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Ira Holt "Pete" Barham

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Ira H. Pete Barham
Capron - Ira Holt "Pete" Barham, 86, widower of Virginia "Britt" Barham, passed away June 25, 2012 at Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk. A native and life long resident of Capron, Mr. Barham was a son of the late Dashland D. and Nancy Gillette Barham. He was also predeceased by his sister, Catherine Chilton and his brother, Dashland D. Barham, Jr.
Mr. Barham was the owner of J.T. Barham and Company for over 65 years. He served on the Southampton Memorial Hospital Executive Committee and Board of Directors beginning July 30, 1958 where he served for 40 years. He was the Mayor of Capron for 42 years from 1960-1962 and from 1966-2006. He served on Nations Bank of VA N.A. Southampton Advisory Board from 1950-1993. He was a member of the Planning Commission for the county of Southampton where he served several years as the director. Mr. Barham was a member of Capron United Methodist Church, a Navy veteran during World War II and loved Bluegrass music.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Deborah Ann Barham and fiancé, Kenny Williams, Ira Thomas Barham and wife, Phyllis, Betty Jane Barham and Dashland Scott Barham, grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Barham and wife, Stacey and Clara Brooke Barham Jenkins and husband, Billy, great grandchild, William Thomas Barham, his brother, John T. Barham and his beloved dog, Pearl.
A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Capron Cemetery. The family will receive friends at their residences. Viewing for friends and family will be from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin. Memorial donations may be made to . www.wrightfuneralhome.org.


Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 27, 2012
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