Miscellaneous Obituaries

Rachel Blair Abernathy
May 31, 1998
RALEIGH -- Rachel Blair Abernathy, 18, an 11th grade high school student at Leesville Road High School died Sunday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Millbrook Road. Burial in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Surviving are her parents, Harley G. and Janet H. Abernathy; sister, Michelle Abernathy of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hall of Durham; aunts and uncles, Robin and Tammy Pendergraph of Durham, Robert and Joan Abernathy of Hillsborough and Eddie and Wendy Hall of Oxford; cousins, Robin, Kristina and Katie Abernathy all of Hillsborough, Whitney Pendergraph of Durham and Haley Brooke Hall of Oxford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday. 

William C. Bailey
Obituary 1956
 William Curtis Bailey, 67, of Brookneal,died about 5 p. m. Wednesday, 
Febuary 1, in Lynchburg General Hospital after a brief illness.
  Born at Hat Creek, Campbell County, Feb. 20, 1888, he was the son of the 
late William Marshall and Bessie Viola Bailey. He was a member of Brookneal 
Baptist Church. Mr Bailey was a representative of a nursery concern.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs Sarah Hough Bailey, Brookneal; a son, 
William Curtis Bailey,Jr., and a grandchild of Baton Rouge, La.; and two brothers, 
Herman and Mayre Bailey, both of Brookneal. 
The body is at Henderson Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.

Mr. B. H. Crowder is taken away by Death!
Nov. 13, 1941
Former Register of Deeds and Beloved Citizen of Wadesboro Passes Away at His Home Sunday Night.
A cause of general sorrow throughout out Anson County and vicinity was the death of Benjamin Henry Crowder, venerable and beloved resident of Wadesboro, who succumbed at his home at 11:20 o' clock Sunday night after a long period of failing health. He was nearly 81 years in of age, having been born on November 26, 1860. Having lived this span of years in this community with the general approval of his fellow men and therefore, we are assured, in the loving grace of his Creator. 
Mr. Crowder was a son of the late William Crowder and Mrs. Sarah Henry Crowder, both members of substantial and highly esteemed families. Surviving Mr. Crowder, are his beloved wife, who was formerly Miss Ida Murr; one daughter, Miss Pauline Crowder, of Concord; two sons, W. Murr Crowder and B. H. Crowder, Jr., both of Wadesboro, and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Hough, of Durham. In his lifetime, Mr Crowder served very acceptably in several positions, including both public and private responsibilities. He was elected register of deeds of Anson County in 1916 and continued to hold this office very worthily for ten years. 
After this he accepted the office of County accountant, keeping this post from April 1927 to April 1931, when he retired, yielding to the infirmities of age. A few years later when he sustained a stroke which was the beginning of his last illness. 
The funeral was held in the Wadesboro Methodist church, of which Mr. Crowder was a loyal and sincere member, at 2:30 0'clock, Tuesday afternoon. The Pastor, Rev. Chas. P. Bowles conducted the service in the presence of a large congregation who placed many floral tributes of unusual beauty upon the casket. Pall bearers were: J. M. Austin, H. V. D. Clark, H. P. Taylor, J. F. Allen, P. J. kiker and Lester Allen. Among the honorary pall bearers were C. C. Uren, I. C. Phifer, J. C. Jones, Hal Little, F. E. Liles, R. S. Pruette, F. E. Thomas and G. K. Craig.

Dora Pearl Kittrell
October 27, 1901-March 23, 1983
Morehead City
Mrs. Dora Pearl Kittrell, 81, died Wednesday.
Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hinson Workman of Durham, Mrs. Tessie Stinson of Hillsborough; son Robert Frank Kittrell of Durham; sister, Mrs Bett Williams of Greenville; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.Arrangements by Bell-Munden Funeral Home.
Dora Pearl Dixon-Kittrell died in Durham, NC. She was the daughter of James Dixon of Pitt County, NC.

Otis Kittrell Services Held In Keystone, Fla.
Otis Kittrell, 79, of Keystone Heights, died in Starke Monday morning, November 30, 1970 after an extended illness. He was a native of North Carolina and retired machinist.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frank Ilgen, Keystone Heights; Mrs. Karl Anderson, Wilson,NC; Mrs. Ernest Scoggins, Charlotte, NC.; and Mrs. Tabor Hill, North Augusta, SC. ; one sister, Mrs. Olive Morris, Chesapeake, VA. ; one brother, Guy W. Kittrell, Morehead City, NC., and nine grandchildren.
Funeral servicess were held a 3:30p.m. Wednesday in the Community Church of Keystone Heights with Rev. Stuart McCord officiating. Interment was in Keystone Heights Cemetery under the direction of DeWitt C. Jones Funeral Home.

