LAWNDALE- Barbara Allen Dixon Elmore, 81, of 132 Shady Grove Rd., Lawndale, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.
She was born in Cleveland County on April 20, 1932, to the late Ben Dixon and Selma Cabaniss Dixon. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and retired from Cleveland Mills.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ben Cleve Elmore; sister, Rachel Towery; two brothers, Ben Dixon Jr. and Dwight Dixon.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Elmore and significant other Betsy Cochran of Lawndale, and Allan Elmore and friend Lisa Bradshaw of Lawndale; daughter, Jane Elmore and significant other Randy Grant of Lawndale; three brothers, Roy Dixon of Trinity, Howard Dixon of Shelby, and Boyd Dixon of Shelby; sister, Millie Dixon of Merle's Inlet; seven grandchildren, Kathy Jenkins, Tiffany Barbee and husband Chuck, Patrick Elmore and wife Lyn, Heather Newton, Brooke Cherry, Ben Elmore, Luke Elmore; and six great-grandchildren, Tori Harvey, Cameron Barbee, Connor Barbee, Gavin Harmon, Boone Elmore and Stevielyn Elmore.
Private services will be held by the family.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 or New Bethel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5, Lawndale, NC 28090.
Online condolences may be made at www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Stamey Funeral Home is serving the family.