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.  

Sympathy Saturday: Osborne Ambrose Martin

Sympathy Saturday – While Funeral Card Friday and Sunday’s Obituary revolve around a clipping related to the death of an ancestor or relative, with Sympathy Saturday you can post about any aspect of the passing of a person. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at GeneNotes and Generational.

Osborne Ambrose Death Certificate
1911-1971
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     Osborne Ambrose Martin was my Second Cousin 1x removed.  He was born to Jacob Martin and Izora C. Whittington on August 29, 1911 in Township 5, Craven, North Carolina.  Osborne was named after my Great Grandfather Ambrose E. Cully’s son Osborne Ambrose Cully, who was born March 29, 1899.  My Great Grandfather’s Sister Sarah Frances Cully was Osborne Ambrose Martin’s Grandmother. Our common ancestor is William Henry Cully. Jr who is my Great Great Grandfather and the father of Ambrose and Sarah F. Cully. 


Osborne was married to Jennette Moore and they were blessed with children.  Osborne died of a Brain Tumor on June 26, 1971 in Durham, North Carolina at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC.  He was buried at the Hyman Chapel Church Cemetery in Craven County, NC  on July 1, 1971.

Osborne Ambrose Martin
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     I recently posted Osborne’s son’s (Julian Martin) obituary on my blog and I was contacted by Osborne’s grand-daughter (Tracy Martin).  I was very excited because my side of the family were not connected with any of the North Carolina family members of this branch of our tree for over 60 years or more.


     So I say, post and document about your ancestors on the internet, because it only takes Google and luck to link you up with family.

Sunday’s Obituary: Julian Endler “Lil Pete” Martin

     I discovered this obituary on my cousin Dennis Ellis’ fb page, and discovered that Julian E. Martin, known as “Lil Pete” is my 3rd cousin.  I wanted to give Julain tribute by posting his obituary on my blog.  I am so moved, amazed, and feel so blessed that searching and finding family has become easier.  I pray that one day I will be able to meet my family in North Carolina.
     From Julian Martin’s Obituary, you can tell he was a talented individual.  I know that my new found family and his friends will miss him, and I pray for their grieving at this time.

 

Upper Marlboro, MD — Julian Endler “Lil Pete” Martin passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.
Martin was born to Osborne A. and Jennettie Moore Martin in New Bern, N.C. on August 26, 1948.  He graduated from J.T. Barber High School in 1966. He was a 1969 alumnus of North Carolina Central University where he played football. Upon graduating from NCCU he was a 12th round draft choice for the Dallas Cowboys where he spent a brief time with the Cowboys.  NCCU inducted Martin into the NCCU Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
Martin pursued in a career as education in the Trenton, North Carolina School System.
Then he moved to Maryland and began a career with the Safeway Stores that lasted for 40 years.
Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Teague Martin in June of 2009.  He is survived by his two daughters, Jillian Martin, Esq. of Chicago IL and JaKenna Martin of Upper Marlboro, MD and a Grandson, Devery Ballenger of Washington DC
He is survived by his four Siblings and their Spouses: Vernon A and Mary Martin , New Bern, NC; Raymond A. and Maxine Martin, Fayetteville, NC; Aaron (Big Pete) B, (NCCU 1964) and Lois M. Martin, Springdale, MD & Jacqueline A. and Valerion Hodges, Upper Marlboro, MD.
He is also survived by an Aunt in New Bern and an Aunt in New Bern Havelock NC as well as numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends in various Locations in the US.
The Wake is scheduled for Friday, September 30th from 6 pm – 8 pm at JB Jenkins Funeral Home located at 7474 Landover Road, Hyattsville, MD 20785.
The A Walk to Remember” Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, October 1st at Hemingway Memorial AME Church located at 6330 Gateway Boulevard, District Heights, Maryland 20748. The Pastor is Rev. Samuel E. Hayward III.  The final viewing will be from 10:00 am-11:00 am. The Homegoing Services will start at 11:00 am. The burial is at the Ft. Lincoln Cemetery and will be immediately after the Homegoing Services.
Published by NCCU Metro DC Alumni Chapter on September 27, 2010 

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
Ancestry.com

 

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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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