Evangelia (Eva) Sideris Rouse
Warsaw - Evangelia (Eva) Sideris Rouse was born in Vambakou Greece and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1969 at the age of eight. She grew up in Asheville, NC where she met and married David Rouse.
She is preceded in death by her son Christopher and her father Konstantinos Sideris. She is survived by her husband David, daughter Stacey, son Nikolas, mother Maria Sideris, sister Paula Apostolopoulos, and brother Harry Sideris. Her memory and spirit will live on in the countless people she met throughout her life who loved her dearly.
A visitation will be held 6:30-9:00pm Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Warsaw Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held 2:00pm, Monday, January 2, 2023 at Warsaw Baptist Church with burial to follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warsaw Methodist Church, Attn: Vito Bisogno, P. O. Box 422, Warsaw, NC 28398 or toward funeral expenses at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw, P. O. Box 336, Warsaw, NC 28398.
Paul Everette Holland
Paul Everette Holland, 71, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2022 surrounded by his family. Paul was born February 1, 1951 in Sampson County, NC to the late Walter Izzac Holland and Lizze Lane Holland.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel and burial will conclude the service in Devotional Gardens, Warsaw, NC.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Patricia H. Holland of the home; daughters, Anne Grant and husband, Wayne of Faison and Amy Tadlock and Daniel Murphy of Mount Olive, NC; twelve grandchildren, Brittany Dunn, Gina Dunn, Megan Burton, Joseph Dail and wife, Delaney, Dakota Tadlock, Lana Grant, Cloe Grant, Tiffany Grant, Christy Peterson and husband, Justin, Lizzie Grant, Jordan Hollingsworth Grant, and Harley Hollingsworth Grant; and ten great grandchildren, Kloey Baker, Owen Foss, Eva Foss, Malikai Foss, Ryder Burton, Bailey-Jo Burton, Corbin Dail, Josh Grant, David Peterson, and Miles Jackson. He is also survived by sisters, Ruby Tucker of Warsaw, Judy Hardison of Wallace, and Carolyn Harper of Clayton.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by brothers, Johns Watson "Pete" Holland and Franklin Holland.
Judy Elaine Wallace Gore
Judy Elaine Wallace Gore, 78, formerly of Warsaw, passed away early Friday morning, December 23, 2022 at The Brian Center of Goldsboro, NC. Mrs. Gore was born August 12, 1944 in Tampa, FL.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Community Funeral Home of Warsaw. A funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in Devotional Gardens.
Judy is survived by her sons, Timothy Gore and wife, Jocelyn of Fremont and Joe Allen Gore of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Caleb Gore and wife, Haleigh, Seth Gore, Ashley Harmon, and Cora Gore and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, Merle and Roy Murray; husband, Dallas Allen Gore, and son, Michael Gore.
Margaret Carr Scott
Margaret Elaine Carr Scott — daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, teacher, golden girl, and friend. All of these words describe who Margaret Scott was to others. She passed away Thursday, December 15, 2022, at home in Warsaw surrounded by family.
But Margaret was much, much more. She was Intelligent, Giving, Wise, Innovative, Hard-working, Inquisitive, Loving, and oh so Kind. She was also every other positive adjective one could think of to describe a person.
Margaret was born September 13, 1927, to Marshall M. Carr, Sr., and Carrie Taylor Carr. She and her family lived in the Rockfish Community in the southwest corner of Duplin County, the home of many extended Carr family members. These relatives, particularly her brother and cousins, would remain lifelong friends and companions who would share their lives at yearly family reunions with many telephone calls, letters, and regular visits. Margaret kept up with her family using email technology that none of them ever could have imagined in their youth.
The foundation of family that was so important during her childhood stayed with her throughout her 95 years of life. Monthly “family day” gatherings with her own children and their families carried on the tradition of close-knit kinship for many years.
Education was another important aspect of Margaret's life. She graduated Valedictorian of her class from Clement High School (later named Wallace High School). Upon her high school graduation, she immediately gained employment with the Duplin County Board of Education in Kenansville. During this time of employment, Margaret would stay in Kenansville weekdays and return home to Wallace on the weekends. Although Margaret had wanted to attend college after high school graduation, she thought that her parents could not afford college tuition. The Board of Education Superintendent, Dr. O.P. Johnson, was so taken with Margaret's work ethics and knowledge that he encouraged her to go to college to earn her teaching degree. Her parents agreed that college tuition was within their budget and so furthering her education was set in motion.
