Retired Williamston Publisher Dies

Dallas Coltrain, the longtime publisher of The Enterprise of Williamston, has died after collapsing at the Greenville Mall. He was 74.

Julia Biggs of Biggs Funeral Home said Coltrain died Friday after a blood clot formed near his brain.

He worked at The Enterprise for 54 years, including 24 years as publisher. He retired in 2008. He sold advertising and managed finances and production for Tuesday-Thursday publication and The Weekly Herald of Robersonville.

Williamston residents remembered him as a rock-solid businessman and friend.

Retired furniture store manager William Jenkins described Coltrain as "rock solid."

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  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on Oct 19, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    Mr. Dallas was a wonderful, Christian man. My prayers are with the family. Thank you Mr. Dallas for being my friend!
  • by Cindy Location: Williamston on Oct 17, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Dallas Coltrain was a wonderful, kind hearted man. He will be missed by many people. I worked for/with him for about 8 years, he was a great employer and friend. If you had a problem, work related or not, he would listen and help you make the right choice. He was a good man. My prayers to Ms. Dot and family. Mr. Dallas will not be forgotten anytime soon.
  • by Saddened Location: Washington on Oct 17, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    Mr. Dallas was such a kind man and well respected businessman. Williamston is a better place because of him. My condolences to his family.
  • by Sharon Location: Snow Hill on Oct 17, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this time. He was a wonderful man who will be missed.
  • by Martin County Native on Oct 17, 2010 at 03:13 PM
    Mr. Dallas was a class act and the best friend The Enterprise had. Our prayers to his wife and family. Martin County has lost another classic.
  • by Watcher Location: Bertie County on Oct 17, 2010 at 02:12 PM
    This is sad news, my thoughts and prayers go out to Dallas' family. Before retirement I worked for a sister paper of Williamston Enterprise and Dallas was always a straight-up guy and good businessman. Dallas will be missed by many people.

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