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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LINKS TO OBITUARY PAGES
The largest of the Person County funeral homes is Brooks
and White Funeral Home (907 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC. 27573. Phone:
Yet another funeral home is Hester Whitted & Daye Funeral Home (, . Phone: 336-599-0104).
more local funeral home is Strickland
Funeral Home (1314 N Main St, Roxboro, NC 27573. Phone:
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, Zions 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:
From the TRC web page:
Obituaries in NCGenWeb Archives
|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|
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