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Black History Month, 2014
Black History in Columbus County, NC



Then following speech was written and delivered by Clarence Spaulding during the Black History Celebration at Union Baptist Church, Lake Waccamaw, NC, on Sunday morning, February 23, 2014.

“According to an article in the “Columbus County News Reporter” November 26, 1981, “Ralph Spaulding Recalls 18 Years in Law Enforcement”…

I am talking about a man that some of you may know. This man is Ralph Spaulding, who was born July 15, 1915, in the Welches Creek Community and died August 15, 1987. Ralph was the oldest of 11 children.  After graduating from High School, he attended Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA, and later attended Fayetteville State Teachers College. Years later, he returned to Columbus County to farm and to begin his family.

On October 19, 1938, Ralph married Sarah B. George. Together they had 8 children who today, are scattered out from Arizona to Maryland.

It was on July 1, 1963, that Ralph was hired by the Whiteville Police Dept. He held that position for 8 years, four months and 9 days. Getting into Law Enforcement was not easy for a Black person in 1963. When he was accepted as a member of the Whiteville Police Force, he became the first Black police officer in Columbus County. Ralph use to say, “I’ve seen a lot of Black officers come and go, but I’m proud to be the first Black hired by the department.”

Ralph was not issued a car to make his rounds; he had to walk from downtown Whiteville to the Court House and back (two miles) in the heat, rain, sleet and snow. He did this while his White co-workers passed by him and just honked their horns and kept on driving. Ralph was not allowed to arrest a White person. He would have to call and have a White officer come and make the arrest.

Ralph was primarily assigned to the Black neighborhoods and the Black night spots such as: Punk Daniels, the Black and Tan, the Sherwood and the Alley, which was managed and controlled by Missie Clark, a large Black lady who tipped the scales at around 300 pounds , and she was as ‘mean as a rattle snake’.

Ralph talked about some of his scuffles while on duty with the Police Dept. Because of his bulky size, 6 feet one inch and ranging from 280 to 300 pounds, a person would think twice before attempting to tackle him. When he was called out to a trouble spot, just as he entered the building, the word would circulate that “Ralph Spaulding is in the House!” The trouble would then come to a complete stop.
Ralph was later transferred from Whiteville to Chadbourn Police Department, where he would later retire as Asst. Chief of Police. Some of his disappointments were expressed in the fact that the town of Chadbourn chose not to give him anything such as a certificate, letter or a plaque for his service. Usually, when a Police Officer retires, he is given his badge, his gun, handcuffs, and a certificate of appreciation. “I didn’t get any of these things, and I was kinda looking forward to keeping them over the years,” Ralph said. It’s bad when you work hard for a town for 10 years, and then retire and have absolutely nothing to show for your service! Ralph was recognized years later, after his family put pressure on North Carolina’s governor. And later, he was recognized by North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Jimmy Green. Gov. Green gave Ralph a signed letter congratulating him for 18 years of service. Gov. Green also enclosed an ID card which indicated that Ralph was appointed an Honorary Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. Meanwhile, as years passed, Ralph’s health began to fail, and he had to be assisted in a wheelchair at his retirement party.

Ralph Spaulding was a trailblazer for all Black Law Enforcement Officers in Columbus County. Blacks are now hired by Whiteville City Police Dept., Sheriff’s Dept. and the Highway Patrol.

On January 6, 2014, Sheriff Louis L. Hatcher took the oath of office and became the first appointed Black Sheriff in Columbus County. This happened all because of Ralph Spaulding’s sacrifices!

I Know this to be true because the late Ralph Spaulding was my oldest brother, and today, his daughter, Sarah E. Carmichial, is here as a witness to these details I have stated.”


Submitted by,
Clarence Spaulding
February 23, 2014

 



[Monday, April 8, 2014 7:45 AM]






Emanuel Maurice “Moe” Yeoman Receives Award

Emanuel Maurice “Moe” Yeoman, husband of Deirdre Spaulding-Yeoman, receives award, on April 10, 2014, at the U. S. Department of Justice ceremony related to the Presidential Proclamation on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

A letter received from the U. S. Department of Justice, dated March 19, 2014, stated in part: “Every year, The President of the United States sets aside one week to honor victims of crime, entitled National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. …Our office commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a ceremony where we honor those who have shown particular courage and persistence while participating in the criminal justice process.  …Your award will be presented during our Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony. ….Congratulations on your award! We hope that it conveys a small measure of our respect and esteem for your courage and perseverance in seeking justice”



[Monday, April 8, 2014 7:45 AM]






Annual Farmers’ Union Parade
When: April 26, 2014,    11:00 a. m. -  4:00 p. m.
Where: Clarkton, NC;  Parade Route beginning at Hallsboro Rd., traveling down Farmers’ Unon Rd., ending at Elra and Gertrude Spaulding Park.
                     
Fun activities and delicious food in park
        
Please plan to attend!
                 
Friends and Family Day
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:00 a. m.
Where: Sandy Plain Missionary Baptist Church
Farmers’ Union Rd.( next door to Park) Clarkton, NC

Please come and worship and fellowship with us!



[Monday, March 17, 2014 11:30 AM]











[Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:30 PM]





25th Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival
August 31 - September 1, 2013


The 25th Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival celebrated the establishment of Whitesboro, NJ, a town started by US Congressman George H. White. During the event, a historical marker was unveiled honoring the life and legacy of George Henry White.











[Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:30 PM]





Durham Committee honors leaders at gala

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 09:37 PM
From staff reports
DURHAM —

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People held its annual gala Friday night, honoring several current and past leaders in Durham. T

his year the Durham Committee honored:

John Harding Lucas, a nationally recognized educator, former Hillside High School principal and past Shaw University president

Cora Cole-McFadden, a staunch community advocate for the homeless and youth populations of Durham and Durham mayor pro tempore

Ken Spaulding, a former North Carolina House of Representatives delegate, former chairman of the Durham Committee and prominent business development and land-use attorney.

The committee posthumously honored the late Carolyn P. Harris, a retired Hillside High School biology teacher and past Durham Committee Civic Committee chairwoman; and late-Mayor Chester Jenkins, Durham’s first African-American elected mayor.

The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, organized in 1935 by banker C.C. Spaulding, pharmacist and N.C. Central University founder James E. Shepard and other local African-American leaders and entrepreneurs, has used its collective strength to pursue social and economic rights for African-Americans and other ethnic groups. Randal Rogers, a retired NCCU business law professor, is the chairman of the DCABP.

The event was held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham.


Originally reported on the The Herald-Sun.



[Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:00 AM]




25th Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival


Concerned Citizens of Whiteboro, Inc
25th Annual Whitesboro Reunion Festival
Silver Anniversary Celebration
25 Years of Serving Whitesboro and Cape May Country

Friday August 30 - Sunday September 1, 2013

Download the Agenda


[Monday, July 29, 2013 8:00 AM]







John Campbell for New Jersey General Assembly


On June 4, 2013, John Campbell, Jr. won the primary nomination to the general election for New Jersey State Assembly in the 22nd District, representing Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties.

John Campbell is the oldest of two children born to John "Mike" and Wilma Campbell and a 7th generation descendant of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding. He attended the Wardlaw Hartridge School in Edison, NJ and graduated from Babson College in Wellesley, MA, where he served as Student Government President for three consecutive years. While in Boston, John worked with United States Senator Scott P. Brown in Constituent Services.

John has since returned to New Jersey, where he is an entrepreneur and helps run his family's Real Estate Firm in Plainfield, NJ. His "foray" into politics is indicative of his personal and professional experience: to diagnose problems and provide practical solutions.

https://www.facebook.com/campbellnjassembly


[Monday, July 29, 2013 8:00 AM]





First to Integrate Duke University: Jean G. Spaulding


I ran across this wonderful bit of news in the Duke spotlight newsletter on the upcoming honoring of Black Duke Alumni.

Our very own cousin Jean G. Spaulding is being recognized for her accomplishments in the field of medicine/psychiatry.

I am always proud to see a family member, especially a female member recognized for their contributions to human kind, congratulations to a phenomenal woman.

Cousin Monica Spaulding

Dr. Jean Gaillard Spaulding , M.D. ’72

Spaulding completed her residency and fellowship in psychiatry at Duke, finishing her training in 1976. Her professional accomplishments include service on The Duke University Board of Trustees, The Duke University Health System Board of Directors, the Durham County Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees and as Duke’s Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.

Currently, she is a trustee of The Duke Endowment, a director of Cardinal Health Corporation, serves on the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation and on the Durham board of Wells Fargo Bank. She has maintained a private psychiatry practice in Durham since 1977.

http://spotlight.duke.edu/50YEARS/FIRST-TO-INTEGRATE-DUKE/

[Monday, April 22, 2013 9:00 PM]





Christian Turner Smith and Band Friends


Christian and two percussion members of the Hillgrove High School marching band, Power Spring, Georgia perform their talent on the xylophone during a fund raising event on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Christian is 6 feet 7 inches tall and is the second oldest son of Marc and Jessica Smith. Dallas and Shirley Smith are the proud grandparents.



[Monday, April 22, 2013 9:00 PM]





Sandra Spaulding Hughes


http://www.sccnc.edu/

Sandra Spaulding Hughes (Former State Representative) will be the keynote speaker at the Women's History Month Celebration at The Southeastern Community College Auditorium in Whiteville, N.C. on Monday March 25, at noon. Please click on the link above to obtain additional information. If you are able to attend please do so.

Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
P.O. Box 151
Whiteville, N.C. 28472
910-642-7141



[Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00 AM]





Columbus County, Worst for Health in NC 4th Year in a Row


An Ongoing Concern for BESDA/BESDF - Poor Health Ratings in Columbus County, NC

Our ancestral home area, Columbus County, has been listed at the bottom of the list again as least healthiest county in North Carolina for the fourth year in a row. Neighboring Bladen County, NC is only slightly better at 98th out of the 100 counties in the state.

Columbus County's Health Director acknowledged their continued poor showing in a year-end 2012 county health assessment stating: "...our county has been ranked as the least healthy county in the state for the past three consecutive years. This ranking has left us all feeling discouraged and perplexed about our county’s future health
and what it will mean for future generations."

You can access further information at these weblinks:

http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/north-carolina/2013/columbus/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot/by-rank

http://www.columbusco.org/pdfs/2012CCHA.pdf





[Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00 PM]





BESD North Atlantic Region Game Day


On Saturday, Oct 6, 2012, the North Atlantic Region (Lynette Spaulding) will host a "Game Day" at the American Legion, 78 Pearl Street in Port Chester, N.Y. from 3P.M. - 6 P.M. Please R.S.V.P. to Carolyn @ 203.515.4046.


[Saturday, October 3, 2012 8:30 PM]







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[Saturday, September 12, 2012 8:30 PM]



Spaulding Reunion 2012 Logo Designed by Elizabeth Nicole Spaulding

Our Spaulding Reunion 2012 logo was designed by Elizabeth Nicole Spaulding of Farmers Union, NC. She is the daughter of Cetrena G. Spaulding and the late Willie G. Spaulding. Elizabeth was one of the recipients of a BESDA Scholarship Award in 2010 and is currently attending University of North Carolina - Greensboro majoring in Fine
Arts.


[Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:00 PM]




Spaulding Family Crest History by Cousin Valarie Spaulding-Little
Presented at the BESDA 2012 Reunion in Philadelphia, PA


I am Cousin Valarie Spaulding Little. It is an honor to have this opportunity to pay Special Tribute to our late Cousin Carolyn Hobson, who passed in May of this year.  I have been asked to share with you all, a brief over view of how our specific Family Crest came about and the significance of the pictures included in its design by Carolyn. 

Back in 1985, my father, Mr. John A. Spaulding, had seen an advertisement on TV for ordering your own family’s Crest.   He ordered one, but when it came, it looked rather plain and very British in Style.   

Continue reading...


[Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:00 PM]





John H Merrick
John H. Merrick (1859-1919): Sampson Slave Became an Industrialist


On September 7, 1859 John H. Merrick was born a slave in Clinton and raised by a single mother. He received no formal schooling, but learned to read and write in a Reconstruction school. By hard work and simple faith, Merrick rose in the world to organize the largest insurance company owned an operated entirely by African-Americans. Perhaps his personality, which was his greatest asset, accounted for the success he attained in life. He seemed to possess a charm that easily won people over.

When Merrick was twelve, he and his family relocated to Chapel Hill where he got a job in a brickyard providing support for his family. At the age of eighteen, Merrick moved to Raleigh where he became a brick mason and worked on the construction of Shaw University.



Read more: The Sampson Independent - John H Merrick 1859 1919 Sampson Slave Became an Industrialist 




[Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:00 PM]





"The Merrick girls"

Constance Merrick Watts and Vivian Merrick Sansom --attending the March 28,2012 NC Mutual Policy Holder's meeting.  They are the granddaughters of the NC Mutual Founders, John Merrick & Aaron McDuffy Moore.


Photo taken and submitted by Eileen Watts Welch (Constance's daughter).

 



[Saturday, March 30, 2012 8:00 PM]




Duke Spaulding. Bill Strickland, Roger Humphries

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild celebrates 25th anniversary

Tuesday, March 06, 2012
By Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jazz is alive and well at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. MCG Jazz celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday night by honoring Pittsburgh's great jazz musicians of the past and spotlighting the new class of cool cats during "Once in a Lifetime." Among the greats were Harold Betters, Roger Humphries, John Wilson, Cecil Brooks II, James Johnson Jr., Nelson Harrison and Chuck Austin. Future legends Don Aliquo Sr., Joe Dallas, Warren Watson, Art Nance, Frank Cunimondo and Duke Spaulding mingled with more than 350 guests.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12066/1214672-460.stm#ixzz1olH2d9iV



[Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 PM]





"George Henry White: tribute to a great American"


Correspondent
Dana Stone

TARBORO — Why isn’t George Henry White a household name? If Vincent Spalding has anything to do with it, that will soon change.

Long ignored in African American history books and recognitions, George Henry White of North Carolina was elected to Congress in 1896, and re-elected in 1898, becoming the last African American elected to Congress after Reconstruction, and the first to serve in the 20th century.

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Originally published in The Daily Southerner, January 31, 2012

[Monday, Febraury 6, 2012 8:00 AM]







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Photo by Jonina S. Wrenn

Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendents Foundation, Inc. (BESDF) present recognition plaque to The Phoenix Historical Society, Inc. (PHS) at George Henry White Day breakfast meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Edgecombe County Administration Bldg auditorium.

(Left to Right) Vincent Spaulding of Cary, N.C., President/COO of BESDF, Stephen Spaulding of Durham, N.C., spokesperson of BESDF, Mavis Stith of Tarboro, President of PHS, James Wrenn of Tarboro, Vice President of PHS

January 29, the anniversary of U.S. Rep. George H. White's famous farewell to Congress speech in 1901, is recognized by resolution of the Town Council of Tarboro and the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners as the annual George Henry White Day in Tarboro and Edgecombe County.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Jim Wrenn,
Phoenix Historical Society
Quigless Clinic,
99 Main Street,
Tarboro, NC 27886

Email:    jimwrenn@embarqmail.com


Honoring Tarboro Luminary Congressman George Henry White
Phoenix and Spaulding Descendants Partner to Raise Awareness


On Saturday, January 28, 2012, members of the esteemed Phoenix Historical Society, Inc. and representatives from the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation, Inc, launched efforts to mutually support each other in their respective undertakings to promote public knowledge of the record and unique history of Congressman George Henry White. 


...

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[Monday, January 30, 2012 8:00 PM]





George H. Spaulding interview on WQED-TV in Pittsburgh 1/24/12

http://www.wqed.org/tv/horizons/?id=362

Interview featuring George H. Spaulding Aired Tuesday on WQED-TV in Pittsburgh This Tuesday’s episode of WQED-TV’s “Horizons” features an interview with George H. Spaulding, a renowned musician and talented piano technician, by show host Chris Moore.

Moore’s interview chronicles the life and career of Spaulding, a prominent figure of Pittsburgh’s jazz and music scene, who is also known as the "Duke Ellington of Pittsburgh.” An accomplished pianist and the organist-in-residence at Bethesda Presbyterian, Spaulding is a piano tuner, member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and has been a member of the Pittsburgh Musicians' Union since 1941. He also served for 10 years as president of the Madam Mary Cardwell Dawson Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians.

George H. Spaulding will be featured at the upcoming Spaulding Family Reunion in our "Jazz Night with the Spaulding All-Stars" performing with other accomplished jazz musicians in the family.

[Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:30 PM]






Beach Property for Rent


Take the road less traveled and it will lead you to "Pierce's Paradise." Pierce's Paradise is located in a quiet community on Topsail Island in Topsail Beach, North Carolina and is perfect as a comfortable and cozy vacation home.

Approximately 3.7 miles north of the Surf City traffic light. Located on a very quiet street, this comfortable and cozy home can be your paradise!

The master suite has a large flat screen TV, a large garden/whirlpool tub and a sitting area with it's own refrigerator and color cable TV with DVD player.

The home features central air/heat, 5 color cable TVs, 2 DVD players, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, whirlpool tub, enclosed hot/cold outside shower, ceiling fans, charcoal grill, sundeck and 2 screened porches with furniture. Bed linens are also included, and there is easy beach access. Downstairs not available for rent.
 
www.piercesparadiseattopsail.com


[Saturday, October 28, 2011 12:30 AM]





Nominations for the Spaulding Family Awards Now Open

Nominations season is “open” to persons who would like to nominate family members for one of the prestigious Spaulding family awards.  A nominations process, which is found on the Spaulding Family Awards page, will be followed to select worthy individuals for distinction at our next family reunion in Philadelphia, 2012. 

Nominations will be accepted until January 30, 2012.

A sub-committee of the BESDA Board of Directors will consider nominations for the following awards:

  • Family Spirit Award

  • Achievement Awards in one of the following areas:

 

Agriculture

Youth Accomplishment

 

Education

The Arts

 

Justice & Civil Rights

Entrepreneurship & Business

 

Community/Public Service

 


Nominators must complete a nominations form which can be dowloaded at the Spaulding Familiy Awards page.  There is a link to the nomination form itself, in PDF format, that is located at the end of the article and can be downloaded onto your computer.  At this site, detailed information is provided about the criteria for award selection, the definitions of the different types of awards, what must be included in the nomination form, and how the selectee will be honored at the family reunion.  Please read in detail this section. 

Important information to know:

• All nominees must be family members, by blood or marriage.

• Nominators must be familiar with the selection criteria and complete the nomination form within the prescribed time frame.

