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John Mooring Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Feb. 6, 1906
A letter to The Reflector from Superintendent R. H. Brooks of the Soldier’s Home, at Raleigh, announces the death of Mr. John MOORING, which occurred Sunday morning after a sickness covering some time.  Mr. MOORING was 63 years old, and went to the home from Pitt County about four year ago.  In the war, he was a member of Co. A, 7th Regiment N. C. Troops.  He leaves two sisters, Mrs. D. H. MOORE and Mrs. Maud MOORE who lives in this county near House.  He was also a cousin of ex-sheriff G. M. MOORING.

J. C. Boyd Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 5, 1906
Died on Saturday night last at his home three miles from Greenville, Mr. J. C. BOYD, and was buried Sunday afternoon in the family burying ground. Mr. BOYD leaves one child, J. H. BOYD, and four grandchildren. He was nearly seventy years old and has been a resident of the county for about sixty years.

Asa Garris Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 4, 1907
Ayden Items…Mr. Asa GARRIS and old and prosperous farmer living just South of Ayden, died Tuesday evening about 6 o’clock.  Mr. GARRIS was a Confederate soldier and lost a leg in defense of his country’s cause.  He leaves a large family of children, all grown, who are in fair circumstances.  He was buried Wednesday.

James Grimsley Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Mar. 5, 1907
Ayden Items…James GRIMSLEY, a prominent and wealthy farmer near Ormondsville, died Saturday evening and was buried Sunday afternoon.  Mr. GRIMSLEY was an old ex-Confederate soldier and was held in very high regard by those who knew him.

Beverly Daniel Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Apr. 4, 1907
Mr. Beverly DANIEL, aged about 65 years, died suddenly about noon today at the home of Mr. W. H. HARRINGTON where he lived.  He was a Confederate soldier and good citizen.  He was the father of Mrs. J. S. NORMAN, of Greenville.

Cicero Smith Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 7, 1907
Ayden Items, Aug. 6…Cicero SMITH, an ex-Confederate soldier, aged 71 years died at his home near here Saturday night and was buried yesterday.  Mr. SMITH was highly esteemed and well regarded by all who knew him.

J. F. Hellen Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 21, 1906
Ayden Items…Ex-Sheriff J. F. HELLEN died at his home in Swift Creek township last Friday and was buried the day following.  He was an ex-Confederate soldier and lost a leg during the Civil War.

Mr. J. L. Keen Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Nov. 6, 1909
AYDEN ITEMS.....We regret to hear of the sudden and untimely death of Mr. J. L. KEEN, of Grifton. He was buried Monday. Mr. KEEN had been a prominent figure in Grifton for a long time and will be sadly missed.

Wife and Infant of B. J. Skinner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Nov. 6, 1909
AYDEN ITEMS.....The infant of B. J. SKINNER died last Tuesday. It was preceded by its mother a few days ago. We extend sympathy to the grief stricken father.

W. B. Lassiter Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Nov. 8, 1918
Mr. W. B. LASSITER, an old Confederate veteran, died at his home here Wednesday night.  He had been out at work during the day and was on his way home when he fell from an automobile truck on which he was riding.  It is thought his death was due to the shock from the fall together with his old age, as upon examination there appeared to be no bruises or bones broken.  He was a prominent citizen, was 76 years old and is survived by his wife and to sons.

G. S. Johnson Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 4, 1908
Thursday afternoon Mr. G. S. JOHNSON died suddenly at the home of his son near Grimesland.  He was 68 years of age and leaves a wife and six children.  Mr. JOHNSON was a Confederate soldier and lost a leg in the Civil War.  He was on the State pension list and was one of the few in this county occupying a place in the first class on that roll of honor.  For sometime he has been very feeble.

Mrs. Martha Skeenes Dies at 108
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Mar. 20, 1930
Kinston, March 16—Mrs. Martha SKEENES, 108, died early today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George COLLINS, near Deep Run.  She was born in 1822, the daughter of Shelton CASE, who reside near Hookerton.  Her husband was the late Jesse S. SKEENES, who fought in the War Between the States.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mattie HARRISON, of Kinston, and Mrs. COLLINS; seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Only five presidents, Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, had been inaugurated when Mrs. SKEENES was born.  She was a grown woman when the Mexican war was fought.

W. S. Roach Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Jan. 2, 1911
Ayden Items…On Saturday morning at five o’clock at his home in Coxville, the soul of Mr. W. S. ROACH took its flight to God, who gave it.  Mr. ROACH had been in feeble health for some time and his death was no surprise to his friends.  He was buried Sunday with Masonic honors at S. John’s Episcopal Church, where he has long held his membership.  He was a farmer and merchant and was one among the most upright and pious men of our acquaintance.  He was a loyal ex-Confederate soldier, filling his full time in the Civil War and laid down the musket with the satisfaction of duty well done.  He was a charter member of the old Rountree Masonic Lodge, and when that lodge suspended he moved his membership to Grimesland, and it remained there until his death.  He was faithful to his God and fraternal to his fellowmen.  We have never heard ought spoken against his good and spotless career.  His life is an immaculate sheet of purity, like Nathaniel of old in whom there was no guile.  We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones.

George Hinson Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Mar. 4, 1911
Mr. Geo. HINSON, one of Farmville’s pioneer citizens and a Confederate veteran, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert ALLEN, Monday noon in the seventy-fourth year of his age.

Christopher C. Bland Kills Himself
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Sat., Oct. 20, 1917
Ayden, Oct. 19—Mr. Christopher C. BLAND killed himself here Wednesday morning by blowing a large part of his head with a shot gun.  He was seventy-three years of age, and had not been in good health since he suffered a serious illness several years ago, from the effects of which he had never recovered.  For the greater part of his life he served as a minister of the Primitive Baptist Church, only giving up this work when his heath failed.  He had been a successful farmer, but for the past few years had made his home in this town.  He is revived by his wife and several children, among them being Mr. T. L. BLAND, proprietor of the Ricks Hotel at Rocky Mount and the Bland Hotel at Raleigh.  Mr. BLAND, familiarly know as “Kit”, was a Confederate veteran, and one of the heroes of the famous battle of Fort Fisher.  He enlisted in the war of 1861-’65 in company K, 36th regiment, and was at Fort Fisher in the last fights.  On the 24th day of December, 1864, during a most heavy bombardment, the Forth Fisher garrison flag was shot away. To replace the flag was a dangerous and difficult task.  But a call for a volunteer to replace it on its staff brought forward Private C. C. BLAND, who amid shot and shell flying thick and fast around him, climbed the staff and tied the flag back to its pole with his necktie.  When coming down his attention was called to the flag which was flapping by one corner.  He re-climbed to the top and tied it again and safely descended, though a shell passed so close to his head that the air brushed his hair.  Later he lost a leg and surrendered when the fort fell.

Walter Carter Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Aug. 20, 1910
Mr. Walter CARTER, a Confederate veteran, aged 85, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Calvin JONES, on the 16th inst.  He was a good and quiet old man.  I am sorry at all times to chronicle the death of a flower of Lee, for they served in a war that tried men’s souls.

S. A. Dudley Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 25, 1910
Another good citizen of the county, and ex-Confederate soldier, passed away Tuesday in the death of Mr. S. Adolphus DUDLEY, which occurred about 11 o’clock a.m. at his home 5 miles from town.  Mr. DUDLEY was 74 years old, and while he had been feeble for a year past, he was up Tuesday morning until a short while before his death.  He leaves five sons and two daughters, all of whom are grown.  The funeral took place today.  One of his sons is Mr. D. C. DUDLEY, a clerk in the post office here.

James A. Briley Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., April 14, 1923
Mr. James A. BRILEY, aged 81 years died at his home about five miles west of Greenville last night about 8 o’clock.  The interment took place this afternoon in the burying ground on Dave BARROW’S farm in Belvoir Township.  The deceased was one of the oldest Masons in the county and was buried with Masonic honors.  Mr. BRILEY was one of the county’s prosperous farmers and beloved by a large host of friends.  He will be greatly missed in the community.

Samuel Brown Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Mar. 6, 1911
Mr. Samuel BROWN, of Falkland Township, died a few days ago.  He was about 65 years of age and a Confederate veteran.

Guilford Harris Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 22, 1912
Ayden Items…Mr. Guilford HARRIS died at his home near Hanrahan last Thursday.  He was possibly the oldest man in this community, having raised a large family of boys and girls.  He was cutting a tree last winter when it fell, Mr. HARRIS was entombed in the shrubbery and his leg was broken, and he has since been a great sufferer.  Peace to his ashes and sympathy for his family and friends.

Henry Cameron Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Oct. 22, 1912
Ayden Items…Mr. Henry CAMERON, an old ex-Confederate soldier, died at his home near Grifton last Thursday.  He was well stricken in years.

Mr. J. S. Norman Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., May 6, 1911
Mr. James S. NORMAN died Friday afternoon at his home in Beaver Dam Township.  He was a Confederate veteran and one of the heroes of Fort Fisher.  He was a native of Beaufort County but moved to Pitt just after the war, and was among our best citizens.  Mr. NORMAN was 80 years of age and is survived by four sons and one daughter.

