Copy of original OBITS found at Heritage Place, Lenoir County Community College, Kinston, North Carolina - Vertical File CROOM #04543-103948-2
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These copies are found together on a page from the Hyatt Collection. There is no indication of papers and in some cases dates, but all are prior to 1950.
WILLIAM L. CROOM
Some of the original copy was cut off on one side - Notation written in 1944 - Kinston -
Word has been received of the funeral last Thursday at Indianapolis, Ind. of William L. Croom, 82, a native of Lenoir County.
Mr. Croom was a son of the late Christiana Rhem and Lott Croom of Sandy Bottom and he left North Carolina to make his home in Indianapolis in 1892. He returned for only one visit and that was in December 1918.
Surviving are a daughter Lottie Croom; a son Edwin Ray Croom; one sister Mrs. Lottie A. West of Kinston Route 3; three half-brothers, Matthew H. Smith of Maysville, Charles H. Smith of Morgan City - next word missing - and Adrian E. Smith of Dover, NC; one step - brother, Dunn Smith near LaGrange
CHARLES E. CROOM
No notation of a date - Goldsboro - Funeral services for Charlie E. Croom, 78, who died here Sunday night at his home on Oak Street, after several years of declining health, will be conducted at the home at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon by the pastor of St. Mary's catholic Church. Interment will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Mr. Croom was a native of New Hanover County and moved to Goldsboro from Wilmington many years ago. For years he conducted a tin shop in Goldsboro.
He is survived by his wife.
MRS. MINNIE CROOM
No notation of a date - Wallace - Mrs. Minnie A. Croom, 80, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Dempsey, in Wallace.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2: 0'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Dempsey, at Wallace. Interment will be in the family cemetery near Atkinson.
She is survived by five children, Mrs. Dempsey, D. L. Croom of Atkinson, E. W. Croom of Marion, Va., Mrs. J. S. Adams of Wilmington and O. B. Malpass of High Point.
LEAH BRADLEY CROOM
Note of 22 Nov 1945 written in - MAGNOLIA WOMAN DIES: RITES AT 3 PM SUNDAY
Magnolia, Nov. 24 - Funeral services for Mrs. Leah Bradley Croom, 92, widow of John F. Croom of Magnolia and formerly of Lenoir County who died at her home here Friday night after an extended illness will be held from the late residence at 3 pm Sunday with Rev. J. B. Sessoms, pastor of Magnolia Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in a local cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, Forest Croom of Wilmington and John H. Croom of Magnolia; five daughters, Mrs. John T. Thorne of Farmville, Mrs. E. W. Jenkins of Fair Bluff, Mrs. S. B. Hunter, Mrs. J. N. Horne and Miss Louisa Croom all of Magnolia, three grandsons, Major S. B. Hunter, Jr, Capt John F. O. Hunter and R. M. 3-c Norwood Hunter of the armed services; three granddaughters, Mrs. J. O. Jones and Miss Norma Croom of Wilmington and Miss Mary Leah Thorne of Farmville and two great-grandchildren.
MAJOR LOTT CROOM
5 August 1943- KINSTON - The funeral of Major Lott Croom, 55, who died at 11 Thursday morning at his home at Sandy Bottom, was held at the home Friday with burial in a family cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Croom, eight sons and daughters, Mrs. H. M. Cook of Charlotte and Allan, Joseph, Walter, J. D., Major Lott Jr, Delia and Albert all of the home.
Mr. Croom was a member of a prominent family and a widely known farmer.