Where to find Person County Obituaries

Please feel free to contribute Obituaries to us by clicking onto the NCGenWeb link at the bottom of this page.

You may look for obituaries at several places on the Internet.


Local Newspaper - Courier-Times/Person County Life

The local newspaper for the Roxboro / Person County area formerly called the Courier-Times is now called "Person County Life", and as is the case with many newspapers nowadays, requires an online subscription for most content, however, current obituaries are still free. Check with the website, and click onto the "News" tab at the top of the page, then "Obituaries" from the scroll-down menu. 

Durham Newspaper - Herald-Sun

The newspaper in adjacent Durham, the Herald-Sun, publishes many Person County obituaries. This newspaper charges to post all obituaries, so all deaths do not result in an obituary; however, currently posted obituaries are free to view.

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Funeral Homes

The largest of the Person County funeral homes is Brooks and White Funeral Home (907 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC. 27573. Phone: 336-599-3171), a local business operating since 1914, which posts Obituaries on their website. This is the most useful source for finding current obituaries as this web site is updated frequently.

Another funeral home is Cunningham & Nelson Funeral Home (608 S. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573, Phone 336- 599-4075, email: Obituaries are posted HERE.

Yet another funeral home is Hester Whitted & Daye Funeral Home (603 S Main Street, Roxboro, NC 27573. Phone: 336-599-0104).

And one more local funeral home is Strickland Funeral Home (1314 N Main St, Roxboro, NC 27573. Phone: 336-599-2161).


Person County Message Board

See the instructions for viewing Obituaries posted on the Person County Rootsweb/Ancestry Message Board by visiting our Message Boards Page-Obituaries


Obituaries in Zion's Landmark

The Primitive Baptist Newsletter, Zion’s Landmark, which was published in Wilson, NC during the late 1800s and early 1900s is a source of much genealogical information. Obituaries that appeared in Zion's Landmark are available through the Tar River Collection Genealogical Society (TRC).

Reese Ferrell, a TRC member, has collected the obituaries and copies of the obituaries can be obtained from TRC.

An online alphabetical index of the people whose obituaries are contained in the collection is available on the TRC web pages. The index includes dob, dod, spouse, parents and date of publication where the information was originally published.

Contact information for the Tar River Connections - Genealogical Society:

Tar River Connections
PO Box 8764
Rocky Mount, NC 27804


From the TRC web page:
Preserving the history and genealogy of the North Carolina counties of Person, Vance, Granville, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt and Beaufort— Tar River Connections was formed in 1996 to work to "preserve the past for the future" in the northeastern North Carolina counties through which the Tar River flows. This area is known as the Tar River Basin.


Obituaries in NCGenWeb Archives
The following Obituaries can be viewed by clicking onto their names:


Charlie G. Allen-1956

Purthia Atkinson-1810
Sonny O. Ball- 2007 Lucy Holloway Beard-1956
Roy Wooden Bohanon Sr.-1994 Leroy Abb Carver-2011
Maria Garrett Daniel-1940 Robert Davis-1814
John H. Garrett-1940 John Gooch-1814
Annie Tilley Holloway-1951 Griffin Jones-1862
William Kitchen Jr.- 1905 W. T. Long-1928
Kenneth Raynor Mangum-1946 Judith S. McNeill-1816
Dr. James P. Miller-1813 _ianna Paine -1806 (relict of John Paine)
Joseph P. Peed-1914 Walter Clark Pixley-1970
Callie Vaughn Roberts-1951 Sue Temesia Norwood Satterfield-1906
Mahala B. Smith-1860 John Thomas Tilley-1946
Lora Wood Tilley-1956 William R. Tilley-1940
Emma Wrenn-1951  

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