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… (read more)

ARMSTRONG, Thomas James (1877)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Mr. Thomas J. Armstrong died on the 10th of September 1877, at his residence in Pender Co, N. C. From a short sketch of his early life, written by himself for the information of his children, we learn that he was born at South Washington on the 21st of April… (read more)

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… (read more)

DRIVER, Robert (1943)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Robert Driver Is Killed by Train At Rooks Station Robert Driver, 60, for many years respected and beloved janitor at the Atkinson school, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon about 2 o’clock when the car in which he was riding was struck by a train at Rooks station near Atkinson.  He… (read more)

BELL Sr., Raymond (1959)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Raymond Bell, Sr., Prominent Pender Figure, Succumbs at 79  Raymond Bell, Sr., native of Pender County, and a prominent figure throughout this area, succumbed at his home Thursday evening at six o’clock, following several months of illness.  Funeral service were conducted from the Burgaw Methodist Church Saturday at 3:00 p.m.,… (read more)

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 Dupree.  Nora Brothers, the mother of Myra Rivenbark, was their daughter.  Myra Rivenbark was also married to a W. C. Nelms.  Henry H…. (read more)

RIVENBARK, Mary Lois (1977)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Miss Mary Lois Rivenbark, 69, of 3532 Granada, a 60-year Dallas resident, died Monday in a Terrell hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Crown Hill Memorial Park. A native of North Carolina she attended North Dallas High School and Southern Methodist University and was a… (read more)

LEE, Lloyd Haywood (1997)

Lloyd Haywood Lee, 62, of Washington, died Tuesday morning, April 15, while attending a business meeting in Raleigh.  Lee was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Pender County, the son of the late Lonzie Haywood Lee and Gertrude Costin Lee.  He was a graduate of East Carolina University and a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Lee… (read more)

RIVENBARK, Liston Wells (1944)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall L. W. Rivenbark Dies at His Home Liston Wells Rivenbark, 62, of 3532 Granada, resident of Dallas for twenty-eight years, where he was a special agent for the Cotton Insurance Association, died at his home Friday. He was a native of Burgaw, N. C., and lived in Washington, D. C.,… (read more)

ATKINSON, Leroy (2007)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall Leroy ATKINSON Died on April 24, 2007 in Puyallup, WA at the age of 79. He was born on November 4, 1927 in Currie, North Carolina and lived in South Seattle before moving to Kent in 1980. Leroy served in the Merchant Marines for 7 years and retired from Knappton… (read more)