In Memoriam: Jeptha Lewis Storey
Jeptha Lewis Storey, 86, died July 1, 2015 at his home in Murfreesboro, N.C. After serving in the Army, J. Lewis returned home to farm. He did so for fifty years and spent his entire life on the farm, which has been in the Storey family since 1877.
He served on the Hertford County Board of Directors from 1965 to 1994, acting as President for over seven years. He was also President of the N.C. Peanut Growers Association. Though he accomplished much in life, two of his proudest include being named North Carolina Conservation Farm Family in 1994 and receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Jim Hunt, Jr.