OBITUARY OF THOMAS MCBRYDE
Published in The Laurinburg Exchange - March 7, 1918
Submitted by Joyce Braswell April 18, 2003
Thomas McBryde Dies In Hoke County - Prominent Citizen and Legislator Succumbs to Pneumonia Tuesday, March 5
Thomas McBryde, age 76 years, and prominent citizen and legislator of Hoke county, died Tuesday morning,
March 5, at 10 o'clock at his home near Raeford following an illness of one week with pneumonia. The funeral
and interment were held at Spring Hill church cemetery Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, the services being in
charge of Rev. Mr. Alexander of Hoke county, Rev. Mr. Brown of the Raeford Presbyterian church, and Rev. Mr.
Goodwyn of Antioch. An unusually large number of people attended the funeral. The floral offerings were very
beautiful and attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held in his county and State. The pall bearers
were Messrs. J. W. Johnson, J. W. Currie, J. W. Moore, J. C. Nisbet, Will McDiarmid, W. B. McMillan.
Mr. McBryde twice represented Hoke county in the State legislature and in former years while a citizen of
Robeson county represented his district in the upper house of the State legislature. He was a man of fine
parts, splendid mental attainments and noble qualities of heard and mind. He was active in the affairs of
his state and county and was an elder in Bethel Presbyterian church. Of large family connection throughout
this section, he was known and esteemed by many people in his own and neighboring counties. His wife, who
before marriage was Miss Marry McDuffie, preceded him to the grave 13 years ago. He is survived by the
following sons and daughters: Messrs. Ryan McBryde, John M. and Angus McBryde, and Mrs. L. I. Grantham,
Mrs. T. A. Nisbet, and Miss Annie McBryde.
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