Ethel Bryant Barber
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WOODLEAF - Mrs. Ethel Mae Bryant Barber, 84, of Morrison Road, passed Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence.
Born April 21, 1928, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late Roger Bryant and Katie Cuthbertson McNeely. Educated in public schools of Rowan County, she retired from Cone Mills in Salisbury.
Mrs. Barber was a member of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Usher Board and Kitchen Committee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Barber; and a grandson, Marlin Barber.
She is survived by her children: Janette (Wesley) Rustin, East Spencer, Rosa Blackwell of the home, Retta Barber, Woodleaf, Willie (Laverne) Barber, Woodleaf, Tommy Barber, Cleveland; a special nephew reared in the home, Herbert (Pamela) McNeely Jr., Tampa, Fla.; sisters Shirley Echols, Mildred Roberts and Nevada Bryant, all of San Diego, Calif., Christine McCoy, Kannapolis, Ethel Tomlin, Mooresville, Amanda Turner, Mooresville; brothers David Bryant; Seattle, Wash., Bobby Torrence, Mooresville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Emory Rann III, officiating.
Burial: Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the home on Morrison Road in Woodleaf.
Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Barber family. Online condolences may be made at www. noblekelseyfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 15, 2012