• Nominators must seek out a current Board member or regional director who is willing to represent the nominee to the selection panel, in the event there are questions about the nominee.

• The nomination form should be mailed to the Board secretary, Stacy Robinson,  at 160 Woodcroft Drive, Youngsville, NC  27596 or e-mailed to Stacy at stacyb_robinson@yahoo.com. 

• Nomination forms must be postmarked no later than midnight of January 30, 2012, for consideration or e-mailed within the same time frame.


BESDA Awards Committee:
Paula Spaulding
Bernard “Beaver” Goins
Carrie P. Thompson



[Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:30 AM]




Media Contact:
Ms. Margaret Freeman Gordon
President, Farmers Union Civic Association
3024 Airport Road
Clarkton , NC 28433
(910) 840-9845
mlfgordon@aol.com

Press and Community Release
FARMERS UNION TAKES ACTION IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
State Representatives’ Betrayal Triggers Citizen Backlash


The recent cuts by the North Carolina General Assembly to the state’s Medicaid program—resulting in an overall loss of $1 billion in health care support to the poorest citizens—have aroused the ire of Bladen and Columbus County voters.  Now, the Farmers Union Civic Association (FUCA) has established a watchdog group to monitor and publicize the actions of elected officials, and to focus legislators’ attention on the crucial needs of the populace.


“It is a travesty that the two state representatives for Bladen and Columbus Counties voted against their counties best interests, against their party, and against the governor’s veto, to cut desperately needed medical funding,” noted guest speaker Vincent Spaulding, President/COO of the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association, (BESDA) Inc., which is an organization consisting of descendants from Columbus and Bladen Counties who live all across the United States of America.  “My outrage is due to the fact that Columbus County has the highest rate of prostate cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in the nation—and that most county residents have no health insurance or access to health care.”


Spaulding told the 65 attendees at the FUCA community meeting, held August 15 at the Rehobeth AME Zion Church, that according to the University of Wisconsin/Robert Ford Johnson Foundation (www.countyhealthrankings.org) Columbus County ranked dead last in health care in the state, and Bladen County was fourth from the bottom.  “Yet State Representative Dewey Hill for Columbus County, and State Representative William Brisson for Bladen County, voted to cut funding for health care, depriving their own constituents--who are already drastically under-served.”  He pointed out that they also cut funds to the state's education budget; "Local schools need these funds to create an educational environment that will encourage community youth to stay in school and come out qualified for some type of work."


Spaulding’s address underlined concerns expressed by many community members and encouraged the community to start organizing for this cause.   Improving the quality and delivery of public services throughout the extended community (including every population group and both counties) requires finding common ground and consensus, noted Spaulding.  "No one group can do it; we need a way to resolve disagreements and keep our focus on the needs and interests of the community."  

Association President, Margaret Freeman Gordon, who initiated the proceedings, was on hand to lead the ensuing discussion, which in turn led to the formation of a permanent Legislative Committee.  The aim of the committee is four-fold:

  • to seek out all affected community partners and sister organizations,

  • to jointly identify the pressing community needs,

  • to investigate and rate the voting records of current officials, and

  • to provide a forum where those officials can respond to their constituents’ concerns.

“Our ancestors took control of their own destiny,” Spaulding noted.  “They built their own schools, started their own businesses, and were self-reliant and self-sufficient.”


“We need to take back the control in our governance,” he said.  “If elected officials aren’t representing our concerns, they can be un-elected.  And we need to find ones who will work with us to find solutions.” 


Appointed to the FUCA Legislative Committee were Rev. Valenteen Sutton, Mr. Clarence Spaulding, Ms. Paula Jacobs (a member of Waccamaw Siouan Tribe and of the St. James Community), Rev. Franklin Spaulding and Mr. Wilson Spaulding (Chairperson).  The first order of business is to encourage other civic organizations to establish similar committees, and to invite all residents of both counties to communicate their concerns directly to the committee. 


Residents of Columbus and Bladen counties are welcome to express their opinions directly to the committee members Chaired by Wilson Spaulding, (910) 647-4831 or e-mail at wespau@hughes.net.


“The Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Association, Inc., Board of Directors, have voted to offer assistance in terms of research, technical expertise, organizational support, raising awareness and national attention to the issues faced by these two counties,” Spaulding advised.  “We know that the people of these counties are strong and independent, have a history of strong Christian values, and recognize the importance of education; and it’s time they get the community services and representation they deserve.”


Spaulding closed by saying the goal of community organizing is to not only have a seat at the table, but to actually influence the policies and decisions that directly make an impact on one's life.   He challenged the meeting attendees to unite for the common good and to become proactive in the pursuit of what is needed for the community.

 

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[Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:30 PM]





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Mid-Atlantic Region Family Worship Service
Sunday May 1, 2011
Fountain Baptist Church
116 Glenside Ave
Summit, NJ. 07901
Time: 10:30 Worship Service
(908) 273-1199

For more info, download the PDF.

[Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:30 PM]







N.C. MUTUAL HAS FIRST PROFIT IN 8 YEARS


NC NEWS & OBSERVER
By Alan M. Wolf - Staff Writer

N.C. Mutual Life Insurance, the nation's oldest and largest
black-owned insurer, reported its first annual profit in eight years.

The Durham-based company had net income of $790,000 in 2010, reversing
a $2.5 million loss in 2009...

Read more...

[Friday, March 11, 2011 7:51 PM]



Greetings, Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants,

This is to encourage donations to sustain the BESDA, Inc. Scholarship Fund. Since 2006, our family has provided scholarships to deserving, qualified high school seniors who have been accepted into institutions of higher learning. To date, we have provided 18 college students with scholarships totaling over $36,000. Your contribution will not be tax deductible, as all scholarships under the family association are for family members only.

Our goal is to raise at least $8,000, the minimum amount required to maintain the program at its current level: awarding 6 $2,000 scholarships at every bi-annual reunion. We will reach our goal if every family member makes a contribution of at least $10, $20, $25, or higher. To perpetuate this program long term, donation of $100 or higher will go a long way towards making this program available for young adults will into the future.


Make your check or money order to payable to BESDA, Inc. and mail to Dallas Smith, CFO/Treasurer at 1009 Pleasance Grove, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Or you can access the family website at www.spauldingfamily.com and contribute online through Pay Pal with a credit card. Once you have accessed the website, click on the word "Association", scroll to the bottom left of the page and click on the "Donate" to begin the donation process. Please show your support and belief in the future of out youth my making a donation before the end of May 2011. Thanks in advance for your contribution.



Sincerely,
BESDA, Inc. Board of Directors

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Learn more about the BESDA Scholarship Fund


[Monday, February 28, 2011 8:38 PM]




Hello Family,

This is to advise that Freda Spaulding, wife of Cousin Bernard Spaulding, Jr., of Indio CA, is seriously ill.  Freda and Bernard chaired the 1994 reunion in Los Angeles. Her family is hoping for the best.  She is in good spirits as you would expect, knowing Freda.  However, the outlook is not good.  She is presently in a skilled nursing facility close to her home and close to family.

If you would like to send a card or express best wishes, Bernard has requested that they be sent to her at their home address, which is 80567 Avenida Santa Isidora, Indio, CA 92203-7550. 

You may also send messages of concern and support to Freda by e-mail @ bwspaulding@hotmail.com.  No phone calls at this time, please.  We ask you to keep them in your prayers.


Sincerely,

Vincent and Paula Spaulding

[Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:08 PM]



Mid-Atlantic Region News: Spaulding Gazette
January-March 2011 Edition



Atlanta Region News: The Spaulding Atlanta Regional Journal
Vol 1 Issue 3 - August 2010







The new digital archives of “The North Carolina Mutual Collection” is now available on-line.  The collection includes several hundred pieces of photography, manuscripts, letters and corporate documents spanning it entire 112 year history.  Items of particular interest include the family histories of its founders and presidents.

http://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/ncmutual





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North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
Black Wall Street: Mutlimedia event
Rewind, Fast Forward, Press Play

12 noon - Memorial Recognition
Executive Dining Room

October 20, 2010
12pm to 2pm
North Carolina Mutual Headquarters
NCM 112th Founders' Day

The Digital Archive Collection of Historic
Documents Will be Unveiled.


Download the flyer



Message from Neil Campbell,
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director,
Co-Chair 2010 Spaulding Reunion

 


Download your copy of the Spaulding Gazette!

I send warm wishes to all BESDA Mid-Atlantic region family members and friends. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. We kicked off the summer with a Great picnic in Fairmont Park and wrapped it up at the Whitesboro Reunion Festival.

The BESDA 2010 National reunion was held in Raleigh, NC. From July 29th Thru August 1st, about 300 cousins from across the country attended. Reunion Chairperson Kelly Spaulding did a wonderful job making sure every aspect of the reunion was enjoyable. She raised the bar for the next reunion which will be in Philadelphia, PA. Luke Alexander and I are the Co-Chairpersons for the 2112 Reunion. We are already busy planning a fabulous weekend. The Hyatt Regency Hotel is already accepting reservations. Book early because the room block is limited.

We will have our first reunion planning meeting Sunday, October 10, 2010 at my home in Plainfield, NJ.

We have also kicked off our 4th Annual Toy and Coat Drive. Start collecting items now! Our goal is to surpass last year’s record.  In closing, I would like to extend my appreciation to each you for your continued support, and special thanks to the Mid-Atlantic Region Officers for their dedication and hard work. I will need each of you as we plan for 2012.
 
Enjoy the Gazette and Best Wishes to all,
 
Neil Campbell
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director




Carolyn Hobson
is the recipient of the 2010 Spaulding Family Family Spirit Award




August 9, 2010
- Download the National Letter to the Family here



July 23, 2010
- North Carolina Public Radio interviews Stephen Spaulding about the 2010 Spaulding Family Reunion



Harvard University Announcement
No tuition and no student loans

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."


If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.



Atlanta Region News: The Spaulding Atlanta Regional Journal
Vol 1 Issue 1 - July 2009
Vol 1 Issue 2 - January 2010



Reunion Magazine Article
: You are in this Feb/Mar/Apr 2010 issue of Reunions magazine. It is online now through April 30, 2010 at reunionsmag.com. Download a pdf of the full magazine. Download a pdf of the Spaulding Article.


We will send copies of the magazine but if you want more, we can make them available to you until April 30th for $1.00 each plus the cost of shipping.


Lots more for your reunion at www.reunionsmag.com. Listen to reunion planning podcasts online or subscribe to the RSS feed.


Add your reunion to Reunions Picture Gallery. Email your picture and caption to klavin@execpc.com; or send prints to Reunions magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211. Digital pictures should be 518 pixels wide by approximately 310 pixels high, 25 KB file size. Join the online Reunion Magazine Forum 24/7 for reunion discussion.

List your upcoming reunions! Send reunion name, date, place and contact info to editor@reunionsmag.com.


Also become a fan of reunions magazine on facebook.com and reunionsmag on Twitter.


Thanks for your contribution to Reunions magazine!


Edith Wagner, Editor
Reunions magazine
414-263-4567
editor@reunionsmag.com
http://www.reunionsmag.com



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on entrepreneurial opportunities.
 



Washington Times: "Family Reunions A Chance to Learn," by Kate Tsubata
Tsubata of The Washington Times Newspaper wrote a article on the Spaulding Family Last Reunion in Washington D.C. Read the article.


 

Spaulding Family Legacy DVD
Spaulding Family Oral History DVD Series



2010 Reunion Information & Registration Form

2010 Spaulding Scholarship Form and Qualifications



Foundation News
Spaulding Charitable Gifting Program
Update for Charitable Gifting (pdf)



Spaulding Newsletter: The North Carolina Region has completed a Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Newsletter that has been published. Vol: 2 of the BESDA Newsletter is available at a price of $5/newsletter. Please Make check to:

BESDA

Dallas R. Smith
1009 Pleasance Grove
Peachtree City, GA, 30269



All donation and correspondence for the Farmers Union Civic Asst. & Mitchell Field Cemetery are listed below. Please indicate whether its for the Farmers Union Civic Asst. or the Cemetery.

Farmers Union Civic Association
Post Office Box 1727
Whiteville, NC 28472-6811



A recent N&O "profile" article www.newsobserver.com/105/story/1133055.html
about Pam Spaulding and her blog www.pamshouseblend.com and the fact that she is
"... one of the first to acquire press credentials to this year's Democratic National Convention, which is granting access to bloggers for the first time....".



News article written by Frank Norton, News & Observer reporter, on our cousin Stedman Graham. For the complete story ... http://www.newsobserver.com/126/story/499418.html



Hello Cousins,

After 8 years of research, it is with great excitement that I am announcing the launch of the Campbell Web site. This web site documents the descendants of Samuel Campbell and Euphemia. I have only posted the first 4 generations (the foundation). As you know the Campbell and Spaulding families have been connected for well over a hundred years. I am hoping that all of you visit the web site. I would love to have your feedback. I will be updating the web site on a regular base as additional information becomes available.

There will be a follow up book in hard copy scheduled for a 2008 - 2009 release. This book will include up to 8 generations as well as Old photos. If you see that your ancestors are listed on the web site, I invite you to contact me to confirm my information is accurate and also I need your help in providing additional information on subsequent generations 4 thru 8. My thanks go out to my entire fellow researcher for their contributions.

Blessing to ALL,

Your cousin,
Neil Wesley Campbell

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/a/m/Neil-Campbell-2/index.html#edit




Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro


We believe George H. White, to whom we dedicate our site and the namesake of our town, would be pleased that we are continuing his dream and leaving a legacy of building a strong, vibrant community. Following are the officers of our non-profit organization dedicated to the social and economic development of the residents of Whitesboro, NJ.

Website: http://www.ccw-inc.net/

Stedman W. Graham,

Executive Director

Bernard Blanks,

President

Robert Matthews,

Vice President

Ruth Harper,

Treasurer

Kim Watkins,

Secretary

Necheala Pierce-Garcia,

Asst. Secretary

Cheryl Spaulding,

Program Coordinator





2008 Spaulding Family Reunion Photos
by Hood and Son Photography

Family Photos and Portraits
Password: DC

Adrian Hood, Sr.
Owner/Photographer,
Hood & Son Photography
301-437-1186
www.hoodandson.com



Genealogy Update: Health Fair

Milton Campbell, Chairman of the Health Fair, is urging all family members to update their family tree in order to link each person back to the Spaulding descendants. If you did not attend the most recent Family Health Fair, please send the update to Milton Campbell at miltoncampbell9@hotmail.com or milton@acpub.duke.edu.

Learn more about the upcoming Health Fair.


Births | top of page

Olivia Spaulding


Laurann HorneAnnouncing the birth of Olivia Spaulding to parents, Scott King Spaulding and Maria Spinola Spaulding, on August 8, 2013, in Morristown, NJ. Olivia, joined by
big brother Benjamin, is the latest
addition to the family. Olivia is the granddaughter of Cousin Vincent and Paula Spaulding.

She weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19 inches at birth.













[Saturday, September 29, 2013 8:00 PM]

Laurann Horne


Laurann HorneLaurann is the newest member of the Spaulding Family. She was born September 3, 2013.

DesMonet Horne is the proud mother, and the proud grandfather is Henry Horne. Congratulations DesMonet and Henry!













[Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:45 PM]



Announcing the birth of Benjamin King Spaulding to parents Scott King Spaulding and Maria Spainola Spaulding on December 16, 2010 in Morristown, NJ.  Benjamin is the Grandson of Cousin Vincent M. Spaulding.

Announcing the birth of Alexander-Dakota Bell Hughes to parents Kristen Bell-Hughes and Marcus Renard Hughes on October 23, 2010 in Durham, NC.  Marcus is the son of Cousin Valarie Spaulding Little. 

We are proud to announce the birth of Kosei Erland Smith, son of SunJae and Mie Smith. (pronounced "Co-Say") He was born on August 12th 2010 at 9:53 PM weighing at 7 lbs. 0 oz. His length measurements and pictures are on the way as they come in. Another exciting coincidence is that Kosei is born on the exact same day as my other Grandson, DoJoon Lee, the 2 year old son of Lan Tsubata-Lee and HyongWon Lee. Thank you everyone for your spiritual support and prayers, as well as emotional and physical support! May your families and communities be in good health, joy, and love from all around

 

Mattie Louise Campbell Henry has a new granddaughter. Her name is Mackenzie Skye Henry born July 9, 2010 at 9:36am. To the Proud parents James and Sheena Henry. She weighed at birth 8lbs 9oz.

Miss Madison Alyse Tate October 29, 2008. She arrived at 6:44pm weighing in at 7lbs 8oz and 21 inches.

Mattie Henry is a proud new grandmother, to grand son Matthew James Henry weighting 4.02 lb. and 17/34 inches long. Born on August 13,2007 at 12:47pm.

Gabrielle Nicole Phifer was born to Julian and Sharnelle (Spaulding) Phifer on April 12, 2007 in Durham, NC.

Jazzmin Shy'de Spaulding born to Darryl Spaulding and Tarsha Walker on June 11, 2007 in Durham, N.C. Sharnelle and Darryl are 2 of the 3 children of Lesley "Mac" and Gloria Spaulding of Greenville, N.C. Grandchildren of Daniel Lesley (deceased) and
Alice Shaw Spaulding of Clarkton, NC.

Nikolas Spaulding (son of Vernon Spaulding and Marie Spaulding,) Greensboro, N. C.) and his wife,Kyha Williams Spaulding, gave birth to their firstborn, a daughter named Imani Marie Spaulding, on September 11, 2004 in Orlando, Florida.

Andre and Stacy Robinson of Youngstown, NC are the proud parents of a baby boy. His name isEthan Spaulding Robinson.

Eboni Spaulding Scott and her husband Ode are the proud parents of a son, Christian Joseph Scott, who was born on March 4, 2004. They reside in Cherry
Hill, NJ.

Andre and Stacy Robinson of Youngstown, NC proudly announce the birth of their second child,Taylor Elizabeth Robinson. She was born on September 26th, 2005. Stacy is the daughter of Sandra Spaulding Hughes of Wilmington, NC

Pam Robinson is the proud parent of Jamal Robinson, born November 21, 2002.

Achievements | top of page


Sondra Spaulding Boddie Earns Law Degree


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[Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:30 AM]





Retired Educators Honor Students




These outstanding middle school students were chosen by their schools: Duffy Weldon, Booth Middle; Brady Meyer, Rising Starr Middle; Sierra Sturgis, Flat Rock Middle, Jaedyn Tiller, Whitewater Middle; Samuel Ellis, Bennett’s Mill Middle.

This annual luncheon held in May is one of the highlights of the year.