James H. Hall 
Grave Side Services For James H. Hall
Graveside services for James H. Hall born November 28, 1919, died June 26, 1973, were 
held at New Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, NC, Thursday 3 p.m. June 28,1973. Rev. Harry Brown Clergyman. Pallbearers were: Donald Register, Gary Fowler, Edward Fowler, Bobby Dew, Ray Terry and Roger Rhew. In charge of services; Clements Funeral Service, Durham, NC.

Murray F. Hall
Murray Fleet Hall, 43 died Friday night in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p. m. Sunday at Wesley Heights Methodist Church by Rev. J. R. Regan.
Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park with Masonic rites.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edna Riddle Hall; his parents, Fleet Hall and Mrs. Linnie Phillips Hall of Fayetteville; one daughter, Linda Mae Hall of the home; and one brother, Ralph F. Hall of Fayetteville.
Mr. Hall was associtated with Fayetteville Supply Co. He was a charter member of Wesley Heights Methodist Church and superintendent of the Sunday School. He formerly served as chairman of the church official board for several years. He was senior warden of Phoenix Lodge No. 8, AF & AM, and was president-elect of the Band Parents Club of Alexander Graham Junior High School.
A graduate of Fayetteville High School and Elise Academy of Robbins, he formerly served on the Fayetteville Board of Education. He also was formerly a member of Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Hall was a veteran of World War II.

Percival Lee Hough
August 20, 1929
Percival Lee Hough, whose sudden and tragic passing shocked the entire county, was a son of t he late Hezekiah Hough and the late Mrs. Julia Martin Hough, and was 57 years old. He was born in Lilesville Township, and had lived all his life in the county, much of the time in Wadesboro. He was the owner of a large farm in Lilesville township, and in recent years had done much lumbering, having saw mills in the vicinity of Clarkton, where, for some time, he had spent much time. He returned from Clarkton last Saturday with the Negroes, who were employed by him, and all had started back to Clarkton Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frankie Staton Hough. and by the following sons and daughters: Everette Hough, of Hot Springs, Va.; Preston Hough, of Clarkton; Ben Hough, of Wadesboro; Wat Hough, of Andrews,S.C.; Ben Hough, of Wadesboro; Misses Eula B.,Edna and Addie Hough, at home. Surviving also are one sister Mrs H. H. Cox, and two brothers, Messrs. W.R. Hough, of Lilesville, and Ed. Hough. He was a good citizen, dignified and conservative in his bearing, honorable in all his dealings, having the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was a member of the Baptist church. He had a reputation as a careful automobile driver, and only last Monday, in a conversation on the corner, he said that he had only one life to live, and that he intended to drive carefully. He made it a rule never to go faster than 35 miles an hour and to keep on his side of the road. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Hough residence here by Dr B. F. Bray and Rev. M. L. Dorton, of Badin, in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives, and interment was in Eastview Cemetery, where the body was laid to rest beneath a mound of beautiful flowers. 

Mr. W. A. "Sam" Hough
Funeral services for William Armstrong (Sam) Hough, 81, who died Monday, will be conducted at 4 p. m. Tuesday from the Howard and Carter Funeral Chapel. Rev. Harold Leatherman and Rev. Eugene Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Regenia Taylor Hough of the home; two sisters, Mrs Ida Hall and Mrs. Mamie Hall, both of Durham; a foster son, Billy Barfield of Kinston. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. (dated: 5/29/71)

Odis E. Jones
of Morehead City, North Carolina
Odis E. Jones, 80, of Morehead City, died Tuesday Febuary 16, 1999 at Carteret General Hospital. 
He served in the U. S. Army and received a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and, Victory Medal and Meritorious Unit Award.
He was retired from civil service a Marine Corps. Air Station-Cherry Point. Agrave side service will be a 2 p. m. Thursday a bayview
Cemetery with Dr. J. Randall Sherron officiating. 
He is survived byhis wife Kathleen Kittrell Jones; two sons, Michael K. Jones of Morehead City and Victor C. Jones of Raleigh: 
two sisters, Helen Chappell and June Piner, both of Beaufort; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p. m. Thursday a Munden Funeral home and Crematory, Morehead City.

Willie Robert Kittrell
service to be Sunday
Died Thursday December 3, 1998
Willie Robert Kittrell, 88, of Morehead City, died Thursday at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern. 
He worked for Leggett, Riverside, Dixie and White Ice Cream Milk companies for 21 years. He started working with Kittrell Auto Parts, Morehead City, in 1964 and continued until 1990. He was a member of Crab Point Free Will Baptist Church and was a Mason with the Ocean Lodge 405 in Morehead City. 
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crab Point Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Ray Whitby officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Park. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Fleming Kittrell; a daughter, Marlene Kittrell Roper of Marietta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Iris Rice of Morehead City; three sons, Ralph Perry Kittrell, Roy Kittell and Walter Gray Kittrell, all of Morehead City; a stepson, Melvin Fleming of Morehead City; four sisters, Neta Smith, Macy Fitzgerald and Kathleen Jones, all of Morehead City, and Evie Williams of Beaufort; three brothers, Andrew Kittrell, Willard Kittrell and Richard Kittrell, all of Morehead City; 12 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Munden Funeral Home, Morehead City. 

