The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 6, 2014

Dawson ‘D.B’ Barbee, 72, of Oakboro, passed away May 30, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 — Dawson “D.B.” Benjamin Barbee, 72 years of age, of Oakboro, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Charlotte.

Mr. Barbee was born June 3, 1941, in Albemarle, to the late Howard Aaron Barbee and the late Lula Harwood Barbee.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Frances Ann Lewis; and brother, Howard Aaron Barbee Jr.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Oakboro. The funeral service will be on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the church and will be officiated by the Rev. Terrell Watts and Chip Alsobrooks.

At other times the family will receive friends at the home.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Vivian Marlene Barbee of the home; two daughters, Deborah (Richard) Morton of Oakboro and Ellen (Thomas) Meadors of Stanfield; sister, Emma Mullis; brother, Jerry Barbee; four grandchildren, Erica and Jeremy Morton and Brayden and Sheridan Meadors; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 10, Oakboro, NC 28129.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Barbee family.

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