Pitt Co., NC, Obituaries

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Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC, Mon., Aug. 26, 1861
John MAYO, aged 18; Theo. HUNTER, aged 20, of the Edgecombe Guards, and John T. BROWN, aged 23, of the Edgecombe Spartan Band, died at Yorktown, Va.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Sept. 9, 1861
At Kittrell’s Springs, on the 29th ult, of typhoid fever, Lt. S. J. WHITEHURST, of Capt. Satterthwaite’s Cavalry Company, from Washington, N.C. Died at Fredericksburg, Va., on the 5th ult., Edward LILLY, of Beaufort Co., N.C.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Oct. 14, 1861
At Yorktown, on the 7th inst., of typhoid fever, Jos. Van Buren JENKINS, of the Edgecombe Confederate Guards, aged about 21. At Camp Fayetteville, Va., on the 3rd inst., Cullen A. PIPPEN, aged 21, of Capt. Lloyd’s Edgecombe Co. At Goldsboro’, on the 26th ult., George HARRIS, aged about 21, of the Edgecombe Spartan Band.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Nov. 18, 1861
Wm. F. P. CLARK, a member of the Washington, N.C., Mounted Riflemen, was accidentally shot and killed at his camp in Fairfax Court House a few days since.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Dec. 30, 1861 At Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Lt. Jas. W. KINSEY of the Lenoir Braves, one of the Hatteras prisoners, in the 20th year of his age.

Civil War Deaths
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, February 12, 1862 Died, on the 28th Jan., at the General Hospital near Manassas, of pneumonia, Jonas Johnston ATKINSON, son of John A. and Esther ATKINSON, grandson of Samuel RUFFIN and great grandson of Col. Jonas JOHNSTON of Revolutionary memory, who was wounded at the Battle of Camden and died on his return home. Immediately after the beginning of the war, the deceased entered the service of his country as a private in Capt. Jesse S. Barnes Company and was stationed at Ft. Macon for two months. He afterwards volunteered for the war in the same company (F), 4th Regiment, N.C. State Troops, and went to Virginia and was located near Manassas Junction. He was a mild and gentle young man in his manners, amiable in his disposition and beloved by all who knew him. Having been tenderly raised and being totally unaccustomed to the toils and privations of military life, his constitution was naturally delicate and gave way under the hardship. Although it was not permitted him to go down on the field of battle amid the fearful booming of cannon, the sharp rattle of musketry and the wild dashing of sabers; although no kind sister stood by his bedside to smooth his dying pillow and no affectionate mother was present to wipe the dew from his brow; yet his brave and noble hearted companions in arms ministered to his wants and dropped the tear of sympathy over the rude pallet of the soldier. The deceased was a native of Edgecombe County, N.C. There are at present time three more brothers in the Confederate Army, two (privates) in Virginia and one lieutenant R. W. ATKINSON in the 18th Regiment State Troops (3rd Cavalry).

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Monday, February 3, 1862
Suicide---Capt. ROGERS, in command of a company of militia from Martin Co., committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart at Fort Hill on Sunday evening last. He was in middle life and leaves a wife. His mind was evidently unbalanced.
Washington Dispatch
. Died in Tarborough, on the 25th ult., John R. COBB, of the Spartan Band, aged about 24.

Civil War Deaths
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, June 11, 1862/ Fayetteville Observer, June 9, 1862
Died, at Rocky Mount, N.C., on the 3rd inst., Captain Frederick H. JENKINS of Edgecombe Co., aged 25, from typhoid fever. He commanded a company at the battle at Newbern and bore himself well. He was a Christian and a worthy citizen. He leaves a wife and two children.

Civil War Deaths
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, August 20, 1862
Departed this life in Wilson, N.C. on Thursday, 7th August, Major Jas. S. WHITEHEAD, 55th Regiment N.C.S.T., son of Howell WHITEHEAD, Esq., of Pitt Co., N.C. This excellent man and gallant officer was in the service of his country at the falling of Hatteras and was a prisoner at Ft. Warren from August of last year to February of this one. He was at the time in the Washington Grays, the first company formed in Beaufort County. Upon his return he raised a company of his own which was assigned to the 35th Regiment on which, upon its formation, he was elected major. During the last seven years of his life he was a member of the M. E. Church South and for several years was a useful office bearer in that church. He was in attendance upon a court martial at Kinston when he was attacked by his last illness which continued a fortnight and was endured with exemplary patience. A portion of that time he seemed especially blessed with the comforts of our divine religion. In his delirious hours his spiritual interests and his military duties seemed to absorb and divide his attention; sometimes he would be giving orders and caring for the welfare of his men and at other times would break into expressions of most earnest prayers, his words being more coherent than at other times. Thus has passed away in the 27th year of his age one of the noble army of our Christian patriots who are fighting the battle of our freedom and enrolling their names among its blessed martyrs. As a son and brother, as a citizen and soldier, as a friend and Christian gentleman, he endeared himself to many who will keep his memory fresh and lively in their hearts and strive to imitate those virtues which made him so noble a specimen of manhood.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., July 7, 1862
Died in Edgecombe Co., June 26, W. C. KING, aged 21, of Capt. Battle’s Confederate Guards. Also, on the 22nd, Amos HEARN, Jr., of the Spartan Band. Died in Wilmington, Elisha MOSELEY, of Pitt Co. Also, June 15, Thomas EDWARDS of Edgecombe, member of the Spartan Band.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., July 28, 1862
Died in Richmond, in April last, of erysipelas, Private James W. RICKS, aged about 39 years. At Rocky Mount, 30th June, of bowel disease, Private B.A. RICKS, aged about 37. Killed in the recent battle near Richmond, James H. LAMMON, aged about 21 years; all members of the Confederate Guard, Captain E.D. FOXHALL of Edgecombe Co.

Civil War Deaths
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 15, 1862
Died, near Sharpsburg, Md., Captain Jason T. JOYNER, Company K, 27th Regiment N.C.T. in the 20th year of his age. This young and gallant officer was mortally wounded in the Battle of Sharpsburg on the 17th Sept., and died on the 19th. Among the many gallant dead who sacrificed their life in defense of their country’s liberties there are none more worthy of praise than Captain JOYNER. From the ranks, he rose rapidly to the head of his own company having occupied almost every subaltern position in the short space of six months. He was twice unanimously elected captain of his company. His military knowledge combined with his genial disposition and kindness of heart gained for him the confidence and love not only of his command but of the whole regiment, both officers and men. The number of the enemy bullets through his clothes attest to his fearless courage and heroic firmness in times of danger. Pierced by four balls he remained calm and undaunted at his post until mortally wounded by the fifth, the fatal one. His brother ran to him and asked him if he was hurt much. His reply was “I am killed, brother”. These were his last words upon the field. He as borne to the camp by four of his men where he was tenderly nursed by a kind friend and his favorite physician and where he calmly breathed his last. His remains were taken to Charlestown and buried. Dear comrades, our beloved captain is gone! We will cherish his memory as long as our hearts continue to throb. He sleeps quietly in a soldier’s grave near the spot where the first armed ruffian and invader of our homes receives a just reward upon the scaffold for his hellish and diabolical purposes. He leaves a devoted mother, an affectionate sister, two loving brothers and a host of warm friends to sincerely mourn his loss. R.W.J.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Sept. 1, 1862
Died in Petersburg, at the 2nd N.C. Hospital, 18th Aug., of camp measles, Private Benjamin F. DUNN of the 17th Regiment from Edgecombe County, aged about 19.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Sept. 22, 1862
On the 9th inst., in Greenville of a wound received in the late Confederate attack on Washington, Stephen E. FIFE of Pitt County, aged 19 years, Sergeant in Company K. 17th Regiment.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Oct. 20, 1862
Died Sept. 11, in the hospital near the Warm Springs, Madison Co., N.C., James E. WARD, 20, of Edgecombe Co. Civil War Deaths Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Oct. 27, 1862 At Smithville, of bilious fever, in the 19th year of his age, Edwin GEER, Jr., son of Rev. Edwin GEER of Washington, N.C., and grandson of Dr. John BECKWITH of Petersburg. He was acting at the time of his death as an aid to General Rains.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Nov. 24, 1862
In Edgecombe Co., 26th Oct. last, Ephraim WOOTEN, aged nearly 35 years, with Yellow Fever. The deceased was a volunteer in Capt. Andrew Moore’s company.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., Jan. 5, 1863
Near Pike Hill, Lenoir Co., on the 3rd Dec., Benjamin Franklin NUNN, 1st Lt. in Company D, 27th Regiment, of wounds received on the 17th Sept., at Sharpsburg. At Stanton, Va., on the 30th Oct., Jesse Isler NUNN, 1st Sgt. Of Company D, 27th Regiment in the 20th year of his age.

Civil War Deaths
Fayetteville Observer, Mon., May 4, 1863
At Wilson Hospital, 1st April, of erysipelas, Private Russell TIER [TYER], Company G, 44th Regiment. No braver, truer soldier than Russell Tier has fallen a victim to the war. In the skirmish, which the 44th Regiment had with the enemy at Tranter’s Creek, June 5, 1862, the conflict in which the gallant Col. G. B. SINGLETARY was killed, the subject of this notice, seeing him bleeding and almost fainting, told him to go to the rear. His heroic reply was “Captain I cannot walk, but I can fight yet”. And he did fight until a retreat was ordered. His wound disabled him for the field and he was detained in the Wilson Hospital. While there, he cut his foot severely with an axe, and typhoid fever and erysipelas supervening, he died 1st April, 1863, respected by all who knew him. R.S.

Civil War Deaths
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 13, 1864
Captain Joseph Adrian WILLIAMS departed this life 23rd November, 1863 at Richmond of wounds received in battle, in the 24th year of his age. The death of this promising and young officer deserves a more extensive notice than the above announcement. He was born in 1839 in Pitt Co., N.C. His father was Dr. Robert WILLIAMS, a native of North Carolina and at an early age established a reputation as a physician. His grandfather was also a doctor of no small repute, a surgeon in our army during the American Revolution. His mother was a Miss DRAKE, an accomplished and gifted lady. His youthful training began at home under the tuition of James MURRAY, a learned scholar and completed at the University of North Carolina in 1859. During the interval from the time he graduated until the beginning of the present war, he spent most of his time traveling. He purchased a farm in Arkansas. He had just returned home to remove his household goods thither when the war began. His polished manners and generous nature were a passport to the most select social circles. His mind was strong and of great originality and his humorous disposition and ready wit made him a pleasant companion. His friendship, when once secured, was firm and steadfast, changing not with the tide of events. He was vigilant and active in the performance of his duties. He received two severe wounds in the Battle of Bristow Station on Oct. 14, 1864. His surgeon pronounced his wound mortal but he lived so long that hopes were entertained for his recovery. He was removed to Richmond as soon as possible where after lingering about six weeks he passed away. R.W.J.

J. R. Warren Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Nov. 8, 1898
Died Saturday [Oct. 29] at his home near Falkland, J. R. WARREN, age 62, a good citizen of Falkland township.. He left a widow and four children. His parents came to America from England and settled in Halifax County. When but a child his parents both died leaving him without relations here and from early boyhood was compelled to work hard for his support. After he reached manhood he moved to Pitt County. He developed bright’s disease a few years ago.

Miss Jane Phillips Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Oct. 17, 1899 Died Friday, Oct. 13 at L. B. COX’S at Johnson’s Mills, Miss Jane PHILLIPS. The remains were buried at St. John’s Saturday evening.

Mrs. Mary Ann Anderson Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Tues., June 4, 1901
Died at Farmville on Sunday, Mrs. Mary Ann ANDERSON. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Amos JOYNER of Ayden and Miss Annie ANDERSON of New York and one son, Henry ANDERSON in the U. S. Army.

Mrs. J. A. E. Joyner Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Aug. 16, 1901
Died Tuesday near Farmville, Mrs. J. A. E. JOYNER, 67, widow of the late Blaney JOYNER. She leaves no children, her only child a son died several years ago. She leaves brothers Elder B. H. HEARNE and R. M. HEARNE of Washington.

Mrs. Sue COBB Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Tues., Oct. 22, 1901
Died Friday, Mrs. Sue COBB, wife of J. A. COBB of Grifton. She had been in bad health for years. She was formerly Miss PATRICK and was buried in the family cemetery at Hookerton. She leaves her husband and ten year old son to mourn her loss.

Ben Cherry Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Tues., Sept. 1, 1903
Ben CHERRY, a well known negro man who was helping move the old academy building became over heated this Saturday [Aug. 29] and died in a few minutes.

J. W. Manning Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Feb. 2, 1904
Died in Tarboro today, Mr. J. W. MANNING, a native of Pitt County.

Miss Celie Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Feb. 16, 1904
Died Feb. 12 at the home of her nephew, Robert WORTHINGTON, Miss Celie WORTHINGTON, age 71, never married.

Claude Cannon Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 28, 1904
Died in Contentnea township on April 27, Claude CANNON, one of the County’s best citizens.

J. B. Gardner Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 28, 1904
Died at Maple Cypress on April 27 from a stroke of paralysis, J. B. GARDNER, one of the most prominent merchants and farmers of the county.

Mrs. Nancy Dail Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 11, 1904
Died May 8, Mrs. Nancy DAIL, aged 76 of cancer. She leaves 13 children, 31 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Howard Hall Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 9, 1904
Died May 4 at Grimesland, Howard HALL. He leaves a wife and several small children.

Reuben Cobb Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., May 12, 1904
Died May 11 near Pactolus at home of M. T. SPEIR, Reuben COBB, aged about 45. He was brother of Mrs. SPEIR and Mrs. Fannie JENKINS of Greenville.

John Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 18, 1904
Died May 15 near Red Banks, John HARDEE, age 88.

Mrs. Prussia L. Pittman Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 18, 1904
Died May 15 at the County Home, Mrs. Prussia L. PITTMAN. She was buried at St. John’s Church near Quinerly.

Mrs. Isaac Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 24, 1904
Died May 20 near Standard, Mrs. Isaac WORTHINGTON. She leaves four small children. She was buried in the Worthington burial ground.

Mrs. Lydia E. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 30, 1904
Died May 25 in Carolina township of paralysis, Mrs. Lydia E. NOBLES, wife of S. E. NOBLES. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her death.

Barnes Sumrell Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 31, 1904
Died in Ayden May 27, Barnes SUMRELL, aged about 90. He leaves a large family and many friends to mourn his loss.

N. A. Purser Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 18, 1904
Died June 17, Mr. N. A. PURSER, a well to do farmer of Swift Creek Township.

Mrs. Sallie Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 18, 1904
Died June 25 at the home of her son A. M. STOCKS in Winterville, Mrs. Sallie STOCKS, 88, of brain softening.

Mrs. Victoria Parker Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Tues., May 21, 1901
Died at her home Saturday morning, Mrs. Victoria PARKER, wife of J. W. PARKER of Farmville. She was buried at Farmville. She leaves her husband and one daughter and two daughters and one son by a former marriage.

Mrs. Hattie L. Forbes Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Thurs., Jan. 9, 1902
Died at Kinston on Dec. 26 while visiting her step-daughter, Mrs. E. E. HART, Mrs. Hattie L. FORBES, aged 53, wife of J. R. FORBES of Ayden. She was buried in Kinston.

Mrs. P. L. Carr Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Thurs., April 19, 1902
Died April 15 at her home near Willow Green, Greene County, Mrs. P. L. CARR. She leaves her husband and 13 children to mourn her loss.

B. F. Moore Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Thurs., April 19, 1902
B. F. MOORE of the Fieldsboro section of Greene County died at his home last Thursday night of bright’s disease, aged about 60. He leaves children, Mrs. Dr. WEST and G. E. MOORE. He leaves brothers Rev. Thomas MOORE (Free Will) and Rev. Andrew MOORE (Primitive).

Bynum Barnhill Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Sept. 8, 1910
Mr. Bynum BARNHILL, one of Bethel’s oldest citizens, died at his home in that town last week. Some days before, he suffered a fall and never recovered from its effects. He was 80 years old and leaves a widow, aged 87 and several children and grandchildren. Mrs. John WARD, of this place is one of his daughters.

Judy Roberson, age 120, Former Slave
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 2, 1897
Judy ROBERSON, col., died on the Roberson farm in Belvoir township on the 13th of June, at the advanced age of 120 years. She belonged to the Roberson family, and a few years ago, before the death of Mr. John ROBERSON, son of her first master, the date of her birth was traded up and it is said that the above age is correct. She was able to do some work up to this year. She picked a little cotton and did some other light work last year.

Benjamin F. McLawhorn Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Mar. 31, 1886
Mr. Benj. F. MCLAWHORN, a citizen of Contentnea township, died very suddenly on Sunday morning. Upon arising that morning he spoke of feeling better than usual, and after breakfast spent a short while in reading the Bible to his wife. Then they conversed on the Bible, and Mr. MCLAWHORN remarked that he read it through last year but was not sure that he would live to read it through this year. He put up the Bible, filled his pipe for a smoke, and upon taking a few draws leaned against the bed, near which he was sitting, and died almost immediately. Heart disease was the cause of his death. He was a consistent member of the Antioch Baptist Church, and leaves a wife and seven children. All of his children are grown.

Sallie F. Mayo Obituary
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 13, 1893
The subject of this memorial Sallie Mayo was the daughter of Luke S. and Martha FLEMING, was born Nov. 6th, 1870. She was happily married to Josephus C. MAYO Nov. 9th, 1891. To them a baby was born May 11th, 1893. It died July 8th, 1893. She never regained her health after the death of their baby. Strickened with grief for her child she contracted consumption and died December the 2nd, 1893.

Warren Kennedy Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 3, 1883
Died in Atlanta, Ga. last week, Warren KENNEDY, brother of Mrs. Mary DELANEY of Greenville.

Jack Buck Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 3, 1883
Died on Oct. 3, Jack BUCK, one of the oldest and most highly respected countymen. He fell dead at breakfast. He had organic heart disease for several years.

Mrs. Parthenia Cherry Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 30, 1885
Died last week, Mrs. Parthenia CHERRY, an aged lady of Greenville township. Her life insurance benefit to be given to J. A. SUTTON.

Mrs. Polly Dail Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 13, 1893
Mrs. Polly DAIL, a lady said to be 112 years of age, died last Friday morning at the home of her son, Mr. Theophilus DAIL, 5 miles from Greenville, and was buried Sunday. She retained her faculties remarkably well for a woman of such advanced age. Her son is now in his 69th year.

