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SPARKMAN, Frederick (1959)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall 

Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, June 17, 1959  

Funeral Services for F. Sparkman at Rocky Point 

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Rocky Point Presbyterian Church for Frederick Sparkman, of Rocky Point, 58, who died at his home Friday after a brief illness. Burial was in Burgaw Cemetery. 

He was the son of the late Ella Nixon and Charles N. Sparkman

He is survived by his wife, Bennie Sidbury Sparkman; three children, Frederick J. and Tilden of Rocky Point, and Mrs. Gerald L. Beaverson of Jacksonville; four sisters, Mrs. E. T. Pullen of Burgaw, Mrs. W. W. Pearsall of Fayetteville, Mrs. C. N. Mathis, Sr. and Mrs. A. T. Johnson of Wilmington; and one brother, John Thomas Sparkman of Savannah, Ga.; and two grandchildren.  

Pallbearers were R. L. Wright, Elgin Langston, R. L. Batts, John R. Armstrong, John W. James, and Everett Durham

Honorary pallbearers were Arnold Rhodes, James Hayes, John Best, Dr. Ivey Taylor, Sparkman Sidbury, Dr. John Dees, George Lucas, R. Von Biberstein, Dr. N. C. Wolfe, Norman Batts, and the Elders and Deacons of the Rocky Point Presbyterian Church.

TILDEN, Cleoria V. (2006)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall 

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Cleoria “Cle” Veach Tilden, formerly of Swampscott, died June 16, 2006. She was born December 12, 1919, to Henry Jones Veach and Effie Mae (Harrell) Veach in Willard, N.C., the youngest of eight children. 

She was married to Calvin S. Tilden on August 25, 1941, until his death January 11, 1999. They had three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (and one is on the way). 

A homemaker, Mrs. Tilden had also worked as secretary at the First Church in Swampscott for 12 years, then at Durkee-Mower (Marshmallow Fluff) for 25 years. The family members live all across the country and “Nana” and “Papa” maintained “stable base” at 17 Middlesex Ave., Swampscott, from 1947 to 2004 and at First Church, serving in many capacities from 1941 until their deaths. 

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. from the First Church in Swampscott, with interment to follow at the family plot in Hanover. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Church, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907. 

Source: Marblehead Reporter, Marblehead, MA, Friday, 23 Jun 2006