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Born: Sunday Aug 1, 1915

Died: Friday Jul 6, 2012

Elizabeth Ogburn
August 1, 1915 - July 6, 2012



Elizabeth Barker Ogburn, 96, of 302 Kennedy Street died Friday, July 6, 2012 at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden.

. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church in Eden with Pastor Craig Bowman officiating. Burial will follow at Lawson Cemetery.

She was born August 1, 1915 to Thomas Hays Barker and Daisy King Barker in Leaksville, NC. After attending Hollins College in VA, she graduated in 1935 from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.

Mrs. Ogburn was Secretary-Treasurer of Twin City Wholesale Grocery Company and Firestone Tire and Appliance Center, and President of Orange Crush Bottling Company and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Asheville.

She also served on the NCNB Board of Directors, was President and Director Emeritus of the Rockingham Community College Foundation Board, President of the Meredith College Alumnae Board, and organized a Rockingham County chapter.

Mrs. Ogburn was President of the Leaksville-Spray History Club, President of the Leaksville Garden Club, President of Junior Service League, Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution (George Reynolds Chapter), and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was also Co-Chairman of the Bicentennial Commission for Rockingham County and served on the Publications committee for A Tale of Three Cities.

She was a member of the Preservation Society and on the State Selection Committee for the Terpsichorean Club. She served on the Fieldcrest Scholarship Committee and was Treasurer of District 7 Federated Women?ǨѢs Club, as well as a member of the Executive Committee for the League of Women Voters.

In addition, Mrs. Ogburn was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church in Eden for 88 years where she was Director and President of the WMU, deacon, choir member, and a Sunday school teacher for 50 years.

Mrs. Ogburn was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, Robert Glenn Ogburn, Sr., her brothers Thomas Hays Barker and Francis King Barker, and sister Evelyn Barker Hawkins.

She is survived by two sons: R. Glenn Ogburn, Jr. and Thomas Lanier Ogburn and his wife, Carol, of Eden; one daughter, Peyton Ogburn Cherry and her husband, James, also of Eden; five grandchildren: Robert Glenn Ogburn, III, and his wife, Jennifer; Lanie Ogburn Little and her husband, Kent; Kevin Kerr Ogburn and his wife, Charity; James Ashley Cherry and his wife, Melissa; and Brittain King Cherry and his wife, Lauren. She has one great-grandson, Hays Ogburn Cherry and one great-granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Ogburn.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 10 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. At other times, the family will receive guests at the home of her daughter at 546 Southwood Drive, Eden.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 533 Greenwood Street, Eden, NC 27288.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

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Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this sad time.
Susan and Bill Pace

To The Ogburn Family: We were saddened to hear of Lib's passing. She was such a joy to us over the years at FBC, singing in the choir, always so pretty with a smile. She will be missed.. You all were so faithful to bring her to Church and stand by her. Our girls, Becki, Ginni and Nancy had a special place in their hearts for her and we are grateful she was so special to them. God bless each of you in the days and time to come. Our love and prayers.
Myron and Debbie Horton

My most sincere sympathy to the family in the loss of Lib. She was a great lady and my friend. I will miss her very much. --Steve Adams
Steve Adams

I am so sorry for your loss.
Lowell Hatcher

Many great memories of Patrick Street and the Ogburn house, our prayers are with the entire family. Sallie, Barbara, Bruce, Bryan and Brett Lee
Bruce Lee

So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. She will certainly be missed by many people.
Barbara Smith

My condolences to the family on the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful Mom and I know she will be missed. Ken
Ken Talbott

to tommy sorry for the loss of your mother remembering you in my prayers jane pugh
jane pugh

I was very sad to hear of the passing of this very extraordinary woman who made such a positive and wonderful impression on every life she touched. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Dot Bush

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Lib was a remarkable lady and an inspiration. Please call on us if we may assist in any way. Tim, Pam & Frances
Pam Cundiff

I am so sorry for your loss. She leaves a beautiful legacy behind...not just by her works but in her remaining family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynn Dyer

