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Adams Alford Burt Harris Pritchard Rand Segraves Utley Ward

Report of Deaths at Holly Springs, North Carolina. February, 1922.

Col. G. B. Alford, President of the Oscar R. Rand Memorial Association, reports, the following deaths in the membership of that Camp during the past year:

J. M. Utley died at his home in Holly Springs on January 13, 1921, in his seventy-seventh year. He was born and reared in this county, and in 1861, at the age of nineteen, he volunteered in Oscar R. Rand's company, but was transferred to Company I, 3rd N. C. Cavalry, and served four years for the Confederacy, taking part in some big raids. In the passing of this good man the Holly Springs Baptist Church last a faithful member, and the Oscar R. Rand Camp of Veterans a true comrade, his family a devoted father. Surviving him are his wife and seven children.

William Hardy Burt, a true soldier of the old South, a kind and noble friend, a just and loyal citizen, died on August 7, 1921, at the age of ninety-three. He was an officer of the Oscar R. Rand Camp No. 1278 U. C. V., of Holly Springs, and his comrades lost a good friend in his death, and the entire community is the poorer in the loss of this honored and respected citizen. Comrade Burt was born May 4, 1828, in this county, Holly Springs Township. In 1852 he married Miss Mary Winfield Adams, and to them were born six children. In 1862, at the age of thirty-four, he volunteered and enlisted in Company E, 36th Regiment, 5th Cavalry, commanded by Thomas A. Harris. His service was something over three years; he returned home wounded in the leg, from which he never entirely recovered, though he lived a long and useful life. For forty-four years he served as magistrate and was very prominent in political affairs. At the age of thirteen he became a member of the Baptist Church, and was a faithful Christian to the end. He was the oldest member of the Church there, which he served for eighty years and was also Sunday school superintendent for thirty years. Six children survive him, also twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

On the 8th day of November, 1921, there passed into the great beyond the soul of Capt. Calvin Pritchard, who died as he had lived, a true soldier of Christ. He was in his ninety-first year. Captain Pritchard was born in Bertie County, N. C. February 25, 1831. He followed Lee and Johnston through the War between the States, giving four years of his life to the service of his country as a soldier of the Confederacy. He commanded Company G, 32nd Regiment of N. C. Troops. After the war he returned home and assumed the heroic task of rebuilding a ruined and desolate country. In all relations of life Captain Pritcahrd was relied on, giving his time and strength in any good work. In 1874 he was married to Miss Maria Ward, of Franklinton, N. C., a young woman noted for her beauty and intellect. To them five children were born, and of them two sons and a daughter survive him; his wife died some years ago. In late years he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Segraves, at Holly Springs, N. C., where he was tenderly cared for. He joined the Baptist Church about seventy-five years ago and had served as deacon for over fifty years. He was a member of the Oscar R. Rand Camp No. 1278 U. C. V., of Holly Springs, and his death takes from that membership a comrade tried and true.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1922.

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