 

Sierra is the daughter of Michael and Sheree Sturgis and the granddaughter of Dallas and Shirley Smith. She received honors from the Retired Educators in Fayette County, GA. Sierra was the only student in her school to receive this honor. She was chosen by her school. Sierra also received a plaque for scoring 100% in Reading on the CRCT Test which is given to all schools in Georgia.

Congratulations Sierra!

[Friday, June 13, 2014 9:00 AM]






Retirement of Mr. Joseph Merrick Sansom After 27 Years of Service

On June 3, 2014, Mr. Joseph Merrick Sansom was recognized for 27 years of dedicated service to the Board of Directors of Mechanics & Farmers Bank.

Mr. Joseph Merrick Sansom is the son of Mrs. Vivian Merrick Sansom and Mr. James Joseph Sansom, Jr. (a past president of Mechanics & Farmers Bank) and Mrs. Vivian Merrick Sansom is a granddaughter of North Carolina Mutual Insurance founders, John Merrick and Dr. Aaron McDuffy Moore.

Currently, Mr. James Edward Sansom, son of Mr. James Joseph Sansom, Jr. and Mrs. Vivian Merrick Sansom; and brother of Mr. Joseph Merrick Sansom, is serving as Interim President of Mechanics & Farmers Bank, as well as Chief Lending Officer.



(Left to right) Mr. James E. Sansom, Mrs. Genevieve Sansom Stewart, Mrs. Beryl Sansom Gilmore, and Mr. Joseph Merrick Sansom





[Monday, June 9, 2014 5:00 PM]




Congratulations to our cousin Olivia Grace Money

Congratulations to our cousin Olivia Grace Money, M.D. who received her doctor of medicine degree from East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine on May 10, 2014. Dr. Money is specializing in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and is beginning her medical career at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Dr. Olivia Money is the daughter of cousin Karen Frasier-Alston and E. Benjamin Money, as well as an eighth-generation descendant of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding.




[Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:30 AM]





Wanda Campbell Clay Receives Prestigious Awards for 30 Years of Service


On February 28, 2014, Wanda Campbell Clay celebrated her retirement with family and friends. At her celebration, she received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.  This award is the highest award that is given by the state of North Carolina to a civilian.  She also received a combined award from North Carolina State University Chancellor. Dr. Randy Woodson  and  Governor Pat McCrory. This award was from the College of Agriculture Science and the Cooperative Extension Department for 30 years of service.

 

Wanda’s “Nomination Statements” for The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award are listed below:

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Wanda Campbell Clay has served North Carolina for thirty years by

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES) – Duplin County Center Director – Dates: 2011-March 2014

NCCES – Duplin County Center Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Agent – 1995-2011
NCCES – Person County Center FCS Agent – 1983-1995
NCCES – Person County Center Interim Director – 1987-1988

Some of her accomplishments include:

• As a NCCES County Director, Wanda has led her staff and created a superior working environment for them, resulting in numerous educational and life impacts for Duplin County.

• Wanda is a wonderful example of leadership – she has served Duplin County and her staff humbly and faithfully. She promotes and displays a positive work culture of openness, showing respect to all and promoting positive public relations in North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Wanda recognizes success and strives for excellence in Family and Consumer Science, 4-H and Youth Development, and Agriculture programs offered through her staff.

• Wanda has led diversity in programming and well-represented minority needs in the county and state through opportunities she provided for representation on the North Carolina Extension and Community Association Annual and Centennial Conference, 2013 North Carolina Electoral College, Small Farms Week at North Carolina A&T State University, and North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Foundation Board.

• She has led a staff that represents the Duplin County farmers who produce roughly one twelfth of the state’s total agricultural cash receipts. • Wanda has managed public funds wisely. She manages 13 staff members and balances her budget with grants, county funds and state funds. Of these 13 staff members, four salaries are fully or partially grant-funded.

• Wanda has helped secure funds through grants to support programs that improve youth nutrition, reduce at-risk behavior in youth, prevent the use of drugs and alcohol in youth, and reduce incidences of child abuse and neglect through parenting education, securing $167,068 towards these programs in 2013 alone. In addition, Wanda was integral in securing resources for agriculture and Duplin County for forestry education, horticulture, community college scholarships, and building improvements for Duplin County to better provide services and opportunities to Duplin Countians, helping to provide an additional $73,645 in funds.

• Wanda has led her staff to win numerous awards for their service to North Carolinians and Duplin County citizens.

• In 2012 alone, Wanda has led her staff to accomplish more than $1.8 million in agricultural economic impacts, to facilitate the construction and operation of a $600,000 county livestock facility for farmers to use to increase marketing opportunities and teach youth about livestock, to impact parenting education with a value of more than $2 million, to save more than $6.7 million savings with youth at-risk programs, and to volunteer more than 15,627 hours of adult service to the community. Life skills and knowledge in youth such as self-confidence, resistance to drugs and alcohol, good eating and fitness habits, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills increased as a result of 4-H and Youth Development programs offered through Wanda’s staff.

• Through Wanda’s leadership, North Carolina Cooperative Extension helped lead efforts to start back the Duplin Agribusiness Fair in 2011. Her staff continues to be in charge of exhibits and educational booths at the fair. • Wanda has fought for Duplin County needs through her work with county government for horticulture representation for commercial horticulture assistance. Duplin County carries more than $16 million in cash receipts in horticulture.

• She has supported the livestock programs through the construction of a county livestock facility, including resources to support the maintenance of that facility, the building resulting in more than 260 farmers impacted in just the first six months of the facility’s operation. Thanks to grants and donations, this building is debt-free resulting in a net gain for the county and farmers.

• Wanda has led a staff that manages and monitors Duplin County Catering and Rental Facility in the Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Building and Duplin County Livestock Facility through existing staff for the county, to provide efficiency and service to Duplin County.

• As County Extension Director, Wanda has served on the Duplin Agribusiness Council, Board of Directors for Duplin County Partnership for Children, Duplin Foundation Board, Duplin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, James Sprunt Strategic Planning Committee, Duplin Voluntary Agricultural District Board, Town of Kenansville Planning Board, Services for Aging Advisory Board, Duplin County Health Strategic Planning Committee, and Duplin County Partners for Health. Wanda provides leadership to the North Carolina Muscadine Festival’s Cooking Contest, serves as a liaison on the County Agricultural Response Team, and represents North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Duplin County Commissioner and Department Head meetings.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2013 Building Your Capacity for Conflict in The Work Place
2013 Administrative Leadership Training –Strengths Based Leadership 2013 Voluntary Agricultural Districts
2013 Agriculture Risk Management Basics
2012 Understanding Extension’s Title Promotion Process
2012 NCCES Southeast District Strength Finders Seminar
2012 Leading For Equity Workshop
2011 Cultural Diversity Workshop
2011 Making Your Organization Magic Seminar-James Sprunt Community College (JSCC)
2011 Extension Disaster Education Network Training
2010 Maximizing Impact Through Marketing/Community Partnerships
2010 North Carolina Extension and Community Association Foundation
2010 Virtual Information Technology Conference
2010 Life Balance, Time Management Strategies for Professionals
2010 Effective Board Meetings Webinar
2008 NCCES Program Development Institute
2008 Supervisory and Harassment Training
2008 Generations in the Workplace
2008 Important Worksite Issues for Employers-Immigration Laws
2008 How to Effectively Engage and Connect with Latino Families
2008 Making the Case for Coalitions and Partnerships
2007 New Performance Appraisal Instrument
2007 Design and Implementation of High-Impact Programs
2007 Conflict and Negotiations from a Leadership Perspective
2007 Evaluating Program Outcomes and Impacts
2007 Success with Advisory Leadership
2005 Women in Leadership

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2014 Duplin County Board of Commissioners Volunteer Service – Extension & Community Association (ECA)
2013 Recipient of Duplin Vidant Hospital Foundation Grant for 4-H Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
2013 NC ECA Award of Excellence
2013 NC ECA Southeast District – Duplin County Longevity of Service
2013 Duplin County Family & Consumer Sciences Hall of Fame Inductee
2013 National Association of County Agricultural Agents – Excellence in 4-H Programming Finalist
2013 North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents – Excellence in 4-H Programming Award
2013 Duplin County Commissioner Recognition
2012 Excellence in 4-H Programming Award-Duplin County Government recognition 2012 Duplin County ECA Standard of Excellence Educational Achievement
2011 NC ECA Standard of Excellence – Duplin County
2010 NC FCS Foundation Grant
2010 NC ECA Standard of Excellence – Duplin County
2010 Austin Carter Memorial Chairman’s Award, Duplin Partnership for Children 2010 NC Osteoporosis Foundation Grant
2009-2010 Steps To Health (SNAP) NCSU/Grant
2009-2010 Parent Education Evans-Allen Research Project/NCA&TSU
2009 Certification for Research on Human Subjects/NCA&TSU Grant
2009 NC ECA Outstanding Service Award for Educational Achievement
2006 NC Governor Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service-ECA
2006 NC House of Representative Certificate of Congratulations
2004 Child Support Award, Sarecta AME Zion Church
2002 North Carolina Extension Association of Family & Consumer Science (NCEAFCS) Marketing Package Award
2002 Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Education Award
2001 National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Science (NEAFCS) Distinguished Service Award
2001 NCEAFCS Distinguished Service Award
2001 NCEAFCS Communication Award – Newsletter Category
2000 NEAFCS Mary W. Wells Diversity Award
2000 NEAFCS Paraprofessional Southern Regional Finalist
1998 NEAFCS Program Excellence Through Research Award
1998 NCEAFCS Program Excellence Through Research Award
1989 RJR Nabisco Extension Agent Award of Excellence
1986 NC Association of Home Economist Ten Years of Service Award

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

2013 Employed Extension Agriculture Livestock Agent
2013 Employed Duplin Extension 4-H EFNEP Paraprofessional
2013 Duplin Extension Center hosted five college interns from East Carolina University and Mount Olive College
2012 Employed Extension 4-H Prevention Coordinator
2012 Duplin County Agribusiness Club Member-JSCC
2011 Employed Permanent Part-Time Secretary-Duplin Extension
2010 Securing Private Resources for NC FCS and ECA Programs
2008 to Present Vice-Chairman Partnership For Children Executive Board
2008 to Present Services for The Aged Advisory Committee
2008 to Present Certified ServSafe Instructor and Examination Proctor
2008 James Sprunt Community College, Educational Talent Search
2008 Island Creek AME Church-Health Fair
2008 Duplin County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
2008 James Kenan School of Engineering-Health Fair
2008 Duplin County Annual Expo-Health Exhibit
2008 Parenting Article featured in “Solutions” NC Cooperative Extension
2008 NC Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Newsletter
2007 Chi Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
2007 Duplin County Environmental Health Advisory Committee
2007 Duplin County “More at Four” Advisory Committee
2007 Home, Health & Family Monthly News Column
2006 Duplin County Partners for Wellness Task Force
2006 Hosted SE District Extension & Community Association Activity Day
2001 to Present Duplin County ECA Leadership
1998 Hosted SE District Extension Community Association Activity Day
1997 President – Southeast District Family & Consumer Science Association
1996 Hosted Southeast District ECA Activity Day
1985 North Carolina Association of Extension Home Economists 4-H and Youth

 



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[Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:30 AM]






Valerie Spaulding Little Received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award



Valerie Spaulding Little, daughter of Juanita and John Andrew Spaulding, was the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, which is the highest civilian honor that can be granted in North Carolina.

She was presented her award upon her retirement, in appreciation for 30 years of dedicated service to children and families in Guilford County, by the Guilford County Schools on January 26, 2005, and signed by North Carolina Governor Mike Easley.



[Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:30 AM]







Jeffrey Trent

Jeffrey Trent


Jeffrey, a star saxophone player, spent five weeks touring Europe during the summer, 2013. At the Detroit Labor Day Jazz Festival,

Jeffrey was one of the featured soloists.
Jeffrey is the son of proud parents, Jeff
and Tenisha Trent of Southfield, MI.

 















[Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:45 PM]







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Dallas "Gabby" Sturgis, the daughter of Micheal and Sheree Sturgis is attending Johnson C. Smith University as a freshman.

Her parents and grandparents accompanied her on August 9, 2013 for registration and decorating her dorm room (see picture). Dallas was rewarded with scholarships from Radcliffe PRESBYTERIAN Church and the Presbytery. She is planning to major in Business Management.












[Monday, August 19, 2013 8:30 PM]







James Brothers, College Graduates


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Joshua J. James, son of Ronald James and Hope Phifer, and grandson of Bruce F. Phifer (Bubba) , graduated December, 2011, from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Joshua obtained a BA Degree in Music. He would love to further his education in order to, one day, teach band students and give back to his community. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity (Band Fraternity).








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Ezekiel D. James, son of Ronald James and Hope Phifer, and grandson of Bruce F. Phifer (Bubba) , graduated May 12, 2012, from Wingate University, Monroe, NC, with a 3.3 GPA. He received a BS Degree in Communication Studies, and he is currently seeking employment in that field. He is an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.







[Saturday, May 25, 2012 9:00 PM]



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Adria Sherice Clay


      Adria Sherice Clay graduated, with a 3.27 GPA, from North Carolina A & T State University on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Her degree is in Animal Science.

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the graduation address.

During Sherice’s college career, she was involved in many workshops, internships, and enrichment programs that pertained to animals. Consequently, her love for animals has led her to pursue a degree in Veterinarian Medicine.

Sherice has been accepted to The School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University. She will begin her studies at Tuskegee in August, 2012.

   Congratulations and best wishes, Sherice! Your Spaulding Family is proud of you!

Adria Sherice Clay is the daughter of Wanda Lee Campbell-Clay, the granddaughter of Fannie Lee Blanks Campbell, the great- granddaughter of Mattie Spaulding Campbell, and the niece of Milton Campbell.


[Monday, May 14, 2012 7:30 PM]







Scholar alumna Tiffany Lee, who graduated in December with honors in finance, is applying her financial know-how in looking at college costs as she pursues a master's degree in higher education administration at Penn State.

10 Questions with Tiffany Lee ’11 Bus

SHC alum puts smart money on students’ sound financial decisions

 

1/10/2012 

By Christine Kim ‘11
College Relations Intern



When it comes to money, Tiffany Lee is golden.

The Schreyer Scholar hopes that her honors thesis, which looked at the dollars and cents of a Penn State degree, may someday be the basis of a financial management session offered to students during their first year at college. Tiffany’s thesis examined changes to financial aid, enrollment and tuition and analyzed their effects on seniors at Penn State’s University Park campus.

While she graduated in December, Tiffany isn’t quite ready to bring her Penn State experience to an end. With the start of the spring semester, Tiffany is enrolled as a graduate student studying higher education administration. She hopes to apply her financial know-how to help make college more accessible to low-income students.


Continue Reading...



[Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:30 AM]







Dean Wins Valley of the Sun Bowl
December 3, 2011


Kenneth Hansen-Smith


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Glendale, AZ…The Dean College (Franklin, MA) football team capped a tremendous fall season by capturing the Valley of the Sun Bowl in dramatic fashion over Glendale Community College.  Trailing 25-6 late in the third quarter, the Bulldogs scored 20 straight points to capture its first bowl crown in four tries, 26-25.  It was a measure of revenge over the Gauchos, as Dean had fallen to them two years ago in the same bowl game, 10-9.

Our student athletes and coaching staff have worked extremely hard to obtain this honor as it is the fourth football bowl offer in Dean’s history. This speaks to the institution’s commitment to our student athletes and to the talented coaches who support and encourage their play on the field and in the classroom.


Ken is the son of Marc and Jessica Smith and the grandson of Dallas and Shirley Smith.



[Monday, March 5, 2012 9:30 PM]







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Kenneth Hansen Smith, the son of Marc and Jessica Smith and grandson of Dallas and Shirley Smith, will be attending Dean College on an athletic scholarship in Franklin, Mass. Dean College is a private college founded in 1865 and grants associate degrees in 15 majors and baccalaureate degrees in 5 major. The college is located about 30 minutes outside Boston, Mass in the town of Franklin, Mass. Ken plans to pursue a major in History and play varsity football as an offensive lineman. He visited the college in February and signed a formal commitment to attend and play football.

[Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:00 PM]







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Dallas Gabriella Sturgis, the daughter of Michael and Shereé Sturgis and the  granddaughter of Dallas and Shirley Smith.  She was awarded the 2011 Annabelle Jarrett Award along with a monetary gift for her outstanding community service work and Christian services at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia.  Gabby, as she is known by the family, served in many roles from reading scriptures,  master of ceremony at holiday plays and activities, serves as an usher, mentor and many other roles, on short notice.


[Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:30 AM]





Official “Swearing In” Ceremony for 
Columbus County’s Own

 

Oscar Mack Blanks, III has passed the February 2011 NC Bar Examination and will be sworn in to practice law by the Honorable Judge Ola Lewis at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville, NC at 4pm on April 21, 2011. Attorney Blanks is the son of the late Rev. Dr. Oscar M. Blanks, Jr. and Carolyn Blanks, of the Farmers Union community.

 

Attorney Blanks currently resides in Durham, NC where he attended law school at the North Carolina Central University School of Law and is currently an associate with the law firm of Frasier & Griffin, PLLC also located in Durham, NC. The law firm currently services the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area and plans to open an office in Whiteville, NC to service Southeastern NC.

[Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:45 PM]





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Valeria N. Peacock, who is employed by the Columbus County Board of Elections, was recently honored for earning her North Carolina Elections Certification. Valeria is the third Columbus County Board of Elections employee to receive the certification which requires three years of experience, course work, training and examination.

Valeria is the daughter of Plummer B. and Lula Spaulding Peacock.
Congratulations, Valeria!






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In May 2010, Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr was awarded a Doctor of Education Degree at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Gregory is principal at West End IB World School in Nashville, TN.

He is the son of the late Gregory C. Hutchings, Sr. and Shari Hutchings of Washington, DC. Gregory, Jr, his wife, Cheryl, daughter, Micah, and son, Gregory Carl, III reside in Hendersonville, TN.

"My mission as an educator is to provide young people with an opportunity to reach their full potential and become a productive citizen in our world. Our young people inspire me to strive for excellence. Education is the key to success, and I will continue to change the world one child at a time."

- Dr. Gregory Carl Hutchungs, Jr

Congratulations and best wishes, Dr. Hutchings!



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Bruce F. Phifer II, son of Garry and Carolyn Phifer of Duluth, Ga (Grandson of Bruce F. Phifer) graduated as a certified Kingian Nonviolence Instructor from Emory University and The King Center in Atlanta Ga. Bruce was the youngest (12 years old) member of a class that consisted of High School, College and Adult Community Leaders.  Bruce was awarded scholarship to attend this course.  He will now teach others in schools, churches and other organizations the values of nonviolent conflict resolution.

