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 Walter Henry Brewer

Walter Henry Brewer

Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 Apr 1982 (aged 58)
Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 65090172 · View Source
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Walter and Leatrice were married 25 Feb. 1950 in Halifax Co., N.C.

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Brewer Rites Are Conducted
Funeral Services for Walter Henry Brewer, 58, of Route 2, Littleton, where held Wednesday afternoon at Bear Swamp Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Wilson, and Rev. Randy Jetton officiated. Burial was in the family cemetery at Cornith United Methodist Church.

Brewer died early Monday morning at Halifax Memorial Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, NC. A master carpenter, he was a native of Halifax Co. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Leatrice Clark Brewer, one daughter, Mrs. Martha B. Denton of Roanoke Rapids; one son, John Edward Brewer of Austin, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah B. Warren, Rt. 1, Littleton; Mrs. Annie B. Stauffer of Garden Grove, Ca., Mrs. Carolina B. Kastleberg of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Alice B. Dickens of Greenville, and Mrs. Mary B. Ladd of Yadkinville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Rescue Squad.

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A mans vioce on the phone yesterday was sad. He had lost a fellow craftsman. He said a man who died early yesterday was one of the areas last remaining master carpenters.

Walter Brewer had died. His death was being lamented by a man who had worked closely with him for many years.

Mr. Brewer, the man said, could build a stairway or do any other intricate job in building a home. His pride and skill were his motivation.

In fact, Mr. Brewer did much of the finish work in our own home many times, I have marveled at the how the doors all swing freely, how well the finish work was done back there a quarter century ago. I could tell that a skilled craftsman had done much of the work, but didn't know until yseterday that Mr. Brewer had been that master carpenter.

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Served as a Private 1st Class Co. C, 276th Infantry, Army of the United States World War II

Such men always are missed by those who knew them and worked with them.

Both printed in the paper.

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From the newspaper,

Tuesday, February 28, 1950

Bride of Mr. Brewer

Miss Leatrice Flay Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark of Oxford, and Walter Henry Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Brewer of Littleton, were married in a ceremony og simple dignity and beauty at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon as Bear Swamp Baptist Church, near Littleton.

The church was attractively decorated for the occasion and the Rev. J. H. McCrimmon, pastor officiated at the double ring ritual.

Mrs. A. C. Wilcox, organist, presented a program of nuptial selection and played the traditional wedding marches. Miss Sallie Ray Bowers was soloist.

The bride was attired in a cream-colored tailored suit with which she wore brown accessories. She carried a white prayer book with purple orchid.

Mrs. Brewer attended John Nichols High School, of which she is a graduate, and is an alumna of Pfeiffer Junior College at Misenheimer. She also is a graduate of Roanoke Rapids Hospital School of Nursing.

Mr. Brewer is a graduate of the Aurelian Springs High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years.

A reception at the home of of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Brewer followed the wedding.

Among out-of-town friends attending the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby C. Clark of Midway Park, and Mrs. Banister Royster of Oxford.

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Name: Walter Henry Brewer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 26 Apr 1982
Event Place:Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, North Carolina
Birth Year: 1923
Birth Year (Estimated)
Burial Date:28 Apr 1982
Burial Place:Halifax County, North Carolina
Cemetery: Corinth U. Methodist Church
Funeral Home:
Residence Place:Littleton, Halifax, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Occupation: Carpenter
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1923
Birthplace: Halifax County, North Carolina
Father's Name:Ernest W. Brewer
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Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:Mary Foxwell
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace:
Spouse's Name:Leatrice Clark

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His military service is part of the display at the Roanoke Valley Veteran's Museum in Roanoke Rapids, NC.

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Walter Henry Brewer
Nov. 23, 1923 Apr. 26, 1982





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