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Mrs. Titus Carr Dead
Eastern Reflector, February 22, 1882
Mrs. Titus CARR, a very estimable lady of Greene County, died on Wednesday morning, February 8th. She was taken sick on Sunday night, and the announcement of her death on Wednesday was a shock to the community. Mrs. CARR was a daughter of Mrs. Eliza LITTLE, of Pactolus township, this county, and has many relatives and friends here who deeply mourn her said death. She joined the Baptist Church in this place in 1878 and was a zealous and humble Christian. The bereaved relatives and friends have our sympathy.
Mr. Wiley Stancill Dead
Eastern Reflector, May 24, 1882
Mr. Wiley STANCILL, a highly respected citizen of Belvoir township, died very suddenly last night after an illness of only a few hours. He was at the residence of Mr. R.E. MAYO talking when he was stricken with paralysis and died in a short while. Mr. STANCILL was about 60 years old, and has a large number of friends and relatives who regret his death.
Farmville Area Deaths
Eastern Reflector, December 12, 1883
Farmville Items – Dec. 11....Several deaths in this usually healthy vicinity recently. Mr. Needham W. ASKEW, a wealthy citizen; Mr. Sylvester PROCTOR, one of our most thrifty and energetic farmers; also Mr. John B. JOYNER, son of Rev. George JOYNER, was buried in Antioch churchyard, this place on last Tuesday. He was about 23 years of age, and universally beloved and admired for his steady habits, his moral and mental worth. He was a druggist by profession and came to Marlboro, his old home, a few weeks ago to nurse his friend, John BARRETT, through a long illness of typhoid fever. He was taken with the same disease one week before his death and died from paralysis of the heart on Monday, December 3, 1883, at the residence of John T. BARRETT, Esq. He gave his bright and promising young life as a sacrifi9ce on the altar of friendship and human duty and (illegible) in every sense of the word. Peace to his ashes. His honored and grief stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community and of their large circle of friends and relations all over the state. Mr. John BARRETT has had a desperate case of typhoid fever and is slowly convalescing. We have heard that he was highly esteemed at Greenville as he is at home and his many friends will be glad to hear of his probable recovery. Mr. R.L. DAVIS, our boss merchant and business man, has qualified as administrator of Mr. N.W. ASKEW, and gave his bond without trouble for $17,000. This is a great recommendation for a young man who is not old enough to get married nor bald enough to wear a wig.
Moses Barrett Killed
Eastern Reflector, August 27, 1884
We were informed last Friday of another murder in Pitt County. Irvin LANG and Moses BARRETT had a few words at the home of the latter, on the plantation of Mr. L.J. BARRETT, in Farmville township, last Thursday night, when LANG seized an axe and buried it almost up to the eye in the head of BARRETT, killing him almost instantly. From what we can learn the murder was most unprovoked. BARRETT had the reputation of being a quiet, peaceable negro, while LANG is known to be a thief and notoriously bad man for raising rows. As soon as he struck the murderous blow LANG took his departure, and has not been heard from at this writing. We hope he will be caught and will receive just punishment for his crime. The violent taking of human life is becoming too common a thing in Pitt County, and something must be done to put a stop to it. The hanging of one or two parties found guilty would teach others a lesson.
Rev. George Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, September 23, 1885
Rev. George JOYNER, a native of this county, died at his home in Kinston on last Thursday. His remains were brought to Marlboro on Friday for interment. He was a most excellent and devout man and his death is much regretted.
Richard Gay Killed
Eastern Reflector, November 17, 1886
A colored man was killed by a white man at Farmville this county, on Saturday evening. The substance of what information we can gather is that the white man, W.B. FAITHFUL was in a barroom with a crowd of negroes, and while drinking dropped a dollar upon the floor, which was picked up by one of the colored men. Faithful looked around and accused Richard GAY of having his money. Some words passed between them and a fight ensued. GAY was shot dead at the beginning of the fight and FAITHFUL was cut several times in the back and shot through the wrist by some of the negroes standing near. For a while it was though he too had been killed. FAITHFUL’S wounds were dressed Saturday night and on Sunday he was brought to Greenville and placed in jail. Whiskey was at the bottom of the row.
Mrs. Sarah A. Parker Dead
Eastern Reflector, April 18, 1888
On Friday morning, April 15th, after an illness of four months, Mrs. Sarah A. PARKER, wife of the late Jesse S. PARKER, departed this life aged 63 years. Mrs. PARKER was born in Contentnea township this county, but shortly, after her marriage removed to Farmville township, where she resided until about five years ago, when she moved to Greenville. The deceased joined the Free Will Baptist church about forty years ago, and lived a sincere, earnest christian. The remains were interred in the old family burial ground in Farmville township, last Saturday. One son survives Mrs. PARKER, to whom the Reflector extends sympathy.
Capt. L.J. Barrett Dead
Eastern Reflector, July 24, 1889
It is with regret that we chronicle the death of Capt. L.J. BARRETT, of Farmville township, which sad event occurred of last week. The news of his departure came not unexpected to his numerous friends. He had been confined at home, unable to attend to the duties of his farm, many months before the final summons came and called him to his eternal abode. The cause of his death is said to have been disease of the heart. A good and useful man has passed away. He was quite a prominent citizen of our county. No other man in the county doubtless had more personal popularity. He was a man of generous impulses and possessed of strong common sense. He was intelligent, and his opinions were always valued in the community where he lived. A year or two before his death he became united with the Disciples Church at Farmville. We should judge that he was near fifty years of age at his death. He represented Pitt County in the Legislature of the State at two different times since the war. He leaves a wife and a young son to mourn his death, and in their great bereavement they have the sympathies of a host of sorrowing friends.
Capt. L.J. Barrett Obituary
Tarboro Banner, Tarboro, NC, September 4, 1889
L.J. BARRETT, better known as Capt. “Curg” BARRETT, was born near Farmville, Pitt County. NC, June 16, 1839. His boyhood was spent upon the farm. The beginning of the civil war found him pursuing medical studies at the University of Virginia. Forsaking college, he took up arms in defense of his country, having volunteered as a private in the Fourth North Carolina Battalion, where he was soon promoted to captain of his Seventh C.S.A. Cavalry company. He was noted for kindness to his men and bravery of the field. At Blount’s Creek Gen. PETTIGREW complimented him for bravery, and ordered him to withdraw his almost starved and broken down men, and take them out of danger as he had done his “full duty.” At Croatan he captured a company of Federals. His men were the first to dismount and stack arms in the fort. After winning fame in many battles he succumbed to the odds against him. Being taken prisoner and carried to Fort Delaware where he remained eight months. Leaving the prison at the close of the war he returned to his farm. He twice represented Pitt County in the lower house of the State Legislature. The first time as the candidate of the Democratic party; the second as an independent Democrat, opposing the Democratic candidate as being the nominee of a combination and not of the people – the party. He always took an active part in politics being a leader in his community. In 1886 at the earnest solicitation of many friends all over the first district, but against the protest of a few near friends he ran as an independent candidate for Congress against Major L.C. LATHAM, being defeated by a large majority. After this he retired from active public life, spending his last years with his family, suffering for several months with heart trouble of which he died July 17th, last, being fifty years, one month and four days old.
A few years before his death he joined the Disciples Church at Farmville, for which he was an earnest, zealous worker. He died surrounded by the blessings of religion, a kind and devoted husband and father, a true friend and neighbor, leaving a devoted family and sorrowing friends and relatives.
Mrs. H. B. Harris Dead
Eastern Reflector, February 12, 1890
We regret very much to chronicle the death of the wife of Mr. H. B. HARRIS, which occurred at his home in Marlboro on Wednesday of last week. They had been married only about a year. The bereaved husband has our sympathy.
Mrs. Fannie Harris Dead
Eastern Reflector, March 5, 1890
Marlboro has lost one of its sweetest women. Mrs. Fannie HARRIS, wife of H. B. HARRIS, departed this life on Thursday evening, February 6, 1890. She was taken the night before with a severe headache which was soon followed by fits. Dr. MORRILL was immediately sent for but it was beyond his power to relieve her. Nothing could save her. The sufferings she bore were alleviated as far as could be by all that willing hands and hearts could do. But stern fate decreed that her earthly ties must be severed and she quietly fell asleep to awaken in the presence of her heavenly Father. It was hard indeed for Mr. HARRIS to have to give her up. They were united together at Oak Grove church the fourth Sunday in last March and it is inexpressively sad to realize that the days of their union were so few, for they seemed to be perfectly devoted to each other. Their home was one of peace and happiness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George BELCHER and was a member of the Disciples Church. Mr. HARRIS had recently moved to Marlborough and his wife was affectionate and kind to all she met, but the grim messenger invaded their home, and this fair flower was torn away from loving hearts and left them bleeding and sore. She had been saying to some time that she was going to die and on Friday previous to her death she sent for a lady friend to come to her house, who of course went. She took her over the house and showed her how her things were arranged so when necessary they could find her burial suit. She had everything prepared. Her bereaved relatives and friends should take consolation from the bright hope which all who knew her must have in her happy resurrection to life eternal in the last day. Of her it may be truly said a good woman has passed away. Elder Moses MOYE preached her funeral in the Church at Farmville which was followed by “When We Get Home” played on the organ. They she was taken to the cemetery and her youthful form was laid in the silent tomb. Her soul has sped its way to the throne above, there to dwell with the chosen ones of God. T.
Mr. Ivy Fleming Dead
Eastern Reflector, November 12, 1890
Mr. Ivy FLEMING, died at his home near Greenville Saturday night, November 2nd, in his 77th year of apoplexy. Since an attack three years ago his family has detected a gradual but decided failing of the vital forces which somewhat prepared them for the sad parting. For the last 32 years of his life he was a faithful, consistent and leading member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Great Swamp, attending its meetings regularly and taking a prominent part in all its deliberations. A Large family of representative men and women survive him and will be perpetual and lasting monument to his purity of life and Christian character. His host of friends and acquaintances will greatly miss his genial countenance and will long cherish his memory. Z.B.
The Body of the late Rev. Josephus Latham Moved
Eastern Reflector, February 11, 1891
The body of the late Rev. Josephus LATHAM, who died in June, 1889, was last week taken up from the family burial ground and removed to Mount Pleasant and interred just in the rear of the church. This was done at the request of a large number of the Disciples of this State, who wished to have his bogy placed near Mount Pleasant Church and a fitting monument erected to his memory. The Disciples Church never had a more faithful minister than Mr. LATHAM and we are glad this step is taken to perpetuate his memory. A cemetery is to be established at Mount Pleasant and his is the first body to be placed in it. His life and service deserve a handsome monument.
Death of Mr. Sherrod Belcher
Eastern Reflector, April 29, 1891
Farmville – April 27.....Today the village is wrapt in profound sorrow at the sudden yet not unexpected death of one of its oldest and most esteemed citizens, Sherrod BELCHER, Esq. Mr. BELCHER has lived three score and ten years and was always loyal to duty, ever ready to relieve suffering humanity. He was a true and consistent member of the Disciple church here, and was a member of the Masonic Fraternity until the lodge here was suspended. He always seemed to hold good and sacred those principles involving duty toward his Creator and fellowman. But the day before he died, Mr. BELCHER had expressed to one of his young friends to whom he was fondly attached, his willingness to “CROSS over to the other side.” This town and community loses a good citizen, his family a kind and indulgent father and husband.
We extend to the bereaved family the most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. H.
Peter J. Bynum Dead
Greenville Index, March 2, 1894
Mr. Peter J. BYNUM, of Stantonsburg, fell out of his buggy near home from heart disease yesterday and his neck was broken. Mr. BYNUM was raised in the Farmville section, and connected with the best people of the county. He was brother to Mrs. W.R. PARKER of Greenville, Mrs. Henry HARRIS, and John KING of Falkland, and a most excellent man.
Joseph Taylor Dead
Greenville Index, June 1, 1894
Farmville Items---Mr. Jos. TAYLOR died from an overdose of morphine Tuesday. Dr. MORRILL and friends used every effort to save his life, but in vain. Mr. TAYLOR married Mrs. Charles JOYNER several years ago, was about 35 years old and a very industrious man.
Child of Blaney Joyner Dead
Greenville Index, July 27, 1894
Died near Farmville Wednesday, July 25th, Joseph B. JOYNER, only child and son of Blany and Jacky JOYNER, aged about 20 years. The news of this exemplary young man’s death was a shock to his numerous friends in Farmville and Greenville, for he was much beloved wherever known. Great sympathy is expressed for his grief stricken parents, who are greatly beloved by everybody.
Joseph B. Joyner Dead
Greenville Index, August 10, 1894
Farmville – Aug 3....The death of Mr. Joseph B. JOYNER on the 25th of July last of typhoid fever at his father’s home a few miles from Farmville was one of unusual sadness. His sufferings, which had been terrible and prolonged, rendered his condition almost hopeless weeks before the end finally came, and then after a delirium so long he died quietly and peacefully as if falling asleep. The whole of his life had been spent at home until about a year ago when he went to Greenville to continue his studies there. He returned to his home early in the summer apparently to enjoy in quiet happiness among the shades of his loved home, the pleasures of country life, but only to be stricken down, withered away and finally laid to rest in the cheerless earth amid the familiar scenes of his youth. And it seems that death was never more cruel than in this case when fond and loving parents are bereft of an only child, one in whom all their happiness in life was centered. His life while in Greenville was marked by an unusual industry and devotion to his studies, and he performed all duties alike to his own credit and the admiration of his friends and instructors. I feel, as I think upon this subject, that though I should live many years, I can never forget the circumstances of our last meeting in health as he sat in the brilliantly lighted parlor of a near relative among the young people of his acquaintance. And now after the flight of a few weeks in which such a change has been wrought that destiny in its inevitable decree has closed to our view forever a friend greatly beloved, we realize the hopeless inconsistency of human existence and wonder over the strange partiality of death. D.S.M.
Blaney Joyner Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, March 8, 1895
Died, at his home in Farmville township, on March 6, 1894, of consumption Blaney JOYNER aged 63. He was an excellent man, a good neighbor, and highly esteemed. He leaves a widow and no children, his only son having died a few months ago.
Mr. Jacob Joyner dead
Daily Reflector, May 8, 1900
At three o’clock this morning at the home of his son, Mr. O.L. JOYNER, Mr. Jacob JOYNER died of apoplexy. Mr. JOYNER had been in poor health for several months, and was a great sufferer from rheumatism. Sometime in January while hunting in the low grounds of Tar River, he accidentally slipped from a log into a slough, and in the fall broke his leg. Since then he has been unable to walk without his crutches and most of the time he has been confined to his room.
Mr. JOYNER was seventy four years old and was a native of Pitt county. He was kind and indulgent, yet correct and just in all his dealings. He lived life well and full and that strength of character which marks an honest man, was in him a principal virtue. He leaves three sons, O.L. JOYNER, Benj. JOYNER, Dr. C.C. JOYNER and two daughters Mrs. W.J. THIGPEN and Miss Sudie JOYNER. His remains will be interred in the family burying ground near Farmville, Wednesday afternoon, with Masonic honors.
Mrs. Betty Barrett Dead
Daily Reflector, March 5, 1901
Died at her home near Farmville, Pitt Co, Jan 20, 1901, Mrs. Betty BARRETT, wife of E.A. BARRETT passed from earth to Heaven at the age of forty-two years. She was ever ready to minister unto the poor and afflicted, a kind wife and devoted mother. We shall miss her as a friends and neighbor, though God in His wisdom hath seen fit to take her unto himself and release her from the sufferings which she had so patiently endured for several months. She leaves a husband and five children, the youngest four years of age, a large circle of relatives an d friends to mourn their loss. F.B.
Mr. Tom King Dead
Daily Reflector, March 12, 1901
Farmville Ripples – March 5, 1901
The death angel entered the home of our friend, Mr. Tom KING Wednesday night and took for its own, Mrs. KING. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereaved husband and the two sweet little children who mourn their loss and hop their earthly loss may be her eternal gain.
Mrs. Nannie King Dead
Daily Reflector, March 15, 1901
Died on Wednesday morning, March 6th, “the insatiate archer” visited the happy home of Mr. Thomas B. KING, near Farmville, and took from him his beautiful young wife, Nannie. She was 23 years old, and was married in February 1898. She was in the bloom of womanhood, and her unexpected death was quite a shock to her relatives and friends. She leaves two sweet children, the youngest five weeks old. Their wide circle of friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved young husband. May God who is able, give him strength to overcome his untold grief. W.
John H. Tyson Dead
Daily Reflector, March 15, 1901
Died on the morning of February 24, 1901, the angel of death called at the home of Mr. Henry S. TYSON, near Falkland and took from it one of its brightest and most beloved ones – John H. TYSON – a young man of eighteen. John was Mr. TYSON’s oldest son. In his home he was always a kind, dutiful, loving and obedient son. The voices of all who knew him well were “he was a model young man. In September, 1900, he entered the Farmville High School, where he stayed until he was forced to his bed. While in school his kind and jovial manner made for him a warm, steadfast friend of every boy and girl there, while his studiousness won the highest regard of all his teachers, and a school record well worthy of mention. It seems hard for him to have been cut down in the bloom of youth, but God saw fit to lead him into a new world and a better life. The bereaved ones have much sympathy from John’s friends. T.
Mrs. Lou Lang Dead
Daily Reflector, March 29, 1901
Farmville Ripples – March 26, 1901
The death angel has visited out town and claimed for its own Mrs. Lou LANG. Her illness was short, comparatively. Many of her friends and relatives just arrived in time to case the last look upon her living face. About noon Friday, her noble spirit took its flight to try the realities of the world unseen. Her remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground, a few miles in the country Saturday. Our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Mrs. F. M. Dupree Dead
Daily Reflector, November 22, 1901
Mrs. F.M. DUPREE, wife of Mr. F. M. DUPREE, of Farmville, dropped dead Monday. Her only sister, Mrs. Sue ALBRITTON, came to Greenville, leaving her in apparently as good health as usual, but soon after reaching here received a telephone message that Mrs. DUPREE was dead. Deceased was twice married to the husband whom she leaves, the last marriage taking place in August soon after she got a second divorce from her second husband named Visconti. She leaves on son by her first marriage with Mr. DUPREE and two daughters with her marriage by Mr. VISCONTI. The son belongs to the U.S. Navy and is now in the Phillipines.
Mr. W.G. Lang Dead
Eastern Reflector, March 31, 1904
Mr. William G. LANG, one of the oldest and best citizens of this county, died Wednesday night at his home in Farmville. Some weeks ago during the freeze Mr. LANG slipped down and broke his hip and was not able to again leave his bed. Up to last week he was getting on fairly well and there were hopes of his recovery, when other complications developed and hi declined rapidly until the end came. Mr. LANG lived at Farmville many years and for a long time was a prosperous merchant. A few years ago he retired from business and was succeeded by his son,. Mr. W.M. LANG. He was twice married and a widow and five children survive him. All his children, who were by his first marriage are grown. They are Mr. J.A. LANG, of Greenville; Mr. W.M. LANG, of Farmville; Mrs. Frank JOYNER, of Middleburg; Mrs. J.F. JOYNER and Mrs. W.E. MEWBORN, of Kinston. No man in the county was held in higher esteem than Mr. LANG. He was a Christian, and upright man and faithful in every duty. His death is a loss to his town and county.
