Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Andrew Michael Tilley

M, #1376

Parents

Last Edited22 December 2016

Roy Holly Dearstyne

M, #1377, b. 16 August 1923, d. 28 March 2017

Parents

FatherRoy Styring Dearstyne
MotherAnna Rose Holly (b. 22 January 1892, d. July 1974)

Family: Catherine Bradley Austell (b. 3 August 1924, d. 10 December 2016)

DaughterCatherine Holly Dearstyne+
SonMichael Dearstyne+

Biography

Birth16 August 1923Roy Holly Dearstyne was born on 16 August 1923 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
Marriage7 June 1947He and Catherine Bradley Austell were married on 7 June 1947
Death28 March 2017He died on 28 March 2017 at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina,
Obituary2 April 20172 April 2017, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, The News and Observer Obituary:. Roy Holly Dearstyne, 93, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his residence at Springmoor Retirement Community. Roy was born in Raleigh on August 16, 1923. He enjoyed growing up in Raleigh. He was in the last graduating class of Hugh Morson High School. After high school, he joined the Air Force. He was stationed in England with the 8th Air Force group. Roy was a navigator and flew seventeen bomber missions over Germany in WWII. He saw extreme combat and was highly decorated. Roy left the Airforce in 1945; he came home to Raleigh and entered State College majoring in mechanical engineering and graduated in 1948. He helped form, and captained, the first State College Golf team where he competed successfully for several years.

On June 7, 1947, he married the love of his life, Catherine (Katie) Austell. The couple moved to Levittown, New York on Long Island, where Roy took a job at Electric Bond and Shave Company. He and Katie moved back to Raleigh in 1950, and Roy went to work for The Division of Purchasing and Contracts for the state of NC. During this time, Roy and Katie had 2 children, Mike and Holly; thus began a long, loving and wonderful family experience. In 1961, Roy went to work with Southern Desk Company selling institutional furniture all over the state. He later opened his own furniture sales company, Interplan, with a friend, Herbert Boyd, and was very successful until his retirement in 1972. 

Roy was an incredible man in so many ways. He was brilliant, well read, a wonderful conversationalist and an excellent golfer. He and Katie were blessed with dear friends and a wonderful social life. Roy was a member of the Jaycees, the Stag Club, Carolina Country Club, Wolfpack Club, Raleigh Golf Association and several other organizations. They were also fortunate enough to have traveled the World; this was a passion for both. Katie and Roy were married for almost 70 years until her passing this past December. 

Roy is survived by his son, Dr. Mike Dearstyne and wife, Pam; daughter, Holly Norwood and her husband, Dr. Tom Norwood; grandchildren, Anna Feezor and husband, Dave, Marcus, Cameron , Sarah and Cate Dearstyne; step-grandchildren, Kelsey and Lexi Gage; and five great-grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Springmoor Retirement Community in the auditorium. Private inurnment will be at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the incredible care staff in the Clayton Wing at Springmoor for their dedication and level of care for Roy, as well as Katie. Also, a special thanks to our loving family friend, Lucile Perry.
Last Edited22 July 2017

Catherine Bradley Austell

F, #1378, b. 3 August 1924, d. 10 December 2016

Parents

Family: Roy Holly Dearstyne (b. 16 August 1923, d. 28 March 2017)

DaughterCatherine Holly Dearstyne+
SonMichael Dearstyne+

Biography

Birth3 August 1924Catherine Bradley Austell was born on 3 August 1924 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
Marriage7 June 1947Roy Holly Dearstyne and she were married on 7 June 1947
Death10 December 2016She died on 10 December 2016 at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina,
Obituary13 December 201613 December 2016, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, The News and Observer Obituary:. Catherine Austell Dearstyne passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Springmoor Retirement Community. She fought her illness with courage and grace, and inspired all of us in her passing as she did in her life.