George Andrews Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Mar. 15, 1912
Bethel Items…Mr. George ANDREWS of this city, died on Monday last after an illness of only a few days.  The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the family burying ground near Bethel.  Mr. ANDREWS was an old Confederate, and is survived by a large family of children.

Mr. J. J. Nobles Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Jan. 16, 1903
His many friends here learn with regret of the death of Mr. J. J. NOBLES, which occurred about 2 o’clock this morning at his home six miles from Greenville.  Mr. NOBLES was 71 years old, and one of the county’s leading men.  Mr. NOBLES was a gallant Confederate soldier, and after the war conducted a merchantile business at Parkers X Roads, near town.  Some years ago he stopped merchandising and devoted his attention to his farm.  He was successful both as a merchant and a farmer and accumulated considerable property.  He was a good citizen and held in high esteem.  A wife and five children survive him, and of his sons, Dr. J. E. NOBLES, living in Greenville.

Lynn Manning Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 18, 1904
Ayden Items…March 16 Mr. Lynn MANNING died here at 4 o’clock this morning.  He was sick only about five hours.  He was about 70 years old, served in the civil war, had been in bad health several years, was a good citizen and a member of the Free Will Baptist church.  He left a wife, and several children all married.

W. B. Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 15, 1904
Ayden Items…W. B. MOORE, who has been sick a few weeks, died Wednesday and was buried Thursday in Ayden cemetery.  Funeral services were conducted by Prof. King.  He was a bout 60 years old and served in the Civil War.  He has been a justice of peace for many years, and was postmaster and mayor here for several years.

Arnold Baldree Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 10, 1904
Ayden Items…Arnold BALDREE, an old veteran of the late war, died near here last Friday and was buried Saturday.  He was 75 years old.

L. N. Edwards Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Mar. 19, 1909
Mr. L. N. EDWARDS, of Chicod township, who had been sick several weeks, died Thursday afternoon.

W. G. Little Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., July 30, 1912
Mr. W. G. LITTLE died on the 26th at his home near Grindool.  He was about 74 years of age, a Confederate veteran and a good citizen.  He was father of Mr. J. L. LITTLE, cashier of the Bank of Greenville.

Miss Mary Ann Barrow Dead
Wilmington Commercial, Wilmington, NC, Sat., Sept. 29, 1849
Died at Smithville, on the 23rd inst., Miss Mary Ann BARROW, formerly of Greenville, Pitt county.

Child of Dr. W. M. B. Brown Dead
NC Standard, Raleigh, NC, Sat., May 22, 1858
Died in Greenville, N.C. on the 17th May, 1858, Frank, youngest son of Dr. W. M. B. and Jane M. BROWN, aged 1 year and 17 days.

Sergt. Louis B. Wooten Dead
Biblical Recorder, Raleigh, NC, Wed., Jan. 28, 1863
Died at the residence of R. A. RUSSELL, in Johnston county, Sergt. Louis B. WOOTEN, son of Shadrach and Mary WOOTEN, of Pitt county, North Carolina, aged 27 years.

Shadrach Loftin Dead
Biblical Recorder, Raleigh, NC, Wed., Nov. 25, 1863
Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cynthia DUNN’S, near Kinston, Lenoir county, from cancer in his head, Shadrach LOFTIN, aged 80 years, 10 mon. and 10 days.

Willis Briley Murdered
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Fri., Jan. 3, 1868
Mr. Willis BRILEY, living in the neighborhood of Ballard’s Store, Pitt county, was brutally murdered in his home on the night of 23rd December, 1867, by a mob of about thirty mounted, armed men.

William Brown Dead
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Fri., Feb. 15, 1867
Mr. William BROWN, a most worthy citizen of Pitt county, died on the 24th inst., in the 64th year of his age.

J. L. F. Hearne Dead
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1866
Died near Greenville, N.C., on Monday, the 29th of October, J. L. F. HEARNE, in the 18th year of his age, son of the late John HEARNE, of Pitt County, N.C.

R. A. Hearne Dead
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Thurs., Nov. 22, 1866
Died near Greenville, N.C., on Tuesday, October 30th, R. A. HEARNE, in the 16th year of his age, son of the late John HEARNE, of Pitt County, N.C.

Mr. House Died in Pitt County
Daily Journal, Wilmington, NC, Fri., July 15, 1870
A young man named HOUSE, 23 years old, dropped dead in Greenville, Pitt county, on last Friday.

Churchill Perkins Dead
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Fri., Nov. 22, 1867
Died at Pactolus, Pitt county, N.C., on Friday, the 8th inst., Churchill PERKINS, in his 64th year.

Peter Rives Dead
Wilmington Post, Wilmington, NC, Thurs., Feb. 6, 1868
We regret to record the death, from paralysis, of Peter RIVES, Esq., of Pitt county, a most estimable man and a good and worthy citizen.

George W. Wooten Dead
Weekly Journal, Wilmington, NC, Fri., Feb. 5, 1869
Died at his residence near Falkland, Pitt county, of typhoid pneumonia, on the 28th day of January, Mr. George W. WOOTEN, in the 53rd year of his age.

Jacob McCotter Murdered
Morning Star, Wilmington, NC, Wed., March 18, 1868
Mr. Jacob MCCOTTER, of Greene county, was murdered on Wednesday last, near Little Swift Creek.

Mrs. Elizabeth Goff Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Nov. 27, 1879
Died in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 24th, Mrs. Elizabeth GOFF, aged 98 years.

Mrs. Bryant Bennett Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Jan. 8, 1880
Died in Hamilton, N.C. on the 28th ult., Mrs. Bryant BENNETT, aged 70.

Mrs. Margaret Cobb Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Feb. 19, 1880
Died in Pitt County on the morning of the 17th Inst., in the 44th year of her age, Mrs. Margaret COBB, wife of James Ashley COBB.

Archibald Staton Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Feb. 26, 1880
Died in Hamilton, N.C. on the 21st inst., Archibald STATON.

Mrs. Helen Whitehurst Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Mar. 4, 1880
Died in Tarboro, N. C. on Feb. 27th of cancer, Mrs. Helen WHITEHURST, wife of James WHITEHURST, age 43.

Mrs. Sallie Bryant Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Apr. 29, 1880
Died in Edgecombe County on April 14, Mrs. Sallie BRYANT, aged 69 years. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

Mrs. Artemissa Wainright Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, May 20, 1880
Died in Bethel, N.C. on May 12th, Mrs. Artemissa WAINRIGHT, of consumption.

Mrs. Andrew Outterbridge Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Sept. 30, 1880
Died near Centre bluff (Pitt County) on Monday the 20th,  Mrs. Andrew OUTTERBRIDGE. She was a near relative of Dr. REEVES of Edgecombe county.

John Harrell Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Nov. 4, 1880
Died at old Sparta on Nov. 3rd, John HARRELL, aged about 70.

Arthur Forbes Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 17, 1881
Mr. Arthur FORBES died at his home, about three miles from this place, on last Thursday night. He was aged about 75 years and leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss---Greenville Express.

Miss Fanny Cherry Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., June 9, 1881
Died in Edgecombe county on the 5th Inst. of dropsy, Miss Fanny CHERRY, age 75.

Frederick Proctor Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Aug. 11, 1881
Died at his residence in Edgecombe county on Aug. 1st, Frederick PROCTOR, aged 77 years on Jan. 1, 1881.

Mrs. W. S. Frizzle Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Nov. 10, 1881
Died in Washington, N.C. on the 22nd ult., Mrs. W. S. FRIZZLE.

Mrs. Rosa Cherry Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Mar. 16, 1882
Died in Beaufort county on the 8th inst., Mrs. Rosa CHERRY, in childbirth.

Mrs. Stephen F. Quinerly Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Sun., Apr. 22, 1883
Kinston Items......Mrs. Stephen F. QUINERLY, in her 36th year, died at the residence of her husband in Kinston on the night of the 18th instant, of consumption. Her remains were taken to the family burial ground in Pitt county last Friday. She was a daughter of the late Calvin TUCKER, who was at one time a citizen of this county, but afterwards moved into Pitt county and died there.

Mrs. Jennie Best Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 28, 1884
Johnson Mills Items, Feb. 26th.....After an illness of several months, Mrs. Jennie BEST died last Wednesday. Her remains were buried at the family burying ground Thursday at 3 o’clock. She leaves a husband and three boys to mourn her loss.

Ben Joyner Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 28, 1884
Johnson Mills Items, Feb. 26th.....Mr. Ben JOYNER, of Coxville, died last Thursday after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Sarah Tucker Quinerly Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Aug. 27, 1884
Kinston Items......Mrs. Sarah QUINERLY, wife of Samuel QUINERLY, of Johnson’s Mills, Pitt county, died of child birth on the night of the 23rd instant. She was the daughter of the late Calvin TUCKER, of Pitt county.

John R. Dail Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Sat., Aug. 30, 1884
By a telegram received by his nephew, Mr. G. F. M. DAIL, we learn that Mr. John R. DAIL, of Snow Hill, died yesterday at 9 o’clock a.m., after a lingering illness. Mr. DAIL was a prominent citizen of Greene county, and had for several years past resided in Snow Hill. He was about 70 years old and highly respected by all who knew him.