Dear Miss Lib, I just want to say what a true Inspiration you have been to me. You were the sweetest, kindest Lady, and you always had a smile for everyone. I am going to miss you so much. I always looked forward to coming to work and seeing your pretty smiling face. We had fun playing bingo and sitting on your patio watching the deer and the kittens and birds. I still cant believe it. I wish I had known you in the earlier years. I will cherish our memories together!!. Until we meet again. Love You, Debby K.
Debby Kallam

Peyton and family, Lib will be missed by many. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed the time I spent with her. You and your family will be in my prayers. Melissa Biggs Crowder
Melissa Biggs Crowder

What a joy to have know your mother and dad. They were both such a part of my life growing up. I am sure that your dad was so excited to see your mom again. She is now wrapped in Gods loving arms. I am sorry about your loss, but I know we will all see her again in heaven. Please know your family is in my prayers during this time in your life. She will truly be missed.
Suzanne Sugg

Our Love and prayers are with your family during this sad time. May God Bless you and your family . Ann and Neil Fair and family
Ann Fair

Peyton, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I have memories of our having rehearsals and singing songs in your living room with your mom and dad sometimes coming by to listen. Your mom always brought such life when she entered the room. I know you have wonderful memories as well. God bless you at this time and in the days to come.
Tommy Dunn

I have been very unsuccessful in connecting ... I write this note to let you know I am aware that a beautiful angel was created...From my beginning days as a resident of Eden, I have saught opportunities to be around her gentle and beautiful countence.
Pug Webster

Dear Ogburn Family, especially Glen: I was saddene to learn of your mother's passing but I am sure you have fond memories over many years of being in her presence. She was a rare individual who followed her dreams. Regards,Joe Benson Morehead, Class of 1959
Joe Benson

I am certainly sorry to learn of the death of Lib. She was a first class person in every respect. I feel honored to have known her. I know she will be greatly missed. Lawrence Mann
Lawrence Mann

We were so sorry to hear about your mom. May God grant you peace and know she is in a wonderful place.
Carolyn & Ben Pruitt

Peyton and family, My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you all. May God comfort each of you at this time of loss. Mrs. Ogburn always had a smile on her face each time I saw her, what a beautiful lady. I will miss seeing her when I go to Arbor Ridge to visit.
Lisa Wright-Hines

Oggie, Tommy, Peyton, As you well know, your mom was my mom as my mom was your mom. How truly blessed we all have been to have the opportunity to be a special part of their lives. I can visualize the two of them together at this time hugging and laughing together. May the peace of the Lord be always with us all. Love, Babby
Babby Dineen

i am deeply saddened by your loss. I also lost my mother at age 96 three years ago. my heart is with you in your time of morning. Joel Kornblatt
Joel Kornblatt

Peyton and James and all Family and Friends: Sincere condolences to all of you at the passing of your Mother, Mrs. Ogburn; a very special person and true pacesetter in our community.
Jeff Rodgers

I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today about Lib. She was a wonderful person and is a wonderful soul. It was a privilege to have know her and her family. You are all in my prayers and I send peace, love, and blessings to all. Love, p
Patricia Harden

Wished to express my condolences on the loss of your Mother. May your faith and Lord sustain you in this time of sorrow.
Shirley F. Gray

Peyton and James and all Family and Friends: Sincere condolences to all of you at the passing of your Mother, Mrs. Ogburn; a very special person and true pacesetter in our community.
Jeff

Our Love and prayers are with your family during this sad time.
Phyllis and Dan Garrett

So sorry to hear of your mother passing. I remember her always having a smile. Some years ago I got to hunt and fish with Glenn Sr. he truly loved his family. I think of him often, he always clamed to be truly blessed. I'm sure he was. May the Lord bless you in your loss
a sumner

Peyton, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I know the loss you feel, as moms are so very special to daughters especially. I have been keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Cindy Killian

Peyton and James, I'm so very sorry to hear about the recent passing of your dear Mother. She was such a beautiful lady, inside and out. She was always so kind, and I have fond memories of her.I always enjoyed her company. May God who sees our every need be your comfort.Heaven has gained an Angel. My love and heartfelt prayers are with you at this sad time. Elaine (Epperly) Cresenzo
Elaine Cresenzo

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