Louis L. Holland, 1958

Louis Lea Holland, was born and grew up in Wayne County, North Carolina.  He was a life-long resident of Richmond County, after marrying Iris Bellamy.

Last Will and Testament

North Carolina
Richmond County

    I, Louis L. Holland, of Richmond County, North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby make and declare this my Last Will and Testament, hereby expressly revoking any former Will or Wills by me made.

FIRST.

    I desire that my executrix, hereinafter named, give my body a decent Christian burial, and to pay for the same out of the first monies coming to her out of my estate.

SECOND.

    I hereby request that my executrix, hereinafter named, pay all of my other just debts and obligations provided and on condition that said estate at the time of my death has sufficient personal assets to pay the same over and above the statutory widow's rights of my wife.  In case my estate is not sufficient to pay all of my just debts and obligations then I request that she dissent from terms and conditions of this Will and take the allotments, allowances, and payments allowed by the laws oft eh state of North Carolina in exactly the same manner as if no Will had been made.

THIRD.

    I am now engaged in a partnership drug business with Mr. J. S. Birmingham as my partner and we have established between us a partnership agreement and also an agreement in regard to the sale of the deceased partner's interest.  My executrix, hereinafter named, is hereby authorized, ordered, and directed to comply with the terms of the said agreement and to execute such written instruments as are necessary to fully carry out all the terms and conditions provided herein.  If any question should arise necessitating a court order to complete such sale, then and in that event my executrix, hereinafter named, is authorized to employ counsel and to specifically instruct my executrix hereinafter named, to be sure and see that the surviving partner assumes and pays all outstanding obligations for which my estate might in any manner be liable, and to cause Dissolution of Partnership notices to be put in the newspapers and to be mailed to all persons provided for under the statutes of the State of North Carolina relating to dissolution of partnerships.

FOURTH.

    I hereby will and devise all of my real and personal property which I may own at the time of my death in fee simple to my beloved wife, Iris B. Holland, this to include cars, boats, furniture, and all personal belongings.

FIFTH.

    We now own certain real estate by estate [sic] by entireties and which under the laws of the State of North Carolina will become the property of my wife, Iris B. Holland, upon my death, and this property is to be nowise affected by the terms and conditions of this will.  Any other property owned by my and me [sic] in estate by entireties shall likewise not be affected by the terms and conditions of this Will.

SIXTH.

    I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife, Iris B. Holland, as the executrix of this my last Will and Testament, she to qualify and act without giving bond or other security of any nature.

SEVENTH.

    In case my wife shall die simultaneously with my death or within ten days thereafter, then and in that even [sic] I will, devise, and bequeath to my daughter, Diana, and to my son, David, all of my property both real and personal and wheresoever located in equal shares in fee simple.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this the 14th day of August, 1958.

 

                                                                            ______[signature of Louis L Holland]__(SEAL)

                                                                                    Louis L. Holland

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

 

__[signature of Eva Lucille Shankle]____    (Mrs. D. W. Medlin)
Rt. 1 Box 252 Hamlet, N. C.                         (102 Beech St.)
                                                                  (Hamlet, NC)

  [signature of D. F. Rice, Jr.
  Box 511, Hamlet, NC

__[signature of Daphne Hodges]__
 208 West Ave., Hamlet, N. C.

 

    I own a small numismatic collection including coins and currency, some of which have a degree of value and some having none except their face value.

    In the event of my death I hereby appoint my son, David L. Holland to take charge of the evaluation of this collection.  I wish him to separate the pieces for their numismatic value and for their face value.  The pieces with only face value are to be turned over to Iris B. Holland, my wife.  The pieces with numismatic value are to be evaluated and inventoried, the collection and inventory then to be turned over to Iris B. Holland, wife, for her decision as to the disposition of said collection.

    My stamps are to be divided equally into three parts, to be given one part each to Iris B. Holland, wife, Diana Iris Holland, daughter, and David Louis Holland, son. 

 

                                                                                                    [signature of Louis L. Holland]
                                                                                This to be added to my will on file [handwritten]
                                                                                               

Dated and signed this 12th day of February 1965.

 

 

CODICIL TO THE ORIGINAL WILL OF LOUIS L. HOLLAND - DATE: June 25, 1974

    In regard to my Stamp Collection, I bequeath it in its entirety to my wife, Iris Bellamy Holland, if she needs it for the monetary value it would afford;  she being the sole judge of her needs.  In the event she does not need the money, I want my grandchildren, Roy Eugene Smith, Jr., Trevor Holland Smith, and Jana Elizabeth Holland, and any other legal grandchildren which I might have, to share equal parts.  The plate blocks to be divided as wholes, one for each grandchild.  The sheets to be divided equally among each heif [sic] the singles and foreign stamps to be divided one for one among the grandchildren.  The envelopes and letters the same - one for one.  I would like the equal parts then to be chosen by lot as part for each grandchild. 

