Enos “Country” Slaughter

Grave of Enos Slaughter, Allensville Cemetery I had returned to Roxboro, North Carolina after being away for almost ten years. Having friends living in the area, my family had visited the region numerous times over the years. Entering town from the north on Route 501, there was a sign welcoming visitors and announcing the community … Continue reading Enos “Country” Slaughter

Larry Critchfield: Football Player

Larry Critchfield, Ursina Cdemetery The sun was peeking from behind the looming clouds as I arrived at the Ursina Cemetery. The morning had been cold, frosty and foggy, but that was not going to stop my journey into the heart of Somerset County. Turning off Jersey Hollow Road, the road leading to the cemetery was … Continue reading Larry Critchfield: Football Player

William “Billy” Cox

“So who are we looking for this time?” my father asked as I drove slowly along the roadway that meandered through the Newport Cemetery. “Billy Cox,” I responded. “Ever hear of him?” A glance towards my father told me he didn’t have a clue who I was talking about. “He was a baseball player.” “And … Continue reading William “Billy” Cox