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Louis B. Cox Dead
King’s Weekly; Thurs., Dec. 18, 1902
Pitt County has a number of old people---people that have fought a good fight for themselves and their people and are honored and respected, through in the private walks of life.  But they are passing away.  One by one they go.
Mr. Louis B. COX, one of Swift Creek’s veterans, died on the 7th, in his 89th year.  He was a good and valuable citizen.  Of his family of four boys and three girls, all but one boy survive him, all being grown.  His wife, a few years younger than himself, and one brother, Mr. Guilford COX, aged 77 years, are living.  He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

Theophilus Bland, Sr. Dead
King’s Weekly; Thurs., Dec. 18, 1902
Swift Creek also lost another highly respected citizen in the death of Mr. Theophilus BLAND, Sr. the 1st of November; Mr. BLAND was 82 years old.  He had lived to see his eight sons and five daughters all grown and married.  He was a good neighbor and a loss to his community.  He was a member of the Disciples.

R. A. Willoughby
Died February 26---A Short Sketch of His Life
Daily Reflector, Fri., Mar. 25, 1910
He was born in what is now Beaver Dam Township, Pitt County, Feb. 16, 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 on of the very best soldiers, remaining in the war until it ended.  He was taken prisoner at Cole Harbor June 2, 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 the 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 Carolina F. COBB, daughter of the late J. C. COBB, and had five children born unto him, four of whom are now living.  J. H. and B. P. WILLOUGHBY, Mrs. C. D. SMITH and Mr. 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, two of whom are now living, R. E. 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 old soldiers that lived on the same road and 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 soldiers’ 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

Mrs. J. T. Smith Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Mar. 31, 1910
On Friday, March 25th, at her home in Middlesex, N. C., the spirit of Mrs. Emily SMITH, the beloved wife to Mr. J. T. SMITH, took it flight to the eternal world.  Mrs. SMITH was sick one week with that fatal disease, pneumonia.  Her remains were brought to Ayden and laid to rest in the town cemetery on Saturday, March 26th. Mrs. SMITH leaves two sons and three daughters:  J. T. SMITH, Jr., of Ayden, Mr. J. C. SMITH, of Robersonville, Mrs. W. T. MASON, of Stokes, Mrs. W. O. BILBRO, of Middlesex, and Miss Delia SMITH, of Middlesex.  Deceased was a daughter of John TYSON of Pitt County, and leaves four brothers and one sister.  Mrs. SMITH was a noble consecrated woman, was a member of the Primitive Baptist church at Great Swamp many years previous to her death, and died in the full triumphs of a living faith.  As neighbor, wife, mother and sister her life was a model one.  Her life was one of devotion and her chief joy consisted in making others happy.  May the good Lord in his abundant mercy comfort the bereft husband and children. ---Ayden Baptist

Mrs. J. C. C. Jenkins Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Apr. 1, 1910
Mrs. J. C. C. JENKINS, aged 74 years, after being confined to her room for several months, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mr. W. M. FORREST, and was buried Thursday evening at the old family burying ground 4 miles from Ayden.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. R. TINGLE.  Mrs. JENKINS was a member of the Christian church at Rountrees.  She left seven children, W. I. and S. A. JENKINS, Mrs. J. S. HART, Mrs. FORREST, of Ayden, Mrs. Irvin JENKINS and R. F. JENKINS, of Grifton, T. A. NICHOLS, of Greenville.  She lived to see her children all married and doing well, except R. F. JENKINS, who is still single.

Alfred James Dead
Daily Reflector, Mon., June 15, 1908
Mr. Alfred JAMES, one of the county’s oldest citizens, died Thursday, June 11, at his home in Carolina Township.  In January he had a severe case of pneumonia, and had been confined to his bed ever since.  Sometimes he could sit up for an hour but was never able to walk any more.  He bore his suffering with all patience, at first he was very anxious to get well and hoped to be able to walk by his 84th birthday, March 12th, but toward the last he was willing to die and said he was going to rest.  We feel sure that he has gone there; still it was hard for the family to give him up. He was a good neighbor, always doing something for his community never had a dispute or lawsuit with anybody.  Was a true Christian, having belonged to the Primitive Baptist church at Flat Swamp for 29 years, and no man could be truer to his church. He had been twice married, his last wife having preceded him into eternity by five years.  One of his sons with his family has lived with him since her death.  He was a native of Pitt County and served in the 17th N. C. regiment as a Confederate soldier, fighting in the battle of Seven Pines and with Lee in the battle of the Wilderness. Eight children, fifty-six children, and thirty-five great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends, are left to mourn their loss, but their loss is his eternal gain. The funeral services were conducted by Elders ROBERSON and LAWRENCE and the body was laid to rest in the family burying ground. ---M

Mrs. M. A. Hoyt Dead
Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 25, 1889
Mrs. M. A. HOYT, who was the oldest white person in Greenville, and whose death we announced two weeks ago, was born September 9th 1804, on the old Simpson plantation, six miles below town, where her father, Mr. Joseph BRICKELL, then resided.  Her death occurring on the 20th of September, 1889, made her age 85 years and 1 day.  When she was three years old, her parents moved to Greenville and the remainder of her life was spent here.  On the 17th of November, 1841 when little more than 21 years of age , she was married to Mr. Gould HOYT, who was a native of New York, but had moved South and made Greenville his home.  Mr. Hoyt was one of the leading men here in his day, being for several years Clark and Master in Equity of Pitt County.  He also kept the hotel for a term of years and had the southern wing of the building added while in his hands.  To this couple were born three children, all girls.  One of them, the oldest, was married to Mr. William SHERROD, of Martin County, in 1842 in which county the remainder of her life was spent.  The second daughter married Mr. A. W. MARSHAL, of Greenville.  Later they moved to Georgia, then to Louisiana.  After the death of her husband, Mrs. MARSHAL returned to Greenville and is now living here.  The youngest daughter married Mr. J. J. DANCY in 1850 and that couple are still living in Greenville.  Mrs. HOYT was left a widow in 1861, and the last years of her life were spent with her daughter, Mrs. DANCY.  In 1841 she joined the M. E. Church, and many of our people know what a faithful member she was.  Her remaining years were spent as a consistent Christian and she was devoted to her church.  So long as health and strength permitted her seat in the church was never vacant when there was service.  Some years ago when the congregation desired to build a new house of worship and at a location more convenient, Mrs. HOYT donated part of her lot upon which to build it, but before the work commenced an opportunity was presented to secure a corner lot with parsonage attached, whereupon she permitted the lot donated by her to be sold and the proceeds applied to the purchase of the other site.  While she was anxious to see a new church erected, we never will forget how much she loved that old building.  When it was about to be torn down and removed this writer (who was christened by Mrs. HOYT) remember to have published a poem concerning it, and was told by her that she preserved a copy and wept like a child every time she read the poem.  The day following her death the remains of the excellent woman were carried to the old family burial ground near where she was born, and interred by the side of her husband.

William Robert Horne Dead
Sketch of His Life by an Intimate Friend
Daily Reflector; Feb. 1, 1910
William Robert HORNE was born in 1857.  He came of sturdy old English stock on his paternal side.  His great grandfather, Jacob HORNE, came from East Virginia and settled where the city of Rocky Mount now stands, where his grandfather, Henry HORNE, was born in 1805.  He moved to Pitt County in 1827 where he married Eliza Bon [BOND].  From this union Josiah Robert HORNE was born.  Robert HORNE married Martha JOYNER, mother of Amos JOYNER, and to them two children were born, William and Eliza.  His father having died before he was 8 years old he was raised by his uncle, Franklin Joyner. The writer had been closely associated with the deceased all his life.  He was my brother-in-law, cousin and my true friend.  He was of that type of men known as country gentlemen, lived on his own soil, subsisting on the flesh of his own animals reared by him, and the fruits of his own field and garden.  At his death he owned a large fertile farm, owned fine herds, had comfortable houses for his laborers and stables for his stock; plenty of turkeys and chickens and fruit for his family and all friends that came his way. William R. HORNE married Florence EDWARDS in June 1887.  No children were born to them.  She was one of those true and good helpmates and was as devoted to him as any wife the writer has ever known, nursing and cheering him ‘till the summons came. Bill HORNE, as he was familiarly known, was a lover of books and newspapers.  He was the best posted country gentlemen to be found.  His tact for reading with his wonderful memory and business judgment made his counsel sought after by the best men of his acquaintance.  His good wife and aged mother, (the latter 76) two half sisters, Mrs. ASKEW and Mrs. POLLARD, of Farmville and a nephew, John TYSON, of Ensley, Ala. survive him. This good and worthy man had for some months been suffering with bladder trouble.  The best physicians were called to his bedside but nothing could be done to save him.  On the 23rd day of Jan. 1910, his soul passed over the river to realms above, and on the 24th his ashes were laid to rest in the cemetery at Farmville.---G. T. TYSON

Jesse Cox Dead
Tarboro Southerner; Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Oct. 12, 1871
Mr. Jesse COX, a farmer living in Pitt County, came to Washington last Monday says the Express, to purchase some good, and on his way home, when about four or five miles from town, his horse became frightened and ran off, upsetting his cart.  There was a barrel of pork in the cart, which fell on Mr. COX’S head when the cart upset killing him almost instantly.  Mr. COX is said to be a very worthy gentleman by those who knew him.  He leaves a wife and several children.

W. F. Edwards Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon., Feb. 23, 1880
W. F. EDWARDS, a well-known citizen of Greene County, residing on the Goldsboro and Snow Hill road, died very suddenly Thursday from heart disease.

Alfred Turnage Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, June 30, 1879
We regret to learn of the death of Alfred TURNAGE. Esq., a prominent and respected citizen of Greene county, which occurred at his residence on Wednesday night, June 25th.

Richard L. Tyson Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Thurs., July 3, 1879
After a painful and protracted illness, Mr. Richard L. TYSON, formerly of Greenville, N.C., died Sunday at his residence in Raleigh.

Infant Son of S. T. Jones Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Jan. 8, 1877
Died in Greene County, Dec. 28, 1876, Julius C., infant son of S. T. and M. JONES, aged 2 months and 25 days.

Mrs. Winifred Congleton Dead
Goldsboro Messenger, Goldsboro, NC, Mon. Jan. 15, 1877
The Washington Echo says Mrs. Winifred CONGLETON of Beaufort County, born 1776, died on the 21st of December.

Miss Zipporah A. Bullock Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 11, 1869
Died in this county on the 7th inst., Miss Zipporah A. BULLOCK, aged 16 years and 7 months.

Dr. George C. Sugg Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 11, 1869
Died at his residence in this county, on Saturday, the 6th inst., of Typhoid Fever, Dr. Geo. C. SUGG, in the 40th year of his age.

Mrs. Pattie Cherry Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 25, 1869
Died in Greenville, Pitt County, on Wednesday the 3d of February, Mrs. Pattie CHERRY, wife of James CHERRY, of that place.

K. C. Pope Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 25, 1869
Died at Rocky Mount, on Thursday, the 18th inst., very suddenly, of Consumption, Mr. K. C. POPE, aged---.

Mrs. Julia Denton Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 4, 1869
Died in Edgecombe county, on Sunday, the 31st Jan’y, of a Congestive Chill, Julia, wife of Mr. James DENTON, of this county, aged about 35 years.

Dr. John W. Davis Dead
Tarboro Southerner, Tarboro, NC, Thurs., Feb. 4, 1869
Died in Goldsboro a few minutes after 8 on Saturday evening, the 23rd ult., Dr. Jno. Windal DAVIS, in the 44th year of his age.

Redding Hudson Dead
Eastern Reflector, Tues., April 2, 1901
Black Jack Items, March 28.......Quite a large crowd attended the burial of Mr. Redding HUDSON last Wednesday. He died suddenly Monday evening.

W. A. Smith Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 5, 1901
Mr. W. A. SMITH, a large farmer and merchant in Swift Creek township, died Sunday morning. He was also postmaster at Clayroot. His wife died about two months ago.

Mrs. Sallie Tuton Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sat., Mar. 13, 1920
The funeral of Mrs. Sallie TUTON, widow of Walter TUTON, a well-known Confederate veteran who died here some months ago, will be held at the residence in North Kinston, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Mrs. TUTON died Saturday morning. She was 71 years of age, a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and a native of this section. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: P. E. TUTON, of Grainger, William W. TUTON, of Kinston, Mrs. May HOOTEN, of Grifton, Mrs. Lorena BRYAN, of Sandy Bottom, and Mrs. Myrtle DICKERSON, of Grainger. Rev. Charles I. REED and  Rev. Jno. R. EDWARDS, Methodist ministers, are to conduct the funeral and burial services.

Mrs. Dicey McGowan Suicide
Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 30, 1890
Mrs. Dicey MCGOWAN, wife of Mr. Guilford MCGOWAN, residing about 6 miles from Greenville, committed suicide, it is supposed, on last Thursday. It seemed that she sent her step-daughter off and immediately after her departure she went to an old well standing in the yard, pulled off her shoes and deliberately jumped in. The well was about twenty feet deep. She was found drowned shortly after and taken out. Her remains were interred in the family burial ground on Saturday last. She was about 65 years of age.

Mrs. Winnie R. Tull Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Mon., June 19, 1899
Just as the shades of night had fallen, at the end of the day, at the close of a week, “God laid his finger upon her and she slept.” So closed the life of Mrs. Winnie R. TULL, relict of the late John TULL, who preceded her to the grave about four years ago.  Mrs. TULL was stricken with paralysis Saturday afternoon and died that evening about 9 o’clock, at her home—Tower Hill, three miles from Kinston. She was 59 years of age. Before her marriage to Mr. John TULL, she was Winnie ROUNTREE JACKSON. She was the mother of Mrs. Geo. W. TULL, of near Kinston; Mrs. Geo. W. SUMRELL, of New Bern; Mr. John L. TULL, of Glendon, Moore county; and Messers. Ed R. TULL, Isaac M. TULL and Reid TULL, and Miss Katie TULL, who lived with her; and step-mother of Dr. Henry TULL, of Kinston, and Mrs. Geo. A. GRIMSLEY, of Greensboro. She was sister of Mrs. W. C. FIELDS. Mrs. TULL was a faithful member of the Christian church of Kinston, and was State secretary of the Christian Woman’s Board of Missions since its organization, about twenty years ago. The remains were buried Sunday afternoon at 6 o’clock in the family plot in the cemetery here, in the presence of an immense crowd. At the grave there was scripture reading and a song, the service being conducted by Rev. W. G. JOHNSTON, pastor of the Christian church. Hers was a pure, sweet, noble and useful life, and the world is better for her having lived.

Mrs. Lena Whichard Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 19, 1909
Mrs. Lena WHICHARD, wife of Mr. L. R. WHICHARD, a merchant at Whichard station, in this county, died a little past 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. She was about 28 years of age and a daughter of Mr. W. K. WOOLARD, of Carolina township. The husband and two small children survive her. Mrs. WHICHARD was a member of the Christian church and a woman of many excellent qualities, a devoted wife and kind friend.

