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“I am sorry for the lost of Mrs. Betty. She cared for my daughter, Bria, 21 yrs ago. I even lived with her when I fell on hard times. She was such a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: SEBRENNA DeBoe - Raeford, NC

“Eureka, God makes no mistakes. He is always on time. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal cause weeping may endure for a night, but joy...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rev. Sheila Stancil Sanders

“Benson Center For Active Aging, We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. You come to Benson each day to take care of us so what can...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: linda s warren warren - Benson, NC

“Shared lots of heartaches and joys with Betty. She came to Cornerstone Church to visit often for special occasions. She even tried to straighten me...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: JOYCE HILER - Smithfield, NC

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers go out to the family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ruby Jean Sanders-Oneal - Family

“My Deepest Sympathy To This Family, My Family Not By Blood But By Love. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle Fowler-Dobbin - Selma, NC

“I'm sorry you're going through this difficult time, and I'm praying for peace for you and your family. The Mangum's Family-Jerry Mangum ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry Mangum - Rolesville, NC

“My Condolences to the Family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Constance Williams Hines - NC

“My Condolences to the Family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Constance Williams Hines - NC

Mother Betty Newkirk Barbour was born on September 5, 1939 in Johnston County to Dorothy Watson. She was reared by Alice Newkirk. According to the divine plan of our Father, Betty was called home on February 13, 2018. She attended Johnston County Public Schools. She worked in Food Service for years as well as being a licensed beautician. Betty was also a foster parent for many. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Barbour; her mothers, Dorothy Watson and Alice Newkirk; son, Thomas Perry; two sisters, Margie Bridges and Jackie Dennis and brother, Bobby Hinton. She leaves to cherish her precious memories: four daughters, Alice Perry of Dunn, NC, Thelma (David) Ward of Smithfield, NC, Shannon Barbour, and Wysteria Walton; one son, William (Bernice) Whitley of Kinston, NC; one sister, Lottie Bland (Steve) of Raleigh, NC; 18 grandchildren including Dimeshia (Sha'mar) Williams of Watertown, NY; 17 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She also leaves two special friends, Ms. Sylvia and Mrs. Dorothy Delaine.

Saturday, February 17
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Oakey Grove Baptist Church
42 Little Creek Church Rd,
Clayton, NC 27520

Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 17
1:00 PM
Oakey Grove Baptist Church
42 Little Creek Church Rd,
Clayton, NC 27520

Saturday February 17
Hood Cemetery
Smithfield, NC

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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