Source:Daily Southerner newspaper, October 24, 2003, Tarboro NC
ELSIE M.C. PILAND TARBORO -- Elsie Mae Cross Piland, 93, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2003 at Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro with Dr. Ed Conner officiating. Piland was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. Ralph M. Piland. Piland is survived by three daughters, Faye P. Smith and Gwen P. Conner, both of Tarboro, and Ellen P. Dewey of Portsmouth, Va.; a son, Danny M. Piland of Kinston; a brother, Fred H. Cross of Tarboro; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. Funeral arrangements provided by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.