SCOTT, Nathan (Mr. & Mrs.) – d. 1879

Mr. Nathan R. SCOTT and wife, respectable citizens, and advanced in years, died a few days ago at their residence in Riley’s Creek, in Pender County.  They have been married over twenty years, and left three grown children – one daughter and two sons.  The wife died two days before the husband.  From the day… (read more)

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… (read more)

TAYLOR, George C. (1898)

Suicide Taylor’s Body Friends of George C. TAYLOR, the Pension Office messenger who committed suicide yesterday morning, arranged today for the transportation of his body to his home in Burgaw, N.C.  A telegram was received this morning from TAYLOR’s father requesting that the remains be sent at once to his home.  Yesterday the body was… (read more)

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… (read more)

PEARSALL, Wrathell (1972)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Final Rites Friday for Mr. Pearsall Funeral services for Wrathell Pearsall of Burgaw, who died in Pender Memorial Hospital, Saturday, were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church with the Rev. John Bradley of Wilmington officiating. Burial was in the Burgaw Cemetery.  Visitation was at Peoples Funeral… (read more)

KAY, William Humphrey “Bill” (1961)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall “Bill” Kay of Burgaw Passes; Funeral Friday  William H. (Bill) Kay, 50, of Burgaw died in Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville Wednesday following an illness of several months. Surviving are his widow, the former Eva King of Burgaw; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Howard of Atlanta, Ga; six brothers, L. A. and… (read more)