Sundays Obituary: Willie Roy Godette

    When studying and researching our family surnames, we find collateral family members that may or not be related, but sometimes will hold the clues to our own families as family sometimes stretches beyond blood lines.
     After adding Willie Roy Godette to my “Yvette’s Family Tree” where I add people that are from the same locale and have the surnames of my family, I was able to attach documents to Roy’s name.  Willie Roy Godette was born on December 8, 1926 and passed away two days after his 83rd birthday on December 10, 2009.
     In the 1930 Census of Township 5, Craven County, North Carolina, Willie is listed as the Grandchild of Issac and Sarah Carter.  Willie’s parents were not listed in the same household at the time.  I went to the Craven County Deeds website and found that Willie’s parents were Mattie J. Carter and Willie D. Godette.
     What I have discovered is that in Willie Roy Godette’s father’s (Willie D.) household in 1920 according to the Census there was a Luviney and Hulda Cully as his father’s nieces.  So without inputting the connecting information on my tree, I know that Willie Roy Godette is a  1st cousin 1x removed to these Cully’s.    Upon further investigation, I will discover who the Cully girls parents were as they are not listed in Willie D. Godette’s household in 1920.  (I have a direct family line of Cully’s, and would like to see if there is a connection. I will do a further investigation of the parties mentioned).
     My hope is that if anyone is tracing Willie Roy Godette’s family line, that this might be helpful.
Willie Roy Godette
 
     Willie Roy Godette, 83, of 855 Blades Rd., Havelock died Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Whispering Pine Nursing Facility, Fayetteville.

     He served in the U. S. Army during World War 11 and was honorably discharged and was a retiree of NADEP as a motor vehicle operator. 

     The funeral service will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Piney Grove AME Zion Church with the Rev. Robert Little, officiating. The interment with military honors will be at Hyman Chapel Church Cemetery.

     He is survived by his two sons, Douglas Godette of Atlantic, Highlands, NJ and Danny Carter of Germany; two daughters, Mattie Sidney of Atlantic Highlands, NJ and Nadine Carr of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

     The family will receive friends at the residence. Viewing will be held Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Oscar’s Mortuary and at the church an hour prior to the service.

 
Photo courtesy of Bernd Doss
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Sunday’s Obituary: Dorcas Elizabeth Carter

Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
Obituary as posted in the Sun Journal, New Bern, North Carolina
Dorcas Elizabeth Carter, 96, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26, 2009, at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Hampton, Virginia.

Dorcas was the only daughter of five children born in New Bern to Sylvester W. and Olivia Martin Carter. After graduating from West Street High School, “Honey” as she was affectionately called, continued her education at State Normal School, Elizabeth City. She earned her BS degree in Elementary Education from Winston Salem Teachers College and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Boston University. With 39 years of distinctive service, she retired from F. R. Danyus School in New Bern.

She was a lifetime and dedicated member of St Peter’s A.M.E. Zion Church, serving in many capacities. Her ability to console and mentor others was shared freely, including her services as a Gray Lady at Craven County Hospital. Dorcas was an avid historian of local events. In 2001, she was interviewed by The News & Observer to give her account of the Great Fire of 1922. She was also the source of ancestral information regarding her family on Portsmouth Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Preceded in death by her brothers, Caswell, Robert and Sylvester, Honey leaves to cherish her loving memory a brother and sister-in-law, James “Rudy” and Celestine Carter (Hampton, VA); sisters-in-law, Mary G. Carter (Raleigh ) and Ruth P. Carter (Riverside, Calif.); seven nieces, three nephews and many great nieces, great nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph C. George officiating. Viewing will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, and family visitation and viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc., 701 West Street, New Bern.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Peter’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 617 Queen Street, New Bern, North Carolina.
Arrangements are by Rivers-Morgan Funeral Home, Inc.


According to my family tree on ancestry Ms. Dorcas Elizabeth Carter would be the stepdaughter of  my 1st cousin 2x removed.  

Document Day: Izora “Whittington” Martin Carter

 “Document Day” is a daily post for any day of the week.  I have a large saved collection of Shoebox Documents from Ancestry.com to be evaluated over time as I am building my family tree.  I felt it necessary to share  and post what I have so that it might be helpful to myself and to those who might be searching the same surnames in the same locale.  

     Izora “Whittington” Carter was my Great Grand Aunt’s daughter, making her my 1st cousin 2x removed.  Sarah F. Cully/Culley (1860-1922) was her mother and Allen Whittington (1853-1932), was her father.  Izora had been married twice.  Her first husband was Jacob Martin and her second husband was Sylvester Wallace Carter, and she was widowed when she passed.
      According to the attached North Carolina State Death Certificate Izora was born on May 25, 1884 in Craven County, NC and died on July 31, 1974 @ 8:15 pm at her home in Havelock, Craven, NC.    She was dead on arrival at the Craven County hospital and pronounced dead at 10:25 pm. The informant was her daughter Mrs. Maude “Martin” Fields.
     Izora was buried at Hyman Chapel Church Cemetery in Havelock, NC.
Izora “Whittington” Martin Carter
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Document Day: Sylvester W. Carter Death Certificate

     Sylvester Wallace Carter was born on May 15, 1880 and died according to his North Carolina Certificate on June 2, 1943 at 6:00am of a cerebral hemorrhage.  The River Funeral Home provided its services of care. He was buried next to his second wife Olivia W. Martin at Evergreen Cemetery in New Bern, NC On June 4, 1943.
   
     At the time of Sylvester’s death, he was married to his third wife Izora (Whittington) Carter who was my 1st cousin 2x removed.  Sylvester’s parents are listed as Henry & Harriett Carter.  The informant was Sylvester’s son Caswell M. Carter from his second marriage with Olivia W. Martin. 
Sylvester W. Carter Death Certificate
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Sylvester W. Carter
Evergreen Cemetery, New Bern NC
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Document Day: Sylvester W. Carter WWI Draft Registration Card

     “Document Day” is a daily post for any day of the week.  I have a large saved collection of Shoebox Documents from Ancestry.com to be evaluated over time as I am building my family tree.  I felt it necessary to share  and post what I have so that it might be helpful to myself and to those who might be searching the same surnames in the same locale.  

Sylvester W. Carter-WWI Draft Registration Card
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     Sylvester W. Carter was the husband of my 1st Cousin 2x removed, Izora C. Whittington (1884-1974).


     Sylvester was born May 15, 1880, and was a resident of New Bern, Craven Co., North Carolina on September 12, 1918 when he completed his WWI Registration Card .  


     At the time of his registration, Sylvester was married to Olivia W. Martin.  According to their marriage certificate on FamilySearch.org, they were married on May 15, 1907.


     Sylvester was listed as Negro, Native Born.  He also was listed as being of a medium height, medium build, and having Brown eyes and black hair


     Sylvester was a Carpenter for a company in New Bern, Craven, NC. (Had difficulty making out the name of the company he worked for.)