Mrs. Josephine Godley Boyd Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., May 20, 1975
Mrs. Josephine GODLEY BOYD, 67, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Monday morning. Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Calvin SEYMOUR, pastor of Carson Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. BOYD spent her life in the Chocowinity Community and lived near Greenville for many years. Her husband, W. Clyde BOYD, died in 1963. She was a member of Carson Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are two sons, William M. BOYD and Melvin BOYD, both of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Jean BOYD KILPATRICK and Mrs. Alice M. PETRIE, both of Baltimore, Md.; four grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Annie GODLEY of Grimesland, Mrs. Lula BAKER of Bridgeton, Mrs. Audie CARROW of Chocowinity, and Mrs. Hazel McCrea of Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Fannie Hardee Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Dec. 17, 1907
At 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, at the home of her son in South Greenville, Mrs. Fannie HARDEE passed away after an illness of eight weeks. She was 67 years old and leaves two sons, Messers. D. S. SMITH and W. J. HARDEE, one daughter, Miss Fannie HARDEE, and one sister, Mrs. Bettie TUCKER. She was an excellent woman and her death is mourned by many friends. The remains were taken to Greene county today for interment in the family burial ground on the Marion HARDEE place.

Joel Tyson Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., June 11, 1906
Mr. Joel TYSON died Sunday night at his home about 4 miles above Greenville. He was nearly seventy years of age, a Confederate soldier, an industrious farmer and good citizen. He leaves a wife but no children.

Joshua L. Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector; Wed., May 20, 1908
Mr. Joshua L. TRIPP, aged 80 years, died at 4:30 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, at his home on Pitt street. About two months ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, but had recovered sufficiently from this to get about some on a rolling chair, but on Wednesday of last week became worse and continued to grow weaker until the end. Mr. TRIPP was a thoroughly good man and had a host of friends. He was a native of Pitt county and was a Confederate soldier. A wife and eight children survive him. These are Mr. J. B. TRIPP, of Texas; Mr. J. L. TRIPP, of Washington City; Mr. H. B. TRIPP and Misses Leila and Lucille TRIPP, of Greenville; Mrs. Titus JOLLY, Mrs. D. N. BRANCH and Mrs. A. F. COX, of this county. He was the oldest member of the Free Will Baptist church at Reedy Branch, and the remains were taken to the burial ground there for interment this afternoon. Service was held at 1 o’clock at the residence conducted by Rev. J. E. AYSCUE.

Theophilus S. Smith Dead
The New Bernian, New Bern, NC, Sun., Oct. 3, 1926
The funeral for Theophilus S. SMITH, who died early yesterday morning at his home here, will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the residence by Dr. J. N. H. SUMMERELL, pastor of the first Presbyterian church. Interment will be in the Jackson cemetery at Vanceboro. The deceased was born in Pitt county and had been living in New Bern for the past eight years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Glendora SMITH; one daughter, Mrs. Walter FORREST, of New Bern; and four sons, Elbert SMITH, of Kinston, Mack M. SMITH, of Durham, and J. Emmett SMITH and Zeno SMITH, of New Bern.

James Graddy Dead
Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 5, 1914
Mr. James GRADDY died this morning at 2 o’clock at his home on the farm of Mr. R. L. SMITH one mile from Farmville. Mr. GRADDY was stricken with pneumonia several days ago and continued to grow worse until the end came. He was about 45 years of age and leaves a wife and several small children.

W. L. Tucker Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., May 25, 1917
On Friday evening May the 18th at 10:40 o’clock, Mr. W. L. TUCKER, one of Pitt County’s well known citizens, passed away at the home at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John L. WARREN, of Bruce, N.C. Mr. TUCKER was 64 years old and twice married. His first marriage was to Miss Nannie C. PARKER and his second to Mrs. Nannie JOYNER, who died just four weeks prior to his death. He leaves two daughters both b y his first marriage; Mrs. John L. WARREN and Mrs. F. L. ALLEN. He also leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. C. L. PATRICK, of Ayden, N.C. and Mrs. Sue TUCKER and Mr. Wyatt TUCKER, both of Winterville, N.C. He was laid to rest on Saturday at 4 P.M. beside his first wife in the old burying ground.

Mrs. G. F. Spikes Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Nov. 15, 1918
After a short illness from Spanish influenza Mrs. G. F. SPIKES, of the Jonas Williams school community died Saturday morning. She was buried in the Spikes family burial ground Sunday afternoon. Mrs. SPIKES leaves a husband and three small children. An added cause of sympathy for the bereaved ones was the fact that neither Mr. SPIKES nor any of the children were able to attend the burial of the wife and mother as all of them were in bed with the influenza.

Mrs. Banna J. Tyson Passes
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., May 29, 1936
Mrs. Banna JOYNER TYSON, 79, a well known and estimable Pitt County woman, died at her home near Farmville, Thursday morning, after suffering for some months from a dislocated hip and the infirmities of age. Mrs. TYSON was the daughter of the late Mr. John and Mrs. Sallie JOYNER PARKER and the widow of the late Joel TYSON. A native of Pitt, she had lived in the county all her life, throughout which she exemplified the attributes of a Christian gentlewoman. Funeral services will be held from her late home Friday afternoon at three o’clock, the final rites will be conducted by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN of the Farmville Christian Church, and interment will be made in the family burial grounds. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Zeb CUMMINGS, Tarboro, Mrs. Joab TYSON and Mrs. Vernon MOZINGO, Farmville; four sons, Van TYSON, Tarboro, B. Frank TYSON, Blaney J. TYSON and Seth TYSON, of Farmville; fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral Services for C. D. Smith
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 15, 1937
Funeral services for C. D. SMITH, 71, prominent farmer of the Bell Arthur community, who died at his home at 7:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after a week of critical illness, were conducted at the home at 3 o’clock this afternoon by Rev. J. C. MOYE of Snow Hill and J. C. PITTMAN of Ayden, Free Will Baptist ministers. Burial followed in the family cemetery near the home. Mr. SMITH was born, reared and spent his entire life in the community in which he died. He joined the Free Will Baptist church in early manhood and taken an active part in the affairs of the church. Mr. SMITH’S wife died four years ago this month. He is survived by the following sons and daughters:  J. R. SMITH of Newport, Mrs. Jack MOZINGO of near Farmville, Mrs. S. R. JOYNER of Bethel, Mrs. T. R. NICHOLS of Farmville, Mrs. A. J. TAYLOR of near Greenville, Mrs. W. G. SUTTON of near Greenville, Mrs. J. R. HEMBY of Bell Arthur, Mrs. L. B. MOZINGO of near Greenville, C. D. SMITH, Jr., of near Greenville and Mrs. A. C. JACKSON of the home place. Other survivors include 25 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Addie SPEIGHT of Rosemary, Mrs. Sheba FLANAGAN, Mrs. Lizzie FLANAGAN and Mrs. B. P. WILLOUGHBY of Farmville and two brothers, Ivy SMITH of the Bell Arthur community and Ben SMITH of Texarkana, Ark.

Howard Harris Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Oct. 7, 1921
The sympathy of the town and community goes out to Mrs. Howard HARRIS in the death of her husband, which occurred on last Sunday afternoon about two o’clock, after a month’s illness. Mr. HARRIS, however, had not enjoyed good health for the past year, and his death came not as a great surprise to those who knew his physical condition. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, a brother and one sister. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, of the Presbyterian church, and the remains laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery. The beautiful floral tribute showed the esteem by which he was held.

Mrs. P. A. Wayne Dead
Daily Reflector, Mar. 22, 1911
Died Wednesday night, March 20, Mrs. P. A. WAYNE, daughter of the late Sylvestor COX and second wife of Mr. WAYNE.

Robert H. Rountree Dies in Brooklyn
The New Bernian, New Bern, NC, Thurs., Dec. 18, 1926
The funeral for Robert Hart ROUNTREE, 95, who died at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., early yesterday morning, will be held at Gordon Street Christian church in Kinston this morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. C. W. HOWARD. Interment will be in Maplewood cemetery in Kinston. Mr. ROUNTREE was well known in New Bern, having made his home here for some time after the War Between the States. He is the father of Judge ROUNTREE of Wilmington and great-uncle of Mitchell ROUNTREE and Mrs. Clarence CRAPON, and Mrs. William F. WARD, of this city. Mr. ROUNTREE was born in Pitt county. In early life he went to Lenoir county and engaged in agriculture. He married Miss Cynthia LOFTIN, a daughter of William LOFTIN, to whom he always paid high tribute as the guiding inspiration in his success in life. He was treasurer of Lenoir county for a number of years and “clerk and master” of the county for some years, as the clerk of the court was known in olden days. He later came to New Bern, where he engaged in the banking business from shortly after the Civil War until 1867. Mr. ROUNTREE then went to New York City, where he built up a strong banking business, developing an extensive clientele in cotton circles throughout the South. He retired from active business several years ago from the firm of R. H. Rountree & co.

B. E. Moore Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., March 10, 1950
Farmville.....B. E. (Boss) MOORE, 62, died in Pitt General hospital at 10:25 Thursday night following several days’ serious illness. Mr. MOORE spent most of his life in Pitt county. He had lived at Jacksonville for the past three years. Funeral services will be held from the Farmville Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. R. B. CRAWFORD, Free Will Baptist minister of Greenville. Interment will follow in the Flanagan cemetery near Farmville. Surviving are his wife, the former Hettie HOBGOOD; four daughters, Mrs. Archie CASE of Bethel, Mrs. Raymond HARRIS of Greenville, Marie MOORE of Wilmington and Mary Ella MOORE of Bethel; three sons, Alfred MOORE of Wilmington, Howard MOORE of Greenville, and Randolph MOORE of Farmville; four sisters, Mrs. Leonard TYSON of Farmville, Mrs. Andrew ARPPS of Gaston, Mrs. Lizzie HENDERSON of Greensboro; a half-sister, Mrs. John WILLIS of Grifton; four brothers, Van MOORE of Ahoskie, Robert MOORE of Walstonburg, Tilman MOORE of Washington State, and Dee MOORE of Newport, and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Alice V. Godley Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 10, 1941
Mrs. Alice V. GODLEY, 56, died at her home in Chocowinity last night at 10:10 o’clock after several months illness. Funeral services will be conducted from the home Saturday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. Duff TOLER, Free Will Baptist minister of Chocowinity, and burial will follow in the Godley family cemetery near Chocowinity. Mrs. GODLEY was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen BUCK of Pitt County and spent all her life in Pitt and Beaufort counties. She was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Jesse G. GODLEY; six sons, Jasper A. GODLEY of Grimesland, Woodrow GODLEY, Charles GODLEY, Preston GODLEY, Lindsay GODLEY and Nathan GODLEY, all of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Blake HARDING and Mrs. Walter HALES of Chocowinity, Miss Evelyn GODLEY of the home, Mrs. Levey WILSON of Grimesland and Mrs. Huey GRAY of Cox’s Mill; six grandchildren; one brother, Major BUCK of Pactolus; two sisters, Mrs. Lovie HUNT of Grimesland and Mrs. Brier ADAMS of Black Jack.

W. M. Jones Dies in City
Daily Reflector; Wed., Jan. 8, 1941
W. M. JONES, 63, who operated a blacksmith shop in Greenville for years and was a member of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years, died at his home at 521 Cotanche street at 9:30 o’clock this morning following an illness of some time. Funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon pending the arrival of members of the family. Mr. JONES is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa HARDEE JONES; three daughters, Mrs. Roy SUTTON and Mrs. Otha BRINSON of Greenville and Mrs. P. L. SHATTUCK of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons, W. M. JONES, Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Allen D. JONES of San Francisco and Jeffry T. JONES, now of Portsmouth, Va., but formerly an employee of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet TEAL and Mrs. Clara EVANS of near Greenville and Mrs. Maranda ROBINSON of Raleigh; two brothers, Charlie JONES of Greenville and Henry JONES of Washington. Mr. JONES was a member of the local Order of Redmen.

Mrs. H. H. Simmonds Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Nov. 25, 1935
Funeral services were held from the Bethel Baptist church this afternoon for Mrs. H. H. SIMMONDS of the Bethel community, who died in Pitt General hospital here Sunday morning after a serious illness of the past three weeks. Rev. Leslie NEWMAN, pastor of the church of which Mrs. SIMMONDS was a member of conducted the services. Burial was in the Bethel cemetery. Mrs. SIMMONDS was reared in Pinetops, the daughter of the late Elder and Lyndia MOORE CRISP. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. A. M. CRISP of Pinetops; her husband; one daughter, Edith; three sons, Johnnie Cerro SIMMONDS, Cecil Rogers SIMMONDS and Cleo SIMMONDS; one sister, Mrs. William ALBRITTON of Snow Hill; three brothers, Sam CRISP and Amos CRISP of Pinetops, and Rufus CRISP of Macclesfield.

Rev. Edward F. Mumford Dead
News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Sun., Aug. 19, 1956
Rev. Edward F. MUMFORD, age 85, died at Spring Hope, N. C. on August 18. He was born in Pitt county and educated at Wake Forest. He taught in the School of the Deaf for ten years. He was superintendent of the Baptist Assembly at Ridgecrest. He was called to Wallberg Baptist church in 1922. He was married three times. He married first to Lula GARDNER and  one son and two daughters survive, Dr. Carey G. MUMFORD of State College, Miss Howard MUMFORD of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. A. J. MAXWELL of Goldsboro. He married second to Alma WELLBORN of High Point, she died in 1942. He married third to Mattie TEAGUE who survives him. He is also survived by one brother, Heber MUMFORD of Ayden, and three sisters, Mrs. J. K. HARDY of Snow Hill, Mrs. W. O. JOLLY of Ayden and Mrs. J. G. GRIFFIN of Newport News, Va. He was interred in the Abbott Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

William Z. Worsley Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Nov. 25, 1935
Funeral services for William Zeno WORSLEY, 45, who died at his home in Bethel Saturday night, were conducted Sunday afternoon by the Rev. A. H. BUTLER, assisted by Rev. Leslie NEWMAN, pastor of the Bethel Baptist church. Burial was in the family graveyard near Bethel. Mr. WORSLEY had been engaged in the blacksamith work in Bethel for the past 25 years. He was an active member of the Pentecostal Holiness church. He is survived by his wife and following children: Mrs. Lang TERRY of Aulander, Mrs. Robert ROBERSON of Robersonville, Julius WORSLEY of Greenville, W. G., Bonnie Ray, Earl, Hilda, Daisy and Betty Jean WORSLEY, all of Bethel.