Arden Wiggins Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Feb. 13/14, 1885
Died in Kinston, N.C. on Feb. 12 from pleurisy, Arden WIGGINS, a prominent farmer of Contentnea Neck, Greene county.

Son of Joe Brown Died
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 12, 1885
Bethel Items.....We hear that Mr. Joe BROWN’S son, who lived near Little Creek Church, killed himself, last Saturday, by accidently shooting the contents of a gun through his head while fox hunting.

Mrs. James Bryant Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Apr. 13, 1886
Died at Chinquapin, Jones County on April 8th, Mrs. James BRYANT. Her body was taken to Marlboro, Pitt County, her original home, for burial.

Mrs. Susan Tucker Dead
Raleigh Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, May 11, 1887
Died in Pitt County on April 25th, Susan M. TUCKER, wife of J. J. TUCKER, age 43. She was converted at a revival at new Salem Church 7 or 8 years ago. She suffered the last five years from consumption. She leaves her husband, nine children, three brothers and one sister.

L. A. Easton Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 17, 1889
Mr. E. A. MOYE, Superior Court Clerk, received a telegram Monday from Live Oak, Fla., announcing that the body of Mr. L. A. EASTON, formerly of this county, who was drowned in the St. John’s River, Florida, two or three months ago, had been recovered and buried.

William Garris Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 26, 1890
Mr. William GARRIS, an aged citizen of Swift Creek township, died last Thursday. He was in his 90th year.

Child of Sebron Cox Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 17, 1890
Coxville Items, Sept. 13......The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sebron COX died last night, being the second they have lost within the last month. We extend our sympathies.

Child of Asa Bullock Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 4, 1891
Bethel Items......Mr. Asa BULLOCK, living a few miles in the country, near Mill Hill School house, lost his little boy Sunday night. He was taken Sunday evening with meningitis and died about 10:30 o’clock that night. Mr. BULLOCK lost his wife and two of his children last summer from the same disease.

John S. Askins Dead
New Bern Daily Journal, New Bern, NC, Fri., Mar. 24, 1893
One of the oldest citizens of this county, Mr. John S. ASKINS, died at his home near Ernul yesterday morning. He was 86 years old. He was a great sufferer in the latter part of his life, not having been out of his house in the last two years.-

J. O. Pollard Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed.,Jan. 3, 1894
Mr. J. O. POLLARD, a prominent citizen of Beaver Dam twsp., died just before Christmas.

Pattie Warren Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 21, 1894
Falkland Items, Mar. 19th.....We are sorry to note the death of Pattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. WARREN, which occurred at their home near here on March 9th. Father and mother, three brothers and sister mourn their loss.

Mrs. L. J. Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 21, 1894
Mrs. L. J. MOORE one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of Pitt county, died of pneumonia at her home last Friday.

Mrs. Bettie Baker Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 21, 1894
Died on last Wednesday, 14th, Mrs. Bettie BAKER, wife of John BAKER, died at her home about four miles east of Greenville. She was in her 27th year. Funeral services were conducted Friday by Rev. J. C. MCCALL. In her death the community loses a good woman.

J. R. Moore Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 4, 1894
Mr. J. R. MOORE died yesterday morning at his home 6 miles from Greenville. He had been sick for sometime.

Warren McLawhorn Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 25, 1894
Grifton Items, Apr. 23rd.......At his residence near here, Mr. Warren MCLAWHORN died Sunday morning of lock-jaw. Mr. MCLAWHORN served as police here until the first of February. He stuck a nail in his foot about two weeks ago which caused the lock-jaw.

Child of W. O. Dixon Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 25, 1894
Grifton Items, Apr. 23rd.......The child of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. DIXON died at their home in this place Saturday morning of cholera infantum. It was buried Sunday at Ormond’s Chapel. Burial services were conducted by Rev. J. L. KEEN.

G. E. Taft Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 28, 1894
Mr. G. E. TAFT, one of our county’s very best citizens, died at his home eight miles from Greenville on Thursday night of last week. He was about 60 years old and had for sometime been in feeble health. His funeral took place on Saturday, services being conducted by Rev. G. F. SMITH.

Mrs. Mary Quinerly Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 19, 1894
Mr. E. A. BLAND, of Grifton was here Thursday and told us that Mrs. Mary QUINERLY, widow of the late exSheriff, W. A. QUINERLY, died Wednesday night. She had a yellow chill on Monday. Mrs. QUINERLY made a great many friends in Greenville during the years she lived here, and they learn with regret of her death.

W. T. Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 26, 1894
Mr. W. T. SMITH, keeper of the county house for the aged and infirm, died Christmas afternoon, about 4 o’clock.

Mrs. Artimissa Whitfield Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 20, 1895
Bethel Items, Mar. 18th..... Mrs. Artimissa WHITFIELD, age 70 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. O. NELSON in Carolina township last week. She was buried on the day following at her nephew’s, G. B. WHITFIELD, near Bethel. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. FORBES.

Mrs. Fannie Hobgood Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 3, 1895
Ayden Items, Mar. 28th..... We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Fannie HOBGOOD of Contentnea township.

Mrs. Richard Anderson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 3, 1895
Ayden Items, Mar. 28th..... We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Richard ANDERSON of Contentnea township.

Mrs. Tom Worthington Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 3, 1895
Ayden Items, Apr. 1st.....Mr. Tom WORTHINGTON, who lives with his father, James WORTHINGTON, in Greene county, lost his wife with apoplexy. She was sick only about 25 minutes, and had eaten a hearty breakfast just before being taken. She was a daughter of the late Mr. Samuel MCLAWHORN, of this county, and was about 23 years old. A husband and two children are left to mourn their loss.

Child of M. C. Manning Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Apr. 24, 1895
Bethel Items.....A little three year old son of Mr. M. C. MANNING was run over last Friday by a log cart. He died Saturday and was buried Sunday evening.

Miss Ann Eliza Bernard Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 15, 1895
Miss Ann Eliza BERNARD, one of the oldest native born citizens of Greenville, died at 6 o’clock Friday at the home of Mr. C. M. BERNARD. She was a little past 70 years old, having been born April 19th, 1825, and had been in very feeble health for several years. Miss BERNARD was a mute, and was educated at the deaf and Dumb College of Philadelphia, where she spent eleven years. She was a sister of the late Hon. Germain BERNARD and made her home with him as long as he was housekeeping, and spent her remaining years with the family of Mr. C. M. BERNARD. The remains were interred in the Baptist church yard Saturday at 11 o’clock, services being conducted at the grave by Rev. C. M. BILLINGS. The pall bearers were Messers. E. A. MOYE, C. D. ROUNTREE, W. M. KING, W. H. RAGSDALE, Charles SKINNER and J. S. SMITH.

Child of Crandall Little Drowned
Eastern Reflector, Wed., May 15, 1895
We learn that on Thursday a 3 year old child of Mr. Crandall LITTLE, of Belvoir township, fell head first in a spring and was drowned. The child was out with a nurse and while the latter’s attention was directed elsewhere the little one wandered to the spring and fell in, and was dead when found.

J. R. Overton Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 12, 1895
Bethel Items, June 6th......Mr. J. R. OVERTON, a well to do farmer, died at his home in Martin county, about six miles from Bethel, Tuesday. He was formerly of this county, but has lived in Edgecombe and Martin ever since the late war.

Warren Tucker Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 5, 1895
Mr. Warren TUCKER, an excellent citizen of this township, died Sunday morning at his home two miles from Greenville. He was 72 years old and leaves a large family.

Meyer Rice Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., June 5, 1895
Mr. Meyer RICE, a good citizen of the southern portion of the county, died at his home near Centreville Sunday night. He was 72 years old and was born near Dresden, Germany.

Stephen Johnston Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 11, 1895
Stephen JOHNSTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion JOHNSTON, who has been sick some weeks with pneumonia, died this morning. He was about 17 years old.

Joe Webb Found Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 11, 1895
Joe WEBB, a colored man, was found dead in his bed Saturday. He had been suffering some days, but was out Friday walking around. The doctor said he had pneumonia.

Child of Charles Cannon Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 11, 1895
Ayden Items, Dec. 7th.....A child of Charles CANNON, near Littlefield, was burned to death a few days ago. Did not learn particulars.

Mrs. Mary Louisa Harding Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 7, 1897
Mrs. Mary Louisa HARDING, widow of the late Fred HARDING, died at her home near Centreville on Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Milmetta Haddock Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., May 31, 1937
Mrs. Milmetta HADDOCK, 83, died at 10 o’clock this morning at her home in Swift Creek township after an illness of nine weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of a son, J. R. HADDOCK, by Rev. W. A. RYAN, pastor of Eighth Street Christian church. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Clay Root section. Mrs. HADDOCK was one of the oldest members of Timothy Christian church. She is survived by three sons, J. R. HADDOCK and Saul HADDOCK of Pitt county and M. C. HADDOCK of Craven county; two daughters, Mrs. H. C. SMITH of Ayden and Mrs. S. A. SMITH of Greenville; one brother, J. R. BUCK; and one sister, Mrs. J. Mac DIXON of Ayden.

