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Saturday, November 01, 2014, 12:00 pm

Duplin County Historical Society meeting
Irvin Graham, "The Heritage Book"
Location: Rose Hill Restaurant, Rose Hill, NC
Irvin Graham, of Wallace, will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, November 1, meeting of the Duplin County Historical Society.

The "Heritage of Duplin County, North Carolina 2012" book was the inspiration of Pat and Irvin Graham. They saw the need of preserving Duplin County family histories and recording the history of Duplin County.

The project began in 2010 with establishing the book committee with members from all parts of Duplin County. Unfortunately, Pat Graham passed away before the work was finished. Irvin continued on as chairman guiding the project to a successful completion in 2012.

Irvin and Pat were married in Roseboro in 1951. They soon relocated to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for military duty. Graham served for 16 months in an Army MASH Unit in Korea. Returning, they made their home in Wallace and established Graham Drug Co. on East Main Street.

The Grahams founded the L. Irvin and Patricia W. Graham Scholarship Fund in Community Pharmacy of the Pharmacy Foundation at the Eschelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The heritage book was highly successful selling out quickly. The distributor may have a very limited number of copies for sale. Contact the website at: www.county-heritage.com/nc/duplin.
Cost: Lunch is $13.00, if desired.
Open to the Public
Questions: Benny Fountain, 910-290-0014 or afountain2@ec.rr.com


Meetings

The Duplin County Historical Society meets quarterly on the first Saturday of February, May, August and November. Unless otherwise notified, the meetings are held at the Rose Hill Restaurant in Rose Hill at 12 noon. Lunch is available at the current pricing rate.