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In 1954, Whiteville funeral director A.D. Peacock discovered seven children living in dire conditions without any familial support. This experience prompted Peacock to found what is today known as the Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina, a permanent residence program for at-risk children.
A new book reveals the vision, hard work and heart behind a comprehensive care program for at-risk children in North Carolina. The author, A.D. Peacock, was an undertaker in Whiteville during the 1940s. Peacock describes his experience working in the children’s home, and his quest in persuading people to help care for the orphans.