DALLAS - Frances Earle Barnes Wilson, 85, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at her home in Dallas, surrounded by her loving family.
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She was born Jan. 25, 1928, in Gastonia, to the late Walter Richard Barnes and Mary Elizabeth Auten Barnes.
Frances is survived by two children, daughter, Annette Wilson Rehm and husband, Charles, son Ben Wilson and wife, Vickie; four grandchil-dren, Heather Pagan and husband, Scott, Christi Greer and husband, Richard, Anna Whittington and Ben Whittington; three great-grandchildren, Grace Pagan, Asher and Andon Greer; sisters, Margaret Friday, Betty Leagon, Wanda Fox and Jane Watts.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Thomas Morris Wilson; three sisters, Ella Forbes, Ann Kirksey, Leona Marr and four brothers, David, Walter, Harrison and Richard Barnes.
A celebration of her life will be held 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Dallas.
Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 301 W. Main St, PO Box 536, Dallas, NC 28034.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.
Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Wilson family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 11, 2013