Katie was born in Raleigh, NC on August 3, 1924 to Brad and Alice Walton Bradley. Her father passed away when she was 2. Her mother remarried to Colonel Michael H. Austell, who adopted Katie and loved her as his own child. She loved him dearly, as did we all.

Katie grew up in Raleigh and graduated in three years from Needham Broughton High School and from Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1945 with a BA in Art. She was a talented artist and worked at Woman's College and NC State College, and as an illustrator for the News and Observer. She also designed and made her own clothes. She won many blue ribbons at the NC State Fair over the years. Katie volunteered at the North Carolina Museum of Art as a Docent. She was also a founding member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

She met and married the love of her life, Roy H. Dearstyne, in 1947. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and were dedicated to raising their two children. They enjoyed traveling the world in their latter years.

Katie enjoyed being a member of Carolina Country Club where she and Roy played plenty of golf. She was also a member of DAR, the Woman's Club, and served the community in many ways.

She was a loving, fun wife to Roy, and a "too good to be true" mother to her children. 

"The Little Peanut" as she was affectionately known, when confronted with adversity or challenges involving her family and friends, drew on her inner "Tasmanian Devil" with courage, grace, and strength, and never backed down. She always upheld her dignity and honor as a member of "the greatest generation." Truly, she was loved by all who knew her and has certainly been granted a direct path to Heaven. 

Special thanks to the staff of Springmoor and to her special friend, Lucille Perry, and to Transitions Hospice.

She is survived by her children, Holly Dearstyne Norwood and husband, Dr. Thomas Norwood and Dr. Michael Dearstyne and wife, Pamela Dawson Dearstyne; grandchildren, Marcus and Cameron Dearstyne, Sarah Kistler, Cate Dearstyne, Anna Freezor, Kelsey and Alexia Gage; and six great- grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Springmoor Chapel. Private inurnment will be at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
Last Edited22 July 2017

Michael Hugh Austell

M, #1379

Family:

DaughterCatherine Bradley Austell+ (b. 3 August 1924, d. 10 December 2016)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Catherine Holly Dearstyne

F, #1380

Parents

FatherRoy Holly Dearstyne (b. 16 August 1923, d. 28 March 2017)
MotherCatherine Bradley Austell (b. 3 August 1924, d. 10 December 2016)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Michael Dearstyne

M, #1381

Parents

FatherRoy Holly Dearstyne (b. 16 August 1923, d. 28 March 2017)
MotherCatherine Bradley Austell (b. 3 August 1924, d. 10 December 2016)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Patrick Horan

M, #1382, b. between 1871 and 1874

Family 1: Mary (b. 1877, d. before 1930)

DaughterElizabeth M. Horan (b. 1912)
DaughterMargaret H. Horan (b. 1913)
DaughterMildred Horan (b. 1916)
SonRobert Horan (b. 1918)

Family 2: Madaline D. Holly (b. 1892)

SonRaymond F. Horan (b. 6 October 1923, d. 25 July 1998)
SonAlfred L. Horan (b. 24 July 1925, d. July 1977)
SonJulius Horan (b. 24 July 1929, d. 12 January 1998)

Biography

Birthbetween 1871 and 1874Patrick Horan was born between 1871 and 1874.1
Marriage1902He and Mary were married in 19021
Marriage1922He and Madaline D. Holly were married in 19222,1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  2. [S132] Verbal information from William Schardt Jr. (737 Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733) to Holly Kilpatrick,2005

Raymond F. Horan

M, #1383, b. 6 October 1923, d. 25 July 1998

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMadaline D. Holly (b. 1892)

Biography

Birth6 October 1923Raymond F. Horan was born on 6 October 1923.
Death25 July 1998He died on 25 July 1998
Last Edited22 December 2016

Alfred L. Horan

M, #1384, b. 24 July 1925, d. July 1977

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMadaline D. Holly (b. 1892)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth24 July 1925Alfred L. Horan was born on 24 July 1925.
DeathJuly 1977He died in July 1977 in San Mateo, California,
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S27] , Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (: Social Security Administration, As updated.)

