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I, I.E. Tillett, Jr., being of sound mind and memory but realizing the uncertainty of this my earthly existence hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
Item: It is my desire and wish that my executrix hereinafter named, shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives and pay all funeral expenses out the first monies coming into her hands from my estate.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved friend Elvaria Payne all my Real Estate Personal property of every description, and all money in any Bank or Banks, all bonds and any and all life insurance that may be due me at the time of my death.
Item: I hereby appoint my beloved friend Elvaria Payne my executrix to carry out the purpose and intention of this my last Will and Testament and it is my request that she shall not be required to give any bond, unless required by the State of North Carolina, for the performance of this obligations.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 30th day of March 1945.
/s/ Isaac E. Tillett, Jr. (Seal)
Subscribed to in our presence as his last Will and Testament, by I.E. Tillett, Jr. and by us in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses and in his presence at his request.
John M. Cudworth
State of North Carolina In The Superior Court
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Isaac E. Tillett, Jr., deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said county, by Elvaria Payne the executrix therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Isaac E. Tillett, Jr. is proved by the oath and examination of John M. Cudworth, R.H. Gray and Dora Hazen, the subscribing witness thereto, who being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself and saith, that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Isaac E. Tillett, Jr.; that the said Isaac E. Tillett, Jr., in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, which is now shown as aforesaid, and which bears date of the 30th day of March, 1945.
And This Deponent Further Saith, That the said Isaac E. Tillett, Jr. the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his last Will and Testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said Will, as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator. And this deponent further saith that at the same time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last Will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponents subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Isaac E. Tillett, Jr. was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a Will, and was not under any restraints, to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
John M. Cudworth
Severally sworn and subscribed, this 17th day of April, 1945, before me.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
North Carolina ss. In The Superior Court
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last Will and Testament of Isaac E. Tillett, Jr., deceased. Let said Will, together with the probate, be recorded and filed. This 17th day of April, 1945.
C.S. Meekins, Clerk Superior Court
Dare County Times - Friday, April 20, 1945; pg. 1
BACHELOR WILLS ALL TO HIS SWEETHEART - Isaac Eurby Tillett, Jr. Dies Suddenly at Wanchese; Was Preparing for Marriage
By his will Isaac Eurby Tillett, Jr. of Wanchese, leaves all his property to his sweetheart, Miss Elvari Payne of Wanchese. Mr. Tillett died suddenly at the home of D.B. Payne Saturday evening at the age of 58. He had been making his home at Wanchese for the past year. He had bought the old I.N. Davis home and was reconditioning it, and was to have married his old sweetheart, Miss Payne, whom he calls his "beloved friend" in his will. He was worth about $2,000. Mr. Tillett was a native of Nags Head, and had spent many years in New York where he was employed by the U.S. Engineer Department. He was a member of Kitty Hawk Methodist Church. He had never married. Funeral services were conducted at Wanchese by Rev. V.A. Lewis, Methodist pastor, and Rev. G.W. Crutchfield of Kitty Hawk. He was buried in the Davis Cemetery. His surviving relatives are his father and step-mother, Mr. & Mrs. I.E. Tillett, Sr. of Nags Head; six half-sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Harris of Kitty Hawk, Mrs. Cal Perry of Norfolk, Mrs. John Austin of Corolla, Mrs. Aurelia Leward [Lewark?] and Mrs. Esther Beacham of Washington, DC, Mrs. Mary Chapman of Smithfield, Va. Four half-brothers, John, Walter and Boone D. Tillett of New York and Herman Tillett of Norfolk.
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