Mrs. Kirkman Dies at Home in Ayden
Daily Reflector; Wed., Nov. 13, 1935
Ayden, Nov. 13---Mrs. J. W. KIRKMAN, 77, of Gardners Cross Roads, who died at her home at 7:45 a.m. yesterday, was buried at 2:30 p.m. today in the Riverside Cemetery near Grifton. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, pastor of the Disciple Church, Ayden. She is survived by her husband, John W. KIRKMAN; 4 sons, Walter KIRKMAN of Hopewell, Va., Hugh KIRKMAN of Fort Barnwell, Alonzo KIRKMAN of Pollocksville, and Owen KIRKMAN at the home place; 4 daughters, Mrs. George GARRIS of High Point, Mrs. Joe ROUSE of Fort Barnwell, Mrs. Ashley BATCHELOR of Tarboro, Mrs. Alfonzo HART of Washington, N.C.; 70 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Queenie Vainright Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 29, 1935
Mrs. Queenie VAINRIGHT, 52, died at her home near the cotton mill Thursday afternoon at 5:05 o’clock, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. VAINRIGHT was reared in Pitt county and had spent her entire life in this community. She was the daughter of the late Biggs and Martha WHITE STOCKS. She was twice married, the first marriage to Richard Anderson of this county who died 15 years ago. She later married Alfred VAINRIGHT, who died five years ago. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. M. A. WOODWARD of Winterville. Interment was made in the Cannon graveyard near Winterville. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Atlas COLEY, Miss Queenie ANDERSON, Lee ANDERSON and James ANDERSON, all of Greenville, Mrs. Encel BROCK of Goldsboro, John ANDERSON of Smithfield, Richard ANDERSON of Weldon, Tobe ANDERSON of Ayden ; six brothers, Marcel STOCKS, Sam STOCKS, Ed STOCKS, Amos STOCKS, John STOCKS, and Will STOCKS; three sisters, Mrs. John CULIFER, Mrs. Haywood DAIL Mrs. J. A. TYNDALL, all of Pitt county.

Last Rites for William Cherry
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 5, 1954
Mr. William A. (Will) CHERRY, 69, died at three o’clock Thursday afternoon at Pitt Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke a few hours earlier. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel at 3:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon by the Rev. E. L. WILLINGHAM, Presbyterian Minister of Greenville, assisted by the Rev. N. B. HILL, Methodist minister of Grimesland. Burial will be in the Cherry Family Cemetery near the home. Mr. CHERRY spent all his life in the Red Banks community near Greenville, and was a son of the late Jesse L. and Sophia BUCK CHERRY. He was a farmer all his life. He was first married to Mable KITTRELL and her death occurred in 1914. In 1919 he was married to Letha PHELPS of Grimesland, and she survives him. Also surviving are a son and daughter by his first marriage, Jesse B. CHERRY of Red Banks, and Mrs. Mack B. DUKE of Hampton, Va.; three daughters by his second marriage, Mrs. Karl E. HARDEE and Mrs. Charlie HARRIS Jr., both of Greenville, and Mrs. W. H. BLALOCK of Beaver, Penn.; a brother, L. Walter CHERRY of near Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie HARDEE of near Greenville, and Mrs. Martha FORREST of Greenville; and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Alfred Hathaway Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 29, 1935
Mrs. Alfred HATHAWAY, 33, died at her home in Falkland township Thursday night at 9:45 o’clock following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. HATHAWAY was a member of the Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church and manifested much interest in the denomination. She was born and reared in this county on the north side of the Tar river and was the daughter of the late J. J. and Puss JAMES CLARK of this county. Funeral services were conducted from the Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist church at two o’clock this afternoon by Rev. Linwood MANNING. Interment followed in the Hyman graveyard near the church. She is survived by her husband, four children, Alfred J. HATHAWAY, Sylvester HATHAWAY, Pattie HATHAWAY and Fannie DARE HATHAWAY; also her mother; one sister Mrs. Ruie MAYO; four brothers, Office CLARK, William Elishia CLARK, S. V. CLARK and Lummie CLARK, all of this county.

Joe Frank Everett Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Jan. 17, 1927
Joe Frank EVERETT, 68, died at his home in the Cox Mill section at eight o’clock Saturday morning. The funeral services were conducted from the late home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by Rev. G. G. WHITEHURST and interment followed in the Stokes graveyard near the home. Mr. EVERETT was a member of the Methodist church in Simpson. Besides his wife, he is survived by ten children, most of whom are grown; one sister, Mrs. Sarah HADDOCK of Chicod; and one half-brother, Marcellus MCGOWAN, also of Chicod.

W. A. Briley Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Dec. 16, 1954
BETHEL—W. A. (Billy) BRILEY, 79, retired farmer of the Bethel community, died Wednesday night at 10:30 at the home of his son, Marland BRILEY near Robersonville. Funeral services will be held at Bethel Methodist Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Pastor C. P. WOMACK will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. R. WEATHERSBEE of Bethel and Mrs. Willie ROEBUCK of Robersonville; three sons, Marland BRILEY of near Robersonville, Becton BRILEY of Bethel, and Johnny BRILEY of Stokes; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Anne PRICE of Tarboro; one brother, Cromwell BRILEY of Bethel; 31 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Last Rites for Mrs. Mary Hemby
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 29, 1935
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ella BAKER HEMBY, 75, who died Thursday afternoon at two o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. MOYE on East Tenth street, were conducted from the home there is afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. S. B. DENNY pastor of the Primitive Baptist church, conducted the services. Burial was in Oakdale cemetery in Washington. Mrs. BAKER is survived by five daughters, Mrs. MOYE, Mrs. Nan MOORE, Mrs. Zelphe ROTOFF, Mrs. Ruby DUNCAN of Greenville and Mrs. W. W. ELLIS of Wilson; two sons, Ben L. HEMBY of New York and Capt. Cleveland HEMBY of Jacksonville, Fla., and one brother, J. I. BAKER of Farmville. Mrs. HEMBY had lived in Greenville the past 15 years. She spent her entire life in Pitt county except for a few years she resided in Washington. Nephews served as active pallbearers. They are John B. LEWIS, B. M. LEWIS, Jimmie LEWIS, Ben LANG of Farmville, Randolph and Conner EAGLES of Fountain.

Funeral Services for Samuel McKeel
Daily Reflector; Tues., Nov. 5, 1935
Funeral services for Samuel MCKEEL, 79, who died at his home across the Pitt county line in Greene county, were held this afternoon from the graveside in the family burying ground near the home. The services were in charge of Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge No. 92 of Stantonsburg.  Mr. MCKEEL was the oldest living member of the lodge and had taken an active part in masonic circles for many years. He is survived by one son, Walter MCKEEL, former member of the Greenville police force; and one sister, Mrs. Mattie POOLE, Walstonburg; three brothers A. D. and R. H. MCKEEL of Walstonburg, and S. W. MCKEEL of Ahoskie.

William W. Bullock Claimed by Death
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 3, 1941
William Wiley BULLOCK, age 69, died at his home near Gardner’s Crossroads Thursday afternoon at 5:20 o’clock, after about 12 months of illness. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church near Belvoir school, by Rev. D. W. ALEXANDER, Free Will Baptist minister of near Bethel, assisted by Rev. H. B. LEWIS, Methodist minister of Vanceboro. Mr. BULLOCK was first married to Miss Maggie PARKER of the Belvoir community; she died in 1915. Of this union there survives two daughters, Mrs. J. R. BRYANT of Durham and Mrs. W. L. STOCKS of Ayden, and one son, William G. BULLOCK of Durham. In 1918, Mr. BULLOCK was married to Miss Lula NELSON of the Maple Cypress community in Craven county, and of this union there survives five daughters: Miss Irene BULLOCK of Durham, Mrs. Robert HALES and Misses Daphne Mae, Janie Ruth and Joyce Aldith BULLOCK, all of the home; one son, Lowell E. BULLOCK, of the home, and 13 grandchildren. Mr. BULLOCK was born and reared in Belvoir township and was prominent and well known in that community, where he lived until 1925. They moved to Durham, where he engaged in the mercantile business until 1935, at which time they moved back to the section in which he died.

Mrs. Annie L. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., May 11, 1925
Mrs. Annie L. NOBLES, aged 56 years, died Sunday morning at 4:35 o’clock, after several months illness at her home in the Cotton Mill district. Services were conducted from her late home this afternoon at 3 o’clock, by the Rev. Mr. PARAMORE, of the Pentecostal Holiness church. Interment followed in the family burying ground near Chocowinity. Mrs. NOBLES was beloved by a host of friends at the Cotton Mill. Her husband died sabout three years ago leaving her with six children. She has been a devoted mother and a loyal friend and her passing has caused sorrow throughout the Cotton Mill section.

Mrs. Sarah Patrick Dead
Greenville Daily News, Mon., Sept. 16, 1918
Mrs. Sarah A. PATRICK, relic of the late B. F. PATRICK, after an illness of only eleven days passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. E. STATON, corner of Washington and Fourth streets, last Saturday night at 11 o’clock in her seventy-first year. The deceased had been a resident of Greenville practically all of her life and was held in the very highest esteem by her neighbors and friends. She was born November 25th, 1847, and on April 11th 1870, was happily married to B. F. PATRICK who preceded her to that “Undiscovered Country” several years ago. Mrs. PATRICK was a consistent member of the Methodist church and did what she could for the cause of her Master when her health permitted. As a result of her marriage five children were born, three of whom survive to mourn their loss, two daughters and one son, Mrs. C. B. MAYO, Mrs. V. E. STATON and W. L. PATRICK. She is also survived by one brother, J. B. GALLOWAY. The funeral services were conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. E. STATON, Sunday afternoon at 6 o’clock, being conducted by the Rev. J. M. DANIELS of Duke, N.C., her former pastor, and Rev. Walter PATTEN. The interment was in Cherry Hill cemetery.

Nathan Eason Killed by Lightning
Daily Reflector; Sat., Aug. 20, 1910
Mr. Nathan EASON, a farmer of Greene county, was killed by lightning Friday afternoon. Mr. Matt HARDEE, a brother-in-law of Mr. EASON, had been visiting him, and they were on their way to Farmville where Mr. HARDEE was to take the train for Greenville. On the road they were caught in a storm and stopped in a house for shelter. Mr. EASON was standing just inside the door holding on to the buggy reins, when a bolt of lightning struck and killed the mule. The lightning also run up the reins and killed Mr. EASON, and Mr. HARDEE was slightly shocked. About two years ago Mr. EASON married Miss Florence HARDEE, of Greenville.

Charles B. Bryan Claimed by Death
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.

Mrs. Bessie Vincent Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 1, 1960
Mrs. Bessie Ives VINCENT, 80, widow of W. C. VINCENT of Greenville, died in Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, Thursday morning. She had been in failing health six years and critically ill the past week. Funeral services were held at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 3:30 by Rev. W. M. HOWARD, Jr., pastor of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. VINCENT was born and reared in Pitt County and was graduated from Woman’s College, Greensboro. She was a librarian at Sheppard Memorial Library for many years. She was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church and the Round Table Book Club. Her husband died in 1945. Surviving are a brother, S. C. IVES of Bethel; a sister, Mrs. W. H. WILLIAMS of Greenville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services for Mrs. Josephine Wadford
Daily Reflector; Mon., Oct. 28, 1935
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine WADFORD, 63, who died at her home late Saturday night, were conducted from the home near Greenville this afternoon at three o’clock. Burial followed in Wilkerson cemetery. The services were conducted by Elder Luther JOYNER.

Mrs. W. B. Wilson Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 1, 1960
Mrs. Elizabeth BLOW WILSON, 82, widow of W. B. WILSON, died in a Raleigh Hospital early Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held at the Wilkerson Chapel Saturday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. W. M. HOWARD, Jr., pastor of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. WILSON was born and reared in Greenville. She was a graduate of Watts Hospital Nursing School, Durham, and was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Francis WILSON of Raleigh; a grandson, Walter Wilson, Jr., of Portsmouth, Va.; a granddaughter whom she reared, Mrs. B. B. CAMPBELL of Germany; four step-sons, Maj.-Gen. Durwood S. WILSON and Col. Bascom WILSON of Washington, D.C., Lt.-Col. William R. WILSON of Beverly Hills, Calif. and Col. Carl WILSON of Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. CAMPBELL of Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. Haywood STRICKLAND of Nashville, N.C.

McG. Bullock Dead
Daily Reflector; Sat., Jan. 15, 1927
McG. BULLOCK, 70, prominent merchant of Bethel, died at his home at one o’clock in the afternoon on January 7th, and was buried in the Bethel Cemetery at 2 o’clock on the afternnon of January 8th. He was ill for about a week. Mr. BULLOCK was a native Pitt countian and had made his home in Bethel for the past 43 years. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist church for many years. He was married forty-seven years ago. His wife, Mrs. Henrietta BULLOCK; three sons, W. R. BULLOCK of Bethel, R. S. BULLOCK of Parmele and J. M. BULLOCK of Norfolk; and one daughter, Mrs. J. A. HUDSON, of Bishopville, Md., survive. The funeral services were conducted from the Bethel Baptist church, by the pastor, Rev. Ford A. BURNS, assisted by the Rev. R. E. PHIPPS, pastor of the Methodist church.

George H. Roebuck, Sr. Dead
Daily Reflector; Wed., Apr. 22, 1964
Mr. George Henry ROEBUCK, Sr., 73, died enroute to a hospital in Eustis, Florida, Monday night at 7:30. The body will be brought to Greenville early Thursday morning and funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Willis WILSON, pastor of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Mr. ROEBUCK was born in Pitt County and had spent most of his life in the Stokes community. Since his retirement as Postmaster at Stokes in 1961, he had been spending part of the year in Florida. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laurie WHITE ROEBUCK; four sons, W. Franklin and George H. ROEBUCK, Jr. of Stokes, James W. ROEBUCK of Virginia Beach, Va., and Donald W. ROEBUCK of Madison, Wisconsin; six grandchildren; a brother, Gordon W. ROEBUCK of Stokes; and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel R. CLARK and Miss Late ROEBUCK of Stokes.

C. D. Bernard Dies in Western N.C.
Daily Reflector; Mon., Jan. 20, 1941
Word has been received here of the death of Claude Milmotte BERNARD, 86, of Pilot Mountain, native of Greenville who long was recognized as one of northwestern Carolina’s most outstanding attorneys. Mr. BERNARD died in Martin Memorial hospital at Mount Airy Saturday. He was born in Greenville in 1885, the son of Germaine BERNARD and Juliette L. GILLIAM BERNARD. He attended private school and finished with one term at Wake Forest college. Later he spent one term at Dick and Dilliard’s law school at Greensboro.. He obtained his license to practice law from the Supreme Court at its June term in 1881. He was engaged in the active practice of law thereafter until his health failed. In 1894 BERNARD was elected State Solicitor in the Third Judicial District, which was composed of the counties of Franklin, Nash, Martin, Vance and Wilson. He was appointed by President William McKinley as district attorney for the eastern District of North Carolina in January of 1898. He served for four years. In early manhood BERNARD was regarded a leader in Republican politics in Eastern North Carolina. He was sent by his party to six national Republican conventions and helped in the nomination of six candidates who were elected President of the United States. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Addie E. BERNARD, of Pilot Mountain; two sons, Arthur C. BERNARD, Washington, D.C. and Claude M. BERNARD, Jr., Chicago, Ill., and two daughters, Miss Catherine BERNARD, Winston-Salem, and Miss Adelaide BERNARD, Pilot Mountain.

