Anntilla Scott Oswald



Anntilla Scott Oswald, age 80, died at Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born January 25, 1937, in Rose Hill to Ritchie Garland Scott and Tina Rouse Scott.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Lee (Sonny) Oswald III; daughter Emily Scott Oswald Beaman and son-in-law Hugh Lassiter Beaman III; sisters-in-law Mary Wingard Oswald Wilson and Sue Carl Oswald Johnson; and niece Margaret Highsmith Johnson Pearce.

Born and raised in Rose Hill, she graduated from Rose Hill High School with the class of 1955. After high school, she graduated from Troutman’s Beauty School in Wilmington with certification in cosmetology. Upon graduation from Troutman’s, she worked at Ballard’s Beauty Shop in Wallace where she met Sonny as one of her clients. They soon married and began their family in Wallace with three daughters. When their children became school aged, she worked for years in the darkroom at The Wallace Enterprise. After retirement, she nurtured family and others who she loved.

After a period of declining health, she moved to Rosemary Rest Home in Rose Hill where she was welcomed by a very special family of residents, staff and visitors.

Some of her favorite things were ditchbank flowers, delicious meals, loyal dogs and furry cats, cold Coca Colas, front porch sitting, Saturday night dancing, watching Herbie’s crops grow and finding treasures at auctions. Also important to her were lifelong relationships with people who she regarded as family.

Mrs. Oswald is survived by her daughters Anntilla Davis Oswald Weaver and husband Gary of Wallace and Mary Hart Oswald Blackburn and husband Michael of Rose Hill; grandchildren Mary Lila Blackburn and Elizabeth Oswald Blackburn; brother and sister-in-law Joe Hart and Mary Alice Scott of Rose Hill; nieces and nephews Julie and Bobby Lane, Joe and Robin Scott, Susan and Ken Avent, Lee Johnson and Jamie Sue Johnson and Mike Moore; great nieces and great nephews John and Brittany Lane, Sarah and Nick Johnson, Joe Hart Scott III, Mary Landin Scott, Tyler Likens, Nolan Likens, Ken Avent III, Allison Avent, Mary Margaret Johnson Pearce and James Stuart Oswald Moore; and great great niece Madilynn Kate Johnson.

She was a member of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Rose Hill and enjoyed her association with First Baptist Church in Wallace.

To help us remember her impact on our lives, in lieu of flowers and food brought to the home, please consider contributing to First Baptist Church of Wallace, 408 W Main Street, Wallace, NC 28466 or Pet Friends of Duplin County, Post Office Box 152, Wallace NC 28466, or a charity of one’s choice.

Her family will receive visitors on Sunday October 29, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Weaver residence, 415 North Raleigh Street in Wallace. Graveside service will be on Monday, October 30, at 3 p.m. at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace.