelle GARRIS of the home, 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON of near Ayden.
Funeral For Mrs. Bryant Adams
Daily Reflector, Wed., July 5, 1950
Mrs. Emily BUCK ADAMS, 78, wife of Bryant ADAMS, died at four o’clock Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe TYSON at Calico Crossroads, after having been in declining health for several years. Funeral services were conducted at Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church at three o’clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial was in the churchyard. Mrs. ADAMS, daughter of the late Allen and Louise ADAMS BUCK, was born in Pitt county and spent most of her youth near Galloway’s Crossroads. She had been a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church for thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. ADAMS celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last January. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Joe TYSON of Calico Crossroads, Mrs. Arthur GALLOWAY of Black Jack, and Mrs. Alonza SMITH of New Bern; two sons, Major ADAMS of Black Jack and Louis ADAMS of Calico; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Florence Mozingo Passes Away
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 13, 1925
Mrs. Florence MOZINGO was born February 17, 1868, and died March 6, 1925; these dates mark the beginning and end of a beautiful Christian life that has passed from earth’s toils to heaven’s reward. Mrs. MOZINGO was fifty seven years of age and was a most faithful member of the Methodist church at Arthur. As a wife and mother she gave her life diligently and devotedly to the rearing and caring for her family. Her faith in God was unshaken and firm and she expressed herself many times as being ready to go at her Master’s call, and her only regret was leaving her family. The church has lost a most loyal member, the community has lost a kindly neighbor, her husband has lost a devoted wife, and her children have lost a loving mother, but their loss is heaven’s gain. Her funeral was conducted by her pastor from the home at 3 p.m., March 7. The large crowd that attended the burial and the many beautiful floral designs attested the love and esteem in which she was held by friends, neighbors and loved ones. She leaves many friends and loved ones to mourn the loss of her going. Among her loved ones are a husband, E. D. MOZINGO, and thirteen children, Vernon, Charles, Albert, Elbert, Jack, Luther, Harvey, Willie, Alice King and Frank MOZINGO, Mrs. Leslie LITTLE, Mrs. Annie Mae SMITH and Mrs. Hattie MCGLOHORN. She also leaves two sisters and three brothers as follows: Mrs. Frank ANDERSON, of Goldsboro, and Mrs. Hattie WALKER, of New Orleans; W. B. KENNEDY, of Clayton, Simon KENNEDY, of Norfolk, and Oscar KENNEDY, of Richmond.
James Whitley Dies in Stokes
The Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Oct. 22, 1947
Mr. James Ashley WHITLEY, 70, died at his home in Stokes Wednesday of last week about 2 a.m.; following several years of illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church in Stokes by the pastor, Rev. L. B. BENNETT, Thursday afternoon at 3:30, and burial was in the Bethel cemetery in Bethel. Mr. WHITLEY was born, reared and spent his entire life in Pitt County. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church at Bethel. He was married to Miss Della JAMES January 4, 1905. Surviving are his wife, four sons: Paul E. WHITLEY of the Belvoir community, Ellis WHITLEY of Edgecombe County, and David Alton WHITLEY and Forrest WHITLEY, of Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph E. HARRIS and Mrs. L. E. BREWER of the Belvoir community, and Mrs. John Gray LEGGETT of Stokes; and eleven grandchildren.
Last Rites For C. L. Burroughs
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Nov. 15, 1956
C. L. BURROUGHS, 75, died suddenly at his home in Grifton Wednesday night at 9:30 following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. Dave F. FULCHER, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Vanceboro, assisted by the Rev. Linwood MANNING, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Greenville. Burial will be in the Shelmerdine Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Mr. BURROUGHS, son of the late Prince A. and Beadie HONEYCUTT BURROUGHS, formerly lived in the Shelmerdine and Black Jack communities, but had lived in Grifton for the past three years. He was a member of the Grifton Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was first married to Mattie FORNES in 1905 and she died in 1917. In 1918 he was married to Lenora COWARD, who died in 1945. He was married to Mrs. Juanita SUTTON BLAND in 1948, and she survives. Surviving are a son and a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Lewis JONES of the Belvoir community and Albert BURROUGHS of Smyrna, N.C.; three sons and three daughters by his second marriage, Quincy BURROUGHS of near Greenville, Curtis BURROUGHS of Washington, N.C., and Joseph Earl BURROUGHS of Greenville, Mrs. Lonnie HADDOCK of Washington, Mrs. George Robert MILLS of Black Jack, and Mrs. B. G. JACKSON of near Grifton; 14 grandchildren; a half sister, Mrs. Harvey MOORE of Greenville; and three half brothers, Boss BURROUGHS of Cherry Point, Crawford BURROUGHS of Wilmington , and Herbert BURROUGHS of New Bern.
Heber C. Cobb Succumbs
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Dec. 29, 1933
Funeral services for Heber C. COBB, 57, Spanish-American War veteran, who died in a Rocky Mount hospital, Thursday evening at 10:00 o’clock, following an attack of pneumonia, were held from his late residence on Contentnea street, Friday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, and his flag draped casket was interred in forest Hill cemetery, with Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, of the Christian church, conducting last rites. Mr. COBB was recognized as a gallant and courageous soldier during the Spanish-American War, and served two terms of enlistment in the United States army, being stationed for several years in Puerto Rico, where he met and married his wife who survives him. He was a loyal member of the Pitt County Camp of the Spanish-American War Veterans, named for Capt. James Thomas SMITH, several members of which attended the funeral. He was the father of a World War veteran, Earl COBB, his only child, who died of influenza in a training camp shortly after enlistment. His mother, Fannie J. COBB was buried from the home on the day three weeks prior to his own burial. In addition to his wife he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. H. BUNDY, and Mrs. W. L. MATTHEWS, of Farmville; two brothers, Bruce COBB, Farmville, and Glenn COBB of New York.
Lorenzo McLawhorn Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., May 26, 1923
Mr. Lorenzo MCLAWHORN, aged 74 years, died sat his home near Ayden last night as a result of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered Thursday afternoon enroute home from the city. The interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock in Lewis MCGLAWHORN burying ground. Mr. MCLAWHORN was one of Pitt County’s most prominent and influential farmers, and was held in the highest esteem by people not only in his home community but throughout this and adjoining counties. He had business interests in this city, and was here Thursday apparently enjoying the best of health. News of his illness was received with the keenest regret by a host of friends. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. R. L. ABBOTT, of this county and one son, Mr. Lewis MCLAWHORN, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Two brothers also survive, Messers. Charlie and L. L. MCLAWHORN, of Winterville township.
C. C. Braxton and J. J. Frizzle Dead
Eastern Reflector, June 9, 1897
Ayden, N. C. June 5……Messers C. C. BRAXTON and J. J. FRIZZLE both died last night, the former of erysipelas and the latter of consumption. Mr. BRAXTON was a prominent saw mill man and Mr. FRIZZLE was a model farmer. Both were good citizens and among our best men. The community suffers a great loss in their death.
Thurston Moore Buried
Daily Reflector, Mon. June 13, 1927
Thurston MOORE, 63, highly esteemed colored man, died at his home near Staton’s Mill, on the old Bethel highway, Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon. MOORE was one of the few negro lawyers receiving licenses to practice in this part of the State. He practiced in Greenville some thirty years ago retiring sometime later to the farm near Staton’s Mill. He was a fine example of his race, being courteous and considerate at all times, and was held in high regard by numbers of white people.
Mrs. Maggie Hudson Passes Away
Daily Reflector, Tues., June 28, 1927
Mrs. Maggie A. HUDSON, aged 76, wife of John Allen HUDSON of Chicod township, died yesterday afternoon at four o’clock following a stroke of paralysis which occurred sometime ago. Funeral services were conducted at the home near Hudson’s Cross Roads this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. Luther JOYNER and Rev. Jim COBURN. Mrs. HUDSON was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Besides a husband, Mrs. HUDSON is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marshall BUCK; three sons, W. A., L. A. and Dr. J. H. HUDSON; two brothers, Cas and Calvin EVANS. Burial was made at the family burying ground at the Hudson graveyard.
E. W. Langley, Prominent Fountain Citizen Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 10, 1927
Mr. E. W. LANGLEY died at his home near Fountain on Tuesday morning from heart failure. He lived only __? hours after he was stricken. He was 64 years of age and had lived at the present home since he was 9 years old. Mr. LANGLEY was a splendid old man, a grand neighbor and devoted husband and father. His wife predeceased him in death about nine years ago, and since her death he has centered his devotion on his children and grandchildren. Mr. LANGLEY is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. H. LILLEY, Mrs. Cam SMITH and Mrs. Herbert LEWIS. Also a sister, Mrs. Van HARRIS and two brothers, Messers Walter and John Thomas LANGLEY, all of Fountain township.
Robert Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 19, 1932
Ayden News..... The remains of Mr. Robert JONES who died last Saturday in Lancaster, Pa., are expected to arrive here Tuesday and will be buried Wednesday in Ayden cemetery. We understood he died from blood poisoning. Mr. JONES is well connected, being the son of our esteemed townsman Mr. and Mrs. J. E. JONES. He was once on the police force and also a member of the Ayden fire company.
Lewis Cherry Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 19, 1932
Ayden News.....Lewis CHERRY, the colored night watchman of Conklin’s manufacturing plant, sudden fell dead Monday evening. Supposed to have been an attack of angina pectoris.
