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 was employed with the Electric Membership Corp. for 40 years.  He worked in several North Carolina locations during his tenure in various capacities, including Red Springs-Lumber River E.M.C., Burgaw-Four County E.M.C., Carteret-Craven E.M.C., Morehead City. At the time of his death, he was the general manager of Tideland E.M.C. in Pantego. Survivors include his wife, Lina Sanford Lee of the home; a son, Lloyd “Nolan” Lee of Bath; a daughter, Marcia Lynne McConeghy; a grandchild, Nolan Alexander Lee; a sister, Marie Wood of Angier; and a brother, Clifton Lee of Ivanhoe.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Paul Funeral Home, Washington.  Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.

(The Coastland Times (Manteo, NC) – Tuesday, April 22, 1997; pg. 5A)

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., and Atlanta, Ga., before he came to Dallas in 1916. For the last year and a half he had been in failing health.

He was a member of the National Order of the Blue Goose, an insurance organization.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Rivenbark, and two daughters, Mrs. Clara Harper and Miss Mary Lois Rivenbark, all of Dallas.

Source: Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, Saturday, April 22, 1944 (Sec II, p10, c2)

Note: Liston Wells Rivenbark was born 25 Mar 1882 in Pender County, the son of David Wells Rivenbark and Penelope Eliza Gurganious. He died on 21 Apr 1944. His spouse’s name was Mary Lola Faust (died Dallas County, 14 May 1969) and his daughters were Mary Lois Rivenbark and Clara Rivenbark. Mary Lola Fuast was born about 1890 in North Carolina. Both of the children were born in North Carolina.

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 Tug & Barge in November of 1989. He was the loving husband of Rosalie; father of Pete (Debbie) Atkinson and Julie (Robbie) Dinius; grandfather of 5 boys; and great grandfather of 1 girl and 2 boys. A Visitation will be held Thurs., April 26, 2007 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent with a Funeral Service at the chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2007. Memorials may be made in his name to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 56, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Source: The Seattle Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle, WA, 26 Apr 2007

 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 was raised in a Baptist Church. He was a long time resident of South Seattle and moved to Kent in 1980, where he lived for 25 years, before moving to assisted living in Sumner. Leroy served in the Merchant Marines for 7 years where he became a Tug Captain. He retired from Knappton Tug & Barge in November of 1989. He was the loving husband of Rosalie; father of Pete (Debbie) Atkinson and Julie (Robbie) Dinius; grandfather of 5 boys; and great-grandfather of 1 girl and 2 boys. He enjoyed traveling to North Carolina to visit family. Memorials may be made in his name to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O,.Box 56, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Source: Funeral Home online

PULLEN, Lena Sparkman (1959)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Friends Mourn Passing of Mrs. Lena Pullen; Final Rites Held Monday

Mrs. Lena Sparkman Pullen, one of Burgaw most loved residents, died Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., in Burgaw.

A native of Rocky Point, she was born October 19, 1877 the daughter of the late Charles and Ella Sparkman.  She was the widow of E. T. Pullen, Sr., who died in March of this year.  They were married fifty-nine years ago.

Mrs. Pullen was one of the oldest members of the Burgaw Methodist Church.  She organized and was a charter member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service of her Church.  She was a strong member of the Pender Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  She was active in many phases of civic life during her past years and was known for her love and interest in beautification of gardens.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Burgaw Methodist Church, with the Revs. C. F. Grill and P. L. Clark officiating. Burial followed in the Burgaw Cemetery.  Her husband was buried on the same day and hour just six months ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. F. Davis, Sr., of Burgaw, and Mrs. J. M. Pringle of Fayetteville; two sons, E. T., Jr., of Winston-Salem, and C. T. of Burgaw; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Mathis and Mrs. Eloise Johnson, both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Mary Bell Pearsall of Rocky Point; one brother, John Thomas Sparkman of Savannah, Georgia; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Source: The Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, September 30, 1959

McKEITHAN, Julia (Mrs. H.H.) – 1915

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Mrs. H. H. McKeithan

Wadesboro, Nov. 28 – Special. After a brief but very aggressive illness from pneumonia, Mrs. Julia McKeithan, wife of Capt. H. H. McKeithan, died here at 12 o’clock today. Before her marriage she was Miss Bannerman. She was reared in Pender County, and leaves her husband and a step-daughters, Mrs. J. E. McLauchlin, three sisters, Mrs. R. L. Williams of Burgaw, Mrs. R. H. Murphy of Atkinson, and Mrs. L. G. Henry of Dublin, Ga. Also one brother, John R. Bannerman of Burgaw.

She was in her sixty-eighth year. The body will be taken to Bannerman’s, where interment will take place Monday afternoon.

Source: Charlotte Daily Observer, Charlotte, NC, Monday, 29 Nov 1915 (p3, c3)

MILLER Sr., Joseph Roger (1963)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

Funeral for J. R. Miller Set Today

Joseph Roger Miller, Sr., died Sunday night at his residence near Castle Hayne, in Pender County.

