Stallings, Bessie Elizabeth

Bessie Stallings, 1919. Photo from Pearl Archer photo album, courtesy of LeAnna Dunlap.

Attended as a freshman 1919-1920
Is listed with the class of 1923

Birth: 20 Oct 1900, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Death: 11 Jun 1931, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina
(died after an operation for pelvic inflammatory disease), age 29.

John Willis Stallings (1864-1930)
Magdalene Linker Stallings (1877-1956)

Margaret “Estelle” Stallings Harrill (1904-1952)
Jay Willis Stallings (1906-1984)
Letha Mae Stallings Flowers (1916-2008)

Spouse: John Lee Litaker (1901-1944)
Married: 22 Oct 1923, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Burial: Rocky River Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rocky River, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Source:, #32719748.


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 22 Oct 1923, p.3.


Mr. J. Lee Litaker, of Winston-Salem, and Miss Elizabeth Stallings, of Harrisburg, were married here this morning, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. C. Rowan.


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 12 Jun 1931, p10.

Mrs. J. Lee Litaker

CONCORD, June 11. – -Mrs. J. Lee Litaker, 30, died in the Baptist hospital at Winston-Salem today. The body was brought to Concord, and tomorrow will be taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. J. W. Stallings, in Harrisburg, where the funeral will be held at the Rocky River Presbyterian church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock.

Her husband, mother, two sisters, Mrs. G. E. Harrill of Charlotte and Miss Letha Stallings of Harrisburg; and one brother, J. W. Stallings, Jr., survive.