W. B. Roebuck Died at Stokes
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 14, 1933
W. B. ROEBUCK, about 74 years of age, prominent landowner and grower of Stokes, died at his home this morning at 9 o’clock as result of a heart attack which he suffered while sitting at the supper table last night. Funeral services will be conducted from his late home tommorrow afternoon and burial will be made in the family burial ground in the Stokes community. Mr. ROEBUCK was a native of Pitt County, having been born and reared only a few miles from where he died. He lived at Stokes all of his life, and until recent years had been prominently identified with the farming industry. He was known as one of the most progressive farmers of the section and owned considerable farm property. He was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. Surviving are his wife and five children: G. H. ROEBUCK, Gordon ROEBUCK, Mrs. Quinton CHERRY, Mrs. John CLARK and Miss Katie ROEBUCK, all of Stokes.
Mrs. Sophia Stocks Dies at Home
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 16, 1933
Mrs. Sophia STOCKS, 87, died at her home in Swift Creek Township Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock following illness of ten days from pnuemonia. Funeral services were conducted from her late home yesterday afternoon by Elder W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE and burial followed in the family burying ground near the home. The deceased is survived by a son, J. C. STOCKS; a sister, Laura STOCKS; five grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. Mrs. STOCKS was a native of the Swift Creek community and died in the home in which she was born. She was one of the oldest members of the Free Will Baptist Church at Black Jack, and manifested much work in the progress of the denomination prior to her illness. She joined the church seventy years ago. She was of a lovable Christian character and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends who received news of her death with great sorrow.
Mrs. Sophia Turnage Passes Away
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 7, 1933
Mrs. Sophia TURNAGE age 93 passed away this morning at her home in Winterville, following several weeks of declining health. Mrs. TURNAGE was the last member of her family and leaves no near relatives. Her husband died last December. She has been making her home in Winterville for the past twenty-seven years. Mrs. TURNAGE was one of the oldest residents of the county and will be missed by hosts of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis ROSS had been making their home with her for several years. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock, burial will follow in the Winterville cemetery. Rev. M. A. WOODARD of Winterville will conduct the services.
Mrs. John Whitfield Jumps in Well
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Nov. 26, 1915
News was received here this morning of the suicide yesterday of Mrs. John WHITFIELD near Robersonville by jumping into a well. The body was found two hours later. Sunday night Mrs. WHITFIELD attended church and seemed to be in the best of spirits. Yesterday morning she cooked breakfast for the family and later got the four children off to school. She then completed her domestic work and disappeared. Search for her for two hours resulted in finding of her body, head down, in a well at a tenant house on the place. It is presumed that she jumped head foremost into the well as there was no indication of foul play of any kind. Mrs. WHITFIELD was thirty-five years old and a daughter of Mrs. J. B. SPEIGHT of near Winterville. She leaves a husband and four small children.
Civil War Mule Died
Carolina Banner, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 23, 1889
Tuck, a mouse colored mule belonging to Louis HARREL, col., near Goose Nest died last week aged 33 years. During Foster’s Raid in ’62 this mule was captured. After having two rubber blankets and two coats tied on the mule, a yankee mounted. This was more than his muleship could stand. He threw the yankee killing him and made a home run in safety, carrying the blankets and coats. The mule was 24 years old before he would allow any one to ride on his back. In many respects Tuck was a remarkable mule.
Ed Davenport Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 12, 1909
Oakley, NC items, Mar. 9.......We regret to report the death of Mr. Ed DAVENPORT, which occurred at his home 5 miles from here, Sunday night. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss.
Bruce Tucker Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 4, 1910
Bruce TUCKER, aged 15 years and youngest son of Mrs. N. E. TUCKER, died Sunday at her home in Contentnea township, of rheumatic fever with which he had been a sufferer for some time. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the family burying ground. Deceased was a brother of Mr. A. E. TUCKER, of Greenville.
Died Mrs. Jackie McGowan, 1925
Daily Reflector, Thurs., June 18, 1925
Mrs. Jackie MCGOWAN, 75, died this morning at 8 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred WORTHINGTON. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment taking place in Carney burying ground on the Pactolus road, four miles of Greenville. Mrs. MCGOWAN was beloved by a host of friends for her lovely disposition and strong christian character. She will be greatly missed by people throughout her community. The deceased is survived by her only child, Mrs. Alfred WORTHINGTON with whom she has been making her home for the past several years.
John W. Wynn Died Last Night
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 6, 1926
John W. WYNN died last night at 11:30 o’clock, following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Martin county December 15, 1869. Twenty-two years of age, he was married to Miss Hattie BIBB. He is survived by his wife and an adopted daughter, Carrie WYNN. The funeral services were conducted from his late home on the Falkland road this afternoon at three o’clock, by Rev. W. S. HARDEN, pastor of the Presbyterian church here, of which the deceased was a member. Interment followed in the Falkland Cemetery.
Calvin Tucker Buried Today
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug, 23, 1927
Funeral services for Calvin J. TUCKER, 15, son of Mrs. Josephine TUCKER, of Grifton, who died in a Kinston hospital Sunday as result of injuries sustained when he fell on a sharp stick on a farm near Grifton, was conducted from the home of his mother this afternoon at three o’clock, interment following in the Quinerly burying ground near St. John’s church. Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. CAMERON, pastor of the Episcopal church in Ayden. The stick which the young man fell on, penetrated his body to a depth of several inches, inflicting a gaping wound. He was rushed to a Kinston hospital but died a few hours later.
Louis Nobles Respected Colored Man Dead
Daily Reflector, April 25, 1905
Louis NOBLES, an old colored man died here Saturday. He claimed to have been born in 1795 making him in his 110th year. He never saw George Washington, Lafayette nor had he visited Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle. He never voted any ticket, because he did not wish, as he said, to oppose the white race, neither was he ever convicted of any crime. A remarkable old colored gentleman to say the least.
Miss Nina Cannon Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 13, 1907
Ayden Items....Miss Nina CANNON died at the home of her father, Mr. Jesse CANNON in this place after a serious illness of four weeks from typhoid fever.
William Henry Cox Called To Rest
Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 18, 1922
Kinston, April 18----William Henry COX, aged 78, and one of Kinston’s oldest citizens, died yesterday morning at 11 o’clock, following a severe stroke of paralysis earlier in the morning. The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. Francis J. H. COFFIN, rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal church, and will be held from the residence at McLwean and Blount streets. His death will be a distinct shock to his many friends, as he had been in apparently fine health up till the stroke. He arose yesterday morning in apparently fine health, but after the first coming of the paralysis he spoke to no one and finally died a short time later. Mr. COX was interested in the real estate business, owning several homes in Kinston. He had an office in the Spear Cycle Company, on Queen street, and was one of the city’s most familiar figures. He was a farmer for many years. Several years ago he suffered a similar stroke and has been paralyzed in one side ever since. The following survive----his wife, a son, Robert COX, connected with the Kinston post office department, and one daughter, Mrs. Mark MEWBORN, with the T. W. MEWBORN Company store. He was a man of fine character and known to a very large number of people in this county and in Eastern Carolina. He was a native of Pitt and had lived here since 1897. Ed. Note-----Mr. COX will be remembered pleasantly by Greenville people, having been in business in this city several years ago. News of his death will be received with profound regret.
William Weathington Dead
Daily Reflector, Nov. 24, 1900
Winterville News.... William WEATHINGTON, son of Mr. Alfred WEATHINGTON died yesterday morning from typhoid fever.
D. W. Clark Shot
Daily Reflector, Nov. 24, 1900
Winterville News....A great many of our people went up near Falkland yesterday to attend the inquest over the remains of Mr. D. W. CLARK who was shot by Constable Joe MCLAWHORN last Tuesday evening. Mr. CLARK before his death lived only a short distance from here and his sudden death is very much deplored by our people.
Ray Rollins Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Jan. 13, 1903
Mr. Ray ROLLINS, son of Mr. J. J. ROLLINS, of Pactolus, died Wednesday after an illness of only a few days. The funeral was held today.
Mrs. Lydia E. Nobles Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 3, 1904
Mrs. Lydia E. NOBLES, wife of S. E. NOBLES, died Wednesday afternoon, May 25th, of paralysis, at her home in Carolina township. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death.
Lawrence Anderson Died Yesterday
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 1, 1927
Lawrence ANDERSON, 41, died at his home in Beaver Dam township yesterday afternoon following an illness of three weeks from typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted from his late home this afternoon at 1:30, by Rev. Mr. WOOLARD of the Reedy Branch church of which he was a member. Burial followed in the Bethany church near Ayden. Surviving him, besides a wife and six children are his mother and father, Mr. And Mrs. Bill ANDERSON, two brothers, Benny and Alfred ANDERSON and two sisters, Mrs. Lulu DUNN and Letha JOYNER, all of Pitt county.
John Faithful Dies in Belvoir
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 22, 1934
John FAITHFUL, 81, died this morning at 8:30 o’clock at his home in Belvoir Township after an illness of four weeks. He had been in declining health for two years. Funeral services will be conducted from his late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock by Elder J. C. TYSON, pastor of the Farmville Free Will Baptist Church, and burial will be made in the Pollard cemetery near the home. Mr. FAITHFUL, well-known farmer, had been a member of the Gum Swamp Church for a number of years. He was a native of this county and spent all of his life in the Belvoir community. He is survived by a brother, R. W. FAITHFUL, of Pitt County; two sisters. Mrs. S. E. BREWER, of Pitt, and Mrs. __(?). C. Goodman, of Acquilla, Texas.
