DEATH OF MR. PARKS Mr. Thomas B. Parks died at his home near Ramseur, Saturday, May 14, aged 73 years. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Parks Cross Roads Sunday, in the presence of one of the largest congregations ever sssembled there. The grave was covered with beautiful floral tributes, attesting the love and esteem in which he was held by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances. The death of Mr. Parks was very sudden, though- though- he had been in dedin. ing health for some time. The deceased was one of the county's best known citizens. He was a gentleman gentleman of the old school, a true southerner, southerner, hospitable, genial, affable. His hospitality was well known, and many have enjoyed it. He was a successful farmer; and besides raising much grain, fattened more pork than any other one man in the township for a: number of years. '- '- -) -) .. , He had the misfortune to lose an arm while threshing wheat several years ago. He "was a true and loyal Mason and a devoted member of the Christian church. May God's richest grace comfort and sustain the bereav ed family. . .