Julius Horan

M, #1385, b. 24 July 1929, d. 12 January 1998

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMadaline D. Holly (b. 1892)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth24 July 1929Julius Horan was born on 24 July 1929.1
Death12 January 1998He died on 12 January 1998 in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey,1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S27] , Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (: Social Security Administration, As updated.)

Elizabeth M. Horan

F, #1386, b. 1912

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMary (b. 1877, d. before 1930)

Biography

Birth1912Elizabeth M. Horan was born in 1912 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Margaret H. Horan

F, #1387, b. 1913

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMary (b. 1877, d. before 1930)

Biography

ChildParent1
Birth1913Margaret H. Horan was born in 1913 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Mary

F, #1388, b. 1877, d. before 1930

Family: Patrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)

DaughterElizabeth M. Horan (b. 1912)
DaughterMargaret H. Horan (b. 1913)
DaughterMildred Horan (b. 1916)
SonRobert Horan (b. 1918)

Biography

Birth1877Mary was born in 1877 in New Jersey.1
Marriage1902Patrick Horan and she were married in 19021
Deathbefore 1930She died before 19301
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Mildred Horan

F, #1389, b. 1916

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMary (b. 1877, d. before 1930)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1916Mildred Horan was born in 1916.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Robert Horan

M, #1390, b. 1918

Parents

FatherPatrick Horan (b. between 1871 and 1874)
MotherMary (b. 1877, d. before 1930)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1918Robert Horan was born in 1918 in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S76] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

John Fullerton Pfeiffer, Jr.

M, #1391

Family: Isobell M. Holly (b. 1894)

DaughterRoslyn Pfeiffer+ (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)

Biography

Marriage1919John Fullerton Pfeiffer, Jr., and Isobell M. Holly were married in 19191
Census1920He appeared in the census 1920 at Sewaren in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. John is listed as: Pfeiffer, John, Jr. (Head, owns home free and clear, age 24, born in NJ and parents also, Foreman, Maurer)
Isabelle M. (Wife, age 25, b. New York and parents also, telephone operator, New York)
Last Edited13 April 2020

Citations

  1. [S77] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Roslyn Pfeiffer

F, #1392, b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995

Parents

Family 2: William "Bud" Cravens

DaughterJamie Cravens
DaughterHolly Cravens
DaughterJill Cravens
DaughterCandy Cravens
DaughterLaurie Cravens
DaughterJennifer Cravens
DaughterLeigh Cravens (b. 6 April 1949, d. 8 April 2020)

Biography

Birth2 April 1930Roslyn Pfeiffer was born on 2 April 1930 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey.1,2
Death22 May 1995She died on 22 May 1995 in Greenbrier, West Virginia,2
Obituary23 May 199523 May 1995, Wilmington, Delaware, The News Journal Obituary:. Roslyn Pfeiffer Cravens Moore, 65, of Wyoming, died Sunday of cancer at her daughter's home in Wyoming.

Mrs. Pfeiffer was born and raised in Perth Amboy, N.J. and moved to Delaware in 1947.

She enjoyed collecting antiques and traveling.

She is survived by seven daughters, Leigh C. Thomas of Key Largo, Fla., Jamie Melvin of Wyoming, Holly Yadacus of Chesterfield, VA, Jill Cravens of Dover, Candace Albertson of Wyoming, with whom she was staying, Laurie Rosenbaum of Littleton, Colo., and Jennifer Wooleyhand of Felton; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Torbert Runeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed Streets, Dover.
Last Edited13 April 2020

Citations

  1. [S132] Verbal information from William Schardt Jr. (737 Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733) to Holly Kilpatrick,2005
  2. [S696] Application, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Washington, DC: Social Security Administration, As updated.)