Freeman H. Gaskins Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., July 10, 1950
Mr. Freeman H. (Babe) GASKINS, 63, died at his home near Vanceboro Sunday night at 8:30 o’clock. He had been ill for the past several months. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock by the Rev. W. A. DAIL, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, and burial will be in the Gaskins family cemetery near the home. Mr. GASKINS, son of the late F. H. and Sallie TYER GASKINS, was born in Craven county and spent all his life in the Vanceboro community. He was a member of Lane’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. He was married to Emma COOPER of Beaufort County in 1909. Surviving are his wife; five sons, Horace and Cooper GASKINS, both of Norfolk, Va., Carsley GASKINS of New Bern, Kelly GASKINS of the home, and Jimmy GASKINS of the U.S. Navy, now stationed at Camp Lejeune; two daughters, Mrs. Fred WILSON of the home and Mrs. Ebie WIGGINS of Vanceboro; 21 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Cora DENNIS and Mrs. Hugh PATE, both of Vanceboro and Mrs. Hattie ROWE of Croaton.

Mrs. Nancy Pope Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 8, 1935
Mrs. Nancy E. POPE, age 84, died last night at eight o’clock at the home of J. R. VICK in Simpson with whom she resided. She had been in declining health for some time and death was not unexpected. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the late home at 3:30 o’clock by Rev. I. J. STRAWBRIDGE, pastor of her church. Burial followed in Porter cemetery at Simpson. She is survived by two sons, J. T. POPE and J. C. POPE, one daughter, Mrs. John MOORE, all of Pitt county; one adopted son, Lieut. F. R. BELL of the State Highway Patrol at Lumberton; three brothers, W. H. PORTER, J. A. PORTER and J. F. PORTER; one sister, Mrs. W. R. HARRIS, all of Chicod township. Mrs. POPE was born in Pitt county and spent her entire life here. She was the oldest member of the Simpson Methodist church.

Mrs. Richard R. Carr Passes to her Reward
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Feb. 4, 1927
The funeral of Mrs. Richard R. CARR was held at her home on Church street Tuesday afternoon, February 1st, at 2:30. Rev. J. A. ROBERTS conducted the service. Interment was made at Forest Hill cemetery. The passing of Mrs. CARR came as a shock to the community, although she had been confined to her bed for several weeks. She was well known and will be greatly missed, being one of Farmville’s oldest residents, and was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, and a true Christian character. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua SPEIGHT, was born October 19th, 1859. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Richard R. CARR, one daughter, Miss Martha CARR, one son, Dr. M. L. CARR, of LaGrange, one sister, Mrs. A. P. TURNAGE, who lives near Farmville, one brother, Mr. Jesse SPEIGHT, of Greenville. The pall bearers were her nephews: Messers. D. L. TURNAGE, A. C. TURNAGE, S. A. CARR, B. S. SHEPPARD, F. L. CARR and L. L. CARR. Lady friends of Mrs. CARR acted as honorary pall bearers.

Patrick H. Kittrell Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., May 16, 1950
Patrick Hubert KITTRELL, 47, died at his home in Greenville at two o’clock Monday afternoon. He had been in failing health for the past year and a half. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock by the Rev. Leon RUSSELL, pastor of the Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. KITTRELL, son of George Allen and Nora STOX KITTRELL, was born and reared in Winterville where he attended school. He was a barber and was a member of Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary STOKES KITTRELL; his parents; a brother, George Atwood KITTRELL of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Louise K. SPROCK of Charlotte and Ruth B. KITTRELL of New York City; three nieces and a nephew.

Rites for Mrs. Luna Dawson
Daily Reflector; Tues., Feb. 12, 1963
KINSTON---Mrs. Luna WILLIAMS DAWSON, a former resident of Pitt County, died here early today. She was 78. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Brenton-Farmer Funeral Home in Ayden. The Rev. Charles SAPP, pastor of the Reedy Branch FWB Church in Winterville, will conduct the services. He will be assisted by the Rev. Clifton RICE, minister of the Kinston FWB Church. Burial will be in the Reedy Branch Cemetery. Mrs. DAWSON was the daughter of Mary COX and Jessie Abner STOCKS. She had lived in the Cox’s Mill section of Pitt County. Survivors include three sons, Jessie J. WILLIAMS and H. A. (Odell) WILLIAMS, both of Greenville, and Earl WILLIAMS of New Bern; two daughters, Mrs. Sadie HADDOCK of Winterville and Mrs. Mary SEYMOUR of Kinston; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sara MILLS of Kinston; one brother, John STOCKS of Ayden; one sister, Mrs. Belle HARDY of Greenville; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. The family will be at the home of Odell WILLIAMS in Greenville.

Richard F. Glisson Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Nov. 27, 1969
Mr. Richard F. GLISSON, 68, died Thursday morning at six o’clock in a Goldsboro hospital. The body is at the Wilkerson Funeral Home pending the completion of arrangements. Mr. GLISSON, a native of Pitt County, had lived in the Black Jack community until he moved to the Greenville area ten years ago. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Black Jack Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sallie MILLS GLISSON; four sons, Walter E. GLISSON and W. Kelly GLISSON of Black Jack, James H. GLISSON of Houston, Texas, and Richard F. GLISSON, Jr. of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Herman Lee HANNAH of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Robert LLOYD of Black Jack, and Sallie GLISSON of Norfolk, Virginia; and 16 grandchildren.

Mrs. Nicie McRoy Died at Simpson
Daily Reflector; Mon., Oct. 9, 1944
Mrs. Nicie ADAMS MCROY, age 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew COGHILL this morning after two months critical illness. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. COGHILL Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. J. C. GRIFFIN, Free Will Baptist minister of New Bern. Burial will be in the Dixon family cemetery near Chocowinity. Mrs. MCROY was born and reared near Chocowinity and spent her entire life in Pitt and Beaufort counties. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Ben BUCK of near Galloway’s Cross Roads, Mrs. Major ADAMS of near Black Jack, Mrs. Ed DAVENPORT of near Greenville, Mrs. Lillian EVANS of Galloway’s Cross Roads, and Mrs. Andrew COGHILL of near Simpson; two sons, William MCROY of Simpson and George MCROY of Greenville; six sisters, Mrs. Mary RILES, Mrs. W. M. MCROY, Mrs. Lewis BOYD and Mrs. Joe HALES of near Chocowinity, Mrs. Norwood ADAMS of near Greenville and Mrs. Frank SUTTON of Galloway’s Cross Roads; 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Burnie W. Wilson Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Nov. 27, 1969
Mr. Burnie W. WILSON, 46, died at his home in the Venter’s Crossroads Community near Ayden Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by his pastor, the Rev. N. D. BEAMAN. Burial will be in the Ayden Cemetery. Mr. WILSON was born and spent most of his life in the Venter’s Crossroads Community and attended Ayden Schools. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European theatre. He was a member of the Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer. Surviving are his father, Willie C. WILSON of the home; and nine brothers, Jamie L. and Lindy WILSON, both of near the home, Willie B. and Lloyd WILSON of Greenville, Joe R. WILSON of Lake City, Fla., Guy L. WILSON of Swainsboro, Ga., Snodie B. WILSON of Kenansville, Bobby R. WILSON of Dunn, and Delano R. WILSON of the home.

Last Rites for James Henry Hardee
Daily Reflector; Mon., Nov. 4, 1935
James Henry Hardee, age 56, died at his home several miles east of Greenville Saturday afternoon at five o’clock. He had been critically ill four weeks. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from the Red Banks Primitive Baptist church, Rev. J. B. ROBERTS and Luther JOYNER, officiated. Mr. HARDEE was born in Pitt County and spent his entire life here. He was a prosperous farmer and highly respected citizen. Besides his wife, four sons survive, Lyman HARDEE, Kinston, N.C., L. H., J. L., and Linwood HARDEE, Greenville, N.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Herman SUTTON, Mrs. G. L. STOKES and Miss Mary Lee HARDEE, Greenville, N.C.; one brother, George HARDEE, Pinetown, N.C.

Roland G. Clark Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., April 11, 1967
Mr. Roland G. CLARK, 61, died in Grace Hospital in Welch, West Virginia, Tuesday morning after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. CLARK, a native of Craven County, had lived in War, West Virginia since 1932 and was an oil and tire dealer. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline C. CLARK; two daughters, Mrs. Bob DAVIS of Maryland and Miss Helen CLARK of the home; three sons, Norman CLARK of Ft. Jackson, S.C., Charles Roland CLARK and James CLARK of the home; his mother, Mrs. N. W. CLARK of Greenville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Mae MILLIAM and Mrs. Helen C. COLLINS of Greenville; and a brother, J. R. (Happy) CLARK of Greenville.

Mrs. Sudie Campbell Mobley Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., April 11, 1967
Mrs. Sudie CAMPBELL MOBLEY, 74, died in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington Tuesday morning at one o’clock. Graveside services will be held at the Hodges Family Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. William BOYD, pastor of the Church of God in New Bern. Mrs. MOBLEY, a native of Pitt County, had lived in Craven County for a number of years. She moved from New Bern to Washington two months ago. Surviving are three sons, Marshall Lee MOBLEY of Ayden, Russell Earl MOBLEY of Lender, Texas, and John Thomas MOBLEY of Washington; three daughters, Mrs. Dollie Gray WIGGINS of New Bern, Mary Frances and Doris Mae MOBLEY of Kinston; a sister, Miss Thelma Marie CAMPBELL of Greenville; two brothers,  Preston CAMPBELL and Leroy CAMPBELL of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; and a step-son, William Matthew MOBLEY of Virginia.

Mrs. Mary House Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Oct. 11, 1935
Mrs. Mary M. HOUSE, widow of the late G. T. HOUSE, died last night at ten o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. B. WORSLEY, at Oak City. Funeral services will be conducted at three o’clock tomorrow afternoon and burial will be made in the House cemetery near House Station. The services will be conducted by Rev. S. B. DENNY, Primitive Baptist minister, of Wilson. Mrs. HOUSE formerly lived in Pitt County near Stokes. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. M. B. WORSLEY and one son, D. L. HOUSE, both of Oak City.

Earl N. Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Oct. 10, 1935
Earl Nile STOCKS, age32, died at 7:45 last night in Pitt General Hospital where he was rushed Tuesday afternoon with an acute kidney ailment. His sudden passing was a distinct shock on his family and many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nile STOCKS on the Greenville-Winterville highway this afternoon at three o’clock by Rev. J. C. MOYE, Free Will Baptist Minister of Snow Hill. Burial followed in Reedy Branch Church yard. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife and one son, Earl Nile STOCKS; three daughters, Elsie Ruth STOCKS, Earline STOCKS and Ellen STOCKS; seven brothers, Marvin STOCKS, Leon STOCKS, Ronnie STOCKS, Dock STOCKS, Leo STOCKS, Carl STOCKS and Ormond STOCKS; three sisters, Mrs. A. J. FUSSELL, Misses Alva STOCKS and Minnie Rue STOCKS, all of Pitt County. He was a member of Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church.

Johnnie Moore Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., April 11, 1967
Robersonville......Johnnie MOORE, 64, died suddenly at his home Monday morning in Parmele. He was a native of Pitt County, a retired farmer and a member of the Belvoir Primitive Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fonnie BLAND MOORE; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dennis WHITAKER of Parmele, Mrs. Bruce WEBB of Tarboro; 2 brothers, Tom MOORE of Washington and Jack WEBB of New Bern; 3 sisters, Mrs. Cammie M. TILLETT of Manns Harbor, Mrs. Genevine MARTIN of Portsmouth, Va., and Mrs. Ella MOORE of Jacksonville, Fla., and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Biggs Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. George W. HOGGARD. Burial will be in the Robersonville Cemetery.

Mrs. A. S. Tilghman Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., June 6, 1950
Mrs. Lonie BOWEN TILGHMAN, 61, wife of A. S. TILGHMAN, died at her home in Grifton at 12:50 o’clock Tuesday morning after several weeks of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the home in Grifton by Father Gabriel, Catholic priest of Greenville, and burial will be in the Grifton cemetery. Mrs. TILGHMAN was born in Jones County and was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Grifton. Surviving are her husband; a son, Daniel JONES of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Art FRIZZELLE of Maury, Mrs. Mamie SMITH of the home, and Mrs. Louise LEDONNIE of Philadelphia, Pa.; 9 grandchildren; a brother, Hank BOWEN of the home; and two sisters, Mrs. Susan LEWIS of Warsaw and Mrs. Della HOWARD of Richmond, Va.

R. H. Hunsucker Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 5, 1943
Richard Hugh HUNSUCKER, 72, died in Pitt General Hospital this morning at 2:30 o’clock. He had been in ill health for several years, and critically ill four days. Funeral services will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. G. COLE of the Winterville Baptist Church, assisted by Rev.W. A. KING, Baptist minister of Wake Forest, at the Winterville Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3:30, and burial will follow in the Winterville cemetery. Mr. HUNSUCKER was born in Moore County, a son of the late Nelson and Dicie Jane HUNSUCKER. For several years he worked as a carriage builder in northern cities, before going to Kinston. While in Kinston, he worked for the J. H. ELLIS Buggy Company. In 1898 he moved to Winterville and for several years was manager of the Winterville Buggy Company. Later the company was consolidated with the A. G. COX Manufacturing Company. R. HUNSUCKER was associated with and prominent in the company until he retired and devoted his time to farming. He was one of the pioneers in the Winterville community and one of its most substantial citizens. In 1902, he married Miss Rosa COX, daughter of Mrs. A. G. COX and the late Mr. COX. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. J. P. COREY of Greenville, and Misses Alice Graves and Annie Sue HUNSUCKER of Winterville; four sons, Royce H. HUNSUCKER, of Greenville, Nelson, Wayland and Paul HUNSUCKER of Winterville, and five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Julia SCOTT of Patrick, S.C., Mrs. Ruth SHORT and Mrs. D. O. CADDELL, both of Carthage. The body will lie in state at the church from noon until the time of service.