W. J. Lovitt, Farmville Officer Murdered
Daily Reflector, January 22, 1906
Constable W.J. LOVITT shot while about to serve warrant One negro arrested for the crime and once escaped. Hines dogs do good work. Constable W.J. LOVITT, of Farmville, was shot and killed Saturday night while in the performance of his official duties. Mr. LOVITT has been constable of Farmville township only three weeks, having been appointed by the county commissioners on the first Monday in this month of succeed R.E. BELCHER resigned. The particulars of the tragedy are as follows: Saturday evening about sunset Messrs., John CASE and W.H. SMITH started on a wagon from Farmville to their homes about 5 miles distant. When they reached the cross roads, no quite two miles from Farmville they met several negroes on foot in the road, who refused to get out of the road so the wagon could pass. Mr. CASE told them to get out of the way as they were on foot in the road, who refused to get out of the road so the wagon could pass. Mr. CASE told them to get out of the way as they were on foot, when one of the negroes told him to drive the wagon around, as the road belonged as much to them as anybody had they were not doing to get out of the way. Mr. CASE picked up shovel that was in the wagon and got out to make the negroes give room to pass, Jerry COBB, assisted by Sylvester BARRETT, got the shovel away from Mr.CASE when Mr. SMITH jumped out of the wagon to go to his assistance. COBB broke Mr. SMITH’s arm with the shovel and also struck Mr. CASE, while BARRETT cut Mr. Case’s clothing with a pocket knife. Messrs. CASE and SMITH went back to Farmville for the formers arm to be dressed and while there swore out warrants for COBB and BARRETT, which were placed in the hands of Constable LOVITT. The officer, accompanied by Dr. C.C. JOYNER and Mr. Richard CARR, started out to find the negroes. About a mile beyond where the previous trouble occurred they overtook two negroes in the road. Constable LOVITT jumped off the buggy and ordered the negroes to halt, when one of them shot him, killing him almost instantly. The negroes fled and the body of the dead officer was carried to the home of Mr. Watt PARKER, near the scene of the tragedy. Sunday morning Coroner William fountain went out and held an inquest and Constable LOVITT was buried that afternoon. Mr. W.C. HINES with his bloodhounds, accompanied by Deputy Sheriffs S.O. DUDLEY and R. HYMAN, went out there before day Sunday morning and put the dogs on the trail. The dogs worked the trail finely and Sylvester BARRETT was soon captured. Jerry COBB was also trailed for some time but there had been so much passing about that the dogs lost his track. BARRETT was brought to Greenville and placed in jail.
Mr. Bithel S. Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, March 21, 1910
Miss Alice MOORE received a telegram this morning from Galena, Kansas, announcing the death of her uncle, Mr. Bithel S. MOORE, which occurred Sunday afternoon. Mr. MOORE was about 66 years of age. He left Pitt County for the West some thirty years ago, and by his industry accumulated a large fortune, being a factor in building up the city and section where he located. There are many people now living in Pitt county, on the north side of the river, who remember Mr. MOORE well. He leaves a wife and four children.
R.A. Willoughby Obituary
Daily Reflector, March 25, 1910
Died February 26th – a short sketch of his life
He was born in what is now Beaver Dam township, Pitt county, February 16th, 1835 and was raised on the farm on which he died. Not knowing much about his boyhood life I will say nothing of that, but after he grew to manhood I moved in his neighborhood and he and I became very intimate friends and remained so until his death. He took up the carpenter’s trade and carried on his farm also. He was very industrious and ingenious. He joined the Confederate army Sept 1862 in Co G., 8th NC Regt under Capt E.C. Yellowley and made one of the very best soldiers, remaining in the war until it ended. He was taken prisoner at Cole Harbor June 2nd, 1864 and remained in prison until Feb. 1865.Some time after the close of the war, he put up a work shop at Rochdale and did much repair work, and was the coffin builder of the community. The writer was often called on to help make coffins. He has with my help made many on Sundays. He was so good and kind that he would often let the work go without the cash and in many cases, yes, very many he failed to get his pay. So he gave away considerable of his labor.
Mr. WILLOUGHBY was married in 1867 to Miss Caroline F. COBB, daughter of the late J.C. COBB, and had five children born unto him, four of whom are now living. J.R. and B.P. WILLOUGHBY, Mrs. C.D. SMITH and Mrs. C.L. TYSON. His first wife died in June 1879, and he remained a widower for a year or two, and finding that it was not good to be alone he married Miss Christiana CRAWFORD in 1881 and had three other children born unto him, tow of whom are now living, R.W. WILLOUGHBY and Mrs. C.E. MCLAWHORN. Mr. WILLOUGHBY was a very good and kind neighbor and one of the best citizens. He was a hard worker, and worked as long as he was able and then he stayed around the house and did many little jobs that some of the hands would had to have done. He was one of five of we o’d soldiers that lived on the same road ant the two farthest apart not more than one and a half miles. They were E.S. PARKER, B.F. CRAWFORD, Joab TYSON, R.A. WILLOUGHBY, and T.E. LITTLE. Mr. WILLOUGHBY like the writer, never failed to attend the old soldier’s reunion as long as he was able to be present. When Mr. WILLOUGHBY was taken sick his friends, who were very many, paid all the attention to him that friends could, and there was nothing left undone. He lay speechless for about a week from the time he was first taken on the 16th of February, 1910 and passed quietly away February 26th at the age of 75 years and ten days. I have written the above sketch very briefly and have left out much that might have been said, but decided to let this suffice. Thos. E. LITTLE
Ossie Johnson Killed
Daily Reflector, October 25, 1910
Murderer brought to prison
One colored man kills another at Farmville
Chief of Police T.H. SMITH, of Farmville. today brought Claude VINES, colored here and turned him over to the sheriff, under a commitment without bail from the mayor of Farmville, on the charge of murder. VINES will be sent on to the jail in Kinston to be held there until the next term of Pitt Superior Court. On Saturday night several negroes were in a building together in Farmville. Ossie JOHNSON asked VINES to give him a cigarette. VINES asked another negro to hand him a pistol and pointing the weapon at JOHNSON said “take that” and pulled the trigger. The ball struck JOHNSON in the neck, and he died Monday morning.
Mrs. T. E. Keel Dead
Daily Reflector, January 25, 1912
Farmville – January 23 – Mrs. T.E. KEEL died rather sudden this morning at her home in Farmville of paralysis, with which she was stricken last Saturday. Her remains will be interred in the old Ben May burying ground in Pitt County, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.
Mrs. KEEL was formerly Miss Pennie MAY of Pitt County and is a sister of Mrs. Martha PARROTT of this city and Mr. Ben MAY of Beaufort. She was 48 years of age and is survived by her husband and ten children, besides a number of other relatives.
F. S. Nichols Killed
Daily Reflector, February 10, 1912
Fountain man burned to death--Was locked up in local jail when fire broke out
Town building and market burned--Farmer, under the influence of whiskey, locked up is victim of fire which destroyed town property and market.
Fountain – February 9 – Early this morning fire was discovered in the public market and although the fire alarm was given and the town firefighters readily answered to the call, the element had gathered such strength that both market and town building were totally destroyed. Mr. C.C. BAKER ran the market which was partly covered by insurance. Owing to a peculiar circumstance, F.S. NICHOLS, a farmer of the neighborhood, lost his life in the fire. Yesterday afternoon NICHOLS was badly under the influence of liquor and the policeman, Walter LANGLEY saw the necessity of locking him up more for his own good than anything else.
The general opinion is that the police, in searching him, failed to find all the matches that he had on his person and upon waking late at night for some unknown reason, he fired the contents of the cell. The building was a good structure, two story, the bottom being used for the market and the top as city hall. The cell was on the inside of the hall so as to prevent persons from giving prisoners assistance through the windows. When the fire was first seen it was confined to the hall in and around the cell, and but few, if any, knew that within the cell surrounded by fire, was a man. However, had we all known it, there was no possible way of saving him, as beyond a doubt, he must have been at least unconscious before any one reached the scene. The body when removed was a horrible sight to behold, the feet and arms were burned off.
Mrs. J. T. Thorne Dead
Daily Reflector, March 9, 1912
Many friends here were pained to learn this morning of the death of the wife of Representative John T. THORNE, of Farmville. Mrs. THORNE was formerly Miss Bettie DARDEN, and they had been married but LITTLE over a year. Much sympathy is expressed for Mr. THORNE in his great sorrow.
Linwood Smith Murdered in Farmville
Daily Reflector, March 26, 1912
Second homicide in two months--Colored men and woman lodged in local jail accused of murder. Will SMITH and his wife, Cora, together with Will HARPER, all of them colored were brought to the local jail by Chief of Police SMITH of Farmville. They are accused of the brutal murder in that town of another colored person, an old man, Linwood SMITH. The parties had a misunderstanding last Saturday night, but serious harm had been prevented at the time. On the following Monday, the trouble still brewing, Will SMITH, his wife, Cora, and HARPER, went over to the home of Linwood SMITH and murdered him, cutting his throat and then dragging him to the A.C.L. tracks. However, his body was discovered the following morning and the murderers apprehended by the police. Apparently the plan of concealing the murder by having one of the trains run over the body did not work. The Farmville police is to be commended for their quick in bringing the murderers to bay.
Robert Newton Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, May 30, 1912
Robt. NEWTON, colored, a laborer at the oil mill, dropped dead in front of Davis Bros. Store last Saturday morning. It is supposed that heart failure was the cause.
Roland M. Joyner Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, February 12, 1914
Farmville Boy Tired of Living Kills Himself
A son of Mrs. Fannie L. JOYNER of Farmville, committed suicide in Richmond, VA., Tuesday morning. “Tired of Living” his only excuse. Body arrived here Tuesday night. Funeral conducted Wednesday afternoon. A telegram from Richmond was received here Tuesday about noon stating that Roland M. JOYNER took his life in that city Tuesday morning at 3:30 by shooting himself in the right temple. Mr. JOYNER went to Richmond shortly after Christmas and was taking a business course at Massey’s Business College. The only reason given for the rash act was found on a little piece of paper in his coat pocket which stated, “Tire of living, notify Mrs. Fannie JOYNER, Farmville, NC.” On the same sheet of paper was a list of a few pieces of music. From a Richmond correspondent it seems that JOYNER was in a room alone at the time end was (illegible line) just finished eating a bowl of oyster stew when inmates of the place heard a pistol shot, and upon rushing to his room found him dead upon the bed. His body was prepared for shipment and reached here Tuesday on the midnight train. Mr. Marvin HORTON, of Richmond, coming with the corpse. Messrs. J. Y. MONK, G. M. SHIRLEY, B.A. JOYNER and Dr. Paul E. JONES went from here to Wilson to meet it, where it was transferred to the Norfolk Southern from the A.C.L. The funeral was conducted from the home of his mother on Church Street Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, by Right Rev. John H. GRIFFITH, of the Episcopal Church, of which Mr. JOYNER was a member, assisted by Rev. Francis JOYNER, of Littleton, and the remains placed in the cemetery. A large number of grief stricken relatives and friends were in attendance at the burial, and the floral design was one of beauty. Mr. JOYNER was twenty-three years of age, and was well known throughout this section of the state, as he was a star short stop on the diamond. He is survived by a mother and two brothers and many relatives in this and other sections of the state, most of whom attended the funeral Wednesday. Our entire town and surrounding community deeply sympathize with the grief stricken mother, brothers, and relatives in this sad hour. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Y. MONK, B.O. TURNAGE, W.J. RASBERRY, R.R. NEWTON, D.F. LANG, H.H. MCLEAN, Marvin HORTON, J. O. POLLARD, R.A. BYNUM, Johnnie JOYNER, Harvey TURNAGE and Dr. Paul E. JONES. Among the out of town relatives here to attend the burial were, Mr. Hubert JOYNER, a brother, of Warrenton High School. Mr. & Mrs. W.E. MEWBORN, of Kinston; Rev. Francis JOYNER, of Littleton; Mr. J.A. LANG, of Greenville, and Mr. Marvin HORTON of Richmond, Va.
The Sting of Memory
You have gone from us dear cousin,
And oh, we miss you so!
I am sitting by my window
And as far as I can see
There is the beautiful sky of blue.
How my poor longings stretch away
Beyond the distant view,
Like pleading hands of penitent
Just wishing for you.
I LITTLE thought when last we met in life we two should never (illegible)
Oh, how I wish I could have sooth
And eased your pain,
And to you o’er burdened heart
Brought the smile of gladness back again.
Father, our Father, O silent Heaven,
Bend down to thy desolute son,
In fold him in thy deep embrace,
And forgive him for the sin that he hath done.
Rest, dear one, rest and sleep;
We pray where all is repose and peace,
Your silent grave we deck with fragrant flowers.
Yours has the suffering been;
The memory shall be ours.
Written by Clara JOYNER, Farmville, NC
In remembrance of R.M. JOYNER, February 12, 1914
Mrs. T. H. Smith Near Death
The Farmville Enterprise, February 12, 1914
• Card of Thanks To My Friends:
For the want of strength, I have been unable to express my sincere thanks to all my friends for their kindness shown to me in the dreadful hours through which I have had to pass. I can never know much of what was done and said for my comfort during the burial of my husband, but the array of beautiful flowers, given by friends whom he so faithfully served, will never be forgotten. To learn that the town, with me, morns the loss of their “Chief” is a degree of comfort; but regret and tears do not restore a happy home. (May God bless all who have been brought to sorrow in this and kindred crimes.)
Blame me not, I pray,
If for him I week,
He, too, loved life, home and friends –
But would death with duty meet.
- Mrs. T.H. SMITH
It is with regret that we learn of the serious illness of the mother of our late Chief, T. H. SMITH, who was stricken by the death of her son who was murdered here a few weeks ago. Mrs. SMITH has been confined to her bed ever since her son’s death. Attending physicians report that she is bound soon to follow him to the unknown land.
Mr. L.D. Eagles Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, February 19, 1914
Mr. L.D. EAGLES, of near Falkland, was the victim of a serious accident Tuesday morning which an hour later resulted in his death. He was driving a pair of mules along the public roads, when they in some manner became frightened and dashed off, throwing Mr. EAGLES out with much force. Mr. EAGLES was a successful farmer, an excellent citizen and neighbor, having accumulated much of this world’s goods. He leaves a wife and several children to whom the sympathy of all in extended. The remains were buried in the LANG graveyard near Fountain Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a host of sorrowing relatives and friends. He was forty two years of age.
Death of Mrs. Emma Allen
The Farmville Enterprise, February 19, 1914
It has become my painful duty to write a cousin’s obituary, and by the request of her people I will attempt it. I feel too unworthy to write the life and death of as pure and beautiful character both spiritual and mental life as she has led. On Sunday morning, February 15th, just as the golden sun was rising in a horizon of light, the angel of death entered the home of Mr. G. ALLEN, of near Farmville, and claimed for his own the spirit of his beloved wife and companion, and although all the skilled physicians and loving hands could do to prolong her story with us and ease her suffering, it was of no avail, the Lord had claimed her His own, and rallied her home above where sorrow, sickness and death are not and feared no more, but all is light and love. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.C. VICK, of near Farmville Pitt County, North Carolina, she leaves a sad and heartbroken husband, father and mother, four brothers and sisters, to mourn their loss. (illegible)
Sad and lonely is the household,
Pale in death there love one lies,
She has left her earthly mansion
For a mansion in the skies.
Oh! Father and mother in your home today;
From whence dear ones have gone,
Where joy once reigned sits silence cold –
Dear ones have a home above.
Hid in thy bosom she lies, heeds not the songs of the birds,
Beauty of the blossoms or skies,
Over her grave the green grass soon will loving creek
Out among the daisies and clover.
Written by a cousin.
Death of Mr. Andrew Jones
The Farmville Enterprise, February 19, 1914
The hearts of his host of relatives and friends throughout Pitt and Greene counties were touched with grief Sunday morning when news was received of the death of Mr. Andrew JONES, one of Greene county’s most prosperous farmers. For several days he had been confined to his home with chills and malaria, and about 9:15 Sunday morning he breathed his last. He had been a sufferer of asthma for past few years, which had weakened his physical condition to the extent of his being able to survive from the attack of chills and malaria. His body was placed in the old Edwin PRIDGEN burial ground in Olds township, Greene county. Monday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of grief stricken relatives and sorrowing neighbors and friends. Rev. F. B. MCCALL conducting the funeral services. Mr. JONES was in his fifty-second year. He was a good husband and a fine neighbor and citizen. He was a successful farmer, leaving a large estate in addition to $12,000 life insurance. He is survived by his wife and eight children, four boys and four girls, three brothers and three sisters. To the widow and relatives, the Enterprise joins their host of friends in extending deepest sympathy.
Mr. J. S. Grady Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, March 5, 1914
Mr. J. S. GRADY, a farmer on Mr. R.L. SMITH’S farm near Farmville, died Tuesday night of pneumonia and was buried in LaGrange Thursday. He was a good neighbor and hard worker, was about 60 years of age, and was sick for several weeks. He leaves a wife and several children. It will be remembered that a son of his died about a month ago with same disease. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved family.
Redden A Morgan Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, March 19, 1914
Mr. Redden A MORGAN, who lived at the Dr. BYNUM place near Farmville, died last Sunday after an illness of some time, and was buried Monday in the family burial ground. The service was conducted by Rev. H. E. LANCE of the Methodist church in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Benj. Rasberry Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, April 9, 1914
His many friends in this section will regret to learn of the death of Mr. Benj. RASBERRY, formerly of Greene County, near Lizzie, but since 1878 has been a resident of Lott, Texas. He died March the 4th. It is thought his death was caused mainly from grief, due to the death of his 18 year old daughter last December. He was of a fine family of people and leaves a widow and several children, and lots of relatives to mourn his departure.
Life Sketch of E. A. Moye, Sr.
The Farmville Enterprise, April 16, 1914
(continued from April 2)
Mr. Editor: I closed last week very abruptly, by saying that E.A. MOYE was defeated for the Senate by Jacob MCCOTTER, a very worthy citizen of Grifton. I shall go back a little and tell of his domestic life. He was married in 1867 to Miss Mary EDWARDS of Lenoir county, and I wish to say that few men have a more industrial wife or a more economical one than she was. She was an especially nice house keeper and seemed to love to sweep the floor. She was never very healthy and was unfortunate in bringing up her children, as she lost three as fine boys as the writer ever saw. Mr. MOYE and his wife jointed Corinth church which was situated near their home, and as long as they lived on the farm she always prepared a nice dinner on Third Sundays, and every one attending services at Corinth was invited to take dinner with them. Mr. and Mrs. MOYE were a hospitable couple; were especially deligent to entertain preachers and strangers.
Mr. MOYE had only two brothers at this time – Joel and Moses – and he was ever true to them and they to him. I never knew them to have a dispute, (illegible word) treated the other with utmost respect and courtesy. They were fond of each other and each other’s children. Three more honest, honorable, upwright christian gentlemen would be indeed hard to find; each one was the soul of honor – absolutely truthful and remarkably just. Their father having joined in his old age the Sons of Temperance, each one of these men were sober, in fact for the greater part of their lives tea totalers. They were public spirited men and for the most part and in most things they were in advance of the community in which they lived. This was partly attributed to love for reading. When the Prohibition Bill was up before the people E.A. MOYE, though a politician and a great majority of his party was anti-prohibition, he voted for the bill, and to the dismay of many, he never lost by the vote. People like a brave and courageous man, even when his disagrees with them. He was a remarkable man for making and keeping friends. He was not given to saying harsh things of them even when he thought they had wronged him. He is most things set a worthy example and the more the people follow in his lead the happier the country will be. A.J.M.
Child of Thomas Beaman Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, April 16, 1914
The sympathy of the town and community is extended Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BEAMAN in the death of their little 11 months old son, Thomas Chester, which occurred Thursday afternoon, April 16th. The little one lived only a few days after being taken.
