|Birth: ||Jun. 30, 1902|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1997|
North Carolina, USA
GRAVESIDE RITES TODAY FOR EMMA H.P. BOND
EDENTON - Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Beaver Hill Cemetery for Emma Harriet Pruden Bond, 93, who died in her sleep at her Edenton home during the early hours of Jan. 1.
Theodore Roosevelt was president in June 1903 when Mrs. Bond was born in Boykins, W.Va., the daughter of the late John H. and Mary Woodard Pruden. Her long, eventful life spanned two world wars and years of splendid peace as the United States came of age in the American Century. Mrs. Bond lived in a house built in 1820 that stands on N.C. 32 north of Edenton. Everything about the residence reflected the notions of taste and style that she shared with her late husband, William Edmund Bond.
``She was a small woman, always full of life and energy, and this week she stayed up and watched the New Year come in before she retired for the last time,'' said a family friend Thursday.
The Rev. Jane Love, of Edenton's First Presbyterian Church, a friend and admirer of Mrs. Bond, will conduct the services today in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
``She and her husband came here behind a team of mules,'' Love said Thursday. ``And over the years they both had a lot to do with developing the strength of the community.''
Mrs. Bond's husband, who died in March 1970, was a farmer and an admired Chowan County commissioner. A longtime friend of the couple enjoyed telling about how the Bonds, as newlyweds, kept chickens in the attic of their home to keep the fowl warm in winter.
Mrs. Bond was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Edenton Baptist Church and many other organizations.
Surviving are one daughter, Harriet Bond Small of Edenton; two sons, William Edmund Bond Jr. of Kill Devil Hills and Linwood Darden Bond of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may join the family at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Gatesville.
- The Virginian-Pilot - January 3, 1997 - Edition: NORTH CAROLINA - Section: LOCAL - Page: B1
William Edmund Bond (1906 - 1970)*
Beaver Hill Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2012
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