Thursday, October 4, 2012 — Margie Brattain Barbee, 87, of Oakboro, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Albemarle.
The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home, Midland on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at Bethel Baptist Church, Locust on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. with a 30 minute state. Rev. Charlie Littlejohn and Rev. Chip Alsobrooks will officiate and the burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born March 3, 1925, in Stanly County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Josie Brattain and was preceded in death by her sister, Daphne Brattain, and her brother, Hubert Bratton.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, C.J. Barbee of the home; son, Gene Barbee and wife Patricia of Duluth, Ga.; daughter, Carolyn Faust and husband Rex of New London; sister, Brythe Flake of Stanfield; grandchildren, Shea Morton and wife Ashley of Oakboro; Phillip Morton and wife Tara of Concord; Matthew Barbee of Portland, Ore.; and Kristin Leonato and husband Leo of Fairfax, Va.; great-grandchildren, Elijah Morton, Shaphan Morton, Ashton Morton, Alex Leonato and Amy Leonato.
She was retired from Stanly Knitting Mills in Oakboro and was a lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Locust where she taught Sunday School for over 60 years.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, C/O ADY Group, 617 Bethel Baptist Church Road, Locust, NC 28097.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh. com.