Mrs. John Elks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 21, 1884
Winterville Items.....Mrs. John ELKS, a very old lady, died here Monday night and will be buried out near Standard this afternoon.

Caswell Carson Dead
King’s Weekly
, Greenville, NC, Tues., June 27, 1899
Caswell CARSON, nearly ninety years old, died at his home near Pactolus last week. He was very feeble and died rather suddenly.

E. W. Little Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Mar. 8, 1930
Thursday morning, March 7, Mr. E. W. LITTLE died at his home after five years of failing health, being seriously ill for the past week. Mr. LITTLE was a man of splendid character, being active in the community and church, and a prosperous farmer as long as his health permitted. He was loyal to his family, and an ever loving father and husband. Fifty-three years ago, Mr. LITTLE was married to Miss Mattie S. CORBETT, a daughter of the late Dempsey CORBETT. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. N. M. DUKE and Mrs. J. F. MOORE of Falkland, Mrs. G. A. BROWN of Greenville, and Miss Mattie LITTLE, who is attending Mitchell College, Statesville, and two sons, R. J. and E. W. LITTLE, Jr. of Falkland. Dr. VENERABLE, of Farmville conducted the funeral services, in the Falkland Presbyterian church, the burial taking place in the cemetery there at 11 o’clock Friday morning. The flowers were profuse and beautiful.

T. H. Bowen Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Mar. 8, 193
T. H. BOWEN, 62, died in the Beaver Dam section yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Funeral services will be conducted from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. W. B. NOBLES, of Winterville. Interment will be made in the Elks graveyard at Ballard’s Cross Roads. Mr. BOWEN came to Pitt county from Craven county 22 years ago and since that time had made the Beaver Dam section his home. He was a member of the St. Delight Free Will Baptist church near Armsville, Greene county. He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Fannie BOWENS, of Greene county. He is also survived by seven sons and two daughters, Herbert, Jasper, Johnnie, Jessie, Tommie, Mack, Glenn, and Misses Fannie May and Mildred BOWEN. He is also survived by a brother, Stephen BOWEN of Greenville, and three sisters, Mrs. Luna CRAWFORD, Greenville, Mrs. Pearl GRIMSLEY, of Ayden, and Mrs. Minnie JOLLY, of Greene county.

Mrs. Robert Vainright Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Nov. 10, 1906
Mrs. Robert VAINRIGHT died this morning at 2 o’clock, after an illness of several weeks, at her home two and a half miles from Greenville. She was a daughter of Mrs. Sarah PATRICK. She leaves a husband and two small children, a mother, two sisters and one brother. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at the family burying ground near the home.

Mrs. Sarah Stox Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., 14, 1906
Winterville Items.....It is with much regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Sarah STOX, known as Mrs. Sallie NELSON, who died Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. She had been sick about two weeks previous to her death. Rev. T. H. KING, her pastor, conducted the funeral services at the Baptist church at 4:15 Friday afternoon, after which her remains were interred in the Byrd burying ground about one mile from town. She had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for about sixty years, being over seventy-seven years old at her death. The sorrowing ones have our heartfelt sympathy. She left one son, Mr. Robert NELSON, of Grifton, and one daughter, Mrs. Richard DAWSON, and several grand children to mourn their loss.

Child of Jason Joyner Died
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 25, 1897
One of the children of Jason JOYNER of Farmville township, was badly burned Saturday, and died Sunday evening.

Mrs. Sue Bynum Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 19, 1906
Mrs. Sue BYNUM, wife of R. B. BYNUM, of Farmville, died Friday afternoon and was buried Saturday. Besides the husband she leavers five children. She was a sister of Mr. Henry SHEPPARD, Mrs. Alice HARPER and Mrs. J. T. SMITH, of Greenville, and Mrs. J. N. BYNUM, of Farmville.

Mrs. Nicey L. Little Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1894
Died at the family residence, about ten miles from Greenville, on last Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock, Mrs. Nicey L. LITTLE, consort of Mr. W. G. LITTLE, aged 55 years. She was a consistent member of the Great Swamp Primitive Baptist church. She leaves a husband and four children, Messers. James L. and W. O. LITTLE, Mrs. Cornelius BARNHILL and Mrs. Frank THIGPEN, to mourn her loss. She had been a great sufferer for about 10 years but bore it with christian fortitude. A good woman has gone to reap her reward and the REFLECTOR extends deepest sympathies to the bereaved family. She was buried Monday evening at 5 o’clock at the family burying grounds.

Miss Elizabeth Bergeron Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 19, 1906
Miss Elizabeth BERGERON died at Farmville on Saturday and was buried Sunday. She was perhaps the oldest woman in the county, being about 90 years of age.

J. R. Russell Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 8, 1908
J. R. RUSSELL, a well known colored man here, died Wednesday night. “Jake” was a carpenter by trade and a good workman, and was well thought of by all people of the community. He was a prominent member of the colored Masons and that order conducted his funeral this afternoon.

Willie Gray Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 8, 1908
Whichard Items......Willie Gray, son of J. J. GRAY, died Saturday and was buried Sunday. He was sick about two weeks.

Infant of W. L. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., July 21, 1906
Bethel, July 20th.......The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. NOBLES died Tuesday night July 17, and was interred in the family burying ground on Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Caleb Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Fri., Aug. 14, 1908
Ayden Items.....The Widow of the late Caleb TRIPP died here Wednesday evening and was buried at the old Worthington cemetery Thursday evening.. Funeral services were conducted by Elder E. T. PHILLIPS. Mrs. TRIPP had been paralyzed for several months. She was a splendid woman. She leaves a large family of children.

William Hemby Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., May 27, 1898
Mr. William HEMBY died Monday afternoon at his home in Beaver Dam township. He was about 52 years of age, and was the oldest son of Joab HEMBY, whose death occurred a week before last. He was a brother of Mrs. J. S. SMITH and Mrs. W. H. SMITH, of this town.

W. D. Keel Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., May 30, 1898
Mr. W. D. KEEL, a young man of Carolina township, this county, who for the past few years has been living in Jacksonville, Fla., died there very suddenly on Tuesday morning. His remains were brought home for interment, reaching there Wednesday evening.

L. J. Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 18, 1891
Mr. L. J. MOORE, of Carolina township, died on last Friday after an illness of some weeks. He was an excellent man and a most worthy citizen. A few years since he lived in Greenville, and many who knew him well will regret to learn of his death.

Shade Wooten Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 8, 1891
Died March 24 at his house near Centreville, Shade WOOTEN, aged 84 years. He had been ill for several months. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his loss.

J. D. Pearce Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 15, 189
Died July 14th, J. D. PEARCE, only son of B. C. PEARCE, aged about 31. He leaves a wife, one child, a father and a sister, Mrs. J. B. CHERRY.

Mrs. Nancy Vines Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 16, 1891
Died Dec. 13, Mrs. Nancy VINES, age 73, after being confined to her bed for four years. She was sister of Mrs. Eliza ANDREWS and half-sister of Mrs. Mary STEPHENS. She was buried in the Baptist Churchyard.

Mrs. Edney Phelps Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 30, 1892
Died March 25, Mrs. Edney PHELPS, wife of E. H. PHELPS and daughter of Luke FLEMING. She was born Nov. 11, 1868 and married in December 1890.

B. H. Nobles Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 29, 1892
Died the 4th Inst., B. H. NOBLES, son of J. L. W. NOBLES, age 22.

Col. R. W. Singeltary Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 7, 1892
Died in Conant, Florida on July 21st, Col. R. W. SINGELTARY, a resident of Wilson, but had lived in Pitt County many years ago.

Samuel Quinerly Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 3, 1893
Died at his home near Grifton last Friday morning (April 28) Samuel QUINNERLY, a prominent citizen of Swift Creek township. He had been in poor health for sometime. He was 45 and married twice, his last wife being the daughter of ex-sheriff W. M. KING, who with three children by his first wife survive him. He represented Pitt County in one session of the General Assembly and was once a member of the Board of County Commissioners.

Samuel Moore, Sr. Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 12, 1893
Died May 19, Samuel MOORE, Sr., aged 80. He lived in Greenville township on the north side of the river.

Caleb Tripp Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 15, 1893
Died on March 26, Mr. Caleb TRIPP, aged 75 years, a highly esteemed citizen of Contentnea township.

Mrs. Patsy Harper Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., April 26, 1927
Mrs. Patsy HARPER, 81, died at her home in the Black Jack community this morning at four o’ clock. She had been in declining health for sometime and her death was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held at the Free Will Baptist Church at Black Jack tomorrow at one o’clock, by the Rev. M. C. PRESCOTT, of Ayden. Burial will follow in the Black Jack cemetery. Mrs. HARPER is survived by two sons and four daughters.

Mr. Beverly Daniel Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 12, 1907
Mr. Beverly DANIEL, aged about 65 years, died suddenly about noon today at the home of Mr. W. H. HARRINGTON, where he lived. He was a Confederate soldier and good citizen. He was the father of Mrs. J. S. NORMAN.

Child of Sam Tucker Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Feb. 14, 1902
A 3 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam TUCKER, of Chicod township, was fatally burned Tuesday. The funeral took place this afternoon.

Cornelius James Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., July 24, 1903
Bethel Items, July 22.....Mr. Cornelius JAMES, brother of F. C. JAMES, who lived about 3 ½ miles from town, died Sunday night after a long illness. He leaves a wife and three children.

Child of M. R. Barber Dead
Eastern Reflector, Thurs., July 2, 1903
Ayden Items.....On Tuesday night one of M. R. BARBER’S little boys suddenly became very sick. Doctors were summoned but despite their best efforts the little fellow died Wednesday afternoon. From the first he was unconscious. The stricken parents have the sympathy of all.

J. R. Nelson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 19, 1884
Mr. J. R. NELSON died of consumption, at his home in Bethel last Saturday. He leaves a large number of friends who will regret his death.

John W. Daniel Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 26, 1884
Mr. John W. DANIEL died at his home in Pactolus township Tuesday. He leaves a wife and several small children.

Louis Dupree Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 16, 1884
Mr. Louis DUPREE of Falkland township, died on Monday night. He was much esteemed by his neighbors.

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.

Mrs. Temperance Congleton Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 21, 1884
Mrs. Temperance CONGLETON, aged 64 years died at her home in Carolina township last Thursday. She was a member of the Disciples Church, and leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her death.

Jordan Elks Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Oct. 23, 1900
Black Jack Items, Oct. 19......Jordan ELKS, one of our respected farmers, died at his home this morning about four o’clock. He had been sick of typhoid fever for some weeks. We extend our deepest sympathy to the many bereaved ones left to mourn his death. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”

Mrs. Melissa Smith Dead
Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., April 17, 1935
Mrs. Melissa SMITH, 70 years old, mother of Mrs. Nannie ANGE, of the Jamesville section, this county, died at her home in New Bern last Friday following a long illness. Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. A. D. NOE, of Ayden. Burial was in Pitt County. Mrs. SMITH was born and reared in Pitt County, but had spent much time with her daughter in this county in recent years.

W. C. McGowan Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct.12, 1900
Black Jack Items......Mr. W. C. MCGOWAN, aged about 80 years, died at home about 3 miles from here on Sunday morning, Oct. 7th. He was taken very suddenly and lived only a few minutes. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones left to mourn his death. The remains were taken to the Skinner farm for burial today.

Louis Henry White Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Dec. 17, 1901
Black Jack Items, Dec. 13.....Died on Friday morning, Nov. 15th, 1901; as the death angel was filling his mission by order of the great Creator, he called at the home of Lewis Henry WHITE, and took him from his loving family. He leaves a wife, eight children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. He made a confession of his sins and was baptized on the 11th, and we believe that he is gone forever to be with him “Who doeth all things well.” He was born on the 14th of Feb., 1844, making his stay on this earth fifty seven years, nine months and one day. He had been in bad health for several years, and for the last sixteen months he suffered untold misery but in his last hours he rested perfectly easy and passed away without a struggle. His funeral was preached on the 16th by Elder W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, of Greenville, after which his remains were taken to the family burial ground near Ayden.

Daughter of J. L. Peal Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 14, 1894
Bethel Items, Mar. 12.....Little Belle, daughter of Mr. J. L. PEAL, while playing out in the old mill yard last Tuesday evening, caught on fire. She ran to the dwelling house which was about one hundred yards, but was so badly burned before the flames could be extinguished she died that night. She was buried Wednesday evening. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. A. FORBES. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved family.

Son of J. A. Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 2, 1899 Sammie SMITH, ten year old son of Mr. J. A. SMITH of Hanrahan, died Sunday morning from injury he sustained from a horse kick last week.

Dr. J. P. Brown Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 2, 1899
Mr. Jesse P. BROWN died at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his residence on Pitt Street. The interment took place this morning in the Methodist cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. N. M. WATSON. The pall bearers were Messers. L. C. ARTHUR, James BROWN, J. B. JARVIS, G. E. HARRIS, Wiley BROWN and N. H. WHITFIELD. The deceased was born in Belvoir township, this county, Dec. 2nd, 1834, making him in his 65th year at the time of his death. He first began studying medicine in Greenville under Dr. W. M. B. BROWN and afterwards attended Richmond College from which he graduated in 1862. He also took a diploma in the University of New York in 1866. He was the first commissioned surgeon in the Army of Virginia. After the war Dr. BROWN returned to his native county and located in the neighborhood of his old home, and some years later moved to Greenville where he spent the remainder of his life. He united with the Methodist church here in 1894. He leaves a widow to survive him, his only child, Mrs. J. D. BULLOCK, of Oxford, having died a few weeks ago.

Son of J. B. Tripp Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 13, 1893
Died Saturday last (Sept. 9), Charles TRIPP, son of J. B. TRIPP, five miles from Greenville.

Mrs. Clara Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 24, 1894
Died on March 15, Clara, wife of James MOORE. She had been married only four months.

Mr. L. H. Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 28, 1909
The death of Mr. L. H. COX, of Grifton, occurred this morning at 7 o’clock. Mr. COX was a victim of typhoid pneumonia, and was sick for only about a week. He leaves a wife, two brothers and five sisters. His brothers Messers. E. F. and J. V. COX, of Grifton and his sisters are Mrs. Jacob MCCOTTER, Mrs. J. F. SMITH and Mrs. B. T. JACKSON, of Grifton, and Mrs. R. E. HODGES and Mrs. T. R. HODGES, of Washington.

J. L. Grimmer Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 6, 1906
Mr. J. L. GRIMMER, a former citizen of Greenville and who for awhile resided in Dover, died in the latter town Saturday afternoon. He was about 50 years old. The remains were brought here on Sunday evening’s train and the burial took place in Cherry Hill cemetery, services conducted by Rev. J. A. HORNADAY.

Edgar Ballard Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 6, 1906
Mr. Edgar BALLARD died Saturday afternoon at his home near Smith’s store, in Beaver Dam township. He was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and one child. He was a brother of Mrs. J. S. CONGLETON, of Greenville. Mr. BALLARD was an industrious farmer and also engaged in the merchantile business, being a member of the firm of C. D. SMITH & Co. He was a member of Ayden Masonic Lodge, and was buried Sunday afternoon with Masonic honors. Several from Greenville attended the funeral.

Lanie Phillips Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Apr. 21, 1899
County Home, April 16......Lanie PHILLIPS an inmate of this home died suddenly today at 12:30. Lanie was a remarkable woman having been here 18 years and her health has been so perfect that it is said she never missed a meal in that time. She was of one of the best families in this county, the lamented ex-commissioner, Mr. Jesse SMITH being her uncle, and Rev. J. T. PHILLIPS being her cousin. Although idiotic she had the respect of all who knew her, was peaceable and harmless and will be greatly missed in this home. My family are sorely shocked at her untimely death. The funeral will take place tomorrow at this place. Rev. T. N. MANNING will be requested to hold services. J. W. SMITH, Supt.

Mrs. Jane Worsley Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 20, 1895
Bethel Items.....Mrs. Jane WORSLEY, mother of our townsman, Mrs. J. B. BUNTING, died at her home near Conetoe last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. COTTEN, of Conetoe.

W. A. James, Sr. Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 20, 1895
Bethel Items.....Mr. W. A. JAMES, Sr., of Bethel township, died at his home last Monday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday by Elder Samuel MOORE.

David McKinny Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 20, 1895
Mr. David MCKINNY, an inmate of the County Home, died there a few days ago. Mr. J. W. SMITH, Superintendent of the Home, tells us that Mr. MCKINNY was probably the oldest man in the county, he lacked only three months of being 107 years old at the time of his death. He was born on the 10th of May, 1788.

Major Jesse M. Cherry Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Sat., Nov. 26, 1836
Died at his residence near Greenville, Pitt county, on Monday last, Major Jesse M. CHERRY. The deceased was at the time of his death in perfect health, and engaged in attending to his domestic pursuits. A minute or two previous to his death, he was engaged in conversation with a person in his employ; and whilst in the act of turning away, he fell and upon examination it was ascertained that the vital spark had fled.

Mrs. Susan Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 14, 1913
Ayden Items, Mar. 12......The sad news has just reached us of the death of Mrs. Susan SMITH, widow of the late Ben SMITH, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Doremus SMITH, near Simpson. The remains will reach here Wednesday and be laid beside her husband at their old homestead about two miles from town.

Mrs. Christman Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 5, 1892
Mrs. CHRISTMAN, mother of our townsman, Mr. T. F. CHRISTMAN and of Mrs. A. A. FORBES and Mrs. L. F. EVANS, died at her home four miles from Greenville on Thursday of last week. Her remains were taken to Wilson for interment. She was quite old and for some time had been in feeble health.

T. J. Stancell, Sr. Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 5, 1892
Mr. T. J. STANCELL, Sr., a highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his home in Belvoir township two weeks ago. He leaves several children, all of whom are grown.

Mrs. Nicey Patrick Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 24, 1894
Died at her sons house, B. F. PATRICK one mile from Greenville on Oct. 17, Mrs. Nicey PATRICK, age 85.

W. A. Forbes Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 30, 1896
W. A. FORBES, aged about 30, died of consumption Friday night at his home three miles from town. He leaves a family.

Blaney Joyner Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., March 8, 1895
Died at his home in Farmville township March 6th of consumption, Blaney JOYNER, aged 63 years . He leaves a widow and no children, his only son dying a few months before.

Mrs. John May Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Sept. 20, 1895
Died Sept. 16 of fever, Mrs. John MAY, of Swift Creek township.

