Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church in Roper for Asa TARKENTON, well-known farmer of Washington County, who succumbed from the infirmities of age Wednesday afternoon after being in failing health for four months.
Burial took place in Zion’s Chapel Christian church cemetery. Rev. W.H. AMBROSE, of the Christian denomination. Mr. TARKENTON was 81 years of age and was the last of his family, leaving no brothers or sisters. His wife was the late Mrs. Ellen Ainsley BATEMAN.
Surviving are the following: one sister-in-law, Mrs. W.H. TARKENTON, Roper; nieces, Mrs. C.N. REYNOLDS, Mrs. D.A. HUDSON, Mrs. W.B. MASSENGALE, all of Roanoke Rapids; Mrs. Hugh McCabe, Norfolk; Mrs. Lula BARNES, Tarboro; Mrs. Nellie Oliver, Mrs. J.C. PHELPS, Mrs. John FURLAUGH, all of Roper.
Nephews: H.W. TARKENTON, Frank TARKENTON, Roper; L.D. TARKENTON, Manteo; U.W. TARKENTON, Belhaven; J.W. PHELPS, Tarboro; Clinton TARKENTON, Creswell; J.M. TARKENTON, Norfolk; H.W. TARKENTON, Elizabeth City. Active pall-bearers were relatives of the deceased.
Obituary originally published in the April 12, 1935 issue of the Roanoke Beacon. Also published in the Fall 1993 Washington County Genealogical Society Journal.