The Kingian Nonviolence is  a philosophy and methodology that provides knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for people to pursue peaceful strategies for solving personal and community problems.  The strategy is derived from the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his method of nonviolent conflict reconciliation.

Martin Luther King III is a Board Member and praised young Bruce during the graduation ceremony and his sister Elder Bernice King (children of MLK JR) was one of the instructors during this course.

Bruce is a 7th grader at Berkmar Middle School in Lilburn, GA, where he is a concert violinist.



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CONGRATULATIONS! Oscar M. Blanks, III was awarded a Juris Doctorate Degree on May 15, 2010, from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Oscar is the son of the late Dr. Oscar M. Blanks, II and Carolyn B. Blanks of Clarkton. NC. Congratulations, Oscar!




I'm very excited about my daughter Chandler Spaulding's progress in Birney Elementary school in Marietta GA. where she is graduating from the 4th grade. She received 3 awards in Honor Roll including a Math Excellence award. She is a true blessing and I just wanted to share with Everyone. - Darren Spaulding




MSCU welcomes Sheree Sturgis to their Borad of Directors, click here for the announcement. Sheree is the daughter of Dallas & Shirley Smith, from Peachtree City, GA

Cousin Barbara Johnson, Newly appointed Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, will become the highest ranking female administrator on the campus of University of Nebraska at Kearney. Barbara also is the first female to hold that Vice Chancellor position. Barbara Johnson is the daughter of Eloise Sanders from Trenton, N. J.; Grand daughter of S.C. Spaulding of Thomasville, Ga.

Important announcement about the merger of M&F Bank with MCS Bank

N. Austin Jr., SB BBA 1976, was the 2003 recipient of the coveted National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award from among 300 nominees nationwide. The award recognizes realtors who make exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. Prior to his current accomplishments, in 1999,then-Texas Governor George W. Bush appointed Austin to the Texas Real Estate Commission, the highest honor a Texas broker can achieve. Austin serves as vice-chair on the nine-member board that licenses and legislates more than 110,000 real estate brokers and agents in Texas.

"The Youngest Quadruple Threat in the Biz"
Justin A. Spaulding from Queens, NY is making headlines and gaining numerous fans in the world of music. His professional name is DJ Jus. He is the son of Herbert A. Spaulding. Justin has been rapping and spinning records since he was three years old. Although music is his first love, he has had a taste of the big and small screens. Visit his web site at DjJus.com and read all about his accomplishments.
You may contact him at JjJus1@aol. com.

Our young cousin, celebrated, award winning author, Miasha has done it once again!!! She has bought her Best Selling Novel “Secret Society” to the Stage in Philadelphia, Pa. Also, you can pick-up her latest novel “Never Enough” which is the sequel to Secret Society. It's in book stores now! www.MIASHA.com

Our cousin Aaron Campbell Jr., Pastor of Antioch Calvary Chapel had their Inaugural Service and Church Building Dedication on Sunday, October 14, 2007, at 11:30 am. Aaron has been working to reach this goal for many years. He is the son of Aaron Campbell Sr. in Plainfield. The address is 4721-23 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Danilo Mitchell son of Lloyd Mitchell is the North Carolina's Tae Kwon Do State Champion 2002 & 2004, he has been nominated for Who's Who Academic Registry of Excellence Award 2007-2008. He was invited to travel with The People to People Student International Ambassador Program to Australia the summer of 2008. He also plays the drums for Church of God here in Charlotte, NC.

Tonya Funderburk, daughter of Linda Funderburk and granddaughter of the late Kate Spaulding Monroe, graduated from (GTCC) Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro, NC with an Associates in Applied Science in Construction Management

Nicole Howse is the Super Model winner, 2006, for the State of Arkansas

Cheryl Spaulding, daughter of the late Judge Ben and Joyce Spaulding from Atlanta, GA, has just graduated from the Univ of Georgia. Cheryl will start in a Masters Program at UNC School of Education.

Deirde Spaulding, daughter of William Spaulding from Washington D.C. will be receiving a degree of Doctor of Science in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. at The George Washington University School of Engineering Applied Sciences. Saturday, May 20, 2006.

Daniel Sylvester Jacobs, son of Durkie and Paula Jacobs, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on May 6, 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work.

Cousin Corey Lamont Hobson, son of Cousin Carolyn Hobson, graduated from Washington University in St Louis, MO, Class of 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology. Congratulations Corey, you make us proud

In January, 2005, Freda C. Phifer, daughter of the late Frederick D. Phifer and Dorothea Phifer, of Painted yost, NY was appointed Plant Manager of Specialty Refractory and Photonic Materials Manufacturing Complex of Corning Incorporated. This announcement marks an historical moment for Freda and Corning. In the 154 year history of the company, Freda is the first African American woman to reach this level of accomplishment.

On May 14, 2004, Ja'Net Spoerlein, graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a Bach

elor of Science in International Business.

Velma “Dee” Jacobs Patrick graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree of Bachelor of Social Work on December 13, 2003.

Janeen Clayton graduated, May 2003 from Mercy College with distinction with a Masters Degree in School Supervision and Administration. She is currently employed as a teacher for New York City.

PHILADELPHIA, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Cable announced that Doug Gaston has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Cable, and will lead the cable law department. Mr. Gaston, who has been an attorney at Comcast for eight years, will report to Mike Tallent, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration of Comcast Cable, and Art Block, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Comcast Corporation. Doug is the son of Douglas & Aubra Gaston from Tucson, Az

Marriages | top of page


Mr. And Mrs. Oscar M. Blanks, III

In a private ceremony, surrounded by family and friends, Oscar "Mackie" Blanks, III and his fiancé, Kina, were married on February 28, 2014, in the groom's Law Office, Whiteville, NC. The marriage was performed by Rev. Dr. Judy Johnson. Valeria Peacock served as Maid of Honor and Daniel Adams was Best Man . Family members in attendance: Bernard Goins, Angela Lee and Sharon McMillian-Phifer. Oscar's mother , Carolyn Blanks ( who is in Birmingham, AL recovering from injuries from a fall ) and his sister , Tonya Blanks Perry, were able to view ceremony via Face Time, as well as bride's mother.

Best wishes to Mackie and Kina for a lifetime of happiness.

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Meet My New Wife
Henry and Nancy Horne


Wed on October 27, 2012


Your Spaulding Cousins are happy for you and Nancy!
CONGRARULATIONS!!











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W.) and Jessica Ashley were married on Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Princess Beach in Destin, FL. Tony is the grandson of the late Mrs. Mentzie Phifer Johnson of Charlotte, NC. The lovely bride, Jessica, is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce & Vickie Ashley of Lumberton, MS. The happy couple will reside in Charlotte, NC. Congratulations and best wishes, Tony and Jessica.
illiam Antonio Johnson, III (Tony, Big T
LaJuan Horne, son of Henry Horne, 111 and Laura Horne, proud Grandson of Mary E. Spaulding married Nitra Shelton on Feb. 23rd, 2007 in Detroit, Mi.

Tyresse Horne, daughter of Harriet and Leedale Kenan of Chapel Hill, NC.; married Francois Waelbroeck on Nov. 18th, 2006. Welcome Francois to the Spaulding Family. The happy couple will reside in Austin, TX

Victoria Shearin, daughter of the late Alexander Moore Shearin and Mrs, Betty Spurlock Spearin, married James Nathaniel Lawson, Jr in August 2004. The happy couple resides in Charlotte, NC.

April Lynette Moore was married to Dr. Keith White on May 1, 2004.

Rick Black, son of Fred and Sylvia Black, was married on March 19,2003 to Jennifer Fern McCarley. Their marriage took place at the Old Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where Rick is on the faculty.

Nina Elaine Boyd was married to Michael Anthony Stewart on August 9, 2003. They reside in Thousand Oaks, CA. Nina is the daughter of Grover Lee Boyd; granddaughter of John and Anna Moore Boyd, New Jersey.


Birthdays | top of page




Bro. Benjamin L. Spaulding, Alpha 1931

 

(taken from the 1933 Howard University Bison Yearbook)


To the oldest tenured Brother in Omega, Bro. Ben Spaulding, Happy Belated Birthday who turned 100 on October 12!

Mattie Henry and Carrie Thompson paid a visit to Cousin Ben Spaulding in December, 2011. He resides at the Sunrise Senior Living Center, Silver Spring, Maryland. Cousin Ben is happy and seems to be enjoying his new environment. Several residents made very positive comments concerning him.

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It's 101 for Mrs. Daniels, May, 2005
by Marian Crumdy | The Wilmington Journal

Family and friends from many parts of the country gathered at Town Hall, April 16, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the 101st birthday of Mrs. Gertrude Mitchell Daniels.

On April 13, 1804, God gave Rev. Schofield and Suzie Mitchell the gift of a baby, Gertrude. She was the twelfth of thirteen children. Her father was a farmer and a preacher, pastoring part-time at what is currently St. Andrew AME Zion Church.

Gertrude attended school in Freeman, North Carolina. She continued her education in Wilmington and upon graduating, enrolled in Teacher’s Summer School, Vineland, North Carolina and received a teaching certificate.

She taught in Bladen County at East Arcadia. Gertrude met John Daniels and became his bride in 1925. After moving to Wilmington, they both joined St. Andrew AME Zion Church. John and Gertrude provided a loving home for daughter Alma and granddaughter Jacqui.Twenty-seven years later, they were blessed with another daughter, Johnsie. Gertrude discovered her talent for arranging flowers and opened Daniels Flower Shop. She impacted the lives of the community and businesses through her flowers. She donated altar flowers at church every first Sunday in remembrance of John Daniels until she retired. Not only a talented florist, she was also a talented seamstress. After 26 years in the floral business, she retired at the age of 90. She is the last living child of Schofield and Suzie Mitchell. She remains a member of St. Andrew AME Zion Church.
Greetings were given by Mrs. Amelia Bridges with prayer by Rev. Aaron Moore. Salutations were given from St. Andrew AME Zion Church by Mrs. Barbara Richburg, City of Wilmington by Mrs. Sheryl Payne, the floral industry by Mr. Lawrence Epps and funeral industry by Mrs. Allene Drain.

During dinner, a slide presentation designed by Mr. and Mrs. Windell Butler was presented. Mrs. Posey Johnson recited a poem called “Ode to a Centenarian” which she wrote in honor of Mrs. Daniels.
Salutations on behalf of the family were given by Tamika Davis Bierlein, granddaughter, and remarks were ade by daughter Jacqui Brown and Johnsie Davis.

The family of Mrs. Daniels would like to thank all who assisted with catering, hosting, and planning as well as everyone who was present to celebrate 101 years of a life filled with love, joy and happiness.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GERTRUDE!!

Deaths | top of page


Penny Jeanine Daniel


Penny Jeanine Daniel, 54, of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at her home. Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Davis Funeral Home, 901 S. 5th Ave.


Those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us every day

Unseen, unheard, but always near

Still loved, still missed and very dear...

Penny Jeanine Daniel, the daughter of the late Eddie Louis Daniel and Ozie Bell Mitchell Daniel, was born on January 28, 1960 in Fort Benning, Georgia. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 God’s angels came from Heaven and took her to be with her Heavenly Father.

Penny received her high school education at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She then continued her education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She graduated from UNC-G with a Bachelor of Science Degree on May 10, 1981. After graduation she returned home for a period to care for her ailing mother and younger brother. Penny began work with the Amtrak Railroad System in 1990. She worked at various Amtrak locations. Penny retired from her Amtrak position in 2005 and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina.

After moving to North Carolina, Penny joined Rehobeth AME Zion Church in Clarkton, North Carolina. Later, due to her declining health, Penny began to attend church services at Shoulders Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. She enjoyed the Wednesday evening Bible Service very much.

Penny was a very loving and caring individual. She loved her two brothers very much and would go to great lengths to let them know of her unwavering love. Penny enjoyed being “Aunt Penny” and would call her nieces and nephew often to see how they were doing. She loved all of her family and would call them many times during the week to check on them despite her declining health. Her neighbors describe her as being “friendly and caring”. Other than being an active part of various church activities Penny enjoyed reading her Bible, reading many other inspirational books and doing crossword puzzles.

Penny Jeanine Daniel leaves to cherish wonderful memories two brothers, Terry L Daniel (Paula), Greensboro, North Carolina, Perry A. Daniel (Sonia), Quakertown, Pennsylvania; two nieces, Maya J. Daniel and Courtni Daniel; three nephews, Cameron Graham-Arthur Daniel, Christopher Johnson and Corey Brookins; special friends, Ramona Tilghman and Dorothy Pridgen; special cousin, Barbara Ann Green and a host of other relatives and friends.

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George Dally Freeman


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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Cousin George Dally Freeman

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Cousin George Dally Freeman


And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

WHEREAS
, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved

Cousin, George Dally Freeman


And called him to join the angels that adorn His Heaven, and

WHEREAS
, it has saddened the hearts of family, friends and loved ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because he has assured us that in His Arms there will be peaceful rest, and

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin George Dally has served his Country in the United States Army, family, Rehobeth AME Zion Church, Union Baptist Church and his community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls,

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace our cousin, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that he has shown to others throughout his life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us

 

This the 27th day of April in the Year 2014

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Milton E. Campbell,
BESDA, Inc.National President






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Bernard Goins, Chairman

Carrie Thompson
Valerie Peacock
BESDA, Inc.
Bereavement Resolutions Committee









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Larry W. Spaulding




[Updated: Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 8:00 PM]




Roscoe Campbell


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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Cousin Roscoe Campbell

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Cousin Roscoe Campbell

 

WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved
Cousin, Roscoe Campbell
And called him to join the angels that adorn His Heaven, and

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of family, friends and loved ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because he has assured us that in His Arms there will be peaceful rest, and

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin Roscoe has served his family and community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our inner most souls,


WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace our cousin, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that he has shown to others throughout his life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us


This the 6th day of January in the Year 2014

 


Respectfully submitted by,

Milton E. Campbell,
BESDA, Inc.National President






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Bernard Goins, Chairman

Carrie Thompson
Valerie Peacock
BESDA, Inc.
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Leo Moore


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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Cousin Leo Moore

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Cousin Leo Moore

 

WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved
Cousin, Leo Moore
And called him to join the angels that adorn His Heaven, and



WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of family, friends and loved ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because he has assured us that in His Arms there will be peaceful rest, and



WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin Leo has served his family and community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls,


WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,



THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace our cousin, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that he has shown to others throughout his life.



Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us


This the 14th day of December in the Year 2013

 


Respectfully submitted by,

Milton E. Campbell,
BESDA, Inc.National President






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Bernard Goins, Chairman

Carrie Thompson
Valerie Peacock
BESDA, Inc.
Bereavement Resolutions Committee








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Henry Lawrence Spaulding


Funeral Services
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Viewing at 12:00 noon
Funeral at 1:00 p m
St. Paul AME Church
1704 Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30058

Burial
Hillandale Memorial Gardens
6201 Hillandale Dr.
Lithonia, GA 30058


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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
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“Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved brother on to his reward where he will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”         
                        


WHEREAS
, Henry Lawrence Spaulding is a direct descendant of our ancestors, Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, the fourth of five siblings of Ethel Jane Moore and Lloyd Leslie Spaulding, the loving husband of Peggy Enolia Shaw Spaulding, the proud father of Cathy and Montgomery Spaulding, and brother of Walter Benjamin Spaulding.

WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence was born and reared in Clarkton, NC, a farming community that framed him with a large extended family that later in life made him smile greatly in recalling the dramas and histories of the community.

WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence was educated at Potter Academy, Oxford, NC, Johnson C. Smith University, and at Temple University, where he was an excellent student at each institution.

WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence proudly served in the United States Army where he became a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne at Fort Bragg, NC, and he completed the difficult Special Forces training. In doing so, he was amongst the first African Americans to do so in those years, soon after President Truman’s integration of the armed services.

WHEREAS, he and his wife, Peggy, enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

WHEREAS, he and Peggy were instrumental in helping to plan the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Family Reunion which was held in Atlanta, GA, July, 2000.

 WHEREAS, Henry Lawrence was a regular participant at our Spaulding Family Reunions, where he has fondly become known as the “Spaulding Family Historian”. He has gladly shared his knowledge of Spaulding genealogy, and he often told interesting stories about “Spaulding Family Folklore”.

WHEREAS, he enjoyed a career as a sales entrepreneur and as an owner of a home remodeling business.

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and loved ones on this earth; we surrender him to our Almighty Heavenly Father because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest.

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and loved ones on this earth; we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives. We cannot replace our cousin, Henry Lawrence, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that he has shown to others throughout his life.

FINNALY, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us.



This the 20th day of March in the Year 2014

 


Respectfully submitted by,

Milton E. Campbell,
BESDA, Inc.National President






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Bernard Goins, Chairman

Carrie Thompson
Valerie Peacock
BESDA, Inc.
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Carolyn Moore Brewington


BOLTON -- Carolyn M. Brewington, 62, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. She was born inBridgeport, Conn., the daughter of the late Acie and Annie Laura Freeman Moore. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Brewington LaTorte; grandmother, Doxie Freeman; one sister, Virginia (Gennie) Simmons; and one brother, James Moore.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Peacock Funeral Home in Whiteville.Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church with Revs. Michael Jacobs and Kevin Strickland officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Bridgett Brewington and Michelle Graham, both of Lake Waccamaw; one brother, John (Buster ) Moore of Bolton; two sisters, Patricia Moore and Miranda Moore, both of Bolton; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.



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Luther Dally Webb


CLARKTON -- Luther Dally Webb, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at his residence. He was a cook at the peanut processing company.

Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Sandy Plain Missionary Baptist Church, Farmers Union Road with Revs. Dean Young and M.C. Herring officiating. Burial will be in Mitchellfield Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the Union Funeral Home Chapel in Whiteville and Thursday, Jan. 16 following the service at the church.
He is survived by one son, Larry Webb; three sisters, Annie Boyd, Sarah Lewis and Leona Howard; and one brother, James Webb.


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Eloise Delores Sanders


Eloise Delores Sanders, 85 departed this life on Thursday December 5, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Eloise was born in Thomasville Georgia and was a Douglass High School graduate. She was a proud stay at home wife and mother and ran a home base sewing business. She enjoyed cooking and making her classic 7up Pound Cake.