He was born in New Hanover County April 15, 1892; the son of Annie Johnson Miller and the late Christopher Jesse Miller.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War 1 and was a member of American Legion Post NO. 10, Veterans of Foreign Wars Manley Reece Post No. 2573, and the Veterans of World War I, Wilmington Barracks 722.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie Johnston Miller of Rocky Point, a son, Joseph Roger Miller II, of Wilmington; a daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ann Fore of Latta, S. C.; a brother, C. James Miller of Rocky Point; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Speir of Rocky Point and Mrs. C. B. Morris of Wilmington; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were to be conducted today (Wednesday) at 1:30 in the Chapel of Andrews Mortuary by the Rev. Fred Albright.  Burial was in the National Cemetery.

Source:  Pender Chronicle, Burgaw, NC, December 11, 1963

Address off Rte 117

My name is Floyd Mattoon doing research on surnames GRIMES, EVANS and BLOODWORTH.  I am looking for the physical address of a Patent of David Evans made in 1736 of 640 acres in present Pender County, probably on rt 117 headed toward Duplin county line. Below are listed the names of persons who occupied lots in what was South Washington. This was a village of 62 lots where residences were built and about 7 stores were located. It was located off rt 117 where the present Riverview cemetery is located, a mile before Rockfish creek. The names are located below to the best of my ability.

Bloodworth,Morgan Swiney, Mathew Johnston, Nehemiah Williams, Blyth, Edward Pearsall [1793] , John James, Thomas James, Owen Keenan [1791], James Phoebus, William Jones, James Wright, James K………, Thomas Bloodworth, John Allen [1793], James Bloodworth [1784], Wimbark Boney [1784], Elanor Kinnes?

Email direct at: Floyd Mattoon
Submitted January 2008

Bowen, Annie Helen – Looking for Parents

My uncle John “Graham” Vernon was b. 18 July 1901 Grady TWP, Pender Co.,
Vernon’s Homestead m. a BOWEN girl, Annie Helen Bowen b. 24 Sep 1891 she
died 22 Oct 1956 in Burgaw, NC (Pender Co. ?) and she was buried at Bethny
Presby Cem. Castle Hayne, NC, if anyone else is researching BOWEN’s, I would
love to know who her parents were.

Email direct at: Jerry Vernon
Submitted Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Costin Surname Research

I found my in my Mother’s Bible the following information:

My mother Corrine Elizabeth Costin Newell :Her Mother Elma Corrine Costin and
sister Nellie Dean Costin were born to Dulie Costin and Stewart Costin. (Dulie
Costin died 06-24-1941). From what I learned Dulie Costin and Stewart were
cousins, and he died at an early age. Dulie Costin were the children of Chancey
Costin and Mary Moore. I can not locate any information on Stewart Costin.

Also in talking with my Mother over the years they lived and own a farm in Watha
or surround area of Watha, and there were several uncles she mention. Uncle
Oscar, Uncle Early, Uncle Mike who married Aunt Laura, and several other names,
one being a sister who I think moved up North. I have listed on some paper work that
is filed away.

I’ve been working on this information for several years here and there. I am not very
good at this, however I fine it very interesting. My plans were to go to Burgaw and
look up data, and visit the cemetery.

Email direct at: Barbara Lewis McFatter
Submitted April 4, 2008

BROTHERS, John David (1943)

Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall

J. D. Brothers Dies, Aged 65, At His Home

John David Brothers, 65, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on Evelyn Byrd Road, Westover Hills, Richmond, following a long illness. More than a year ago he was critically injured when he fell from a ladder while supervising some work in the city.

Mr. Brothers had been an active member of Berryman Methodist Church for 17 years and a member of its board of stewards for more than 10 years. A member of the men’s Bible class of the Sunday school, he was, despite his injuries, a regular attendant.

A native of Burgaw, N. C., he was later employed as a young man in the Norfolk section. For 35 years he was active in business in Richmond.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tidie M. Brothers; two brothers, H. H. and W. H. Brothers, of Burgaw. Children living in Richmond are J. David Brothers, Mrs. Robert L. Cleveland, Miss Grace E. Brothers.

In the armed services and elsewhere are Colonel Clyde L. Brothers, Tampa, Fla.; Private Percy M. Brothers, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Catherine B. Yunkers, Washington, Air Force members are Herbert H. Brothers, at Muskogee, Okla.; Walter R. Brothers, Valdosta, Ga., and Earl T. Brothers, Bainbridge, VFa., and four step-children, William R. and G. H. Kirks, Richmond, J. R. Kirks, United States Naval Training School, Bainbridge, Md., and Mrs. Roy S. Kegley, Hopewell, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Additional Comments:

John David Brothers was the son of Henry G. Brothers and Kate Catherine Penny of Burgaw, NC. He married 1st on 9 Jun 1901 in Norfolk, Va; Hattie C. Gardner. He married 2nd on 21 Aug 1916 in Richmond, VA; Tidie May Johnson Kirks, widow of George H. Kirks.

Source: The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Thursday, September 16, 1943 (p17, c1)