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Carson Revelle

MURFREESBORO – Carson Evans Revelle died Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

He had been preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margie Landing Revelle; parents, Thomas Clayton and Myrtle Evans Revelle; two brothers, Talbert Revelle and Robert Revelle; and one sister, Margaret Revelle Smith.

A native of Hertford County, he grew up in a farming family and as a young man joined the United States Army where he served in the European Theater during the Second World War. He was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

After returning home, he opened Revelle Grocery in Murfreesboro and became active in the community.  His memberships included Murfreesboro Baptist Church where in served in the Sunday School Department for over 50 years, and the Exchange Club, also, serving over 50 years.

Survivors include two sons, Dillon E. Revelle and his wife, Jane, of Suffolk, VA and C. Allen Revelle and his friend, Deborah, of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Allen L. Revelle and his wife, Ashley, of Ahoskie, Mary Catherine Saunders and husband, Brian, of Franklin, VA, Matthew Revelle and friend, Helen Vinson, of Suffolk, VA, and Brandy Revelle of Murfreesboro; and one great granddaughter, Olivia Catherine Revelle of Ahoskie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, in Murfreesboro Baptist Church with Dr. Lee Canipe presiding.  Burial will follow in the Town of Murfreesboro Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and have requested that anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please do so to Murfreesboro Baptist Church.

Bridgers Funeral Home of Conway is handling the arrangements.