A. L. Denton Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 28, 1941
Alonza Edgar DENTON, 83, died at his home on Dickinson Avenue Monday evening at 6 o’clock following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon at 3 o’clock by Reverend Hartwell CAMPBELL, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. DENTON is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie H. DENTON; two sons, E. L. DENTON of Norfolk, Va. and A. T. DENTON of Greenville; two daughters,  Mrs. H. L. ELKS and Mrs. Fred BROADWELL, both of Greenville; seventeen grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Mr. DENTON was born July 11, 1858, in Edgecombe County. He moved to Greene County where he lived until 1910, at which time he moved to Greenville. He was a member of a Free Will Baptist church in Greene county. Until he retired three years ago because of ill health, he was active in the civic life of Greenville, spending a number of years in the drug and grocery business and later serving as justice of the peace for a short time.

Joshua L. Tripp Dead
Daily Reflector; Wed., May 20, 1908
Mr. Joshua L. TRIPP, aged 80 years, died at 4:30 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, at his home on Pitt street. About two months ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, but had recovered sufficiently from this to get about some on a rolling chair, but on Wednesday of last week became worse and continued to grow weaker until the end. Mr. TRIPP was a thoroughly good man and had a host of friends. He was a native of Pitt county and a Confederate soldier. A wife and eight children survive him. These are Mr. J. B. TRIPP, of Texas; Mr. J. L. TRIPP, of Washington City; Mr. H. B. TRIPP and Miss Leila and Lucille TRIPP, of Greenville; Mrs. Titus JOLLY, Mrs. D. N. BRANCH and Mrs. A. F. COX, of this county. He was the oldest member of the Free Will Baptist church at Reedy Branch, and the remains were taken to the burial ground there for interment this afternoon. Service was held at 1 o’clock at the residence conducted by Rev. J. E. AYSCUE.

Mrs. Nina Williams Dead
Daily Reflector; Sat., June 7, 1941
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina WILLIAMS, 58, who died at her home near Greenville Friday afternoon, were conducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home by Dr. Robert S. BOYD, Presbyterian minister of Greenville, assisted by Rev. J. O. GRIFFIN of New Bern. Burial followed in the Hardee cemetery near Red Banks. Surviving are four daughters, Miss Mamie WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ruth EVANS, Mrs. L. A. MILLS of the home and Mrs. Lonnie MCGOWAN of the home community; three sons, Loren WILLIAMS of Silver Peak, Nev., Zeno WILLIAMS of the home and Guy WILLIAMS of Langley Field, Va., eight grandchildren, two brothers, and a sister. Mrs. WILLIAMS, the widow of the late Jesse WILLIAMS, was born, reared and spent her entire life in Pitt county.

Jim Cobb Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Apr. 9, 1920
Greenville, April 4-----A telegram has been received here announcing the death of Mr. Jim COBB, a member of one of Pitt county’s oldest and most prominent families. For the past few years he has been living in Fairfax, Va., at which place his death occurred. For many years Mr. COBB made his residence at the old Cobb home place at Ballards Cross Roads, about seven miles from Greenville. His wife and several sons survive him.—News & Observer.

Fred O’Neal Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 29, 1968
Washington----Mr. Fred O’NEAL, 80, died Monday at the Beaufort County Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  from Paul Funeral Home Chapel in Washington, conducted by Rev. Henry HAGAN. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Mr. O’NEAL is survived by his wife, the former Mary ROBINSON. He was a native of Pitt County and had been a resident of Washington for the past 20 years. Mr. O’NEAL was a member of the Mispah Free Will Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.

James E. Arnold Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Oct. 24, 1935
James E. ARNOLD, 59, died yesterday morning at seven o’clock at his home in Maple Cypress, after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 at the graveside in Jasper. Rev. T. E. DAVIS, Methodist minister of Vanceboro officiated. Mr. ARNOLD spent most of his life in the community in which he died, having been engaged in the lumber business. He is survived by his wife, three sons, D. H. ARNOLD, J. E. ARNOLD, and H. E. ARNOLD; two daughters, Miss Mary Lily ARNOLD and Mrs. George EWELL, all of the Maple Cypress community.

Charles Watson Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 22, 1935
Charles Thomas WATSON, 66, died at ten o’clock last night at his home on the Falkland highway about three miles from Greenville. He suffered a stroke of paralysis while he was eating supper. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 4:30 from the late home by Rev. J. A. MCIVER, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church. Burial followed in Evans Burial Ground near Greenville. Besides his wife, three sons survive, William WATSON, Rubin WATSON, and Ephrum WATSON; six daughters, Mrs. Clifton WHITEHURST, Mrs. Joe Edgar MEEKS, Mrs. Edna MEEKS, Misses Madge and Ida WATSON, all of Pitt County, and Mrs. Lester WINBERRY, Onslow County. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War.

Funeral for Mrs. Nellie T. Ellis
Daily Reflector; Tues., Feb. 12, 1963
FOUNTAIN---Mrs. Nellie THIGPEN ELLIS, 56, wife of J. L. (Coot) ELLIS, of near Fountain, died Monday. Funeral services were conducted today at 3 p.m. at Farmville Funeral Home by the Rev. L. B. MANNING. Burial was in Queen Anne cemetery in Fountain. Mrs. ELLIS was a member of Aspen Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She had resided in the Fountain community all her life. Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Noah BAKER of Greenville, Rt. 4, Mrs. Talmadge GARNER of Lucama and Mrs. James R. WOMBLE of Nags Head; one son, Paul ELLIS of Farmville, Rt. 2; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Josephus Cox Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Nov. 2, 1954
Mrs. Della HARRIS COX, 71, widow of Josephus COX, died Monday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock at her home near Ayden following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Hancock Primitive Baptist Church near Ayden, and burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Mrs. COX spent all her life in the Winterville-Ayden community and was the daughter of the late James and Sallie FULFORD HARRIS. She was a member of Hancock Primitive Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, N. T. COX and Woodrow W. COX, both of the home; two daughters, Mrs. W. Arthur ROBINSON of Winterville, and Mrs. William F. MCLAWHORN of near Ayden; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a brother, Luther HARRIS of Edenton; and a step-son, Thad HARRIS of Goldsboro.

Mrs. Luther Coward Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 29, 1935
Mrs. Luther M. COWARD, 46, died at her home near Chapman’s Cross Roads this morning at one o’clock after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. W. H. BRUNSON, Christian minister officiating. Burial will be in the family burying ground about a mile from the home. Mrs. COWARD is survived by her husband;  two sons, J. T. COWARD and Lloyd Earl COWARD; five daughters, Mrs. Hyman MCGOWAN of Greenville, Rt. 2, Mrs. Wilbur SMITH, Misses Carrie Lee COWARD, Louise COWARD and Lillian COWARD, all of the home place; one sister, Mrs. John MAY, and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Riverside Christian church.

Services for Rev. Francis Joyner
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Mar. 6, 1942
Littleton—Funeral services for the Rev. Francis JOYNER, 89, widely-known and beloved retired Episcopal minister of Littleton, were held Sunday at St. Alban’s Church and burial followed in the Littleton cemetery by the side of his wife, who was Miss Sarah Elizabeth LANG, of Farmville. Conducting the services were a cousin of the deceased minister, the Reverend Wayne HUGHES, of Henderson; the Reverend J. Q. BECKWITH, Jr., of Wilson. Mr. JOYNER has served St. Alban’s Church as its rector for 18 years, during which time he also served Ridgeway, Jackson and the Middleburg churches. He went to Littleton in 1901 after a period as rector of the Episcopal church in Aurora, and during his long life spent in the ministry served for a period as Arch-deacon of the Convocation of Raleigh. After his retirement from active ministry a number of years ago he was regarded as the “Community Parson” by residents of Littleton, recognizing no distinction of creed or race when the opportunity to serve his fellow man or to administer divine rites was presented. His activities among the Negro race were widespread and among the throng of sorrowing relatives and friends who attended the funeral was a large group of negroes. Mr. JOYNER was the fourth son of Dr. Noah JOYNER and Emily WILLIAMS JOYNER, of Pitt County. His father was a large plantation owner and practicing physician, serving during the War Between the States as surgeon. Three other brothers of the deceased volunteered and served, as did Dr. JOYNER, for the entire period of the war, leaving the fourteen-year-old Francis at home to “man the estate.”  In 1879 Francis JOYNER was married to Sarah Elizabeth LANG, of Farmville, and of this union three daughters and four sons survive, together with 26 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. An older sister, Mrs. H. Hardison PHELPS, the widow of an Episcopal minister who now makes her home in Paterson, N. J., and a younger brother, Andrew JOYNER of Rocky Mount, also survive. The daughters are: Mrs. J. R. GLASGOW and Mrs. C. E. FOSTER, of Littleton, and Mrs. John TUGGLE, of Hopewell, Va., and the sons include: William Francis JOYNER, of Goldsboro; Leon JOYNER, of Henderson; Edward G. JOYNER, of Wilson, and Ellis H. JOYNER, of Atlanta, Ga. Those who attended the funeral from here the past Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert JOYNER and Mrs. C E. MOORE, to whom he was a brother-in-law. He has many relatives living in Farmville and Pitt County.

Mrs. J. L. Dunning Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., June 23, 1950
Mrs. Cena MATTHEWS DUNNING, 68, died at her home in Bethel at 5:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon. She had been in declining health for several years, but her death was unexpected. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bethel Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at four o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. W. Murphy CASSELL, and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. The body will remain at the home and will be carried to the church one hour prior to the time of services. Mrs. DUNNING was born and reared near Bethel and was married to J. L. DUNNING in 1907. After his death in 1912, she lived near Parmele, moving to Bethel in 1940. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Willie A. DUNNING of Bethel and E. Leroy DUNNING of Raleigh; two sisters, Mrs. W. S. WHITEHURST of Bethel and Mrs. P. T. EDMONDSON of Tarboro; four brothers, Louis L. MATTHEWS of Parmele, W. H. MATTHEWS of Parmele, Lenier H. and P. M. MATTHEWS, both of Robersonville; and three grandchildren.

Noah A. Buck Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Dec. 31, 1954
Mr. Noah A. (Uncle Noah) BUCK, 86, died at his home near Black Jack at 12:25 o’clock Thursday afternoon following nine months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by his pastor, the Rev. Floyd B. CHERRY of Black Jack. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. BUCK, son of the late Marshall and Elizabeth ELKS BUCK, spent all of his life in the community in which he died. He was a member of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church and Shawnee Tribe No. 62, Improved Order of Red Men. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Rachel A. CLARK of Beaufort County to whom he was married January 23, 1890; four sons, E. M. BUCK, W. Les BUCK and Scott BUCK of Black Jack, and Rufus BUCK of Grimesland; three daughters, Miss Claudia BUCK of the home, Mrs. Fronie EVANS of Winterville, and Mrs. Raymond HARRIS of Ayden; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Last Rites for Mrs. David Braxton
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Oct. 4, 1951
Mrs. Ida GARRIS BRAXTON, 42, died at 12 o’clock Wednesday morning at Norfolk General Hospital after several months illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Chapel of the S. G. Wilkerson & Sons Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. C. L. PATRICK, Free Will Baptist minister of Grifton, and burial was in the Garris family cemetery near Ayden. Mrs. BRAXTON, daughter of Asa J. GARRIS and the late Cora TURNAGE GARRIS, was born and reared in the Ayden community. She was married to David BRAXTON in 1930. In 1936, she moved to Norfolk, Va. and had made her home there since that time. She was a member of Elm Grove Free Will Baptist Church near Ayden and the Harbor Rebecca Lodge 37 of Norfolk. Surviving are a son, David BRAXTON Jr. of near Ayden; her father; six brothers, Heber GARRIS of Vanceboro, Allen B. GARRIS of Culpepper, Va., Robert Lee GARRIS of Ayden, Walter Bruce GARRIS of Norfolk, Eugene GARRIS of Norfolk, and Jonas E. GARRIS of Charlottesville, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Frank BRIDGERS of Wilson, Mrs. James STYONS of Plymouth, Mrs. Winifred BOGEY of Stokestown, and Mrs. Cora CUTHRELL of Enfield; and two grandchildren.

Robert B. Edmondson Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Feb. 20, 1975
BETHEL---Mr. Robert Bruton EDMONDSON, 82, retired farmer, died at his home Wednesday. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sybil BRYANT EDMONDSON of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret EDMONDSON BARNHILL of Greenville; two sons, Robert B. EDMONDSON Jr. of Greensboro and John Michael EDMONDSON of Raleigh; one sister, Mrs. Geneva BULLOCK of Everetts; one brother, Nance EDMONDSON of Bethel; four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Last Rites for Jim M. Parker
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Dec. 15, 1939
Last rites for Jim M. PARKER, 43, well known and highly respected citizen, were held Sunday afternoon from the Farmville Funeral Home, at 3:30 o’clock, by Rev. B. B. FORDHAM, Baptist minister. Interment was made in Hollywood cemetery. The death of Mr. PARKER, which was unexpected, occurred in a Greenville hospital Saturday evening, four hours after he was taken with a hemorrhage of the stomach. Mr. PARKER, a son of George R. and the late Mrs. Mollie CARRAWAY PARKER, spent most of his life in Farmville and this community, where he was usefully employed for many years as a mechanic, and had a reputation of being one of the most reliable and efficient garage men here. He was engaged in the garage business at the time of his death. Surviving are two daughters: Marjorie Lee and Delphia Mae PARKER, by his first wife, the late Minnie ALLEN PARKER; a second wife, Mrs. Inez GARRETT PARKER; his father, George R. PARKER; six sisters, Mrs. A. H. CRAFT of Kinston, Mrs. John MOZINGO, Mrs. Frank TYSON and Mrs. L. E. FLOWERS of Farmville; Mrs. Thomas HAMILLE and Miss Inez PARKER of Falkland; two brothers; Jack and William Earl PARKER of Aberdeen.

Mrs. Bessie Tyson Williams Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Oct. 6, 1952
DURHAM---Mrs. Bessie TYSON WILLIAMS, 70, died of a heart attack at her home here Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at Holloway Christian Church in Durham Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Tyson family cemetery, near Greenville, at 1:30 p.m. She was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Nellie FORD TYSON of Pitt county. She married John Harper WILLIAMS of Mount Olive in 1904. They made their home in Mount Olive until 1931, when they moved to Durham. Her husband died in 1947. Survived are two daughters, Mrs. Estelle HOUSE of Durham and Mrs. Hazel HARRIS of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. Lula NOBLES, Mrs. Lena WHITEHURST, Mrs. Penny DUDLEY and Mrs. Addie MEEKS, all of Pitt county; and one brother, Frank TYSON of Georgetown, S.C.

Funeral for James R. Whitehurst
Daily Reflector; Mon., Oct. 6, 1952
NEW BERN--- James Robert WHITEHURST, 65, farmer of the Vanceboro community, died in a hospital here Sunday morning at 9 o’clock after two years illness. Funeral services will be held at the grave in Bennett Cemetery, Beaufort county, Tuesday at 9 o’clock. He was a son of the late Daniel and Celia EDWARDS WHITEHURST of Beaufort county. Surviving are three sons, J. D. WHITEHURST of Crawley, Louisiana and Arthur and Oscar WHITEHURST of New Bern.

