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Judge George Jones Spence
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1883
Nixonton
Pasquotank County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1952
Elizabeth City
Pasquotank County
North Carolina, USA

Son of Joseph Spence &
Josephine Jones Spence

Married Pearl Kellam Stevens Spence June 3, 1914
Obituary from "Norfolk Virginian-Pilot," 6 March 1952:

George Spence Dies at 69 in Elizabeth City
Served Pasquotank County As Prosecuting Attorney, Recorder's Court Judge Elizabeth City, N.C., March 5--George Jones Spence, 69, practicing attorney and former judge of Recorders Court and prosecuting attorney of Pasquotank County for several years, died today at his home following a long illness.
Mr. Spence was a native of Nixonton, Pasquotank County, but had made his home here for the last 60 years. He was the son of the late Joseph Temple and Mrs. Josephine Jones Spence, and the husband of Mrs. Pearl Stevens Spence, who survives. He graduated from Wake Forest College May 25, 1906, with summa cum laude honors, and received his LL.B. degree on May 24, 1907. He began the practice of law following his graduation from college. Mr. Spence was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as captain of ushers for 40 years, and also taught Sunday School for a number of years. He was a member of the Elizabeth City Kiwanis Club and was active in Scout work.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Albert W. [Ann] Hargrove, of Elizabeth City; a son, George J. Spence, Jr., of Chapel Hill; a sister, Mrs. R.L. Edwards, of Raleigh; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Blackwell Memorial Church by Dr. R.W. Kicklighter, pastor. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

More About Judge George Jones Spence:
Burial: Spence Mausoleum, Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer
Occupation: Lawyer/ judge at Elizabeth City, NC; hotelier--owned Courtney Terrace Hotel on Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, VA at the intersection of 16th Street & Atlantic Avenue (demolished in the early 1959 s when larger modern hotels were being built in the area).

Residence: 1952, 706 and 522 West Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC; also owned 904 West Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC as a rental property that was sold by his heirs in 1958 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Temple Spence (1837 - 1918)
  Josephine J. Spence (1846 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Kellam Stevens Spence (1889 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Ann Elizabeth Spence Hargrove (1917 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Paul Spence (1867 - 1921)*
  Emily Josephine Spence (1872 - 1939)*
  Joseph Caleb Spence (1874 - 1935)**
  George Jones Spence (1883 - 1952)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Hollywood Cemetery
Elizabeth City
Pasquotank County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 11 North Plots A thru H
 
Maintained by: Bettie
Originally Created by: Steve Poole
Record added: Oct 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16250674
Judge George Jones Spence
Added by: James Drew
 
Judge George Jones Spence
Added by: Steve Poole
 
 
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- Bettie
 Added: Oct. 26, 2010
 
 
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