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A typed document written by one of Alma Farris' grandchildren, Lee Anne. It contains some of her childhood memories of spending time with her "Sitho" (grandmother) in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
Findelin_LA's memories of Sitho (1)wm.pdf

A typed document written by one of Alma Farris' grandchildren, Kathryn. It contains some of her childhood memories of spending time with her "Sitho" (grandmother) in Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
Findelin_KA and Sithowm.pdf

An article from the Fayetteville Observer announcing the closure of Alma Farris' Farris Department Store upon her retirement at the age of 90. The second part of the article is not included. This clipping includes a photograph of Alma in her store…
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A birthday letter from the Diocese of Raleigh written to Alma Farris on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The letter includes a prayer and an acknowledgement of Alma's contributions to the Our Lady of the Snows church in Elizabethtown.
Findelin_birthday congrats from diocese of raleigh_2007.pdf

A photograph labeled "grandfather in his store." Presumably it depicts Sam Parker in his department store, likely called either the Parker Department Store or the Farris-Parker Department Store at this time. He stands in front of a board labeled…
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An article published in The Bladen Journal announcing the retirement of Alma Parker Farris and the closing of the Farris Department Store. The article contains a photograph of Alma and a description of her impact on Elizabethtown.
Findlen_Bladen Journal_Anna Farris Dept Store Sale_dec 22 2006_p1_wm.jpg

The obituary for Magdalen Parker Mileski, written and published after her death on May 11, 2007.
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An newspaper article profiling the youngest daughter of Sam and Helen Parker, Magdalen Parker Mileski. At the time of the article, Mileski was an English teacher at Ragsdale Senior High School in High Point, North Carolina. The article details her…
Findlen_newspaper_aritcle about Magdelen Mileski teaching_p1.jpg

A mass request from the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, asking that Sam and Helen Parker be remembered for their contribution to the establishment of the church. On the back of the print out are genealogical…
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A scan of Alma Parker's birth certificate. Alma was born on January 31, 1917 and the certificate was issued on August 7, 1975 in Edgecombe County.
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Newspaper article from August 27 1964 about the death and funeral of Shikrallah Farris. Farris died from a sudden heart attack on August 21, 1964. The article provides a photograph of Farris, a brief biography of Farris, an account of his surviving…
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An article from the society section of the Bladen Journal detailing the wedding ceremony for the marriage of Alma Parker and Shikrallah Farris. The article describes the decoration of the Our lady of the Snows Church, the ceremony and the members of…
Findlen_1941_dec 4_bladen journal_wedding of alma parker and shikralla farris_1941_wm.jpg

Joseph El-Khoury stands with his Chamber of Commerce Award at a table with others, including his wife, Rose (Folder 2-38).
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Claude Shiver sits with his father-in-law, Joseph El-Khouri, as he interviews him for the family history (Folder 2-36)
Khouri 2-36 Photo_wm.tif

Joseph, Rose, and son(?) read the newspaper outside on the patio (Folder 2-32).
Khouri 2-32 Photo_wm.tif

Cousins Nora El-Khouri, Michael Shiver, and Nicholas Martin stand on a porch (Folder 2-15).
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Theresa and Rose El-Khouri take a photo milling about a table full of food at the Shiver house (Folder 2-14).
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An article about Joseph El-Khouri's position as campaign chairman of the Cherokee County Lacy Thornburg for Governor Campaign. (Folder 12-16)
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