J. L. Cobb Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Sept. 20, 1895
Died recently of fever at Anderson, Texas, J. L. COBB, formerly of Pitt County. His wife died a few days afterward from the same disease.

Mrs. Pattie Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 15, 1895
Died on May 9 near Farmville, Mrs. Pattie SMITH, wife of J. L. SMITH. She was sister of B. S. and Henry SHEPPARD and Mrs. J. T. SMITH of Greenville.

E. S. Galloway Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 24, 1895
Died July 23, E. S. GALLOWAY, son of John GALLOWAY, aged 50 years. He married Alice TUCKER, daughter of Joshua TUCKER.

Susan V. Whitehead Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 18, 1895
Died Dec. 14, Mrs. Susan V. WHITEHEAD of Greene County. She was quite old and was the most well known woman in this section.

Jesse Adams Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 11, 1895
Died near Black Jack Dec. 15 of bilious fever, Jesse ADAMS, 22.

George Dixon Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 11, 1895
Died on the evening of Jan. 8 of typhoid fever, George DIXON, who was clerking for Proctor Brothers in Grimesland.

J. M. Hardison Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 18, 1895
Died in Grifton on Jan. 13, J. M. HARDISON, leaving four little children. His wife died two years before.

Miss Stella Phelps Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 18, 1895
Died Jan. 11 of hemorrhagic fever, Miss Stella PHELPS, daughter of E. S. PHELPS, age 16.

Mrs. Arnold Baldree Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Feb. 1, 1895
Died in Grifton on Jan. 24, Mrs. Arnold BALDREE, of pneumonia, leaving two daughters. She was buried at Bethany.

Mrs. Annie Patrick Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 25, 1895
Died Jan. 21 of pneumonia, Mrs. Annie PATRICK, wife of Allen PATRICK of Grifton.

J. F. Speight Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., May 10, 1895
Died in Greenville on May 4, J. F. SPEIGHT, aged 40. He was a member of the Baptist Church and leaves a wife and children. He was buried in the Baptist Churchyard.

B. F. Bryan Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., May 10, 1895
Died at Bethel May 7th from consumption, B. F. BRYAN. He was an esteemed citizen of Bethel.

Warren Tucker Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., June 7, 1895
Died at his home near Greenville on June 2, Warren TUCKER, highly respected citizen, after being stricken with paralysis a short time ago. He was married twice and leaves several children, one being ex-sheriff J. A. K. TUCKER.

E. C. Galloway Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 19, 1895
Died at his home in Chicod township on July 17, E. C. GALLOWAY, from gastritis.

Lon Ricks Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Sept. 6, 1895
Died near Falkland on Sept. 1, Lon RICKS, 21, of typhoid fever.

McG. Holliday Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Jan. 3, 1896
Died Dec. 29 at his home on Avon Farm, of consumption, McG. HOLLIDAY, aged 62.

Mrs. Arcena Cherry Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC,Wed., Feb. 10, 1897
Died at Bethel on Feb. 4, Arcena CHERRY, wife of M. C. S. CHERRY. She leaves 9 children, six sons and three daughters.

John Branch Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., June 25, 1897
Died June 21, John BRANCH, age 70, of Contentnea township. He was highly respected.

Mrs. Sara Proctor Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 30, 1897
Died near Greenville on July 23, Mrs. Sara PROCTOR, wife of Jesse PROCTOR, aged 50. She was buried in the Episcopal Church cemetery.

Miss Helena Fleming Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 30, 1897
Died at J. J. NOBLES in Pactolus township July 28, Miss Helena FLEMING, about 69. She was buried in the family burying ground near House.

Mrs. Keron E. Moore Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., Oct. 14, 1898
Died in Beaufort County Oct. 2, Keron E. MOORE, daughter of R. B. PARKER of Falkland. She married Amos MOORE and recently moved to Beaufort County.

Mrs. George Joyner Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., July 30, 1897
Died at her home at Marlboro last Sunday, Mrs. JOYNER, widow of the late Rev. George Joyner.

Stanly Davenport Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Fri., May 6, 1898
Died May 1, Stanly DAVENPORT of near Grimesland. He was about 80 years old.

Infant of George Jackson Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat. March 12, 1910
Winterville Items......The infant of Mr. George JACKSON, near here, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday. We tender our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mrs. Louisa Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat. March 12, 1910
Winterville Items......It is with sadness that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Louisa COX, who had been sick with lagrippe for some days. She died Wednesday morning about 10 o’clock. The funeral was preached in the Baptist church Thursday afternoon, by Rev. T. H. KING, of Smithfield, after which the body was taken to the Cox grave yard, near Hancock church, and interred beside her husband, Mr. Abram COX. A large crowd was present to pay their last tribute of respect. She was about 78 years of age; a good neighbor, a loving sister and a loyal member of Winterville Baptist church. She leaves one brother, and several other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. We tender our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Thomas Nobles Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 21, 1883
Died on October 15 in Contentnea township, Thomas NOBLES, aged about 70. He was a highly respected citizen.

Mrs. Willoughby Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 1, 1884
Died Sept. 9, Mrs. WILLOUGHBY, an aged member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Rufus Dixon Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 28, 1885
Died on Oct. 20, Rufus, age 11, son of E. S. DIXON of Chicod township, County Commissioner.

Samuel Langley Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 6, 1886
Died near Greenville on Dec. 25, Samuel H. LANGLEY, from an overdose of morphine. He was a highly respected citizen of the county.

Mrs. Jesse Barnhill Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 10, 1886
Died in Carolina township on Feb. 8, the wife of Jesse BARNHILL. She was sitting in a chair conversing with her husband and fell dead.

Ashley Allen Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 10, 1886
Died March 5, Ashley ALLEN, of pneumonia, one of the leading citizen and a JP of Contentnea township.

Bryan Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 24, 1886
Died on Feb. 22 in Falkland township, Bryan SMITH, age 66. He leaves a wife, seven sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.

Stanley Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 24, 1886
Died on March 22 about six miles from Greenville, Stanley MOORE, a highly esteemed citizen of Greenville township.

Riley Cosby Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 12, 1886
Died on April 26 at Gardner Crossroads. Riley COSBY, 76. He fell dead while sitting on the side of his bed.

Mrs. E. C. Carmen Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 1, 1886
Died Nov. 29, the wife of Mr. E. C. CARMAN of Contentnea township. She was sister of Mrs. T. C. BRYAN of Greenville.

John Angel Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 15, 1886
Died Nov. 12 in Swift Creek township, John Angel SMITH, aged 93 years, 3 mons., and 6 days, due to exhaustion. He was a strict member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years.

J. J. Nobles, Jr. Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 22, 1887
Died last week, J. J. NOBLES, Jr., a young man of the Grindle Creek section of Pitt County.

John Simmons Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 15, 1893
John SIMMONS, age 85, who married on Oct. 16 to Mrs. Nancy BRILEY, age 65, died at his home a few miles from Greenville on Saturday night (Nov. 11). He had been sick only a few days.

Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 28, 1888
Mrs. Elizabeth SMITH of Greenville township died at her home about five miles from Greenville on Sunday morning last of cancer. She was 54 and leaves three children.

Daughter of J. F. Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 12, 1889
Died on Wednesday the 5th, five miles above Greenville, the one year old daughter of J. F. JOYNER, after an illness of a few days.

Child of W. L. Forbes Dead
Greenville Index, Fri., Mar. 16, 1894
The three week old infant of W. L. FORBES was found dead in bed Sunday morning. The child was believed to have smothered.

Mrs. Fanny Cobb Dead
Wilson Advance, Wilson, NC, Fri., Feb. 27, 1880
We learn from the Greenville Express that Mrs. Fanny COBB, of Farmville, while at dinner at her house on Thursday the 12th inst., was laughing and talking with some lady friends who were dining with her, when suddenly becoming quiet her guests looked up and saw that she had, as they thought, fainted. Upon going to her she was found cold in death. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of her death. Mrs. COBB’S sudden demise adds to the gloom over the section which the recent violent deaths of Mr. ATKINSON and Mr. YOUNG had created. She was a good neighbor and an excellent lady and leaves a multitude of sorrowing friends to mourn her untimely death.

Dr. Richard Williams Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 27, 1894
Dr. Richard WILLIAMS the oldest citizen of Greenville, died at his residence at 9:25 A.M., on Monday morning last and was buried yesterday afternoon in the Episcopal cemetery by the side of his lovely daughter who preceded him only a few months. The funeral services were conducted by the Rector of St. Paul’s Parish, Rev. Alban GREAVES, assisted by the Rev. Nathaniel HARDING of St. Peters, Washington. A large concourse of people were in attendance to testify their regard for the subject of this obituary and his esteemed family. Dr. WILLIAMS was born July 19th A.D. 1813, had he lived until the 19th of next month he would have been 81 years of age. He moved to Greenville just after the close of the war from his old home near Falkland, Pitt county, and so long as he was physically able took a lively interest in the well being of both town and county, having several times served both in a public capacity. He has been for 60 years a consistent member of the Episcopal Church and for a number of years was the only male member of St. Paul’s Parish. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn his loss. His remains were borne to their last resting place by the hands of the following pall-bearers: Messers. Wm. M. KING, Chas. SKINNER, R. M. STARKEY, J. B. CHERRY, H. HARDING and D. D. HASKETT.

W. D. Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 6, 1909
Died on Tuesday evening the remains of Mr. W. D. MOORE reached Greenville and were taken out to his former home, near Grindle creek, for interment. Mr. MOORE died in the State Hospital at Raleigh, where he had been an inmate for several months.

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.

Child of James A. Lang Dead
Greenville Index, Fri., July 6, 1894
Lester, the four year old son of James A. and Nannie E. LANG died of brain disease last Wednesday.
Alexander May Dead Died June 1st near Ayden, Alexander MAY. He was a young man. He lived several years ago at Marlboro.

Joe Taylor Dead
Greenville Index, Fri., June 8, 1894
Farmville Items....Died on Tuesday, Joe TAYLOR, age about 35, from an overdose of morphine. He married Mrs. Charles JOYNER several years ago.

Mrs. Clayton Joyner Dead
Greenville Index, Fri., April 20, 1894
Died on April 16th near Farmville, Mrs. Clayton JOYNER, of heart disease.

John B. Nichols Dead
Greenville Index, Fri., Nov. 9, 1894
Died at his home in Beaver Dam township on Nov. 23, after six weeks illness, John B. NICHOLS, son of Arden NICHOLS. He was born Aug. 26, 1835. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Moses Turnage Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 21-28, 1891
Died on the 7th Inst. at his residence in Pitt County, Moses TURNAGE, 64 years old. He was a member of the Farmville Alliance. He leaves two sons .

Mrs. Tabitha May Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 11, 1891
Died at her home in Farmville on Jan. 28th, Mrs. Tabitha MAY, age 69, a widow of the late James A. MAY. She was one of the purest Christian women of our county.

Martin Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 4, 1891
Died last week at his home a few miles north of Greenville, Martin MOORE, one of the oldest citizens of Pitt County.

Frank Langley dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 25, 1891
James L. LANGLEY’S brother, Frank LANGLEY died at Carrigan, Polk County, Texas. Frank left Pitt County in February 1872. The family heard nothing directly from him in 13 years. He was 44 this past January. For a few years he wrote his brother and sisters regularly. He was also brother of Mrs. Mary JAMES (dec’d.), Mrs. D. E. DOUGHTY and Mrs. H. F. HARRISS.

Mrs. Permelia Johnson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 18, 1891
Died at Grifton on Feb. 17th, Mrs. Permelia JOHNSON, widow of the late Hardy JOHNSON, aged about 70 years. Her daughter was married to C. D. ROUNTREE of Greenville.

Mrs. Louvenia R. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 9, 1959
Mrs. Louvenia R. STOCKS, 48, died Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Pitt Memorial Hospital following a year’s illness. Funeral services will be held at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. Clifton RICE, Free Will Baptist minister of Kinston. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. STOCKS, widow of Andrew STOCKS, recently moved to Greenville from the Ayden community where she was born and reared. Mr. STOCKS died in 1953. She was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are six sons, William E. STOCKS of Greenville, Tommy R. STOCKS, San Francisco, Calif., Andrew STOCKS, Jr., of the home, and Ronnie Lee STOCKS, Ft. Sill, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. John G. JONES, Jr. and Mrs. David E. JONES, Greenville; seven grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Catherine H. ROBINSON of Ayden; three brothers, M. C. ROBINSON, Sr. and J. T. ROBINSON of Ayden, and Willie F. ROBINSON of Kinston; and three sisters, Mrs. Wiley JONES and Mrs. Joe HADDOCK of Winterville, and Mrs. Roy DAWSON of Kinston.

Bettie Barnhill Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 5, 193
Bettie BARNHILL, 99, one of the oldest and most highly respected colored women of this community died at her home here last night at 10:54. Funeral services will be conducted from Sycamore Hill Baptist church, of which she was a devoted member, Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. She was born May 11, 1835, near Sheppard’s Mill, Pitt county. She moved to Greenville 39 years ago and had been active until last October. She had been confined to her bed since that time. She was the mother of Ferd BARNHILL, one of the best known colored men in the community.

John R. Peaden, Sr. Dead
Daily Reflector,Tues., May 25, 1950
Mr. John R. PEADEN, Sr., 66, died at his home near Belvoir Thursday morning at 4:40 o’clock following four weeks of critical illness and five years of declining health. Funeral services will be conducted at Gum Swamp F. W. Baptist church near Belvoir Friday afternoon at three o’clock by the Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of Bethel, and burial will be in the Fountain cemetery. The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of service. Mr. PEADEN, son of the late J. R. and Pat FORREST PEADEN, was born near Fountain. He was married to the former Hattie SUMMERLIN and they had made their home in the Belvoir community since 1912. He was a member of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church and a prominent farmer of the Belvoir section. Surviving are his wife; seven sons, W. H., Johnnie, Willie, and C. D. PEADEN, all of Greenville; Thurman, Jesse and Jenness PEADEN, all of the home; four daughters, Miss Susie PEADEN of Rocky Mount; Mrs. James CRAWFORD of Greenville and Mrs. Elmer NICHOLS and Miss Helen PEADEN, both of the home; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Titus ELKS of Bell Arthur; and four brothers, L. R., Albert and Collie A. PEADEN of Greenville and Julius C. PEADEN of near Fountain.

Mrs. Martha Ann Vincent Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Oct. 16, 1950
Mrs. Martha Ann (Pat) VINCENT, 86 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha BAKER in Greenville at 12:20 o’clock Monday morning following three weeks illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the pastor, the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, assisted by the Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will minister of near Grifton, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home and will be carried to the Church one hour prior to the time of service. Mrs. VINCENT, daughter of the late Tom and Rebecca HART JOLLY, was born and reared in Pitt county and had been living in Greenville with her daughter since 1923. She was married to John VINCENT, who died in 1897. She was a member of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha BAKER of Greenville; two sons: Tom Vincent of Alma, Ga., and John L. VINCENT of Holland, Va., 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Edmond Brooks Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 31, 1951
Funeral services for Mr. Edmond BROOKS, 57, who died suddenly at 9:50 o’clock Thursday morning at his store in Pactolus after suffering a heart attack a few minutes earlier, will be conducted at his home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. C. D. LOFLIN, pastor of the Pactolus Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Ayden cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neta GRIFFIN BROOKS; five sons, Thomas B., Jesse R., and Eugene BROOKS, all of the home, Edward A. and Kenneth Ray BROOKS of Searcy, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. MCCOY of Hugo, Mrs. James Quinton LANGLEY of Pactolus, and Mrs. S. O. BOWERS of Grimesland; 10 grandchildren; a brother, D. F. BROOKS of near Kinston; and three sisters, Mrs. H. K. HARRISON of Ayden, and Mrs. Mac TAYLOR and Mrs. Emma DICKERSON, both of Goldsboro.

Mrs. Sophia Stocks Succumbs
Daily Reflector, Tues., 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 pneumonia. 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 house in which she was born. She was one of the oldest members of the Black Jack 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. Chloa Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., June 12, 1940
Mrs. Chloa STOCKS, 78, widow of the late J. B. STOCKS, died at the home of her son, W. L. STOCKS in Ayden last night at 7:30 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Ayden this afternoon at 4 o’clock by the Rev. J. C. MOYE, Free Will Baptist minister of Snow Hill. Burial was in the family cemetery plot near Winterville. Surviving are one son, W. L. STOCKS; two daughters, Mrs. Walter BUCK of Ayden and Mrs. W. A. SMITH of Winterville; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Grandsons served as active pallbearers.

J. C. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Sept. 13, 1949
Mr. J. C. (Dump) STOCKS, 82, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. Z. LOFTIN, near Chicod Monday night at 7:05 o’clock. Mr. STOCKS had been in declining health for the past two years and had been critically ill for several days. Funeral services will be conducted at Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will Baptist minister of near Ayden, assisted by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville and burial will be in the Stocks family cemetery near Chicod. The body will remain at the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home until an hour prior to the time of services, when it will be taken to the church. Mr. STOCKS was a lifelong resident of Pitt county and was a farmer. He was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herman EVERETT of Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. W. Z. LOFTIN of Chicod; and Mrs. Joe SMITH of Greenville; two sons, Heber STOCKS of Chicod and Herman STOCKS of Ayden; 29 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

James L. Vincent Dies in Auto Accident
Daily Reflector, Sat., March 4, 1950
Funeral arrangements for James L. VINCENT, 67, of the Edwards’ Bridge community of Lenoir county, who was killed in an automobile accident near La Grange, had not been made today, S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home announced. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marvin H. BASS of the home, Mrs. Ivey REASON of near Walstonburg and Mrs. Eugene EUBANKS of near La Grange; 10 grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. F. S. CORBETT of Greenville.