Last Rites for Mrs. W. C. Baldwin
Daily Reflector, Sat. Nov. 16, 1957
AYDEN.....Mrs. Lanie GARRIS BALDWIN, 86, wife of the late William C. BALDWIN of Orange County, died Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. L. WORTHINGTON. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church near AYDEN, Rev. J. C. LYNN, pastor, will officiate. Mrs. BALDWIN was a lifelong member of this church. Burial will be in the Ayden cemetery. The body will be at Britt’s Funeral Chapel until one hour before the funeral. Mrs. BALDWIN was the daughter of the late Asa and Annie Eliza GARRIS of Pitt County. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Sue BEDDARD and Mrs. C. L. WORTHINGTON; two brothers, Louis C. GARRIS and Amos L. GARRIS of Rt. 1, Ayden.

J. B. Carroll Laid to Rest
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 1, 1935
Final rites for Joshua Barnes CARROLL, 75, prominent Winterville community citizen, who died yesterday morning at 8 a.m. following illness of several years from heart trouble were conducted from the Winterville Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. E. H. CANADY, pastor of the church. Interment followed in the family cemetery near the homeplace. The funeral was largely attended and the large floral tribute was expressive of the high esteem in which the deceased was held throughout the county. Mr. CARROLL, a lifelong resident of this county had been prominently identified with agricultural development of the county over a period of many years, and was responsible for many improvements in the industry in this respective community. He was the son of the late Roderick CARROLL and Catherine HOOPER CARROLL, of this county. The family is one of the most prominent in the section. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary J. CARROLL; four daughters, Mrs. R. M. SQUIRES, Wake Forest, Mrs. J. Edwin HOYLE, Whitakers, Mrs. Irwin CLARK, Scotland Neck, and Mrs. C. E. TAYLOR, Charlotte; three sons, John R. CARROLL and S. C. CARROLL of Winterville, and Dr. F. W. CARROLL of Hookerton; two sisters, Mrs. Rappie WHITFORD and Mrs. John T. TRIPP, Winterville; two brothers, Rev. R. D. CARROLL of Houston, Texas, and W. M. CARROLL, Winterville. He is also survived by ten grandchildren.

Mrs. J. W. Padgett Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Nov. 16, 1957
Mrs. Ruth KINION PADGETT, 61, widow of J. W. PADGETT, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital at 7:20 Friday night. She had been in failing health three years and critically ill two weeks. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Mrs. PADGETT, daughter of James and Susan COWARD KINION, was born and spent her entire life in Greenville. She was married in 1913. Her husband died in 1948. She was a member of the Greenville Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are five daughters; Mrs. W. W. (Bill) SAMUELS of High Point, Mrs. Mamie Ruth CREECH of Wilmington, Mrs. Norman B. STOKES of Ft. Benning, Ga., and Mrs. Jack C. MCROY and Miss Margaret PADGETT of the home; three sons, Marshall M. PADGETT of Rocky Mount, Robert B. PADGETT of Greenville, and Sgt. I-C William T. PADGETT of the Army, now stationed in Japan; 14 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. George A. CLAPP, Sr., of Greenville, and two brothers, Richard M. KINION of Mebane and Jesse KINION of Grier, S.C.

Mrs. Mary A. Kite Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Apr. 22, 1935
Mrs. Mary A. KITE, age 69 years, died at her home in the Vanceboro community this morning at 2 o’clock as a result of a lingering illness. Mrs. KITE was reared in the community in which she died, spending her entire life there. She was the daughter of the late Acey and Mary GATLIN MCROY of Craven County. She was a member of Reunion Free Will Baptist Church and faithful to the principles of her denomination. She leaves her husband, S. E. KITE; six sons, Jesse KITE, Sim KITE, Eddie KITE and Steve KITE, all of the Vanceboro community; three daughters, Mrs. J. T. LANCASTER of Pitt County, Mrs. Charlie LEWIS and Mrs. KIRKMAN of the Vanceboro community; also four brothers, Gus MCROY of Vanceboro, Miles MCROY, W. M. MCROY and George MCROY, of Chocowinity; one sister, Mrs. Lanie FORNES of Vanceboro. Funeral services will be conducted from her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Duff TOLAR, Free Will Baptist minister of Vanceboro and interment will be made in the Kite graveyard near the homeplace.

Joseph R. Phillips Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 6, 1949
Funeral services for Joseph  Raymond PHILLIPS, 32, who died at Norfolk, Va. Hospital Wednesday, will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. D. TAYLOR in Ayden, Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Ayden Cemetery. Rev. W. E. CADE, assisted by Rev. Roy TURNAGE, Jr. Methodist ministers of Ayden will officiate.  The body will remain at Wilkerson and Sons funeral home until Friday at 10 a.m. Mr. PHILLIPS was born in Pitt county and attended school at Chicod. He entered the Army in 1941. He was injured in an accident at Ft. Benning, Ga. and received his discharge in May 1943. He was married to Magdaline MILLS in November 1945, and lived in the Ayden community. Surviving are his wife, nine brothers, Erwin and James PHILLIPS of near Ballard’s Crossroads, Lessie, Willie and Johnny PHILLIPS of Ayden, Clifton PHILLIPS of Falkland, Robert PHILLIPS of Miami, Fla., Floyd PHILLIPS of Greenville, and Zell PHILLIPS of Grimesland; and two sisters, Mrs. Jesse TAYLOR of Farmville and Mrs. S. D. TAYLOR of Ayden.

John W. Pope Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., April 20, 1935
John W. POPE, age 74, prominent farmer of the Chicod Township, died suddenly at his home at four o’clock this morning from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. John MOORE of Belvoir Township; two sons,  J. C. POPE of Greene County, and J. T. POPE of Simpson; also one adopted son, F. R. BELL, with the State Highway Department at Lumberton. Funeral services will be conducted at his late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. I. J. STRAWBRIDGE, Methodist minister of Grimesland, and burial will be made in the Porter graveyard near Grimesland.

R. A. Parker Claimed by Death
Daily Reflector, Thurs., June 3, 1937
Rufus Ashley PARKER, 81, life-long resident of Belvoir township, died at his old home place last night at 9:30 o’clock from infirmities of old age. He was a prosperous farmer and leading citizen of the county for many years. Funeral services were conducted from the late home this afternoon at 4:00 o’clock by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of near Bethel. Interment was made in the family cemetery near the home place. Mr. PARKER was one of the oldest members of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. E. POLLARD, Mildred, and Mrs. J. D. JENKINS, Rocky Mount; three sons, S. L. PARKER, Pinetops, R. A. PARKER, Conetoe, and R. H. PARKER of the home place; one brother, R. H. PARKER, of Tarboro. Mr. PARKER’S grandsons will serve as active pallbearers while his granddaughters will act as flower bearers.

Tom Wetherington Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 14, 1950
Mr. Tom WETHERINGTON, 51, died at 11:30 Sunday morning at Tayloe Hospital in Washington following a heart ailment of only three hours. He was stricken at his home near Vanceboro. Funeral services will be conducted at his home at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon by the Rev. W. R. CROWDER, Methodist minister of Vanceboro, and burial will be in Epworth Church cemetery. Mr. WETHERINGTON was born and reared in the Clay Root section of Pitt County and was the son of the late Joe and Martha WILEY WETHERINGTON. He was married to Winnie FORNES of Dudley’s Crossroads in 1922 and since that time had lived in Craven County. He was a farmer and merchant, was a member of the Vanceboro Camp of Woodmen of the World, and also a member of Timothy Christian Church of Gardner’s Crossroads. He is survived by his wife; a son, Clifton WETHERINGTON of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Thelbert L. JOYNER of Jacksonville; a grandson, Michael Eugene JOYNER of Jacksonville; four brothers, Henry A. WETHERINGTON of the Epworth community, Nathan R. and Kinnie WETHERINGTON, both of Dudley’s Crossroads, and Mack Ray WETHERINGTON of Vanceboro; three sisters, Mrs. Nell COWARD of near Vanceboro and Mrs. Ellis DUDLEY and Mrs. Herbert SMITH of Dudley’s Crossroads.

Mrs. Emma Vinson Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., June 11, 1926
Mrs. Emma HARRIS VINSON, 32, wife of J. T. VINSON, who resides on the J. N. GORMAN farm, eight miles from Greenville, died this morning at five o’clock. She is survived by her husband and six children. She will be buried in the family burying ground, Chicod township, tomorrow.