In memory of little Thomas Chester BEAMAN
1. The gates of heaven were opened, His spirit entering; Back to the God who gave it, away from a world of sin.
2. His days on earth were fleeting, Not being quite a year; For his mission was in heaven, Not risking a life down here.
3. Safe in the arms of Jesus, Away from temptation and sin; Had he lived on to maturity, We know not what might have been.
4. Grieve not for him, fond parents, though it seems so hard to bear; He is now an angel Waiting to welcome you there.
5. O, what a sacred privilege! Is accorded to woman and man, to be the parents of angels, in the great divine plan.
6. Let this link but bind you closer To the Savior every day, Strengthen and direct your footsteps, as you journey on your way,
Mrs. W.Y. SWAIN, Henderson, NC April 20, 1914
Sam J. Parker Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, April 24, 1914
Was buried with masonic honors Friday afternoon in Farmville Cemetery. A man with a big heart gone to his reward. Although the death of Mr. Sam J. PARKER was not unexpected to those knowing his condition, it came as a sad blow to Farmville and Pitt County. He had been a sufferer of Brights Disease for many months, having several attacks, but, on account of his weakened physical condition, the last was more than he could endure, and Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. He dropped off to that sleep unawakenable. Mr. PARKER, who was 66 years of age, was born and reared in Farmville township, and never had the least desire to leave his old surroundings, being perfectly contented with things as they came and went. In 1884, he was married to Miss Bettie SMITH, of near Farmville, whose companionship he enjoyed but a short while; she being called to her eternal home just twenty months after their marriage, leaving one little offspring, now Mrs. J.W. WHITEHURST, of Richmond, VA. Mr. PARKER was the senior member of the drug firm of PARKER & NEWTON, and his friendly face will hereafter be greatly missed by everyone, as the life he lived was an inspiration to each with which he came in contact. He was a charter member of Farmville Lodge of Masons, and a senior Warden, and was buried with Masonic honors this (Friday) afternoon assisted by Rev. H.E. LANCE, of the Methodist church, and C.B. MASHBURN, of the Christian Church. Other than one daughter, whose name is above mentioned, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. J. R. NEWTON, with whom he lived, and three brothers, Mr. G. W. PARKER, of Wilmington, and Messrs. J.W. and Jno. T. PARKER, of Farmville, and a niece, Miss Ellen PARKER, of Washington, all of whom were at his bedside during his last hours. The floral designs, contributed by relatives and friends were a lovely collection, and the lowering of his body to mother earth touched the hearts of all witnesses. In the death of Mr. PARKER a man with a big heart and gentle nature has departed from us, and our loss is his gain.
Mrs. Nicey Carr Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, May 14, 1914
At the home of her son in Farmville Wednesday night about 11 o’clock, the aged mother of Mesrs. Dick, Frank, and Fennie CARR and Mrs. Abbie SHEPPERD gave up this life to go home to her reward. She lived to the ripe old age of 79 years. The burial took place Thursday afternoon at the old Carr family burying ground and the funeral was conducted by Rev. C.B. MASHBURN, of the Christian church.
Richard S. Evans Dead
Daily Reflector, June 1, 1907
Mr. Richard S. EVANS Another Excellent Man Called From Earth
Mr. Richard S. EVANS died a little past 2 o'clock, Friday afternoon at his home in south Greenville after an illness of about a week with pneumonia. Mr. EVANS was 39 years of age. He was raised on the farm four miles from town, but came to Greenville not long after the tobacco market was established here and engaged in the warehouse business. He conducted the warehouse for several years and since the building he occupied was destroyed by fire he has been a tobacco buyer and also continued his farming interests. Mr. Evans was a member of the Methodist church and one of its stewards. He was a faithful conscientious Christian and upright man in every walk of life and a good citizen. In December 1897 he married Miss Maggie SMITH and the wife and two little sons survive him. He also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Caroline EVANS, two brothers Messrs L. F. and W. J. EVANS and one sister, Mrs. A. H. CRITCHER. Much sympathy is expressed for all of these sorrowing ones. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at the family burial ground 4 miles west of town leaving the residence here about 1:30 o'clock.
W. F. Burch Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 1, 1907
The funeral of Mr. W. F. BURCH, who died Thursday morning took place at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon. Services were held in Memorial Baptist church by Rev. J. E. AYSCURE, who paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased. At the grave in Cherry Hill cemetery the Odd Fellows burial
service was conducted. Mr. BURCH having been a member of that order. The lodge attended the funeral in a body. The many beautiful floral tributes attested the esteem in which the deceased was held. The lodge pall bearers were, Messrs. D. L. JAMES, R. L. CARR, D. D. OVERTON, T. R. MOORE, J. L. STARKEY, R. C. FLANAGAN, C. D. ROUNTREE, Z. P. VANDYKE. Honorary: Messrs, H. W. WHEDBEE, D. S. SPAIN, W. D. PRUITT, E. B. FICKLEN, C. S. CARR, Ola FORBES, C. T. MUNFORD, J. L. LITTLE.
Death of Samuel Albertus Watkins
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 1, 1907
The remains of Samuel Albertus WATKINS were laid to rest in Farmville cemetery on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Mr. WATKINS came here with his good wife and little son, just a week prior to his death. After traveling for the past two years in Florida, Texas and several western states, seeking some place where he might regain his health. Finally all hope was lost and they journeyed homeward where the last few days were spent in the loving care of Mrs. Alice JOYNER, grandmother and Mrs. Louisa Atkinson KING, mother of Mrs. WATKINS. Mr. WATKINS was a man who had so lived and sacrificed his life for the one he thought his duty to serve as to win the highest respect and esteem from his friends and all who came in contact with him. He was married to Miss Helen Virginia ATKINSON Sept 1902 while occupying a position with the firm of Southgate and Co. of Norfolk, Va. for whom he worked eight years. He was born and raised at Roanoke, Va. and was just beginning the prime of life when his health failed and a quick call was soon followed which took him home to rest from his labors and there to await for the one to come that he so happily spent the few days with while on this earth. His example is a true pattern of Christian manhood for his dear little son to take. May the guarding angel ever keep him and his dear mother from harm and finally bring them to the throne of glory after a true and consecrated life of service on this earth. He united with the Missionary Baptist Church while his life was pure and fresh and was ever a most consecrated member.
Benjamin Atkinson Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Friday, Feb. 9, 1816
Died on the 2nd inst., Benjamin ATKINSON, Esq. of Pitt County, in the 63rd year of his age, one of the most distinguished citizens of that county.
Joseph Brickell Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Mar. 21, 1811
Died in Pitt County, Mr. Joseph BRICKELL.
Allen Bynum Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Oct. 17, 1872
DIED in Pitt Co., N.C., Allen BYNUM, Esq. a worthy citizen died at his residence near Farmville, about 2 weeks since.
Col. Howell Cobb Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Sept. 1, 1815
Died on the 23d ult. in his thirty eighth year, Col. Howell COBB, of Pitt County, whose death was much regretted by all of his neighbors and acquaintances.
Benjamin F. Eborn Dead
The Standard, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 24, 1860
Died in Pitt County on the 13th instant, Benjamin F. EBORN, Esq., aged about 70 years.
George Evans Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., Aug. 31, 1809
Died, in Pitt County, on the 16th instant, after a lingering illness, George EVANS, Esq.., Clerk of Pitt County Court.
George Evans Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 24, 1809
Died in Pitt County on the 16th Inst., of dropsy, George EVANS, a respectable citizen of that county.
Mrs. Comfort Martin Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., June 28, 1810
Died on Monday, the 18th inst., at Greenville, Mrs. Comfort MARTIN, consort of Benjamin MARTIN, Esq., formerly of Newbern.
Jordan Sheppard Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Jan. 10, 1812
Died at Greenville, Pitt County, on the 15th ult., JORDAN SHEPHERD, Esq.,
aged 52 years.
Miss Sarah Tripp Dead
Carolina Centinel, New Bern, NC, Sat., Sept. 2, 1820
Died, at Street's Ferry near Newbern on the 23d ult, Miss Sarah TRIPP, daughter of
Mr. Charles TRIPP of Pitt County, in the 13th year of her age.
Zelotas Evans Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Feb. 10, 1815
Communciation...Died in Greenville, Pitt County on the 26th Dec, Mrs. Z. EVANS, wife of
Richard EVANS, Esq., in the different relations of daughter, wife and mother, she was a blessing to her parents, her husband and her children; she was endowed with all those mild and gentle virtues which constitute the brightest ornament of her sex; and was one of the few women whose eulogy may be written with sincerity and read with the approving testimony of all who knew her.
J. S. Darden Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 24, 1815
Died in Greene County on Oct 21st, age 29, J. S. DARDEN of epidemic sore throat.
Mrs. Elizabeth Yellowley Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, June 7, 1816
Died at Williamston on the 21st Inst., Mrs. Elizabeth YELLOWLEY, consort of Capt. Edward YELLOWLEY, age 44. She leaves a husband and several children.
Lewis Cannon Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 3, 1817
Died in New Bern on Dec. 24th, Lewis CANNON, a young man and merchant of that place.
Mrs. Agnes Latham Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, May 18, 1818
Died at Tranters Creek, Beaufort Co. on the 28th Ult., Agnes LATHAM, wife of James LATHAM, Esq.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, May 29, 1818
Died in Washington, N.C. on 29th ult., Elizabeth, wife of William KENNEDY.
John Moore Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, July 30, 1844
Died in Pitt Co. July 19, John MOORE.
Mrs. Luke Nobles Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 15, 1835
Died in Pitt Co. on Sept.1st, Mrs. Luke NOBLES.
William Flanagan Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Sept. 23, 1872
Died at his residence in Pitt Co., N.C. last week; Mr. William FLANIGAN, an ex-Sheriff of Pitt County.
Allen Bynum Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Oct. 17, 1872
Allen BYNUM, Esq., a worthy citizen died at his residence near Farmville on Sept. 27. He was buried near his father in Wilson County near Stantonburg.
Cornelius Fleming Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Oct. 10, 1872
The New Bern Spectator says, a young negro, Cornelius FLEMING by name, was killed on
Monday last, by being entangled in the running gear while driving Mr. David HOUSE'S gin in Pitt Co., N.C.
O. H. McCluer Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Nov. 28, 1872
Mr. O. H. MCCLUER a citizen of Greenville died suddenly on Saturday night (Nov. 23).
Henry Fleming Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Fri., Jan. 10, 1873
Mr. Henry FLEMMING an old resident of Greenville, died on the Monday before Christmas (Dec. 23)
Calvin Joyner Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, March 23, 1873
Calvin JOYNER, Esq., a highly esteemed citizen of Pitt County and Representative in the General Assembly during session of 1870-71-72, died of typhoid pneumonia at his residence on the 12th Inst.
John Stanley Smith Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Oct. 9, 1873
John Stanley SMITH died at his residence near Greenville on Sept. 20th, of cancer of the stomach.
James A. Taft Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Oct. 9, 1873
James A. TAFT was accidently shot and killed on Sept. 30th at his store, 11 miles below Greenville, by his clerk, Eugene HOLLIDAY.
Richard Blackledge Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Mon., Sept. 2, 1805
Died at the house of John G. BLOUNT, Esq. of Washington, N.C., by a fall from a mule, Richard BLACKLEDGE, Esq., formerly merchant of Tarboro.
Mrs. Sarah R. Wright Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., June 23, 1807
Died at New York, on the 10th, after a painful and lingering illness, which she bore with unparalleled fortitude and resignation, Sarah R. WRIGHT, wife of Mr. Grove WRIGHT, formerly of Pitt County. Mrs. WRIGHT was formerly Miss CASWELL, remarkable for her great beauty and amiable disposition.
Wiley Kennedy Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., Sept. 22, 1808
Died in Orange County, at the house of Hugh McCAWLEY, Esq., Mr. Wiley KENNEDY of Beaufort County, brother to William and John KENNEDY, Esqs.
Stephen Hines Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Thurs., Feb. 28, 1811
Died suddenly, at Mrs. JAMES’S plantation, near south Washington, Mr. Stephen HYNES.
Mrs. Susanah Williams Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., June 28, 1811
Died on Thursday, the 23rd inst., Mrs. Susanah WILLIAMS, wife of Col. James WILLIAMS of Beaufort.
David Smith Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., July 26, 1811
We are informed that a son of Mr. David SMITH of Lenoir County was killed by lightning on Friday last. He was ploughing when he received the shock. His horse was also killed. In addition to this, we understand that two or three persons and as many horses shared the same fate a few days ago in Pitt County.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vines Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Oct. 25, 1811
Died in Newbern, on the 7th, Mrs. Elizabeth VINES, wife of Mr. William VINES of Beaufort County.
Elias Hoell Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Jan. 8, 1818
Died in Beaufort County, Elias HOELL, Esq., Coroner, aged 74 years.
Luke Robeson Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Oct. 23, 1818
Died in Beaufort County, MR. Luke ROBESON.
John Foreman Dead
Raleigh Minerva, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Nov. 20, 1818
Died in Pitt County, on the 3rd inst., Mr. John FOREMAN, aged 63, a wealthy and highly respectable citizen of that county.
Major James Sheppard Dead
North Carolina Journal, Raleigh, NC, Wed. Dec. 22, 1830
Departed this life at his residence, in the vicinity of Greensville, Pitt County, on the 25th ultimo, Major James SHEPPARD, Clerk of the County Court, in the 50th year of his age.
Henry C. Jordan Dead
The North Carolina Standard, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 14, 1859
Died in n this city at the residence of his brother-in-law, A. M. LEWIS Esq., at 8 o'clock AM on Sunday 11th inst., Mr. H.C. JORDAN of Pitt County, NC after a short illness in the 47th year of his age leaving a wife, two children and numerous friends to mourn their irrepurable loss.
Richard H. Lewis Dead
North Carolina Argus, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 31, 1857
Died in Pitt County, on the 19th inst., of consumption, Richard H. LEWIS, Esq., in the 51st year of his age.
Mrs. Margaret Perkins Dead
The Raleigh Standard, April 27, 1859
Died at Pactolus, Pitt County, on the 16th inst., Margaret E. PERKINS, wife of Churchill PERKINS, Esq., aged 51 years.
William Lawrence Perkins Dead
The Raleigh Standard, Aug. 10, 1859
Died in Pitt County, on the 1st inst., MR. William Lawrence PERKINS, aged 38 years, two months and 20 days.
Bryan Grimes, Sr. Dead
The Raleigh Standard, April 11, 1860
Died on the evening of the 17th of March, at quarter past 10 o'clock of apoplexy, on the steamer "Louisiana", on his passage up the Chesapeake Bay, Bryan GRIMES, Sr., of Pitt County, N. C., in the 67th year of his age.
Edward Coward Dead
The Raleigh Standard, Aug. 26, 1863
Died in Greene County, N.C., on the 19th of July, 1863, in the 78th year of his age, Edward COWARD. The deceased lived to a ripe old age, and has been heard to remark on several occasions within the past two years, that he had lived too long, from the fact that he has seen his country in its greatest prosperity, but regretted that he had lived long enough to see it on the verge of ruin and destruction. He leaves two sons, one daughter, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Rev. Louis Meeks Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., Oct. 8, 1872
The Rev. Louis MEEKS, a well known minister of the Free Will Baptist Church, died at his residence in Greene County on the 20th ulto.
Mrs. Ann Williams Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 8, 1883
Mrs. Ann WILLIAMS, wife of Jackson WILLIAMS, who resides about a mile and a half from this place, died very suddenly Monday evening. After cooking dinner she complained of being tired and feeling badly and lay down on the bed to rest. In a short while she was taken with a violent spell of vomiting and died in a few minutes. Mrs. WILLIAMS’ had had two or three chills the past week, but on Monday she said she was feeling better and was almost entirely well. We tender to Mr. WILLIAMS our deepest sympathies in his sore bereavement. Mrs. WILLIAMS was a member of the Methodist Church and was well spoken of by her neighbors.
William Wilson Dead
The Statesville Landmark, Statesville, NC, May 1, 1885
William WILSON, a young farmer of Pitt County met his death in a singular manner on the 22nd ult. He went out hunting, taking his five-year-old boy with him. Returning home, WILSON was standing in the house leaning on his gun and talking to the family while the little boy played with the hammer of the gun. The weapon discharged, the entire load entering William's mouth, tearing away the entire top of his head and causing instant death.
John Kilpatrick Dead
American Advocate, Kinston, NC, Friday, Sept. 21, 1855
At his residence, in Pitt County, on Thursday morning the 18th instant, Mr. John
KILPATRICK aged 50 years. He was a kind and affectionate father and husband, a good
neighbor, an excellent citizen.
Mrs. Elenor Pugh Dead
American Advocate, Kinston, NC, Thurs., Oct. 4, 1855
In Pitt County, on Thursday, 27th ult. of consumption, Mrs. Elenor PUGH, wife of William A. PUGH, she was about 37 years of age. Mrs. P. was a fond and affectionate mother, a devoted wife, a kind neighbor and a true Christian. Her irreparable loss is mourned by a bereaved husband, a child, and a numerous circle of friends.
Mrs. E. C. Carr Dead
American Advocate, Kinston, NC, Thurs., Oct. 4, 1855
In Noxubee County, Miss., on the 12th of September, Mrs. E.C. CARR, wife of Allen CARR,
aged 44 years, 8 months, and 12 days. Mrs. CARR was a native of Lenoir County, North Carolina, and came to this state in 1837. She was an affectionate wife, a fond mother and a kind hospitable neighbor. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and died reposing full confidence in the goodness and mercy of her God and Savior. She has left a kind husband, a large family and many friends to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Virginia Turnage Dead
Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Nov. 14, 1872
Died in Kinston, on the 29th ulto, aged 40 years; Mrs. Virginia TURNAGE, relict of the late S.B.TURNAGE, and a daughter of Reuben WALLACE, Esq.
Mrs. Matilda Ormond Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, July 28, 1847
Died in Hookerton, Greene Co., Matilda ORMOND, age 27, wife of Samuel ORMOND.
Jesse Speight Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, May 21, 1847
Died at Lounds Co., Miss., on the 1st Instant; Sen. Jesse SPEIGHT, age 5_?, US Senator. From Greene Co., NC.
James Harper Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 20, 1844
Died in Greene Co., NC, James HARPER, Legislator.
Samuel Vines Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 6, 1844
Died in Greene Co., on the 17th Instant, Samuel VINES, aged about 60.
Samuel Vines, Esq. Dead
Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 3, 1845
Died. in Greene Co., Samuel VINES, Esq., in the 70th year of his age.
Mrs. Margaret Dail Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Feb. 7, 1878
Died. Snow Hill. Jan. 30, Mrs. Margaret DAIL, wife of John R. DAIL, Esq.
Mrs. William Darden Dead
Raleigh Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, June 18, 1884
Died. Last week, Mrs. William DARDEN of Greene Co.
Mrs. Martha Adams Dead
Raleigh Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 6, 1884
Died. Greene Co., July 15. Mrs. Martha ADAMS, age 67.
Mrs. Maria Best Dead
Wilson Advance, Wilson, NC, , Aug. 29, 1884
Died. Greene Co., Maria, wife of Henry BEST. Age 73, born 1812.
Thomas H. Sugg Dead
Raleigh Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Apr. 22, 1885
Died. Greene Co., Thomas H. SUGG, age 59. He was twice married, first in 1848 and second in 1856.
Michael Hanrahan Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 19, 1816
Died in Beaufort Co., Michael HANRAHAN, a native of Ireland.
Mrs. Nancy Cobb Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 9, 1816
Died in New Bern on July 26, Mrs. Nancy COBB, consort of Major John COBB of Lenoir County.
Joseph Speight Darden Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 24, 1815
Died on Oct. 21st, of Greene Co., age 29 years.