Mrs. Lula Kittrell Ayers Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., May 30, 1964
Mrs. Lula Kittrell AYERS, 92, widow of J. Stanley AYERS died Friday at 2 p.m. at Pitt Memorial Hospital after five days of illness. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev,. Robert B. CRAWFORD, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville, and burial will be in the Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. KITTRELL had lived in Martin and Pitt Counties and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. W. T. BUTLER of near Ayden. She was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter Mrs. BUTLER; two sons, Kelly AYERS and Tony AYERS, both of Robersonville; 18 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Fred Roach Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Sept. 19, 1950
Mr. Fred ROACH, 48, died suddenly about 3:30 o’clock Monday afternoon after having suffered a heart attack. He was walking on the sidewalk near Five Points when he was stricken. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial will be in Riverside Church cemetery near Grifton. Mr. ROACH was born and reared in Craven County. He was married tto Eula DUDLEY of Pitt County in 1923 and spent most of his married life in the Clayroot community of Pitt County. For the past year he had been living in the Pactolus community. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Marvin ROACH of Gardner’s Crossroads and Ersel and Dean Gray ROACH of the home; three daughters, Misses Edith and Cora Tucker ROACH of the home and Mrs. Robert WILLIAMS of near Ayden; a grandchild; his father, W. A. ROACH of Craven County; a brother, George ROACH of Gardners Crossroads; three sisters, Mrs. Edward HADDOCK of Ayden, Mrs. Etta DUNN of New Bern and Mrs. Wiley JONES of Pactolus; and a half sister, Mrs. M. D. VANDIFORD Jr. of the Clayroot community.

Ottis M. Causey Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Sept. 14, 1963
Ottis M. CAUSEY, age 84, died at 3:15 this morning at his home on West Second Street, Washington, NC. Born in Craven County, September 13, 1879, son of the late John Louis and Laura GARDNER CAUSEY, he was a retired farmer and made his home in Washington for the past 22 years. He was married to the former Eva STOKES of Craven County on May 20, 1901. Mr. CAUSEY was a member of the Riverside Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. John CLARK of Greenville, Mrs. Chester BARBOUR of Smithfield, Mrs. Duff PORTER and Mrs. Collie OWENS, both of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. J. H. ALLEN of Greensboro, Mrs. Chester SEMEL of Beverly Hills, Ca., Mrs. John CLEVE and Mrs. Ward MARSLENDER, both of Washington; two sons, Leon CAUSEY of Richmond, Va., and Otis CAUSEY of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Mrs. Sadie ALLEN, Mrs. Malissa COX and Mrs. Lena SMITH, all of Greenville, and Mrs. Hollie LASSITER of Smithfield; one brother, Osborne CAUSEY of Greenville; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Riverside Christian Church in Craven County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will remain in the Oden Funeral Home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services.

James Kelly Hedgepeth Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 17, 1967
Mr. James Kelly HEDGEPETH, 68, of Route 1, Farmville, died in a Goldsboro Hospital Monday night following an illness of 18 months. Mr. HEDGEPETH was a lifelong resident of Farmville, a member of the King’s Crossroads Free Will Baptist Church, a retired farmer and a member of the Red Men. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Edna Earle HEDGEPETH of the home; one son, Harvey HEDGEPETH of the home; one sister, Mrs. Jamie HEATH of Snow Hill; four brothers, C. D. and C. R. HEDGEPETH, both of RFD Kinston, Herman and Joe HEDGEPETH, both of Maury; three grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete.

Mr. John Dixon Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 9, 1887
Mr. John DIXON, an aged and highly respected citizen of Chicod township was found dead in his bed on Thursday morning of last week. He had been in usual health and his death was unexpected. The day before he had been to Washington and did not get back home until about 8 o’clock in the evening. About day break Thursday morning a servant went into his room to get instruction about some stock, and Mr. DIXON talked to him. Later when he did not come from his room to breakfast one of his family went to call him and found him dead.

J. B. Pittman Dead
Greenville Daily News, Mon., April 28, 1919
Mr. J. B. PITTMAN of Falkland passed away Saturday at noon at the home of his son, Henry PITTMAN, in Falkland. He suffered a stroke of paralysis last Monday while at his son’s home and was unable to speak again up to the time of his death. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at three o’clock in the Presbyterian church at Falkland, and were conducted by Rev. FLEMING of Pinetops, assisted by Rev. S. K. PHILLIPS, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. The body was laid to rest in the Falkland cemetery. Mr. PITTMAN was a Christian gentleman of splendid character, and while the news of his death was received with sorrow by his many friends and relatives, this sorrow is made lighter by the thought that he has gone home to Him that heals all sorrow and pain. He was sixty-three years old, having been born in 1856, and was married three times. Mr. Henry PITTMAN of Falkland being the son of his first wife; Mrs. L. T. PIERCE of Falkland and R.. E. PITTMAN of Greenville and Dr. E. E. PITTMAN of Richmond are the children of his second wife. His third wife is still living and has no children.

Mrs. Ida H. GAY Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 26, 1936
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida H. GAY, 56, wife of Will G. GAY, were held from her late home near Walstonburg, Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, of Winterville and Rev. J. C. MOYE, of Snow Hill, Free Will Baptist minister, and interment was made in the family burial ground near the home. Mrs. GAY had been a faithful member of the Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist Church for thirty-five years. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ralph PARKER, of near Farmville, Miss Estelle GAY and four sons, Theodore, Melvin, Hubert and Harvey GAY, all of Walstonburg; a sister, Mrs. R. L. SPIKES, Farmville, and three brothers, W. R. and Emmett SHIRLEY of Walstonburg, and Arthur SHIRLEY, of Maury.

Funeral for Claudius F. BLAND
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 26, 1936
Greenville, June 28----Funeral services for Claudius Franklin BLAND, prominent Greenville resident who died at his home, 502 East Ninth Street Sunday as a result of an accident in Rocky Mount early in April, were conducted from Jarvis Memorial Methodist church Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Dr. G. R. COMBS, pastor of the church, of which Mr. BLAND was a member. Following the funeral, the cortege left for Washington, N.C., former home of Mr. BLAND, where interment was made. The rites at the grave were conducted by Greenville and Washington Masons. Mr. BLAND died at 5:55 Sunday afternoon as a direct result of injuries he received on April 8, when he was installing an automobile lift at a filling station in Rocky Mount. He spent some time in Parkview Hospital in Rocky Mount, returning home three weeks prior to his death. After living in Conetoe a short time, he moved to Washington in 1900 and established the Harris Hardware Company, which he operated until 1916 when he moved to Hendersonville where he also operated a hardware store. He came back to this county some time later, moving to Farmville, thence to Greenville in 1933, where he has since made his home.

Funeral of Mrs. Lizzie C. Spivey
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 5, 1936
Mrs. Lizzie CARR SPIVEY, 54, wife of C. E. SPIVEY, a highly esteemed Greene county woman, died suddenly Saturday morning at an early hour, following a slight illness of several days, which had not caused her to be confined to her bed. Funeral services were conducted from the home near Farmville, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, by Rev. Mr. CRITCHER, of Snow Hill, and Rev. Mr. PHILLIPS, of Hookerton, Methodist ministers. Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery. Mrs. SPIVEY is survived by her husband, her father, P. L. CARR; four sisters, Mrs. J. R. JOYNER, Mrs. W. J. TEEL, Miss Mattie CARR, Farmville, and Miss Winnie CARR, Wilson; five brothers, J. F. CARR, Greenville, E. C. CARR, Farmville, Fred CARR, Maury, Leslie CARR, of Snow Hill and Frank CARR, of Raleigh.

Mrs. Mary Washington Dead
North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 14, 1861
Died, in Kinston, Lenoir Co., on the 1st inst., Mrs. Mary WASHINGTON, consort of John E. WASHINGTON, Esq.

Mrs. Thomas Adams Dead
Daily Reflector, Jan. 24, 1906
Died Jan. 21 at Shelmerdine, Mrs. Thomas ADAMS. She had been a sufferer for a long time.

Infant of Sam Flake Dead
Daily Reflector, Jan. 24, 1906
Died on the evening of Jan. 23, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam FLAKE. It was buried in the family burying ground a few miles from Greenville.

Samuel Taylor Dead
Daily Reflector, Jan. 29, 1906
Died Samuel TAYLOR of Oakley. He had been in poor health for four or five years. He was buried Jan. 22.

Lonnie McGowan Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 29, 1951
Lonnie MCGOWAN, 61, died at his home near Shelmerdine at seven o’clock Sunday night after several years of declining health and five months of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted at his home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. Roy WILLIAMS, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Greenville, and burial will be in the Henry Jordan cemetery near Cox’s Mill. Mr. MCGOWAN was a native of Pitt County and spent all his life here. He was the son of the late Wyatt and Sophia STOKES MCGOWAN, and was married to Velma STOCKS in 1933. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Woodrow MCGOWAN of Como, Morris MCGOWAN and Jimmy Harrell MCGOWAN, both of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Dewey Woolard of Bethel, Mrs. Joe CARROWAN of Roanoke Rapids, and Mrs. Claude CAMPBELL of Chocowinity; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Spencer HADDOCK of Shelmerdine.

Mrs. Fannie House Fleming Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 8, 1969
Mrs. Fannie HOUSE FLEMING, 63, wife of Rudolph V. FLEMING, died at the Greenville Nursing Home Monday night at 9:30. She had been ill for several months and critically ill for one week. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at five o’clock at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by her pastor, the Rev. Oden LATHAM. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. She resided at 1909 E. 4th Street. Mrs. FLEMING was born and spent all her life in Pitt County. She came to Greenville in 1913 and was a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Rudolph V. FLEMING; a daughter, Mrs. H. B. WILLIAMS of the home, a grandson, Harry V. WILLIAMS of Charlotte; and a sister, Mrs. Allie MOYE HATTON of Greenville.

Mrs. Pearl Forbes Moye Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 8, 1969
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl FORBES MOYE, 83, widow of Allen B. MOYE will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Mr. W. E. MANNING and Mr. W. R. NICHOLS, Jehovah Witness Ministers. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. MOYE died early Monday morning in Pitt Memorial Hospital. Mrs. MOYE, daughter of the late Noah and Martha TUCKER FORBES, was born in Pitt County and spent all her life near Greenville. Her husband died October 10, 1963. She was a member of the Greenville Congregation of the Jehovah Witness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. A. EVANS of Greenville; four sons, Burney W., Blaney A. and John F. MOYE, all of Greenville, and Williard G. MOYE of Coca, Fla.; a brother, C. Heber FORBES of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Clara CRAWFORD of Greenville; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Mrs. Mary A. MOORE
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 8, 1936
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. MOORE, 59, a highly esteemed Pitt county woman, who died after an illness of several years, at the home of her son, J. W. MOORE, near Farmville, Sunday, were conducted by Rev. C. B. MARSHBURN, Christian minister of Farmville, on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, and interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery. Mrs. MOORE had been a loyal member of the Christian church for twenty years. Widow of the late James MOORE for the past ten years, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. D. BRAXTON, and three sons, D. D. MOORE, J. W. MOORE and E. J. MOORE, all of this vicinity.

Mrs. Dora Manning Griffin Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., July 15, 1969
Mrs. Dora Lee MANNING GRIFFIN, 83, of Route 3, New Bern, died Monday at her home. Survivors are two sons, George GRIFFIN of Havelock and Rossie Manning GRIFFIN of Route 3, New Bern; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia AVERY of Greenville and Mrs. Ruth COLVILLE of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Elbert MOYE of Hialeah, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Nannie COMBS, Mrs. Alice STOCKS, Mrs. Nora LOFTIN, Mrs. Lillian DICKINSON and Mrs. Lilla Mae FUSSELL, all of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Willis and Ballard Chapel with Rev. Russell TALLY and Rev. Willis WILSON officiating. Interment will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park, New Bern.

Mrs. Marshall Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 20, 1951
Mrs. Marshall HARDEE, 58, wife of Marshall HARDEE, died in her sleep at her home near Greenville early Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. HARDEE, daughter of the late Willie and Louvenia Gold MCDANIEL, was born and reared in Clarksville, Va. and had lived in Pitt County for the past 44 years. She was first married to Claude BRAXTON on December 16, 1908 and he died in 1918. She was married to Marshall HARDEE July 25, 1923, and he survives. Also surviving are a son and two daughters by her first marriage, Willie BRAXTON, Mrs. F. O. NUNN and Mrs. Ester WILLIAMS, all of Greenville; two daughters and a son by her second marriage, Mrs. Jack STOKES of Ayden, and Mrs. J. C. MOORE and Earl HARDEE, both of the home; 7 grandchildren; five brothers, Jack MCDANIEL of Greenville, and Thomas, Willie, Johnny and Sam MCDANIEL, all of Henderson; and four sisters, Mrs. Frank NEWTON, Mrs. John DANIEL, Mrs. James OVERTON, and Miss Martha MCDANIEL, all of Henderson.

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 sank. 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 [FORBES], who was a cripple, struggling in the water and went to his aid. The three were drowned together. 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.

Mrs. A. P. Lang Dead
Wilson Advance, Fri., Oct. 5, 1883
Died suddenly at her residence in Pitt County, Friday, September 28th, between eleven and twelve o’clock, of heart disease, Mrs. A. P. wife of W. G. LANG Esq. Mrs. LANG was a daughter of Alfred and Orpah MOYE and was born in Pitt County January 12th, 1833, united with the Diciples Church in 1852 and was married January 8th, 1856. She leaves a husband and five children, two sons and three daughters. Her death was unexpected and is a great blow to relatives and friends. She was buried Sunday evening at the family burying ground, five miles below Marlboro, a very large assemblage of relatives and friends being present. Owing to the absence of the pastor of the church, with which she held her membership (Corinth), Rev. Redding MOORE, of the Methodist Church, conducted the burial services. Mrs. LANG was a sister to our townsman Elder Moses T. MOYE.

Mrs. Maggie A. Hudson Dead
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.

K. W. Langley Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 10, 1927
Mr. K. 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. Aklso a sister, Mrs. Van HARRIS, and two brothers, Messers Walter and John Thomas LANGLEY, all of Fountain township.

Mrs. Sarah Beddard Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 14, 1923
Mrs. Melissa TYSON left this morning for Fremont to attend the burial of her sister Mrs. Sarah BEDDARD who died Monday P.M. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LONG, of Sanford. Mrs. BEDDARD was well known here having been raised in this county. She was an aunt of Deputy Clerk of Court E. F. TUCKER.

Jesse L. Smith Drowns
Daily Reflector, Sat., April 4, 1908
Information reached here early this morning that Mr. Jesse L. SMITH, a prominent farmer of Beaver Dam township, was drowned last night. The particulars as could be learned were that Mr. SMITH and one half dozen neighbors went to Bryant Creek Friday to set nets and camp out for the night. Sometime between one and two o’clock Mr. SMITH got up and left the camp while his companions were asleep. The first known of his leaving the camp was the others being awakened by hearing something fall heavily in the water and it was discovered that Mr. SMITH was missing and had in some way fallen into the creek. The body was found about half an hour after sun rise and was taken to his late home. Mr. SMITH was 52 years of age, a good citizen and a man generally liked by every one. He leaves a wife and nine children, and was a brother of Mr. J. S. SMITH of Greenville. The burial will be take place Sunday afternoon by the Masonic fraternity, he being a member of that order.

Joseph Peyton TUNSTALL
Hillside Funeral Service, Washington, NC, online obituary
Mr. Joseph Peyton TUNSTALL, 91, of 104 Northwest Avenue, (North Shores), Washington, NC, passed away at his home on October 8, 2008 after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Phrocine Frisbee TUNSTALL of Belhaven, NC and Claude TUNSTALL of Greenville, NC. On August 10, 1943, he married Emily Bryan SQUIRES, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his son, Dr. Joseph P. TUNSTALL, Jr. and wife Judy, and his daughter, Martha GRAVELY and husband Steve, all of Washington, NC; grandchildren, Joseph P. TUNSTALL, III, Esq. and wife Hilaria of Tarboro, NC, Jenny TINKLEPAUGH and husband Eugene of Rocky Mount, NC, Abbott TUNSTALL and wife Hillary of Greenville, NC, Chuck GRAVELY and fiancé Tracy REEVES of Charlotte, NC, and Ross GRAVELY of Burlington, NC; and great-granddaughter Emily Bryan TINKLEPAUGH of Rocky Mount, NC. Beloved family include Libby GARRIS and husband A.J., and Bryan ROSS and companion Gayle CLARK, all of Washington, NC, Celia BATCHELOR and husband R.T. of Wilson, NC, and Hervey ASHE of Durham, NC. Joe was born on February 10, 1917 in Greenville, NC. At an early age he moved to Belhaven where he attended public school. In school he played football, basketball and baseball. Joe enjoyed his childhood in Belhaven and life on the Pungo and Pamlico rivers. From the age of nine, he always held one or two jobs. When he was eleven years old, he built a rowboat and at fourteen he built a 16 foot sailboat. He stayed on the river whenever he had the opportunity. In 1935, he graduated from Belhaven High School. With the money he saved in high school, a scholarship and the jobs he held, he worked his way through UNC- Chapel Hill. He was a charter member and president of the student branch of the NC Pharmaceutical Association and a member of the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity. At graduation, he received the Buxton Williams medal for campus citizenship and scholarship. In 1939, Joe graduated from the school of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. He returned home to Belhaven to work at O’Neal’s Drug Store, where he worked in high school. From there, he moved to Washington and began his fifty-two years career with Tayloe Drug Company. In the field of pharmacy, he was a Charter Member and officer in the North Carolina Northeast Pharmacy Club. He was inducted in the prestigious North Carolina Academy of Pharmacy and served on the NC Pharmacy Foundation Board for needy students. He was elected to the statewide Executive Board of the NC Pharmacy Association. Joe was inducted into the Fifty Year Club of the Pharmacy Association and was elected to serve as permanent Secretary- Treasurer of the class of 1939. Joe loved and supported Washington and Beaufort County and devoted much time giving to it. He was on the committee that visited Florida prior to PCS Phosphate locating in Aurora. He was on the fundraising committee that made it possible to have ferry transportation to the phosphate plant. Joe was a charter member and Vice-President of the Washington Jaycees, Vice-President on the Washington Chamber of Commerce Board, an officer in the Washington Merchants Association, a member of the Local Housing Authority Board, a member of the United Way Board, the American Cancer Board, the American Heart Association Board and served many years on the Beaufort County Board of Health and the Salvation Army Board of Advisors. He was appointed several times to the First United Methodist church Board and was elected to two terms as Chairman. He served on the Beaufort County Community College Foundation Board. He served on the steering committee for county water, and served as Beaufort County Representative on the Five County Council on Aging. He was a member of the Friends of Brown Library, Pamlico Tar River Foundation, the Beaufort County Arts Council, Bath Historical Association and Washington Yacht and Country Club. Joe was a Red Cross driver for cancer patients. He served as a Sergeant in the North Carolina State Guard during WWII. He enjoyed genealogy and was a member of the John and Betty More Association, established in 1890, and the Frisbee Family Association. He was a member of the Ramblers Supper Club and a charter member of the Monday Night Poker Club for over 40 years. A funeral service will be on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church on West 2nd Street, with the Rev. Danny ALLEN officiating. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joseph TUNSTALL, III, Abbott TUNSTALL, Chuck GRAVELY, Ross GRAVELY, Eugene TINKLEPAUGH, and Bryan ROSS. Serving as honorary pallbearers are A.J. GARRIS, Frank JOHNSTON, Dr. Fred HOWDY, Shields HARVEY, Mack JONES, Dr. McRay JONES, Mayhew COX, Danny MCNEIL, Ryland TANKARD, Mike CALFEE, Harold LANE, Jesse SMITH, Ward GROSS, Hal WOOLARD, and the employees of Tayloe’s Hospital Pharmacy. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 9, 2008 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 Highway 264 East in Washington. The family will receive visitors at other times at the home.

