Mrs. Margaret Parks Barham

Published 1:16 am Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mrs. Margaret P. Barham, age 83, a resident of Carriage Club Drive, Mooresville, N.C., and former resident of Fairway Drive, Washington, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Churchill Senior Living Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 9, 2011, in the chapel of Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations officiated by the Rev. Peg O. Witt. Burial will follow at Pamlico Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Margaret P. Barham

Mrs. Barham was born on May 24, 1928, in Alamance County, N.C., daughter of the late Clarence F. and Carrie C. Parks. She attended Haw River High School. Mrs. Barham was married to Mr. Don Barham on Dec. 18, 1948, who preceded her in death. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. One of her biggest achievements was golf, three holes in one.

Survivors include her son, Don E. Barham and wife, Lynn of Cornelius, N.C.; daughter, Sandy B. Nesbit and husband, Warren of Locust Grove, Ga.; four grandchildren, Radd Nesbit, Shayna Nesbit, Mason Barham and Carrie B. Lancaster; and one sister, Carleen P. Shepherd of Mebane, N.C. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nina P. Reid and brother, Carl F. Parks.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Salvation Army, 112 E. Seventh St., Washington, NC 27889 or the Marion L. Shepherd Cancer Center, 1209 Brown St., Washington, NC 27889.

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Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 U.S. Highway 264 E., Washington, N.C., has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Barham family.