Eloise was predeceased by her Parents, Simeon Curtis and Annie Mae Spaulding, her husband Willie James Sanders Sr., A son Willie James Sanders Jr., five sisters, Rachel Ann Colman, Martha Collins , Mary Horne, Grace Spaulding, one Brother Curtis Spaulding.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories her children, Barbara L. Johnson of Nebraska, Alphonso Sanders, Michael C. Sanders and Rachel A. Sanders all of New Jersey. Four sisters, Ellen Spaulding, Beulah Bethea, Margaret Holton of New Jersey, Vinnie M. Feggans of Georgia, four brothers, Ellis Spaulding, Reginala Spaulding, Edward Spaulding, Elijah Spaulding all of Georgia, A sister-in-law, Ella MaeSanders, eight Grandchildren, N’Gai H. Scriven ( Kearson), Patrice M. Wright (Reggie), Stefanie Sanders, Mykele Sanders, Calvin Wasington, Akissa Sanders, Ruth Washington and Jamil Laramore. Two Great- Grandchildren, Nadirah Scriven, Isaiah J. Wright. Two friends of many years, Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald and Marie Bowen. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday December 13, at Galilee Baptist Church 440 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther KingJr., Blvd Trenton New Jersey, Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.



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Annette Spaulding


Annette R. Spaulding, loving wife of Romeo O. Spaulding, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013 while resting peacefully at her home in Capitol Heights, MD.  Annette was born August 13, 1939 to Douglas and Dora Richardson of Birmingham, Alabama, the fifth of eight children.  Annette began her Christian walk in life at an early age at Saint James AME Church, Birmingham, AL. She graduated from Western Olin High School and received her BA degree in Science and Biology from Miles College in Birmingham, AL. She came to Washington, DC in 1961 where she met the love of her life, Romeo Spaulding. They were married on January 23, 1962 in Rockville, MD. Her first work experience was with the US Postal Service in Washington D.C. from 1964-1968. She transferred to the District of Columbia Public School System and taught science (K-7.) She retired in June 1995 from Robert Brent Elementary School after 31 years of creditable government service.  During this time, she completed her post graduate work at Trinity University, DC Teachers College and the University of Missouri.
           
Her church membership in the Washington DC area includes New Bethel Baptist Church, Bethel Bible Church and currently Grace Brethren Church in Clinton, MD. She has served as a Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, fellowship committee member, and youth worker. She always found time to help any child with science projects both at the schools and in the community.

She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Romeo Spaulding; children Valerie S. Parker (Victor), Bowie, MD, Bernardine S. Evans (Gary), Washington, D.C., Vincent R. Spaulding (Dorothy), Birmingham, AL, Alva S. Canady, (Stephan), Laurel, MD,  Kevin R. Spaulding, Greenbelt, MD; and nine grandchildren, Vincente Parker, Victor Parker Jr., Vanessa Parker, Jasmine Canady, Graham Evans, Kayla Evans, Joshua Canady, Joslyn Canady and Nicholas Evans. She is also survived by her sister, Dolores Gilchrist and brother, Douglas Richardson (Vivian) of Birmingham, AL; her mother-in-law, Sarah Spaulding ,Whiteville, NC; brothers-in-law, Clark Arnold, Cephas Spaulding (Ann), Whiteville, NC,  Ralph Spaulding ,Tucson, AZ; and sisters-in-law Virginia Johnson , Washington, D.C, Vivian Gore, Sarah Carmichael, Lena (Ocie) Spaulding Whiteville, NC, Betty Spaulding , Capital Heights, MD; and special uncles and aunts, Clarence and Mary Spaulding and Willie and Evelyn Clark; special nieces Anita Horton, Rosalyn Pugh, and Anissa Pugh and special nephew Kenneth Pugh.  To these are added a host of other relatives, friends and neighbors.   She is preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Dora Richardson; her daughter, Karen R. Spaulding; and five sisters, Eloise Pugh, Rose White, Jean Fuller, Barbara Miller and Beverly Burch.   Her life was a demonstration of “The Way You Love.”


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"Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved sister on to her reward where she will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”           
                        


WHEREAS
, Annette Richardson Spaulding was the wife of over fifty years to Cousin Romeo O. Spaulding and a loving mother to Valerie, Bernardine, Vincent, Alva, Kevin, Karen (deceased), and a surrogate mother to Anita, Roslyn, Kenneth, and Anissa.

WHEREAS, her surviving siblings are Dolores and Douglas whom she loved dearly.

WHEREAS, she was a devoted grandmother who doted on her grandchildren: Vincente, Victor, Vanessa, Jasmine, Graham, Kayla, Joshua, Nicholas, Jocelyn, Maleka, Jahon, Talore, Aliana, Justice, and Saige.

WHEREAS, Annette had a rewarding and productive teaching career for 31 years in the District of Columbia Public School System, where she was an exemplary Science Resource Teacher, grades K thru 7.

WHEREAS, she was a long standing member of Bethel Bible and Grace Brethren Churches for over 30 years.  At these churches, she worked diligently in the nurseries and on the hospitality committees. She also taught Sunday School classes, tutored and provided encouragement and motivation for the youth.

WHEREAS, upon her retirement from the educational system, Annette still had a desire to help improve the lives of others. She and Cousin Romeo volunteered at the Food Bank operated by the Bradbury Boulevard Heights Civic Association, which is located at the John E. Howard Center, Capital Heights, Maryland.

 WHEREAS, still in retirement, she became a Certified Judge of Science Fairs which were held in the District of Columbia Metropolitan Area. Annette used her expertise in science to help youth in churches, the community, and at family reunions. She not only assisted her own children, but used her science knowledge to help children throughout the Metropolitan area.

WHEREAS, Annette and her husband, Cousin Romeo, were regular participants at our Spaulding Family Reunions. She supervised the youth and organized children’s activities at the 2008 Family Reunion held in Washington, DC. She also assisted in the children’s suites at several other Family Reunions.
WHEREAS, Annette’s motto that she lived by was, “How do you love?” Let us ponder that question.

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and loved ones on this earth; we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives. We cannot replace Annette Richardson Spaulding, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

FINNALY, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us.



This the 14th day of December in the Year 2013

 


Respectfully submitted by,

Milton E. Campbell,
BESDA, Inc.National President






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Bernard Goins, Chairman

Carrie Thompson
Valerie Peacock
BESDA, Inc.
Bereavement Resolutions Committee









Funeral Arrangements:


Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Place: Grace Brethren Church
          6501 Surratts Rd.
           Clinton, MD 20735
Greet the Family- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Funeral- 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Burial- Cedar Hill Cemetery
           4111 Pennsylvania Ave.
           Suitland, MD 20746


Repast after burial at Grace Brethren Church



[Updated: Monday, Dec 9, 2013 8:30 PM]




Delphia Burney

August 07, 1931 - November 01, 2013

CLARKTON, NC—Delphia C. Burney, 82, of 1023 Lisbon Road, Clarkton, NC, died Friday, November 1, at Poplar Heights in Elizabethtown, NC.

The funeral will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 9, at True Vine Holiness Church, 1503 Harrelson Road, Clarkton, NC.

Burial will be in the Mitchell Field Cemetery. Viewing will be at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville Friday from 12:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church Saturday one hour prior to and following the service.

Surviving are her husband, Ranzell Burney; daughter, Margo Stephens of Clarkton, NC; sister, Earlene Townsend of Clarkton, NC; and three grandchildren. Friends may visit the family at the home of Robert and Margo Stephens, 10160 Lisbon Road, Clarkton, NC.


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[Updated: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 7:30 PM]




Arona McDougald Parker


DURHAM — Arona McDougald Parker of Durham, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on July 20, 2013 at the Jefferson Manor in Louisville, Kentucky. Up until her brief battle with cancer she lived independently at Atria Springdale in Louisville, Kentucky, where her motto was to perform a good deed each day. She became an Atria Ambassador, a resident everyone loved and counted on for her unfailing good humor and her active participation in the life of her community.

She was born on May 14, 1924, the daughter of Richard Lewis McDougald, the President of the Mechanics and Farmer Bank, and Mattie Louise Moore. Her grandfather was Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore, a founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and her beloved grandmother was Sarah McCotta "Pom" Moore. Her loving stepmother and Nana to her children and nieces and nephews was Dorothy Everett McDougald who predeceased her. She was a graduate of Palmer Memorial Institute, North Carolina Central University, and Columbia University, where she received her Masters in Mathematics and Physics. In 1947 she married "Yip" Judson Garrett Parker and they had three children: Judson Garrett Parker Jr., Gwendolyn McDougald Parker, and Anthony Lewis Copeland-Parker.

A life long educator, she taught at NCC, Washington Jefferson Middle School, and Mt. Vernon High School. With her sister Virginia she helped create a church based pre-school enrichment program and she tutored aspiring college bound students in a weekend tutoring program. After 31 years of service as an educator, she retired as the Assistant Principal of Mt. Vernon High School. She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Mrs. Parker had an adventurous spirit and she traveled widely, from the Greek Isles, to Dubrovnik, to Zimbabwe. She visited dozens of Caribbean islands, loved sailing and house-boating with her sons from Maine to Kentucky, spent many a happy summer clamming with her sisters Virginia and Dorothy in Long Island, and wrangling her grandchildren on her many visits to Cape Cod. In her retirement she relished her role as the traveling grandmother, happiest at the home of one of her children where she would help the grands with their homework, travel to their soccer and lacrosse games, or take each grandchild on the cruises that became a rite of passage.

She is survived by her three children; nine grandchildren: Coleman Peters Parker, Aaron Lewis Copeland Parker, Katherine Peters Parker, Shawn Anthony Copeland Parker, Mariah Lillian Copeland Parker, Lena McDougald Parker-Duncan, Aduei Riak, Adut Ayuel, and Anna Nguyen; one great grandchild: Whitaker Embriano Parker; her brother, Douglas Woodson; her daughters in law, Helen Frame Peters, Joan West Duncan and Catherine E. Popp; her former daughter in law, Mattie Copeland-Parker; many loving nieces and nephews and cousins, cherished friends, and the young people she took into her heart who also called her Nana. Her beloved sisters, Virginia and Dorothy predeceased her and we are sure they are once more enjoying their much-loved afternoon coffee klatch.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational scholarship to be established in her memory and the memory of her sisters, in care of:

Garrett Parker
133 South Street
Needham, MA 02492.

Funeral service were held Friday, July 26, 2013 at noon at White Rock Baptist Church. Family visitation 11 to 12. Interment was at Beechwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor, 3137 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27707.

http://www.heraldsun.com/obituaries/x533459445/July-24-2013

[Updated: Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 11:00 PM]





Darius Ravi Graham

Darius Ravi Graham age 50, passed away Tuesday June 25, 2013. Darius, affectionately known as Darry, was born to the late Stedman Graham Sr. and the late Mary Jacobs Graham on December 19, 1962.

Darry graduated from Middle Township High and worked for Middle Township for 25 years. Darry was an active member of Bethel Commandment Church. He resided at teh Rio Grande Group home for twenty-two years under the supervision of Debbie Welch.

He loved to communicate and he loved people. He was dedicated to his job and was admired by all his co-workers. He received a certificate in recognition of 25 years of service to the Clean Communities Program as well as being an outstanding citizen of Middle Township.

Darry loved bodybuilding, bowling, fishing and won many first place medals in the Special Olympics for track and field. He was very active and loved to spend time with family and friends, including going to the boardwalk and eating at Mack's Pizza.

He leaves three siblings, Stedman S. Graham, James O. Graham and Anita Shelton, an uncle, Clyde Jacobs (Karen) of Philadelphia, two aunts, Delphia Skerrett of Philadelphia, and Mamie Jacobs, of North Carolina, five nieces, one nephew, a special cousin, Leslie Graham, and a host of relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by his brohter, Irvin Graham and his sister, Nakoma Graham-Crawford.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Christ Gospel Church, 2209 Rt. 9 South, Whitesboro, NJ 08252. Viewing began at 2 p.m. Interment took place in North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caring For Kids, PO Box 695, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Darius Ravi Graham

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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect

To Honor

Darius Ravi Graham


WHEREAS
, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved

Darius Ravi Graham

And called him to join the angels that adorn his Heaven, and              
                        

WHEREAS, our cousin Darius Ravi Graham is a sixth generation direct descendant of our ancestors, Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, beloved son of the late Mary Arrelia Jacobs and Stedman Worth Graham; cherished brother of Stedman Graham, James Graham and Anita Graham Shelton; and has been an inspiring and devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews, and

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin Darius has served his family and community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness through his work with the Middle Township Municipal Department for more than 20 years and the compassion and good will he embodied and extended to all he encountered in his beloved Whitesboro/Middle Township, New Jersey community; we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls, and

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender Cousin Darius, a shining example of the best among us to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives. We cannot replace our cousin, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that Cousin Darius has shown to others throughout his life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us.

This the 28th day of June in the Year 2013


Respectfully submitted by,

Vincent Spaulding,
BESDA National President

Luke Alexander,
BESDA Family Historian & Archivist




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Neil W. Campbell,
BESDA Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

Dr. Milton E. Campbell,
BEDSA Carolinas Regional Director







 

 

[Updated: Sunday, July 7, 2013 1:00 PM]





Howard Sultan Rasheed, Ph.D.

Howard Sultan Rasheed, Ph.D., made his transition on April 27, 2013. He was an extraordinary, kind and gentle man who found much joy in living, learning and teaching. Strong and true in his Islamic faith and using that as his guiding principle in life, he tried to positively impact the life of everyone he touched. He was a truly compassionate man, and so very generous with his spirit, his soul, and his time.

His meandering path began with his birth in Chicago on February 3, 1953, and eventually brought him to  Wilmington, where he made his transition. He was predeceased by his parents Howard Lawrence Lee and Kathleen Phillips, and brother Leonard John Lee, Sr. He was husband to Linda Upperman Smith, brother of Michael Phillips (Cleo) and Hattie Lee Williams (Samuel); father of Candace Harriman (Steve), Derick Rasheed (Yuko), Mikail Rasheed Ph.D., Hassan Rasheed Ph.D (Hanni), Robert L. Ross and Christopher M. Ross (Bridget); grandfather to Samira, Bryce, Jared, Deshon, Zakir, Zaid, Abdul Hakim, and Quinn. He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; a very special friend, Chris Baker; and a number of former students, mentees, friends and colleagues.

Howard began his education in the Chicago Public Schools and entered the University of Southern Illinois at the age of 16. He completed his undergraduate studies in business administration at the University of West Florida, where he also earned his MBA. He was awarded a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Global Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and taught at the University of West Florida and the University of South Florida. At the time of his death he was an associate professor of management in the UNC Wilmington Cameron School of Business where he taught Innovation, Business Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He was published on a wide range of topics.

Howard had a strong commitment to giving back and helping others. He accomplished this formally through the Tauheed Islamic Center, the Tampa Bay Men’s Club and 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and informally by simply supporting and mentoring anyone who would listen. On a trip to South Africa, Howard picked up a license plate holder which said “Each One Teach One” and that became his motto. He strongly believed that the world would be a better place if everyone helped just one person.

He worked tirelessly within several 100 Black Men chapters, first in Pensacola, then in Tampa and Triangle East (Raleigh/Durham), and helped found the Coastal North Carolina chapter in Wilmington. He then moved into national leadership positions, appointed as the Chair of the Leadership Development Institute Think Tank, a social policy group. He had been serving as vice chair for programs at the time of his passing. Through his local chapter he was mentoring students at Hoggard High School.

Howard wore a third hat as an entrepreneur. He founded the Institute for Innovation, developed Idea Accelerator, a group intelligence system and software for innovation and strategic transformation, and recently published a book entitled Innovation Strategy: 7 Steps to Creative Leadership and a Sustainable Business Model.

Howard constantly created extra hours to the day to make sure that, while he was switching among his 3 hats, he would still have time to spend time with Linda, his best friend and the love of his life, whom he adored. He found such joy in his life, laughing out loud as often as possible, and was a genuinely happy person. He played tennis several days a week and loved a good game of bid whist. He was dedicated to mastering new technologies and in his 50s learned how to operate complex machinery such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. He made time for everyone he met and filled his life with music, traveling, and writing. He deeply loved and honored his children and grandchildren and was so proud of all of them.

Howard completed what had been expected of him while on this earth. To honor his memory, we must forever respect what he has taught us: to help others, to continue to learn and grow, and to live each day to its fullest, filled with joy and laughter and love.



Final arrangements for Howard Rasheed

A private internment was scheduled for Tuesday, April 30th. A public celebration of Howard's life was held on Wednesday, May 1st, 12 noon, at the UNCW Burney Center, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28405.

In lieu of flowers you may send a gift to either the Dr. Howard S. Rasheed Scholarship Fund at the UNC Wilmington Cameron School of Business, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, N.C 28405 or the Tauheed Islamic Center Building Fund, 721 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

- Linda Upperman Smith

 

[Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 8:00 AM]





Velma Spaulding Haley

Whiteville, NC-- Velma Spaulding Haley , 84, of 4367 Tom Sessions Road , Whiteville, NC, died on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Bladen County Hospital.

Graveside services were held at the Mitchell Field Cemetery on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Clarkton, NC.

Surviving are daughters, Yvette Davis of Katy, TX, Eugenia Kaye Crossland and Taryn Haley of Whiteville, and Sonya Hall of Cary, NC; sister, Jackie Moore of Clarkton, NC; brothers, William Spaulding of California and Kenneth "Rooster" Spaulding of Whiteville.

A service of Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville, NC.





[Updated: Friday, May 3, 2013 8:00 AM]






Pazavor Spaulding Mitchell

CLARKTON, NC--Pazavor S. Mitchell, 93, of 4861 Elkton Road, Clarkton, NC, died Friday, March 29, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, at Rehobeth AME Zion Church, 475 Rehobeth Church Road, Clarkton, NC. Burial will be in the Mitchell Field Cemetery.

Viewing will be at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville Tuesday from 12:00 to 7:00 PM and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to and following the service. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Surviving is a daughter, Regina Mitchell of Louisville, KY.

For more info:

http://www.peoplesofwhiteville.com/new_view.php?id=2225589



[Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00 PM]





Torrance Keon Rhodes

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[Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:00 PM]





Remembering John Andrew and Juanita Boone Spaulding

John Andrew Spaulding Obituary



OBITUARY


 

John Andrew Spaulding completed this life’s journey on January 5, 2004.  The first born son of Andrew Martin and Hattie Moore Spaulding, his journey began over 90 years ago in Columbus County, North Carolina.