Fate Edwards Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 6, 1969
FOUNTAIN—Mr. Fate EDWARDS, 71, died Tuesday night in Pitt Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Church Street Chapel of the Farmville Funeral Home. The Rev. L. B. MANNING will officiate. Burial will follow in the Queen Anne Cemetery, Fountain. Mr. EDWARDS was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola BERGERON EDWARDS of the home, a sister, Mrs. Margaret TAYLOR of Rt. 1, Maccesfield.

William Harvey Barrow Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 6, 1969
William Harvey (Willie) BARROW, 71, a retired farmer, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the Clark’s Funeral Home. The Rev. M. Danna HUNT, pastor of the First Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at the Dudley Crossroads Cemetery. Surviving are two brothers, Henry of Greenville and Marvin of St. Pauls; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa PHILLIPS of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Lizzie Mae BAKER of Washington and Mrs. Annie Ree PARKER of Ayden.

Mrs. Dora Tyson Cobb Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 6, 1969
Mrs. Dora TYSON COBB, 70, of Rt.1, Farmville, died Tuesday. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, Greene County, the Revs. Walter REYNOLDS and L. B. MANNING,officiating. Surviving: two daughters, Mrs. J. O. BEAMAN of Rt.1, Hookerton and Mrs. Wesley OAKLEY of Trenton; four sons, A. H., Leslie, Lynwood and L. Z. COBB of Farmville; two sisters, Mrs. Lyman MORGAN of Snow Hill and Mrs. Hubert TUGWELL of Farmville; a brother, H. Carl TYSON of Farmville; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

Mrs. Fannie R. Stokes Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 1, 1969
AYDEN—Mrs. Fannie R. STOKES, 87, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning. Mrs. STOKES had been in declining health for some time. She was the wife of the late Heber STOKES. Mrs. STOKES was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be held from Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Ralph MESSICK. Burial will follow in the Ayden cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Clyde STOKES, and one sister, Mrs. Lela R. BARROW of Vanceboro. The family requests no flowers.

Jasper Lee Boyd Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 10, 1969
Mr. Jasper Lee BOYD, 54, died Wednesday morning at his home near Simpson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. T. H. HOUSE, Methodist minister of Simpson, and burial will be in the Hudson Family Cemetery near Ham’s Crossroads. Mr. BOYD was a farmer and spent nearly all his life in the Simpson and Black Jack community of Pitt County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice ROGERS BOYD, a son, Jasper Earl BOYD of Grimesland, a brother, Albert BOYD of Chocowinity, and four sisters, Mrs. George Frank HILL of Chocowinity, Mrs. Wilbert FURLOUGH of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Mabel HUNNINGS of Greenville and Mrs. Johnnie Lee HUDSON of Grimesland.

Louis William Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 10, 1969
Mr. Louis William TRIPP, 81, died in Craven County Hospital in New Bern Tuesday morning at 9:30. He had been in failing health for several years and critically ill for two days. Funeral services will be conducted at Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Friday afternoon at four o’clock by the Rev. Alton HINES. Burial will be in Juniper Chapel Church Cemetery. Mr. TRIPP was born and spent all his life in Craven County near Vanceboro and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Sallie ANDERSON TRIPP, died in 1937. Surviving are two sons, Lidell and Louis Howard TRIPP, both of Vanceboro, three daughters, Mrs. Bennie H. HUGGINS of Raleigh, Mrs. James E. PURSER and Mrs. J. T. WILSON, both of New Bern; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; one half brother, Bennett TRIPP of Vanceboro, and a half sister, Mrs. Thomas STALLINGS Jr. of Kinston.

Mrs. Mary Jane Grizzard Gardner Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Aug. 7, 1969
Mrs. Mary Jane GRIZZARD GARDNER, 84, died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the Fountain Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray PENNELL, assisted by the Rev. L. B. MANNING. Burial will follow in the Queen Anne Cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane WINDHAM of Fountain; three sons, Joseph of Dunkirk, NY; Ben of Charlotte and Allen GARDNER of Smithfield; a stepson, Floyd GARDNER of Gardenia, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Mrs. Rosalie Stocks Murphy Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Aug. 7, 1969
Mrs. Rosalie STOCKS MURPHY, 77, died at her home in Grifton early Thursday morning. She had been in declining health for some time. A member of Elm Grove FWB Church, she was a life-long resident of Pitt County, and was the daughter of the late Guilford and Dicey STOCKS. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. from the Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel in Ayden. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Bobby BAZEN, assisted by Rev. Norman ARD. Burial will follow in the Grifton Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, E. Dennis MURPHY; one daughter, Mrs. Robert TURNAGE of Grifton; four sons, E. Dennis MURPHY, Jr. of Brentwood, NY, and Lester, Wilbur, and Walter MURPHY, all of Grifton; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Carl J. Adams Dead
Daily Reflector, Tuesday, August 03, 1971
Mr. Carl J. ADAMS, 51, died at his home, 117 N. Jarvis St. Sunday night at 11:55. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. C. L. Patrick, Free Will Baptist Minister of Snow Hill. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. ADAMS, a native of Pitt County, had spent most of his life in Greenville and was the owner of A & B Auto Service, 908 S. Washington St. He was a deacon in the First Free Will Baptist Church of Greenville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah BLAND ADAMS; two sons, Gene Bland ADAMS of Cary and Robert Michael ADAMS of Greenville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ADAMS of near Greenville; two brothers, Russell and C. B. ADAMS, both of near Greenville; and two grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Raymond Joel Adams
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sat., July 1, 2000
Raymond Joel ADAMS, 81, died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Spring Garden Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and county employee. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cotten Funeral Home with the Revs. Joe PARKER and Blair LITTLE officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle ADAMS; four sons, Raymond ADAMS and Kenneth ADAMS of New Bern, Charles ADAMS of Clinton and Phillip ADAMS of Eastanollee, Ga.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Garden Baptist Church, 650 Spring Garden Road, New Bern, NC 28562, or to a charity of one's choice. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Sara B. Adams
Daily Reflector, Mon., October 16, 2000
Mrs. Sara BLAND ADAMS, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 15. 2000. Funeral services Tuesday 11 a.m., Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. ADAMS, a Stokestown native, was a graduate of Chicod High School and member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was part-owner and office manager of A&B Auto Services, retiring in 1985. Surviving: her sons, Gene B. ADAMS and Mike ADAMS, both of Greenville; brother, Claude BLAND of Greenville; sisters, Mary B. BREWER and Peggy B. HALL, both of Greenville, and Margaret B. VALENTINE of Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation today 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gene B. ADAMS, 2404 Kay Road, Brittany Ridge, Greenville. Memorials to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2426 S. Charles Blvd., Greenville, N.C. 27858. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Ida B. Albritton Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Thurs., March 15, 1956
Mrs. Ida Bland ALBRITTON, 87, died at Edgecombe Acres Nursing Home at Tarboro about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of James Herbert ALBRITTON of Kinston who died in 1936. She was a daughter of the late T. A. and Mary SMITH BLAND of Pitt County, and was a member of the Gordon Street Christian Church. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday from Garner's Funeral Home with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. Clinton BRADSHAW. She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Eunice A. WILLIAMS of Kinston, Route 4 and Mrs. C. R. JONES of Tarboro; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pall- bearers will be George, Harry and Barnes BLAND, and Bill SANDERS and Ted ALBRITTON. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

J. H. Albritton Victim Of Heart Attack
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1936
J. H. ALBRITTON, 72, died from a heart attack at his home, 117 West Caswell Street, about 1 p.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health about three years. Mr. ALBRITTON was a son of the late Charles and Nancy ALBRITTON of Greene County. He had made Lenoir County his home for 45 years. Surviving with a widow, Mrs. Ida BLAND ALBRITTON, are two daughters, Mrs. D. R. WILLIAMS of Lenoir County, and Mrs. C. R. JONES of Nashville, Tenn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Last Rites For Mrs. L. C. Albritton
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Mon., Dec. 29, 1941 Rites for Mrs. Libbye COOPER ALBRITTON will be held from the home at 315 Warren Avenue at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, with Dr. T. C. JOHNSON, Baptist pastor, officiating. She died at her home Monday morning after an illness of several months. She was the widow of the late Leo Sanders ALBRITTON. Surviving are a son, Leo S. ALBRITTON, Kinston, and a daughter, Mrs. Louis Garrett STANFIELD, Greenville. These sisters also survive, Miss Mary COOPER and Mrs. P. L. FARBOR, both of Kenansville, Mrs. L. D. DAIL, Magnolia; Mrs. D. L. WELLS, Wallace, Mrs. J. D. LARKINS, Wilmington. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Jessie C. Alcorn
The State, Columbia, SC, Sat., Nov. 2, 1968
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Chapman ALCORN, wife of Mr. Maurice Lee ALCORN, will be held from the First Christian Church this (Saturday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Martha Bland Alcorn Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., July 25, 1999
GREENVILLE - Mrs. Martha BLAND ALCORN, 73, died Friday, July 23. The funeral will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m., at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. ALCORN, a native of Craven County, had been a resident of Greenville since 1955. She was a graduate of Farm Life High School in Vanceboro and East Carolina University, where she received a B.S. degree in Home Economics and Social Studies. In 1965 she earned a Masters degree in Education. She taught in several schools in Pitt and Craven Counties, retiring in 1976 with 20 years of service. Mrs. ALCORN was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Pitt County, Brook Valley Country Club and St. James United Methodist Church, where she was active in Circle# 14. She was also a member of the Pitt Family Researchers and of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. Surviving are husband Maurice "Lee" ALCORN, Jr.; son Maurice Lee "Buddy" ALCORN, III, of Raleigh; daughter Barbara A. HARRIS of Elizabeth City; grandchildren Jesse Lee HARRIS, of Elizabeth City, and Breeze L. ALCORN, Morgan Ross ALCORN and Noah Kenan ALCORN, all of Greenville; brothers McRay BLAND, of Greenville, and McDonald BLAND, of Richmond, Va.; and sister Vilma B. TEMPLETON, of Woodbridge, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. 6th St., Greenville, N.C. 27858, or to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Faye Ormond, 3150 N.C. Hwy. 118, Vanceboro, N.C. 28586. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Funeral Services For Claud Allegood
Daily Reflector, Saturday, November 30, 1963
Mr. Claud Jasper ALLEGOOD, retired rural mail carrier and farmer, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital at 9:30 Friday night after having been critically ill for the past several weeks. He was 69. Funeral services will be conducted at the Eighth Street Christian Church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock by the pastor, the Rev. W. J. HADDEN, Jr., assisted by Dr. H. G. HANEY, a former pastor, and the Rev. John W. DRAKE, Jr., rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. The body will remain at the Wilkerson Funeral Home and will be taken to the church one hour prior to the time of services. Mr. ALLEGOOD, a native of New Bern, was reared in the Ayden community and moved to Greenville in 1921. A veteran of World War One, he was a member of the Pitt County Post No. 39, American Legion. He was a member of the Eight Street Christian Church, the Withlacoochee Tribe No. 35, Improved Order of Red Men, and the Modern Woodmen of America. He was married to Gladys JORDAN of Powellsville in 1924, who survives with a daughter, Mrs. William VINCENT of Mebane; two sons, Carl R. ALLEGOOD and Joseph J. ALLEGOOD, both of Wilson; a brother Royce ALLEGOOD of Ayden; and two sisters, Mrs. Leslie PHILLIPS of Ayden and Mrs. Wade EUBANKS of Bradenton, Florida. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Funeral Friday For Mrs. Emma Allegood
Daily Reflector, Wednesday, October 21, 1953
AYDEN - Mrs. Emma Frances ALLEGOOD, 81, died at her home here at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Gilbert DAVIS, pastor of Ayden Christian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. ALLEGOOD was a daughter of the late J. S. and Elsie BLAND HINES. She spent her entire life in Ayden. She was a former school teacher and member of the Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wade H. EUBANKS of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Leslie J. PHILLIPS of Ayden; two sons, Royce L. ALLEGOOD of Ayden and Claude J. ALLEGOOD of Greenville; one sister Mrs. W. M. CARTER of Ayden, six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Royce L. Allegood, Sr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, August 1, 1976
Ayden - Mr. Royce L. ALLEGOOD, Sr. 69, died at his home Saturday afternoon following a long illness. A life-long resident of Ayden, he was a member of Ayden Christian Church and an elder emeritus of the church. He was also a retired farmer and a former member of the Ayden Planning Board for several years. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at Ayden Christian Church, with Rev. Clifton GARRIS officiating. Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery. Mr. ALLEGOOD is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie ALLEGOOD of the home; a son, Royce Linwood ALLEGOOD Jr. of the home; a daughter; Miss Donna F. ALLEGOOD of Greenville; a step- son, Darrell HURST of Staunton, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Kathleen PHILLIPS of Greenville and Mrs. Ruby EUBANKS of Wilmington; and two grandchildren. The family will be at the Farmer Funeral Home in Ayden from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Rites for Mrs. Theresa Smith Anderson
Daily Reflector, Tuesday, December 6, 1949
Mrs. Theresa SMITH ANDERSON, 75, died at her home here Monday morning after a short illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Raymond NICHOLS of Greenville; two sons, C. W. SMITH of Charlotte and W. R. SMITH of Greenville; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home today at 3 p.m. by the pastor, the Rev. W. A. CADE of the Ayden Methodist Church. Burial was in the Ayden Cemetery. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Joseph W. Averette Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, April 4, 1993
Mr. Joseph W. "Joe" AVERETTE, 81, died Saturday at his home. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Rev. Ronnie HOBGOOD. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. AVERETTE, a native of Pitt County, had made his home in Greenville for the past 52 years. He was employed by White's Stores for 47 years as the stock manager, retiring in 1987. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church where he had served as treasurer and deacon. Surviving: his son, Carl AVERETTE of Greenville; daughter, Ann A. TAYLOR of New Bern; grandchildren, Carla A. WAINWRIGHT, David W. TAYLOR, C. Vance AVERETTE Jr., Steven B. TAYLOR; great-grandchild, Jay WAINWRIGHT; brother, Amos R. AVERETTE of Winterville; sisters, Christine WHICHARD, Mary Alice PATTY, both of Greenville. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl AVERETTE, 2325 E. 14th Street, Greenville. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Lurlene Bland Averette Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tuesday, October 02, 1984
GREENVILLE - Lurlene BLAND AVERETTE, 67, died Monday. Funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville with the Rev. Harry GRUBBS officiating. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. She is survived by her widower, Joe W. AVERETTE; her son, Carl V. AVERETTE of Greenville; her daughter, Mrs. Billy TAYLOR of New Bern; two brothers Gray BLAND and Claude BLAND, both of Greenville; five sisters, Mrs. Robert VALENTINE of Chesapeake,Va., Lucille HEDRICK, Sarah ADAMS, Mrs. Dick BREWER, and Peggy HALL, all of Greenville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. Mrs. AVERETTE was a native of Pitt County and a retired employee of Union Carbide Corp. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Greenville. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Minnie Joyner Banks Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., June 26, 1991
TRENTON, NC - Minnie JOYNER BANKS, 91, of Trenton Rt-2, died Monday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston. She was a member of Tuckahoe Christian Church. Funeral is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Tuckahoe Christian Church, NC41, Trenton, with the Rev. Lynwood KILPATRICK officiating. Burial will be in the Banks family cemetery, Comfort. She is survived by four daughters, Pattie MILLS of Trenton, Margaret HEATH of Hampton, Va., Laura F. GRICE of Sylacauga, Ala., Emma BANKS of Swansboro; two sons, Ralph B. BANKS Jr. of Trenton, Gene Bryant BANKS of Richlands; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Garner-Stroud Funeral Home, Kinston. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland.

G. C. Barfield Died Here Yesterday
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 17, 1966
Mr. G. Cleveland BARFIELD, 68, died suddenly at his home, 1200 Myrtle Ave., at 9 o'clock Monday morning following a heart attack. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. BARFIELD was a native of Greene County and had lived in and near Greenville for the past 35 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie STOKES BARFIELD; two sons, O. Grover BARFIELD of Amhurst, Ohio, and G. Ray BARFIELD of Rocky Mount; six daughters, Mrs. Edward HARRIS of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Retha Mae ROUSE of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Fannie MATTHEWS of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Burnice W. PARAMORE of Greenville, Mrs. Jimmie MOORE of Libion, Ind., and Mrs. Martha ENGLISH of Jacksonville; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe BARFIELD of Libion, Ind., and Willie BARFIELD of Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Mrs. Clifton CLARK of Henderson.