Margaret enrolled at and graduated from East Carolina Teacher's College in Greenville where she received dual B. S. degrees in Business Education and English. Upon graduation, Margaret returned to Duplin County and began her 35 year teaching career at Rose Hill High School for four years. Upon consolidation in 1956, she taught four years at Wallace-Rose Hill High School, before teaching at James Kenan High School in Warsaw from 1960 until her retirement in 1987.
During her final year of college, Margaret married the love of her life, Clay S. Scott. At the time of their marriage, Clay was serving in the United States Merchant Marines and they agreed that Margaret would finish her education while Clay completed his tour of duty for the Merchant Marines.
Margaret built her career as a teacher, growing at the same time into her role as mother to her children — five in all. Those children married and gave Margaret six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her parents and her husband Clay. She was also pre-deceased by her sister-in-law, June Carr.
Margaret is survived by her children: Karrina Elaine Scott of Wilmington, Helen Gail Sikes and husband Leon (Sonny) of Rose Hill, Gary Clay Scott and wife Debby of Warsaw, Barbara S. Barwick and husband Wayne of Kinston, and Russell Hale Scott and wife Amy of Richlands. Grandchildren are Clayton Sutton and wife Sonya (Dee), Marsha Sutton Turner and husband Beau, Alex Scott and wife Ryann, Katie Scott Owen and husband Thomas, Ethan Scott and wife Sarah, and Elliott Scott. Great-grandchildren are Grayson, Brinley Grace, and Cameron Sutton, Emily and Caroline Owen, Hayden, Macy, and Atlas Turner, and Henry Clay Scott. She is also survived by her brother, Marshall M. Carr, Jr., of Wilson.
Margaret is also survived by her friend and care-taker Ann Faison of Warsaw. Ironically, Margaret and Ann did not know one another until three years prior to Margaret's death but quickly learned that they had much in common. Ann grew up in the same area of the Rockfish community as Margaret had and Ann's family had worked with various members of the Carr family during Ann's childhood. Through many conversations, connections were made during the time that Ann helped Margaret. She has most definitely become an integral part of the Scott family.
While teaching, Margaret became an active member of the Beta Kappa Chapter of Pi Omega Pi Sorority. She was also a member of the North Carolina Association of Education and National Education Associations. After retiring she was a member of the Duplin County Retired School Personnel where she served as secretary and historian, Alpha Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority where she served as secretary and treasurer, and the Duplin County Historical Society where she remained a member until her death.
During her retired years, Margaret set out on another fascinating journey into the world of genealogy. Her research allowed her to index the Barbara Gastor-Beverett and Joseph Carr book as researched by Jacob Wesley Carr and published by James Ozborn Carr. While completing the work to index the book, Margaret discovered compiled works of other families that included common descendants around the United States with may connections to the Carr families. With assistance from her daughter Gail and son Gary, Margaret updated the original “Carr” text by incorporating data from both books — “The Carr Family of Duplin County by J. O. Carr” and “The Carr Family: Descendants of William Marshall Carr and Attie Bordeaux 1978” by Attie Carr Carlton.
All of this work led Margaret to contact many family members in the area to obtain more material. With all the research and collection of new data and organizing it into an easier format containing an index and with much encouragement, in 1995, Margaret was able to publish her own work entitled “Genealogical Portrait of Joseph Carr and Barbara Gastor-Beverett: The Carr Descendants of Duplin County, North Carolina”. This publication allowed her to have contact with persons around the world who are closer kin than imagined.
Margaret continued her genealogical interest and expanded previous efforts to document family histories with the books “Hill-Taylor: Descendants of Carolina Malissa Hill and Ceness Washington Taylor” (her mother's family) and “The Ancestors and Descendants of Hazel Aldine Boyette and Claude Southerland Scott” (her husband's family).
She also published remembrance books, “Granny's Attic”, “The Lineage of Attie Bordeaux Carr” (her grandmother), “A Pictorial Lineage of John Ancram Boyette, Sr., and Emma Diragedy Wilson”, compiled a “Book of Essays” of her mother Carrie Malissa Taylor from her high school days in 1921 at Faison High School, and a collection of essays of family members about her parents.
Her genealogy endeavors afforded her many, many friendships and acquaintances across the country and around the world, many of whom she assisted and advised in their own genealogical journeys.
