Jean Hales Barbour

May 4, 2013 

Jean Hales Barbour, 78, died Monday, April 30, 2013 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Florida. Born August 8, 1934 in Durham County she was the daughter of the late Joseph Lester and Maude Wilder Hales. Jean was also preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Radford Barbour, Sr.; and two brothers, Charles Hales, and Lester Marlon Hales. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Smithfield.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. James Welton Hales officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. just prior to the service.

Surviving are her son, Fletcher “Randy” Barbour, Jr.; grandson, Joseph Lester Barbour, both of Raleigh; sister-in-law, Beth Hales of Zebulon; and nieces, Beth Hales Smith (Steve) of Raleigh, Leslie Hales of Smithfield, Traci Strickland (Glenn, Jr.) of Wendell, and Tricia Doyle (Glenn) of Knightdale.

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