Edward Sanders Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Apr. 28, 1820
Died. Near Snow Hill, Greene Co. in January, Edward SANDERS, blacksmith, in a fit of intemperance.
Mrs. Nancy H. Pope Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Feb. 21, 1812
Died in Greene Co. on the 7th Instant, Mrs. Nancy How POPE, the amiable consort of
John POPE and daughter of the late Rev. Seth SPEIGHT, in the 19th year of her age.
Mrs. Elizabeth Scarborough Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Feb. 5, 1813
Died in Greene Co. on the 15th Instant, Mrs. Elizabeth SCARBROUGH, wife of
David SCARBROUGH and child.
Hymerick Hooker Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 23, 1814
Died on the 13th Instant, Hymerick HOOKER, Esq., of Greene Co.
William A. Caswell Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Dec. 23, 1814
Died in Greene Co., William S. CASWELL, Esq.
Mrs. Mary Sheppard Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, June 21, 1816
Died. Snow Hill, on May 12th, Mrs. Mary Jones SHEPPARD, wife of Major
James G. SHEPPARD. Age 32, leaves 3 children.
Col. Thomas Edwards Murdered
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 13, 1816
Died. On the 23rd Ultimate, Col. Thomas EDWARDS of Greene Co. was shot
dead by one of his negroes, now confined and confessed in jail at Kingston [Kinston].
Walter Hanrahan Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, April 18, 1823
Died at Washington, N.C. on the 7th Inst., Walter HANRAHAN, Esq. He was a native of Ireland, but had been a resident of Washington for upwards of 30 years.
Nathan Nelson Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 3, 1823
Died in the neighborhood of Chocowinity on the 20th ult., Nathan NELSON, age 76.
Richard G. Bright Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Feb. 13, 1824
Died. Greene Co. on 21st Ultimate, Richard G. BRIGHT, Esq., a member of
the House of Commons in our last General Assembly.
Israel Harding Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, May 14, 1824
Died in Beaufort Co. on the 3rd Inst., Israel HARDING.
Luke Leggett Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, June 25, 1824
Died on 9th Inst. Washington Co., Luke LEGGETT.
Cornelius Patrick Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 16, 1824
Died in Beaufort Co. on the 3rd Inst., Cornelius PATRICK, aged 26 years.
Rothias Latham Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 23, 1824
Died in Beaufort Co. suddenly on the 11th Inst., Rothias LATHAM of Beaufort County.
Mrs. Rose Kewell Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 16, 1825
Died in Beaufort County on the 19th ult., Mrs. Rose KEWELL, aged about 63.
William Adams Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 19, 1825
Died in Beaufort County on 31st ult., William ADAMS, age 54.
Lemuel Cherry Dead
Roanoke Advocate, Halifax, NC, April 8, 1830
Died in Beaufort Co. on the 24th ult., Lemuel CHERRY in the 70th year of his age.
Theophilus Harrell Dead
Roanoke Advocate, Halifax, NC, Sept. 15, 1831
Died in Martin Co. on the 5th inst., Theophilus HARRELL.
Alfred C. Eason Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., March 15, 1816
Died in Pitt Co. on Friday last, Alfred C. EASON, only son of Capt. George EASON of said county, aged 19 years.
Thomas Cox Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Jan. 29, 1819
Died on Blount’s Creek on 21st inst., Thomas COX. He leaves 6 sons and 3 daughters.
Caleb Evans Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., Feb. 12, 1819
Died in Washington, N.C. on Tuesday morning last, Caleb EVANS, old and firm Republican.
Mrs. Israel Harding Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., Feb. 12, 1819
Died in Chocowinity District a few days ago, wife of Israel HARDING.
George Langley Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., April 10, 1819
Died in Washington, N.C. on Monday last, George LANGLEY of consumption.
Stephen Langley Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., March 19, 1819
Died in Beaufort Co. on Saturday last, Stephen LANGLEY. He leaves a wife and several children.
Absalom Woolard Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., April 16, 1819
Died in Beaufort Co. on Monday last, Absalom WOOLLARD, aged about 97.
Wallace Guilford Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., June 11, 1819
Died suddenly in Chocowinity a few days since, Wallace GUILFORD, aged about 24 or 25 years.
Miss Holland Stokes Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., July 13, 1819
Died in Washington, N.C. on Friday evening last, after a lingering illness, Miss Holland STOKES, formerly of Greenville.
Major Alexander Latham Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., Nov. 9, 1821
Died Monday night last, at his residence on Tranters Creek, Major Alexander LATHAM.
Alfred Wallace Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., Nov. 16, 1821
Died Tuesday night last, Alfred, son of Wallace ANDREWS, aged about 23.
Joel Dickinson Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., May 30, 1823
Died at St. Augustine, Fla. on the 15th ult., Joel DICKINSON, a native of Connecticut and for many years a resident of Washington, N.C.
Nathan Nelson Dead
American Recorder, Washington, NC, Fri., Sept. 19, 1823
Died in Chocowinity neighborhood last Saturday, Nathan NELSON, age 76.
Mrs. Eurydice Council Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 5, 1828
Died in Edgecombe county, on Sept. 2nd, Mrs. Eurydice COUNCIL. She had been born on August 20, 1727.
William Gay Dead
Tarboro Free Press, Sat., Jan. 27, 1827
Died in Pitt county, on the 23d instant, William GAY, a truly honorable and respected citizen.
Jesse Crisp, Sr. Dead
North Carolina Free Press, Tarboro, NC, Aug. 2, 1831
Died in Edgecombe county, on July 27th, Jesse CRISP, Sr., in his seventy-first year.
Mrs. Mary Futrell Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Feb. 28, 1835
Died in Greene county on February 13th, Mrs. Mary FUTRAL, wife of Thomas FUTRAL, in her thirty-second year.
Mrs. Elizabeth Edmondson Dead
Tarboro Press, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 21, 1843
Died in Pitt County on Nov. 27th, Mrs. Elizabeth EDMONDSON, wife of John EDMONDSON and daughter of the late Kinchen COBB. She left two children.
Benjamin Tyson Dead
Tarboro Press, Wed., Jan. 21, 1846
Died in Pitt county, on the 11th inst., in the 61st year of his age, Benjamin TYSON, Esq., having an affectionate wife and one infant child, with his relations and friends to mourn his loss.
Frozen to Death
Tarboro Press, Wed., Jan. 21, 1846
We are informed that Burrell MATTHEWS and Dennis HOWELL, of Pitt county, were found a few days since about a mile and a half from Flat Swamp meeting house, frozen to death. It is supposed they were both intoxicated.
Lawrence Cherry Dead
Tarboro Press, Wed., Nov. 4, 1846
Died in Martin county, on Saturday last, Lawrence CHERRY, Esq., for many years Chairman of the County Court.
James Bowers Dead
Tarboro Press, Wed., Nov. 4, 1846
Died in Martin county, on Sunday last, Mr. James BOWERS, aged about 30 years.
Mrs. Mary Carr and William Rogers Dead
Tarboro Press, Wed., March 25, 1846
Died in Pitt county, on the 16th inst., Mary CARR, wife of Mr. Jno. CARR, leaving a husband and five children to mourn their loss. Also, on the 18th, Mr. William ROGERS, leaving a tender and kind wife and two small children. The dec’d lived in ¾ of a mile of each other, and died of Bilious Pleurisy. Both of the dec’d were highly respectable, and their loss is greatly regretted.
Mrs. Mary Moreslender Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, June 27, 1849
Died in Pitt Co. near Pactolus on the 19th Inst., Mrs. Mary J. MORESLENDER, aged about 64 years.
Willie Grimes Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, June 22, 1853
Died in Raleigh on the 12th Inst. in the 16th year of his age, Willie, son of Bryan and Olivia GRIMES.
Son of Churchill Perkins Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, Nov. 2, 1843
Died at Pactolus on the 27th Inst., Cotesworth Saunders PERKINS, son of Churchill PERKINS, Esq., aged one year, 11 months and two days.
Urias Elks Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, July 31, 1852
Died in Pitt County on the 22nd Inst., Urias ELKS, aged 96. He was an exemplary member of the Baptist Church for 40 years. He has two brothers and one sister still living in Pitt Co., one aged 92, one 89 and one 86.
Eliakim Patrick Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, Feb. 2, 1853
Died at his residence in Chocowinity on Nov. 24th, after an illness of seven hours, Mr. Eliakim PATRICK, aged 67 years, one month and 10 days.
Edwin Langley Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, June 11, 1851
Died at his fathers residence near Greenville, Edwin LANGLEY, aged 20 years, after one weeks illness.
Mrs. Mary G. Pearce Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, Sept. 17, 1851
Died in Greenville, Pitt Co. on the 9th Inst., Mrs. Mary G. PEARCE, relict of the late Blount PEARCE, aged about 54 years.
Luke Albritton Dead
North State Whig, Washington, NC, Oct. 19, 1853
Died on the 4th Inst. at his residence in Martin Co., Luke ALBRITTON, age 75. He was born in Pitt County and represented Pitt County in the Legislature, in the Commons in 1815 and Senate in 1816. He leaves wife and one child.
Killed By Lightning
The Democratic Banner, Williamston, NC, Aug. 7, 1856
We are called upon the record the death, by lightning, of Noah ROBASON and Thomas COOK. During the rain of Friday they, in company with six other persons, were seated in the piazza of a dwelling some twelve miles in the country, when the lightning struck a corner post, instantly
causing the death of the above-named gentlemen, and stunning two others.
Died Daughter of Frank M. Atkinson
Tarboro Enquirer, Tarboro, NC, Dec. 13, 1873
Died at Hollywood, Pitt Co., on Nov. 25th, Virginia ATKINSON, daughter of Frank M. ATKINSON, aged 8 months and 13 days.
Churchill Perkins Dead
Washington Progress, Washington, NC, Tues., Aug. 2, 1887
Died Wednesday last at the residence of C. W. TAYLOE, Churchill PERKINS. He was a young man of much promise.
J. E. B. May Dead
Wilson Advance, Wilson, NC, Oct. 17, 1884
Died at his residence near Farmville, J. E. B. MAY, from congestive chill.
E. G. Britt Dead
Wilson Advance, Wilson, NC, Jan. 5, 1888
Died. Mr. E. G. BRITT, formerly of Greene Co., for several years a resident of Brazil. He left considerable property to his brother John G. BRITT of Greene Co.
James R. Speight Dead
Wilson Advance, Wilson, NC, Apr. 9, 1891
Died. Near Speight's Bridge, Greene Co., on Saturday night, James R. SPEIGHT, age 80.
Mr. Joab Hemby Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., May 17, 1898
Mr. Joab HEMBY died at 5 o’clock Friday morning at his home in Beaver Dam township. He was one of the county’s best and oldest citizens, being in his eightieth year at the time of his death. At the age of 24 he married Miss Harriet JOYNER, seven children being born to them. Four of these are now living, Messers. William and H. C. HEMBY, Mrs. J. S. SMITH and Mrs. W. H. SMITH. Mr. HEMBY also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. G. LANG and Mrs. Orpha BURNETT. He was well known all over the county and was held in high esteem.
Mrs. Margaret Nichols Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., Jan. 13, 1903
Winterville Items, Jan. 10.....Mrs. Margaret NICHOLS, widow of the late John B. NICHOLS, died suddenly while dining at her home here on the 9th. She leaves four sons and three daughters, respectively, R. L. NICHOLS, I. A. NICHOLS, H. G. NICHOLS, and James NICHOLS of Beaver Dam, Mrs. Dr. C. A. BLOUNT, of Standard, and Miss Nannie NICHOLS and Lee NICHOLS, who are unmarried and lived with her at the time of her death. It can be truthfully said of her that she was a loving mother, a devoted Christian and a good woman. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. W. F. NOBLES, of Nashville.
Mrs. G. W. Hudson Dead
Daily Reflector, May 23, 1906
Died May 19 at Black Jack, Mrs. G. W. HUDSON, from typhoid fever.
James Baker Dead
Daily Reflector, May 23, 1906
Died near Ayden on May 22, James BAKER, age about 38, of pneumonia. He leaves a wife and five children.
Augustus Forbes Dead
Daily Reflector, May 31, 1906
Died May 29 four miles from town, Augustus FORBES, a well to do farmer.
H. G. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector, June 7, 1906
Died June 6th in Carolina township, H. G. NOBLES, after illness of several months. A father, two brothers and three sisters survive.
Mrs. Sallie Hines Died
Daily Reflector, June 12, 1906
Died at Marlboro, Pitt Co. on June 9th, Mrs. Sallie HINES, wife of Robert HINES, age 72 and married for 50 years.
Mrs. Julia A. Edwards Dead
Daily Reflector, Aug. 28, 1906
Died Aug. 22 near Black Jack, Mrs. Julia A. EDWARDS, an old lady. She was buried in the family burying ground.
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Matthews Dead
Daily Reflector, Oct. 22, 1906
Died at Bethel on Oct. 15th, Mrs. Elizabeth L. MATTHEWS, age 71. She left two sons.
Mrs. William Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 22, 1907
Died near Ayden Jan. 18th, Mrs. William WORTHINGTON. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. She leaves a husband and six small children.
Mrs. Zilphia Whitehurst Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., April 10, 1907
Died April 5 near Oakley, Mrs. Zilphia WHITEHURST. She leaves a husband and six children. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Levi Worthington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 28, 1907
Died May 25 near Ayden, Mrs. Levi WORTHINGTON, after a long illness.
Child of Arden Tucker Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., June 1, 1907
Winterville Items....The home of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Tucker has been saddened by the death of their baby. It died Wednesday after a brief illness and was buried Thursday afternoon at the
family burial ground in the country. They have the sympathy of the entire town and community in their loss.
J. W. Porter Dead
Daily Reflector, Oct. 4, 1907
Died Sept. 29 at Cox’s Mill, J. W. PORTER. He was a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Reuben Wall Dead
Daily Reflector, Oct. 18, 1907
Died near Ayden Oct 17, Mrs. Reuben WALL.
Wade W. Owens Dead
Daily Reflector, Nov. 20, 1907
Died Nov. 18 near Fountain, Wade W. OWENS, age about 50, a well to do farmer. He leaves a wife and several children.
Mrs. R. M. Tuton Dead
Daily Reflector, Nov. 22, 1907
Died near Ayden, Nov. 20, Mrs. R. M. TUTON. She was an invalid confined to her bed for a number of years.
Zeb Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Nov. 30, 1907
Died at the County Home on Nov. 29, Zeb BLAND, a one legged man, who recently became an inmate there.
Tom Morris Dead
Daily Reflector, Dec. 3, 1907
Died at Oakley on Nov. 28, Tom MORRIS, of heart trouble. He leaves a wife and several small children.
Wyatt Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Dec. 10, 1907
Died near Ayden on Dec. 5, Wyatt JONES, an honest, industrious hardworking man and useful citizen.
Richard Laughinghouse Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Nov. 4, 1908
SHELMERDINE ITEMS..... Richard LAUGHINGHOUSE, a farmer living near here, died Saturday of appendicitus while being taken to the Washington hospital on a private conveyance. The interment took place Sunday afternoon at the home of G. F. OAKLEY. Quite a number of people from Shelmerdine attended.
John Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Apr. 2, 1908
Cox’s Mill, Apr. 1.....Mr. John MOORE, one of our successful farmers, died last Saturday about one o’clock, and his remains were interred Monday in the family burial ground. He was about 74 years old, was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Salem, and leaves a wife, three daughters, six sons and several grandchildren to mourn his loss.
S. P. Erwin Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat.., May 16, 1908
Mr. S. P. ERWIN, a well known citizen and farmer of Beaver Dam township, died Friday. He was near 70 years old and leaves children and grandchildren. The remains were brought to Greenville today and interred in Cherry Hill cemetery.
Infant of J. T. Smith, Jr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues.., May 26, 1908
Ayden, May 26......The infant child of J. T. SMITH, Jr. who has been sick so long, died Saturday and was buried Sunday in the cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. HOWARD.
Miss Hannah D. Smith Dead
Greenville Daily News, Aug. 9, 1917
Miss Hannah D. SMITH, one of Greenville’s oldest residents, dropped dead suddenly this morning at ten o’clock at the home of her sister, Mrs. M. A. BERNARD on Evans Street. Miss SMITH had been in bad health for a long time, due to advancing old age, but her death was very unexpected. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at five o’clock, in St. Paul’s Episcopal church, and will be conducted by the Rev. George BOATE. The interment will take place in the Episcopal Churchyard.
Benjamin Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, May 11, 1925
Mr. Benjamin T. SMITH died at the home of his son, Mr. Henry C. SMITH, near Greenville this morning at 8:45 o’clock after a few days illness. Funeral services will be conducted from his late home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. M. A. WOOLARD, with interment following in the family burying ground at Mr. Luke MILLS. The services at the grave will be in charge of the Winterville Masonic Lodge. Mr. SMITH was born on October 3, 1852. His wife, who before marriage was Miss Palina EVANS, died in 1908. Mr. SMITH was a member of the Winterville Masonic Lodge, No. 523, and attended its sessions as long as health permitted. He was a member of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church for nearly 60 years. Mr. SMITH was held in high esteem by a host of friends throughout Pitt County. The following sons and daughters survive: Mrs. J. T. ANGE, Orlando, Fla., Mrs. H. J. CORBETT, Micro, Johnston county, Mrs. T. E. CANNON, Winterville; Messers. H. C. SMITH, E. W. SMITH, Charlie SMITH, and John SMITH, all of this county; two brothers, H. B. SMITH and Major SMITH also survive.
Mrs. Margaret C. Bland
The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Sat., Dec. 1, 1990
Mrs. Margaret CUSHING BLAND, 87, homemaker, died Nov. 29, 1990, at home. Funeral is 12:30 p.m. today at Mountlawn Cemetery, Raleigh. Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Peggy FOLGE; stepson, Alton BLAND, Jr. of Pineville. Walker is in charge. Memorials may be made to Animal Protection Society, 1018 Airport Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516; or to South Orange Rescue Squad, 200 Roberson St., Carrboro, NC 27510.
NOTE: Margaret (CUSHING) BLAND was the second wife of Alton Lee BLAND.
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Rites for Miss Rose Bland
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Fri., Aug. 26, 1949
Funeral services for Miss Rose BLAND who died at her home at the corner of Peyton Avenue and Herritage Street at 1 a.m. Friday following several months illness, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, conducted by Rev. E. F. MOSELEY. Burial will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. Miss BLAND, who was an active member of the St. Mary's church and who served with the USO during the past war, is survived by her sister, Mrs. T. R. LEE of Kinston, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Billy COBB, Albert COOPER, McRae LAMB, Bootsie JEFFRESS, H. F. WALTERS and Milam MUZINICH.
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Mrs. J. L. Bland Dead
The Newbernian, New Bern, NC, Fri., July 15, 1927
VANCEBORO - July 14 - Mrs. J. L. BLAND died Tuesday at 11o'clock at her home at Epworth from paralysis. She leaves a husband and four children, Mrs. Henry HUFF, Rawley, Glenn and Clayton BLAND. A large crowd attended the funeral, people going from Bellair, Grifton, Vanceboro, Fort Barnwell. The flowers were beautiful. Mrs. BLAND was one of Epworth's best loved women. The funeral was held from home on Wednesday, and she was buried in the Epworth cemetery. Rev. R. L. TAYLOR officiating."
July 15, 1927. A second entry was made in The Newbernian. "Friends were very much grieved to learn of Mrs. J. L. BLAND's death. Mr. and Mrs. BLAND lived in Vanceboro for a while, and Mrs. BLAND was a good neighbor, a good church worker and community worker. A number from here attended the funeral on Wednesday.
