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OBITS - ALAMANCE CO, NC
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