Funeral Held For Augustus Kirkman
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 12, 1941
Augustus E. KIRKMAN, 88, died at his home near Vanceboro at 2:30 Sunday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered about three days ago. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. H. B. LEWIS, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, and burial followed in the Gatlin family cemetery nearby. Mr. Kirkman was born, reared and spent his entire life in Craven county. He was a member of the Palmetto Free Will Baptist church near Vanceboro. Surviving are three sons, W. H., S. C. and G. C. KIRKMAN; one daughter, Mrs. W. K. PATE, all of near Vanceboro; eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Susie Robinson Claimed By Death
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 12, 1941
Mrs. Susie ROBINSON, 87, of Falkland died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. P. C. MAYO, at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at the church at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon conducted by the pastor, the Rev. H. M. WILSON of Farmville, and the Rev. C. A. LAWRENCE of Falkland. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She first was married to John D. WILLOUGHBY. To this union were born seven children, three of whom survive: Mrs. MAYO, Mrs. Ida WATSON of Falkland, Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH of Greenville. There are a number of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She later was married to W. L. ROBINSON who died 23 years ago. Mrs. ROBINSON was a daughter of the late W. D. and Elizabeth LEE WINDHAM. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Falkland.
Last Rites For Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson
Daily Reflector, Fri., April 11, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth WILSON, 87, daughter of the late Nahum and Chrischanon GARRIS, were conducted at the home of her son, W. C. WILSON of near Ayden Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. L. A. LILLEY and interment was in the Wilson cemetery. Assisting Mr. LILLEY with the services were the Rev. BALLARD of Greenville, Walter BOBLES of Winterville, MERRIEE of Snow Hill. Mrs. WILSON was born Oct. 3, 1853 and reared in Pitt county. For the last few months she had been in declining health. At the time of her death she was visiting with her son, J. W. WILSON, of La Grange. Mrs. WILSON was a member of the Latter Day Saints. One daughter, Mrs. J. A. HARDEE of Greenville, is a survivor by the first husband, Ben STOCKS. In 1882 Mrs. WILSON was married to Joseph WILSON. Of this marriage three children survive: J. W. of La Grange, W. Z. of Hobgood and W. C. of Winterville, 19 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren.
A. M. Wooten Claimed By Death
Daily Reflector, Sat., April 12, 1941
A. M. WOOTEN of Fountain died at his home yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the age of 53 years. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home by Rev. Chester PELT, pastor at Kings Crossroads Free Will Baptist church of which Mr. WOOTEN was a member. Interment will follow in the Fountain cemetery. Mr. WOOTEN, a prominent citizen and farmer, had lived in the Fountain community for the past 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie WOOTEN; two daughters, Mrs. Jarvis PITTMAN of Fountain and Miss Rachel WOOTEN of the home; one son, David WOOTEN, also of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Lula LEWIS and Mrs. Joe Henry FORBES of Fountain; four brothers, James of Rocky Mount, Bennett of Fountain, S. A. of Macclesfield and Offie WOOTEN of Falkland.
John Henry Gardner, Old Colored Man Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Aug. 22, 1942
Mr. John Henry GARDNER, one of Pitt County’s oldest citizens died at his home on the Falkland highway Tuesday night. The funeral will be at the Christian Disciple church Sunday at two o’clock.
Mr. Roy T. Evans Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 4, 1910
Mr. Roy T. EVANS died Saturday afternoon at his home about a mile from town, and was buried Sunday in the Evans family grave yard. Mr. EVANS was some over 30 years of age, and was a son of the late Mr. Amos EVANS. He was a photographer by profession and was a self made young man, having advanced from a small beginning to be one of the leaders in his profession in Eastern North Carolina. Last fall he hurt his leg by bruising it with an axe, from which abcesses formed which later developed into tuberculosis of the bone and caused his death. In 1903 Mr. EVANS married Miss Sallie HARDEE, daughter of Mr. Isaac HARDEE, and is survived by the wife and two children, one child having died about a month ago while he was in the hospital in Richmond. He is also survived by brothers, Messers. Guy and Godfrey EVANS and two sisters, Mrs. Will FORBES and Mrs. Charlie KITTRELL. He was a member of the Christian church, and his life was that of an upright and just man. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R. H. SETTLE, of Wilson.
Mrs. Bessie Starkey McArthur Succumbs
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 12, 1949
Mrs. Bessie Starkey MCARTHUR, 74, died in her sleep early Tuesday morning at her home near Bell Arthur. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of members of the family. Surviving are seven sons: Stuart MCARTHUR of Robersonville; Alvin, Dan, Lindsay and Joe MCARTHUR, all of Greenville; Robert MCARTHUR of Clearwater, Florida; and Elbert MCARTHUR of Kinston; four daughters: Mrs. John KOGER of Clearwater, Florida; Miss Emma MCARTHUR of Knoxville, Tennessee; Miss Annie MCARTHUR of the home; and Miss Ethel MCARTHUR of Clearwater, Florida; a sister, Miss Emma STARKEY of Kinston, and 12 grandchildren.
Joseph Gainer Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 3, 1882
Departed this life on Saturday, the 29th ult., at 4 P. M., after a long illness, Joseph GAINER, at his home near Flat Swamp Church, in Pitt county, N.C. The death of this estimable gentleman has cast a gloom over the entire community. Thus death has deprived Pitt of one of her devoted sons, the community of one of its best citizens whose loss is uncalculable and his bereaved family of a devoted husband and kind father. We tender our heartfelt sympathies to the family and sincerely hope they may be comforted by knowing that he has only exchanged this miserable and unfriendly world for a home in a clime of eternal happiness and bliss. “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” G. A. G.
John R. Forbes Died in Greensboro
Daily Reflector, Tues., June 9, 1925
Greensboro, June 8.....John R. FORBES, former resident of Pitt county, was buried here this afternoon in Green Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. R. FORD. He died Sunday night, following a short illness. Mr. FORBES, who was 86 years of age, had made his home here with Mrs. FORD for the past six years. Besides Mrs. FORD, he leaves two sons, James W. FORBES, of Falls of the Neuse, and J. E. FORBES, of Rocky Mount. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Greenville and masonic rites were observed at the funeral.
Thomas E. Haddock Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 10, 1924
Mr. Thomas E. HADDOCK, a prominent farmer of this county, died at 8 o’clock yesterday evening. Mr. HADDOCK had been ill with pnuemonia for six days. Interment was in the family burying ground at Cox’s Mill this afternoon at three o’clock, services at the grave being held by Elder LAUGHINGHOUSE. He is survived by a wife; four sons, S. S., S. A., Zeno and Fred; by seven daughters, Mrs. Gilford EVANS, Mrs. John MCLAWHORN, Mrs. John HARDY, Mrs. L. E. SUTTON, Mrs. Henry BRILEY and Miss Bennie HADDOCK, all of this county, and Mrs. Marian EVANS of Robersonville; by two brothers, Bill Bryan and Burton and by one half-brother, Darden HADDOCK of Beaufort County.
G. L. Martin Dies in Newport News
Weekly Herald (Robersonville, NC) Wed., Jan. 15, 1947
Guilford Leroy MARTIN, formerly of Bethel, died in a Newport News hospital last Saturday at 8 p.m. Mr. MARTIN was 21 years old and was a member of the Newport News police force. Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m., from the home of the parents, Mr. And Mrs. J. E. MARTIN, in Bethel. The service was conducted by Rev. W. M. HOWARD, Jr., and Rev. L. D. HOLT. Interment was made in the Bethel Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, the former Doris KNOX of Hassell; his parents; four brothers, David MARTIN of Newport News, Curtis MARTIN of Bethel, John MARTIN of Greenville and Floyd MARTIN of Norfolk; three sisters, Mrs. Sterling WOOLARD of Washington, N.C., Mrs. Melvin HARDISON of Williamston and Mrs. J. B. MEEKS of Newport News; one foster sister, Dollie WHITFIELD of Bethel.
Tom W. Whitehurst Dies
Weekly Herald (Robersonville, NC) Wed., Feb. 12, 1936
Thomas Wallace WHITEHURST, a native of Pitt County, but a resident of this county for a number of years, died at the home of Jim AUSBON, near Robersonville, early Tuesday evening of pnuemonia and a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time, having suffered a stroke of paralysis about three years ago. Last rites were conducted this afternoon and interment followed in the old Whitehurst burial plot, in Pitt County. Mr. WHITEHURST, 58 years old, was at one time a prominent man of affairs in this county. He, with Jim MOORE, operated a lumber business and was said to have succeeded in that venture until domestic troubles developed. He was at one time employed by M. O. BLOUNT, Bethel, and the Nash Lumber Company, of Rocky Mount. He later moved to Norfolk, but made his home near Robersonville during the past few years. Mrs. WHITEHURST, who he divorced some time ago, is living in Norfolk. No children survive the union. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. CURRY, of Hobgood; and Mrs. John CHERRY, of Stokes, and four brothers, Zeb, Fate, Edwin and David WHITEHURST, all farmers of this section.
Johnnie Stokes Fell Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 14, 1883
Johnnie STOKES, a 16 year old son of Edward STOKES, of Swift Creek township, this county, dropped dead in the field last Friday. He had not complained of being sick and fell dead while at his work.