In 1995, Margaret was honored to be presented the Dallas W. Herring Heritage Award from the Duplin County Historical Society for her work and diligence of preserving family histories through her genealogy work and original publications.
The family especially thanks the team of nurses and other professionals from Community Home Care and Hospice for their wonderful service over the past 14 months.
A service will be held Sunday December 18 at 2 p.m. at Community Funeral Home in Warsaw with family receiving immediately following the service.
Memorials for Margaret Scott may be made to the Duplin County Historical Society, P.O. Box 175, Kenansville, NC, 28349 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 126 E. Elizabeth St., Clinton, NC, 28328.
Susan Abbott Greenhill
Susan Abbott Greenhill, 83, passed away peacefully on 7 December 2022 leaving behind family and friends who dearly loved her.
Susan was born on 1 July 1939 in New York, New York, to John Barry Abbott and Louise Carter Abbott (later Bullock). She had fond memories of spending her early years playing in the New Yorker Hotel, where her father was manager and while her mother was a nurse for the New York Yankees. Several years later, Susan and her mother returned to her mother’s hometown of Mount Olive NC to be raised alongside her relatives in the local farming community. She was a proud graduate of the Mt. Olive High School Class of 1957 and was crowned the Mount Olive Pickle Queen that same year.
After high school, she attended Atlantic Christian College andsoon met her husband, a state highway patrolman, Charles Edward Greenhill, when he would inadvertently stop by her house while on patrol. Susan and Charles were married in January 1958 and spent 48 loving years traveling, entertaining, laughing, and talking together before his passing in October 2006.
Their first son, Charles Richard Greenhill, was born in December 1958, and in addition to working as a homemaker, Susan also completed a degree in education at East Carolina College. In the early years of their marriage, Charles left the highway patrol to become an insurance salesman for Blue Cross. Susan also worked as a middle-school teacher and championed several art classes and showcases as she strived to become a more accomplished artist. They welcomed their second son, David Edward Greenhill, in March 1967.
Shortly after David’s birth, the family moved to Baton Rouge LA where Charles was promoted to Vice President of Sales with Blue Cross. A subsequent promotion then led them to Chattanooga TN in 1982, where Susan worked as an art teacher in the public school system.
After her husband’s retirement in 1993, they returned to Duplin County and settled in Warsaw. Among their greatest passionswas restoring the Kennedy-Middleton House (1885) in the Warsaw Historic District, which she helped to add to the National Register of Historic Places. Their success with restoring their old home led Susan to manage the restoration of the Best House to become the Duplin County Veterans Museum. She was profoundly active in the Warsaw community, joining the Warsaw Presbyterian Church, where she participated in the choir, Sunday school, and Bible study. She was an avidsupporter of the Warsaw Veterans Parade and helped to coordinate and to promote the event every year.
In 2007, she was elected as a Warsaw Town Commissioner. As a commissioner, she supported health and wellness initiativesthrough the community center and led many education efforts, such as computer laptops in county schools. She was re-elected and served as a town commissioner until her term ended in 2012. Around this time, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and left her beloved Warsaw to move to an assisted living facility near her son David in Virginia in 2017 and then to a memory care facility in Florida in 2021, where she resided until her passing.
Susan was a proud and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an accomplished artist and loved her career as a school teacher. She enjoyed traveling, even going on a luxury European river cruise with a dear friend after her husband passed. She always supported her children and grandchildren with their goals and dreams and did whatever it took to keep her family together.
Susan is survived by her son, David Edward Greenhill of Middleburg VA; her grandchildren Kara Rance (Javar) and Zack Greenhill (Steffi), all of Snow Camp, NC; great-grandchildren Ayden Rance and Sofia Abbott Greenhill; as well as her daughter-in-law, Suzanne Greenhill, with whom she shared a special relationship. She leaves two half-siblings, Charles Neil Bullock and Marsha Marsh. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Greenhill, and her son, Charles Richard Greenhill, as well as her parents.
The family invites donations to the Duplin County Veterans Museum instead of flowers. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 13th, at 11:00 am at Warsaw Presbyterian Church, 203 East Hill Street, Warsaw, with the family receiving guests at 10:00 am. Reverend Ray Gooch will officiate. Graveside services will commence at 12:00 pm at Devotional Gardens, 1428 Highway 24/50 East, Warsaw, with a reception at Duplin Country Club at 1:00 pm.