ROWLAND, N.C. — Barbara Arrington Powell, 77, died Sept. 7, 2013, at the Brightwater Nursing Facility in Myrtle Beach S.C. She passed peacefully with the support of her family and the staff of the facility.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Rowland, the Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. A graveside service will follow in the Rowland Cemetery.
Barbara was a graduate of Floral McDonald College with a bachelors of Arts and a master's of Education from Appalachian State University. Barbara spent her life dedicated to her children, the First Baptist Church of Rowland and the multitude of students in the Robeson County school system.
Barbara was predeceased by her son, William Mark Powell of Rowland.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Joanna Powell Prince and husband Ed W Prince III; her sister, Nancy Arrington Bridgers and husband Robert O Bridgers, all of North Myrtle Beach S.C.; her stepgrandsons, Edward W. (Jennifer) and Whitney M. Prince; two great-grandchildren, EJ and Stella, all of the North Myrtle Beach area; nieces and nephews, Kathy B. Tsitouris, Charles E. Bridgers, Arnom O. Bridgers, and their spouses and children; and several cousins and many friends.
The family will be receiving visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Boles Funeral Home in Rowland N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church. P.O .Box 397, Rowland N.C., 28383.