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BELL Sr., Raymond (1959)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Raymond Bell, Sr., Prominent Pender Figure, Succumbs at 79 

Raymond Bell, Sr., native of Pender County, and a prominent figure throughout this area, succumbed at his home Thursday evening at six o’clock, following several months of illness.

 Funeral service were conducted from the Burgaw Methodist Church Saturday at 3:00 p.m., with the Rev. C. F. Grill officiating.  Burial followed in the Burgaw Cemetery.

Born in the Currie section of Pender County, April 29, 1880, Mr. Bell has resided in Burgaw for more than fifty years.  For the past twenty-five years he was a retired employee of Standard Oil Company.

During that time he served as Deputy Sheriff and was appointed Public Administrator.

Until declining health, Mr. Bell was an active member of the Burgaw Methodist Church having served on the Board of Deacons.  He also served as Recording Secretary for the Church and held other offices in the Sunday School.

He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World, Camp NO. 313.

Survivors include his widow, the former Janie McLendon; one daughter, Mrs. Lila Mae Bell Teachey, Rose Hill; two sons, Raymond Bell, Jr., Burgaw, and Angus Bell, Wilmington; four brothers, C. S. Bell of Garner, L. M., W. C., and C. H. Bell, all of Currie, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Source: Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, January 21, 1959

PULLEN, Lena Sparkman (1959)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Friends Mourn Passing of Mrs. Lena Pullen; Final Rites Held Monday

Mrs. Lena Sparkman Pullen, one of Burgaw most loved residents, died Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., in Burgaw.

A native of Rocky Point, she was born October 19, 1877 the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Sparkman.  She was the widow of E. T. Pullen, Sr., who died in March of this year.  They were married fifty-nine years ago.

Mrs. Pullen was one of the oldest members of the Burgaw Methodist Church.  She organized and was a charter member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service of her Church.  She was a strong member of the Pender Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  She was active in many phases of civic life during her past years and was known for her love and interest in beautification of gardens.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Burgaw Methodist Church, with the Revs. C. F. Grill and P. L. Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Burgaw Cemetery.  Her husband was buried on the same day and hour just six months ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., of Burgaw, and Mrs. J. M. Pringle of Fayetteville; two sons, E. T., Jr., of Winston-Salem, and C. T. of Burgaw; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Mathis and Mrs. Eloise Johnson, both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Mary Bell Pearsall of Rocky Point; one brother, John Thomas Sparkman of Savannah, Georgia; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Source: The Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, September 30, 1959