Mrs. Julia Gardner Dies in Raleigh
Daily Reflector, Wed., April 3, 1935
Mrs. Julia GARDNER, about eighty years of age, died this morning at 7 o’clock at a hospital in Raleigh after an illness of several years. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 o’clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will B. MAYO, one mile from Smith’s Mill off the New Bern Road by Rev. Mr. ENNIS, pastor of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be made in the Dennis SMITH family burial ground near the home place. Mrs. GARDNER was born and reared in the Swift Creek territory of this county, and will be remembered by older members of the community. She is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. Will B. MAYO, Mrs. G. W. SHACKLEFORD, Blount’s Creek, and Mrs. J. W. DUER of New Bern; three sons, Zach GARDNER of Dudley’s Cross Roads community, Richard HARDEE of near Ayden, and Joe STOKES of Raleigh. She is also survived by thirty-one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

William C. Mewborn Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Aug. 14, 1950
Jacksonville-----William Clarence MEWBORN, 77, of Grifton and a Pitt County resident, died at the Onslow County Hospital here Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. For many years he was a postmaster at Grifton. He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, which he served for half a century as vestryman and as senior warden for 20 years. He was a Mason. Mr. MEWBORN is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie BURNEY MEWBORN of Grifton; two daughters, Mrs. H. M. SHACKLEFORD of Quantico, Va., and Mrs. S. C. COX of Midway Park; four sons, F. B. MEWBORN of Cincinnati, E. C. MEWBORN of Philadelphia, Walter MEWBORN of Portsmouth and Harry MEWBORN of Grifton; and one sister, Mrs. Mary WORTHINGTON of Grifton. Prayer services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Grifton and masonic funeral services will be performed at the graveside.

Mrs. E. L. Wooten Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., March 11, 1935
Mrs. Elizabeth L. WOOTEN, aged 66 years, died last night at 9 o’clock at the home of her son near Falkland. Mrs. WOOTEN had been suffering with heart trouble for some time but had only been confined to her bed a week. Funeral services were conducted from Otter’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. Ernest COBB of Pinetops. Mrs. WOOTEN is survived by one son, Ernest, with whom she made her home, also one brother, J. H. FORBES, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. WEBB and Mrs. D. R. MATHERS? of the Macclesfield community.

Mrs. Carrie W. Roebuck Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Apr. 6, 1967
PARMELE----Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie WHICHARD ROEBUCK, 76, who died Wednesday, will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Williamston Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Robersonville Cemetery. A native of Pitt County, Mrs. ROEBUCK was the widow of the late John H. ROEBUCK and had made her home in Parmele since her marriage in 1912. She was the daughter of the late John Ashley and  Lula JONES WHICHARD and a member of the Williamston Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. John R. EARLY of Aulander, Mrs. W. Thomas GARRISS of Raleigh, Mrs. William ALLEN of Oceanside, Calif. and Mrs. Bernard SMITH of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Nina BRITTON of Williamston and Mrs. Floy STATON of Greenville; one brother, Andrew WHICHARD of Bethel; and eight grandchildren.

J. A. Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Mar. 5, 1935
Final rites for John Allen JONES, 63, who died at his home on Evans Street at noon yesterday, were conducted from Williams Funeral Home this afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment was made in the McGowan cemetery on the Cox Mill road. The service was in charge of Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Mr. JONES had been sick about a week. He suffered from a stroke pof paralysis last Saturday and never regained consciousness. He was a native of Pitt County and spent virtually his entire life in the Bells Fork community. He was engaged in farming and was well known throughout the county. Surviving are his widow and five children, Roman JONES of Falkland, Roy JONES, Jesse JONES and Mrs. Lovie MILLS of Greenville, and Mrs. Bessie BROWN of Rocky Mount.

Frank Daws Dies at Veterans Hospital
Daily Reflector, Wed., May 27, 1964
Frank DAWS, 72, died early Wednesday morning at the Veterans Hospital in Durham. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. DAWS, a native of Paris, France, came to the United States at the age of 14. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Pitt County Post 39 of the American Legion. He had been living at the home of Mrs. George MCROY, Route 2, Greenville, for the past 13 years.

Mrs. Letha Cox Buried Thursday
Daily Reflector, Fri., Feb. 22, 1935
Ayden, Feb. 22--- Mrs. Letha COX, 74, who died at her home  in the Cox Mill section of Pitt County Wednesday night at 8 o’clock and was buried in the family burying ground east of Ayden Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Elder W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Primitive Baptist minister conducted the funeral service. Mrs. COX is survived by one son, Jesse COX of Bethel; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse SHACKLEFORD, Beaufort County, Mrs. Mamie MCLAWHORN, Mrs. Sallie BRAXTON, and Mrs. Eva CANNON, Ayden; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie KITTRELL, Ayden.

Mrs. Allie Hart Harrington Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 24, 1966
Mrs. Allie Hart HARRINGTON, 94, widow of Alonzo L. HARRINGTON, died in a nursing home in Buies Creek early Thursday morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Saturday afternoon at two o’clock by Dr. W. Burkette RAPER, president of Mount Olive College. Burial will be in the Hart-Cannon Cemetery near Ayden. Mrs. Harrington was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Harriet Jemima CANNON HART. She was a resident of Kinston for many years and was a charter trustee of the Kinston Library. She had been a resident of Greenville for the past thirty five years. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Greenville and had received recognition for meritorious service rendered to her denomination. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Velma Harrington TUCKER of Greenville; a son, Alonzo Franklin Harrington of Buies Creek; a sister, Mrs. Celia GARRIS of Ayden; 10 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Rites for Mrs. Mary Summerlin
Daily Reflector, Fri., Feb. 22, 1935
Mrs. Mary Summerlin, 69, died in Pitt Community Hospital early Thursday morning suffering from complications from a fall two days ago and heart trouble. She was formerly a resident of Edgecombe County and was a devoted member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. D. A. WINDHAM, pastor of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church and burial was in the cemetery at the church. She is survived by her husband, J. J. SUMMERLIN, a daughter, Mrs. J. R. PEADEN of Greenville, and a son J. T. SUMMERLIN of Durham. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Brantley T. Jolly Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Feb. 24, 1966
AYDEN----Brantley T. Jolly, 42, of Ayden, died Thursday morning at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham following a long illness. Funeral services will be held from First Baptist Church in Ayden at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Officiating will be Rev. Charles SINCLAIR and Rev. Bennie PLEDGER. Burial will follow in Ayden Cemetery. Mr. JOLLY was a farmer, a member of First Baptist Church and chairman of church board of trustees and superintendent of adult Sunday School, and was chairman of the Ayden Democratic Executive Committee. Mr. JOLLY attended  Wake Forest College and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Myree DUNN; one daughter, Catrina Ann of the home; a son, Brantley T. JOLLY, Jr. of the home; his mother, Mrs. Cornelia JOLLY of the home; one sister, Mrs. D. C. EWING of Candor; and five brothers, C. Y. JOLLY of Norfolk, Va., Hubert A. JOLLY and W. O. JOLLY of Ayden, Wilbur JOLLY of Louisburg, and Boyce JOLLY of Lake Charles, La. The body will remain at Briit and Farmer Funeral Home, Ayden, until one hour prior to services.

Mrs. Delphia Peyton Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Aug. 26, 1948
Mrs. Delphia SMITH PEYTON, 60, died at her home, 1016 Evans Street, Wednesday night at 11:30 after being critically ill a month. Funeral services will be conducted at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. A. B. HOWARD, pastor of Hodges Chapel Holiness Church, assisted by Rev. Ralph JOHNSON, Pentecostal Holiness minister of Greenville. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. PEYTON was born and reared near Ayden. She was married to Frank PEYTON of  near Washington  in 1901 and moved near Greenville. She later moved to Beaufort and came to Greenville in 1943. She was a member of Hodges Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Eula Mae PEYTON and Mrs. Rosa Lee O’MARY of the home; two sons, Rev. L. E. PEYTON of Kinston, and Rev. C. J. PEYTON of Roanoke, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. D. W. WILLIAMS and Miss Emily SMITH of Ayden, and Mrs. Jack HARRELL of Greenville; two brothers, H. Howard SMITH and Roy O. SMITH of Greenville, and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Mollie Perry Claimed by Death
Daily Reflector, Sat., May 1, 1937
Mrs. Mollie PERRY, 57, died this morning at 9 o’clock at her home near Bell Arthur. She had been in declining health for the past year. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late home by the Rev. R. L. CROSSNO, pastor of the Bell Arthur Methodist church, of which Mrs. PERRY was a member. She is survived by her husband, Henry PERRY, and the following children by a former marriage, Sam WILLIAMS

John C. Moore Dies Suddenly
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 3, 1935
John C. MOORE, 68, died suddenly at his home in Belvoir township last night at 10 o’clock as result of a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted from his late home this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, pastor of the Winterville Free Will Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Bullock graveyard near the home. He is survived by his wife and seven children: Misses Mabel, Allie and J. C. MOORE of the home place, Mrs. Claude POPE, Mrs. Clem POLLARD, Mrs. Lester CLARK and  J. L. MOORE, all of Pitt County. Mr. MOORE was reared in Falkland township and was a member of the Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral Set for Elijah R. Elks
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Oct. 26, 1950
Elijah R. ELKS, 41, died in a Raleigh hospital at 12:40 o’clock Wednesday morning following a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon by the Rev. Walter B. NOBLES, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial will be in the Elks cemetery near Greenville. Mr. ELKS, son of Alonza ELKS and the late Lucy PARKER ELKS, spent most of his life near Greenville. He was a mechanic by trade. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret GURGANUS ELKS; his father; a sister, Mrs. J. T. MANNING, Sr. of near Greenville; and three brothers, Henry ELKS, George ELKS, and Louis ELKS, all of near Greenville.

