Closs, William, Dd
Closs, William, D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, in 1809. He entered the Virginia Conference in 1833, and was identified with the North Carolina Conference from its organization. He spent nearly fifty years in the itinerant ministry, twenty-eight of them as presiding elder; and was many times a delegate to the General Conference. His ability as a debater was unsurpassed. He died in Enfield, N.C., July 8, 1882. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1882, page 109.