Lemuel McGowan Killed Himself
Eastern Reflector, Wed., February 27, 1884
Mr. Lemuel MCGOWAN, who resides below Greenville, killed himself by cutting his throat last Wednesday. He had been acting strangely for several days prior to his death, and when his absence was discovered, search was made for him. He was found in a dense pine thicket about a mile from his home, lying upon his back, with a frightful gash , in which a man could turn his fist across reaching almost from ear to ear. The knife with which the deed was committed was lying in a pool of blood about a yard from the body when found. Life was not quite extinct and Dr. J. T. SLEDGE was sent for, but could render no assistance. Mr. MCGOWAN dying in about fifteen minutes after Dr. SLEDGE reached him. The causes prompting Mr. MCGOWAN to take his life are supposed to be trouble over the loss of his property, which brought on insanity. His family is in very destitute circumstances.
David Andrews Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 24, 1895
Mr. David ANDREWS, formerly of Bethel, died in Tarboro Wednesday night from a stroke of paralysis. He leaves a widow and seven children.
Stanley Moore’s Son Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., April 2, 1901
Black Jack, March 28……the little five year old son of Mr. And Mrs. Stanley MOORE was buried Monday. He lived only a few days after being severely burned.
Calvin Vick Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., March 25, 1902
Grimesland Items, March 19…Calvin VICK died at Warren’s Mill Monday night.
B. A. Cobb Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 13, 1884
Mr. B. A. COBB, aged about 30 years, died at the residence of his father in this place, on last Thursday night.
John G. Mason Bled to Death
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 6, 1893
Mr. John G. MASON, who lived just beyond Grindle Creek, met with a sudden death on Saturday evening. He was in town that day and started home riding alone, and just before reaching the lumber railroad his horse shied and threw him out of the buggy. On one of his legs was a very bad sore with which he had been troubled for some time, and in the fall ruptured an artery near this sore from which he bled to death. He was carried from the scene of the accident to his home and expired soon after reaching there. Mr. MASON was about 70 years old.
Samuel Cory Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 12, 1893
Mr. Samuel CORY who was stricken with apoplexy, as reported in our last issue, died Sunday night at the residence of Capt. C. A. WHITE, and Monday evening his remains were interred at Red Banks burial grounds.
Cooper Infant Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Oct. 30, 1900
Winterville Items, Oct. 27.....The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Rowan COOPER died Wednesday and was buried Thursday.
Twins of William Tyson Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., July 18, 1903
Winterville Items, July 18…..The twin children of Mr. William TYSON, died near here yesterday and will be buried today.
Mrs. Bettie B. Rollins Dead
Washington Progress, Thurs., Aug. 8, 1912
Mrs. Bettie B. ROLLINS died in the Washington Hospital Monday night. She was the mother of Frank H. ROLLINS and sister of Mr. Jonathan HAVENS. She was the widow of the late J. J. ROLLINS, of Pactolus, N. C., but for sometime she had resided with her son in this city and had many friends. For two years she had been a great sufferer and at the age of sixty-five years passed over the river to her long home. For many years she had been a member of the Presbyterian church from which the funeral was yesterday morning conducted by Rev. H. B. SEARIGHT, the pastor. She left three children, Mrs. Eleanor WALDREN, of New Brunswick, N. J., Messers. Frank and Joe ROLLINS, of this city, to whom we extend sympathy.
Blaney Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 13, 1895
Mr. Blaney JOYNER, one of the best and most highly esteemed citizens of the county, died at his home near Farmville Wednesday afternoon. His widow, the only remaining member of his immediate family, has the warmest sympathy of all our people.
Vainright Boys Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 20, 1893
A little boy named Dick VAINRIGHT, died at the home of his uncle, Mr. J. T. DUNN, just below town, on Tuesday of last week. A younger brother named Zeno, died on Monday, making two deaths in the household within a week. The boys were orphans.
E. C. Blount Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 13, 1895
Mr. E. C. BLOUNT, of Contentnea township, died Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. Mr. BLOUNT was a prominent man in this county for many years. He represented Pitt one term in the Legislature, was at one time a Justice of the Inferior Court, and for several years prior to his death served as Magistrate. He had large family connections and a great many friends who regret his death.
Henry Brown Dead
Daily Reflector, May 10, 1906
Henry BROWN, a well known colored man here, and who for many years attended to the county bridge in opening the draw for boats to pass, died Wednesday.
Washington S. E. Smith Dies from Paralysis
Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 14, 1930
Washington SMITH, 74, a prominent planter of the Fountain section, died at his home Sunday night at 11 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis in the early morning. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, with Rev. WILSON of Leggett, Presbyterian minister of the Fountain church in charge. He was assisted by Rev. A. J. CRANE of Tarboro and Dr. A. S. VENABLE, of Farmville. Mr. SMITH suffered a slight stroke last winter, but had been up all day and feeling as well as usual when he retired. A man of dignity, though of a genial nature, he commanded the entire respect of the community, and was held in high esteem. He was the son of Capt. Bryant SMITH and Tabitha NELSON and was born in this county near Greenville, moving to this section immediately following the close of the war. He joined the Fountain Presbyterian church in 1912 and has served as elder in the Fountain church for many years, being a faithful and zealous Christian. His Godly counsel and the benediction of his presence will be greatly missed, especially in the various organizations of the church of his faith. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Mattie TAYLOR of Greene county, and his brother Lewis SMITH’S widow, before her marriage to the deceased, one daughter, Mrs. Cleon CASE, a sister, Mrs. Addie CORBETT, two brother, Sherrod and Marcellus SMITH.
Mr. J. J. Dancy Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1900
At a quarter to ten o’clock, Wednesday night, at his home on Third Street, Mr. Joseph J. DANCY passed away, after an illness of some weeks. He had passed his 78th year, and was the oldest native born citizen in Greenville. His wife died a few years ago and he leaves no immediate family. His nearest relatives here are Mrs. F. G. JAMES, Mrs. Thomas MCGEE and Miss Sallie MARSHALL. The funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the interment being by the side of his wife in the Methodist cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. D. BROWN. (Daily Reflector 18th)
James Blount Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 4, 1909
Ayden Items....James BLOUNT, an old darkey who lived near here, noted for his honesty and uprightness, died Sunday.
Joe E. Jefferson Dies At Age of 48 Years
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Nov. 21, 1930
Joe E. JEFFERSON, 48 years of age, son of the late Robert and Carolina JEFFERSON, a well known and industrious farmer of the Fountain section, died at his home near the suburbs of that place on Sunday afternoon at 6:30 following an attack of pneumonia. Elder Amos CRISP of Pinetops, Primitive Baptist preacher, had charge of the last rites, which were held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the home, interment being made in the Fountain cemetery. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Bessie BELL, a sister of L. R. BELL, local tobacco warehouseman, and nine children, three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie LEWIS and Mrs. Rebecca WOOTEN, of Macclesfield, and Mr. K. T. THIGPEN of Fountain, and four brothers; Lum, Lee, Henry and Wright JEFFERSON, all of the Fountain community.
John Stanley Smith Dead
Tarboro Enquirer, Tarboro, NC, Oct. 11, 1873
Died near Greenville on Sept. 20, of stomach cancer, John Stanley SMITH.
Mrs. Nancy Crawford Dies in Beaverdam
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 22, 1931
Mrs. Nancy E. CRAWFORD, 83 died at the home of her son, John P. CRAWFORD, in Beaver Dan Township Tuesday night. She had been an invalid for about two years and death was not unexpected. Funeral services were conducted from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 3’oclock by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, of Winterville. She was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, and was held in high esteem by a host of friends throughout the community. She is survived by the sons and a daughter, B. T., J. B., and J. H. CRAWFORD, and Mrs. Alice NICHOLS, all of Pitt County. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. J. H. VANDIFORD.
Mrs. Guilford Jackson Died Here Today
Daily Reflector, Sat., Oct. 18, 1924
Mrs. Guilford JACKSON, 84, died in this city early this morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. H. D. MABE. Mrs. Jackson was born on December 23, 1940, being a daughter of the late Mr. Guilford HARRIS, and Mrs. Catherine MOYE HARRIS of this county. She was beloved by a host of friends in Greenville. Several weeks ago Mrs. JACKSON, came to Greenville from Kinston to visit Mrs. MABE and a few days after her arrival she suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she never rallied. The deceased possessed a lovely Christian character and was beloved by people throughout Pitt and Lenoir Counties. She was a remarkable person considering her age and was always thoughtful of others. Funeral services will take place at the family burying ground near Ayden tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Died Mrs. Robert Ann Harris
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 12, 1933
Mrs. Robert Ann HARRIS, 75, died at nine o’clock Thursday morning at her home near King’s Cross Roads after an extended illness. She was a widow of the Alex HARRIS, who died about 16 years ago. Funeral services will be conducted from her late home this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. B. L. Manning and interment will be made in Nobles graveyard in the Reedy Branch Community. Surviving are two sons, Alex HARRIS of King’s Cross Roads; Robert HARRIS, Ayden; two daughters, Mrs. Will JONES, Greenville; Mrs. Reba HINSON, Ayden; two sisters, Mrs. Jane SMITH, Winterville, and Mrs. Gertrude TYSON of the Frog Level Community.
Joseph R. Hanrahan Dead
New Bern Sentinel, Wed., May 31, 1837
Died in Washington, N. C., on the 22nd of May, Mr. Joseph R. HANRAHAN, in the 33d year of his age.