NOTE: A second notice appeared under Vanceboro News and Notes:
Friends were very much grieved to learn of Mrs. J. L. BLAND's death. Mr. And Mrs. BLAND lived in Vanceboro for awhile, and Mrs. BLAND was a good neighbor, a good church worker and community worker. A number from here attended the funeral on Wednesday.
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Rev. Marvin H. Bland Dead
The Sun Journal, New Bern, NC, Wednesday, July 17, 1974
Funeral services for the Rev. Marvin Hartley BLAND, Rt. 6, New Bern, who died Monday will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. fro Woodfield Missionary Baptist Church. He was pastor of that church for eight years. Burial will be in Greenleaf Memorial Park. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Lutha Mae JOYNER BLAND; three daughters, Mrs. Ann RILEY, Mrs. Rena REGISTER and Mrs. Christine IPOCK, all of New Bern; one son, Marvin Hartley BLAND, Jr. of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin LILLEY of Vanceboro and Mrs. James MEEKS of Stokes; two brothers, Leon of Baldwin, Md. and Matt BLAND of Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren. The family will be at the home at Rt. 6, New Bern.
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Mrs. Mary H. Bland Dead
The Sun Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Sept. 23, 1969
VANCEBORO - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary (Mae) HOLLOWELL BLAND, 79, who died Monday, will be held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. from the Epworth Methodist Church by Rev. Bill MCCULLEN with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Keith SAWYER of Vanceboro and Mrs. Robert C. DOBBINS of Richmond, Va.; a son, Allen Baker BLAND of the home; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Matt R. Bland, Jr. Dead
The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA, Sat., May 28, 1994
Matt R. BLAND, Jr. ---Died Friday, May 27, 1994, at 3:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 75, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Vanceboro, N.C. He was a retired Stauffer Chemical Co. employee and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by Father Maynard Hurst. Interment in Green Oaks Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Errel TALBOT BLAND, Baton Rouge; a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Jimmy HELOUIN, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Matt R. BLAND III and Barbara ROOK BLAND, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Mary MEEKS, Greensville, N.C. and Ruby LILLY, Vanceboro, N.C.; a brother, Leon BLAND, Baldwin, Md.; and three grandchildren, Tracy Lynn HELOUIN, James "Jimmy" HELOUIN and Angie Lynn BLAND. Preceded in death by parents, Matt Sr. and Estella BLAND; and two brothers, Heber and Hartley BLAND. He was a member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church.
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Ray Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., April 19, 2009
Mr. Ray BLAND, 77, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 18, 2009. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. BLAND, a native of Craven County, lived most of his life in Greenville. He was raised on Ninth Street and was a graduate of Greenville High School, class of 1949. He attended East Carolina College for two years and left to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his military service, he worked with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for a number of years in Beaufort County. He later worked at Burroughs-Wellcome, retiring in 1990 after 20 years of service. Mr. BLAND was preceded in death by his parents, Raleigh H. and Pherabe BLAND; and sisters, Martha ALCORN and Vilma TEMPLETON. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hazel PAUL BLAND; sons, Tom BLAND, of Raleigh, and Raleigh BLAND and wife Connie, of Greenville; grandchildren, Katie, Spencer and Webster BLAND; and twin brother, McDonald BLAND, of Richmond, Va. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Wilkerson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in honor of his grandson, to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Meredith Bridges Bland Dead
The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC, Sun., July 20, 2008
MYRTLE BEACH - Meredith Bridges BLAND passed away peacefully the morning of Thursday, July 17, 2008, in Myrtle Beach. Born September 27, 1925 in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late James Herbert BRIDGES and Lillier JONES BRIDGES. Mrs. BLAND attended Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C.; St. Mary's School in Raleigh, N.C.; and Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., where she later served as the alumnae president. She devoted her life to her family, friends, and church. As a charter member of the Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., she was an active member of the choir. Her beautiful voice was appreciated by everyone, and she often performed for special occasions. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary Guild, and volunteered for several charitable organizations. In Boone, N.C., she enjoyed her role as Friday Club director for the First Presbyterian Church, and cherished her friendships there. Mrs. BLAND will be remembered for her generosity to family and friends, sense of humor, affectionate nature, love of music, and her strong belief in God. Mrs. BLAND was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph House BLAND, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca CUNNINGHAM of Columbia; her brother, Herbert Conrad BRIDGES of Mooresville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Colleen MCSWEENEY VOWLES and her husband, Ken, of Columbia, Patrick Joseph MCSWEENEY of Duluth, Ga., and Daniel BLAND McSweeney of Charleston; three grandsons, Kenneth, Daniel and Zachary VOWLES; and other relatives and dear friends. To Hazel EULER, Sue RICHARDSON, Katie WASHINGTON, Cassandra JOHNSON, and Martha VALENTINE: the family can never thank you enough for the wonderful care you gave Mrs. BLAND during her last two years of life. You are truly angels on earth. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2008 at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the Monday service from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at Harry & Bryant Company, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. A guest book is available at MyrtleBeachOnline.com. Harry & Bryant Company is assisting the family of Mrs. BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Merlene Wall Bland Dead
The Sun Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Apr. 22, 1987
VANCEBORO - Merlene WALL BLAND, 59, of Box 351, Grifton R-1, Epworth community, died Tuesday at her home. Funeral is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Epworth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg HOWARD officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She is survived by her widower, G. S. "Pug" BLAND; one son, Buster LASSITER of Ayden R-2; three step-sons, John R . BLAND of Springfield, Mass., Jackie E. BLAND of Greenville, Shade A. BLAND of Vanceboro R-2; one daughter, Dorothy L. BELLES of New Bern; one step-daughter, Donna B. GLADSON of Simpson; two brothers, Denton B. WALL of Ayden R-2, Ruben C. WALL of Newport News, Va.; her mother Fronie W. WALL of Ayden R-2; six grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Mrs. BLAND was a native of Clayroot community of Pitt County and she lived in the Epworth community for the past 22 years. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and she graduated from Chicod High School.
NOTE: Merlene (WALL) BLAND was the second wife of Glassco Sterling “Pug” BLAND.
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Mrs. Joseph H. Bland Dead
Salisbury Evening Post, Salisbury, NC, Tues., Aug. 19, 1952
Mrs. Joseph H. BLAND, 57, of 300 Confederate Avenue died suddenly at 9:20 last night at the Rowan Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph H. BLAND, manager of the Salisbury district of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company who preceded her in death in 1949. The former Meta Buissett, she was born in September 1895, the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. T. H. BUISSETT of Spring Hope. She attended Oxford College. Mrs. BLAND was a member of the First Baptist Church and very active in the affairs of the church. She also belonged to the Norena Bridge Club. She is survived by one son, Joseph H. BLAND, Jr. of Charlotte; one sister, Mrs. Herbert BONDURANT of Atlanta, Georgia; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 P.M. in the First Baptist Church. Rev. R. A. ELLIS will officiate. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery in Winston-Salem. The body will remain at Wright's Funeral Home until the hour of services. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Mildred Cox Bland Dead
The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Tues., Dec. 19, 2000
Mildred COX BLAND, 102, a former resident of Kinston, NC, died Dec. 17, 2000. Mrs. BLAND, a native of Kinston, was the daughter of James J. and Jennie COX, and was one of 12 children. She was a retired nurse and had worked at the old Parrot Memorial Hospital in Kinston and had also done private duty nursing. She was a charter member and honorary member of Kinston Chapter 53, Order of Eastern Star and a life member of the Neuse Chapter 347 OES, where she had received her 50-year pin. She was also a honorary member of the following Eastern Star chapters: Greenville 149, Goldsboro 54 and Farmville 146. She was a longtime member of Queen Street Methodist Church, Kinston, and was the widow of Leander Duke BLAND. Survivors include a daughter, G. R. "Jennie" HOUSE of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, George R. HOUSE III of Virginia Beach and Bettye HOUSE of Portsmouth; and man great-and great-great nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Queen Street Methodist Church, Kinston, by Rev. Francis DANIEL. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Queen Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502, or to Neuse Chapter 347, Order of Eastern Star. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth, is handling arrangements.
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Mrs. Mima Parker Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., Sept. 11, 1974
Mrs. Mima Parker BLAND, 78, of Kinston Rt. 3, died Tuesday afternoon in Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of the late Bob BLAND and the daughter of the late George Washington and Martha Jane HARRIS PARKER. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday from Armenia Christian Church, with Rev. Richard ENGLE officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Miss Mamie Ruth DAWSON of the home. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Jarman Funeral Home. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Mrs. Minnie Coral Gabriel Bland Dead
The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Mon., June 30, 1947
Mrs. Minnie Coral GABRIEL BLAND, of Washington, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. P. A. CABELL, 1138 Magnolia Avenue, Larchmont, yesterday morning at 2:05 o'clock following an illness of three weeks. She was a native of Beaufort, N.C., but had lived in Washington for the past six years and came to Norfolk only a week ago. She was a daughter of the late Samuel Willis and Mrs. Sarah M. HASKITT GABRIEL and widow of Claudius Franklin BLAND. She was a member of the First Church, Christ-Scientist (Fifth Church), Washington. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. CABELL, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Gay BLAND, Washington; two sons, R.B. BLAND, Denver, Colo., and C. F. BLAND Jr., Washington, and four grandchildren. Remains will be taken from the Cox Funeral Home, 631 Westover Avenue this morning to Washington, N.C., where funeral services will be conducted at the Paul Funeral Home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the family plot in Oakdale Cemetery. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Rites for Jesse Gay, Sr.
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 23, 1931
FARMVILLE, July 21.....Funeral rites for Jesse GAY Sr., age 78 years, were held from the home on Grimmersburg Street this afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, services being conducted by Rev. A. C. D. NOE of Ayden, a former rector of the local Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. J. Q. BECKWITH, the present rector. Final Masonic honors were accorded Mr. GAY, who was among the pioneers of the Farmville lodge, and the oldest member. Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery. He had been critically ill for three weeks, and his death which occurred at 4:00 Monday morning was not unexpected. Ill health had forced him several years before to give up his occupation as a prominent farmer of this county, and move here. Of a kindly, charitable, and genial nature, it has been said that he never had an enemy thruout his life. Mr. GAY was born in South Carolina, but came to this section at an early age after the War between the States, with his mother, a native of Eastern Carolina, following the death of his father in a northern prison, after being taken prisoner at Fort Fisher by the federal army. He was married in 1878 to Miss Laura PENDER, who preceded him to the grave by eleven years. He was the last member of his immediate family of several brothers and sisters. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Boyd PARKER and Mrs. A. A. STEWART of Wilmington; Mrs. J. A. BURNETTE of Baltimore; Misses Lizzie and Sue GAY of Farmville; a son, Walter C. GAY, and a foster son, Arthur D. GAY, also of Farmville, and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Holland Keel Dead
King’s Weekly, Greenville, NC, Oct. 15, 1897
Carolina township items.....Mrs. Holland KEEL, quite an aged lady, died of cancer last Friday morning. She was a most estimable woman and leaves three children, Mrs. Henry GRAY, Mrs. Henry PEELE, of Martin and Mrs. Ed HOLLIDAY, of Grimesland and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Captain Cleveland Hemby Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., April 20, 1960
Captain Cleveland HEMBY, 74, of Jacksonville, Florida, died at St. Luke’s Hospital at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at Hardage & Sons Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Capt. HEMBY, son of the late Henry Clay and Marrieta BAKER HEMBY, was born in Pitt County and spent his early boyhood in Washington, N.C. He went to sea while very young and became a well-known figure in world shipping. He captained some of the United States largest ships and served in both World Wars. For the last several years Capt. HEMBY made his home in Jacksonville, Fla. where he served in an executive capacity as an active pilot in the St. John’s Pilot Association of the Jacksonville Port of Shipping. He is survived by his wife, Estelle VANDIGRIFF HEMBY, two sisters, Mrs. W. S. MOYE, Sr. of Greenville, and Mrs. Zilphia ROTROFF of Wilson.
D. A. Hinson Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Dec. 18, 1936
Last rites were held for D. A. HINSON, 71, on Monday afternoon at four o’clock, from the Farmville Funeral Home, with Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, Christian minister, in charge. Burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery. Mr. HINSON died Sunday in the Veteran’s Hospital, at Hampton, Va., after a lingering illness. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and was well known and highly respected in this community and in Wilson county. He had been a member of the Farmville Christian Church for 45 years, and was a member of the Junior Order and I.O.O.F. organizations here. Mr. HINSON, who was unmarried, is survived by four sisters:
Mrs. W. T. TUGWELL, Mrs. W. R. ALLEN, Mrs. W. G. CORBETT and Mrs. George BAKER, of Farmville; three brothers, B. F. HINSON, Fortress Monroe, Va.; J. L. HINSON, of Fountain, and W. R. HINSON, Farmville.
Mrs. Louise Wooten Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Dec. 18, 1936
The funeral of Mrs. Louise WOOTEN, 71, well known in the Joyner’s CROSS Roads section, was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W. HUMBLES, on Monday afternoon, at three o’clock, by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister, of Bethel, of which church she had been a member since early girlhood. Burial took place in Maury. Mrs. WOOTEN is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. W. HUMBLES, Farmville; Mrs. W. M. MAY, Maury, and three sons, J. E. WOOTEN, Ayden; R. S. WOOTEN, Danville, Va. and K. L. WOOTEN, Hookerton, and a brother, S. W. MURPHY, Stantonsburg.
Robert Brown Dead
Greenville Daily News, Mon., April 12, 1920
The funeral of the late Robert BROWN, who was murdered by his son, Ashley BROWN, at his home near Greenville last Saturday morning, was held Sunday afternoon at five o’clock. The burial took place at the old family burying ground about three miles from where the deceased lived. The services were conducted by the Rev. Walter PATTEN at the grave under the auspice of Withlacooche Tribe of Improved Order of Red Men of the city. The order left the hall here for the scene of the services at three o’clock in automobiles. The deceased leaves a widow, three daughters, Misses Margaret, Allie Ware and Emily Cobb, and two sons, Henry and Ashley; three brothers, Zeb BROWN of Greenville, Pop BROWN and Ernest BROWN and one sister, Mrs. W. R. WARE, of North Wilkesboro.
Samuel King Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., March 27, 1923
Mr. Samuel KING aged 44 years died Saturday night at his home in Tarboro after a lingering illness of several months. The funeral services were conducted from Calvary church at 11 o’clock Monday morning, interment following in Calvary churchyard. Mr. KING was for several years manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company of Tarboro. A few years ago he gave up that work and went into the insurance and Real Estate business in Connellsville, Pa., where he lived until his health failed him. He is survived by a wife and two boys, Samuel KING and Bruce KING, three brothers, Mr. G. B. KING of Washington, D.C., Mr. Allen KING of Goldsboro and Mr. Cator KING of Falkland and two sisters, Mrs. K. R. KING of Goldsboro and Mrs. J. L. FOUNTAIN, of Raleigh. Mr. KING was well known in Greenville and had a host of friends here who will regret to learn of his death.
William Anderson Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 9, 1933
William ANDERSON, 82, died Saturday night at 7:30 o’clock at his home on Greenville Route one, about seven miles from this city. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. W. S. HARDEN, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this city, followed by burial in the Nobles graveyard on the late Will CLARK farm near Farmville. Mr. ANDERSON’S death was the result of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. Despite his years, Mr. ANDERSON was very active until his recent illness and last year tended his own crop. Sixty-two years ago he married Miss Celia LACY of this county, and ten children were born to this union. Hard work and thrift were among Mr. ANDERSON’S traits and during his lifetime had accumulated sufficient for his old age. He is survived by his widow, two sons, B. F. and A. L. ANDERSON, who reside near the homeplace; and Mrs. Amos JOYNER of Tarboro. Other survivors include 32 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Claudia Tyson Passes
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., July 21, 1939
Final rites for Mrs. Claudia CHERRY TYSON, 86, were conducted Thursday, July 13, at three o’clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Belle ALLEN, near Farmville, by Rev. Gilbert DAVIS, pastor of the Christian Church at Bell Arthur. Her passing was not unexpected as she had been in declining health for several months. She bore her afflictions with patience, believing that God doeth all things for the best. Mrs. TYSON had been a faithful member of Red Oak Church for fifteen years. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Anna Belle ALLEN, Mrs. Lizzie ALLEN, of Farmville, Mrs. Maggie JACKSON, of Nashville, and Mrs. Rosa CLARK, of Greenville; four granddaughters, six grandsons, and a number of great grandchildren to mourn her loss.
Last Rites for W. J. Rollins
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., May 18, 1934
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for William Joseph ROLLINS, 80, highly esteemed Farmville citizen, whose death on Saturday morning, resulted from an illness of several weeks. Rev. C. B. MARSHBURN, pastor of the Christian church, conducted the funeral service and interment was made in the Bethel cemetery, of which place he was a former citizen, although he had resided in Farmville for the past twenty-three years. Mr. ROLLINS spent most of his active life in the lumber business and retiring several years ago on account of ill health. He was a member of the Methodist church, a Mason and charter member of the Farmville Septuagenarian society. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Addie C. HOUSE of Bethel; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie R. SWAIN, Plymouth; Mrs. B. R. FIELDS, Farmville; five sons, Rufus L. ROLLINS, R. LeRoy ROLLINS, Thomas C. ROLLINS, Clifton G. ROLLINS and Melvin W. ROLLINS, all of Farmville.
Edwin S. Strickland Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 4, 1949
Mr. Edwin S. STRICKLAND, 69, died at his home in Bell Arthur Monday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his son, Bruce STRICKLAND, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. L. B. BENNETT, Christian minister of Macclesfield, assisted by Rev. C. J. HARRIS, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville. Burial will be in the Strickland family cemetery. Mr. STRICKLAND was born and spent his entire life farming in the Bell-Arthur community. He was married to the late Minnie JONES, and was a member of the Bell Arthur Christian Church. Surviving are his son; a daughter, Mrs. Sherrod S. SMITH of Hyattsville, Md.; a brother, R. T. STRICKLAND of Bell Arthur; a sister, Mrs. Fannie NICHOLS of Bell Arthur, and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Julia H. Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 4, 1949
Mrs. Julia HARDEE COX, 73, widow of John Marshall COX, died at her home on the New Bern highway near Greenville, Monday night, after several years’ illness. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday at 3 p.m. Rev. W. B. NOBLES and Rev. C. L. PATRICK will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. COX, a native of Pitt County, was a school teacher for several years. Later she was engaged in the mercantile business at Cox’s Mill for 30 years. Surviving are three sons, Uran COX, Walter COX and Johnny COX of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. H. C. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Durwood STANLEY of Pitt County; five brothers, Samuel HARDEE, Jesse HARDEE, Claude HARDEE, and Grover HARDEE of Pitt County, and Fred HARDEE of Beaufort County; two sisters, Mrs. Willie WILSON of Ayden and Mrs. Sophie HARDEE of Greenville; and 15 grandchildren.
Roland B. Parker Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 27, 1950
Funeral services for Roland B. PARKER, 49, who died of a heart attack at El Paso, Texas, last Wednesday, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Farmville Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. Wade A. ALLISON of Wilmington and Rev. E. S. COATES of Farmville will officiate. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Farmville. The family suggests that no flowers be sent. Suggestion has been made that those desiring to send flowers contribute to a scholarship fund to be established shortly. Mr. PARKER was dean of men at the University of North Carolina during World War II.
