Carawan Family Obituaries

This space is for you to post family obituaries for all Carawans, their spouses, children and descendants. Please be sure to give the full name of the person in the obituary; birth, death & marriage dates (if not given); and date and newspaper of obituary. Also, any other pertinent genealogical information about them, such as their descent from their early Carawan ancestor.

Mrs. Delilah (Carawan) Leary
(Jan. 29, 1880 ~ Sept. 12, 1956)

New Bern - Mrs. Delilah Carawan Leary, 76, of Hobucken died Wednesday in New Bern's St. Luke Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph S. Leary. Survivors include three daughters, Ola Leary of the home, Mrs. D. W. Cannon of Palatka, Fla., Mrs. Thomas E. Judd of New Bern; five sons, Lathiel Leary of Hobucken, Thomas Leary of Alliance, Joseph S. Leary of Washington, Leslie Leary of High Point, Elbert Leary of Saugs, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. Julius [Gerturde "Gertie"Carawan] Wynn of Goldsboro, Mrs. Harry [Effie Carawan] Guinn of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Ira Carawan of Hobucken and Daniel Carawan of Fentress, Va. Funeral services will be held in the Wardens Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Lowland, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Linwood Edwards will officiate, with interment in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Note: I do not have the name or date of the newspaper but the clipping was among loose papers in the Bible of my aunt Ora Carawan Spencer, now in the possession of her daughter, Rosetta Mayo of Greenville, NC. The Pamlico County Cemetery Book 2, page 140, shows she was born Jan. 29, 1880 and died Sept. 12, 1956. She was the daughter of Marcus Carawan and his second wife, Marietta Alcock. Mentioned in the above obit: Mrs. Julius Wynn was Gerturde "Gertie" Carawan and Mrs. Harry Guinn was Effie Carawan, both in the Marcus Carawan Family photo.  (Courtsey of Kitty Humphries)

Also See: Hyde County Obituaries

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