Miss Sidney G. Ernul Dead
New Bern Sentinel, Wed., Nov. 2, 1836
Died at Swift Creek, on the 16th of Oct., after a short illness, Sidney G. ERNUL, in the 10th year of her age, daughter of the late Adrian ERNULL.
Gen. Samuel Simpson Dead
New Bern Sentinel, Wed., Nov. 2, 1836
Died on the 24th at Fort Barnwell, in this county, at an advanced age, Gen. Samuel SIMPSON.
Blackledge Daughter Died
New Bern Sentinel, Wed., Sept. 28, 1836
Died on Tuesday, Jane, infant daughter of Wm. S. BLACKLEDGE, Esq.
John Coart Dead
New Bern Sentinel, Wed., Mar. 15, 1837
Died in this town on Sunday morning last, after a short illness, Mr. John COART, in the 58th year of his age.
Robert Wilson Died From Football Injuries
New Bern Daily Journal, Fri., Dec. 20, 1895
Robert WILSON, a young man of Grimesland, fifteen or sixteen years old, died Monday night the 16th inst. His death was occasioned by injuries received in a game of football at the Greenville School two weeks previous. He received a kick in the breast which bruised his lungs, and pneumonia followed and terminated his life.
John Angel Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Dec. 15, 1886
Died on Nov. 12, in Swift Creek Twsp., John Angel SMITH, aged 93 years, 3 months and 6 days, due to exhaustion. He was a struck member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years.
Died Mrs. Harriet Dupree
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 16, 1933
Mrs. Harriet DUPREE, age 77, died at her home near Falkland Saturday night following illness of 14 months. Funeral services were conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. W. S. HARDEN, pastor of the Greenville Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the family burying ground on the Williams farm. Mrs. DUPREE was the wife of the late Louis B. DUPREE and the daughter of William R. WILLIAMS and Harriet P. LEARY. She was a staunch member of the Presbyterian Church of Falkland and showed much interest in the work of the denomination until illness prevented active work. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Victor B. DUPREE of near Falkland, Chauncey L. DUPREE of Greenville, and Mrs. J. L. KNIGHT of near Falkland. She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rosa TROTMAN of the Falkland Community.
Son of Alf Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Dec. 9, 1910
Died on Dec. 4, John STOCKS, son of Alf STOCKS of Grifton, from a tumor on his face. He was buried near Elm Grove.
Nash Edwards Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 20, 1909
Died, Nash EDWARDS of consumption. He leaves a widow and eight children. He was buried near Red Banks.
Marion Francis Smith Laid to Final Rest
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., July 25, 1930
Funeral services for Marion Frances SMITH, 73, were conducted from the Smith home on Grimmersburg Street, Monday afternoon at 3:30, by Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, Free Will Baptist minister of Ayden. Mr. Smith, who died Sunday afternoon at 4:45, after an illness of four weeks, was a native of the Bell Arthur section of Pitt County, and lived there all his life, until seven years ago when he became a resident of Farmville. He was widely connected and was well known and beloved throughout the county. He had been married 43 years, his wife, formerly Miss Emily Lilla NICHOLS of the Beaver Dan section, survives him with six daughters: Mrs. W. G. GAY, Mrs. Ellen LEGGETTE, Misses Callie, Hilda, Ethel, Emily SMITH, all of Farmville; six sons, Leslie, Jack, Guy, Ned SMITH of Farmville; Mack and Jennis SMITH, Bell Arthur, four sisters; Mrs. Addie SPEIGHT of Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. B. P. WILLOUGHBY of Bell Arthur, Mrs. Lizzie FLANAGAN and Mrs. SHEBA FLANAGAN of Farmville, four brothers; Ivy and C. D. SMITH of Bell Arthur; Mills SMITH of Greenville, Ben SMITH of Texarkana, Ark., and a number of grandchildren.
Moses King, Prominent Colored Man Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 13, 1909
Moses KING, a well known colored man here, died Monday and was buried Tuesday evening. For a long time he carried on a market business. In the days of Fusion rule which put negroes practically in control of several Eastern towns, Moses was one of Greenville’s police officers.
Mrs. Dicie Brewer Passes
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 11, 1934
After an illness of some weeks, due to the infirmities of age, Mrs. Dicie BREWER, 76, died at the home of Charlie JOYNER near here, on Wednesday. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted from her late home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. L. R. ENNIS, of Farmville, Rev. J. R. MOYE, Snow Hill, and Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, Ayden. Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frances GAY, of South Carolina.
Mr. Elisha Lang DEAD
Daily Reflector, Wed., October 6, 1909
Mr. Elisha LANG died Tuesday night at his home in Grifton. He was a large farmer and merchant and carried on his business with marked success. His death is indeed a loss to his town and county. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon with Masonic honors, Mr. LANG having been a member of that order.
William Charlie Dixon Dead
Washington Progress, Washington, NC, February 20, 1908
Died Feb. 4, William Charlie DIXON, of typhoid pneumonia. He was born in Pitt County Sept. 26, 1849. He moved to Beaufort County 10 to 12 years ago. In Feb. 1884 he married Miss Dorcas A., daughter of John H. LEWIS. He leaved a widow, 3 daughters and 6 sons. He joined the Free Will Baptist Church at an early age.
Died Mrs. Guilford Harris
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 25, 1894
Mrs. Guilford HARRIS, living about three miles from town on the old Newbern road, had a stroke of paralysis on last Wednesday, about 1 o’clock. Mrs. HARRIS is about 80 years old and fears are entertained for her recovery. Since the above was written Mrs. HARRIS has died.
Died Bryan Smith
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 24, 1886
Mr. Bryan SMITH, of Falkland Township, died at ten o’clock Monday morning. Mr. SMITH was 66 years old and leaves a wife, seven sons and two daughters. He was a man of excellent character, kind and hospitable to everyone, beloved by all his neighbors and his death will prove a severe loss.
Mrs. Betsy Barber Dead
Daily Reflector, Jan. 22, 1908
Died on Jan. 21, at the home of her son Joseph BARBER at Ayden, Mrs. Betsy BARBER, near 80.
William Brewer of Vanceboro Dies
New Bern Daily Journal, Tues., Nov. 26, 1895
Mr. Wm. BREWER died at the home of his son, County Commissioner W. C. BREWER, near Vanceboro, Sunday the 24th inst. He was 91 years of age, a member of the Disciple Church, and has always enjoyed the confidence and love of the entire community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. V. WINFIELD Monday afternoon. Mr. BREWER was a native of Virginia but he moved to this State early in life. He was first in Pitt County. There he married Miss Selina ROUNTREE who survives him, and afterwards moved to this county and became the owner of a large plantation, on which he has resided ever since the home of Commissioner BREWER is a portion of the property. Mr. BREWER has been a remarkable sound and healthy man. Very seldom, indeed, having any ailment whatever, until within the past year, the feebleness of old age which might have been expected sooner, began to overpower him. Besides his wife, six children survive him. They are Commissioner BREWER, Mr. Charles BREWER of Pitch Kettle, Mr. Edward BREWER of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. S. R. NELSON of Nelson’s Ferry, Mrs. John WILLIS, Mrs. W. E. BROWN and Mrs. Elizabeth MCLOHORN of Vanceboro. Our townsman, Mr. C. E. NELSON, is his grandson.
Slade Chapman Dead
Daily Reflector, Jan. 10, 1908
Died in Swift Creek Township, Jan. 7, Slade CHAPMAN, prominent farmer and former legislator.
Died Mrs. Seleta Ann Moore
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Sept. 14, 1934
Funeral services for Mrs. Seleta Ann TURNAGE MOORE, 81, well-known and highly esteemed Pitt County woman who died Saturday, following a lingering illness, were conducted at the home near Farmville Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock and conducted at the graveside in Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Frank DENNY, Primitive Baptist minister of Wilson in charge, and Rev. J. H. ROBERTS, of Greenville, and Rev. L. R. ENNIS, Farmville, assisting. Born and reared in Pitt County, Mrs. MOORE was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Nancy TURNAGE, a pioneer family of this section, and was the widow of the late Alfred MOORE. She had long been a faithful member of Tyson’s church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lucy Moore RASBERRY, Mrs. W. G. TUCKER, and two sons, Alfred B. and Vernon B. MOORE.
Churchel Anderson Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., May 14, 1908
With our Colored people....The news of the death of Brother Churchel ANDERSON, sexton, trustee, leader and a faithful member of the A. M. E. Zion church, came to us like a thunder bolt from a clear sky. He is a well known to the people of Greenville. He leaves to mourn their loss a faithful wife, two children, two brothers, five grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Burial and perhaps funeral tomorrow.
Pope Pippin Buried in Greene County
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Nov. 19, 1926
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Henry MOORE place in Greene County, for Pope PIPPIN, of Marlborough. Mr. PIPPIN died Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock after an illness of eighteen months. He suffered from fatty degeneration of the heart and complications. He is survived by his widow who was Miss WAINRIGHT. Mr. PIPPIN was born and reared in Pitt County. He conducted a store at Marlborough until failing health forced him to give it up. He was widely known as a man of genial, jovial disposition. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
Abner Hudson Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Thurs., Feb. 18, 1892
The Washington Progress says that Abner HUDSON was killed Wednesday of last week near Pactolus by a falling of a tree. He was in the timber business and while felling a tree it lodged and then flew back, struck him and broke his neck, death resulting instantly.
Wife of James C. Cobb Dead
Eastern Reflector, Jan. 20, 1886
Died on Jan. 14, about 9 miles from Greenville, the wife of James C. COBB.