John received his early education at Farmers Union School in Clarkton, N.C..  He graduated from Hillside High School in Durham.  He continued his education at N.C. A&T State University in Greensboro, where he earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture; and subsequently received a M.S. degree from N.C. State University in Raleigh.

Following the completion of his education, he began a long and distinguished career where he never strayed far from his agricultural roots.  He first taught agriculture at Booker T. Washington High School in Clarkton.  He then served as Bladen County agricultural extension agent; then district agricultural extension agent for the state of N.C., stationed at N C A&T State University, Greensboro; and finally as district agricultural extension chairman for the Northwestern district of N.C., stationed at N.C. State University, for a total of 38 years of continuous service.

The love of God was an important ingredient in John’s life.  He professed his faith in the Lord and joined Rehobeth AME Zion Church in his home town at the tender age of 11.  Participation in the church was a significant portion of John’s life, no matter where he lived.  He served in various leadership and religious capacities throughout his exemplary life, which included the distinction of having taught Sunday school for over 50 years.  John also enjoyed varied service through the years as deacon, elder, member of the Men’s Council, Sunday School superintendent, Cub Scout troop leader, and member of the Synod of the Piedmont Presbyterian Churches to highlight a few roles.

A part of his full and productive life also included civic and community work.  John was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and a charter member of the Greensboro Alumni Chapter    where he served as treasurer for over 30 years.  He was a member of the Executive Board and Political Action Committee of the NAACP; executive board member for Hospice in Greensboro and later the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington; Democratic Party chairman of Precinct 6 in Greensboro; member and founder of his Neighborhood Watch Program in Greensboro; and member of the Greensboro Planning & Community Development Board.  Awards and recognition came abundantly as a result of his efforts, including more notably the Senior Citizen of the Year Award for Greensboro in 1985, the United Negro College Fund Award in 1997 in Whiteville, and the Older Adult Ministries Award for the Outstanding Older Adult in 2001, for the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.  At the 2002 Spaulding family reunion, which was held in Durham, John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding leadership and illustrious family service, which has since been named the “John Spaulding Lifetime Achievement Award” for future recipients.

Perseverance was a strong trait of John’s that came in handy when he spent approximately 12 years, following his retirement, conducting genealogy research into the history and roots of the Spaulding family.  He traveled thousands of miles, spent a lot of his own money, collected information, and interviewed approximately 86 family members.  He collaborated with his cousin, Dr. Louis Mitchell, and they co-authored a book in 1989 entitled “A Story of the Descendants of Benjamin Spaulding (1773-1862)” .

John met and married Juanita Boone in 1938.  To this union, four children were born: Vincent, Virgil, Valarie, and Vernon.  John and “Neet” were happily married for over 49 years.  They enjoyed the love of their children and grandchildren; spending time and socializing with their many friends; gardening; playing cards; working together in the church; and traveling extensively, both domestically and overseas, after their retirement.  He was widowed by the death of Juanita in 1987.  John later returned to his Columbus County roots and married a longtime family friend, Arthalia Bennett in 1991.  John and Arthalia enjoyed almost 10 years of married life together, where he became actively involved in Arthalia’s business, Peoples Funeral Home in Whiteville, N.C. and served as the Public Relations Director.  Arthalia pre-deceased him in 2000.

In addition to his children, John is survived by daughters-in-law Paula Spaulding and Diana Spaulding; son-in-law Ted Little; grandchildren, Scott Spaulding, Marti Spaulding, Tara Turner (Curtis), Darren Spaulding (Tish), Marcus Hughes, Nikolas Spaulding (Kyha), Jarrody Spaulding,  Candace Spaulding Ragins, Ivan Pendleton; and great grand-daughter Chandler Devon Spaulding.  He also leaves to mourn his loss a sister, Thelma Harmon (Tasker), two aunts Cecil Spaulding and Eleanor Spaulding, and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. 

   



Juanita Boone Spaulding Obituary



OBITUARY

"To Live forever in the hearts of family and friends is to never die."

MRS. JUANITA BOONE SPAULDING, daughter of the late John and Dora Boone was born on September 19, 1913 in Whiteville, North Carolina. Her earthly pilgrimage came to a close on Wednesday evening, November 25, at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

A product of the Redstone Academy (A Presbyterian Preparatory School) in Lumberton, North Carolina, she attened Fayetteville State Normal School, received the B.S. degree from Winston-Salem State University, and the M.S. degree from North Carolina A&T State University. She did further study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She began her career as a public school teacher in Columbus County, North Carolina, and later taught in Bladen County. Her family moved to Greensboro in 1944, and she began teaching before retiring in 1975. She was very active in the educational professional organizations, having served as president of the Classroom Teachers Association of the Greensboro Unit of the North Carolina Teachers Association (NCTA). The NCTA was the predecessor organization to the NCAE for Negro educators. Because of her many fine attributes as a teacher, she was named Ben L. Smith Teacher of the Year in Greensboro in 1969.

She was active in a number of civic, social, professional and religious organizations. In the community, she was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, NAACP, YWCP, American Association of University Women, the Kappa Silhouettes, and the Azalea Garden Club, which she founded.

At St. James Presbyterian Church, she was an elder, former deacon, former superintendent of the Sunday church school, Bible school teacher, kindergarten teacher in the Sunday church school for more than 40 years, cub scout leader, member of the Lucy Laney Missionary Circle, found of the Essie B. Meares Circle, and the former leader of Girl School Troup Number 17. She was honored on July 5, 1980 by 26 of her former scouts with a banquet and roast held at Holiday Inn Four Seasons. The theme for the occasion was, "Mrs. Spaulding: A Light in Our Lives."

She also served as Presbyterial President for Yadkin Presbytery and Synodical President in the Catawba Synod of the former United Presbyterian Church.


Surviving are her husband, John A. Spaulding of the home; daughter, Mrs. Valarie S. Grier of Greensboro; three sons, Vincent M. Spaulding of Washington, D.C., Virgil A. and Vernon L. Spaulding of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; three nieces; one nephew; a host of other relatives and friends.

Her Spirit Lives On

Her physical presence has left us, but
her spirit lives on.

Her spirit lives in the hearts of all
of us who have known her and have been
touched and influenced by her.

What we loved most about her was her
special attitude toward life, her conern
for others, her courage, and her positive
outlook on life.

What we loved about her, we would have
loved no matter what the body looked like
that carried her soul and conveyed her
sense of happiness, fairplay, and pride.

Weep not, for her spirit still lives on
within us and in everything that we do.

She accomplished the mission of life that
God delegated to her.

He has called her now to come home and be
by His side. Her departure was peaceful.

We will miss her, but we were fortunate to
have had her as long as we did.

She is resting now. Her job has been well done.

by Vincet Spaulding





[Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00 PM]





Howard H. Rainey, Jr.

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Howard H. Rainey, Jr. passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Saundra Rainey (Sweetpea Spaulding), two sons and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on February 19, 2013, at O. H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, family is requesting that donations be made to:
Foundation for Faith Church Building Fund,
P.O. Box 9191, Hampton, VA 23670.

You may send expressions of sympathy to
Saundra S. Rainey
598 King Court
Smithfield, VA 23430






[Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2013 8:00 AM]





George Oneal Spaulding

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[Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:45 PM]





Willie Elmer Moore Sr.

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[Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:45 AM]





Malika Sojourner Alcinder

Malika Sojourner Alcinder
With profound sorrow, the Spaulding Family announce the passing of Cousin Malika Sojourner Alcinder (formerly Barbara Breazil) on October 2, 2012.

Viewing:
October 10, 2012, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service:
October 10, 2012, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

The Church of Gethsemane
1012 8th Ave (Between 10th & 11th Streets Parkslope)
Brooklyn, NY

Condolences may be sent to:

Family of Malika Alcinder
c/o Brian Flowers
461 Atkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
1.917-200-2644



[Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:00 PM]





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[Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012 6:00 PM]





Thelma Spaulding Harmon



Thelma Spaulding Harmon, daughter of the late Andrew Martin Spaulding and Hattie Jane Moore Spaulding, was born January 14, 1923 in Columbus County, North Carolina, and departed the life on August 5, 2012 at Premier Living in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.
She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School of Cosmetology in Durham, North Carolina. She did further study at Winston-Salem Teachers College.

Thelma was the owner operator of Thelma's Beauty Salon in Clarkton, North Carolina for nine years. She relocated to Yonkers, New York and was employed by Revlon Health Care for twenty-five years. After retirement from Revlon, she returned to Columbus County and became very active in religious, civic, and social organizations. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church of Clarkton, North Carolina, serving on many church committees as needed. She was a member of Owlettes Club, a cabinet member of the Tri-County Campaign Committee of the United Negro College Fund, Inc., and a former member of the Parmi Nous Matrons Club, in which she served as president. She received the Columbus County UNCF Distinguished Service Award in 2002.

Thelma was married to Gaston Staten. This union produced two children - Derrick and Lugretta. After their divorce, she married Tasker Harmon, who also preceded her in death.

Survivors include, son, Derrick R. Staten (Joyce) of Lumberton, North Carolina; daughter, Lugretta M. Staten, of Novato, California; grandson, Derrick R. Staten, Jr. of Lumberton, North Carolina; granddaughter, Tara M. Staten of Charlotte, North Carolina; great-grandson, Derrick Paul Staten of Houston, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.



Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Mrs. Thelma Spauldibg Harmon

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Resolution of Sorrow and Respect

To Honor

Mrs. Thelma Spaulding Harmon

“Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved sister on to her reward where she will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”

WHEREAS, our Cousin Thelma Spaulding Harmon is a direct descendant of our Ancestors Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, of Columbus County, North Carolina and the daughter of the late Andrew Martin Spaulding and Hattie Jane Moore Spaulding.

                                      

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin Thelma was a regular attendee of our bi-annual family reunions and enjoyed the activities and the time she spent with family members during the reunions.

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin has served her family and community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls,

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace Cousin Thelma Spaulding Harmon, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

 

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us

 

This the 11th day of August in the Year 2012


Respectfully submitted by,

Bernard Newell Goins,
BESDA National Vice-President
Bernard Spaulding,
Southern California Region Director






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Milton Campbell,

North Carolina Region Director










[Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:30 PM]




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[Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012 10:30 PM]





Amelia Blanks Campbell


Amelia Blanks Campbell, age 96 of the Farmers Union community died Friday, July 27, 2012 at Premier Living in Lake Waccamaw. Final rites will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday at Rehobeth AME Zion Church in Farmers Union with Reverend Dr. A.B. Coley, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Mitchell Field Cemetery, Clarkton.

She was the widow of Henry Lewis Campell and the daughter of the late Edward and Avery Spaulding Blanks. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings, Eunice B. White, Lena Mae Blanks Spaulding, Fannie Blanks Logan, Wesley Blanks, Howard Blanks, Lewis Blanks, Edward Blanks, and Joe Blanks.

She is survived by a son, Henry E. “June” Campbell of Lake Waccamaw; four daughters, Cora C. Howell of Bladenboro, Lucille C. Radcliffe of Baltimore, MD, Mary “May” C. Vereen of Chadbourn, and Deborah C. Hazel of the home; a sister, Emmaline B. Hopkins of Batimore, MD.; a brother, Byde Blanks of Lumberton; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. (one hour prior) Tuesday at Rehobeth AME Zion Church, 475 Rehobeth Church Road, Clarkton, NC.

[Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012 7:00 PM]


Carolyn L. Hobson

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Carolyn L. Hobson passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012. She is survived by one son, Corey; three brothers, Irving (Joyce), Bill (Wendy), Akwasi (Janell); three sisters, Virgil, Linda (Isadore), Jeanne and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1615 3rd Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m.

Interment Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. in Little Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Powhatan, VA. Services provided by J. K. Johnson Funeral Home, P.A., Temple Hills, MD.




Carolyn L. Hobson
Tribute


On behalf of the members of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Association (BESDA), Inc, National Board of Directors, the members of the DC Metro Region of BESDA, Inc., and family members Carrie Phifer Thompson and Helena Sammons- Slade who prepared the “Family Resolution of Sorrow and Respect”, I would like to extend our heartfelt sadness at the passing of our beloved cousin, family member, and friend, Carolyn L. Hobson.  Carolyn was a dedicated and hard worker for our family, which she loved very much.  Looking back over the past 24 years of family activities and initiatives, Carolyn was always in the forefront in moving the business of the family along and used her God given talents as a graphic artist to capture the essence of who we are as a family in her artwork.  Her artistic talents were utilized by serving as the official family artist for the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association from 1988 until 2009 when she was not able to continue due to failing health.  Her most profound contributions to the history and legacy of our family include:

  • Creating the family crest, which can be seen on this tribute and on booklets, tee shirts, and family stationary.  She also created a myriad of beautiful art work displayed on family souvenirs and professional publications, some of which is still on display today.

  • Creating the artwork on display for the family website and facilitating the contract and development of the family’s first website, posted nationally during 2001.

  • Creating the large banners used at family banquets, the permanent signs for the registration desk, the Ancestral National Memorial Display at the 2008 Washington, DC Reunion, and using her artwork for various family ads and announcements.

  • Preparing standard operating procedures for the use and display of the family crest and family artwork.

  • During the 2010 family reunion Carolyn received the BESDA Family Spirit Award for volunteering her talents to the family for the betterment of the family organization.

Even though Carolyn’s time with us has been shortened, her work in support of our family needs and interest will live on.  Beautiful memories of her will remain with all of us who had the good fortune to have known, worked or interfaced with her.  In closing, may her son Corey, the “pride of her life”, her siblings and immediate family members, and all of us in her extended family, find comfort in the many special remembrances of the one we love so much.         

                                                                                    Sincerely,                                                                                                                       Vincent M. Spaulding
  National President/COO
  BESDA, Inc/vspauld78@gmail.



Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
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“Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved sister on her reward where she will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”


WHEREAS
, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved

Cousin, Carolyn L. Hobson

                                      

WHEREAS, our Cousin Carolyn L. Hobson is a  sixth generation direct descendant of our ancestors, Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, the daughter of Spencer and Mariana Freeman Saunders Hobson, and the youngest sister of Irving, Bill, Akwasi, Virgil, Linda and Jeanne.

WHEREAS, she was always willing and ready to talk about the “pride of her life”, her only child, Corey, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

WHEREAS, Carolyn had a productive and rewarding career as a graphic artist at Corporate Visions, Washington, DC.

WHEREAS, she was a long standing member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Washington, DC, where she organized and headed the Cancer Ministry.

WHEREAS, her artistic talents were displayed by serving as the official Family Artist for the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association from 1988 thru 2008; at which time, she created the family crest, which can be seen on booklets, tee shirts, and family stationery; as well, she created a multitude of beautiful art work that is still displayed today.

WHEREAS, she received the 2010 BESDA Family Spirit Award which recognized her service to the family thru volunteering and using her gifts and talents for the betterment of the family organization.

WHEREAS, Carolyn worked tirelessly in her capacity as Family Artist to create large wall banners used at family banquets, permanent signs for registration desk, art work used in Spaulding Family website, and the Ancestral National Memorial Display at the 2008 Washington, DC Reunion.

WHEREAS, upon her early retirement from Corporate Visions in 2009, due to failing health, she held fast to her faith in God, and in Him she found peace. She maintained a positive attitude and always enjoyed visits from family and friends.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives. We cannot replace Cousin Carolyn L. Hobson, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

FINNALY, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us.

This the 27th day of April in the Year 2012


Respectfully submitted by,

Vincent Spaulding,
BESDA National President




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Naomi C. Campbell

Naomi C. Campbell, age 87 of Clarkton died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation in Whiteville. 

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday at Pierce’s Chapel AME Zion Church, Clarkton with Reverend Gregory Spaulding and Reverend Harris Branch officiating. Interment will follow in Mitchell Field Cemetery, Clarkton. 

She was the widow of Pleasant M. Campbell, Sr. and the daughter of the late Roland and Mattie Spaulding Campbell. She was preceded in death by three sons, Pleasant M. Campbell, Jr., Nathan Fred Campbell, and Levi Campbell. 

She is survived by three daughters, Lela N. Jacobs of Lake Waccamaw, Rosa C. Robinson of Clarkton, and Barbara Strong of Greensboro; three sons, James Felton Campbell of Council, Thurman Woodrow Campbell of Council, and Hubert Clifton Campbell of Lake Waccamaw; a sister, Lorraine Freeman of Clarkton; a brother, Roscoe Campbell of Clarkton 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

The family will receive friends 7-9 PM Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn. 

Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Cousin Naomi C. Campbell

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WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved

Cousin, Naomi C. Campbell
                                      
And called her to join the angels that adorn His Heaven, and

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of her family, friends and loved ones on this earth, we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because he has assured us that in His Arms there will be peaceful rest, and

WHEREAS, our beloved Cousin has served her family and community with dignity, love, respect and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls,

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and love ones on this earth, we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace our cousin, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us

This the 25th day of April in the Year 2012


Respectfully submitted by,

Vincent Spaulding,
BESDA National President




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[Saturday, April 25, 2012 10:30 AM]


 

Ruth Annette Spaulding Boyd

Mrs. Ruth Annette Spaulding Boyd
10-29-1926 - 03-19-2012

Member of White Rock since 04-08-1934.

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be held one half hour before Memorial Service at:

White Rock Baptist Church
3400 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Rev. Paul Anderson, Pastor of Fountain of Raleigh Church, will officiate.

Ruth Annette Spaulding Boyd is the:
· Daughter of Israel Roy Spaulding and Ruth Whitted

· Sister of Alex Spaulding

· Grand-Daughter of Benjamin McLean Spaulding and Margaret Susannah Moore (Daughter of Israel Moore)

· Great Grand-Daughter of Emmanuel Spaulding and Susannah (Susan) Gumby

· Great, Great Grand-Daughter of Benjamin Spaulding and Edith Delphi Jacobs

· Her Father’s (Israel Roy Spaulding) Seven Brothers and Three Sisters are:

o Wiley O. Spaulding

o Susannie L Spaulding

o Charles C. Spaulding (3rd President of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company)

o Alonza G. Spaulding

o Evander M. Spaulding

o Maude E. Spaulding

o Emmanuel Spaulding

o Aaron M. Spaulding

o Margaret (Maggie) L. Spaulding Kennedy, Jr.

o Garland Spaulding


[Saturday, March 25, 2012 11:30 AM]


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WOODROW W. JACOBS

Clarkton -- Woodrow W. Jacobs, 98, died Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center in Whiteville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the Brunswick-Waccamaw headquarters, 600 Pinelog Road, Whiteville, with Revs. Algernon McKenzie and Gregory Spaulding officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Field Cemetery, Clarkton. Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville is handling the arrangements. Viewing will be held from noon-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 and Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Viewing will also be held Friday, March 16 one hour prior to the service at the headquarters. There will be no viewing after the service. There will be a wake from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the funeral home chapel.

