Note for: Josephine ????, 1852 - Index
1880 Federal census says Josephine's father was born in Mass., mother in NY.
Note for: Florence Helen Budine, 30 Apr 1926 - 18 Nov 1994 Index
Place: Unadilla, Otsego, NY
Note for: Charles Zophar Potts, 19 Sep 1941 - Index
CLOSE-UP: Zoph Potts started as an industrial developer for the State of North Carolina and experienced business needs and facility requirements on a front line basis. Zoph also has extensive management experience in the distribution field as general manager of Roberson's Beverages, Inc. and in media operations as president of WDLX-FM. He is a graduate of Duke University and has over 30 years of "hands-on" business experience. As a member of Snowden Associates for several years, Zoph has brokered several purchases of radio stations.
Note for: Robin Morgan Roberson, 11 Nov 1942 - Index
CLOSE-UP: From East Carolina University's "Centennial Celebration of Alumni," (1907-2007). Robin Morgan (Roberson) Potts: Education: B.S. in English, B. S. in French, M.A. in Business and Professional Writing, Internship at National Spinning, Inc.
TRAVEL: Travel Abroad: Summer study at the University, Sorbonne in Paris, Summer study for Global Perspective at the University of Denver through the American Field Service, Leader of Student Tours to England and France and Italy.
PRESENT POSITION: Musician's with a specialty in French Music: violin with the Beaufort County Community Orchestra, Accordion for "Washington's Music on the Streets" and festivals and special events, Volunteer at Rest Homes. Retired from Teaching French in high school and elementary schools, Teaching English at Martin County Community College, Leading Travel Tours for Beaufort County Community College.
HONORS / AWARDS / ACCOMPLISHMENT: Created and carried out first foreign language program for all elementary schools in Washington, N.C.; Washington and Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce Grant to French students performing so all could sing in red berets with shoulders draped in tricolor, Published a journal of V.A. Mother's Victory.
QUOTATION: "The capacity in the young for foreign language is awesome. Everywhere I go students who started at "bonjour" with me at age 5 are still singing and greeting in French. Thank you East Carolina University Department of Foreign Language for the passion for French Literature and the reverence for the exquisite French language of professor Nicole Aronson, for the joy of the French culture, French family and friends, the French perspective and French history with Professors Grace Ellenberg and Marguerite Perry. Thank you, too, Professor Manolita Buck."
Note for: William Riley Roberson Jr., 6 Jun 1918 - Index
CLOSE-UP: (Second House District - Counties: Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington. Two Representatives.) William Riley Roberson, Jr., Democrat, of Beaufort County, representing the Second Representative District, was born in Washington, N. C, June 6, 1918. Son of W. R., Sr., and Rosa (Watson) Roberson. Graduated Washington High School, 1935; Davidson College, 1935-1936; Maryland School of Accounting, 1936-1938. President, WITN-AM-FM-TV, Roberson's Beverages, Washington Shopping Center, and Sniallwood, Inc. (real estate developer). Member Broadcast Pioneers; International Radio & Television Society; President, North Carolina Bottlers Assn., 1946; President, North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, 1966-1967. Appointed by Governor Dan K. Moore as Vice Chairman of the Commission to Study Cause and Control of Cancer in North Carolina; Member Washington Masonic Lodge #67 5, past Master; Sudan Temple. Representative in the General Assembly of 1967. Presbyterian; Elder. Married Frances Morgan, May 25, 1940. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Zophar Potts, and one son, W. R. Roberson, III. Two grandchildren. Address: 313 College Avenue, Washington Park, Washington, NC.
Note for: Frances Dillard Morgan, 7 Jul 1919 - 3 Nov 1999 Index
OBITUARY - FRANCES M. ROBERSON (N&O 5 Nov 1999) WASHINGTON - Mrs. Frances Morgan Roberson of Washington and Bath, and more recently a resident of Britthaven of Washington, slipped peacefully to her eternal life Tuesday evening November 3, 1999 at Beaufort County Hospital.
A Celebration of her life and her contributions to the lives of those she touched will be held in a funeral service in the First Presbyterian Church Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 2 p.m. conducted by The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morris, Jr. and The Rev. Monte Johnston. Burial will be in the Roberson-Bagwell Family Plot in Oakdale Cemetery.
The following will serve as pallbearers: W. R. Roberson, IV, Charles Zoph Potts, Jr., Reed Mills Potts, Morgan Patterson Potts, Thomas Harry Patterson, Jr., William Henry Morgan, Jr. and Patrick Craven Griffin.
The family will receive friends at the home at 120 Washington Harbour, Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and at Paul Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. Friday evening.
The body will be moved from Paul Funeral Home to the church one hour prior to the service.
Those wishing to send memorials are asked to consider The First Presbyterian Church, 211 West Second St. Washington, NC 27889.
Mrs. Roberson was born in Washington on July 7, 1919, the daughter of the late Franklin Jackson “Jack” Morgan and Myrtle Dillard Morgan. She was married to William Riley “Bill” Roberson, Jr. on May 25, 1940 in the First Presbyterian Church of Washington.
Mrs. Roberson was a graduate of Washington High School where she played as a guard on the championship basketball teams which suffered no losses in four years. She attended Averett College in Danville, VA, Mitchell College at Statesville and was a graduate of the Combs Conservatory of Music in Philadelphia.
After returning to Washington following her education, she played the piano for numerous weddings and was organist at the First Presbyterian Church and served as an orchestra accompanist.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a lifetime honorary member of the First Presbyterian Church Women and a former President, a charter member of the DeMille Book Club, member of the Stratford Book Club in Raleigh, the O’Henry Book Club, the Major Reading Blount Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Historic Bath Commission and served as the chairman of the Fundraising Drive for the restoration of the Van der Veer House at Bath.
Mrs. Roberson was a member of the Sir Walter Raleigh Cabinet.
Among her greatest joys was cooking for friends near and far for special events or for just a surprise.
Surviving with her devoted husband of 59 years, W R. “Bill” Roberson Jr. is a son, W. Riley Roberson, III and his wife Olivia, and a daughter, Robin Roberson Potts and her husband C. Zoph Potts, all of Washington, NC; her grandchildren, Lilly Grimes Roberson, W R. “Will” Roberson, IV, Riley Frances Potts Simpson and her daughter Raven Cassandra Simpson, Charles Zoph Potts Jr. and his wife Christie Lewis Potts and their daughter, Morgan Alexandra Potts, Reed Mills Potts, and Morgan Patterson Potts and his wife Joy Law Potts.
She was preceded in death by her only sister Myrtle Morgan Patterson.
Arrangements are by Paul Funeral Home, 900 John Small Ave., Washington, NC 27889.