William O. Sumrell Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 27, 1950
AYDEN---William Oscar (Poss) SUMRELL, 36, died last Saturday morning at Lawson General Hospital at Chambliss, Ga., after several months illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. Joseph SUMRELL, near Ayden, Tuesday at 3 p.m. Rev. R. D. SPENCER, Free Will Baptist minister and Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, Christian minister of Ayden, will officiate. Burial will be in the Ayden cemetery. Survivors are his wife, the former Helen MOORE of Greenville; his mother, Mrs. Joseph SUMRELL of Ayden; one sister, Miss Dorcas SUMRELL of Durham; five brothers, Dalton SUMRELL, Roderick SUMRELL, Joseph SUMRELL, Hay Brooks SUMRELL and Kermit SUMRELL of Ayden.
Mrs. G. V. Campbell Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 8, 1951
Mrs. Mattie POLLARD CAMPBELL, 50, died suddenly at her home, 1709 Smith St. in Greenville, Wednesday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. CAMPBELL, daughter of the late John and Lucy CARSON POLLARD, was born and reared near Greenville, and was married to George V. CAMPBELL March 3, 1918. After her marriage she made her home in Greenville and had been employed at the Greenville Packing Company for the past 20 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Greenville. Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Warren C. JACKSON and Mrs. George H. HARRIS, Jr. of Greenville, Mrs. Jay C. WELLS of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Mrs. Calvin E. BRILEY of Stokes; four sons, Leonard W. CAMPBELL of Greenville, Rct. Jay J. CAMPBELL of Ft. Campbell, Kent., Rct. George V. CAMPBELL Jr. of El Paso, Tex., and Mack P. CAMPBELL of the home.; a brother, Henry H. POLLARD of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Jake ELKS of near Pinetops; eight grandchildren, and six half brothers, Robert SUTTON of Zebulon, Sgt. Leonard G. SUTTON of the U.S. Army, now stationed in Colorado, George W. and Hubert SUTTON of Raleigh, Clifton C. SUTTON of Staunton, Va. and Woodrow W. SUTTON of Greenville.
Simon U. Leggett Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 15, 1950
Mr. Simon U. LEGGETT, 71, died at one o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Esu LEGGETT in Greenville. He had been in declining health for five years. Funeral services were conducted from the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, Dr. H. G. HANEY, minister of the Eighth Street Christian Church, and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. LEGGETT was born in the Tranters Creek community of Beaufort County and lived there all his life until he came to Greenville five years ago to live with his daughter, Mrs. R. C. IPOCK. He had been a farmer and a merchant until his retirement and was a member of the Eighth Street Christian Church. He was married to the former Bettie ROBERSON of Old Ford, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. IPOCK and a son, Esu LEGGETT, both of Greenville and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Dave R. Perkins Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 25, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Della COLTRAIN PERKINS, 79, widow of Dave R. PERKINS of near Stokes, who died at Neuse Forrest Convalescent Home near New Bern at nine o’clock Tuesday morning after several months of illness, were conducted at the home near Stokes this afternoon at three o’clock by the Rev. A. B. AYERS, Primitive Baptist minister of near Williamston, and burial was in the Perkins family cemetery nearby. Mrs. PERKINS was born and reared in Martin County and had lived in Pitt County for forty ears. In 1892 she was married to Dave R. PERKINS, who died in 1924. She was a member of the Robersonville Baptist Church. Surviving are one son, Church L. PERKINS of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. J. R. JAMES of Stokes; a grandson; two brothers, Ira COLTRAIN of Jamesville and James H. COLTRAIN of Williamston; and two sisters, Mrs. Walter MOBLEY and Mrs. A. F. LILLY of Williamston.
Rites For Ivey Lester Allen
Daily Reflector, Wed., Feb. 3, 1960
Mr. Ivey Lester ALLEN, 52, died suddenly in New Bern early Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Wilkerson Chapel Thursday afternoon at two o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Henry MELVIN, pastor of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church will conduct the services. Mr. ALLEN, son of the late John I. and Hattie JOYNER ALLEN, was born and reared near Greenville and attended the Winterville schools. He was a farmer until 1949 and since then he had been a salesman. For the past year he had operated a Jewelry Repair Shop in New Bern. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina JACKSON ALLEN; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Thomas ELLERS of Norfolk, Va., and Misses Carolyn and Janet ALLEN of Greenville; three grandchildren; four brothers, M. T. ALLEN of Russellville, Ark., A. Tyree ALLEN of Rhode Island, John ALLEN Jr. of Calumet, Mass., and Hassell D. ALLEN of Rocky Mt.; three sisters, Mrs. P. G. BLAND and Mrs. Norlina SHAVENDER of Greenville, and Mrs. H. A. GREENE of New Bern.
Richard Williams, Jr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., Aug. 10, 1969
Mr. Richard WILLIAMS, Jr., 64, died in Washington, D.C. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church by the rector, the Rev. Lawrence P. HOUSTON, Jr. assisted by the Rev. W. J. HADDEN, Jr., the associate rector. Burial will be in the Episcopal Church Cemetery. The body will be taken from the home of Mrs. O. L. JOYNER, 200 E. Fourth Street to the Church at the funeral hour. Mr. WILLIAMS, son of the late Richard and Bessie JARVIS WILLIAMS, was a native of Greenville. He was a graduate of Greenville High School and Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia. For a number of years he was employed by the State of North Carolina Highway Commission and for twenty-five years he was a bridge designer with the Unites States Government. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and an army lieutenant during WWII. Surviving are three first cousins: Mrs. O. L. JOYNER Jr. of Greenville, William M. RUSS of Raleigh, and Joseph B. JARVIS, Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., and a aunt, Mrs. J. B. JARVIS of Indianapolis, Ind.
Herbert N. Laughinghouse Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 12, 1969
Mr. Herbert N. LAUGHINGHOUSE, 77, died in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington Monday afternoon at 5:30. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Vanceboro Missionary Baptist Church by the pastor, the Rev. H. V. NELSON, assisted by the Rev. Travis SMITH, Baptist minister of Shelmerdine. Burial will be in the McRoy Cemetery on Maul Swamp Road near Vanceboro. The body will be taken from the Wilkerson Funeral Home to the Church one hour prior to the time of services. Mr. LAUGHINGHOUSE, a native of Craven County, spent all his life in the Vanceboro community and was a member of Maul Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Elmer Earl LAUGHINGHOUSE of Washington; four daughters, Mrs. Oscar BOYD and Mrs. Fred GLADSON Jr., both of Vanceboro, Mrs. Gussie KIRKMAN of Washington, and Mrs. Robert PHILLIPS of Delaware, Maryland; two brothers Armster LAUGHINGHOUSE of Danbury, Conn., and Carsie LAUGHINGHOUSE of Parmele; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Lawrence Oakley Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 15, 1969
Lawrence OAKLEY, 61, of Greenville died Tuesday at !:10 a.m. in a Goldsboro hospital. Mr. OAKLEY was a World War II veteran, serving from August, 1942, until September, 1946. He was a construction employee. Funeral services will he held Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Clark’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lossie Bell ADAMS OAKLEY of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Sherry HADDOCK of Vanceboro and Mrs. Marsha CARTER of Ayden; two sons Lawrence Calvin and Johnny Wayne OAKLEY of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Lula KEEL and Mrs. Nina BRYANT, both of Greenville.
Bruton Manning Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., July 31, 1969
JASPER, Fla.----Bruton MANNING, 59, died Thursday in a local hospital in Jasper, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. MANNING was a native of Pittt County and was a son of the late Bessie and Heber MANNING. He owned and operated the Floridian Restaurant and Manning Electrical Appliance Co., in Jasper. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vivian MANNING of Jasper; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin POWELL of Atlanta and Mrs. Marshal THOMAS of Valdosta, Ga.; one son, Tom of the home; three sisters, Mrs. E. M. WOOLARD of Greenville, Mrs. Sam WRIGHT of Kennett Square, Pa., and Mrs. Larry PITTMAN of Burgaw; one brother, Woodrow MANNING, of Portsmouth, Va.
Heber Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 11, 1959
Mr. Heber HARDEE, 66, died Sunday morning at seven o’clock in Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville after seven weeks of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Wednesday at two o’clock by the Rev. M. D. PARAMORE, Free Will Holiness minister of Grimesland, and burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. HARDEE was born and reared in Pitt County. He served in the U. S. Army in World War I and was a retired farmer and merchant. He had lived near Dillon, S.C. for 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie BAKER HARDEE; five sons, Junius HARDEE of Dillon, S.C., Jimmy G. HARDEE of Woodland, Calif., Highland HARDEE of the U.S. Coast Guard at Rodanthe, Maderia HARDEE of Sumter, S.C. and Jerry HARDEE of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Talley MARTIN of Sumter, S.C, and Hermana HARDEE of the home; and five grandchildren.
T. F. Nelson Dead
Greenville News Leader, Sun., Jan. 24, 1943
T. F. NELSON, 76, died at his home in Leens at 3:20 a.m. yesterday following two years of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon, and burial will follow in the family burial ground near Leens. Mr. NELSON had spent his entire life in the Leens Community and for about 50 years operated a store there. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Parmele. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie CARSON NELSON; four sons, W. T. NELSON of the home, Leighton NELSON of Savannah, Ga., Vernon NELSON of Norfolk, Va., and Bernice NELSON of the U.S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. G. P. BULLOCK, of near Robersonville and Mrs. Jesse Ann BROWN of Bear Grass.
Robert Lee Baker Dead
Greenville News Leader, Feb. 26, 1943
Robert Lee BAKER, 79, died at his home near Fountain at 9:45 o’clock last night after several months illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home at #:30 o’clock this afternoon by the Rev. Father Charles J. GABLE, Catholic Priest of Greenville, and burial will be in the Tugwell cemetery near Toddy. Mr. BAKER was born and reared in Wilson County. He married Miss Della GRIZZARD on Feb. 10, 1891. During their married life they had lived in Ayden, Ballard’s Crossroads, and near Farmville. For the past year they have lived near Fountain. He was a member of the Catholic Church at Ayden. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Robert BAKER of the home, Jasper BAKER and Gordon BAKER of Ayden, and Bennie BAKER of Fountain; one daughter, Mrs. J. L. MANNING of near Ayden; 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Calvin BAKER of near Fountain; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia MORGAN of Greenville.
Funeral Services For Three
Daily Reflector, Tues., Feb. 21, 1950
Mrs. Rosa COWARD SUTTON and Mrs. Loretta SUTTON VENTERS were killed in an automobile accident near Bell’s Fork Monday afternoon. Rose Marie VENTERS, 7, daughter of Mrs. Loretta VENTERS, died at about two o’clock this afternoon in Pitt General Hospital as a result from injuries sustained in the accident. Funeral services for the three will be held from the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at Three o’clock by the Rev. D. J. LITTLE, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Farmville, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. SUTTON was born, reared and spent all her life in Pitt and Craven Counties. She was married to Tom SUTTON in 1918. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Amos, Davis and Heber SUTTON, all of Shelmerdine; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard HOOTS of Shelmerdine and Mrs. Phillip SULLIVAN of near Greenville; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Sam and Bob COWARD of Ayden and Heber COWARD of Vanceboro; and a sister, Mrs. J. D. SMITH of Shelmerdine.
Mrs. VENTERS was born and reared in Pitt County in the Shelmerdine community, and was married to Thomas Earl VENTERS in August 1941. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Diana VENTERS; her father, Tom SUTTON and brothers and sisters mentioned above. Rose Marie VENTERS was a member of the second grade in the Ayden Grammar School. Surviving are her father, a sister, her maternal grandfather, Tom SUTTON, and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Reba VENTERS of near Ayden.
Mrs. Ella Mills Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 10, 1951
Mrs. Ella MILLS, 74, wife of Henry H. MILLS, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital at six o’clock Saturday Morning. She had been in failing health for the past five months and critically ill for a day. Funeral services will be conducted at Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. J. R. DAVIDSON, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern, and burial will be in the churchyard. 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. MILLS, daughter of the late William Johnson and Sallie EDWARDS MILLS, spent all her life in Pitt County and had lived in Greenville for the past year. She was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. She was married to Henry H. MILLS January 16, 1900, who survives with three daughters, Mrs. Harvey EVANS and Mrs. H. W. STOKES of Greenville, and Mrs. Ed BRANCH of near Winterville; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, J. A. MILLS of near Greenville.
John F. Shackleford Dead
Greenville News Leader, Tues., March 9, 1943
John Franklin SHACKLEFORD, 44, died in Tayloe Hospital in Washington, N.C., at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He had been ill for 8 months and in the hospital for four weeks. Funeral arrangements had not been completed late last night. Mr. SHACKLEFORD had spent most of his life in Pitt County and had recently been living near Chapman’s Cross roads. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie WILLIAMS SHACKLEFORD; five sons, Nathan Lewis SHACKLEFORD, of Connel, Washington, John F. Jr., D. B., Vernice Earl, and George R. SHACKLEFORD, all of the home; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. SPEIGHT and Miss Hazel SHACKLEFORD, all of the home, and one brother, A. C. SHACKLEFORD of Blount’s Creek.
Augustas McRoy Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Dec. 22, 1937
Augustas MCROY, 73, died at his home in Vanceboro yesterday afternoon at 2:05, following a severe heart attack Monday night at his home, after several months of declining health. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the late home, conducted by Rev. Henry B. LEWIS, Methodist preacher of Vanceboro. Burial was in the family burying ground on Maul Swamp. Mr. MCROY is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia SPEIGHT MCROY; one son, F. A. MCROY, Vanceboro R.F.D. No. 1; six daughters, Mrs. G. T. MILLER, Vanceboro, Mrs. Willie LEWIS, Beaufort County, Mrs. E. T. DUDLEY, Mrs. Herbert LAUGHINGHOUSE, Mrs. S. H. GATLIN and Mrs. C. B. BERRY, all of near Vanceboro; three brothers, Miles MCROY, Merryman MCROY, George MCROY, all of Chocowinity; one sister, Mrs. Carolina FORNES, of near Vanceboro.
William Harvey Allen Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 6, 1948
William Harvey ALLEN, 74, of 110 Harding Street, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon after an illness of six days. Funeral services were conducted at S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home this afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will Baptist Minister of Greenville, and Rev. R. N. HINNANT, Free Will Baptist minister of Micro. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. ALLEN, son of the late James William and Martha JAMES ALLEN, was born, reared and spent all of his life in the vicinity of Greenville. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and was married to the former Betty Roena FORBES of Pitt County in 1894. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Dewey R. ALLEN of Buffalo, N.Y., Lloyd ALLEN, Carr L. ALLEN, Howard ALLEN and Shelby ALLEN, all of Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. Leon SMITH and Mrs. Wiley CRAWFORD of Greenville, Mrs. John T. LANG of Albany, N.Y., and Mrs. John Ervin WILKERSON of Farmville; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. W. F. EVANS of Flushing, N.Y. and Mrs. I. A. TRIPP of Greenville.
W. J. Turnage Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 17, 1950
Mr. W. J. TURNAGE, 77, died in Pitt General Hospital at 5 o’clock Sunday morning following several weeks illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home by Dr. H. G. HANEY, Christian minister of Greenville. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. TURNAGE was born and reared in Greene County and was the son of the late Alfred and Frances SPEIGHT TURNAGE. He was a salesman, a member of Eighth Street Christian Church, and a resident of Greenville for the past 60 years. In 1906 he was married to Mary T. KING of Greenville, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, W. J. TURNAGE, Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., and John A. TURNAGE of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Louise GILBERTSON of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. W. H. SUGG Jr. of Snow Hill and Mrs. J. A. SHURYN of Rochester, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence TURNAGE of Oakland, Calif. and M. F. TURNAGE of Santa Maria, Calif.
John L. Joyner Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 4, 1950
Funeral services for John Lewis JOYNER, 79, who died at the home of his son, Carey JOYNER, 106 Library Street, at 11:35 o’clock Thursday morning after having suffered a stroke of paralysis four weeks ago, will be conducted at the home at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, and burial will be in the Corey Cemetery near Ayden. The Rev. Ernest H. WILLIAMS, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will officiate. Mr. JOYNER was born, reared, and spent most of his life in the Ayden community. His wife, Mrs. Minnie COX JOYNER, died in 1946. Mr. JOYNER had been living in Greenville for the past seven months. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Ayden. Surviving are two sons, Lloyd L. and Carey A. JOYNER, and a daughter, Mrs. W. Adrian SAVAGE, all of Greenville, and three grandchildren.
Titus Dail Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 30, 1950
Funeral services for Mr. Titus DAIL, 66, who died at his home in Church Road, Va. early Monday morning after a short illness, will be conducted from the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock, and burial will be in the Winterville cemetery. Mr. DAIL, son of the late Thomas and Sarah CANNON DAIL, was born and reared near Winterville and had lived in Greenville for many years, moving to Church Road, Va. in 1945. He was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church near Winterville. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eliza CRIS DAIL; a son, Kenneth R. DAIL of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Chad B. NARRON of Middlesex, N.C., Mrs. George WINGATE of Winterville, Mrs. J. H. UPTON of Grimesland, and Miss Ann DAIL of the home; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Joe R. DAIL of near Bethel, Enos J. DAIL of Greenville, W. Alonza DAIL of Winterville, R. W. DAIL of Nicholls, Ga., and C. L. (Fate) DAIL of Fountain; and two sisters, Mrs. Ben F. SUTTON of McKenney, Va. and Mrs. F. R. MALLARD of Wilmington.
Mrs. Robert J. Cobb Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 24, 1950
Mrs. R. J. COBB (better known as Miss Mollie) 81, died in her sleep early Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth CARTER, 701 E. Fourth Street. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. R. E. HARDAWAY and interment will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Mrs. COBB, daughter of the late Charles D. and Mary SMITH ROUNTREE, was born and reared in Pitt County. She was married to Robert J. COBB in 1886 and moved to Greenville soon after her marriage. Mr. COBB died in 1928. She was a loyal member of the Memorial Baptist Church and was always active in both civic and religious circles until her declining years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irma COBB DUNN and Mrs. Ruth COBB CARTER, both of the home and a son, Cecil COBB of Grifton; three grandchildren, Irma Cobb DUNN ALLEN of near Greenville, Mary Ruth CARTER BONKOSKI, of Arlington, Va., and Jane COBB of Grifton; and two great grandchildren, Judith and Anne ALLEN of near Greenville.
Van C. Fleming Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 12, 1947
Van C. FLEMING, 66, died at his home in Greenville Sunday at 5 p.m. He had been in failing health several years and had been critically ill the past eight days. Funeral services will be held at the home, 115 Second Street, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. by Rev. Robert W. BRADSHAW, pastor of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and Dr. H. G. HANEY, pastor of Eighth Street Christian Church. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Members of the Board of Stewards of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church will be honorary pallbearers. Mr. FLEMING, son of the late Sidney I. and Mary QUINN FLEMING, was born and reared near Greenville in Pitt County, and attended school in Greenville. He operated a store near Greenville many years. He had been an extensive and prominent farmer in the county for the past 45 years. Since 1912, he had been an official at the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Rocky Mount. He was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church, and had been on the Board of Stewards many years. He was a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge, A. F. and A. M., No. 284. He was married to Miss Emmie SMITH on September 2, 1908. Surviving are his wife, a son, Van C. FLEMING, Jr. of Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. William H. TAFT and Mrs. E. Hoover TAFT, Jr. of Greenville, Mrs. Frank KOHLER of Philadelphia and Mrs. Harold W. WELLS Jr. of Wilmington; two sisters, Mrs. Annie WASHINGTON and Mrs. L. B. FLEMING of Greenville; and two brothers, E. I. FLEMING and R. D. FLEMING of Rocky Mount.
John R. Nelson Obituary
The Enterprise, Williamston, Martin Co., NC, Fri., Sept.5, 1930.