William "Bud" Cravens

M, #1393

Family: Roslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)

DaughterJamie Cravens
DaughterHolly Cravens
DaughterJill Cravens
DaughterCandy Cravens
DaughterLaurie Cravens
DaughterJennifer Cravens
DaughterLeigh Cravens (b. 6 April 1949, d. 8 April 2020)
Last Edited23 March 2018

Leigh Cravens

F, #1394, b. 6 April 1949, d. 8 April 2020

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)

Biography

Birth6 April 1949Leigh Cravens was born on 6 April 1949 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey.1
Death8 April 2020She died on 8 April 2020 in Somerset, Ohio,
Obituary10 April 202010 April 2020, Somerset, Ohio, Bope-Thomas Funeral Home Obituary:. Leigh Pfeiffer Cravens Thomas, age 71, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, surrounded by her sisters and her beloved pets in her Somerset, Ohio home.
Leigh was the first of seven daughters for artist William S. Cravens, Jr. and his lovely wife Roslyn Pfeiffer. She was born on April 6, 1949 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, spending her early years on their dairy farm in Dover, Delaware, and, later, in their daughter-rich home in idyllic Wyoming.

Leigh left Delaware a young wife and mother after marrying her high-school sweetheart, Al Schubert, and giving birth to their son, Alan. She would soon find herself as the lead singer in a successful rock and roll band that travelled the east coast from Maine to Florida, which is where, because of the abundant sunshine, she finally settled. There, Leigh eventually became a flight attendant for Pan Am Airlines, and purser of the press plane for President Ronald Reagan.

In her later years, Leigh’s path led her to rural Ohio, where a love for antiques prompted her to change careers; she immersed herself in refinishing and selling antiques, selling her own beautifully hand-painted wares, and creating a lovely home for herself and many beloved, rescued animals. Leigh lived an amazing and wonder-filled life, full of world travel and exhilarating experiences. She made indelible impressions on those she met, and formed life-long friendships that stayed strong until her last moments.

Leigh was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William S. and Nancy Cravens; her maternal grandparents, John and Belle Pfeiffer; her parents, William S. Cravens, Jr. and Roslyn Cravens Moore; her beloved Aunt Dorothy (Dee) Meeks; and a dear nephew, Tyler Kirk Albertson. She is survived by her son, Alan Schubert; her uncle, Ken Meeks; her six younger sisters, Jamie Melvin (Raymond), Holly Yadacus (Thomas); Jill Cravens (Jack Olenik), Candy Albertson (Kirk), Laurie Rosenbaum (Kenneth), Jennifer Wooleyhand (Thomas); her many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; the many appreciated friends; and her beloved pets, Mel, Snippet, Ollie, Ellie, Vince, Maggie, Kitty and Patriot.

In lieu of a public service, Leigh’s family suggests remembering Leigh by living life as fully as she did—through travel, constant music, love of family and friends, and by rescuing the many forgotten animals of the world. Leigh’s last words to her little sisters, given with an understanding smile, were “Stop crying.” With those words in mind, the encouragement of how Leigh herself lived life, and in other words she might herself have used for this occasion, just “Live, Laugh, and Love.”

Note: Due to restrictions on gatherings, due to coronavirus, there were no funerals being held at this time.
Last Edited13 April 2020

Citations

  1. [S132] Verbal information from William Schardt Jr. (737 Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733) to Holly Kilpatrick,2005

Jamie Cravens

F, #1395

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)
Last Edited13 April 2020

Holly Cravens

F, #1396

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Jill Cravens

F, #1397

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Candy Cravens

F, #1398

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)
Last Edited22 December 2016

Laurie Cravens

F, #1399

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)

Family: Kenneth Rose

Last Edited2 April 2018

Jennifer Cravens

F, #1400

Parents

FatherWilliam "Bud" Cravens
MotherRoslyn Pfeiffer (b. 2 April 1930, d. 22 May 1995)
Last Edited22 December 2016