Barbara Barnes Nelms

Published 9:24 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Barnes Nelms, 81, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

The funeral service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C., preceded by visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Mrs. Nelms was the daughter of the late William Crowder and Nellie Baker Barnes, of Suffolk. She was born in Gates County, N.C., and later moved to Suffolk with her family. A graduate of Whaleyville High School, she resided in Suffolk until moving to Smithfield after marriage. In her later years, she resided in Washington, N.C., to be closer to her adult children.


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A loving mother, sister and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Nelms was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Nelms, and her brother, Aubrey “Shorty” Barnes.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Nelms Hester, and husband, Tim, of Winterville, N.C.; son, Bobby Nelms and wife, Jessica, of Rocky Point, N.C.; and her brother, Billy Barnes and wife, Patsy, of Suffolk.

Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory.

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