Mrs. Lillie Stokes Barfield Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, January 27, 1974
Mrs. Lillie STOKES BARFIELD, 81, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Saturday. She resided at 1117 Evans Street. Funeral services will be conducted at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by her pastor, the Rev. Chester PHILLIPS and her grandson, the Rev. Kenneth MILLER, pastor of the Church of Christ in Mendon, Ohio. Burial will be in Winterville Cemetery. Mrs. Barfield was born and spent all her life in Pitt County, and had made her home in Greenville for the past eighteen years. She was a member of the Grace Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons; Grover C. Barfield of Amhurst, Ohio, and G. Ray BARFIELD of Rocky Mount; five daughters; Mrs. Arthur Lee HODGES and Mrs. Edward HARRIS, both of Greenville. Mrs. Abram WILLIAMS of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Burnice W. PARAMORE of Painesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha ENGLISH of Havelock; 34 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren, and a brother; Jake STOKES of Winterville. NOTE: Lillie L. (STOKES) BARFIELD was married first to William Benjamin SMITH. He died in 1929. She married second to Grover Cleveland BARFIELD. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. V. B. Bellamy Funeral Rites Today
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., June 5, 1961
VANCEBORO, N.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Vula BLAND BELLAMY, 66, who died Sunday at her home in the Epworth community were conducted Monday at 4 p.m. at the Epworth Methodist church by Rev. A. C. REGAN, pastor, assisted by Rev. Ellis BEDSWORTH, a former paster. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bellamy spent all of her life in this community and was a member of the Epworth Methodist church. She was married to Shade BLAND, who died in 1942, and later to Clyde BELLAMY, who died in 1958. Surviving are five sons, Shade I. BLAND of Bridgeton, Glasco (Pug) BLAND and Wesley BLAND both of the Epworth community, Rodman BLAND of Norfolk, Va., and Calton (Pete) BLAND of New Bern; a daughter, Mrs. Velvin DENNIS of the home, 21 grandchildren; two brothers, Ellis PETERSON of the Epworth community and Norman PETERSON of Harlowe. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Ethel B. Bill Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Mon., Dec. 6, 1976
NORFOLK, VA: Ether BLAND BILL, 88, of 1152 Georgetown Road, died Saturday in a hospital. A native of Grifton, N. C., she was the widow of Julian P. BILL. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Marie B. HOUSTON of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mrs. Nellie B. DEAL, Mrs. Kay U. GARRETT, and Mrs. Josephine B. REEL, all of Chesapeake; three sons, Julian P. BILL Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Maurice T. BILL of North Bergan, N.J., and Joseph Earl BILL of Norfolk. 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Francis A. Gay Funeral Home, Cedar Road Chapel, by the Rev. James GRIMMER. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral home tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.. The family will assemble for the service on Tuesday at 4206 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Julian P. Bill Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Mon., Feb. 15, 1960
SOUTH NORFOLK: Julian P. BILL, 77, husband of Mrs. Ethel BLAND BILL, 2814 Shelter Rd., died in a Norfolk Hospital Sunday at 8:30 p.m. after a short illness. A native of Fayetteville, N.C., he had lived at South Norfolk 40 years, and was a retired painter of E. Caligari & Son. He was the son of Maurice and Ida WALTEN BILL. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. T. B. HOUSTON of Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. G. W. REEL of Portsmouth and Mrs. B. C. DEAL and Mrs. W. H. GARRETT of South Norfolk; three sons, J. P. BILL of Pine Castle, Fla., Maurice T. BILL of Weehawken, N.J., and Joseph E. BILL of Brooklyn, N.Y; four brothers, William BILL, Alfred Bill, George BILL and Benjamin BILL of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Graham Funeral Home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Louise B. Bizzell Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sun., August 9, 1981
Mrs. Louise BLAND BIZZELL, 75, of 1401 North Herritage St., died Saturday at Edgecombe County Memorial Hospital in Tarboro. She was a member of the Queen Street United Methodist Church and a retired clerk from Belk-Tyler and Virginia Dare Stores. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Queen Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herman WINBERRY officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery with graveside rites by the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Douglas ALEXANDER of Tarboro; a son, Norwood W. BIZZELL Jr. of Virginia Beach; two brothers, Harry M. BLAND and F. Becton BLAND, both of Kinston; one sister, Mrs. Annie Hicks ROUSE of Kinston; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Norwood Bizzell Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sat., Jan. 19, 1974
Funeral services will be held Sunday from Edwards Funeral Home for Norwood W. BIZZELL, 69, of 1401 N. Herritage St., who died Saturday at a local hospital. Rev. John T. MAIDES will officiate and burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise B. BIZZELL; one son, Norwood W. BIZZELL Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter Mrs. Douglas ALEXANDER of Tarboro; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin BAKER of Kinston and Mrs. Gordon MALLARD of Charlotte; and five grandchildren. NOTE: The daughter mentioned in the obituary is Frances Jean BIZZELL. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Allen Baker Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1995
VANCEBORO - Mr. Allen "Baker" BLAND, 70, died Friday, October 13, 1995 at his home, 3000 Highway 118, Vanceboro. The funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Sunday in Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. Mr. BLAND, a native of Craven County had spent all of his life in the Epworth community where he was engaged in farming. He was on the advisory committee of the advisory committee of the Craven County Agriculture Extension Service for 30 years, and was a member and on the board of the Vanceboro Fire and Rescue Department. He had been employed as bookkeeper for the Cannon Warehouse for 47 years. He was a member of Vanceboro Masonic Lodge# 433 A.F.& A.M., having served as past master and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Surviving is her wife, Genevieve TAYLOR BLAND; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Harold TYNDALL of Winterville; granddaughter, Camille TYNDALL of Winterville; two sisters, Doris SAWYER and Mattie Lou DOBBINS, both of Vanceboro; and five nephews, Jay K. SAWYER of Carey, George SAWYER of New Bern, Charles DOBBINS of Atlanta, Ga., and James DOBBINS of Winston-Salem, NC. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wilkerson Funeral Home, Vanceboro. Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Faye Ormond, 3150 N.C. Hwy 118, Vanceboro, NC 28586. Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mr. Alton Lee Bland, Jr. Dead
The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Friday, Oct. 22, 1993
Mr. Alton Lee BLAND, JR., 65, of Pineville died Oct. 20, 1993, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday at Harry and Bryant Funeral Home. Burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh. Mr. BLAND, a Raleigh native, was a former Bland Hotels officer. He was a graduate of Culver Military Academy and had attended Cornell University. He also was a member of Harrison United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Amanda Sowell Bland Dead
Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA., Wed., May 29, 1973
ROCKY FORD, Ga. - Mrs. Amanda Sowell BLAND, 84, died Sunday night in Atlanta. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Oak Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Alvin LYNN officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard MANLEY and Mrs. William WHIPPLE, Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Mae LEE and Mrs. Bessie TURNER, Rocky Ford; and one brother, Willie SOWELL, Rocky Ford. Pallbearers will include Bobby SMITH, Lenwood BURKE, Richard HARVEY, Roger THOMPSON, Ralph BRANHAM, and Willie ROBINSON. NOTE: Amanda (SOWELL) BLAND was the third wife of John William BLAND Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Annie D. Bland Dead
The Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY, Mon., Feb. 16, 1953
Annie D. BLAND of the Rochester Friendly Home, Saturday, Feb. 14, 1953. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Julian BILL of Norfolk, Va.; one niece, Mrs. Mildred DIXON of Kinston, N.C. Funeral and interment Tuesday at the convenience of the family. NOTE: Anna D. BLAND was the daughter of Theophilus BLAND Jr. and Nancy Jane (COX) BLAND. She never married. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Anna S. Bland Dead
The Worcestor Telegram, Worcester, MA. Wed., Jan. 6, 1971
Mrs. Anna S. BLAND, 68, of 30 Sunset Lane, Buzzards Bay, formerly of Worcester died Tuesday in Barnstable County Hospital, Pocasset. She was born in Worcester, daughter of Charles A. and Ada (BECKER) HALLSTROM. She was formerly a buyer 26 years for the former Perkins & Butler Co. She was a member of Epworth Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She leaves her husband Hector BLAND and three brothers, Earl HALLSTROM of Barrington, R.I., Robert HALLSTROM of Uncasville, Conn., and Edward HALLSTROM of Worcester. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St.. The Rev. John O. PARKER will officiate. Burial will be in New Swedish Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral are 7 to 9 tonight. The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggest contributions be made instead to Dr. SANBORN, Superintendent of the Barnstable County Hospital in Pocasset for the Cancer Fund. NOTE: Anna Silvia (HALLSTROM) BLAND was the third wife of Hector BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland Mr.

Gray Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., October 27, 1997
Mr. Gray BLAND, 86, died Sunday Oct. 26, 1997, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral servicesTuesday 2 p.m., Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. BLAND, a native of the Gardnersville community of Pitt County, lived most of his life in Greenville. He had been employed at White's Store and Belk-Tyler Co., retiring in 1967. He was a member of Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving: his wife, Maggie ORMOND BLAND; daughters, Muriel B. ALDRIDGE of Cleveland, Ohio, and Faye B. ALLEN of Ayden; brother, Claude BLAND of Greenville; sisters, Mary B. BREWER, Sara B. ADAMS and Peggy B. HALL, all of Greenville, and Margaret B. VALENTINE of Palmyra, Va.; six grandchildren; four great- grandchildren Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Betty Ann Spady Bland Dead
The Washington Daily News, Washington, NC, Sat., Nov. 23, 2008
Mrs. Betty Ann SPADY BLAND, 89, of Edward and Key West, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at her home in Florida. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington with Mike HUPPMANN officiating. Mrs. BLAND was born in Savannah, Ga., on Aug. 2, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Ambler SPADY and Marion Elizabeth THOMPSON SPADY. She was married to Leslie T. BLAND, who preceded her in death June 13, 1997. She was a graduate of Aurora High School and attended Florida Keys Community College. She was the secretary for the family business from 1962-1976. Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann BLAND BRYANT of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Marion S. STILLEY of Washington; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son, Leslie BLAND on April 2, 2001, and her twin brother, Thomas SPADY in 1974. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Carrie Louise Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Sunday, March 10, 1946
Mrs. Carrie Louise BLAND, 89, native of the Clay Root section of Pitt County died early today at the home of her foster daughter, Mrs. Charlie TRIPP, in Ayden. Funeral services will be conducted at the Tripp home Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. Mr. BRADY, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, assisted by Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of Ayden Christian Church. Burial will follow in Epworth Cemetery, Craven County. Survivors include a son, Walter BLAND of Washington, D.C., a foster daughter, Mrs. Charlie TRIPP, of Ayden; a sister, Mrs. Ida DIXON, of Winterville; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Christopher C. (Kit) Bland was Confederate Veteran and a Hero of Fort Fisher
Daily Reflector, Friday, October 19, 1917
(Special Correspondence). Greenville. Oct. 18th. Christopher C. (Kit) BLAND, a hero of Fort Fisher, ended his life at his home in Ayden Tuesday morning by shooting himself with a shotgun, blowing away a large part of his face and head. He suffered a severe attack of illness a few years ago from which he never fully recovered and was never himself since. He was 73 years old and leaves a widow and several children, among whom is Mr. Lee BLAND, a hotel man of much reputation running the Ricks at Rocky Mount and also proprietor of the Bland at Raleigh and several others. Mr. BLAND was raised on a farm. He enlisted in the war of 1861-5 in Company K, Thirty-sixth Regiment and was at Fort Fisher in the last fight. On the 24th day of December 1864 during a most heavy bombardment, the Fort Fisher garrison flag was shot away. To replace the flag was a dangerous and difficult task, but a call for a volunteer to replace it on its staff brought forward Private C. C. BLAND who amid shot and shell flying thick and fast around his, climbed the staff and tied the flag back to its pole with his necktie. When coming down, his attention was called to the flag which was flapping by one corner, he re-climbed to the top and tied it again, and safely descended though a shell passed so closely to his head that the air brushed his hair. Later he lost a leg and surrendered when the fort fell. Returning home, he became a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and later took up the ministry, in which he spent his best days only giving it up when his health failed. He had been a successful farmer, but of later years he lived in Ayden. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Services for C. F. Bland
New Bern Tribune, New Bern, NC, Tues., June 23, 1936
Funeral services for C. F. BLAND, 65, who died at his home in Greenville Sunday afternoon, were held yesterday. He succumbed to injuries sustained when an automobile hoist at a filling station dropped on him in Rocky Mount in April. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie GABRIEL BLAND; four children: C. Frank BLAND, Jr., of Annapolis, Md., Mrs. P. A. CABELL of Norfolk, Va., R. Barnes BLAND and Miss Minnie Gabriel BLAND, both of Greenville; two brothers, Jim BLAND of Vanceboro and R. E. BLAND of Kinston; and three sisters, Mrs. J. H. ALBRITTON of Kinston, Mrs. Sarah HELLEN of Chapel Hill and Miss Ella BLAND of Kinston. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

