Monday, January 28, 2013

Sarah Emeline Parker obituary

Mar 12 1930
Mrs. Emeline Parker Hill, widow of the late J. P. Hill, Confederate veteran, died at her home in Burnsville township Wednesday of last week, aged 81 years, four months and five days. Mr. Hill died a number of years ago.
To them were born 11 children, seven of whom are living. They are W.H., J. W., E.I., and Rev M. D. Hill, of Union County; D. J. Hill, Mesdames H. F. Curlee and B. H. Edwards, of Burnsville township. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. George Brewer, and the following brothers: Messrs. Watt, W. H., M. T., Jimmie and J. A. Parker. Mrs Hill is survived also by 67 grandchildren and 71 great-grand-children. Mrs. Hill was loved by all who knew her, and was a consecrated Christian, having been a member of Rocky Mount Baptist church for 65 years.
The funeral was held in Rocky Mount Baptist church last Thursday morning at 11 o'clock by her pastor. Rev. T. E. Stanley, Rev. A. Marsh, of Marshville, and Rev. Tommie Melton, of Stanly county, in the presence of a large gathering. Interment was in the cemetery. The pall bearers were six of Mrs. Hill's grandsons, Harvie and Henry Curlee, Claude McSwain, Giff Edwards, Robert and Clifford Hill. Flower girls were eleven of her granddaughters, Misses Arvie, and Audie Edwards, Cora, Ruth, Blanche, Bessie, Myrtle, Kate, May, Mary and Virginia Hill.

S E Parker obituary appeared in the M & I Newspaper, Wadesboro, NC on Mar 12, 1930

Leonidas C. McSwain in The Hills of Rocky River:

"My father Claude McSwain said that there were two chairs placed half way between the cemetery and church. When the pall bearers reached the chairs, they sat the coffin in the two chairs one at the head and one at the foot, then the pall bearers changed sides to rest their arms, picking up the coffin they continued to the grave."

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