Thomas Adams Dead
Eastern Reflector, Oct. 22, 1886
Died in Chicod Twsp. Oct. 16, Thomas ADAMS, after a short illness, aged about 65. He was a consistent member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Sallie Keel Dead
Daily Reflector, Feb. 1, 1906
Died Jan. 29, Mrs. Sallie KEEL, 86, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry TAYLOR in Carolina Twsp. She was the mother of Messers. J. S. and H. F. KEEL.
Died Mr. R. B. Parker
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 28, 1920
Farmville and vicinity was saddened Monday evening, May 23rd, to learn of the death of Mr. R. B. PARKER at the home of his son; Mr. Cleveland PARKER. This was the final termination of a long life of usefulness, Mr. PARKER being seventy-four years old at his death. He has been ill for quite a while and when death touched him in the cool of this May evening it was no surprise to those of his loved ones who were with him at the parting. He was a conservative gentleman, never making a great demonstration of his opinions and beliefs, but sincere and earnest in everything he went about. Rev. CRISP, of Falkland, conducted the funeral rites at the family burying ground. The many attendants upon the funeral attested the loving esteem in which Mr. PARKER was held. He is survived by four sons, Messers. R. A., Cleveland, Frank and Williams PARKER; two daughters, Mesdames Watt NEWTON and W. B. HEARN, and one sister, Mrs. W. H. NICHOLS.
Mrs. Maggie Pierce Succumbs
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Nov. 14, 1919
After a lingering illness of several months, Mrs. Maggie PIERCE died at her home in Falkland November 2nd and was buried in the cemetery at this place the day following. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor Rev. Mr. FLEMING of the Presbyterian church of which she was a true and loyal member, assisted by Rev. Mr. MORTON of Farmville. She was in her fifty seventh year and though suffering with an incurable disease, was patient to the end. She is survived by three sons, Viz: Mr. L. T. PIERCE, of Farmville; Mr. Clarence PIERCE, of Spring Hope, and Mr. Preston PIERCE, of Falkland; also three sisters and three brothers, viz: Mrs. Addie WINSTEAD, of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. M. Z. MOORE, of Wilson, Mrs. Martha PIERCE, of Falkland, and Mr. R. W. SMITH, of Farmville, Mr. W. M. SMITH, King’s X-Roads, and Mr. J. H. SMITH, of Falkland.
Elias Spencer Harris Dead
Eastern Reflector, Feb. 18, 1891
Died on Feb. 10, Elias Spencer HARRIS, near Falkland. He married a few years ago to a woman of Virginia.
Joe Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., January 29, 1906
Mr. Joe SMITH, of Contentnea Township, who about two weeks ago was gored by a vicious bull, as told at the time by our Winterville correspondent, died Friday night from his injuries. The funeral was held Sunday near Bethany Church, about four miles from Winterville. Mr. SMITH was a member of the Winterville Tribe of Red Men and was buried with honors of the order. About twenty-five members of Withlacooche Tribe of Greenville attended and took part in the ceremony that was beautiful and impressive. During the exercises a perfectly white pigeon was released from the grave which was emblematic of purity, its flight typical of the spirit’s return to the Great Spirit. The Great Sachem F. M. HODGES was present to lead the ceremonies for the Red Men, and the religious service was conducted by Rev. Mr. CORBETT of the Free Will Baptist Church.
William B. Sheppard Dead
Tarboro Press, July 11, 1835
A stranger of about 20 years of age, stating himself to be a seaman, and calling himself William B. SHEPPARD, arrived at Greenville, in this State, on his way south, on the 19 ult. was immediately taken sick and died on the 25th. He has, as he believed, several brothers and sisters in New Orleans, but could not remember their address, in consequence of his not having had an opportunity of communicating with them for the last seven years. He said his father was called Henry B. SHEPPARD, and that he was an emigrant to Louisiana from this State.
Jesse Hart Killed
The Wilmington Journal, Wilmington, NC, Tues., Oct. 11, 1866
Died last Wed. night, in the vicinity of Scuffleton, Pitt County, after a dozen or more men went to the house of Jesse HART, of Cannon & Hart, took him out and shot him, reason not thus far known.
Harriet Bowers Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., Sept. 8, 1827
Died in Edgecombe County on Thursday last, Miss Harriet, sister of Bart BOWERS.
William Parker Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., Sept. 1, 1827
Died in Edgecombe County on Monday last, William PARKER, aged 37, leaving a wife and 2 children.
Miss Nicy Whichard Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 28, 1888
On Tuesday the 20th inst., Miss Nicy WHICHARD, of Bethel, died of paralysis, in the 73rd year of her age.
Sam Patrick Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 1, 1888
Sam PATRICK, a colored man of this town, died on Sunday. He has been Captain of the Fire Company and the company turned out at his burial on Monday afternoon.
William Sutton Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 12, 1872
Died in Lenoir county, on Thursday the 29th ult., Mr. William SUTTON. Mr. SUTTON had represented Lenoir in the legislature for several years.
William A. Cherry Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 12, 1872
Died in Greenville, Pitt County, Aug. 19, William A. CHERRY, in his 35th year.
John Vines Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 15, 1872
Died in Edgecombe County on the 14th inst., John VINES, aged 58 years.
Dr. Elias J. Blount Died
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 25, 1872
Died at his residence in Pitt County on the 10th inst., Dr. Elias J. BLOUNT. The doctor formerly represented the county in the General Assembly.
Mrs. Lovick Gaskins Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Sept. 23, 1880
Died in Pitt county, Sept. 17, Mrs. Lovick GASKINS.
Guilford Gardner Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Oct. 28, 1880
Died near Johnson’s Mills, Pitt County on Oct. 20, Guilford GARDNER, age 43. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss.
Thomas Dawson Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Nov. 4, 1880
Died in Pitt County on Oct. 23, Thomas DAWSON, age 30.
Capt. James Williams Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Apr. 28, 1881
Died April 21st, Capt. James WILLIAMS of Pitt County.
Seth Gaskins Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Feb. 12, 1880
Died in Pitt County on Jan. 31st, Seth GASKINS, age 40.
Isaac Wetherington Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, March 25, 1880
Died in Pitt County, Isaac WETHERINGTON, an old man.
Butler Child died
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, July 21, 1881
Died July 10 in Pitt County, Guy HAMILTON, infant son of W. C. and J. A. BUTLER, aged 2 months and 17 days.
Sam Smith Dead
Kinston Journal, Kinston, NC, Jan. 26, 1882
Died last week, Sam SMITH of Johnson’s Mill, Pitt County.
Miss Sallie Spier and Mrs. H. Smith Dead
Washington Progress, Washington, NC, March 26, 1889
Died near Vanceboro, Miss Sallie SPIER on the 16th inst. and Mrs. H. SMITH on the 18th inst.
Edward Bird Dead
NC Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 4, 1831
Died in Martin County on Dec. 30th, Edward BIRD, aged ninety three years.
James Harper, Esq. Dead
Tarboro Press, Sept. 7, 1844
Died very recently, James HARPER, Esq., of Greene County, member elect to the House of Commons.
William Williams Dead
Tarboro Press, Aug. 3, 1850
Died in Pitt County on July 22nd., William WILLIAMS, aged about sixty five years.
Mrs. James Norville Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 17, 1870
Died in Edgecombe County on the 12th inst. of consumption, Mrs. James NORVILLE.
Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Oct. 27, 1870
Died in Pitt County on Sept. 15, Mrs. Lizzie SHEPPARD, wife of Henry SHEPPARD, aged 39 years, 1 month and 8 days.
William A. Taylor Dead
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, June 8, 1871
Died in Pitt County on June 5 of apoplexy, William A. TAYLOR, aged 54 years.
Moore Child died
Tarborough Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 14, 1872
Died near Falkland, N.C. of pnuemonia, Mollie Simmons, daughter of A. J. and Della MOORE, aged 3 years, 3 months and 15 days.
William Gay Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Jan. 27, 1827
Died in Pitt County on Jan. 23rd, William GAY.
Lewelling Bowers Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Mar. 3, 1838
Died in Martin County on Feb. 23, Lewelling BOWERS, aged about sixty.
Mrs. Telitha Grimes Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Oct. 6, 1855
Died in Edgecombe County on Sept. 29th, Mrs. Telitha GRIMES, widow of William GRIMES, aged about seventy five years.
Lemuel Barnhill Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Sept. 23, 1854
Died in Conwayboro, South Carolina on Sept. 17th, Lemuel BARNHILL, aged thirty years, formerly of Pitt County.
Mrs. Benjamin Dixon Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Jan. 14, 1892
Died near Streets Ferry on Jan. 2, Mrs. Benjamin DIXON, of pnuemonia.
Mrs. Malvina Mills Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Oct. 8, 1891
Died in Washington, N.C. on the 5th inst., Mrs. Malvina MILLS, after a long illness.
Mrs. Sarah A. Nunn Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Aug. 6, 1889
Died near Briar Creek, Logan County, Arkansas on July 13th, Mrs. Sarah A. NUNN, wife of John E. NUNN, formerly of Lenoir County. She leaves four children.
Dr. John Harvey Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Jan. 27, 1889
Died in Greene County on the 14th inst., Dr. John HARVEY, born March 28, 1827. He was buried at St. Barnabas, Snow Hill.
Mrs. Sarah Laughinghouse Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1888
Died in Kinston on March 25th, Mrs. Sarah LAUGHINGHOUSE, wife of Samuel LAUGHINGHOUSE.
