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Marriage: Thos. G. COVINGTON & Gertrude RIVENBARK

BEAUTIFUL WEDDING – Miss Gertrude Rivenbark Became Bride of Prominent Young Business Man

Ms. Getrude RIVENBARK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. RIVENBARK, of Williard, NC and Mr. Thos. G. COVINGTON, a leading young business man of Clio, SC, were happily united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, at Wiliard, yesterday at high noon, Rev. Dr. Calvin S. BLACKWELL, of this city, officiating.

Miss Zennie CROOM, of Burgaw, was maid of honor, and Mr. Baxter A. FLETCHER, of Clio, was best man.  Miss Exie CROOM, of Burgaw, charmingly rendered the wedding marches.  The following group of young ladies were bridesmaids: Miss Clara Lane WILLS, of McColl; Miss Katie VEACH of Warsaw; Miss Linda DOZIER, of Wilmington; Miss Mamie JOHNSON, of Williard; Miss Eveline POWERS, of Williard.  The ushers were: Mr. F.T. CROOM, of Burgaw;  Mr. Jas. M. JOHNSON, of Williard, Mr. Bernard A. EDENS, of Dillon, SC; Mr. John C. WIGGINS, of Wilmington; and Mr. R.J. RIVENBARK, of Darlington, SC.

The delightful occasion brought together a large company, among whom were Mr. J.C. COVINGTON, of Clio, Mr. C.C. RIVENBARK, of Sanford; Mr. J.W. RIVENBARK, of Wilmington; Miss Katie SHOLAR, of Wilmington; Mrs. Eva Forrester RIVENBARK, of Burgaw, and other members of the family and friends.

The bridesmaids and maids of honor were in white organdi.  The bride wore an elegant going-away gown of castor venetian cloth with velvet lining — Wilmingon Star Jan. 29th.

Source: Marlboro Democrat, 6 Feb 1903. ChroniclingAmerica.gov

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