Mrs Bessie "Ruth" Wilkinson Barrier, age 81 of Morganton, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 24, 2013. Born November 26, 1931, in Lincoln County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Harlan Lontz Wilkinson and Cloie Mae Reel. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barrier was also preceded in death by her husband Floyd Malone Barrier; one daughter, Daphne Farsworth; five brothers, Avery Wilkinson, Robert Wilkinson, H.L. "Bill" Wilkinson, Marshall Wilkinson and Andy Wilkinson; three sisters, Bonnie Miller, Ellen Burke and Frances Christopher Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She also loved fishing and cooking and was a member of Deatons Chapel.
She will lovingly be remembered by her daughter Maxine Evans of Valdese ; three sisters, Arlene Helton of Mooresville, Edith Proctor of Newton, NC, and Nellie McAllister of Maiden, NC; four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and four great- great grandchildren
Funeral service for Ruth will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Kirksey Funeral Home Chapel, Morganton with Rev. Frances Tate and Rev. Mike Odum officiating. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Park. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:00 PM-8:00PM at Kirksey Funeral Home.
Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton, has the honor of serving the Barrier family. www.kirkseymorganton.com.