Aged Civil War Veteran Dies in This County
John R. NELSON Laid to Rest Near Robersonville Last Friday Afternoon:
Mr. John R. NELSON, 87 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James ROSS, in Robersonville, early last Thursday morning following an illness of several months' duration. In spite of poor health, Mr. NELSON was fairly active about his home, near Robersonville, until a few weeks ago when he went to live with his daughter. In his death the fast-fading Gray Line in this county is narrowed down to four, Mr. NELSON being older than any member of the remaining group. Up until shortly before the end, the age Civil War Veteran displayed a spirit that characterized a beautiful and noble life. Patiently and without murmur he awaited death. It was in the early part of the war that Mr. NELSON, then a young man of only 18 years, volunteered for service in the Southern Armies, and it was in Company E of the North Carolina Regiment that he faced his first duties as a drummer. Only a few months passed however, when he placed aside his drum to shoulder one of the heavy muckets common to the soldier of that day. Wounded in the arm in a battle near Kinston, Mr. NELSON was forced from service for a while, but he was back with the active troops before the close and took part in the last fight at
Bennettsville,* near Greensboro. His experiences and hardships during the struggle would, no doubt, require countless pages, but they were behind and his started his homeward journey to start life anew. Takiing the plow handles, he accepted his part in the reconstruction readily, and during his life as a farmer he firmly established a warm friendship with his fellowman. Mr. NELSON married Miss Agnes Moore,* who lived near Flat Swamp Church, on November 24, 1870. They raised 11 children. Mrs. NELSON died only a few years ago. The children are Mrs. Lydia COBURN, Blackstone, Va.; Bob NELSON, Grifton; Charlie and Sam NELSON of Newport News; Ollie NELSON, Williamston; Mrs. Nannie COBURN, Mrs. Fannie ALFORD, and Mrs. Hattie ROSS, of Robersonville; Luther, Parmele; and Heber NELSON, of Robersonville. There are 40 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held in the Robersonville Primitive Baptist Church, of which he had long been an ardent and faithful member, last Friday afternoon by Elders ROGERSON and COWIN. Interment was made in the family plot on the home farm, where he had lived all his life."
* Note : His wife's name is incorrect. Agnes was, before her marriage, Nancy Agnes Rebecca ANDREWS, dau. of Wallace ANDREWS and Nancy CHANCE of Martin Co., NC, as proven by Bible records. Contributed by Elizabeth ROSS
Mrs. John Q. Adams Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Dec. 16, 1950
Mrs. Maggie MILLS ADAMS, 73, died at 5:10 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Larry H. HARDEE, near Farmville, after several years of failing health and three weeks of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at three o’clock by the Rev. Ralph JOHNSON, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Greenville, and burial will be in the Mills Family cemetery near Black Jack. Mrs. ADAMS was a native of Pitt County and had spent most of her life here. She was the daughter of the late Nabe and Martha HARDEE MILLS and was married to John Q. ADAMS in 1903. He died in 1926. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Larry HARDEE; five sons, Ellis ADAMS and Jack ADAMS of Cox’s Mill, and Sam ADAMS, Jule ADAMS and John ADAMS Jr., all of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marcellus PAGE of near Greenville; and two brothers, Ed MILLS and Nabe MILLS of Chicod.
Louis A. Hardee, Sr. Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Nov. 25, 1950
Mr. Louis A. HARDEE, Sr., 58, of near Grimesland, died at Duke Hospital in Durham Saturday morning at 4:20 following two weeks of illness. Funeral arrangements arte incomplete. Mr. HARDEE was a native of Pitt County and spent most of his life in the Winterville, Greenville and Grimesland communities. He was a farmer all his life and was married to Betty MILLS in 1919. Surviving are his wife; a son, Louis A. HARDEE, Jr. of near Washington; four daughters, Mrs. Will WAINRIGHT of Belvoir, Miss Essie HARDEE of the home, Mrs. James CRISP of near Washington, and Mrs. Leo SUTTON of LaGrange; 17 grandchildren; two brothers, Marshall HARDEE of Greenville and Francis HARDEE of Kinston; and two sisters, Mrs. Duck JOLLY and Mrs. Annie TRIPP, both of Ayden.
Prince A. Burroughs Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 9, 1948
Mr. Prince A. BURROUGHS, 65, died at his home near Greenville and near the Community Chapel Sunday night at 9:50. He suffered a heart attack Friday morning and had been critically ill since then. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapman’s Chapel Methodist Church near Calico Crossroads Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. W. R. CROWDER, the pastor. Burial will be in the churchyard. The body will remain at S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home until an hour prior to the time of services. Mr. BURROUGHS was born in Stanly County. He came to Pitt County as a small boy and lived here ever since. He was a farmer and a member of Chapman’s Chapel Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary ADAMS BURROUGHS; two sons, Atlas BURROUGHS of near Calico and Cedric BURROUGHS of the home; five daughters, Mrs. J. G. HADDOCK of Calico, Mrs. J. T. ROBINSON Jr. of near Ayden, Mrs. Herbert EDWARDS of Greenville, and Joanne BURROUGHS of the home; five grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Harvey MOORE of Chocowinity; and three half-brothers, Herbert BURROUGHS of New Bern, Crawford BURROUGHS of Wilmington, and Boss BURROUGHS of Cherry Point.
Hubert Jackson Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Dec. 16, 1950
Hubert (Jack) JACKSON, 49, died at Eastern N.C. Sanitorium, Wilson on Friday. Mr. JACKSON was born and reared in Pitt County. He was the son of Mrs. Mattie JACKSON and the late J. F. JACKSON. For the last eight years he has made his home in Greenville. He served four years with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Greenville. Funeral services will be conducted at the Presbyterian Church Sunday at 3 p.m. The body will remain at the Greenville Funeral Home until an hour prior to services. Rev. Leonard TOPPING, assisted by the Rev. D. J. WINDHAM, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Verna WILLIAMS JACKSON of the home; his mother; four daughters, Mrs. Seth MORGAN, Snow Hill, Hazel, Belva and Barbara Ann of the home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mack ALLEN, Ayden, and Mrs. William CANNON, Winterville; three brothers, Wilbur JACKSON of Winterville, Allen JACKSON of Hutchinson, Kansas, Johnnie JACKSON of Pensacola, Fla.
Guy T. Evans Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 26, 1948
Guy T. EVANS, 73, died in Pitt General Hospital at 2:50 p.m. Sunday after several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home, 1501 Dickinson Avenue, at 10 a.m. Tuesday by his pastor, Dr. H. G. HANEY, of Eighth Street Christian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. EVANS, son of the late Amos and Hattie HILL EVANS, was born and reared near Greenville and had lived in Greenville for the past 35 years. He was a rural mail carrier and retired in 1934. He had also engaged in farming. With his brother-in-law, the late Louis B. GARRIS, he formed the Garris-Evans Lumber Company in 1920. At the time of his death, he was vice-president of the organization. He was a member of the eighth Street Christian Church and had served as a deacon. He was married to Penelope Plato GARRIS of Ayden, who survives. Mr. and Mrs. EVANS celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary last January 9. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence A. MOYE of Maury; three sons, Guy C., David A. and Plato G. EVANS of Greenville; 10 grandchildren and a brother, Godfrey A. EVANS of Greenville.
Robert Lee Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 6, 1950
Robert Lee HARDEE, 34, died about six o’clock Sunday afternoon a few minutes after apparently accidently shooting himself at his home near Venter’s Crossroads. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. F. A. JULIAN, Jehovah Witness miniter of Greenville, and burial will be in the Hardee family cemetery near Venter’s Crossroads. Mr. HARDEE spent all his life in the Venter’s Crossroads community and attended Ayden schools. He was the son of Mrs. Eva H. HARDEE and the late George W. HARDEE. Surviving are his mother; six brothers, F. Jasper HARDEE, L. Jerome HARDEE, Leroy HARDEE, W. Eugene HARDEE, J. B. HARDEE, and George W. HARDEE, Jr., all of Venter’s Crossroads; and three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice H. STOKES of near Greenville, Mrs. Larry HUDSON of Hudson’s Crossroads, and Mrs. Bernice BRAXTON of Ayden.
George W. Harrington Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 23, 1950
Mr. George W. HARRINGTON, 72, died in his sleep early today after apparently suffering a heart attack at the home of his son, J. D. HARRINGTON, in Ayden. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. R. N. HINNANT, Free Will Baptist minister of Micro. Burial will be in the Winterville cemetery. Mr. HARRINGTON, son of the late Joab and Priscilla FLAKE HARRINGTON, spent all his life in Pitt county. He was a farmer until about 10 years ago when declining health forced his retirement. His wife, the former Alice MOYE, died in 1944, and he had made his home since then with his son. He was the oldest surviving member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are a son; three daughters, Mrs. J. E. BREWER of Greenville, Mrs. Willie E. BELL of Belvoir and Mrs. W. R. BAKER of Bethel; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Wyatt MEEKS of Greenville.
Mrs. Amos J. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., May 23, 1950
Mrs. Lida SUMRELL STOCKS, 59, wife of Amos J. STOCKS, died at her home in Greenville at 8 a.m. today after about six months’ illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev. J. A. NEILSON, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. STOCKS, daughter of the late Edward W. and Martha E. SUMRELL, was born in Lenoir county. She was married to Mr. STOCKS in 1912, and they had lived in Greenville since that time. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. J. W. COBB, Mrs. Durwood STOKES and Carole STOCKS, all of Greenville; three sons, Mervin E. STOCKS of Alexandria, Va., Graham L. STOCKS of Marietta, Ga., and W. C. STOCKS of Greenville; six grandchildren; her stepmother, Mrs. Emma P. SUMRELL of Raleigh; two brothers, H. C. SUMRELL of Kinston and Eugene SUMRELL of New Bern; and two sisters, Mrs. R. A. BRADSHAW of Kinston and Mrs. M. R. BEANE of Greenville.
William O. Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 13, 1950
William Oscar SMITH, 67, well known resident and farmer of Washington Rt. 1, died at his home near Washington at 7:15 a.m. today. He had been in failing health for several months and critically ill for the past several days. He was a native of Pitt county, but had spent most of his life in Beaufort county. He was the son of the late Lewis and Mary MILLS SMITH. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Maggie SWAIN SMITH, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Johnnie CRISP, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. by the Rev. L. C. MORRIS, assisted by the Rev. L. L. REEDER. Burial will follow in the family cemetery near the home. Members of the CBH Lodge will furnish pallbearers and have charge of the graveside rites.
Mrs. Salome Powell Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Aug. 13, 1948
Mrs. Salome WILSON POWELL, 77, widow of E. E. POWELL, died Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. H. CONLEY, 2309 East Fifth Street, after being critically ill several months. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mrs. CONLEY Saturday morning at 10 o’clock by Dr. H. G. HANEY, pastor of Eighth Street Christian Church, assisted by Rev. Perry CASE, Christian minister of Wilson. Burial will be in the Williamston cemetery. Mrs. POWELL, a native of Williamston, spent all her married life in Grifton. Her husband died in 1932. Since 1936, she had made her home with her daughter in Greenville. She was a member of the Christian Church. Surviving are her daughter; a grandson, Donald CONLEY, Jr.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Annie P. FLEMING of Grifton; four step-grandchildren, Mrs. K. E. PRICE, Miss Lucy FLEMING and E. W. FLEMING, all of Grifton, and H. C. FLEMING of Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Mrs. Albert PERRY of Norfolk, Va.
H. D. Nelson Dead
Greenville News Leader, Tues., Dec. 29, 1942
H. D. NELSON, 61, died in the Norfolk General Hospital, Sunday morning at 2:30, following several months illness. Funeral services were conducted from the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist Minister of Winterville, and burial followed in the Reedy Branch Cemetery. Mr. NELSON had resided in Greenville for more than 39 years and was well known. For the past 6 months, he had been working in defense work in Norfolk. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Reba MANNING NELSON; three sons, H. D. and Theron NELSON of Norfolk, and Elmer NELSON of Greenville; two daughters, Mrs. A. R. FORREST and Miss Doris NELSON of Greenville; one brother, J. E. NELSON of Greenville; Four sisters, Mrs. Elbert SMITH of Norfolk, Mrs. J. E. SCHULTZ of Hot Springs, Ark., Mrs. Annie VAN OREAND of Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Will DAWNING of Birmingham, Ala.; and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church.
A. B. Cox Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 27, 1951
A. B. COX, 81, of Winterville, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. F. JAMES in Winterville Saturday evening Jan. 20, at 7 o’clock. Funeral services were conducted from the Winterville Baptist Church at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, by the Rev. E. J. COLE, and burial followed in the Ayden Cemetery, with graveside Masonic rites. The deceased was survived by five daughters, Mrs. B. F. JAMES of Winterville, Mrs. T. B. ROPER of Wilmington, Mrs. Eula CARPENTER, Mrs. J. R. WILLS and Miss Elsie Josie COX, all of Greensboro.
Funeral For Mrs. Glassco Bland
Daily Reflector, Thurs., August 1, 1963
Vanceboro -- Funeral services for Mrs Nancy VALENTE BLAND, 37, were held today at 3 p.m., from the Epworth Methodist Church with Rev. Lewis C. GIBBS officiating with interment following in the church cemetery. Survivors are her husband, Glassco S. BLAND; three sons, Johnnie, Jackie and Shade BLAND of the home; one daughter , Donna BLAND of the home; her mother, Mrs. Lena VALENTE of Summerville, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Rita DENATLEY and Miss Mary VALENTE of Summerville, Mass; one brother, Tony VALENTE of Summerville, Mass.
NOTE: Nancy Ann (VALENTE) BLAND was the first wife of Glassco Sterling “Pug” BLAND. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Mrs. Pherabe G. Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., January 28, 1988
Mrs. Pherabe GASKINS BLAND, 86, died today at Greenville Villa. Her graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. J. Malloy OWENS in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mrs. BLAND, a native of Craven County, moved to Greenville in 1942. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Church Women and was a former member of the Greenville Woman's Club. Surviving are two sons, Ray BLAND of Greenville and McDonald BLAND of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Vilma TEMPLETON of Woodbridge, Va., and Martha ALCORN of Greenville; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Raleigh H. Bland Dies Here Today
Daily Reflector, Tues., August 28, 1962
Mr. Raleigh H. BLAND, 61, of 511 East Ninth Street, died at 9"30 Tuesday morning after having a heart attack a few minutes earlier. He was auctioneering tobacco at Cannon's Warehouse at the time he was stricken. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. BLAND, son of the late James Lanier and Martha HUDNELL BLAND, was born and reared in the Epworth community near Vanceboro and had lived in Greenville since 1942. He had been a tobacco auctioneer for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and the Greenville Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 1645. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pherabe Ree BLAND; two sons, McRay BLAND of Washington and McDonald BLAND of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Lee ALCORN of Greenville and Mrs. Ralph TEMPLETON of Falls Church, Va.; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Glenn BLAND of Greenville, D. Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem, Jacob BLAND of Mississippi, and Bill BLAND of New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HUFF of Chocowinity and Miss Lois Jean BLAND of Washington, D.C. and seven grandchildren. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Ralph Waldo Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Mon., July 24, 1967
Ralph Waldo BLAND, 64, of 717 Jones Avenue died at North Carolina Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill Sunday of a self-inflicted bullet wound. He was the son of Richard E. BLAND and Louise FAULKNER BLAND of Kinston. He was employed by Southern Life Insurance Co. Funeral services will be held from the chapel at Edwards Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Tuesday with Dr. W. Stanley POTTER of Queen Street Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Iola CREECH BLAND of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Charles B. STAUNTON of Laurel, Md.; three brothers, Leander BLAND, Becton BLAND, and Harry BLAND, all of Kinston; one sister, Mrs. Norwood BIZZELL of Kinston; and one grandchild. The manager and employees of Southern Life Insurance Co. will be honorary pallbearers and include H. E. PUSHARD.
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Ralph William Bland Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Wed., Aug. 11, 1954
Ralph William BLAND, 33, died in a local hospital Tuesday after suffering a heart attack Sunday night. Funeral services were to be held from Jarman-Howard Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. M. W. LAWRENCE of Queen Street Methodist Church in charge. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. Mr. BLAND was employed as an airplane mechanic at Stallings Air Base. Surviving are his wife, the former Irene RUTLEDGE; three children, Janie Elizabeth, Esther Faye and Ralph Jr., all of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. BLAND; four brothers, Norman BLAND and Jack BLAND of Baltimore, Henry O. BLAND of Oak City and J. B. BLAND, Jr. of Dover; four sisters, Mrs. Edger E. GILBERT of Baltimore, Mrs. Joel ADAMS of New Bern, Mrs. Warren RICHARDSON of Dover and Mrs. Harry BRINKLEY of Kinston. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
Bland Infant Dies
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Nov. 18, 1943
Raymond Earl BLAND, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow BLAND of near Vanceboro, died at the home at 12 o'clock Wednesday night. Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. W. H. BRADY, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, and burial was in Epworth Church cemetery. Surviving are the parents; one brother, Jack BLAND of the home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jennie BLAND of near Vanceboro, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ava JONES of Stokestown.
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Kinston School Boy Killed in Airplane
The Landmark, Statesville, NC, Mon., Sept. 5, 1927
Richard BLAND Jr., 17, Dies Three Hours After Plane Fall 200 Feet -Pilot Escapes Injury
Kinston, Sept. 4 - Richard BLAND Jr., 17, a high school senior, was fatally injured in an airplane crash at Liberty Hill, near here, at 5:10 p.m. yesterday. L. Durald WILSON,of Mount Olive, the pilot, escaped serious injury but was so badly shocked he could not explain the accident. Francis PITTMAN, a filling station proprietor, said he saw the plane fall from an estimated altitude of 200 feet while making the first bank after taking off from a field near his place. PITTMAN could not surmise the cause. He with others, hastened to the spot where the demolished plane, a Travelir, lay and found the injured passenger and pilot laying beside the wreckage. The machine did not take fire. An ambulance rushed WILSON and BLAND to a hospital, where BLAND died three hours later. The latter's eyes had been gouged out supposedly by a broken cowling support, and his chest was crushed. The pilot was so dazed he could not remember the crash, it was said. Whether the men were thrown out or crawled out of the plane was unknown. Young BLAND was the son of R. F. BLAND, a prominent planter. WILSON has a reputation as a safe flyer. He has made many flights here.
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Dick Bland's Rites To Be Held At Home
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Tues., Dec. 20, 1949
Funeral services for Richard Ervin (Dick) BLAND, 91 year-old resident of Lenoir County who dies at his home on the Greenville highway at 12:30 p.m. Monday, will be held from the residence at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with interment in Maplewood Cemetery here. His pastor, Dr. Henry I. GLASS of Queen Street Methodist Church, will officiate. Mr. BLAND was a native of Pitt County, where he was born in 1858, but spent most of his life in Lenoir County. He was believed to be the oldest male resident of the county at his death. He was for many years a prominent farmer and lumberman prior to his retirement several years ago. He served as chairman of the Lenoir County Draft Board in World War-I, and was well-known throughout Eastern Carolina. He was a member of Queen Street Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louisa FAULKNER BLAND of the home; five sons, Leander D. BLAND, Robert F. BLAND, Becton BLAND, Harry M. BLAND, and Ralph W. BLAND, all of Kinston; one daughter, Mrs. Norwood BIZZELL of Kinston; one granddaughter whom he reared, Mrs. Willard ROUSE of the Moss Hill section, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. ALBRITTON of Kinston. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
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Bob Bland Rites are at 3 Monday
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Mon., Dec. 28, 1953
Robert F. (Bob) BLAND, 59, died at his home at 307 Glenwood Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services were to be held from the home at 3 p.m. Monday with Rev. Jack AIKEN of Jacksonville, supply pastor of the Kinston Universalist Church, officiating. Interment was to follow in Westview Cemetery. Mr. BLAND was the son of Louise FAULKNER BLAND and the late Richard E. BLAND. Surviving with his wife, the former Mima PARKER, and his mother, are four brothers, Leander, F. Becton, Harry and Ralph BLAND, all of Kinston; and one sister, Mrs. Norwood BIZZELL of Kinston and several nephews and nieces including Miss Mamie Ruth DAWSON of the home. Pallbearers were to be J. R. FORDHAM, J. C. KENNEDY, John HALL, Jimmy MITCHELL, Paul Field TILLMAN, L. M. NASH.
