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LARKINS & SHAW Obituaries (1892)

Contributed by Herb Williams

Two of Pender’s Most Prominent Citizens Dead

Two of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Pender county have recently been removed from their field of usefulness and honor by the hand of death.

Mr. W. S. Larkins, aged 93 years, and probably the oldest man in the county, died a few days ago, and on Monday last, Mr. Daniel Shaw, another leading citizen, died at his residence near Lillington Hall, in the 72d year of his age.  Mr. Shaw was a native of Cumberland county, a graduate of the State University, and represented New Hanover in the Legislature before the county was divided.  He was chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Pender county for several terms, and until he declined to serve longer.  His funeral will take place at Mount William Church, in Pender county, this afternoon at two o’clock.

Source: The Weekly Star, Wilmington NC Friday June 22, 1892

HUGHES, Thelma R. (1991)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Thelma R. Hughes, 80, of 310 Woodbine St., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1991, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Charlie Frank Hughes Sr.

Born in Burgaw, N.C. she was the daughter of the late Richard R. and Nora Brothers Rivenbark, and had been a resident of Hopewell most of her life. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her son, Charlie Frank Hughes Jr.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Bill Andrews of Hopewell; nine grandchildren including Becky Lipscomb, Bonnie Barbini, Thomas Frazier and Marshall Andrews; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myra Shaw of Hopewell.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gould Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Charlotte Andrews, 3410 Jackson Farm Road.

A service will be conducted by the Rev. John Crawford, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery.

Source:  The Hopewell News, Hopewell, Va., Wednesday, January 30, 1991 (p14, c5&6) 

Note:  Thelma Rivenbark, daughter of Richard Ray Rivenbark and Nora Brothers, was born 9 Jul 1910 in Burgaw.  Nora Brothers was the daughter of John (Jacob) Wesley Brothers and Joseph (Jodie) Catherine DupreeRichard Ray Rivenbark was the son of John Vann Rivenbark and Mary Catherine Bowden.  Richard is thought to have died in 1955 in the state of Virginia.  Nora Brothers Rivenbark is buried in the Burgaw Cemetery.

SHAW, Myra R. (1994)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Myra Rivenbark was the daughter of Richard Ray Rivenbark and Nora Brothers.  I am compiling the genealogy of the John (Jacob) Wesley Brothers and Joseph (Jodie) Catherine DupreeNora Brothers, the mother of Myra Rivenbark, was their daughter.  Myra Rivenbark was also married to a W. C. NelmsHenry H. Shaw was Henry Hawthorne Shaw.  Would like to hear from members of the family. — Stephen Pearsall


Myra R. Shaw, 86, died at John Randolph Medical Center, thursday, Jan. 27, 1994, after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Henry H. Shaw.

Born on Nov. 23, 1907, in Burgaw, N.C., she was the daughter of Richard R. and Nora Brothers Rivenbark and had been a resident of Hopewell most of her life.

She was a member of the Pentecoastal Holiness Church in Hopewell.

Shaw is survived by her daughter, Dorothy N. Peters, of North East, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Walter L. and Billie A. Nelms; and son, Myron Joseph Shaw, of Hopewell; three grandsons, five granddaughters; 4 great grandsons and two great granddaughters.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Gould Funeral Home.

A service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the funeral chapel by the Rev. Willie S. Cromer Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Emergency Crew, P.O. Box 572, Hopewell, Va. 23860.