Joe Manning Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., July 31, 1969
Mr. Joe MANNING, 71, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following two years of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by his pastor, the Rev. Tim B. HENRY, assisted by the Rev. King E. WHITE, Holiness minister of Dunn. Burial will be in Martin Memorial Gardens in Williamston. Mr. MANNING, a native of Martin County, had lived most of his life in Pitt County and was a farmer. He had been a resident of 814 Griffin Street for the past five years and was a member of St. Paul’s Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie WYNN MANNING; six daughters,  Mrs. A. C. BULLOCK of Williamston, Mrs. Cecil KEEL and Mrs. Roy D. HAISLEP of Robersonville, Mrs. Thad CALE of Macclesfield, Mrs. Joyce PARRISHER and Miss Daisy MANNING of the home; 18 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a brother, Nan MANNING of Robersonville.

Mrs. Lula Jolly Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., July 31, 1969
Mrs. Lula JOLLY, 89, died Wednesday afternoon at 12:40 at her home, 106 East Queen Street in Grifton. The funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at two o’clock in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Ola PORTER, Pentecostal Holiness minister of near Greenville. Burial will be in the Grifton Cemetery. Mrs. JOLLY, a native of Martin County, had lived in Grifton for the past forty years. She was a member of the Grifton Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are two step-sons, Lee JOLLY of Grifton and Henry F. JOLLY of Greenville; a brother, Church ROBERSON of Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Mary GRIFFIN of Edenton; twelve step-grandchildren; a a number of step- great grandchildren.

Mrs. Barbara Mewborn Dead
New Bern Times, New Bern, NC, Fri., July 29, 1938
Friends of Mr. Herman STOCKS, special night officer in New Bern, learned with regret of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Barbara MEWBORN, a resident of Snow Hill, and which occurred at that place Sunday morning at 5 o’clock. Mrs. MEWBORN had been in failing health for some time and her death did not come unexpectedly. Interment was made in the cemetery at Mewborn’s church Monday afternoon. The deceased was survived by seven children, one of whom, Noah MEWBORN, was for a number of years sheriff in Greene County. Another son, Joshua MEWBORN, is at present the clerk of Superior Court in that county.

Ledrew Corbett Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Nov. 22, 1954
AYDEN---Ledrew CORBETT, 53, died at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville Sunday night at 7 o’clock. Funeral services, to be held at Britt’s Funeral Chapel, were not complete. He was a son of Mrs. Roxie HARRIS CORBETT and the late Levi CORBETT, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise SUMRELL CORBETT; one son, Jesse CORBETT of the home; his mother, Mrs. Roxie HARRIS CORBETT; eight brothers, Willie CORBETT, Buren CORBETT, Hubert CORBETT, and Jack CORBETT of Ayden, Tebo CORBETT and Haffie CORBETT of Greenville, Larry CORBETT of Hampton, Va., and Randolph CORBETT of Tucson, Arizona.

Wilbur E. Tingle Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 29, 1968
AYDEN--- Wilbur E. TINGLE, 77, died at his home in Richmond, Va. Sunday. Funeral services were conducted from the Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel today at 2 o’clock. Officiating was the Rev. Ralph MESSICK, pastor of the Ayden Christian Church. Interment followed in the Ayden Cemetery. Surviving are four sons, Edward TINGLE of Alexandria, Va., J. Robert TINGLE of Richmond, Va., Eugene TINGLE of Mountain Dew, Colo., and Kenneth TINGLE of Columbus, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Louise WEAW of Tanawanda, N.Y.; one brother, James P. TINGLE, of Richlands; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

Oscar Mills Dead
Daily Reflector; Wed., Nov. 24, 1954
Mr. Oscar MILLS, 41, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville Tuesday morning at 10:25 o’clock after several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Floyd CHERRY, Free Will Baptist minister of Black Jack, assisted by the Rev. Sam WORTHINGTON, Free Will Holiness minister of near Vanceboro, will conduct the services. Mr. MILLS, son of Ed MILLS and the late Ada MILLS, was born and reared in Pitt County, and spent most of his life in the Chicod School community. For the past three years he had lived near Venter’s Crossroads. He was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Leona STOCKS of Pitt County, to whom he married in 1931; a son, William Earl MILLS of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur HADDOCK, Jr. of near Winterville,  and Josephine and Gloria Fay MILLS of the home; one grandson; his father, Ed MILLS of near the home; three brothers, Arthur MILLS of near Tarboro, Grover MILLS of near Cox’s Mills, and Thelbert MILLS of near Gardner’s Crossroads; and four sisters, Mrs. H. B. SCOTT of near Gardner’s Crossroads, Mrs. Heber STOCKS and Mrs. Lela SUTTON of Chicod School, and Mrs. T. L. SAWYER of Rountree.

Charlie H. Tyer Dead
Wilson Daily Times, Wilson, NC, July 27, 2001
 FOUNTAIN....Charlie Hoffman TYER, 86, of 1210 Seven Pine Road died Wednesday at  Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Mark MUELLER at 2 p.m. Saturday at Falkland Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. TYER was a member of Falkland Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy. He taught in Pitt and Edgecombe  counties.  Surviving are his wife, Olive MAYO TYER; three sons, Harvey Ruel TYER of Falkland, Charlie Brown TYER of Columbia, S.C., and Carl L. TYER of Apex; a sister, Edna TYER DUCOTE of Morningside, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Farmville Funeral Home from 7:30-9 tonight.

Last Rites for Robert C. Davis
Daily Reflector; Fri., Nov. 26, 1954
AYDEN---Robert C. DAVIS, 69, former Ayden resident, a civil service employee at Cherry Point Marine Base 13 years, died at his home in New Bern Thursday night at 10:15. Funeral services will be held at Britt’s Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. W. H. HOLLOWELL, Free Will Baptist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ayden cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie C. DAVIS; one son, R. L. DAVIS of Ayden; two daughters, Mrs. Ada D. DUNN and Mrs. F. M. EDWARDS Jr. of Ayden, and five grandchildren.

Last Rites for Mrs. G. W. Howard
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Dec. 30, 1954
Mrs. Annie JOYNER HOWARD, 86, died at her home, 200 W. Second Street, Greenville, Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock after six months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at two o’clock by Elder W. E. GRIMES, Primitive Baptist minister of near Greenville, assisted by Elder L. C. MCKENNEY, Primitive Baptist minister of Scranton, and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Mrs. HOWARD was a native of Pitt County and spent most of her early life in the Joyner’s Crossroads community. She was married to William WHITEHURST of Beaufort County and he died in 1927. She was later married to George W. HOWARD in 1934. She made her home in Greenville since 1919 and was a member of Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church for many years. Surviving are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Bettie MOORE LEWIS of Fountain; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Miss Darkis Murphy Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 24, 1941
Funeral services for Miss Darkis MURPHY, 69, who died Thursday morning at 9:30 at the home of Mrs. Daisy MURPHY near Farmville follwing a short illness, were conducted from the late residence Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, Christian minister of Farmville. Interment followed in the Wainright family cemetery near Farmville. Miss MURPHY, daughter of Jim and Allie WAINRIGHT MURPHY, was born in Greene county, September 2, 1871 and had spent her entire life in this community. Surviving are a half-brother, Bill MURPHY of Snow Hill and several nieces and nephews.

Last Rites for John Roe Buck
Daily Reflector; Wed., Dec. 29, 1954
John Roe BUCK, 70, retired farmer, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in the Galloway’s Crossroads community. Graveside services will be held in the Morehead City cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Sid MORGAN of Black Jack; two step-sons, Zennie Hill ALLEN and Cephias ALLEN of Greenville; and one brother, Assie BUCK of Morehead City.

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

Last Rites for Mrs. James Dixon
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Oct. 28, 1954
Mrs. Lue DIXON, 73, widow of James M. DIXON, died in the Eastern North Carolina Sanitorium in Wilson at 8:20 o’clock Wednesday night following three months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Black Jack Free Will Holiness Church at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon by the Rev. George H. TURNER, the pastor, assisted by the Rev. D. J. LITTLE of Greenville. Burial will be in the Wesley Cemetery near Chocowinity. The body will remain at the Wilkerson Funeral Home and will be carried to the Church one hour prior to the time of service. Mrs. DIXON was born and reared in Beaufort County in the Bear Creek Community. She was married to Mr. DIXON in 1897 and spent all her married life in the Grimesland Community. Mr. DIXON died in 1931. For the past several years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. L. E. GRAY in Greenville She was a member of the Black Jack Free Will Holiness Church. Surviving are four sons: Jimmie and Eddie DIXON of Grimesland, Willie and David DIXON of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. HALES of Grimesland, and Mrs. Willie BOYD and Mrs. L. E. GRAY of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, J. M. HARRELL of Chocowinity; and a sister, Mrs. Emma MCROY of Chocowinity.

Mrs. Charlie Stocks Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., Feb. 20, 1959
Mrs. Emma LOFTIN STOCKS, 63, died in her sleep early Friday morning while visiting at the home of her niece, Mrs. Marion CLAYBROOK near Ayden. Funeral services will be held at the Wilkerson Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Clifton RICE, her pastor, assisted by Rev. Floyd CHERRY, pastor of Black Jack Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. STOCKS, daughter of the late Zeb and Magnolia HADDOCK LOFTIN, spent her life in the Ayden community. She was married to Charlie STOCKS of Ayden, and he died in 1942. She was a member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Walter STOCKS of near Maury and Charlie STOCKS Jr. of Ayden; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur HUDSON of near Grimesland; 12 grandchildren, and six brothers, Ernest W. LOFTIN, Heber LOFTIN, Jasper Glenn LOFTIN, Roy C. LOFTIN, and W. C. (Dock) LOFTIN, all of Ayden and A. J. (Floyd) LOFTIN, of Kinston.

Mrs. Robert E. Parker Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Nov. 10, 1966
Mrs. Grace PERKINS PARKER, 68, widow of Robert E. PARKER of Stokes, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Thursday morning at four o’clock after three days of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Saturday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. Willis WILSON, pastor of the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Perkins Family Cemetery near Stokes. Mrs. PARKER, daughter of the late Theodore and Lydia WHITEHURST PARKER, was a life-long resident of the Stokes community. Mr. PARKER died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tyree STOKES of Stokes; three grandchildren, Robert L., Ellis P. and Ella Grace STOKES, all of Stokes; a sister, Mrs. Sackie GURGANUS of Stokes; and a brother, Thomas L. PERKINS of Stokes.

Cecil Eugene Martin Dead
Greenville News Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Cecil Eugene MARTIN, 36, of Bethel, died in Pitt General Hospital Friday night at 11:30, after a three day illness of pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted from the Bethel Baptist Church this afternoon by Rev. M. M. JOHNSON, Baptist minister of Bethel, assisted by the Rev. J. G. PHILLIPS, Methodist minister of Bethel, and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosa Lee LEWIS MARTIN; one son, James Earl MARTIN, of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. MARTIN; one brother, Sammy MARTIN of Bethel; three sisters, Mrs. Elma PRICE of Bethel, Mrs. R. R. LANGLEY of Pinetops, and Mrs. W. B. WEAVER of Murfreesboro. Mr. MARTIN was born in Edgecombe County, but had spent his entire life in and around Bethel.

Mrs. Daisy G. Peaden Dead
Daily Reflector; Thurs., Nov. 10, 1966
Mrs. Daisy GARDNER PEADEN, 81, died in the Greenville Nursing and Convalescent Home Thursday morning at 2:35 following several months of illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Friday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. Williard POYTHRESS, pastor of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Gardner Family Cemetery near Belvoir. Mrs. PEADEN was a native and life time resident of Pitt County. Her husband, Henry PEADEN, died in 1947. She was a member of Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Edward E. PEADEN of near Tarboro, Guy V. and Ray A. PEADEN of Greenville; a daughter, Mrs. E. T. JOHNSTON of Tarboro; 18 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Thomas F. Nobles Dead
Daily Reflector; Fri., April 5, 1940
Thomas F. NOBLES, aged 65, died at Government Hospital, Kecoughan, Va. Thursday morning at 9:15 following a critical illness of three and a half months. The body will arrive in Greenville Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock and will be carried directly to Winterville Free Will Baptist church in Winterville and will lie in state until 5 o’clock at which time funeral services will take place, conducted by Rev. M. A WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville, assisted by Rev. Chester PELT, Free Will Baptist minister. Burial will follow in Winterville Cemetery. Mr. NOBLES is survived by two brothers, J. N. NOBLES, Winterville R.F.D., and W. A. NOBLES, Dover; two sisters, Mrs. Addie JOLLY, Winterville, R.F.D., and Mrs. W. L. NOBLES, Ayden, and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pall bearers will be C. N. NOBLES, E. H. NOBLES, Jack NOBLES, J. L. NOBLES, W. G. CRAFT, and H. W. NOBLES. Mr. NOBLES was born and reared in Winterville township and spent practically his entire life in that community and was well known by a large number of people. He volunteered his services for the country and served throughout the Spanish-American War and had been closely allied with the Spanish-American Veterans and their organization.

Mrs. Mattie B. Gladson Dead
Daily Reflector; Wed., Mar. 23, 1967
Mrs. Mattie BOYD GLADSON, 73, widow of Fred C. GLADSON, died in Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, Tuesday morning at 7:40. Funeral services will be conducted at Palmetto Free Will Baptist Church, near Vanceboro, Thursday afternoon at three o’clock by the pastor, the Rev. Albert ROLLINS, assisted by the Rev. Wayne WEST, Free Will Baptist Minister of Greenville. Burial will be in the Palmetto Church Cemetery. The body will be taken from the Wilkerson Funeral Home to the Church one hour prior to the time of services. Mrs. GLADSON, a native of Pitt County, spent most of her life in the Vanceboro Community of Craven County. She was a member of Palmetto Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: Fred GLADSON Jr. and Wesley GLADSON, both of Vanceboro; six daughters, Mrs. Victor WHITFORD of Ernul, Mrs. Riley POWELL, Mrs. George EWELL and Mrs. Charles IPOCK, all of Vanceboro, Mrs. John LANCASTER and Mrs. James AVERY, both of New Bern; 25 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Winnie Stocks Forbes Dead
Daily Reflector; Mon., Sept. 1, 1941
Mrs. Winnie STOCKS FORBES, 80, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. MOYE, of near Greenville, this morning at 1:30 o’clock, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mrs. MOYE tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock, DST, by Rev. Chester PELT, Free Will Baptist minister of Wilson, assisted by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, Free Will Baptist minister of Winterville. Burial will follow in the Reedy Branch churchyard. Mrs. FORBES was a native of Pitt county and spent her entire life in the county. She was a member of Reedy Branch church for 34 years. She was the widow of Allen FORBES. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. MOYE, Mrs. L. H. CANNON of Vanceboro, Mrs. W. L. JAMES of near Greenville, and Mrs. Frank T. WHITEHURST of near Bethel; two sons, O. L. PARKER of near Farmville and Allen FORBES, Jr., of Winterville; twenty-nine grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and one brother, I. E. STOCKS, of Ayden.