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R. G. Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Oct. 12, 1979
Mr. R. G. BLAND, 72, retired insurance company general agent, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Thursday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by Elder Marvin E. GARNER. Burial will be in the Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. BLAND was a native of the Epworth community of Craven County, and had been a Greenville resident for approximately 38 years. He was a member of Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church and a representative for World Insurance Company for 23 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lemmie ALLEN BLAND of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Olivia B. ROGERS of Greenville; a step-son, Herbert DAIL of North Hollywood, Calif.; a brother Clayton BLAND of Winston-Salem; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle B. HUFF of Oak City; a half-sister Mrs. Don SMITH of Washington, D.C.; two half-brothers, Jake BLAND of Mississippi and Bill BLAND of Maryland. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
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Ms. Lola Davis Dead
The Sampson Independent, Sampson County, NC, June 25, 2009
ROSE HILL - Ms. Lola DAVIS, 99, formally of the Kinston area, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at her home, 960 Pasture Branch Road in Rose Hill, North Carolina. Funeral services will be held at Bethany FWB Church in Albertson, North Carolina on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 11 a.m. with one hour viewing prior to service at the church. Rev. Gregory CARR will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Family Cemetery, Outlaw Bridge Road in Albertson, North Carolina. The family will be receiving family and friends at the home of the deceased, 960 Pasture Branch Road, Rose Hill, North Carolina.
J. B. Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Jan. 24, 1945
J. B. HARDEE, 67, died at his home at Bell’s Fork near Greenville Tuesday afternoon after seven months illness. Funeral services will be held at Wilkerson’s Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, by Rev. Frank A. JULIAN. Burial will be in the Hardee family cemetery near Cox’s Mill. Mr. HARDEE spent all his life in Pitt County. He was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie HARRIS HARDEE; two sons, Alfred HARDEE of the Navy and J. B. HARDEE, Jr. of the home; nine daughters, Mrs. W. H. PHILLIPS, Aileen HARDEE, Nellie Gray HARDEE and Betsy Pearl HARDEE of the home, and Mrs. C. A. CANNON, Wildwood, N.J., Mrs. Kenneth WILLIAMS, Kinston, Mrs. Wayne SMITH of Winterville, Mrs. Willie COX of Ayden, and Mrs. Jerry DENNY of Norfolk, Va.; 12 grandchildren; a brother, Tink HARDEE of Chicod; and four sisters, Mrs. J. J. MUNN of Georgia, Mrs. Ernest BRAXTON of Simpson Mrs. J. T. BRAXTON and Miss Lydie HARDEE of near Greenville.
Sam I. Dudley Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 5, 1961
Mr. Samuel I. DUDLEY, 91, died Sunday morning at 5:45 at Pitt Memorial Hospital following two weeks of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock by his pastor, the Rev. C. M. KIMBROUGH, assisted by the Rev. Wallace I. WOLVERTON, pastor of St. Marks Episcopal Church of Grifton. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. DUDLEY spent all of his life in and around Greenville. He had been a farmer and a dairyman and had served on the Greenville police force. He had been a deputy sheriff, Sheriff of Pitt County for two terms, and a member of the Board of County Commissioners. He was a member of the Meadowbrook Presbyterian Church and had served on the board of deacons. His wife, Mrs. Alma TUCKER DUDLEY, died in 1960. Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. Tom GOWER of Grifton, Mrs. Ralph SULLIVAN and Mrs. Burney W. BAKER of Greenville; two sons, S. Carlton DUDLEY of Rocky Mount and Charles T. DUDLEY of Newport; eight grandchildren; two brothers, E. R. DUDLEY and R. L. DUDLEY of Greenville; and a sister, Mrs. Helen Scott of Greenville. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Anyone desiring to do so may make a contribution in his memory to the Meadowbrook Presbyterian Church of Greenville.
Mrs. Effie Longwell Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 11, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Effie LONGWELL, life-long resident of Bethel, who died in the hospital in Miami, Fla., were conducted Thursday afternoon, Feb. 9, at the Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. W. M. CASSELL, pastor of the church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Nicholas GRANT, pastor of the Bethel Methodist Church. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery. Mrs. LONGWELL was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert Joseph and Fannie WHICHARD GRIMES of Bethel. She attended Bethel Academy and the Woman’s College, Greensboro. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. E. L. MAYO and Mrs. F. E. PRICE of Bethel and two nephews, E. L. MAYO, Jr. of Bethel and F. E. PRICE, Jr. of Bethel and Chapel Hill.
Mrs. W. C. Gaskins Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 11, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude GASKINS, 67, who died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hicks SMITH in Ada, Okla., Wednesday morning at six o’clock, will be held at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Monday afternoon at three o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. L. W. TOPPING, assisted by the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church of Greenville, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. GASKINS was born and reared near Vanceboro. After her marriage to W. C. GASKINS, they moved to the Black Jack community and lived there until his death in 1927. She then came to Greenville to live with her daughter until she went to Oklahoma in December 1948. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Guy HARRIS of Greenville, Mrs. Myrtle MURPHY of New London, Conn., Miss Marie GASKINS of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. James MAMZITO of Jamestown, N.Y., Mrs. Carl TAYLOR of Danville, Va., and Mrs. Hicks SMITH; two sons, Woodrow GASKINS and Robert GASKINS, both of Vanceboro; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Ludie WILSON of Ayden.
Benjamin D. Forrest Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 6, 1950
Mr. Benjamin D. FORREST, 65, died at 11:27 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. J. STANCIL, near Greenville, after a long period of declining health. Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by the Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, Christian minister of Ayden, assisted by the Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial will be in the Winterville cemetery. Mr. FORREST was born in Greene County and spent his youth there. He lived in Ayden and Winterville and was married to Bertha Lola KITTRELL of Winterville, who died in 1943. He had lived in Portsmouth, Va. since 1941, until his illness. He was a member of the Ayden Christian Church and the Winterville Mohican Tribe No. 56, Improved Order of Redmen. The Red Men will have charge of the services at the grave. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. C. A. BOWLING of Scranton, Pa., Mrs. A. C. SKINNER of Watha, and Lois Ann FORREST of Portsmouth, Va.; five sons, Charlie W. and Clifton FORREST of Portsmouth, Va., Ben, Jr., Herbert and Elvy FORREST, of Winterville; 9 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara BROWN of Ayden, Mrs. Arthur ____ of Princeton, and Bunn FORREST of Durham.
James Lewis Vincent Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 6, 1950
Funeral services for James Lewis VINCENT, 67, of near Edward’s Bridge, in Lenoir County, who died at a Kinston hospital early Saturday as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident Friday night, were held at Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. D. W. HANSLEY, the pastor, and Rev. W. B. NOBLES and Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist ministers, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery in Winterville. Members of the Ted Men’s Tribe were pallbearers. James Lewis VINCENT, son of the late James Noah and Nancy CANNON VINCENT, was born and reared near Winterville. He was married to Mary SMITH of Pitt County, and she died in February 1948. He moved to Lenoir County in 1940, and made his home near Edward’s Bridge. He was a member of Mohican Tribe No. 56, Improved Order of Redmen of Winterville and the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. 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; a sister, Mrs. F. S. CORBETT of Greenville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
J. Stanley Smith Dead
The Farmville Enterprise, Sat., May 28, 1960
J. Stanley SMITH, 80, died after a prolonged illness, May 24, at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. SMITH, the son of W. H. and Nannie Elizabeth SMITH, was born and reared in Farmville. He spent his early manhood here, but around 1914 he entered the hotel business at Virginia Beach, Va., and there after operated hotels in Florida and Virginia Beach. He was owner of the Miramar Inn at West Palm Beach and Albemarle Hall, Virginia Beach. Although a member of Galilee Episcopal church at Virginia Beach, he maintained a warm interest in the local Emmanuel Episcopal church. He gave several memorials to the local church in memory of his wife, Annie SHAW SMITH, who was a motivating force in organizing Emmanuel Woman’s Auxiliary. The surviving children are Stanley SMITH, Jr., John B. SMITH and Miss Eleanor H. SMITH, of Virginia Beach. His wife, Annie SMITH died in 1956. Mr. SMITH is also survived by his brother, B. S. SMITH, Sr., and two sisters, Mrs. W. J. TURNAGE of Farmville and Mrs. W. R. DIXON of Tarboro. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 29, from Galilee Episcopal church, Virginia Beach.
Mrs. Susie Brown Wilson Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., May 29, 1953
Mrs. Susie BROWN WILSON, 84, wife of Henry H. WILSON, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dan DOVE, Jr., 1816 Grace Street in Wilmington, Friday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Andrews Mortuary in Wilmington Saturday morning at ten o’clock by the Rev. William CROWE, Jr., pastor of the Wilmington Presbyterian Church, and burial will be in the Brown family cemetery near Greenville at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Mrs. WILSON, daughter of the late Benjamin and Frances LEWIS BROWN, was born in Pitt County near Greenville. She was a former resident of Columbus, Ga., and went to Wilmington a few years ago to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Wilmington Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband; one son, Henry H. WILSON, Jr. of Georgia; a daughter, Mrs. Dan DOVE, Jr.; and a brother, Jesse W. BROWN of Greenville.
Roy William Bullock Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Dec. 30, 1950
Roy William BULLOCK, 55, died in Veteran’s hospital, Kecoughtan, Virginia, at 1:15 o’clock Thrsday afternoon following several months’ illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of Bethel, and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Mr. BULLOCK, son of the late Asa and Lula DAVENPORT BULLOCK, spent nearly all his life in the Stokes community and was a farmer. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of Sweet Gum Grove Free Will Baptist Church. He was married to Nina Ellen GRIFFIN of Pitt County in 1922, who survives with four sons, Acey C. BULLOCK of Chicago, Ill., and Warren, Roy, and William Jessie BULLOCK, all of the home; five daughters, Mrs. T. C. PURSER of Kannapolis, Mrs. Calvin PERRY of Chicago, Mrs. Woodrow PERRY of Norfolk, and Lois Jean and Patsey Ann BULLOCK of the home; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Johnnie BRILEY of Stokes.
Mrs. Emma Dail Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 22, 1950
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma DAIL NOBLES, 78, who died Wednesday night at 11 o’clock at the home of her son, James NOBLES, in Winterville, were held at the home of her son today at 2 p.m., Rev. J. R. BENNETT, Free Will Baptist minister of Bridgeton, and Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, officiated. Burial was in the Winterville cemetery. Mrs. NOBLES was the wife of the late W. A. NOBLES of Craven County. She was a native of Pitt County, but lived many years in the Dover community of Craven County. She was a daughter of the late Elias E. and Dilphia SUMRELL DAIL of Pitt County. She was a member of Moseley Creek Free Will Baptist Church near Dover. Surviving are six sons, Luke and Jack NOBLES of Dover, James NOBLES of Winterville, Wright NOBLES of Kinston, Wiley NOBLES of Grifton and George NOBLES of Norfolk, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Dilphia POWELL, Mrs. Betty OSMOND and Mrs. ELLEN WILSON, all of Dover, and Mrs. Gladys DUNCAN of Reidsville; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. GRIFFIN of New Bern, Mrs. L. F. WORTHINGTON of Greenville, Mrs. Lizzie JOLLY of Ayden and Mrs. Rose Lee BULLOCK of Kinston; four brothers, D. W. DAIL of Ayden, George DAIL of Winterville, Luther DAIL of Ayden and Earl DAIL of Suffolk, Va. Thirty-four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
Walter Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Nov. 3, 1950
Mr. Walter HARRIS, 46, died at his home near Greenville at five o’clock Friday morning after suffering a heart ailment for about a year. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at four o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. HARRIS was born and reared in Pitt county and was the son of the vlate John and Lina JONES HARRIS. He was marrried to Mabelle BOYD in 1928 and was a farmer. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Carl HARRIS of the home, John Harvey HARRIS of the U.S. ARMY, now stationed at Warrenton, Va., and Walter HARRIS, Jr. and Charles Ray HARRIS, both of the home; a daughter, Gloris Mae HARRIS of the home; and three brothers, Levy HARRIS of Ayden, Clarence HARRIS of near Greenville, and Grover HARRIS of Cox’s Mill.
Mrs. Flossie T. Vandiford Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 19, 1972
Mrs. Flossie TRIPP VANDIFORD, 79, died Sunday at 1:10 a.m. at Edgecombe General Hospital in Tarboro. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Al DAVIS, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville. Burial was in the Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. VANDIFORD was the widow of George L. VANDIFORD, who died in 1954. She had lived most of her life in the Willow Green community of Greene County and was a member of Saints Delight Free Will Baptist Church near Ormondsville. She is survived by three sons, William and Allen VANDIFORD, both of Greenville, and Huel VANDIFORD of Farmville; six daughters, Mrs. Guy MOORE of Grifton, Mrs. Bill DUNDAN of Tarboro, Mrs. Sterling DICKINSON and Mrs. Rufus GAY, both of Farmville, and Mrs. Mack BEAMAN and Mrs. Nettie Mae WILLIAMS, both of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. W. A. EAKES of Greenville; two brothers, Ashby TRIPP of Raleigh and Mark TRIPP of Snow Hill, 25 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Lonnie J. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 19, 1972
Mr. Lonnie J. STOCKS, 81, died Saturday afternoon. He had been in declining health for some time. Mr. STOCKS was a life-long resident of Pitt County and was a member of Hancock Primitive Baptist Church and was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Chapel with the Elder Joe SAWYER and Elder A. P. MEWBORN officiating. Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa HARRELL STOCKS; two sons, Elbert L. STOCKS of Tarboro and Benjamin STOCKS of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Lula CANNON and Mrs. Stella SUGG of Ayden; four grandchildren.
Guy Dixon Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 19, 1972
Mr. Guy DIXON, 72, died Sunday morning at his home near Hudson’s Crossroads after several years of declining health. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Cedric PIERCE and the Rev. R. M. STEWART. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. DIXON lived all his life in the Black Jack community of Pitt County. He was retired farmer and a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena MOORE DIXON of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Essie MILLS and Mrs. Carol ARNOLD, both of near Black Jack; two sons, Guy DIXON, Jr. and Marvin Ray DIXON, both of Black Jack; three step-daughters, Mrs. Justice BOYD of Black Jack, Mrs. Leslie BARBOUR of Smithfield, and Mrs. William MCLAWHORN of Cox’s Mill community; a step-son, John MOORE, Jr. of Lexington; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sudie SMITH and Mrs. Nettie WILLIAMS, both of Ayden; and three brothers, Zeno DIXON, Hyman Lee DIXON, and Will DIXON, all of the Black Jack community.
James B. Hemby Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 19, 1972
AYDEN.....James B. (Boy) HEMBY, 64, died early Monday morniung. He was a lifelong resident of Pitt County and a member of the Ayden Christian Church. He was a member of the Ayden Masonic Lodge and a member of Sudan Temple. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mavis PARKER HEMBY, of the home; one son, James B. HEMBY, Jr. of Wilson; one brother, Cecil HEMBY of Ayden; three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Farmer Funeral Home here.
David H. Fleming
Daily Reflector, Fri., Nov. 4, 1947
David H. FLEMING, 44, died at Eastern North Carolina Sanatorium in Wilson this morning at 5:30 following two years illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home, 1000 Myrtle Avenue, Sunday at 3 p.m. by Dr. H. G. HANEY, pastor of Eighth Street Christian Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. FLEMING was born in Pitt county and spent his early life in and around New Bern. He was employed for several years in Wilmington before coming to Greenville in 1927. He was engaged in the insurance business a number of years before becoming associated with the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company for five years prior to the time of his illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Stella TYSON FLEMING; one son, David TYSON FLEMING of the home, and one sister, Mrs. E. C. PITTMAN of Washington.
John W. Burney Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Nov. 3, 1947
John W. BURNEY, 57, died at the home of Isaac KILPATRICK in the Ayden community Sunday night at 11 o’clock after being critically ill since early Sunday morning. Graveside services will be held in Chapman cemetery, near Burney’s Crossroads, Wednesday at 3 p.m. Mr. BURNEY had spent all of his life around Burney’s Crossroads in the Ayden community. He had been employed by Kilpatrick’s service station the past several years. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles CONWAY of Ayden and Mrs. Edna Earl SUMERELL of Portsmouth, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kinion Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 4, 1947
Death came to Mr. and Mrs. Sam KINION, of Dillon, S.C., a day apart. Mrs. KINION who has been ill several weeks, died last Sunday. Mr. KINION, a former resident of Greenville, who had been ill only a few days, died last Monday. Their funeral will be held at the home in Dillon Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. Mr. KINION is a brother of Mrs. G. A. CLAPP and Mrs. J. W. PADGETTE of Greenville.
Mrs. Nora Peed Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Nov. 4, 1947
Mrs. Nora PEED, 65, widow of George W. PEED, died at her home near Greenville on the Winterville highway at 1:15 o’clock Tuesday morning after being in failing health for the last seven years and critically ill several months. Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, assisted by Dr. H. G. HANEY, Christian minister of Greenville, will officiate. Mrs. PEED was born and reared in Person County. She was married to G. W. PEED September 18, 1896, and they came to Pitt County in 1902. She was a member of Rountree Christian Church near Ayden. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl CROOM SMITH of the home and Mrs. W. M. MCGOWAN of Greenville; and five sons, Ira F. and G. W. PEED of Winterville, Harry and L. Hughes PEED of Greenville and Norman PEED of Raleigh; and one sister, Mrs. Henry OAKLEY of Ayden and eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Nina Braxton Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 28, 1947
Kinston, Oct. 28.....Mrs. Nina DIXON BRAXTON, 59, wife of J. F. BRAXTON, of Ft. Barnwell, who had been in declining health for the past year, died in Memorial General Hospital at 8:40 p.m. Monday. The body will remain at Edwards Funeral Home here until the hour of the funeral which will be held at West View Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Ralph LEWIS, pastor of Lane’s Chapel Methodist Church, will officiate. Mrs. BRAXTON was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Mc. DIXON of Ayden. She was well-known throughout this section. Surviving are a son, D. F. BRAXTON of Ft. Barnwell; a daughter, Mrs. James A. MERRITT of Kinston; four sisters, Miss Helen DIXON and Mrs. Bill MOORE of Ayden, Mrs. P. C. CHAPMAN of Ft. Barnwell and Mrs. Daniel LANE of Roxboro; two brothers, Dr. G. G. DIXON and M. E. DIXON, both of Ayden.
Will Haddock Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Nov. 10, 1950
Will HADDOCK, 70, died at the home of his nephew, Paul NELSON, near Belvoir, at 5:30 o’clock Friday morning after having suffered a stroke of paralysis five weeks ago. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of Bethel, and burial will be in the Hardee cemetery near Stokestown. Mr. HADDOCK, son of the late Burton and Martha HARDEE HADDOCK, was born, reared and lived in the Stokestown community until he moved to the Belvoir community with his nephew ten years ago. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. J. R. NELSON and Mrs. Myrtle EVANS, both of Ayden, and Mrs. Minnie HARRIS of near Grifton; five nephews, three nieces and several great nieces and nephews.
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