From the December 10, 1898 issue of the Roanoke Beacon:
At his home just South of this town on Friday night at 10 o’clock, Dr. H.E. WOLFE, SR. The announcement of his death, though a shock, was by no means a surprise to his family and friends, for he had been near unto death for several months.
The deceased was in the 76th year of his age. In early life he was a medical practitioner, but later confined himself to the practice of dentistry, and as such won a large practice and enviable reputation. He was twice married, first to Miss Susan A. ETHRIDGE, of Tyrrell county. To this union was given five children all of whom now live to mourn their loss; his first wife having died in 1879. He was again married in 1884 to Miss Sallie BEASLEY, of Bertie county, and this union was blessed by four children who also live to weep for the loss of a kind and affectionate father.
Dr. WOLFE joined the M.E. Church about 40 years ago, and having lived a devout christian life during all the changing scenes of those years, and his faith in God supported and comforted him until the end, when he was finally called to his eternal house beyond the skies.
The funeral services were held in the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock by the Rev. F.T. WOOTEN, of the Baptist Church of this town, and a more beautiful or impressive ceremony was never witnessed by our people, and the great concourse of people who filled the church to its utmost capacity, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed friend, bore evidence of the universal esteem in which he was held.
To the bereaved family and friends we extend heartfelt sympathies. “The Lord givith and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” A kind father, a loving husband, a patriotic and devoted citizen, and a Godly man has taken up his abode in the city of his God, Peace to his ashes.