Robert Wilbur Bowen Dead
Daily Reflector, Sun., July 3, 1988
Mr. Robert Wilbur BOWEN, 91, died Friday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. His funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Douglas ALLEN. Burial will be in the Bowen Family Cemetery. Mr. BOWEN spent his life in the Ormondsville community of Greene County and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses of Snow Hill. He is survived by two daughters, Irma B. BARNETTE of Ayden and Lillie Dean BOWEN of the home; two sons, Wilbur BOWEN of Zebulon and Milton BOWEN of Hookerton; two sisters, Nina BOWEN of Snow Hill and Lena MCKEEL of Grifton; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Lena Quinerly Dead
Daily Reflector, Thurs., Jan. 3, 1935
Ayden, Jan. 3----Mrs. Lena QUINERLY, 68, who died at her home here at 1 o’clock this morning after a lingering illness, will be buried tomorrow afternoon in the Ayden cemetery at 3 o’clock. The funeral service will be conducted from St. James’ Episcopal Church by her rector, Rev. A. C. D. NOE, assisted by the former rector, Dr. B. F. HUSKE, of Kinston. Mrs. QUINERLY was one of the most beloved residents of Ayden, and spent a good part of her life in the service of her community and church. She was one of the founders of St. James’ Church, and through the years has been one of the most ardent workers and supporters. She organized the local branch of the Woman’s Auxiliary and for a number of years served as its president. She was born in the old St. John’s community, Pitt County, and was associated there with the work of that church before moving here 36 years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen TURNAGE; two sons, W. A. QUINERLY and J. K. QUINERLY; four grandchildren, Thomas and Virginia TURNAGE and Charles Blount QUINERLY and  Agnes Virginia QUINERLY; three sisters, Mrs. P. S. MOORE, Ayden, Mrs. C. W. WORTHINGTON, Grifton, Mrs. Watt CHAPMAN, Grifton; five brothers, Edward KILPATRICK, Grifton, Moses KILPATRICK, Newport News, Va., Isaac KILPATRICK, Ayden, Jesse KILPATRICK, Zebulon, and Paul KILPATRICK, Jackson, N.C.

Robert Edward Jones Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon. Apr. 5, 1937
Robert Edward JONES, 65, died this morning at 1:30 o’clock at his home near House Station. He had been in declining health for the past three years. Mr. JONES was a highly esteemed and prosperous farmer. He was born in Pitt county and spent his entire life in Pitt and Edgecombe counties. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Tarboro. Funeral services will be held from the late home Tuesday afternoon at 3:00, by Rev. W. L. KLEGG, Methodist minister of Bethel. Interment will be made in the Bethel cemetery. He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Margaret Gertrude MANNING, seven children, Lyman JONES of Rocky Mount, Mrs. Travis DAVENPORT, Robert JONES and Howard JONES of Richmond, Johnnie JONES of the Hawaiian Islands, Mrs, J. A. KILBY, Bayview, Mrs. W. L. VAINRIGHT, Littleton; two brothers, J. J. JONES of Bethel and S. L. JONES of Snow Hill; four sisters, Mrs. W. J. MANNING, Mrs. J. T. TURNER and Mrs. J. R. WHITEHURST of Bethel and Mrs. V. C. CARSON of Greenville

Mary J. Congleton Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Feb. 21, 1947
Mrs. Mary J. CONGLETON, 68, died at her home at Leens at 10:15 p.m. Thursday after several months illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday by the Rev. J. M. PERRY, Christian minister of Robersonville. Burial will be in the Congleton family cemetery near Stokes. Mrs. CONGLETON, daughter of the late Joseph Robert and Martha LATHAM WHITEHURST, was born at Oak City. She spent nearly all of her life in the Leens community. She attended Kinsey’s Seminary at LaGrange, which later became Atlantic Christian College, and was moved to Wilson. She taught school several years. In 1903 she was married to Simon A. CONGLETON, a former Pitt County commissioner, representing Carolina Township. He died in 1940. She was ca member of Oak Grove Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Martha Latham CONGLETON and Mrs. Annie J. NELSON of the home; a son, Simon Shade CONGLETON of the home, and three grandchildren, Ann NELSON, Mary Latham NELSON and Joseph Robert CONGLETON, all of the home.

Henry (Bud) Allen Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 8, 1935
Henry (Bud) ALLEN, 58, died at his home this morning following several day’s illness. Mr. ALLEN was reared in Pitt County and is well known. He resides on the Falkland highway a few miles from town. He married Miss Elsie TYSON and there are six children surviving: Mrs. J. H. CLARK, Mrs. Jennis MANNING, Mrs. Otho TAYLOR, Miss Reba ALLEN and one son, J. I. ALLEN. The funeral services will be conducted from his late home at 2 o’clock Wednesday, burial following in the Tyson cemetery. He was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Rev. R. F. PITTMAN will be in charge of the services.

Bob Fillingame Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 25, 1949
Funeral services for Bob FILLINGAME, 84, who died at the home of his son, Robert FILLINGAME, Jr. near Vanceboro at 2:30 p.m. Monday after being seriously ill for three months, were held at Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church near Vanceboro, this afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. W. R. CROWDER, Methodist minister of Vanceboro. Burial was in the churchyard. Mr. FILLINGAME was born, reared and spent his entire life in Craven County in the Vanceboro community. He was a member of Juniper Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a farmer. He was first married to Lorena GASKINS of the Vanceboro community and she died in 1908. Surviving this union are two sons, W. H. FILLINGAME of New Bern and David FILLINGAME of Vanceboro. He was later married to Lucy WIGGINS of the Vanceboro community and she died in 1918. Surviving this union is a son, Robert FILLINGAME, Jr. of near Vanceboro. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; a brother, Lee FILLINGAME of near Vanceboro; and a sister, Mrs. Sallie TRIPP of Hackney, in Beaufort County.

Mrs. Rittie Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 2, 1935
Mrs. Rittie HARDEE, aged 82, died at the home of her son in the Chicod Township this morning at 6:30 o’clock. She had spent her entire life in the community in which she died. Mrs. HARDEE was a daughter of the late Spencer and Lovie SMITH HADDOCK of the Stokes community of Chicod Township. She was a life-long member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church and manifested much interest in the work of the denomination as long as her health permitted. Funeral services will be conducted from the home of her son, J. H. HARDEE, tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, her pastor. Burial will be in the Hardee graveyard near the home. Mrs. HARDEE leaves to survive, one son, J. H. HARDEE, with whom she made her home; one brother, Joe HADDOCK of the Chicod community; also seven grandchildren.

Miss Mary Harper Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 4, 1950
Miss Mary HARPER, 73, died at the home of her nephew, Charlie W. HARPER in the Black Jack community Tuesday night at 11:50 o’clock after two years of declining health and a week of critical illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock by the Rev. J. R. DAVIDSON, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern, assisted by the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Miss HARPER was the daughter of the late Charles and Martha DIXON HARPER, and was a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. W. J. SUTTON of Grimesland, Mrs. W. N. COX of Greenville and Mrs. Janie BUCK of Norfolk, Va.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. B. HARPER of Black Jack and a number of nieces and nephews.

Last Rites for Mrs. W. Roebuck
Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 4, 1950
Mrs. Margaret CONGLETON ROEBUCK, 83, died unexpectedly at her home in Stokes Wednesday morning after two years of failing health. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at three o’clock by Elder A. B. AYERS, Primitive Baptist minister of Bear Grass, and burial will be in the Congleton cemetery nearby. Mrs. ROEBUCK was the only daughter of the late Slade and Amanda FLEMING CONGLETON and spent her entire life in the Stokes community. She was married to W. Bracey ROEBUCK in 1891, and he died in 1933. She had been a member of Briery Swamp Primitive Baptist Church near Stokes for the past 62 years. Surviving are two sons, George H. and Gordon W. ROEBUCK, both of Stokes; three daughters, Mrs. L. Q. CHERRY of Stokes, Mrs. Ethel R. CLARK and Miss Kate ROEBUCK of the home; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Joe S. Fornes Dies at Home
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 29, 1935
Joe S. FORNES, 70, died at his home at 519 Greene street last night at 9:45 after illness of a year and a half. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from his late home at 3 o’clock by Rev. J. A. MCIVER, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, and burial followed in the Meekin TUCKER family burial ground on the Cox Mill road. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie SAVAGE FORNES; two sons, Lindsay and Clifton FORNES; two daughters, Miss Lillie FORNES and Mrs. Alma CRAWFORD; two brothers, H. L. FORNES and Allen FORNES, all of Greenville. The deceased spent his entire life in and near Greenville. He was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church at Shelmerdine.