Mrs. Rhoda Moore Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Nov. 16, 1887
Died at the residence of her son Jacob MOORE on Cypress Creek, Jones County on Nov. 10th, Mrs. Rhoda MOORE, relict of the late Cannon MOORE.
Mrs. Mary Moore Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Mar. 28, 1888
Died in Jones County on March 11th, Mrs. Mary MOORE, wife of Jacob MOORE and hewr three day old baby.
Emeline McCotter Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Dec. 23, 1887
Died at Bells Ferry, N.C. on Dec. 18th, Emeline MCCOTTER. She was a former resident of New Bern.
Mrs. Susan Frizzell Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Dec. 22, 1887
Died near Rountrees Church several days ago, Mrs. Susan FRIZZELL, consort of John FRIZZELL.
Jacob McCotter Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Oct. 2, 1887
Died in Pitt County at his residence on Oct. 1st, Jacob MCCOTTER, aged 77.
Thomas Lacy Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 28, 1901
Died Monday morning, Thomas LACY, at his home a few miles from Greenville, at quite an old age. He came to Greenville after always preferring to walk than to ride.
J. H. Johnson Dead
Eastern Reflector, April 12, 1898
Died a few days ago at the Soldiers Home in Raleigh, J. H. JOHNSON, an afflicted Confederate soldier of Pitt county.
Glasgow Vines Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, Dec. 18, 1892
Died at Falkland, Pitt County, Glasgow VINES, aged 111.
Epsey Albritton Dropped Dead
Goldsboro Weekly Transcript and Messenger, Fri., Dec. 16, 1881
Toisnot Southern Home....Mr. Epsey ALBRITTON, of Pactolus, Pitt County, dropped dead one day last week. Heart disease the cause.
Urias Elks Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Aug. 21, 1852
Died in Pitt County on July 22, 1852, Urias ELKS, aged ninety years and leaving two brothers and a sister aged respectively ninety-two, eighty-nine, and eighty-six years. He had been for forty years a member of the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Edith Everitt Dead
Tarboro Free Press, July 30, 1836
Died in Martin County on July 23, Mrs. Edith EVERITT, a Baptist aged about seventy years.
Mrs. Nancy Andrews Dead
Tarboro Southerner, July 21, 1860
Died in Edgecombe County on June 26, Mrs. Nancy ANDREWS, widow of Whitney ANDREWS. She had been born on April 2, 1766.
Mrs. Rebecca B. Atkinson Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Oc t. 23, 1829
Died in Pitt County on Sept. 27, Mrs. Rebecca B. ATKINSON, wife of Benashly ATKINSON and daughter of Peyton R. TUNSTALL, Esq., in the twenty seventh year of her age.
Thomas Whitfield Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Oct. 31, 1857
Died in Pitt County on Oct. 25th, Thomas WHITFIELD, aged about thirty years, leaving a wife and two children.
Mrs. Fanny Atkinson Dead
NC Journal, Halifax, NC, Mon., Dec. 22, 1800
Died, on the 27th ult. at Bensborough, Mrs. Fanny ATKINSON, consort of Benjamin ATKINSON, in the 23d year of her age, by a violent but what is called a slow fever, which she bore with the greatest silence. She being a woman of uncommon fortitude, and always has maintained a character unspotted to the world.
Mrs. Rebecca Judkins Dead
NC Journal, Halifax, NC, Mon., .Nov. 12, 1798
Died in Pitt County, on Friday the 26th ult., Mrs. Rebecca JUDKINS, consort of Mr. John E. JUDKINS, after a lingering illness.
Mary Ann Barrow Dead
Wilmington Commercial, Wilmington, NC, Sat., Sept. 29, 1849
Died at Smithville on the 23d inst., Miss Mary Ann BARROW, formerly of Greenville, Pitt County.
Mrs. Emily Belcher Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., July 21, 1848
Died at Sparta, in Edgecombe County on Wednesday, the 12th inst., Mrs. Emily BELCHER, wife of Robert BELCHER.
Simon Whitehurst Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., July 14, 1848
Died in Hamilton County, Florida, on the 17th May, Mr. Simon WHITEHURST, aged 95 years, a native of N.C. and a soldier of the Revolution.
Mrs. Margaret Eliza Toole Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Aug. 4, 1848
Died in Pitt County on the 16th inst., Mrs. Margaret Eliza TOOLE, wife of Henry I. TOOLE, Esq., aged about 36 years.
Col. John Williams Dead
Wilmington Commercial, Wilmington, NC, Fri., Dec. 21, 1850
Died on the 11th inst., at his plantation in Lenoir County, Col. John WILLIAMS, age 55 years. He has represented his county in the Commons and the Senate.
B. F. Latham Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., April 14, 1848
Died in Washington, N.C., on the 26th ult., Mr. B. F. LATHAM, Esq.
John M. Hooker Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Mar. 17, 1848
Died in this town on the 12th inst., Mr. John M. HOOKER, of Greene County, N.C., in the 30th year of his age.
Col. Peter Hines Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., April 26, 1850
Died in Edgecombe County, on the 1st inst., Col. Peter HINES, aged about 80 years.
Dr. H. S. Hamlet Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., May 24, 1850
Died in Mobile, Ala., of cholera, Dr. H. S. HAMLET, formerly of Greene County, N.C.
Col. Blount Coleman Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., June 4, 1847
Died in Lenoir County, on the 14th ult., Col. Blunt COLEMAN, in the 55th year of his age, formerly a member of the N.C. Legislature.
Obed Dixon Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Oct. 26, 1849
Died in Greene County, Mr. Obed DIXON, in his 79th year.
Charles G. Edwards Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Nov. 24, 1848
Died in Greene County, on the 7th ult., Mr. Charles G. EDWARDS, in his 27th year.
Windal Davis Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., May 5, 1848
Died in Lenoir County, on the 17th ult., Mr. Windal DAVIS, in the 48th year of his age.
Mrs. Eliza M. Goelet Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Jan. 14, 1848
Died at Greenville, Pitt County, on the 30th ult., Mrs. Eliza M. GOELET, consort of Dr. E. H. GOELET, and daughter of Mr. Levin LANE, of this county, in the 30th year of her age.
Thomas H. Blount Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Dec. 28, 1849
Died at his residence near Washington, Beaufort County, on the 14th inst., Major Thomas H. BLOUNT, age 65 years.
Mary Burney Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., Nov. 24, 1848
Died in Brunswick County, on the 3d inst., Miss Mary, daughter of John BURNEY, of New Bern.
Major John Clark Dead
Wilmington Journal, Fri., May 17, 1850
Died at Leechville, Beaufort County, on the 1st inst., Major John CLARK, age 64 years.
T. R. Allen Child Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., May 2, 1908
Winterville Items......We deeply sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. T. R. ALLEN, who live a few miles in the country, in the loss of their child. Its remains were interred today.
W. E. Nichols Child Dead
Daily Reflector,Wed., Apr. 8, 1908
Died one of the twin children of about 18 months old, of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. NICHOLS, died Tuesday morning at their home a mile west of town; of meningitis. The burial took place today.
Isaac Waters Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Apr. 18, 1908
Mr. T. E. HOOKER tells us an old man named Isaac WATERS was buried on his farm in Greene County Friday. The remarkable thing about the old man was that he had reached the age of 92 years, 3 months and 15 days, and 120 of his children and grandchildren attended his funeral.
E. S. Edwards Child Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., May 14, 1908
Died the infant son, aged 11 months of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. EDWARDS, died Wednesday morning of meningitis. The remains were taken to Ayden today for interment.
Mrs. Jane Nichols Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., May 8, 1908
Ayden Items......Mrs. Jane NICHOLS, step-grandmother of Mrs. W. J. HEMBY of this place, died in Beaver Dam yesterday morning.
Arch Ballard Child dead
Daily Reflector,Wed., May 20, 1908
Cox’s Mills Items, May 19.....The death angel visited Mr. and Mrs. Arch BALLARD’S and took their little child last Saturday morning. It was laid to rest Sunday.
Sam Stox Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 13, 1906
Winterville Items...Sam STOX, who lives near here, died Sunday at his home. Mr. STOX was a good farmer and leaves a wife and one child. He will be buried today.
J. J. Elks Infant Died
Daily Reflector, Wed., July 11, 1906
Black Jack Items, July 10.....The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ELKS died yesterday.
John S. Harris Daughter Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 27, 1889
We regret that Bettie, the little ten year old daughter of Mr. John S. HARRIS, of Falkland, died Monday evening. She had been sick only five days.
R. B. Bynum Child Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 30, 1887
Our sympathies are extended to Mr. and Mrs. R. B. BYNUM in the death of their little child which occurred at their home near Farmville on Wednesday of last week.
Miss Obedience Carson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 18, 1896
Bethel Items, Mar. 4......Miss Obedience CARSON died suddenly at Mr. M. A. JAMES yesterday. She was about 60 years old.
Ned Spell Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. ---, 1896
Ned SPELL, a colored man, well known here, a carpenter by trade, died here last night.
Edward Ward Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 2, 1896
Bethel Items....Edward WARD died at 6:00 this morning at the house of his father of typhoid fever.
Walter Meeks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 5, 1896
Bethel Items....Walter MEEKS died last week with typhoid fever.
Smith Burroughs Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, June 27, 1817.
Died in Williamston on the 10th Inst., Smith BURROUGHS, Sheriff of Martin County.
John Luten Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 20, 1825
Died on 10th Inst., Mr. John LUTEN, Clerk of Superior Court of Martin County.
