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MILLER Sr., Joseph Roger (1963)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Funeral for J. R. Miller Set Today

Joseph Roger Miller, Sr., died Sunday night at his residence near Castle Hayne, in Pender County.

He was born in New Hanover County April 15, 1892; the son of Annie Johnson Miller and the late Christopher Jesse Miller.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War 1 and was a member of American Legion Post NO. 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Manley Reece Post No. 2573, and the Veterans of World War I, Wilmington Barracks 722.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie Johnston Miller of Rocky Point, a son, Joseph Roger Miller II, of Wilmington; a daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Fore of Latta, S. C.; a brother, C. James Miller of Rocky Point; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Speir of Rocky Point and Mrs. C. B. Morris of Wilmington; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be conducted today (Wednesday) at 1:30 in the Chapel of Andrews Mortuary by the Rev. Fred Albright.  Burial was in the National Cemetery.

Source:  Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, December 11, 1963

SPARKMAN, Ella Vance Nixon (1935)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall 

Ella Vance Nixon Sparkman 

Died – Mrs. Ella D. Sparkman, 76, died at her home here at 1 o’clock this morning after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o’clock by the Rev. N. B. Johnson, pastor of the Burgaw Methodist Church, at the grave side in Burgaw Cemetery. Mrs. Sparkman is survived by eight children, Mrs. E. T. Pullen, of Burgaw, C. F. Sparkman of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. C. L. Mathis of Wilmington, Mrs. M. J. Johnson of Florence; T. C. Sparkman of Rocky Point and J. T. Sparkman of Sanford, Fla.; one brother, J. A. Nixon of Topsail, and one sister, Miss Mary Nixon of Topsail. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R. J. Williams of Rocky Point, Dr. W. I. Taylor, J. R. Bannerman, J. F. Jarman, Thomas Hayes, W. W. Miller, C. F. Pearsall, W. A. Brown, John Armstrong and Arnold Rhodes. Active: Charles Pullen, William Pearsall, Jr., James Sparkman, Malcolm Sparkman, D. D. Sparkman, Charles Sparkman and Thomas Sidbury

Source: Wilmington Star, 10 Sep 1935 

Note: Ella Vance Nixon Sparkman was the daughter of David James Nixon and Mary Catherine Shepard. Ella was born on 4 Apr 1859 in Topsail Township, New Hanover Co, (now Pender), NC. Ella Vance Nixon and Charles Nixon Sparkman were married on 4 Nov 1875 at the home of her father, David J. Nixon.

MILLER, Annie Laura Johnston (1969)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall 

Mrs. Annie Laura Miller of Rocky Point Dies at 100 

Mrs. Annie Laura Johnston Miller, of Rocky Point, who recently was honored on her one hundreth birthday, died Friday night at her residence after a lengthy illness. 

Mrs. Miller was born in Pender County Oct. 3, 1869, the daughter of the late James H. and Margaret Westbrook Johnston. She moved with her family from New Hanover County to Rocky Point Community in 1895 and has made her home there since. 

She was the widow of Christopher Jesse Miller, a Pender native, who died in August of 1911. 

Survivors include one son, C. James Miller of Rocky Point, two daughters, Mrs. H. G. (Ethel) Speir of the home, and Mrs. C. B. (Annie) Morris, Wilmington; three sisters, Mrs. John R. Morriss and Mrs. Lottie K. Johnston both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Lillie Woodbury of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Andrews Mortuary, Wilmington by the Rev. J. M. Rice. Burial was in the Acorn Branch Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Fred A. Jordan, Joe George Johnston, Colon Kerr, Horace Woodbury, R. Charles Morris, and R. A. Armstrong

Source: Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, November 19, 1969