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The Untimely Burial of Squire Lewis

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A story is told in Beaufort County about the death of Squire L. J. Lewis. Lewis became sick and was taken to a hospital in Washington, NC. There he recovered and decided to purchase an organ for his wife. The organ was sent ahead of Lewis. When it arrived no one knew what was inside, but given the shape and weight of the box they believed it to be Lewis' body sent by the hospital. The family notified the neighbors and held a funeral. Lewis returned home and scared his family. The misunderstanding was soon realized and the organ was dug out of the graveyard. This article is an October, 1970 reprint.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 8, Jan 1984, p47, il