                                                                                                    [signature of Louis L. Holland]
                                                                                                    7/4/74

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    My United States coins and United States currency collection I give to my wife, Iris Bellamy Holland, if she wants it for its monetary value;  she being the sole judge as to whether she needs or desires the collection or any piece or part of the collection.  If or when she decides that she does not want the collection, that part or whole will be divided equally between my grandchildren, Roy Eugene Smith, Jr., Trevor Holland Smith and Jana Elizabeth Holland, and any such other legal grandchildren that there might be.  I desire equal parts for each grandchild, to be selected by lot agreed upon beforehand by my children and their spouses and my wife, Iris Bellamy Holland.  Loose U. S. coins and coins in envelopes will be put into equal parts by rotation.  The specimen pieces will be in rotation, also.  The type set in lucite holders will be divided by holders, also in rotation.  Type and proof sets will be divided as unites as above.  Tokens, lucky pieces, memenots [sic], "wooden nickels," as well as the pieces of the realm shall be divided in equal parts as above, type by type.  My foreign collection of coins will be divided eually [sic], coin by coin, or sheet by sheet as agreedupon, so each grandchild will receive some coins of different countries represented.  My foreign paper money or currency will be equally divided as the coins, among my grandchildren.

                                                                                                [signature of Louis L. Holland]                                                                                                    7/4/74

    In the event one or more grandchildren should preceed [sic] me in death, and the said grandchild or grandchildren should have issue, the deceased grandchild's part should be divided among his or her legal children, share and share alike - of the United States coins and United States currency, foreign coins and foreign currency, and the stamps, as well.

                                                                                                [signature of Louis L. Holland]                                                                                                    7/4/74

 

 

Iris Holland, 1997

Iris B. Holland, born Iris Boyette Bellamy, was born and grew up in Hertford County, North Carolina and was a long-time resident of Richmond County, then Pitt County, North Carolina; will of 1997.

 

Last Will

I, Iris B. Holland, of Pitt County, North Carolina do make this Will and revoke all prior Wills and Codicils.

Statement of Family

As of the signing of this will, my family consists of my son, David Louis Holland, and my daughter, Diana Holland Faust. My granddaughter, Jana Elizabeth Holland Watkins, my grandsons, Roy Eugene Smith, Jr., and Louis Colbert Holland.

Article I

I direct my debts, my funeral expenses (including the cost of a suitable marker at my grave) and the cost of administration of my estate be paid out of the assets of my estate as soon as practicable after my death. I direct all legal debts, including death taxes, allowable as claims against my estate be paid out of the general funds of my estate and not charged against the beneficiaries.

Article II

I give any interest that I may have in my residence located at 2069 F, Quail Ridge Road, Greenville, North Carolina, to my son, David Louis Holland and my daughter-in-law Anna B. Holland.

Article III

I give all of my tangible property to my son, David Louis Holland, to be distributed among family members at his discretion.

I may attach a list of suggestions for disposition of certain items of personal property to this Will. I do not intend this list to be treated as part of this Will or as a Codicil to this Will. This list, that I may attach, is intended to be a guide for my Executor should he choose to use it.

Article IV

I direct that the balance of my estate be distributed as follows:

Article V

I appoint David Louis Holland, Executor of this Will. If David Louis Holland is unable to serve, I appoint my daughter-in-law, Anna B. Holland, as Executrix of this Will. I direct that my Executor shall serve without bond and give Executor authority to sell real estate or personal property without an order of court in the administration of my estate.

The term Executor in this Will shall include both make and female personal representatives.

I, Iris B. Holland, the Testatrix, sign my name to this instrument this 3 day of February, 1997, and being first duly sworn, do hereby declare to the undersigned authority that I sign and execute this instrument as my Last Will and that I sign it willingly, that I execute it as my free and voluntary act for the purposes therein expressed, and that I am eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind, and under no constraint or undue influence.

We, Lawrence S. Graham and Donna D. Tripp, the witnesses, sign our names to this instrument, beign first duly sworn, and do hereby declare to the undersigned authority that the Testatrix signs and executes this instrument as her Last Will and that she signs it willingly, and that each of us, in the presence and hearing of the Testatrix, hereby signs this Will as witness to the Testatrix's signing, and that to the best of our knowledge the Testatrix is eighteen years of age or older, of sound mind, and under no constraint or undue influence.

NORTH CAROLINA
PITT COUNTY
Subscribed, sworn to and acknowledged before me by Iris B. Holland, the Testatrix, and subscribed and sworn to before me by Lawrence S. Graham and Donna D. Tripp, witnesses, this 3rd day of February, 1997.




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