This page last updated on June 17, 2011 to add web links for additional funeral homes.
to find Person County Obituaries
You may look for obituaries at several places on the Internet.
Local Newspaper - Courier-Times
The local newspaper for the Roxboro / Person County area is the Courier-Times. The paper is published on Wednesday and Saturday. The Wednesday issue is usually posted on the web site that day. The Saturday issue is sometimes not posted on the web site until the following Monday. The newspaper's web site typically has obituaries posted that extend back about six months.
Durham Newspaper - Herald-Sun
The newspaper in adjacent Durham, the Herald-Sun, publishes many Person County obituaries. This newspaper charges for all obituaries, so all deaths do not result in an obituary in the Herald-Sun. Access to the obituaries is free but registration is required. A significant advantage to searching for obituaries on the Hearld-Sun web site is that obituraries from 1998 to present are posted.
The largest of the Person County funeral homes is Brooks
and White Funeral Home (907 Durham Rd, Roxboro, NC. 27573. Phone:
Yet another funeral home is Hester Whitted & Daye Funeral Home (Phone: 336-599-0104). , .
more local funeral home is Strickland
Funeral Home (1314 N Main St, Roxboro, NC 27573. Phone:
Person County Message Board.
You will also find a number of Person County obituaries are posted on the RootsWeb Person County Message Board. The bulk of the obituaries that you will find there are recent and have been captured from the Courier-Times web pages as a result of that newspapers kind permission that they may be posted here. Other obituaries have been added by researchers from their files. Please be aware that these obituaries are to be used only for individual research and are not to be distributed for commercial purposes.
You can help! If you have copies of old obituaries, please share them. If the material is copyrighted, you can still post an abstract. If the process to post baffles you, send the information to me in an email and I will post it for you.
for serarching obituaries on the Person County Message Board
Using these options should restrict your search just to obituaries that have been posted from the Courier-Times. Once you have tried a few searches, add this step:
The goal is to add all obituaries published in the Courier-Times from this day forward (January 2004)! In some cases there may be duplications when the same obituary runs more than once. The versions may or may not be identical. I would hope that with your help we will eventually be able to post many of the older obituaries also.
Please add other obituaries that you may have. Please be alert to set the various options so that things will work correctly when folks do searches. Here are the steps:
in Zion's Landmark
The Primitave Baptist Newsletter, Zions Landmark, which was published in Wilson, NC during the late 1800s and early 1900s is a source of much genealogical information. Obituaries that appeared in Zion's Landmark are available through the Tar River Collection Genealogical Society (TRC).
Reese Ferrell, a TRC member, has collected the obituaries and copies of the obituaries can be obtained from TRC.
An online alphabetical index of the people whose obituaries are contained in the collection is available on the TRC web pages. The index includes dob, dod, spouse, parents and date of publication where the information was originally published.
Contact information for the Tar River Connections - Genealogical Society:
From the TRC web page:
Person County NCGenWeb pages