Mrs. Alice N. McLawhorn Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 29, 1968
Mrs. Alice NICHOLS MCLAWHORN, 73, died in a Goldsboro Hospital Monday night at 7:20. She had been in failing health for the past several years and critically ill for two weeks. Funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson Chapel Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock by her pastor, the Rev. James LUPTON. Burial will be in the Harrington Cemetery Winterville. Mrs. MCLAWHORN was born and reared in the Little Creek Community of Greene County and was married to Tobe C. MCLAWHORN of Winterville. He died in 1943. She was a member of the Winterville Free Will Baptist Church and was a practical nurse prior to her retirement in 1962. Surviving are a foster daughter, Mrs. Ray Z. SIMMONS of near Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Delphia SIMPSON of Ayden; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Final Rites for H. J. Forlines
Daily Reflector; Fri., Jan. 17, 1941
H. J. FORLINES, 61, died at his home near Winterville Thursday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock after two year’s illness from paralysis. His condition became critical six days ago. Funeral services were conducted from the home this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Chester PELT, Free Will Baptist minister of Wilson, and burial followed in the McLawhorn cemetery near the home. Mr. FORLINES was born and reared in Halifax county, Va. He went to Winterville in 1898, and since that time had made his home there. He was a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie VANDIFORD FORLINES, one son, Gennie Allen FORLINES of the home; four brothers, N.C., J. L. and O. G. FORLINES all of Winterville, and D. O. FORLINES of Greenville; four sisters, Mrs. H. J. MCLAWHORN of Winterville, Mrs. G. C. MCLAWHORN of Stokes, Mrs. W. W. WHITEHURST of Greenville, and Mrs. W. O. ALLEN of Bell Arthur.

James E. Manning Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., Oct. 29, 1968
AYDEN—James E. MANNING, 68, of Bell Arthur, died in Pitt Memorial Hospital Monday. He had been in declining health for several months. He was a retired farmer of the Bell Arthur Community and a member of the Bell Arthur Volunteer Fire Department. He was the son of the late John H. and Nicey A. MANNING. Funeral services were conducted today at 3:30 at the Britt and Farmer Funeral Home in Ayden. Officiating was the Rev. Gerald B. OWENS, Free Will Baptist minister of Belvoir, and the Rev. R. A. GASKINS of Ayden. Interment followed in the Snow Hill Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Dora H. MANNING of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Clifton DAVENPORT of Southern Pines, Mrs. J. D. MOORE of Wilson, Mrs. Arnold TENGEN of Snow HILL, Mrs. Ernest JONES of Greenville, Mrs. Charles HART of Ayden and Mrs. Bobby POLLARD of Belvoir; three sons, James E. MANNING of Rt. 2, Walstonburg, John H. MANNING of Snow Hill and George K. MANNING of Fuquay; his step-mother, Mrs. Margaret M. PHELPS of Greenville; three sisters, Mrs. Lorena WETHERINGTON of Clarks, Mrs. Rosalee PHILLIPS of Greenville, Mrs. Martha Marie EASTMAN of Mulliken, Mich.; 25 grandchildren; one great grandchild.

Mrs. Ella A. Greene Dead
Daily Reflector; Jan. 25, 1936
Mrs. Ella A. GREENE, 80, one of Greenville’s oldest and best known women, died at one o’clock this morning at her home on East Ninth Street, following an illness of two days. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, followed by interment in the Episcopal cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Worth WICKER, rector of St. Paul’s. Mrs. GREENE was born near Greenville July 30, 1855, the daughter of Richard F. J. H. WILLIAMS and Carolina PRICE WILLIAMS and the granddaughter of Dr. Robert F. J. H. WILLIAMS and Nymphus A. PRICE. She was twice married. Her first marriage was December 9, 1875 to William Henry Haywood SHEPPARD. The union was blessed with two daughters, the late Mrs. Sam T. WHITE and the late Mrs. John A. ANDREWS. Her second marriage was on January 28, 1893 to W. B. GREENE, who died in 1914. Of this union, her only son, Robert GREENE, Jr., survives. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Eva WILLIAMS SATCHWELL, of Roanoke, Va.; five grandchildren, Charles A. and William H. WHITE, Mrs. Ruth ANDREWS WHICHARD, Miss Elizabeth ANDREWS, of this city and Mrs. Ralph FREEMAN, Glendale, Cal.; eight great grandchildren, all of this city; a niece, Mrs. A. P. HINES, of this city, and a numerous nieces and nephews residing in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Mrs. GREENE was one of the oldest members of St. Paul’s church, both from the standpoint of age and number of years of membership, and always had been active in the work of the church. Despite her advancing age, she retained an unusually active interest in life and her cheerful disposition was a source of inspiration to those with whom she came into contact.

F. W. Morrill Dead
Farmville Enterprise, Farmville, NC, Fri., Mar. 19, 1920
News was received here of the death of Mr. Fred W. MORRILL which occurred in his home at Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday March 14th at 2 o’clock. The cause of his death was pneumonia following an attack of influenza. The deceased was  the second son of the late Dr. Samuel MORRILL of Farmville, N.C. He was brother of Dr. Jenniss MORRILL of Falkland, Dr. David MORRILL of Farmville and Mr. L. V. MORRILL of Snow Hill. He has also a mother and sister residing in Farmville. He was a good citizen, a dutiful son, an unselfish brother, a true friend, a devoted husband and consistent member of the Episcopal church since his early boyhood. Mr. MORRILL had been married twice, his first wife a Miss HARGROVE of Pitt county. He is survived by his second wife and one child.

Mrs. Hattie R. Whitehurst Dead
Daily Reflector; Tues., July 6, 1948
Mrs. Hattie ROEBUCK WHITEHURST, wife of the late James S. WHITEHURST of Winterville, died Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rubin BAILEY, near Everetts, where she had been visiting. She had been ill 11 weeks. Funeral services were held from the Winterville Free Will Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. R. B. SPENCER, Free Will Baptist minister of Ayden, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. E. G. COLE, Baptist minister of Winterville. Burial was in the Winterville cemetery. Mrs. WHITEHURST was born and reared in Pitt County and had made her home in Winterville for a number of years. She was a member of the Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. BAILEY, Mrs. W. N. MOORE and Mrs. Jep P. STOX of Winterville and Mrs. John G. COLTRAIN of Williamston; six sons, Robert L. WHITEHURST and Ben F. WHITEHURST of Williamston, Sam A. WHITEHURST and Vernon WHITEHURST of Greenville, Claude L. WHITEHURST of Winterville and Willie W. WHITEHURST of Bear Grass; 50 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sheba S. Flanagan Dead
Greenville News Leader, Sun., Jan. 17, 1943
Mrs. Sheba SMITH FLANAGAN, 75, wife of the late John H. FLANAGAN, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. M. TYSON, at Ballards Cross Roads. Funeral services will be conducted from the Farmville Christian Church this afternoon at 3:00. Interment will be in the Flanagan cemetery near Farmville. Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, pastor of the Farmville Christian Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. A. L. DICKERSON, of Greenville. Mrs. FLANAGAN is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. A. J. FLANAGAN, of Farmville, Mrs. D. R. WILLOUGHBY, of Bell-arthur community, and Mr. Ivey SMITH of Bell-arthur; three sons and five daughters, L. S. FLANAGAN, of Greenville, S. C. FLANAGAN, A. J. FLANAGAN, of Fort Benning, Ga., and Sam FLANAGAN of Farmville, Mrs. E. M. TYSON, of Ballard’s Cross Roads, Miss Thelma FLANAGAN of Fort Worth, Texas, Miss Seba FLANAGAN, of Fairfield, Ala., Miss Myrtle FLANAGAN, of Greenville and Mrs. A. C. TURNAGE, of Farmville. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body will remain at the home of her daughter at Ballards Cross Roads until one o’clock today, when it will be taken to the Christian Church in Farmville, where services will be conducted at 3 o’clock.

Mary B. Cabell Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Sat., Feb. 9, 1991
Mary Bland CABELL, of the 200 block of Robert St., died Feb. 7, 1991.  Mrs. CABELL was a native of Washington, N.C. She was the widow of Capt. P. A. CABELL. She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Norfolk. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy B. CABELL of Osceola, Fla., and Sherry C. BATTS of Chesapeake; a son, Dr. William S. CABELL of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  No services are planned. Oman Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel is in charge.           Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Mary Carol (BLAND) CABELL was the daughter of Claudius Franklin BLAND and Minnie Coral (GABRIEL) BLAND.

Capt. Powhatan Algernon Cabell Dead
The Virginian Pilot, Norfolk, VA, Wed., June 18, 1958
At a Norfolk hospital Tuesday night, June 17, 1958 at 11:10 o'clock Capt. Powhatan Algernon CABELL, husband of Mrs. Mary BLAND CABELL and son of the late Dr. Benjamin W. Sheridan and Mrs. Nancy BRADLEY CABELL.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Friday Morning, June 20, 1958 at 11 o'clock.  Friends of the family invited to attend.  The body will be sent to Washington, D.C. for cremation.  The family has requested flowers be omitted.  Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Ida E. Cannon Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Tues., Mar.  5, 1974
Ayden - Mrs. Ida E. CANNON, 92, died at her home at 104 Fenner College Street Monday.  A lifelong Ayden resident, she was the widow of C. L. CANNON.  She was the oldest member of Ayden Christian Church.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Raymond GASKINS.  Burial will be in the Ayden Cemetery. Surviving are three sons; Jesse G. CANNON of Ayden, Claude L. CANNON of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Shelton M. CANNON of Silver Spring, Md.; and three grandchildren.  The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight.              Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Ida Glyn (EDWARDS) CANNON was the daughter of Edward S. EDWARDS and Sarah Cathryn (TRIPP) EDWARDS.

Cynthia Bland Carawan Dead
The Sun-Journal, New Bern, NC, Tues., Feb. 12, 2008
Cynthia BLAND CARAWAN, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.  Mrs. CARAWAN worked as a teacher's assistant at Oaks Road Elementary School.  She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny CARAWAN, and her father, Shade I. BLAND. Surviving are one daughter, Wadine SMITH and husband, Jay, of New Bern; son, Jason Tanner CARAWAN of New Bern; her mother, Helen ADAMS BLAND of New Bern; and three brothers, Sterling Adams BLAND and Terry Dean BLAND and wife, Susan, of New Bern, and Danny Carl BLAND and wife, Cathy, of Benson. The family will receive friends at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. with Bishop Craig WHALEY officiating. At other times the family will be at the home of her brother, Terry BLAND, 105 Drury Lane, New Bern.  In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated if sent to St. Jude's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.                                                                        
Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Cynthia Sue (BLAND) CARAWAN was the daughter of Shade Ireon BLAND and Helen (ADAMS) BLAND.

Mrs. W. M. Carter's Funeral Wednesday
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Tues., Sept. 8, 1959
Ayden - Mrs. Adelaide HINES CARTER, 79 of Ayden, Route 2, died at her home Monday.  Funeral services will be conducted at Britt Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Bonnie PLEDGER, Missionary Baptist minister of Ayden.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Washington. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Adelaide (HINES) CARTER was the daughter of James F. HINES and Elsie C. (BLAND) HINES. Adelaide was married first to Joseph ADRAIN DUDLEY who died between 1910-1912.

William M. Carter Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Fri., Aug. 30, 1940
William M. CARTER, 65, of Ayden, died in a hospital here Thursday.  The funeral will be held at Ayden at 2 p.m. Saturday.  Burial will be at Washington, N. C. Surviving are a widow; Mrs. Addie HINES CARTER, and two daughters, Mrs. John R. PHILLIPS and Mrs. S. J. KEANE, both of Washington, D. C.  Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Charles Aldridge Craft Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Thursday, June 26, 1980
Ayden - Mr. Charles Aldridge CRAFT, 55, died Tuesday.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Ayden Cemetery by the Rev. Jack COX.  Mr. CRAFT, a lifelong resident of Ayden, was a retired body mechanic and a veteran of World War II. Surviving him are a son, Robert CRAFT of Hookerton, and a daughter, Miss Evelyn CRAFT of Hookerton.  The family will receive friends at Farmer Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.
NOTE:  Charles Aldridge CRAFT was the son of William Arden CRAFT and Lossie Belle (ALDRIDGE) CRAFT.
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Mrs. Lossie A. Craft Dead
Kinston Daily Free Press, Kinston, NC, Sat., Feb. 20, 1965
Ayden - Mrs. Lossie Belle ALDRIDGE CRAFT died in Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston Friday evening.  Mrs. CRAFT had been in declining health for several months and critically ill for one week.  Funeral services will be held from the Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday.  Services will be conducted by Rev. W. D. CAVINESS of Ayden Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in the Ayden Cemetery. Mrs. CRAFT was a member of the Oneida Council No. 47, degree of Pocahontas, and was the wife of the late William A. CRAFT.  She was the daughter of the late Charles and Carrie ALDRIDGE.  Surviving are two sons, William and C. A. CRAFT, both of Ayden, and one grandchild.  Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Lossie Belle (ALDRIDGE) CRAFT was the daughter of Charles ALDRIDGE and Carrie Virginia (BLAND) ALDRIDGE.