Last Rites for Enoch H. Braxton
Daily Reflector, Sat., Sept. 30, 1950
Mr. Enoch H. BRAXTON, 71, died at Pitt General Hospital at 12:30 o’clock Saturday morning following three weeks of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church near Winterville Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and burial will be in the church cemetery, embers of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 284, A.F. & A.M., will have charge of the services at the grave. The body will remain at S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of services. Mr. BRAXTON, son of the late William Jesse and Sarah AVERY BRAXTON, spent his entire life in the Winterville community and had been a deacon of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church for the past 47 years. He was a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 284, A.F. & A.M., and the Improved Order of Red Men of Winterville. He was a former mayor of Winterville and had been employed by the county for the past 17 years as assistant tax collector. Mr. BRAXTON was married to Emily HARRIS of Winterville in 1903, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. R. HUNNICUTT of Bethel, and a son, T. G. BRAXTON of Godwin, N.C.; four grandchildren; four brothers, Jimmy BRAXTON of Winterville, Joe BRAXTON of Belvoir, Henry BRAXTON of Winterville, and Luther BRAXTON of Oakland, California; and four sisters, Mrs. Will TRIPP of Winterville, Mrs. Bessie MILLS of Greenville, Mrs. Sallie AVERETT of Winterville and Mrs. J. Huel CRAWFORD of Greenville.

Mrs. D. J. Holland Passes Away
Daily Reflector, Wed., Feb. 6, 1935
Mrs. D. J. HOLLAND, 71, died at her home in Belvoir township this morning at 8:45 after infirmity of five years and serious illness since last Saturday. Death was caused by pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted from her late home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Elder S. B. DENNY, pastor of the Wilson Primitive Baptist Church and interment will be made in the family burial fground near the home. She is survived by her husband and six children; Mrs. Richard PARKER, Conetoe, Mrs. Rufus PARKER, Mrs. H. McD. HUX, Miss Elizabeth HOLLAND, R. W. HOLLAND and Joe HOLLAND, all of the Belvoir community. Mrs. HOLLAND was the wife of a former member of the Pitt County Board of Commissioners and for years one of the most important farmers of that section of the County. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and always manifested much interest in the work of the denomination. She was a native of this county and spent all her life in the community where she died.

Mrs. J. K. James Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Dec. 18, 1950
Mrs. Ruth DAVIS JAMES, 62, died in a Norfolk, Va. hospital at about one o’clock Saturday morning after having suffered a cerebral hemorrhage about three hours earlier. Funeral services will be held at the Chapel of S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home in Greenville at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, and burial will be in the Fountain Cemetery. Mrs. JAMES, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary WARD LANG, was born and reared in Pitt County near Fountain. She was married in 1912 to Thomas Leary WILLIAMS of Falkland, and he died a few weeks later. Then in 1916 she was married to Jefferson P. DAVIS, and he died in 1931. She was later married to J. K. JAMES. She spent most of her life in Pitt County in the Falkland community. Since 1945 she had been living in Whitakers. She was a Non-Sectarian. Surviving are a daughter by her first marriage, Mrs. C. J. WILKERSON of Falkland, and three sons by her second marriage, W. W. DAVIS of Los Angeles, Cal., Jonathan B. DAVIS of Norfolk, and Mark Lang DAVIS of Macclesfield; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Florence MOORE, Mrs. Lula MEWBORN, and Miss Mamie LANG, all of Snow Hill, Mrs. B. H. EDWARDS of Wake Forest and Mrs. A. R. SHEARIN of Whitakers; and two brothers, J. W. LANG of Norfolk and C. E. LANG of Gatesville.

W. Jason Turnage Dead
Daily Reflector, Wed., Mar. 13, 1935
W. Jason TURNAGE, 66, one of the most prominent business men of Farmville, died at his home this morning at 7:30 o’clock after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be conducted from his late home Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, pastor of the Farmville Christian church. Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery. Mr. TURNAGE was one of the leading business men of Farmville for the last forty years. He was junior partner of the firm of T. L. & W. J. TURNAGE which was reorganized about two years ago under the name of Turnage Company. A member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of the county, Mr. TURNAGE was active in the educational development of Farmville, having served as a member of the school board over a period of many years. Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Ora SMITH; and three sons, Lieut. Colonel A. H. TURNAGE, United States Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., H. W. TURNAGE, Silver Springs, Md., and W. J. TURNAGE, Jr. of Farmville.

Mrs. James Beachum Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., April 14, 1950
Mrs. Minnie Mae HARRIS BEACHUM, 32, wife of James E. BEACHUM of Newport News, Va., died in Riverside Hospital Newport News, Va. Thursday night at 8:45 o’clock following four days of critical illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Billy Ray and James EDWARD BEACHUM, Jr.; two daughters, Evelyn Mae and Linda Grace BEACHUM, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HARRIS of near Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Marie HARDEE of Williamston, Mrs. Lillian WARREN of Newport News, Va., and Miss Gladys Mae HARRIS of near Greenville; six brothers, Jack HARRIS, William HARRIS, Burrwood HARRIS, Tom HARRIS, Jimmie HARRIS and Donald Lee HARRIS, all of near Greenville; a half-sister, Mrs. Cassie Mae COLICCIE of Salem, Mass., and a half-brother, Clarence HARRIS, Jr. of  Greenville.

Mrs. F. A. Moore Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 22, 1950
Mrs. F. A. MOORE, 70, died at General Memorial Hospital, Kinston, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. She had been in declining health for the past several years. Mrs. MOORE was the former Lula ELKS, daughter of the late Jim and Katherine ELKS. She was born and reared in Beaufort County and for the past fifteen years made her home in Pitt and Greene County. Surviving: husband and four daughters, Mrs. Durand BRANTLEY of New York, Mrs. James EASTON of Hookerton, Mrs. Basil TRACY of Flint, Michigan, and Mrs. Thomas BEAMON of Snow Hill; five sons, L. A. MOORE of Chocowinity, Linnie MOORE of Ayden, Lum MOORE of Hookerton, Leroy MOORE of Arapahoe, Luther MOORE of Snow Hill; twenty one grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted from Clark’s Greenville Funeral Home today at 2:30 p.m. Interment followed in the Snow Hill Cemetery.

Charles B. Bryan Dead
Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 28, 1939
Charlie Benjamin BRYAN, 59, former resident of Falkland, died Friday afternoon at 3:15 o’clock at his home near Blount’s Creek. He had been ill for some time. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Core Point Free Will Baptist Church by Rev. Wilbur BENNETT of Edward, N.C. Burial followed in the churchyard there. Mr. BRYAN was born in Bethel, and spent most of his life in Falkland, moving to Blount’s Creek and making his home there two years ago. He was a member of the Christian Church at Falkland. Surviving are his wife and two children, Hilda and Margie BRYAN; two brothers, W. P. BRYAN of Falkland and R. A. BRYAN of Hillside, Arizona.

William Baker Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Sept. 25, 1950
William Henry BAKER, 51, of Greenville, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital at 9:45 o’clock Sunday night after suffering a heart attack a few minutes earlier while on duty as watchman at the new hospital building. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. BAKER was born and reared in Pitt County and had lived in Greenville since 1939. He was married to the former Julia CARAWAN in 1922 and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, William Henry BAKER, Jr., of the U.S. Navy and now in London, England, Joseph Dewey BAKER of Big Spring, Texas, and Robert Earl BAKER of the home; his stepmother, Mrs. Rena BAKER of Greenville; a half-brother, George N. BAKER of Greenville, and a half-sister, Mrs. Bettie B. HUNTINGTON of Vallajo, California.

C. M. Holton Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 1, 1935
AYDEN, Jan. 1-----C. M. Holton, 68, a prominent citizen of Ayden, who died at his home here Friday afternoon at 3:30 was buried Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the local cemetery. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. H. BRUNSON of the Christian Church. A large floral offering and the great throng attending the funeral attested to the wide popularity of the deceased and the affection of the whole community for one of its most beloved men. Mr. HOLTON moved here from Washington thirty-five years ago and has been engaged in the printing business, first with the Free Will Baptist Press and later with the Andrews Printing Company. In both establishments he rendered a faithful and valuable service. He has also been closely identified with the religious and social life of the town and held two of the highest offices in the church, that of Deacon and Elder. Many relatives and friends mourn his passing and the community sustains a real loss. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage, 41 years ago, was Miss Martha DAVIS of Ormondsville, Greene county; two children, J. Radford HOLTON and Mrs. W. T. WHITE and one grandson, Wycliffe WHITEALL of Ayden; five sisters, Mrs. Florence KEEL, Mrs. Annie BRINSON and Miss Millie HOLTON, of Arapahoe, Mrs. Lulu MILLER, Maribel, N.C., and Mrs. Della HASKET, Hopewell, Va.

