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SMITH, Benjamin J. – (d. 1918)

Passed to the Great Beyond

Tis sad to Chronicle the death of Mr. Benjamin J. SMITH, which occurred at the home of Humphrey Bros., Monday, April 8, at 6:30pm.

He had been ill only a few days, and his death came as a shock to his many friends throughout the community.  He was about sixty years of age; and came here about five years ago from New Jersey, to engage in the lumber industry.

He soon became attached to the HUMPHREY family, and remained with them until his death.  He was a very industrious man, with a pleasant disposition, and soon won many warm friends here, where he was familiarly known as “Uncle Ben.”

Such a warm attachment existed between he and the HUMPHREY family, that since the death of his mother, which occurred several months ago, he expressed this as being his home.  As a member of this family, he took an interest in everything pertaining to their affairs and will be sadly missed.

He was very appreciative of their kindness to him, and especially to Mrs. HUMPHREY, who so tenderly cared for him during his illness.

Failing to hear from any of his kindred, he was buried in a beautiful casket in Mount Williams cemetery.  The burial service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. P.L. CLARK.

His cheerful smile and jolly disposition will be missed in the community by his many friends; yet there is a sweet consolation to know he had the best attention of a skillful physician and the kindest care of the family and friends.  As there were no kindred present, I, as a friend, contribute this little item hoping some day some loved one, many know of his death and burial.  — C.P. MOORE


Source: Pender Chronicle, 18 April 1918, page 5.

LUCAS, Philip E. – (d. 1918)

Dr. Philip E. Lucas Dead – Passed Away Suddenly, at His Home Friday Night

People of Burgaw and vicinity were shocked on Saturday morning to learn that Dr. Philip E. LUCAS had died suddenly at his home Friday night, his death occurring at about 12:20 o’clock.

Dr. LUCAS had not been in the best of health for several weeks past, but no one thought for a moment that the hand of death would so soon be laid upon him, and none were prepared even in the slightest degree to receive the sad news.  Dr. LUCAS was about the streets, here and there, up until Thursday afternoon, and, as an matter of fact, but few knew that he was even indisposed.

The deceased, while a  young man, had been quite prominent in the town and county. For the past two years he has held the position of county quarantine officer in connection with his other duties.  he enjoyed a wide practice and was held in the highest esteem by his wide circle of acquaintances, and his death brings a peculiar sorrow to them.

He was a young man of great promise in his profession, just in prime of life.  His father was the late Dr. Geo. F. LUCAS of Currie, where the young man was born.  He married  June 4 of last year, Miss Elizabeth BRADFORD of Burgaw, and besides his wife is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bertha LUCAS of Currie, and three brothers and four sisters, as follows: Messrs. Jesse F. LUCAS and Geo. F. LUCAS of Currie and David LUCAS of Hopewell, Va., and Mesdames James THOMPSON of Lake Waccamaw; Seth SMITH of Whiteville; Guy DAVIS of Wilmington and Miss Annie LUCAS of Currie.

The funeral services were held at his home here Sunday morning and were conducted by Rev. P.L. CLARK, of the Presbyterian church.  The remains were carried to Currie, the boyhood home of the deceased, for interment in the family plot.  A large concourse of friends accompanied the funeral party.  The floral tributes were large and beautiful and bore testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held.


Source: Pender Chronicle, 18 April 1918, page 1.

 

Query: SMITH, Thomas J. & Sarah/Sallie (Melvin)

Looking for gravestone photo of Thomas J. Smith and his wife, Sarah/Sallie T. (Melvin) Smith. Thomas died July 9, 1930 and Sarah/Sallie died April 12, 1917. Both of their death certificates say they were buried at Shelter Neck. However, Find-A-Grave website says Sears Cemetary. No one can locate Sears Cemetery. Other people who are buried by them are Thomas’ brother, Gilbert J Smith (WWI vet) and his wife, Julia, and Thomas’ sister and husband, Beebie & Luther Wright Deal. Other people who are buried by them are Thomas’ son, Gilbert J Smith (WWI vet) and his wife, Julia, and Thomas’ daughter and husband, Beebie & Luther Wright Deal.Can someone help me find them?

Also, looking for an obituary for Thomas J. Smith. He was born about 1849 in Georgia and married to Sarah about 1889ish in Cumberland Co, NC. Can someone also help with this?

Joy DeSmit
joy.desmit@yahoo.com

Please note: the text that is stricken-out represents a later correction from Joy. — Taneya