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The Gleaner - June 22, 1916
Contributed by NORA JACKSON

Mr. B. R. Sellars, Prominent Citizen and Business Man,
                 The county has sustained a distinct loss in the death of
            Benjamin Rainey   Sellars, who passed away at his home in Burlington Tuesday
            p.m. about 8             o'clock. For some months his health had not been very
            good. Sunday night he    was stricken with paralysis and never rallied. The funeral
            was conducted from   the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock By
            his Pastor, Rev.             B Melver, in the presence of a large concourse of friends,
            and the interment             was in Pine Hill Cemetery.
                 Mr. Sellars was the eldest son of the late Dr. B. A.
            Sellars and was 61 years  of age. He was born near Long's Mills, Randolph county.
            He is survived by his    aged mother, his widow, who was Miss Fannie Cheek of
            Orange county, three             children - one boy and two girls, six brothers and four
            sisters, as follows:
            Thomas L., D. Ernest, Charles V. Walter R., of Burlington;
            Fred Sellars of             Kansas; John Sellars of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Mary Walker,
            Mrs. J. H. Brooks of    Burlington; Mrs. Eliza White near Mebane; Mrs. H. H.
            Jordan of Gastonia.
            More than thirty years ago Mr. Sellars and his father
            established the             mercantile firm of B. A. Sellars & Son and ever since he has
            been the             judicious business man that has made the house the leading
            dry goods house of  this county. Mr. Sellars for many years has been prominent
            in the business             life of Burlington and has helped to direct the business of
            some of the             strongest institutions of this town. He was at one time a
            member of the Board   of County Commissioners and at the time of his death was
            Chairman of the             Board of Trustees of the City Graded School