C. Frank Bland Dead
The Times-News, Hendersonville, NC, Thurs., Jan. 11, 1979
C. Frank BLAND, 78, of 935 Greenwood Drive, Hendersonville, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital. Mr. BLAND was a native of Beaufort County, a son of the late Claudius Franklin and Minnie C. GABRIEL BLAND, Sr. He had lived in Arlington, Va., prior to moving to Hendersonville in 1963 after 30 years service with the Department of the Navy as a marine engineer. He was a Navy veteran of World War-1. Surviving are his widow, Frances SWEENEY BLAND; a brother, R. Barnes BLAND of Farmville; and two sisters, Mrs. P. A. CABELL of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. R. R. BAXTER of Purcellville, Va. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Shepard's Church Street Chapel, Dr. Eugene PEACOCK will officiate. Thos. Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Daniel R. Bland Meets Tragic End
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., April 13, 1944
Word reached New Bern Wednesday morning of the death Tuesday afternoon near Vanceboro of Daniel R. BLAND, prominent 54-year old farmer of that section, when a tractor he was driving turned over on him. He was a son of the late James L. BLAND who once was a member of the board of commissioners of Craven county. Coroner U. W. DAUGHERTY, investigating the accident, found that the Fordson tractor driven by Mr. BLAND was pulling a large disc harrow and that the harrow had a tendency to stall in soft spots in the field where stumps had recently been removed. The harrow had bogged down in one of those spots, and Mr. BLAND was endeavoring to make the tractor pull it out when the front wheels of the tractor left the ground and the tractor turned over backwards on him. Another worker in the same field heard the tractor choke down. Because of the trouble Mr. BLAND had been having, he looked in that direction to see the tractor in the air as it turned over backward. He didn't see Mr. Bland, but he ran to the tractor to find the driver pinned between the overturned tractor and the disc harrow. Apparently the steering wheel had crushed Mr. BLAND'S chest and he breathed only once or twice after he had been reached. Help was summoned at once, but fifteen or sixteen men were unable to free the driver. He was soaked about the waist with gasoline and oil, but the fact that the engine had choked as it turned over probably prevented a fire, says Coroner DAUGHTERTY. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of a Greenville mortician, and word concerning them had not arrived in New Bern Wednesday at Noon. Mr. BLAND, a resident of Vanceboro route one, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie SAWYER BLAND; a son, J. L. BLAND, who is in the Navy in the Pacific; and a daughter, Mrs. Armeta GODFROY of Cleveland, Ohio. Brothers are J. T. BLAND, R. H. BLAND and R. G. BLAND, all of Greenville; J. H. BLAND of Salisbury; J. F. BLAND of Winston-Salem; Sgt. D. C. BLAND of the United States Army and now stationed in Texas, and G. W. BLAND of Vanceboro. Three half-brothers and one half-sister are in the Methodist orphanage at Raleigh. They are Jake, Dick, and Bill, and Lois Gene BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Dr. Del Mar Earl Bland Dead
Winston- Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, Sat., Nov. 24, 1979
Dr. Del Mar Earl BLAND, 55, of 289 Canterbury Trail, passed away at Forsyth Memorial Hospital Thursday evening, after a brief illness. He was the son of James Frank and Beulah TILTON BLAND. Dr. BLAND was educated at Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine, graduating in 1953. He had been in private practice in Winston-Salem since 1957, was Clinical Instructor at N.C. Baptist Hospital and was Attending Physician at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Dr. BLAND served in the Army Medical Corps, and was a member of the American Medical Association, Forsyth Medical Society and Forsyth Country Club. Surviving are his wife, Maxine HUDSON BLAND of the home; one son, Michael David BLAND; two daughters, Miss Minxy and Miss Lisa BLAND, all of the home. Funeral services will be conducted at Vogler's Regnolda Road Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Forsyth County Heart Association. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Divlee Smith Bland Dead
Asbury Park Press, Neptune, NJ, Wed., June 14, 1961
JACKSON TOWNSHIP--Divlee Smith BLAND, 30, of Trenton-Jackson Mills Rd, who was electrocuted Monday when he came in contact with a high voltage wire while making repairs in Raritan Township for the Jersey Central Power & Light Co., was born in Vanceboro, N.C. He had lived here since last March and formerly resided in Freehold. He had been a lineman for the power company four years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cornelia REGG BLAND, two sons, James Lenier BLAND and Edward Charles BLAND; his mother, Mrs. Roxie BLAND, Marlboro Township; two brothers, William BLAND, Marlboro Township; Jacob Lenier BLAND, Jackson, Miss.; a sister, Mrs Lois SMITH, Washington; three step-brothers, Glen and Raleigh BLAND, both of Greenville, N.C.; Clayton BLAND, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a step- sister, Mrs. Myrtle HUFF, Little Washington, N.C.The DeRoche Funeral Home, Lakewood is in charge of arrangements. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Durward Clayton Bland Dead
Winston- Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, Wed., Dec. 28, 1988
Mr. Durward Clayton BLAND, 78, 5710 Murray Rd., died Monday at Forsyth Memorial Hospital. His wife, Virgie STANLEY BLAND, preceded him in death. He was born January 25, 1910 in New Bern to James L. and Martha HUDNELL BLAND. He was a retired employee of the City of Winston -Salem Street Division. Surviving are two half brothers, Jacob L. BLAND, Jackson, Miss. and Bill L. BLAND, Colts Neck, N.J.; one half sister, Mrs. Don (Lois) SMITH, Washington, D.C. and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Woodland Cemetery by Rev. Larry HARRISON. Vogler's Main Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Edna Bland Dead
The Worchester Telegram, Worcester, MA., Mon., July 2, 1979
CHARLTON-- Edna (Tyler) BLAND, 85 of Masonic Home Road, died Saturday night in Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester. She worked for 25 years as a clerk at Worcester State Hospital before retiring 20 years ago. She leave a god-child, Anna M. MCAVOY, with whom she made her home, and several nieces and nephews, including Dr. Robert J. TYLER of Worcester, two grandnieces and four grandnephews. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Edward A. and Margaret (SULLIVAN) TYLER, and lived in Worcester for 66 years before moving to Charlton where she spent the last 19 years. She was a seventh degree member of the Charlton Grange, and was a member of the Charlton Fire Department Auxiliary and St. Josephs' Church.The funeral will be held tomorrow from the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Route 20. Burial will be in West Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 1 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. [NOTE]: Edna was the second wife of Hector BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Miss Ella Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Mon., May 30, 1949
Miss Ella BLAND, 93, retired matron of Parrott Memorial Hospital, died at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, after an extended period of failing health. The funeral will be from Edwards' Funeral Home here at 4 p.m. Monday, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery. Rev. Rufus B. HURT of Gordon Street Church of Christ will officiate. Miss Bland was a daughter of the late Theophilus and Mary SMITH BLAND of Pitt County, but she spent most of her life in Kinston. She was matron at Parrott Memorial Hospital for 25 years before her retirement some 17 years ago. She had been in ill health for several years. Her work as matron dated back through the influenza epidemic of the early 1920's. Surviving are a brother R. E. BLAND and a sister, Mrs. Ida ALBRITTON, both of Kinston, and a large number of nieces and nephews. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Esther L. Bland Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Tues., June 1, 1993
Esther Laurine BLAND, 70, died May 30, 1993, in Virginia Beach General Hospital. Mrs. BLAND was born in Seattle, Wash. She was the widow of Rodman Bryan BLAND. Survivors include a sister, Marian TWING; two sons, Joseph L. and Andrew B.; five grandchildren, Amber, Shawn, Steve, Toni and Jessica; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 804 Gammon Road, Virginia Beach, at 5 p.m. Thursday. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Funeral for Mrs. Ethelinda C. Bland
The Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC, Mon., Feb. 22, 1965
Funeral services were held today for Mrs. Ethelinda COOLEY BLAND of Rt. 1, Pineville, wife of the former owner of the Queen Charlotte Hotel. Her husband Alton L. BLAND, also was the former owner of a number of other hotels in North Carolina and other states. Mrs. BLAND, 58, died Saturday in a Charlotte hospital. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Charlotte Memorial Hospital, the Mint Museum Auxiliary, the Society of Mayflower Descendents and Harrison Methodist Church in Pineville. Mrs. BLAND was a frequent contributor of letters to the Charlotte News People's Platform. Born April 15, 1906, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., she was daughter of the late Charles Sedgewick COOLEY and Mabel HART COOLEY. She attended the public schools of Poughkeepsie and Smith College in Northampton, Mass. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at Harry and Bryant Chapel in the Oaks. Entombment was at 3:30 p.m. today at the family mausoleum in Raleigh. Surviving are her husband and a son, Alton L. BLAND Jr. of Pineville. Friends are sending memorials to a charity of their choice. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Eunice Newell Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Friday, Mar. 10, 1995
KINSTON - Mrs. Eunice Newell Bland, 85, wife of the late Furney Becton BLAND, died Thursday, March 9, at the home of her daughter, Rena CARLYLE, at 3308 Carey Road, after a brief illness. Mrs. BLAND, previously of Goldsboro, resided in Kinston for the past 30 years. She had many talents and hobbies. She had a large collection of Faberge Eggs, her own creations, and also taught egging at the community college. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lacy OLIVER and Rev. Lindy JONES officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Rena G. CARLYLE of Kinston, NC, Mrs. Vera Lee ELLIOT of Easton, MD, and Mrs. Doris Ellen DUNN of Aurora, NC; her son David Henry GAINEY of Clute, TX; a sister, Mrs. Rowena HOOKS of Raleigh, NC; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. The family will be at Edwards Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (today), and other times at the home of Mrs. Rena CARLYLE, 3308 Carey Road. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Fleta H. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., Jan. 12, 2004
Mrs. Fleta HAWKINS BLAND, 72, died Saturday, January 10, 2004, in Craven Regional Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pollock-Best Funeral Chapel with the Reverends Mike SCOTT and Neil COX officiating. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Fleta was a native of Craven County and raised in the Cove City community, until she was married, when she then lived in the Fort Barnwell community. She married Henry BLAND on December 3, 1949 and worked with the family farming and construction businesses. Mrs. BLAND was a member of Cove City Christian Church, Wintergreen Freewill Baptist Church and graduated salutatorian from Dover High School. She enjoyed collecting dolls, especially Barbies, antiques and other collectibles, and talking on the phone. Her Thursday night ceramic class was one of the highlights of her life until losing her vision to macular degeneration and glaucoma. She always looked forward to attending the Myrtle Beach Doll Show each year in March and any of her grandchildren's activities at school or church. Mrs. BLAND was also a founding member of the Fort Barnwell Fire and Rescue Departments. She labored in many fund-raising functions for community- oriented events. A loving mom, grandma, Miss Fleta, Aunt Fleta, or just plain Fleta will be greatly missed by all who knew her and those who came to her home to buy vegetables, eggs and pecans. Mrs. BLAND was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Stella HAWKINS, sister Jimmie HAWKINS and grandson Clint BLAND. Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Henry of the home, a daughter Nadine and husband Cecil RHODES of Vanceboro; three sons, Marshall BLAND of Fort Barnwell; Mike BLAND of Fort Barnwell/Vanceboro; Hank BLAND and wife Linda of Fort Barnwell; five grandchildren, Andy BLAND and fiancée Misty ROUSE, Mike BLAND II, Ashley RHODES, Nicole BLAND, and Matthew BLAND; several special cousins, in-laws, nephews, nieces, neighbors and especially good friends Ann SIMPSON, her husband Ralph, and Diane HEATH. The family will receive family and friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the home. In her memory, should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to: Fort Barnwell Rescue Squad or Fire Department, c/o Chief Greg MILLIGAN, 115 Barwick Road, Dover, NC 28526. The family is being served by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations of New Bern. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Frances S. Bland Dead
The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Dec. 17, 1993
MADISON-- Frances S. BLAND; age 90, died on Sunday, December 12, 1993, at a local nursing home. The former Frances SWEENEY was born in Campbellsport, Wisconsin, on August 24, 1903, the daughter of Michael and Anna PREHN SWEENEY. Frances graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1923 and from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in 1926. She was married in 1938 to C. Frank BLAND in Washington D.C. They lived there until his retirement in 1962, when they moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, where they lived until her husband died in 1979. She then moved to Madison. She is survived by two brothers, Dr. Walter SWEENEY of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Leo SWEENEY of Madison; a sister, Evelyn OFSTIE of Madison; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 1993. Father Kenneth FIELDER will officiate. There will be no visitation. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Furney B. Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., February 7, 1990
Furney Becton "Beck" BLAND, 91, of 815-A Doctors Drive died Tuesday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was a member of St. John's Church, Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club and Moose Lodge. He was a retired owner of Bland's Music Co. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward PRIVETTE officiating. Masonic graveside services will be at Westview Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eunice NEWELL BLAND of the home; a stepson, David GAINEY of Freeport, Texas; three stepdaughters, Mrs. James ELLIOT of Easton, Md., Mrs. B. C. CARLYLE of Kinston and Mrs. Doris DUNN of Aurora; and 14 step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home and other times at 815-A Doctors Drive. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Genevieve TAYLOR BLAND Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wednesday, August 21, 2002
VANCEBORO -- Mrs. Genevieve TAYLOR BLAND, 73, died Monday, August 19, 2002. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. BLAND, a native of Pitt County, was born the daughter of S.D. and Gladys TAYLOR. She lived most of her life in Ayden and was employed by the E.I. Dupont Company for 20 years, retiring in 1972. After her retirement she married Baker BLAND and made her home in the Epworth community of Craven County. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bland was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her daughter, Debbie TYNDALL and husband, Harold, of Winterville; granddaughter, Camille TYNDALL of Winterville; sister, Myrtle TAYLOR BRYAN of Wilson; and brother, Jack TAYLOR of Ayden. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro and at other times will be at her home. Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Faye ORMOND, 3150 NC Hwy 118, Vanceboro, NC 28586. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Services For George W. Bland
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Nov. 28, 1957
VANCEBORO - Funeral services for George W. BLAND, 65, of the Epworth community, who died Wednesday, in the Lenoir Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness will be held Friday, at 2:30 p.m. from the Epworth Methodist church. Rev. L. S. BEDSWORTH, assisted by Rev. L. J. ATKINSON, Swainsboro Baptist minister, officiating. Interment is to be in the Epworth church cemetery. Members of the Vanceboro Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave. Mr. Bland was born in Grifton, a son of the late James L. and Julia DIXON BLAND and had lived in the Epworth community since 1907. He was a member of the Epworth Methodist church, superintendent of the Sunday school for the past 40 years, and had served on the boards of stewards and trustees. He was also a member of the Vanceboro Masonic lodge, and the Camp Boys Hunting lodge at Havelock. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary HOLLOWELL BLAND; one son, Allen Baker BLAND of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Keith SAWYER of near the home, and Mrs. Robert C. DOBBINS of Providence, R.I.; four grandchildren; six brothers, Raleigh and Glenn BLAND of Greenville, Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem, Jacob L. BLAND of Mississippi, and Dick and William BLAND of New Jersey; and two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle B. HUFF of Chocowinity and Miss Lois Jean BLAND of Washington, D.C. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

G. S. BLAND Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., Sept. 6, 1998
VANCEBORO - Mr. G. S. (Pug) BLAND, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998. The funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday in the Epworth United Methodist Church, Honolulu Road, Vanceboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Masonic Rites. Mr. BLAND, a native of Craven County, lived most of his life in the Epworth community. He served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was an active farmer and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, the Vanceboro Masonic Lodge# 433, AF&M, and the Vanceboro Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by two wives, Nancy VALENTE BLAND, who died July 30, 1963 and Merlene WALL BLAND, who died April 21, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Helen GASKINS BLAND; one daughter and son-in-law Donna B. and Greg GLADSON of Simpson; three sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny R. BLAND and Electra GILLIS of Westfield, Mass., Jackie E. BLAND and Sue BLAND of Greenville, and Shade A. BLAND and Sharon BLAND of Vanceboro; two step-daughters, Dorothy L. and Larry BELLS of New Bern, and Judy G. and James P. MOORE of Goldsboro; one step-son, Ronald A. LASSITER Jr., of Grifton; one step-daughter-in-law, Vicky P. LASSITER of Calico, two brothers, Wesley BLAND of Kinston, and C. W. (Pete) BLAND of Vanceboro; one sister, A. Ruth TAYLOR of New Bern; six grandchildren, Stacy BLAND, Joanie BLAND, Michael BLAND, Krystal GLADSON, Jenna GLADSON, and Pamela BLAND; and five step-grandchildren, Bob LANE, Richard LANE, Melissa BELLES, Ashly LASSITER and Matthew LASSITER. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, c/o Faye ORMOND, 3150 N.C. HWY 118, Vanceboro, N.C. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Grace Burrus Bland Dead
[Name of newspaper unknown] Sat., Sept. 15, 2001
Mrs. Grace Burrus BLAND, age 88, a resident of 426 Main Street, Edward,died Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Beaufort County Hospital In Washington. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 17, 2001 at Edward Christian Church in Edward with Rev. Stanley JONES officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The following will serve as pallbearers: Billy BONNER, Earl BONNER, Carl BONNER, Ken YOUNG, Bill PARKER, Burton GRAY and Don BONNER. Mrs. BLAND was born in Cape Hatteras, N.C. February 20, 1913. She was the daughter of the late Adolphus BURRUS and Lucy STOKES BURRUS. Mrs. BLAND attended Cape Hatteras schools and received her degree from East Carolina Teachers College. She taught elementary school at Cape Hatteras and Buxton. In 1930, Mrs. BLAND was awarded the title of “Miss Dare County”. She was a member of the Edward Christian Church. Mrs. Bland was active in the Eastern Star as long as health permitted. On December 23, 1937, she married Henry Ford BLAND, who survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Wiley BLAND and wife, Marilyn of Billings, Mont., Henry B. "Hank" BLAND of Greenville; one daughter, Deanna PITTS and husband, Jim of Colorado Springs, Co.; one sister, Marion AUSTIN of Cape Hatteras, N.C.; six grandchildren, Wiley BLAND, Jr., Peter BLAND, Zack BLAND, Jeff BLAND, Robin PITTS BARBADILLIO, and J.O. PITTS, Jr. and six great grandchildren. Mrs. BLAND was preceded in death by one sister, Lucy Allen MAURICE and three brothers, Lonnie BURRUS, Adolphus BURRUS, and Bill BURRUS. The family will receive friends 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Sunday, September 16, 2001 at Paul Funeral Home, Washington and other times at the home, 426 Main Street, Edward, N.C. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Harry M. Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Fri., Mar. 16, 1987
Harry Madden BLAND, 86, of 208 W. Highland Ave. died Thursday at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. He was a retired service station operator. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from Edwards Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Randall BAKER officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, Becton BLAND of Kinston; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Lightning Bolt Kills Heber Bland At Barn Near Vanceboro
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., July 3, 1935
Heber BLAND, 21, of the Epworth section near Vanceboro was struck and killed by lightning Monday afternoon during the storm which caused so much damage in this section, while Ruby BLAND, 12, was severely burned. Glasgow BLAND, 12, a cousin, was knocked unconscious and another cousin, Shade BLAND, 19, was injured when he was knocked from the top of a tobacco barn near which the bolt struck. Heber Bland was lying on a pile of tobacco sticks at the side of barn during the storm, which seems to have skirted New Bern from Pollocksville, between the city and Greenville, through the Vanceboro section. The single terrific flash hit a transplanter near where BLAND was lying, destroying the tongue of the machine and leaping to the young man, who was instantly electrocuted. Ruby BLAND, a younger sister, received body burns and had her clothes burned. The group had been working at the barn when the sudden storm approached. It was reported that only a few minutes before the bolt struck BLAND had handed his eight month old baby to another at the barn. The others injured by the lightning were reported yesterday to be recovering nicely. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the home by Rev. T. E. DAVIS. Interment followed in the family cemetery plot. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Margaret KENT BLAND, and the eight month old infant; his parents; two sisters, Misses Ruby and Mary BLAND; and three brothers, Len, Matt and Hartley BLAND. Considerable damage was done to crops in the Epworth and Vanceboro sections. Hailstones and the driving rain destroyed seven acres of tobacco on the farm of R. E. CLEVE and several acres on the Warren farm. Damage to poles of the Tidewater Power company done by the storm in the Pollocksville section yesterday was estimated by C. L. CARTER, head of the company's branch here, at between $100 and $200. Three poles were on the road and one was broken off. New Bern suffered only lightly, bearing only the edge of the storm. The telephone company reported 30 phones in the city out of order and a few toll lines damaged. Lightning struck a radio in the home of C. GREEN, and completely destroyed it, but nothing else in the house was hurt by the bolt. Sections around Maysville and Trenton were lightly hit. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Hector Bland Dead
Cape Cod Standard –Times, Cape Cod, MA, Mon., May 20, 1974
BOURNE, MA. - Hector BLAND, 79, of 30 Sunset Lane, died Saturday at his home. He was born in Grifton, N.C., son of the late Edward and Gertrude (GREEN) BLAND. Mr. BLAND had lived in Bourne since 1959, coming here from Worcester where he had been employed as a assistant foreman for 31 years at the Norton Co. He was a member of Montacute Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and the Aleppo Temple. He served in the army in World War 1. He is survived by three brothers- in-law, Earl HALLSTROM of Barrington, R.I., Robert HALLSTROM of Uncasville, Conn., and Edward HALLSTROM of Worcester. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Nordgren Memorial Chapel, 300 Lincoln St., Worcester. Burial will be in the New Swedish Cemetery, Worcester. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Hector Turner Bland Dead
The Worchester Telegram, Worcester, MA., Mon., July 17, 1922
Hector Turner BLAND died Sunday at the Memorial Hospital, aged 1 month and 21 days. He was the son of Hector and the late Viola (TURNER) BLAND. The funeral will be tomorrow morning from the home of Mrs. W. H. O'BRIEN, 12 William street. The burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westboro. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Henry Ford Bland Dead
[Name of newspaper unknown] Wed., April 17, 2002
Henry Ford BLAND, age 84, a resident of 246 Main Street, Edward, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 19, 2002 at the Edward Christian Church, Edward, with Jimmy PITTS, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington. The following will serve as pallbearers: Earl BONNER, Billy BONNER, Ken YOUNG, Ken SADLER, Bruce AUSTIN, Jr., and Loyd GODLEY. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith BAKER, Curtis TRIPP, Carl BONNER and Don BONNER. Mr. BLAND was born in Beaufort County May 14, 1917. He was the son of the late John BLAND and Maude TUTEN BLAND. Mr. BLAND was a 20 year Coast Guard Veteran serving in Korea and World War II. Later, he owned and operated the Dareolina Restaurant in Nags Head until his retirement. Mr. Bland was a member of the Edward Christian Church. He was an avid hunter and member of several hunting clubs. On December 23, 1937, Mr. Bland married the former Grace BURRUS, who preceded him in death, September 13, 2001. Survivors include one daughter, Deanna BLAND PITTS and husband, Jim of Colorado Springs, Co.; two sons, Wiley BLAND and wife, Marilyn of Billings, MT and Henry B. "Hank" BLAND of Greenville; half sister, Elizabeth WHIPPLE of Decatur, Ga.; six grandchildren, Wiley BLAND, Jr., Peter BLAND, Zac BLAND, Jeff BLAND, Robin PITTS BARADILLO and Jimmy PITTS, Jr.; and six great grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Irene Ormond Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sat., Nov. 27, 1982
KINSTON: Irene Ormond BLAND, 84, died this morning in the Morehead City Nursing Home. Funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of Garner-Howard Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery, Kinston. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Blair LITTLE. She is survived by her four daughters, Mrs. Edgar GILBERT of Snow Hill, Mrs. Joe ADAMS of New Bern R-2, Mrs. Harry BRINKLEY of Snow Hill, and Mrs. Warren RICHARDSON of Dover R-1; four sons, Norman BLAND of Baltimore, Md., Henry BLAND of Dover, Jack BLAND of Lewisville, Ms., and J. B. BLAND, Jr. of Dover; 25 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Garner-Howard Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and at other times at the home of Mrs. Warren RICHARDSON of Dover Rt-1. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Jack C. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., May 14, 2000
Jack C. BLAND, 60, died Friday. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Epworth community of Craven County. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1966 and had been employed with Exterior Metals in New Bern. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Vanceboro. Burial will be in Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Barbara BLAND; one son, James "Jeb" BLAND of Vanceboro; and one grandson. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 434 Fayetteville Street Mall, Two Hanover Square, Suite 1600, Raleigh, NC 27601 or to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o Carl ANDREWS, P.O. Box 559, Farmville, NC 27828. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Rites Slated for James Frank Bland
Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC, Fri., Oct. 22, 1954
Funeral services for James Frank BLAND of 2109 Queen Street will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Vogler's Chapel and at Epworth Methodist Church in Vanceboro at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Epworth cemetery. The body will lie in state for 30 minutes before the service. Mr. BLAND, 57, died at 8:45 a.m. yesterday at a local hospital. He had been ill for five days. He was born in Vanceboro on May 3, 1897, the son of James and Martha DIXON BLAND. Mr. BLAND came to Winston-Salem about 27 years ago, after serving in the Navy in World War I. He was a salesman here for Southern Insulation Company and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church in Vanceboro. He was married Dec. 22, 1922 to Miss Beulah TILTON. Surviving are his wife; one son, Dr. Delmar E. BLAND of Winston-Salem; one brother, George BLAND of Vanceboro; three half-brothers, Glenn and Raleigh BLAND, both of Greensboro, and Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem; one half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle HUGG of Washington, N.C; and one grandchild. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Funeral Services for James L. Bland
The New Bernian, New Bern, NC, Friday, June 1938
Funeral services for James L. BLAND, 80-year-old prominent resident of Epworth community who died Wednesday, were held from Epworth Methodist church yesterday afternoon by Rev. Henry B. LEWIS. Burial was in the Epworth church cemetery where three weeks prior Mr. BLAND himself supervised the preparation of his own burial place. Death came after a critical illness of one week during which little hope was held out for his recovery. His widow and 14 children and a number of grandchildren survive. Pallbearers were: J. L. PETERSON, Howard and J. W. JOYNER, Woodrow and Ireland BLAND and M. R. BLAND, Jr. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

