Bettie Bunch Barnes Kirkland died peacefully in her sleep June 11, aged 92. She was born June 10, 1923 to Luther Vaiden and Lanie Phillips Bunch. She was married to Robert Millard Barnes after he completed his combat service in World War II, moving to Durham soon afterwards. Millard died in December 1989. She married Cecil Kirkland of Durham in 1996. Cecil died in 2003. She was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her children, Michael Barnes of Pittsboro and Marc Barnes of Greensboro; and her stepchildren, Rod Kirkland of Kittrell, Mark Kirkland of Mebane and Becky Kirkland of Madeira Beach, Florida. There will be a memorial service at 4:00 on Sunday, June 14 at Lakewood Baptist Church. The family requests donations be made to CARA, PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC 27331, or to an animal rescue charity of your choice.
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