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Barry Herbert Willis

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GIBSON — Barry Herbert Willis, 69, passed away on Feb. 25, 2016.

Barry was a son of the late Albert Woodrow Willis and Alma Humphrey Willis born Nov. 20, 1946 in Lexington, North Carolina. He was a proud United States Army veteran. He worked in textiles retiring from WestPoint Stevens after many years of service.

He loved the Lord and served as a member of the Wagram Church of God. He enjoyed gospel music and caring for his loving cats Bugsy, Rose, Icsy and Midnight. His greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Catherine S. Willis of the home, sons James Seals, Jr. (Lisa) of Laurel Hill, Ben Willis of Chicago and Joe Willis, daughter Sue Locklear (Donald) of Laurinburg, brother Albert Willis of Laurinburg, sisters Patricia Kersey of Laurinburg, Sylvia Smith of Fayetteville, Peggy Willis of Gastonia, and Naomi Burdine of Rockingham, six grandchildren: Donald "Bug" Locklear, Jr. (Taylor), Brittany Morgan (Jonathan), James Seals III, Sierra Seals, Chenoa Seals, and Robbie Strickland, and two great-grandchildren: Destiny Morgan and Kash Locklear.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.


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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2016
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