The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Letters to the Editor

May 3, 2012

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TARBORO — To the Editor:

It's always sad to see a piece of history fade away.

The Long Manufacturing Co. employed my husband when we moved to Tarboro, Edgecombe Co. in 1959.

Our first home was at Long's projects. Mr. Bill offered housing to his employees at a reasonable price. After about a year, my husband, I, and our two babies moved into the parish house at Grace Episcopal Church in the Kilquick community.

Mr. Bill's childhood home was located in Kilquick. That's how I got to know Mr. Bill's family. His father, Mr. Zeb Long, owned a store and cotton gin that was next to our house.

Mr. Bill employed some people with little or no education. To me it shows that he was a lifeline for many people.

Times were extremely hard in those years. He helped at Christmas each year by supplying toys for the children of his employees, and a Christmas party where he gave a bonus to his workers.

I can't say enough good things about this man. My thanks to God for letting me know Mr. Bill, and for all the great things that he did for my family and the people of Edgecombe County.

Barbara Andrews

Jack Andrews' Widow

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