 Mrs. Nehemiah Garris Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., Sept. 25, 1950
Mrs. Emma HART GARRIS, 64, wife of Nehemiah E. GARRIS, died at her home at Littlefield at 9 o’clock Monday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. GARRIS was the daughter of the late Jessie T. and Mary NELSON HART, and spent all her life in the Littlefield community. She was a member of the Ayden Free Will Baptist Church, the Ladies Aid Society of Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church, and the Littlefield Home Demonstration Club. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Lester GARRIS of near Ayden, Wilbur A. GARRIS of Littlefield community, and Bruce E. GARRIS of the Grifton community; two daughters, Mrs. Ann GARRIS MCPHERSON of Littleton, and Mrs. Emma Lee Jarvis of New York City; twelve grandchildren; five brothers, M. E. HART, R. F. HART, I. L. HART, and T. F. HART, all of Ayden, and L. C. HART of Princeton, N.J.; three half-brothers, Elmer HART of Richmond, Va., Lyman HART of Greenville, and Hubert HART of Ayden; a sister, Mrs. Mary JACKSON of Chocowinity; three half-sisters, Mrs. T. L. LITTLE of Ayden, Mrs. Stella WATERS of Greenville, and Mrs. Coy TRIPP of Winterville.

Harvey Hales Dead
Daily Reflector, Tues., Jan. 8, 1935
Harvey HALES, of near Grimesland, died Saturday morning at his home following a few days’ illness from pneumonia. Mr. HALES was reared in the community in which he died and spent most of his life there. He was a member of the Senee Lodge of Red Men of Grimesland. The funeral services were in charge of the Lodge. The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 o’clock by Rev. I. J. STRAWBRIDGE of Grimesland M. E. Church. Burial was in the Wilson graveyard near the home. He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Eva, Mary E., Evelyn and Mamie Grey HALES; also by four brothers, Joe HALES of Craven County, Gum HALES, W. B. HALES and R. L. HALES, all of Grimesland; one sister, Mrs. George ELLEDGE of Maquon, Ill.

Thad J. Williams Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 13, 1963
Mr. Thad J. WILLIAMS, 73, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital at 11:55 Thursday night. He had been in failing health for four months abnd critically ill for the past two days. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Sunday afternoon at four o’clock by his pastor, Dr. E. B. FISHER, assisted by the Rev. Milton WORTHINGTON, pastor of Parker’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. WILLIAMS was born and reared in Cox’s Mill community and had lived in Greenville since 1943. He was a retired farmer and former Deputy Sheriff of Pitt County. He was a member of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie HADDOCK WILLIAMS; two daughters, Mrs. J. Erastus BRILEY and Mrs. Lucille W. WILLIAMS of Greenville; a stepson, Elbert B. EVANS of Greenville; four grandchildren; a brother, James M. WILLIAMS of Greenville; and two sisters, Mrs. Lonnie WHITE and Mrs. Ella W. MOORE of the Cox’s Mill community. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Erastus BRILEY, 103 Avon Lane in Stratford.

John R. Worthington Dies at Home
Daily Reflector, Sat., Feb. 23, 1935
John R. WORTHINGTON, 61, one of the leading farmers of this section, died at his home six miles south of Greenville this morning at 11 o’clock. Death resulted from illness of two weeks caused by complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The final rites will be in charge of Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of the Ayden Christian Church, assisted by Rev. W. H. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Free Will Baptist minister. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenville. Mr. WORTHINGTON was born, reared and spent all of his life in the community
where he died. He was one of the best known farmers of the county and played a conspicuous part in development of the tobacco industry. Several years ago he conducted a general store at Cox Mill but retired to confine his entire attention to operation on his extensive farm property. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Addie WILLIAMS; two sons, Clifton WORTHINGTON and Alfred WORTHINGTON; a daughter, Miss Verna B. WORTHINGTON; seven brothers, L. H. WORTHINGTON, Alfred WORTHINGTON, R. L. WORTHINGTON, Fred WORTHINGTON, H. S. WORTHINGTON, G. C. WORTHINGTON and J. H. WORTHINGTON; a sister, Mrs. H. D. TUCKER; in addition to 10 grandchildren, all of the Winterville community.

Elbert Moye Wainright Dead
Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 13, 1963
AYDEN--- Elbert Moye WAINRIGHT, 69, died in Veteran’s Hospital, Fayetteville, Thursday morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel, Ayden, Saturday at 3 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Carroll HANSLEY, pastor of the Ayden Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery. Mr. Wainright, a native of Farmville had been living here for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Ayden American Legion Post. He was a member of Marlboro Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Cora BYRUM; a daughter, Joyce Wainright of the home; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. BROCK Sr. and Mrs. Dessie LITTLE of Farmville; two brothers, Jack Wainright of Snow Hill and Roscoe Wainright of Wilson.

Mrs. Catherine Sutton Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., July 12, 1937
Mrs. Catherine SUTTON, widow of the late Elias Gray SUTTON of the Winterville community, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the home place from two weeks’ illness. Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. J. C. MOYE of Snow Hill and Rev. M. A. WOODARD of Winterville, Free Will Baptist ministers. Interment will follow in Winterville cemetery by her late husband. Mrs. SUTTON joined Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist church in early childhood. She attended services regularly. She was born in Pitt County May 24, 1865 and spent her entire life in the community in which she died. Surviving are three sons, J. T. SUTTON, Norfolk, Va., Roy H. SUTTON and Lester SUTTON of Winterville; three daughters, Mrs. Charles E. CURREN, Norfolk, Va., Mrs. H. C. DAIL and Mrs. C. B. WINGATE of Winterville; a sister, Mrs. John EVERETT, Ayden; a brother, Sam G. SMITH of Winterville; also thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Rodman B. BLAND Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, Va., Mon., May 3, 1993
Rodman B. BLAND, 68, of 948 Westerly Trail, died May 1, 1993, in Virginia Beach General.  Mr. BLAND was born in Vanceboro, N.C. He was a retired planner and estimator with Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 22 years. He had also retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer after 20 years. He was a member of the Willis B. Fentress Masonic Lodge.  Survivors include his wife, Esther L. BLAND; two sons, Joseph L. and Andrew B. BLAND; and a daughter, Nadine A. Gillen. Transcribed by Billy D. BLAND

Mrs. Rosa Jones Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., Sept. 16, 1974
Mrs. Rosa Jones BLAND 79, of 220 Neuse St., died Sunday at Craven County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pollock Funeral Chapel.  Burial, Cedar Grove Cemetery extension.  She is survived by one sister Mrs. C.W.CARAWANof Washington, D. C.:  Two brothers.  W. H. JONES, Jr., Rivera Beach, FL and S. M. JONES, of New Bern. The family will be at the home of Mrs. G. R. BURNHAM of 513 Middle St.
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Mr. Roscoe B. Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Sept. 2, 1987
FARMVILLE - Mr. Roscoe Barnes "Barney" BLAND, 76, of 306 W. Wilson St. died Tuesday at his home.  A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Wilbur Teachy.  Mr. BLAND was a lifelong resident of Farmville and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife Sally Atkinson BLAND of the home; a daughter, Gay Vail BLAND Owens of Farmville, and one grandchild.  Memorials may be made to the Farmville Rescue Squad.  Arrangements are being handled by Farmville Funeral Home.  Transcribed by Billy D. BLAND

Mrs. Ruth W. Bland Dead
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Fri., Feb. 20, 2004
Ruth W. BLAND, 91, went home to be with her Lord on February 18, 2004. Ruth resided at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community since 1998. She was a past member of Fairmont United Methodist Church and a present member of Greystone Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star for 23 years and was a real estate agent in Wake County NC for many years. Mrs. BLAND was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Bryan BLAND.  She is survived by two sons and one daughter; Dr. Wilbur Bryan BLAND and his wife, Iris of Pinehurst, NC, Gerald H. BLAND, Commander, USN (Retired) and wife, Judy of Virginia Beach, VA and Xylda Lynnette COFER and husband, Benny of Rock Hill, SC; one brother, Gilbert Lee WINDHAM and wife, Martha of Greenville, NC. She has numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service, with Dr. Dennis Herman officiating, will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park on Glenwood Ave., Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community Auditorium, with Chaplain Phyllis Mayo officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Endowment Fund at Springmoor, 1500 Sawmill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.  Arrangements made by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.                                                                                      Transcribed by Billy D. BLAND

Mrs. Sallie S. Bland Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Mon., Dec. 11, 1961
VANCEBORO -  Funeral services will be conducted at the Epworth Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. Sallie Sawyer BLAND, 65, who died in a Cleveland hospital Friday.  Burial will be in the churchyard.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard GODFREY, of Cleveland; one son, James L. BLAND of Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren; three brothers, John , Dewey and Emory Sawyer, all of near Vanceboro; and two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice BELLof Newport and Mrs. Paul DELAMAR of Oriental.
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Mrs. Sally Maude Atkinson Bland Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sun., Sept. 15, 1996
FARMVILLE - Mrs. Sally Maude Atkinson BLAND, 86, of West Wilson Street, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 1996 at her home. A memorial service will be conducted Monday 2 p.m. from the Church Street Chapel of Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. Randy Maynard.  Mrs. BLAND was a member of the First Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, R. B. "Barney" BLAND. She is survived by one daughter, Gay Vail BLAND Owens of Farmville, one granddaughter, Anne Gabriel BLAND; one sister, Alice Virginia LONG of Tupelo, Miss.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. BLAND.  Those desiring to make a memorial may please consider the Farmville Public Library.
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