William A. Craft Succumbs in Ayden
Daily Reflector,Greenville, NC,Tues., July 5, 1955
AYDEN - William A. CRAFT, 76, retired farmer and World War I veteran, died at his home here Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock after a long illness.  Funeral arrangements had not been made. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Charles CRAFT of Miami, Florida, and William CRAFT of the home; one brother, Joseph CRAFT, Rt. 1, Winterville; five sisters, Mrs. Will MCLAWHORN, Mrs. Frank MCLAWHORN and Mrs. Hope MANNING, all of Winterville, Mrs. Sally Ann MCLAWHORN of Ayden and Mrs. Clara BEATON of Snow Hill.
NOTE:  William Arden CRAFT was the husband of Lossie Belle (ALDRIDGE) CRAFT.  He was the son of Elias Hoytte CRAFT and Jane (CARRAWAY) CRAFT.  Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

William H. Craft Dead
Daily Reflector,Greenville, NC, Mon., Jan. 17, 1966
Ayden - William H. CRAFT, 48, died at his home in Ayden early Friday morning.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from the Britt and Farmer Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. W. D. CAVINESS, pastor of the Ayden Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Ayden Cemetery. Mr. CRAFT is the son of the late W. A. and Flossie Belle CRAFT and was a life-long resident of Ayden.  He attended Wake Forest College and served in the U. S. Navy in World War-II. Surviving is one brother, Charlie CRAFT of Ayden. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

William Dallas “Pete” Cherry Dead
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Wed., Aug. 16, 2000
Greenville, NC - Mr. William Dallas "Pete" CHERRY, Jr. 70, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000.  The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Winterville Cemetery. Mr. CHERRY, a longtime resident of Greenville, served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He served in the United States Army Reserves, retiring with 27-1/2 years of service.  For 17 years he worked as a service technician and as the wrecker driver at the Chrysler Plymouth dealership.  Earlier he worked for several years at Phelps Chevrolet.  More recently he was associated with Harris Supermarket.  He was a member of Grace Church. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle Ruth WILLIAMS CHERRY, son, Dallas CHERRY and his wife, Elaine, of New Bern; daughters, Barbara CHERRY WADE and her husband, Bruce of Ayden and Susan CHERRY PORTER and her husband, Andy, of Greenville; five grandchildren, B J WADE and Brook WADE, both of Ayden, Austin CHERRY of New Bern and Lauren PORTER and Andrew PORTER, both of Greenville; brother, Billy CHERRY and his wife, Rosalie of Greenville; and sisters, Mildred JONES of Farmville and Jean CLARK of  Greenville. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Charles S. Cooley Dead
The New York Times, New York, NY, Feb. 1, 1950
Poughkeepsie, January 31st. ---Charles S. COOLEY of 136 Montgomery Street, died in his home Saturday night, at the age of 75.  He was a retired real estate dealer.  Born in Leominster, Mass., he at one time lived in Chicago and moved to Poughkeepsie about fifty years ago.  He was an Odd Fellow. He is survived by his widow, Mabel HART COOLEY; a daughter, Mrs. Ethelinda C. BLAND, and a sister, Mrs. Edith STICKEY.
NOTE:  Father-in-Law of Alton Lee BLAND.  Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Mrs. Charles S. Cooley Dead
The New York Times,  New York, NY, Jan. 19, 1953
Poughkeepsie. January 18th----  Mrs. Mabel Hart COOLEY, widow of Charles S. COOLEY, a real estate broker, died here on Friday at the age of 74.   Transcribed by Billy D. Bland
NOTE:  Mother-in-Law of Alton Lee BLAND.

Xylda Lynnette Bland Cofer Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 9, 2009
TUCSON, AZ:  Xylda Lynnette BLAND COFER  - Mrs. COFER passed away August 4, 2009, at her home in Tucson, AZ. She was born August 23, 1938, in Kinston, NC to the late John Bryan and Ruth BLAND. She attended Central High School in Charlotte, NC, where she was very active, well known and voted as Homecoming Queen and Most Popular for the class of '56. She married her junior high school sweetheart Benny C. COFER July 13, 1958, in Raleigh, NC, and enjoyed 51 years of loving happiness. She enjoyed singing in a barbershop chorus in Raleigh, NC, and living and boating on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC. She retired as an Administrative Assistant, from Corning Glass Works in Raleigh, NC, and Stauffer Chemical Company in Anderson, SC. She retired early due to poor circulation, the beginnings of her struggle with strokes and dementia. To the end she remained joyful and sunny, never losing one of the most beautiful smiles ever. She and her husband lived in the Carolinas before moving to live with daughter Lori in Tucson, AZ.  Xylda is survived by Brothers Wilbur (Iris), and Jerry (Judy) BLAND, daughters Lisa BELUE and Lori COFER, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Wilbur B. Bland Dead
The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 18, 2009
Dr. Wilbur Bryan BLAND, 76, passed away August 16, 2009 at his home in Pinehurst. Son of the late Johnie Bryan Wilbur BLAND and Ruth WINDHAM BLAND, formerly of Raleigh. Also, his sister, Xylda BLAND COFER, recently preceded him in death on August 4, 2009. Dr. BLAND graduated from The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill in 1963 and practiced dentistry for 25 years before retiring to Pinehurst. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1955. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Iris WALTERS BLAND; a daughter, Gina BLAND CRIDER and husband, Joey of Waynesville; three sons, Kip Bryan BLAND and wife, Galina of Vancouver, WA; John Michael BLAND and wife, Patrice of New Orleans, LA; Phil BLAND and wife Donna of Waynesville; brother, Gerald Hall BLAND and wife, Judy of Virginia Beach, VA; 12 grandchildren, Kristopher, Stana, Katerina, Michael, Aaron, Kristin, Katie, Derek, Wesley, Haley, Kendall, Alexis; and two step-grandchildren, Tucker and Anna. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Village Chapel, in Pinehust, with the Reverend Dr. Larry H. ELLIS officiating. Burial with graveside service will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 18, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines at 425 West Pennsylvania Avenue. Transcribed by Billy D. Bland

 

Collection of Lenoir County Obituaries transcribed by Billy D. Bland

Samuel Tildsley Dead
Carolina Federal Republican, New Bern, NC, July 21, 1810 
Died, in May, Samuel TILDSLEY, of Lenoir County.

Mrs. Elizabeth Cobb Dead
Newbern Sentinel, New Bern, NC, November25, 1820. 
DIED, At Kinston, Lenoir County, on Wednesday the 15th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth COBB, in the 68th year of her life.

Gen. Bryan Whitfield Dead
NC Star, Raleigh, NC, July 05, 1817
 DIED - On the 25th ult.  in Lenoir County, Gen. Bryan WHITFIELD, a gentleman of great wealth and respectability.

Brian Whitfield, Jr. Dead
Newbern Sentinel, New Bern, NC, March 20, 1819
DIED - On the 6th inst. at  Rockford, in Lenoir County, Mr. Brian WHITFIELD, Jr.

John M. Noble Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, October 22, 1892
Mr. John M. NOBLE, a successful farmer of Lenoir County, was kicked to death by a horse last Saturday.

P.  P. Sumrell Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, December 15, 1894 
The Kinston Free Press says that while Mr. P. P. SUMRELL, of Lenoir County, was cutting timber Friday of last week a limb broke off and struck him on the head, fracturing the skull and causing his death the next day."

W. E. Sutton Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 14, 1909
Kinston, Nov. 13 - Mr. William E. SUTTON, one of the most prominent farmers of this county, died suddenly at his home about five miles south of the city yesterday.  Mr. SUTTON was in Kinston yesterday apparently in his usual health.  This morning he was taken sick and sent to the city for a physician, but in a short while he was dead. He was 60 years old, a brother of Republican ex-Sheriff Benjamin SUTTON and Democratic ex-Sheriff James SUTTON, both of whom are dead.  He was prominent in religious, political and financial affairs of the county.

William E. Askew and Edward L. Rhem Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, March 21, 1913
TWO PROMINENT MEN OF LENOIR COUNTY DIED YESTERDAY:
 DIED - William E. ASKEW, a well-known farmer, died at his home in Vance Township, of diabetes.  He was about 50 years of age, and died on the place on which he was raised.  He was a progressive planter.
 DIED - Mr. Edward L. RHEM died at his home on Caswell street in this city, of cancer of the face, from which he had been a sufferer for two years.  He was 48 years of age, and is survived by a widow and one child.  Mr. RHEM was born at Sand Hill, near here, of prominent parentage.  He was a brother to J. Frank RHEM, of Lenoir County; Joesph RHEM, of Kinston, Mrs. J. W. TAYLOR, of Kinston, and Mrs. L. W. DAWSON, of Memphis, Tenn."

William P. Jones Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, March 24, 1916 
Kinston, March 25 - Special.  The funeral of William P. JONES, a well known Lenoir County planter who died at his home several miles from here Tuesday night, was held in this city Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. JONES was more than 70 years of age.  He was a progressive and well-to-do farmer.  His death resulted from the infirmities of old age and some disease or other.  Surviving him are the following children: Mrs. Lovitt HINES Kinston, Miss Annice JONES and John JONES, Lenoir County, Mrs. P. H. CRAWFORD, Goldsboro."

Andrew Harmond Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Dec. 4, 1919
NO CLUE TO SLAYER OF LENOIR COUNTY FARMER:  Lenoir County, Dec. 3 - County officials have been unable to get any clue as to the murderer of Andrew HARMOND, who was found dead near his home in Dudley Shoals section.  HARMOND was shot through the neck and bled to death.  He was shot while returning from a neighborhood store."

Mrs. Kate Daley Speed Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, October 13, 1921
STRICKEN AT WOMEN'S BOOTH KINSTON FAIR - Kinston, Oct. 2 - Mrs. Kate Daley SPEED, wife of Edward Y. SPEED died in a hospital here early today as a result of a stroke of apoplexy suffered yesterday while she was aiding in a church women's booth at the local fair.  She was 47 years of age and well known in the state.  Her husband is a prominent tobacconist and churchman.  Brothers and sisters of Mrs. SPEED reside at Durham, Farmville, Kinston, Mebane, Rocky Mount, Burlington and elsewhere.  Mrs. SPEED was a native of Alamance county.  The body was sent to Durham for the funeral tomorrow forenoon.

Joseph Dixon Rountree Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, April 4, 1921
SOLDIER BURIED AT KINSTON: Kinston, April 3 - The funeral of Joseph Dixon ROUNTREE was held here this afternoon, the local post of the American legion, named for him, attending together with many others. ROUNTREE was the first Kinston soldier to lose his life in the world war.

Dr. Daniel W. PARROTT Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, May 5, 1921
DR. DANIEL W. PARROTT OF KINSTON IS DEAD: Kinston, May. 4 - Dr. Daniel W. PARROTT, a prominent dentist and business man, died at his residence here today at noon following a long illness.  He was a member of a leading family of this part of North Carolina and stood high in his profession.  He is survived by a widow and one small daughter.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

John E. Hood Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, March 2, 1921
FUNERAL OF J. E. HOOD: Kinston, March 1 - The funeral of John E. HOOD, well known business man who died here yesterday, was held this afternoon.  The serviceswas largely attended.  Mr. HOOD was head of J. E. HOOD and company, conducting probably the largest drug store business in this part of the country; president of the Caswell Cotton mills, and vice president of the National Bank of Kinston.  He was connected with other enterprises here, and formerly had extensive realty holdings in Florida.

Jesse Thomas KENNEDY Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, August 15, 1921
JESSE THOMAS KENNEDY IS BURIED AT KINSTON: Kinston, Aug. 14 - The funeral of Jesse Thomas KENNEDY was held from the residence here late yesterday.  Mr. KENNEDY died at 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.  He is survived by a widow, six children and numerous other relatives.  He was well known.  The services were conducted by Rev. L. C. MORRIS a free will Baptist minister, burial taking place in Maplewood cemetery.

William Edwards Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Dec. 27, 1921
WILLIAM EDWARDS DEAD: Kinston, Dec. 26 - The death of William EDWARDS, residing between Ayden and Ormondsville, was reported here today.  Mr. EDWARDS was a prominent man in the Ridge Spring community.  He was about 60 years of age.  He is survived by a family.  Mr. EDWARDS was well known in Lenoir, Greene and Pitt counties, and was extensively related in this part of the state.

Infant Son of Mr. Tobias Meadows Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, August 16, 1921
JOHN WILLIAM MEADOWS: Kinston, Aug. 14 - John William MEADOWS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Tobias MEADOWS, residents of northwest Kinston, died Friday night.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, burial taking place in Maplewood cemetery.

Mrs. Bettie Baker Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Sept. 15, 1921
FUNERAL MRS. BAKER FROM HOME AT KINSTON: Kinston, Sept. 14 - The funeral of Mrs. Bettie BAKER, 66 years of age, was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence on West Blount street.  Mrs. BAKER, who was well known, died Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock.  Rev. Bernard P. SMITH, pastor of Gordon Street Christian church, officiated at the funeral and burial service, the later in Maplewood cemetery.  Mrs. BAKER is survived by her husband, V. F. BAKER, and several children.

Thomas J. Westbrook Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, October 23, 1906
MR. T. J. WESTBROOK OF KINSTON: Kinston, Oct. 22 - Mr. Thomas J. WESTBROOK died at his home on Bright street this morning at 4:15 o'clock, of diabetes, from which he had been a great sufferer for a long time.  For ten weeks he was confined to his bed.  He was 37 years old and leaves a widow and three small children.  Mr. WESTBROOK came to this city 14 years ago.  For the past five years, up to the time he was confined to his bed, he was employed as shipping clerk at Hines Brothers' Lumber mill.  He was always faithful in the discharge of his duties, a young man of exemplary habits, and enjoyed the esteem of his employers and all who knew him.  He belonged to the Royal Arcanum and the Knights of Harmony.  The funeral Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock will be with the honors of these orders.

W. B. Burgess Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, May 15, 1911 
FINANCIAL TROUBLES CAUSE SUICIDE-W. B. BURGESS OF KINSTON: Kinston, May 14 - Mr. W. B. BURGESS committed suicide last night, shooting himself with a pistol.  He had just returned home from his work.  He was foreman of the planing mill department of Hines Brothers Lumber Company, and was about 55 years old, and a highly respected citizen of Kinston.  He leaves a wife and six children.  The probable reason for his rash act was financial troubles.  The remains were buried this afternoon in Maplewood cemetery at 4:30.

Cecil M. Jordan Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 10, 1912
SERGEANT JORDAN A SUICIDE: Kinston, Nov. 9 - A telegram received here states that Cecil M. JORDAN, sergeant, Unites States Army, committed suicide at York, Pa.  JORDAN was a native of this ciry and well connected.  No particulars obtained, and no cause can be assigned by the family here for the act, which is suppose to have been due to temporary mental aberration. JORDAN was 35 years of age, the eldest son of Charles M. JORDAN of Kinston, and was well known and had many friends here.  He was in charge of the army recruiting office at Lancaster, Pa., and his mother had just returned from a visit to him.  He leaves a wife, mother, father, four brothers and one sister.  The remains will be shipped here for burial.

Lewis L. Barfield Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, January 4, 1913
DEATH OF LEWIS L. BARFIELD-DARING RETAILER: Kinston, Jan. 3 - Mr. Lewis L. Barfield, an aged and well-known resident of East Kinston, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  A severe attach of la grip was assigned as the cause of death.  Mr. BARFIELD was 74 years of age and a native of Duplin County.  He was a farmer and successful in his calling.  The funeral was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. H. CUNNINGHAM officiating.  The interment was in Maplewood Cemetery here.  Mr. BARFIELD leaves several children, most of whom reside in this city.

A. T. Redditt Dead
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Dec. 12, 1913
A. T. REDDITT DROPS DEAD.  Prominent East Carolina Politician Victim of Apoplexy: Kinston, Dec. 11. -- A. T. REDDITT, a well-to-do broker who for many years has been a leader in politics in east Carolina, fell dead in a physician's office on Queen street late today.  Apoplexy was stated to be the cause of his death. He was 48 years old and is survived by his wife.  He was a native of Beaufort County.  Mr. REDDITT was a Kitchin leader in this section during the last senatorial campaign.

 

 

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