He is survived by two daughters, Anita Branch of Bladenboro and Philis Shipman of Virginia; and one sister, Isadora Lambright of Columbia, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.


[Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:30 PM]


Benjamin L SpauldingBENJAMIN LEE SPAULDING

With a strong faith and peaceful spirit, Benjamin Lee Spaulding departed this earthy life at Sunrise of Silver Spring, MD on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Ben was born on October 12, 1911 in Camden, South Carolina. As the only child of Benjamin T. and Laura Dobey Spaulding and received his early education at the Mather Academy, which was operated by the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was during these years that Ben acquired a love of learning and an appreciation for educational excellence.

Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Howard University in 1935. He excelled as a student and eagerly solidified his early commitment to serving others by joining the Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1931. In July, 2011, during the Fraternity's National Conclave in Washington, DC, Ben became the first Omega man in the organization's history to be awarded an 80 year membership pin. Ben enjoyed an illustrious career in the Federal Government, which spanned thirty-seven years. He retired as a claims examiner in the finance division of the General Services Administration (GSA) in 1973. He has been a member of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church for more than 60 years, where he served on the Board of Trustees and the church's Social Action Commission.

For many years, Ben served his community as President of the Petworth Neighborhood Association. For more than half a century he was privileged to share his remarkable life's journey with his late wife, Pauline Breckenridge Spaulding, who passed away in 1994. Ben is survived by a loving and supportive host of family and friends.

Services celebrating Ben's life and legacy will be held Monday, March 12, 2012, 11 a.m. at Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, 3505 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10 a.m.

Access for the disabled and off-street parking is available. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity or Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity or Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church.

Published in The Washington Post on March 9, 2012


 


[Friday, March 9, 2012 8:30 PM]


Maribel Josephine Spaulding Starling (1933-2011)
 

Maribel Josephien Spaulding StarlingHello Everyone,
My wonderful mother is at peace.  She passed away in her sleep last night after a day of being surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren.  Below is the information for her funeral arrangements. Please feel free to share this information.

Viewing:

Saturday, November 26, 2-5pm
Green Funeral Home
57 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810


Tuesday, November 29, 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Radzieta Funeral Home
9 Hand Avenue
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210


Final Viewing:
Wednesday, November 30, 10-11am
First Methodist Church
Main Street
Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Funeral Service:
Wednesday, November 30, 11am
First Methodist Church
Main Street
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210


In lieu of flowers, we will be accepting donations in her name:

Josephine Starling
Regional Hospice of Connecticut
405 Main Street
Danbury, Ct 06810
(203) 702-7400


Thank you for your well wishes, the texts,  emails, and phone calls. I am feeling the
love and will hopefully see you and or speak with you soon.

Love,

Angel Starling White

 


[Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 7:30 PM]


Zelma Irene Spaulding McPherson

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Cousin Zelma. She died on Friday, October 28, 2011. She is survived by a devoted son, Allen, and a host of friends and relatives.

Memorial services are to be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011, 12:30 p. m. to 2:30 p. m. at J. B. Jenkins Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Rd., Landover, MD


[Wednesday, Nov 3, 2011 8:30 PM]


Martha Williams Wheeler


Martha Williams Wheeler was born to the late Dr. Peter Hines Williams, Jr. and Geneva Merrick Williams on July 17, 1915, in Raleigh, NC. They were life-long residents of Lenoir Street. She transcended into eternal rest and took God's hand on Saturday morning October 22, 2011 at Rex Hospital. She was the younger of two children born to her proud parents. Her brother Peter "Pete" Williams and his wife, Rosalie, preceded her in death.
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[Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:30 PM]


Julius Henry Taylor

He had been a longtime head of Morgan State's physics department an an avid golfer


Dr. Julius Henry "Jute" Taylor, who was a physics professor at what is now Morgan State University for 37 years and also headed the department, died Aug. 27 of heart failure at his Windsor Hills home.

He was 97.

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[Friday, October 21, 2011 6:00 PM]



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Laura Horne

Dear Cousins,

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Laura Horne, Henry Horne's wife. Henry served with distinction on our board for quite some time and regularly traveled all the way from Michigan to attend our BESDA/BESDF board meetings for many years. Until illness prevented her from traveling, Laura was always with Henry. Laura was a joy to be around, and she always had something positive to say, no matter what the situation. She will be missed. Please keep Henry and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.

If you would like to send condolences to Henry, please do so at the following address:

30230 Trail Creek Drive
New Boston, MI 48164- 7803

Email address: hhornehsd@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 734-479-9564 (H)

Sincerely,
Vince


[Thursday, August 29, 2011 11:30 PM]



James Emmit Jacobs

 

Clarkton, NC--James Emmit Jacobs, 81, died August 6, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC. He was a veteran.

 

Final rites were held on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Pierce's Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial was in Mitchellfield Cemetery, Clarkton, NC.  Arrangements were handled by Union Funeral Home , Whiteville, NC.

 

Survivors include one son, James Jacobs; two brothers, Leon and Willie Jacobs; three sisters, Clara Campbell, Zella White, and Cecelia Cunningham.

                                              

 


[Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:20 PM]



With Sympathy

Junious and Edith (Spaulding) Combs


With regret, we wish to inform you that Junious and Edith (Spaulding) Combs passed away on August 5th and August 7, 2011. The wake will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011, from 5:30 to 8 pm, and the funerals will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011, at 10 am (viewing 9-9:45 am) at Grace Lutheran Church, 102-03 Springfield Blvd, Queens, NY 11429


[Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:00 PM]



Ethel Marie Stewart Foley

Ethel Marie Stewart Foley of Culver City, California, was born in Durham, NC to John Sylvester "Shag" Stewart and Otelia Janetta Spaulding on July 16, 1938 and transitioned to life Eternal August 2, 2011. 

She was dedicated to her family, friends and traveling the world.

Ethel Marie attended Durham Public Schools and was a member of the Hillside High School Class of 1956. 

She attended Howard University and graduated from Tennessee State University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

After graduation, Marie moved to Chicago, IL and was employed as a social worker for Cook County. 

In the mid 1960s, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she resided for the remainder of her life and became known simply as "Marie." 

She held employment positions with Northern Systems Company, Greater Los Angeles Urban Coalition and United Way of California before pursuing careers in real estate sales with Century-21 Beverlywood, Los Angeles and health care plan sales with United Health Care. 

Her spare time was devoted to sharing time with family and cruising with friends. 

She loved the fellowship of The Good Friends Social Club and working with the Homeowners Association at The Diplomat Condominium Complex where she resided. 

Blessed with a philanthropic spirit, Marie was generous with her time and treasures in support of many civic and charitable organizations.

Marie is survived by a sister, Janetta Stewart Steele (Charles) and brother, James A. Stewart (Frances), Durham; cousins, Wauna Dooms, Jr. (Ann) of Virginia Beach, Va., Delano Stewart (Carolyn) and Frank Stewart (Carol), Tampa, Fla.; nephews Sean Steele, Durham and Justin Stewart (Dulche), Lithia, Fla.; a host of relatives, friends and longtime partner, Michael Clanton. 

She was cared for by wonderful friends, to whom the family is truly thankful.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Marie's memory to the Triangle Community Foundation, 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220 Durham, NC 27701, or at www.trianglecf.org.

Remembrance Celebrations of Marie's life will be held at The Diplomat Condominiums, Culver City, Calif., August 7, 4 to 6 p.m. and at The Radisson Governor's Inn, Research Triangle Park, NC, August 14, 4 to 6 p.m. 

The Family deeply appreciates the out-pouring of love, prayers for strength and tender attention to our needs during this time of bereavement. Email condolences to fisherfp@msn.com.

Local arrangements by Fisher Funeral Parlor.

Original Story: The Herald-Sun 


[Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:20 AM]




Hurley Vasser Sr

Hurley Vasser, 55, of West Cape May went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Hurley spent his youth in West Cape May and graduated fromLower Cape May Regional High School where he was a star member of the track team. He lived in Newport NewsVirginia for twenty years before returning to his Cape Mayroots. He was predeceased by his mother, Flora and his father, Mayor John Vasser Jr.; his sister, Jean Ann as well as his brothers, Jimmy, Charles, and Dave. He leaves precious memories with his caring wife, Romona of Newport News, VA; his sons, Michael Dempsey and Hurley Jr.; his daughters, Khadijah and Malieka (and Alfonzo) Toney; his sister, Shirley Johnson; brothers, Michael, Bill, and John; along with two granddaughters, Desiree and Michah and one great-grandson, Brian Jr. and many nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (July 13th) at 11 am at Christ Gospel Church, 2209 Route 9 S., Whitesboro where friends will be received from 10 am to 11 am. (SPILKER F.H., Cape May) info and condolences:  www.spilkerfuneralhome.com


[Monday, July 18, 2011 12:30 PM]




Amy Bernice Campbell Irving

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[Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:35 PM]




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Dear Family Members,

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Freda Spaulding on Wednesday evening, March 30th, in Indio, California.  Freda was the wife of Bernard Spaulding, and together they co-hosted the 1994 family reunion in Los Angeles.  Freda and Bernard were regular participants at family reunions and you may remember Freda served as the Friday night Family Feud game show host at the 1998 reunion in Durham and as the auctioneer for one of the live auctions, among other things. 

Bernard and Freda didn't attend the 2010 reunion because they opted to take a cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We will miss Freda's outgoing, vivacious personality and her zest for living life to its fullest.  She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband, Bernard, and 4 children: Aaron, Kimberly, Greg, and Scott. 
 
Please keep the family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their wife and mother.  Expressions of sympathy and condolence may be sent to the family at the following address:

Mr. Bernard Spaulding
80567 Avenida Santa Isidora
Indio, California 92203-7500
 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
 
Sincerely,
Vince Spaulding, President, BESDA/BESDF        
Willard O. Campbell

Resolution of Sorrow and Respect to Honor
Mrs. Freda Spaulding

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Mrs. Freda Spaulding

WHEREAS, God in his infinite wisdom and mercy has taken from our midst our beloved

Freda Spaulding
                                      
And called her to join the angels that adorn His Heaven, and

WHEREAS, she was the wife of over fifty years to Bernard Spaulding and a mother to Aaron, Kimberly, Greg, and Scott,

WHEREAS, our beloved friend has served her family and community with dignity, love, respect, and unselfishness, we pray that the Divine Comforter will bring peace to our most inner souls,

WHEREAS, Freda and her husband, cousin Bernard, were regular participants at our family reunions and even served as chairpersons of our 1994 reunion held in Culver City, California. Her most memorable roles were serving as the Friday night Family Feud game show host at the 1998 reunion in Durham and as the auctioneer for one of the live auctions, which helped raised funds for the family scholarship fund,
           
WHEREAS, Freda, along with her husband, cousin Bernard, graciously accepted the role of co- chairpersons of the Southern California Region of the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Descendants Association and continued to involve and recruit many other family members to participate in their region’s activities,

WHEREAS, it has saddened the hearts of the Descendants of Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, friends, and loved ones on this earth, we surrender her to our Almighty Heavenly Father, because He has assured us that in His arms will be a peaceful rest,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace Freda Spaulding, but we will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion, and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us

This the 4th day of April in the Year 2011


Respectfully submitted by,

Vincent Spaulding,
BESDA National President




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Dallas and Shirley Smith
Southern Region Directors







Philadelphia, PA - Willard O. Campbell, 63, formerly of Farmers Union, NC, died on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Funeral Services:
Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Ford Memorial Temple
4031 Germantown Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Viewing: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Service: 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 2 PM
Rehobeth AME Zion Church
Clarkton, NC
Viewing: March 18, 2011, 3-7 PM at Union Funeral Home Chapel
Whiteville, NC

Saturday, March 19, 2011, one hour prior to service and following service
Burial : Mitchell field Cemetery, Clarkton, NC

Survivors include his wife, Merian George Campbell; three daughters, Danielle Campbell, Eisha Campbell, and Tiera Torrence Campbell; two brothers, John O. Freeman and Alphonso Campbell.; four sisters, Sadie Carter. LaVera Siler. Cecelia Williams, and Delores Todd.

[Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:24 PM]




Madyes C. Goins
 
Denver, Colorado – Madyes C. Goins 52, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, formerly of Clarkton, North Carolina.


Final rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at a graveside service in the Mitchell Field Cemetery, Mitchell Field Cemetery Road, Clarkton, North Carolina.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Etta Newell Goins, Clarkton, NC; daughter, Amoreshauda Goins, Hong Kong, and brothers, Bernard N. Goins, Clarkton, NC, Virgil Pigford, Memphis, TN, and Larry Webb of Ash, NC.

[Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:08 PM]



Mrs. Cora Newell Freeman, formerly of Lawnside NJ died onSunday, February 27, 2011 at The Simpson House, Philadelphia PA.

Cora was the daughter of the late George and Pearlie Boyd Newell, and was married to the late Sgt. Theodore R. Freeman. Cora had one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Freeman-Goodman, and son-in-law, Mr. David Goodman, of Philadelphia. She was known affectionately as "Nana" by her four grandchildren, Leon Goodman, Christopher Goodman, and Tabitha Goodman of Philadelphia and Samantha Goodman-Gardiner of Lawnside, NJ and as "Big Nana" by her two great-grandchildren, Robert E. Williams II and Samaya Williams. She was also the sister of Mrs. Etta Newell Goins, of Clarkton, NC.

Funeral Services will held at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at  10:00 AM, and the interment will be in the White Marsh Memorial Gardens.

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Mrs. Cora Estelle Newell Freeman

“Since it has pleased Almighty God to take our beloved sister on to her reward where she will join that great cloud of witnesses in the heavens”

WHEREAS, our Cousin Cora Newell Freeman is a fifth generation direct descendant of our Ancestors Benjamin and Edith Spaulding, of Columbus County, North Carolina and the daughter of the late George and Pearlie Boyd Newell and sister of Mrs. Etta Newell Goins and an outstanding member of our family.

WHEREAS
, she was the daughter of a Farmer and Housewife; she exemplified the family’s belief in the importance of education by attending Winston-Salem State University and returning to Columbus County and educating other family members and assisting her younger siblings in furthering their educations.

WHEREAS
, upon marrying Theodore Freeman and relocating to Philadelphia, she continued to educate young minds as well as raising her daughter, Lydia. Cousin Cora also saw the need to enhance her personal educational goals by pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Elementary Education.

WHEREAS
, the African-American community faced discrimination and inequality which caused the civil rights movement, Cousin Cora saw the need  to participate; by taking her daughter, Lydia with her when she took part in the “March on Washington” on August 28th, 1963, with over 250,000 people who also saw the need to change the status quo.

WHEREAS
, upon her retirement from the educational system, Cousin Cora still had a desire to help  improve the conditions of the educational system in Lawnside, New Jersey by campaigning and winning a seat on the local School Board. Not only did she play a vital role in the educational system of Lawnside, but also with the growth of the Borough. To honor the work that Cousin Cora did on behalf of the Borough of Lawnside, the mayor lowered the flag at the town hall to half-staff on Monday, February 11th, 2011 in her memory.

WHEREAS
, upon relinquishing her title as a community servant, Cousin Cora eventually took on the greatest career of her life being “Nana” to her four grandchildren: Leon, Christopher, Tabitha and Samantha and her 2 great grandchildren, Robert and Samaya and instilling in them the importance of family unity that has become the credo of the Descendants of the Benjamin and Edith Spaulding Family.  One of her greatest acts of kindness was the love and care she bestowed upon her husband, Theodore; sisters, Lessie Mae and Bennye “Louise” and brothers, George “Wendell” and John during their time of illness.

WHEREAS
, Cousin Cora embraced her son-in-law, David, as a son who thoroughly accepted the role,.  He always made sure that she was comfortable in her home and that her automobiles were safe to drive to church on Sunday mornings and weekly errands. She always looked forward to being visited by her daughter and her son-in-law who always put a smile on her face whenever he was in her presence.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
, that we embrace the family because all of us have a common bond that will connect us for the rest of your lives.  We cannot replace Cousin Cora Newell Freeman, but will continue to demonstrate the love, compassion and example of excellence that she has shown to others throughout her life.

Finally, BE IT RESOLVED
, that this resolution be tendered to the family and a copy kept in our family archives as a humble expression of our heartfelt sympathy and resignation to the Almighty Heavenly Father with the love, grace and mercy He has granted to us.

This the 5th day of March in the Year 2011


Respectfully submitted by,

Vincent Spaulding,
BESDA National President

Dallas and Shirley Smith
Souther Region Directors


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Neil Campbell
Mid-Atlantic Region Director

Milton Campbell
North Carolina Region Director






[Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11:15 PM]



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Mrs. Etta Beatrice Moore Spaulding, 79, of 211 Rico Road, Clarkton, NC, died Tuesday, January 18, at The Angel House in Whiteville.

She was the wife of the late George Franklin “Tagen” Spaulding.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, at Zion Tabernacle Church, 2565 Jenkins Road, Whiteville, by Reverend Gregory Spaulding.

Burial will be in the Mitchell Field Cemetery. Viewing will be at Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at which time the family will receive friends.

Viewing will be at the church Saturday one hour prior to the service, and there will be no viewing after the service.

Surviving are sons, Lynn D. Spaulding of Whiteville and Terry F. Spaulding of Clarkton, NC; daughters, Georgia E. Spaulding of Clarkton, NC and Carmel Spaulding of Angier, NC; brother, Bartie “Pete” Moore of Whiteville; sisters, Evangeline Braxton and Naomi Masei of Phoenix, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 206 Warrior Trail, Whiteville, NC 28472.

[Thursday, February 9, 2011 11:05 PM]



Slade McClain Campbell, 96, died on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Cedar Sinai Hospital.


Final rites will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Rehobeth AME Zion Church, 475 Rehobeth Church Rd., Clarkton with Rev. Dr. Arnold B. Coley Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchellfield Cemetery in Clarkton. Viewing will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 from 1-7 p.m. at Union Funeral Home Chapel of Whiteville, and on Friday, Feb. 11 one hour prior to the services and following the services.


Survivors include three sons, John Freeman of Whiteville, Willard and Alphonso Campbell, both of Philadephia, Pa.; four daughters, Sadie Carter, LaVera Siler and Cecelia Williams, all of Los Angeles, Calif., and Deloris Todd of Remus, Calif.