Richard Williams Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 20, 1826.
Died at Williamston, Martin County on 9th inst., Richard WILLIAMS, age 66 years
Col. Durham DAVIS DEAD
Raleigh Register Semi-weekly, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 24, 1829.
Died at Williamston, Martin County, on the 18th ult., Col. Durham DAVIS.
Thomas C. Stewart Dead
Edenton Gazette, Feb. 2, 1810
Died on 25 ult. of an inflamation of the brain, Mr. Thomas C. STEWART, of Martin County.
Mrs. Charity A. Hall Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 24, 1811.
Died at the seat of her mother, in Martin Co., on 15th Inst., Mrs. Charity A. HALL, consort of the Rev. H. E. HALL, in the 26th year of her age.
Mrs. Mary Baker Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 13, 1812
Died on 26th of last month, , consort of Dr. Simmons J. BAKER of Martin County
Mrs. Elizabeth Yellowly Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, June 7, 1816.
Died at Williamston on 21st Inst., Mrs. Elizabeth YELLOWLY, consort of Capt. Edward YELLOWLY, age 44. She leaves her husband and several children.
Miss Agatha Baker Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 26, 1830
Died on the 11th Inst., at residence of Dr. S. J. BAKER, in Martin Co., his sister, Miss Agatha BAKER.
Theophilus Harrell Dead
Roanoke Advocate, Halifax, NC, Sept. 15, 1831.
Died in Martin County on 5th Inst., Theophilus HARRELL.
Mrs. Anna M. Hunter Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 21, 1832.
Died at the residence of her father, Dr. Simmons J. BAKER, in Martin Co., a few days ago, Mrs. Anna M. HUNTER, widow of the late Dr. William H. HUNTER, of this city, aged about 24 years.
Henry Williams Infant Dead
Raleigh Standard, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 26, 1834.
Died in Williamston, Martin Co., on 21st ult., Susan, infant daughter of
Mrs. Nancy Williams Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 13, 1835.
Died at the residence of Gen. HAWKINS in Warren County, on the 24th ult., Mrs. Nancy WILLIAMS, consort of Dr. William W. WILLIAMS, of Martin County
Mrs. Priscilla Williams Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 8, 1836
Died in Martin County on 16th Inst., Mrs. Priscilla WILLIAMS, the companion of Mr. Lewis A. WILLIAMS, aged about 56 years. She leaves a husband and several children.
Romulus S. Cherry Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, June 11, 1847.
Died in Martin Co. on 27 ult., Romulus S. CHERRY, son of Darling and Elizabeth CHERRY, of the late firm of Buffaloe and Cherry of Raleigh, age 25.
Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Spruill Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Apr. 12, 1848
Died in Martin Co., Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca, age 21, wife of Sheperd S. SPRUILL and dau. of David LATHAM, dec'd., Senator.
Miss A. E. Bernard Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri. May 24, 1895
Died at the residence of her nephew, Mr. C. M. BERNARD, on the 17th, Miss A. E. BERNARD, aged near seventy years.
Elder John Williams Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., June 14, 1895
Died at his home near this place on Tuesday, Elder John WILLIAMS aged forty two tears. Mr. WILLIAMS was ca minister of the Primitive Baptist Church. He had been in bad health for some time. He leaves a family of eight children.
J. R. Smith’s Son Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., May 17, 1895
Ayden Items....Robert Frederick, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. SMITH’S seventeen month old son died last Sunday night. He was buried at his great grandfather’s, Mr. Louis MCLAWHORN.
E. C. Galloway Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 19, 1895
Mr. E. C. GALLOWAY died at his home in Chicod Twsp., on July 17th, of gastritis.
Mrs. John May Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Sept. 20, 1895
Mrs. MAY, wife of Mr. John MAY of Swift Creek Twsp., died Monday from fever.
McG. Holliday Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 3, 1896
Died at his home at Avon farm on Monday of consumption, McG. HOLLIDAY, aged sixty two years.
Fernando Norris Killed
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 3, 1896
We learn that Fernando NORRIS was killed Saturday night by an engine near Conetoe. It is said that he was drunk and on the main track.
Mrs. Emily McGowan Committed Suicide
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., May 28, 1897
Last Friday morning, Mrs. Emily MCGOWAN committed suicide by jumping into a well in her yard. She had been in bad health for sometime, which had affected her mind. She was the wife of Mr. H. S. MCGOWAN and sister of Mr. H. C. EDWARDS, of this place.
Mrs. July Ann Whitehurst Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 29, 1896
Bethel Items, July 27......Mrs. July Ann WHITEHURST, wife of W. W. WHITEHURST, died at the residence of her mother, Mrs. Charity DAVENPORT last Saturday night with typhoid fever. She was buried here Sunday.
Mrs. W. F. Manning Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 29, 1896
Died at her home four miles from Bethel, on Sunday, July 19th, 1896, and twenty minutes past 1 o’clock P.M., Mrs. W. F. MANNING died with that much dreaded disease typhoid fever, age forty nine years, six months, and ten days. She leaves eight children, two brothers and one sister and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Seven of the eight children are now down sick with fever. She was a good woman, a kind and loving and affectionate mother. She was buried Monday evening at 4 o’clock P.M. surrounded by a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. R. W. HINES assisted by Rev. E. D. BROWN.
Richard McGlohorn Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 17, 1898
Mr. Richard MCGLOHORN, of Winterville, died at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening. During the morning he was at his work and apparently in the best of health. About noon he was taken with a severe case of colic and an hour or so later went to a physician for relief. He was suffering such intense pain that a small dose of morphine was administered. It relieved him and soon after becoming quiet he went to sleep. He never woke again and died about 8 o’clock. Unfortunately Mr. MCGLOHORN had some heart trouble, of which the physician was not aware, and his constitution could not stand morphine.
Miss Cornelia Evans Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 5, 1886
Miss Cornelia EVANS, an estimable lady of this township, living about four miles from town, died of pnuemonia on Friday night. She was about 65 years of age, and had been sick only a few days.
Mrs. Mary L. Buck Died This Morning
Daily Reflector, Fri., Jan 2, 1948
Mrs. Mary Lewis BUCK, 82, died at her home near Vanceboro this morning at 8:50 o'clock after being ill for a week. Funeral services will be conducted at Palmetto Free Will Baptist Church near Vanceboro at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. C. D. HAMILTON pastor of Fountain. Burial will be in the Buck family cemetery. Mrs. BUCK, daughter of the late William J. and Editha LEWIS was born in Beaufort County and lived there until her marriage to George Frank BUCK in 1887, when she moved to the Vanceboro community. Mr. BUCK died in 1922. Mrs. BUCK was the oldest member of the Palmetto Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Amanda HARDING of Chocowinity, Mrs. Eva CHANDLER, Mrs. Arthur GASKINS and Mrs. Charlie PURSER, all of Vanceboro; two sons, George W. BUCK and W. Ranse BUCK of Vanceboro; four brothers, Jesse LEWIS, Henry LEWIS and Tump LEWIS of near Vanceboro and Walter LEWIS of Norfolk, Va.; 27 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Della Haddock Died at Hospital
Daily Reflector, Fri., Jan 2, 1948
Mrs. Della WILLIAMS HADDOCK, 84, wife of the late M. B. HADDOCK of the Cox's community died at Pitt General Hospital at 9 a. m. today. Funeral arrangements had not been made. Mrs. HADDOCK had been in failing health several years and critically ill the past several days. She was born in Pitt and spent all of her here. She was a member of Macedonia Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. E. A. STANLEY of near Greenville and Mrs. Thad WILLIAMS of Greenville; two sons, James W. HADDOCK of the home and Lee HADDOCK of near Greenville.
Newbern Henry Whitehurst Dead
Daily Reflector, Nov 13, 1945
Funeral services for Newbern Henry WHITEHURST, 62, who died at his home 304 Meade Street Monday afternoon at 2:30, services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 11 o'clockThursday morning by the Rev. Stephen GARDNER Minister from Washington. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. WHITEHURST, son of the late Z. M. and Rebecca SHERROD WHITEHURST was born and reared in Oak City. He was married to Mary THIGPEN of Speed, NC December 1909. Prior to coming to Greenville in 1925 he resided in Osceola, Ark. He was a traveling salesman for Walker Brothers of New Orleans and the Troutman Shirt Company, Troutman, NC
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal, Church, Greenville, Masonic Lodge No. 284, Greenville Chapter No. 50 Royal Arch Masons, Bethlehem Commander No. 29 Knight Templar and the Shrine. Surviving are his wife, three sons, N. H. WHITEHURST, Jr. of Houston, Tex; Cpt. Ed WHITEHURST of the U. S. Army and Sgt. Billy WHITEHURST, U. S. Army now stationed at Manila. Two daughters Mrs. Jack LEWIS of Farmville and Mrs. James BRITT of Birmingham, Ala. Four grandchildren, a brother, Zeb M. WHITEHURST of Farmville and four sisters, Mrs. S. S. WILLIAMS of Greenville, Mrs. N. E. WINSLOW of Scotland Neck, Mary WHITEHURST of Hamlet and Mrs. R. J. BARBEE of Greensboro. Members of the Greenville Masonic Lodge will serve as Pallbearers. Active: Charlie WHITE, H. T. SMITH, Carey MAYO, Cleve HARDEE, D. J. WHICHARD, Jr., Charlie BASS, Dr. S. M. CRISP, Dewey JAMES and J. B. KITTRELL.
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