Raiford Earl "Ray" Terry
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at 11:00 A. M. for Raiford Earl "Ray" Terry at the Hudson Funeral Chapel.by the Rev. Randy Willis. Internment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park.. Organist was Mrs. Edna Kellam. Soloist was Mrs. Roberta S. Addison. Songs were "In The Garden and " Amazing Grace". Pallbearers were; Russ watkins, Gary Shepherd, Richard Fragnito, Mike Mangrum, Michael Shepherd and Sonny Newcomb. Surviving Mr. Terry are his wife, Patricia Shepherd Terry, of the home, one son, Robert Martin Terry, one daughter, Ashley Ann Terry both of the home. Also surviving are; his mother, Lois Hall Terry, and two sisters, Sandra Terry Watkins and Mary Terry Rigsbee. Mr. Terry was a native of Durham, NC. He was born July 1, 1953 and died unexpectedly October 27, 1996 at Durham County General Hospital after a breif illness.

Mrs. Eliza Estes Webb
Passes at advanced age
Aged woman dies at son's home: 
was a remarkable and Useful Woman
Death visited the home of Mr. Serug Webb, near Morganton, last Friday morning, March 28th, and took their beloved mother, Mrs. Eliza Estes Webb. She was in her ninetieth year, having been born November 6, 1833.
She was the widow of the late John R. Webb, who passed away January 17. 1914. She was a daughter of Rebuin Estes and was born near Colletsville, where she spent her life until the last few months, spending her time with her children in Lenoir and Morganton. "Aunt Liza" ( as many many people called her) was a reasonable woman in many ways. In spite of her advanced age, she wanted to be busy always, doing something for somebody. She could walk quite a way to visit a neighbor and did not wear glasses except to read or write.
The passing of "Aunt Liza" removes one of the old landmarks from Caldwell and possibly the oldest person in the County. She leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her going. We will miss her, for she was ever cheerful and bright.
She is survived by four children J. R. and Serug Webb, of Morganton; Mrs. C. A. Davis and Mrs. Sidney Cannon of Lenoir.
There are 44 living grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.

John R. Webb
Mr. John R. Webb died at the family residence on Johns River on Saturday the 17th. inst., at 8am.aged 68 years. Deceased had been a resident of Caldwell County all of his life; and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
He was the son of the late Serug and Mary Webb. He was the brother of W. J. Webb, H. M. Webb and Mrs. J. E Baird who survive him.
He married Miss Elisa Estes, and of this union his widow four children, forty grand children and twelve great grand children survive him.
His sons are J. Baker Webb and Serug Webb, the daughters are Mrs. Maggie Davis and Mrs. Nina Cannon.
He was a soldier in the Civil War serving in Co. K. thirty-fifth N.C. regiment.
The burial which occured on Sunday th 13th. was at the Baker burial place on the farm of Mr. C. A. Davis on Johns River.
The mans friends of the relatives extend to them their sincere sympathy in their bereavement.
Adako, NC.
Jan. 19th, 1914

Mrs. Tena (Webb) Ramsey
Saturday August 30, 1975
Morganton, North Carolina
Mrs. Tena Aline Ramsey, 56, of Rt. 4 Morganton died at 5:45 p. m. Friday in Grace Hospital following 15 years of declining 
health and a serious illness of two weeks. 
She was born in Burke County on Oct. 24, 1918 to the late Serug and Bessie Arney Webb. Mrs. Ramsey was twice married. 
Mrs. first husband was the late, Finley Brittain. Surviving are her second husband, Robert Guy Ramsey; a son; Danny A. Brittain 
of Orange Park, Fla.; a daughter Mrs. Gary J. Fox of Rt. 4 Morganton; three brothers; Tice Webb of Morganton; Jake Webb of 
Drexel and Marshall Webb of Fayetteville; six sisters, Mrs. William Jones of Jonas Ridge; Mrs. William Duckworth of Winston 
Salem, Mrs. Ervin Chapman of Portsmouth, Va., Mrs. Fred Penland, Mrs. Ively McGimsey and Mrs. Janie Newton, all of 
Morganton; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Ramsey had been a saleslady for Stanlely Home Products for a number of years. She and her second husband had 
owned and operated Frog and Texas Barbecue Pit in Morganton. Mrs. Ramsey was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church, Burke 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home, Morganton, by the 
Rev. Jack Guffey. Burial will be in Burke Memorial Park near Morganton.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 until 9 O'Clock tonight.

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