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Cousin Slade Campbell

February 11, 2011
 
On behalf of the members of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Association, Inc. (BESDA, Inc.), I would like to extend heartfelt condolences on the passing of our cousin, family member, and friend, Slade Campbell.  Cousin Slade was a much loved member of our family.  Looking back over the past years of family activities and initiatives, we are so pleased that he participated in our family oral history project.  Cousin Slade lived through a part of the dynamic history and legacy of our family and we are so proud and pleased that his story has been documented on video tape.
 
God has many ways of reminding us that the beautiful spirits who have touched our lives soar higher and farther than we would ever imagine, all the way to perfect peace and freedom with Him.  No one can take away the pain and loss you must feel, but hopefully you can take comfort in the knowledge that your loved one is at peace with God, and one day, you'll be together again.
 
Sincerely,
Vincent M. Spaulding, President
Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Association, Inc.


[Thursday, February 9, 2011 11:05 PM]



Myrtle Hargrove
passed away on December 31, 2010 at 10:00am. She was under care at Abington Memorial Hospital.

"Going Home Ceremony" Arrangements:

Grace Baptist Church of Germantown

25 West Johnson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144-1909
(215) 438-3215

Thusday, Januray 6, 2011
Viewing: 9:00am -11:00am
Celebration Ceremony: 11:00am-12:00pm




Fred B. Spaulding, Sr.


It is with profound sadness to announce the unexpected passing of Fred Spaulding, Sr of Forked River, NJ. Cousin Fred spent a happy Christmas surrounded by family, then passed away this Morning with his wife Edith and son Fred Jr. by his side. Please lift up his wife Edith, their Children, and Family in your prayers.

Please visit www.ryanfuneralhome.com or www.imortuary.com/funeral-homes for more information.

Funeral Arrangements:

Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals O'Connel Chapel
706 Atlantic City Boulevard (Rt 9)
Bayville, NJ 08721-2536
(732) 269-0300

Monday, Januray 3, 2011
Viewing: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Service: 11:00am
Burial: 1:30pm

Burial will be held at the New Jersey Veterans
Memorial Cemetary in Arneytown, NJ.


Obituary:

Fred B. Spualding, Sr, 72, of Forked River passed away at his home on Sunday December 26, 2010. Born in Cape May Court House, NJ, Fred lived in Summit, NJ prior to moving to Forked River, NJ in 1969. Fred served in the US Marine Corps during peacetime and received an honorable discharge. He was a self-employed carpenter for over 30 years prior to retiring. Fred is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Eulalia Spaulding, his brother Millard Spaulding and sister Marian Davis. Fred is survived by wife, Edith of 49 years, his sons Fred Jr (Cheryl) of Cape May Court House and Bart (Gladys) of East Stroudsburg, PA. Also two daughters Brook and Beth Spaulding of Forked River, NJ and siblings Angie Spaulding, Cora Clark, Delores Spaulding, Beverly Spaulding-Stevens and Larry Spaulding. As well as two grandsons Fred III and Andrew Spaulding and a granddaughter Rachael Bautista. Also several cousins, nieces and nephews.


Albert R. Spaulding  

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, Mr. Albert R. Spaulding, Colonel US Army Retired passed on to be with his beloved Virginia.

Mr. Spaulding had a long history of contributing his knowledge and expertise in the Washington Area. He first used his unique skills to procuring and administering contracts for the United States Congress, Federal Agencies, and private corporations. He served as chairman and CEO of a highly successful information technology firm, which he founded in 1982 with his wife Virginia H. Spaulding.

Despite the demands of his successful business career, Mr. Spaulding always took time to support local and national organizations that focused on improving the plight of other minorities and the underprivileged. He actively supports such organizations as the National Urban League and the NAACP.

In 1989, he established the ARS Computer Mentor Program. Under this program, ARS employees served as adult role models for at-risk school children in the Washington D.C. Area.

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1935, Mr. Spaulding is survived by his children; Michelle, Sheila (Duane) Alicia; wife, Diane Collier Spaulding; grandchildren; Courtney, Emory, Samantha and Speck 4 Albert Arzu; sister Irene McCargo; brother Bruce Spaulding and a host of family and friends who love him and will miss him dearly.

Service was held at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA on Monday, November 29 at 12 noon. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held on February 7, 2011 at Arlington National Cemetery.

View the Memorial Guest Book for Albert R. Spaulding

To include your own entry, please visit Albert R. Spaulding's Legacy Guest Book. The Guest Book will remain online until Dec. 25, 2010.


November 25, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

~ Gail Carter, Alexandria, Virginia


November 27, 2010

It is with sorrow that I write this short note. Mr. Spaulding was an intelligent, kind and compassionate man who also had a keen sense of humor. I see all of these wonderful qualities in his daughter Alicia, a close friend of mine. He will be terribly missed but lives on in the lives of his children, grandchildren and the many lives he touched over the years. Rest in peace and God bless to his devoted family members.

~ Jayne Hill, Arlington, Virginia


November 27, 2010

I was sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Mr. Spaulding was a kind man who loved his family and always put them first. May God give you the comfort and peace that you need during this time. Love, Kim Nickens Randle

~ Kimberly Nickens Randle, Alexandria, Virginia


November 27, 2010

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this period of great lost. Cousin Albert was an inspiration to many of us in the Spaulding family. He and his wife Virginia lived what they believed and many times reached into the family to bring cousins into the ARS business to learn first hand the message of entrepreneurship. We will miss him dearly.

Dallas and Shirley Smith, Peachtree City, Georgia


November 28, 2010

Cousin Al had keen intelligence, wisdom, and insight. His counseling and direction helped me through personal, family, and business challenges; I am a better person and businessman for it. Al said to deal with life "as it is" while striving to make it the way "you" want you it to be. Working for him was an honor. Al's impact will be missed indeed but lives on through everyone each touched.

~ Thurston Spaulding, Alexandria, Virginia


November 28, 2010

To Michelle, Sheila, Alicia, and the grandchildren, you're in my prayers during your time of sorrow. Please have warm thoughts in knowing just how much your father and grandfather meant to so many people. Mr. Spaulding provided great opportunities for me and many others who worked at ARS. I'll always treasure the fond memories of the 16 years that I worked for him.

~ Letitia Buchanan, Upper Marlboro, Maryland


December 11, 2010

Our sincere condolences to the family of my former neighbor and schoolmate. "Russ" lived across the street from us on Main Street in Whitesboro, and My brother Ron and I were with him the first time he went to the golf course to caddy. Al was a dear friend in our youth and I have always been proud of him. May he rest in peace.

~ Clifford and Barbara Saunders, Saunter, South Carolina





Marian Beatrice Davis
, 77, of Summit NJ, died on Oct. 30, 2010 in Overlook Hospital, Summit NJ. We are deeply saddened by the news of our dear cousin. Please keep the family in your prayers.

 

Arrangements are by the Judkins Colonial Home. Condolences can be submitted to www.judkinscolonialhome.com.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
Summit First Aid Squad,
P.O. Box 234,
Summit, N.J. 07902-0234.


Funeral Arrangements:

Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church
142 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901

Friday, November 5
Viewing: 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, November 6
Viewing: - 9:00 am - 10:00am
Service: 10:00am

Marian Beatrice Davis was born in Cape May Courthouse, N.J. Ms. Davis lived there before moving to Summit. She was an elementary school teacher at the Far Brook School in Short Hills, N.J. for 33 years. Ms. Davis was a member of the Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church for over 50 years and of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Surviving are her sons, Kevin A, Darrin B. (Sharon), Brian G. (Sonora), and Gregory M. Davis; brothers, Fred (Edith) and Larry Spaulding, and sisters, Cora Clark (Bill), Louella Jones, Angie, Delores (Henry), and Beverly (Tom) Spaulding, and a host of loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lonnie Davis, former police chief of Summit. Obiturary published in The Start Ledger on November 3. View it online here.



Leoria Phifer Moore, mother of Cousin Denise "Bit" Tyler passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. A service will be held in Philadelphia, PA. A second service and burial will be held in North Carolina. Please continue to keep Denise and the entire family in your prayers. 

Funeral Arrangements:

Tuesday, September 14
Viewing 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Service 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home
6653-75 Chew Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 438-6747
http://emmanueljohnson.com/
Contact: Cynthia Johnson-Reid
Thursday, September, 16
Viewing - 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm
Service - 1:00pm

Sandy Plain Baptist Church
Farmers Union Road
Clarkton, NC 28433

Union Funeral Home
Tom Sessions Road
Whiteville, NC 28472
(910) 647-0203
Contact: Laverne Baldwin



Mary Allean Mitchell Graham 
was born in the St. James community on Nov. 2, 1932; God chose to pick this rose Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 at home with her loved ones. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Elease Mitchell and beloved wife of Haynes Almond Graham.


Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at St. James Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. Michael Cummings and Rev.Graylen Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the St. James Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.


She is survived by one daughter and two sons, Josephine Graham Spaulding (Lynn) of Whiteville, Leslie Graham of Plainfield, N.J., and Haynes Graham Jr. (Meki) of Lake Waccamaw; three sisters, Lila Spaulding and Laura Webb, both of Lake Waccamaw, and Ruby Campbell of Southport; two brothers, Joseph Mitchell and Lewis Mitchell, both of
Lake Waccamaw; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


She was preceded in death by six siblings, Luticia M. Jacobs, Leroy Mitchell, Sarah Spaulding, Isabell Branch, Everette Mitchell, and Alice Freeman.



Mary Jacobs Graham
- On August 10, 2010 at 4:40 am at her residence in Whitesboro, answered her call from God. Daughter of the late Willie and Lois Jacobs, she was born in Clarkton, NC on August 21, 1924. Mary graduated from Farmers Union High School in Clarkton, NC. Married to Stedman Worth Graham in 1941, she moved from N.C. to Philadelphia, PA Mary and Stedman later moved to Whitesboro, NJ and raised seven
children. They were early pioneers and settlers of Whitesboro. Mary worked at Crest Haven Rehabilitation Center for 10 years as a Nurse. She spent the next 30 years working at the Woodbine Developmental Center as a Cottage Training Technician.

Mary was known by many as a faithful worker and leader. With an entrepreneurial gift for business, she leaves a legacy of selfless giving which includes family, friends and her community. Because of her southern upbringing and a love for cooking, there was always a hot meal and a warm smile for anyone who came by. She truly exemplified the art of giving back. Mary was instrumental in establishing the ARC along with Dr. Ulrich Laquer. They were both honored in 1969 for their grassroots work within the organization. She was also one of the original members of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. Mary was a member of St. Stephens Church and later attended Christ Gospel Love Center.

Mary was predeceased in death by her beloved husband, Stedman Worth Graham, son, Irvin Graham and daughter Nakoma Crawford. Mary leaves to cherish her memory: Four children, Stedman Graham Jr., Anita Shelton, James Graham, and Darius Graham; Six grandchildren, Lois Saunders, Wanda Graham (deceased), Julius Graham, MaryKathy Graham, Wendy Graham, Courtney Shelton and six great grandchildren; Four brothers, Willie Bunn Jacobs (deceased), Clyde Jacobs, Anthony Jacobs (deceased), Bruce Jacobs (deceased); Six sisters, Arniece Peacock (deceased), Louise Jacobs (deceased), Mattie Campbell (deceased), Delphia Skerett, and Mamie Jacobs; other survivors include nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.



Etta Washington
of Whitesboro, NJ, passed away in June, 2010


James Mitchell
- July, 2010, resided in the Farmers Union community. James is the son of Jervey Mitchell. His wife's name is Roberta.


Lemuel Campbell
of Clarkton NC died June 22nd, 2010. Lemeul was 87 yrs old. He was the last of the sons living of the late grandpa Isreal Campbell & grandma Annie Lula Jacobs Campbell.


Margaret Lewis-Moore
departed this earthly life on Saturday, February 6, 2010. Born on November 13, 1954, Margaret was the daugther of the late Downey Woodrow and Marths Jane Lewis. She was one of seven children (one of whom died in infancy). A long time educator with the Robeson County School System and other local education sytems. In addition, to teaching throught out the years she was on the Bladen County Board of Education and was a Bladen County Commissioner. Margaret is survived by her husband, Travis Marion (Cotton Tail) Moore.; three sons, Patrick Lewis (Gail) of Lumberston, NC and Marc and Micah Moore of the home; and a host of ralatives, friends and professional acquaintances who live in all parts of the county

Margaret Goodwin passed on Jan. 23, 2010, at the age of 91.

Mrs. Bennye Newel Davis, went home to be with the Lord in January, 2010. "Aunt Louise"--known by all her nieces and nephews, is the mother of Mrs. Sadie Davis-Graham and Mrs. Karen Y. Davis.

Ozie Faison, Sr.; July 2009

Jatha W. Freeman, Clarkton, N.C. died on June 30, 2009


Mrs. Doris M. Moore, Hallsboro, NC, June 16, 2009

Earl Freeman's (Liston Freeman's son) wife Thelma Freeman died, June, 2009

Arthur F. Slade Sr., May, 2009. He is the father of Lisa Slade-Towns and Arthur F. Slade, II.( Lisa and Art, II are children of Helena Sammons-Slade.)

Pastor Galbraith, lost his beloved daughter Janel, who passed 4-16-09.

Margie Spaulding Jones, passed away on, 4-8-09, She was 89 years of age.

Rev. Andrew McLean Spaulding, died March 2009. He was in Nashville where his Son, Henry Moses was taking care of him. He was 95 years old.

Mr. Aquilla Eugene Moore, March 06, 2009, Clarkton, NC

Tasker Harmon, Clarkton, NC, died February 18, 2009. Tasker was the husband of Thelma Spaulding Harmon.

Mrs. Otelia Spaulding McAdams died Friday, February 27, 2009 in Fayetteville, NC. She was daughter of the late Daniel Aaron and Loutishia Newell Spaulding.

Adeline Reynolds Spaulding
, December , 2008, Durham, N.C.

Cousin Slade Campbell,Jr., age 65, Los Angeles, California passed on December 17, 2008.

Sylesteen "Top" Webb, 62, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 . She was born Feb.. 4, 1946 the daughter of the late Wiley and Mary Ellen Moore.

Harold Batiste, Sr., husband of Faye Moore Batiste and father of Harold "Tank" Batiste, Jr.

Brother Luke Alexander, September, 08, Husband of Elizabeth Spaulding Alexander, Son Luke "Spike" Alexander.


Althea S. Jackson, passed on August 6, 2008.

Rev. Ronald B. Campbell January 27, 2008

Our sincere condolences are sent to Eric Spaulding and his family regarding the passing of his stepfather, Fuller Campbell.

Earnest Mitchell , Husband of Cousin Burnetta Moore Mitchell.and Parents of Lloyd Mitchell.

Llanda Campbell Jones, November, 2007, Clarkton, NC

Mrs. Mary Moore Williams
, 70, November 13, 2007, Whiteville, NC

Mrs Laura Smith, Bolton, NC. September, 2007

Mrs. Donna Riddick Rosser, Philadelphia, PA. September, 2007

Slater Spaulding, Canton, Ohio August, 2007.

Nakoma Graham Crawford, Whitesboro, NJ. August, 2007

Mrs. Etta E. Hardy, June 13th, 2007

Aunt Cecil from Durham, NC; May, 2007

William J. Kennedy, III; May, 2007Isabella Spaulding passed on April 19, 2007, She was 92 years of age.

Mrs. Cecil B. Spaulding of Clarkton, N.C. passed away on April 11, 2007. She was 97 years old.

Mrs. Anges Campbell, went home to be with the Lord on Feb.. 22nd, 2007

Sydney Brown, Philadelphia, PA; January, 2007

Elna B. Spaulding, Durham, NC; January 7, 2007

BeBe Moore Campbell, November 27, 2006

Addie Blanks Haggens, Fayetteville, NC; November, 2006

Reverend Doctor Oscar Mack Blanks, Jr. August 9, 2006

The Honorable Benjamin Spaulding,
Jr.; May 21, 2006, Atlanta, GA

William McClain Moore, March 31, 2006, Philadelphia, PA

Margaret E. Phifer, March 21, 2006, Clarkton, NC.

Shalonda Yvonne Peacock Smith, February 11, 2006, Clarkton, NC

Florence Spaulding Gooden, January 9, 2006, Clarkton, NC

Beulah Spaulding Hargrave, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2005

Rev. Jaygul Pigford, Lake Waccamaw, NC; Nov. 14, 2005

Sandra Blanks Freeman, Clarkston, NC ;Nov. 12, 2005

Katie Spaulding Monore, April, 2005, Clarkton, NC

Ronald Solomon, April, 2005, Clarkton, NC

Ila Jean Pigford Webb, March, 2005 Clarkton, NC

Howard Spaulding, March, 2005, Lynchburg, VA

John Henry "John Barrel" Spaulding
, Farmers Union, NC, July 26th,
2004

Annette Solomon, Charlotte, NC, May, 2004

Ronald Dowdy, Fayetteville, NC, June, 2004

Rachel Moore Taylor, Wallingford, CT, June 26th, 2004

Bernard K. Goins, Clarkton, NC, February, 2004

John A. Spaulding, Greensboro, N.C.; Jan. 5th, 2004, co-author of "A Story Of The Descendants of Benjamin Spaulding (1773 - 1862) with Genealogy."

Ella Spaulding,Atlanta,Ga.; December, 2003

Gladys Moore Garr, Clarkton, NC; May, 2003

Joe Spaulding, Philadelphia, PA; July 4, 2003

Eddie Moore, Clarkton, NC; October, 2004

Fred Moore Spaulding, Chicago, IL; November, 2003

Hansel Liston Freeman, Clarkton, NC; November 3, 2003

Letcy A. Graham, Lake Waccamaw, NC; November 28, 2003

Lloyd Lesley Freeman, Clarkton, NC; December 12, 2003

Mattie Phifer Powell, Whiteville, NC; December 23, 2003

James Norman Moore, II, Fayetteville NC; January28, 2004

Catherine Moore Jacobs, Clarkton, NC; February 16, 2004

Gertie Mae Spaulding, New York City, Bronx; October 20th, 2003

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I hope someone can identify the two Welches Creek family's. 1880's-1900's. They were living on the John Richard Baldwin/Hampton farm. The Joshua Blanks family was living next door and could be the photo of the large family of 12. The first photo is of my Great Uncle Dr. Oscar Brent Baldwin (1877) son of Martha and Fran Baldwin (1838) of Welches Creek Township. I don't have a guess of who the other family is. Thanks!Shelda Baldwin Glover
I can be reached at:
Dr. Oscar Brent Baldwin
ucmad@yahoo.com

Photo #1 of Welches Creek family

Photo #2 of Welches Creek family

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