State of North Carolina
Wayne County

I, Diana Holland, of the aforesaid County and State, being of sound mind, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and declare this my last Will and Testament:

First: My Executor, hereinafter named, shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my friends and relatives, and pay all funeral expenses, together with all my just debts, out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

I loan to my sister Zilpha Holland all my property both real and personal during her lifetime only.

Third: I give and devise to my nephew Zeno Dixon, after the death of my sister Zilpha Holland, all of my real estate, except that real estate mentioned in paragraph four herein.

Fourth: I give to my friend James Lester Fulghum, during the period of his natural life, and after his death the same shall go to and be the property of my nephew Zeno Dixon, in fee simple forever, the following described lands to wit: Twelve and one-half acres of land to be cut off of my tract of land and being that land containing Twelve and one-half acres lying next to and immediately adjoining the lands of Zeno Dixon, and being the lands formerly owned by Needham Holland and A. D. Thompson.

Fifth: I give and bequeath to my nephews Zeno Dixon and Alex Holland, after the death of my sister Zilpha Holland, all of my personal property to be divided between them share and share alike.

Sixth, I hereby constitue [sic] and appoint my nephew, Zeno Dixon, my lawful executor to all intents and purposes, to execute this my last Will and Testament, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof, I, the said Diana Holland, do hereunto set my hand and seal, this the ___ day of August 1926.


                                                                             Diana   x  Holland (SEAL)


Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Diana Holland to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto.

                                                                             V. C. Cuddington (signature)

                                                                             J. W. Harris (signature)


This will was contributed by Nancy Holland Slagle in September 2002.

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