Miss Lucy Fowlkes Ussery - 1879-1961
Contributed by John Ussery
July 15, 2006
"Miss Lucy Fowlkes Ussery, nearly 82, died in Memorial Hospital Friday night. She suffered a
fall, probably from a partial stroke, at her home a mile northwest of Rockingham, on June 22, 1961,
and was hospitalized for nearly two weeks. She was returned to the hospital July 25th but had grown
Burial is in Eastside cemetery, in the plot where is buried her brother Ben C. Ussery who died
April 9, 1951. The funeral was held yesterday at 4 p.m. at the Watson-King Chapel. Miss Lucy Fowlkes
Ussery was born December 8, 1879, daughter of John Calvin and Catherine Covington Ussery. Catherine was
the daughter of John C. (known as "Big John") and Margaret Thomas Covington. Miss Lucy's grandparents
were William D. and Sarah Everett Ussery who had a house within a few feet to the rear of the present
Kay's store where he manufactured coffins (or caskets as they are now known). He bought part of lot #28
where Kay's store is on April 15, 1854, for $150 - 37 X 69 (and July 15, 1944, Mrs. Kay Whittemore bought
54 X 137 for $10,000).
There were ten children born to John and Catherine Ussery, and only one is now living. He is William
Thomas Ussery living in Laurinburg, and he born August 16, 1884. Living with Miss Lucy near Five Points
for the past several years is her sister-in-law, widow of Ben C. and she the former Pearl Huggins.
Miss Lucy was a most lovable lady, and many relatives and friends regret now her death"
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