James L. Bland Dead
The New Bern Tribune, New Bern, NC, Thurs., June 23, 1938
James L. BLAND, prominent resident and former Craven county commissioner, died at the Bland homeplace at Epworth at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was 80 years old last February 4. Father of a large and prosperous family, Mr. BLAND was one of the county's most popular as well as prominent residents and farmers. He had been critically ill for the past week during which little hope was held for his recovery. Funeral services will be held from Epworth Methodist church, of which he was a devoted member, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Henry B. LEWIS, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. A native of Craven county, Mr. Bland resided at Epworth all his life. He was married three times, his first wife being Mrs. Julia DIXON BLAND of Craven County, and his second being Mrs. Martha HUDNELL BLAND of Beaufort county. His widow, who survives, is Mrs. Roxie HARDY BLAND of Pitt county. He is also survived by the following sons and daughters: J. T. BLAND of Greenville, J. H. BLAND of Salisbury, Frank and Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem, George, Glenn, D. R. and Raleigh BLAND, all of Epworth and Vanceboro communities. Billy, Lanier and Richard BLAND of the home place, Mrs. H. B. PITTMAN of Snow Hill, Mrs. Henry HUFF of Vanceboro, and Miss Lois BLAND of Epworth; one brother, Richard BLAND of Kinston; and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah HELLEN, Mrs. Ida ALBRITTON, Miss Ella BLAND, all of Kinston; and a number of grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Jennie A. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., Nov. 12, 1954
VANCEBORO: Mrs. Jennie ATKINSON BLAND, 80, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laurie PATE, near Vanceboro. She was a native of the Epworth community, where she was a member of the Methodist church. Her husband J. C. BLAND, died some time ago. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. PATE of Vanceboro; one son Woodrow BLAND of near Vanceboro; one step-daughter, Mrs. B. C. PETERSON of Vanceboro; two step-sons, J. W. BLAND of Dover and M. R. BLAND of Vanceboro; one brother, Rev. L. J. ATKINSON of Swansboro; one sister, Mrs. W. C. HAENEL of Roanoke, Va.; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Epworth Methodist church. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services to be conducted by the Rev. W. R. CROWDER of Dover and Rev. John BLUE of Epworth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Jesse M. Bland Dead
New Bern Times, New Bern, NC, Fri., April 22, 1938
Following a short funeral service from the home on Oaks road at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning, the remains of Jesse M. BLAND, maintenance supervisor in this district for the State Highway Commission and who died early last Friday morning, were carried to the Epworth Methodist Church, near Vanceboro, where the final service was held and the body interred in the burial ground there. Stricken with a serious heart ailment in March, Mr. BLAND'S condition continued to grow worse until the end came. Active pallbearers at the funeral were: E. W. WATSON of Kinston, J. E. MCCESLEY of Dover, J. L. MILLER of Vanceboro, M. C. MILLER of Ernul, Earl BENDER of Pollocksville, and C. M. WHITE of Cove City. Honorary pallbearers were Roy J. HART, H. H. WESTLY of Washington, J. P. WARREN, E. V. WEBB of Kinston, C. A. DANIELS, D. C. MAY, Leroy PARSONS, George EMERSON of Kinston, George IPOCK, John D. LARKINS of Trenton, Tom W. HAYWOOD, Harry JACOBS, Wilson H. LEE, G. A. BARDEN, T. B. ALLEN of Aurora and Sheriff R. B. LANE. Surviving are his wife, one son, his father and a number of brothers and sisters; his wife, Mrs. Rosa BLAND; Jesse BLAND, his son; J. L. BLAND of Vanceboro, his father; ten brothers, J. T. BLAND of Greenville, J. H. BLAND of Salisbury, J. F. BLAND and B. C. BLAND of Winston-Salem, B. P. BLAND, G. W. BLAND, R. H. BLAND, R. J. BLAND, Jake and Bill BLAND, all of Vanceboro; five sisters, Mrs. H. B. Pittman of Snow Hill, Mrs. Henry HUFF of Vanceboro, Misses Deville, Lois and Jean BLAND of Vanceboro. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Joe B. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Sat., May 20, 1972
Joe Ball BLAND, 74,of Route 2, New Bern, (Spring Garden section) died Friday morning at 4:40 o'clock at Craven County Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from Garner's Funeral Chapel in Kinston by Rev. Rudy SHEPPARD, pastor of Wintergreen Free Will Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Herman ORR, pastor of Spring Garden Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery in Kinston. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Irene ORMOND BLAND; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar GILBERT of Skyesville, Md., Mrs. Joe ADAMS of Route 2, New Bern, Mrs. Harry BRINKLEY of Snow Hill and Mrs. Warren RICHARDSON of Dover; four sons, Norman of Baltimore, Md., Henry of Route 1, Dover; Jack of Millersville, Md., and J. B. (Jack) BLAND, Jr., of Route 1, Dover; a half-sister, Miss Eleanor BROWN of Norfolk, Va.; two half-brothers, Rocky and Leonard BROWN of Dover; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Joe B. Bland Jr. Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., Mar. 17, 2004
DOVER - Joe Ball BLAND Jr., 72, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Joe was a member of Wintergreen Free Will Baptist Church and was a wonderful father and grandfather. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Cotton Funeral Home with the Revs. Neal COX and Mike HUFFMAN officiating. Burial will be held at Wintergreen Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice L. BLAND of the home; two daughters, Cindy B. HUFFMAN and husband, Mike, of New Bern and Gwen B. JENKINS and husband, Ernest, of Cove City; two brothers, Henry BLAND of Dover and Jack BLAND of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Myrtle ADAMS of New Bern, Irene BRINKLEY of Winterville and Iris RICHARDSON of Vanceboro; and four grandchildren, Jason and Jennifer HUFFMAN and Erica and Taylor JENKINs. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of Cotton Funeral Home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

J. T. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Dec. 12, 1944
VANCEBORO, NC - Funeral services were held at the Epworth Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock for J. T. BLAND, 64, a retired construction engineer who died at his home in Greenville Saturday. He had been critically ill for several weeks, following a longer period of ill health. Burial was in the Epworth church cemetery. A native of Vanceboro community, Mr. BLAND was a graduate of Whitsett institute near Greensboro. He became superintendent of the Washington Gas and Electric company in 1905 and manager of the Carolina Gas and Electric company in Kinston in 1924. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mabel BLAND; two sons, Joseph M. BLAND of Ashville and J. Thomas BLAND of the United States Navy; two daughters, Julia Anne BLAND of Greensboro and Sarah Lee BLAND of Greenville. Other survivors are three brothers, J. H. BLAND of Salisbury, George BLAND of Vanceboro and Frank BLAND of Winston-Salem; a sister, Mrs. Henry PITTMAN of Snow Hill; seven half-brothers, R. G. BLAND of Greenville, D. C. BLAND of the army, Dalton BLAND, Jacob Lee, Thomas and William BLAND of Raleigh; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HUFF of Vanceboro, and Miss Lois Jean BLAND of Raleigh. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

John W. Bland Dead
Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA, Sun., Aug. 10, 1958
SYLVANIA, GA. - John W. BLAND, 77, of Sylvania, died Saturday in Screven County Hospital after several weeks illness. He was a farmer and a businessman. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. from the Oak Grove Methodist Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Harold BROOKS and the Rev. R. E. HARVEY officiating. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews, while honorary pallbearers will be the official board of the Oak Grove Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow; three sons, J. B. BLAND of Raleigh, NC, L. T. BLAND of Key West, Fla., and H. F. BLAND of Edwin, NC; three daughters, Mrs. D. E. DICKENSHEETS of Milton, W.Va., Mrs. C. L. GODLEY of Rollin, NC, and Mrs. W. N. WHIPPLE of Gray, Ga.; a step-daughter, Mrs. R. J. MANLEY of Atlanta a half sister, Mrs. Joseph PATES of Dandley, NC; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Thompson Funeral Home of Sylvania is in charge of arrangements. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Death of an Infant
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., July 25, 1941
Epworth - Funeral services were conducted from the home here Monday afternoon for Joseph Allen BLAND, two day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow BLAND. The child passed away early Monday morning. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. LEWIS, Vanceboro Methodist minister, and interment in the Epworth church cemetery followed. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by one brother, Jack BLAND; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie BLAND of the home, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ava JONES of near Ayden. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Joseph H. Bland Dies in Hospital
Salisbury Evening Post, Salisbury, NC, Thurs., Mar. 24, 1949
Joseph House BLAND, 61, of 300 Confederate Avenue, manager of the Salisbury district of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for a number of years and well known civic and church leader died last night in Rowan Memorial Hospital. Mr. BLAND succumbed at 9:10 o'clock following an illness of several months. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. R. A. ELLIS in charge. He will be assisted by Rev. Moultrie MOORE of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Following services here, interment will be in the Salem Cemetery in Winston-Salem. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church, members of the Salisbury Rotary Club and employees of the Salisbury District of the Metropolitan Life Insurance company. The honorary pallbearers are asked to meet Friday at the church at 1:15 o'clock. Mr. BLAND was born in Craven County on September 12, 1887, son of James Lanier BLAND and Julia DIXON BLAND. He was married August 11, 1913, to the former Meta BISSETTE of Spring Hope, who survives. In 1909, Mr. BLAND joined the Metropolitan in Kinston and became manager of the Winston-Salem district when he opened it for the company in 1922. He remained in Winston-Salem until 1931 when he was transferred to New Orleans, La., as district manager. Mr. BLAND came to Salisbury in 1935 as district manager and had made his home here since that time. Mr. BLAND was a member of the Rotary Club, the Masonic order in Winston-Salem, was a active deacon of the First Baptist Church and a former member of the board of trustees. He was for five years president of the Metropolitan Veterans Association, a group with more than 25 years service with the company. In addition to his widow, Mr. BLAND is survived by a son, J. H. BLAND of Columbia, S.C., one grandchild Lillier Rebecca BLAND also of Columbia, one sister, Mrs. Henry HUFF of Washington, N.C. and the following brothers. G. W. BLAND of Vanceboro, J. Frank BLAND of Winston-Salem, Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem, Raleigh H. BLAND and Glenn BLAND, both of Greenville, N.C. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Joseph House Bland, Jr. Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Fri., Aug. 9, 2002
Joseph House BLAND, Jr., of Charlotte, son of the late Joseph BLAND and Mita BISSETTE BLAND of Salisbury, NC, passed away on August 7, 2002 in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was born on May 4, 1924 in Winston Salem and graduated from Boyden High School and Georgia Military Academy. He attended the Citadel and the University of South Carolina. His studies were interrupted by WW-II when he served active duty aboard the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Mr. BLAND graduated with honors from the School of Interior Design in New York City in 1956. He was employed in an executive capacity with Bridges Furniture Company. He later worked as a sales representative throughout the Southeast and established BLAND Realty Company in Charlotte, NC. He was a member of Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, and later First Presbyterian Church, Boone, NC. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his retirement at Little River, SC. Mr. BLAND is survived by his wife, Meredith BRIDGES BLAND of Little River, SC; daughter, Rebecca B. Cunningham of Columbia, SC; granddaughter, Colleen VOWLES of Columbia, SC; grandsons, Patrick J. MCSWEENEY of Candler, NC and Daniel B. MCSWEENEY of Kansas, City, MO; and great grandson, Kenneth VOWLES of Columbia, SC. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2002 at Harry and Bryant Company, "Chapel in the Oaks", 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, with the Reverend Joseph D. ALDRICH, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Leander D. Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Fri., Mar. 12, 1971
Leander Duke BLAND, 78, of 112 East Grainger Avenue died in a local hospital about 10 p.m. Thursday. He was a retired accountant and tobacconist, son of the late Richard E. and Louise Faulkner BLAND of Lenoir County, a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge Number 4-AF and AM and a member of York Rites Bodies, Sudan Temple of the Shrine in New Bern, Queen Street United Methodist Church. He attended Richmond Business College in Richmond, Va. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Garner's Funeral Home. Rev. Harold LEATHERMAN, Methodist, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery with Masonic rites. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mildred Cox BLAND of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Willard ROUSE of Seven Springs Route 1 and Mrs. G. Robert HOUSE of Chesapeake, Virginia, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Harry and Beck BLAND, both of Kinston, one sister, Mrs. Norwood BIZZELL of Kinston. Masons will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Henry and Francis EDWARDS, John TAYLOR, Joe PARADIS Jr., Joe PHARO, Jack PRESTON, E. W. OWENS, Jimmy DAUGHETY, Elbert ROUSE, Larry PRICE, Elmer DAUGHETY and Jimmy TAYLOR. Transcribed by Billy D. BLAND

Death of Infant
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Thurs., Apr. 15, 1926
Leander, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leander D. BLAND, residing near the city, died at 1 a.m. today. The parents are well known. For several weeks the baby suffered successively from pneumonia, measles and double pneumonia, surviving the first two despite a delicate constitution and the severity of the attacks. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow with burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Lemmie Allen BLAND Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Saturday, September 20, 1980
Mrs. Lemmie ALLEN BLAND, 70, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital Friday morning. Her residence was near Cherry Oaks, Greenville. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Elder Marvin E. GARNER and Elder Joe SAWYER. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. BLAND was a native and life- long resident of Greenville. She was a member of Great Swamp Primitive Baptist Church. She was first married to Arthur C. DAIL of Winterville who died in1936. She was later married to R. G. BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Lena B. Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sat., Jan. 27, 1970
Mrs. Lena Bayne BLAND, 83, wife of Harry M. BLAND of 208 West Highland Avenue, died Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from Edwards Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Gordon CONKLIN of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Jane BLAND Preston of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, R. E. BAYNE of Goldsboro and R. G. BAYNE of High Point; one granddaughter; and one great-grandchild. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Funeral for Mrs. Maude Bland
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., May 22, 1961
EDWARD, NC: Funeral services for Mrs. Maude BLAND, 73, who died at her home Saturday night, were conducted from Edwards Christian church Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Rufus WALKER. Interment was in Oakhaven cemetery. Mrs. BLAND was born in the Edward community of Beaufort county, and she was married to John BLAND who died in 1959. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two sons, Leslie T. BLAND of Key West, Fla., and Henry F. BLAND of Nags Head; one daughter, Mrs. Charlie L. GODLEY of Route 2, Aurora; one step-son, J. B. BLAND of Raleigh; one step-daughter, Mrs. Byron DICKENSHEETS of Milton, W. Va., and seven grand children. NOTE: Lenora Maude (TUTEN) BLAND was the second wife of John William BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Leslie Bland is Victim of Auto Wreck
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Monday, March 4, 1929
Leslie BLAND, 19 year old son of Herman BLAND, farmer of the Winterville community, was killed in an automobile accident on the___ ___ ___ ___ between Grifton and Ayden Sunday morning about three o'clock according to information reaching the city today. Coroner E. S. WILLIAMS investigated the accident Sunday morning and the jury returned a verdict that the young man came to his death while driving on the wrong side of the road. The accident happened at a cross roads between Grifton and Ayden. BLAND was going in the direction of Ayden and collided with an automobile occupied by J. O. CANADY and J. VANN both of the Ayden community. The Canady car, it seems, was towing another vehicle to town, and had stopped at the cross roads to turn around. It was while maneuvering the cars to go in the opposite direction that the BLAND car came along and ran into them. The BLAND car is said to have turned over two or three times, catching the driver under it. Young BLAND's head was crushed and his body cut by the impact. A negro occupant of the car escaped uninjured. NOTE: Dashes above indicate that the words were illegible Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Louisa F. Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Monday, April 23, 1956
Mrs. Louisa FAULKNER BLAND, 87, died at her home on Liberty Hill near Kinston about 6 p.m. Sunday following a lengthy illness. She was a widow of R. E. BLAND and a member of the Queen Street Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Leander and Rebecca FAULKNER of Lenoir County. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from Garner's Funeral Home with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. Mark LAWRENCE. She is survived by four sons, L. D., F. B., H. M., and R. W. BLAND, all of Kinston; one daughter, Mrs. M. W. BIZZELL of Kinston; six granddaughters, including Mrs. Willard ROUSE of Moss Hill whom she reared; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jessie WALLACE of Kinston. Active pallbearers will be Jesse W. JACKSON, Harry C. WALLACE, Ed MASSEY, D. B. (Shorty) BELL, Norwood BIZZELL, Jr., and Jack WOOTEN. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Lutha Mae Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Jan. 24, 2001
Lutha Mae BLAND, 84, died Monday at Craven Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cotten Chapel with the Rev. John Ben THOMPSON Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. She is survived by one son, Hartley BLAND, Jr. of Morganton; two daughters, Edith Ann RILEY and Rena REGISTER, both of New Bern; two sisters, Lena BELL and Marie JOYNER, both of Grantsboro; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Cotten Funeral Home. Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland  

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